The host of decisions college demands can be staggering. Set against the backdrop of new found independence, the quality of each decision seeming scales. “What will I study?” “Where will I live?” “What do I want to do professionally?” “What’s your phone number?” Each question seeming requires a better answer than they’ve given in High School. So it’s understandable when the less significant questions go unasked. But don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. I ask you to consider “What’s going to power my phone?”
The initial answer might likely be to join the masses and grab an iPhone. College campuses are teeming with them, with pretty much every grade, gender, and GPA level is using them. So, it might seem a like a better option to jump on that bandwagon. More users equals better support right?
It’s true. More users mean better support, more apps, more coverage, and more resources. So, if that’s the crux of your argument, then the choice is obvious: Android. Dominating a serious 75% of the smartphone market, an Android device is the best way to make sure you have the best apps and support at all time.
If that doesn’t win you over, consider this: Android means choice and customization. If you go iOS, there are only 6 phone you can choose from (only 2 of them have any promise of still being supported in 2 years) and 4 tablets (once again, only 2 have hope for 2 year support). On the other hand, there are thousands of Android devices that can suit your needs.
The iOS ecosystem is characteristically limited and rigid. It took the iPhone 3 years just to get wallpapers for their phones. The restrictions to customization have given iOS a distinct “stock” feeling on every phone, which is great for Apple’s Marketing Department, but not for you. Android on the other hand is essentially limitless on how much you can customize it. This means an OS that works for you, can adapt to your needs and preferences, not the other way around. It means a more independent and individual user experience. It means your tech doing what you want, when you want it.
So if you’re getting ready to head off to school or you’re feeling ready to embrace your collegiate independence, the most important question you should ask yourself is “Am I ready to join the Android Family?”