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#24 It integrates (mostly) nicely with Google Voice
Sure, Google Voice works on my old iPhone, but if I want to make a call, I have to launch the Google Voice app to do so. On the Android phone, all I have to do is launch the phone app, and my outgoing number is shown as my Google Voice number.
There is a gotcha. SMS isn't quite as well integrated into Google Voice (it's no better on the iPhone), so some hacking is involved to get incoming and outgoing SMS messages to work right(ish). Even so, it's an improvement on the iPhone and a very important tool for my daily phone use.
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#25 You can have a new hobby (whether you want it or not)
I promised myself I wouldn't go fiddling with my phone. I have a very busy life and a very busy schedule and the last thing I have time for is adding all sorts of apps, switching out launchers, and setting thousands of options to get the absolutely perfect dashboard widget configuration.
Well, that didn't work out. I've been stuck with a phone for five years that I couldn't tweak or customize at all, so having the Android phone with all its customization options has been an irresistable force. I charged up my Google Play account with fifty bucks and haven't used it all up.
Yet I've got thirteen pages of apps installed, along with another few pages of apps I've since removed, and I keep tinkering.
One thing I'll say about the iPhone vs. my new Android phone: you can't tweak it. So, in that regard, the iPhone is, indeed, a time-saver.
Image courtesy the author's compulsion to tinker.