nexus 5

nexus 5

Photo credits: Kārlis Dambrāns

If you’ve been toying with the idea of going rogue and slipping on over to the other camp to see if the grass is greener on the other side, you are not alone. While some folks are just curious about what an Android device is like to use, others need to be familiar with both platforms for their jobs. One way or another, there are iPhone users out there who want to experiment.

Turncoats, Ahoy!

The Nexus 5 is a great choice for your cheatin’ heart! Read on for a guide to why you, as an iPhone user, should choose a Nexus Android device for your experimenting. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to look up information on all sorts of items.


  • It is possible to use both platforms, switching back and forth at will, and not need to make a permanent change. The SIM card, which is the connectivity thingamabob for your provider, can be swapped from one device to the other and back again.
  • If you don’t want to mess with the SIM card transfer, you can easily try out a Nexus device via the WiFi in your home or office or Starbucks and not mess with cellular connectivity at all.
  • You can also tether your Nexus device to your iPhone if you’re not near WiFi.

Look About

  • One reason to recommend a Nexus phone is the ease of setting it up initially. Just turn it on and go.
  • The graphical user interface (GUI) is similar enough between iOS and the Android operating system to welcome an iPhone into a warm, familiar grasp.
  • When you navigate through the Nexus, you’ll find it so similar to an iPhone that you might wonder why no one at Google is getting sued.
  • Moving the icons, sorting, deleting, and the like are extremely similar in both devices.
  • You’ll find that the Android device offers more flexibility in customizing the look of your screen and that the icons and folders are more user-friendly. Beginning to see what all the fuss is about?

Got Apps?

  • Of course developers for the most popular apps create them for both iOS and Android.
  • Stick with the “official” apps though, as third party apps relevant to them aren’t very available for the Android market.
  • The Apple App Store remains far larger than Google Play, but you’ll still find most of what you want for the Nexus.
  • If you are a gaming app fan, you will notice that there are fewer available, but the larger screen on the Nexus might just make up for that.
  • Moving your media, data, calendars, and notes isn’t so easy if you decide to migrate fully – brace yourself for an experience even more annoying than using iTunes.

Is That Your Final Answer?

Well, what did you think? It’s a bigger thing in your hand, but pretty cool, right? Gonna make the switch, or are you true blue? It might take you a few sessions with the Nexus 5 as an iPhone user to really decide if you want to switch. Have fun!

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