Would You Switch OS to Get a Different Mobile Phone?

Along with choosing a mobile phone, we also get to choose a mobile OS… but you don’t get a choice of both. Different phones come with different OS, whether it’s Android, iOS, or Windows. How important is the OS to you? Would you switch in order to get a different mobile phone?

It used to be that there were two different types of people in the world – Windows and Mac. Now we can expand on that a little to say there are two other different types of people in the world – Android and iOS. But that’s not all, of course, as there are also Windows phone and Blackberry users out there. The problem is, if you fall in love with a certain phone, you have to accept the OS that it comes with it. You can’t have an iPhone and not have iOS, and you can’t have a Samsung that is running iOS. It becomes a question of what’s more important to you: to have the OS you want or to have the phone that you’ve been drooling over ever since you first saw it.

What is more important to you: the OS or a specific brand of mobile phone? Would you make the switch? Would you give up iOS in order to get a Samsung or other Android phone, and would you give up Android in order to get an iPhone? How about giving up iOS and Android and switch to a Windows Phone?

Would you switch OS to get a different mobile phone?

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Laura Tucker Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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