I’ve been an iPhone user for over six years now, around the time the iPhone 4 came out. I use my smartphone a lot but I’m not a frequent upgrader. Since 2010 I only upgraded once to the iPhone 5s in late 2013 and now halfway into 2016 it was time for another upgrade.

Up until recently I had only used Android for minutes at a time and never as my daily driver. But hearing how Google's smartphone platform had evolved so significantly since I first became an iPhone user, both in terms of software and hardware, I decided it was time to give it a try. For what it’s worth, I started the temporary switch for the purpose of writing an article about it, using Google's mobile operating system with fresh eyes coming from an iPhone. But as it turns out, a few weeks later I’m not just switching short term, my new phone is the Google Nexus 6P and I intend to keep it until my next upgrade.

In 2010 I also switched from Windows to Mac and have since bought a few other iDevices which should only make things more interesting, as I’ll be stepping away from the comfort of living under a unified ecosystem. Read on for my experiences thus far.

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