You’re never too deep in the ecosystem. No doubt it takes some effort, because of the way Apple locks you in. But I made the move last fall, when my iPhone 7 finally crapped out (I hate financing phones). I moved to a Galaxy Note 10 and man, is the Android world so different.
It was like learning a foreign language, but the depth of the features, how interesting and how innovative is amazing. It’s a whole new world, not limited by Apple End User Licensing Agreements, and not met with a charge for every little thing. iCloud is interesting, but Google is massive and feature rich.
I thought I’d miss iTunes, but I’d already moved to Pandora, and I simply converted all my stored itunes music on my PC and stored them as mp4s. I kept all my purchases.
Accessories are varied and amazing, and every business app I have translated over. Lastly, I got to use and try the test for xCloud, and it runs sweet.
You will miss iMessage. That is one thing that Apple does very well. I’ve gone between FB messenger, Snapchat and Whatsapp for video messaging. But that’s it.
Oh, as for providers, I started on AT&T and recently migrated to T-Moble. (They’re both GSM, so your phones move over with a simple SIM change. )
Overall, it’s a scary proposition. Apple makes it seem like their world is complete, and that you can’t survive without them, when the truth is, my Android experience has been so much better than my Apple experience.
It does take some planning, but after you do it, you wonder why you didn’t do it in the first place.