- Dec 3, 2010
In the past 7 years I have only ever owned an Android phone, Android tablet, and used a PC. My wife, on the other hand, has a MacBook, iPad, and iPhone. Seeing some of the cross platform integration on her devices is seriously tempting to want to switch to Apple. Android seems to fail at this badly. My wife can send and receive text messages from any of her devices. Meanwhile I am stuck with Google's "Messages for Web" to get texts on my laptop. Messages for Web is awful and doesn't work consistently. I have to refresh it constantly because it disconnects from the phone on a regular basis. And there is no support for getting text messages on my Galaxy Tab tablet without buying a 3rd party app. Also any text I get on my phone or PC gets chopped up into 160 characters, so I'm constantly copying my texts into a notepad file to combine URLs that run over 160 characters. That doesn't seem to happen at all in the Apple ecosystem.