Enough with the Mobile Fanboys

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know I’m a fan of Android.

It wasn’t always that way. I was an early iPhone adopter who reluctantly switched to Android after getting a job as an Android developer.

That was in the Android 2.x days, when Android was still crap. Back then I felt so limited using Android instead of iOS, but Android 4.x reversed that. These days I can’t use an iPhone without feeling limited.

But you know what? Both iPhone and Android are amazing. You’ll get a great experience regardless of which one you choose.

Yet every article I read that mentions either Android or iPhone ends up getting a slew of comments from angry mobile fanboys. As far as these dweebs are concerned, there’s a religious battle being fought for mobile supremacy and only one mobile OS can survive.

We saw the same silliness with the “native vs. web” battle, where geeks took sides as though only one side could win. Now, of course, we see that both have won.

So it is with mobile. Both iPhone and Android have won.

If you’re one of those people who reads an article about iPhone or Android and feels compelled to comment about how one of them sucks, please do everyone – including yourself – a favor and don’t do it. The rest of the world wants you to stop filling tech blogs with your overzealous comments. You may think you’re fighting the good fight, but the reality is most of us look at you the same way we would if we heard you arguing about the best Star Trek captain.