I cannot make a decision on a replacement for my current smartphone. Right now I have a Samsung Nexus S running Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). Since I've had it for a year, the carrier will allow an upgrade at low cost, however, this is the last time I get an upgrade at 12 months. The long-term-customer yearly upgrade is being eliminated and will become the standard 22-month upgrade that is the same for everybody.
So, what to do?
I could replace the Nexus S with a Samsung Galaxy S III, which is a slick looking thing and is getting good reviews, or I could wait and get a smartphone running the new Firefox OS. They are due to arrive early to middle of next year.
Decision #1: get the Galaxy S III.
- I would utilize the upgrade that is due.
- It would be new and spiffy.
- I'm already familiar with Android.
- The Nexus S that I have works fine.
- The upgrade would result in something I already have, just newer hardware.
Decision #2: wait on the Firefox OS models due out next year.
- I like trying new things.
- I generally adore Mozilla/Firefox products.
- It would be adventurous. Few people would have it.
- Firefox OS will probably be messy at first.
- Android is stable and reliable.
- Maybe Firefox OS doesn't release on time, or it's a disaster, and I'm waiting ages with the old Nexus S.
- Waiting sort of wastes the last-chance early upgrade perk.
Hmmmm! Just don't know.