Originally Posted by linkgx1
On my Android phone, all of my contacts are synged to my Google Voice and I can sync them across many platforms.
"Starting all over" is seemingly biased. Didn't users have to start all over going from the Motorola RAZR to the iPhone (statistical data shows many have done that switch). Yes, one could argue that iOS has the best ecosystem management. But that seems like it would create an infinte "No one will switch because they don't want to leave their apps". What about when the apps are dated? I'm sure in the future iPhone won't be top dog so what timeline are we refering too? The next big phone that comes out, will people be willing to swtich? I think so. Especially considering younger generations these days are not brand loyal and will switch at the drop of a hat (Many American car companies are losing Gen Y car buyers to foreign companies...but that can change too).
You can sync iOS devices with Google as well, via Exchange.
Swapping iOS Apps for Java/Dalvik programs is another story.
Google voice is pointless and useless for most of the world.
In my case I have one number, it is always with me, I have visual voicemail, I have unlimited text, I don't live in the US.
If it worked there is an iOS App anyway.
While iOS developers make more money than from other platforms they will continue to lead.
This situation is not likely to change anytime soon, no matter how many low end, cheap Android devices, only capable of running basic Java programs there are being sold.