Switching From IPhone to Android Helped Me Disconnect

A Motorola Razr Maxx HD smartphone, which uses Google's Android operating system Photograph by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

I’ve previously written about how I recently switched from using an iPhone to using an Android model. The reasons mostly had to do with my perception that the Android ecosystem was more open and diverse than Apple’s. (Many readers took issue, as their comments show.) I hadn’t expected an additional benefit to using an Android. It didn’t dawn on me until I had been using one for awhile: The new phone has been helping me disconnect some from the maelstrom of real-time notifications, and that’s a good thing.

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