- Their friends have stopped complaining about how unstable Android is
- They are tired of not having a phone with 4G capability, 3D Nav, and some other features
- 4G network capable phones (higher speed)
- Google's awesome 3d navigation tool
- Phones with bigger screens than 3.5"
- Real multitasking
- A lot more freedom and control as to how you can configure your phone and what you can put on it
- No more iTunes (Actually, I probably should put this in the advantages section)
- Android does not share the reputation that iOS has for its seamless integration of apps, robustness / crash proofness, and user interface simplicity. However, I can honestly say that there is not much of a difference. Susannah got an iPhone last year, and I got an iPod
touch, and in that limited experience I have seen just as many issues with iOS as Android is reputed to have: Apps crashing, settings that are hard to find and figure out, and updates that break things. So it's hard to say that iOS is necessarily better than Android in this regard.
- There is a different version of Android for almost every phone out there. 95% of the apps available work on any phone, but there is that 5% or so that may not work because you have a Verizon Weebleschnifter 4G instead of an HTC Longleblockerdoodle. To my knowledge this isn't a problem for iOS (although I suppose you could make the case that there are apps that only work on iPad vs. iPhone vs. iPod).
In summary, if you can make it until September, you probably should. If nothing more than to see what we are really dealing with on the iPhone front. Otherwise, there are some excellent Android phones available right now. I recommend the Samsung Galaxy S III, or Galaxy Nexus, two great phones that run Google's latest version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). They are available on AT&T and Verizon Wireless.