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People do tend to dismiss Android at face-value, especially when trying out horribly bloated stock ROMs thanks to manufacturers and carriers. I will recommend them to try out phones with CyanogenMod, MIUI, Darky's, Liberty, LeeDroid, etc. pre-installed, and dare them to tell to my face that Android's a "laggy" and "glitchy" OS.

I've tried Cyanogen and Liberty.

Android is a battery-hogging glitchy and unreliable OS. Haven't regretted getting my blackberry whatsoever.
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post #102 of 112
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Originally Posted by MijnWraak;14647279 
I've tried Cyanogen and Liberty.

Android is a battery-hogging glitchy and unreliable OS. Haven't regretted getting my blackberry whatsoever.

Funny, my CM7-fied phone does not exhibit various glitches of the sort. Hell, I'd say it's quite smooth near the fluidity of iOS and WP7.

I can tell you though it eats the battery like a boss. tongue.gif
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post #103 of 112
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Originally Posted by MijnWraak;14647279 
I've tried Cyanogen and Liberty.

Android is a battery-hogging glitchy and unreliable OS. Haven't regretted getting my blackberry whatsoever.

I happen to know someone in the exact opposite situation, wishing they could upgrade.
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Kind of said, I love Metro and I really liked WP 7...
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See, personally I have found every single Android device to be laggy when scrolling through screens with widgets and rather bland. That said, since I already really like the WP7 interface and would prefer my phone to stay relatively unmodified I don't see customizing as an advantage for me (or most regular users). I have yet to play with a WP7 that lagged during anything I was doing and having Office and Outlook is pretty awesome (again, for me). I guess that my previous impressions have continued to be upheld:

iOS: You want a device that just works, has tons of games, and will do exactly what it looks and says it will do. Very low fragmentation.

WP7: A phone interface with great social integration and smooth performance. Also just works and allows just enough customizing to fit your needs, assuming it does what you need from the start. No fragmentation.

Android: If you want to change things and mod things and tweak thing, this is the best option. Market is fragmented between many devices and one Android experience can often only slightly be compared to another. Hit and miss.

Anyway, that seems to be my take both from my personal experience (using extensively all three OSs). Personally, I don't need a super computer for a phone. I use it for a social device and I feel WP7 does that the best.
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post #106 of 112
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See, personally I have found every single Android device to be laggy when scrolling through screens with widgets and rather bland. That said, since I already really like the WP7 interface and would prefer my phone to stay relatively unmodified I don't see customizing as an advantage for me (or most regular users). I have yet to play with a WP7 that lagged during anything I was doing and having Office and Outlook is pretty awesome (again, for me). I guess that my previous impressions have continued to be upheld:

iOS: You want a device that just works, has tons of games, and will do exactly what it looks and says it will do. Very low fragmentation.

WP7: A phone interface with great social integration and smooth performance. Also just works and allows just enough customizing to fit your needs, assuming it does what you need from the start. No fragmentation.

Android: If you want to change things and mod things and tweak thing, this is the best option. Market is fragmented between many devices and one Android experience can often only slightly be compared to another. Hit and miss.

Anyway, that seems to be my take both from my personal experience (using extensively all three OSs). Personally, I don't need a super computer for a phone. I use it for a social device and I feel WP7 does that the best.

I fear that people are not getting the point. The central idea is that WP7 does not intrinsically support much customization. It is shipped as a stock, base OS on all its hardware devices. Therefore, the lack of customization, along with the fact that the hardware is standardized such that all current devices carry almost the exact same specs, presents the notion that whatever experience you have on one device can translate to the other. There is no merit in stating that you haven't encountered any lagginess across the devices you have tested. That's almost a tautological statement. You shouldn't expect a different experience. Isn't that the point of managing a set of hardware parameters? This can also be said of the iOS on a certain generation of devices. These types of remarks have never made any sense.

Now,the main problem is that given the base hardware, what evidence do we have that these OSes will run adequately on lower specifications? The gift of Android is that it can be optimized to work on weaker hardware. However, I will openly admit that it may not be the smoothest experience, but it's the sentiment that it is capable of doing so such that its usability is not necessarily diminished wholly. This is not to say that the other OSes could not perform similarly, but it just isn't the case that there is evidence as proof or to the contrary at this point in time.
post #107 of 112
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I've tried Cyanogen and Liberty.

Android is a battery-hogging glitchy and unreliable OS. Haven't regretted getting my blackberry whatsoever.

Never had a glitch/crashes that weren't faulty hardware and I've had Android phones since 2009, as for battery, my SGS2 lasts a day and a half if I don't play any games, usually a full day from waking up to going to bed if I do.
    
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post #108 of 112
May come as a shock but I have enjoyed my Samsung Focus more then the iPhone 4, not much into customization when it comes to my phone lol.
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I think they released wp7 earlier than expected or atleast before they were fully satisfied with build to help get the ecosystem of future software started. They didn't want to get left behind in the apps department and also get developers working on similar apps for their release of win8 (desktop/tablet OS). Basically wp7 gives them the leg up to actually have a diverse app store in stock for future products - something HP failed to do with WebOS.
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post #110 of 112
I personally think that Mango should have been the build that was brought to market in the initial release. I find it coming a bit late as an update.
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