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Android's main problem is lack of cohesion. Android has the most free apps, but they are all just out there, free-floating with nothing really relating to each other. iOS and more so Windows 8 now are creating an entirely new environment where everything is connected and the cloud is an intermediary between all your devices. You can do this with Android, but you have to work for it.

This. Coming from iOS to Android the differences really stand out. And jailbreaking my old iphone was a lot more fun than rooting my gnex, which has been a huge pain.
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This. Coming from iOS to Android the differences really stand out. And jailbreaking my old iphone was a lot more fun than rooting my gnex, which has been a huge pain.

Aren't there one-click rooting programs, especially for a vanilla ICS phone like the Nexus?
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This. Coming from iOS to Android the differences really stand out. And jailbreaking my old iphone was a lot more fun than rooting my gnex, which has been a huge pain.

Rooting nor unlocking is difficult on android phones, most have one click solutions.
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Android's main problem is lack of cohesion. Android has the most free apps, but they are all just out there, free-floating with nothing really relating to each other. iOS and more so Windows 8 now are creating an entirely new environment where everything is connected and the cloud is an intermediary between all your devices. You can do this with Android, but you have to work for it.

id ratger have more apps and the option of customization than mindless, limited simplicity. i really hope windows 8 and iOS are the future, and that competition from apple doesnt result in idiot proof Oses across the spectrum and the functional limitations that would entail
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i think it's interface would be perfect for tablets, for desktops isn't however

I respectfully disagree. Having used the same interface for quite a while, most veteran Windows users will, at first glance, not like Windows 8, especially the Metro UI integration, simply because they feel out of their comfort zone. I know this because this is the same way I felt for the first fifteen minutes of using. But, I actually took the time to learn a few key things, such as the four corners, how to close Metro apps (Alt+F4 if anyone is wondering), my way around the wonderful, awesome new Task Manager etc etc. This took all of half-an-hour and I feel like back home, fully in control.

Basically what I'm saying is, try and learn to use it before you hate it.
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The real question is: does it take you more clicks to accomplish something. The answer is: probably yes.
I mean sure, Word 2011 works, but the older interface was more efficient...

Not just clicks. Mouse travel is severely increased, multitasking is virtually non-existent for Metro apps (unless your screen resolution is greater than 2048x768 you can only have 1 active app on the screen), and many features are hidden behind bulky UIs that rely too heavily on touch input to be navigable by mouse or even keyboard. Even now they're relying on a desktop shortcut to open up the wireless network manager because there is no way to access it through the control panel or the metro UI. In fact, the only other way to open it up is by command line. Does this sound like a well thought out design?

Many of you are under the wrong impression that you're locked to the Metro UI. There's a "Desktop" button that gives you a desktop that is pretty much identical to Windows 7.
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