Originally Posted by chronostorm
I would argue that for my android system, my widgets allow everything to be well integrated. Everything I need is right on the home screen, so no need to run different apps and move all over the place to do nearly everything I want it to. How smooth something is is definitely NOT integral to making a device NOT a toy.
I am discussing this on a much deeper study, than you are TRYING to argue against.
It was from app to app, simple features are not standardized across those apps. It is a piecemeal system.. open source OS and it shows. It might be phun & kewl for other people to maximize what they have... & show it off to others (sub culture), but I've noticed most of you cling to your phones because they ARE you. I use a phone because it is utilitarian.
Tonal quality, button quality, cheap jacks in phones are going down in favor of non-communication focused features. They are now more about fashion and marketing, than engineering and manufacturing. I'd easily buy a $800 phone, if they had features like the ones in Japan, where their "dumb-phones" have HDTV tuners & you can even just listen to television, etc.. nothing to stream, no bandwidth!!! (free)
Google phones brought in the era of cheaply made phones! Now the market is saturated by them. Android phones are trying to catch up to iPhones with the likes of the new Galaxy, or HTC X, etc. But in the end the Nokia's & iPhone 5's will have better build quality to them. But that doesn't matter to "generation yesterday", they buy the next cheap fad when it shown to them on television, right?
Don't fret, I was a sucker too...
Note 4 whom asked:
I had maintained 2 private/personal phones & one business (3 total) until just recently. Was looking to go down to one phone, but will not be able to do so, until Verizon carries the new Win Phones. I have already used a friend's phone during an all day event and the respectable ease of use and quality feel in the OS. I had no hurdles, or obstacles.. no damn stuttering either!
Chrono.. you went off in the wrong direction.Have no idea who posed those questions to you, etc. ICS is nice, (or "nicer"), but it didn't add value to the OS, just made it easier & nicer to get ahold of the app store. Also the smoothness of the phone typically implies better software engineering. Have you even navigated a new WinPhone..? (bet not!)
Edited by formula m - 4/2/12 at 11:15pm