Originally Posted by DzillaXx
I don't get how you thought I didn't like my phone but I do. Pretty much the same CPU/GPU as the GS3. Plus 4G internet is so much better then 3g, and I don't need to root my phone to get tethering working. 4G internet is kinda like having higher tier dsl, works great use it all the time at my buddies in the country as he uses his phone for internet as well. I don't know what you would call a "real smartphone" but I don't see any better phone OS then Andorid 4.1+ ATM. Though I would like to see you load up a song on youtube using the web browser then go to a different app to do other things. This is one of the reasons why Android and iOS just aren't fit for anything other then phones. While Apple has done a pretty good job creating a app market around the tablet, it is still a pretty basic device.
Windows 8 whether you like it or not is a pretty complex OS, it gives the user a lot of different options. Not only do you get a pretty decent UI tailored for Tablets (i personally like it better then the wall of apps on iOS), but you get a OS that can truly multitask. While Windows 8 still isn't perfect, it is a lot better then what he have had in the past. The Desktop side really isn't much different when windows 7 and using a program like start8 makes metro even less annoying to a desktop user. Also Remote Desktop is still built into windows 8, maybe not the metro app as I never check, but the good old remote connect is still free on the desktop side. Apple and Google don't have free remote connection software on the phone side, why would MS? Plus who doesn't use teamviewer in a home environment.
i like free stuff and microsoft gave away IE when aol was selling netscape.
i use teamviewer and infact one of my monitors is/was used to monitor the store remotely. the only problem with that is that i have to be by the desk. if i invested more on the phone as a hub than the desktop and i'd be more free and be alerted anywhere i am via phone.
i guess i am an OS atheist. i just use oses for whatever they are good at. ios, windows xp/7 , android, os x.
a phone equivalent to the GS3 is a great phone.
as far as multitasking goes... i don't see windows 8/haswell doing anything more windows 7/ ivy build wont do. that's my beef with windows 8/microsoft.