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This is what I'm trying to say. Android is way less polished than WP7 or iPhone

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This isn't troll or flame bait, but this is what I've been trying to tell my friends and people on OCN. The android UI(being that it's written in Java) is notoriously slower and the overall experience is not as polished as WP7 or iPhone. Just saying.


Note: I'm not trying to start a war, but point out some facts. I am not trying to take away anything from Android users. It's still a good OS and 100x better than Blackberry's.
Edited by dham - 1/12/11 at 6:41am
    
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As an Android user, I would concur. I like the technicality of ROMs and phone management, but the interface and aesthetics really lack the shine that iOS has.
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That video doesn't show a whole lot. From what I've seen the win7 phone UI is pretty dumb. I honestly haven't held one and would like to. I considered getting an iphone (I am on andriod now) but after getting an ipod touch I think there is just way too little customization.
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Slow or not i'd still take an android phone over w7 phone or ios
just to support the android platform so that it will eventually get better
Not to mention i'm pretty satisfied with the androids that i have owned
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I am definitely an android person, I have an android tablet and an android phone. I will agree that parts of the android OS are not as smooth as Iphone or Windows Phone. It is a bit clunky compared to the two.

However the customization of an android compared to a windows phone or iphone out weighs the whole slower/stuttering scrolling and delay in screen rotation.
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I'm an satisfied android user myself but I have to say that OP has a point. On stock ROMs (especially sense UI) android devices tend to be less smooth than others. However, you can fix this issue by installing a better, optimized custom ROM. Wouldn't trade android for any other OS, love the customization.
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I do quite like Android on phones, but man, when I tried it on a tablet, it was utterly dire. It felt clunky, cheap and slow. Everything that made the iPad a pleasure to use, the Android tablet was missing. I understand it was only a 2.2 or 2.3 implementation and that 3.0 should fix that, but for now, Android on tablets is dire.
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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
I do quite like Android on phones, but man, when I tried it on a tablet, it was utterly dire. It felt clunky, cheap and slow. Everything that made the iPad a pleasure to use, the Android tablet was missing. I understand it was only a 2.2 or 2.3 implementation and that 3.0 should fix that, but for now, Android on tablets is dire.
I still like the fact that Android Tablets are more customizable than the Ipad. Dont get me wrong the experience for the Ipad is very good. If i was a person that just wanted to use it as is and not tinker with it or customize it, then it would be a perfect fit.

But being as I like to tinker, flash roms, flash kernals etc, Android Tablets are much better for this portion. The bad thing with Android Tablets right now are that they are running on an OS that was designed for a phone and not optimized for a tablet. Honeycomb (android 3.0) will fix that though.
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Dont forget 2.3 is just around the corner
    
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OP, realize that the Atrix is still pretty much not ready yet, and take note of the fact that it's running on the inherently slow MotoBLUR interface. If the Atrix is already updated to 2.3 Gingerbread and runs on a Blur-less custom ROM, the speed and responsiveness will definitely improve.

One thing I like about Android is user freedom. There's so much to do in Android, it's like a sandbox OS for phones. Tinker it however you like - flash a custom ROM in it, add fancy widgets and tweak system files... stuff like that are uncommon in other current smartphone platforms. Yes, I feel that Android is clunky and user experience is a bit inferior to others. But with the level of customization, it's easy to find solutions and alternatives apart from stock.

PS: I've heard that Android still hasn't implemented hardware acceleration so input lag is very much expected. What if it will do that in a future update?
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