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I dread using Android, to be quite honest. I can't find a single thing that I like about it over other offerings.
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I am also a huge android fan, and can agree with it a bit for the older or stock versions on older phones. When IOS or WP7 start doing real widgets and live wallpapers and are just as smooth, then I may be a little more convinced. I am running a 2.3 rom, and they have polished it up a bit. This with ADW EX home launcher, I would say my phone is just as snappy as any iphone or wp7 and I am running many widgets, background apps, and a live wallpaper.

The freedom that android provides, (Carriers, phones, roms, modification, adobe FLASH, apps prices) far outweighs an little extra snappiness the other phone OS's out there offer.

If apple puts out a 4.3" dual core that allows widgets, is on multiple carriers, and has normal usb mount that doesn't require iTunes or other software to transfer things, I might get more interested.
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I dread using Android, to be quite honest. I can't find a single thing that I like about it over other offerings.
What is it you like so much about the other "offerings"? Just curious.
    
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Google will never do anything about the UI, so if you are hoping that they will eventually prevent people from skinning Android, that won't ever happen.

Which sucks in my opinion.
umm... What?
Google is improving the UI; fact. Do I want Google preventing skinning? No. I don't want Google preventing ANYTHING. And neither do they.

Getting the software 100% smooth is hard for Android because they don't work as closely with the venders. While the iPhone is always the same hardware, and Microsoft works pretty closely with those making WP7 phones, Google basically release the AOSP and then the venders are on their own (with a few exceptions). It's a good and a bad thing, because it allows Android devices to be churned out really fast, but makes it so the venders are more responsible for things running smooth on their device.
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What is it you like so much about the other "offerings"? Just curious.
The smooth UI, mostly. Every android device I have used had a sluggish/buggy UI that occasionally wouldn't track quite right.

I'll admit, I'm not too keen on third party applications. I use my phone to make calls, send texts, browse the internet, and take the occasional picture. Everything else is fluff, in which case I don't really care if it's open source or proprietary, I just want it to work.

For my uses, the iOS is perfect for me. The UI is a pleasure to use and it does what I need it to do. I've tried several different Android devices and they all seem to be much less responsive and I can't say I like the presentation.
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^ I think you prefer phones that just work. Nothing wrong with that.

But Android should not only be experienced at face value. The magic happens as you start venturing into opportunities for customization and optimization. Just as how custom-built PC's could have their parts mixed and swapped for better performance, Android allows for user- and developer-level tinkering and bring the OS to its full potential. Even without rooting, Android is still the better platform for modification.
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
The smooth UI, mostly. Every android device I have used had a sluggish/buggy UI that occasionally wouldn't track quite right.

I'll admit, I'm not too keen on third party applications. I use my phone to make calls, send texts, browse the internet, and take the occasional picture. Everything else is fluff, in which case I don't really care if it's open source or proprietary, I just want it to work.

For my uses, the iOS is perfect for me. The UI is a pleasure to use and it does what I need it to do. I've tried several different Android devices and they all seem to be much less responsive and I can't say I like the presentation.
If you are an occasional user that does exactly what you just said above, I would have to say go with the iPhone or latest Windooze phone. If you want something that will work and not have to put any thought into what you add onto your device the iPhone is the way to go!
    
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^ I think you prefer phones that just work. Nothing wrong with that.

But Android should not only be experienced at face value. The magic happens as you start venturing into opportunities for customization and optimization. Just as how custom-built PC's could have their parts mixed and swapped for better performance, Android allows for user- and developer-level tinkering and bring the OS to its full potential. Even without rooting, Android is still the better platform for modification.
+Rep sir, well said.
    
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maybe the stock os... not what im running.
    
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Its always funny to see this argument. The top apps are pretty much the exact same on all phones. pandora, shazaam, weather channel, google maps, etc etc. I still have my g1, and it can run these apps just fine. This "fragmentation" people love to bring up, in real world situations doesnt apply, and the very small amount of fragmentation that does allows android to leap beyond any competitors.
The Iphone, to avoid fragmentation, is like running windows 98 on a 980x processor. Im sure its going to run fast as hell, theres no point though. Phones are the new computer, when it comes to technology coming in leaps and bounds, and a simple list of icons is completely outdated for a core OS.
Personally, the only thing keeping iphone where its at, is that this market is completely new and 3rd party developers keep the iphone seeming new and competitive with new apps, but at an OS standpoint its not. It is always catching up, and now that most, if not all, developers plan on creating the same app for android at a cheaper price mixed with a maturity of apps in the marketplace, its going to fall down more to the OS and hardware.
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