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maybe the stock os... not what im running.
Not to go too off track, but what rom are you running? I'm currently on APEX's latest and loving it.
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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!
I didn't give Android much of a fair shot, but the UI was a real deal breaker for me If it was smoother and looked a bit better, I could possibly have an Android phone right now I'm hardly a power user when it comes to phones, but I'd like to say I have a more pleasurable experience using iOS compared to Android
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I had an ipown 3g and my Samsung Captivate is much faster to respond to my inputs. & the software watching for user touch works better for me than ios.
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post #44 of 54
And another appeal of Android is how people can easily be exposed to such opportunities for modification. A newbie Android user, curious as to how his more experienced peers are able to pull out some awesome screenshots of their phones in action, decides to try new stuff out for himself. Maybe some widgets here and there and the occasional system apps, but he's becoming more comfortable with it. Then as he gets more familiar with the OS, he starts to experiment on it, and discovers deeper levels of customization - ROMs, rooting, Wireless Tethering, Apps2SD - a certain domino effect that people hardly ever escape.

iOS and Windows Phone 7 are certainly more polished and refined, but they're limited on what people could do to these platforms. The streamlining these systems have does not allow for any leeway for anything else other than what's provided. If there are missing features want to be added, users can't have them unless the head honchos at Apple or Microsoft decide to do so. IMO, I don't like the reliance on the parent company just to get what a customer wants; I would prefer something less restrictive and more available for options. Google gave me that with Android.
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I haven't had extensive experience with using an android phone/OS, but I was playing with the W7 phone offerings in the AT&T store while I waited for the end of time to finally see a rep. I have to say, none of the W7 phones had, what felt like, a fast user interface. They felt slower than Android phones I was playing with before (Samsung Galaxy), and MUCH slower than the iOS on either ipod touch or iphone.

That being said, I'm sure all of the OS's UI will improve very quickly in a short period of time.
    
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Agree that the polish isn't there. I love the fluidity that iOS and Win7 phones have, but that's as far as it goes. Freedom/features/customizability win over scrolling though photos and watching the screen rotate. However, after playing with a friend's Galaxy S Fascinate, or something like that, I was amazed, because it made mine feel slow.

Still rocking my Droid1 with a 2.3 ROM on it. I don't know if it's stock 2.3 or part of something custom, but the screen-off animation is so cool.
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I didn't give Android much of a fair shot, but the UI was a real deal breaker for me If it was smoother and looked a bit better, I could possibly have an Android phone right now I'm hardly a power user when it comes to phones, but I'd like to say I have a more pleasurable experience using iOS compared to Android
Just wanted to share this. Check out this UI someone made, it's different from the typical Android UI.

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MIUI - best mix of iOS and Android on an entirely custom-made ROM.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Just wanted to share this. Check out this UI someone made, it's different from the typical Android UI.

*snip for resolution sake*
Doesn't look half bad, but are there any fixes for the less responsive UI? Essentially every android device I've used has had a very sluggish UI.
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Doesn't look half bad, but are there any fixes for the less responsive UI? Essentially every android device I've used has had a very sluggish UI.
Haven't tried that one in particular, but I have a Cyanogen Gingerbread ROM on my HD2 and it runs flawlessly. I have it OC'd to 1.2GHz but I just tried it at 1GHz and it's just as fluid; it doesn't have the choppy feeling to it that older Androids have.
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