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  1. X0LARIUM's Avatar
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    Alright... I'm sick of this OS..

    It stutters, it sputters, hangs, lags and chokes and just plain annoys me..

    Countless instances mark you..not one...but the damn thing just won't work..
    what have I not done..?
    Used custom ROMs, used stock ROMs, used apps, deleted apps, killed apps...
    Asked devs, asked noobs, asked friends and foes alike...

    And add the "app drawer" to it...
    A thousand icons and not one useful...equivalent of finding a needle in a hay stack...then there is the vulnerability to hackers and malware...

    And then there is Motorola...who gives a tiny rat's backside for updates and support..

    The hardware is good and the looks are killer..but the list ends there...

    WP8...HERE I COME...

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    I started off with Android being my first smartphone experience (G1 was my first smartphone). Back then the OS was good but like anything new it had its kinks. Instead of improving the user experience, Google kept focusing on adding new features which just bloated the OS even more.

    By the time I was on the Nexus One, it had become too clunky for me and the possibility of customizing everything didn't mean much when the rest of the phone was so slow.

    I don't know how it is now but I have heard the same complaints as you from other Android users so I'm guessing the same problems exist.
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    I wish Microsoft created free versions of WP OS that easily installed on existing Apple and Droid phone hardware.

    That might start an interesting movement to crush Apple and Droid
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    I've been using my Samsung Galaxy S since launch day back in the summer of 2010 and while it has been very robust and taken a lot of abuse, I have grown tired of it. Through the large selection of custom ROM's I have been able to find a few that run very well and that I'm happy with for a while but I shouldn't have to do that. Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc..they just don't support their phones well with updates so you are ultimately forced to get on XDA to find the latest version of Android via a custom ROM because the stock ROM's with their bloatware are very laggy, unstable most of the time and power hungry. I'm ready to jump ship to WP8 for a smooth experience with support from the manufacturer that Nokia is sure to provide. I'm done with hoping I don't "brick" my phone with the next ROM I flash..I just want to use it and be done with it! I had an iPhone for about a year for work and it was just like Android IMO. Obviously they provide a little better software support but the layout and feel is the same and I was not impressed. Maybe I'm asking a lot but the WP7 devices I've used have felt great to me and I'm sure that will be expanded further now with additional hardware support and some major software upgrades.

    You are one of many Android and iOS users I have come across that are ready to head to the WP8 realm this fall. Hopefully we don't regret it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    I started off with Android being my first smartphone experience (G1 was my first smartphone). Back then the OS was good but like anything new it had its kinks. Instead of improving the user experience, Google kept focusing on adding new features which just bloated the OS even more.

    By the time I was on the Nexus One, it had become too clunky for me and the possibility of customizing everything didn't mean much when the rest of the phone was so slow.

    I don't know how it is now but I have heard the same complaints as you from other Android users so I'm guessing the same problems exist.
    Not "exist" my friend worsened...
    I forgot the customization bit but thanks for reminding me that..
    Everything, right from the tiny battery icon to the clocking speed...EVERYTHING is customisable... damn...
    I sooooo lose track of what I was doing its not funny...yup, bloated like ****...

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    Thread left open till it gets out of hand.... You've been warned don't get attached to this thread.
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    Lol, I've not used android too much, I have it dual booting on my TouchPad. I can't say 100% that the issues I've had with it are Android or just problems running Android on an unofficial device, the TouchPad. Anyhow, not interested in buying an Android phone, what I've experienced of it does not impress.

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    Well no OS is perfect android doesn't fit what I want but the level of flexibility it has is certainly impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Blake View Post
    Thread left open till it gets out of hand.... You've been warned don't get attached to this thread.
    Warned for what? But thanks for keeping it open...will make sure doesn't go out of hand..



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    And now this:

    Article: Samsung quickly fixing HTML exploit on Galaxy S III, others - Samsung quickly fixing HTML exploit on Galaxy S III, others

    http://gigaom.com/mobile/samsung-qui...-s-iii-others/

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    And this:

    Google to remove old Microsoft Office formats from Google Apps on October 1

    http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/09...ort-october-1/

    One nail the coffin after another...

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    Actually, I found jelly bean a pleasure to use. Night and day gingerbread, froyo, ECT.
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    I guess I'm one of the few that doesn't hate Android. I don't like it either - I'm just "meh" about it.
    My next phone...
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    I like android, I just hate the fragmentation. About half the phones available will give you the symptoms mentioned, but jelly bean on a nexus is a beautiful thing. I am getting a 920 for something different this time, but I do still like the platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twincamfxd View Post
    I like android, I just hate the fragmentation. About half the phones available will give you the symptoms mentioned, but jelly bean on a nexus is a beautiful thing. I am getting a 920 for something different this time, but I do still like the platform.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    I used to like it too...and my ICS is fast too. But my problem begins when I install apps. That's when it starts acting funny...stutters and sputters and barely makes me feel I'm on a dual core "flagship" device...

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    You're having this issue with a Razr? I never had anything like that happen on mine at all. I would contact Verizon, something is wrong with that unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twincamfxd View Post
    You're having this issue with a Razr? I never had anything like that happen on mine at all. I would contact Verizon, something is wrong with that unit.
    He's from Mumbai, India.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    He's from Mumbai, India.
    Aaahhhhh. That poses a problem. It does sound like an issue related to that device. Luckily the wp8 phones will be out before too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by independentvolume View Post
    Actually, I found jelly bean a pleasure to use. Night and day gingerbread, froyo, ECT.
    I actually picked up a Nexus 7 tablet yesterday after swearing I'd never buy an Android device again after my last horrible Android phone. Never thought I'd do it, but here I am. I wanted a tablet, the iPad mini is just grossly overpriced for what you get, the Kindle Fire just sucks and is gimped skinned over Android anyway. The playbook is a ghost ship. So what was left? Nexus 7 seemed like the obvious choice. Very cheap for the specs you get, its a Nexus device so at least there is no OEM crap ware and skins jamming up the works and it runs jellybean. So far I'm impressed honestly. Android is still too chaotic for me to want to use on a phone, but I'll say jellybean seems much improved since the gingerbread and honeycomb devices I had in the past. So far this thing hasn't seemed to lag perceptibly and its pretty fast.

    Would have rather have bought a nice Windows RT tablet though... But not willing to shell out $600 on a big heavy tablet that's still kind of an experiment and has no apps yet. Android is at least...mature.

    Hoping that in a year or two there will be something like this Nexus 7 but with Win RT and a sub $300 price tag. That would be amazing,
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    I'm currently carrying a nexus tablet around with me. Jelly bean is a great step in androids future. I love my Lumia 822 but it still has a few short comings. I still carry around my razr maxx mainly because of a few apps I need (square switchvox and my bank being the main ones) but it doesn't have the hold on me it used to ( going from jb back to ICs will make you sad) I love my wp8 but its not grown up enough to go and play by itself so I still depend on Android
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    Quote Originally Posted by red.foxx15 View Post
    I'm currently carrying a nexus tablet around with me. Jelly bean is a great step in androids future. I love my Lumia 822 but it still has a few short comings. I still carry around my razr maxx mainly because of a few apps I need (square switchvox and my bank being the main ones) but it doesn't have the hold on me it used to ( going from jb back to ICs will make you sad) I love my wp8 but its not grown up enough to go and play by itself so I still depend on Android
    just one question ... Why do you need so many devices on you do you carry around a backpack like the woz haha .. Just stick with wp8 because it is blowin up .. And will soon get all of the apps you need
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    Quote Originally Posted by socialcarpet View Post
    I actually picked up a Nexus 7 tablet yesterday after swearing I'd never buy an Android device again after my last horrible Android phone. Never thought I'd do it, but here I am. I wanted a tablet, the iPad mini is just grossly overpriced for what you get, the Kindle Fire just sucks and is gimped skinned over Android anyway. The playbook is a ghost ship. So what was left? Nexus 7 seemed like the obvious choice. Very cheap for the specs you get, its a Nexus device so at least there is no OEM crap ware and skins jamming up the works and it runs jellybean. So far I'm impressed honestly. Android is still too chaotic for me to want to use on a phone, but I'll say jellybean seems much improved since the gingerbread and honeycomb devices I had in the past. So far this thing hasn't seemed to lag perceptibly and its pretty fast.

    Would have rather have bought a nice Windows RT tablet though... But not willing to shell out $600 on a big heavy tablet that's still kind of an experiment and has no apps yet. Android is at least...mature.

    Hoping that in a year or two there will be something like this Nexus 7 but with Win RT and a sub $300 price tag. That would be amazing,
    I debated myself to death to spend that 500 on surface. But after use mine surface for over a month now I gonna say it's the best 500 I've ever spent on an electronic device. It's now my only device on the go..not even use my 920 much after the honey moon with it.
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    I've used just about every recent mobile OS - Android OS, iOS, Windows Phone 7 OS, Blackberry 7 OS, Blackberry Tablet OS, and webOS - so my bashing isn't based on liking or disliking specific companies, but on my personal user experience. Out of the operating systems I mentioned in the previous sentence, Android OS is my second-least favorite, ahead of only Blackberry 7 OS. (For whatever it is worth, I really like Blackberry Tablet OS and am looking forward to seeing Blackberry 10 OS in action.) Android devices just lag too much and have too many little annoyances with performance that they drive me nuts. Their performance starts degrading quicker than other mobile OS, particularly iOS and Windows Phone 7 OS, and they just don't work as well as they should, especially considering their specs relative to similar-aged devices with other operating systems. To be fair, I do think Android 4.x is a major improvement over Android 2.2/2.3, but even on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a "pure" Android device, there are performance hiccups that are very, very annoying and more prevalent than most other mobile OS.

    The Galaxy Nexus will be my last Android OS smartphone unless 1) Apple starts putting out a crappy product with iOS and 2) Windows Phone 8 OS doesn't gain mass traction in the market. I intend to get both a Windows Phone 8 device (not sure which one; I'm on Verizon so I want to see what Samsung puts out and if Nokia releases a Lumia 920-like variant in the next 2-3 months) and an iPhone 5 in the next few months.

    P.S. Even though I don't like Android, I DO like what Google is doing with their Chromebooks. The recent Samsung and Acer chromebooks finally have gotten down to the price where those devices need to be to be attractive from a value to cost ratio perspective, and I think at $200-$250 or lower a laptop form-factor device with a very quick internet browser and some off-line capability is very attractive. I intend to buy the $249 Samsung Chromebook XE303 in the near future (in addition to buying a new Windows 8 touchscreen laptop, probably the 11.6" Asus VivoBook X202E.)


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    Long time Android user.

    The OS is far from perfect but it does have its pros. I guess I am just really used to it. Really considering switching in a couple of months after being screwed by my manufacturer (updates wise. Was promised an update for my Atrix and never received it). Pretty much joined this forum to learn more about WP8.
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    I play with Android off and on, but I'm pretty much done with anything not Nexus. Between the carrier bloat ware and update issues, it's ruined the experience for me.
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