- 11-21-2012, 08:30 PM #1
Okay guys, after a year with my HTC Titan it broke (one week after my guarantee ended, anyway).
Here where I live WP8 isn't comming until next year, so I decided to buy an Android phone to fill the gap. Oh boy I'm digging it.
First, I used to have severe conectivity issues which I blamed the network. Ever since I changed to the RAZRi 3G and Wifi have never been better. (Not related to android but ruined my experience with WP)
Second, I was used to not having apps. I came to Windows Phone from Symbian, so I never had an iPhone or Android. Man, if I knew what I was missing I'd have changed earlier. Here in Brazil, live scout, tell me and a few other features are not supported, which aggravates badly the feature list of Windows Phones. Simple things like my bank app, an app to buy movie tickets, the verge and others were missing for me.
Third, notifications. Live tiles do a very poor job on this. I love how Android notifies me of everything that is happening on services and inside the phone (downloads, etc) in the notification bar and keeps it persistend until I swipe away.
That's it. I've been around here for a year checking daily for news, and now I'll be much less around. I hope this OS succeed, it is the sexiest around, but for me isn't cutting right now as it is.
- 11-21-2012, 10:29 PM #3
It seems like you didn't know that... regarding apps... well the verge will be on WP soon enough and other mainstream apps like Instagram announced they were working on an app for WP8... The thing is that WP8 is not on their priority. So I'll simply enjoy my WP8 while those apps that I wont use come out.
- 11-21-2012, 10:44 PM #5
- 11-21-2012, 11:19 PM #6
- 11-22-2012, 12:16 PM #8
"OK, OK, well Jelly Bean DOES still crash and lag and stuff, but they've fixed that with Kandy Kake! Or maybe it will be fixed in Licorice. Well anyway, if you get a Nexus, you'll get the updates instantly! Well, unless your Nexus is a Nexus One, Nexus S, or Galaxy Nexus, in which case you'll never get the update. But you can install a custom ROM!"
- 11-23-2012, 02:12 PM #12
The Galaxy S3 with JB is wonderful if you like lags, freezes, crashes, and an email account that "forgets" to check your Exchange server ever few days (leaving you with a pile of 100+ unread emails).
Oh, and battery life is appalling. I could never get more than eight hours without plugging in... That is about the same as my 2009 Palm Pre. *shudders*
- 11-23-2012, 02:47 PM #14
That's not "amazing battery life." That's "crap design."
Android has been out for almost FIVE years now. You'd figure that at some point, they'd have figured out how to develop a task manager that prioritizes tasks for battery life. Even Symbian and Palm OS Garnet had those.
Expecting the average user to go in and close every "nonessential task" in a propellerhead task manager is just not right. Lousy user experience.
- 11-23-2012, 03:31 PM #15"OK, OK, well Jelly Bean DOES still crash and lag and stuff, but they've fixed that with Kandy Kake! Or maybe it will be fixed in Licorice. Well anyway, if you get a Nexus, you'll get the updates instantly! Well, unless your Nexus is a Nexus One, Nexus S, or Galaxy Nexus, in which case you'll never get the update. But you can install a custom ROM!"
- 11-23-2012, 04:10 PM #16
Did you need an update to keep your Titan from crashing, freezing every few minutes, or lasting on the battery for longer than 7 hours with the stock OS?
(Incidentally, your Titan received a major update in 7.6, and will receive another in the form of 7.8 -- I'd be stunned if the GS 3 gets a version of Android beyond 4.1.)
- 11-23-2012, 07:20 PM #17
11-23-2012, 09:26 PM #20
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QUOTE=brmiller1976;1779806]Did you need an update to keep your Titan from crashing, freezing every few minutes, or lasting on the battery for longer than 7 hours with the stock
Fortunately outside the USA we can buy unlocked phones that are bloatware free. Android is king outside the States. Updates are available beyond a single generation. A flagship phone isn't abandoned. The apps ecosystem is awesome. Direct downloads without Zune is possible, control over the UI is available. My WP freezes and reboots about once a day, so I don't see what the purpose of a locked down OS is. In contrast my Note 2 always delivers.
- 11-23-2012, 11:34 PM #22
Updates are available beyond a single generation. A flagship phone isn't abandoned.
The apps ecosystem is awesome.
Android Under Attack: Malware Levels for Google's OS Rise Threefold in Q2 2012
Direct downloads without Zune is possible
My WP freezes and reboots about once a day
- 11-24-2012, 07:31 AM #23
In the other hand, my newly bought Android flies, is totally fluid and did not crash once until now. The battery is waay better compared to the Titan. And it is not even a flagship phone.
spazzmaster is totally right, I bought my phone bloatware free, unlocked. My sister's SII got updated as well, no complaints about that.
11-24-2012, 12:34 PM #24
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All my points still stand. I now own a Lumia 800 after owning a Galaxy S2. My android handset was customisable and updated to ICS. Jelly Bean is being rolled out to it before the year ends. My lumia is poor in comparision. I cannot direct download videos, music and books onto it.
No equaliser for the player.
And as a healthcare worker the lack of apps is disappointing.
I really think that you need to experience an unlocked Android handset before making false accusations.
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