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  1. Rico's Avatar
    Android does lag if you do too much on it like any smartphone os, but RAZR M has had no lag at all. If anything goes slow its an app that isn't properly coded.

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    That's just it; Windows Phone, and iPhone from what I've seen don't lag due to poorly-coded apps, unlike Android. My favorite keyboard on Android, Swiftkey X, has a horrible lag anytime an input field is entered; it's roughly a second. The stock keyboard on the other hand doesn't have this issue. I don't know what the issue with it is, and I'm sure there's some way to reduce/remove that lag but it's highly annoying. It also and furthers the point that Android's extendability via third parties, as it currently is is a liability as much as a benefit. It opens the door for instability and insecurity.
    06-23-2013 04:29 PM
  2. DaveGx's Avatar
    Android has a few things going for it, its more open and easier to get apps for. However, most apps I've used just dont compare to the apps on WP. I wish more people realized this.

    Not counting app features ( that's on the devs) but multiplatform apps just seem so much smoother, nicer overall on WP. I have am Android and WP. I'll use the WP version of an app over the Android version any day.

    Not sure why people like the look and feel of the Android OS either. Not very smooth nor pleasing to the eye.

    In all reality, I believe despite its few flaws and missings, WP is am awesome OS. I wish more people would give it a try. I can't say much for the iPhone since I've never used it, but WP is hands down better than Android. Too bad there are just too many sheep in our world to see it
    06-23-2013 05:19 PM
  3. A895's Avatar
    (Just a little rant here) I personally HATE android with a passion!! And I will avoid at all cost using anything with it on.. I'm not a iPhone w**ker I've always had nokia phones the wp8 took some getting used to(still) android is like a disease in your phone that multiplies apps! I don't know how anyone understands what its doing. Only OS that needs a app to kill other apps because there everywhere
    Wow anger over a phone os?

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    06-23-2013 05:24 PM
  4. A895's Avatar
    That's just it; Windows Phone, and iPhone from what I've seen don't lag due to poorly-coded apps, unlike Android. My favorite keyboard on Android, Swiftkey X, has a horrible lag anytime an input field is entered; it's roughly a second. The stock keyboard on the other hand doesn't have this issue. I don't know what the issue with it is, and I'm sure there's some way to reduce/remove that lag but it's highly annoying. It also and furthers the point that Android's extendability via third parties, as it currently is is a liability as much as a benefit. It opens the door for instability and insecurity.
    I have seen plenty of iPhones lag windows phone I have not, as I only have one friend who has one everyone else around me has an android phone or an iPhone. There is no insecurity as well on Android. I have never in my life run into someone who had any problem with insecurity on their android phone. That not security thing about android needs to go away. Another thing that just proved my point of not coded properly apps. If there is some lag it is up to the developer to fix it.

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    06-23-2013 05:28 PM
  5. z33dev33l's Avatar
    I have seen plenty of iPhones lag windows phone I have not, as I only have one friend who has one everyone else around me has an android phone or an iPhone. There is no insecurity as well on Android. I have never in my life run into someone who had any problem with insecurity on their android phone. That not security thing about android needs to go away. Another thing that just proved my point of not coded properly apps. If there is some lag it is up to the developer to fix it.

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    So much wrong...
    06-23-2013 05:33 PM
  6. A895's Avatar
    Android has a few things going for it, its more open and easier to get apps for. However, most apps I've used just dont compare to the apps on WP. I wish more people realized this.

    Not counting app features ( that's on the devs) but multiplatform apps just seem so much smoother, nicer overall on WP. I have am Android and WP. I'll use the WP version of an app over the Android version any day.

    Not sure why people like the look and feel of the Android OS either. Not very smooth nor pleasing to the eye.

    In all reality, I believe despite its few flaws and missings, WP is am awesome OS. I wish more people would give it a try. I can't say much for the iPhone since I've never used it, but WP is hands down better than Android. Too bad there are just too many sheep in our world to see it
    Aesthetically, windows phone is much better than android. I personally cannot stand the sight of stock android. I have nova launcher and an icon theme on now. As a more powerful, being able to do more Android is far superior. Can you download an app off of a website and side load it? Can you move pictures music or apps from the internal storage to the SD card? Hell, Blackberry 10 can do exactly what I just described. That's the only real powerful is besides android. IOS has gone all someplace I damn sure can't follow. Windows phone is just more simpler and not for the power. It is to me a better alternative to an iPhone. If only it had some of the major apps of that platform.

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    06-23-2013 05:33 PM
  7. Jaafar Jabbar's Avatar
    Android has ONE thing that I dearly miss on my Windows Phone, customization options.

    I felt for ANY thing I found lacking, an app was SURE to be found that filled in the gap.

    For eg I could put lock on SMS's etc..Change the look and feel for my Droid in an instant. At times I feel frustrated cause I am SO limited in how much I can customize the Phone. One reason I've sticked to getting an android tablet.

    Also had some amazing Alarm clock apps, unlike Wp's weird slot type input which just takes TOO much time :-/ Although Quickminder is an excellent app that filled in that hole :)

    Yaada Yaada..Android IS a good OS, So is WP, although the latter has a bit of a way to go imo..
    06-23-2013 06:07 PM
  8. A895's Avatar
    Android has ONE thing that I dearly miss on my Windows Phone, customization options.

    I felt for ANY thing I found lacking, an app was SURE to be found that filled in the gap.

    For eg I could put lock on SMS's etc..Change the look and feel for my Droid in an instant. At times I feel frustrated cause I am SO limited in how much I can customize the Phone. One reason I've sticked to getting an android tablet.

    Also had some amazing Alarm clock apps, unlike Wp's weird slot type input which just takes TOO much time :-/ Although Quickminder is an excellent app that filled in that hole :)

    Yaada Yaada..Android IS a good OS, So is WP, although the latter has a bit of a way to go imo..
    I agree completely with that end part. If window phone had the apps or maturity of android, I would have moves to windows phone a while ago.

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    06-23-2013 08:57 PM
  9. z33dev33l's Avatar
    What is this 'maturity' that android has? The ONLY place I see it beating WP is in the marketplace and if that's all that matters then IOS is light years ahead of everyone.
    06-24-2013 12:11 AM
  10. savingpvtbryan's Avatar
    I don't find Android that user friendly. It's real busy in a bad way.


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    06-24-2013 12:16 AM
  11. zipro's Avatar
    So much wrong...
    I've seen plenty of lag on my wife's S4. As a matter of fact, it's slow as heck. However, I've never seen any lag on my own iPhone 5. It's considerably faster than my Lumia (in that apps open faster etc). And the security thing on android is blown way out of proportion. If you enable third-party app installs and then download pr0n from Chinese website, yes - you're screwed. But that amounts to the same kind of stupidity as jailbreaking your iPhone and then installing stuff from China or side loading apps on a blackberry z10 from Russian servers. Have you ever met anyone who had an infected android device? I sure haven't.
    06-24-2013 01:02 AM
  12. zipro's Avatar
    I don't find Android that user friendly. It's real busy in a bad way.


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    I agree, but I find WP8 to be not busy enough in some ways.
    06-24-2013 01:05 AM
  13. lippidp's Avatar
    Personally, I use this one. Remote Desktop | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Costs $1.99 but some of the others that use RDP to connect are much more expensive and the free ones have desktop software that has to be installed. The only problem I found with what I use is name resolution. At home it doesn't resolve the host name to an IP address but works fine at work.
    I had a proper MS RDP client on my WM 6.5 phone in 2009. It's so sad what Microsoft's mobile platform has become for people actually trying to get work done.
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    06-24-2013 01:38 AM
  14. tomatoes11's Avatar
    Because Android is fun and entertaining and WP8 is boring. It is like Tim Duncan(straight to point effective player)/IOS/WP8 but boring and not flashy at all vs Kobe Bryant or Lebron James/Android. Sure they have their sketchy games like how Lebron almost choked against an ancient Duncan and some role player that somehow broke the finals 3 point record but at least they are flashy and exciting.

    You WP8 fans can't see this but I was bored to tears with my Windows Phones 8x and Android is awesome. Yes it's not as smooth and fluid but it is smooth enough and pretty functional. Perhaps a better analogy is Grand Theft Auto and sandbox games versus more linear and boxed games. Sure Final Fantasy and 2D Contra is smooth and bug free but the 3D bug filled GTA and open ended RPGs like Elder Scrolls are just better because they are more fun, despite all the clipping, slowdown, and bugs that show up on the more ambitious games.

    Android is more flashy and ambitious basically and thus more fun to use.
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    06-24-2013 01:47 AM
  15. matfantastic's Avatar
    I see alot of fanboy crap in this thread but honestly at this point all three major mobile OS's are pretty great. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. I chose windows phone but if someone sat down a nexus 4, iPhone 5, and Lumia 928 in front of me and said I could only have one...point is you can't go wrong no matter what you choose.
    06-24-2013 02:11 AM
  16. WV5's Avatar
    Androids strengths against WP are customization and apps. Customization is not as limited as WP's. There are plenty of apps on android, and the big names usually come to android first. If you can't admit that WP needs more apps, then better stay in your 1100. When you get your Jetpack Joyride at last you say: Well, it's free, can't complain about the bugs. OF COURSE YOU CAN!! The same **** is free on android and 99% bug free! I mean, don't WP users want quality? And for the customization, we need the RGB to set our accent color or at least more colors, we need backgrounds to set on our tiles(skinery won't do the job good enough). Although you are a die hard WP fan, doesn't mean you have to stick with the at the time poor WP. Now to the goods of WP and bads of android; there are also lots of Trojans and viruses in the Google Play store, glad I'm using my colorful and well-designed L920. I'm letting it go only when better Lumia shows up.<3<3
    06-24-2013 02:31 AM
  17. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Because Android is fun and entertaining and WP8 is boring. It is like Tim Duncan(straight to point effective player)/IOS/WP8 but boring and not flashy at all vs Kobe Bryant or Lebron James/Android. Sure they have their sketchy games like how Lebron almost choked against an ancient Duncan and some role player that somehow broke the finals 3 point record but at least they are flashy and exciting.

    You WP8 fans can't see this but I was bored to tears with my Windows Phones 8x and Android is awesome. Yes it's not as smooth and fluid but it is smooth enough and pretty functional. Perhaps a better analogy is Grand Theft Auto and sandbox games versus more linear and boxed games. Sure Final Fantasy and 2D Contra is smooth and bug free but the 3D bug filled GTA and open ended RPGs like Elder Scrolls are just better because they are more fun, despite all the clipping, slowdown, and bugs that show up on the more ambitious games.

    Android is more flashy and ambitious basically and thus more fun to use.
    You just said grand theft auto was better than final fantasy 2. I've never seen a better way to invalidate yourself.

    If you want a bunch of unnecessary complication... Err... Customizations, go android. If you want a smooth, fluid experience that you can rely on that won't go awry and is generally aesthetically appealing, go windows phone.
    06-24-2013 02:57 AM
  18. Ian Too's Avatar
    I have a friend with a similar story. People think they're going to get an iPhone and are being lead by operators like lambs to the slaughter. Now people want to buy a Samsung and expect a Galaxy S4 experience from their Galaxy Ace.

    Here is my friend's app list: Viber and Whatsapp! She is now getting a low memory warning and Viber is installed on a micro SD card.

    LOTS of people on low-end Android devices are having an absolutely MISEARBLE time with thier smartphones.
    06-24-2013 03:54 AM
  19. phing77's Avatar
    i would choose lags over buggy OS... seriously why everyone say Windows Phone is bug free?
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    06-24-2013 04:40 AM
  20. phing77's Avatar
    You just said grand theft auto was better than final fantasy 2. I've never seen a better way to invalidate yourself.

    If you want a bunch of unnecessary complication... Err... Customizations, go android. If you want a smooth, fluid experience that you can rely on that won't go awry and is generally aesthetically appealing, go windows phone.
    Thank you for not saying Fast. WP is slow! Everytime i multi-task i always stuck at Resuming... at least 5 second. Still people sayin' Windows Phone doesn't need high specs blah blah blah!!!
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    06-24-2013 04:57 AM
  21. kokola95's Avatar
    Thank you for not saying Fast. WP is slow! Everytime i multi-task i always stuck at Resuming... at least 5 second. Still people sayin' Windows Phone doesn't need high specs blah blah blah!!!
    Its because the developers ddon'tuse fast resuming feature. Try nextgen reader it resumes instantly!
    06-24-2013 04:59 AM
  22. Oliver Newell's Avatar
    Because Android is fun and entertaining and WP8 is boring. It is like Tim Duncan(straight to point effective player)/IOS/WP8 but boring and not flashy at all vs Kobe Bryant or Lebron James/Android. Sure they have their sketchy games like how Lebron almost choked against an ancient Duncan and some role player that somehow broke the finals 3 point record but at least they are flashy and exciting.
    If you call un-reliability exciting then android is definitely for you.
    You WP8 fans can't see this but I was bored to tears with my Windows Phones 8x and Android is awesome. Yes it's not as smooth and fluid but it is smooth enough and pretty functional. Perhaps a better analogy is Grand Theft Auto and sandbox games versus more linear and boxed games. Sure Final Fantasy and 2D Contra is smooth and bug free but the 3D bug filled GTA and open ended RPGs like Elder Scrolls are just better because they are more fun, despite all the clipping, slowdown, and bugs that show up on the more ambitious games.

    Android is more flashy and ambitious basically and thus more fun to use.
    06-24-2013 05:43 AM
  23. Oliver Newell's Avatar
    Because it is? Be honest, android users crave the reliability and smoothness windows phone users love and enjoy. It goes to show specs mean nothing if your running a horribly put together OS such as android. iOS is much better and iOS7 looks like its going to be very solid. You can put 100 cores clocked at 1000 Ghz and it will still lag on an android, you cant polish a turd, as someone put on here, which is right.
    06-24-2013 05:46 AM
  24. Oliver Newell's Avatar
    Thank you for not saying Fast. WP is slow! Everytime i multi-task i always stuck at Resuming... at least 5 second. Still people sayin' Windows Phone doesn't need high specs blah blah blah!!!
    If your windows phone is lagging or freezing then there is something actually wrong with the handset itself. That is not normal and don't put up with it. There was a thread made in WPCentral not long ago by a user raising a problem because his WP was laggy, turned out it was a faulty phone. If androidcentral had a thread for everyone saying their phone lagged, the website would be shut down.
    06-24-2013 05:49 AM
  25. Ian Too's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for a really interesting thread.

    I think there are historical reasons Android is popular today. When Apple released the iPhone, they created a desire for smart phones which years of Windows Mobile had not. With WM aimed largely at business and Apple only serving the high-end, this left an enormous and growing market wide open, so Google stepped in. This left HTC etc having to adopt Android, because WM was no match for iOS. Also, Android beng free to OEMs meant entering the Android game was cheap and easy, so Android basically had things its own way for about two years, before the release of WP.

    With the release of Windows Phone that changed and explains why Android fanboys are so threatened. While iOS remains too expensive, Nokia are now offering the low end competition Android has lacked and the success of the 520/521 show that Android has an achillies heal.

    I think WP will continue to grow and do so by gaining new smart phone users and by capturing disaffected low-end Android users. It will eat away at Android's share of the market most of all because that's where Android is weak: where most of those 800,000 apps don't actually work, where the hardware isn't powerful enough to support multi-tasking, where customisability and open OS means making a bloody mess.
    06-24-2013 06:28 AM
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