01/04/2012, 10:17 PM
Why would I lie through my teeth? Android is free for manufacturers to install on their devices so clearly it is going to be very popular. The one device I have come to love is the Galaxy Nexus, and even then I have a bone to pick with the design of the user interface. I'm a freshmen major in computer science and it's only been a couple months but I have come to discover that some of the problems that are commonly found in Android can be avoided if you carefully build your software. Why should Android, with 1.5+ ghz processors on the market, stutter? At all? Compared to a year old iPhone 4 or my Pre 2? It shouldn't. I have owned a Droid Thunderbolt, Droid X, and the original Droid. They all had problems with foreclosing applications (after multiple resets and installation of various ROMS [except for the Droid X whose bootloader remains locked]). Their overall connection via 3G, 4G, and even WiFi was absolutely astonishing. My senior year last year all of my peers who were technologically ignorant would say things like "I've tried the Android dude and it's not cool. The iPhone is awesome why don't you just get one?" or "Oh my god it restarted by itself AGAIN while I was on Facebook!" or the classic, "I charged it last night and it's only 2nd period and it's at 30%! What is wrong with this thing???"
Originally Posted by chronoreverse
I'm so disappointed it has the popularity it does. People are bamboozled into thinking it's the "greatest operating system ever!" because it's "open and free!" and you can "install roms and root and become a hacker and a software engineer and a geek blah blah blah!!!!!!!!!!!"
But I digress, Google is probably laughing at their headquarters screaming "Jokes on you! We're making billions from people who don't know the finer things in life!"
webOS, WP7, and iOS are all superior to Android when the apps are removed. Android has some really great applications! I would kill for the Facebook app for Honeycomb. Their Netflix app is also designed very well.
Either way every OS has it's flaws but Android to me is pure garbage. Here's to hoping whatever dessert is after Icecream Sandwich will bring the final improvements Android needs to succeed (metaphorically for me) in my eyes.