Sounds like you had a bad expereience simlar to what i had on web os
ICS Android has been super awesome for me. Never got the cluttered complaint. You can literally have your homescreen be as cluttered, or as clean as you want.
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I will get a rare app crash but i've gotten those on WebOS, iOS , Android and Windows Phone. The fact you are saying with a serious face that android is less stable and has more bugs than WebOS is a joke in itself that I don't even want to touch.
Having a bad experience.. It hasn't ended yet. I still have CM9 on my tablet. I've thought about removing it again to save space, but on webOS I'm really not using the space for anything (not like we are getting any major apps any time soon). I update to the latest nightlies as soon as they come out. Apps still crash on the first run. I'm starting to get used to the crash warning. None of the browser are stable. Not a one of them. Especially when using Flash. This is the same on my Motorola Photon phone which is stock Android (also updated when new updates arrive). I set the apps to update themselves and I get about 20 updates a week on both devices. I get a bunch of new features but rarely do I get a stability fix.
On the webOS side, I have not had a crash in so long I can't remember. My wife has not had one in a long time either. I have 19 patches installed. The browsers do not have all the bells and whistles of the Android browsers but at least they don't crash. I'm running both the stock browser and the Advanced Browsers, btw.
Before you say anything about having to install patches on webOS, I had to actually go through all the trouble of installing CM9 on the TouchPad. Then after that I had to install GApps. Then I had to find a virtual keyboard that was actually worth a darn. I ended up PAYING for Swiftkey Tablet version. Then I had to find a browser that actually allowed me to load the desktop version of a website by default (not after the fact), which webOS does with no issues, btw. I finally installed FireFox mobile and the Phony plugin. I have gotten so used to using Zite (I can't stand Pulse anymore and I think Flipboard is so-so) that I wanted it for Android. I installed it easily on my phone, but it was incompatible with CM9. I had to side load it to get it to work. I like Spotify and like the Android version of the app for my phone. For some reason when I installed Spotify on CM9 it kept opening up in portrait mode. I ended up PAYING for a rotation control app to fix that. I deleted all of the extra home screens and only have one with four widgets on it (that I actually use). I have spent countless hours, Google searches, and some of my hard earned money on solutions to fix things in Android (both CM9 and on my phone) that I am rightfully jaded (especially when another CM9 user complains about taking the time to install a free patch on webOS that makes it stable). Even after all of that webOS is still easier to use (especially with LunaCE) and I find myself coming back to it for the sake of my sanity. If webOS had half of the apps that Android has and a decent phone on Sprint I wouldn't touch Android with a ten foot pole. Unfortunately that is not the case.
Speaking about phones, I love the Motorola Photon. Not as much as I loved the Pre, but it will do. It has the best reception of any phone I have ever owned on Sprint. I can get and hold a good signal at work while my co-workers Sprint iPhones and other Android phones tap out. The problem I have with the phone is with Android. Specifically with Bluetooth and music apps. I don't know why Google decided that you need to specify a default music app for Bluetooth audio control instead of just allowing the Bluetooth device to control whatever music app you have open at the time. To clarify, I used to listen to the music on my phone while driving through Bluetooth. When I go to change the song while in an app like Spotify, the phone starts Google Play Music and begins playing a song from it. I found out that the Bluetooth audio controls are tied to the default music app, not the app that is currently playing. I can change the app in my settings but I think that is ridiculous. What if I decide to listen to iHeart Radio or Slacker Radio that morning? I would have to change it every time. Also, it is too dangerous for me to drive and change the song from the phone. Especially with the lock screen on. The Pre never had an issue. The Bluetooth audio controls were slaved to whatever music app was opened at the time on the Pre. The Android phone also has a bad pausing problem with all of the audio apps through Bluetooth while I am driving. It is so annoying, along with the audio control problem, that I have almost completely stopped listening to music on my phone while driving.
I want to like Android so much. I've been using it since pre-1.x. However, Google seems to keep adding more bells and whistle to it and useability seems to be an after thought every time. I am deeply impressed with Google Navigation/Maps and the integration these apps have with my desktop. I am impressed with Gmail. I am not impressed by Android. After owning an Android tablet (the first tablet I bought, BTW), owning several Android phones, and installing it on several devices, I know why people prefer to pay $500+ for an iPad yet would not pay more than $250 for Android's best offerings. I keep coming back to a nearly dead OS just to get away from the Android mess. If you don't demand more from them, Google will never fix the issues and Android will forever be relegated to cheap devices.
--Sent from my HP TouchPad using Communities (a great webOS app!)