johnrobholmes wrote:After running android for 6 months, I have to say the OS of the iphone is a lot smoother and bug free. That is reason enough for me to switch back. Plus the audio quality on the iphone is so much better. Even the external speaker is worlds above any other phone I have used.
Now for a device that would just be for interfacing with the CA, the android probably does win hands down. But then I would be carrying my little android and my phone.
Bro- The whole point of android is that nobody has you locked into software you don't like.
Mfg's take Android, which is pure and perfect and smooth and a pleasure to use in all respects, and they cobble together some skin to fit over the top of it so their phone looks different. Motorola uses this awful contraption called "Moto-blur". HTC uses "Sense", and others use various other absurdly stupid skins they pollute android with.
BUT! None of this matters, because in 5minutes, you root the phone, format that crap off, and load your favorite flavor of OS. Pure vanilla Android is fantastic. CyanogenMod makes some outstanding tweaked versions that offer way above OEM level reliability/smoothness/performance etc. Along with litterally THOUSANDS of other versions and roms and kernals of Android tweaked for various specific uses. Want super battery life? No problem, get a de-clocking, de-featuring rom. Want to use the phone off-network as a GPS tracker or something? Get a rom that lets you shut down the com radio etc. Want fastest performance, get a rom that overclocks the CPU (my phone runs at 1.16Ghz). Want a ROM suited for smoothest HD video playback through the HDMI port? Get a media-player optimized ROM (and a phone with an HDMI port, like my EVO and DroidX phones).
With apple you have apples idea of how your phone should be. With android, in minutes, you can flash to anything you want to tailor your phone to operate exactly how you want for your needs. Planning on going camping or hiking whatever? Spend 5 minutes to flash to the right kernel for your needs (maybe GPS logger with no WiFi/radio power and a under-clocked CPU with minimum background services?). Plan on giving a presentation from your phone on a projector or HDTV, flash to a media player specialized ROM so calls/texts wont interrupt etc.
There is simply no excuse to not like anything about your androids software. They come from the retailer with a ROM that is always like they took android and scooped a big steamy pile of feces over the top of it. Change that sh*t out to something worthwhile before you even get home from buying the phone. Ryan just got a new Samsung Epic, we had it rooted and hacked and running perfectly with no BS ads and marking firmware apps and stupid sh*t before we even went home. lol