- superbe display, the best I’ve actually seen so far, readability is still fair in bright sunlight.
- slick device, feels like one block in the hand.
- responsive and has a very consistent looking UI.
- built in bluetooth is actually only good for headsets, the rest is completely crippled and I wonder why it even was introduced.
- some kids asked me if they could have a few songs from me. Plugging the iPhone to my MacBook, firing up iTunes and then … oh misery, this doesn’t work, because this is not the same account and if I want to put a single song on their iPhone, it would get wiped. Well, paying that much and getting a completely crippled device with a lot of completely insane restrictions is stupid.
- it plays only a small subset of audio formats.
- it doesn’t work with linux. (Well not supported by Apple)
- it’s not FOSS.
What I don’t understand is the fact I cannot load somebodys iPod/iPhone with songs from me. This works with Android as simple as you could think: Plug, drag&drop, listen. I just hope the kids learned that this is a serious problem and you should look for real solutions, not alternatives to solution as iPhones/iPods are.
I confess, I once had an iPod nano and later an iPod touch. This was back then when there was no real alternative. But the first thing I did with the iPod touch was to jailbreak it. And yes, if somebody jails you even though you pay money you would be a idiot, moron and dumbass not to use a jailbreak, regardless if legal.
Update: Yesss, I forgot the part about why Android sucks, but seriously that part is not very hard. So here it comes:
- needless to say that it sucks hard if your neighbour has the newest version (ATM 2.3 Gingerbread) running on his phone while you are still stuck at 1.6. So there would be the option manufacturer open their system and say: «Hey, after 2 years of updates by us, you are free to install custom ROMs on your own!» But no … they don’t. Oh, and I forgot: If your phone is branded, happy waiting!
- sometimes I have the feeling things are not implemented to its very end. Why the heck do I have to unlock my phone (I’m talking about entering my PIN on the lockscreen) to skip a music track?! Cyanogenmod made some tiny buttons on the bottom of the screen which works fine.
- many big companies ignore Android and its user. I wrote at least two emails to my carrier saying that they should add a functionality to their proprietary app. Well … guess what happened? Nothing.
- I’m a bit disappointed that Java is the language they choosed for developing apps.
- it’s FOSS!
- it has a huge bandwidth of different device from simple cellphones to highend-smarter-than-the-user-phones. You’ll find your matching one.
- it’s very customizable and offers the capability (ok, at least my Nexus One) to install custom ROMs.
- it does backup my SMS to a XML file.
- it work’s like a charm with my google account.
- it even has a console if needed.
- there is no censorship on the market (AFAIK).
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