jakem1, on 05 September 2012 - 18:30, said:
What's there to keep up with? iOS is stagnating with a seriously outdated UI and a lack of interesting new features and Android can't even sort out the most fundamental problems such as ongoing performance issues and phones that never receive updates.
The bigger issue with android is stability. When I got a new android phone before summer while waiting for WP8 I though the old stability issues with my pre trophy androids where gone.
Lo and behold, twice over the summer my phone has locked up over night causing the alarm to not go off(old familiar problem that), several more times it's locked during use or while in pocket. And the soft buttons and non removable battery makes it hard to get out of. 3 or 4 major software revisions nd they still have the same old stability issues.
Wile my trophy was a crappy HTC qualit phone meaning it was prone to crashing and locking up. WP is at the very kernel level coded to detect lock ups and reboot the device. And putting ou right back where you where. so even though I had a phone that crashed due to crap hardware, it never mattered with WP.
This one thing is a show stopped for android with me and put me on the fast lane back to WP as soon as I can afford it. Had I known WP 8 devices would arrive as close as they are and not have to wait til late December, would have jus waited. But if I can't trust my phone, well, I just can't trust it. And no why would I buy a separate alarm clock when I have a phone the should do the job, and do it better with alarms set up for each day as don't get up the same time every day, and right now I even need two alarms a day.