Microsoft slams Android on Twitter; response is mixed

It's no secret that Google's Android is the most popular smartphone operating system worldwide. It's also known that Android smartphones seems to be more susceptible to getting hit with malware-based apps. This week, Microsoft decided to take this Android malware issue head on via its official Windows Phone Twitter account.

The message asks people who own Android phones to go on their Twitter account and post up their own issues with Android malware, with the hashtag "DroidRage". It adds that Microsoft "may have a get-well present" for some of the "best/worst" stories.

The response so far has been mixed. Some people took the campaign to heart and talked about their own issues with Android smartphones, such as the one below.

Other Twitter users have not been so kind to Microsoft's latest Windows Phone marketing efforts. Indeed, many people are now posting messages with the #windowsrage hashtag. Some of these particular post have taken the time to slam other Microsoft products outside of Windows Phone. Others have issues with Windows Phone itself, such as the post below

Source: Windows Phone on Twitter

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If Android wasn't so bloated and buggy, it would be my OS of choice. I really wanted to like Jellybean but it's just so damn unpolished compared to WP8

Im still own an old Motorola Milestone (about 300mb ram and 400mhz), i upgraded the system with Cyanogenmod so i was able to increase the cpu (up to 900mhz stable) and upgraded the system up to Android 2.3.x . Even when it is an old cellphone, it still does the work.

A month ago, Nokia gave me for free (YAY!) a Lumia 610, technically speaking it is about the same than my old Motorola (but with a more modern cpu). However, it is way way way more inferior than my old Motorola, the interface is a mess (it is all about swipe), it lags (my motorola also lags but i disable the animation so it is not a big deal) and now i realized that it is discontinued. Also, i tried some applications and they are subpar. What i liked was the Nokia Map. Also, i lacks of memory slot. Sheesh, this lumia 610 is not even a year old cellphone.

Android's default keyboard blows ass, on just about every device I've tried. Fixed it with SwiftKey but it's still worth noting I guess.

No issues otherwise.

Today I realized 'slam' is a blogger meme, with no real meaning, certainly not linked to how any dictionary in the past 100 years would define it, used primarily to get hits and comments about how that's not what slam means.

Some of them really are great

"I tried to buy a Nexus 4 but the device is so popular to get one! I wish it was less popular like Windows Phone. #DroidRage #WindowsRage"

Calum said,
Some of them really are great

"I tried to buy a Nexus 4 but the device is so popular to get one! I wish it was less popular like Windows Phone. #DroidRage #WindowsRage"

That is funny!

Sometimes, it's like watching a bunch of children bickering among each other. Every now and then tho, they go cry by Aunt Patent Office.

the420kid said,
you would have to be a complete moron to get one of those infected apps. wake up people.
or you have a security hole that is exploited and someone installs the app without you knowing. If the device is rootable it is exploitable, I mean otherwise how do people usually get root now days but by exploiting the pre approved existing apps and system files on the device. Don't be a moron and over-generalize. Now if you are not a complete moron then you are LESS likley to get infected. Sure I will admit if you are a complete moron you will get infected alot easier. Bad thing is a large portion of the population buying these things are morons.

the420kid said,
you would have to be a complete moron to get one of those infected apps. wake up people.

See my posts above, you HAVE NO CLUE how easily Android can be infected or the many ways that require NO user interaction whatsoever. I posted a couple of methods above, but there are a ton of entry points for Android, and even the ones Google has tried to close or secure they have did a horrible job.

I loved my android phone and learned to hate it over time. I love my windows phone and now starting to hate because Microsoft f#%•ed and left me to dry with 7.5... Seeing new app for WP 8 is a horror story
...

I have no problem with Windows Phone, I was an early adopter and actually own an HD7, what I have a problem with is Nokia hoovering all the apps I want off the marketplace and making them exclusive to the Lumia. This is the reason I went back to Android and won't be purchasing another Windows Phone, why should I be forced to buy a Nokia Lumia just to use the apps I want?

I agree with you on the point of exclusive apps. It's getting quite excessive. However, I'll still use Windows Phone because it has quite a few features that I like and a good ecosystem.

I can't believe Microsoft doesn't remember once their windows was a virus magnet too not mentioning blue screen, driver issues .... It took time for them to fix their software. Though I do believe android has fundamental security flaws it'll take time but they will eventually fix it same as Microsoft.

S3P€hR said,
I can't believe Microsoft doesn't remember once their windows was a virus magnet too not mentioning blue screen, driver issues .... It took time for them to fix their software. Though I do believe android has fundamental security flaws it'll take time but they will eventually fix it same as Microsoft.

This is the catch.

The reason Microsoft is 'proud' of Windows Phone is that the team built from security and the entire runtime/application platform is designed around security and isolation technologies.

So WP7/8 are something Microsoft should be proud of regarding Security, Stability and Performance - and this is where they can get in trouble, because the world perception of Windows is completely healed with Windows 7, making something like this an easy target.


Another thing about the Windows Phone, I am a developer and I am still not planning to switch to it, the phone is very good, but we all know that once it gets popular, the Microsoft milking machine will run and milk us all.
- Windows Phone Starter: 10 Phone calls a day, 2 apps running at the same time, and 1 hours of browsing?
- Windows Phone Basic
- Windows Phone Pro
- Windows Phone Enterprise
- Windows Phone Ultimate
Then Office for Windows Phone will cost money
Then you have to buy it and subscribe
And the list goes, milk, milk, milk the customer as soon as they can

john.smith_2084 said,

Then you have to buy it and subscribe
And the list goes, milk, milk, milk the customer as soon as they can

Subscription models are a Harsh reality for those who want a constant revenue stream. However there are basically only 2 versions of Windows 8 as MS has seemingly learned from the mistake of kaving so many SKUs to support out there.

john.smith_2084 said,
Another thing about the Windows Phone, I am a developer and I am still not planning to switch to it, the phone is very good, but we all know that once it gets popular, the Microsoft milking machine will run and milk us all.
- Windows Phone Starter: 10 Phone calls a day, 2 apps running at the same time, and 1 hours of browsing?
- Windows Phone Basic
- Windows Phone Pro
- Windows Phone Enterprise
- Windows Phone Ultimate
Then Office for Windows Phone will cost money
Then you have to buy it and subscribe
And the list goes, milk, milk, milk the customer as soon as they can

This is what I would classify as a mentally challenged Troll.

thenetavenger said,

This is what I would classify as a mentally challenged Troll.

That's harsh. I work with a few who are legally part of that group who would take offense to this comment.

deadonthefloor said,

That's harsh. I work with a few who are legally part of that group who would take offense to this comment.

Hi comment is fair, perhaps your colleagues are mentally challenged too.

When you download a software to Android it tells you, hey this software will get all your personal info and do whatever it wants with your phone, do you want to download it? Yes? Good luck :-)
I don't download unknown software that request full permissions, period.

Still, Android must do better job to protect people.

Google must report those who put viruses or steal info to the police, this is why we have police!
To Microsoft, about Microsoft Windows Phone, look at the Nexus 4 price and learn, Windows Phone 8 is maybe very good, but Google just raised the bar again, sorry.

john.smith_2084 said,
When you download a software to Android it tells you, hey this software will get all your personal info and do whatever it wants with your phone, do you want to download it? Yes? Good luck :-)
I don't download unknown software that request full permissions, period.

Still, Android must do better job to protect people.

Google must report those who put viruses or steal info to the police, this is why we have police!
To Microsoft, about Microsoft Windows Phone, look at the Nexus 4 price and learn, Windows Phone 8 is maybe very good, but Google just raised the bar again, sorry.

One area where I think iOS is excels is permissions. I like how I can turn on/off location services for a particular app but it needs to go further than this. But it is a nice concept that they are expanding to other permission slowly but surely (like access to contact data, etc). That way you can install an app that wants location services but don't have to enable location services for that app.

I hope that Android advances into a toggled approach for permissions as oppose to the all-or-nothing approach. For instance, I want to install Facebook but I don't want to give it location data.

john.smith_2084 said,
When you download a software to Android it tells you, hey this software will get all your personal info and do whatever it wants with your phone, do you want to download it? Yes? Good luck :-)
I don't download unknown software that request full permissions, period.

Still, Android must do better job to protect people.

Google must report those who put viruses or steal info to the police, this is why we have police!
To Microsoft, about Microsoft Windows Phone, look at the Nexus 4 price and learn, Windows Phone 8 is maybe very good, but Google just raised the bar again, sorry.

You DO NOT understand how easy it is to get malware on Android with NO USER interaction. From attaching to approved Apps for updates to even a couple of *nix holes that have existed for 20 years.

As I mentioned above, if you really thing that social engineering is the only way to get malware on Android, PM me your device IP or phone number, and I'll let one of my security techs send all the proceeds to charity that your phone contributes for you.

We had an Android device last week, that isn't even being 'used' but is sitting docked, receive an update and pop through several though site Ads. The Malware came in this time on a regular App update that was trusted, and the anti-malware software didn't catch it.

Microsoft is really so pathetic on promoting their half baked phone OS which is a total failure in most non-U.S countries. Somebody must cure the M$ fanboy defense patrol.. This is retarded.

XMac said,
Android felt half-baked before 2.3/4.0 as well.

And so did WP7.x which barely even supports multitasking, the first release didn't even have copy-paste nor file transfer via BT. However I do agree that Android 2.3 was mediocre, laggy and buggy but anything above 4.0 felt snappy even on capable single core devices.

yowanvista said,
but anything above 4.0 felt snappy even on capable single core devices.

Theres no such thing as snappy Android on a single core. Ironically even the older WP7 will run smoother on a 800MHz single core than Android will on a 1GHz dual-core. Yet apparently WP is half baked to you.

yowanvista said,

And so did WP7.x which barely even supports multitasking, the first release didn't even have copy-paste nor file transfer via BT. However I do agree that Android 2.3 was mediocre, laggy and buggy but anything above 4.0 felt snappy even on capable single core devices.

Just to be fair (and no, no m$ fanboy here, i love my android), how many versions was 2.3 from the RC1 days? Like 10? When wp7.x came out, it was like android RC1...featureless, basic. Give M$ 10 versions, then compare (though they cant ever 'catch-up' to androids amount of versions simply because both sides will forever keep moving along in dev., but point is: M$ is forever behind).

1Pixel said,

Theres no such thing as snappy Android on a single core. Ironically even the older WP7 will run smoother on a 800MHz single core than Android will on a 1GHz dual-core. Yet apparently WP is half baked to you.


You obviously never saw Jelly Bean in action on a low end device judging from your comment. Android has different requirements and it needs more resources because of the way it works inside out, it distributes the available processing power accordingly among several processes and running Apps unlike iOS/WP which will only run one open App at a time while others are running in background mode or simply suspended. Just see how Apps are reloaded on WP while multitasking, WP8 does offer some improvements by keeping Apps in a suspended state but it doesn't really help much. Keep in mind that the Snapdragon S1 SoCs with the Adreno 200 doesn't simply provide the raw power needed for Android's multitasking system.

WP does indeed outperform Android in the low end area but you still lose features with WP. You can't properly multitask nor can you even have some of the Apps installed on low end WP devices. WP will always lag behind when it comes to multitasking and Apps. So yes, it's still a half baked OS.

XMac said,
Android felt half-baked before 2.3/4.0 as well.

Android is still half baked for most of the devices running in the world today...

korupt_one said,

Android is still half baked for most of the devices running in the world today...


Care to provide examples instead of trolling?

yowanvista said,

You obviously never saw Jelly Bean in action on a low end device judging from your comment. Android has different requirements and it needs more resources because of the way it works inside out, it distributes the available processing power accordingly among several processes and running Apps unlike iOS/WP which will only run one open App at a time while others are running in background mode or simply suspended. Just see how Apps are reloaded on WP while multitasking, WP8 does offer some improvements by keeping Apps in a suspended state but it doesn't really help much. Keep in mind that the Snapdragon S1 SoCs with the Adreno 200 doesn't simply provide the raw power needed for Android's multitasking system.

WP does indeed outperform Android in the low end area but you still lose features with WP. You can't properly multitask nor can you even have some of the Apps installed on low end WP devices. WP will always lag behind when it comes to multitasking and Apps. So yes, it's still a half baked OS.

Half baked then even Android 4.x is at least half to 3/4 baked lol because my stock nexus 7 still has stock apps that "this app has failed to respond... would you like to wait or report it"

I have iOS products, Android, and WP devices. I love my flexability in my Androids, but for a straightup smartphone my WP devices have always been the most stable apps or hardware. I will admit my Lumia 920 randomly reboots, but so have my iDevices and, and Android devices. I expect them to get better over time with updates if it isn't a straight hardware failure.

eXtermia said,

Half baked then even Android 4.x is at least half to 3/4 baked lol because my stock nexus 7 still has stock apps that "this app has failed to respond... would you like to wait or report it"

I have iOS products, Android, and WP devices. I love my flexability in my Androids, but for a straightup smartphone my WP devices have always been the most stable apps or hardware. I will admit my Lumia 920 randomly reboots, but so have my iDevices and, and Android devices. I expect them to get better over time with updates if it isn't a straight hardware failure.


No software is perfect, Android Apps sometimes behave like this under certain circumstances. They shouldn't do so normally though.

yowanvista said,
Microsoft is really so pathetic on promoting their half baked phone OS which is a total failure in most non-U.S countries. Somebody must cure the M$ fanboy defense patrol.. This is retarded.

Windows NT is half baked, really?

Care to explain how a 20 year old OS that is running on 1.5 billion computers is 'half baked'?

I will go along that the WP7/8 App Platform and merge to WinRT is evolving, but what many people considered to be 'missing' features are things that provide a high level of security by not allowing Applications to low level OS levels and provide App isolation.

thenetavenger said,

Windows NT is half baked, really?

Care to explain how a 20 year old OS that is running on 1.5 billion computers is 'half baked'?

I will go along that the WP7/8 App Platform and merge to WinRT is evolving, but what many people considered to be 'missing' features are things that provide a high level of security by not allowing Applications to low level OS levels and provide App isolation.


Read again, I was referring to WP7.x which has NOTHING to do with Windows NT, it is still based on the old Windows CE kernel. WP8 may have some bits of the fully fledged NT kernel but you're making an irrelevant comparison here.

Your argument is invalid, WP8 is targeted towards the ARM platform while the desktop Windows NT line has always been x86 and x86-64 exclusive. The software experience between those two is totally different and they have nothing in common when it comes to usability. You're comparing a well established desktop OS with its little brother which has yet to mature.

Rather juvenile honestly. But one response like this doesn't mean responses are "mixed"... It's one person with nothing better to do...

The new WP8 is gorgeous OS. So get over it. I have nokia lumia 920 and battery is perfect and camera (photos or videos) is amazing guys. But windows phone store is so small. wake up developers.. Support WP8.

mad_apo said,
The new WP8 is gorgeous OS. So get over it. I have nokia lumia 920 and battery is perfect and camera (photos or videos) is amazing guys. But windows phone store is so small. wake up developers.. Support WP8.

There's a message in your message... if that makes sense.

The market share of WP compared to Android is nothing (if all my friends use X, why would I use Y?), but maybe there's also certain apps or whatever that prevent people from switching - maybe not the hardcore users but they have a big influence.

For instance, I'd jump from Windows to Linux if I had all my apps and games available. I'd also kick out Firefox for Chrome if all the addons worked. The point: it's often the external factors that decide what choice I make.

Some comments are actually pretty funny, like:
"I once thought about writing malware for a @windowsphone but then I thought, aren't they suffering enough? #DroidRage"

It looks like Microsoft did not learn from similar McDonalds twitter campaign which backfired very badly...

Haters on both sides here. What is funny that all of them used Windows at some point and left the fold when Google seemed to be the better option for them. Now they are all at each others throats. Haters never learn.

Here's a crazy idea: don't install things on your phone when you don't know what they are. That's why the comments and rating system exists on the play store.

Funny how Microsoft is essentially copying Apple's propaganda of old. "Come to us, we're virus-free!"

Yeah, so am I, because I'm not an idiot.

Slayer said,
Here's a crazy idea: don't install things on your phone when you don't know what they are. That's why the comments and rating system exists on the play store.

Funny how Microsoft is essentially copying Apple's propaganda of old. "Come to us, we're virus-free!"

Yeah, so am I, because I'm not an idiot.

everybody ways that and they are running stealth rootkits without knowing.

Idiots come in many forms. Ever taken your car to a service station? Yup, you're an idiot.

Slayer said,
Here's a crazy idea: don't install things on your phone when you don't know what they are. That's why the comments and rating system exists on the play store.

Funny how Microsoft is essentially copying Apple's propaganda of old. "Come to us, we're virus-free!"

Yeah, so am I, because I'm not an idiot.

HoochieMamma said,

Nope, still have to be an idiot to be infected.


No You just need to be online to be infected otherwise the NSA wouldn't have C2 security standards. Wp8 might have virus eventually too, but fact is ANY networked computer device can be infected or rooted given the proper tools and access. A large numbers of PCs (windows, linux, unix, or mac doesnt matter) may be infected/rooted and you don't know it because the good compromises don't appear to compromised. The reality is security through obscurity only slows down the average joe. This is evident by stuxnet. In fact you can have rootkits pre-installed in your hardware. So unless you have an electron microscope to analyze what you own or fabricated all your parts own PC parts you can be infected already. Then there is always the social connection and social engineering.
Giving enough resources or cohersion anyone and any entity can be infected if on the network or physical access is granted to the system. Including HoocieMamma and they may never even know it. That is the 100% truth and reality of it.

It doesn't matter if you don't have anything seemingly valuable to make you look like a target. You are a target if you are online, simple undeniable fact, even if it just to use you to attack others.

In the end you just have to do a risk analysis and try to mitigate what you can, and accept what you can't and keep on going forward. Use the best security methods you can afford to do without impeeding that you can function.

eXtermia said,

No You just need to be online to be infected otherwise the NSA wouldn't have C2 security standards.

Yeah, my computer was slow down to crawl recently, until I've formatted and re-installed system. But I've scanned my system with two different antivirirus, and also tried to desactivate stuff that run from start. I'm suspecting that a well known bit torrent client is doing this, I'll never install it again.

Slayer said,
Here's a crazy idea: don't install things on your phone when you don't know what they are. That's why the comments and rating system exists on the play store.

Funny how Microsoft is essentially copying Apple's propaganda of old. "Come to us, we're virus-free!"

Yeah, so am I, because I'm not an idiot.

We have document Android malware that attached to certified Google Mail App updates, that are 'trusted' and install without user notification. A botted router looking for any user's device downloading the App and attaching Malware was all it took.

Google has added 'some' certification on client side installs, but sadly it is still easy to trick.

Android is a security nightmare, and it doesn't take social engineering or even 'exploits' in the OS, as there are many ways to get malware on the device, and once you get malware on the device it runs unfettered.

At the VERY LEAST WP7/8 have total App isolation, meaning malware still can't do crap even if you download a virus on purpose. The phone services and OS are also isolated from Apps, so they can't send messages, make calls or begin to transgress or touch any of the OS.

In theory nothing is virus proof. However to even group Android with WP7/8 is ignorant at best.

If you don't believe me, post PM me your phone number or your device IP, and I will have one of my security techs demonstrate how vulnerable you really are. All malware charges will go to charity.


Princess Chica Ami said,
Wow I think only Microsoft bash against other competitors. They want everything to run on Windows? I don't think so.

wow you must not go out much. has apple ever not bashed MSFT? like did you miss the last decade?

neonspark said,

wow you must not go out much. has apple ever not bashed MSFT? like did you miss the last decade?

The last 3 decades you mean. Apple have been at it forever.

neonspark said,

wow you must not go out much. has apple ever not bashed MSFT? like did you miss the last decade?

This is a double edged sword, and it only work if it follows the trend. Apple renounced to bash pc, when windows 7 was released.

Princess Chica Ami said,
They want everything to run on Windows? I don't think so.

I do.
Ford Sync
PixelSense
WP8
W8
ATT U-Verse (and others)
Xbox
SkyDrive
Azure
getting closer to my full MS dream.

Android is pretty good. Ironically it looks more like a regular desktop, unlike the stupid tile design adopted by windows 8. And I can even create "folders" to organize my apps in android, thanks to "application folder" from JH Jeong .

bigmehdi said,
Android is pretty good. Ironically it looks more like a regular desktop, unlike the stupid tile design adopted by windows 8. And I can even create "folders" to organize my apps in android, thanks to "application folder" from JH Jeong .

except off course that unlike a desktop, android can't do squad, unlike windows 8

bigmehdi said,
Android is pretty good. Ironically it looks more like a regular desktop, unlike the stupid tile design adopted by windows 8. And I can even create "folders" to organize my apps in android, thanks to "application folder" from JH Jeong .

There is a reason why Microsoft abandoned Windows Mobile... and created a phone that DOESN'T look like a desktop.

rfirth said,

There is a reason why Microsoft abandoned Windows Mobile... and created a phone that DOESN'T look like a desktop.

Only to create a desktop that looks like a phone >.>

neonspark said,

except off course that unlike a desktop, android can't do squad, unlike windows 8

Dude, are you on the Microsoft payroll? You've replied to almost every comment thread in this article singing MS' praises, and bashing Google. Jeez...

neonspark said,

except off course that unlike a desktop, android can't do squad, unlike windows 8

Odd, because I can browse, listen to music, watch video, view photos, take photos, and do much more with my Galaxy S and in modern terms it's a pretty dated phone, it even runs the latest version of Android.

Majesticmerc said,
...

Some of us just love to hate google that much.
The fact they've managed to confuse, i mean convince the world to use their data mining OS for better targeted advertising without at least removing the friction typically associated with operating a PC baffles me.

Antagonistic marketing isn't the way to go, especially since WP's market and mind share are so low. Instead, Microsoft should try to use positive marketing to tell people what differentiates Windows Phone from other platforms and how it's sometimes better than Android and iOS.

XX55XX said,
Antagonistic marketing isn't the way to go, especially since WP's market and mind share are so low. Instead, Microsoft should try to use positive marketing to tell people what differentiates Windows Phone from other platforms and how it's sometimes better than Android and iOS.

and then nobody would publish an article about it. this is free press. much more effective.

XX55XX said,
Antagonistic marketing isn't the way to go, especially since WP's market and mind share are so low. Instead, Microsoft should try to use positive marketing to tell people what differentiates Windows Phone from other platforms and how it's sometimes better than Android and iOS.

Tell that to Apple with their whole"I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" campaign. The smaller market share group always bashes whoever has the largest.

RangerLG said,

Tell that to Apple with their whole"I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" campaign. The smaller market share group always bashes whoever has the largest.

Things are much much different now though, 10 years ago there was virtually no choice but to use Windows as far as average Joe user was concerned only Windows existed...that was the strength of Windows strangle hold monopoly...Apple was telling people frustrated with the lack of choice that there was an alternative, a better alternative. Now though with everything going mobile/touch/efficiency and architectural changes etc..There are many players in the game and people know this and are leaving Windows behind and Microsoft is afraid, and they should be. Their iron grip is loosening and about to be smashed over the next couple of years and I am enjoying the view.

XX55XX said,
....

Like BenThePCGuy walking the streets beating the pants off every day users at everyday tasks and offering them free Windows Phones as a consolation prize......

The truth is that both Windows Phone and Android have their advantages and disadvantages. In truth, Windows Phone 8 is really equivalent to Android Gingerbread, but because it has some core OS system wide functionality like aggregating data and deep linking, it may end up having some things that some users may want that are simpler and may be better than Android over time. Android has more features and apps and if that is your focus, then it may be a better fit for you.

An example of how WP is better at one thing is the Music and Video hub. No matter what app you used to watch a video be it a YouTube video, Podcast, or something else, you only have to go to the History pane in the Music and Video Hub to find your recent media files. Select the video and it opens it in the associated app.

The next few years will be interesting either way and we all will win in the consumer wars.

Drewidian said,
The truth is that both Windows Phone and Android have their advantages and disadvantages. In truth, Windows Phone 8 is really equivalent to Android Gingerbread, but because it has some core OS system wide functionality like aggregating data and deep linking, it may end up having some things that some users may want that are simpler and may be better than Android over time. Android has more features and apps and if that is your focus, then it may be a better fit for you.

An example of how WP is better at one thing is the Music and Video hub. No matter what app you used to watch a video be it a YouTube video, Podcast, or something else, you only have to go to the History pane in the Music and Video Hub to find your recent media files. Select the video and it opens it in the associated app.

The next few years will be interesting either way and we all will win in the consumer wars.

lol, you're so out of date with your android 2.3 comment. WP is like android 5.2

neonspark said,

lol, you're so out of date with your android 2.3 comment. WP is like android 5.2


I think he was comparing the whole ecosystem. Ecosystem wise WP is probably android 2.2. From my use case, feature wise WP and Android are pretty balanced but not every software outlet is supporting WP as much as the others hence my choice of Android for the next year or so.

neonspark said,

lol, you're so out of date with your android 2.3 comment. WP is like android 5.2


WP8 is like Android 2.1. so many features still missing.

Some of the comments are actually quite funny, such as: "What #DroidRage? I've been very happy with Android for the last 3 years. I've never known anyone with malware issues...this isn't Windows... "

But Microsoft, what did you expect? The Windows Phone isn't gaining a lot of market share for a reason...

Tpiom said,
Some of the comments are actually quite funny, such as: "What #DroidRage? I've been very happy with Android for the last 3 years. I've never known anyone with malware issues...this isn't Windows... "

But Microsoft, what did you expect? The Windows Phone isn't gaining a lot of market share for a reason...

which is funny because android's non curated store is infested with malware

neonspark said,

which is funny because android's non curated store is infested with malware


The ignorance is high on this one.. Google has already addressed that flaw and each submitted app must go through checks.

yowanvista said,

The ignorance is high on this one.. Google has already addressed that flaw and each submitted app must go through checks.

Not before the damage was done.

Dot Matrix said,

Not before the damage was done.


Yes, ignorants shall always download fake 'Angry Birds Pro' Apps. Rogue Apps on Android have zero way of harming the system itself nor any other installed Apps. Afaik everything run on Android will still be contained within the Dalvik VM so no damage shall ever be done unless the user is really retarded to the point of giving out credit card details requested by those rogue Apps.

Dot Matrix said,

Not before the damage was done.


If everyone thought like you, nobody would ever innovate or come out with anything new, lest they make a single mistake and be villified for life.
You say that like Microsoft or Apple never made any mistakes

neonspark said,

which is funny because android's non curated store is infested with malware

So basically you need to apply some judgement like when downloading things for Windows on a PC!

uh, they have done this in the past. not new really.

I have my own droid horror story but not sure which to post, missing December, or phone dialer pops up a phone dialer when I click a phone and I can recursively open phone dialers until android crashes

neonspark said,
uh, they have done this in the past. not new really.

I have my own droid horror story but not sure which to post, missing December, or phone dialer pops up a phone dialer when I click a phone and I can recursively open phone dialers until android crashes


People might take your comments seriously if you didn't go out of your way to make your opinion known by replying to almost every single comment that goes against yours.