Originally Posted by AllSpades
This sounds about right. And, if true, it means I'll probably be jumping ship from Android whenever the next iPhone lands on Verizon. Unless they fix the multi-touch issue and invest seriously in appealing UI design, I'm pretty much done with Android.
Yeah, what a major dissapointment. The hype and subsequent release of this snooze of a phone shows that the google camp has their heads up their arses. Basically a crossgrade from the droid with a "revolutionary" OS upgrade which only has a few UI graphics tweaks and a gallery that should have been on the droid in the first place. Already two months since the droid release, which is an eternity in the electronics space and that's all they could come up with. What do they have the 3 stooges in their Android software engineering dept. 512 K sys memory => Android = Winmo Deluxe. After 15 years of wince/PPC/Winmo and 3 months Android after Verizon's willful neglect of Alltel customers and finally forced to try Apple's Iphone I can say there is no comparison even to Vanilla iphoneOS. I did miss multitasking and sound profiles but the battery just lasted forever and it was just absolutely blazing fast and the apps and games are ridiculus.
Then I did the 15 sec jailbreak and with a day of modding VS what would have taken me weeks on winmo. I've got awesome Palm webOS card style multitaksing, sound profiles, animated desktop, folders, 92 games and 300+ total apps that are all phenomenal and in 28 days not one reboot, crash or app lockup. I have the OS hacked to do everything that i ever wanted a phone to do and it is more stable in a month then android was in a day with only a homescreen replacement....... Not only does Apple have the best app developers but all the best hackers too, so basically it is waaaayyy more open source than Android.
3 months and updates later the droid still has too many issues. They cant even get the LEDs to shut off in the nightstand dock. Just that one great idea alone got me so excited about the Droid, but is a prime example of the ineptitude of these folk. Create a desk clock but dont even have someone use it and notify them that... hey guys you cant really sleep well with this light beacon on the screen doesnt dim enough and the LED are too bright... just stooopid.... The iphone desk clocks are plentiful, free and dim perfectly.