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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by degarb, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. degarb

    degarb Newbie
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    Android is the most miserable OS in the world. I feel like I am blinded and arms chopped off. Yes, imprisoned too.

    I rooted my phone and got 200 megs free, got a real file browser (root browser, closer to real).
    Deleted Delvik cache, got tons of space.

    My android tablet's internal storage magically shrunk to 50 megs--nothing can install, danger of google not syncing.

    Moved all to card, uninstalled near everything, deleted all app cache. Still 50 megs of 400 internal free. Storage analyzer is impotent, telling me nothing, showing nothing internally anyway (another blind browser).

    Android just SUCKS--devised by people that do not test the devices!!! Though likely not as bad as Apple. I wonder if Windows for tablets would be anygood. Windows CE sucked big time.

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    no offence but id say its far more likely to be user error than google's error :p
  3. degarb

    degarb Newbie
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    Then, if you are enlightened, tell me how.

    I have been using computers since 84, repaired computers professionally, written code, used palmtops since 1992, use two linux machines daily, owned android since fall of last year.

    The locked down android OS is the most miserable. It takes all the flaws of Linux, and adds a whole bunch more.

    That said, the price per unit, and a good 7 inch tablet is a great book reader (if you can use a windows machine to strip the drm off). The portable convenience around the house is not replaceable.

    I don't know why even the cheap units, don't allow you to just install another flavor of linux, where all installations and data go directly to external sd card. Castrated inability to set installation location and documents/cache is also a flaw on linux, I guess, unless you edit an fstab file-where app to app locations is not a choice.

    How about a slitaz tablet or a Windows 98 with Kernel ex. Either would make android look sick (if you kept eye on resource meter and did preventative reboot each day, and used rain to cool the cpu--all fatal flaws of super light win 98).
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  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Lol sorry i dont know the answer to your problem but i know that slating android wont encourage the people who do to help.
    So mobile OS-wise, android is locked down compared to what? :beer:
  5. degarb

    degarb Newbie
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    Compared with any OS that lets you delete programs, see/manage all your install locactions/files/drives.

    Compared with any OS that lets the admin in on the password to do the most basic things.
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I dont know ANYTHING about desktop OSs lol. Im very computer-stupid but surely rooted android is the most free mobile platform?
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Very low internal memory.... Is this a cheapo Chinese device you bought from Ebay or something? If so you might want to read this...
    http://androidforums.com/android-lounge/631594-off-brand-phones-tablets-worth-low-cost.html ....they often don't test their devices properly.
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  8. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    The issue isn't really an android issue. These are phones and tablets not meant to take the place of computers yet people insist that they should. These devices are still in the baby stages of life and have a lot to go yet.
  9. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    My kid has a windows device.. called by different names on different carriers/providers. It's great.. she loves it. She got rid of her iPhone 4S for it (I think that was over the slide out keyboard, though).

    But when I hand her my Note 2 her eyeballs pop out of her head and fly across the room. I have to peel them off the wall and follow the optic nerve back to her eye sockets and stuff them back in so she can properly use my Note 2 for a while. I also have to incorporate all of my Shotokan and boxing skills when it's time to get it back from her. :D

    One of my co-workers just got the S4. I like it. Man do I like it! It's running close to as much as I like my Note 2 (I have a pen I can pull out and jot a quick note/phone number etc, her S4 does not).

    So, get a high end Android device (tab wise I'd recommend the 7" Tab 2) and don't try to pretend like they're something they're not even trying to be; they're phones and tablets, not laptops and PCs. ;)
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  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Lol i actualy recently played with a Note 2 (in that dark gun metal colour mmm) and an s4 in a shop and was far more impressed by the note 2. Id trade in my s3 for one in a heartbeat :)
    The s4 just felt SO bogged down compared to the N2. I suppose its just its bloated OS but surely the Note's is just as bloated?
    Maybe its because they dont have that "octocore" thing working properly on the s4 yet and a nice kernel will fix it?
  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    400Mb internal for a tablet? Well, you get what you paid for. This is the problem with some people. They get cheap devices and then bash Android. Let's see you use your laptop properly with just a 4GB hardrive.

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