I got my new Galaxy S3 a few weeks ago, and by far it's the best Android phone I've used. It runs circles around the Droid X, some of Samsung's little augmentations are helpful (such as SmartStay and the voice-activated camera.) It sounds to me like Jelly Bean will go a long way to removing any lag from Android phones, with a number of optimizations. This is the largest strike against Android casual users have. "Why isn't it as smooth as an iPhone?" Obviously Google has listened. Still...I feel like I'm just back with a much faster version of my Droid X already. I am constantly disappointed with Google's lack of attention to detail. Why is it that Apple seems to be the only tech company that can create a nearly perfect (admittedly, within Apple's parameters) mobile phone? Partly this is the nature of Android - it runs on just about anything, so hardware and the manufacturer's tweaks matter a LOT. Still, there are lots of little things that just show a lack of attention to detail. Here are a few of my issues that I see, and I haven't included ones that are manufacturer specific: 1) Google Play Music. I love the service, and the fact that's it free, but after two weeks of use, I am already experiencing lag when opening, content information and album art not displaying. I have a huge library, nearly 15,000 songs, and this is part of it - but if you have a 20,000 song limit, why was your software not designed to handle that much data? Also, on my Droid X, when unplugging the headphone jack, it would always play for 3-5 seconds afterwards until the software caught up. This wasn't the case for the first two weeks with my Galaxy S3, but now it's happening again. My solution was to clear the cache and uninstall the latest update. It's now back to being smooth again and loading everything correctly. That seems to have solved the headphone issue as well. 2) Why not limit users choices more? Why is every app and its brother allowed to change wallpaper? This is one of those things that confuse the heck out of new users - even on a stock device you could have 3 wallpaper choices - the manufacturer's, Gallery, and any other image viewer you've installed. NO. SIMPLIFY. That's another complaint I hear often about Android in general "Why do I have 10,000 choices to do something with this file?" Personally, I don't mind that, but I can see why it's mind-numbing to some people. 3) There seems to be a Wifi wakelock bug that can drain people's battery. I think I solved it by having my phone demand a static IP per some post on XDA, but, again, here's an attention to detail issue. Is this Google's or Samsung's fault? Not sure here... 4) Google Maps voice. It was fine, until I tried to change it to British. I changed it back, but now it randomly switches between the stock map voice (the human sounding one), a horrible British synthesized voice and the American synthesized voice while navigating. Against, just poor quality control and lack of attention to detail. 5) Car mode. Google has an app, and includes a car mode in Android. Yet Samsung was allowed to get away with not including the app, and in fact, there is no way to get into car mode other than with a third-party app. Samsung somehow doesn't allow you to use Bluetooth with a stereo cable plugged into the headphone jack, making car mode semi-useless anyway for those of us with non ADCP Bluetooth car receivers. Why was Samsung allowed to get away with destroying a great Android feature? 6) S-Voice. Google is bringing out a major innovation called Google Now, which, by all accounts, is a thousand times better than Siri. Why didn't Google stop Samsung from releasing S-Voice, which is obviously incomplete, knowing they were working on something far better that would replace it? Don't get me wrong, I do love our ability to customize and Android's openness. But at some point Google is going to start losing market share, rather than gaining it, until they become as perfectionist as Apple AND adopt Microsoft's model for Windows: you can do whatever you want with the hardware, but YOU DO NOT TOUCH THE CORE OS. Now Microsoft had no problem with manufacturer bloatware, and that, while annoying, was largely fine. We could all live with that. We could live with that on Android too. But we need to eliminate the fragmentation, we need to eliminate the disjunctions between user experiences, and we need to make Android the smooth powerhouse it was meant to be.