I Hate Android

I Hate Android: Why It Sucks

Android has gotten better over the years but there are still many things I dont like about it. To put it bluntly, I hate Android. I tried to support it and I actually liked it for a while. Over the years, I got tired of nearly everything about it. I have used Linux for a few years since Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and fell in love with the open source movement. Ive come to realize that all the hype about being open and portraying Apple and RIM as the evil closed platform was all a deception. Google Play(formerly Android Market) adds movie rentals, books, and music all in one convenient shop. The new market is not open source but a tightly controlled shop that Google aims to make big bucks with. No longer is it a simple library of applications but more like a Barnes and Nobles pushing its own products along with the usual selection. Its not just the changes to the market that I dont like. Theres a list(I love lists). Lets go through them.

 

1. Multiple UIs

I hate some of the UI. Customization is nice but it allows for more things to break. These include themes and design. At first, the UI was cool and beautiful. I felt like I had a computer in my hands, literally. Icons were nice to touch and scrolling was smooth(at first). After using it for a while, I started to experience the pains of using the touch screen. Mistypes, and mistaps were frequent. The Android experience varied depending on manufacturer. All the different flavors of Android pushed by their respective hardware developers all look different. SenseUI, TouchWiz, and MotoBlur are all different. SenseUI is probably the best(IMO) out of all these. TouchWiz makes me feel like Im using an iPhone and MotoBlur is a mess with all their social networking widgets. These skins load on top of Android making it slower than its vanilla stock core.

SenseUI TouchWiz MOTOBLUR

2. Crapware

When I get my phone, I hate all the bloatware that comes with it. All carriers seem to do it. They push Vcast, SprintTV and other bloatware that I dont want. Not only that, but I hate that I cant delete them. I hate knowing that they are on my phone and the only way for me to get rid of them is by rooting my phone. Why do I have to jump through hoops just to get rid of this crapware? Im not scared of rooting my phone. In fact, Ive done so and install a few custom ROMs but there is always a risk of bricking your phone and leaving it useless. Average users dont want to risk that. Not to mention doing so will void any warrantee you have. Not only are there crapware on the phone, but there is/was malware on the Market. The greatest search engine in the world cant filter out spyware/malware?

 

3. No Hardware Standards

I hate that there is no set hardware standard in Android. For example, BlackBerry have the call, menu, trackpad/trackball, back, and end call button all in that order. Windows Phone 7 has 6 required hardware buttons. Power/sleep, Volume up/down, camera, back, start, and search. The main back, start and search buttons are all in that order. And iOS has 1 button. The home button. On Android, however, there are no standard so jumping from one device to another is a pain. The Nexus S lists the buttons as back, menu, search, and home. The Galaxy lists them as menu, home, back, and search. The Droid list them as back, menu, home, and search. Is it so hard to create a set of rules and follow them?

Inconsistent Android Buttons
What a mess

4. Consistently Inconsistent

Expanding from the 1st and the 3rd reasons, I hate Androids software fragmentation. I hate that Motorolas flavor is different from Samsungs. I hate that the buttons are different in all manufacturer, and even sometimes, within the same manufacturers. And I hate that I cant install certain apps because I my phone doesnt have the latest and greatest version of Ice Cream Honey Comb Jelly Cake or whatever the newest version is. Hearing about certain features or apps that only work with the latest version doesnt make things better. In contrast, the experience in iOS is pretty much the same minus 1 or 2 major feature(Siri for example).The life expectancy of an Android phone should last more than 2 years. I understand when it comes to mobile phones, one size doesnt exactly fit all but when the Android brand is harmed because of it, it leaves a sour taste that lingers longer than a good experience.

 

5. Software Bugs

I hate the bugs. Sometimes when Im charging my phone, the screen turns on at random intervals. You know whats fun? Setting the alarm and not having it work. Sorry boss, my phone decided not to listen to me. Or making a call and having the same person, waiting on the other line. Lets not forget about the dreaded force close pop ups. Its like these phones have a mind of their own. A.I? I get it. Bugs are in every system. A phone with a slow processor or bad camera has hardware problems. When the problems are in the software, then I think, when are they going to release an update to fix this. Bad software can also mean bad battery life. Guess what? Battery life sucks on Android too!

Force Close

6. Lack of Accessories

There are many Android devices and thats good for Google but bad for us when we are looking for accessories. Usually, you can only find a cheap case unless you own one of the popular droids. Want to find a car mount or a stereo speaker dock? Forget it. At best, you will have to settle for some generic one size fits all contraption. Meanwhile iPhone users get to enjoy tons of accessories. Lots of cases, car mounts, Bose speaker systems, etc. The best part is they are all usually very good in terms of quality and fit and finish. Ive had some cases that didnt quite fit right. This is especially true of slider Androids with hardware keyboards. It seems like with all the iPhones on the market, its hard to get a case wrong especially when its so easy for manufacturers to copy someone elses work. Imagine the overhead in manufacturing a specific case for a specific phone and hoping it sells well. Its no wonder accessories on Android is lacking.

 

7. Locked Down

Android isВ recognized as the open platform and thatВ unadulterated Android experience does not come standard. It only comes standard on GooglesВ Nexus phones but most people dont own these flagship devices. Most people get their Droids from their carriers. Not only are these phones locked down with carrier bloatware but they are also locked down from performing specific tasks. People have gotten around this issue by a process called rooting. This grants the user superuser status allowing him to do anything he wishes with the phone. The Nexus phones are relatively easy to root but carrier phones are harder. Google has since blocked rooted phones access to their movie rentals in the Google Play store.

 

Android phones are great if you want the phone to be your hobby, if you dont mind tinkering with the device, rooting it, or if youre just a techno buff. If you dont care about phones, and dont want to worry about anything, there are better platforms out there. My experience with Android was terrible and I still hear about it daily. My girlfriend constantly complains about her phone locking up, being slow, or acting up. I still have an open mind and I will consider it during my next upgrade. Having said all that, these are some reasons why Android sucks!

 

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  • Porjo

    Thanks for the post. Ive not used Android extensively but in the brief times that i have used it I came to some of the same conclusions in this article. Im a self-confessed computer nerd but when it comes to my phone I want a clean, simple, consistent interface. I have that with Samsung Wave which runs Bada OS however, sadly, Samsung seem to be letting Bada die on the vine, so Im looking to Android or iOS as a replacement.

    • http://techshift.net/ Set

      There has been some rumors that Samsung will be branching away from Android and working on their own OS. The likely alternative, like you mentioned, is Bada but well have to wait and see. I say, try it. Android is good to try out at least once. Some people like it, others hate it. It sounds like a definite update to your current phone.В 

  • DarkTiga

    I now hate Android. I was an early Motorola Xoom adopter, where Ive been bogged down with the following issues:
    1) Lack of OS updates with the latest Android OS releases. I was just upgraded to Android 4.1.2 this week (week of August 5, 2013). I think Googles released Android 4.3?

    2) One of the biggest gripes with Android is the lack of FULL USB functionality, so that I can plug in a USB drive, etc. I got around this with the Xooms microSD and Seagates WiFi HDD.

    3) Issues with OS updates. After I was upgraded to Android 4.1.2, my audio pause and resume AUTOMATICALLY switched to the highest Volume set in my Settings. I got around this by changing all of my Volumes to what Ive see for Music, Video Games & Other Media. I SHOULD NOT have to do this!

    4) Lack of improvements to the provided web browser. I had to download Firefox, but the Android provided web browser does not work with more complex webpages, like ones with links where you to generate responses, etc.

    5) Lack of flexible video formats. If I want to watch any video on my Xoom, I have to convert to resolution of 1200800. This, of course, makes my video files bigger than they need to be or makes it impossible to playback anything I buy from Amazon.com.

    I dont ever plan on getting an Android smartphone or tablet for the foreseeable future.

    • TuttiFrutti

      You should research simmering before you jump in. There are easy answers to am off your concerns. You just need to unlaze yourself and look.

      Then again, youre most likely an American. To become less lazy must be hard.

      • http://techshift.net/ Set

        Google translate fail.

  • Jeffrey

    the problem is they based it on linux which is constantly in development and will always have bugs

    • Michael Duclos

      You are hilarious! Is that why the only Linux system I ever had crash was due to a mechanical failure in the system drive? Systems that run 24/7 I may add and only reboot for kernel updates. Windows cant do that lol. Problem with Android, even the Nexus 7 2013, is shoddy hardware, shoddy software designed to make a profit through invasive ads for the dev who does not give a lick about quality, altered software by 2 layers(carrier and manufacturer) who give not a lick about speed, quality, and stability, and too many experimental elements like the Java environment on top of that Linux with real time compiler to run proprietary code. Put all this on an experimental userspace like I described, including so many in between not giving a shit, and it all falls down. I love my Linux systems, but after numerous instances of bad luck with Android that drove me to try the unadulterated Nexus experience, since in principle I liked the OS but wanted to get away from the issues, I am sad to say that the aforementioned Nexus will be my last Android device ever. I will keep with my beautiful Linux systems that never give me any significant trouble. Worst that happens is I try something experimental and have to roll back to stable branch. Using my old keyboard phone indefinitely and when it comes time for a new tablet, I will investigate a surface tablet and paving it over with Linux with one of the modern touch compatible UIs. Most of them use standard UEFI if an x86 based one and Linux has that licked, so should not be too huge of a project, other than customizing the UI to suit the tablet. But that might actually be fun :)

      • Gio

        This is exactly the thing i cant understand from Android. Is based on Linux, i used the Ubuntu distro and i can tell how stable and flexible it is and how well it performs (there are more distros but if Ubuntu does it well, others can do it even better). Linux is used on servers for a reason, but the Google takes it, molds it to their taste and give us this frustrating experience :(
        The thing with Java, i dont know how much it affects the system, but i guess is one of the biggest flaws (to be honest ive never liked Java as a language).

  • JustSumGuy

    As a manager of 55 Android smart phones and 12 iThings I can say I dont fully agree with all your assessments.
    The first thing I want to say is the iStuff virtual keyboards are better, hands down. I dont think the gap is as wide as you state but Apple did that better for sure.
    But the rest of your rant is exaggerated to say the least.
    No hardware standards? every phone had the same button set, a few in different orders many with different icons, but all with the same functions!
    Software bugs? I dont get ANY reports of these and my own personal handset that I test a HUGE number of apps on may crash every few weeks at worst.
    Locked down??? OMG I can do more with my NOT ROOTED droid than I can with my test bed jail broken i4s?? I develop apps for our internal use, using the Apple BT stack needs me to dance a jig while walking on water! With the droid, easy as pie.
    Its not perfect no, but its the best I have found!
    PS: dropped all Berrys in the dont use these box over a year ago, only tested BB10 and Windows phones for a few weeks, my experience with them is limited.

    • http://techshift.net/ Set

      JustSumGuy,
      You dont have to agree with any of my points. I just recently bought(and returned) the Nexus 7 and it was constantly giving me problems and freezing up on me. Yes, the platform is locked down and it doesnt matter if you do a pure apples to apples comparison as I didnt even mention iOS in this article. You just assumed this was a hit-piece one Android and a pro-Apple editorial. Doesnt matter if you can do more on Android than iOS. Thanks for the comment.

      • Savanah

        Why in the world do you say you didnt even mention iOS? You mention iOS or iPhone at least 4 times and the comments you make comparing the two make it seem like you got a thing for Apple. If you have articles where you bash Apple and have good things to say about Android, then let me know where it is so you dont look so biased. Okay for one, of course the popular Androids have more case options, why do you think iPhone has the most case options? Because most people own iPhones. More users = more case options. You mustve had a brain fart on that one. The second thing I need to point out, is everyone says that the Android doesnt have a completely open platform, but can you name a device that does? It has the most open platform compared to everything else on the market and is a lot less locked down than iPhones. That also goes to explain why Android consumes more battery life (more complex), why less people use Android (the OS doesnt hold your hand through everything), and lastly why it has bugs and inconsistencies (every phone manufacturer wants to customize their own version of the OS with different hardware, crapware, and UI since its possible with this OS.) So its funny you mention its not open platform, but everything you hate is because of it being more open platform than competitors. It sounds like you just got a crappy Android that was made crappier by the manufacturer. I would go with a Samsung Galaxy if I were you (I cant speak for the Active or the Mega, just the main series S2, S3, S4), theres a good reason they are the most popular of the Androids. I have not had nearly that much problems with bugs and my alarm has NEVER just not worked in the 3 years Ive been an Android user. Oh and then Ive had the same problems on iOS where an app will tell me I cant download it or cant update it because I dont have the latest OS. So I dont even know why you mentioned that, it seems like its true across all phones that newer apps are only compatible with the latest OS.

        • http://techshift.net/ Set

          Read my article on the Nexus 7. No, I dont have a thing for iOS. No brain fart, just pointing the obvious. I guess I should have clarified with the open point. That should be clear in my Nexus 7 review. The rest of your questions have been answered either in previous comments or out videos. Thanks for the comment.

  • Daniel Franklin

    I agree every point. This OS makes a good hardware dumb!! Want a pure linux based system with proper SSN integrated. I dont want to open 10 applications to set my status available everywhere, neither I want OS restricting me to copy files directly to my phone(Windows and iPhone).

  • Stuart Santa Emmett

    i loved android now i hate it you get a phone that has 8gb storage but in fact you have may be 3gb because android has apps that i do not want installed like you tube ands newsstand and others i just wish they would make a phone wear you decide what android apps to put on the phone think ill go back to blackberry as they are available on a cheap tariff or try and get an older version of the i phone

  • android_developer

    AND I STILL HATE THIS F*** SHIT TOO рџ?Ђ

  • hateANDROID!!

    WTF- Ive always used apple- was talked into getting my child an Android tablet called a Kurio! I HATE IT WITH A PASSION!! Im trying to update it, and cant find out how to switch from Kurio Interface to Android Interface! seems simple,
    but all of the instructions are either vague at the first step or the instructions do NOT look like my tablet! Im pissed and wish to throw it threw my window!! Ive tried since December, I just hate it!!

  • Adrian Webster

    Let everybody like what they like people only like iOS because its so FU**ing simple and da** plain
    I use android with a custome launcher and you can remove that crap ware by rooting and its more open you dont even have to root for a widget!

    • iOS

      I like iOS not because its fking simple, but because this is a true QUALITY piece of software unlike CrapDroid. CrapDroid will always be laggier, slower, less stable, uglier than iOS. (I had an experience with an Android device more than 3 years).

    • black out

      i did all that, adrian, and its still buggy. and expecting every user to outright HACK their own device just to make it work properly is simply ridiculous.

  • RobiZ

    I dont mind the slight differences in one companys version versus anothers. My issue with Android is it always feels like its in beta. I love Linux, dont get me wrong, but when I have an issue there I pull up the terminal and can fix most issues. I cannot do that with an Android device. So Im stuck with something that doesnt feel polished and will feel buggy.

  • Rosa

    I was writing a long, birthday message for my fiancГ©e. As I was selecting the words, it assumed I wanted to overwrite it and type Thanks instead. Couldnt retrieve the message. Total anger boiled inside me. I only have an android because my iPhone is in repair (shattered screen). Cannot wait to get it back!!!!!

    • Vize Versa

      Turn your spell check off and type your message you dumb prick, once again your fault for being a dumbass

  • Roy

    The basic Android problem, at least with the Samsung version, is that its target market is teeny-boppers rather than working adults. Its a toy and not a tool. My Galaxy S-4 cant even meet the basic function of being a hands-free phone unless you have a good data connection, nor can it resynch with Outlook on my office computer. Im a consultant and I am not about to allow my contact data, notes, appointments, etc. to go floating round in the cloud.

  • John the Revelator

    Mine sucks too. Might switch to apple as much as I have apples corporate culture

  • Twobit Tiger

    I hate android. The fact i have to hack something i paid for, to make it not a piece of junk. The fact i have to root it- would you pay for a windows or linux machine that wont trust you with admin rights? The playstore, further, has more malware than a warez and porn site.

  • Sawyer Cherry

    i hate you soo much. thats literally all i have to say

  • MacClocker

    Looking forward to Ubuntu phone edition release in the U.S.
    Ubuntu phone looks way better than Android, and it can multitask also

  • angryla

    no. 5 is so fucking annoying that i just want to hit my head into wall.how the fuck this can pass to funal productworthless shit android.

  • dog2000x

    Just finished my first year with Android and Im appalled with its overall UI klunkiness and Ghetto Rolex feel. I did my best to open my mind to its interface and what some deem its customization and ease of use. After a year, Ive gotten used to the lags, the jumping screens, the automatically switching icons, the fact that you cant set a different tone for your different notifications without some sort of funky beta app, and having to re-start it several times a day because of app malfunctions.

    Ive yet to see any real customization to the base UI, other than add-ons that bulk up garbage on top of the already shaky platform. Add to that the fact that everything is in a different place on every different makers version of Android, which is migraine-inducing when youre trying to work with someone elses phone. Then theres the junk drawers the folders full of downloads and apps and crapware (much of which you cant erase without damaging the system). I feel kind of suckered into the entire Android hype by the people who swear its a superior product to Apple.

    Needless to say, I will be returning to iPhone soon. My Year of Living Dangerously just proved to me the incredible elegance, reliability and ease-of-use of Apples iOS. Just like Windows is a clunky, hacker version of Macs OS, Android is a clunky, hacker version of iOS. I like to stick with the classic original not the fiberglass kit version.

  • black out

    i second everything said here. the only thing my android device is good for is light use such as browsing/social and an occasional book. anything heavier either refuses to work without a significant amount of under the hood tinkering or simply (and more often) just refuses to work entirely.
    what use is all that customisation when 90% of it ends up nonfunctional?

  • Gio

    To be presumably based on Linux, Android is a crap of OS. Its poor performance and lack of functionality is what really bugs me. I had a crappy Alcatel phone and recently i acquired an Xperia phone and is basically the same shit.
    To be supposedly based on LInux i expected to have a clean-working system, with no need for maintenance (unlike Windows), improved stability and more flexibility. Ive used Linux before (Ubuntu) and i got charmed by how it works, now that i move to Android i got dissapointed because a lot of flaws in the system. I blame poor software design at Google.

  • Twobit Tiger

    I took an axe to my last phone, a droid turbo. I couldnt get root, so i executed it for treason.

  • Razor Mureithi

    i agree with u, adroid is a crapy os, actualy i dont think it qualifies as linux, since they removed bash commands from their os.

  • Razor Mureithi

    am switching to windows at least its beta since i cant afford an i phone

  • is4u2p

    Okay, first Android was great way back in the Gingerbread days and force closes almost never happened.

    Second, iOS apps dont always just work either They just crash and disappear without notice (I use an iPhone 6 Plus).

    Third, Googles push into Social Media is what is killing the OS and the Google platform as a whole. I stopped using Android because of Google+ as you cannot use many of Googles services without the stupid thing!

    Honestly, the best phone OS on the market is the Windows Phone but, even that has been hurt by Microsoft.

    Microsoft insists that games run on their servers so, often you cannot play against people on Android or iOS where those platforms happily have cross game play.

    Of course the biggest plague to Windows Phone are the lack of apps and that should subside with Windows Phone 10 but, for now it is still an issue.

  • Rolf Berge

    I have had some android phones and i really hate it. Fucking lame piece of crap. I got one windows and one android phone now. The windows phone may be a little boring and may have a little lack of apps for some, but man it is 10x faster then android. Android is a slow annoying piece of crap os and the phones is full of crapware.

    I thought i should use the android as a spy video recorder, but all the apps is so crappy that they dont function like they should. I did pay for a spy app that should record to the sd card. And even if the phone tells you it is recording to the sd card it dont, it uses up all the internal storage so i have to reset the phone to factory settings. When you have done that play dont store your info and want you to pay for the app you just bought.
    Well fuck you android shit. Even if iphones are expensive and windows phone is a bit dull, buy one of them anyway and stay away from the amature android crap.

  • overboosted

    After owning Samsung Galaxy S and Apple iphones I switched my whole family to Windows phones last year. I have the Nokia 928 and the wife and kids have the Nokia 521. The 928 has a larger screen than the 521, a front facing camera, and a real xenon flash for the rear camera. But the 521 cost $79 OUTRIGHT. We own them, no contract. Both the high end and the low end models perform well. I was surprised at the snappiness of the low end Nokia. Both models have GPS receivers that lock a signal fast and the built in navigation apps allow you to download maps so you can navigate without a data connection. All of the most popular apps are available, like facebook, iheart radio, pandora, netflix, etc. But iOS and Android do offer a lot more choice. For example, I can load the amazon app to purchase things but they dont have an Amazon music app for WP. Im surprised that the latest windows phones havent gained more market share. The OS is very good and Nokia makes good hardware. If Nokia isnt to your liking, HTC, Huawei and others make WP too.

    • underboasted

      Yes

  • ocdhd

    Android is good as a hobby. If you want a professional phone, Windows or Blackberry are the phones to get. The only thing Android based phone can do once unlocked and rooted is Call Recording. All other Root/Unlock features are literally useless aside from Tethering and Mobile Data tweaks.

    • Vize Versa

      Congratulations, You are the biggest dumbness on this thread

  • Titan Sword

    Ur a retard really the battery life is worse. ok smart a** just look at at mAh of the betteries of the iphone 6 and the galaxy s5. think about it this way buttons they r different becuase DIFFERENT COMPANIES MAKE THEM the reason i h8 apple is cuz of pricks like u that say u know what u mena but have no idea in the slightest. u DONT like multiple UIs what about the apple updates where the UI changes completely crapware is in every fone apple too so screw off software bugs my fat a** hey genius do u remeber effective power WTH was that cases u want a good shockproof case and other accessories very cheap for your fone LOOK ON EBAY. LOCKED DOWN. EVER HEARD OF APPLE NOT BEING OPEN TO THIRD PARTY APPS EVER HERE OF SD CARD SUPPORT no u dont cuz they suck. u think they lag oh boy wait till you fill up around 60% of space on ur iphone ur gonna be screwed beyond belief. little retards like u should talk about stuff they dont know

    • Freespeachforidiots

      Wow you are so angry! you seem to have taken everything said in the article personally, and you have completely missed the point that everything said in the article is very true. My last android phone the Galaxy S4 functioned perfectly for some time before the device started slowing down, app crashes and bloat ware took up space and dont get me started on the appalling state of Googles Play Store.

      Not to mention how slowly the updates came through, or in the case of my 10 inch tablet no updates at all, the tablet was stuck on 4.2 and never updated.

      My experience was no better with vanilla Android!

      Android has become the Microsoft Windows of the mobile world, bloated, slow, virus prone, and fragmented possibly beyond repair!

      As for Apples IOS, well it is consistent across multiple devices and supports much older generations of devices, IOS 8 supported iPhone 4s!

    • Troll

      Excuse me you got. A crash from watching your porn

    • akall_luy

      Apple is better kid dont mean to burst ur bubble but when u get a little older youll realize android is just a kids device I mean lollipop an marshmallow what kind of adult uses a phone with names like that on it lmfao hahaha android is terrible its slow its laggy battery life cant even last half a day the operating system is filed with bugs ugly interface phones are plastic an overheat they have viruses an poor app selection, android copies apple every year in phone an tablet design even their operating system trying to copy apples iOS theme, android is a trolls phone cuz u do stuff on it thats useless an pointless I know all this cuz I had a Samsung Galaxy s4 now I have the iPhone 6s Plus an I just have to sum up android in one word GARBAGE

      • ikill_lui

        What reasonable adult sees a presentation for the newest iphone and sees such inovations as 0.25 inches wider pressure sensitivity(because thats even slightly usefull and thinks this 1 phone line is superior to ANY OTHER PHONE

  • DisenchantedAndroidUser

    If you want apps that claim to be free or paid for but once installed you find have various hidden costs to do anything Buy an android.
    If you applications that want over-reaching permissions riddled with malware Buy Android.
    If you want some devices that come factory delivered with malware in their rom Buy Android.
    If you want something you have no control over because theyve taken away root Buy Android.
    If you want no support from the people that actually wrote the android software Buy an Android (tks google nice way to divert responsibility off yourselves)
    If you want to have issues because the software has been modified and its in some language you cant understand Buy an Android.
    Point being Open source can be good, but with no control standards Android sucks. Even as designed the thing is just a big snooping, advertising delivery, sellware engine to nickel and dime you to death.

  • David Oluwagbemi

    Samsung seriously suck!!!!

  • Josemari Zafra

    Yeahey add me on the list of Android turned iPhone, I have had 2 Samsung phones and I have always had problems. I had the Galaxy S4 and currently have the Galaxy Note 4 and it sucks. SLOW AF especially after Lollipop. Its been so bad and the text messaging does not work properly anymore. I did a factory reset now the LTE does not work. I went back my old iPhone 4s and it works better. A 4 year old phone Vs a 10 month old phone. I think Ill pick up that iPhone 6s soon. Idk I am hoping not all of android blows, I mean I was a believer but Samsung killed my Android Dreams and I do not have money to bet on amother Android Phone.

    • nosemary zebra

      buy a moto x 1st gen. cheap as bricks and runs like a charm.

  • Matt Tewell

    I hate my s3 for a couple of reasons. The first is the annoying connected to wifi. pop up every 5 seconds data is going through my wifi. Its like my internet browser minimizing to my desktop, and a pop up comes up telling me that I am using wifi. Seriously, what project manager with Google decided to put that shit on my S3? Another reason I hate android is that the expiereince is hit or miss. Every Iphone I had was pretty much rock solid (software wise lol) except things like the text message that closes your phone. Since when Do I need anti virus on a smart phone? I hate the inconsistency on my s3, like having screen rotation set to OFF but then I rotate my phone and it rotates the screen. Or sometimes It doesnt turn the touch pad/screen off when I am calling and have the phone next to my ear and all my settings start getting changed from my ear rubbing. Sorry customer my ear accidentally hung us up.

  • francie

    i hate android windows phone or ios is better at least they dont slow down as much as android

    • germanie

      until a new iphone is anounced and the old ones mysteriously slow down.

  • b zzz

    I dont hate android any more than any other brand of os. What i HATE is being led along by a leash. If i buy the phone, why am i not the administrator? If i install windows or ubanto or any other os on my pc im the administrator yet on a mobile i have to go through the bullshit of rooting my device which with android is a lot messier than my nokia experiences. My xperia z3 is a pain in the ass to root especially after i found the exploit only applys to 4.whatever and i upgraded to 5.shit already. Also, why r all the advertising and annonimous user usage setting always turned on by default before u have a chance to turn them down? Hmmm annoyingly difficult to make sure u turn them all off tooo.. F#@king a#@hole google s(#t!
    Copy/paste is another pain in the ass on android compared to a rooted symbian phone and that shitty teardrop magnafication crap! Wtf were they thinking!
    What about storage! 16gb on an android is 3 1/2 to the user after the os & bloatware & apps. Symbian was 16gb user space, os etc was in a separate partition/drive not to metion software being about a quarter of the data size. The ONLY thing my adroid can do that my 5 year old n8 couldnt do is surf the web fast.
    Android, all show and no go imo.

    • a yyy

      Because apple gives you full control right?

  • coconow

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 right now after using Apple devices for many years. I cant wait to go back to an iPhone in February after we get our tax money. I find Android messy and confusing. I love the simplicity of an iPhone. Almost everything just works. I agree that if you are tech savvy or like to figure things out yourself then Android would be much more interesting.

    The one thing Im going to miss about Android is the live wallpapers. Theres some really cool ones, such as the ones by Maxelus (spelling), and beautiful ones as well. It will also be hard to know Im missing out on the visual capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S series, which Ive read has the best screen resolution.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S as well and Im planning on keeping that. The graphics are stunning. I like to play games on that and, as stated before, would miss the live wallpapers. I would like to have an Apple computer and/or an iPad to use for practical things and managing photos from my iPhone but I dont have a lot of money to throw around. Thats okay though. Im very happy to save up for an Apple device because I think they are divine!

    • Vize Versa

      NO, dont over compensate. You just said iphone is better because of simplicity and went on to claim android Is far more advanced then your lack of brain power to figure it out. Your like most people here, you love Apple only because you lack any technical knowledge. I have not seen one legitimate argument as to why you people think iphone is better, its just uneducated whining.

  • Abadon

    I totally agree with what author said. Android sucks and lunux users know how good linux work even on low resources and weak machines wtf is wrong with andorid then isnt it supposed to be linux ? But know what ? I hate iPhone 100 times more. Didnt test windows based but i distrust microsoft just look what they did with skype after buying it. Back on iPhones i just despise them full retard mode system where machine is supposed to set best options for what you want to do like machine is smarter than you and can chose best option for current situation. Lets use camera for example above average users know that auto mode on cameras cant just cut it you wont get best ISO setting for current shot, you wont get best exposure now just imagine that iPhone that machine and its manufacturer thinks only options you need for it is photo resolution, flash on/of and HDR on of. What a hell is that logic ? Had iPhone for some time was cursing apple (not joking I actually did curse them out loud) ever single second of using it. Yes i admit it have less bugs and it works smoother then most androids, its design and build quality is better than some android phones but that is not enough to compensate for stupid logic and limited way of using phone. Just imagine crappiest and old android, cheep phone having less problems with wi-fi (am not joking). Imagine that you have to install retarded ugly, crappy, stupid, retarded, with limited workflow and limited usage software on your PC just to copy few photos from iPhone to PC (ok some androids also cant copy directly to PC but still software you have to install on your PC is not that retarded, limited and ugly like for iPhone)
    I am big fan of linux and open source. I hate Microsoft cos they made really big and stupid moves about many things (win 8 and 10 was last drop). I absolutely despise apple and it retard friendly logic. Slowly am starting to hate Google (not just cos of android and their mocking of linux).
    Long story short looks like i hate all 3 phone os that are most popular but i hate apple most. Who knows maybe next time i decide to get new phone i will just make PiPhone F@$$#$ing jackass companies :S.

    • Troll

      Lol rly? Didnt you read it?

  • David Gorski

    I briefed through most of the article but everything that my eyes caught I was pretty much, yep. I didnt notice anything about the battery life sucking after just a few months.

  • mike

    I so agree with all off the above. sins the first HTC with android and now the last LG sunrise L15. with android. and not to mention in between androids. its really the android bull crap. in the first 3 month if you are lucky you android works fine. but in de first week of all the devices I had from android glitch as hell. the unfortunately google play and settings or apps has stopped working drove me insane. LG its self I loved it till LG wanted to be smart with android. bad luck for me as user. I bought the LG sunrise with android. this last month just a quick phone for 30 bucks. already knowing getting bad luck. because it was trackfone. 5 weeks later frackfone android crashed and a hard reset or in download mode did not help. sorry android makers I hate you developers so much. you have a glitch and you put the new update to the new version phone. I have a glitch on my HTC X we have solved the problem with the new HTC X1 WTF. yes the had a update that felt like putting a sticker over a sticker. and the phone got slow. even my coffee maker was quicker making coffee. android is to unstable. I phone I never had problems yes you are limited to do other things thats why apple protect there user. from damaging there phone. and now we as user see the problems in the device and the provider. and developers. and we pay for this crap

    • smrt m4n

      TLDR but ur still wrong

  • Trevor Jayne

    WebOS!

  • Mike A

    I totally agree. I got an Android (the Galaxy S6 Edge+) about six months ago and I cant stand it! Ive owned various iPhones and Windows 8.1 phones prior. Android is without a doubt the worst of the bunch, with Windows 8.1 being the best if only Microsoft had decided to put some time and money into supporting it. For a phone that is supposed to be openly configurable, it is amazing just how un-configurable this phone can be so you are forced to live with many of the annoying default options whether you want them or now. Gee this is the very thing all the Android people seem to constently complain about the iPhone truth is their phones are no better. Worse yet, because there are so many damn versions (none of which have version numbers so you dont know which is the latest or not); if you try to Google a work-around then youll find tens of different versions because of the various OSs and cellular providers none of which are specific to or on your phone. ANDROID SUCKS! I cant wait for the next 18 months to pass so I can get rid of this piece of crap!

  • akall_luy

    Android is prob the worst thing ever made lol everything about it is defective an cant function properly its more for fake tech users who claim they have legit reasons why its better then apple but in reality dont know shit about quality i call android fake iPhones cuz they copy apples iPhone an iPad designs an iOS they even try to make similar wallpapers lmao I dont have respect for any android phone besides lg they actually have their own thing every other android company has taken apples designs an what makes me laugh is they say its not copying its influenced design pff yah ok haha my verdict is android is garbage an its made by frauds

    • sina

      fuck you go die in a hole apple is overpriced shit slow

      • Meher Shrishti

        Apple is like, good, has some awesome feature-some drawbacks. But its waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Android..

        • someone who knows ANYTHING

          So apple is made up to fill in gaps of human knowledge and leads to stoning people to death because they were raped?

        • Anupam

          Yup true if Apple do something for their battery life its gonna be great..

    • Baconface McGee

      Apple is the only company that makes their own original products!!

  • CoolStuffZone

    This is coming from a hardcore Mac user since 1986The ONLY reason, and I mean the ONLY reason I went with Android over IOS, is because of the annoying way Apple forces people to copy and manage all their music through iTunes. Why cant I just copy over a folder of MP3s and play that. The company that developed drag and drop doesnt even support it in their own mobile operating system. Dont get me started on how OS X is turning into Windows, and Apple becoming more of an evil dictatorship than Microsoft. I really wish Linux was more polished and had better support.

    • Sheldon Cooper

      I went from Android to iOS, never looked back. I love not having to wait forever for my updates to arrive to my phone, lack of standards makes android suck.

      • Meher Shrishti

        .

      • 2crudedudes

        updates for what?

  • NonLol3

    yeah that cause by my cellphone problems
    1.boot up (fail) stuck at in the boot logo of android
    2.google play sevirces (fail) keeps crashing the google play service saying annoying
    message error
    3.virus with my cellphone O+ Air it seems app service with these (timeservice) (Monkeytest)
    how can i remove that unknown services with these timeservice and monkeytest
    its good for apple with iphone 5/6

  • Aditya V

    I really dont have experience using an Android device, but when I tried to use my mums Samsung Galaxy S5, I found it really hard to use because it is so messy, slow and unoptimised. I like Google and I use Google everyday but I just hate Android because it feels like that Google is controlling me when I use an Android device.

    I use an iPhone, iPad, iMac and Apple TV everyday and I love them.

    • Frostbitten

      Funny, I find the exact same thing happens when I try to use Apple devices. Theyre annoyingly backwards from other standards, try to force you into their little ecosystems of garbageware and generally do nothing flexible. I hate them all.

    • 2crudedudes

      Ha! Google is controlling you, but Apple isnt? Let me re-iterate: HA!

  • Meher Shrishti

    Android SUCKS. For me, one reason is enough. Its not cool enough. Period.

    • Frostbitten

      Yeah, haha. Functionality? Screw that noise. We need cool factor.

    • 2crudedudes

      And your reason is enough to realize what sort of moron you are. Period.

  • Meher Shrishti

    Android means. Malware.

    • AnonyMOOSE

      Please tell me you dont still believe the old ad about Apples not getting viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, malware, et cetera

      • Sachin GeorgГ©

        i hate android (the os which show loading all the time lol)

    • 2crudedudes

      if youre an idiot

    • Vize Versa

      Quit looking at porn

  • AnonyMOOSE

    The ignorance is realmost people dont know how to use computerized devices and they make most of the problems themselves. Its frustrating

  • David non technophobic smith

    Wow too much variation isnt there? Different interface solutions? GOOD GRAVY. And whats this? If you get a cheap ass phone it comes with freeware? Good god, its almost as though androids arent 1 blanket type of phone and you can get different phones. NO NO NO. Back to increasingly oversized screens thank you very much.

  • More than 1/2 a brain cell

    These comments explain why people buy iphones. Theyre too e-tarded (IM COINING THAT) to know shit from crap. Or in this case iphone 6 from 6s.

    • Sheldon Cooper

      Funny, most people in our IT department use iPhones, they are efficient, consistent and do what they need to do.

      • Frostbitten

        Funny, I dont. Because Android has far more flexibility for such departments. If I had to use any Apple devices for that, Id want to kill myself.

        • Sheldon Cooper

          Android is inconsistent , companies dont like inconsistency.

          • http://blog.sawilson.org/ Scott Wilson

            Pizza is inconsistent. Cars are inconsistent. Music is inconsistent. Potato Chips are inconsistent. Gosh, its almost like every single product worth owning is inconsistent because people are vibrant and different and want different things. So you really have to worry about someone thats trying to kill off variety. That person has seriously had their head messed with by great marketing.

          • Dave Price

            None of us want bloatware

          • http://blog.sawilson.org/ Scott Wilson

            So dont buy a phone with bloatware.

          • 2crudedudes

            Bloatware comes from the manufacturer of the phone, not the operating system.

          • Vize Versa

            Dont complain about bloatware when your to dumb to know how to remove it.

          • 2crudedudes

            This is absurd. If you truly want consistency, have the entire department buy the same Android phone

  • A very dissatisified customer

    I purchased an Android 2 and within the first month the damned thing broke, It would not alert me for incoming calls. I kept missing phone calls because it made no noise. I went to the Verizon store, they could not do anything and so they ordered a new phone for me. The problem is the new phone is not a new phone. It is a reconditioned phone that has been repaired. I paid for a new phone and instead I have someones broken phone that has been repaired. If I wanted second-hand I would have bought second-hand.

    • Vize Versa

      Then run your mouth at Verizon, what the fuck are you doing here?

  • Matt Foot

    The majority of the people who are commenting here, cannot spell even the most BASIC of words, never mind not being able to punctuate correctly and form cohesive, articulated sentences *which actually make some sense*. So, on that basis alone, why would I read, absorb and give credit to people who appear as if theyre 13 years old, angry, and typing blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs?

    Wow just no. Android is a very large dose of trash, however yes I agree whole-heartedly with the author. Id rather sell my current, BRAND NEW Android cheapo phone & my Lumia 640 XL, and buy a USED iPhone 5s 2+ years old than suffer these utterly messy, fragmented, buggy examples of software incompetence ANY longer.

    Ughdroid. What a mess. They should ship Android phones in a garbage truck so that if you change your mind on delivery day, they can save time and money and just drop them off at the local landfill, where they belong!

  • Sachin GeorgГ©

    I hate android (the os which show loading all the time LOL)

    • 2crudedudes

      Im using Android right now and nothing is loading. Sounds like you dont know what youre doing.

  • Sachin GeorgГ©

    use ios if u have the money to buy an iphone

    • me yo

      What money? $100-$300 for a half decent iPhone 5/5s/5c on eBay. You wont catch me trying to find androids anywhere. Blehk

      • Vize Versa

        Because your too ignorant to learn how to use the technology, you expect developers like me to do everything, instead of you learning Jack shit

    • Vize Versa

      No dont

    • 2crudedudes

      use ios if you dont know anything about computers AND you like throwing money away

  • Simon Roder

    ive used ios (9), android (very very very very old version, Galaxy GT S5300) and Windows Phone (8.1). If you dont want an iphone, use a windowsphone. Never an android device. If my Windows Phone wouldnt be broken, I would still use it. #GoogleTranslator рџ?‰

  • MrL0g1c

    Anything to do with files on android is absolutely dreadful, I cant do a simple thing like add a notification sound because the notifications folder is read-only, there is no add notification option, WHAT THE F**K?

    Want to save an email attachment, good luck with that, youll probably have to spend an hour googling and pissing about with how tos that dont f***ing work. Managed to save it, good luck finding it now, android has no useful file manager to speak of. Want to create a directory, android says no, on your sd-card, arbitrarily no.

    My menu button now does nothing in google apps WHYYYYYYYYYYYY? Google you useless f**ks.

    My gmail email app doesnt refresh email when I load it WHY?

    Google maps crashes constantly.

    Want to attach a photo to your email? Takes about 6+ steps and you have to repeat the whole slow process for every f**king photo.

    • Marji Franklin Joubert

      Aaaaamennnnn!!! You must have been watching my hubby and I since we bought the S7 and S7 Edge in March. I just finished Googleing how to find a saved pic and saved video. I dont see my SD card in My Files folderWTF??? Im pissed because our Windows phones were super user friendly just lacking on apps. I didnt want to be cornered into ITunes with Apple but got screwed anyway with being cornered into Google music crap. Stupid shit.

      • Vize Versa

        Youtube video link. youtube-mp3.org
        Oh look I just accidentally downloaded a mp3 from a youtube vid. Guess I dont need to even acknowledge the existence of paying google or crapple any money for things that are readily available for free.

    • Vize Versa

      ROOT YOUR PHONE DUMBASS, SWITCH PERMISSIONS TO READ/WRITE!!!

      If you dont know how to do that, then you shouldnt have an android.

  • Sheldon Cooper

    Waiting forever for a major Android update was enough to make me switch to iOS.

    • http://blog.sawilson.org/ Scott Wilson

      Waiting forever for iOS to copy the better Android features has me using both. I no long expect Apple to catch up.

      • me yo

        Good try. Why cant android just make it f*^%ing work then? .. Just because i have a wheel on my car does not mean the guy who sold it to me invented it android is shit. Sorry

        • 2crudedudes

          Uh, go to the Apple support website and tell me iPhones just work. Plenty of people complaining there

  • Luvandroid

    Why the hell do ppl like iphones. Since steve jobs death all they know is to make the screen bigger with useless features such as 3d touch. Same interface forever. Android is a user-friendly, customizable software. If apple gave their os open source even the phone manufacturers would change it by adding their own ui. But, rhe only prob in android is the malware in play store. Google ahould do something about that. But still..

    • Matt Foot

      What is your hourly rate for stand up gigs? We need to hire you, your comedy fits our line up. Contact me in writing.

      Thank you.

  • Dalibor B Slavenski

    agree
    This is most annoying OS I have ever used. Hate it in the start, and again, in my new Xperia I hate him as well
    Why.
    Because of stupid stock apps. Man will be thinking they would improve their stock dialers, or message apps , which is annoyingly simple, and limited
    I just hate to get andoid, because I must download 3 part aps, to get my phone usable.
    not more usuable, but usuable.
    Its unforgiven in 2016.
    Further more, third part aps like dialers, not support in their menus, whats up, or viber to send message.
    If you ever customize your android, DONT UPDATE IT EVER . If your system suck, then is simply irrelevant to do so, but if your phone doing his job perfectly, just dont touch it.
    You must ensure also the system itself would not update itself automatically, and you must turn off every thing in the phone with update letters.

    To make this more uncomfortable to do, Google put the Apps update settings right into the internet account base, and you must loged in, go to google play, and there youll find the option, to not update any aps.

    How convinient. There is no way you can do it in your device, in your settings.
    and if youre just simple, or first time android user,
    you will have to google this.

    I mean it literatuly sucks, and there is no way Google make it inpurpose.
    They know for reall good why theyre doing it.

    Calculator have just oversimpled options, with ugly look.

    File manager. sucks also. Why are you put such a crap into the phone UI??

    I bought my Xperia in aftermarket, and got it wit lolipop update, but I must go back ( with rooting and else ) to the custom kit kat rom to save my battery.

    If youre not geek, probably you would tell the your phone sucks, and put it shell.

    annoying system.
    Many third aps are updating so fast, and if you have not the copy of one which is worked with your device, screw you. There is no way to find any outdated app, to make your device better.
    You just must go to Google Play ( and you must open gmail account, which is also crap )
    and there you have just one app, obviously last one, fresh updated, different maybe, or if it got popular over time, even locked, and not free anymore.

    If youre thinking you will find the old one, as I sad it before NOT A CHANCE.
    -
    Hole system is because of this just crap. Nokia symbian was far better in last edition then this is now.
    And we all know Nokia had to put their symbian to the graveyard.

    It might be android future too.

    • Vize Versa

      Dont blame Android because you cant remove stock apps, thats the easiest thing to possibly do, why blame Android because you dont know how? Go buy a big rock and another rock to bang on the original rock. Im sure you would be able to figure out how to use the features of that. Leave the techno stuff to those who take the time to learn.

    • 2crudedudes

      Sounds like you hate the manufacturer of your phone, not Android.

      The bloatware that this guy complains about is not part of Android. Its just as stupid as the author complaining about software bugs. Newsflash: ALL modern software, without exception, has bugs. Period. Its not an Android problem.

  • glamor

    Android is shit thanks to s7 edge.
    Iphone IOS all the way from.here.

  • Robert Graff

    NEWS FLASH PEOPLE: WHEN IT COMES TO HUMANS OPTIONS SUCK

    WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU MET A PERSON WHO DIDNT HATE ******OS
    A PHONE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PHONE NOT A F**K*NG TRICORDER THIS IS NOT STARTREK.

    A DUMBPHONE HAS AS FEW BUTTONS AS POSSIBLE, WHY BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT THEM TOO THIN, WHY? CAZ ITS KEWLER THAT WAY. THE BIG ASS SCREEN WOULD BE MUCH MORE USEFUL WITH A SLIDE OUT KEYBOARD LIKE MY OLD PHONE.
    MEN HAVE BIG HANDS. ITS NICER TO BE ABLE TO FEEL WHERE ONE BUTTON ENDS AND ONE BEGINS.

    CELL DEVICES ARE NOTHING MORE THAN ZOMBIE TRACKERS WITH BUILT IN INFOTAINMENT / COMMERCIALS.

    ALL CELLS ARE or will eventually be SHIT.
    psssk hey yousee that dot after the word shit it means PERIOD. Why? because people will never be happy with a one size fits all device. Or will they? back in the day did you ever see face book crash on a land line PHONE.. NO I BET NOT, and your computer modem doesnt count. Why because a PHONE did its JOB it did one thing and it did it pretty damn good.

    MORE OPTIONS, MORE FEATURES, MORE, MORE, MORE DIGITAL GLUTTONY.

    1.My buddys phone can launch 30 megaton nukes from a korean missle silo why cant mine?
    A1: You have not earned enough experience points in your RPG, now sit down and shut up.

    2. Industrial light and magics newest CGI software doesnt run on MY PHONE how come.
    A2: Its not supposed to dumb ass.

    There is one thing for certain too many options and features are softwares biggest issues. People are stupid as F**k they need visually simple interfaces. And automated everything because they are too damn lazy to learn any f**king thing. Thats why they still think their vote counts. So please stop forcing more shit into peoples PHONES if not we are all going to have to use chopsticks to dial a damn PHONE NUMBER.

    AND YES I AM WELL AWARE NOBODY CARES WHAT I THINK. LOL

    • Nick Jordan

      Nah a phone is supposed to be more than star trek, it is not a phone, it is a computer that is capable of emulating that phone, that in itself is more far out than a regular phone, your smartphone is not a telephone, it is trekkie shit, so therefore since they pushed the boundaries and emulate a physical phone on a computer XML page, ultimately, we should expect to emulate any said physical hardware. Hmmmm? Maybe????

      • Nick Jordan

        I love the zombie trackers comment btw, hilarious.

        • Nick Jordan

          That was good man, stupid as fuck, need visually easy to read. I feel like an alien.

  • Kevin

    Android is so slow and laggy. The battery dies way too quickly. They break your headphones/ear buds. This is how they break them. After a while they start to lose sound on one of the sides. I tested this. I used the headphones 2 times more on my 3ds. They never did that. All of a sudden I try it with my tablet. Now I cant hear a thing without the sound being maxed and switching to only 1 earbud/headphone.

  • Jeremy Vanvelkinburgh

    no android is awsome ios sucks hears why you have to update your phone tho get most apps it has no back or setings button and it has no wigets so suck on that pussy

    • Vincent Mcclinton

      why do we need back buttons, and we dont have to update our phones to get apps, you do, i know this ebcause i used to own an android, also, widgets are gimmicks, why do i need an extra clock on only one page of my home screen when it is always at the top of my screen anyway? why do i need a weather widget when i can slide down from top of screen to see that, and why do i need a button on my home screen to tur on flashlight when that is in control panel?

  • Oiseau Denuit

    I hate android too! it sucks if you want to transfer your emails it doesnt works only contacts and memo. I prefer windows phone! If only windows would have had more apps everybody would have use it! For me windows is a lot faster and easier to transfer everything! Windows 8.1 was the best you could put in your phone apps and games without the apps getting all your info and then like android receiving weird text messages! Android it seems the kind of platform that you can be spy on easily! As per Apple its a lot better! My choice MS, Apple and no way android for now! Also the presentation of android seems to be coming out from the 80s ugly and not very easy to customs as you wish! I hate it!

  • Vize Versa

    All you people are fucking morons, if you know what your doing everything this little bitch complained about doesnt even exist! Every problem he had was His fault! My android is full rooted and more mods then you kids can count, I run 4.4.4 kit Kat , have exposed, installer, build script and system tweaks optimizing my performance. Tegra 3 processor, I can emulate most psp games with no lag. I can play gay: San Andreas with ultra graphics setting no lag. I torrent everything movies/tv/albums. I have over 20 apps used for hacking. Custom bootscreen and TWRP 3.1 as a custom recovery(make backups/restore, flash .zips to system partition. There is nothing a laptop can do that I cant probably do better other then a laptop having better graphics cards. Stop whining about Shit when you have no idea how open source, and highly modifiable android is. FUCK CRAPPLE you realize they tap ever one of their phones example, Apple can remotely disable and enable your front and back cameras whenever they want. And Windows is pure horse Shit. Its worse then Apple on a phone. No mods and you wonder why 90% of developers arent working on hacks and mods for.anything but ANDROID. Because to get the most, stop bitching and do some God Damn research and LEARN. Dont cry in corner because YOU lack the ability to assemble and create the most badass phone ever!!!!!!!!! Btw: this c0ck sucker is using gingerbread!!!! Wtf

    • Amigo

      Typical Nerd response that echos Windows isnt the problem, its that you dont know how to install the right patch and tweak the registry and . The article was from 2012 jack bag hence Gingerbread

      • Nick Jordan

        Can you help me patch??? Im being real, I dont need much teaching, cant pay. But can go like some pages.

        • Vize Versa

          What do you need help with?

    • zeek

      this is awesome! love the fact that you said FU and went in and made your owe
      please email me for more future endeavors!! zeekalphaAThotmail.com

    • Nick Jordan

      Your are the 1 in 10,000, the very exception. Maybe 50,000. Still appreciate the cut and dry, noice. But I dont have any resources, .

    • Vincent Mcclinton

      lol it definately is, and you act like google cant tap your android, nd you wonder why your app store is filled with viruses and apps with advertisements every 5 seconds ~former android user

      • Vize Versa

        Your problem is so childish, Stop downloading free shit from the app store. You dont like ads or overbearing permissions? Take the time to read what the app does before just click install. Pay for your shit so your apps dont have ads.

  • IAIOMAN117

    With no intention to offend anyone, and as any personal OPINION (I respect anyone else, so please respect mine)

    I hate Android too. Before Android and iOS come into the game, I always had the top N series devices, that was a pleasant experience, but need to confess that the redraw in the scren and some lag for complex operations where common. I had the N80, N85, N93i, N95, N97 and N8 ( The last one was awesome, but the last one before WinPhone).
    As for Android I have used several devices, ranging from Galaxy Ace to S4 and G7. Pretty decent hardware, but the Android experience is a hell, I have rooted my devices, all of them, I have even updated the ROM to custom ones, Im not a genius, only a software developer that has been able to get quite good phones and like to tinker with them.
    My wife in the other hand is not a techy person, she only wants the phone do what is supposed to do without hazzle, she doesnt mind about if the GPU is this or another, if the Process runs or whatever, I got a Android 5.0 phone just for the purpose of connecting to the Car Audio system, and it turns out that only a few android 5.0 devices support the Android Auto thing. I updated the G7 to a custom 5.1 ROM and the same, the hardware was not compatible too. What the hell. I switched to iOS as soon as I could, now she can use the SE phone with carplay without trouble. I have a 6S and im happy with it too. I know I cannot customize anything, but the first time Im happy with a phone out of the box. of course I added some apps like messaging and social and that stuff, but the experience is good so far.

    If anyone want to stick to Android, do it, if want to stick to iOS, do it. There are audiences for a wide variety of things. As for me, this is the first time a camera on a phone fulfill the promise, but is also the first phone I cannot tinker with.

    Just keep in mind something, as soon as you start talking about complex techy terms, some people will turn down to the idea of using it, some people like me wont, but that doesnt make them or me dumb, I know a lot of science, maths and engineering, but Im a fail in terms of economics, legal and medicine.

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/darkocean darkocean

    This is my first smartphone and I dont enjoy having to turn off and on the screen because the keyboard wont type, or trys to type giberishh! Tell me if you dropped your iPhone three feet would it start acting crazy? Never again omg.

  • 2crudedudes

    Jesus, most of the complaints in this article (I love lists! You know why? Because you dont know how to write and making lists is stupid easy.) are ridiculous.

    How are you writing for a tech website when you clearly dont know anything about computers?

  • Solas

    Your stupidity doesnt suprise me, AND USING OLD ANDRIOD PHONES TO PROVE A POINT WICH IS INVALID, well guess what it isnt 2011 there is a home button and a back button its not our fault your a dumbas* and everything else you complained about was based off old as* andriod tech because you know that your just a apple fan boy and your TRYING to make andriod look like shi* wich is okay most people like you cant comprehend YET ANDRIOD ISNT so you use super old andriod phones that are ultra outdated also cheap and you arecomparing it to a iphone 6 wich is like comparing a TV remote to a super computer, have you ever heard of a fuc*ing galaxy note 7?. Probably not because your mindset is so short you only use apple because your to lazy and stubborn that you dont want to have to click more than one button to do everything on your phone that you demand, not to say i hate apple wich i dont and nonetheless there 128-bit chip is truly remarkable but my point is thisandriod has come along way and you sir have nothing to prove by throwing a 70s brick phone with andriod software on it only to call it sh*t, its 2016 now and you would know that if you werent a retard.

    • Newprofile

      The article is from 2012 and unless you have the latest hardware, you know Android still sucks..
      Written from a 1gb ram, quad core acer piece of s*** tablet

      • Nick Jordan

        Lolol

    • http://techshift.net/ Set

      Sorry! This was written in April 2012. Ill get a time machine next time I want to compare future phones!

    • Vincent Mcclinton

      its still true today lol

  • Nick Jordan

    Right I hate it too, they Rob you and fuck you, there is no software to use period, Im better with XP. Im an audio engineer, I hate Android with the deepest passion of my heart. Fuck Google. Fuck all the companies trying to trick us into forgetting somehow that, AOL didnt give you free internet, good old days, gone, and we should be pissed.
    Were constantly robbed by lack of quality, nobody works hard or really thinks. I have no freedom of information, of technology, if your on a Android,
    And a real super user, youll see, that their, terrible, and you cannot use an app without buying more, nothing does anything.
    The games are terrible, their all terrible, how on earth are old looking games, none are fun, why even make games. For Android. They need to catch up.
    What about swipe, thats bullshit, on regular keyboard Im 80 wpm. On Android Im 8wpm. Sad. Now I cant e even type anymore, thats taken from me..
    PS I have a new typing concept involving rotary, and my brain.
    From a pissed off rapper, whos app did recording of audio while playback, quit working, cuz I gotta buy it. Lucky patcher dont work for shit.
    None of this shit works.
    I cant even find a fucking file for shit. No file search. Wtf???? Es I got.
    Give me more time Ill uncover it, the mic is bullshit, all we do is buy, false advertisement, sue these bastards. Im done.
    And programmer, it Android didnt stop you there too. Thank you guys for making no ide,_ and you Google for saying you will give a programming tutorial, based on Windows, thats sooo, stupid, cannot program, or learn, no eclipse, aide, is a lie. It is not free.

    As well as sucking up data, and no good software for that, at all, at all. And no way to get it free, without being a Master hacker.
    Thanks you damn lazy bastards who are wishing us to believe that this is value, this is not high technology. It just seems that way.

  • William Rhodes

    So what if this was written in 2012. Last I checked everything true in 2012 is still true! Great points. As a long time code cruncher the first thing I do to my devices is format them and install a clean OS.

    Android FAIL.
    Android users think that a factory reset is a clean format. Give me a break. I will not use a device that fights me tooth and nail to keep the big brother OS just like corporate wants it.

    Im skipping Android and will wait for Linux devices that come clean and dont need GooglePlay. (Dont get me started ranting on that one either.)

  • Vincent Mcclinton

    i hte that androids widgets are gimmicky(why do I need a clock on only one page of the home screen, if my time is up top anyway?) also why do we need buttons on the back? again gimmicks to get you to buy it, also why do i need sprint tv when time warner cable provides me witha better app that doesnt come stock on the phone as crapware along with a bunch of other shit nobody wants that fucks up your phone and takes storage, the designs of androids are also lacking as well, and apps built fo rboth android and iphone genreally look better on iphone, and you might get nitpicky and say our maps app sucks. like we cant download google maps, and every other google product that comes stock and undeleteable on android, ONLY IF WE WANT TO. I am a former android fanboy, and i always thought iphones were peices of shit until i got one, i never hear about people switching from iphone 4s+ to an android, only about how android users like their new iphones better, my aunt recently ot an ipad mini and she thinks it is way better than her lg phone and samsung tablet which she thought was the shit and that ios was stupid until she actually got it, trust me android users. And its funny how android users wanna claim theyve used iphones and saw how crappy they were but the ony experience theyve had with them is the ios demo on display devices in their carrier store while waiting for their new crappy android try it for a couple months and if you dont like it then, you can always sell it or exchange it for an android if you like stuff like useless gimmicks and carrier bloatware. ~former android fanboy who experienced three years fo androids, one being his first phone

    PS Id rather have iphone 5s than newest galaxy, ios makes that much of a difference,

  • Ephraim Shofar

    Seriously, what do people expect out of a Company that is NSA via Proxy. Apples just as bad. I dumped my Smart Phone & even decided to go without dumb phone Cell Phones a few months ago. Sick and tired of being sick and tired, as the saying goes. Ive been using Cell Phones since the early EARLY 90s no more.

    William Rhodes you are absolutely right in your post this IS just a valid article now in 2016 as it was in 2012. Id say its just gotten MORE true as Android has continued down the Path to total crappiness.

    GOOGLE RUINS EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES (i.e. YouTube). Googles got like the satanic opposite of the Midas Touch.

  • Forrest Pugh

    Just destroyed my last Android device I feel awesome! Fuck Google/Samsung! NEVER AGAIN!