Gripes about UI/UX of Android phones/tablets and so called "openness" that is nonsense to consumers.

If you also have an Android phone, you are welcome to email me your gripes as well. If you don't but you want to buy one, read this blog before you do it. :-)

-- A big fan of Google, not Android

  1.   “Which?" did a good job testing battery life of popular tablets. Android tablets are not the best, but not the worst either. Unfortunately, this test actually missed the (to be) worst - Microsoft Surface Pro, whose battery life is said by Microsoft to be about half of Surface RT, that’s 250 in this chart.
(From Which?,  lifehacker)

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    Which?" did a good job testing battery life of popular tablets. Android tablets are not the best, but not the worst either. Unfortunately, this test actually missed the (to be) worst - Microsoft Surface Pro, whose battery life is said by Microsoft to be about half of Surface RT, that’s 250 in this chart.

    (From Which?,  lifehacker)

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    Stock Android Isn't Perfect: These Are The Things I Can't Stand About Jelly Bean →

    Ron Amadeo from Android Police griped poorly designed UX elements in Jelly Bean, some of which inherited from earlier version of Android.

    He had sharp eyes and good will. 

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    Android is weak, not only inside.

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    Flagship Google Experience Android Device has Been Rife with Bugs →

    Jason Perlow from ZDNet gripes about Galaxy Nexus, so called the “flagship Google experience Android device”, having issues with LTE tethering and having been rife with software bugs. He was so frustrated that he wanted to “throw this Korean piece of junk against the wall”.

    If the flagship Google experience is like this, what about those non-flagship experiences?

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    Samsung TouchWiz vulnerability will wipe some phones after just clicking a link →

    Vlad Savov from The Verge:

    Samsung is finding itself in a spot of bother this morning, as a particular piece of HTML code has emerged that, when clicked, instantly resets the Galaxy S II — and potentially other Android devices running the TouchWiz UI.

    I’m wondering how come Samsung didn’t put such nice feature into their iPhone 5 comparison ad. Apparently iPhone 5 missed this feature.

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    Don't trust Samsung, in any way →

    Reported by TNW, Indian bloggers were brought by Samsung to its Mob!ler program in Berlin, but later they were threatened to be stranded in Berlin, unless they put on Samsung’s uniform and show products to attendants of the press at Samsung’s booths.

    Samsung is just a company that you cannot trust.

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    Poll: One in Five Android Users Plans to Buy the iPhone 5 →

    Christina Bonnington, reporting for WIRED:

    Apple’s iPhone 5 looks set to grab a big chunk of current Android users, according to a survey by TechBargains.com. More than 20 percent of the respondents who identified themselves as Android users said they plan to dump their current handset for Apple’s next iPhone.

    Why shouldn’t they? :)

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    Apple win whacks Android resale prices →

    Quentin Fottrell, reporting for MarketWatch:

    Since the $1.05 billion verdict Friday — which found that Samsung infringed on six Apple patents — customers of Samsung have been dumping their Android products on at least one major resale site. Gazelle.com reports a 50% increase in Samsung smartphones over the past three days, which has led to a 10% drop in prices for those devices.  “Consumers seem to be jumping ship,” says Anthony Scarsella, chief gadget officer at Gazelle.com. “We expect this trend to continue, especially with this latest verdict.”

    Apparently many Android users do care about right versus wrong. John Gruber is right, “the PR value of this verdict is far higher”.

    (via Daring Fireball)

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    Marissa Mayer, iPhone, and Android →

    John Gruber:

    My theory remains that Mayer personally uses and prefers the iPhone. I think she has good taste, especially by the standards of Google and Yahoo executives. Her influence fell at Google as Android’s rose.

    Having good taste is a “disadvantage” for her.

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    Under the hood: Rebuilding Facebook for iOS →

    Jonathan Dann, the leader of the iOS Facebook app rebuilding:

    So while utilizing web technology has allowed us to support more than 500 million people using Facebook on more than 7000 supported devices, we realized that when it comes to platforms like iOS, people expect a fast, reliable experience and our iOS app was falling short.

    He probably didn’t mean to exclude Android in this case, although it is true. If you use Android and you care about your experience, sorry, you pick the wrong platform. Companies like Facebook prioritize platforms not based on the number of shipped devices.