I agree. Android is the worst OS of all. Many of its features have just been copied from other operating systems hence why Android is the subject of many patent infringement cases. The reason why it still lags despite the amount of cores and RAM is it's initially built for keyboard-based devices like old Blackberry phones and not for touchscreens.
Android OS is resource hungry OS due to which Android powered devices users complain about battery backup. It is the OS that has most of the malwares simply because Google doesn't review applications manually and developers gets their apps live within an hour of submission and processing. That app could be a malware created to invade your privacy. Android has lot of apps but if you look around the net, Android apps are often buggy and some of them do not work the way they promise to (read virus prone). That's the problem on android- every tom or harry with a PC can create an app or a virus and make it look legit. Android tends to lag as it always has a lot apps running in the background (though you can close them but then again those apps gets restarted) and Android OS wasn't created from scratch, many ideas to create Android were copied from Symbian and the apps are written in Java VM due to which it lags. That also consumes a lot of power. Android OS requires powerful hardwares, especially chipset and RAM. In Android, the RAM management isn't efficient. I wanted to try a Nexus device simply because i have heard pure Android doesn't lag but i was shocked to see the scrolling lag on Nexus 4. It's just the animations which try to hide the lag but fails to do so. The lag is more prominent on Samsung Android devices because Touchwiz is heavy UI. I have had Samsung Galaxy Y, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S3, Note II, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nexus 4 and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, without exception all of them had heating and lagging issues because of that i sold my Samsung Galaxy Y, HTC One X+, SE Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy S4 replaced two times but due to same issue i got a refund, Note II, and Nexus 4. Google Play has a lots of applications but 2/4 of the apps in Play Store are pornographic apps, fart simulating apps, copy of another app by different name, Whatsapp add ons, Live wallpapers, themes for different launchers, apps that doesn't even work, too many Talking Tom copies etc., These applications contribute 2/4 of the apps in Play Store. There are very less quality apps in Play Store. Google has implemented NSA codes into Android OS (NSA, short for the National Security Agency, which has been giving codes to Android since 2011) The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called Prism, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats,the document says. The program facilitates extensive, in-depth surveillance on live communications and stored information. The law allows for the targeting of any customers of participating firms who live outside the US, or those Americans whose communications include people outside the US.It also opens the possibility of communications made entirely within the US being collected without warrants. So, basically your personal data is no longer secure. Your personal infomartion goes to the NSA no matter where you are and which Android phone you've. Even Google is spying on your mails, search history. Some Android apps take pictures automatically and sends it to NSA, your gallery is also sent to NSA, the thumbnails to be exact. Android phones tracks your location and sends the information to Google which then would either go to NSA or Google will use it to advance their maps. You are no longer secure. Google has been spying since they were born. Think its time to move on to a new OS. Either Windows or Sailfish OS. Android simply sucks.
INDROID, 09 Sep 2013if nokia goes for android today(which cannot happen now coz MS screwed them) still they will n... moreNokia, if goes android now while sticking to their current design and keeping Mr.Flop as their CEO, I agree that even 100 years will not be enough for them to catch up Samsung or Sony. On the contrary, they should develop their home brewed Meego OS to incorporate ability to run android apps by default(no porting or custom rooting required, it will enable it to leverage upon the ever increasing android app catalogue and will eliminate the cries like "no appzzz and gamezzz..." in the first place), make new sleek designs (different design schemes for different segments like what they did with their N and E series devices)and continue innovation. Then they can pull back all the customers from Samsung (Yes I meant pull back since it was majority of Nokia smartphone users who migrated to Samsung devices because Nokia stopped listening to its customers while Samsung provided exactly what the customers wanted.All these must be done after firing Mr. Flop and the existing (brainless)board members, for Mr. Flop proved many a times that he can't run even a chicken shop profitably, let alone a multinational giant like Nokia, and the morons at the board have no idea as to whom they are hiring and what they are doing...!
No to giant phones, 09 Sep 2013Nowadays phones have NO innovation.
All giant monstrosities whereby there is no challenge i... morethere is no inovation only in android as they cant do any more other than add core and gb's.
where as nokia made true inovation in lumia 1020 they made flat xeon flash . which didnt even exhisted. they shrunked the size of 41mp camera module to half with out damaging the quality. they made optical images stabilization for phones. added to this they also inovated gpa device for phones
this phone has 32gb internal and sd card upto 64gb. wp central said it
Nokiller, 09 Sep 2013Everyday I use to change my launcher with different look base on my taste. Can u do that on ur... moreBeing able to PICK your OS, THAT is TRUE Freedom.
Being able to pick your launcher everyday, that is NOT freedom, its a choice you like to make.
And besides, if its not "smoothness and features", then what is the reason to mod the launcher in the first place, too much time to spend?
[deleted post]he's not new...Android will never support 41 mpxl camera....phone will explode LOL....iOS will support and BB..But that Open source shit will never ever support..It will with a 1000 core xeon and a 256GB of ram,,,
[deleted post]Ha ha .......Android freaks can't bare that there are depending on android.....
ThomasCarlsson, 09 Sep 2013Still the same old bulky plastic and too uncomfortable sharp corners as the design of N9, have... moreThe Nokia N9 design is the most critically acclaimed phone design of recent years. It's one of the best industrial designs of all time. Of course they're not going to change that anytime soon to something cheap like rounded corners of Samsung and boring design like iPhone.
Wow.. This looks beautiful. Hope the camera hump wasn't there. I used Android and it's very boring and laggy. Maybe it will be my next phablet. Good job, Microsoft.
SozinFX, 09 Sep 2013Os matters broo....Its not the specs....If note 3 use 1000 core cpu and 128Gb of ram it will n... moreThe reason Android is not up on par with WP8 and iOS in performance because it uses java apps. Java apps are also very buggy with so many force closes and freezes. Java is crap on any platform.
DG, 09 Sep 2013Niklas Savander of Nokia once called smartphones with big screens is stupid. Now they've gone ... moreWell, regarding the second point,I do not believe Nokia calling smartphone a fad. Because I have seen proper smartphones(The ones that came with a standardized Operating System and allowed installation of application software much like computers of its time)with Nokia brand name on them, and that was long before I even heard about Samsung or Apple making phones.Even now I am typing this in a laptop connected to the internet through a Nokia N series device that I bought in early 2009 and is still running fine. That 4 year old device let me connect it to my laptop and doubles up as a:
1. Remote control for laptop
2. 3.5G Internet modem
3. Web camera
4. External Storage/ MicroSD card reader
5. Bluetooth GPS receiver
6. Wireless hotspot
7. FM radio transmitter (yes, it can stream music to even a pre historic FM radio receiver)
And these are in addition to all the standard functions such as voice/video calls, sms, IM, Social networking etc that you would expect from a standard smartphone.
Bunyip22, 09 Sep 2013Will crush the Note 3? Really??
Given that it will also be running snapdragon 800 and a sim... moreOs matters broo....Its not the specs....If note 3 use 1000 core cpu and 128Gb of ram it will never ever come close to performance with WP and iOS...Because of the Os that crappy open source shit sucks..Apple and microsoft have been making OSs for decades and they have optimized their OS for ultimate performance...and what does google know itss just a 8 year old crappy OS making company...
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 09 Sep 2013I beg to differ. With 41MP on Android, it will steal all the limelight from Samsung. Not every... moreandroid can never support 41 mp camera. it would then need about 5gb ram and 5gb processor
Bunyip22, 09 Sep 2013Will crush the Note 3? Really?? Given that it will also be running snapdragon 800 and a sim... moreeven lumia 520 perform more better than note 3 will do in a decade. 1520 might be a true note 3 killer. similar specs and better smooth os. dont forget MS promissed updates for 3 year.
if you call about swiping menu and typing s2 dosent lag. but in playing games and other heay task it lags. i was a owner of one