So, my Droid failed, and I thought I was going to stay with Android, but now I am not so sure.
I have some beefs with the Android OS, and in general, the way some things are done. I have looked at some other smartphones (I won't go near an iPhone, period) and I am wondering why I should remain with an Android phone. WinMo looks good, I have always wondered what a WinMo phone would be like. The other option is Nokia, as well as Blackberry.
What are my beefs with Android? First of all.. the market. Not the market itself, but the huge amount of crap apps that are in there. Shoddy, poorly programmed garbage, designed to make it's publisher a few quick bucks, or a method to spy on your phone. I have had more issues with Market apps than anything else. I get the whole "open source" thing...but, shouldn't there be some basic quality control available? At least a certification that the program runs properly? Yeah, with free apps, you get what you pay for, as it were, but even some apps that I (and friends/relatives) have paid for have caused problems with their devices. Then, there is the battery issues, and some hardware issues as well. I replaced my original Droid 3 or 4 times, because of hardware issues. I have factory reset more times than I can count, and I often wonder if I shouldn't move on to a platform that is more stable.
Moving on, however, means I have to give up the flexibility and openness of Android, and use someone else's locked down OS, that does only what they want it to do.
I like the BB form factor, and it seems easy to use. WinMo looks cool. but it is Microsoft, and as a computer tech/builder, I know all about MS quality....such as it is.
I need a new phone, and I am looking at the D2G...tell me why I should not leave Android. What is on the horizon for the OS that will make it better. Right not, nothing is appealing to me. So, convince me.