Was reading an article on DL about the BB Priv and reading Ron's post reminded me of a discussion @cereal killer brought up before about android. For fans of Android since the Droid, or further back with the G1, we are at a point hardware wise where we are seeing some spec beasts. Even low cost budget phones are putting up some decent specs. But one area that we can argue that android have fallen off is on innovation. As far as software we are continuing to see some awesome things on a smart phone. If anyone would have told me when I owned my droid that I would be able to check out of a line with my phone as a credit card I would have laughed. But our phones now are loaded with so many features (pay, fitness, maps, etc) that it is becoming too much at times. It was not 10 hours ago when I was complaining about the bloatware. Though some of our members are huge fans of the bloatware @PereDroid (saying this in a joking way) we all have to agree that outside of the games, that many of these apps and features we are seeing, especially on Samsung phones, are a step forward from the phones of yesteryear. Where we lack innovation is with phone hardware. I think it is safe to say that this year we have had more phones released that you could argue was more on the phablet department. The Samsung Note (the phone that started the term phablet) was released with a 5.3 inch screen. The phones released this year ranged between 5.1-5.7 inches touch screen display. It would be nice to see more manufacturers take more of a gamble to offer something different. Say what we will about Samsung whether it be us complaining about their bloat or copying Apple at times, they are one of the few manufacturers that were willing to take a swing. They swung for the fences with the Note and now it seems like every manufacturer is making a phone around that size. They took a shot at the curved display, and though it has areas that can be improved I applaud it for being different. I would like to see more manufacturers go beyond the standard cookie cutter 5.1 inch touch screen phone. Yes 5.1 is a nice size screen but man it would be nice to see more variety in the high end department, whether it be 4.5 inch screens, phones with physical keyboards, etc. I would like to see choices other than big screen phone or really big screen phone (phablet). I do not think we have reached the end of our rope with innovation and hope we can see more phones that make me go "ahhhh". What are your thoughts about the current landscape of android hardware?