I have had an Android since the early days of their release. I didnt own the first one or two, couldnt afford them at the time, but I worked for T-Mobile and had a lot of interaction with them. I have owned a variety of handsets since those early days. I have only had one Windows phone, one Blackberry. But like I said, several Androids. Over the years I got used to the idea that my handset needed to be turned off and on regularly, daily in some cases; and on occasion, they all had to be backed up and rebooted. That's just the way it was. Then I bought my wife an iPhone 4S. Other than when the battery has gone dead on a half dozen occasions, it has not been turned off for the past 18 months. No file system maintenance, no backup and factory reset, nothing. I never thought about this until this week when my Motorola Droid, which has been a bit flaky for several weeks, finally started to lock up and my PC would not recognize it. I knew it was time for a backup and reset. But Why? Why cant my Android platform perform as well as the iOS? Granted, I see the iOS as a toy based platform, but uncomplicated or archaic it isnt. Can anyone give me any valid reason for why it is so much more stable?