So now it's a May 3rd announcement and May 22nd rumored release. Just hurry up, my N900 is slowly poop'n it's pants and I need a new phone.
GS3 better have 32gb on-board or at least be expandable... And WIND compatible
Both OS' are licensed to the OEM, why can't the OEM offer the consumer slightly more choice in what OS is installed? I won't be going back to android ever again, not after the constant forced attempts I tried to actually use and "enjoy" it. I just don't like Android. I feel like when I'm using it, it's trying too hard to not be another certain OS with an "i" in it. The experience and productivity values in WP7 fit perfectly for me. It's also really just beautifully done. App development aside. WP7 is a by far superior platform for just getting **** done. Kind of like what RIM wished BB6,7,and 10 will be.
Android is not just trying, you have to be 'not similar' to iOS because Apple will sue your butts off otherwise! Geez...
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Understandable, ten... I'm coming from Maemo where nothing much works well unless you've downloaded X widget for functionality (and try as I might, it's hard coming up with the time to learn enough about Debian to start messing with those options).
Hard to stomach when compared to my brother's cheap 'droid Huwaieeeieee that works seemingly flawlessly for the things he (and I) use and need often.
So, for me, bring on the power, the storage and the Android GS3... and hopefully it works on WIND .
That being said, off to flash my N900 to see if I can get a few more bearable weeks out of it.
Here is the guts on camera, the shell will be different in the final build.
12gb memory? Meh, caught an SD... looking good.
Looking forward to it, can't wait!
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I hate the metroUI, it makes my smartphone feel like a toy. (I especially hate Windows 8)
Windows Phone is not ready for the spotlight yet in terms of overall functionality and applications.
Android is the only refreshing operating system that may still have some steps towards functionality and stability required but it's still the only one that will let you customize everything from the get-go. AND even more from the root-go. Plus free angry birds. Android manufacturers just need to stop being so dumb about battery life. .3mm thicker for 1000mAh is way better than "the fastest smartphone ever (including usage time)".
Anywho, that's my rant on Android and WP7.
Point is I prefer android and decided to publicly disagree with you.
Nevermind Bell.. LTE is fine.
I truly wish I had something more going on in my life that this wasn't what I'm looking forward to most short-term wise, but 1 more day... ANd that's just the announcement.
Rumoured May 22nd release aside, anyone putting stock on Samsung's desire to have this phone out prior to the Olympics?
Google does need to address the so-called "fragmentation" problem in the sense that carriers and manufacturers seem to have too much power in terms of delaying and withholding updates, a prime example being the OG Galaxy S being kept at 2.3 (despite the Nexus S getting ICS). This is something Apple and Microsoft are getting right.
That being said (I still might grab a Lumia 710 for fun), I love Android. The level of customization is great out of the box, and once a device is rooted, it increases tenfold. A large selection of free apps and tight integration with Google services and features are additional plus points.
I'll *probably* be skipping the S3 though, as I have no faith in non-Nexus updates and the difference between an Exynos quad-core vs. a TI-OMAP dual-core isn't significant to me.