Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 18:11 UTC
Google The Verge reviewed Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. "Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is one of the best products Google has ever produced. It's fast, fluid, and beautifully designed. It also does a better job of unifying all of Google's disparate services than anything else the company has ever offered. Everything from the Chrome browser, Google+, Maps, Gmail, and most of all Google Search - in the form of Google Now - is tightly integrated into a user experience that outshines even the company's web properties."
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RE: Android passed iOS with 4.0
by WorknMan on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 20:26 UTC in reply to "Android passed iOS with 4.0"
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have been using a totally stock Android 4.0 which I think most people don't (or can't) use so maybe that is where this misconception that iOS is nicer comes from. Or maybe it is just a historical thing since prior to ICS, Android wasn't as good and most people are still not using Android.

Android devices are like Windows PCs - quality varies greatly from device-to-device, and the user experience will reflect this. If you go out and buy the Android equivalent of a bottom-of-the-barrel PC at Wal-mart for $200-$300 that is cheaply made, under-powered, and/or loaded down with crapware before you even take it out of the box, then of course you're going to have a miserable experience with it.

People will say that choice is good, and I tend to agree with this, but there needs to be some sort of quality control, like a 'seal of approval' or something. At least give the consumer some sort of assurance that 'this device isn't going to completely suck ass', and you can guarantee that this seal would not be on any of those $100 tablets you can find on sale at the corner drug store.

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