Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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Yeah, mine is at 83% and has been on battery for 23 hours, 9 minutes etc. Fine. But if I take it home and leave it on standby for the next 3 days, the battery will be almost dead next time I look at it. If I did the same with my iPad 2, the battery would be well over 50%, probably more like 75 - 80%. The Nexus 7 seems to use 100X more battery on standby than my iPad, that makes it unpredictable and untrustworthy for me. I can't rely on it ever being charged, whereas I can be pretty sure that if I left my iPad at a specific battery percentage, it'll be extremely close if I pick it back up with in 3 - 4 days.

Couple that with the laggy stuttery behaviour I get in some apps (Chrome being a culprit) and the fact sometime it just locks up for no real reason**, it's pretty much the worst mobile device I've owned. When it works, it woks well. When it has a hissy fit, it's totally unusable and often only a hard reset helps.

** As an example... I can pick it up, it will be doing nothing, running no apps that I am aware of and the lock screen will lag like crazy. The launcher will not have loaded any of the icons of widgets. Opening the app tray will grind the device to a halt and a few times since the last update (4.2.1) I've had a "Launcher has stopped responding" popup.

Edited 2012-12-05 16:48 UTC

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