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[2]: Android passed iOS with 4.0
by pooo on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 21:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Android passed iOS with 4.0"
pooo
Member since:
2006-04-22

You are talking about a much broader question than I am. I'm just saying the software is better. Of course there are crappy target devices and the OEM's screw with the OS and ruin the experience.

In any case, I disagree that cheap devices can't have a good experience. Even cheap $100 phones and tablets could have AOSP via roms or if the OEMs simply weren't such total imbeciles in thinking that they are improving their product by "differentiating".

If an OEM wants to differentiate, they should just commit to using 100% AOSP and releasing fast updates.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I didn't say cheap Android devices can't be good. I'm saying that most of them are complete garbage, and there isn't (AFAIK) a $100 Android tablet currently on the market that's worth a damn. Even the Kindle Fire is just sub-par.

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Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

There is much cheaper tablet than that. Look at AliExpress or DealExtreme (free shipping, no taxes, so the price is what you pay). Just don't buy them, only a few of them will work for more than 2 weeks before exploding, or, insome case, imploding and/or, in some other case, auto destruct themselves in a way I can't even think out, with or without the Chinese backdoor trojan mandated on these devices.

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