Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Oh multitasking. That staple of computing that got thrown out the window with many modern smartphones. We got some rudimentary thing in its place - but even as multitasking on phone and tablets improves, its user-visible side remains cumbersome. Windows 8 has a neat implementation, and now it's time Android follows in it footsteps.
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by hollovoid on Tue 30th Apr 2013 10:42 UTC in reply to "RE: comment"
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Not sure what phone you had but my droid X got a day easy, and my Razr Maxx HD has pushed 3. This is with a good amount of usage, on LTE, and no babysitting background tasks. But not all phones are created equal, I read reviews and study up on my potential purchases, to see if it is going to do what I want it to do. If it has horrible batt life, just dont buy it!

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by Morgan on Wed 1st May 2013 05:21 in reply to "RE[2]: comment"
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The Razr Maxx has one defining killer feature: Battery life. That is the single most important design decision for that phone, and it's top-notch in that area. I also have friends with that model and they love the fact that they don't have to carry around a charger all the time.

However, that phone wasn't on the table for me, for two reasons. The most important one is that I'm on Sprint and I would go without a phone before I'd choose Verizon as a carrier. They are simply terrible in my area. The other reason is that I wanted a "pure Google" phone if I was going to go back to Android, so I chose the Nexus S above other, better phones.

Now that I've seen how well the iPhone fits my current need for a reliable, solid mobile device, I think I'm done with Android for the foreseeable future. I'm getting to a point where the hobby of tinkering with my phone's OS has to take a back seat to having a device I can count on. I honestly think that even if I had ended up with an HTC One or Note 2 I would have ultimately been frustrated and let down.

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