Originally Posted by Technarchy
You are acting like no one here has any android experience. The entire OS freezing and needing to have the battery pulled out is the status quo for android. No point in stating otherwise because I know this to be true all too well.
Then you haven't been buying the right phones, I have never had to remove a battery to restart my phone, ever! A stable system is very easy to obtain in Android, only use apps that are well programmed, easy to find when you read reviews. Never visit shady sites to obtain free software and don't install tweak software.
Like Windows when you buy a cheap device to run the system it will not run properly as many manufactures cut corners and don't care about optimizing the OS. I guarantee if you bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 which is now very reasonable to purchase you will have a very stable system.
I run a custom ROM based off of CM9 with a kernel that I optimized and even running this system that is very far from stock I have a very stable system, it's even been overclocked from 1.4GHZ to 1.7GHZ. Which phone did you own, was it made in the last two years.
The iPhone is a no brainer purchase because you know what your getting. Android phones unfortunately are mostly crap, about 3/4 of them. However, if you do your research, visit the corporate help sites, you will find a phone that rivals the iPhone and may even surpass it. This is kind of geeky but I have been testing Ubuntu's new mobile OS, it turns your phone into a desktop system. It works, it's very quick, I can run my development software on it and even a full version of OpenOffice. I just insert my Note into it's cradle that's connected to a 22" monitor via HDMI and keyboard and mouse via bluetooth. This is why I like owning Android phones, their opened, I can make them into the system that I want. Not to mention that they are a blast to own, to customize, to push them to do things that are not possible on other systems.
iOS is a beautiful, stable, boring, closed OS. You must follow the Apple way or the highway. So far from what OSX gave me, I have a powerful Unix terminal with all of my nix stuff and I am still able to run all of the normal desktop applications. I don't hate iOS I just cant do half of the things I can do with the Android system, things I want to do and yes they are very far from the normal scope of usage.