Originally Posted by gwmac
It is rather silly to report this without any details as to new features. Of course they will test it. Any predictions on major new features or innovations? I think Apple might roll the dice a bit more with the next iOS. Jellybean is pretty darned good. It is fast, stable, and offers a lot of features not available in iOS. These aren't the old days of Android 2.1 where iOS was clearly superior. You could make a very strong case that Jellybean is as good if not better than iOS in many areas. I wonder if we will see some big changes and improvements this year from Apple.
I think you're dreaming. Or you are confusing "different" with "better/innovative/new," etc.
The thing I find interesting about those that promote Android, is that one is always reading articles that go on with great superlatives about how great the current version of Android is. Then when the next version comes out they right that same review about how fantastic it is, but then they always say something like: "... and those horrible glitches and problems with the last version are now fixed!" Yet six months ago they were writing a review that said how absolutely perfect *that OS was and how it "fixed" all the horrible problems with the one before.
Based on that, I have to assume there is a giant bias going on with most Android reporting. If the latest version is always "the first useable version!" and then it gets replaced every year by another "first useable version!" then it stands to reason there is a lot of exaggerating and wishful thinking going on.
I also base this on the fact that whenever I actually pick up an Android phone or tablet and try to use it, I'm hit with gigantic usability problems within the first few seconds. Every. Single. Time.
The day I see anyone actually use the (theoretically) amazing features that Android has that iOS doesn't, I might start to pay attention. The day that the hype from Android promoters starts to equal the qualities of the product itself, I might start to pay attention.
Even if you are correct, that this latest version is the best yet and solves all of Androids problems, (which I strongly doubt), Android has been so bad for so long, and Google has lied so many times about how good it is, and dissembled as to what it's problems are or where it's going, that it's basically up to Android to "show me" at this point.
All it would take is for a single Android manufacturer to come out with a better product than the iPhone/iOS combination, put up an advert and some web pages explaining to me why it's better (why any average person would want it more), and I will probably buy it. Needless to say I have yet to see a product or an advert like this.
Until then, I'm going to continue to assume that Android is a broken, useless POS.
Every time I've tried to use it this has been my conclusion.