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Jon Westfall
02-14-2011, 03:00 PM
<p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1297688118.usr7.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>It's Valentine's day, and apparently, as the above would suggest, New York City loves Android (Actually this was a frontpage ad for metroPCS's contest and the LG Optimus M). I figured it's as good a day as any to ask our readers what they love about their phones. Personally I'm hooked by the flexibility of the OS - if I want to do it, build it, or access it, I can do so on my Android device. No walled gardens for this kid. Oh, and the picture above - shot on my Nexus S, of course!</p><p>So what's the hook (or hooks) for you - what do you love about your Android phone?</p>

Craig Horlacher
02-14-2011, 06:50 PM
This is an easy one for me - well, not to come up with one thing but to list some things that I think set Android apart. While some other options have some of these feature I don't know of any current options that have all of these.

1. The notification system is brilliant! It doesn't interfere with what you're doing while letting you acknowledge the notifications at any time in any order you would like. To me, this is one of the most important things for a mobile device. I've never seen a mobile operating system that handles notifications more elegantly.

2. Widgets! When I first heard about this during the time of the G1 release I kind of thought, "why would you want that". Now, I wouldn't want to be without them! I think Microsoft does a great job showing why widgets are so great with their Windows Phone 7 advertisements. The ironic thing is that widgets happen to be much more flexible than the Windows Phone 7 Tile/Metro UI. From a family photo to media playback controls to stock prices it's great to be able to see what's important to me without launching an app!

3. Real Multitasking! The developers don't need to do anything special to utilize it. If you need it, it's there!

4. Physical options - You can choose a large screen, small screen, high resolution, low resolution, OLED, LCD, 2 screens, physical keyboard, and more.

02-15-2011, 04:03 AM
Android has the good qualities of Windows Mobile but has better stability and performance out of the box.
Multitasking, hardware options, community supporting the platform, etc.

With Windows Mobile I had the ability to do whatever I wanted either through flashing ROMs, editing the registry, or installing apps. The community at places sites like here XDA developers made all this possible.
With every WM handset (HD2 being the most recent) felt like I had to mess with it, flashing ROMs and things just to get it to work well.

Android gives me the option to customize it, but it does not feel like I have to. If I want to root my current G2 and install another ROM I can, I can flash ROMs with stock Android UI, Sense, etc if I want but It also works just great right out of the box.

Lee Yuan Sheng
02-15-2011, 09:53 PM
Oooo, so many things. Great hardware, open OS, love that notification bar, and now it has a decent app ecosystem.

Jason Lee
02-23-2011, 06:13 PM
I love my Android because it smells good and tells me that I'm pretty.