Nexus 4 arrived and "stock" Android was not what I thought it would be.
First, does the side of the Nexus 4 remind anyone else of the first Samsung Galaxy (Not the Nexus one)?
Only a few things in life should have a rubbery texture to it and a phone is not one of them.
Yes the OS is fast, battery is better then expected but good luck squeezing more then 2.5 hours of game time of out it.
1. Google Search Bar - You cannot remove it. You kidding me? I rather have a giant google logo imprinted on the phone itself then to have it plastered on my home screen permanently.
2. Home Screen - Cannot add or remove home screens.
3. Organizing Apps - Takes about 5 seconds to go from home screen to app drawer to find your app to long pressing it and putting it on the home screen. Multiply that by 40 apps.
4. Glitch - Experienced one glitch where one of the icons was stuck on the screen regardless of which home screen you swiped to. Had to reset the phone.
5. Screen optimization - It's suppose to be 4.7 screen, but dedicated buttons are activate in all the apps, so only get to use 4.5 of the screen. iOS has a four finger swipe to show all other active apps or to swipe to the next activate app. Taking up 10% of a the screen real estate is not a better solution.
6. Camera - They need a hardware button on the phone to take pictures or add a button on the new thumb menu. It's still a two hand operation.
7. App switching - Those giant tiles provide almost no visible information, I rather have one screen filled with the icons of all my active apps instead of scrolling top to bottom looking for it.
8. Removing Apps - Samsung TouchWiz had a feature where you could mass remove apps. It took the iOS route where all apps have a little X above it and you could just click one each one to remove it without leaving the screen.