for me a big point is the lack of 1080p. while i think 720 is good, i use my device for ereading where i’d like every additional ppi to releave some strain from my eyes. and while it may not be a factor for most people, it is just one of many indications that microsoft is constantly a curve behind the competition. there i no way of denying it.
and yeah, the reason why you don’t need the latest and greatest processor is because the device is running smooth since it doesn’t have to push 1080p. the platform is standing in its own way.
that being said, i’d love to switch to windows phone once ms and the oems manage to get their shit together
although it’s not an issue for me personally, it’s comical that wp doesn’t support multicore+ processors yet, with the way that they have been bragging about the xbox experience on mobile.
i love the look and flow of windows phone, but catch-22, i cannot switch until i can get local apps (transit, bank, news, carrier, convenience), but at the same time these apps will only be made if there are enough users to begin with.
all of these apps are even only now slowly starting to come to android and that’s only because the iphone’s carrier exculsivity forced a whole lot of people to stick with android until it became decent.
finally an original, beautiful android app ui. the iphoney style from before was atrocious. this and reliability/call quality issues made me use tango instead. let’s see if these departments have improved too.
ironically tango’s desktop app is atrociously iphoney, as it is quite literally a skeuomorphed iphone.
the point is that useless features are bogging down the system. that’s what the problem was/is with custom skins as they only add/ed minor to useless improvements while impeding performance heavily. i’m all for options but at the same time i’m all for efficiency. all the manpower that was invested into those “useless” features could have been spent on developing something actually helpful.