I understand that this isn’t the case for everyone and, further, that Microsoft should improve their image resolution availability to ensure that more people are supported, but for the time being, this is perfectly fine and looks (in my opinion) far more attractive than Google’s pure minimalism.
I should also note that I personally use Google, because the results are generally more relevant and the Bing Rewards Program isn’t available in my country. I’m sure I’ll eventually move away though. I detest the level of information Google keeps and the entire “google account” system that permeates their pages. I do not want Google+ or gmail, but apparently I’m required to have them still. Why is this?
It’s not a bug though, the storage is for temporary files that are deleted upon full power cycle. The problem is that if you didn’t turn it off properly or never let the battery drain, it would keep growing. Now you can manually purge it whenever you feel like it, solving the problem.
Depends what you want a phone for. I have and rely on a huge amount of Microsoft platforms, software and services. The Mobile OS that requires the least “effort” to integrate with this, is Windows Phone.
Sure it may not have the same level of features or applications, but that’s not what’s important to me. It’s still important, but not enough to make me choose another device over the one I own.
Essentially: Though a Windows Phone device may not be worthwhile for you. It’s equally possible that it would be perfect for someone else.
It should be noted that said problem is fixed and has been since the last quarterly update.
The most important thing to note is the faults of others shouldn’t be used to cover your own. Android has bugs, Windows Phone has bugs too, but I’d say that from a design perspective, Android is more prone to bugs and by that I would assume it has more. Without hard evidence (which you state you have? Can’t claim it’s ‘fact’ otherwise) you have to make a deduction. There’s mine.
I personally feel it’s metro nowhere, and the taskbar is just further from it than others.
The icons are still aero designed, the “flat” windows and borders are barely anything more than geometrically in line with the metro design language and the transparency is just so-so. The desktop UI needs a proper overhaul, something in the vein of Visual Studio 2012 / Office 2013.