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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: pl3bscheese
My girl has gone through two Samsung Galaxy phones in the time I've had my iPhone 5c. She had the S5 and now has the S6. Both of those phones always were crashing and were constantly slowing to a standstill.
I've come to realize that my friends with Android phones are totally used to the performance of their phones, to them they don't notice these issues. These are the same people that run Windows are have been using it for years. After all that time they don't even notice having to force quit programs or restart their gear.
It was funny...it wasnt until I gave my girl my old white Macbook that she started noticing the issues she was having with non-Apple tech products. The Macbook just worked. It never froze up, slowed down or needed to be restarted.
I get real tired of hearing her complain about her S6 Active ... "This phone I swear to God! Look1 It's frozen again!" I asked, checked and no -- she doesn't have any apps that could be spyware or cause these issues. She only uses mainstream apps that everyone (myself included) uses.
Android is just a buggy OS, designed to run on all kinds of hardware. The OS programmers have to make an OS that isn't tailored to the hardware it runs on. The fragmentation across devices in the OS is also another problem. There are a TON of versions of Android, and app developers have to keep this in mind when making apps (compatabiblity issues). When iOS releases a new version, it's adopted practically overnight and all iPhone users are on the same page.
I'm by no means an Apple fanboy -- I don't agree with a lot of their decisions on products, but I will give them credit that they create a really right hardware/software combination, maximizing both. When you write the OS specifically for the hardware you know it'll be run on, you have a huge advantage.