most off base thing I have ever read here.
Sync - you are talking about plugging in your phone with a usb cable to sync it. Why would you do that Android does not need to by synced on cable. Everything from task, to pics to music syncs or streams over the air. If you still have to plug your phone in via usb cable you are doing some wrong. Itunes, seriously, why are you using itunes
Security- You have a point here but to me this is also Android's main strength. Openness does lead to some security vulnerabilities but it also leads to doing awesome things that the iphone can't or won't allow. I agree if you are a user that doesn't need to do cool stuff and just needs a phone that is easy to use then the iphone is the way to go. If WiFi calling from google voice or Multiperson video chat over 3G interest you then android wins hands down.
Android is freedom for developers, users, manufactures and yes virus makers too. Much like windows was. It is what drives innovation. Personlay I don't want apple deciding what I am allowed to do with my phone, let me and the app developers work that out.
The patent thing is a mess I will agree, have you used a gingerbread phone yet, many of the issues have been addressed in this new version. It only gets better with each release.
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