Please be cautious about bagging the whole Android product range based on just one phone. It sounds like you particular phone may have had a very bad and/or old UI put on by either the phone manufacturer or carrier.
My Samsung Galaxy S came "out of the box" as a fully usable phone (including syncing to the cloud and local PC).
Additionally, being Android, I can choose from a whole swag of third party apps to provide alternative ways to sync, as well as many additional services. That is a POSITIVE for Android!
I think that this highlights the major difference between the target audiences for iPhone versus Android. iPhone users want a device that does what it says out of the box, and don't mind if that is all that it does. I can say this confidently as I have many iPhone-owning friends, most of whom are happy with them. I have in fact recommended the iPhone to several people. I would recommend an iPhone over Android to my mum.
On the other hand, if you want an almost infinitely customisable phone, get an Android. Yes, there is some technological complexity, but that same complexity releases the flexibility and power of the platform.
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