If Android devices were cars, Ralph Nadar would be writing an expose book about them titled, "Android, unsafe at any clock-speed".
Don't get me wrong - I dig my Android devices - but my Droid, Droid 2, Coby Kyros and Android ASUS TF101 are all CONSTANTLY suffering apps hanging, Force Closes, and the occasional unplanned hard-reboot. Android is about as stable as Windows NT 4... the only difference is that there is no BSOD before a memory dump (but I can show you a screen-shot of my root folder that is constantly filled with mem-dump logs). Almost every day when I go to turn on my Transformer at SOME point, it is completely powered down and I have to go through a complete cold boot process to get back into it. It happened to me just last night when I went to use it after work. To be fair, this happens on my iPad, but not frequently.
Devices crashing are a trivial thing, though. I can't remember a time when my TF101 crashed and hard-cycled *while* I was in the middle of doing something and I *lost* work because of it. That is when a crash becomes irritating. The Transformer usually crashes when it is in standby in my backpack waiting for me to open up and use it. Being that it isn't a server - there is no REAL problem with that other than the annoyance of *wanting* to have it instant-on and having to wait a minute or so for it to boot up.
I use an iPod for my mobile music device because the integration and execution is still simply superior to Android devices for this aspect. Android devices do not deliver as rich of a mobile media experience when we're talking about accessory integration across a wide variety of environments (your bedside, your car, your office). It isn't that it can't be done - it just isn't as clean and consistent. Part of that, ironically, is the standardized Apple proprietary USB interface. That would be better for consumers if that interface was an open industry standard and I could buy a single iSimple device that would integrate ANY device that was plug-compatible with my in-car stereo. Instead - for Android head-unit integration - we're still mostly limited to a regular aux-in mini-din plug that only sends audio as a pass-thru. Things could be better.
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