are technically better; that does not excuse the fact that the OS they use is in many ways still behind the curve when it comes to quality. A device is more than just bits and pieces--it's the overall device in a customer's hands that determine better or worse. For that 20% of Android devices now using Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean, the OS nearly matches iOS in quality though I still read about 'choppy scrolling' and 'forced reboots'. 80% of Android users are stuck with older versions that seem more hobbyist-grade offerings than consumer ready. On the other hand, 80% of Apple's iPhone/iPads are running iOS 5 which has been out just as long as ICS has for Android.
If you want my personal opinion though, I'd buy stock in Microsoft soon because while Windows 8 may get a slow start, its integration across phones, tablets and desktops will put it ahead of Apple at least on the short term. Microsoft isn't trying to 'copy' Apple, they're trying to surpass Apple. I believe they will--for a while.
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