Former manager at Microsoft reviews Android and the Samsung Galaxy S II, gives two thumbs down

Former manager at Microsoft reviews Android and the Samsung Galaxy S II, gives two thumbs down
Charlie Kindel is a former General Manager of the Windows Phone Developer Ecosystem. After being with Microsoft for 21 years and dedicating tons of his time and effort to bringing Windows Phone to the world, he left the company back in August in order to start a business of his own. Ironically, he just recently won an Android smartphone – an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II, to be precise, and decided to share his thoughts in his blog after using the device for a while.

In a nutshell, his experience with the Android platform and the Galaxy S II is pretty underwhelming, even though the device is regarded as one of the year's best smartphones. Sure, there are things he likes, such as the drop-down notification bar and the broad software selection, yet his final judgement is definitely on the negative side. Here is how Kindel summarizes his impressions:


Of course, Kindel admits that he loves Windows Phone, which is not surprising having his background in mind. However, he is not with Microsoft anymore, meaning that he has no benefit from supporting its mobile platform. At the same time, Kindel is well familiar with what makes a platform user-friendly, so if Android scores points in that category, one would expect him to point it out. If you are interested in checking out his full review, just follow the source link below.

source: cek.log via wpcentral

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Galaxy S II AT&T
  • Display 4.3 inches 800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.6

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