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

After spending some time with a Samsung Galaxy S II, Charlie Kindel, former Manager at Microsoft, shared his thoughts in his personal blog. He was not happy with the overall user experience...
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69 Comments

43. adityathuse

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

2 thumbs down??? 2 middle fingers up to u mr..sure wp7 looks a bit acceptable but certainly not "mindblowing"..its rather " mindnumbing" for the already numb n dumb species of smartphone users.. even ios is better than wp7 ite now..wp7 might have a chance to get over from the "others" category..but its certainly not in the near future..android shall prevail..

52. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

What's next? Former apple manager reviews it too? Oh I'm sure this idiot isn't still under Microsoft payroll and was giving his honest to God opinion about Android. This wasn't to promote windows mobile 7 at all, yes I'm sure.

56. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

He is a hater

58. blackrose

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

This man most be crazy

59. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

He only Gives the Galaxy S II thumbs down cause he's upset that MS isn't making as much sales in the mobile industry as Android. And it's not a Windows phone. he should be at least be thanking Samsung that they too also support Windows Mobile. He's AN IDIOT as always just like Steve Ballmer.

65. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

As a phone salesman, and Nokia fan who once preached that WP was a bad move, I now have different view due to my time with Windows Phones. Too many consumers who I deal with find Android to be extremely overwhelming and difficult to use. Windows Phone however they see as the complete opposite once I demonstrate the platform to them, and worse yet, most of them have no idea it even exists. I love the idea of adding a swipe down notifications bar to WP and even a dock bar at the bottom of the start screen with 4 or even 5 customizable shortcuts. I wish they would do that.

66. ToneDef

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Before buying my first smartphone ever this year, I tried ios, wp7 and android. As a total noob with no preconceptions or biases to any os, I chose android, because it kept me interested in using the phone - I literally couldn't put the phone down for the first few days. With WP7, within the first half hour of playing with and exploring the phone, I was left with the feeling "Is that it ?".

68. GeekMovement unregistered

His statement is retarded. His face is retarded. His thumbs are retarded.

69. vmaster

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

People bottom line is this, the latest Windows Mobile OS and iPhone OS are both more polished OS's, and Android is a slapped together but very customizable OS. A very fluidy and graphically appealing (eye candy) design has been the focus of Windows and iPhone, with a direction towards simplicity. Android on the other hand wants to pack everything in their OS, also offering all the flexibility possible, but have lacked the smoothness of the other two OS's. Although that's where it currently sits, situation can change any time, including Google wanting to compete in the graphic design area. What you prefer, is completely up to you. I have used all three phones, and have been with android since "donut", and stock android menu, option, music/video players, etc. are poorly designed graphically. I do not wanna hear any lame remarks after my post with some biased opinions or accusations of me bashing android. Take it for what it is, I gave a neutral outlook on the current OS market, giving each praises in the area it deserves.
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