One Year With Google Android - Page 2
With regards to applications, I've been satisfied with the number and quality of apps available in the Android Market. Android is a very open OS, which has its good points (which I won't go over for the umpteenth time), but it also has downsides. Search for a generic term in the Market such as "social," and you'll be greeted with a barrage of rubbish not even remotely related to your search term. That's an issue with Android; there are a lot of great apps made by reputable developers, but there's a huge amount of crap in the Market. Systematically going through the Market and deleted apps that aren't up to standard would go against everything Google Android stands for; it's the kind of thing Apple would do.
I'm not a heavy app user; I only really use my phone to make calls, text, email, and tweet, so I'm not really bothered by this. If you like your apps though, iOS is the better option for you (Disclaimer: I use an iPod Touch alongside my Android phone, so I know what I'm talking about).
At the end of the day, Android will remain my choice of mobile OS simply because you, as a user, are given the scope to choose exactly what you do with pretty much every aspect of your device. Android is complicated, and the Market is a complete mess, but I love it. iOS is the idiot-proof option which looks nice and functions reliably. In my opinion, it does nothing more than that. I know of a lot of people who will say exactly the opposite of me here, but I think Android is something that has a soul, in contrast to iOS or Blackberry, which tend to be soulless and cold experiences.