Thanks very much for the replies guys. It's nice to know I was right all aong
Andy, your point about iTunes rings true with me. I hate it with a passion too. However
, the other day, just for fun, I reset my phone (a Samsung Galaxy S2) back to factory defaults. I was disappointed (although not surprised) that the "backup" I'd taken using Samsung Kies didn't really back up much at all. It took me probably a day or so to get everything back working nicely again. My kids have Apple devices (if you're a kid these days and don't have an Apple product then you're just not cool
) and iTunes backs their devices up properly. You can reset it to factory, plug it into your computer and restore it to pretty much how it was before you wiped it. Shame Android doesn't offer the same functionality (unless you root it).
On the subject of rooting, anyone done it to their phone? If so, what do you benefit from doing it? I'm too scared to root mine. I worry that it will become a haven for hackers and virus writers to embed their dross deep inside my phone. Ignorance is a wonderful thing
@csenciboy, thanks very much for the pointer re JuiceDefender. Installing it as we speak
@Dulanic, lol at this "and then every time you do something they can't do it's Oh well we don't need to do that!"
I have had many of those conversations too. I'd go "Look guys, I can have a widget right on my homescreen that displays breaking news!" They reply, "Well, I can launch this app to do the same" They just don't get it, do they!!
My phone looks NOTHING like it did when I first got it out the box. Running Go Launcher EX and I've customised everything. It's totally personalised. In contrast every iPhone looks the same as any other. Where's the fun in that?!
Since I have some kindred spirits here I'll start some more threads