* Fanboys flagged this Poll out of the top. Too bad.
Anyway, I'd love to switch to Android but I can't come to trust Google at all.
Sure it's possible to use Android and stay relatively Google-free, but they are clearly trying to chokepoint that into impossibility with moves like Play Services, et cetera. Jean Baptiste Queru, the leading force behind the Android Open Source Project just quit and went to work for Yahoo, too.
I think vanilla Android is the better OS, but my options are limited: buy a Nexus phone (currently can't, nothing is available), buy a $650 phone with vanilla Android, or buy a subsidized locked carrier phone, fight the device's DRM and then hope Cyanogenmod or someone produces a stable ROM for it sometime soon.
Edit: Fixed Google->Yahoo goof.
On a related note, JBQ leaving really left a sour taste in my mouth. I remember him being a constant and positive force on the message boards back in the Android 1.x days; though I don't really know him, he seems like the kind of developer that doesn't jump ship without good reason.
I was trying to put my finger on just what it was that bothered me, and your observation about animations triggered it...
I upgraded to iOS 7 yesterday on my 3rd Generation "retina" iPad and a few things caught me by surprise out of the gate. The settings app is much more sluggish in this revision. I was poking around between options and I found myself re-tapping buttons because the screens weren't coming up fast enough.
That was the biggest problem I had. Apple iOS products that I've owned in the past always had snappy performance for things that require instant feedback. Scrolling was smooth and instant, tapping buttons for menus that didn't require data to be sent/received rendered an immediate response (or very nearly so). It worked as you would expect something to work in the non-digital world (I pull open a drawer, the drawer opens at the speed I pull it). All throughout the settings app I found myself having to tap three times on some switches. For example, enabling my cellular radio, I tapped the switch and it did nothing. A half-second later I tapped it, figuring I wasn't precise enough the first time only to find that my finger went down the instant the "switch" gave me feedback that it was on, requiring a third tap to re-enable it. It's nitpicky as heck to complain about a half-second delay (and a bit of a testimony to the company's famed agonizing over every part of the user experience) since that sort of delay is "normal" when I interact with my Android tablet or phone, but Apple trained me when using their devices to expect instant feedback for actions (even if it's just an icon change to indicate that input was recognized but something else needed to finish before a menu option changed). There were several other interactions I had with iOS 7 and the built-in apps that were far more nitpicking than that, but overall the biggest difference I've noticed is that UI "lag" has been introduced in this version.
I'm betting some of this has to do with my 3rd generation iPad. I have seen benchmarks indicating that animations/frame rates are woefully worse than the iPad 2 with its lower resolution screen or the generation after mine with its faster processor. It's not going to trigger me to upgrade or change devices because all-in-all I'm quite satisfied with it even if I have to tweak my expectations.
Way to add some framing to your poll!
Note - Don't expect your poll to be accurate.
Or, am I the only one?
For those of you who use Office 2013, some asshole made it all but unusable by taking out the contrast between threads.
Same thing for Apple now, much of it is too subtle. "Hooray, it's flat!" But no... it's just amature. There's a good article up now about all the things that seem broken and rushed through.
Remember when Steve Jobs was sheriff and the trains ran on time? Ok, first I had like a 4 hour gap between when I downloaded and when it would actually let me install. Then it wouldn't let me sync with iTunes last night until I upgraded... but the upgrade wasn't available until today. Just a culster fuck of stupidity on Apple's part. They rushed these half-assed changes and it shows.
Great that they have a new OS, but damn does it need polish.
Now I'm giving Android a fair shake, using a Galaxy s3 I had for testing. Will use it for several weeks at least, and decide to either get a 5S, or stick with Android (possibly getting a S4 or other new phone). There's a lot I don't like or that I'm finding missing (harder to type after trying multiple keyboards, sometimes funky bluetooth, etc). My gut feeling is that I'll go back to iOS in a month or so, but things like widgets could make a difference.
I'm getting a discount Nexus 4.
iOS 7 is very different. It will take some getting used to, but a majority of people will stay, and I'm not sure a tech-savvy site like HN is a good sampling of what the average consumer will do. Anecdotally, I heard dozens of new-Siri beeps this morning at my tech company as people show off the update. New icons may suck, but they never killed anyone.
Really, it's fine. Applications still work and my email arrive on time. That's what I want. I'm warily interested in the fingerprint scanner, though.
You can want to keep your phone for reasons other than loving the OS (the apps you've purchased, etc)