Sitting in front of me is a Samsung Nexus S 4G. I’ve had this little phone for a while, and it’s come in handy as both an Android testing device (for work-related web apps) and as an introduction to the Android platform as a whole, specifically the “pure” Google experience.
And, as a whole, it’s not a bad device. The core Android experience is fine, and improving rapidly.
But, as they say, the devil is in the details — and details are what make the difference between “fine” and “great,” between “like” and “love.”
Back to the phone: this particular Nexus S 4G is stuck in a reboot loop. The battery drained, and now when I plug it in to charge, it immediately starts to boot — and fails moments after, when the battery again fails.
Conversely, the iPhone has always taken a few minutes to charge before attempting a boot. No reboot loops.