First, I'll start off with a little background... I'm a long time Palm user. I started with a Sharp organizer then Palm. I was in love with Palm for the longest time. Then I got the Palm TX. Wow what a dud PalmOS was on "modern" "nvfs" devices. I had another couple of Palm phones. I loved my Treo. For a while. Then I got the 755p for about a week and that experience (mostly due to Verizon messing with the phone) chased me to Blackberry. Once again I was happy. For a while. I got my son a Macbook Pro when he went off to college. I got a "free" iPod Touch. It was anything but free. My experience with the 'touch led to iPad, then iPhone then 3 more iPhones for the rest of the family. I love my iThings. Fast forward to about 6 months ago when my company started supporting BYOD. I let them put their stinking exchange profile on my iPhone and while it wasn't quite as bad as going all the way back to Treo, it was almost Blackberry-like. So I knew I needed a "spare" device I could let them screw up that wouldn't ruin my iPhone. I have some iPod Touches lying around that have been replaced with iPhones but the BYOD software for iOS is nowhere near as nice as it is for Android. I saw a GP5 in Best Buy for $190. The GP 4.2 right next to it was ten dollars more. More money for a smaller (albeit newer) device. I went for the GP5. What I like: As I mentioned before, I like the way my work email comes through on the device. I like the way the built in photos "Gallery" app works with picasa albums. In fact, I'd have to say this is like Photostream on steroids. Sure Photostream can get all my photos to all my devices, but the Android gallery replicates the desktop and browser experience in terms of the way I've grouped photos in Picasa web albums. Still Photostream wins (narrowly) because it gets stuff off my Phone and onto my Mac so seamlessly. I like the way google docs works. I'd like to see Apple do something like this with Pages and Numbers on the web, even if they are slightly watered down. I mean seriously have you tried the spreadsheet in google docs? It's very good. Wifi Analyzer. Why oh why does Apple still have this useful utility sitting in the leper colony called Cydia? This needs to be standard on iOS just like a wifi scanner is now included in Mountain Lion. Get with it, Apple! Go Launcher EX. A fine replacement for the default launcher on the GP5. Google Play. No passwords when updating apps. No passwords for free apps. Browse apps on web and send to device. Most apps can be set to auto update. Very nice. Micro usb charger, for availability. $5 in any drug store when I'm on the road and forgot it in the hotel. Shame on Apple for sticking with a string of proprietary chargers that requires them to give away a micro usb to dock connector adapter in EU. Why not just figure out how to make micro usb work on an iThing? What I don't like: I don't like the way Apple tells you NO when you try to go to iCloud.com using the browser on an Android device. I happen to own both. Why punish me for it? I really don't like having nested home screens. I dislike it so much I went and got a replacement launcher that lets me put more stuff on the "top level" or perhaps I should say "widget level" home screen. I really don't like the screen. I thought I'd like it because it's bigger. Then I pulled up the same page on my iPhone 4 side by side with the GP5 and the GP5 screen, while bigger, is actually harder to read. I guess there's something to that whole Retina thing after all. I don't like the way the GP5 handles SD cards. It's like they were an afterthought. Sure I'm grateful to have them but shouldn't an end user experience be seamless? Internal memory shows up as SD card and I'm often confused what is SD card and what is internal memory. It's just silly for google/Android or Samsung or whoever to do it that way. I don't like the button locations. The home button belongs where Apple put it, hence the GP 4.2 and GS3 now have it in the same spot. (Copycats, I suppose). I don't like the "true multitasking" memory management. Part of my launcher includes a "sweeper" app to clear junk out of memory. I hardly ever think of this on iOS. In fact, there are times my iPhone freezes when taking a photo and I find I have 150 apps open. I close the bulk of them and I'm good to go again. The GP5 seems to "fill up" with only half a dozen apps open. Buzzing. My GP5 randomly buzzes for no apparent reason. It's not a phone so it's not getting any text messages or anything. It simply buzzes, often in the middle of the night, for no apparent reason. Very bad form. Very bad. Thinkfree office. This is a complete joke. If it manages to open a word, excel or pdf file, it looks a lot like the desktop. However, all too often I get "out of memory" messages when opening pdf files. I've never had such a thing happen on iOS. No ICS?!? No jellybean?!? When I buy an iOS device, I don't even have to think about OS versions. They get the latest OS OTA with no problem. Meanwhile, my GP5, which I bought less than 6 months ago is running gingerbread. Gingerbread? The only orphaned Apple products are iPhone 1 and iPhone 3G. Anything you can still buy get's TODAY's OS. Not an OS from a century ago (in gadget time). The camera app. Did the picture take? Well did it? No? Darn. I guess I'll have to snap it again. No. Wait. Now I have two? Micro USB charger for everyday use. It's often difficult to see which side is supposed to be up. I often have to plug it in twice. I never have this problem with the Apple dock connector.