Many’s the time I’ve had to restrain an impulse to hurl my lagging, glitchy, or otherwise misbehaving Android phone into the nearest hard surface.
Once or twice I’ve failed to restrain that impulse…
I think what’d go a long way to constraining the waste is avoiding the tendency to squeeze so much eye candy and so on out of the hardware, and concentrating on delivering something robust and consistently responsive. Remember how XP would run on a P4? It was so consistently solid that when it wasn’t, you knew you had a problem.
I’ve run the stock firmware on a few Android phones, and various versions of CyanogenMod and other ROMs on most of them, and although some are better than others, none is what I’m after.
There’s no way an iPhone is what I’m after either, not in a pink fit… and I’ve got enough hate for Win8 on the work laptop that I’d be mighty surprised if I liked Metro on a phone.