Updates (of the os, as well as the apps) seem like serving a single purpose: making the device slower, so that you'll go buy a new one.
And this is different from computers in what way?
True point. I still use office 2007 on win7
Though technically, you can get more ram or upgrade the cpu in a computer, if you feel like it. That's not an option with android devices.
Battery Life. Not sure if this is just the battery in general, or some of the settings (I'm thinking it's battery life after a few experiments- I thought it might be gmail being open, but it syncs when I bring it to focus, so not sure that's the case). I leave my ipad for a week, and do nothing to it... and come back to it with the battery near full. Do the same with the android device, and it's dead. That's my use case for the device- I don't use my tablet everyday. So that's the major complaint I have.
There certainly is a misconfigured app or service involved. But equally certainly, you're not to blame. Some idiot app's default settings is probably calling home or seeking a gps signal or whatever. Android devices need 5 times more tinkering than ios or winmobile devices, and not everyone has the will/time/energy to tinker.
SD Cards. You have this great facility to add storage- and only some things are able to be put there. And there seems to be no rhyme or reason to what is able to be put there. I now only use my SD card for long term storage of items and content. It's 4 times larger than my internal memory, and I can't put my apps there and have to have them on my 32GB internal using space.
Again, on the tinkering front, there's a solution
(albeit not the prettiest one). But I hear you. Why do we need to find custom solutions (requiring partitioning of the sd card and formatting one of the partitions to ext3) for issues as basic as this one?