There's some software glitchy-ness going on here and there (going back to the 'home' screen 'jitters' at the end of the animation as it resets the image for the parallax effect), but I expect that to be resolved in updates. Some inconsistencies with the keyboards too, but devs will have to update their apps to use the new 'flat' style.
What I would like, however, is to be able to swipe up and instead of pulling up Control Center, I want the multi-tasker. Ideally, let me pick what each directional swipe can do... Maybe I want to double-tap home for Notifications, pull down for Control Center, and swipe up for multi-tasking... 4-finger swipe up on an iPad is okay but I find my fingers 'skipping' on the way up a bunch if my hands are too dry or something, causing the gesture to not be recognized.
Ultimately, I want it to avoid having to type my email and password in all the time. If it can handle the password thing for now, that's a good enough start.
If it's only to unlock the phone itself, that's still not bad, but there's much more potential there.
Maybe people will choose more complicated passwords now that it's easier to remember and then input a lengthly and complex password
WRT the size of the device, I too wouldn't mind something bigger, but if you think the Note is a 'good sized phone' I think you might need glasses
I switched to an HTC One for mainly that reason, but found that it really didn't add any actual value and can't wait to switch back!
The Oatmeal illustrated it perfectly... theoatmeal.com/comics/music_industry
Further, I imagine that the bandwidth and hosting costs of
I mean, with so many people here probably using AdBlock etc, or disabling ads because they're registered users who can, they have to get their ads-to-eyeballs ratio back up to somewhere that it's actually worth it to advertize here (this ensuring that our geeky community can continue to have someplace to live!)
Servers are hardware. A 'cloud' represents a logical infrastructure, independent of the hardware it's currently sitting on.
With such an abstraction, you can more easily and reliably do things like disaster recovery, load balancing, storage migration, fail-over.. etc.. Gives the infrastructure the agility to deal with change, whether it's planned or not.