For what it is, WP8 is a great update. It brings us the framework necessary to finally get modern hardware for Windows Phone, and will launch with what is without a doubt the best hardware from OEM partners in the 8X and Lumia 920. My time with HTC’s 8X has been extremely positive – I think they nailed the industrial design, in hand feel, and the right balance of features for a Windows Phone 8. The OS feels smoother than it ever has everywhere I look and in every app I’ve tried out.
I really want people to give Windows Phone 8 a shot. I definitely prefer the design language of both the hardware and software to Android’s.