For many of us who make, use, or write about software for a living, polish is all about removing from the software as many jarring behaviors as possible. Sweating the small stuff. Itâ€™s exactly the details like the persistently stuttering scrolling that MG points out that continue to make Android products appear less polished to us. Itâ€™s seriously unnerving. Itâ€™s a big freaking deal to us, while other people just donâ€™t see it.
That split-second delay from when you flick to when it gets flicked. Once you notice that, stuff that has that is no longer good enough.