Why I use Android

I saw this on a forum somewhere and agree with it.

  • I can set any song as a ringtone, just by selecting it – for free
  • I can control my TV’s, Live
  • I can show photos from my phone on my TV just by flicking them on there – for free
  • I can get turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps – for free
  • I get visual AND transcribed voicemails with Google Voice – for free
  • Those little App icons on the screen, I can put them anywhere I want – top, bottom, right, left – wherever
  • AT&T network – not any more
  • I can load apps from anywhere – without having to hack my phone

Apple gos after the Droid X

Apple Tosses DROID X Into Antennagate, Here is Our Video – Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

Apple posted another video showing another smartphone, this time the Droid X, losing bars when held in the death grip. Problem is other people can’t recreate this, even Engadget can’t do it. The other thing is Apple made a big deal about the media blowing this “Antennagate” thing up. We know Apple, some smartphones lose bars if held just right. Move on.

webOS 2.0 in 2010

webOS 2.0 coming ‘later this year,’ says HP’s Rubinstein — Engadget

My girlfriend got a Palm Pre when they were first released. While I think the Pre makes a better paper weight then a phone, I really like the OS and the way it does multitasking. If you put it on a more power phone or even better a touch screen tablet, you might have something that can go head to head with the iPad.

Stock Android is hard to find

Daring Fireball Linked List: Wired: ‘Bloatware Creeps Into Android Phones’

It seems more clear now why Google made the Nexus One: it’s hard to get a phone with the default Android OS. It also seems clear that Android’s openness is largely about being open to the carriers’ ability to customize the user experience.

This is one thing that I agree with John on. There should be more phones with stock Android. As much as I like my HTC Evo I wish it had, at least, Android 2.1 and I could install 2.2 later. And its not the the Sense UI is bad, it really is pretty good, I just would like to run what Google released or be able to pick what I want on the phone, Sense or stock Android, at the time I get the phone.