Category Archives: Android

Nexus 7

androidYesterday I bought a new tablet … the Google Nexus 7.

Initially I liked it … it had a nice form factor, it’s light, has a nice display, and a powerful CPU.

I played around with it yesterday and today … but  I’ve decided that I’m going to return it.

My intention was to use it as a smaller tablet for traveling (so I don’t have to haul around my laptop AND iPad).

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Atrix 4G to Ice Cream Sandwich?

For quite a while the owners of the Motorola Atrix 4G have been waiting for an upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android.

Unfortunately, it appears that we’ve been waiting in vain …

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I’m Shocked! It Fits!

A while ago I wrote about my iPhone Complaint … where all the accessories I was looking at were designed to fit the iPhone itself and not when it was in a case.

I was expecting to the have the same complaint about my new Motorola ATRIX … but, so far, it looks like I won’t.

I purchased a the Car Dock accessory for the ATRIX and was expecting to have to remove the phone from it’s case whenever I wanted to put it into the dock.

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Android Gripes

OK, I’ve had this phone a few weeks … time for me to list some of the things that I don’t like about it.

First a caveat … in general I do like this phone a lot.  Some of the things I’m about to list are possibly due to policies imposed by the mail services I’m using.

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And Now I’m a Droid

Android … to be specific.

I decided it was time to upgrade my phone … and switched to an Android based phone.  I got a Motorola ATRIX.

I was split between the ATRIX and the HTC Inspire … the Inspire has better battery life and a bigger screen, but the ATRIX has expandable memory and a front facing camera.

The primary reason for switching was so I could do mobile app development … I’ve got a few ideas for apps in my head and didn’t want to invest in a Mac just so I could develop them.  Android apps are developed in Java and the SDK is free (and Eclipse based).

It’s going to take a bit of time to get used to the new user interface … but so far I’m liking it a lot.

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