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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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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