[Chugalug] Android musings

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 01:18:30 UTC 2013

Brighter side 1 is in conflict with complaint 6.  If not for the "app
drawer" as you call it, Widgets would have nowhere to exist.

Your Complaint 3 is a recursive loop.

Complaint 3 solution - http://lmgtfy.com/?q=android+unlock+phone+sound

Complaints 1, 4, 5, & 7 are all app complaints, not Android complaints.
 And not being able to find your perfect fit app for those needs in a whole
week...? wow, that's a long time....  </sarcasm>  Honestly how much time
did you give each of those "56 email programs" if you've only had the phone
for a week and have decided they all suck?  Mathematically an average of 3
hours each, and that's if you literally did nothing else that entire week.

If you are looking for a 1-to-1 answer for Apple Apps, then you are
screwed, and have pointless expectations.

I have no problem using the default calendar program.  I have a couple of
issues with the default email program - well, one main one really, that I
can't full screen an email in landscape.  That's really it.

As far as e-readers are concerned, you're throwing out the main one with
extreme prejudgous, but ok....  There are Nook, Kobo, Google Play Books,
Aldiko, Cool Reader....

I can't speak to the stock market apps - because I'm not a 1%er.

*- Chad W. Smith*

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM, Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com> wrote:

> So.
> I have been a full time Android user for one week now. My device is a
> Galaxy Note 2 (ATT version, rooted and unlocked of course).
> I have some observations that of course are from a long time iOS user's
> perspective.
> 1. Almost all 56 Android mail clients suck. Aqua Mail sucks less than the
> rest, but still sucks.
> 2. Why so goddamned many menu's and choices buried 5 layers deep?
> 3. The water droplet sound that happens when I swipe my Phone to unlock it
> is driving me out of my mind. I can't figure out how to shut it up (see
> item 3).
> 4 There are NO financial/stock market apps for this thing that are worth a
> damn. Also see Item 1.
> 5. The calendar is a POS. Seems to be the same dilemma as item 1.
> 6. Why do I need an app drawer? iOS definitely got this part right.
> 7. eBook readers. Also see item 1. Could care less about the kindle app,
> don't speak to me about it.
> On a brighter note:
> 1. Widgets are cool.
> 2. I LOVE having a 5.5" screen and a stylus.
> 3. swappable battery.
> 4. Micro SD goodness and ease of loading content ;-)
> Hmm it seems most of my "brighter" items are actually hardware related and
> not a plus for Android.
> I will stick with Android for the foreseeable future, however it is very
> LINUX like in the need for constant tweaking and not always working. I love
> the IDEA of linux and try to implement the use of it in any way that I can,
> however Cupertino has a distinct advantage with their philosophy that "Shit
> should just work".
>  Phil Sieg
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