[Chugalug] Android musings

David White dwrudy at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 05:51:41 UTC 2013


Did I just say text to speak? You know what I meant!
On Feb 9, 2013 12:48 AM, "David White" <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:

> I got a Galaxy S3 from Verizon a couple weeks ago. I don't like the
> keyboard and there's a few other quirks I'm working through but so far I
> like it better than my old iPhone 4.
>
> I just discovered the text to speak feature today which I've been playing
> with and am using to write (most of) this email. Came in handy earlier
> today when I was driving to Atlanta and needed to respond to an email.
> On Feb 8, 2013 10:43 PM, "Eric Wolf" <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I got my Nexus 4 last week. It's pretty sweet. I was upgrading from a
>> Samsung Transform Ultra which is pretty crappy as far as Android goes. I'm
>> using the new T-Mobile $30/mo 100 mins talk/ unlimited text/ 5GB @ 4G,
>> unlimited 3G plan.
>>
>> The Nexus 4 is surprisingly light. It's also very responsive... But
>> that's what one would expect with a quad-core 1.5Ghz CPU and 2GB RAM.
>>
>> -Eric
>>
>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>>
>>> The same day I saw you, the little birdie upstairs told me just get a
>>> Nexus(from Google).
>>> I have no clue if that would make a difference.
>>> But I wish I could swing that when my month is out.
>>>
>>> ----- 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
>>> > President
>>> > SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
>>> > www.snapfon.com
>>> > phil.sieg at seniortechllc.com
>>> >
>>> > Phone: 423.535.9968
>>> > Fax: 423.265.9820
>>> > Mobile: 423.331.0725
>>> >
>>> > "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up
>>> with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
>>> >
>>> > Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
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