[Chugalug] Android musings
jnylen at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 23:05:51 UTC 2013
How did Verizon mess up the Galaxy Nexus? Software issues? I'm still
using mine (with a custom ROM).
Phil, you should look into installing a custom ROM. This does take some
time, but it will enable you to tweak things as much as you want. That's
the main draw of Android for me - without the ability to add new features
and remove the screw-ups of the carriers and phone manufacturers, I'd
probably be an iDrone instead.
I also choose my Android devices based partly on the level of community
support that is likely to exist. I think that means Nexus devices for the
foreseeable future, especially since their software is so much better by
On Feb 9, 2013 8:57 AM, "Tim Youngblood" <timyoungblood at gmail.com> wrote:
> I couldn't agree more on the GNex from Verizon. I dumped it and bought a
> Nexus from the big G and it so much faster and with tremendous battery life
> (4G being the largest culprit there). I'm strictly buying Nexus devices
> going forward to get the unfiltered Android. Plus, Google supports devices
> that go back much much further than what the carriers are willing to do.
> On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Adam Jimerson <vendion at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Vanilla Android, what all the Nexus phones (minus the Verizon Galaxy
>> Nexus to an extent because Verizon still managed to mess it up), is very
>> different than what Samsung, Motorola (maybe not for much longer), LG, et
>> al ships because each manufacturer installs there own customizations to the
>> point where it alters how some things work. Sure SenseUI and what ever
>> Samsung uses may look better than stock android, but stock has been getting
>> better since the release of ICS.
>> That being said it shows, someone would ask me to look at something on
>> there phone, and I know where the setting is to change what ever it is they
>> are complaining about with stock Android but for there device the option
>> was ether moved, removed, or disabled (grayed out) my the manufacturer.
>> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:12 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
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>>> > 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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