Tuesday, December 14, 2010
First weekend with an Android phone
The geek in me loves the Android phone. I can see into the phone easily. When I hook it to my PC, I can see the entire file structure. It is easy then to move movies, photos and such on and off the phone.
The internal memory is not so big, but I can put up to a 32 gig SD card into the phone. It comes with a 2 gig card which I filled in the first two days. I put in the 8 gig card I had bought from my old Instinct, and it works fine. But still, the internal memory is 70% full. Many apps, some major ones in fact, do not yet allow you to move the app to the SD card. One such app happened to update today to a version that did prermit copying to the SD card, so I guess that will likely improve in time.
Meanwhile, all the capabilities I had on the iPod Touch are there with two exceptions. I cannot stream video from Netflix, nor can I play Words with Friends. I do a not of Words with my wife and mother, so I have to go find the iPod when I need to play.
Something else I an do with the Android I cannot easily or affordably do with the iPhone, is develop for it. I'm not sure I will, but I'll be playing with that capability in the next few weeks and see how it goes.
I'm not a music lover, so I don't really miss iTunes. I use Google Listen to subscribe to my podcasts. If I were a iTunes user, I could use DoubleTwist to get my iTunes music onto the phone.
So far, the only pet peeve I've developed is I can't find a way to set a default ring sound for the included alarm clock. I'll have to poke around the Marketplace some.