An iOS user migrates to Android
In an effort to decrease my monthly cell phone costs and to increase flexibility for my numerous international travels, I decided to port my cell number to Google Voice and migrate away from iOS to Android. $35/mo. with no contract for unlimited HSPA+ data, voice, and text on T-Mobile is amazing.
- I have no idea who at Google thought that shipping a phone, by default, with two versions of two core applications/functionality was a good idea, but they should be fired.
- I've since decided that the vibrate on touch is annoying only because the vibration on the Galaxy Nexus is extremely loud and there appears to be no way to turn it off for the keyboard.
- Good news! The @1Password team replied immediately to this tweet to say that a new version of the app is currently in the works.
- I believe there is a strong opportunity on Android to develop premium paid applications. This is sorely missing in the Google Play marketplace. I wouldn't hesitate to pay good money for a solid Twitter client and/or RSS reader.
- I can't stress enough how amazing the search functionality is that's built into the phone. The combination of Google Now and their voice search is just spectacular. My only quibble is that it's really difficult to get at as you need to unlock your phone and then do an awkward swipe.
- This was when the lightbulb went off on how awesome this new setup was. The Galaxy Nexus is 100% unlocked and will work on any GSM network. If you're a world traveler, I can't recommend this setup enough. Since Google Voice forwards to Skype it ends up ringing on my laptop and my phone, which is kind of nice at work.
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- Dave ThorupTo respond to Joe regarding T-Mobile’s 3G/HSPA+ not yet being available everywhere for the iPhone… If T-Mobile’s 3G/HSPA+ is unavailable for an unlocked iPhone...To respond to Joe regarding T-Mobile’s 3G/HSPA+ not yet being available everywhere for the iPhone… If T-Mobile’s 3G/HSPA+ is unavailable for an unlocked iPhone in your area then just use Straight Talk’s (Google it) $45 Unlimited Everything plan. They are an MVNO that uses AT&T’s network for up to “4G” HSPA+ (i.e. no LTE) - IOW anywhere that AT&T has 3G/HSPA+ coverage so does Straight Talk. So again, no reason to switch to Android just to get an affordable prepaid plan.more2012-12-17T19:10:52.894Z
- Karl GrettonIt sounds like an improvement over WiMo 6.5....2012-12-11T02:02:05.238Z
- Erik VelandHow is it any different for a "world traveller" to put a sim in an unlocked iPhone? This "awesome" functionality has been available to this traveller on an...How is it any different for a "world traveller" to put a sim in an unlocked iPhone? This "awesome" functionality has been available to this traveller on an iPhone since the 3G.more2012-12-11T00:37:46.271Z
- Oscar GoldmanBut does it suffer from this defect, like the iPhone: http://goldmanosi.blogspot.com/2012/06/will-apple-ever-fix-iphones-biggest.html2012-12-11T00:17:11.962Z
- Chris KErr, why not just buy an unlocked iPhone, hot swap SIMs, and use Skype on that on any GSM network? I don't see why this is a selling point for the Nexus.2012-12-11T00:11:08.647Z
- Kevin MarksHah, muphry's law strikes. I meant swype, not skype.2012-12-10T23:58:18.298Z
- Kevin MarksAlso, try SwiftKey rather than skype. It builds a Markov chain based on your own likely words, meaning it is much less likely to auto correct to random crap...Also, try SwiftKey rather than skype. It builds a Markov chain based on your own likely words, meaning it is much less likely to auto correct to random crap. More flexible feedback settings too.more2012-12-10T23:58:02.023Z
- Kevin MarksClick on the word "wifi" to see the networks, not the toggle. Also, pull down the top bar with 2 fingers to go straight to settings.2012-12-10T23:55:10.256Z
- FoxCouldn't agree more about lack of beautiful, quality twitter or news apps. looking forward to @circa now.2012-12-10T23:53:09.690Z
- James LarsonWhat are you talking about with "Double tapping home"? There is no home button double tap in Android.2012-12-10T23:22:46.317Z