05 December 2009
on november 1, i rushed over to the sprint store to upgrade my phone from an lg rumor to a samsung moment. i have been very pleased with this phone and with android. my phone is only on android 1.5 (2.0 is the current version of the software with 2.1 coming soon). when i get to upgrade this to the most recent, i look forward to some nice features.
pros: the screen is very nice. there are a bunch of apps that have been already built for android. plus i can get an sdk to build app myself. i like having a better browser to hit the net compared to a stripped down version on my rumor. google maps plus the device’s gps is a great combo. i found a nice secure shell (ssh) app which drops me right onto any unix/linux box for which i have credentials. integrating my google calendar with my device’s calendar is a huge time saver.
cons: the camera is a little delayed to taking pics, as i have read–still adjusting to that. i have to get used to plugging in my phone to keep it active in the twenty-four. i am still learning to be more careful with it since the screen is very important.
i am also hopeful that the change in plan to accommodate the new phone will resolve the billing issues i had with sprint last time i made adjustments. at this point, i’m good with things. all is finally good. this makes me happy with sprint again.
some of the other things i find gloat worthy: i had cut/copy & paste from day one. i can run multiple apps at once…from day one. have better coverage than, say, at&t from day one.
i’m happy with this purchase.