The Surprise Winner

When I realized that a switch from Windows on my phone was unavoidable, I was expecting to find a subpar phone experience with more apps. I was wrong. iOS and Android offer experiences that are different from Windows Mobile. I still prefer the homescreen and integrated functionality of my Lumia phone. The closest equivalent to… Continue reading The Surprise Winner


Gates now uses Android

It had to happen. It has. ALL the nails might not be in the coffin yet, but this is a big one. Has anyone heard or seen which Android phone he's using? I'm guessing the Samsung S8 family, since that's being sold by the Windows Store and Microsoft has a bundling arrangement with Samsung.

Android dreams of a Windows sheep (2 of 2)

In part 1 of this post, I discussed what I like about Android, what I didn't like, and my experience with Google's Project Fi. This post will conclude my initial impressions of Android, listing some general disappointments, and what I missed most from Windows and from iOS. A quick update on Project Fi, since my… Continue reading Android dreams of a Windows sheep (2 of 2)

Android dreams of a Windows sheep (1 of 2) [UPDATED]

I had my iPhone week. Since then, I've been carrying two Android phones. Well, one and a half (more on that coming up). (It's taken me longer to write this up for a number or reasons, so, yeah, this is my obligatory sorry-I-haven't-written-in-a-while blog post.) To test out Android, I had a Google/Huawei Nexus 6P on… Continue reading Android dreams of a Windows sheep (1 of 2) [UPDATED]

Why THAT phone?

We first bought a Windows phone, the Nokia Lumia 920, when it came out in late 2012. I was still using a Blackberry for work, although I had a lot of hands-on experience with both iPhone and Android devices. My wife was upgrading to this phone from an iPhone 3GS, which she liked well enough, although it… Continue reading Why THAT phone?