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

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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. https://www.cnet.com/news/bill-gates-uses-android-phone/ 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?