Tag Archives: Android

Galaxy S5

I got a Samsung Galaxy S5 (The T-Mobile flavor, SM-900T) a week ago. I’m pretty pleased with it overall, but many of the impressions worth sharing are not positive, particularly of the small-but-stupid variety. Much of the animus (and credit) … Continue reading

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Touchpad Cyanogenmod 9

My Touchpad (AKA “The Mobile Platform Test Device”) has had both its OSes updated in the last couple days. WebOS bumped from 3.0.4 to 3.0.5, and I updated the Android install from Cyanogenmod 7 Alpha 3.5 (Gingerbread based) to Cyanogenmod9 … Continue reading

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Touchpad Dual-Boot

I dual booted my Touchpad with CyanogenMod last week, and it has made me notice a lot of things about the Touchpad, WebOS, and Android that I hadn’t fully appreciated before. I wish I had thought to post these as … Continue reading

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Note Synchronization?

I’ve started the hunt for a suitable new note taking program. My demands are simple: I want a stack of text documents with persistent offline access on my Linux and Android devices, Web access from elsewhere, and automated synchronization between … Continue reading

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I’m mystified by how much I miss having a little kickstand on my handheld computer. The n810’s didn’t even work very well – only the “Closed” and “45° to the table” detents actually held – but being able to have … Continue reading

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Android Love of the Day: Like Things are Handled Alike

[This post is part of a series on my initial Android impressions.] I think I’ve covered most of the really problematic things Google needs to get on. Some other issues are either already being fixed – they’re apparently already working … Continue reading

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Android Hate of the Day: Missing Basic Functionality

[This post is part of a series on my initial Android impressions.] Just to be clear, my Android criticism is because I want this shit fixed in the last promising mobile platform standing, not because I hate it. Platform specific … Continue reading

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Android Hate of the Day: Process Management

[This post is part of a series on my initial Android impressions.] Just to be clear, my Android criticism is because I want this shit fixed in the last promising mobile platform standing, not because I hate it. Platform specific … Continue reading

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iOS is not a Promising Platform (for me)

This is a response to “what about iOS?” questions from my calling Android “the last promising mobile platform standing” in the boilerplate for the posts I’ve been making about problems with Android. I come prepared with a list from my … Continue reading

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Android Hate of the Day: Everything is Full of Ads

[This post is part of a series on my initial Android impressions.] Just to be clear, my Android criticism is because I want this shit fixed in the last promising mobile platform standing, not because I hate it. Platform specific … Continue reading

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