Cell Phones & Providers
My loving wife, with her birthday fast approaching, caught word of these things and wanted a set for herself. I of course figured I’d get us both a set and see what they were like.
In which I regale you with the story of a wholesale warehouse company’s crappy timing; me attempting to purchase, at most, three phones; ending up with orders for five; get passed around (and tell the same story) to around four people over the phone with Verizon and then again to two or three people at a Verizon store; and also receive a phone call from a disgruntled former provider.
So, it took me a while to get around to ordering one and it took even longer for the phone to actually make it to me … but that’s a story for another post. For this post, I’m going to avoid anything too specific to my (new) cell provider, and try to focus strictly on the phone.
Pebble released a significant update to their iOS app and Firmware. However, getting it running properly turned out to be a bit of a challenge. I’d be surprised if you ended up here before somewhere else in your searches for solutions; but in case you haven’t, here’s what you can expect and how I got it working.
I was wondering if I could come up with a quick way to describe my impressions; the best I can come up with: It’s like Apple is trying to borrow from the Android operating systems, but it’s also like they took one of the worst Android interfaces and left out the ability to customize it properly.
Yeah, I’ve drank the Koolaid. But as one of the smartest people I know said, “I drank the Koolaid and I feel fine.” I woke up at 3am on September 14th to preorder the iPhone 5, since my wife and I were both eligible for upgrades to our Samsung Epic 4G phones. We decided to make the jump. Here’s my experience so far.
Okay … so given the access to something like Nandroid, I decided to give the CyanogenMod 9 Beta 3 a try on the Samsung Epic 4G. Here’s a few notes and pointers. Thing is, I probably won’t need that Nandroid backup …
I bit the bullet and decided to switch my Samsung Epic 4G to CyanogenMod 7.2 (RC 2). Here’s my advice on the install process and initial impressions.
My new place of employment provides some employees with cell phones. Currently, that phone is a Droid2. Here’s what I have to say about my experiences with mine.
A quickie post explaining how to get the calendar from your second GMail account onto your Android device. Also: Calendar colors, and holidays!