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Why do I use an Android phone?

Jun 29, 2010, 22:47 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to CS Wong for this link. ]

"My perspective on using the Android isn't really so much of a comparison, mainly because I've never actually owned an iPhone before. But I still like, even love, the HTC G1/Dream that I first bought and the Nexus One that replaced it.

"When I first got my G1, I thought it was the ugliest, nay, fugliest phone ever. But I chose it still because, being my first touchscreen phone, I wanted a physical QWERTY keyboard to help me ease into the new environment. Back then, Android didn't even have a soft keyboard yet (Android 1.0). I used it and was happy with it for a while. Didn't like some quirks, such as the limitation on only one GMail account to sync with and the fact that I had to flip out the keyboard to do the simplest of typing tasks.

"The Cupcake (Android 1.5) came out and I got my soft keyboard. I found myself enjoying the keyboard very much but didn't like the fact that Cupcake made my G1 (with its severe hardware limitations) run as slow as molasses. After reading around, I realized that 3rd parties were actually taking the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code and releasing their own home-brewed rooted releases. So I selected the most popular 3rd party (CyanogenMod), read up on a couple of tutorials, rooted the phone and installed CyanogenMod. And then the world started opening up."

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