Phone Update: 3 months In
|February 10th, 2012|
With three months of time to get used to it, what I like about my Galaxy S II:
- I can be sloppy about preparing for trips because the phone has maps and gps and can give me directions.
- Bus predictions (though they've gotten worse lately, not sure why).
- I can take pictures.
- People can text me.
- I can do email in a pinch
- I have something to read
- I can jot down notes and ideas
- The web browser freezes and has to be killed a lot.
- The camera freezes the device while it starts, which I just timed at 5 seconds, and if you leave it in the foreground when putting the phone to sleep you have to wait again when waking it up.
- CyanogenMod doesn't have Android 4 ready yet, so I can't install Chrome for Android or other new shiny things.
- Like most smartphones, there are two processors with limited interconnectivity. Which means you can't have an app that works like an answering machine.
- Sound latency is far too high for realtime interaction and musical performance.
- People now call me for directions or to look up when their next bus is coming.
- I can look up information that's at issue in a conversation.
- People can call me.
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