Technology Today: Why I Went Android

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 in Technology Today | 13 comments

TECHTODAYANDROID

So every now and then, like with my Surface Review I like to share some technology related stuff with you guys. This time around I’m sharing why I went to the Android Platform and LEFT IPHONE.

 I assure you, this was not a spur of the moment decision. But after weeks of Googling, YouTube,  and some truly awesome posts from Girlxoxo, I had my mind set!

So what did I buy?   The Galaxy S4. And I have a case coming my way tomorrow. I’ll show you that below.

Link to Purchase Case: Amazon Poetic CaseScreenshot_2014-03-09-12-29-53

 I got the white edition because I adore white phones and for the 16gb model because I can easily add storage via a Micro SD card. (An awesome perk) but let’s go on.

 

Why I Switched

Customization- Between themes, icons, and launchers I have truly never seen two android devices look exactly alike. I have equipped my phone with the Nova Prime launcher and have multiple icon sets (my faves so far are belle and cryten) therefore I can easily change the whole look of my phone in a snap.

My Main Home Screen, Below.  Used: Nova Prime, Cryten Icons, UCCW Widget, Eye In The SkyScreenshot_2014-03-09-12-20-03

 

My Camera- as some of you know I loveeeee taking pictures with my Canon S4. SINCE THERE’S a micro sd card slot on my phone and my camera accepts them via an adapter I have, I can snap pics and instantly edit them on my phone. Which is not something I was able to do on my iPhone. And since I’m extremely impatient, it was quite annoying.

 

Widgets- Oh widgets how you rock my world. I missed you I missed you. Between the UCCW widget that created my gorgeous clock [seen in top picture] and Dashclock which is my lock screen of choice, these are both functional and fashionable for my phone. They also help me access things quickly: Audible, Spotify, Evernote, Neat Calendar and Contact widgets currently consume my home screens.

Screenshot_2014-03-09-12-27-36Screenshot_2014-03-09-12-22-35

Featured Left:  Contact Widgets, Audible Widget.  

Featured Right: Dashclock Lockscreen with Hangouts [SMS], Calendar, and Weather Extensions

EVERYTHING WORKS TOGETHER- WHAT does that mean? It means no matter what app I’m in I can share via any other app installed on my phone. I can share Dropbox or drive docs via a simple text. I can share via third party apps such as buffer or hoot suite as a default option. (Insert pic)  that means any page from the Web or Feedly I can share easily and simply. Target sale? Share it with Buffer and you’ll know about it in no time.

Featured:  Share Screen from Chrome, the list of Apps scrolls, so you can see Twitter, etc.Screenshot_2014-03-09-11-31-43

 

It Was Time- I had the Samsung Fascinate back in 2011 and it was basically too soon for android. It wasn’t ready yet. I felt like I took something out of the oven a bit too soon. But this time around I feel like I’m getting a gorgeous interface with highly intuitive apps.

The Facts

 I would go ahead and talk about apps, but to be honest I’m using. Everything I used to use on my iPhone.

 Currently obsessed with: Google Calendar (Thanks Lisa!) Audible, Spotify, Evernote, Feedly (all my recipe and personal stuff resides here) and OneNote *huge props to Lauren for that one* (for all of my blogging stuff.) I totally just wrote this post on OneNote from my phone :) ) And finally, my new fave is Buffer [mentioned above] which is a TIMESAVER, and AMAZING [thanks Han for talking about this!]

If you have any questions or anything  regarding the operating system,  what a launcher is, etc. Feel free to ask!  I will help as much as possible!

13 Comments

  1. Welcome to the world of ‘droids! :)
    Krys recently posted…Review: School by Hunter GardnerMy Profile

  2. I have left Apple twice (?) now for an Android (first the Nexus 4 and then the HTC One) but I just CAN’T do it! I just don’t enjoy customizing it and I like it when things are easy. Thus, I am an iPhone user…again haha

    I do love the S4 though – if I had to go Android, it’s the one I’d go for! Your launcher looks a lot like the native launcher on the Nexus 5; it’s so pretty!
    Kelly recently posted…Book Review: BloodlinesMy Profile

  3. I’ve always been a droid user so you didn’t have to sell me on that. But you did make me realize that I hadn’t explored much into the apps that can be used for customization. For example, I’ve always just used the native launcher on my phones. Now I’m inspired to see what else is out there. Thanks for sharing!

    • Glad You Are ANDROID ! It’s way fun to check out the launchers. Give it a go!

  4. Yay – welcome to the other side :-) I love how you customized your phone! And that’s my fave things about Android – I like to twerk … ummm, I mean tweak *hehe*
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    • Hahah love it! And I’m loving it so so much! I already changed my home screen Cuz I’m nuts like that. And now I’m hooked on any.do!

  5. I tols you about PINTEREST. but you ignore that shiz.
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    • Im in the minority I know, but I don’t like pinterest much :(

  6. I loved this post so much! I’m a little bit of a tech enthusiast so I respect all phone manufacturers but I do have to admit that Samsung is pretty damn amazing! And when it comes to Android vs. iPhone, I’d say Android any way if it’s for me. The S5 is coming out soon! But then again, it’s not really that different to the S4 and it’s pretty ugly so S4 was a good choice. I love your home screen so much! It’s so chic! Customization and everything working together is huge positive! :D
    Laura Plus Books recently posted…LGBT Month: Sign UpsMy Profile

    • Thank you!!!! And I am as well [as you can see!] I try to keep up on everything goin on!

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