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 Case
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 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.
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.
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.
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!