I’ve been using my T-Mobile G2 now for close to half-a-year and here are 5 things that I absolutely love about Android:
- Tight integration with Google services. Gmail. Google Calendar. Tasks. I don’t think any other platform can say this about itself. The evil masterminds over at Google must have had a visionary roadmap in order for this to happen. Android was no accident.
- I love my keyboards. Android phone makers seem to be the only ones who still serve this segment of the market. I hate pure touch screen phones. I hate touch screen based keyboards even more.
- Swype. It’s cool. Even so, I still prefer my physical keyboard though.
- Widgets. Widgets are nifty. Apps too. Flash support three.
- Multiple home screens & the spiffy way in which wallpapers are oversized. Try an Android phone and you’ll see what I mean.
And here are 5 things that I hate about Android:
- Memory management is unpredictable. There is no true way to kill an app in Android even with a Task Killer.
- No Google Navigation support in Malaysia but then again I wouldn’t trust it over my Garmin nüvi.
- The built-in Mail app is horrible. Microsoft & Apple has done a better job supporting Exchange, POP & IMAP.
- Purchasing apps off the Market is not possible. Apple’s spot on about this one.
- Copy & paste functions are inferior compared to an iPhone.
On another note, RunKeeper Pro is the pits on my phone. I can’t get a GPS lock almost all the time but thankfully My Tracks which comes standard on my the T-Mobile version of HTC’s hardware is kinda OK. At least I can track my distance and time with that. It works way better compared to RunKeeper Pro. 😛
And there you have it. I’ll probably have to do a more complete write-up about my phone one of these days. I love it but I wonder if some of my gripes are a HTC thing or not. There isn’t a perfect phone out there. Yet. The iPhone’s probably the closest to perfection but I hate touchscreen-based keyboards so go figure.