• Android 1.6 first experiences

    Two days using an android phone and I’ve experienced a dead battery and a pretty responsive phone. I am used to the iPhone interface and most of the first hours of use is just getting used to the differences between these two phones. It’s always fun to kill a battery due to the increased use of a new device.

    Purchasing applications is much the same the iPhone’s app store except this is tied to my Google account. One more step to owning everything about me I suppose. I very much enjoy the integration of gmail, maps, chat and other Google services. Google docs would be an awesome addition.

    I’ve downloaded a couple games and a Google map update. I haven’t setup all the services I currently use on my iPhone regularly and am very curious about an apples to androids comparison.

    Email lets me set labels and archive email while I check in on the phone which is really nice. I have the Google application on my iPhone, but it’s nice to just have it in the default email application.

    I’ll be testing out some phones with Android 2.1 in the next Month or so and will update my thoughts at that time.

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