[kwlug-disc] kwlug impressions of Android? [Was: Re: DailyTech - Android 2.2 Now Available for Nexus One Users]

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Mon May 24 00:19:36 EDT 2010

--- On Sun, 5/23/10, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> worth it? Raul, your impression based on observing your
> son?

Observing my son:

He has a $50 data plan (teenager with a stable job) that lasts him with bandwidth to spare.

But he has it configured so it goes WiFi when he's at home plus he works hard and don't use the phone while he's working.

He has it rooted with a custom firmware (CyanogenMod).

He is loving it. Now, he barely ever touches the computer. The phone feels responsive, clean, hasn't crashed yet and the app store has a good selection of apps. e.g. just downloaded the free Mythmote app to remote control a Myth front end through WiFi.

I don't think he's found anything he wants to do but cannot do.

BTW, Before the Android, he bought an iPhone but sold it as soon as he could once he realized the hell jailbreaking was, with Apple fighting against his customers.

Raul Suarez

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