I had planned to write today about aviation weather radar, being an accidental landlord in Chicago, or the latest plan to replace a burned-down grocery in my old neighborhood. Instead, I'm going to gush a little about my new phone.
I've used a Windows HTC-8 for almost two years now, and I've been frustrated with it nearly the whole time. Today, while waiting out a thunderstorm at the local T-Mobile store, I decided to pick up a Samsung S5.
Instead of complaining about the HTC-8, I'll link to a comparison, and then list these things that made me giddy earlier today:
- I have all the applications I've been missing again.
- Android has a new, combined inbox for email they didn't have before, so I still get all my mail in one place. (This was the best feature of the Windows 8 phone.)
- Wi-Fi calling.
- Combined SMS and Google Hangouts.
- An app to archive SMS. I've lost all my SMS messages for the past two years because Windows 8 doesn't have any way of extracting them.
- Google Maps.
I could go on, and no doubt I will, but it's late in the day and I have to play with my phone some more.