Tag Archives: android

A $150 Android phone’s camera challenges the $769 iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus is widely regarded to have one of if not the best cameras in any smartphone out there. Meanwhile, the Nextbit Robin was released last spring and cost $399. At the time it was described as having a decent, but not amazing camera, and at about $150-200 in most places now, this phone is far more affordable than the iPhone. No one expects the Robin to keep up with the iPhone, but let’s just play a game and see how these stack up.

Is Android O as aggressively boring a release as it seems?

Android O was announced and released to developers in beta form today, and I was very excited to see what was in this new major update. I live half in the Android word as well, so anything new and wonderful for Android is good for me too, so I really want to see something great […]

The biggest upgrade to Android Wear 2 (and The Verge’s weird review)

The headline feature of this release in my book is the ability for apps to be 100% independently installed on the watch. This is a wonderful addition, and is something I sincerely hope Apple adds in watchOS 4. Installing apps directly onto the watch means that they literally don’t need your phone for anything, which is big for 2 reasons.

An Android Review for iOS Users: Conclusion (Day 5)

After a month of using Android as my daily driver, where do I stand? As I’ve let slip a few times in the earlier articles, I did put my SIM card back in my iPhone basically at the stroke of midnight when my month was over. I’m an iOS guy, and iOS simply works better for me. But I knew that going into this whole month of Android, what I really wanted to find out personally was if Android had improved on the things that had long made it not my preferred platform. After this experiment, I’m sad to say that despite it’s strides in some areas over the years, I still find Android to be a less capable, less enjoyable mobile operating system in almost every way.

An Android Review for iOS Users: All the Little Things (Day 4)

We’re going to take a little detour today from major features and shift focus to all the little differences I experience every day and just felt were worth noting. Before you get grumpy about something on this list, I’ll note that this is the most opinionated piece in this series, as basically everything on this list could be taken the other way by someone else. So while I think third party apps and notifications are objectively better on iOS, and home screens are objectively better on Android, let’s talk about our feelings!