A few months ago, my dad wanted me to switch to the next gen phones. I didn’t want to do this because I was using and testing the Ubuntu (Touch). But with some though on what features that my Nexus 4 was missing, those features” forced” me into switching. These were:
- Expandable memory
- A real GPS
- A good cam
- A good ROM that allows handwriting
- Being able to read an e-book (from the browser)
I remember that one at my classmates owned a Samsung Galaxy Note a few years ago. It has all at the features that I want out of my next phone. A few weeks ago, I brought a international version of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. I already had it for two weeks, and I love it. The edge screen is like the closest thing to Unity on the Ubuntu (Touch).
But there are a couple of things that I dislike about Android and the stock ROM of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge:
- Not being able to open a notification without unlocking the screen
- Not being able to root the phone with command-line and adb tools
I gave up on going all the way Google-free, there are many apps that F-droid does not have. One example is Firefox- it’s being removed from the F-droid’s repos. I also made VLC my media player for both audio and videos because it just rocks on Android.
I still have my Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 and I will still try to test/play around with Ubuntu (Touch).
I am also re-working my workflow and I will have a post about this soon…