13 Feb

Back to Android (Again!)

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…

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