An iPhone User Switches to Android: Week One

Posted by on November 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm

This phone is sexay!

At the beginning of the week I posted my first day experiences with switching from iPhone to my Android, HTC Droid DNA. The main issues I was having were email related and how the stock email app isn’t very clear on setting up multiple emails with different providers. As well as it seemed everyone wants you to use their own email app when I want to use just one.

I’m getting used to HTC Sense and the differences that I’ve noticed from playing with stock Jelly Bean on a Nexus 7. I don’t mind Sense at all and the phone runs extremely fast than the iPhone. Closing apps is way faster and easier. All I do is hit the app button and swipe up.

Getting around Verizon’s $3/month visual voicemail was easy after I found out that with Verizon you can forward your voicemail to another phone and that Google Voice knows this and even walks you through how to set it up. I’ve got give a shout out to the guys that posted on my original article telling me about that.

I haven’t taken a full dive with widgets yet. I’ve got my home screen set up in folders like I had on the iPhone. I like the fact that there is a menu that I can just keep them in and reference them when I want. Auto updating apps is sweet! Chrome was actually pretty buggy, which was surprising, but I think it was because I’m on a DNA. There was an update a couple of days ago and it works awesomely! Notifications are cooler, and more detailed. The only thing I hate is that it’s always telling me to turn on wifi. I think this again is an HTC Sense thing.

I noticed that I hated the stock keyboard, I was always making mistakes. I’m used to typing fast and the iPhone just fixing words for me. I looked around and decided to use SwiftKey 3. The settings are awesome and it types really well. The layout is a little different from what I’m used to but that’s no big deal.

I noticed some apps can’t be installed, specifically the Xbox Smart Glass & Call of Duty Elite. Did some research and people think it’s attributed to the awesomely large screen. So hopefully that will be fixed soon.

Nothing really more for me to say at this point. The nicest thing that I’ve noticed so far was how much better apps worked on the DNA compare to the iPhone, even apps that were first made for the iPhone…

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