Yeah, I ordered an Android phone

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:54 PM | comments: 0

It's true. After three years with my trusty Nokia Lumia 920, a Windows Phone, I've ordered a Nexus 5x. With Android account for over 80% of worldwide sales, and 50-something% of users in the wild using it, I feel like I need to get a better look at it. The curiosity is partly professional (as in I want to make something with the Xamarin subscription I was comped), and partly just the desire to experiment a bit.

I'm not abandoning Windows, exactly... I fully intend to buy a Lumia 950 next month. The app gap doesn't bother me because I'm not a big app guy beyond weather and Facebook. And I love me some live tiles. Plus the camera on the 950 will presumably be excellent. I imagine I'll switch off now and then. We'll see.

The Nexus 5x got my attention because it's priced really well for an unlocked phone, it has a pretty good camera (not something 90% of the Android field is known for), and most importantly, it's the latest Android version straight from Google, free of crapware from carriers and manufacturers. It will always be first to be updated.

It should be an interesting experiment. The reviews have mostly been favorable.


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