"When a daughter loses her mother, the intervals between grief responses lengthen over time, but her longing never disappears. It always hovers at the edge of her awareness, prepared to surface at any time, in any place, in the least expected ways. This isn’t pathological. This is normal." - Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters
Customization Possibility - I can make this sucker look and feel just about any way I want to, even without rooting it. And since it has a removable SD card, I can expand memory (which I did).
Integration with google services - On Verizon, you have to pay extra for visual voice mail (which, btw, is stupid). I just have everything go through to my google voice inbox, which I’m betting is better than the visual voice mail anyway. It also plays really nice with all the other google services I know and love.
Call quality - I have yet to drop a call or find a place that I really don’t have signal. This is inversely proportional to my call quality and signal availability with AT&T. Since this thing is, you know, my PHONE, I appreciate this.
because are were days where, with the wi-fi and bluetooth and basically everything turned off, I wouldn’t touch the phone while I was at work, but it would need plugging in on my way home. I DO like the ability to toggle wifi and such on and off to save battery, but I don’t think I should HAVE to in order to make it last 12 hours. I DO like, however, that I can swap it for a bigger battery - I just feel like it really should be the default.
No Data and Voice at the same time - this is a failing of Verizon’s network, not the phone itself, and it was not a feature I used often, but, when you need it, you need it… such as “Hold on I’ll look up the address”.
Music Management - I’ve got a program that lets it sync with iTunes - which ended up being the lesser of all evils. Droid will, in theory, sync over the wi-fi with Winamp, but since I’m pretty sure Winamp hasn’t been updated much in 15 years, it never did what I wanted it to and it was super ugly while not doing it. Also, lately, I’ve been having the native music app crash on me. iPhone handles music and video just so much better.
I still miss a few apps (Instagram, Mark Bittman’s cookbook), but really, I’ve been pretty happy with app availability. All in all, though, I’ve been really really happy with my move to Droid, despite the needing the extended battery and the extra SD card.
“Most people don’t realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn’t value its librarians doesn’t value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”— Neil Gaiman
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—Neil Gaiman