Though the iPhone virtual keyboard was sometimes tough to wrangle the Android keyboard on this Samsung is worse! I’ve tried nearly everything and am still unhappy. Granted, my phone isn’t ever going to be a major writing tool, but it is used for emails and notes all the time.
This is a major fail. Android users I’ll take any suggestions.
As mentioned earlier I’ve started playing Words with Friends¹. The Android app from Zynga seems a giant battery/CPU drain. This is true as long as this app is on-screen, even if the screen has timed out and gone black.
Words with Friends has run through 150mb of data so far. For what? Is nothing cached? I’m missing something here. That sounds like an awful lot of up and downloading. Glad to be grandfathered with unlimited data, but still!
I like the Android Market and Amazon’s Appstore (something free every day). Compared to Apple’s iTunes Store the Android Market is very much like the Wild West! Anyone can put an app in no matter what’s in it!
You won’t find reviews like this for the iPhone as I did for an Android app tonight.
DO NOT UPDATE!!! Read everyone’s comments first. Lies in the description & changelog, Dangerous permission change!! Why is it suddenly asking for full network access. There is nothing in the change log which mentions that. This is called ‘bait and switch’ and is a classic conman tactic. There is a changelog for this sort of stuff, by hiding the changes the devs have shown themselves to be untrustworthy.
On the other hand there are a lot of clever apps that Apple would never allow.
There are strategies to keep from being burned with just a minimum of caution. I’m trying my best.
I am still thrilled I got this phone. Nothing’s perfect.
¹ – Please don’t ask. I’m overloaded already with friends, colleagues and relatives. I like the game, but need a life!