Tag Archives: Android

I’ve Upped the Ante – My Increasing Android Investment

August 6, 2011

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Android has been my smartphone OS for almost a year.  And it has served me quite well.  But it has its limitations on a smartphone.  The limitations are many.  And some of them are even noteworthy.  But my biggest challenge with my smartphone is that it is a wholly inadequate platform for writing notes and […]

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Making Your Phone YOUR Phone

June 19, 2011

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After waiting a very long time for Verizon to release a Gingerbread ROM for my Droid 2 phone, I started hearing that this might not happen until the third or fourth quarter of the year – if ever.  I appreciate Verizon’s position.  They want to ensure that their new Android devices (with Gingerbread or Honeycomb) […]

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Which One Will I Choose?

May 30, 2011

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Over the past several weeks, I’ve spent time and money on assessing a variety of streaming audio solutions. My assessment has considered many factors. But chief among those factors was the mobile experience. When I was at home, I used iTunes. It’s not that iTunes is necessarily the best. Indeed, I’ve used dozens of tools […]

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My Gingerbread Was Too Crumbly

May 18, 2011

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Yesterday was a very odd day.  At work, we are doing final validation of the data center before we bring it online.  At home, we are doing final preparations for the wedding.  So it was obviously the right time to upgrade my phone to Gingerbread. The first chore was picking a ROM.  Since I have […]

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Liberty 2.0: Not Quite Gingerbread – But Very Sweet

April 2, 2011

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The Android Gingerbread SDK has been out for many weeks.  And we are just starting to see some custom ROM’s starting to show up.  In fact, there was quite a bit of buzz about a “leak” of Verizon’s Droid 2 Gingerbread build. I was sorely tempted to dive right into this one. But I chose […]

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Liberty: An Ideal and a ROM

January 12, 2011

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Last weekend, I wrote about installing and using a new ROM for my Droid 2.  At the time that I wrote that post, I knew that I would be replacing it with another post very shortly.  That time is now.  And the reason I am writing this post is because I have once again changed […]

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GummyJAR Starts Out As A Gooey Mess

January 8, 2011

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After using ApeX 1.3.1 for almost a week, I decided it would be time for a few more changes to the phone.  Sometimes, I amaze myself with the brazenness of my ego.  But that amazement never occurs before the fact.  Rather, I plunge headlong into the fray.  And I invariably clean up the mess after […]

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I’m Like a Kid at Christmas!

December 25, 2010

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I love Christmas for so many reasons: Today is a reminder that God is with us.  He emptied himself (Philippians 2) to dwell among us. Today is a reminder that there is always a home where we belong.  I loved the pastor’s homily last night.  He spoke of the prodigal son.  This really IS the true […]

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Why Root Your Android Phone?

December 21, 2010

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Over the last three months, I have repeatedly told myself that I would not root my Droid 2.  I made this choice because I wanted to use the same kind of phone that the average customer would use.  After ninety days, I am completely satisfied that the “average customer” can have a warm, inviting, robust […]

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Not So Seamless – But Oh, So Delicious

December 19, 2010

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Sometimes, you have way too many balls in the air.  I saw the shiny bauble (Tor on my Droid 2) and I had to chase it.  Here is what happened: I tried to download the tool from the Tor site.  That proved fruitless.  I was connected via 802.11 to my home network.  And my home […]

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