Android, another run
I previously documented my experiences with Android on a phone and it wasn’t pretty. The Samsung Galaxy S I had was terrible. I replaced it with a Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7. The HD7 is a truly terrific phone, completely ruined by a useless battery. Less than a day (and thats a working day, 9am to 5pm) is just not do-able. I really enjoyed the phone, but couldn’t live with the battery life and it wasn’t long before my trusty Apple iPhone 3GS found it’s way back to daily use.
However I decided that perhaps Android was worth another shot. This was primarily due to my recent and very favourable experiences with Android on the Asus Transformer tablet. If Android can be this good, then perhaps it was worth another go.
I couldn’t justify investing huge $’s considering this may all end badly, so I did considerable research on what entry-level phones that are currently available on either Telstra pre-paid or outright. In the end I got the HTC Wildfire S on Telstra pre-paid.
I got it home and stuck my normal SIM card in and off I went. The basic setup has been terrific and easy. Not being the biggest Android phone, the on-screen keyboard is a little fiddly to use, but I think I’m getting used to it. All my usual apps installed fine; Tapatalk, Friendcaster, etc. Thus far – looking good.
Initially; 8 out of 10
To be continued…