How my first weekend with Android went

Gnex_homescreenOn Saturday, I was able to get a miniSIM to use in my unlocked Galaxy Nexus. I've been using it for the entire weekend, and I've come to the realization that waiting for such a long time to switch was a major mistake on my part. Android is great!

I've already been able to customize a few things in Ice Cream Sandwich to make it incredibly efficient for what I do day-to-day. I'm not done, though; I'd like to get into some more Google services and tie them into all of my devices so I can get work done wherever I am, but Spotify, iCloud mail, and all of my social networks are completely set up. 

The apps that I already have downloaded are all in the positions that I want them in, so I can quickly find whatever app I need. I have a few widgets set up, too, so I don't have to go into an app to check or change certain things. 

There is one major addition that I wish wasn't added in Ice Cream Sandwich, though. I don't like the software buttons, save for the fact that they make the front of the Nexus clean and beautiful. But other than that small "feature," I don't understand why there had to be software buttons. I constantly hit the home button when I try to type, which kicks me out of the app I'm in and puts another second or two into the task at hand. Needless to say, it's very annoying.

Other than my small gripe (and having to manually set up iCloud mail), my only regret about switching is waiting so long to do it. Ice Cream Sandwich is the best version of Android I've used; having experienced Froyo through ICS, I think I'm in a good position to say that it's just the best version of Android. In my opinion, it's also superior to iOS just because of the amount of customization that can be done and how well those customizations work.

Obviously, my first weekend was wonderful, and I look forward to molding Android into a workhorse of mobile operating systems. I've been treated like a kid for so long by iOS that it may take a while for me to fully unlock Android's potential, but I'm ready for the ride. 

How long did it take you to realize that Android was your favorite operating system? 

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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