Android to Windows Phone experience

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I have a new job and landed a shiny new Lumia 950 XL Windows Phone, so I'm switching from Android for a while to see how I enjoy it. By far the biggest challenge so far is the state of apps, the numbers of apps is less and the quality of the apps you find are a bit hit and miss. Following are some of the main apps or equivalents that I've found to be good. Twitter The official Twitter app is pretty average - it gets the job done, but it's not very configurable and lacks integration with Pocket…

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HTC One

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My HTC One is the first Android phone that I have stuck with the original ROM for a prolonged period of time, which is remarkable given there’s even a ‘pure’ Android ROM available for it. In the past I’ve been happy to upload custom ROMs for my original HTC Hero, my Samsung Galaxy S II and even my Galaxy Nexus. Going from the Galaxy Nexus back to the HTC One I thought I might want to change the ROM because I didn’t think I’d like (going back to) HTC Sense. But these days it’s not very offensive,…

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I've published my first Android App

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After getting the Canberra Comedy Festival iPhone App published in the iTunes App Store I set my sights on developing an Android version. I’m pleased to say that this has now been released and is available in the Google Play Store. Overall I found the experience much more pleasant than developing in iOS. To be fair I had a better idea of what to build, but the learning curve seemed easier compared to iOS. I’ll go into details in a later post. But for now, download the app and check it out. I…

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Samsung Galaxy S III - early thoughts

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I just got hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy S III and it’s a pretty nice phone that’s for sure! Definitely light to hold, brilliant screen and responsive – just what you’d expect from a quad core CPU! Of course I wasn’t too thrilled with the TouchWiz running on top of it, but that was to be expected. If you want pure Android, stick with a Galaxy Nexus. If I was in the market for a new phone it would be hard to choose between the HTC One X, this phone or the Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy S III wou…

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Galaxy Nexus Review

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I upgraded my phone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus about 2 months ago and I’ve been loving it. I previously had a Samsung Galaxy S II which I thought was a brilliant phone, but the Galaxy Nexus just tops it in my opinion.  Highlights Ice Cream Sandwich of course Enough said, it’s beautiful, it’s powerful and has some awesome features such as data usage tracking, panoramic camera  Brilliant screen The 4.65" HD(1280 x 720) Super AMOLED screen is awesome, very vibrant. Pretty similar to the SGS II b…

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