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Android Girl Goes iPhone

by Briana Campbell (@MsMatchGirl)   About a year ago, I shared a post about my Android phone, the platform itself and how much I enjoyed using it, even though, in my deepest nerd core, I have always been an Apple girl. Amazing how things can change over the course of one short year.

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by Briana Campbell (@MsMatchGirl)

 

About a year ago, I shared a post about my Android phone, the platform itself and how much I enjoyed using it, even though, in my deepest nerd core, I have always been an Apple girl.

Amazing how things can change over the course of one short year.

Tuesday I joined (the majority of) my colleagues in the iOS world when a pretty little white iPhone 4S arrived for me. I couldn’t not do it. Not right now anyway.

As Sven wrote a couple of weeks ago, I’m a power Tweeter. Put me at a conference or, you know, at lunch, and chances are I’m checking Twitter and responding to messages. It’s how I connect with so many of my friends and contemporaries in the social media world and tech scene of New York city. And the internal Twitter integration of the iPhone 4S is just …  let’s just say I’ve already gotten a lot of use out of it in the past (less than) 48 hours!

A few takeaways from only a couple of days with the iPhone 4S, though:

  • I miss my Swype keyboard. I feel a bit handicapped by the iOS keypad. No longer will I be the fastest live Tweeter in the room.
  • I don’t love having to exit programs to change the settings. While iOS has a high ease of use, it seems silly to me that I have to exit Gmail (or Tweetdeck or whatever) just to change settings for that particular device.
  • Push notifications are a little weird to me. I’m used to getting loads of alerts for everything. It’s possible that I need to tweak the settings, or just adjust to the difference.
  • I like the pull down notification menu. This was something I used often on my old Android phone and I think the transition would be a lot harder without it.
  • I like being able to use Instagram, Sonar, and any number of new start-up apps that my friends are producing. While the Android market is growing, I see a lot of people starting with iOS apps out of the gate, and it’s nice to be able to play with them.

As for Siri … she and I haven’t really bonded yet, but I’m sure she’ll come in handy.

Overall, though, I’m pretty stoked with my new tool.

If you need me … I’ll be playing Angry Birds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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