I’ve been an iPhone user since November 2008, and tonight I bought my first Android
device. It’s the Motorola Backflip
. Even though the phone is only running 1.5 (supposedly to be upgraded to 2.1 in the next couple months), it has a ton of features that I found myself desiring on the iPhone
First and foremost, it displays notification icons while locked to let me know if there is a new email from work or not. Really Apple? Is that so hard? But Android/MOTOBlur
doesn’t stop there; oh no, they actually display different notification icons for each email account. Sweetness. Gtalk? Integrated and running in the background. AIM? Integrated and running in the background. Photos for contacts? Facebook. Awesome.
I was even able to create a new ringtone without hardly any effort. I connected via USB, created a folder called “music” and drop a couple of mp3 files in there. Unmounted it, and bam I can play the music from the media widget on my homescreen. I then downloaded ringdroid
from the Marketplace and selected about 30s worth of a song, saving it as a ringtone. I connected the USB again, and what do you know: /media/audio/ringtones has been created and has a new mp3 in it. I copied that up to my linux box, connected my fiancé’s phone, copied the folder structure down to her device (also a Motorola Backflip), and then assigned the ringtone to my contact.
Done. Less than 5 minutes and I’ve gotten a custom ringtone from my personal music collection. Fantastic. Well played Motorola and Google!
One downside: Yahoo! search on the home screen.…. Solution: delete it, and set browser homepage to google.com
. Fixed. :)
Posted via email from rarmknecht