The Moto X and Nexus 5 pre-release thoughts

Prior to August 2013, I would always say, “I only buy Nexus phones.” I have owned and used the Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus 4. I was ready to buy whatever Google would announce as the next Nexus. I have been pleased with all that the Nexus devices bring, and willing to…

Galaxy Nexus, Extended

I recently purchased an extended battery for my Galaxy Nexus, I thought I would detail my experience. First, my phone is the Galaxy Nexus GT-i9250, this is the GSM version similar to the one you could purchase at one point on the Google Play Store (now replaced by the chronically out of stock Nexus 4).…

iOS6 Maps

As many are aware, with iOS6, Apple favored their own mapping solution over Google’s. “The Amazing iOS 6 Maps” has been lampooned by many, and a Tumblr has been dedicated to some of its more obvious faults. Apple has even apologized. Does it really deserve the hate some give it? The answer is, it depends…

the iPhone 5

My dad upgraded his iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 5 (white, AT&T, 32GB) this past week. I helped him transfer over his data to the new phone, and briefly (a couple of hours) played with it. I was deeply impressed and pleased with how easy my dad was able to move his data from the…

First Thoughts on Jelly Bean

Thanks to the ClockworkMod team I had a very easy, painless way to install Jelly Bean. I was an idiot though, and in spite of backing up my ICS ROM I forgot to enable root keeper, thus I lost root. Good news, the main reason I had root was to allow 3G Video Chat over…

HSPA+ on the Galaxy Nexus

My wife was at the local Michael’s Crafts store shopping for crafty things (?). Anyway I was browsing the internet on my Galaxy Nexus and I noticed things were loading pretty fast. My phone was registering as getting HSPA+ (the “H” next to the signal bar, as opposed to ‘”3G”). So I ran a speed…