My name is Adam Curry and this section will contain info about me in the future, as soon as I get a few other things done.
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It's been over 2 weeks since I swapped out my iPhone4 for the Nexus S running Android
The short story: I Love This Phone!
T-Mobile does bring some measure of joy to the experience, as it delivers connectivity in the Hollywood Hills and surrounding area that is superior to AT&T and Verizon, the only two choices available for the iPhone. It even works all up and down Sunset, as the No Agenda Stream usually would crap out near the Chateau Marmont, as the iPhone would switch to 2.5G, not enough bits to handle the 128kb stream.
As for the phone itself. I kept it pretty much stock, as it comes out of the box from Google. I disabled auto-synch of all google services, don't need them anyway. That switch makes all the difference with battery life. I get a full day on a single charge using primarily wifi. I've set the phone so the 3G isn't activated unless there isn't a wifi signal, yet I deactivated the wifi from switching off when the phone is 'locked', since that hinders reception of google voice text messages. The google voice service *does* run data synchs in the backround by my choice.
I'm using K-9 mail as my imap client, and it only grabs headers periodically and displays alerts in the top menu bar when a new message has arrived, yet doesn't suck in the content until the app is activated and the inbox accessed. Smart.
The phone feels nice in my hands, looks stylish enough for this 46 year old, and has proven reliable in every aspect of use.
What I like best of Android over iOS is that I can clear out all alerts in the top menu bar with one button. My favourite difference is how a double tap on a paragraph in a web page not only zooms in like the iPhone, but it actually re-formats that page for small device viewing.
I also like the 'breadcrumbs' path when backing up from a screen. Using the back button will cycle through all the screens you saw, regardless of application. This is a great way to utilize multi-tasking.
In all, still a winner in my book. I'll check in with another update in a couple of weeks.
The World Outline project is progressing with leaps and bounds!
A big corner turn this past week is the ability to apply CSS design and Stylsheets to the template for the directory.
The standard layout looks like this (note the album art is on the page as well). Here's a different example of layout and icons on the page for episode 305, and a completey kool old skool design from Southernbread for episode 306.
I'd love to have a new global look for the shownotes, but am also excited about the possibility of having a different design for each episode, similar to what we have for each episode's album art.
If you have a design, post a comment below with a link to your stylsheet and I'll give it a home here.
Update: 5/30/11; 1:16:00 PM by AC