I Jumped off the Apple Cart

captured the first time i powered ON

captured the first time i powered ON

Or should I say, the iCart. It’s officially happened, I traded in the good old iphone 5 for a Nexus 5. (Thanks to a super thoughtful early v-day gift from my man. Lucky me!) I’ll have to let you know what I think after a couple months, but so far, I’m loving the Nexus. Here’s why:

iTunes is annoying. Do you have any idea how liberating it is to not have to worry about connecting to your iTunes account, or plugging into a computer, or weird limits about how many computers you can have your iTunes account connected to? Seriously. Maybe I just use Google more often, but the process for getting all my Google stuff on my phone was way more intuitive and simple than the process for getting all the iTunes stuff set up. Username, password, done. I can pick up right where I left off. (Which was searching about surge protectors, in this case. Work stuff. You know how it goes.)

Also, the camera seems pretty badass. I’ll have to experiment more, but so far I like it. Battery life is off to an impressive start, but I’m more curious how it’ll be after 6 months. The Android platform will take a bit of getting used to. Some things just “live” in different places, but I’m happy to spend some time figuring it out. Mostly because this phone has a frickin gorgeous display, is super responsive, and feels great in my hand. I do miss the start button, but that’s about it. Oh, and the contacts, meshed with all my google crap, is a bit overwhelming. I’ve emailed a lot of people over the past several years. Gotta figure that out and clean it up, but again, that’s just part of getting used to a new interface.

Stay tuned!

Always, Alissa Jean

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