I’ve had the HTC Desire for about a year and 3 months now. I love the phone, I think it’s a great alternative to the iPhone and it really goes to show that you don’t need the iPhone to have a great touchscreen smartphone.
I’m a big supporter of the Android OS for several reasons:
- Personalization – I love customizing the way my phone looks. With the Android OS, you most probably have several home screens where you can have a screen with a calendar, or an e-mail widget. If you use your phone mostly for social purposes, you can have Facebook on one screen, Twitter on another, and your favorite contacts on one. These “widgets” allow you to customize your phone whichever way you like.
- You don’t need iTunes – I hate that with my iPod, I need to sync it every time to the same iTunes on one laptop/PC. With Android, I just need a PC and a cable.
- Widgets – I know I already mentioned them, but they need another mention. Best. Invention. EVER. My phone doesn’t always look the same with this invention. Instead of little icons everywhere, I have a weather widget, a Facebook widget where I can just post a status, a YouTube widget for quick searches, newspapers widget, e-mail widget, the list goes on.
- Google Integration – Enough said.
- Notification Bar – I love that any e-mails, application updates, messages, and missed calls are all united under one notification bar at the top of the phone easy for me to check.
- App Market – Yes, the iPhone Market may have more apps, but the Android market is catching up real quick. Plus we have a lot more apps for free 🙂
- Hardware Choices – I’m not confined with one hardware supplier. I can choose from HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and LG.
- It’s not an iPhone – Yes, I’m biased. I’m a hardcore Android fan and adamantly against owning an iPhone 🙂