I own a myTouch 4G phone for work and so far I’m hating it very recently. I’ve done all the necessary upgrades to it but it’s still sporting an older operating system compared to all the other phones out on the market that are running Android. I guess let go through what my main frustration is. The main frustration of late is the speed of the device. Being my work phone I don’t put anything fancy on it in terms of apps. I mainly use it for Good Messaging since that is how I can get my work email. Since I also fly around for work most of the time I also end up turning the phone off a lot of the time while I’m in the air.
When I finally land I turn the phone on to see if I’ve gotten any messages. On my iPhone 4S or even my older 3GS this wasn’t a big deal. The phone would start right up with little or no problems and the speed would be what I expect. On my Android phone it’s a pretty painful experience. I go to the app and my keyboard takes forever to start working so I can put in my password. This isn’t me just griping about a little delay, I’m there pushing the button on the virtual keyboard and nothing is happening for a good 10 seconds then the keyboard acknowledges my key press and puts in the right character. This to me is pretty unacceptable since I like doing things pretty quickly on my phone and I leave the heavy lifting for for real computer.
I get the same experience when I’m trying to turn the wifi, Bluetooth, or putting the phone into airplane mode. There is this lack of responsiveness that just really peeves me. When it comes to my devices these days, it’s all about the user experience and not what I can potentially do with the device if I have the hankering to tear it apart or something. That’s not to say that I’m not a power user anymore these days, it’s just that there are more important things for me to do rather than tinker with my technology. I’m unfortunately stuck with this POS for the next two years. In Android terms, I’ll be at least 4 generations behind by the time I get to upgrade. If I’m doing well enough and the new iPhones are pretty awesome, I’ll get one of those for my work phone while totally ditching T-Mobile at the same time.
Now it’s time to return to reading my books on my iPad before I have to start working for this week.