My 30 Day Android Challenge…Day 4

It’s been four days since I set out on my “journey” to join the ranks of the Android elite and what a four days it has been. When I came up with the idea of a 30-day Android challenge, I had no idea what feedback I would receive. I’ve never really hid my iPhone use and for the most part, I think a lot of you knew what phone(s) lay next to me. Most of your reaction has been overwhelmingly positive and while a few detractors were able to extract a reaction out of me, your welcoming thoughts in the comments and through social media have done nothing but make me recognize yet again why I have some of the best readers in the world.

Enough of that, let’s dive right in and talk about the first four days of my Android experience. Let’s just get right to the point with the one thing I’ve itched to talk about, Swiftkey rocks. I mean like really f’in rocks. I know a lot of you swear by other keyboards but I’m in love with Swiftkey. If I could kiss the developers, I totally would. Seriously, tell them. Coincidentally, the timing of my experiment has even coincided with their newest beta and it’s even better than the trial I originally installed. There is absolutely nothing that I have enjoyed more in the last four days than Switfkey. To those of you that recommend it, I owe you a big thanks. The idea of replaceable keyboards is clearly something most iOS users never dream of and those that do, can only make incredibly limited changes (see: themes) via jailbreak. The idea of using something like Swiftkey on iOS is now, unthinkable. So let it be said that the ability to use custom keyboard software has won me over in a big big way.

Update: I almost forgot to add how awesome it is to use Google Voice as a default dialer or have it ask me if I want to use it. That’s. Freaking. Useful. 

On the flip side, I do believe there is an argument to be made that the overall look and feel of iOS apps is better. That’s not to say that Android apps are bad, on the contrary and better is as we all know, relative. That being said, this is a subjective review of my first four days on Android so you may feel differently. If there is one thing I noticed was a big concern, it was the idea that this experiment was for me to try and convince others that one platform is better than the other. On the contrary, this entire experiment is for me and me alone. I have no wish to convince anyone of anything. If you read my thoughts and recognize the truth (or lack of) behind them, so be it. Oh yeah, I’m not doing this for pageviews either, or greed or any other hidden agenda conspiracy aliens landed in Roswell reasoning that’s been tossed in my direction. I had a thought to experiment, I have an audience with which to tell those thoughts and so here I am. If you had millions of readers at your disposal and thought they would enjoy this, you’d try it too.

On another note, I won’t be touching hardware, this isn’t a review of the HTC One S or any other device I’ve got laying around. Which brings me to another point, I started this experiment with the intent of carrying it all the way through on one device (HTC One S, but your opinions have me wondering if I shouldn’t add to that. I have a Galaxy S II laying around and while that’s obviously not Ice Cream Sandwich, I may swap out phones and see how you guys handle your own phone swaps.

As a quick wrap-up, I’m truly enjoying this little experiment of mine and by that I mean I’m truly enjoying my Android experience. My biggest problem? My continued searching through mycolorscreen.com. That site is addicting and it’s a problem for me, I’ll spend all day trying to emulate your icons, lockscreens, homescreens and productivity will go right out the window.

As for my want to try new phones, I’ll let you all be the judge of that. Throw out the idea that ICS is the latest and that’s the only thing I should use. I want to get into the nitty gritty of todays Android, and with less than 5% of all Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread seems like the next best thing to try. What do you say? Should I experiment with everything at my disposal?

I’ll update again another few days and expect my thoughts to go a little more in-depth as I truly throw myself at the mercy of the Android overlords.

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  • http://twitter.com/jayzeroeee Joe

    You’re doing this for money. ;)

    • Kal-El Marshall

      Dude, if you don’t have anything sensible or constructive to say, crawl back under that rock!!

  • pinto

    ics is a bit different than gb. gb will feel basic like going from a classic windows theme to win7/vista with aero. wish you luck on your journey!

    • Brie

      Hahaha, this is a perfect description :)

  • bitbank

    The Google apps (gmail, calendar, chrome) and multitasking are significantly better on ICS, but the rest is mostly an incremental upgrade (unless you’re really into home screens). One thing that will probably spoil you on Android is the back button. This is my biggest gripe against the iPhone and it drives me nuts. The one button for all (just like the one button mouse) is a design flaw that Apple will never admit nor fix.

    • http://www.facebook.com/M.H.Truth Mike Citlykeye Chambers

      the back button is always in the apple ui and would be redundant if it were physical. i never had an issue or missed it. I guess it depends on the direction your coming from. Its sounds like you went from android to ios.

      • bitbank

        I realize there are back buttons wasting valuable screen real estate on iOS. They show up in different positions and different sizes depending on the app. Also, there’s no real “back stack” on iOS once you get to the first screen of an app, unlike on Android where you can back out of all of your pages/apps in an orderly fashion.

        • Herb

          Yup, no back stack… except for, you know… the back arrow that is pretty much always in the upper left corner of every app?

  • Chad

    Hey David, I propose that you do a write up on Google Voice. I always wanted to know the ins and outs and what it means for me as a T-Mobile customer and my phone number. I hear good things about it all the time but I just don’t understand how it all works is it true you can lose your number? and/or get an ETF?

    • superg05

      What? all google voice does is route calls to you or from you i only heard of any problems when people tried to merge it on sprint beyond that dunno i have not had any issues with it ever and love because of it i can text from my computer or tablet

      • TritonX

        Does Google voice allow calls to be made over wifi/3G/4G (on the phone)? So for example if one where to get the 100 minute unlimited data prepaid plan could one just use wifi to make most of the calls over the phone?

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (???????)

          Google Voice uses your circuit-switched connection on your mobile phone. That means that it is just an alias for your regular cellular phone number. While it can operate as a VoIP system (through Gmail and G+), the Google Voice app does not include this functionality presently.

        • gee

          try grooveip works with google voice and is endorsed by google i believe

        • gee

          try grooveip works with google voice and is endorsed by google i believe

        • gee

          try grooveip works with google voice and is endorsed by google i believe

        • gee

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        • gee

          try grooveip works with google voice and is endorsed by google i believe

  • http://www.facebook.com/its.pajaro.pendejo Jose M Gonzalez

    you should give ChompSMS a shot. i love the many ways i can customize my messaging app.
    Beautiful Widgets as an alternative to Sense, which can sometimes drain ur battery.
    Lastly for a simple stock ICS launcher try Nova Launcher, it’s simple yet everything i was looking for in all the other launchers (GO launcher, ADW and such).

    these suggestions are in case your looking to customize a bit.

    • live2ski

      chomp was bought by apple and the android app has been removed.

      • http://www.facebook.com/its.pajaro.pendejo Jose M Gonzalez

        oh no that’s a different app here’s the link to the one i’m speaking of

        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.p1.chompsms&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDNd

        • http://twitter.com/timmyjoe42 tim bennett

          I liked ChompSMS until they told me I needed to buy the app. There was no mention of it being a 30 day trial when I downloaded it. I have been very happy with Go SMS.

        • http://www.facebook.com/its.pajaro.pendejo Jose M Gonzalez

          i actually only paid once about 4yrs ago and have transferred the license to half a dozen devices. i honestly can’t complain about the app, i love it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/its.pajaro.pendejo Jose M Gonzalez

          i actually only paid once about 4yrs ago and have transferred the license to half a dozen devices. i honestly can’t complain about the app, i love it.

  • JamesJames

    how do you install the mycolorscreen wallpapers/icons? I am on the site..and cant figure it out.
    Sorry for the dumb question, but if anyone can help me out…I would greatly appreciate it!

    • kalel33

      You have to read the details of each person. They give you links to the wallpapers and tell you what widgets they used.

  • mmaestro

    So after this, what about 30 days using Windows Phone?…

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Thinking about it, but it wouldn’t be right away!

      • jb82

        Don’t think … DO!

  • http://twitter.com/Joytofender Jose Gonzalez

    Try GS2 with stock GB and them customize it with ICS. If you don’t customize, you are missing the best part of Android.

  • Kevin

    Don’t forget to make good use of widgets! I really touch calendar, agenda widget, data counter widget, circle battery widget and multiple weather widgets.

    • rwc1792

      Thanks for the mention of touch calendar, I hadn’t found that one before, and have been looking for it for some time. One frustration I have with the play store is search, you’d think google would have a better search mechanism for its play store.

      • http://www.facebook.com/M.H.Truth Mike Citlykeye Chambers

        go calender is really nice to, but i think it only works with go launcher which is the best by far

  • Deadeye37

    You should try a third party launcher to see how that feels. I’m a fan of Go Launcher EX (free). Great Widgets and Eye Candy. Launcher Pro is another good one. I’m not sure how the ICS versions of those are, but the Gingerbread version of Go Launcher is great. I love their widgets!

  • silk7416

    hello david
    have you tryed the go locker and go live wallpaper an go weather?, its a great way to change your android phonea

  • juan

    look I know is not a new phone but tried the g2 the responsibness of the phone is incredible don’t freeze or nothing thats a good tried for gb send on my g2 thanks oh another thing download flash player and your set

  • bigk1

    personally i say stick to one device, there are so many dufferences i feel you will have a better experience staying w one device, it will also keep your experiment mirw honest, changimg the variables ciuld skew results

    • bigk1

      texting in a perscription drug stuper leads to spelling malfunctions

  • Alex

    if you do decide to switch, try the g2x. i know its got a bad rep, but i have had this phone for almost 6 months now, and love it. there is a huge dev base, and i hear the new update has made it even more of a solid phone.

  • http://www.PTNpokerMLM.com/ Neil T

    I’d recommend flashing an ICS rom if you’re going to use a SG2. Gingerbread is pretty blah compared to ICS once you use it.

    If you want to see the true power of Android I suggest this. Get a Samsung Note from AT&T, unlock it, flash the newest modem to get Tmo 4G speeds, flash the newest hybrid rom which is ICS and you can choose between tablet or phone mode. Now you can test out this whole phablet phenomena with a phone that’s not supposed to be used on the Tmo carrier, with a hacked modem and an unofficial ICS rom with the option to go to tablet mode.

    That’s my current setup and it’s awesome, who said you had to wait for official ICS releases… You can find out how to do all this on the XDA forums.

  • captainbuck

    ICS versus Gingerbread is no big deal . I have ICS on my tablet and GB on my phone. No discernible difference really. If anything, some things in Honeycombe which were threw out need to come back. If the Davlik JVM is faster that would be a plus. Also, there’s the issue of using stock Android X or using HTC’s Sense UI over it. Not sure what a good stock phone is other than a Galaxy Nexus.

  • rwc1792

    Alternate keyboards are the key reason I like android. It’s the main reason I can’t stand the iPhone and hate using the iPad. I’ve complained about it to the folks I know that work for Apple every chance I get.

    Please elaborate on why you think the look and feel of iOS is better. Granted it’s all relative, but I’d be interested in knowing what you like about it that’s better? Perhaps you like it enough that you don’t feel the need to tinker with the look and feel, not that you necessarily can. I think this is both a plus and a minus for android, a plus if you can get to a point that you’re happy with the setup, and a minus if you can’t ever seem to get it setup to your satisfaction.
    Stick with one device, most people can’t trade out phones.

    Share some screenshots if you can, I’d like to see what works for you. Given that all phones (hopefully) will at some point be on ICS, I’d stick with an ICS phone, particularly if you are comparing this experience to an iOS 5 experience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/M.H.Truth Mike Citlykeye Chambers

    MUST HAVE APPS>>>>

    Go launcher, Go sms, ex dialer, player pro, just pictures, quick pic, overskreen, dolphin browser, record my call, onlive, pics art, cerberus, qq player, widget locker, smart status bar, album, ultimate favs, and MOST IMPORTANTLY “ISYNCR” (for anyone attached to itunes)

  • http://www.facebook.com/M.H.Truth Mike Citlykeye Chambers

    I was an IOS ecosystem fanatic at 1 point. I had every iphone except the 4s and
    payed retail for each to avoid contract. After SJ passed away (bye bye
    to brainwash ability…R.I.P) and Apple pull that lackluster stunt of
    returning that refurbished iphone 4 back into the limelight, i was fed up!

    TO THE POINT I GO….

    I went to Android and my 1st experience almost sent me back to apple. I purchased the Htc

    Sensation (aka major pain in my posterior) and it was problem after
    problem. Weak network signal (not area related) wifi antennagate,
    overheating after over night charge, U.I. dragging the processor speed
    down, and the list goes on (stock and after rooting). Ultimately i opted
    for the galaxy s2 since the hype was so high well after its release.
    Long story short…

    SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 (epic touch) IS THE BEST PHONE I’VE TOUCHED SINCE NOKIA’S N95!!!!!

    App to get…Go launcher, Go sms, ex dialer, player pro, just pictures,
    quick pic, overskreen, dolphin browser, record my call, onlive, pics
    art, cerberus, qq player, widget locker, smart status bar, album,
    ultimate favs, and MOST IMPORTANTLY “ISYNCR” (for anyone attached to
    itunes)

  • http://twitter.com/timmyjoe42 tim bennett

    If you are going to try out multiple Android devices, you should really review some of the low end devices so you can get a feel for how much better/faster/responsive the latest model are and be able to comment on Sense vs Blur, etc. You might also trying to root a device and put Cyanogen on it to really get the most out of the device.

  • UlyssesGhost

    Swiftkey is definitely great. Try Swype as well. Find BeautifulWidgets from the market, it is a fantastic clock/weather widget. It is defintely worth the money.

    • Deff

      He’s using Sense 4.0 which basically defeats the purpose of beautiful widgets. A cool one I found though that isn’t really bagging off off HTC’s style is HD Widgets, which has awesome widgets for tablets and such

      • UlyssesGhost

        Haven’t used sense 4.0 yet, but on 3 I ended up removing the sense weather and using Beautiful widgets, just liked it better. I have used HD Widgets and like that as well.

  • sampler

    one of the best things i have found is the ability to make android like other operating systems. Launcher 7 does a wonderful job of making my android like a windows phone but with all my favorite apps. The iphone keyboard is my favorite keyboard I have found but i am constantly looking. when i had go launcher there was a iphone theme that looked realistic, tho I have never had an idevice. You could have one phone and barely experience android.

    • http://engadgetsucks.wordpress.com/ Don’t Really Care

      Superficial doesn’t mean anything.

      They make car kits that lets you turn a Pontiac Fiero into an Lamborghini Countach. Most people tend to point and laugh at those kits when they see them on the street.

      Is it cool and a selling point that android is so skinnable? Yes, definitely a positive. But don’t even, for a second, think that because you’ve skinned your device to emulate WP7 or iOS, that its anywhere close to giving you the same experience.

  • jundy

    do not forget to try Google navigation.

    • TrevorMadden

      The absolute best. I always tell my iPhone friends “turn on your turn-by-turn navigation and tell me where we’re going…oh wait, you don’t have that. And it’s free for me.”

    • loueradun

      Definitely need to check out this feature if you haven’t already David. Google navigation is like having a $500 GPS preloaded into your phone at all times (almost makes me feel bad for all the manufacturers of those stand alone GPS units).

    • loueradun

      Definitely need to check out this feature if you haven’t already David. Google navigation is like having a $500 GPS preloaded into your phone at all times (almost makes me feel bad for all the manufacturers of those stand alone GPS units).

    • loueradun

      Definitely need to check out this feature if you haven’t already David. Google navigation is like having a $500 GPS preloaded into your phone at all times (almost makes me feel bad for all the manufacturers of those stand alone GPS units).

  • fascinatej

    I think another device is actually a good idea only because each phone is so different. Thats the point of android. I truly think when ppl say android sucks they didn’t find the right phone for them. If I had gone with motorola or htc I think I would have been disappointed. Luckily I chose samsung and touchwiz which is perfect for me , but not everybody else. Too get the full use of your phone you definitely need to do some research or you will just gloss over the obvious functions and miss the hidden gems that your phone is capable of. Android Central is great because you can look at the discussion rooms of the people that have your same phone and see what they are doing. Also you have to be willing to tweek and play with an android to keep it functioning properly unlike the iphone which does it for you. I have an ipad for anything that is not available for android but if I had to choose I would keep the phone and ditch the pad. I have to actually grab my phone to purchase books to read on Ipad because you have to go through the browser on ios instead of through the Kindle and Kobo apps. So weird.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523210155 Conrad Cody Cline

    My wife just got the HTC One S and I am a big Galaxy s 2 user. I have use the Vibrant, Galaxy S 4g, and now the S2, and waiting on the S3. Personally, I say that the One S and the S2 are a good combo. It gives a look at both HTC and Touchwiz, as well as GB vs ICS. They are both top notch phones, and have key differences to try out (like storing apps to sd card, having an sd card at all, etc). I would say to do 15 days on one, then 15 days on another.

  • superg05

    Download Flash player keep settings on demand

  • Deff

    Hey maybe you should try WebOS-… oooh… too soon?

    • StonersLane

      Why pick up an dying platform. You might as well ask him to try the Nokia N9

  • superg05

    To David one of the amazing yet basic features of android is you can completely change the look and feel of the devices software and how you interact with it without rooting or jail-breaking by changing the launchers and downloading a theme android makes it easy as pie

    here is just one of many options GO Launcher EX : http://goo.gl/KBiLA

  • Gouv

    Has it been running as smoothly as your iOS device? notice any more hiccups?

  • Magnum

    have a flashlight widget on your homescreen. you can turn your flash on with a press of a button, no need to go in the app like ios

  • chris.p

    Another good reason to try a 2nd phone: you will get to experience Android’s auto-restore functionality. It’s pretty magical the first time you see your familiar apps, wallpaper, etc all automatically appear on a new device.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

    I truly believe that you will be reborn after this. You should not want to go back to iOS, and will realize how boring that OS is. Keep at it, and beat that thing like you do your iPhone. It will continue to please.

  • Neoprimal

    I think you should mess around with Gingerbread at some point just so you can appreciate how far Android has come. Many folks don’t realize how different they are version to version because for the most part the settings look the same but there are changes that really give your device a different feel between the big versions. I have no doubt, for example that the SGS2 will feel and be so much better when it gets ICS. I got ICS on my A500 and it feels like a different device completely, not that it was slow before but most if not all the hiccups are gone and it feels very snappy.

    Nice experiment though.

  • TGoosh

    i think the galaxy nexus is stll the best android phone out for tmobile.

    the only thing i dont like about it…. is that i do EVERYTHING from it and therefore have eliminated the need for my laptop…. who just collects dust now. :)

    pure vanilla unlocked android is there only way to go.

  • manusferrera

    Hey David you don’t have to defend your self for what you post. This is your website you can post whatever you want and if they don’t like it they can re startup tmotoday

  • anfan

    i would try both gsii and one s they both are great but different

  • Defiantbeast

    David im really glad your liking the change. While i think it would be best to stick to one device for at least a week-week and a half to form a solid opinion about android in general, i applaud the idea of diffrent devices because this will allow you to sample one of the things that i love about android it cloud services and how easy it can be switching from device to device.
    Back before android if you changed devices you would usually have to re enter all your contacts and spend a day or two fiddling with the device to get all your stuff moved over and to your liking. now its a matter of signing in and all my contacts, calendar dates and alarms etc are right there, yes i may have to re download some apps but it is no where near as bad as it used to be.

  • Magnum

    download an app calles prankdial. very cool and funny app.

  • nuts13

    Swiftkey rocks

  • Reaper

    i dont like this new set up on here. change confuses the S*** outta me when puters are involved. and also i cant leave comments when using my android for some reason. but apart from that little pain in the ass its happy days and keep up the good work!

    • Jose Hernandez

      I agree, this new set up is very confusing and I am unable to post using my phone as well.

    • Jose Hernandez

      I agree, this new set up is very confusing and I am unable to post using my phone as well.

    • Jose Hernandez

      I agree, this new set up is very confusing and I am unable to post using my phone as well.

  • Cajas

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus!! They sell an unlocked version. Pure ICS.

  • Guest 2012

    I’m guessing that the reason David changed the theme of the browser is because he is going all android. The previous theme was iOS style. I could be wrong, but its just a guess.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I didn’t change the theme of the website for anything related to this? The new site/mobile site has been a work in progress for 3 months.

  • DEM TING

    LE TUH HE TUH HE LIIIITE

  • rominator

    Actually, over 25% have ICS unofficialy through roms

  • Stryder5

    If you haven’t tried already, use the app “Tasker.” It’s an app that can automate anything. For example, I have it set to automatically start playing music when I plug in headphones, and automatically stop when I unplug headphones. It’s set to turn on wifi when I arrive home, and turn off wifi when I leave home. It has so many capabilities depending on what you set up. There is a bit of a learning curve to it but it’s well worth learning to use.

  • TMOTECH

    David,
    If ICS is a concern for you when switching to the GS2 you could always wait a few days. ICS is supposed to be rolling out sometime next week. Then again, if you truly want to see what the android experience is, you could switch now so you can have the experience of getting that System update and installing the new ROM so you can see the difference. That is always a cool thing for me.
    Also, When you switch handsets, be sure that you have a GMAIL account. Sync your contacts, calendar, and it will keep track of your app’s too. So when you switch and log back in all of your contacts will be updated to the new phone automatically. This is nice. No more saving contacts to the SIM card.
    Something else you need to consider though, the SGS2 does not use that mini sim that you use in your iPhone and the One S so you will have to switch your account to a new sim. And if you want the WI-FI calling to work on the SGS2 you will have to be sure and use the right type of sim.
    I could go on for an hour. Hope this helps you on your journey.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      No worries about the SIM card stuff, I have microSIM card to full size sim card converters all over the place. This isn’t my first phone swap rodeo :-)

  • Jose Hernandez

    Hi David, I have to comment on the changes to the site, they are very confusing, and for some reason I am no longer to post using my phone? Do you know anything about this. The sites looks ok on my computer, but it’s close to being completely not usable on my phone.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Jose, what browser are you on the computer? I don’t know why they would be “confusing” per se? THe site should be laid out as before, single column of posts with thumbnail images, there is just more white space. Please let me know browser, phone + browser so I can forward the concerns in.

      • None

        The graphics overlap and jumble a bit for the upper few pages of the home page (logo cut in half, stories repeated on the side). It also makes the computer choke while loading. I have a mid-line laptop and it chokes for about 40-60 seconds just loading up the home page (and then another choke once inside the “read more” of the post. It is not the laptop as I have no issues with other websites. Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9. Unfortunately I cannot try others browsers because installs are locked down by employer. As with the Hernandez above, I find it confusing because there are graphic boxes randomly for several pages, you cannot control the screen (screen freeze) during the 60 second data choke, so you kinda just stare at a bunch of graphics not knowing what to do.
        I like what you tried to do here and really like the new comment section downer button but the graphics at the top are killing the tmonews experiences.
        Best news site though so I will suffer through chokes and random graphics anyday.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I know there is an issue with Internet Explorer, it’s being looked at as I type this!

        • loueradun

          When isn’t there a problem with Internet Explorer?

          Just an FYI, if you hit F12 you will bring up Internet Explorer’s developer console. You can change which rendering engine is being used. Chances are, you can fix the layout by messing around with this setting. David, perhaps a meta tag is needed to force a specific IE rendering mode?

        • loueradun

          When isn’t there a problem with Internet Explorer?

          Just an FYI, if you hit F12 you will bring up Internet Explorer’s developer console. You can change which rendering engine is being used. Chances are, you can fix the layout by messing around with this setting. David, perhaps a meta tag is needed to force a specific IE rendering mode?

        • loueradun

          When isn’t there a problem with Internet Explorer?

          Just an FYI, if you hit F12 you will bring up Internet Explorer’s developer console. You can change which rendering engine is being used. Chances are, you can fix the layout by messing around with this setting. David, perhaps a meta tag is needed to force a specific IE rendering mode?

        • loueradun

          When isn’t there a problem with Internet Explorer?

          Just an FYI, if you hit F12 you will bring up Internet Explorer’s developer console. You can change which rendering engine is being used. Chances are, you can fix the layout by messing around with this setting. David, perhaps a meta tag is needed to force a specific IE rendering mode?

        • loueradun

          When isn’t there a problem with Internet Explorer?

          Just an FYI, if you hit F12 you will bring up Internet Explorer’s developer console. You can change which rendering engine is being used. Chances are, you can fix the layout by messing around with this setting. David, perhaps a meta tag is needed to force a specific IE rendering mode?

  • TMoFan

    I’ve used swype for a long time but I really got annoyed with it. Every other word kept popping up with a suggestion and disrupted the flow of what I was typing. Can’t think of using anything else after using SwiftKey.

    I think you should consider swapping, but with a phone with stock ICS that way you can compare/contrast it with a skinned experience.

    Off topic, but the mobile version of this site is broken. The articles come up fine, but I can’t comment at all.

  • TMoFan

    I’ve used swype for a long time but I really got annoyed with it. Every other word kept popping up with a suggestion and disrupted the flow of what I was typing. Can’t think of using anything else after using SwiftKey.

    I think you should consider swapping, but with a phone with stock ICS that way you can compare/contrast it with a skinned experience.

    Off topic, but the mobile version of this site is broken. The articles come up fine, but I can’t comment at all.

  • TMoFan

    I’ve used swype for a long time but I really got annoyed with it. Every other word kept popping up with a suggestion and disrupted the flow of what I was typing. Can’t think of using anything else after using SwiftKey.

    I think you should consider swapping, but with a phone with stock ICS that way you can compare/contrast it with a skinned experience.

    Off topic, but the mobile version of this site is broken. The articles come up fine, but I can’t comment at all.