Galaxy Nexus: My first Android phone

On a whim yesterday I ordered the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Phones4u and it arrived first thing this morning much to my surprise! I’ve been using iPhones since the 3G came out so this is a major change for me and I have to admit I’m a little nervous at changing OS but so far seems okay…

Side by side with iPhone 4


I’m moving from iPhone 4 and first thing I notice is the increase in size is much more significant than I was expecting! I was also considering the Samsung Galaxy Note (SGN) but now I have this I think the SGN might have been too big for me…

Battery and sim installed and the initial configuration didn’t take long. Found wireless network, added Google account and contacts all synced up very quickly.

So far the interface feels really slick and responsive and I’m loving the way I can customise the home screens with apps and different size widgets. It is much more flexible than iOS for sure. I’m a big user of Evernote so was keen to get that on as my first app and am mighty impressed with the different options: Small icon, full width bar with key shortcuts, full width bar with most recently used 3 notes displayed.

Evernote Widget

I hope this is representative of the other widgets and applications available in the market, I’ll be spending the weekend going through and seeing what I can set up!

Let me know if you’ve recently made the move from iOS to Android and share your experiences or app recommendations – I will be reviewing Android apps in the future obviously!

Have you just moved from Android to iOS maybe? Curious to hear the other side of the story…

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