I love me my Android phone.
I’ve always been a gadget guy, but it’s been a long time since I felt this strongly about a particular gadget. The platform seems very extensible, and, if I had the time, I’d be learning Java right now so I could start writing my own apps for it.
The last gadgets I felt this strongly about were both Palm OS devices. The first was back in the pre-smartphone age. I owned one of the early-model Palm Pilots, back when they were still US Robotics. I hacked the hardware to enhance the device some.
After that, I owned a HandSpring. I really liked the “modular hardware” approach. It reminded me of the old Atari game cartridges somehow. The device start to become really useful, however, when I got my hands on a phone module…
I use my Android daily, sure, as a phone, but also as a Swiss Army knife of productivity. If anything I feel like there’s a lot more I could be doing with it.
My favorite Android tools, tricks, and tips will be one of the categories of my postings here.