Please take a moment and look back through a few posts from the Dev team here at Zoom Creates. I think that you will come to find that we seem to love Google. It’s quite true. This also includes Google’s mobile operating system, Android.
Justin has had an Android powered phone for a while (he picked up T-Mobile’s G-1 when it first came out) but has been stuck with version 1.6 of Android for quite some time. Kris and I also have T-Mobile, but neither of us had taken the plunge into the smart phone world for various reasons, but the time has come.
Last week T-Mobile bumped up the release date for their newest Android Powered handset, the Samsung Vibrant. To avoid any confusion, the Vibrant is T-Mobile’s release of Samsung’s Galaxy-S line of phones. All Galaxy-S phones have similar specs, but each carrier is allowed to modify the basics of them to suit their needs. Both Justin and I have been using our Vibrant phones for almost a week, and here’s what we think:
First off, it comes preloaded with Avatar and the Sims 3, which is a nice little gimmick, but not a real selling point. Avatar does help show off how amazing the screen on this phone is, with all it’s neon plants and blue alien faces. The screen is huge, and is nice and sensitive. It has a crystal clear picture using the SUPER AMOLED technology (fancy way of saying “You can’t see any pixels and it has an awesome refresh rate).
Also, this thing has a pretty sweet processor. It has a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, which can probably crunch more numbers than your 5 year old laptop. Also, 13-16GB of internal storage, and a microSD card expansion slot (comes with a 2GB card), so plenty of storage in this thing.
Last but not least, it has access to the thousands and thousands of Android apps. Please, if you have an Android powered device, install Action Potato, because it is the best game you can get for the platform. iPhone people, you too can get Action Potato, and I highly recommend it.
Be sure to watch out for more Android related posts, as I’m sure the Dev team here at Zoom Creates will start to develop apps for it real soon…