If you Google Nexus 5x lag, you will see many users complaining about lag on the Nexus 5x. If you follow the threads, some people will complain about lag. Others will say they've experienced no lag. Some seem to think it has to do with faulty units (vs. non-faulty units). Others seem to think it… Continue reading How I fixed the lag issue on my Nexus 5x
In theory, your device should automatically check for an OTA (over-the-air) update, download it in the background, and then prompt you to install the update. No matter how much I manually checked, my device kept insisting it was up to date (I know Google likes to do staggered automatic rollouts, but it's just annoying when… Continue reading Manually installing an OTA update for the Nexus 5x
Why this list? There is no shortage of lists of top Android apps. Most tech blogs / online magazines have one every year. You can find these listicles pretty much anywhere. If you want to see a bunch of generic lists, try this Google search. I've been an Android user since 2009, and I've had… Continue reading My Top 10 Android App Recommendations
Here's a follow-up to last week's Nexus 5x: First Impressions post. What I've liked so far Basically, it's all the same stuff that impressed me at first—mainly the camera and the fingerprint sensor. What's bothered me so far While this list may look long, it doesn't mean I'm not enjoying using the phone, but I… Continue reading Nexus 5x: Second Impressions
Two years ago, I posted up Moto X: First Impressions. I just got the new Nexus 5x, and I thought I'd post my first impressions of that phone as well. The Good The camera photos seem crisp and the camera focuses quickly. I haven't had a chance to thoroughly test it in low light, but… Continue reading Nexus 5x: First Impressions
Useless Backstory: Moto X to Nexus 5x My by far favorite Android phone since 2009 has been the Moto X 2013. Indeed, if it were not for its subpar camera, I would say it is, even now, still the best Android phone. The Moto X 2013 had innovative new features (ones that—had Apple released them… Continue reading Unboxing the Nexus 5x
I've been rooting and installing custom roms on Android phones since 2009. In general, it's been a fairly standard procedure. With the Moto X 2013 (and this may apply to the 2014 as well—I don't know—I can vouch only for the 2013), the procedure is slightly different. Unlock bootloader Get Motorola's fastboot Get TWRP Get… Continue reading Installing a custom rom on an unlocked Moto X 2013
I'm a bit sad that so many of my former Android-using friends have jumped ship to the iPhone, because it's only now that Android is getting really good. I've always liked Android, and I've owned many Android phones, but the Moto X is the first Android phone I would recommend unequivocally to anyone open to… Continue reading Moto X gets Kit Kat!
The MyTouch 4GAfter dealing with a horrible Sense overlay and a total lack of rom updates from the rooting community on my T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, I vowed to get only Nexus phones in the future.The Verizon Galaxy NexusMy next phone was the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. That was a big mistake.No, unlike the Nexus One and… Continue reading Moto X: First Impressions
I get where the ACLU is coming from, but I don't know if I agree that the customers didn't know what they were getting into and now have no recourse: ACLU Seeks Carrier Smackdown Over Android UpdatesMaybe back in 2009 or 2010, they could have made a good case. Back then, consumers didn't know that… Continue reading Do non-Nexus, non-rooted Android users really have no choice?