October 22, 2014

Third Time's a Charm for My MyTouch3G

mytouch3g_black_redJust yesterday I ordered myself a brand, new black myTouch 3G (MT3G).  Now mind you this is my third unit as the first two were taken back to T-Mobile due to ‘technical difficulties’.  I’ve been hesitant all along – I could not justify a device that is physically one-half of my beloved G1 at fifty more dollars.

What was it that convinced me to try it one more time?  The Oprah Effect has been spreading through T-Mobile this month and it’s very contagious.

I believe I am going to keep this unit despite the lust that overcame me yesterday as I watched Motorola unveil the Cliq and MOTOBLUR.  The MT3G is almost the perfect device as long as I have the HTC IME keyboard installed alongside apps like Advanced Task Manager.  Need to keep that memory freed up!  Oh, and root access doesn’t hurt either.  But I digress…

I’m hoping for the day the MOTOBLUR UI makes its way onto my G1, making it a faster, more efficient layer of Android.  You listening XDA?

I am truly excited about Android’s future.  The platform’s  agnosticism seems to be disappearing by the week.  Open source development will be fully realized as additional OEMs introduce more devices into the marketplace. Until the mythical Archos tablet running Android appears the MT3G is my stop-gap device for now.