[From Antoine RJ Wright at Mobile Ministry Magazine] A few weeks ago, I just bought a Nexus 5 from a friend of mine. When I bought that Nexus 5, it was the hopes that I would be able to learn a little bit more about how the Android platform has evolved, and what’s going on next as it and iOS have become pretty much all there is to talk about in mobile
Unfortunately, my Nexus 5 took two very bad spill within just a few weeks of purchasing. On the second drop, the screen completely cracked. I resorted to going to the website Swappa in order to purchase a new one. And I was able to get a few accessories this time to hopefully make it a little bit easier for me to use the Nexus 5. Since getting the second Nexus five, I’ve actually seen a lot of positive things from android. Now I have to admit, my second Nexus is running Android L Preview. There are a lot of things that are different with Android L then there are with KitKat. Of note, the general user interface, and the consistency reminds me a lot more of what Apple has done with iOS 7 and iOS 8.
I still have the broken Nexus. For some reason, I haven’t gone through with one of my plans to go ahead and just sell it and reap some of that money back. But, I have noticed that having it has give me a chance to take a look at what Android was, and what Android will be. And for the most part, Android has a really good future ahead of it. I do think android has to answer questions about its reliance on Google services for many things. But that’s going to be a product of most platforms going forward. Security, battery life, camera quality, and the ability for a person to not just be a consumer - but a creator - are the things mobile has to answer going forward.
Having an iPad Mini and an Android smartphone seems to be a smart formula to figure out what is broken, and how to learn how to create something new for the future of computing.