(2012-08-25) Upgrading To Htc One S
After thinking about it, I decided to spend a little more to replace my phone, and give him my Nexus One, which is still excellent.
I bought the HTC One S.
Guy at T-Mobile store recommended physically copying all my 2k contacts over, which took awhile. So I didn't bother copying over anything else (apps, data), since I don't use that many non-standard apps. Exceptions
- I emailed myself my main Thinking Space Mind Map
- I knew I would end up losing my FBReader highlights: 2012-03-29-FbreaderHighlightsControl - ok since don't have too many on the phone anyway.
- Update: the manually-copied contacts appear to be complete dupes to the Google-synched set! So I just end up hiding the "on-phone" from my listing! But in certain contexts that hiding doesn't work, and I get all sorts of mess to filter through.
- though typing in my passcode to the Voicemail doesn't work.
- so I activated the Visual Voicemail service they have, though I should probably re-install Google Voice.
- but finding UMA to have lots of drop-outs, even when I don't think there's a lot of home-network activity (great UVerse), so trying to go without it.
Weird how they nudge toward the generic Mail app, rather than the GMail app. Confused me for a minute there...
- dang, when Sharing a Contact they don't even give me a choice, it has to be through the Mail app. Very stupid.
Apps I installed today (same day)
- FBReader (but didn't have a chance to copy any books over - really this is just my backup for when I don't have my Tablet with me)
- Mind Jet (since they bought out Thinking Space - 2011-12-15-MindjetBuysThinkingspaceHobblesFeatures)
Hrm, the Clock app doesn't work like the standard app on the Nexus One, where if you leave it running while the phone is plugged in, it stays running, turns to a green-on-black clock. I guess I'll have to go looking for something like that...
- you can set the whole phone to always stay screen-on when plugged in.
- when you have a bunch of alarms, it doesn't sort them nicely by time, like on the Nexus One.
- so downloaded to my Mac, then connected phone via USB and copied file over (plus some EBook-s)
- once I figured out that the Back arrow would take me from the default map to a maps-list-browser, I saw my map there, and it opened fine!
- I see there was an OTA update back in June. I already have that version of firmware.
- Then there was another one a few weeks ago. I haven't gotten that! Wassup with that? Maybe I haven't restarted the phone in that time?
- Restarted, did Settings/About/Software/check-for-update - yes, it's downloading!