Why You Should Consider T-Mo Over AT&T When It Comes To Android
Most people that are interested in this smart phone phenomenon know that T-Mobile helped pioneer the entire Android phone movement to where it is today, when a lot of tech geeks out there thought it would fizzle out under the T-Mo brand (boy they were wrong). Now that Android is successful and rightly exploring different handset makers and networks like Verizon and AT&T the little brother of the telecoms (T-Mo) is back to being ignored.
As a loyal T-Mo customer since 2004, I believe you shouldn’t be caught up in this network battle or hysteria that you see on TV everyday with Verizon and AT&T but in fact you should consider looking at the little things. For example, I found out months ago my MyTouch 3g can make ring-tones (with the Ringdroid app) to both keep for myself and share with others no matter the phone while my cousins Droid could only make ring-tones for himself because he was restricted by his Verizon network.
But this isn’t about Verizon, we’re talking about AT&T and how they are ruining the Android OS by watering it down with some commercialized version they approve of. Android is all about being open source for any developer to innovate and create not to be formalized and neutered like iPhone OS.
What’s behind this mini rant you ask? Well, according to a circulating rumor, the Dell Aero will follow in the footsteps of the Motorola BACKFLIP by prohibiting the installation of unsigned applications. What does this mean you ask? It means that applications for the Aero can only be purchased and installed through the Android Market. If this kind of stuff doesn’t bother you I guess it’s cool but as a true Android fan I don’t approve of this blanket policy of AT&T– (as I exhale) go T-Mo!