| | 11-13-2011, 12:23 AM #1
So I REALLY would like the ability to tether but I currently do not know of a way with my Arrive. So I went ahead and started looking at Sprint android phones and found a guy selling his EVO Shift for pretty darn cheap. I figured I could root it and tether.
Well I got the Shift and it was OK. Same old boring Android that I used to have but with a fancy new UI. Anyways, all of the apps I use on a regular basis like Netflix, ESPN Score Center, a few games, Weather, News... etc. ALL, and I MEAN ALL took at least twice as long to load up. Netflix took a good 4-5 minutes every time to load up and I had to make sure I kept tapping the screen so it didn't lock. Also while watching netflix the app would stop the movie and close it if I got a text.
Oh and don't even get me started on how terrible the web-browsing is on the android. Also the battery (which was new) was half dead after 5 hours and all I did was download angry birds and sync my email after a full charge. I didn't even play Angry Birds yet.
Long story short, I am willing to sacrifice the ability to tether for a phone that performs better in every possible way.
Maybe it was just just EVO Shift or how it works with the Sprint network I don't know. All I know is I am glad I got my Arrive back up and running.
I know this sounds like a re-assurance thread but hey, I am happy with my choice to return to WP7 and I am now 100% never going to get near an android device.