I recently got an HTC Evo and must say I am pretty blown away already. I am coming from a Blackberry (about a year and a half ago I ditched my iPhone because I prefer BB’s Gmail App and this is the main way I use my phone), so it’s nice to once again to have a phone with a real browser and cool apps (so far I have been playing with Dropbox, Newsrob, Venmo, and Runkeeper).
Something amazing that I am trying for the first time as I write this blog post, however, is the Wifi Hotspot feature. On my Android All Apps screen, I tapped Sprint Hotspot. I picked the SSID EVO-kortina and set a password, and I also had to change the Security option to WPA2 (AES). (The default, another flavor of WPA, did not seem to be discoverable by my mac).
Then I clicked turn on, saw the EVO-kortina network on my mac, joined, and logged into Wordpress to write this post. Sweet!
I plan to write a few more posts on Android and the HTC Evo as I play with it a bit more, but I am very excited about a few things:
- Froyo OS coming soon with awesome syncing to desktop features and Chrome Browser
- Turn by turn navigation in Google maps
- Having a device that makes me want to write mobile apps
- Diving into Java and the Android SDK so I can start hacking my phone. I love the depth of control Android SDK has (add right click context menus throughout the OS, remap Volume buttons to do UI controls within your app)