When I got my HTC Desire a few months back, it truly revolutionised the way I ran my life and how I interacted on the move.
Back on my old Nokia N95, the limitations of the Symbian operating system and the lack of any proper push email service really stifled what I could do with my phone. Sure I could view Youtube [When it decided I could,] and surf the web [with it crashing every now and again], but there was no proper integration with social networking services. The Facebook â€œapplicationâ€ was just a link to the mobile version of the site and Twitter was nowhere to be found. Here ends my Nokia rant.
The HTC Desire, from the box, was such a refreshing experience. Things just worked, everything flows, applications talk to each other and Androidâ€™s eyecandy really helped to set it apart from my old Nokia.
Now to the main point of this post, Googleâ€™s integration in this phone. Donâ€™t get me wrong, this isnâ€™t a bad thing at all! It just works. I have all of Googleâ€™s services at my beck and call at any time. Push GMail to my phone, Googleâ€™s Calendar service in the phoneâ€™s calendar, Contacts synced with the other services Google offers and my Youtube with its favourites. Well. Google Docs is missing at the moment, but I suspect it will appear very soon.
I write this post because I was imputing in my timetable into Google Calendar and totally forgot that I had my calendar on my phone synced with it, 10 seconds later I look at my phone, bam, there it all is, ready to go.
It makes me wonder how much Google does run my lifeâ€¦