My daughter: “I want an iPad. My best friend has an iPad”
Me: ”No, your best friend’s mom has an iPad. Your best friend is 4 years old and doesn’t have a job.”
My daughter: “hmmmph”
Me: ” You are cutting edge. You are 4 years old and you have a Nook Color which I’ve expanded to 24 GB. A lot of kids don’t have their own Nook Color. You should be thankful.”
My daughter: “Mommy I want an iPad!”
Me: “No, you are going to ride this Nook until the wheels fall off!”
My daughter (sighs heavily, bats her eyelids and says….): “Well, I guess I just have to call this thing an iNook!”
Me (Not reacting to the pure sarcasm of a 4 year old) >> I SAY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!
Fast forward to last week. I decided if you want to be a smarty pants and call it an iNook. Then honey you are going to get one. So I went on an absolute sojourn to turn that Nook Color into a dual boot tablet. That’s when I discovered N2ACards (http://n2acards.com/home)
The N2A Card is a micro-SD card that can effectively transform your Nook Color or Nook Tablet into an Android device. The card contains the Android “Jellybean” software and, once installed, allows users to switch easily between their Nook e-reader and the Android operating systems. (The N2A Card is not compatible with Nook e-ink devices).
Now momma was on to something here! Oh you want to be smart… momma is giving you an iNook, don’t you worry gal. LOL!
So I used my 16GB SanDisk (Class 2) … [but class 4 and class 6 cards are recommended] to download the JellyBean 4.1 operating system.
I followed the instructions and presto change-o, dual boot Nook Color. Awesome Mom. Thank you! Thank you! I’m pretending I’m on Oprah giving a speech, indulge me.
So, since I’m the source of sarcasm…
Me picking daughter up from school: “I have an early surprise for you, for Christmas!”
Daughter: “What is it? What is it Mommy?”
Me: IT’S YOUR NEW INOOK / ANDROID TABLET. ENJOY!
Daughter (looks at me with those piercing brown eyes): “This is my Nook, where is the surprise!”
Me: “Your Nook is now an iNook running Android. You want it or I can give it to your best friend? You decide.
Daughter: I want it! I want it!
Now… this wouldn’t have worked if I hadn’t loaded it up with her favorite purple background and downloaded some key apps from Google Play.
Here’s the sweetners!
Sid’s Science Fair
Kids Animal Piano Free
Kid Coloring, Kid Paint
Kids Paint Free
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
So if you have purchased yourself or your kid a Nook Color, do not go out and buy them a new tablet! Save your money, buy a 16 -32 gb SanDisk card and download Android JellyBean for 19.99. Theoretically, you too will have an iNook for about $40.00 extra dollars.
… and note to moms, SHE LOVES THAT ANDROID TABLET NOW.
Mother knows BEST!
Well I’m on Android now – I will be posting Android apps at will. (Yes, I’m a Blackberry Judas – forgive me. Thank you!)
So I came across the Doodlr app in my daily internet travels and I LOVE IT. I’m a mom on the go. All the birthdays from Facebook and other ones in my personal calendar pop up and sometimes I’m not where I should be in my workload where I can acknowledge the person directly. Now I can via text or email. SWEET.
If you are on Android… Do Doodlr.
Bad pun totally intended.
This is going to be epic and this is for all the techie, geeky supermoms.
Clutch the pearls Hazel, I’m dropping my Blackberry Torch 9810 for a Motorola Atrix HD
It pains me to type that. No, it does. I have loved Blackberry from the moment I was introduced to it by another friend ( a friend that got into bed with an iPhone and never came out again…. yeesh!). Let me say this again, I love my Blackberry Torch 9810. It is fabulous… functional… fun… and well, it’s about to die. All the tell tell signs are there! Old text message are starting to pop up for no reason. If I have over 10 notifications from Social Scope and 7 new emails, my available memory goes to like 98MB and then it’s moving slower than a geriatric patience in a jello mold contest. #VerySlowIndeed
So here is my current phone:
It’s fabulous. Touch and QWERTY. Sexy, sleek, dynamic… and dying.
I’m weeping inside.
So yeah, I’m jumping to Android because well… Blackberry 10 is taking too damn long. I am on Crackberry.com incessantly waiting for more news like people who have watched “The Price is Right” to the point that they dream about winning a new car. It hurts. There are these back handed videos, marketing videos and then I see 2 phones (2???) and they are not coming out until February 2013. I will be 40 years old March 2013. Waiting on Blackberry 10 is not how I wanted to spend my the last months of the first 2 scores of my life.
And well… waiting.
I call “UNCLE”!
So then a Black Friday ad flew across my Social Scope feed for the Samsung Galaxy III for $0.96 at Sam’s Club starting at 7am on November 23, 2012.
Holy cousin of Android. $0.96 cents. Are you freaking kidding me? Awesome. I’m in. Yay! 62GB miniSD slot… yes, I’ll have it. Then the mother kicked in …. Take my 4 year old out of her bed and wait in line for this phone because I missed the VIP sale of this phone at the same price on November 18, 2012 where I didn’t have to wait in line. I’ll be a baboon’s sidekick before I drag my kid out to Black Friday. …and So I went completely off of that promotion, but I challenge you wonderful Android loves to stand in line. It’s worth it. 62GB SD slot. SAY NO MORE!
Yet I found myself in a quagmire! I still didn’t have a new phone and I had fallen out of love with my Blackberry. What to do? What to do? What to do @Efabulous1? What do you do?
I READ. I RESEARCH. I COMPARE. I SCORE.
That’s right. Consumers are plonkers because most of them don’t read. Yet, I do. I began a 2 hour quest to find the best possible Android I could afford and would make me happy without standing in a cattle call line like a meth junkie waiting for government cheese. (No disrespect to meth heads or people who like government cheese… I don’t judge!)
So long story short… I found the Motorola Atrix HD (More… click here!).
So now you are asking yourself… why Droid, why the Motorola Atrix HD? Let’s start with the comparison and my must haves:
1. I have to have an SD card. It’s imperative. I’m not totally in the “cloud” as of yet.
2. I wanted to give the Android platform another “go”.
3. The Motorola Atrix beats my Torch 9810, but it can hold its weight with the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Well how do they size up? Torch 9810 vs Atrix HD
HD has a better display, long Talk Time, Dual Core, 1MB of RAM, 8 MP camera, 1080p HD video, Front facing Camera, supports Flash, 4g LTE, 4.0 Bluetooth, it’s a Mobile Hotspot (I had to hack my 9810 to be a mobile hotspot… not cute!) and it has micro HDMI capabilities. Same amount of onboard storage and SD storage of 32GB …. but processor and RAM mop the floor with 9810.
Why didn’t you get the damn Samsung? Atrix HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Firstly, we all know the S3 is a superior phone but do you know the stats? Click on the aforementioned link and see that I’m not missing much. Where does the S3 kick the pants off of the Atrix HD? It has a slightly bigger size, but weighs less, Super AMOLED technology on the display but the HD has TFT. #IJS S3 is kicking butt and taking names on RAM. 2048 MB RAM and the built in storage is 16GB, Atrix HD only has 8. The SD slot goes up to 64GB, Atrix HD only goes to 32GB. The camera does all this funky and fabulous stuff on the S3, no worries, I’ll get Instagram and some other apps! Front facing camera is 1.9 on S3. Nice. Video on the S3 does DivX and WMV… not so on the Atrix, I can live with that. Twitter is not a built in service on the HD. I can live with that. And I have no NFC on the Atrix HD. …. well so… there is not a whole lot different except RAM and Storage.
So that’s why I’m not willing to drag my 4 year old out of bed and wait for the S3 only to be writhing in jealousy and tech manic depression when the S4 comes out. I will use the Atrix HD until my 40th birthday and maybe will like it so much this time next year I will still be writing about my good days going to Droid.