[BCAB] my thoughts on android

Phil Smalley phil.smalley at whitecane.plus.com
Thu Jun 13 21:52:26 BST 2019

Hi John,

I'm interested to read you're finding keyboard entry difficult on your new
android phone.  I had a nexus 5x until fairly recently when I switched to an
iPhone XR.  

I'm generally finding the iphone experience a more friendly one, but on
android and iphone dislike the touch screen when out and about.  At home, I
use a  Bluetooth physical keyboard.

On balance, I think the iphone touch screen keyboard is a little more
sensitive than that of my nexus 5x, and for me, that's a little annoying!

Enjoy your new  environment.


-----Original Message-----
From: john gallagher [mailto:john at pianotuner.plus.com] 
Sent: 13 June 2019 18:22
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] my thoughts on android

hi all,

well at last after hours of mucking about i have got the two finger swipe up
gesture working so i can get to the app drawer it's not easy a very fast
swipe up.

although i am a very good touch screen user i must say this pixel three is
very good indeed but still android is on the fidderly side. 

braille is just about a non starter and this is where ios scores. sadly
there are not a lot of very good scanning apps on android but again i am
very lucky to have the choice of both systems. 

as phil said earlier  a lot of understanding is needed when using android as
a totally blind person. 

the big thing at the moment is typing out an invoice or letter. this is why
again i am so lucky to have the polaris. 

one strange thing on the play store is it says google assistant not
installed but if i say okay google it is there i am sure steve said
something about this months ago. but i forget what he actually said. 

it will be interesting to take both phones out when it stops raining to try
lazarillo out. for the price though i am more than well pleased. 

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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