My venerable Google Pixel 1 has finally gone to the great phone booth in the sky. Considering Google is no longer providing support for the phone anyway, this is somewhat good timing.
I’m considering buying another Pixel, but I’m honestly rather disappointed with Google’s support window. I’m also considering de-Googling my life, since essentially everything I do goes through them (my personal domain and mail is hosted there, my phone with all my personal data is linked to Google, etc) and I’m getting a little wary of trusting so much of my digital life to one company.
(I’m already in the process of moving my personal hosting and email over to Gandi.net…)
I need a smartphone: I’m on the road too much to not have something that I can use to get directions, find local restaurants, watch movies on the plane, etc. Whatever phone I get I’d need to be “officially supported” by apps like Netflix, my bank’s app, my airline’s app, and so on.
It seems the only option if I don’t want Google is an iPhone, but I’m willing to hear suggestions otherwise. I’m also curious to know what other crustaceans’ opinions are on iOS-vs-Android privacy.
So, what mobile phone do you use?