By Trey Lauderdale
As the Vice President of Innovation at Voalté, it is my responsibility to understand smartphones and work with caregivers to figure out ways to help incorporate these devices into their lives at the point of care. In fact, our company focus is entirely on providing hospitals the best communication solution for clinical communication on the latest cutting edge mobile platform.
I have used multiple BlackBerry devices throughout my career and have also used an iPhone the last few years. I can easily claim to be a smartphone “fanatic” and it is probably the one device I would not be able to give up in my professional life (seeing the value of smartphones in my personal and business life was a deciding factor in why I started Voalté to help bring about smartphones at the point of care).
Last month I decided it was time to see what all the fuss was about regarding the Android operating system. On April 20, 2010, at approximately 4:15PM- I pulled the SIM card out of my iPhone 3G and switched over to a Google Nexus One (both use AT&T and I wanted to make sure the carrier was not a deciding factor in the experiment).
This wasn’t just a one or two day test of the Android — this is full fledged, 100% business operations, mail, apps, and all – switch from the Apple iPhone OS to the Google Android OS. Below are a list of my thoughts after more than a month of Android vs iPhone use: Keep reading>>