I recently returned my Samsung Galaxy S8+ and decided to get the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra. I got the Sony because I played with it at Best Buy, and really enjoyed the experience, and as I researched more into it, I found I really liked the phone. Now, after having the phone for a week, here's some thoughts on my experiences.
Great 6 inch screen. Although it's only 1080p, it's Samsung-vibrant, which I likeGreat battery life, easily can get through a heavy-use day with time to spare at the end of the night.Great camera; another reason I wanted this phone is because I love my Sony a5100 and the camera is pretty dang nice on this phone I must say.Fast. 6 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 630 are just fine on this beast.
Cons: Poor ergonomics. This phone is huge, not as easy to hold as the S8+, bulky as hell, and pretty heavy.Horrible screen rotation algorithm. I've used big phones before, but this one is extremely sensitive to the slightest tilt of the screen. Now, that would be…
In no particular order:Billy Joel's library spans three decades, so there's plenty of materialEven if there wasn't plenty of material to work with, Margaritaville and Garth Brook's channel regularly play other artist's musicHe doesn't take any shit from anybodyInitially I thought maybe it would've been too expensive to have a whole channel for him, but if SiriusXM can afford The Beatles to have their own channel, then by golly, Billy Joel should be fineIt would make me happyHeck, even if they combined it with Elton John, I'd be happy, maybe happier
So, SiriusXM, I've given many good reasons for Billy Joel to get his channel put back permanently. Your move!
Warning: This post is not a technical overview of the fact-based differences between the Google Home and the Amazon Alexa. This is, however, a biased rant from someone who needs to get out more.
Answer to the question in the title: Because it runs Google.
Once upon a time I was a Windows Phone user. A part of the Windows Phone ecosystem is the presence of Bing everywhere. Now, when you use Bing in front of people, it becomes a joke. It's like owning a Zune, which was hated for no other reason besides Apple's amazing marketing, and the iSheep contaminating a fantastic MP3 player. Here's a hint for everyone who mocked the Zune for being an iPod clone: Apple didn't invent the MP3 player; they just made it shiny, and produced great commercials about it. Bing gets the same ridicule from people who have never used it claiming it sucks. Now admittedly, the primary reason I used Bing was because they have a rewards program where you can win free Amazon.com gift cards, but it…