Friday, I upgraded my iPhone 4 to a new HTC ONE... yes UPgraded (sorry Dale). This phone is awesome and does things Apple hasn't even dreamed about yet. It has screen that is large enough I can see it, and in landscape mode, I can actually type on it using my thumbs on both hands. It uses the 'Beats Sound' with twin front facing speakers, and the sound quality is unbelievable for a phone. I have never heard bass like that from earbud type headphones. Beats Audio earbuds are included with it.
However, compared to Apple's apps, the available android apps seem to be serious lacking in quality. Even companies or organizations who have an app in both, the Android version doesn't seem to be up to par with the Apple version. So far, I have found fairly decent replacements for most of the common Apple apps I was using with the exception of a few.
1. Alarm Clock - I need one that is fairly simple, has big blue digital numbers, multiple alarms in the same day, works in landscape mode, and will stay on all night functioning as a nightstand clock. My phone is on charge all night so I'm not worried about battery drain. Does not have to play music...alarm tone is fine.
2. General Weather - Looking for a clean app with high quality interactive radar map, that will work in landscape mode, current weather with wind, sunrise-sunset, etc, forecast weather, and layers. Push notifications for weather alerts would be nice but not required. The Weather Channel Max app was pretty good until the last update, but now they dumbed it down so it looks like a cartoon with very little useful information. Will not rotate either.
3. Hurricane Tracking - After using Hurricane Pro on the iPhone, I'm spoiled for sure. Looking for a clean app with high quality interactive tracking map, that will work in landscape mode. Should have advisories with automatic updates, and all of the other usually stuff.
I've looked at several dozen in each category already, an most don't measure up. I don't care if the apps are free, but I hate advertising, and I don't mind paying for an app if I get what I'm paying for.
What are you guys using? I'm sure some of you have found Android apps for each category that I haven't seen yet. So post up and let us all know! If you have anything else that's cool, post that too. If you can post a link to the app in addition to it's name, that will be a big help also.