I knew about you long before I held you in my hand. There is no denying that I was intrigued. I’ve had smartphones before, but your OS was new and different, a breath of fresh air in a stagnant world. I was nervous to take the leap though, I had heard things that made me unsure if I wanted to commit. Rumors that you were unstable, flaky, that you couldn’t handle heavy use and was know to fall apart. Unfortunately, it did have an effect on me, and I stayed away longer than I should have. The rumors weren’t true of course, but how could I have known that? When the day came for me to choose a new device, I decided to take that leap and get you.
You’ve been my constant companion, never failing to amuse me or give me any needed information. You been a light when it was dark and a beacon alerting me to important news. Â I can’t even start to list all the times your efforts have made my life easier. But things haven’t been easy for you these days; life in your world moves much faster and many people, myself included, Â feel you often get left out. Â Some view you as an antique compared to the new ones, I prefer to say seasoned. Â What you might lack in capability, you more than make up for in stability, not to mention your affinity for being more flexible and creative than others like you.
I do get a little sad that you won’t be around forever, and I can’t deny the day will come when you simply can’t keep up or be able to do what I need you to. I admit I’ll be excited to get my hands on a shiny new device, but you can take comfort knowing that I would never be where I am today if it wasn’t for you, the one that started it all.
Happy Valentine’s Day! What’s special to you, Android or otherwise?