I’ll try my best as I write this post to not sound like that “this technology has gotten to be too much” guy that I promised I’d never become.
However, I must admit switching after 8 years from one of the various iPhones to an Android Google Pixel has given new meaning to the word frustration.
My dear bride gave me the Google device as a birthday present because I think she thought I was swearing too much at my Iphone, which I’ll admit, had probably outlived it’s usefulness.
My son-in-law was kind enough to make the settings updates required to have the device speak in English.
Android devices are supposed to have accessibility options that make it easier for someone who can’t see like me to use, but I certainly haven’t discovered too many of them yet.
Learning how to do things as simple as hear text messages, and making and answering phone calls, have taken more patience than I thought I possessed.
I think I sent my Facebook friends an emoji of smiling faces this afternoon, but I’m really not sure.
Hope it wasn’t a hand with middle finger raised!
Imagine holding a device in your hand which reacts to finger taps you make when you’re not sure what you’re tapping!
I suspect learning how to use a new smart phone is a little like developing any business or personal relationship in that you have to learn which buttons you can push, and which are better left alone.
It may take weeks for me to get used to the new phone.
Google may hear some words it hasn’t heard before.
And I’m sure there will be some embarrassing events that occur as my learning process continues.
But I’ll get the hang of this device too, and I’ll be a better man for the perseverance.
Until then, I apologize in advance if I accidently send you an inappropriate emoji!
That’s the way I see it..