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Comics for Android phone users
Marc Sobel looks at the comic scene for those with Android powered phones.
In November, I finally joined the cult of the smartphone. I’m not the type of guy who’s usually on the bleeding edge of technology, nor am I one to become an early adopter of anything (other than comics, of course), but when Verizon’s release of the Droid X coincided with my contract expiration, I decided to take the plunge.
I decided to go with an Android phone over an iPhone for a few reasons. Part of this is my loyalty to Google over Apple, but moreso it was because everyone I know who has an iPhone complains about AT&T dropping calls. Verizon, it seems common knowledge, has the better network. I also was turned off by Apple’s ideological stand against Adobe Flash, and the Droid seemed to support more multi-tasking and other features.
At any rate, in the three months since I got my phone, I’ve come to love it. I’ve also found that it’s pretty good for reading comics, though it has its limitations.
There are essentially four apps that I use to read comics, depending on what I’m doing, and each has its pros and cons.