Previously: Samsung Galaxy S III Test
Neighbor had some problems with his phone. I updated it to the latest version of Android…
Then manually updated all the stuff that needed updating via Google Play Store. That was a trip in itself.
I also got rid of that damned Comic Sans, which it turns out he hated anyway.
Then I got to do some more PDF testing.
To repeat, this was the PDF:
I added PDF Viewer and Polaris Viewer (which I can’t seem to find now on my desktop at Google Play) to his S III for testing. It turns out there also seems to be an Office Suite on his device, but I couldn’t find any icon for it on his home screens(!).
The Office Suite doesn’t matter anyway. It couldn’t show anything that was an image in the PDF — which is basically anything past the first page of text Google places in each PDF. I didn’t take pictures of that.
Here we go with PDF Viewer:
A magazine published in 1922 displayed on a telephone!
Look at that again: A telephone!
This is Science Fiction!
Polaris Viewer was just FAIL, paradoxically not displaying images — the entire PDF is nothing but images!
The same two pages in PDF Viewer:
This is exciting!
I wouldn’t want to try to read these PDFs on a phone, however. But it’s good to have that capability in your pocket for at least previewing them.
I also got to play with the web browser. It’s like ten times faster than Firefox 18 on my crap weak desktop.
I also tried Flipboard. Which I found very annoying. Flip-flip-flip-flip. Ugh. Just give me a list of article titles to scroll through so I can see everything available ASAP and then choose the pretty version.
All this test did was make me want a tablet even more. Like the herd of cats will ever let me:
Note: Pic is only part of the herd.