I went for a walk with my new smartphone today. It was our very first one. Yesterday, I picked it up at the post office, charged and played with it indoors. The display is much larger. The adaptive brightness even works in full sun. The GPS is super fast and accurate. I’m still becoming familiar with the newer Android but it does work for me after I figure things out.
Along the way I met a magnificent oak that was probably around when the first Europeans settled here. I managed to chop off the top in the picture above but the camera was very easy to use even in full sunlight. Now, I just need to work up to walking four times as far twice as fast and I might live a bit longer to enjoy such beautiful sights.
PS I have some afterthoughts. During my walk the phone dingled a few times. There was a notice that an “open” WiFi signal was detected. Every few hundred yards another came up. About 10% of my neighbourhood doesn’t care or can’t do anything about securing their WiFi. That’s interesting. It means when I’m tooling around in my EV and need a tow, I can send a service request to the CAA via the web. Amazing. CAA has free enrolment these days. The benefits of smartphone ownership appeal to me. 😉