In case you somehow missed it, Miranda Hobbes really, madly, deeply hates her shiny new 📢ANDROID📢 phone.
Impossible not to be aware of this technological hostility in the third episode of And just like that… Season 2, that Cynthia Nixon’s character is ready to throw her device overboard — she spends most of the final episode waging war with him, loudly calling him by the name of her non-Apple operating system.
HBO’s second season sex and the city the reboot sees Miranda serve up her signature form of wide-eyed frustration on her new Android phone — she lost her iPhone during a beach cleanup in Episode 2. Miranda appears to be using a Galaxy S22 or S23; Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte (Kristin Davis), Lisa (Nicole Ari Parker), Nya (Karen Pittman) and Seema (Sarita Choudhury) all have iPhone 14s in various sizes, some Pro, some with AirPods. Even the netizens who help Miranda in episode 2 have an iPhone.
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In Episode 3, Miranda spends the vast majority of her dialogue hurling vitriol at her new galaxy. While running lines with Che (Sara Ramírez), Miranda is frustrated when she double taps her phone screen and causes the text to zoom out. “The guy has become very small again. I hate this new phone!
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When Miranda misses a call that wasn’t showing up when she opened the script, she’s beyond annoyed. It is likely that Miranda’s phone was configured with Focus mode(opens in a new tab)an Android 10 feature that lets you temporarily suspend selected apps and block notifications.
“Damn! How could I miss a call with the ringer on?” she exclaims, emphasizing the non-Appleness of the phone. “This 📢ANDROID📢 has a mind of its own! I can’t believe I let the salesman tell me about it.”
Later, lining up at Warner Bros. waiting to see Che’s live recording, a call comes in, as Miranda has this thing on strong. Her upset son, Brady (Niall Cunningham), accuses her of not answering his multiple calls, and she replies, “I’m sorry, it’s that new phone, I can’t hear it ringing half the time. ” Miranda then hides her phone from the show’s security guards without put the phone in silent mode or in airplane mode and of course, ends up receiving a Skype call (a skype call!) right in the middle of some of Che’s best work. Oddly, Brady asks, “Mom, why are you FaceTiming me?” which means that Miranda accidentally called him? Or is he just using FaceTime as a verb for Skype? Who can say?
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an Android phone make waves on And just like that…. Mashable culture editor Crystal Bell wrote about Carrie’s nebulous relationship with technology when Season 1 saw longtime Apple user Carrie using a BlackBerry Key2 released in 2018 – granted, in the first episode , Carrie is also using a rose gold iPhone 8, surrounded by people using the iPhone 12s.
“Carrie has never been a fan of cool new tech. She’s technology independent(opens in a new tab)“, wrote Bell, unpacking Carrie’s story of using her trusty devices until they burned. “For her, technology is not an accessory – that’s what shoes are for. – but rather a necessary evil.”
And just like that, Carrie Bradshaw owns an Android
sex and the cityTech’s own connection to technology has evolved over the years, but the show has mostly connected its characters through landlines, with no dating app or social media platform in sight. Since the show first aired in the late 90s, sex and the city author Candace Bushnell told the Guardian(opens in a new tab)“Technology has been the biggest change. I go to a bar and 90% of people are on their phones.”
It’s strange how much concentration And just like that… puts on Miranda’s loud Android phone, as Apple doesn’t allow characters considered villains to use iPhones. Take Succession, for example, which saw the biggest and baddest villain Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) as one of the only main characters to use an Android phone. But seeing as Carrie already broke the Android ice in Season 1 of And just like that… and characters like Carrie’s producer Franklyn Hernandez (Ivan Hernandez) use non-Apple technology like a Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 in Episode 2, the show is unlikely to deliberately cast Miranda as the villain via her phone – last season they found other ways to do it.(opens in a new tab)
Still, Miranda’s Samsung days may be numbered – I wouldn’t be surprised if she returned to the beach for an archaeological mission in Episode 4 with the way she talks about her current phone. Did you hear it’s a 📢ANDROID📢?