Phone and service suggestions for CB
My GNex is starting to frustrate me. It's like it's slower and less capable every day (since the last update of Maps, it started taking nearly 3 minutes, just to load that app, which is a pain when I'm lost, sitting at a stoplight, trying to ask which way to turn). The last straw is that the age of the phone has now cost me some of the functionality of my new Pebble Time (I can't use the 'respond to texts right from the watch' feature without the newest version of Android OS). So, After nearly 4 years with the GNex, I think it's finally time to upgrade.
For those who haven't heard: I'll be taking a two-year sabbatical in Munich starting in Jan 2016, so part of what I need help with is understanding what service is best in Europe. I know nothing so far about what mobile service providers are like in Europe, so any info about that would be helpful. Like: Will I still be able to access all the same stuff (i.e. my google account, apps, hangouts, etc.) or will being on a different data network change what I have access to?
So here's What I want/need:
*work with my current phone plan (Net-10) and still work after the move to Munich (GSM4?)
*work all over Europe
*be new enough to receive the latest version of Android, and not generally frustrate me with slowness.
*work with the Pebble Time (though I'm pretty sure any Android phone will work, just not 100% sure)
Will be nice if it also:
*has a removable battery
*works when I come back home for about 4 weeks/year
Any thoughts/suggestions/advice appreciated