Android Vs Smartphone Manufacturers

htc_one_360_wideYou decide the score: Android Vs Smartphone Manufacturers

So the other day, I was asking one of my friends how he was getting along with his new HTC One.

All was good until I asked whether he had updated to the latest version of android… JellyBean 4.3 that is.

“What difference did it make though? I didn’t see much change” he inquired. Continue reading

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Is Android really as open source as we think? – Guest Author: @NaimC93

ff_android_fGuest post written by Naim Cassambai:

This is a question that has been asked a lot recently. Is Android as open as source as we think? How has it changed from AOSP? I will use the Nexus 5 as an example.

If you have seen my Nexus 5 review, then you know how much I praise this phone. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing phone. However, I’ve mainly discussed the hardware. What about software?

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released 2 years ago and since then, we’ve only seen incremental upgrades i.e. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and now 4.4. What has really changed besides back-end performance enhancements and themes?
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Apple’s Fingerprint Technology

指纹识别+多种配色 苹果发布iPhone 5S\5C(图)Fingerprint technology will be introduced on the 2013 variants of Apple’s largely popular iPhones.

I saw someone tweet earlier, “If You’re not willing to give your fingerprints to the state willingly without cause, then you may want to stay well away from the iPhones 5S&5C”

That’s some food for thought…

It’s one step further than face recognition and I must admit, that is innovative. But fact remains, that the phone software will store the data of your print. Continue reading

Nokia & Microsoft Takeover

In regards to the latest purchase of Nokia by Microsoft… It leaves a massive question gaping in the air.

Windows Phone 7 Review

Windows Phone 7 Review (Photo credit: clintonjeff)

“Why?”Well, I couldn’t tell you exactly why, but at least the good ol’ company has been saved…

Early talks were in that the deal was reported to be around the £4 Billion mark. Now THAT’S a heafty price tag, but it’d be interesting to see where they are headed.They’ll have full control at what they want the devices to have and what not to have.

Windows phones have a major flaw though…

The App store. Continue reading

Android 4.4 KitKat – features hinted & interpreted

404833You’ll want to read this…

As per the KitKat homepage, you can see they’re clearly pushing the Andro-Kat connection to the moon (Yes, I made that double barrel word up).

Here we see some exaggerated features of a KitKat bar which has been presented to us in a nice sideshow format. But as with everything, they can’t have put in all that effort for the heck of it…. Right?

So this is what could potentially be in the latest instalment of Android.

What I interpret from the bullet points given from KitKat so far: Continue reading

Update: Android 4.3 JellyBean release date (SGS4 & SGS3)

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Photo credit: Javier Domínguez Ferreiro)

I cannot express how ecstatic I am, but fuck it. I’ll give it a try anyway.

YES.

YYYEEEEESS.

Ok, I’m exaggerating…

Finally, Samsung have gotten around to actually pushing out Android 4.3 for it’s current and last year’s flagship devices.
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Android KitKat (4.4)

404833Wow. What a swerve by  our beloved Google. WE WEREN’T EXPECTING THAT.

I’m sure you’ve ALL heard by now, that Android 4.4 will be called KitKat.

That’s right, KITKAT… Well, that sucks for Cadbury.

But on a more techy note, the first thing that sprung to mind was… Money. I assumed it was a huge marketing tactic for the firms and a clever one at that. I then thought about it a little bit more… Who would be paying who exactly?

So my mind stopped functioning at that moment, and I used the strongest power known to man… Google.

So I did a bit of old-fashioned researching and learned that in terms of monetary value, neither firms had let off anything about paying each other but looked more to the mutual benefit of themselves. Continue reading