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Time to bite the forbidden Apple(iOS5)

October 4, 2011 Leave a comment

So, its 4th of July err 4th October 2o11. Well isn’t it the same thing for Apple fanboys out there.

iPhone Event

4/10/11 – Apple is holding media event at Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA. The event starts at 10:00 am Pacific Time. Let’s talk iPhone.

Today, we would experience the World’s most advanced phone & OS – the iPhone4S(or 5) & iOS5, which is supposedly a giant leap forward from the existing World’s most advanced phone & OS the iPhone4 & the iOS4.

Every OS that rolls out of the Apple Inc. the most advanced OS in the market? Not really, if we look back at the earlier versions of iOS they lacked basic functionality like copy-paste.

So what is it about them that makes it the World’s most advanced OS be it mobiles/tablets(iOS) or the Macs(OS X). Well lets see it for ourselves because I believe in facts.

Well! That says it all, doesn’t it? I use every platform that is available in the market today from iOS, Android, BBOS, WebOS, bada, Symbian to WP7 so don’t consider me as an Apple fanboy.

I won’t deny, I love their products and simplicity but at the same time I pin point problems like ‘Death Grip’, Notification system, Micro-sim etc. I have always been an unbiased, critical blogger and iOS5 won’t change it for me.

Who are we kidding, we all know until we Jailbreak our iOS device’s they are not worth it. Right now out of all the devices I own, iPhone4 is my primary phone simply because of plethora of apps (I mean quality apps from the App store, not like malicious junk in the Android Market). So the big question is will the iPhone4 owners like me upgrade to iPhone5 when they can get the iOS5 on their existing device. Again lets dig into some facts.

For the past 6 months we have seen around 100 types of speculated iPhone5’s. From a larger screen to ipad-like back to LTE etc. This isn’t the first time the world has gone mental on how the next iPhone’s gonna look like. Before the next generation of iPhone is released today let’s have a look at some of the fake one’s.

Hence proved, you can run..you can hide..but you cant escape the Apple Inc.

Lastly, how it all started. The journey from iPhone4 to iPhone5.

iphone5

 
techNYK signing off. For more info ↓

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Google Nexus S to be launched in India tomorrow?

March 24, 2011 3 comments

If my reliable sources at Google and Samsung are to be believed, then India is getting it’s first Gingerbread Android 2.3 device tomorrow. Yes! you read it right – 25th March 2011 and that too at an unbeatable price.

Google Nexus S – S may stand for Samsung, Speed, Superior, Second (First one was the HTC manufactured Nexus One, which was a success in its own way in the countries it was released). Now, before I go on about the device specifications let’s have a look at the hands-on picture of device.

It does resemble a lot with its sibbling Samsung Galaxy S rather than its predecessor Nexus One. And the reason for that is – Nexus S shares a lot of the Samsung Galaxy S components. Powered by the very same 1Ghz Hummingbird processor and having the same 512MB of RAM. So what makes it so special? In my opinion, nothing as it just seems like an over-clocked Nexus One or a faster Samsung Galaxy S thanks to Gingerbread. The only good thing about it is that its the Royal Droid.

Now, let’s read the specs of the Royal Droid. Oh! Before I forget, I call it the Royal Droid because its the first device to be launched with Android 2.3 and also, in the future all the Android updates will first come to this device by its Father – Google Inc.

Now its time we read what’s this Royal Droid all about:

Connectivity

  • Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
  • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • microUSB 2.0

Display

  • 4.0″ WVGA (480×800)
  • Contour Display with curved glass screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 235 ppi
  • Capacitive touch sensor
  • Anti-fingerprint display coating

Size and weight

  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g

Hardware

  • Haptic feedback vibration
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor

Processor and memory

  • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processorSamsung
  • 16GB iNAND flash memory

Cameras and multimedia

  • Back-facing: 5 megapixels (2560×1920)
  • 720 x 480 video resolution
  • H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • Front-facing: VGA (640×480)
  • 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack
    (stereo audio plus microphone)
  • Earpiece and microphone
  • Software noise-cancellation

Battery

  • Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G
    (14 hours on 2G)
  • Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G
    (29.7 days on 2G)
  • 1500 mAH Lithum Ion

Software

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Android Market
  • Calendar
  • Gmail
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps with Navigation
  • Google Search
  • Google Talk
  • Google Voice
  • Voice Actions
  • YouTube

If you are grinning reading all the information above or planning to get one for yourself then let me remind you, that I am unbiased blogger and you haven’t read the bad & sad part about the Nexus S.

So let’s Rock & Roll :

  • No microSD slot
  • No Gorilla Glass
  • No 720p video recording
  • All-plastic body, fingerprint magnet
  • No  Droid-pouch provided like it was in the case of Nexus One.
  • No DivX and XviD support (no actual video player) out of the box
  • No dedicated camera key and no lens cover
  • No FM radio
  • No smart dialing
  • Bluetooth 3.0 gone

Now, doesn’t it seem like a stripped down version of SGS and that too an year after it was launched. When the world is awaiting Dual-core processors, Google came out with the hardware that has already been there for an year. I wonder where all the innovation has gone from Google?

Well, that concludes my review for Google Nexus S. Now let’s wait for tomorrow to see if the device actually launches 😉

Samsung Galaxy S FroYo update dealyed again?

September 22, 2010 1 comment

Samsung appears to have delayed upgrading its flagship Galaxy S blower to Android 2.2 FroYo. The mobile maker has taken to Facebook over in Spain, where it’s told punters to expect its arrival in late October. If you were counting the days until the Froyo update hits the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S then you’ll have to count longer than expected. The update has been delayed in Spain and India and possibly other regions too.

Samsung Galaxy S - Froyo delayed again ?

There’s no official press release yet, instead the bad news trickled through Facebook (the Spanish page) and Twitter (the Samsung India account). Though the update will be available through Samsung Kies whenever its launched.

These are the two sources that claim that the launch has been delayed till October end. Till then, Let’s wait for the official word from Samsung.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Samsung-Mobile-Espana/108610811866?v=wall&story_fbid=161124793901551&ref=mf

http://twitter.com/Samsung_Mobiles/status/25131031530

PS:  Though there are unofficial ways of updating your GalaxyS to Froyo but that would void your warranty.

Microsoft launches first app for rival Google’s Android

Microsoft has made an application that works with Google’s Android phone.

Called Tag, the free software uses a handset’s camera to turn it into a mobile barcode reader.

It is the first application Microsoft has made for the Android operating system – one of the key rivals to Windows Mobile.

Android is among the last to get the Tag application which is available on Windows phones, the iPhone, Blackberry and Symbian handsets.

Using Tag and similar programs, barcodes can become coupons that link people to websites, pass on information or give visitors a discount in an online store.

Releasing the application for Android continues Microsoft’s program of making software for rival phone firm. In December 2008 it produced its first iPhone app, called Seadragon, and followed it up in early 2009 by releasing Tag for the Apple handset.

Apple has the most mature mobile apps store. In early January, Apple said more than three billion applications had been downloaded from its store.

Microsoft’s launch is made against a background of greater co-operation among operators on phone software.

In February, 24 of the worlds largest mobile network phone operators banded together to create the Wholesale Applications Community. This will try to make it easy for application developers to make and sell phone applications.

It is widely seen as a move by operators to wrest control of the lucrative apps market away from software firms and phone makers.

Microsoft recently unveiled a revamp of its mobile operating system called Windows Phone 7 Series, which will be publicly launched later in 2010.