Friday, July 4, 2014

Android L: Start of a New Era

As you may have heard, Google released the developer preview of the next version of Android, "L". Of course, I could not resist flashing my Nexus 7 to this bleeding edge software. Now that I have had a while to play with it I can give my thoughts.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Apple Needs to Really Innovate with iOS 7



Everybody knows that the mobile technology world is a fast moving place which makes it difficult for any company to keep up, but Apple has been falling behind and it is starting to show.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Best 7-inch Tablets for the Holidays



Well it's that time of the year again, where people start scrambling to find gifts for their friends and family. Tablets are a hot item this year and with so many to choose from it can be hard to decide. In this list I am going to put together my top 7 inch tablets for the holidays.

Monday, October 22, 2012

[Deal Alert] Sandisk Ultra MicroSD Cards Discounted at Amazon

                                  



It wasn't too long ago that Amazon discounted the sandisk ultra cards, but they have done it again with the 64GB version being marked down to $43. These are awesome memory cards and I currently have one in my Galaxy S3. If you are in the market for extra storage I highly suggest you check this out.

There are also other Sandisk memory devices on sale as well including standard SD, compact flash, and SSD's. Link is below.

Amazon Gold Box Deal


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Motorola RAZR i, Intel's Attempt to Replace ARM in the Mobile World



The day many have been waiting for is finally here. Motorola and Intel announced the first Android smartphone running an Intel CPU. Intel is trying to dethrone ARM which has dominated the mobile device market. This Intel Atom chip runs at 2GHz which makes it one of the higher frequency CPUs in a mobile device to date. However, the question is, does that higher clock speed translate into faster performance. According to Engadget's benchmarks, not really. The processor stayed just below or on par with the RAZR M which has a Snapdragon S4 ARM chip clocked at 1.5GHz, in most benchmarks. While this is certainly up there among the best performance you can get on a mobile device, it is still not a bump that I would have liked to see out of a new processor coming to market. Let's hope Intel has something more in store like amazing battery life otherwise this may never take off except in hybrid Android/Windows devices.

The phone itself is a device much like the others form the RAZR line. You get an edge-to-edge 4.3" AMOLED screen with a 2,000mAh battery, all wrapped in a water resistant Kevlar back.

The phone will only be available in Europe for the local equivalent of about $599. I am glad to see Intel finally put a device forward to hopefully make other companies innovate just a little faster, but we'll just have to wait and see how it truly performs when some folks get them in hand to test. There is also no word on if or when this device will come to the United States. If I had to guess I would say not as I believe it only has HSPA+, putting it behind the pack of LTE phones launching in the US.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

iPhone 5, Apple Should Have Done More

Well by now you probably know that the iPhone 5 has made it's official debut. There was really no unexpected details as Apple somehow managed to leak nearly every part of the phone before launch. This significantly zapped the energy of the launch and I feel may be the signs of a giant in the mobile industry beginning to lose it's touch. I am an Android user, but I will always tell someone that the iPhone is a great choice because it is. In my opinion not the best, but in general you can't go wrong with it. So what did I really think of the newest iPhone? Read on to find out!

iPhone 5 Announced, Larger Screen and Faster Connectivity in Tow, Releasing September 21st



Apple announced the iPhone 5 today. The new iPhone brings what Apple calls a"from the ground-up redesign". While you can certainly say it is redesigned I would hardly say they scrapped the old design in favor of a new one. Still there are many worthy improvements, although, if you followed the rumors you already know them. Let's get started!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

[Deal Alert]Galaxy SIII $99 for New Customers at Amazon (Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T)

Amazon has done it again.They've slashed the price of a very popular phone. The 16GB Galaxy SIII is now $99 for new customers with a 2-year agreement, a significant discount. This is a phenomenal deal if you were looking to jump to a new carrier or off a family account and need an awesome phone (The best in my opinion).


Upgrades are discounted as well, but not as much and it varies by carrier. Verizon's upgrades are about $150, which is still a good deal. Hit the Links Below to check out the deal.

Buy From Amazon:
Verizon: 16GB Blue | 16GB White
AT&T: 16GB Blue | 16GB White
Sprint: 16GB Blue