Friday, November 11, 2011

New Post: Droid Razr, Transformer Prime, and iOS 5 issues (still)

Today I'm going to look at the new Droid Razr, Asus Transformer Prime tablet, and Apples continued issues with iOS 5.

Today is the day the highly anticipated Droid Razr released at 11:11 AM this morning. This remake of the iconic Motorola Razr flip phone is the thinnest smartphone period. Motorola is merging two highly successful brands to bring people in. while the phone may be the thinnest smartphone out there it doesn't skimp on specs. Packed with a 1.2Ghz dual core processor, and Verizon 4G LTE it is sure to slice through any work or play you throw at it (see what I did there). The phone costs a whopping $299 dollars from Verizon with 2 year contract, but Amazon went with the spirit of  "1" and is offering it for $111 to new customers. This phone is nice, but I would hold off until the Galaxy Nexus which is showing signs of actually having good battery life while on 4G.

We got our first look at the Transformer Prime hands on today. The insanely thin quad core beast shows off in its first hands on appearance here. The tablet is thinner and lighter than the iPad2 while still packing Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor, the most powerful processor in a tablet yet. It will more than likely release with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but be upgraded quickly to Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. With a reported 12 hour battery life it is sure to make a splash in the tablet market when it launches in December. Stay tuned unless something changes my mind I will be buying it so I will get a full review out.

Today it is apparent that Apple is still yet to fix problems being experienced with iOS 5. A few weeks ago users of Apple mobile devices running the new OS began complaining of horrendous battery life. Yesterday, Apple released an update (iOS 5.0.1) to fix the problem. While it may have fixed the issue for some, it still failed to solve the problems for many. Some users are even reporting problems with the microphone along with WiFi and cell reception problems. Apple says it is still investigating the problem, but its starting to look like Apple they may have tried to jump to far with iOS 5. If I can make a suggestion, put in a bigger or better battery. It looks like the reason why we didn't get a 4G LTE iPhone is because Apple knew they just barely had enough juice for iOS 5. Sorry, but the iPhone is going to have to get a bigger footprint.

That's the stories I thought were big for today. Look for more in the future, I'm going to try to give my thoughts daily on the tech news.

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