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If you want this, just go with Android. You don't have to hope and pray that Apple makes iOS like this. It already exists, in the HTC One. The One is a phenomenal device. It has a very clean and fast UI, and more widgets than you can shake a stick at. There's no need to hope and pray that Apple refreshes iOS with these features.
1 year, 4 months ago on Beautiful iOS 7 concept visualizes new flat and clean look [video]
Oh please, don't give me that garbage about ergonomics. I spent many an hour holding the old rectangular, sharp-cornered Nintendo controller, and never had any problems. I still think that the old-school design is the most comfortable. But that's just me.
1 year, 8 months ago on GameStick Gets A New Look, Dock To Go Along With It
I'm sorry, I fell asleep...what happened?
1 year, 8 months ago on Concept shows what a 4.8 inch iPhone could look like [video]
I have to agree with youllreachus on this one. I own both the Evo 4g Lte and a nexus 7, and the onscreen buttons are not all that great. There is plenty of space on the bezel to put capacitive buttons, and you'd get the full amount of the screen back. The onscreen buttons take away 1/4 inch of my screen. In turn, I have never had any issues with capacitive buttons on my Evo, or any other phone I've owned. They work great, provide feedback, and they don't cut into my screen real estate.
I'm not sure why HTC is deciding to change around the layout of their buttons though. It seems like a decision that was made because "they had to change something!" However, there is really no logic or improvement by placing the home button on the right, instead of the middle. That's pretty dumb on their part.
1 year, 8 months ago on More Images Of The HTC M7 Have Been Revealed - Confirms Re-Mapping Of Capacitive Buttons
However, the reality is Apple's Maps sucks, and Google Maps is awesome. I don't care about the data (I have unlimited with Sprint); but I DO care about a quality maps application. I use turn-by-turn navigation daily with my job, and Google Maps has delivered on my needs since day one. I could never switch to a lesser quality option- even if it is light on the data usage.
And before anyone responds with the "just give it time, and Apple will make it the best maps option in the world" comments, I just want to say shouldn't Apple have made sure their product was the best option around BEFORE they launched it??? They pride themselves on not releasing half-baked crap. This is why they supposedly waited so long to include copy & paste, Lte, etc...I'm sure Steve Jobs would be turning in his grave if he knew that Apple released such a crappy application, and put their seal of approval on it!
It's not gonna happen today, tomorrow, or probably for another few years; but it's business moves such as this that will ultimately lead to Apple's demise as a relevant tech company. They have gone from cutting-edge innovator, to industry standard catcher-upper. Apple has now forfeited every character pedigree that made them who they are today.
1 year, 12 months ago on Apple Maps up to 80% more data efficient than Google's
@cameronw3st On the contrary, the iPhone's camera is 2.4 aperture, whereas the Evo 4g Lte is 2.0 aperture. FYI- the lower the aperture the better. Just sayin'.
2 years ago on The iPhone 5 Launches Today, How Does It Stack Up?
This test is hardly provides any conclusive evidence. Look at the second drop test. He simply dropped the iPhone 5, while the SIII was "flung" upward a little bit. In order for there to be any definitive evidence, both phones would have to be dropped EXACTLY the same way, fall the EXACT same way, and land in the EXACT same manner to prove anything. You definitely need to run a number of tests to provide any solid evidence that the iPhone 5 is indeed more durable than the Galaxy SIII. I hope you have deep pockets!
2 years ago on iPhone 5 vs S3: The drop test
I own the HTC Evo 4g Lte, and it does not have a replaceable battery.
Let me know how that "Swiss watch" works after you drop it. The GSIII is way more durable than the iPhone, and the reason is Samsung decided to use materials that can actually withstand some abuse, as cell phones are prone to incur. It isn't being cheap; its good engineering.
2 years ago on Scoble on iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy SIII: “Like a big plastic toy compared to a fine Swiss watch”
This has been my argument for a while now. My previous phone was a Samsung Nexus S 4g. The whole phone was plastic. I never kept it in a case, and I did drop it on occasion. The phone never suffered any real damage, other than a couple little scratches that were not very noticeable. I do believe that while plastic may not look like the most high-end material for a smartphone, it definitely does a better job of protecting the device. I have always laughed every time someone would complain about the "flimsy back cover" on phones- as if this automatically calls for durability worries. Don't people realize that a flimsy cover is MORE durable than one that cannot be bent? This allows the materials to actually bend and absorb shock in a manner that won't cause shattering. It's plain and simple physics. I also think Samsung does do a good job of making their phones "feel" good in the hand, even though they use plastic. With that said, I am now rocking the HTC Evo 4g Lte. I just think it looks awesome- even though it may not be quite as durable as my Sammy.
2 years ago on Editorial: Cheap Plastic? It's Called Engineering
I don't think that this particular device is indeed the iPad mini. However, I also believe that the real iPad mini will basically look like this device- if that makes sense. It will have a black bezel, aluminum backing, yada yada yada...
2 years ago on Images of alleged "real" working iPad mini emerge
Since this phone has an Intel processor, does this mean that websites, such as Hulu, will recognize the device as a desktop, and not a mobile device? I know that Hulu only offers certain content as "web only." So, for those shows, you have to view through a desktop browser. You cannot use a mobile device. This would be a huge selling point if the Intel processors give the phone the same recognition as a "desktop."
2 years ago on Motorola Reveals Its Intel Powered RAZR i
I wouldn't get all freaked out because Sprint is targeting smaller towns over mid-sized cities. By focusing on the smaller populated areas, they will be able to sort through issues that the new network may have, before launching it in the mid-sized markets- where the majority of the US population lives. The only reason they didn't do this with Wimax is because they knew that it would get replaced with LTE anyway. I'm sure Sprint will get around to supporting areas like Albuquerque and Lubbock in the future.
2 years ago on Sprint Announces New LTE Cities, Coming To 100 More Cities In Coming Months
1)The Snapdragon S4 outperforms the Tegra 3 quad-core in benchmarks.
2)Quad-core is hugely over-rated. Also, you can't put an LTE radio on a quad-core chip yet, thus the S4 is used. Either way, both chips perform equally as well in day-to-day use.
3) 2GB RAM is a marketing ploy at best. Today's phones can't utilize more then 1 GB anyway; so to say you want 2 GB is absurd.
4) I don't consider on-board storage as a real issue in my opinion, because I utilize the cloud for basically everything. For everything else, I have a micro SD card (which most people who have ever owned a smartphone already have anyway).
5) As for on-screen buttons vs. soft buttons, it really comes down to personal preference. Neither implementation has any bearing on whether a device is considered high-end or mid-range.
2 years ago on Motorola DROID RAZR M 4G LTE Outed Again In Leaked Pictures, And They Call This Mid-range?
The only reason they're calling this a "mid-range" Android device is because of the screen size. Every other spec is great. These days, the only way an Android device can be regarded as "high-end" is if its screen size exceeds 4.5". I think 4.3" is a sweet spot for screen size. I owned the original HTC Evo 4G and loved the size of it. Anything smaller than that is too small, in my opinion.
2 years, 1 month ago on Motorola DROID RAZR M 4G LTE Outed Again In Leaked Pictures, And They Call This Mid-range?
He should have used the new Dictionary app to look up the word "interesting." He obviously misused the word about 10 times! Lol! There was absolutely nothing interesting about any of those "new" features.
2 years, 4 months ago on Rumor: iOS 6 caught on video