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@kanoneyez I rock a Canon myself. 5D Mark III. What do you have?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Mirrorless Samsung Galaxy Camera NX Press Images Leak
Okay, I take back what I said in the earlier article. My first thought was it was going to be like the original galaxy camera. I may have to really check this out. I'm sure It won't replace my current DSLR, but you can't beat a professional grade, Android connected camera!
That's cool, but it seems kind of redundant, Samsung is on the cusp of releasing an S4 Camera, now going to release a Galaxy Camera 2? I suppose with the former you get the phone function, so there's that. I'll reserve judgement until I have more info.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Samsung CEO Tells The World That A Mirrorless "Galaxy Camera 2" Will Be Launched Next Week
I could see where this would thrive and maybe surpass OUYA. I personally don't care for most Mad Catz products, but they have brand recognition going for them.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Mad Catz Announces The M.O.J.O. Android Powered Console
I actually quite liked the look of the iOS7... Though I agree.. some of the palette choices seems a bit out of place and makes it seem a bit disjointed. (3rd grader melted crayons that's the best analogy I've heard thus far and nails my sentiment exactly!) It's not enough to make me switch to an iPhone, because from a tweaking stand point, Android has much, much more to offer and probably will continue to be. Though I am eager to play with it, so I might get a 5th Gen Touch.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on iOS 7 Looks Great, But Does It Offer Anything For The Android Enthusiast?
Arrrgh! Gingerbread just won't die!! Haha
9 months, 1 week ago on Android Distribution Numbers Released, Jelly Bean On A Third Of Devices
Part of it I feel is bad timing. Facebook Home would've been an excellent idea a few years ago... It makes me kind of wonder if they are giving up on Home altogether? Maybe data is suggesting that not many people are actively using it.
9 months, 1 week ago on Facebook Giving Up On The HTC First, Saying You Can Disable Facebook Home
@michaelthesteiner Same here! These fine developers makes our lives so much easier. They deserve all the support we can give them.
9 months, 1 week ago on Root App: Enable MicroSD USB Mass Storage On A Variety Of Samsung Galaxy Devices
@Haloruler64 Hop on! There's plenty of room! :-)
MTP a little slow? MTP runs like molasses! Haha and don't even think about transferring a bunch of files at once, it locks up (at least with me)
I personally don't deal with wires anymore unless I'm doing something with ODIN or need to charge my phone while at my computer. I use Air Droid. It's pretty darn fast, efficient and can access both internal and external storage.
I can't imagine a stock Android device being sullied with beats out the box. I'd gather the groundwork for beats or some equivalent is there, but would have to be enabled via root and ROM? Much like the functions of the IR blaster. Then again, the native music app (and various others) have built in equalizers, so perhaps hardware could be utilized that way to enhance music as you fancy.
I would have considered snapping this phone up, but from what I read, it doesn't have the bands necessary for T-Mobile. Which makes it unattractive to me for the times I'd want to use it on their network.
9 months, 1 week ago on HTC One Google Edition Will Not Have IR Blaster Capability, But Will Retain Beats Audio
I find it extremely hard to pull myself away from Falcon Pro... Though I do have the official app on my device and actually use it from time to time.
9 months, 1 week ago on Twitter For Android Updated With New Compose Window, Rich Notifications
I think part of the reason people think Samsung designs are getting stale is because of perception. The perception that plastic equates to "cheap" which I, for one, don't necessarily agree with. The design of the HTC One, combined with the fact that Samsung decided to stick with design principles from the S III to the S 4 I think quickly added fuel to the stale claim. Then you have other OEMs, such as LG using glass. (the Nexus 4 comes to mind) Then there's the fact that most people (especially enthusiasts) get bored rather quickly with the same ol', same ol'... I'm a Samsung user as well and I don't really mind the plastic, as I think what they do with their software more than makes up for "stale design" With that said, there are some things I would like to see with Design 3.0:
The ability to keep my expandable storage/removable battery and (what I want the most) a redesigned TouchWiz. All this time since Android 4.0 released and TouchWiz STILL screams Gingerbread. I'd like a scaled down, Holo theme with the next iteration. Anything they decide to do with the exterior will be icing on the cake, though I would like to see them add front facing speakers in the next design. It's not like they're new to that game (being that they did that with the Note 10.1)
9 months, 1 week ago on Samsung May Be Creating A "Design 3.0"
Finally, the ability to download files natively! That was the one (major) thing that was keeping me from using Drive regularly. Granted, I could use a file manager that I could connect to Drive to transfer stuff to my phone, but this is SO much more convenient. The new UI is just icing on the cake! Thanks, Google.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Google Drive Update Brings Updated UI And Ability To Download Files
... But do you like it? Haha. Great write up. It leaves me with a bit of buyers remorse getting the S4. I may just have to break my piggy bank and get it. Haha!
I'm a side note, is anyone here at Droiddog planning on doing a write up on the S4?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on HTC One Full Review
@Haloruler64 Thanks! You call it being far too lazy, I call it being very minimalist :-) I like the look, especially when I have a more fancy wallpaper. I'll spread my folders across all my homescreens.
It takes me weeks to setup my homescreen(s), because I'm usually too busy or lazy to do it when I set up a new phone.. but thank goodness you can back them up, so when I get a new device, I can just restore them at will! If I find out I'm going to the app drawer too often for a paticular app, I usually deem it time to put it in a folder. That's how I build my folders now that way it won't seem too daunting of a task. (and it can be when your app count gets up there. LOL)
Funny story: One time I racked up $75 on my phone bill for app store purchases. From that point on, I just started loading around $10-20/mo on a Google Play card. So yea, I'm very frugal now when it comes to app purchases. LOL
9 months, 3 weeks ago on What's On Your Homescreen? Dima Aryeh
@jeremyco That's sexy! I may need to experiment with that setup. I'm loving how it has what looks like your work schedule up top. Can it be more intricate than how you have it? Like say, hour by hour in any given day?
I totally dig your homescreen! Very uniform and clean. That's how I like mine (Although it's not as bare bones as yours).
I like dark backgrounds, so I always try to pick one has deep blacks and greys. Just as well, I like colors that pop, but I like the "flat" Metro look as opposed to the different icon styles each app may have natively. So to keep inline with my uniformed and clean look, I use the Minimal UI Go Nova Apex Theme on top of Nova Laucher Prime. The apps I use the most are in folders, seperated by category.
Phone: Galaxy S 4
Launcher: Nova Prime (Swipe up for app drawer)
Icons: Minimal UI Go Nova Apex
Widgets: Stock GS4 Clock
Google Search Google Play
Shazam (1-Click ID)
SoundHound (1-Click ID)
They weren't lying about no new hardware! (unless you count the stock S4!)Lol. All in all, it was a pretty good I/O. I love how Google constantly works to innovative and improve their products. It leaves me excited about what they have cooking next!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Google I/O Recap: It Went Pretty Well!
I've been saying this for a while now, but if Google launched their own music service and it's robust, I would drop Rdio and Spotify in a heartbeat! Especially if I can bill it to my carrier. All my music needs would be met in one easy to use application! Maybe we'll hear something at I/O?
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Google Could Be Gearing Up To Launch A Music Streaming Service To Compete With Spotify