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@Josh Perkins Haha it's not a problem. It's always good to receive helpful feedback.
2 years ago on Samsung Announces Youm - A Flexible OLED Display
@Josh Perkins You're right. Both commas were used incorrectly. I've made the changes.
@ChristopherPage I honestly hope CyanogenMod (or anybody) does root it, just for the hell of it. It would be hilariously awesome.
2 years ago on Dacor Shows Off Their Android Powered Smart Oven
@ChrisCall Haha apparently it runs Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. Let the irony commence.
@TheDark_Knight If you're going to get it on a new 2-year contract, I would wait like 2-4 months. That's when all of the new and better smartphones will come out, like the 4.7-inch HTC M7, and for the same $199.99 price tag.
But if you're going to get the device off-contract via eBay, Amazon, Swappa, or Negri, I'd say go for it. Beautiful screen, 13MP camera, high-end specs, it's a great phone all around.
2 years ago on Sprint Releases A Small Software Update For The LG Optimus G
@JQuest81 If they had their way (and sometimes it feels like they do), all of it.
2 years ago on Samsung Made $8.1 Billion In Profit in Q4 Of 2012 Selling Close To 500 Smartphones A Minute
Ahh that's exactly what I meant. Thank you for catching that!
@the_EDJ Hopefully Sprint is smart enough to release the Sony Xperia Z on all 4 major networks. They can't really expect this to become a flagship smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S III if they only release it on one or two carriers.
2 years ago on Sony Xperia Z Has Been Spotted At CES
@AlexZimmerman The Oppo Find 5 and the ZTE Nubia Z5 have both been released.
The specs for the ZTE Grand S, Sharp Aquos SH930W, Samsung Galaxy Grand, and Huawei Ascend D2 have all been confirmed.
I have no doubt that the public will like them. The HTC Droid DNA is a great example. People love how fast it is with its high-end specs, which includes a 1.5GHz quad-core snapdragon S4 Pro processor (and we'll get to dual/quad-core processors in a second).
I say that these phones are "becoming" the new norm because that's what the manufacturers are dishing out and these are the phones we'll be seeing at CES and MWC.
The 4.3-inch to 4.5-inch smartphone craze is dwindling while the consumers are looking towards phones with bigger screens. Even when the specs for these phones were still rumors, there was buzz all throughout various tech sites with consumers anxiously waiting for these devices to be released.
As for basing a phone's strength on the number of cores, that's not what I was doing. I do agree that dual-core processors can stay on par with the likes of quad-core processors.
The dual-core Snapdragon S4 is on par with the Exynos 4 and the Exynos 5 is on par with the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, but I was saying that the DROID RAZR M HD is mid-range because it still only carries a dual-core Snapdragon S4 plus when the rest of the tech world is moving on towards the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro and dual-core Exynos 5 (except for the Windows 8 phones, but they're in a league of their own right now).
Yes, the iPhone is a hugely popular phone, but people don't go after it because they solely want a 3.5-inch to 4-inch display. They go after it because they love the fluid, simple, and efficient UI as well as the huge amount of high quality apps in the app store.
We're also talking about Android phones here and not iPhones. The trend for these Android phones is increasing screen sizes. Every year Android phones increase in size (and hopefully they'll stop somewhere before 6 to 7-inches because I don't think I'll ever be comfortable holding a tablet to my face as I make a phone call) and that makes screen size a factor in whether or not an Android phone is high-end or not.
We aren't seeing any 3.5-inch Android phones being released anymore because there is no longer any demand for them, and we only see 4-inch displays on mid-ranged devices like the Samsung Exhilarate.
Despite dual-core processors being on par with quad-core processors, most consumers don't know the difference between the Exynos 5 and Snapdragon S4 Pro.
All they will see is that a phone has a quad-core processor and that that phone is superior to any dual-core phone released (consumers are still debating that the quad-core Samsung Galaxy S3 is much better than the dual-core Samsung Galaxy S3 even though the phones are pretty similar in terms of performance).
It's all marketing. It's like when T-Mobile and Sprint started the whole 4G craze despite their network speeds only being capable of 3.5G speeds. Most consumers didn't know the difference and truly bought into Sprint and T-Mobile's "4G" marketing.
So yes I do see 5-inch displays and quad-core processors becoming the norm because those are the specs consumers will be looking for when 2013 comes around and those are the specs manufacturers will aim to release.
2 years ago on Specs For The Motorola DROID RAZR M HD Leaked
@MarkJCarruthers Well seeing that devices such as the Sony Xperia Z, Huawei Ascend D2, ZTE Nubia Z5, Oppo Find 5, Samsung Galaxy Grand, ZTE Grand S, Sharp Aquos, and Lenovo's upcoming device are all rumored to have 5-inch 1080p displays, I would say that that display size is becoming the new norm.
They are all following the lead of the HTC Butterfly (HTC DROID DNA on Verizon), which itself carries a 5-inch 1080p display with a quad-core processor.
There is however the exception of the 4.7-inch 1080p quad-core HTC M7 that will be released next year that seems to contradict my statement about 5-inch devices becoming the new norm.
Regardless, 9/10 of those devices have 5-inch 1080p displays, and 6/10 of those devices have quad-core processors.
So yes, I stand by my statement that 5-inch 1080p quad-core smartphones will become the new norm.
2 years, 1 month ago on Specs For The Motorola DROID RAZR M HD Leaked
@Spoken Word Haha no problem. I pinpointed where they confirm that Larry Page was the one who told him not to tweet. http://youtu.be/SvIZ2jKXKdI?t=1h5m4s. It's from 1:05:04 to 1:05:10.
2 years, 1 month ago on Google+ Leader Vic Gundotra Asked Never To Tweet Again By Boss
@Spoken Word Yes. Gundotra said, "No, actually I was asked not to do that (tweet) by my boss. I tweeted a tweet about two companies that went viral, went very very viral and made a lot of headline news," when Danny Sullivan asked him if Twitter told him not to tweet anymore.
@TerryRMyers I agree. Windows 8 definitely requires a bit of a learning curve, and I know that Android was much more complicated to learn than its rival, iOS. The Chromebook should be very user-friendly though. It's designed for the casual users who just want to read e-mails, view multimedia files, and edit some documents. It's made simple and straightforward so that anyone will know how to use it.
2 years, 2 months ago on Google Is Supposedly Releasing Its Own Self-Branded Chromebook
I believe what you're looking for is http://www.appfeed.net/. It lets you monitor your apps using Google Reader or any other RSS feed reader.
2 years, 2 months ago on Know When Your Favorite Android Apps Go On Sale
Yes, at this point this all just seems like a pissing match. These products will become irrelevant by 2014, but like Florian Mueller said, "These additions provide a broader revenue base against which to seek damages." So if Apple wins,they want to make sure they get as much as they can possibly get.
2 years, 2 months ago on Apple Adds Samsung Galaxy Note II, SIII Mini, And Several Other Samsung Devices To Lawsuit