I’m going to get a lot of crap for saying this, but I don’t think gaming on Android is all that interesting. There are great games available for the Android platform, don’t get me wrong, but whenever I see my girlfriend play Temple Run on her dual core iPad mini, and the graphics look leaps and bounds better than Temple Run on my Note II, I’m disappointed. It’s not that Apple products are better, they’re just less fragmented. A game developer needs to optimize their game for two iPhones, two iPads, and that’s it, they’re done.
Do you know how many Galaxy variant there are out there?
My main SIM card is sitting inside a Nokia Lumia 620, so technically I kind of have to care about what’s going on in Microsoft land. Last night the company uploaded a new ad for their mobile operating system to YouTube, and the response thus far has been tremendous. People say it’s some of the company’s best work, and I fully agree with that sentiment.
Sony’s flagship phones, the Xperia Z and ZL, are good, really good, but they’re probably going to get forgotten thanks to Samsung’s enormous GS4 marketing budget and the internet’s deep love for HTC’s One. Now that being said, we still have more than eight months to go until the year is out, which means Sony has enough time to wow people again.
Ask an American how much they paid for the smartphone in their pocket and they’ll say $199. Tell them that it’s actually a $700 phone in other parts of the world, and they’ll yell out the word socialism while chunks of fried chicken come flying out their mouth.
Companies love making aspirational videos. You know the kinds of videos I’m talking about, the ones that show shooting stars, children laughing, and a perfect world that you can only reach by opening up your wallet and buying whatever new widget they’re trying to sell you.
Rumors are a dime a dozen, and a new one gets published seemingly every other day. One phone I’m looking forward to hearing about later this year is Samsung’s Galaxy Note III, so of course I’ve been keeping track of what people are saying about it.
Earlier today I covered some speculation surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 3. Funny enough, the company just formally announced it. It has a 7 inch screen that pushes 1024 x 600 pixels, it has a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 3 megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front camera, and 16 GB of storage which of course you’ll be able to expand via microSD.
According to the Taiwanese supply chain website DigiTimes, which I know some of you hate, but I tend to dig their rumors, we can expect to see a new 11.6 inch Chromebook from Acer in July. Shortly after that we’ll also see new models from ASUS, Samsung, HP, and Lenovo.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was announced in mid-November. That means it’s over five months old. When Google hosts their annual I/O conference in May, it’ll be over six months old. That has people wondering: What’s up with the next version of Google’s mobile operating system?