Business Insider Says Android Owners Aren’t Really Smartphone Owners

The fact that Android-based smartphones are available in all shapes, sizes, and price is the one that probably makes iPhone owners feel bad. At least, an article on Business Insider published on March 12th implies so.

B.I. writer Nicholas Carlson says that owning an Android does not really feel like using a smartphone.

He opens his article by writing that Android owners are less likely to purchase items with their phone, browse the web or watch videos compared to iPhone owners. He also writes that Android phones are too easy to get. Anyone can walk into AT&T, Verizon or Sprint store and get an Android. Even better, Nicholas pokes fun, Androids are often given away for free. Continue reading

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Anger and Criticism Surfaces as People Failed to get Google I/O Ticket: All Blames on Google Wallet

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Mixed criticism and sheer anger floods Google+ and Twitter stream as people failed to get themselves a ticket for Google’s annual program, Google I/O.

Google I/O is one of the most anticipated program of the year for any developer and Google/Android enthusiasts. This year’s I/O is scheduled to be held from May 15 throughout May 17. Registration opened up this morning and all tickets were sold out in less than 45 minutes according to reports from various blogs. Continue reading

And the Whole World Wait for Sir Galaxy the Fourth

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The whole world has come to a standstill. Those who are willing to see the 2013 generation of smartphone including those who surely cannot afford to buy it are holding their breath as the day March 14 approaches. Sir Galaxy the Fourth will set foot in public for the first time ever in history, making tons of buzz around the web and print media world.

Did you make note when I wrote “the 2013 generation of smartphone?” How do you define when a generation starts and ends? Well, when it comes to human generation (culture, etc) you can’t obviously say. But when it comes to smartphone generation, you can take a look back and do the obvious math.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Might Scroll Based on Eye Movement, Another Step-Forward to Making Human Lazier?

samsung galaxy s4The New York Times’ Bits Blog has recently posted an article noting an unanimous source from Samsung that its upcoming wonder, Samsung Galaxy S4, may feature an intelligent eye-sensing scrolling option. If it’s true, you will no longer have to scroll down when reading a PDF or a web article on your S4. Continue reading

Google Afraid as Samsung’s Share in Android Market Grows

Ask these questions: Who makes all the popular Android phones? Who puts the most marketing efforts in popularizing Android against Windows Phone and iOS? The answer to these questions will be simple: Samsung. Google is happy at Samsung for doing the most promotion of its Android operating system.

But there’s another question that makes Google unhappy. Who dominates the Android market with over 40% market share? It’s Samsung. And Google is afraid that this may cause Google lose its profit. Continue reading

Google Releases Wireless Charger for Nexus 4, But is it Really a Wireless Charger?

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Google recently released a wireless charger for its Nexus 4 device manufactured by LG. This little wireless charger looks cute and somewhat affordable. But it doesn’t work the way you’d expect a wireless charger to.

When I think about wireless charger, I expect some system that will charge the phone even when it’s in my pocket. But the Nexus 4 charger does not work that way. It is a little charger, sized less than a tennis ball, where the Nexus 4 has to be placed on. Once the Nexus 4 is on top of it, it will start charging.

Google says it will take about 4 hours for a fully drained Nexus 4 to be fully charged. It’s available via Google Play store for a price tag of $59.

Do you think it’s really a wireless charger? The only thing that’s good about it is that you don’t have to plug in a charger. You still have to put it on the charger. Let us know what you think about this wireless charger which is not so wire-less.