Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stock Android Galaxy S4

OK, so i read this bit on GSM arena this morning.


While it's quite unlikely that we'll see a new Nexus phone at this year's Google I/O, which starts later today, Samsung might have a surprise in store – a pure Android version of the Galaxy S4 flagship, a "Google Edition".
This phone will reportedly drop the company's TouchWiz modifications and use the stock AOSP version instead. Now, we should note that this is an unlikely pipedream, but it would be a great option to have.
Except, there are problems – Samsung has put a lot of custom software on the Galaxy S4, but it's there to run a lot of the custom hardware and features. Air View, Air Gestures, IR remote, Adobe RGB screen mode, Multi-window and so on, all rely on Samsung's proprietary software. Many of the camera features too (though Android's stock Photo Sphere will make a good replacement for 360 photo).
The S4 as it is now runs Android 4.2.2, the latest version available as of today, so at least Samsung has that bit covered. Though without the complications of TouchWiz, software upgrades will potentially come a lot more quickly.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition will launch in June on T-Mobile, or so say the rumors. We have our fingers crossed, but it's still an unlikely thing to happen.

Now this is all fine and well, but that is not the only reason everyone but americans do not prefer the S3 and S4. 
read the next blog post here:

Why People Hate Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4

PEOPLE DONT LIKE THE S4 and S3 because

#1. Plastic

People dont like the super duper thin plastiky feel. Its just not right.

#2. To Iphone - ish

People dont like the freaking huge center HOME button like on the iphone - Also the freaking touch wiz shit. Its a copy of the iphone, that is why its getting so popular in America but not in other countries because in USA u can buy an iphone for quite cheap, in other places, not so cheap.

#3. People dont like the big ass screen.

5 inches is over the top for a phone. 4.5 inches is max a phone should have, and tablets should start at 6.5 inches.

#4. Samsung build quality

This is not the Plastic issue, i have a plastic phone, but i can magnetize it, drop it in water, and smash it on the ground with a buldozer, but it wont break, mind you, it is a smart phone. Its an LG

#5. Samsungs Proccesor

Samsung said that the S3 would have a Quad-Core 1.4GHz processor. It had the quad core, but only at 1.01 GHz. Yes EVERYONE says it has 1.4GHz, but it does not. After taking my friends S3, and putting the Android Assistant App on it, and looking at system info, it turned out its UNDERCLOCKED, what the xxxx samsung, why do that, its not worth loosing sales because u did that right.
so..DO NOT BUY A SAMSUNG SMARTPHONE<>EVER, not even the 2nd or 3rd nexus (nexus S and Galaxy Nexus).

BUY an LG or an HTC

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

HTC Is Coming Back

HTC hasn't had the best of times in the market over the past year and a half, losing huge chunks of its market share and seeing revenues contract rapidly. However, the April numbers show that the company may finally be starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Boosted by the launch of the One flagship, HTC revenues rose 23% in March and reached NT$19.6 billion ($657 million). However, such was the scale of the HTC recent troubles that even after such significant jump the company's earnings are 36.9% lower than they were in the same month of last year. Still the decline was 48.6% last month, so things are at least moving in the right direction.
Besides, HTC's CEO Peter Chou expects to see even better performance in May in June, as the supply shortages for the One loosen up. The total revenues for Q2 are estimated to reach $2.4 billion, meaning that sales should increase by a further 50% over the next couple of months.
(gsm arena)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Android 4.3 already out, NO 5.0, NO Key Lime Pie. Already running on nexus line

When Google I/O is underway, there’s usually some new Android version waiting to be unveiled. Despite all the murmurs about Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, this I/O might bring just 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The version number first showed up in logs of the Android Police website and now Android Authority is reporting its server logs show visits from Android 4.3 devices. They seem to run newer builds than the JWR23B that visited AP (note: the first letter of the build number matches the first letter of the codename).
But more interesting is the list of device names that run version 4.3. There’s the Nexus 4 phone, the older Galaxy Nexus, the two Google tablets, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Then there are two surprising entries - a yet to be announced Huawei U8819 and a rather low-end Pantech Breakout (listed as ADR8995).
The Breakout packs a single-core 1GHz processor and just 512MB of RAM. If that’s enough oomph for Android 4.3 then the news should be good as far as the eligibility for upgrades of old devices is concerned (it would fall to the manufacturer).
It’s interesting that the Pantech reported it’s running Android 4.3.1 Key Lime Pie so there is a chance the new version of the OS will get a new name, but it could just be an eager dev putting in the wrong name in the build.
Google I/O starts in two weeks, but the two-day keynote has been cut down to a single day, which potentially means no groundbreaking changes (and no 5.0).

HTC Releases HTC M4

Take a look at the picture...its an HTC its not, its smaller less powerful version.
Quote from GSM Arena "As for the specifications of the device, the M4 is said to have a 4.3-inch, 720p display, dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a 1,700mAh battery. Interestingly, the M4 will also feature an UltraPixel camera"