Posts Tagged ‘operating system’
  • Android 2.0 gets pictured [BGR]
    by Mike
    Posted October 16th, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    All I can say is after looking at BGR's picture walkthrough of Android 2.0, I am now even more eager to make the jump. I think the bigger things that have me excited the most are the updated browser which he describes as this close to the iPhone 3GS's in terms of speed and rendering and the support for an initial wide swath of layers within Google Maps with room for many more to expand on. Not wanting to limit myself to a small part that makes the whole so intriguing, I can't deny the overall...
  • And so it begins again…Windows “officially supported” logo program
    by Mike
    Posted September 30th, 2009 at 6:30 am
    While the "Vista Capable" logo and moniker were nothing short of a joke and outright crime towards humanity, the announcement today featuring details of a revised and lengthened testing program for Win7 testing mean the resulting hardware should actually be...well...capable of running said software. To date, 6,000+ hardware hopefuls have made the cut meaning just about any desktop or laptop you choose will be good to go when the time comes to make the 7 switch. With one of the Win7 labels even...
  • Acer A1 the first Android phone we really want
    by Mike
    Posted September 28th, 2009 at 8:09 am
    Android has so far been released on what I would call "lower high end" hardware in that the hardware hasn't exactly been very drool inducing. That is about to change with the Acer A1. If you didn't know, the A1 will be the first Android handset to go north of 600 MHz as it packs a 768 MHz beast inside. Though processing power isn't the only thing to talk about. Everything from the WVGA 3.5" 800 x 400 screen to the fact it'll come from the womb rockin' Android 2.0 Donut mean this will certain...
  • It’s Official: Palm dropping WinMo. Focusing solely on their baby of love webOS.
    by Mike
    Posted September 18th, 2009 at 6:48 am
    In a move that was clearly obvious and needed if Palm was in fact serious about webOS's future, the boys in red (ink) have officially announced that going forward, all Palm handsets will feature webOS and webOS only. The announcement was made at Palm's earnings call likely in hopes to take everyone's mind off the vast amounts of red ink the company is going through. One thing is for certain however, Windows Mobile won't be seen lurking around Palm hardware anytime soon. Can't say I'm disapp...
  • Microsoft: Designed to fail in the mobile market
    by Mike
    Posted September 17th, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    Say what you will about Microsoft and their mobile market line. One can't ignore that they are heading no where fast. Perhaps it would be good to start with the good -- the Xbox and Zune HD products. While the Xbox isn't a mobile product per se, it is by far one of their most popular consumer oriented devices. The second most popular I would wager is the Zune HD. Featuring reworked hardware, software, and all around better fit and finish, the Zune HD looks like a pretty decent winner on pap...
  • Xperia X2 dominance short lived? Android powered Xperia X3 coming early 2010?
    by Mike
    Posted September 17th, 2009 at 6:21 am
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  • HTC Leo makes WinMo somewhat bearable.
    by Mike
    Posted September 16th, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    The HTC Leo, (pictured left) which for all intents and purposes a beast, is by far the phone I am most excited about in the near term, mostly because of that big, fat, 1GHz processor crammed underneath that 4.3" display. The Leo which we looked at just a day or two ago packs enough muscle to actually make Windows Mobile bearable. Now don't get me wrong, unless there is some wickedly nice skin on top of the shipping version of WinMo, I still couldn't call this my daily driver, though I would ...
  • BlackBerry OS 5.0 update
    by Mike
    Posted September 16th, 2009 at 7:07 am
    While I criticized RIM pretty hard, the addict in me still looks favorably on the old friend as I long for something new and exciting. 5.0 was supposed to be launched Aug/Sept according to several pieces of documentation that circulated over the summer. Obviously August is gone and September is quickly heading that way. So what now? We wait longer. According to RIM as they talked tireless at several BlackBerry symposium events, 5.0 for the enterprise and developer networks is already starti...
  • RIM missing the point: 3 upcoming devices for 2009. 16 more for 2010. Same tired OS. Is RIM going to become the next Palm?
    by Mike
    Posted September 15th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    In what should be a joyous occasion for me is turning out to be bittersweet if not downright painful. Stumbling upon this post by BlackBerry cool highlights one very large problem -- RIM has completely lost site of where they should be going. First off, the three upcoming devices that are set to fall in the very near future, the Essex (basically a 9630 Tour with WiFi and a trackpad), 9100 (refreshed pearl type device), and 8530 (CDMA version of the 8520 already available) are nothing more th...
  • “Official” Android Facebook app live. Not developed by Facebook?
    by Mike
    Posted September 9th, 2009 at 5:38 am
    The day social butterflies and ubergeeks have been waiting for has come. Facebook and Android are finally playing on the same court. Or are they? It's no secret that the two companies aren't exactly the greatest of friends -- they aren't exactly going to invite the other over for Sunday brunch. However, many hoped that they could at least quell their feelings of animosity towards one another to come together for a greater purpose: Android users and Facebook lovers. Other platforms such as t...
  • Microsoft “teaches” Best Buy employees a thing or two about Linux
    by Mike
    Posted September 8th, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    Lately I've been trying to tone down criticism on the OS front as I actually run 3 different OS's at home, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. I obviously have a favorite and some not so favorites. One OS in particular that is garnering more of my attention is that of Ubuntu 9.04. Right now I have it set up on a server at home giving me access to a few external hard drives. For me, using Ubuntu is a cinch, though for those less technically inclined who have grown up using Windows...
  • Android Market getting brighter facelift…emerging from the dark underground…
    by Mike
    Posted September 1st, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    Personally, I really like Android's darker UI and color scheme throughout. For a tired iPhone owner, it is a welcome change to the grey/silver/blue hues found throughout the iPhone OS. If you happen to feel slightly different and instead prefer a tad bit more european complexion to the Android Market, leaked photos showing upcoming changes to the Market highlight a shift in UI coloring. Before, the background was black and darker greys with orange highlights. In these latest leaked images,...
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