When Microsoft first announced the mere presence of Windows Phone 8 back in June, I was every bit excited back then as I am now. And now, six months later, the OS is out of the door alongside Windows 8 for PCs, tablets, hybrids and whatnot. Windows Phone 8 has been a massive update for the Windows Phone ecosystem. Like its brethren, this update is simply mind-blowing. The main new features of Windows Phone 8 are-
- Live apps– Almost everyone is aware of the Live Tiles made famous by Microsoft. These tiles constantly update information from various sources and for various purposes and are an integral part of the Windows Phone experience. Like Live Tiles, Microsoft has now introduced Live Apps. These Live Apps are applications which can be pinned onto the lockscreen of the phone to keep getting updated. Along with the live apps, you can now add any five icons at the bottom of the screen to give you updates on missed calls, messages, Facebook updates etc. There is support for third-party applications, as well. (more…)
The Mobile World Congress was the hub of many mobile companies announcing and releasing their brand new products. Most companies like Samsung and LG had the same old smartphones with the identical specifications. Samsung decided to release many new iterations of their current flagship model. Each one worse than the previous and bound to disappoint users to the utmost and make them bang their heads on the walls with misery. But, the atrocities of low-end Samsung mobile phones is not something that needs to be discussed. Just needs to be experienced. 🙂
While Samsung was busy releasing phones of varying processors and third-grade low-end phones, HTC released the Big Daddy of all smartphones. HTC has reinvented themselves and have gone for a complete makeover. The Taiwanese company has said that they won’t be releasing umpteen phones per year like Samsung and will instead, focus on their flagship models. This way, they can focus on quality and not quantity. The hardware and the image of the company has also gone under the hammer and has come out pretty sexily. HTC has released three new smartphones and has branded them as the ‘One’ series. They are the One S, One X and the One V.
These three HTC devices exude sexiness, style and lose all the extra bullshit that earlier HTC devices had. HTC has decided that these are the phones that they will be selling throughout the year. Let’s hope they don’t go the Samsung way and release an HTC A, HTC B, HTC C and so on and so forth, till everyone just loses interest. (more…)
Google just bought Motorola for $12.5 BILLION! :O
With this massive acquisition, Google has bought approximately 20,000 employees. And, not to forget, about 24,000 patents (everyone knows that Motorola has the patent of the cell phone!)! And, last but not the least, Google has bought an enormous market share which is going to make Steve Jobs pee in his iconic blue jeans.
Since the humble launch of Android in 2003 by Andy Rubin and the acquisition by Google in 2005, Android has not been as strong in the hardware department as it has been in the software department. Google had earlier relied on HTC and Samsung to make the two Nexus phones (Google phones). But, this has all changed with the latest Motorola acquisition. Google has now become the second largest manufacturer of Android handsets! (more…)
This article is for all those impatient people who can’t wait to get their hands on Netflix for Android. Since Netflix has released the application only for the HTC Incredible, HTC Nexus One, HTC Evo 4G, HTC G2, and Samsung Nexus S, it has left a plethora of angry Android users in their wake.
But, Netflix can also be installed on non-supported devices, provided you are not scared to follow a set of instructions!