Lets face it, when it comes to screen display, Android phones are no way close to the screen quality that you get on the iPhone. And with iPhone 4 and it’s Retina display many of the top Android based phones from numerous manufacturers have been left behind. The screen resolutions on all the top models, including the HTC Desire HD, Evo 4G, Nexus One and the Samsung Galaxy S are all limited to 800 by 480 pixels, it isn’t bad, but it leaves a lot desired, especially when you have used the Apple iPhone for a couple of hours.
I have just made a switch to Android to brand myself as a person with a smartphone and I am hooked. The extent is not just confined to using those addictive apps or games but almost instantly had me trying to figure out ways to root, hack and do all sorts of coding possible. Honestly, I know I am not really into all that but folks at XDA are all into this. The T-mobile G-2 has just been out and almost instantly the developer community has had it rooted.
The T-Mobile G2 by HTC comes with the stock version of the Android 2.2, which means there is not a lot you can. At least those developers think there needs to be some toying around with the code and get the device rooted. The method that has been used is temporary and the root access disappears right upon a reboot. It is therefore advisable that once you do make an effort just try not to restart the device or you will be repeating the whole procedure again.
Now I almost always wonder what if Apple, in some seriously cracked state of mind decides to release an iPhone fully customized for the Google Android OS? I know it’s never happening but still. Haven’t you asked yourself when and how can you run Android on the iPhone 4? For those of you who are very new, you can already power your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch with Android.
What good is having a smartphone when all you have to do is wait for your carrier to bring the update? Going manual is always the best way for all those anxious users who can’t wait. Google’s Nexus One is getting an OTA update for its Android 2.2.1 and though we aren’t sure of what this is going to bring for the users lets be assured that it will ensure stability of the device.
Recall Motorola going the George Lucas’ way with a special release of their Android based phone? Well if you had been one of those waiting for the R2-D2 Droid from Motorola then wait no more as Verizon hints at the device will be in stores on September 30. I just wonder if this release would encourage an epic collection of Star Wars’ collection.
The device will be the second generation of the DROID 2 with an R2-D2 touch to it. It will also boast an updated 1.2 GHz processor compared to the 750MHz that powered the DROID 2. Other than looks of the R2-D2 it would also have the R2-D2 ringtone and sounds for notifications, a clock widget, four live wallpapers and a bonus binoculars app. Let me just clarify, that the 1.2GHz processor is not yet confirmed, which if not true will be quite a disappointment. I mean if looks are all that matter, they can even try to turn Barbie into a Doll Mobile?
A day or two back Nokia’s outgoing head, Anssi Vanjoki had great thoughts to share on the Android Platform. Honestly I was disappointed, more than I was when Steve Jobs acted like a whiner and blamed ever phone in the universe having the Antennagate issue. The respectable head, while talking to Financial Times was of the opinion that people using Android are like Finnish boys who pee in their pants to keep themselves in the cold Finnish winters. How sick! How irresponsible and downright lame!
Well Google has been quite, which I think is good as Google doesn’t need to stoop to such low level. But folks at TechCrunch shared a video by Eclectic Method which takes the Nokia VS Android battle … a video forward. Enjoy!
There’s nothing better than Google’s Gmail and even better if you are using the HTC Desire running on the Android Platform. The latest is bound to make Android users happier as the latest version of the Gmail App is now available on the Android market. Meaning users now don’t need to wait for the Android update to get the latest app.
Apple grabs another position and this time it’s the iOS that has become the third most popular platform on the Internet. Google has a big mountain for the Android platform to climb as the iOS is nearly 6 times as big as the Android. Surely the popularity of the iOS has grown and with every other release and update it continues to become stronger. Oh and did I mention it has crawled past Linux too?
The popularity doesn’t surprise me at all given that the iOS deserves it by all means. What does surprise me is the fact that it powers only 3 products, the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad, which leaves it quite a limited number of options when it comes to hardware. The Android on the other hand has the HTC, Motorola and Samsung, all releasing Android based mobiles in bulk, so much that there is not a month when there is no new upcoming Android phone.