Archive for the ‘Misc’ category

Nexus 5 shown in 7 minute video

October 13th, 2013

Pretty much screams older, incomplete device with an unfinished Android 4.4 Key Lime Pie?

Most people do like the slip resistant back that comes from the Nexus 7. Also the stereo speakers located at the bottom will be well received. A lot of anxiety can be seen in the comments of various blogs, concerning a reduced battery (3000 mAh vs. 2300 mAh) and the possibility of a less than stellar camera. Most people will be happy with an 8mp shooter that delivers awesome photos. A camera that impresses, has been absent from all Nexus devices to date.

Here’s to hoping.

crazy expensive calculator

September 14th, 2012

This xkcd comic explains why TI calculators are so damn expensive.

HTC One Crash Test… Good Luck!

April 21st, 2012

The HTC One is a serious super phone contender. The spec list out and appearance of the HTC One is definitely on par with other offerings that are current available or will shortly be released. (Samsung Galaxy S III)

Android 4.0 and widgets

February 9th, 2012

I have been fortunate enough to be able to ROM an early CM9 Alpha on my Samsung Nexus S. This has given me a perspective that most Android users don’t currently have. Android 4.0 a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich is a revamped Android like you have not yet seen. It is more intuitive in many respects. There are surprising additions that I would have never thought to make use of until all of a sudden…there they are. ICS will remember (in some circumstances) your previous choice. Then the next time you follow those same motions, your previous choice will be either brought forward or in some way, made more accessible. This is great!

In other areas of Android 4.0, there could be some improvement. The desktop environment. Specifically the long press access that we have all become accustomed to from all the earlier versions of Android, has now become simply a wallpaper changing tool. (almost useless) I want to be able to easily create shortcuts like before. It would also be nice to be able to access the widget menu this way instead of having to ‘flick’ through the available widgets located in the back of the App Drawer. Don’t get me wrong, I like being able to see what an app is going to look like before I place it on the homescreen. However, I would also like to be able to quickly add a widget from an app menu.

Why is this functionality missing?

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