With today’s announcement of iOS 8, my Twitter feed blew up with one common theme: How does iOS 8 compare to Android and what does this mean for Android? Let’s take a brief moment to discuss these topics.
In order to measure the success of something, we tend to measure it against something else. For example, when talking about the success of Android, it’s often pointed out just how much of the global smartphone market share the platform holds. When talking about the success of iOS, it’s not uncommon to read about web ... Read More »
A little over two years ago now, in the summer of 2011, there was balance in the smartphone industry.
Two of the biggest companies selling phones at the time took an integrated approach to their user experience. Apple, who was still growing at a seemingly unstoppable rate, and RIM, whose days were starting to look ... Read More »
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If it wasn’t obvious already, hammer this into your brain for safe keeping: Moto Maker will not go away with the Moto X.
Moto Maker, the online tool for creating a customized Motorola Moto X, is not Moto X branded. Much like all of the custom software features in the Moto X, it’s simply Motorola ... Read More »
Excitement surrounding Motorola’s upcoming Moto X is reaching a fever pitch. This kind of hype is usually met with disappointment once a phone is actually released, but the Moto X is the real deal. We’ve slowly but surely gathered more and more information on the Moto X over the past few months, and it seems ... Read More »
The life of concept devices is often rough. We’ve seen it time and time again with companies trying to take a fresh spin on an idea but finding themselves with a product that simply doesn’t sell. We recognize that manufacturers are always taking a risk when they create a unique device but sometimes we just ... Read More »
The first time I used a Nexus 7, I was blown away. It was the perfect form factor for Android, and probably the best Android device I had ever used at the time. All for just $200. You simply couldn’t ask for more in a device. One year later, I’m changing my tune. My Nexus ... Read More »
This last year has been a wild ride for Google. Through 2012 and early 2013, we’ve been introduced to Google Glass, the Chromebook Pixel, the Nexus Q, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and Nexus 4. All impressive devices on their own, but together, they form one of the best product portfolios any one company has ever ... Read More »
Rando? Rando is so last week (OK, I still use it every day, but you have to admit that sounded good). The new Android app I can’t stop gushing about to everyone and anyone who has an Android phone is RoundR. Because my phone’s display now has rounded corners. And rounded corners are ... Read More »
The press photos of Facebook’s freshly announced replacement launcher Facebook Home look impressive. In fact, I wasn’t expecting them to look that good. Cover feed turns your home screen into a canvas, allowing your friends to paint it. Your home screen, and lock screen, is essentially full screen photos your friends have uploaded. In the ... Read More »