Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Sorry about that

Alright, I know! I have not been doing anything with my blog the past few days and I am sorry about that.
I had some exams coming up which I was a bit worried about and had to study for - they're over now.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

HTC take it back, Desire will get Gingerbread!

Ok, I am sorry I took so long to post this.

HTC have taken what they said back, the Desire will eventually be getting a Gingerbread update.
Why did they take what they said back? I do not know, maybe a misunderstanding, perhaps due to all the complaints or HTC amazingly sorted out the RAM problems which they couldn't sort out in months.

Regardless of the reason I think its awesome that the Desire will be getting Gingerbread! I am sure all of you Desire owners think this to. Anyway, hope all you Desire owners enjoy Gingerbread!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

HTC to use NMT for slimmer phones and no deathgrip

So rumor has it that HTC will be partnering with Chenming to make use of their NanoMolding Technology (NMT) which apparently helps create thinner, cheaper phones with less interference with the antenna - so no deathgrip! So how does it work?

HTC Desire does not get Gingerbread

So there is some bad news for the HTC Desire owners, the original Desire will not be getting the Gingerbread update as HTC claim it has insufficient memory. So you will not be getting Gingerbread via the official channels.
Here is the official statement from HTC:

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

N8 to get 30FPS videro recording with Continuous AutoFocus

So there is news that Damien Dinning has been chatting on twitter about a new N8 specific update that will add 30 FPS (Frames Per Second) video recording with continuous Auto Focus. So what does this mean?

Monday, 13 June 2011

Apple sued for the use of the iCloud name

Apple have been sued over the use of the iCloud name by an Arizonian company.
iCloud Communications, a Pheonix-based VOIP say that the name of Apple's recently announce online storage service causes confusion with  competing products.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

HTC denied the Sensation's death grip

So HTC pulled an Apple and straight out denied that the Sensation had a death grip.
Here is the exact quote which was sent to Slashgear.
"Every phone experiences a slight variation in signal strength when the antenna is covered in its entirety by a palm and/or fingers. However, under normal circumstances this does not affect the performance of the phone."

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A little off topic

So today I am going a bit off topic.

Woke last night due to the weather, wind was howling, rain was crashing down... I just hoped it would clear by morning as I commute with my bike.
Around 2 months ago my girlfriend and I rode down to a track for the weekend with a friend to do some rider training. It was 270KM away, we left early in the morning and guess what? 98% of the way down it was raining. DAMN, was that an unpleasant ride. After that I swore to get a rain suit. When I got back I queried about rain suits, although did not get one as we were going into winter and it supposedly does not rain here in winter.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

HTC Sensation's "death grip"

So the HTC Sensation has a death grip too. Seriously, HTC, what were you guys thinking when you designed this phone? Very attractive looking phone, although the specs are not the best (compared to the Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II) and now it has a death grip too?

Well back on track. What is a death grip? Well, a death grip is when

Monday, 6 June 2011

HTC Sensation vs Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II

Well, as some of you know I was planning on getting the HTC Sensation although I had completely forgotten about the Samsung Galaxy 2 until it was brought up this weekend. Originally when hearing about the two phones I said to myself that I will wait and see closer to the time although since I am more of a HTC fan as opposed to a Samsung fan I was kind of leaning towards the HTC... Fine, I lied. I was heavily leaning towards the HTC.

Friday, 3 June 2011

A little bit of everything

OK, so there will be a bit of a mix of things here:
Androids distribution, the HTC Sensation, Qualcomm and their Snapdragon as well as HTC and their love for WP7!

So Android's 2.2 Froyo has the largest market share still, with 2.1 Elcair second and 2.3.3 Gingerbread third and gaining market share very quickly. Gingerbread 2.3.3 has gained 5.1% in just a month. I am sure it shall continue to gain market share as people upgrade their devices from 2.2 Froyo to Gingerbread and more people purchase Gingerbread devices.
3.0 and 3.1 Honeycomb is slowly getting there, although is tablet focused.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Windows 8 - It has premiered

Hey! So Microsoft premiered their next operating system at D9 yesterday and it seems as if it is more like Windows Phone 7 just placed on top of Windows 7...  So Windows 7 with the Windows Phone 7 tiles. (Some pictures of the Windows 8 interface below)    Although you can use the normal "legacy" view that Windows 7 has so I doubt it will be the end of the world for those who dislike tiles or find them confusing. With Windows 8 being touch friendly it will supposedly work seamlessly on tablets, desktops as well as laptops.

Windows 8 will be able to run on the same hardware as Windows 7 and Windows 7 applications should be able to run fine on Windows 8, although may be a bit interesting to see what happens when you have a Windows 7 application which requires a mouse and you have a touch screen device where your finger isn't as precise.