You’ve had it happen to you before: you're in a dark room with nothing but your smartphone, and as soon as you switch it on to check your email, your eyes are quickly regretting that decision. Turning on that smartphone was like taking off your sunglasses and staring directly in the sun. You might then turn down the brightness on your phone for a later time, but the device is still using a ton of power to output that light. Smartphones can use as much as fifty percent of the total phone power just to light up that LCD display, draining its precious battery.
We're sure that there's only a minuscule amount of you out there that actually worry about the ever-increasing Android market share, but the New York Times has discovered that there really isn't much to fret about. Though app developers have been taking an interest in developing software for the Android platform, they're just not making enough money for it to be a priority.
It's that time of year again: Consumer watchdogs JD Power posted the results of their recent Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study. It should come as no surprise that the iPhone is once again king of the hill in the hearts of those who participated in the study, allowing iPhone owners to stand proud in the knowledge that they possess a handful of awesome.
So, you want an Android phone, but you don't want to admit your weakness to your iPhone touting friends? That's cool, your secret is safe with us. Instead, we're going to tease you with this Droidthing website that compares what kind of phone you might want to adopt from the Android family.
HTC held a press conference today to announce a few new products that will definitely expand the Android presence in the smart phone sphere. For those of you that have decided to go the way of the Android, HTC has announced that it will introduce two new handsets into the smartphone sphere. The first handset is the Desire HD, which will have a 4.3-inch screen, run Android 2.2 and will be fueled by a 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor. It will also have a, now standard, 8-megapixel camera and use HTC's Sense UI.
It's the start of yet another week, and that can mean only one thing: It's time for the announcement of yet another iPad "killer." This time around, however, the smack-talk doesn't concern who it is that plans to ply their mojo against Cupertino's world-beating tablet--Instead, the flexing and posing is centred around how it's going to be done.
Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) used to rule the mobile roost essentially unchallenged. Until the iPhone was introduced and began eating up its market share. The recent release of the BlackBerry Torch was designed as a counterstrike (its slide out keyboard no doubt an enticement to keep current BB users). However, two international stories threaten to put a damper on the company's comeback.
Well, that was short-lived. Apple has removed all of the “death grip” videos from their website, which showed in gory detail how competing models from companies such as Motorola, RIM and HTC also exhibited the same signal attenuation problems as the iPhone 4 when held a certain way.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage on Friday to make a convincing argument that antenna “death grip” problems are universal among modern smartphones, but not surprisingly, some of his competitors are unhappy about being singled out.