Back in the summer, I wrote this post called, My Dream Tablet. Since then, the Nexus 10 by Samsung/Google has been released, I purchased it, and I have to say, it’s almost a checklist of my old post. Now that Android 4.2.2 has been released, that fixed some of the bugs as well and I have to say I’m very pleased with the tablet. There are a few things that I am disappointed with so far as well. But let’s get to it. Here is my review for the Nexus 10 Tablet.
I read an article today that basically said in order for Apple (you know those “iInsertProductName” guys) to succeed and continue to be valuable to its shareholders, two things need to happen. They would have to continue to innovate and “wow” us with their current products and like they did with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, they will have to create entirely new markets for products that don’t exist. That smacked me in the face a little. I know that this author isn’t the only person who thinks this, because it’s sort of been written in between the lines a lot these days when you read about Apple. But it’s the first time someone out right said it, at least of what I have read. I just sat there and wondered why. No really, why? So I decided to write this post and explore what that statement really means and why I think it’s so completely wrong to set the bar like this, for Apple or any company for that matter. Continue reading
Just a quick note to say I’m still around. I had originally taken some time off from the blog to have a vacation with my family, however that turned into a much longer break (from the blog) than I anticipated. So if you’re happening by the site or even keeping up with it, I just wanted to say that I’m working on some new posts and hope to have them up shortly. A quick preview of what I’m working on:
- Nexus 10 review
- More “Android & Me” installments
- An open letter to Verizon
- Canon Vixia HFR300 review
- and more
So stay tuned and I hope to have at least one of these posted by this weekend. Thanks for reading!
Today marks Apple’s release of iOS 6, the latest version of their operating system for the iPhone and the iPad. While I personally do not own either of these devices, and while I have my own opinions on the latest iPhone and features in this release, there is one thing in which I wish to commend Apple. They know how to release updates. And Google needs to take note. Continue reading
Luckily, the Android community is very helpful. There are a variety of websites out there such as blogs like Droid Life, forums like Phandroid, Droid Forums.net, and XDA Developers. All of these have very helpful people that have the same phone you do, experience the same issues you do, and want to do the same things with their phones that you do. In fact, I would challenge you to not be able to find someone who has posted something about an issue you may have. Continue reading
Friday, August 24, 2012, the verdict came on the Apple v Samsung trial in the US. If you’ve read this blog, you know by now that I’m a Google Fan. However, I have always admired Apple. I have thought that they made great products. But I am not a fan of this patent war that has been going on and especially not satisfied with what the jury in this trial decided. Something about the decision being so completely one-sided here just doesn’t sit well with me. Continue reading
Let’s define what I’m talking about. Since my first Android phone was the OG Droid (Motorola Droid), and it came with plain Android as the GUI (Graphical User Interface), I didn’t quite understand that other Android phones were different. I was using what a lot of people refer to as the “Google Experience” on my phone, in other words Motorola did not add any software or make any customizations to GUI. I’ll talk about my experience with that more in my Android and Me series, but for now, I want to define what other manufacturers are doing, why I think it’s hurtful to Android as a whole, and how it even ties into this huge Samsung vs Apple court saga you may have heard about. Continue reading
The Google Play Store is the Google and Android equivalent to Apple’s iTunes and App Store. Formerly known as the Android Market, or sometimes just Market, Google has aggregated a variety of media content such as music, movies, TV shows, and books, as well as offer a place to download and purchase apps for Android devices. There are things I love about Google Play and things I hate.
Everyone who knows me, and anyone who’s glanced at this blog, can pretty much say without a shadow of a doubt that I’m a Google/Android fan. Shocking, right? So it goes without saying that my dream tablet would run Android as the operating system. Now that we’ve got that cat out of the bag, here’s what my dream tablet would be: Continue reading