Facebook Home is a new HTC phone powered by Android (of course) that features a prominent use of Facebook as your “home”, as it were. This isn’t a fork of Android custom built just for Facebook. Moreso, Facebook is spooning Android and giving HTC a cuddle too. As Stephen Hackett says, “If Path and Flipboard… Read more »
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Google used to stink at designing their products, but their products are awesome. This video from The Verge really looks at how they changed their design ethos & came up with a common design language that plays up the features of their products in a platform agnostic manner.
Some thoughts on the positive side: – iOS has a lot of work to do. Getting to settings from a quick tap-and-swipe is a huge benefit. – The level of smoothness of this OS running is terrifyingly efficient. – As we see more of the Ubuntu OS, at no point am I confused as to… Read more »
I love Apple products. The innovation, prowess and design ethos behind each and every molecule of the hardware & software is seamlessly integrated and wonderful. The Apple legal department are an absolute shambles and a disgrace to the culture Apple has built around itself. Once Apple were awarded the patent for “swipe to unlock” (something… Read more »
Someone from Droid Life says the Kindle Fire is laggy, proving the point that the only Android devices worth touching (if user experience is something you value) is the Nexus 7. Or, you know, the iPad.
as of June 1, Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) now has 7.1% of the Android market. Two months ago, the OS had just 2.9%, so this is progress. But that’s 7% in 7 months. There’s no spin you can put on this: it’s pathetic. Pathetic is the right word. It’s ultra fragmentation in a… Read more »
The folks over at Xamarin have posed a remarkably interesting idea; what if Android was coded in C#? They claim serious battery and performance gains over the current state of affairs. Moreover, having Android on any platform other than Java means Google might avoid a $1 billion bill from Oracle. Android’s core codebase contains over… Read more »
Tempted to try out the much talked about Instagram app? Well, be careful where you get it from – as malware authors are distributing malware disguised as the popular app. Android being an open platform can obviously lead to this kind of thing. But do users really need to use a phone that requires anti-virus?… Read more »
In an interview with Business Week, Larry Page outlined his thoughts on Steve Jobs’ anger towards Android – a platform Jobs felt was just a rip-off of iOS, and a weak rip-off at that. It’s hard to disagree with those thoughts, though Larry reckons it was all a farce, a show, for the fans. I… Read more »