“Smoked by Windows” Cheating by Microsoft? (U): Microsoft Pays Up

Electronista is reporting that Microsoft’s “Smoked by Windows Phone” got pwned by a Galaxy Nexus, and they refused to pay up (an HP Ultrabook) when a Galaxy Nexus user smoked Windows Phone at a Microsoft store. It’s being reported on Reddit that the Wifi network at the Microsoft stores is set up in such a way that it throttles non-Windows Phone smartphones, one result being that the deck is stacked against non-Wiindows Phone phones for the challenge.   The... Read More

Android 5.0 “Jelly Bean” Said to Launch Q3 2012

Digitimes is reporting today that the next version of Android OS (5.0 Jelly Bean) will launch at the end of the year. As per usual, the site doesn’t link to a source, so take it with a grain of salt. However, Google is known for very fast updates that such that fragmentation can occur and adoption of of the new OS is slow. Digitimes does state that adoption of Andriod 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has only reached 2-3%. Source: Digitimes Did you like this? Share it: Read More

Google Apps Crash Twice as Much as Others on ICS

ZDNet’s James Kendrick claims anecdotally that the apps created by Google crash twice as much as other apps on its new OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. “The worst offender is the Gmail app, a great email app in every way except it crashes all the time. Sometimes it crashes when updating the inbox, other times when composing an email. It runs fine and then the app just disappears, kicking me back to the home screen,” claims Kendrick. He continues, “Maybe Google is... Read More

AaM Claims Low Cost Nexus Tablet

Android and Me is claiming to have gotten wind of a low cost Nexus tablet. It would appear that perhaps Google is ceding the premium tablet market to the iPad, and would appear to be aiming for the Kindle Fire. If true, Google may just be starting small to put in place the manufacturing, distribution, and support before going big. Via Android and Me Did you like this? Share it: Read More

Beatles! Wait-what?!

Big announcement from Apple today. Huge. Cloud media storage? iTunes library streaming? Nope. The Beatles. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the Beatles as much as the  next guy-probably more. But let’s face it-the rumor mill ran wild here (as it always does), and we were expecting something a little more…big. Realistically, though-no media event, no Steve Jobs in black turtleneck and jeans. How big of an announcement could it be? But that’s the point-once... Read More