Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Android News

Opinion piece from Cult of Android:
An Open Letter to Handset Makers: Why Your Phone Is a Loser

It is interesting to watch Android evolve:
Multi-window support coming to some Android tablets with Rockchip CPUs

The real reason is of course Elop came from Microsoft...
Elop explains: why Nokia didn't choose Android to replace Symbian

Well, they are overblown, but the recent security problem proves it is not a trival issue either. I'm not sure he was wise to say this.
Android Fragmentation Concerns Overblown, Says Android Co-founder

Google has made a lot of bad decisions like this recently... well at least they are responsive!
Google reinstates offline Maps for Android after public censure

Android Device News

Three smartphones that will disrupt the industry

These next two show the future of smartphones. Both are decent phones, sub-$200 without subsidy. OEMs putting a Qualcomm 800 (Sony at 2.2ghz!) are nuts. You want battery life in a phone, not CPU power. That's a great processor in a tablet or a hybrid... but it eats power.
Pomp W89 review - 4.7 inch quad-core Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone

BLU Dash: Unlocked quad-core Android phone for $140 - Liliputing

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