Mike Andrici(19 posts)

Growing up in my father's PC store, I was surrounded by and developed a passion for technology ever since I was in kindergarten. However, advancements made in the technology world continue to amaze me on a daily basis! I've been writing about the Android OS since back in October 2008, when Google and HTC launched the first Android smartphone ever, the T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream. Although I'm no company's fanboy, Android is the mobile OS I devoutly support.




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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One (video)

April 24, 2013
What are the main advantages of the HTC One when pitted against the Samsung Galaxy S4? Where is the Galaxy S4 shinning when compared to the One? Join us for a full comparison.
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Should you worry about your online and mobile privacy?

April 19, 2013
Malware and spyware are not the only big privacy concerns today. Even search engines, social networks and carriers might be storing and selling our data. How concerned should you be with your mobile privacy?
 
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HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z (video)

April 18, 2013
The HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z are two of the most exciting Android smartphones out there. We compare them and learn which is better!
 
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Sony Xperia Z vs Oppo Find 5 (video)

April 16, 2013
Join us as we compare the Sony Xperia Z and the Oppo Find 5 side by side and learn which is the better 5 inch 1080p smartphone!
 
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Stop talking about this “post-PC” era

April 9, 2013
I feel like too many technology writers and mobile enthusiasts advertise the death of the PC. To me, nothing could be farther from the truth!
 
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Why Facebook Home is a home run for Android

April 9, 2013
What might change in the smartphone ecosystem now that Facebook has targeted Google's ecosystem with Home on Android? Potential trajectories inside!
 
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Samsung faces potential US import ban on its Galaxy/Nexus devices

April 7, 2013

In the everlasting patent war between Samsung and Apple, the US-based manufacturer seems to have recently obtained a very important victory.

Judge Thomas Pender from the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Samsung devices infringe on a text selection patent owned by Apple, a feature that’s available on iPhones and iPads. Another Apple claim, one that sought injunction for Samsung’s use of a patented technology for detecting microphones when they are inserted in the headphone jack, has been rejected.

The decision is appealable, but if Samsung is to lose the appeal in front of the full commission as well, Apple is entitled to [...]

 
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Will a third major platform benefit Android users?

April 6, 2013
We take a shot at uncovering the potential benefits and disadvantages for Android users should a third major platform emerge in the mobile ecosystem.
 
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Samsung outs kernel source code for Galaxy Win, Galaxy Trend Duos II

April 6, 2013

Although both the Samsung Galaxy Win as well as the Samsung Galaxy Trend Duos II are currently unavailable for purchase, this has not stopped the South Korean manufacturer from releasing the firmware for these Android smartphones a few days back. Today Samsung took one more step towards inciting potential developers by releasing the kernel source code for both these Chinese-bound Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy Win features a 4.7 inch TFT display that works at a pixel resolution of 480 by 800 pixels at a 199 PPI density. Other specs include a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A5 CPU, an Adreno 205 GPU and 1GB of RAM. You can download the kernel source cod [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC Droid DNA

March 16, 2013
Does the Samsung Galaxy S4 define what a modern smartphone should be like? Has HTC struck a better balance between specs and design, functionality and appearance? Let's find out together.
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