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About a month ago, there was a post from a former Google intern who worked on Android, where he tried to give his opinion on how the UI works on Android and how it works on iOS. His post became viral because it seemed like a pretty elaborate technical post, and for non-developers especially it seemed like what he’s saying made sense. The intern also said that because the way (he thinks) the Android UI works, it can never be as smooth as the UI of iOS. Well, since then, a lot of more experienced developers have taken issue with…

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Earlier last week, iOS users began to update to version 5.0.1. The newer version of iOS 5 is supposed to give increased battery life to the iPhone family. However, for some users, that was clearly not the case. Some of the issues were: Cannot Update Without Wi-Fi Cannot Check for Update Cannot Install Update Clearly, there are a few flaws in the iOS over-the-air updating system. However, these problems didn’t happen to everyone, but a good deal of people were experiencing some updating errors. In addition to these errors, some also observed that one cannot update the device without being…

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On November 11, 2011 or 11-11-11 at 11:11, the Earth’s multitude of voices from different races, ages, and locations will unite in a cacophony of digital sound, in a move to unite Android and iOS users all over the globe. The project, dubbed as Massive Symphony, attempts to create the largest symphony orchestra in the world, with the help of the 111111 app. How does it work? Once the free app is downloaded and installed on your smartphone, it will begin playing music at 11:11 (GMT+1), simultaneous with every other user on the planet that has the app installed. Music…

OS

Just two weeks after Apple released iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S, Google and Samsung took center stage with their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus–both of which can potentially make Apple’s goods turn Android-green with envy. The Galaxy Nexus packs a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with an amazing 1280×720 resolution, a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, and a 5-MP camera with Full HD (1080p) video recording.  The device will be the pioneer in using Google’s latest operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a completely redesigned operating system offering incredible new…

Undoubtedly gaining market share fast, Android will likely overtake its other competitors soon, especially Apple’s iOS platform.  This is a belief and expectation that many people share–especially Acer. Speaking to Chinese newspaper United Daily News, Acer founder Stan Shih said that Android would soon prevail over iOS (Apple’s mobile platform). The Apple iPhone, which runs iOS, is one of the most popular devices both in the U.S. and elsewhere. However, Android has started to eat into market shares that iOS used to hold. Shih expects that Apple would soon lose this intense battle of operating systems (OS) in the industry. Shih…

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The whole mobile industry is abuzz with excitement over Apple’s latest update to iOS. Some industry pundits are opining that, just like past iPhone updates, iOS 5 is simply playing catchup to what Android already offers. Even Engadget has put Apple on the offensive, declaring the Samsung Galaxy S II “the best Android smartphone yet, but more importantly, [potentially] the best smartphone, period.” That can’t make Apple evangelists too happy. Competition between the world’s two most popular OSes will go on and get fiercer by the day.  Over time and with each update, head-to-head comparisons between these two mammoths will…