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To: dybdahl who wrote (5590)4/24/2012 3:56:22 PM
From: sylvester80
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Which Nexus S do you have? The CDMA version or the GSM version?

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To: sylvester80 who wrote (5591)4/25/2012 1:59:24 AM
From: dybdahl
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GSM - I am from Europe. But there is no doubt, that the QA at Google totally failed at power saving tests, when they made wifi enabled by default in the background.

I also upgraded our Transformer to Android 4, and wondered why the battery was totally flat in the morning, until I found that hidden wifi setting - now battery life is excellent on the transformer. But I would be surprised if less than 90% of transformer-owners, who upgraded, have very bad battery performance, because of this.

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To: dybdahl who wrote (5592)4/25/2012 2:27:49 AM
From: clochard
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I am looking forward to getting a Windows Phone as soon as certain apps become available. I am unimpressed with Android phones and tablets so far.

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From: zax4/25/2012 11:28:29 AM
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Beginning April 23rd, Intel, through Lava International, began selling the Xolo X900 smartphone in India for $420, Anandtech has just published a review of the smartphone which runs Android on x86 and uses binary translation as the mitigation for both libraries and NDK applications that haven't yet been ported to x86

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To: zax who wrote (5594)4/25/2012 12:02:40 PM
From: sylvester80
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Thanks zax. This is a MUST READ review and it shows why Android is going to dominate going forward. Having Qualcom, TI, Nvidia and Intel competing and leapfrogging each other means that in a year or two we'll be holding the fastest PC today in your palm of your hand.

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To: clochard who wrote (5593)4/25/2012 5:59:44 PM
From: richieb
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Really? I just picked up the Galaxy Nexus with 4.0 IceCream, and I really like it. Voice recognition is better than Siri, and quicker.
Why, specifically, have you chosen to go Windows Phone?

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To: clochard who wrote (5593)4/25/2012 11:19:59 PM
From: sylvester80
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The no contract unlocked Galaxy Nexus for $399 with Android 4.0.4 is the best phone in any OS that any money can buy right now... the fact that is only $399 for an unlocked no contract 1280x720 superphone, makes it and absolute steal... that you can use a full blown screaming fast out of this world Chrome browser with it as well as Google Wallet makes it the monumental buy of the century... I just ordered 10 phones for everyone in our company and 4 more for everyone in my immediate family... the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0.4 is that AWESOME!

play.google.com 

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From: sylvester804/26/2012 12:28:30 AM
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Samsung announces the Exynos 4 Quad, coming to the 'next Galaxy'
Samsung announces the Exynos 4 Quad, coming to the 'next Galaxy'
by Kevin O'Quinn on 4/25/2012 | Filed Under: Smartphones, News; Tags: android central, android, google, samsung, ac, exynos, exynos 4 quad, hkmg | 9 comments


Samsung couldn't contain the excitement, and just had to let us know the details about the chip powering the "Next Galaxy" that's coming on May 3. It's called the Exynos 4 Quad, and it looks impressive. What, exactly, makes it so special? It's built on a 32nm HKMG process, which is geek talk for high-performance with low power consumption. How good is the performance? Samsung claims it's twice as fast as it's predecessor, the 45nm Exynos 4 Dual, while consuming 20 percent less power. To further help power consumption, each core can be turned off when it's not needed, and the ones that are running can adjust their clock speed to match the demands of what you're doing.

Each core will be running at 1.4 HGHz, and are based on the Cortex A9 architecture. It has the other essentials as well, with support for 1080p/30fps recording, boasts an embedded image signal processor, and has support for HDMI 1.4 output. They didn't give any specifics as to what GPU they are pairing it with, though, but it's sure to be impressive. Excited yet? I know some of you are.

Source: Samsung

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To: sylvester80 who wrote (5598)4/26/2012 1:28:47 AM
From: clochard
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Android apps need a multicore processor because Java is slower than C.

Chrome on my multicore Archos Android ICS tablet is too slow for practical use even though this device has a benchmark score (AnTuTu) similar to a Samsung Galaxy II.

Windows Phone devices need less horsepower (according to Nokia) because the apps are written using a real compiler. I don't have one yet and am waiting for my trading app to get ported before I try it.

The upshot is that a cheaper to build device running iOS or WP can offer the same performance as a more expensive Android device.

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To: clochard who wrote (5599)4/26/2012 3:40:17 AM
From: zax
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If Google had licensed .Net for Android I wonder where we would be today...

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