Thursday, 28 May 2015

Guardian article concerning valuable brands

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/may/28/apple-google-most-valuable-brand

GOOGLE I/O IS HERE

Well Google I/O where we think Android M will be announced.  We hope that forthcoming updates will plug the memory leaks associated with the Android 5.0.x versions.  Whilst both Sense 7 and the new slim Touchwiz of the Galaxy s6 are really improved over their former iterations. We hope that the gathering brings new innovation to a customizable platform. 

Friday, 22 May 2015

SAMSUNG S6 vs HTC m9

The S6 and M9 are the flagships of 2015. They are the best. I am privileged to have them both.

1. Build
Both premium build. Both without replaceable battery. But built in. Very well and sturdy. 
2. Camera
HTC have sent updates and has improved performance.  The s6 wins hands down. Great software options.
3. Battery life
Both on par
4. Software
Both on Android 5.0.2. Touchwiz on s6 much improved. Sense 7 is fluid and fast. Great interface.
5. Performance
Both lightning fast and no lag.
6. Speaker
HTC wins hands down with Boomsound stereo front facing speakers.  Samsung opted for below edge like IPhone .
7. Display
Samsung wins with QHD display. HTC opted for IPS LCD.  The pixel density on s6 is 577 whilst HTC is on 420.
Overall the Samsung wins with a great email client redesign. The HTC is a great contender.


Thursday, 21 May 2015

Phandroid report on Video calls through Facebook

Video calling with Facebook Messenger now works (almost) everywhere in the world http://phandroid.com/2015/05/20/facebook-messenger-video-calls-available-globally/

Samsung Denial about the Note 5

Samsung chief JK Shin flat-out denies Galaxy Note 5 will get a July announcement http://phandroid.com/2015/05/20/galaxy-note-5-rumor-false/

Android Authority review.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 pre-orders begin shipping, U.S. retail launch begins http://www.androidauthority.com/alcatel-onetouch-idol-3-retail-begins-610186/

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

My review of the S6



I had a Note 4 but I was tired of the blocking up of Maps, and Gmail and other apps, particularly when it came to loading in app webpages. The Facebook app would lock up when it loaded the links found in the news feed. Even though the Note 4 has been upgraded up to Android 5.0.1 the slowness of the memory management got to me. It was welcome that my friends suggested I go to receive an exchange they arranged for me. 

For me there are several things about the s6 that are taking some getting used to. The size is so much smaller than the Note 4. Even so the display brightness even on Auto is magnificent indeed. The first setup was really fast, with the download of apps, from a backup stored on Samsung servers. The next thing that called to do was the OTA download of the new update for Samsung S6. This was to improve varying areas of the smartphone, including camera and the native email client. 

I use email a lot, and the email client on the Note 4 was good in its rich text editting environment. But the s6 is streamlined and neat in every way, and fast. But I have noticed that Yahoo several times fails to log in. The browser is very rapid indeed. The whole experience for me is of ENHANCEMENT, excellence, and elegance . Facebook seems very responsive, as does other apps as well. I am very very pleased, and whilst the HTC One M9 is a rapid and great device, the whole Samsung s6 experience is way superior. The rapidity of processing and ram is so much more superior. 

The camera was tried out today and was super...high quality, and lifelike. 

I hope the s7 will build on this experience, and not repeat the s5 failings. 

PocketNow comparison S5 and S6


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Interim silence

This blog has been silent of news due to the house move. Will be back with news and my new device reviews.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Google Maps and my events

Google Maps for Android lists your events, flights and reservations http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/05/google-maps-android-my-events/ via Engadget Android