Monday, August 15, 2011

Check out my new blog.

Just made a new blog to keep up with the trending topics lol check it out here

Friday, August 12, 2011

Photos of Nexus S and Ice Cream Sandwich leaked.

The next version of Android nicknamed "Ice Cream Sandwich" has been long-awaited by many even though not much is known of it's internals.  Today some photos have finally been released.  Check them out below.

Apple to announce iPhone 5 on September 7th

It is being reported that Apple will be holding a media event on September 7th to announce a new product.  Since Apple usually uses its March/April, June, and September events to reveal its new models it makes sense that the next gen iPhone will be unveiled.  The September event is usually used for iPod announcements but this year it seems to be double the goodness.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Facebook "Messenger" for Android released

Facebook has released a new standalone application built solely for messenging contacts through the social network.  The app supports location data, group chats and transcript archiving.  Naturally, Messenger automatically imports your Facebook address book for contacting friends through SMS as well as regular chat.
Facebook’s native Android app is pretty horrendous, so Messenger should ease the mobile experience for users who are just trying to chat.

Apple is now the most valuable company in the world.

While most companies have been getting trashed in the stock market, Apple remains stable: in fact, it’s now ranked as the most valuable company in the whole wide world.  According to analysts, Apple’s market valuation reached $341.55 billion today, while the previous most valuable company, ExxonMobil, now ranks #2, currently valued at $341.42 billion.  This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Back in 2008, when markets were in turmoil, Apple took much less of a hit than other companies, including financial institutions.  The same strength was maintained throughout the recession, when while most companies of its size were shedding jobs and scaling back their investments, Apple was able to reach record earnings several times.  How important is this new figure?  There’s the possibility that just this number might cause a new wave of investment in the company, which should substantially drive up its stock price.  Before the 2008 market dip, Apple’s stock was valued at just under $180, yet it’s currently valued at over twice that amount, at nearly $366.  As we head towards a possible second dip, could Apple be one of the only safe investments?

Nexus phone to be launched with Android 4.0 in October

Google will be launching the first Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” powered devices this October, bringing their debut date right alongside theiPhone 5.  Android “Ice Cream Sandwich” was announced officially at Google I/O 2011.  Not much is known of the next version of Android, except that it will feature facial recognition, a “stunning” new UI and new APIs in an attempt to reduce the fragmentation problem that faces the Android platform.  It will combine Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” and Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” into one OS that will run on both smartphones and tablets.  The first device, which may be either a smartphone or a tablet, will be released in October to compete with Apple’s next-generation iPhone which is strongly expected to release either in September or October.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Samsung Hercules

The mysterious new Android based handset named Hercules has been causing quite a buzz since it was revealed in May.  While neither Samsung nor T-Mobile have not said anything about it, leaked pictures show that it is a slight variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II.

The picture above shows the "Galaxy S II" and "T-Mobile" logos printed on the back.  Expected changes include a larger, 4.5-inch display and support for T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42Mbps connection.  Much like the Galaxy S II it should include a dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel camera and the ability to output 1080p video via a built-in HDMI port.