Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Which Mobile Operating System is Best? Android vs Apple iOS vs Microsoft Windows Phone

The biggest question you’re going to face when you decide the time is right to upgrade your phone is which operating system to go for.
Whether you’re a die-hard Apple fanboy, Googler for life or Windows, er, warrior? Maybe it’s time you stepped outside your comfort zone and tried something new. You never know, you might just like it.
We’ve thoroughly tested out each of the big three to see how they stack up. From notifications to apps, quick settings to custom skins.
This is the ultimate smartphone operating system battle. Now, get ready…

Design and Interface

In the many years since Android, iOS and Windows Phone have been powering devices everywhere, the way they each look and function has changed significantly.

Actually, let us rephrase that. Android and Windows Phone have both gone through numerous makeovers, yet Apple has kept iOS looking fairly similar since its 2007 launch.
Android got its biggest design upgrade in 2014, with the introduction of Lollipop 5.0. This brought a whole new ‘Material Design’ look and feel that cranked up the number of animations and altered almost every part to give it that extra bit of gloss.
The basics are still the same though. You’ve got a lockscreen, that displays notifications, then, once unlocked, you’ve got an app-centric home screen. And there’s an app drawer for storing everything else you’ve downloaded. iOS follows this blueprint too, though Apple ditches the app drawer, instead giving you just homescreens.
Windows Phone, the latest version being 8.1, takes a completely different design path from the competition. Its homescreen is a tiled interface, with resizable tiles flipping over to display more information about that app. You can swipe to the left to get to all your apps and just like iOS and Android, you can group apps together in folders.
Live Tiles give you little nuggets of information without forcing you to open an app - the BBC Sport app, for example, gives you a scrolling view of breaking news throughout the day. This glanceable style is also a great part of Android, where widgets are used in a similar manner. Widgets have been a mainstay on Android since the very first version, though Apple added something similar with extensions in iOS 8.
Extensions, rather than sitting on the homescreen, are found in the Notification Centre, but they work pretty the same as Live Tiles or widgets. We’d like to see Apple give us a bit more freedom over where these handy information gatherers could sit, but the Cupertino’s reluctance to switch up the overall look of the homescreen makes us think that will likely never happen.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to hit UK on 31 March

Sony Ericsson at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2011 made official world's First Playstation certified Smartphone, named Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play.The new Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is a featured rich smartphone but what attracts me is its mobile hotspot capability by connecting up to as much as 5 Wi-Fi devices.

The new Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play smartphone equips a 4-inch LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and is powered with 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 205 Graphics Chip along with 512MB RAM.The playstation smartphone runs on Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play smartphone camera:

New Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play smartphone houses a Dual cameras: 5.1-megapixel autofocus with LED flash camera at rear end featuring     Geo-tagging, touch focus and image stabilization.A secondary camera is also present for video calling.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play smartphone memory:

Ericsson XPERIA Play has an internal memory capacity of just 400 MB which is the only thing that makes you dull, but tell you what XPERIA Play smartphone comes bundled with 8GB memory card.The playstation smartphone also houses a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB card.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play smartphone Features:

The other Features of XPERIA Play smartphone includes 3G support, stereo speakers, GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, microUSB v2.0, GPS with A-GPS support and a Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play smartphone comes available in shades of Black and White.The smartphone weighs 175 g and its dimensions are 119 x 62 x 16 mm.

T-Mobile Announces Sidekick 4G Manufactured By Samsung

Before Microsoft bought Sidekick company Danger, the platform had a lot of momentum and potential. Afterwards however, things dwindled down. Hardware became stale, software was rather plain compared to the latest competitors, and the devices themselves were still rather large. But even though Danger-based Sidekicks are no more, Samsung and T-Mobile have a treat for customers still wanting a Sidekick-shaped device — The Android powered Sidekick 4G.

Built by Samsung, this new age Sidekick packs in modern hardware such as 1GHz Hummingbird processor, HSPA+ (21Mbps) support, 3.5″ tilting display, 5-row qwerty keyboard, and Android 2.2. Also on board are numerous included apps such as Facebook and Twitter, DriveSmart (prevents texting while driving), and many other cloud apps aimed to re-invent the Sidekick brand.
Price is not known as of writing, though availability is slated for “late spring” in matte black or “pearl magenta”. Anyone getting Sidekick fever again?