Tag Archive: Users


iOS users get ‘Samsunged’ in new Galaxy S II TV ad

 

Samsung loves to poke fun at Apple users, and their latest commercial does a rather good job of it, telling iOSers that “the next big thing is already here”. In the commercial, Sammy pokes fun at the fact that the iPhone 4S “looks like last year’s phone”, while also showcasing the Android’s free turn-by-turn navigation on the Galaxy S II. iOS, of course, lacks this functionality out of the box.

The reaction: “aww, we just got Samsunged.”

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Android continues to lead among all smartphone users, according to latest Nielsen statistics

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The Nielsen Company has released their latest set of numbers and things are looking great for Android once again. According to the figures as of Q42011 46.3 percent of all smartphone owners surveyed were making use of Android while Apple was close behind with 30 percent.

Feature phones were the biggest losers here though, 46 percent of US mobile consumers using a smartphone over a feature phone and 60 percent of those having  [Read More…]

Android 4.0.3 rolling out to Motorola Xoom test users now

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Motorola has had some sort of secret project being prepared for users of their Xoom Feedback Network for quite some time now. There were plenty of guesses as to what it could be, one of the more popular being an update to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Today, it has been confirmed that Motorola’s project is indeed ICS for Xoom.

The update to Android 4.0.3 has already started rolling out to  [Read More…]

CyanogenMod has more than 1 million users

CyanogenMod has more than 1 million users

In my best of 2011 round-up, I noted that more than 900,000 Android devices are currently running the custom software known as CyanogenMod. Don’t look now, but that number is actually more than 1 million now.

Steve Kondik – also  [Read More…]

ClockworkMod Tether provides Android users free USB tethering

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I’ve personally had a big beef with carriers, specifically with their contradictory push towards faster mobile networks while providing significantly smaller amounts of data. With the next generation of cellular networks hitting up to 50mbps download speeds today, consumers can reach their 2GB data caps in as little as 5 minutes.

As if that weren’t bad enough, cellular networks have the gumption to tell us how we can and can’t use that data,  [Read More…]

Papa John’s giving away Samsung Galaxy Nexus and discounts to Android app users

Papa John’s giving away Samsung Galaxy Nexus and discounts to Android app users

While you and your friends get together this weekend to discuss the need for a playoff in NCAA football, you’re probably going to order pizza. Perhaps you want to make  [Read More…]

Face Unlock now possible for Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich users

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Nexus S users are currently enjoying their update to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The new UI and features are awesome, but there is one little thing last year’s Nexus was missing – Face Unlock.

While some consider Face Unlock to be a gimmick, others find it to be one of the coolest features in ICS. It was only a matter of time before developers were able to make this feature  [Read More…]

Samsung is considering providing Galaxy S users with a “Value Pack” instead of Android 4.0

Samsung is considering providing Galaxy S users with a “Value Pack” instead of Android 4.0

We learned a few days ago that Samsung was going to readdress the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab problem in terms of upgrading it to Android  [Read More…]

Honeycomb OTA for the HTC EVO View 4G rolling out, rooted users beware

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The Android 3.2.1 update for the HTC EVO View 4G is in the midst of a rollout, bringing Honeycomb and a new “virtual and holographic user interface” to the 7-inch HTC tablet.  The official change log reads:

Physical Hard keys replaced with on screen Soft keys New Google search, available on every page System Bar: Quick access to notifications, status, and soft navigation buttons available at the bottom of the screen  [Read More…]

Samsung announces Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule, users predictably upset

Samsung announces Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule, users predictably upset

Samsung has announced its plans for updating current models to Android 4.0, code named Ice Cream Sandwich. In the first quarter of 2012, the Korean manufacturer will first update the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note  [Read More…]