Posts Tagged ‘Android’

My Name Is: Consumer, and I’m an Android

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Recently I took the plunge and switched from the iPhone to the Android platform. The acclimation was a bit rough, slightly exhilarating, but ultimately rewarding.

I decided on the HTC Inspire because it was still about a month out for the Galaxy 2 release. Though at times I regret being hasty, because the Galaxy 2 is far better technology, I still am pretty darn happy with my Inspire.

Cases are easy to find, the interface is very technically oriented, so there is a lot you can do with it, and it is also largely intuitive. Setting up tethering was easy, adding music and images for things like ringtones and backgrounds is a breeze. I don’t even really miss the iPhone centric apps.

So far the Android platform and phones have been a pretty sweet experience to explore. Not that I don’t love the iPhone 4S that just came out, but I’ll leave the locked down interface and user friendly operating systems to my wife, who doesn’t like getting into the nitty gritty of devices.

I’m a happy Android user, and look forward to the technology advancing with time.

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Google Enters your Livingroom with Google TV

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Google TV was announced today at their developer conference dubbed ‘Google I/O’. Partnering up with Intel and Sony, Google TV plans on taking over your TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes with its Android Software, bringing them one step closer to world domination.

Their idea, which has been a dream of mine for quite some time, is to merge the web with traditional television.  With services like Hulu and Netflix gaining undeniable traction, it’s hard to foresee standard cable making the cut when budgets are tightened in households across America. Google TV, aims to streamline your interactive experience with open source development, mobile control support, and their highly reputable partners, Sony & Intel.

Those of you who have been xbox hacking or dual monitoring your setup at home are already on the right track. Google TV essentially makes it easy for the masses to grab what they want, versus surfing the tube for hours on end for potential interests.

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