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Samsung Galaxy S III Launch In April?

Reports show that the successor to the wildly popular Samsung Galaxy S II, the Galaxy III will be launched in April. Also it will be the first Galaxy-branded smartphone to run Samsung’s custom interface on top of 4.0 Gingerbread.

Anticipating the release, here are some specs about this beast of a phone:

  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Exynos processor
  • 8 Megapixel rear camera, 2 Megapixel front camera
  • 4.8 in 1080p HD display
  • 4G LTE
  • Android 4.0 Gingerbread

Stay tuned for the latest details!

Do You Have An iPhone? 5 Reasons To Get One!

The iPhone. In my opinion, Apple’s greatest product to ever be created by their hands. The iPhone has been more than a smartphone for many people, and its been the best cell phone that I have ever owned. For those contemplating on their next phone purchase, here’s 5 reasons to buy an iPhone:  Read More…

SOPA & PIPA: What’s The Deal?

The Bill in Effect

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Piracy! Media companies all around the world are trying their very best to try and battle piracy from users. With not much success, SOPA: The Stop Online Piracy Act (House of Reps) and PIPA: Protect IP Act (Senate) come into play. These bills were passed to focus on the websites and sources on the Internet that infringe copyright material. For example, websites like The Pirate Bay allow users to download content that is not authorized from the companies themselves.

Reactions were plenty, with Barack Obama being one of the supporters of the legislation. However there were plenty of outcries in the media against the bills, including many senators opting against it this week. For example, Senator Roy Blunt said on Facebook: “the Protect IP Act is flawed as it stands today, and I cannot support it moving forward.”

For everyone, this basically means the government has the right to block any web content that they see is “committing or facilitation” copyright infringement. Whatever they say goes, and that can cause a lot of commotion. One example is Megaupload, which already has been pulled down. (R.I.P :/)

What do you readers think about these bills? Is this the future as we know it?

Android: Too Fast Too Furious?

 

 

The beauty of Android, customization and personal choice. Whatever we want on our phones, we are able to do. The possibilities are limitless, which was one of the reasons that prompted me to switch from my AT&T iPhone 4, to a Verizon Droid Bionic (hefty ETF included). Being that the Bionic was a beast of a phone, I thought the decision was valid and serve me well. I thought too soon, as the Droid RAZR and Galaxy Nexus were suprisingly launched the next couple of days. That led me to ask a question, is Android coming out with devices way too quickly?

Many people do prefer the open, highly customizable Android software over the tight ecosystem that Apple does have, but it comes at a price. Literally, as soon as a new Android phone is released, plenty more are announced. Personally, I prefer to have the latest and greatest, and it is very discouraging to see my new shiny device will be obsolete in a mere matter of months.

For example, the Droid Bionic was announced back in January, along with the Motorola Atrix at CES, but just arrived on U.S shelves in September. In Android time, that is a lifetime for a device. Now, phones like the Droid RAZR, has vastly improved hardware and software specs that just make me want to blow my Bionic into tiny little pieces.

Should companies slow down? I think that would be smart. Customers do want to have personal choice, but not at their own cost. With every hard owned dollar going towards each purchase, they want to make sure their devices will still be worth it and kept updated. If Android does a good job of still supporting the devices with updates (They have a bad rep for that), this should not be a problem. However, if this increases at a rapid rate, I can see Android turning into a monster that can’t be stopped.

 

 

 

 

 

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