iOS, Android, Windows phone… Which one would yu prefer ???

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   To put it bluntly, I can ask yu a direct question.. Will yu prefer a completely customisable Android or the fully customized iOS or the developing and self updating tiled Windows platform? But there is much more to it…

iOS  

Image   If I pick up an iPhone to make a call, I feel, like the phone is talking to me and saying,

“Hey yu !! Yes yu… Yu picked me up to make a call, so why don’t yu just go on with it and leave me alone!!“

   I mean, there is nothing in there to hover around like some animated backgrounds, nice app widgets like the gallery widget or music widget or the BlinkFeed etc like that on the android or there aren’t any self updating live tiles that of Windows. I mean no sparkly stuff. Its simple which become dull after yu spend some time on it. Everything is predetermined, regulated and CONGESTED… Oh my god!!!

   But the result is a clean, snappy and lovely to use devices. The elegant design and the integration of iDevices with iTunes, iStore, Appworld etc takes yu to a whole new world where yu make your iDevices a part of your daily activities, more like a part of your body (They integrate with yu like the sword in the hands of Achilles(Brad Pitt)). Yu need not spare even a single minute modifying or redesigning any part of your software. Yu will love the experience though yu will get bored with the interface soon.

Android

Image   Coming to android, it’s an open operating system. Some companies apply their own flavor to it and if they fail to impress yu, then yu can apply your own (like different launchers). One can install third party apps. Yu can laugh at a person who buy apps on android play store as premium apps are freely available all over the internet. Still doesn’t like it, open ROM s are available all over the internet. Just jailbreak it and apply your own ROM by following some simple instructions.

   That was really funny when Eric Schmidt said few days ago that “Android is more secure than Apple iOS” . Just look at the following

  • 72% of all Android apps on Google Play access permissions they shouldn’t.
  • 21 percent (more than 86,000) access five or more.
  • 2% (more than 8,000) access 10 or more permissions flagged as potentially dangerous. 

   When Blackberry announced bbm for android and iOS, nearly 10 to 15 apps appeared on android play store on the release date with the same name ‘bbm’ and the same logo as that of blackberry s bbm. Google being such a huge company will be expected to be have minimum degree of regulations, but there seems to be none. One can see only the company’s intentions to cross Apple store in the total number of apps that it host. Only quantity, not quality.

Windows  

   Coming to Windows OS, neither there are countless number of apps that we want to talk of, nor complete customization. Windows entered with a little bit of customization from the users end. The companies that undertake this OS can’t modify it or the users can’t poke it. But I found that elders are able to cope up with this much better than others and that might be because of the clear black display and the bigger fonts. A fairly closed OS with clear UI.

Think about which one yu guys prefer???

   And finally, the kind of rivalry that we see between Apple and Google in smart phones and tablets market reminds me of what happened between Apple and Windows on computer segment. Similarly like the then Windows desktop operating system, Google s Android smartphone OS might make Larry Page and Eric Schmidt the richest people in the world.

After all that is what made Bill Gates the richest person right???

Google announces that its Document editor is free for iOS and Android…

Google’s QuickOffice

 

  While Microsoft dallies on bringing a standalone version of Office to phones and tablets, Google’s firing back by slashing the price of its QuickOffice apps to ZERO.

The free app, which was previously restricted to Google Apps business users, is now available to all users on iOS and Android. Google had offered a $15 version to all users before, called QuickOffice Pro, but that version will be discontinued according to Android Police.

  Until now, Google Drive was the search giant’s answer to Office for non-enterprise users. But Drive has one big drawback: It cannot directly deal with Office formats such as .doc and .xls, so it has to convert them to Google Docs files first. That’s a hassle, and it can introduce compatibility problems. QuickOffice lets you open and edit those Office documents without converting them. (Strangely, the opposite drawback applies for Google Drive files: You can view them within QuickOffice, but you can’t edit them.)

  Google acquired QuickOffice in June of last year, and it’s reasonable to imagine that the program will merge with Drive over time. In fact, QuickOffice already lets you save and load document files directly to your Drive storage. But for now, you’ve got one program for Drive documents, and another for Office documents.

  Microsoft, meanwhile, is just gingerly dipping its toes into iOS and Android with its Office software. Its apps are only designed for phones, not tablets, and their editing capabilities are basic.

That’s not to say QuickOffice is robust by comparison. It lacks its fair share of standard Office features, such as link insertion, table creation and line spacing. But unlike the mobile version of Office, which requires a $99 per year Office 365 subscription, you can use QuickOffice on phones and tablets for free. It’s worth checking out if you need a basic Office file editor. If you hook it up to your Google Drive account by September 26, you’ll also get an extra 10 GB of free storage for two years.

Source : http://www.techland.time.com

Advertising not only mean promoting ourselves, it also means bashing others – By Microsoft

   Microsoft’s promotion about its Surface RT tab has gone a bit aggressive. Instead of promoting its own products, it started criticising others. For its Surface RT ad it used Apple’s Siri voice and made fun of Apple’s iPad (Just go through the given video once). Initially it started with accusing Google of being Scroogle and now with Apple.  Some people have looked at these ads as the reverse of Apple’s “Mac vs PC” campaign. Anyways lets see where Microsoft goes with this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE7AQY5Xk9w

Moto X : A phone by Google that can be customised the way yu want …

  

  Want to customise your phone the way yu want with different colours, backgrounds and yu can even have your name or the name of your loved one engraved on it???

  This was the mode of publicity followed for Moto X the first mobile by Motorola after it was acquired by Google in 2011. This much anticipated smartphone is expected to launch on 1st of August.

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 The Moto X made an appearance recently…  Google Chairman Eric Schmidt stood out from the crowd not because of what he was doing, but because of the smartphone he was using. When confronted, Schmidt explained that he was “not allowed to comment on the nature of this phone.”

  Gary He of Insider Images captured photographs of the executive using what appears to be the unreleased Moto X smartphone.

 

 

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