We are back with another exciting week of tech news coverage spiced up with swear words and homo erotic talk! We promise we don’t ramble too long about Apple v Samsung either Enjoy!
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Every once and a while I get to thinking or talking about all the phones I have owned (something like one every three weeks for the last 8 years if my math is correct) and I get this nostalgic feeling about the hardware designs of yesteryear. Before the iPhone, we had design that were really different from each other. Some were really cool and useful, others were just plain ridiculous. The point is, they were different. Very different. Manufactures were differentiating with hardware in ways I can only dream of now. Square, big touch screen. That’s what I get to choose from. My only decision is how big of a screen I want. So come, take a trip down memory lane with me as I look back on when hardware was cool and no so damn boring.
The other day I wrote about how the Nexus 7 has satisfied my need for a “stock Android” device and giving me the chance to check out some non Nexus devices. I picked up the Samsung Galaxy S III and have been using it with Samsung’s software for a few weeks now. Surprisingly I have really been enjoying using it. Instead of just saying “it’s good” or “it has nice features”, I figured I would break down exactly what features of the latest TouchWiz have stood out to me. Hit the jump for more Wiz!
Well it was fun while it lasted. Looks like requests being sent to Vlingo (folks who power S-Voice) using the leaked app are now being blocked. When you use the app it sends your device’s ID and if it’s not a Galaxy S 3, it returns with a network error. In other words, becoming more like Siri everyday.
Mid range Android phones are always tough to review. You get a phone that isn’t quite there, but usually the price is low enough to justify the device’s shortcomings. The Samsung Illusion comes free with a two year contract and has decent specs, but how well does it stack up to the onslaught of other Android devices jumping for your hard earned (or not so hard earned) cash? Find out in this Guru Inspection as I take the Samsung Illusion with me on a magical journey fit for Chris Angel himself.