Sunday, 30 November 2014
Android 5.0 Lollipop is here and as many have said it and many will: 'Good news is always good news'. We can't agree more. With some interesting styling cues, Android 5.0 remains to be a significant feature of the phone, rather than a blunt tool for 'getting things done'. With respect to this, we tip our hats to the creative body of work carried out within Google in the Android department. So, the heat is on to bring Lollipop to older devices with custom ROM upgrades, in this case to the glorious Nexus 4. It sure has a couple of drawback at the moment, including a limited support for LTE, but we're pretty sure that even that will soon be figured out! If you're the one to tinker with your smartphone a little deeper, take note of this interesting development. Who knows, maybe you too can have the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with its awesome new design on your Nexus 4 or any other device soon.
Saturday, 29 November 2014
Sometimes an ideal is unattainable, but we can always dream. Nevertheless, one could excel at dreaming, especially if he is none other than MKBHD. In the video above, we look at such one fine example of dreaming, which isn't dreaming in the purely essential sense, but rather a thoughtful analysis, as in the breakdown into parts, as well as then synthesis, as in coming together of the best of those parts. The field for this cognitive exercise, which probably isn't too hard, but still quite entertaining and informative, is smartphones. Smartphones of all makes and sizes. MKBHD talks us through everything from the hardware to fit and finish. An end result? Well, quite an awesome video which is a treat to watch in every respect. A video that just might help you with finding your next smartphone. Could it be you'll find it the well-endowed Mobile Phones Category of our shop?
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha. A new entrant to the smartphone market from the ever present Samsung. It sounds like Samsung, looks like Samsung and the overall experience of it inside out is unmistakably Samsung. Alpha, though, just like the Note 4, offers an evolutionary, yet substantial improvement in built quality. The name of this improvement is aluminum. It runs in a band encircling the phone. Some say it just brings the price of this phone up, nevertheless the majority of users agree that it is a welcome addition. The Alpha's construction retains its most important functionality, as the plastic back cover allows for easy access to phone's removable battery. Anyway, despite the similarities between the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy Note 4, these phones have a number of differences that define their intended purpose. While the Galaxy Note 4 is quite upscale, it is plausible to infer that the Galaxy Alpha is intended to exude a certain type of mass appeal. The Galaxy Alpha, it seems is bound to evoke the premium feel, while at the same time retaining the specs, that despite its more premium build, will help Samsung position the phone within a more affordable price range. We really hope the prices of Galaxy Alpha handsets will start to decline in a month of two. We also feel like the Galaxy Alpha is a precursor to the next Galaxy S6, with Samsung testing the market response for a signature Samsung device that improves upon the build quality. At last, for what seems to be years of waiting and requests from the end consumers.