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August 15, 2010

Droid Incredible and Droid X to get Froyo!

Filed under: Android,Droid,Smart Phones,Tech — Sam @ 6:31 pm
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Droid Incredible is now in line to receive Android Froyo Upgrade.. The rollout might start on August 18th according to Engadget..

As for the Droid X it will be getting Froyo somewhere in Spetember.. the dates no one is sure about..

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HTC Desire – Now available in India!

This is EPIC, HTC Desire has now launched in India, though a official announcement is pending, you can buy it from flipkart.

The delivery of the phone will take 7-9 business days… God knows how many people are waiting for this news, including me!!!! 🙂

August 10, 2010

HTC Desire HD coming in October?

Filed under: Android,Smart Phones,Tech — Sam @ 4:58 am
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Another good news for all the Android lovers, this seems to be the latest from HTC…

A new phone running stock Android 2.2 might be the step up from Desire( EVO look alike) , it is expected to run Android 2.2 and feature a 4.3-inch touch screen, a 1GHz processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. Other details include 4GB internal memory, HD video playback, XviD video support, SRS surround sound, and a uni-body aluminum case.

The Device also codenamed ‘ACE’ might hit the US market in October…

Heard anything else?

Please share…

August 9, 2010

HTC Desire – Launch in India moved to August!

The latest news on HTC Desire ( An Android based phone, one of the best in market!) launch date has been moved to the second week of August. It seems the delay is due to some “Sales and Marketing issue”!

Here is the communication with HTC:


Dear Samant,

Thank you for contacting our Customer Support Center. We are dedicated to providing you with the best quality service and answering all of your questions and concerns. To clarify your issue, you stated that: You want to know about the launch date of HTC Desire. Regarding this we appreciate that you are interested in HTC Desire. We would like to intimate you that HTC Desire is getting delayed due to some Sales and Marketing issue. HTC May launch the HTC Desire by the second week of August. As we know that our goal is to provide you the latest technology. Our team is doing their level best to hit the target. You will find that handset on the website when it will launch. Please visit to the HTC website www.htc.com/in for further updates. We Appreciate your Patience. Regarding the price information you need to contact nearest retailer after the launch of HTC Desire. We have noted down your details, Ones the Desire will be launched, we will inform you regarding the same. Note: You can serve your phone from the country you have purchased from because the HTC devices are the country specific and India does not cover under Global Warranty. You can also call our Call Center at: 1800 11 33 77 if you have further questions. Thank you once again for your continued patronage.

To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our ContactUs site using your email address and your ticket number XXX.

Sincerely,

Vaibhav

HTC”

I hope this is true, but according to my other finding from a reliable source 😛  “Jaina Marketing”, it will be available in second week of September..

I too am waiting for this phone and would believe HTC more than their marketing agency, also HTC’s date is much nearer 🙂

UPDATE: HTC Desire might be launched between Aug 16-22 with SLCD screen and this was supposed to be the reason for delay (Shortage of AMOLED screen)

Heard anything else? Please share!

Samant

June 13, 2010

War of the OSes!

What is making smart phones smart? Is it is just the hardware or is there any other thing which counts? As we all know in the smart phone arena, there is a war going on between two OSes and they are Android and iOS (previously iphone OS), Google dared to enter with Android in a market so monopolized by Apple that anyone who wanted a good smart phone would invariably come up at least once with iPhone although there were others like windows and rim, it doesn’t mean that they always purchased one. This has been significantly true from the time Apple released its iPhone. I am not going to compare it with a RIM and Windows mobiles for many reasons, one of the major ones being Corporate Orientated

Then along came Android a green Robot with promise of everything free! It is an open source Linux based OS. What was so significant in it? Was it a revolutionary OS that could beat any other Smart phone OS?I think it was just the blessing it received by being their baby and some co-ordinate effort by Google! It’s like the war between Windows and Linux (not comparing Osx for many reasons). The only difference is that Google is spending a lot of efforts into it! Everyone around is talking in terms of iPhone killer, actually it means better than iPhone. This particular thinking has emerged due to a lack of another proper phone which could exceed iPhone’s features. There are now so many Android phones in the market that every other phone released with Android is touted as a iPhone Killer!! J

Thinking practically I think that it is not possible to beat an iPhone in today’s market! The reasons are many, but a very significant reason is everyone in apple is working on the same hardware, they are working on a single Operating System, and there is no variation there! When it comes to Android everyone is building a layer on top of it, anyone can do anything, do you understand what it means, and it means confusion! Android is open source, that is a excellent thing but what happens is un directed development which is difficult to control. We’ll you can say that it will be an Organic growth, but it being a software code, I personally think that it should not have anything to do with Organic. Apple takes over at this point, there are features in an Android that iPhone 4 still do not have, and that looks excellent on the paper only. When a user is trying to use that feature there is many a chance that it will not work as intended, because it was tested on some other platform. HTC, Motorola and LG devices cannot be updated to the newest OS as and when released because there are so many modifications limited to their Product. Whereas with Apple, it works and works properly, they are committed to one platform and whatever they come up with they try to make it perfect so that the user does not get irritated.. Being a developer one can be contented with unstable applications as he sees opportunity in that to improve, whereas, a user who is purely using it might not like it so much.

This war between the two sides will go on for a long time to come as both sides have heavy ammunitions in their arsenal and it will be fun to be in the middle of this war.. I for one feel that if Android can be directed into unified and directed development, it has the potential to overcome the monopoly which Apple enjoyed in that segment and it has a potential to be on a multi-application level where in it can be used for any type of mobile device, but that remains largely to be seen in the coming days. Have fun!

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