Posts tagged Android

Google Voice Actions vs Siri

I don’t know exactly what’s the hype about voice control app. I have Siri on my iPhone and the only time I used it is when I’m bored. But if you are into voice control app, check out this Google Voice Action vs Siri video. This is one of the fairest comparison I’ve seen so far. Credits to Motorola.

Then again, with all the background noise, I doubt any of the voice control app can work properly.

Samsung Galaxy Note vs iPhone

Here’s a Samsung Galaxy Note vs iPhone street challenge by Samsung USA.

There’s lots of debate about how this challenge is bias towards the Galaxy Note. I agree. Plus the girl should just go to the App Store. There’s tons of free apps that can help her. Although honestly speaking, I would never be interested in superimposing my photo on another person using my phone.

To crop your head and superimpose on another photo, use this app call PhotoChop (Free).

To draw on a map, go Google map to screenshot the map. Then use this app call DoodleBuddy (Free) to draw on it.

To edit PowerPoint Slide, just use applications like Keynote ($9.99), QuickOffice ($19.99) or Documents To Go ($16.99). OK, I can’t find any free apps that can edit PowerPoint slides. So I guess Galaxy Note win this round.

These are just some of the apps I know. I’m pretty sure there are a lot more out there in the iOS App Store. I’ve no idea where they found that lady. It seems like she is just using the iPhone for the basic functions. Maybe they should find someone who knows how to use the iPhone in their next challenge.

HTC One series

2011 was a confusing year for HTC fans. The company made great phones but they keep pushing out phones after phones with just minor updates to the previous model. I think the effects of this compulsive adding of new phones is reflected during their disappointing fourth-quarter earnings. Early this year, HTC UK chief Phil Roberson said the company will return to a strategy of launching a limited number of high-spec devices in 2012. In another word, HTC need a Hero phone. (And I’m not referring to the HTC Hero phone which was launched in 2009)

And I guess this is the One. The HTC One. Actually, there are 3 HTC One. HTC One S, HTC One X and HTC One V. Hmmm….

The HTC One S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with up to 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. It has a 4.3-inch screen crafted from contoured Corning Gorilla Glass. The HTC One S is HTC’s thinnest phone yet with just 7.9mm thick.

The HTC One X is a 4.7 inch Android phone with 720p HD screen crafted from contoured Corning Gorilla Glass. It features a beautifully crafted polycarbonate unibody that has the ruggedness of metal but is super lightweight. HTC One X uses the latest NVIDA Tegra 3 Mobile Processor for clear graphics, faster applications and longer battery life. It includes a 1.5GHz Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core with an integrated fifth Battery Saver Core and a high-performance 12-Core NVIDIA GPU. The HTC One X is HSDPA+ but it will also be available in LTE in selected market.

The HTC One V features a simple, iconic aluminium unibody design similar to the HTC Legend. It’s 3.7-inch screen is the smallest screen in the HTC One Series. The HTC One V runs on a Single core 1GHz processor.

All the 3 phones in the HTC One Series will be running the new HTC Sense 4 and integration of Beats By Dr. Dre Audio. The HTC One series will begin shipping in April. No pricing is available yet at the moment.

Oh, one more thing. HTC has integrated Dropbox into HTC Sense 4 and is giving all HTC One customer 25GB of free Dropbox space for 2 years. Sweet.

Sony announced Xperia P and Xperia U

It’s going to take a while to get used to saying “Sony Xperia” instead of “Sony Ericsson Xperia”. In case you still don’t know, Sony and Ericsson have gone separate ways after ten years of its Sony Ericsson joint venture in the mobile phone market. Sony is taking full control of the mobile phone business while Ericsson concentrate on its other business.

Sony Mobile announced its first Xperia phone after the breakup during CES2012. The Sony Xperia S is a 4.3 inch Android phone with a 1.5GHz CPU and a 12 megapixel camera. Sony Mobile announced at MWC 2012 the Xperia S will start shipping globally now. Which means it’s a matter of weeks before we see it in Singapore. *Fingers crossed*

Sony Mobile also unveiled 2 new phone under the Xperia NXT series – Xperia P and Xperia U.

The Sony Xperia P is a 4 inch Android phone with a 1GHz CPU, 8 Megapixel camera in a full aluminium unibody design. It is the first Xperia phone to use WhiteMagic display technology from Sony. WhiteMagic technology is said to deliver the brightest viewing experience. Smart power efficiency automatically adjust the screen brightness to the surroundings to conserve battery life.

The Sony Xperia U is a 3.5 inch Android phone with a 1GHz CPU and 5 Megapixel camera.

Both Xperia P and Xperia U will be launched globally in the second quarter of this year.

Real time collaboration on Google Doc for Android

One of my favorite feature on the Google Doc is the real time collaboration. Real time collaboration allows multiple users to edit the same document at the same time. Google is bringing the real time collaboration feature to Android with the latest version of Google Docs app for Android.

Now, you can see updates in real time on your Android device as others type on their computer, tablets and phones. Collaborate anywhere, anytime.

And no, you can’t do that on your iPhone/iPad. Not yet.