In this smartphone operating system Schmackdown you will see Wirefly compare the new Windows Phone 8 OS to the very popular Android OS.
In Round 1 you will hear and see some of the different customization options on both the Windows Phone 8 OS and the Android OS. You will get to see the difference between widgets and live tiles.
In Round 2 you will see the different navigation styles of the two operating systems. You will also get a look at the new Kids Corner feature on the Windows Phone 8 OS.
In Round 3 you will get to see and hear about the user experience around application on the operating systems. You will get to see how similar and how different the user experience is on these two operating systems.
The HTC ThunderBolt and Apple/Verizon iPhone 4 are both powerful phones with lots of features. One of the primary activities of people using these phones will be browsing the Internet, so the question comes up as to which device might be a better browser. With its big screen, the ThunderBolt has a more eye-filling display, but which phone can get from page to page with the fastest? The video on the right attempts to compare the Internet browsing capabilities of the HTC ThunderBolt and the Verizon iPhone 4.
Both are quick but is getting from page to page the fastest all there is?
The HTC ThunderBolt is coming soon to Wirefly at a great price.
The interwebs are swirling with rumors via TmoNews and Androidandme that T-Mobile is going launch a phone codenamed "Pyramid" that will give the carrier what many fans have been screaming for: a big-screen behemoth.
Both TmoNews and AndroidMe claim to have received the info from reliable sources, but keep in mind this is purely rumor at this point.
Many Samsung Vibrant owners are probably rejoicing with the news that the popular phone has finally received a long-awaited update from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2. And there's no doubt about it: In addition to adding desirable features such as WiFi calling and Adobe Flash compatability, Android 2.2 is faster than Android 2.1 on the Vibrant. However, how much faster is "faster"?
It's official. T-Mobile will be releasing a Samsung Galaxy S phone capable of 4G speeds. T-Mobile is touting it as the fastest phone on the fastest network. We'll see once we have it in our hands. We don't have many details on the device other than it being 4G and having a Super AMOLED display.
Here's the press release from TMO:
BELLEVUE, Wash.& DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today revealed the Galaxy S™ 4G, exclusively from T-Mobile.
4G phones are about to take over the world. It's been a slow march, but the time is coming near. Since the launch of the HTC EVO, the world's first 4G phone, only a handful of 4G phones have been released. In the coming months, another dozen will join the ranks of these blazing-fast phones -- and no, the iPhone, won't be one of them.
4G phones are estimated to transfer data four to eight times faster than 3G phones. What exactly does that mean, you ask?
Imagine streaming a full motion picture to your phone without a hiccup. Or downloading a web page in the blink of an eye. Video chatting with picture and sound quality of an HD television. That's what 4G phones offer.
It’s not been two years since Google’s fledgling open source mobile operating system first debuted to lukewarm reviews powering T-Mobile’s G1, the world’s first Android device. Quietly stepping onto the smartphone stage with lofty – if seemingly impossible – dreams of taking on Apple’s iPhone OS and RIM’s firmly entrenched BlackBerry OS, Google’s Android OS was the unheard of underdog.
User interface: The Backflip may appeal to those heavily involved in social networking, featuring Motorola’s MOTOBLUR interface built on top of the standard Android platform. MOTOBLUR provides close integration with social networks including Facebook and Twitter. The HTC Aria sports HTC's Sense user interface which provides 7 highly customizable homescreens, a nice number of custom HTC widgets (social networking, stocks, weather, etc.), and HTC Scenes (allowing users to quickly switch homescreen layouts depending on what they're doing).
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