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6 Trends That Define Android Of 2013

The Single ecosystem which probably was the most dominant in 2012 is Android. With an array of devices exploiting the power and charm of Google’s operating system, Android has grown into an undeniable force. And with the New Year, come a lot of expectations, rumors and speculations. So brace yourself, here is the immediate future, to where the world’s most popular mobile O.S. is headed, compiled by Cnet.

6. Screen Size: Will Grow And Sharpen


Until recently, Smartphone screens that exceed 4 inches were a rarity. But thanks to popular Androids like Samsung’s Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2, which probably lead Android race, people are becoming familiar to larger screens. The trend is catching, but Motorola on its part did something different- Squeezed a 4.3-inch display into the body of a phone that is roughly same as a 3.5-inch phone- edge to edge displays. And that is going to be the standard high end experience for Androids in 2013. Beyond that, the resolution will sharpen. According to reports, almost all Android vendors are working on their sub 5 inch phones with 1080p HD display. HTC already has one- The Droid DNA. Android, with its new iterations like Jelly Bean, support this big displays.

5. Cores Will Multiply

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Gone are the days of dual core Smartphones. As the Smartphones replace computers in computing operations, quad-core processors are the new norm. Android is leading this turf too. Almost all high end Android devices in 2013 will come with Qualcomm or Nvidia powered quad-core processors with 1.5GHz processors and some even hitting 2.0 GHz.

The memory and storage options of the Androids will increase on par with the cores. The current 2 GB RAM, which is high end, will turn a norm in 2013. With some manufacturers opting for fixed batteries and removing the external storage, the storage capacities will yield 32 GB for the mid range and 64 GB for the high ends, and an Android with 128 GB storage will not be a dream in 2013.

4. One Device Around The World

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With Android devices born every minute, manufacturers, unlike the previous years, will adopt single form factor for their devices across the globe. A good initiative, shown by company like Samsung, when they released its flagship Galaxy S3, which was the same device, irrespective of you getting it from Verizon in U.S. or an online store in India. HTC, another major Android manufacturer is following the same path. The accessory manufacturers and the people will benefit from these single specifications used worldwide.

3 Technologies Popularized by Android

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Android was ahead in popularizing many mobile technologies ahead of others in 2012. This will continue in 2013. NFC will gain a foothold in Android devices to the point of becoming a standard. More NFC enabled accessories will emerge, like tap to play speakers. Mobile payment and transaction spaces will exploit the possibilities of this technology in full swing the coming year. 3D technology, which didn’t see much popularity in 2012, is expected to have the same fate of QR codes- die young. However, specialized Androids for gamers will have this technology embedded.
But the biggest issue faced by Smartphone vendors is battery life. As the screen size, performance and display goes up, it’s the battery that takes a toll. So 2013 will see Smartphones with internal high capacity batteries. With Android hardware exploiting every unique form factors, this wouldn’t be a problem.

2. Android Ruling New Territories

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Samsung surprised the world with its Galaxy Camera, which is entirely built on Android Operating system. Other camera makers like Nikon and Polaroid are also experimenting with the same. So more “smart” shooters will emerge in 2013. Moreover, more devices, especially tablets focused on different age groups like kid-centric tablet, Nabi XD, will see light in 2013.
Moreover, the hardware vendors will build electronic devices including micro-waves and washing machines based on Android operating system, which will essentially “connect” your entire home with you.

1. Google I/O and Major Releases

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2012 was not short of major Android releases. With major trade shows CES in January and International Mobile World Congress in February, Android fans can see an array of new devices in shelf. In the mean time various manufacturers will be running standalone press conferences like the expected one from Samsung announcing the launch of its flagship Galaxy S4.
Above all, Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O is the most anticipated one for Android fans as it is promised to display the real ecosystem changing stuff.



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10 Reasons To Hate Apple Products

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Apple products are famous for three things: absolute technology, feverish launches, and frenzy queues outside Apple stores irrespective of the world boundaries. But considering the fact that Apple’s censorship stance, restrictive policies and abuse of offshore labor, not going very well with the consumers, we couldn’t help but hate “Apple”. Read on to know the 10 reasons to hate Apple products as compiled by AskMen.

10. Apple’s Products Cost A Titanic

If Apple’s bête-noires are considered, especially Android and Microsoft, they work hand in hands with their OEM partners and the mutual competition between OEMs like Sony, Samsung, Nokia and Dell ensures that customers get to play their choices- be with price tags or specifications of the devices. Apple on the contrary aims at top notch technology market and doesn’t care a dust to bring budget priced models. So if you want to lay your hands on Apple products and want to bargain over prices, then Apple is not for you.

9. No Naughty Software Allowed

Even if you put aside Apple’s hard-line stance on porn, you get other reasons to hate it, especially for clipping your wings when it comes to Apple’s mobile devices. You are not allowed to use software of questionable legality like versions of classic video games; video downloads from torrents or any other software with dark shade. While such softwares are allowed on Apple Macs and laptops, they are outcasts when it comes to the mobile devices.


8. Siri’s Discrimination

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Siri, the virtual assistant for wide variety of voice guided searches and responses, doesn’t deliver the same credible assistant once the boundaries are crossed or we can say when it gets tested with not so familiar landscape like India or Australia. So if you are not in U.S. Siri won’t remember even your favorite joint right around the corner and there’s problem in recognizing accents too. For all that Apple device costs and the extra money the non U.S. consumers put in, yet Siri will treat you differently.

7. Breaking Up With Apple, Your Money Will Be In Drain

If you want to break up with Apple then it’s not that easy to go on different ways. With your stint with Apple you have had put a lot of your money in purchasing significant amount of music, videos and software on Apple devices, breaking up means your money is flushed down the drain.

6. Transferring Files To iDevices Is Painful

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apple devies : ehack

If you are in mood to grab some videos and music on your iPad or iPhone quickly for an outing decided on spur of the moment, you better be not in haste; it’s not as easy as plug a USB, drag and drop the content from a computer. Apple makes sure that you jump through hoops before getting anything on your iPad or iPhone. The music files and videos had to be converted to compatible formats before they can be accepted by Apple mobile devices. In other cases you may have to buy flexible video player apps through iTunes. So Apple makes it very difficult for non-iTunes content to get into your device.

5. Apple Refuses To Give You The Keys

If you are a curious Tom who wants to have a peek at what’s in Apple devices, well your curiosity will not be quenched at all. The Macs, iPhones and iPads are all sealed up tightly, and deny any advances to explore them without actually causing harm. And even if you are not curious, just wanted to get a loose screw tightened, or replace a battery, you have to take it to licensed Apple repairer and pull some cash out of your wallet; it’s the norm with both major and minor hackles with Apple products.

4. Android

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More Recently Android is making Apple to run for bucks. Android is getting omniscient, thanks for its host of advantages: it is flexible with software and file transfer, it is cheaper and offers’ performance you won’t feel sorry for not having an Apple, and it makes you forget Siri too as its voice control is integrated across everything, including launching apps and directing you in the car.

3. Apple Refuses To Support Flash

Apple takes rivalry to extremes and its refusal to support flash could be the good example. Taking from the leaf of Apple’s book of moments, the refusal to support flash which was a standard for majority of websites is the apt answer by Steve Job to Adobe’s refusal to create its popular software for the early Macs, and Apple, at that time Apple was struggling with poor market share. The tables are turned and Apple now wears the crown in electronics consumer market, and also led to adopt HTML5 as the new standard for various websites.

2. Chinese Sweatshops

The reports about Foxconn, which manufactures Apple devices, exposed inhuman conditions which the employees are subjected to. There were reports that many employees jumped to death from the heights of manufacturing unit that the factory is now placed nets at the base of the buildings.

The other companies like Samsung, Sony and Nintendo use the same Foxconn factories as Apple does, but having the status as the first among peers, Apple should have had taken some initiation to act on labor issues.

1. Apple’s Censorship

Something which the company opposed so vehemently in its starting years, it’s sad to see Apple increasingly becoming the “Big Brother” figure itself.

The early TV ads depicted Apple as the rebel, throwing a sledgehammer into Orwellian Big Brother figure. The Apple followed up this vigor with its “Think Different” campaign which celebrated the history’s greatest rebels and creative thinkers.  The company had been successful on the premise of supporting creativity, rebelliousness and artistry till now. But the concerns are mounting up with company’s increased stand in trying to play a Big Brother.

Apple has come up with a staunch refusal to allow pornography to be distributed via any of its channels. It’s the most famous instance of censorship that the company wrought on the Apple consumers. And recently a science magazine was banned from Apple devices for a story about male reproductive organ myth. In contrast Apple has no issue with female-sex-tip-filled magazines.

Apple has then gone a step forward; it filed a patent which would disable your iPhone’s ability to record video while you’re attending a music concert. Think what wreak it can cause if the same technology gets adopted by the government that can quill any voice, photo, or footage of some political unrest. Apple’s censorship is more of oppression now.

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Google‘s Android is eating Apple‘s lunch

“Google‘s Android is eating Apple‘s lunch”

Smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s Android software are devouring the mobile gadget market, eating into Apple’s turf by feeding appetites for innovation and low prices, analysts say.

The Android operating system powered nearly three out of four smartphones shipped worldwide in the recently ended quarter as the mobile platform dominated the market, according to industry trackers at IDC.

“Android has been one of the primary growth engines of the smartphone market since it was launched in 2008,” said IDC’s mobile phones research manager Ramon Llamas.

“In every year since then, Android has effectively outpaced the market and taken market share from the competition.”

In tablets, Apple’s market share has fallen to just over 50 percent from 65 percent in the second quarter as Android devices gain ground, according to IDC figures.

Google‘s Android is eating Apple‘s lunch

Google‘s Android is eating Apple‘s lunch

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