Apple is prepared to eat their ex-CEO's words soon. It's funny that Apple fanboys listen to everything Steve Jobs/Apple says like they were gospel when Jobs and Apple treat them like sh*t. I still remembered the day Apple once suggested that UI functions should not be represented just by color alone. I forgot the exact reason behind that, but it's something like colors could have different meaning in different culture, and they are poor identifiers for colorblinds. Yet, when OS X comes out, the close/max/min buttons are colors only until you roll the mouse over the buttons. The thing is, their words only mean so much when it works for them. When they want it the other ways, they would pretend they never say it, or they will invent an excuse -- usually "because they've done it the right way." Apple's Steve Jobs: 'no one's going to buy' a big phone -- Engadget
UPDATE: Turns out that I am the one who needs to eat one's own words. Apple did not release a bigger iPhone. The iPhone 4S is almost identical to the iPhone 4.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Finally, an affordable and quality tablet will be upon us: An ICS ROM will probably pop up within weeks after both the Kindle Fire and ICS sources are released. Thinking About Rooting The Kindle Fire? Amazon Won't Put Up A Fight To Stop You!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
So, what does that mean to the Android world in general? On the surface, probably nothing. Even though the Kindle Fire is based on Android, we probably shouldn't see it as a real Android device. Indeed, judging from the news, what Amazon seems to change the underlying Android OS a lot more than what B&N did on the Nook Color. That being said, in the long run, it probably will provide more incentive for developers to create Android apps. The fact is, the Kindle Fire is close enough to a generic Android tablet that it makes little sense for a developer not to develop for both platforms. If the Kindle Fire does well, what could happen is that developers might develop Android apps for it first (due to its relatively fixed hardware, it will be easier to target), then open the apps to other Android tablets. So, even though the Kindle Fire may not contribute directly to Android's growth, it could potentially help indirectly. Amazon Kindle Fire, the 7-inch sub-$200 Android tablet (Update) | Android and Me
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Today is Microsoft's big day. Windows 8 is revealed to a large number of people, and soon a developer build will be available for download. So, how does Windows 8 have anything to do with Anroid, or more specifically, Android tablets? To answer this question, we need to pay attention to a lesser-known Android related news today: All future Android builds will be optimized for Intel's Atom processor Still don't see the relation? Let me explain. First of all, Windows 8 will no doubt be run on tablet PCs powered by Atom. Secondly, some if not most of these PCs will be made and sold like any traditional PC, meaning that there won't be any locked bootloader. Now, stop for a moment and think about this: these PCs will all be capable of running Android! Imagine what will happen once CyanogenMod begins to support these PCs. We can just go out and buy a Windows 8 tablet PC and install Android onto it. We can even dual-boot between Windows 8 and Android! Windows 8 details: new features, UI enhancements and everything in between -- Engadget