Posts Tagged ‘android’

Luxury Android Vertu Ti has £7,000 Price Tag

Luxury Android Vertu Ti has £7,000 Price Tag

Posted on 15 Feb 2013 at 2:15pm

 

Luxury smartphone maker Vertu has launched its first Android-operated handset. The Vertu Ti costs 7,900 euros (£6,994) and is made at the firm’s headquarters in Church Crookham, Hampshire.

The device had a titanium frame and sapphire screen but was not 4G-enabled, said its designer Hutch Hutchison.

Until last year the company was owned by Nokia and specialised in highly priced handsets designed for the Symbian operating system.

Vertu had chosen Android over Windows as an operating system because it was more established, chief executive Perry Oosting told the BBC.

“You need to be part of an ecosystem, Your device will have to integrate with other devices. I think the Windows phone will have…

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Rumors

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Rumors

Posted on 07 Dec 2012 at 11:28pm

Google’s Manu Cornet has posted a comic illustrating the evolution of Android, and the last image shows the Android mascot holding a slice of key lime pie. All of the previous iterations of Android are depicted in the comic as well, from Jelly Bean, back to Ice Cream Sandwich, then Honeycomb and then Gingerbread straight down the line.

The addition of Key Lime Pie will mark the ninth version of Google’s mobile software to date. Some have speculated that Android 4.2 would be called Key Lime Pie, but Google…

Ematic plunge Android tablet prices further

Ematic plunge Android tablet prices further

Posted on 05 Aug 2012 at 12:33pm

$ 89.99 for a tablet device which runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is pretty cheap, not to mention highly affordable, company like Ematic who will continue to push the bar further, although some might say that it drops the bar instead.

After all, the $ 89.99 price point has just experienced yet another drop thanks to Ematic’s efforts with the eGlide 4 which will retail for $ 10 cheaper – that means it is going for a mere $ 79.99. I wonder what is the absolute minimum price point for Android-powered tablets in the future even as the manufacturing…

Android To Be Included By Google

Android To Be Included By Google

Posted on 20 Jul 2012 at 12:42pm

The European Commission has been investigating Google since 2010 following complaints from rivals. Google has proposed making changes to the way it handles search to head off a lengthy court case and large fines. But Brussels’ acceptance of the proposal hinges on the changes being extended to Android, reports the FT.

Google may have to make changes to its Android phones as part of a settlement deal brokered with Brussels over its alleged anti-competitive behaviour. Android has been a late addition to Google’s talks with Brussels. The Competition Commission in…

Smartphone Owners Prefer Obama To Romney

Smartphone Owners Prefer Obama To Romney

Posted on 11 Jul 2012 at 7:37am

According to a new survey, both iPhone and Android supporters choose Barack Obama.

Per the 800 iPhone and Android users polled, smartphone owners; would vote for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, 49 percent to 31 percent. That wide margin is consistent from iOS to Android, with iPhone owners preferring Obama to Romney 47 percent to 34 percent and Android owners preferring Obama to Romney 50 percent to 29 percent.

The survey was commissioned by Velti, a mobile marketing firm, who said in a statement that the results are proof positive that the new most important platform for political…

Apple’s Siri Gets a ‘D’ Grade, Google Search Gets ‘B+’

Apple’s Siri Gets a ‘D’ Grade, Google Search Gets ‘B+’

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 at 10:23am

You’ve seen that insufferable iPhone 4S commercial where Zooey Deschanel tromps around in pajamas while using the voice-activated personal assistant Siri. Anyways we have that commercial for you here.

 

But a recent analysis by Piper Jaffray makes makes you wonder whether Zooey Deschanel might actually be more intelligent than Siri.

Piper Jaffray tech analyst Gene Munster conducted an exhaustive analysis on the accuracy of Siri’s answers compared to Google’s search results. The analysis rated Google with a B+ (86%) for accuracy of answers, while Siri scored a D (62%) for accuracy.

The analysis…