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Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

One of my biggest reasons for loving open-source.

In Android, Android Marketplace, Google, mobile technology, Smartphone, Social media on September 11, 2010 at 9:00 am

The fact that some young kid in his basement in Kansas could possibly come up with an app that meets a very unique need of mine and change my world for the better. If that doesn’t promote creativity, flexibility and innovation, I don’t know what does.

Apps weren’t even on my radar until I bought my Android phone. Now they’re huge and just one of several reasons why I love my phone. Thanks Google for bringing more fun, better efficiency and damn impressive technology into my life.

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“Google Android to Pass iPhone Worldwide by 2012”

In Android, Android Marketplace, Apple, Droid, Google, Motorola Droid on August 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Doh!

See the article here

The Android Invasion

In Android, Apple, apps, Droid, mobile technology, Motorola Droid, Smartphone, Verizon Motorola Droid on July 11, 2010 at 7:26 am

Came across a comment posted by “CharlesEyepz2pon” in response to article on Android. Think it does a great job on describing the “why” for open source…..

“It’s called an open source community. It’s the closest thing to democracy in the digital world because everyone gets a say in the goings on. That’s why Android OS gets more updates than any other mobile OS. We speak, they listen. We have the gifts of freedom and choice. With those gifts comes the responsibility to watch each other’s backs. This used to be common in every day life, neighbors watched out for each other. If someone moved in down the road and started peddling drugs, they were reported and run-out (unlike today when most will turn a blind eye or move.) The Android Market is the same way. If you see someone doing wrong, it’s your responsibility to your fellow man (and woman alike) to do something about it. Android is based on the idea that people are smart enough to make good decisions and to realize that when they get taken advantage of that it’s not Google’s fault.

For those who don’t want the “hassles” that go with freedom and choice don’t worry, there are dictatorships out there who are more than happy to tell you what you want and don’t want. They know deep down you’re not smart enough to make common sense decisions about what’s good and bad. And they know damn well you’re too selfish to watch out for anybody but yourself! The Android invasion is here and they’re programmed to eat Apples and break Windows!”

Classic.

“Quantifying the Mobile Data Tsunami”

In Android, apps, cellphone usage, cellphones, data usage, mobile technology, Motorola Droid, Smartphone on July 10, 2010 at 6:17 pm

The future lies in everything mobile. Given the great experience I’ve had with my Motorola Droid, I think it’s only a matter of time before everyone owns a smartphone.

But according to Nielsen, full adoption has a long way to go. A recent study of their’s reports “there is a growing need to educate smartphone users. With about 23 percent smart phone penetration in the United States, we are still in the early adopter phase. A quarter of these early adopters are not using their device for data services at all. They use exactly zero MB per month. For some reason these customers have purchased a miracle in engineering and technology that has more computing power than what was used to get men safely to the moon and back and yet they only use their smartphone for phone calls and text messaging.”

Yikes. I admit, I’m a light user. Smartphones have a steep learning curve and the change in behavior required to fully integrate the device into one’s life is HUGE. It doesn’t surprise me most have yet to budge, but once they do….??!