Saturday, July 20, 2013

X phone release date official, Aug 1 from Motorola

Motorola has officially announced the release of the long awaited X phone for a August 1st press event in New York. Not much else is known at the time but Android Authority has released the following rumored specs:

Dual-core Qualcomm S4 Pro MSM8960DT 1.7GHz CPU
Adreno 320 GPU
2GB of RAM
720p 4.7"  display with on-screen buttons (4.4-4.5" viewable)
10MP rear camera w/ clear pixel technology
2.1MP front camera
16GM internal memory
Android 4.2.2
Always on mic for voice commands

I am going to avoid further comment on the unit it is released and hopefully I can demo a unit. Until then here is the leaked video from Rogers Mobile that details a little about the phone. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Falcon Pro, so much hope, so much disappointment

Reading a posting on one of my favorite Android blogs I came across some info on Falcon Pro. I saw it in a few places and was curious as I don't like the stock Twitter app and Echofon left me flat, why not give it a try? So after reading the review on the app, I had to have it! After downloading on HTC One S, it worked great! Set up was intuitive and simple and once loaded I even liked the black background with Magenta highlights as I'm with Tmobile! Video plays in app which blew me away, and pics are in app as well. Switching between accounts (@section16media)was very easy and the selling point for me of the app.

Now for the Ugly, when I downloaded it to my Nexus 7, it worked ok for the first few times I used it, then I got the weirdest screen of death ever where no Falcon screen came up but a Twitter log in screen, go figure. The issue is not an unknown one as Falcon Pro (as of the time of this article) is still pulled from the play store. There is an app called Falcon, but its not the same one. The issue with the app originally stems from a Token limit. Think of Face book's friend limit and how once a person reaches this limit is forced to open a new page to accommodate the new members. The 100,000 Twitter limit is much the same way as this was actually reached twice forcing drastic measures by followers trying to access the app.

Twitter removed access from any new app users and the Google removed it form the app store. So to deal with the absence of a doesn't Twitter client, I did what I wanted not to do... I went back to using Echofon Twitter client for my Nexus 7. Falcon Pro still works on my HTC One S, but I am considering removing it soon. If I find a new contender count on it being reviewed here. Do you have a Twitter client you like that wasn't mentioned here? Comment below and follow this blog!

Nexus 7 refresh due soon

Lots of leaked info out now about the new X phone (see upcoming post on it), new updates to Google Map app, Google has had a busy week. But wait, there's more (Steve Jobs tip of hat!), new leaked info and images have surfaced on the new Nexus 7. Already the darling of the tablet world, this new info shows that Google went all out in refreshing this powerhouse tablet.

With so many places to begin this, lets get the specs out of the way. Pretty much in line with the current version the latest incarnation of the tablet will have the same 16 Gig to 32 Gig options. The newest leak also points toward July 20th availability at Office Max at $269.99. The processor is rumored to be the Qualcom Snapdragon S4 and the big upgrade to 4 Gig of ram (we hope this is real)! Under new additions add the 1.2 mega pixel front camera and the 1.5 mega pixel camera on the back (yes fans they listened)! 
As far as aesthetics, it's obviously thinner than the current model and man look at those lines! It appears to have a bezel to bezel display so you gamers have more real estate to play with ( or more girth for movies). I'm sure the closer we get to the 20th more details emerge the main thing on the watch list is if the 4 gig of ram holds true, also do we get SD card on this round? Any way you slice it, I plan on getting one! What do you think? Think It lives up to it's predecessor?