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  1. np231

    Thread Most popular smartphones by country

    I came across this article that talks about popular smartphone models in each country. It is interesting to see which models are most popular. Obviously, the Android smartphones are much more popular in developing countries. In most of the countries, Samsung Galaxy series, Xiaomi Redmi Note...
  2. np231

    Thread iPhone 6 Plus vs Nexus 6 vs Galaxy Note 4

    Came across this comparison, Nexus 6 is superior in every way except the camera. Nexus 6 was found to have superior: Display (qHD) Battery (3220mAh) RAM (3GB) OS (Stock Lollipop, the best!) Price, Other features (water resistant, wireless charging, dual speakers) I really think Nexus 6 will...
  3. np231

    Thread iPhone 6 Plus vs Note 4 vs Nexus 6: Specs Comparison

    Came across this comparison, Note 4 crushes the competition. Note 4 was found to have superior: Display Battery Camera Storage RAM I really think with the 16MP Camera, Samsung has finally created the best smartphone camera. Check it out. Source
  4. np231

    Thread The Dream Smartphone - Specs

    Okay, so I came across this article about the dream smartphone. Basically, it lists all the specs a dream smartphone of 2014 will have. The Dream Smartphone Specifications: Display (Screen): 5.2-inch AMOLED 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi) Camera: 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, f/2.2, OIS, iPhone...
  5. np231

    Thread The Dream Smartphone - Specs

    Okay, so I came across this article about the dream smartphone. Basically, it lists all the specs a dream smartphone of 2014 will have. The Dream Smartphone Specifications: Display (Screen): 5.2-inch AMOLED 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi) Camera: 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, f/2.2, OIS, iPhone...
  6. np231

    Thread The Dream Smartphone - Specs

    Okay, so I came across this article about the dream smartphone. Basically, it lists all the specs a dream smartphone of 2014 will have. The Dream Smartphone Specifications: Display (Screen): 5.2-inch AMOLED 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi) Camera: 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, f/2.2, OIS, iPhone...
  7. np231

    Thread Android 5.0 Lollipop: Top 10 exciting features

    So I'm excited to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on my device tomorrow. I agree with the article about features that are very exciting for this update. Set-up Assistant User Profiles Screen Pinning Quick Settings Better battery usage Notifications Improved Multitasking Trusted Bluetooth (and NFC)...
  8. np231

    Thread Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs HTC One Max [Specs Comparison]

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has many advantages over the HTC One Max One Max is bigger (13mm taller, 3mm wider, 2mm thicker) and heavier (50 grams) than the Note 3. The Note 3 has a newer and faster Snapdragon 800 processor compared to the Snapdragon 600 found in the One Max. The Note 3 also...
  9. np231

    Thread Nexus 5 - CANADA Thread

    My Fellow Canadians, Please post any info or details that will help other Canadian users of Nexus 5. I will edit this post with some useful info later on when I get a chance. Order Information: Nexus 5 - 16/32 GB - White/Black Nexus 5 (16GB): $349 Shipping: $16.99 Tax (Ontario): $45.37...
  10. np231

    Thread Nexus 5: Official Specs

    The Nexus 5 device manual leaked, which gives us the full list of Nexus 5 Technical Specifications. Google Nexus 5 (LG D821) Official Technical Specifications: Display: 4.95-inch IPS LCD HD, 1920 X 1080 px Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 Ram: 2GB RAM Camera: 8MP Rear with OIS...
  11. np231

    Thread Did Apple really sell 9 Million iPhones on opening weekend? Not Really

    Apple being Apple again, According to Gene Munster, the 9 Million figure included channel fill inventory of the iPhone 5C which was around 3.5 Million. This means that the actual sell through figure was to around 5.5 Million iPhones sold to consumers during the opening weekend. Source
  12. np231

    Thread Nexus 5 shown in leaked Video!

    A Google employee that left the phone unsupervised in a bar. The bar worker was able to snap few pictures and videos of the upcoming Google Nexus 5. Check out the source for more pictures and videos. Source QPYVbaF1Jmg
  13. np231

    Thread Nexus 5 shown in leaked Video!

    A Google employee that left the phone unsupervised in a bar. The bar worker was able to snap few pictures and videos of the upcoming Google Nexus 5. Check out the source for more pictures and videos. Source QPYVbaF1Jmg
  14. np231

    Thread Nexus 5 shown in leaked Video!

    A Google employee that left the phone unsupervised in a bar. The bar worker was able to snap few pictures and videos of the upcoming Google Nexus 5. Check out the source for more pictures and videos. Source QPYVbaF1Jmg
  15. np231

    Thread Android 4.x on 67% of all Android devices!

    Google released the numbers on September 4th, and it looks like more and more devices are now running Android 4.0 or above. Jelly Bean accounts for 45% of Android Devices. Combined with Ice Cream Sandwich, the total for Android 4.0+ is 67% of all Android devices. Fragmentation my ass. Check...
  16. np231

    Thread Pressy: Turns your headset-jack into a Physical Button!

    This thing is super cool. It raised $180,000 in two days on kickstarter. Basically, its a button that plugs into the headphone jack and you can configure it to perform any action like (take a picture, silent, send sms, wake the device, etc..) There is a Pressy App and it only works on...
  17. np231

    Thread Angry Birds GO: A New Go Kart Racing Game (Video)

    YESSS! Rovio released a video today showing their next GO Cart Racer named Angry Birds GO! I don't know about you guys, but I am really excited for this game. For some reason I always wanted to play a Mario Kart like game on my smartphone. Let's just say that I will be wasting a ton of time...
  18. np231

    Thread Xperia Z1: Teaser Video

    The Sony Z1 Teaser Video is out, what do you guys think about the Camera improvements and New Snapdragon 800 processor. By the way the camera will be 20.7 MP with 1/2.3″ sensor, that is crazy! 3000 MAh battery To be announced on September 4 event! Source I'm really excited for this device...
  19. np231

    Thread Droid 5 (pictures)

    Some pictures were leaked of the Motorola Droid 5! As always with slide out keyboard but no front hardware buttons. Source When will Verizon remove the stupid giant logo from the front?
  20. np231

    Thread Windows Phone gains Global Market share from Apple?

    So this IDC report showed that Windows Phone gained global smartphone market share and at the same time Apple market share went down. Is Windows Phone finally getting the traction everyone said it would. Check out the link for the numbers and charts. Source
  21. np231

    Thread Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch - Specs and Video

    Samsung filed a design patent in korea and some specs about the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch have leaked now. Samsung Exynos 4212 dual core clocked at 1.5GHz with Mali-400 MP4 GPU 320 x 320 resolution Flexible OLED display Camera (integrated into strap) NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Accelerometer Decent...
  22. np231

    Thread Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch - Specs

    So apparently, the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch will have flexible display. I listed some specs from the source article. There is also a video of how it would look like based on the design patent filing by Samsung in Korea. This thing is expected to be announced on September 4th. Galaxy...
  23. np231

    Thread Nexus 5: Picture shows Camera and Volume+Mute Key

    There was a new picture leaked today showing the back side of Nexus 5, made by LG. The picture also shows the side volume buttons and a mute button (possibly power/lock key). Check out the source for the leaked image. Source
  24. np231

    Thread Sony DSC-QX10/100 Lens for Xperia Z

    Hey guys, I'm just drooling over this concept ever since I saw the leaked pictures. What do you guys think about this new technology. Essentially, Sony is packing a full camera in the lens, which we can attach to the smartphone. So we use the phone for the screen and controls. This is very...
  25. np231

    Thread Gold iPhone 5S: Apple has officially lost it

    Apparently, Apple will be providing a Gold Color option for the iPhone 5S. TechCrunch also confirmed this "Yes, there will be a gold iPhone" if this is true then man Apple is in trouble. Source (pics)
  26. np231

    Thread No Sim Card Error - HTC One

    I have had the HTC One for two weeks now. Started experiencing the No Sim Card error yesterday. Happened 2-3 times per day. Error: The phone looses the network reception and displays "No SIM Card" error. Apparently the HTC One X+ had the same issue (loose connection with the SIM Card), and...
  27. np231

    Thread 5 reasons why you should buy a Google Nexus device

    If you are in the market for a new smartphone, this article lists some good reasons for getting a Google Nexus device 1. Stock Android 2. Always Up-to-Date 3. Carrier Unlocked 4. Developer Friendly 5. Affordable Pricing The article has very good explanation for each of the five reasons. "As...
  28. np231

    Thread iOS apps steal more user data than Android apps

    People in the tech industry generally perceive iOS as the more safer option compared to Android due to mobile malware. The fact is that mobile malware infects less than one percent of apps. “The real concern should be over how mobile apps are handling personal info and company data. In that...
  29. np231

    Thread 5 predictions for Android 5.0 ‘Key Lime Pie’ features

    Found this article that talks about Android 5.0 features. I personally think social integration hub and personalized settings won't happen. Android doesn't need a social hub and Google doesn't really care about providing that. Personalized settings for allowing stock android sounds great but...
  30. np231

    Thread Carrier Name Change

    Does anyone know how to change the carrier name that is displayed on the lock screen and notification pulldown? I have tried the method here, but it doesn't seem to work.
  31. np231

    Thread Nexus 4 - CANADA Thread

    How to enable LTE on Nexus 4 [Exclusive to CANADA!] :D _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please Post a reply with the following info: - 8GB or 16GB Nexus 4 - Order Time (or shipping notification time) - PlayStore Status - Wallet...
  32. np231

    Thread Leak: Google Nexus Devices from Samsung, LG, Sony

    A list of devices from a manufacturer in china shows the following three devices as the Google Nexus Devices. LG Optimus Nexus (L-08E: Optimus NEXUS -NFC waterproof · Xi · NEXT · Capless (TypeA / B / C)) Sony Xperia Nexus (SO-04E: Xperia NEXUS -Xi-NEXT-NFC (TypeA / B / C)) Samsung Galaxy...
  33. np231

    Thread Windows 8 vs Windows RT, which one to buy?

    Hey guys, just came across this article that compares the features of RT and Windows 8 Pro version Should I get the windows RT, which will be cheaper and I will get office with it. Or should I get Windows 8 Pro? (I'm aware of the $40 upgrade but this is mainly for buying a new computer) Will...
  34. np231

    Thread Apple Vs. Samsung Lawsuit: Details of the Patent War of 21st Century

    The article is very helpful with all the details in a timeline format. "The patent litigations we see today in tech industry are classic examples of corporate greed that takes away customer choice and welfare." Definitely true when courts start banning the sales of devices instead of just...
  35. np231

    Thread 2012 Tablet Comparison, is Nexus 7 better?

    Hey guys, I'm thinking about buying the nexus 7. Came across this article that compares all the current tablets. Is the source accurate? Should I buy the 16gb or 8gb one? Source
  36. np231

    Thread Android 4.1 Jelly Bean vs. Apple iOS 6 vs. Microsoft Windows Phone 8, which is better

    Very interesting and in-depth comparison of all the features provided by three main mobile OS. Android 4.1, iOS 6, Windows Phone 8 The article shows Android 4.1 has 13 superior features compared to other operating systems Source
  37. np231

    Thread 10 Reasons why ICS is better than iOS

    Nice one. This sums it up really well. We can experience all these things thanks to CM9 on SGSII http://www.thegadgetmasters.com/2012/04/08/10-reasons-why-android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-is-better-than-apples-ios/
  38. np231

    Thread 10 Reasons why ICS is better than iOS

    This article sums it up very well. ICS FTW. http://www.thegadgetmasters.com/2012/04/08/10-reasons-why-android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-is-better-than-apples-ios/
  39. np231

    Thread Samsung sells 3x more smartphones than Apple in China

    Samsung apparently sold 3x more smartphones in China than Apple. Samsung gained 2x the market share during Q3 and Q4 of 2011. Apple is apparently going after China with the next release of the iPhone which will support the radio frequency for China Mobile. Source
  40. np231

    Thread Nokia to release Windows 8 Tablet

    Nokia is apparently working on a Windows 8 Tablet for Q4 2012. Great Hardware + Productivity based Software = Win :) Source
  41. np231

    Thread Homerun Battle 3D, Update 1.7.6

    The homerun battle 3d game was updated recently with com2us hub feature. Here is a video showing the update. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLVGmNtl1bw&feature=g-upl&context=G2e31e2bAUAAAAAAAAAA GLVGmNtl1bw
  42. np231

    Thread Minecraft PE, Survival Mode Update

    As we all know, the minecraft game was updated to 0.2 with survival mode. Here is a youtube video showing the features. w8ZwdzCCA4M
  43. np231

    Thread Windows 8 for ARM detailed by Microsoft

    Microsoft just released a detailed information on Windows For Arm. There will be touch friendly version of Office for Windows. IMO, I think a windows tablet would be perfect for my needs. All the tablets our right now provide no productivity. With windows phone apps as well as full windows...
  44. np231

    Thread Leak: Droid Incredible 3 Pictures

    Pictures of a new HTC device running Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0 were leaked. The device is heading for Verizon and it will have LTE capabilities! Check out the source for pics of the new device running sense 4.0. Source
  45. np231

    Thread Leak: Droid Incredible 3 Pictures

    Pictures of a new HTC device running Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0 were leaked. The device is heading for Verizon and it will have LTE capabilities! Check out the source for pics of the new device running sense 4.0. Source
  46. np231

    Thread Galaxy S II can withstand -22 F/-30 C

    Our Galaxy S II can actually withstand very cold conditions. -30 degrees Celsius. I can confirm this as I live in Canada and temperatures are very low on some days. iPhone 4S fails at -5C .. lol Source
  47. np231

    Thread Kindle Fire is now most popular Android Tablet

    A market report by Flurry showed that Kindle Fire now has the highest market share. Kindle Fire jumped from 3% in November to 36% in January 2012. That is crazy. Check out source for report details and market share graph. Source
  48. np231

    Thread Apple wastes $100,000,000 against HTC

    There are rumors that Apple just wasted $100 Million in legal disputes Against HTC. Apparently, Apple patents did not hold up against HTC in court. The only patent that was successful was about tiny software feature in email app used by HTC on Android Phones. Source
  49. np231

    Thread RIM looking for an outright sale to Samsung for $12 Billion?

    New rumors suggest that RIM might be looking for an outright sale to Samsung. The news comes after the rumors that RIM might licence Blackberry 10 OS to HTC or Samsusng. Could this mean that one day we might see BBM on Android? Source
  50. np231

    Thread Google launches Android Design, for creating ICS like apps

    Google just introduced 'Android Design' for helping developers create Ice Cream Sandwich like applications. Its good news for the users because more applications will look more like ICS. Source