by Joe Levi | March 5, 2012 10:06 AM
We're seeing more powerful handheld devices come out, and less powerful laptops and "ultra-books" at some point we're going to have very similar specifications between the two. Ironically, that time is now! We've seen Motorola trying to enable a desktop-like experience with their devices via "web top", and most smartphones and tablets come with some form of video-out to display on a larger screen. What's it going to take to get real desktop experiences from a mobile device? That's our topic for this week's Android Guy Weekly!
by Joe Levi | February 27, 2012 4:06 PM
It's been three months since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich made its debut, so why aren't we seeing it on more devices? Is something wrong with it? There just might be, and we look at some reasons why in this week's episode of the Android Guy Weekly. Google's Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the launch device that ushered in Ice Cream Sandwich. Shortly thereafter it was released to the AOSP for other developers to begin working with. That was last November, it's a few days shy of March. How do you like the accessories for your Galaxy Nexus? What? You don't have them yet? That's because they ...
by Joe Levi | February 20, 2012 10:23 AM
As smartphones are getting faster, we're able to do more with them. In fact, many of us are phasing out the use of traditional computers for their miniature cousins in our pockets. Smartphones and tablets aren't wired down to a network jack, they're connected over the air. Since it's fairly likely that you'll send sensitive information at one point or another (passwords, back account numbers, etc.), it's probably a good time to ask ourselves which network technology is more secure: cellular or WiFi? Network Technologies WiFi is built primarily one one set of protocols. Virtually every ...
by Joe Levi | February 13, 2012 10:14 AM
These days we have smartphones and tablets with single cores, dual-cores, and we're talking about quad-cores. What is a "core"? What does it do? Why do we need so many? And how many cores is "enough"? That's what we'll find out in this week's Android Guy Weekly! 0:30 - Terminology 1:25 - How can things be made "faster"? 1:49 - Subway analogy 4:20 - Parent and Children tasks 5:35 - Applying the analogy to phones and tabs 6:00 - Battery constraints 7:11 - Dual-core versus dual-cpu 8:50 - Smartphones versus small tablets 9:35 - 10" tablets 12:00 - My thoughts: How much is enough? 14:10 - Your ...
by Joe Levi | February 6, 2012 9:41 AM
Many of us grew up with relatively small, low-resolution televisions as the primary -- perhaps the only -- screen in the home. We didn't think about it at the time, but these displays had a resolution of roughly 480i. That's the number of horizontal lines that are drawn across the screen. The "i" means "interlaced": only half of those lines are changed at a time. Back in the day, that was the best we had. As screens started getting bigger, the lines became more obvious -- and the picture got worse. The industry has standardized on two primary television resolutions: 720 and 1080. While the ...
by Joe Levi | January 31, 2012 9:46 AM
Welcome to the first installment of the Android Guy Weekly, a new web show that aims to answer your questions about Android smartphones and tablets, pose thought-provoking questions, and gaze into the vast unknown of the "near future". The Android Guy Weekly is a conversation, not just a web show! You're part of the discussion! Leave your thoughts, hopes, and opinion in the comments so all the other viewers can have a richer experience! In this week's episode we look into tablets, their sizes, their utility, and how we've seem to have gotten things wrong by putting our wireless data into ...
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