Posts tagged ‘iOS4.2’

September 6, 2010

Samsung Captivate vs. Apple iPhone 4

BY THE APPLE GIRL 

Samsung, If you  wanted to beat the iPhone at its game, you should at least trump the iPhone hardware if not the software.  Anyone deciding between Captivate and iPhone 4, here is why you should be buying the iPhone 4 over the Captivate.

1. No front facing camera – This means no FaceTime. I can hear GoogleChic, cribbing about Facetime only available over Wi-Fi. Yes, and I would blame AT&T for that. But its something AT&T can decide to turn on anytime. Video calling is not new, but Apple’s FaceTime is yet to add a new page to it. Soon enough we might all be moving away from audio only calls, and do you want to be left behind without a front facing camera?

2. No camera flash – Captivate gives you a 5 mega pixel camera, but says no to a flash. Is that Samsung being stingy?

3. Crappy AT&T apps – You don’t want to be dealing with all the crapware from AT&T on your phone. I know you can take it off if you don’t want it, but why not get a nice and clean iPhone when you are at it?

4. Retina display and HDR photos –   I am in awe of the iPhone’s Retina display. Check out the video for Epic Citadel below. The super crisp 3Dish images should leave you gawking at the display. Although reviews indicate that Samsung’s AMOLED is comparable to Apple’s Retina display, the superior pixel density of the iPhone is something you should check out for yourself. As Apple says “Retina display’s pixel density is so high, your eye is unable to distinguish the pixels” HDR photos coming on iOS 4.1 is something I would die for. GoogleChic, got anything comparable to HDR photos on Captivate?

5. App-Store – With Apple, you get access to the 250,000 apps at the Apple Store which is more than twice that of the Android market place. GoogleChic, are you going to say that market place apps are growing in number? Do you think the App Store will be stagnant?

6. iPhone texting – At this point, GoogleChic will show you videos where Swype on Captivate  appears faster than iPhone texting. An iPhone texter has already beat the Swype record, but I am not going to use that to get you to buy the iPhone 4. Unless you have countless hours to get your swype -ing skills up to speed, go get the iPhone and text away gloriously (why re-invent the typing wheel right?)

7. iOS – Last but not the least, the Apple’s iOS trumps Android any day with super user friendly intuitive software. You don’t want to get an Android phone and be caught in the dark ages if Sammy decides that you are not fit enough for the software update. With Apple, you get it as soon as it’s released .. simple as that!

Googlechic, I know you are going to point out that it sometimes takes a while to update the iPhone, but hey isn’t that because millions of users are trying to get to it before you do and a few minutes is definitely better than waiting months to get the Android software.

Point to take home: iPhone 4 is any day better than Captivate. 🙂

BY THE GOOGLE CHIC 

Samsung can’t help it if AT&T wants to cripple their phone!

1)  Front facing camera. Again, you have AT&T to thank for opting out of the front facing camera option. The Epic 4G, Captivate’s sibling has a front facing camera, so clearly Samsung can provide that feature. Maybe AT&T opted out of it to save itself from another embrassement, another wifi only video time. As for Facetime over 3G, I wouldn’t hold my breathe AppleGirl, you’ll have better luck waiting for the iPhone to come out on Verizon and use Facetime on their stable network. I mean, AT&T is too busy fixing their dropped call right? Millions of customers on their flimsy network would sure cause a blackout 😉 Check out the picture below, I took it while trying to watch Apple’s keynote on a iPhone (umm Networkwork overload)?

2) No flash, pick a side AppleGirl, you said that flash wasn’t a deciding factor. I’m pretty tired of saying this, but yet again AT&T screwing things up. Captivate’s siblings the Epic 4G and Fascinate offers a flash.

3) AT&T apps – Wow, we’re now going to gripe about uninstalling apps? Settings-> Applications -> Manage Applications. That’s it, go uninstall the apps to your heart’s content!

4) Retina display? Oh vey! You need to check out the Super AMOLED in person, check out Avatar on the Samsung (just for you AppleGirl, check out Avatar on the Samsung vs. iPhone 4).  That sure beats your Citadel! As for HDR photos, you realize that’s just a software upgrade right? Being able to snap 3 pictures and put it together is surely something that Google can do.

5) Market, the Android phones can do anything an iPhone can do, even better! Oh don’t forget it’s probably free also!

6) Texting, don’t be jealous AppleGirl that you can’t get Swype. The Captivate does have an on screen keyboard just like the iPhone. Swype is just a bonus feature. If you can type quickly on an iPhone you sure can do it on the Captivate.

7) OS – The iOS trumps Android anyday? I guess if you’re boring and don’t want to be able to customize your desktop or anything else then yes, iOS is for you. You can have the same old app drawer like the millions of iPhone users out there! Now, if you want notifications, customizable desktops, widgets in which you can view FB status, tweet right from your desktop then Android is for you!

By the way, remember Android is open source, update at will. No need to “wait” for the update, it’s already out there. Thanks to Cyanogen (along with other devs) you can get enhanced features for your OS. It’s also easy, just follow the instructions. Now, if you have a Nexus that’s a bonus, Google pushes the updates directly and it takes 2 mins versus the pain of having to fight a million other users trying to get the same upgrade. If Apple was smarter, they would phase the upgrade over the span of several days instead of crashing their servers.

Point taken? Pick an Android device over the iPhone 4. The Captivate is the best Android that AT&T has to offer but there are much better Android devices out there. Stop staying with the crap network that will only promote the iPhone.


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September 4, 2010

iOS 4.2 … Let’s get the party started!

BY THE APPLE GIRLThis is Apple making Google work harder!

iOS 4.2 brings  iPad up to date with the iPhone and iPod touch software. Now that you used your iPad to create documents, you can also use it to print them wirelessly on iOS4.2.

The most exciting feature for me is Airplay. Airplay lets you play media from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to anywhere in your house – wirelessly!

You can now stream your music over Wi-Fi to Apple TV and Airport Express. I can hear some groaners already! Don’t own an Airport express or Apple TV? No problem! Apple brings music streaming to some big third party audio makers including Denon,  Marantz, Bowers & Wilkins, JBL and iHome. I’m loving it. GoogleChic, should I advice you to buy an iPhone before you throw your holiday party? I am sure you don’t want to be fumbling the playlist on your computer after a few drinks!

Now for some bad news! You can’t get your hands on these updates until November. While we are talking about music, have you tried Ping yet? Ping has topped more than a million users in less than 48 hours. GoogleChic, let’s talk about Google’s Buzz success  vs. Ping’s? 😉  Ouch, do we only see Buzz’s 8.5 million dollar privacy suit dent?

BY THE GOOGLE CHICGoogle is already hard at work with Gingerbread; Android 3.0.

Mum is the word when it comes to Gingerbread, but supposedly it’s a overhaul of the UI and you would need to meet the minimum hardware requirements to run it (1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM 3.5 inch display). I wonder what Google has in store for us but I have a feeling that it’ll surpass Apple’s iOS 4.2.

As for Bing, opps! I mean Ping, it looks like it’s a big DUD. There are a million users because every Tom, Dick and Harry went and got an account. However, it sounds like a lot of people are frustrated that it’s hard to find your friends and can only display songs you like if you’ve purchased it in iTunes.

P.S AppleGirl, after a few drinks I don’t think it matters what playlist you’re looking at. Whether it’s on the computer or your iPhone, it should all look pretty confusing by then 🙂

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