Most of us have seen this phone already for the past week, and especially when Engadget got its hands on the phone today. The Nexus One does not differ much from other form factors of Android equipped phones we have seen up to this point. While there is no HTC mark on it, the phone appears to be from HTC and matches the form factor and build quality of their other handsets. The hardware remains a mystery as to the exact specs, but the Android 2.1 equipped Nexus One adds some tasty treats to the OS itself. The app tray now benefits from 3D elements while there is a new added "Grid view" that allows you to see all home screen elements at once. You also get more home screens for your shortcuts and widgets.Read More
This may not be a surprise for most of us as the iPhone offers one of, if not the best web experience from a phone.
"Net Applications’ February results show the iPhone operating system having managed over nine times the usage of its next smartphone competitor, Windows Mobile, which had just 6.91 percent of the traffic measured across tens of thousands of sites."
This does not say that other phones are not used for this purpose, but seeing how the iPhone is the newcomer to the smartphone category, the lead is significant.
Netflix has long allowed its PC users to stream their online selection via Windows and soon the Xbox 360. The same has not held true for the Mac as we thought Netflix would eternally neglect the ability. Now you can finally watch the streaming video on your Mac, but that comes with an ironic catch. Netflix has decided to stream via Microsoft’s competitor to flash, Silverlight. Silverlight is a very capable platform and was used by NBC during the Bejing Olympics. Since then, NBC has dumped Silverlight in favor of its traditional flavor of Flash.
AMD has just released that they are going to announce something "Significant" tomorrow. This could be the split they had mentioned previously about breaking off their manufacturing and fabrication.
This could be a great move for the chip maker. It has been some time since AMD had the lead in processing and it would be great to see them offer something completely new. We’ll know tomorrow for sure…
UPDATE: According the Wall Street Journal, they have confirmed the company is splitting. This is to keep the company going and make it more in line with its competitor(s).
The world’s largest phone maker, Nokia, has begun shipping its new top model, the N96. The N96 is the replacement for the N95 which is the most capable and somewhat more so competitor to the iPhone 3G.
The N96 has a 5-megapixel camera, 16 GB of internal memory, GPS navigation and live television support.
For Those of you who are not aware, but have been watching the olympics online. This has all been made possible by Silverlight. Silverlight is an application from Microsoft which is basically a competitor to Adobe’s Flash. The main debut for Silverlight is the Olympics. At NBCOlympics.com the site and video is all done using Silverlight. So far it seems to be a solid platform with a seamless interface. I have used it on ie7, safari and Mozilla Firefox with no hiccups whatsoever.Read More