The Samsung Galaxy Note is a hybrid tablet phone with a 5.3″ HD screen, 4G LTE speeds and 1.4 GHz dual core processor, making it the prefect platform to get things done, and it takes good apps to take it to the next level. With the Android Marketplace’s 425,000 apps to choose from, there are plenty of choices to utilize on it.
Samsung introduced their hybrid tablet phone, the Galaxy Note, during a Super Bowl commercial that had everyone singing “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” by the Darkness the next day. At SXSW, I met Jen Friel, who was representing AT&T down there, and she gave me one of 5 Samsung Galaxy Notes that she was giving away in Austin, Texas.
The Nexus phones have always been Google’s flagship line of Android phones and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G is the first in the line to utilize Verizon’s high speed LTE network. Utilizing a 4.65 inch HD Super AMOLED display for vivid displays and a dual core 1.2 GHz processor with 32 GB of memory to run even the most demanding of applications.
The Droid 3 is the third iteration of Motorola’s flagship Android device. With its 4″ qHD display, 5 row slide out keyboard, dual-core 1Ghz processor and 1080p video camera, which also take 8 megapixel photos, it is definitely a choice phone. As with any new smartphone, it needs apps to truly take advantage of its capabilities.
As stated in my first and second blogiversary posts, the most popular post on my blog has been Video, Movie and TV Apps on the Droid, a collection of applications to watch assorted tv shows and movies on the Android based phones. It was a request from the comments of one of my other posts because VCast wasn’t available for the Droid at that time, but that has since changed. After a year and a half, it’s time to update the list.
The Sony Xperia Play is the phone that truly brings mobile gaming to the smartphone. Rather than the touchscreen games that are prevalent on the modern smartphone, the slide out controller gives a convenient way to play games with a reduced sized Playstation controller that allows the play of high quality 3D games without blocking out parts of the screen with controls nor covering the screen as one interacts with it.
With the advent of the smartphone and mobile gaming, it was just a matter of time before a manufacturer raised the ante beyond the ever popular Angry Birds and Cut the Line. The company to do that turned out to be the manufacturers of the ever popular Playstation consoles, Sony, with their new Xperia Play cellphone.
In the two weeks since Netflix has come to the Android, the biggest complaint about it is that it has only been on a small number of devices. The programmers have been hard at work and continue to bring it to new devices.
Earlier this week, I wrote about the release of Netflix on the Android operating system. Although it had only been released for five Android phones, enterprising hackers made it possible to download and install Netflix on other devices. Since writing about it, I have finally installed it on my Droid.
For the last year and a half, I have been a big fan of Netflix and their streaming service. Slowly Netflix added devices that could support their services, from consoles like the Wii, XBox360 and the PS3 to the iPad to mobile devices including the iPhone and Windows Phone 7. Finally, Android has been added to the list of devices that can stream movies and television programs and can be downloaded from the Android Market.