Posts tagged with: Motorola

Taiwanese NextMedia created Animation on Google’s purchase of Motorola

Google Purchased Motorola Mobility

NextMedia did it again! Within days of the release of Google purchase Motorola Mobility, they have came out with this interesting animation on YouTube. I have to praise them on their view and take of this news. It have accurately summarized the whole situation in a 1 minute clip.

What’s your thought of Google purchasing Motorola Mobility? Mine is blogged here. Let me know your views.

Check out their video below:


iPhone the Number 1 Smartphone for 3 years, more to come?

iPhone, the most popular smartphone

Most popular smartphone for the past 3 years? If this question is asked, I’m sure most will answer iPhone. Yes, iPhone have been the most popular smartphone since 2009, and still remains as the most popular. Since a few years ago, iPhone slowly grew from a small market share, to now almost all my friends are using one.

Millennial Media, did a report and ranked all smartphone by impression. Only iPhone and Blackberry Curve stayed in the chart for 12 months. So I’m pretty sure in 2-3 years down the road, iPhone will still be in this chart.

Apple’s Advantages

But how did Apple achieved this? From my point of view, Apple have a very strong advantage of having control of both Hardware and Software of the iPhone. Not only software works well, it works very well with the phone. Android, one of iPhone’s strongest competitor now, is not having this benefit. Thus sparks off Google’s recent purchase of Motorola Mobility. Now Google’s Android will have some control over their hardware and all of their software. This will put Android in a stronger position.

So will we see both iPhone and Android Phone on the chart in the next 3 years? Let’s Stay tuned.


iPad leading Tablet Market, causing netbook to lose ground

Nielsen have done a survey on why people are so interested in using tablet devices like iPad. Main reasons are Easy to carry, ease of interface and fast start up and off. I’m sure before tablet, netbook is also easy to carry about, but it lacks the ease of use and fast start up and off. Thus we are now seeing a up trend of tablets and the slow death of netbooks.

Check out the chart below:

Looking the survey result above, tablet devices are not killing just netbooks, but desktop and laptops! Steve Jobs mention when he first launch iPad, he says that iPad is the class of devices between Mac and iPhones. Although all of us are still using our desktop and laptops, but we are using less of them…

So who’s the leader? Of course its iPad –

iPad is the clear winner, and all other competitors are really no where near Apple’s iPad. Got to praise Steve Jobs on his vision, but tablet market is still very new, so we will still be the winner in the next year?


iPhone 4’s upload speed is faster than 4G Motorola Atrix

Users of Motorola Atrix complain that they ain’t getting very good speed with the phone although it is a 4G Phone. A test was done and the result shows that iPhone 4‘s upload speed is much faster than Atrix! But words on the street are saying the fault might not be Motorola or Google fault, but AT&T!  It seems like AT&T hasn’t enable the higher speed HSDPA+ radios on Android phone, but because Apple controls iPhone firmware and AT&T can’t touch it, thus the faster upload speed.

Check out the SPEED test video:


Tablet War – iPad vs HP TouchPad vs Xoom vs PlayBook

Tablet War – Aftermath of Smartphone

Tablet War is raging, so this is the aftermath of Smartphone War that Apple started 3 years ago. Apple have launched iPad 1 year ago, and now after 1 year, tons of tablet will be in the market in 2011!

Year 2011 is the Year of Tablet

HP just announced webOS powered TouchPad, Motorola is releasing Xoom(powered by Android) in a few months time, and BlackBerry  has plan to release PlayBook in 2011. Of course, we all know that Apple will be launching iPad 2 very soon, although we don’t have the specs yet, thus the comparison is done with Apple’s 1 year old iPad.

Check out the comparison chart by Engadget:

Honestly, before the looking at the chart, I though that it will be very unfair to compare tablets that have yet to launch with Apple’s iPad which is already 1 year old. But honestly, from a unbiased point of iPad’s hardware specs is not shy of any of the compared tablets, it is almost as powerful. Although the official price of the HP TouchPad, Blackberry PlayBook and Motorola Xoom have not been announced, but the rumored price point are same if not higher than Apple’s iPad.

Let’s wait and see the battle of tablet in time to come. Stayed tuned with UsingApple, and enjoy this war.


Android Honeycomb Tablet from Motorola on the way [Video]

Year 2011 will be the Year of Tablets, as we can see the tablet war slowly raising… With iPad getting 85% of the tablet market, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab catching up, but everyone else is also entering the market in 2011. Palm is working on Topaz with the backing of HP, Blackberry coming up with their PlayBook and now Motorola is also teasing us with Android Honeycomb Tablet. Of course, Apple will not be letting us down, as iPad 2 should be on its way by 2011 too.

Indeed Year 2011 will really be the year of tablet! Let’s take a look at Motorola’s tablet teaser ads:


Apple posted Droid X and Nokia N97 Mini Antenna Issues

Apple is indeed dragging everyone into the smartphone antenna hell! During Apple’s iPhone 4 Press Conference Event, Steve Jobs showed us video on how other smartphone on market now all have similar antenna issues like iPhone 4 did, they further pushed it by posting Droid X and Nokia N97 Mini video too.

Why Apple do this?

I kind of understand why Apple want to do it, imagine if you are the kid that was blamed on not passing the exam, and was punished by the world school, but the whole class did not pass the exam too, won’t you want to drag them in too? I know it is not the best example, but it is kind of what Apple is doing. But have you all realise something? No one in the world cares about how poorly Nokia, Motorola or HTC antenna did, Apple iPhone is already dominating everyone’s mind that it is only Smartphone that people care, whether how good or how bad.

Check out the Video posted by Apple:

Nokia N97 Mini:

Motorola Droid X


iPhone, Nexus, Droid and Palm Pre comparsion

Billshrink has once again put up their handy chart comparing the total cost of ownership for Google’s Nexus One, Apple’s iPhone, Motorola’s Droid and Palm’s Palm Pre.

Of course, they are based on US’s Price Plan and Google Nexus One has not been release yet where to date. But this chart is very useful for you to compare its features and possibility the price point is somewhere close to your local price.

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