I'm a futurist with a foot in the past. Talking about technology and gadgets are my passions...and I'm a huge nerd when it comes to comics. If you can imagine a kid from the 1940's who sat by the radio listening to tales of heroes in the future while reading comic books and wishing they had Dick Tracey's watch...that's me.
…and developers know this. Why spend your time and effort into making a beautiful app if users won’t buy it?
I’ll pay for nice things. If I see an app fitting into my life that looks great and is functional, then I have no issue with buying it. Not everything in life is free, and I think a majority of Android users need to have a better understanding of that.
So I got my invite to Google’s new social network called Google+…so far so good. I’m still playing around with it and learning the lay of the land (common procedure on any new product…especially coming from Google because everything is beta). What caught my eye (besides the minimalist design of which I love) is the fact that Google rolled out its own bbm/iMessage/kik + groupme/group messaging competitor and it seems as if no one is talking about it.
Google+ Huddle is one on one or group messaging to anyone in your circle…but what I noticed (I’m not going to lie, I read the “Help” section) is that Huddle lets you know when a message is being delivered, when its received, and when its read…just like bbm. For a bbm/BlackBerry addict like me this is huge news. I can see the application being very useful and I’m shocked that its so far under the radar that it seems as though no one is talking about it.
Man…RIM is in trouble if people start taking full advantage of Google+ (as if RIM isn’t in enough trouble already)
Google launched its flagship Android devices with one carrier and one OEM, but we’re hearing things might be switched up this time around. Our source indicated that Google could be working with multiple carriers and multiple OEMs on their own “exclusive” Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) halo devices, and that they may all launch around the same time.
…Let me start saving my pennies now…because THAT is awesome!!!
I was struck by how Android devices and device manufacturers are trying to compete on features. Faster processors, brighter screens and other such intensely geeky positioning was their formula for combating the iPhone freight train.