Ubuntu comes to Android smartphones at MWC

By on February 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM.

Ubuntu comes to Android smartphones at MWC

Back in January 2011 Motorola had released its Atrix and apart from being a spec sheet powerhouse, it realized a gadget lover’s pipe dream – a smartphone that would morph into a full-fledged PC once attached to a special dock. Unfortunately, as great as the idea was, Motorola’s webtop UI was frankly horrendous, but now a version of the Linux Ubuntu OS backed by Canonical has been released, which is specially tailored for Android devices with docking capabilities. More →
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Why you should look for user experience and not multi-core processors in Android smartphones

By on April 25, 2011 at 4:44 PM.

Why you should look for user experience and not multi-core processors in Android smartphones

A couple of weeks ago, I got a chance to play with the Samsung Galaxy S II for a few minutes. Even in those 10 or probably 15 minutes, I could feel it was snappier than most Android smartphones I have used. Transitions from one homescreen to another were fluid and apps would open without the customary two-three seconds lag. I found myself marveling at it just like the first time I hopped on to an HSPA+ network a couple of years ago after years of being accustomed to pathetic EDGE speeds. Of course it would, the Galaxy S II has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor running under its hood. At that time, I was reviewing the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc and I started to think whether Sony Ericsson made a mistake by not using a dual-core processor for its flagship Android smartphone. After all, even LG and Motorola are coming up with Android smartphones that run on dual-core processors. Will core computing power be Sony Ericsson's downfall this time, like older Android versions last year? More →
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