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Well I traded my Samsung Galaxy Note for a HTC One X+.  I love the Note for it’s large size (more about this in a second) but it’s dual-core CPU was killing me.  My tablet is quad core and was just leeps and bounds faster.  With still over a year left on my contract with AT&T(which I’ll be moving to an unlimited contract free provider anyways) and rumors of the Note 3 being announced soon, I figured I’d see if I could sell or trade my Note for anything . Well it worked out.  Traded a guy for a brand new HTC One X+.  So nice to have quad-core goodness on my phone.  I haven’t had an HTC device since my very first Android phone, the G1.  Nice to be back.  HTC makes good hardware.  And HTC Sense is actually one of the better looking Android skins, although I still rooted, ROM’d, and used the Nova launcher instead to give even more customization and speed.  It’s a 4.7″ screen vs the 5.3″ I had on the Note.  I gotta say…it’s nice to have a slightly smaller phone again.  It’s amazing how much smaller it feels but in a good way.  No SD card slot but it has 64GB onboard, which is more than I had on my Note with the 32GB SD card anyways.  External SD cards seem to be unreliable for me anyways.  They always crap out on me fairly quickly.  No removable battery but I wasn’t one who swapped out batteries anyway so not a big deal for me.  Anywho, really nice phone.  It’s a shame HTC has been tanking lately.  HTC makes a better device than Samsung IMHO.

I’m so tired of people talking about the “decline of the PC”.  It’s ridiculous.  There are more “personal computing” devices out there today than there ever has been.  Cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc are ALL personal computing devices.  Now, if we are talking about traditional desktop computers, then, sure, there is a decline.  But who cares?  Technology evolves quickly.  It’s like arguing that because we mostly no longer use huge computers that take up warehouses that it’s the decline of the computer.  It’s ridiculous.  It’s just evolved into something different.  Also, seriously, Windows 8 being the reason for the “decline”?!  The “decline” started way way before Windows 8 was even an idea in Microsoft’s head.  What a stupid statement by Samsung.

Source: Engadget

This is interesting news.  It’s obvious Samsung wants to control it all, from the hardware, to the operating system.  If anyone can do it, it’s Samsung but I still think it will be tough.  I mean, we have Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Blackberry 10, Ubuntu Mobile, Firefox Mobile, do we need another one.  It’s pretty much Android and iOS dominating with all the others a distant 3rd.  Much of Android’s domination is because of Samsung.  I guess that’s why they think they can get people to move to these new Tizen phones eventually.  We’ll see.

Source: AEG India

I forgot to post this the other day but after the iPad Mini announcement, I thought I would.  For those that don’t know what this is, It’s basically a laptop that runs the Chrome browser only.  Sounds limited but how much do you do on your computer that is really outside the “cloud”?  Even I do most of my stuff in the browser.  Google Chrome also has many apps itself that makes it pretty doable to use this even as a main computer.  At $250, it’s almost an impulse buy.  I find myself wanting it, even though I don’t need it.  Some specs on this guy?  11.6-inch screen capable of running 1080p video, weigh 2.5s pounds, 0.8 inches thick, and should run for 6.5 hours on battery for typical usage.

Source: TechCrunch.com
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By   posted Oct 6th 2011 7:27AM

Gather ’round, everyone, because a fresh batch of ComScore numbers has just arrived. According to the research firm, Android remains in firm control of the smartphone platform market, commanding 43.7 percent, followed by Apple (27.3 percent) and RIM (19.7 percent). In fact, Google extended its share by nearly two points over last month’s figures, while Apple’s iOS grew by just 0.3 points, but further distanced itself from RIM, which now sits 7.6 points behind. On the manufacturing side of the equation, Samsung remains top dog, accounting for 25.3 percent of all mobile subscribers (including both smartphone and feature phone users), followed by LG (21 percent) and Motorola (14 percent). Apple, meanwhile, sits a distant fourth, at 9.8 percent, followed by RIM, which rounds out the top five with 7.1 percent market share. Number crunchers can find more fodder in the full PR, after the break.