After HTC announced the new HTC One and its unique take on a home screen, also known as BlinkFeed, it’s safe to say that Android purists didn’t exactly warm up to the idea of having a non-removable panel of social and news feeds. But HTC was selling this to the average, everyday user, and rightfully so. To many, having a single home screen feed that can be filled up with your social networks, latest news from top sites, and calendar appointments, is incredibly convenient.
Unless it turns out to be anything like this new commercial that HTC released last night. In the spot, a girl is checking out her phone while riding on the subway. As she browses through BlinkFeed, her friends start appearing in the car along with her as if it’s some scene out of The Shining. There are sports broadcasters,
football soccer players, and others all robotic-ly spouting out the word “like.” Shivers, down my spine. And that potato looks nothing like Elvis.
The newest commercial from Google for the Nexus 10.
We haven’t posted a DROID commercial in a while, but a new clip for the RAZR MAXX HD surfaced this morning looking more like the original DROID campaign than anything we have seen in some time, and thought we’d share. Plus, anything is better than the desert bedroom explosion spot, right? Not sure this fully redeems the DROID brand after that ridiculousness, but it can’t hurt.
In this spot, instead of selling the new powerful Google Voice Search, Verizon has decided to brand it with their own term called, “DROID recognition.” Yes, that’s a silly word play on the phrase “voice recognition.” Come on, we should be able to do better than this.
“Did you guys know that unicorns were basically goats?” Enough said.
Google’s newest Nexus 7 ad just appeared over at the Nexus YouTube channel and I’m a fan. I’d try to explain the animations in some sort of design speak, but you should just watch it and enjoy. You will see the spot highlights the device’s 10 hour battery life and the access it gives you to tons of content in Google Play. (more…)
Moments ago, Google released their newest ad, which features the increasingly-popular Nexus 4, though the device itself isn’t really the star. No, the big highlight here is the power of Google Now, our favorite Android feature of the last couple of years.
Google has made it clear that they want you to realize that Google Now can show you the weather for today, tell you about your next meeting, update flight statuses, show places of interest, help you translate languages, and make sure you hit the nearest transit station on time.
Love me some Google Now.
I don’t know if any of you decided to stream the game yesterday through CBS, but apparently when you stream, you only get to watch four different commercials throughout the entire game. It was the most annoying spectacle of all time having to watch that Coke ad about 150 times.
Anyways, Samsung has gone ahead and posted up an extended version of their already lengthy Super Bowl commercial. This one weighs in at four and a half minutes and is basically the same thing we have seen already, but with more insults exchanged from Paul to Seth.
Thoughts on this ad campaign? Is it worth the millions they spent?
After teasing their Super Bowl XLVII commercial earlier in the week, Samsung has gone ahead and posted up the full 2-minute spot ahead of today’s big game. As expected, it features Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen as the “next big thing,” a slogan Samsung has used for some time to describe its Galaxy line.
The spot is decent. It’s two minutes long, features a cameo by LeBron James, includes a couple of chuckle-worthy moments, and is directed by Jon Favreau.