You know how much of a pain it has been to activate a non-Verizon branded Nexus 6 on Verizon, even though the phone is completely unlocked at all times and fully works on Verizon’s airwaves? For a while, it was pretty tough. In fact, it took months before Verizon allowed the Nexus 6 from Google Play or other carriers to be activated on its network. Now, we’re talking activating, not SIM-swapping. There is a difference here.
Verizon, like with the Nexus 7 (2013), likes to use this “we are still testing the device and haven’t certified it yet” when telling people they can’t activate unlocked phones or other devices. Again, these phones all fully work and more than likely (like 99.999999999999999%) won’t do harm to their network, but they still must test. And since they are testing, they won’t just activate anything. (more…)
What happens when you load up a fake iPhone with Android, tell people that it’s running iOS 9, and ask for their reactions? You get the best of Apple fankids talking about how everything is awesome because Apple made it. It’s the best kind of comedy for smartphone nerds, just like when Jimmy Kimmel has people react to the “new” iPhone that is really just last year’s iPhone. People say ridiculous things because in their minds, Apple can do no wrong and always does everything right. (more…)
Former Motorola CEO and current Dropbox COO Dennis Woodside sat down recently for a brief chat with The Telegraph to discuss his current role, but also make a comment about the Nexus 6 that may interest a number of you. Woodside’s comment refers specifically to the dimple on the back of the phone, a dimple that was originally supposed to add functionality to the device like many had speculated, only never ended up there because of Apple. (more…)
Shortly after Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company opened an official set of instructions through their support site that was focused on helping Android users migrate over to iOS. Apple news outlets (and heavily Apple-influenced general tech sites) thought this was huge news, for whatever reason. It was embarrassing. Forget the fact that Apple probably should have created this years ago as Android began stomping all over its market share, the Apple media shills (some random Android sites as well) decided that Apple had finally created this how-to guide because they were now expecting Android users to flock to the new bigger iPhones. Silly, I know. Anything for a good headline! (more…)
New iPhone(s) day. There may be two of them – 4.7″ and 5.5″ models. iOS 8 day. It will launch out of beta to the world. iWatch day (or whatever you want to call it). It may be here, but with an expected arrival of 2015. Today is Apple’s Fall event, one that takes place in early September almost every single year. It should be glorious, as are all Apple events. No, it will be amazing, great, beautiful, better, extraordinary, phenomenal, wonderful, gorgeous, magnificent, exciting, amazingly remarkable, incredible, advanced, and magical. Yes, all of that.
As you know, we are an Android site, but following along with Apple’s happenings is something we enjoy. Not only because we love technology in general, but also because we find these things extremely comical. Inventions will happen. Many of them. Slides will be shown that skew the truth. Thankfully, our blinders won’t be on. We can’t wait. (more…)
Apple sent invites out to their select group of press this morning, confirming that September 9 is the day for things to be (re)invented.
If you haven’t been keeping up with rumors, Apple pundits are expecting there to be two iPhones (iPhone 6), one with a 4.7-inch display and another with a 5.5-inch. Rumors as of yesterday also seem to believe that Apple’s first take on a smartwatch (iWatch) will be a part of the festivities. (more…)
Samsung, in its latest ad targeted directly at iPhone owners getting excited about the larger display that has been rumored to finally arrive in the next phone from Apple, took the chance to remind those users that it has been at least two years now without that display, and yet a bigger, better display was right in front of them this whole time. Of course, Samsung is talking about the display in the Galaxy S5 or a number of other Galaxy products.
I think we will all laugh when Apple revolutionizes the big display. As Samsung points out, it will likely be “awesome” and “blow your mind.”
What Hummers? (more…)
Want your first fighting words out of today’s WWDC event? Tim Cook just dropped some of the dirtiest in years, essentially claiming that your life sucks if you own an Android device.
When talking about the 130 million customers of theirs that purchased their first Apple devices this year, Cook brought up the fact that many (no specific number) came over from Android. Of course, he couldn’t just say that they came over from Android, he had to say that they made a mistake by purchasing an “inferior” device initially, and sought a “better life,” so they came to Apple. (more…)