I’ve been asked a lot where they sell the Nexus 5 here and for how much. XCite just bought a batch and they’re selling it for KD 155. That’s around KD 50 more than it’s original price. A small ripoff price in comparison to how much they were selling the Nexus 4. If you have extra cash laying around you can get one.[Link]
There’s a big difference between Only in Kuwait stuff and Only in Japan stuff. Honda introduced Case N recently, a phone cover that inflates 6 small airbags before it hits the ground so your phone would literally bounce of the ground. It’s a pretty big cover and isn’t a practical solution, I guess good enough for transporting Vertu phones. Honda was joking about the idea but it might be worth a try.
I only know of one way of changing your BBM PIN and it is in most cases costly. You basically have to buy a new device and download BBM Messenger then login with your account. It will automatically generate a new PIN for you but you still have all your contacts. Luckily, I got a pretty cool new PIN (7C873777); you can add the PIN for latest posts or suggest anything.
This feature has drastically changed how I use my phone and I have no idea why no one ever talks about it, LG themselves don’t mention it enough. The only reason I found this was because I randomly enabled the feature on the phone. It’s called LG On-Screen.
What it does is it mimics your phone on your laptop/desktop screen and from here on everything you can control from your PC. So basically when I get home, I connect my LG G2 to my desktop and whatsapp, BBM, check instagram and do everything else directly from the screen with a full keyboard without having to check my phone.
It is super convenient, specially when I have to charge my phone. Many LG phones have this feature, it’s not limited to the LG G2. It also took me a while to figure out how to download the software on windows to enable this feature.
To download the software on your windows device for the feature to work click [here], then go to ‘OSP’ and click on download. Once you’re done just configure the settings and you’re good to go. You can connect this feature using Wifi, USB or Bluetooth.
I was at a dinner yesterday at Crowne Plaza which included the co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak and the co-founder of Starbucks Zev Seigl. To my surprise Steve came wearing a dishdasha, I guess he realized how comfortable it was to wear one.
I never thought Steve and I had similar thoughts on Apple’s iPhone, but it turns out we did. To me the iPhone 4 was the most innovative Apple has become, after that newer models phones were just upgrades. They didn’t have a revamped infrastructure or ground breaking technology, they no longer set the standards.
When asked what was his favourite iPhone he said the iPhone 4 because to him it was like iPhone 2.0. Android just topped 81% market penetration globally while Apple was 13.4% in Q3 this year, Apple lost around ~2% from Q2. They don’t need more colorful phones, they need the Steve Jobs mentality.
The Nexus 5 was released on October 31st without an event, it just simply popped up on Google’s Nexus page. No one knows why they didn’t make a buzz about it but I think I might. The Nexus 4 event was cancelled because of a hurricane so it was forced to be released without a big event.
The phone had crazy demand and went out of stock in minutes, it took months for Google to restock. Clearly having no event didn’t damage sales, so they decided to do the same thing for Nexus 5 I suppose. The specs were no surprise, they were leaked a long time before the release date of the device.
I was disappointed for two reasons, it looks very similar to the Nexus 4. The reason I like android is because of variety, and they sort of killed it with the Nexus 5. I wanted a completely revamped design, they barely touched the device. The second disappointment comes with the specs, they’re mid-end and not flagship material.
Has an 8 megapixel camera which I already have on my Nexus 4 and battery life hasn’t improved much, knowing my Nexus 4 battery life after a year of use it being beyond terrible. Should have called it Nexus 4S. I decided not to grab one, instead I ordered an LG G2, I loved the device after writing a full review about it.
There is one situation where I would recommend the Nexus 5. If you’re looking for a clean Android and have a low-budget of around KD 100 then I would highly recommend this device, it’s the best device you can ever get based on its price.
Nexus 5 got released a few hours ago, I’ll have a separate post on that explaining why I didn’t get one and which Android device I got instead. Something that has been awaited for years on Android are Emoji’s, many have complained to me about this as the only Emoji’s were on Whatsapp and could not be used on instagram. While browsing Android 4.4 new features this one popped up and the only thing that popped in my mind was “it’s about time”.[Link]
I’m sure most of you have heard about PhoneBloks, it was a genius idea that went viral. The concept was to keep your phone for a decade and easily replace what’s inside your phone instead. So you’d end up buying piece upgrades like a better camera, more battery life or a faster processor rather than a new phone.
The sad part about the project was it was just a concept and that it wasn’t backed up by a huge company. Project Ara however, is. It’s a concept by Motorla very similar to PhoneBloks. An open based modular smartphone platform.
Motorola says they’ve been working secretly on this project for over a year and it gets better, they’ve teamed up with PhoneBloks to make the phone a reality. So to summarise, I’m super excited to see this phone one day in stores, it just has so much potential. Imagine all the different combos you can have with this device.
You’ll really understand the concept when you watch the video below: