I love Google Maps and I use it a lot, but at times it picks a terrible route. This happened to me yesterday, instead of telling me to turn right on the round about and reach my destination, it instead gave me an additional completely useless 2 minute drive, only realized when I was half way through.
Well finally, I know it’s not Kuwait but at least someone close by has Google Street View. Though I think Kuwait’s government wouldn’t allow Street View, for security reasons probably. You can now get a street view of places in Dubai like Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina, Business Bay and more.
Click [here] for a good starting point to browse Dubai in street view.
I have no idea why this feature from Google isn’t as popular as it should be. If you use gmail, all your search terms are recorded for your reference and only you can see them. I could go way back and see what I searched for in 2007, 7 years ago. Make sure you’re logged in then goto http://history.google.com/. For some of you, be prepared for a lot surprises.
To capture the beautiful scenery of the desert of Liwa in Abu Dhabi for Google streetview they decided to do it in the most authentic way possible, use camels. I guess they didn’t want to ruin the flow of the desert with tire tracks and I completely agree with their approach. To see the results of Liwa Google Streetview click [here].
It’s just too large for my liking, every person has a certain screen size limit they’re uncomfortable going over. For me it’s 5.2 inches, I found that out after using the LG G3, it’s just too big and when I go back to using my 5.2 inch LG G2 it just feels better, so I can’t start to imagine a 6 inch screen.
Having said that I think it’s the best looking Nexus ever to be released. To me, the QHD is irrelevant, it takes more battery life while slightly giving you a crisper screen. I’d rather stick to 1080p HD and get hours more of battery life.
Loving the big battery, although LG decided to stick to 3,000 mAh on their latest flagship, the Nexus 6 went all in with 3,220 mAh of battery juice. The turbo charging is really handy too, I guess it can charge faster than 2.0 amp per minute? Never seen a phone do that before.
I’m okay with the improvements on Android Lollipop, I don’t see it as a break-through, I haven’t spotted any clever new features. I’m still waiting on LG to announce when they’re going to release Android Lollipop on the LG G3, hoping to have a more smoother interface.
It only makes sense to have the highest twitter account per capita in the world align with the highest smartphone penetration in the Middle East, according to Mideast Times. Kuwait has a whopping 212% smartphone penetration coming first place with Saudi coming second place with 188%. This means the average person in Kuwait owns two phones.
Just last month I wrote about how Saudi Arabia was lucky to get in the list of accepting money from apps on Google Play. Google has now announced that Kuwait and UAE can now release paid apps. I know many developers that have been waiting for this. I might release a paid app for the fun of it, get 1 download (myself).
For those of you that really want one and haven’t bought a Google Glass yet they’re actually in stock on [blink’s website] for KD 575, that’s a lot of money. You can read my thoughts about Google Glass after I got my hands on one [here]. Google has a Google Glass account on instagram that they post cool stuff on.