Many don’t put into account when buying a new phone how much actual internal memory the device carries. When a smartphone is advertised with 16GB internal memory, you never get 16GB. I mentioned when reviewing the LG G2 how you only get 10GB instead of 16GB which is why I bought the 32GB version. What I didn’t know was the Samsung S4 was even worse, you only got 8.5GB, that’s almost half of what was advertised.[Source]
The video producer was a bit harsh calling the video iDiots but it depicts a situation many of us live in. Many of us love our phone, until the newer one is announced that is. Then we throw the old one and get the new one, even though the one we threw is functioning normally without any flaws.
It’s not that it’s so ugly it makes some people want to vomit, that’s a whole different discussion. Some users have complained on [Apple’s forum] of nausea due to the zoom animations that cause a slight parallax effect. The post has more than 280 replies so far with many complaining having the same side-effects.
I guess Apple didn’t test the iOS7 with enough people to detect this problem before release, either that or they just don’t care.
Below are some comments from users:
“I thought I was going crazy today after I updated my phone and I noticed I was feeling queasy every time I used it. Now I see I am not alone! I just used my phone for about 20 minutes and now I feel like I’m going to vomit. There has to be a way to turn this off!”
“I went to the Apple store, I spoke to customer service, I even went as far as thinking about buying a Blackberry! It’s making me so dizzy! I just took all my apps and put them all in folders and only left my text message app and then on the bottom you are allowed four apps, put important ones there. Move all other apps to another page and this way you don’t have that 3D effect going on because there are no apps on your main page that move when you open and close. UGH! Thanks a lot APPLE!! How did none of the testers get sick?!”
“So today has been a total wash. I had to go home “sick” from work because of the intense nausea due to using my iphone with iOS 7.
Again, for me it’s not just the zooming that makes me sick (although it does aggravate the nausea even more) but just using the interface as usual i.e. reading texts, e-mail, switching apps, etc. makes me terribly and uncomfortabley ill after a minute or two.
This is unacceptable as I use my phone a lot throughout the day.”
“+1 for dizziness and nausea here, too. Called support earlier today and they told me it couldn’t be turned off – the rep I spoke with was very pleasant, but didn’t get anywhere with it. A “Classic Animations” option would be fantastic!
I’ve been having no luck downgrading, either. Seriously disappointed – I don’t want to go back to my old Blackberry brick, but if it’s that or constant nausea“
Android Central managed to leak an image of what the landing page of BBM on Android would look like on BlackBerry’s website. All rumours are pointing to the app launching on both Google Play and Apple’s App Store very soon. I don’t think it will replace WhatsApp in Kuwait but I do think it will have a strong market penetration with time. Ex-BlackBerry users do miss the app.
Click [here] to sign up with BlackBerry, they’ll email you once the app is available.
I must say I’m going to be kinda disappointed if this is all they’re going to announce. I’m hoping today will bring more announcements and I’m going to update this post if they announce more stuff. I hope they’re not thinking crushing the market means laying back and less innovation.
To start of, Kudos to Android for hitting the 900 million active Android devices, not too far from the 1 billion mark which equates to almost 12% of the planets population (if every person had 1 Android device from 900 million). I like that they’re investing into the education of kids with Google Play for Education. Google finally launched Google Play game services and unlike other competitors their service is cross-platform, it will be pretty cool to play against friends that use an iPhone or a BlackBerry. People that know me know I’m not a fan of TouchWiz and what he’s holding up there is a game-changer for me. I loved the Galaxy S4’s beast hardware specs but I didn’t want TouchWiz nor did I want to wait months for an update. So Google announcing a Samsung Galaxy S4 for KD ~185 with stock android (aka vanilla android) is a big plus for me. I might grab one unless Motorola comes out with something impressive.
I spent a good chunk of my time today browsing Chinese websites trying to find the source and the specs of this phone. I guess we’re going to run out of fruit names for brands soon. I couldn’t find a lot of useful info, only that it has similar specs to the iPhone 4S and costs around $225 (KD ~64). More photos [here].
I’ve been checking StatCounter for a while waiting till Android surpasses iOS because it was just a matter of time. Was pretty clear that Android would dominate when everyone around me suddenly started buying an Android device. I bought my first Android back in 2010, it was the HTC Desire. I didn’t have a blog so I wrote the review on Q8BlackMarket.
Guys in the Diwaniya would make fun it, most people had no idea what an Android was. Initially people thought it was the name of a device, not an operating system. Fast forward to two years and everyone in the Dewaniya switched to Android. There are still a few people in the office using BlackBerry/iPhone but they either bought an Android online waiting for it to ship or are considering buying one.
Right now Android market share is 32% while iOS is 31% in Kuwait (via statcounter). I’m surprised Nokia is going pretty stable while BlackBerry is falling, as expected. I was lucky to order the Nexus 4 before it got sold out in minutes and will likely review it once I have it. Android has gone through a lot and I can’t wait to see what they’ll be introducing next.
Wataniya just released their app on both Android and iOS with some handy features. The moment you open the app it tells you how much your bill is and when is your next bill cycle. You can also add services and send credit to people. From what I understood it uses your data plan to collect information and is free of charge unless specified.[Android][iPhone]