TECH Crunch talks to SCVNGR CEO about the “Foursquare Killer”

I really am enjoying the SCVNGR app (i have it on my Samsung Vibrant & my temporary iPhone 3G). It is a game that took the ideal of foursquare as others have but added a layer of “Challenges” this makes this location based game much more interesting.

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iPhone For Verizon: My Thoughts

It seems like iPhone is doomed to fail by waiting this long to go multi-carrier. In January the iPhone will be released on Verizon, but will anyone really be that excited except for current iPhone users. also by doing this I see MANY people seeing no point in getting an iPhone with AT&T anymore because I always hear how bad the signal coverage is.

Anyway, there are so many Android phones that are out now and coming out in the future that seem to out class the iPhone. I keep saying that the only thing that I see that iPhone still has on Android is that there App Store is more matured that the Android market. The iPhone App Store has MANY more apps more companies and people develop for iPhone because they were the dominating force in the cell phone market. Once these companies realize that there are just as many Android users as iPhone users and start to hire more people to Develop for Android we may see the markets start to even out. seeing many more of the same apps on Android as there are in the iPhone App Store.

After this happens I see new Verizon customers picking up an Android phone rather than an iPhone. But of course there are still the the Apple fans that will stay loyal to Apple and stick with the iPhone. I am now using an iPhone as a secondary device that I carry around to check out the App Store mess with some apps and explore the OS.

What do you think will happen when the iPhone is released on Verizon as far as Apple’s profits and AT&T’s losses?

Leaked Droid X Software get a C&D

Last week a early version of the Android 2.2 (Froyo) was leaked by My Droid World and received a C&D and demanded the OS be taken down. Some people ask why would this happen if Android is an open source platform, the answer is that the bare bones android is Open not the branded versions like MOTOBlur and HTC Sense. Once a company makes their own version of Android it becomes copyrighted. The Droid X is said to receive its update by the end of the summer, although I have heard that some Droid users have received the update so if you haven’t gotten your update then you should be receiving it soon. HEY!, SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER! 🙂

Motorola DROID 2 scores High w/ Froyo on the Benchmark Test

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Quadrant Benchmark results in a score of 1299 on the DROID 2 running Android 2.2. Since this is the official successor to the Original DROID some things that consumers complained about were fixed (per-say), the Gold D-pad was removed and replaced with four smaller arrow keys to make room to spread out the keys to make the physical keyboard more comfortable to type on.

The DROID 2 now instead of a ‘Arm Cortex A8 550 mHz Procesor’ it has a much faster ‘1GHz TI OMAP processor’. The device will use the sme version of MOTOblur found on the Droid X. Also included a 5MP camera, 1300 mAh battery and 8GB of internal storage.

So if you currently own the original DROID and are looking to upgrade without losing your physical keyboard that this will be the phone for you.

HTC Magic!!!

I just saw the HTC Magic on the G4 channel which is rumored to be on T-Mobile within the next few months. No one knows whether or not this will be the “T-Mobile G2” but I hope that they have fixed the limitation of the slim-to-none memory of the G1. This new phone should have atleast 1 or 2 gigs of memory and still have the SD card slot to supplement your music, pictures, video and any other content you may have. Also the added memory will definately help with the RAM on the phone, which would make the phone smoother and more responsive than the G1.

Am I Seeing things? Cupcake??

Turns out an Official T-Mobile Spokesperson have said that Android Cupcake will be comming sometime in April. Hopefully this isn’t false info that was spread, but there has been alot of anticipation about Cupcake. Well they have a whole month to get this right Maybe this will fix the hanging home screen problem that I know everyone is tired of. It is just a wish of mine but maybe it is true.

Tethering Apps Removed from the Market?!

I was reading comments on application a saw that someone mentioned that tethering app were being removed from the market, turns out that it was true. Continue reading