Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Agrees That Android Tablets Suck

amazon jeff bezosAt an event today, even Amazon’s Jeff Bezos agreed that Android tablets suck. Before unveiling the new Kindle Fire tablets, Jeff Bezos clearly identified the competition and agreed for the fact that Android tablets are horrible and don’t work.

Here is what he said –

“Customers are smart. Last year, there were more than two dozen Android tablets launched into the marketplace, and nobody bought ‘em. Why? Because they’re gadgets, and people don’t want gadgets anymore. They want services that improve over time. They want services that improve every day, every week, and every month.”

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Gmail for iOS Finally Adds Support for Notification Center

After a long time, Google has finally added support for Notification Center on Gmail for iOS. The App allows users to access only Google Mail in an intuitive format and has acquired full credit for its user interface design. When released, Gmail for iOS was a complete disaster. The App was released on the App Store and then even pulled back as it did not function as advertised and contained a lot of bugs. But, Google survived the PR storm and again made it available on the App Store for iOS users. Read More

FreakDroid Is A Robot With A Thing For Movies

FreakDroid is a new iPhone and Android App which includes a robot who has a thing or two for movies. The robot is witty and claims to know all about movies. In FreakDroid, if you think you are a movie buff and are up to the challenge, you can connect with your Facebook account to take a quiz which will ask you all about films. Questions seem to be updated on a daily basis. Read More

Steve Jobs and Andy Rubin on Privacy

Both Apple and Google are collecting your location is some way or the other. AllThingsD have posted a video compilation of Steve Jobs and Andy Rubin discussing privacy related to their mobile platforms. In the video, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Android godfather Andy Rubin make privacy related statements that seem to somehow relate to the present location tracking issue. Read More

iOS Notifications Need to Be Improved, Here is Another Mockup

notificationsAndroid is way better than iOS in terms of notifications. The way the OS notifies the user about anything is remarkable, and most people agree that the iOS notifications system needs to be revamped. Mock-ups and suggestions for the a better and much more unified notification system have been posted on certain websites, and here is another idea that sounds really neat. Read More

Amazon Kills Apple and Google Music Offerings With New Cloud Based Music Service

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Amazon has just revealed its new cloud based music streaming and storage service dubbed “Amazon Cloud Player” and “Amazon Cloud Drive” that will kill Apple and Google’s music services. The new service from Amazon allows users to store music in the cloud, and then stream it from the cloud using the Web or an Android device. iOS devices are not yet supported by the Cloud Player. Read More

Google Translate Comes to the iPhone

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Google is slowly porting most of its mobile services to the iPhone. Today, Google announced that Google Translate is now available in the App Store for the iPhone.

iPhone users can now use the completely free App to translate words from one language to another. They can also speak in a particular language and translate it to another language by using the microphone button in the App. Listening to your own translations is also possible in 23 different languages.

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