Moto G

Motorola,a Google company now,just released Moto G – an Android phone to attack the entry smartphone market worldwide.

Moto G

The phone is running with Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2 Ghz CPU.The display is 4.5 inches 1280*720 HD at 329ppi. It has two cameras:the rear one is 5MP,supporting slow motion video and burst mode whilst the front one is 1.3MP. No Android 4.4 Kitkat at this moment,but I think it’s still okay with Android 4.3 . Bluetooth 4.0 is working on this phone;however,no 4G supported,only HSPA+ up to 21Mbps. The standard version has 8GB storage and 16GB version will be available too.

The 2070mah battery is bigger than the average and Motorola promises that Moto G could get “all day battery”,thanks to the software tweaks. Well,as an ex-Android users(I used to have Nexus One,Razr Maxx and GS3),none of them could last for more than 24 hours and so I might pay some doubt here.

Consumers always care about the price and I believe this is one of the biggest weapons of Moto G.The 8GB model only sells at US$179 and if adding another US$20,you could get 16GB model.

Of course,Moto knows that everybody wants to get a phone to fit one’s own lifestyle. 7 colors of shells can be chosen and you could have a better flip shell too. Continue reading Moto G

Motorola RAZR M 4G & Droid RAZR HD

Yesterday was really a busy day for those mobile companies.Motorola also chose this day for their new product release.

In the event called “Motorola. On Display”, two new devices caught my eye.The first one is RAZR M 4G LTE.

It has a 4.3 inch qHD(960*480) Super AMOLED Advanced screen with Gorilla Glass.It also backs with the popular Kevlar cover and very slim screen borders.As a mid range smart phone,it works with Qualcomm S4 dual-core 1.5 Ghz Processor,800 mega pixels main camera(1080P video),8GB internal memory with extended memory slot,NFC etc.Well,it also supports GSM / UMTS / HSPA+,reducing the troubles of roaming.

Droid RAZR HD has a larger screen(4.7 inch,720P) and a bigger battery etc.It also works on 4G network and probably comes to the market by the end of year.

If you wanna know more about these two,you could take some time to watch the last night’s video.That should give all you wanna know.

The best news from the event is Motorola will try their best to help their Android phones releasing after 2011 to upgrade to Android 4.1(Jelly Bean) by the end of this year.If some devices can’t get the upgrade because of the limitations of hardware,Motorola will offer $100 discount to the customers for buying a new Motorola phone.It sounds quite nice,but I don’t know it’s only for US or for worldwide.Well,let’s wait for it.

A simple speed test between U Mobile and DiGi

I did a simple speed test on U Mobile and DiGi yesterday in Kuchai Lama area,Kuala Lumpur.

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I used my own mobile phone and my wife’s.My mobile phone is newly-bought Motorola Razr supports 14.4Mbps HSPA,while my wife’s is iPhone 4 16GB supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA.The test was running simultaneously and the result shows clearly who is the winner.

As a U Mobile user for more than one year,I think U Mobile has a greatest 3G coverage in Klang Valley area and the speed is decent too.However,DiGi is always telling a different story.So now once people starts talking about DiGi,we know it’s all about the slow 3G network.

This speed test shows the fact again.I’ve noticed that DiGi is projecting a huge upgrade work currently which called “The Tomorrow Network“.I just hope it could really make some improvement.


Android 2.0 is on the stage

Google walks like running.I feel that I can’t catch that step forever because when I’m still dreaming for an Android phone,the next generation has come out.

Android 2.0 improves a lot on performance and tries to make a much friendly smart phone system with the feedback from the existing Android phone users.The main points are:

  • Support Bluetooth 2.1,Object Push Profile and Phone Book Access Profile.
  • Support MS exchange
  • Effective SMS management
  • Enhanced shooting experience
  • Better designed virtual keypad
  • Convenient Internet browser
  • More functions in calendar
  • Support different sizes of screens
  • Google Maps Navigation

I like the last point mostly.Currently almost all navigation software need to buy the license first to activate the service.Google just gives the best free navigation service for Android 2.0 users.I hope it could be applicable to Symbian OS soon.

The official video tells more than what I know:

And this time,Motorola finally works hard and gets some honor.The first Android 2.0 phone has born and it was named Motorola DROID,nevertheless it has a bit shadow of HTC Touch HD.

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