Thanks to the skin-deep custom Timescape/Mediascape UX used by Sony Ericsson in their 2010 flagship phone, the Xperia X10, the company had a tough time in updating the handset to the latest versions of Android. Thankfully, the company realized its mistake and reduced its custom UX heavily in the 2011 range of Xperia handsets. This [...]

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Unlike iOS, Android has comparatively few and basic animations throughout the OS. While I don’t really miss animations on my Android handset, I do miss the slick screen rotation animation found on Apple’s closed sourced OS. It might be a small thing, but it does make a difference and brings a WOW! factor to the [...]

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Thanks to the Retina Display on the iPhone 4, Android handset manufacturers started improving the screen tech used on their phone as well. While Samsung went the Super-AMOLED way, which is arguably the best screen technology present out there, Sony Ericsson used ‘Reality Display’ Mobile Bravia Engine technology on their phone. The Mobile Bravia Engine [...]

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Before the advent of the iPhones and Android phones, dumb phones used to rule the market. Back then, Nokia used to be the market leader thanks to their Symbian S60 running handsets, while other manufacturers were selling handsets running either a Java based OS or some variant of Symbian. Sony Ericsson used to sell their [...]

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Once you gain root access to your Android phone, you can customize nearly every aspect of your phone to your liking with various apps. The Boot animation of your phone might not be that important, since people hardly switch off or restart their phone. However, some people might like to change the boot animation to [...]

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One of the main advantages of owning an Android phone is the brilliant Google apps experience, including Google Maps. With Google Maps, users get free access to rich and detailed maps, along with free voice-guided navigation. Sadly, like many other good things in life like Spotify, Netflix and Hulu etc., even Google Maps navigation is available only [...]

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Quite a few Android users out there have trouble with the poor GPS performance on their phone. In fact, one of the most popular Android phones of 2010, the Galaxy S and its U.S variants, had a terrible GPS performance. While on some phones, the GPS used to work with very poor accuracy, on some [...]

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iOS device users can use iTunes to backup the applications and games installed on their phone or tablet. Windows Phone users can do the same using the Zune app. However, Android users don’t have a tool or an app via which they can backup their applications, unless they have rooted their phone. If rooted, users [...]

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