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[Rant] Android 6.0 Will Be Known As Key Lime Pie? WOW! What Features Does It Have?

This last weekend, while majority of the people were lazing around or enjoying with their family, some random dude on this planet learnt the name of a new dessert, Key Lime Pie. That random dude also knew about the naming scheme which Google uses to name the new versions of Android, and figured out that Android 6.0 will be known as Key Lime Pie, since its the only dessert starting with the letter K.

Now, this random guy published this his random Key Lime Pie thought on Reddit, which was then picked up by the almighty Verge, and since then every other blog on the Internet has been carrying out a news about this. The news has been varying from every blog to blog, with some blogs carrying the news as rumor, while some simply saying that Android 6.0 Key Lime Pie will be released next year.

I understand rumors are a major part of the tech industry, but you cannot simply believe every rumor out there. This random dude just said that one of the versions of Android will be named Key Lime Pie, and all the blogs on the Internet have made it a rumor and posted it as news. Also, Android 6.0? Oh! wow! How did you guys come up with Android 6.0? Just because Ice Cream Sandwich was Android 4.0, you people assumed that Jelly Bean will be Android 5.0 and Key Lime Pie will be Android 6.0? Heck! Did not Google say that it does not decide a version number of Android until a few days before its announcement?

So yeah, I am starting another rumor here, Android 7.0 will be released sometime in 2014 along with a new Nexus handset. This new version of Android will feature some amazing new features, about which I cannot talk right now since my source has told me not to. However, keep reading Techie-Buzz and I promise that sooner or later I will publish some exclusive details of Android 7.0.

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[Rant] Motorola Created Hype For a Disappointing Product – The Droid Bionic

The Motorola Droid Bionic was announced 7 months ago, at the CES 2011. At that time, the Droid Bionic was going to be the first 4G LTE phone with a dual-core processor to hit Verizon’s network. However, for some unknown reason Moto shelved the original Bionic, and announced that it will release a new version of Bionic with an improved form-factor.

Over the last few weeks, many rumors about the Droid Bionic leaked on the Internet. Some rumors stated that the handset will have a 4.5-inch screen, while other suggest that the phone will have a 1.5GHz OMAP processor. Now, thanks to Motorola’s Developer website and Droid-Life, the specs of Droid Bionic have leaked online.

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The internals of Droid Bionic are similar to the recently launched Droid 3, except that it has more RAM. The Bionic will be powered by a dual-core 1GHz OMAP 4430 processor, and pack 1GB of RAM. The most disappointing part is that the Bionic will have the same pixelated screen as found on the Droid X2 and the Droid 3.

Here are the full specs of the Bionic :

  • 1GHz OMAP dual-core 4430 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4.3-inch qHD (960×640) screen PenTile display
  • 8MP camera with full-HD recording capability
  • mini-HDMI port
  • Front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Webtop capabilities similar to the Atrix 4G

Motorola created a lot of hype around the Droid Bionic, and if this what the final Droid Bionic packs, then I am disappointed. If Verizon’s version of Samsung Galaxy S II features 4G LTE, then I doubt anyone will buy the Droid Bionic. The screen might be of a higher resolution, but it looks pixelated, and is no Super-AMOLED (+) or IPS LCD. Motorola phones are known to come with pathetic camera’s, and the Bionic will be no different.

Basically, Moto created hype around a product which is similar to the Droid 3 minus the keyboard, with extra RAM and a 4G LTE chip. Hopefully, Motorola will be sane enough not to lock down the boot loader on the handset. If they do so, then I guess they should get ready to suffer more losses during the next quarter.

If the next generation Apple iPhone for Verizon also sports 4G LTE compatibility, then I will suggest Motorola to not even bother releasing the Bionic to the general public. Had the phone been released sometime in the first half of this year, it would have been a worthy buy. Sadly, the device is still a month away from its official release and will offer too little, when launched.

P.S. – No, I am not even going to talk about disaster that is the Moto’s BLUR UI. The Bionic will come with a new version of Blur, which has some nice improvements. This does not make the new version less suck-y than the old version, though.