Tech Comparisons

Microsoft Vs Motorola: The Mapping App Infringed

Microsoft vs. Google's Motorola Mobility

In a legal battle over Google’s Android software going on in Germany, Microsoft announced on Friday that it plans to attach Google as a defendant in one of its patent actions against Motorola Mobility, owned by Google. The involved case surrounds a mapping feature on Motorola phones, which Microsoft says has infringed one of its patents. As per a statement by Microsoft spokesperson, the action was initiated after Motorola said it has no information about actions occurring on Google’s servers. Microsoft claims that Google’s Android violates its software patents. Surprisingly, Microsoft has so far trailed handset makers instead of Google itself for the royalties. Currently, Microsoft and Motorola are fighting patent suits in courts in Mannheim, Germany, and Seattle. The fight is over the Motorola’s use of scheduling software and Microsoft’s use of some video and wireless technology. However, several hardware firms have come to settlement with the former over [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini: Small on Size, Light on the Pocket

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Samsung had hinted recently about it, and finally it’s here – the Galaxy S3 Mini. According to the company, it’s an alternative for folks looking for a compact smartphone for practical purposes. For some who found the Galaxy S3 far too big to carry around like a regular phone, Samsung decided to create something similar, albeit in a tinier package. So, is it just the screen size that got smaller in the Mini version of the Galaxy S3? It’s a great strategic move on Samsung’s part to come up with a smaller sized Galaxy S3. The 4 inch touchscreen offers direct competition to the iPhone and is aimed at pulling people away from Apple’s offering. It looks quite similar to the Galaxy S3, but in a smaller package, and even runs on Android Jelly Bean with Samsung’s own TouchWiz user interface. The S3 mini is powered by a mere 1GHz [+more]

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HTC One X 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II: Wars Within the Android Family

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At first glance on the headline, you might almost be tempted to say that we’re trying to compare apples with oranges here. Apart from the fact that both these devices run on Android, it’s quite hard to find any other common ground for competition. But you could say that that’s precisely why we’re pitting the HTC One X 5 or HTC Droid Incredible against the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the latest offerings from the Samsung stable, and it features the best of the best on pretty much every aspect. From an incredibly powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2GB RAM for absolute heavy performance, to a gigantic 5.5-inch touchscreen and a 3100 mAh battery for ample power, this device is meant for extensive usage – it’s almost like a mini computer in your palms. The HTC Droid Incredible, on the other hand, [+more]

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Nokia Lumia 920 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Will Windows Phone 8 Be Able to Win as Many Hearts as Android?

Lumia vs. Galaxy S 3

Google and Samsung have managed to bring up each other’s brand value considerably thanks to their collaboration, with Android and the Galaxy range of smartphones. We’ve already seen the previews of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 for PCs, phones and tablets. The real question on everyone’s minds is whether Microsoft and Nokia will be able to build a symbiotic relationship like Google and Samsung with the Windows Phone 8 and the Lumia series. We’re taking a look at how the new Nokia Lumia 920 stands up against the Samsung Galaxy S3. We’ve already discussed the tech specs and features of these two phones at length in our previous features. In this piece, we’ll list out the strong points of both these models so you can decide which one’s right for your needs. Where the Samsung Galaxy S3 scores more against the Nokia Lumia 920: Bigger screen size: This one goes to the Galaxy [+more]

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Acer Aspire S5 vs Macbook Air: Thin Is In

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  Mac Book Air has dominated the laptop world for  quite a time now and indeed it was one of the best laptops until Acer Aspire S5 took a plunge in the Laptop Market. The latest to come out of Acer’s Arsenal is  Aspire S5 and it is here to give a furious competition to the king of laptops: the thin and sleek Macbook air. Acer Aspire S5 is one of the thinnest ultrabooks and with the dimension of 12.77 x 8.95 x 0.59  it stands strong in front of Macbook Air (11.8 x 7.56 x 0.68).  Again in terms of weight both the net books are neck to neck, Aspire S5 weighs 2.65 lbs where as Macbook Air is around 2.38 lbs. Now let’s come down to technical specification of both the net books: Acer Aspire S5 MacBook Air Display: 13.3 inch LED backlight with 1366 x 768 (HD) [+more]

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Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Tech Rivals Lock Horns!

Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs. Apple iPhone 5

They’re worse rivals than Kane and Abel, but when Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 devices, even they couldn’t have foreseen the massive success that came their way. And then, a while later, Apple launched the iPhone 5, making the world pause and wonder if this would somehow put a dent on the rising success of Samsung’s latest. We’ve already shown you how the iPhone 5 compares to the Galaxy S3, so here’s taking a look at what differentiates Apple’s latest smartphone from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2. Better viewing: Even though the iPhone 5 has a much smaller screen of 4 inches when compared to the Galaxy Note’s gorgeous 5.5 inch display, its higher pixel density reproduces images much more clearly than the latter’s. More storage: The best thing about the Galaxy Note 2 is not just its 64GB internal memory, but the thoughtful microSD card slot that can [+more]

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Nokia Lumia 610 vs. HTC Desire C vs. Sony Xperia Tipo: The War Among Budget Smartphones

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  Android’s becoming the most popular smartphone OS all over the world and it’s of no surprise to its ever-growing fan base. But Nokia’s also trying to play catch up with its reinvented image and selling smartphones running Microsoft Windows Phone. The competition’s heating up not only in the premium category for smartphones, but even the budget range has a lot to offer. Today, we compare three of the more recently released budget smartphones – the Nokia Lumia 610, HTC Desire C and Sony Xperia Tipo. The OS: The Nokia Lumia 610 runs on Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango, while the Sony Xperia Tipo and HTC Desire C run on Android 4.0. Now, all these models are running on a slightly older version of their respective OS, but we don’t think it would be too much of a concern as they all run quite well. Our only concern is that [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC One X+: Take Your Pick?

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The present day consumer has a plethora of options before him, and naturally would be bound to get confused. If you’re window shopping for a brand new smartphone and are unsure of which one to get for yourself, here’s where you’ll find all the information you need to make the right decision. We take a look today at the flagship models of Samsung, Nokia and HTC on offer and break down the pros and cons of each of their features to make your life a little simpler. The Software: All these phones are on top of their game, running the latest versions of their respective OS. While the Lumia 920 will run on the latest Windows Phone 8, the Galaxy Note 2 and One X+ run on the latest version of Android – the Jelly Bean. The Hardware: Now this is where it gets really exciting to compare these 3 [+more]

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HTC One X+ vs HTC One X: Make Way For Evolution


  HTC One X+ is the newbie on the block and we are luring after it.Why? Well, HTC One X+ is a near to perfect Android phone. The premium looking flagship  phone of HTC, One X+ is a lethal combination of LTE capabilities of One XL and quad-core processor of One X What We Love About it: In terms of look HTC One X+ is no different than its predecessor HTC One X. Now the question here is how it is different from One X. Well as compared to One X’s 1800mAh battery ,X+ has  the power of 2 100mAH batteries. Needless to say, the phone need a gigantic battery to support its LTE capabilities. HTC One X came loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich where as HTC One X+ runs on Jelly bean (Andriod 4.1). When you see most of the Andriod phones around you running on Ice Cream Sandwich, [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Note II Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 1: Clash Of The Kins

Samsung Note

    Samsung seems to be on its own sweet song and its singing it really good! With Note it made a ripple that proved pretty noticeable. And now with the Note 2 it has initiated waves, the impact of which is not yet gauged in totality. With the Note, the gizmo maker brought in the Phablet,  a rare combination of phone and a tablet . And now with Note 2, we are sure, you would need to negate the PA you pay every month—to say the least. Here’s a table that could leave you grasping for breath—well , no pun intended, but here’s a comparative analysis into the specs and features each Note has up its sleeve. The ball is in your court. Check this out and hit off the right NOTE. Specs/Features SAMSUNG NOTE SAMSUNG NOTE 2 GPS PLUS NAVIGATION A-GPS support A-GPS support JAVA Java MIDP emulator Java MIDP [+more]

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