Galaxy Nexus now, or ARM Cortex-A15 later

(Note: I simplify a lot of performance characteristics based on process node and architecture, but I realize a lot of factors come into play, including instruction sets, to determine how fast a particular platform is) I want a Galaxy Nexus (GSM version) very, very much. I have attempted to subsidize the cost somewhat by offering…

Apple is not evil for purchasing from Foxconn

This post will be very short. I realize I get off topic too much. The New York Times recently did a piece on the working conditions in Foxconn. What they found was not new, at all. Suicides at Foxconn were well established long before that piece, as were working conditions. However the New York Times…

App Store vs. Android Market vs. … (choice!)

quick note: I originally wrote this piece on 6/17/2011, and never got around to posting it. Therefore as I publish this now on 2/19/2012 there may be some outdated information (which I have tried to addend). If any links are broken please let me know in the comments section below. Thoughts on Price Price is…

Google+

On a personal note, I begin residency this Friday (July 1), and would appreciate any prayers and well wishes on this next stage of my career. Now on to the subject of this post. Announcing Google+ This past Tuesday Google announced Google+, what the average user might refer to as Google’s answer to Facebook. In…

Android Apps, for the Muslim in you

I, the author of this blog, am Muslim. There are a few apps that I find essential as a Muslim, and I wish to share this information with you. If you are a non-Muslim who loves how technology can make one’s life easier, perhaps you will want to read this short post to help any…

Netflix on Android, a little bit more free

A quick review In my previous post, Netflix Annulled, I had to correct an even earlier post in which I explained why Netflix would not come to previously released handsets. At the time of the Netflix Annulled post, Netflix had released the app for 5 handsets (both Nexus phones, HTC Evo, HTC Incredible, and HTC…

Ubuntu and TRIM

I just purchased a Kingston SSD 64GB for $64 (after rebate) and installed it on my Acer 1410. I will be posting my experience with it soon, as well as the computer itself. For now though this post is more of a call for help and frustration. Linux has had TRIM support since kernel 2.6.33…