Important Opinions 6-30-12
- iPhone users now can use Chrome as their default browser, if they use a Cydia tweak. I’m sorry, but it is stupid that iPhone owners have to hack their smartphones just to be able to choose what browser they wish to use. Apple needs to stop locking the iPhone down so much and allow their customers to make some of their own choices. Apple, trust me, your customers are smart enough to decide what browser they want to use without you having to choose for them.
- Google unveiled the Nexus Q this week. Initially, the concept of the media player seemed pretty decent…up until they explained it only can be used with Youtube, and Play Store Media. Sorry Google, but there is no way I’m going to drop $300 on a media player that has such strict limitations. For $300, I’d expect Netflix, Pandora, a web browser, Spotify, Crackle, and several other content providers being made available. The Roku seems like a much better purchase in my opinion.
- The Nexus 7 is going to be the best buy in tablets. With low-end prices and relatively high-end specs, the Nexus 7 sounds like it will be a fantastic buy. At $200, I almost feel obligated to buy it.
- Sprint is launching LTE in five markets on July 15th. Hopefully this go around, Sprint can do a better job of rolling out 4G coverage than they did with WiMax. If Sprint can make their 4G LTE footprint large enough, they will become a viable option for those who want to take advantage of their unlimited data. I’m rooting for Sprint on this one. Hopefully if they’re successful, it will drive the other cell carriers to adopt more customer friendly data packages.