Write The Smartphone Champ 4-6-12
I have a HTC sensation xe and I want Instagram and as far as I know you can only get this from Google Play not android market. But my phone isn’t one of the listed phones on there even though like very other HTC is. Do you know If there is any other way of getting instagram on my device ????
Sam, the Android Market is no more. The Google Play store you’re referring to is what was formerly known as the Android Market. As for your phone not being officially compatible (don’t you just love fragmentation..), Instagram will work on your phone, you just may have to side-load it to your phone. Of course when side-loading apps, be sure you get it from a reputable source. In other words use good judgment. To help you out, here’s a link to XDA where some guys have pulled the apk for people in your situation.
Hi, I’m on Sprint and have an upgrade available to me. I am trying to decide if I should get the Galaxy Nexus when it comes out or the HTC One X. Which one should I get?
Matthew, that’s a very tough question. Honestly I don’t think you can go wrong with either choice. While I have never used the HTC One X, I hear it is an excellent smartphone (FYI, Sprint’s One X will be called the HTC EVO 4G LTE). Personally, I prefer the Galaxy Nexus due to it being pure Android with no overlays, and because it will stay up to date better than a non-Nexus smartphone. The next version of Android, Jellybean will probably have been out for several months before HTC finally updates the One X to Jellybean. Then add to that, the EVO 4G LTE is going to be Sprint’s own version of the One X, so it will add more time in getting the Jellybean update. The question after that then becomes, will it get the version of Android after that? Chances are it will not. In the meantime, there are also incremental updates the One X may or may not receive. For example, there’s a rumored wifi display update that is supposed to roll out some time this summer. The quad-core One X won’t be compatible (due to the processor), but the Evo 4G LTE may be due to it having a different processor. Though it might be compatible, it still probably will not receive the update due to its quad-core sibling being incompatible. All in all, I’d go with the Galaxy Nexus, but you can’t really make a bad decision with the choice you are considering.
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