Microsoft’s woes seem to have no future ending as it struggles to sell it’s smartphone model, Windows phone. Great obstacles seems to be looming at every turn and they can be hugely attributed to Google. This is unfortunate because the functionality of these two internet giants is so much interconnected and so they have to co-exist the best way they know. Microsoft and Google have been on an endless war path that has lasted three years especially over the access of Windows phone users to YouTube. It is clear that Google is placing unfair demands on Microsoft in order to make it harder for the Windows phone users to access services as well as their competitors, IPhone and Android users enjoy.
Among the demands that Google is making is that the phone manufacturer changes its code to HTML 5, a move that has taken scores of websites to transition to. The same has not been demanded of Android and IPhone, giving them a huge edge over Windows phone. This is because Windows Phone users will find it harder and more frustrating to access YouTube, which is Google owned, on their phones. Microsoft claims to have developed an app that is very competitive for its devices but that is not based on HTML5.
Microsoft is counting losses after its customers met with an unprecedented obstacle, the YouTube app on their phones is blocked and so they cannot access YouTube. This will definitely cost dearly in terms of sales. Google claims that instead of upgrading to a better app, Microsoft re-released an app that violated its terms of service, and that is why it was blocked. On the other hand, Microsoft views the action by Google as malicious and done purely for competitive advantage. The Google spokesman claimed that the move was routine and that there was nothing malicious to it.
The battle between Microsoft and Google is not new. In 2010, Microsoft complained that Google was denying them access to extra Meta data that would further enhance the functionality of the Windows Phones when it came to YouTube.
In a statement, Google said: “We’re committed to providing users and creators with a great and consistent YouTube experience across devices, and we’ve been working with Microsoft to build a fully featured YouTube for Windows Phone app, based on HTML5. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service. It has been disabled. We value our broad developer community and therefore ask everyone to adhere to the same guidelines.”
Not only do they differ over YouTube features but also search practices and also business in general. It is a clear battle for supremacy for these two companies that are inevitably tied together because they need each other to survive. It is not clear whether they will take it to court or settle it the ordinary way but Microsoft feels that Google should unblock their app while they work on the HTML 5. Sounds like a good compromise, so will Google take it up?
SHARP FREESTYLE AQUOS TV
You probably never imagined just how portable TV’s can be until you’ve seen the Sharp Freestyle Aquos TV. With a range of choices from 20 to 60 inches, Sharp offers ultra-thin, flat screen and light TV’s for the ultimate viewing experience that you can easily carry to move around the house. The 20-inch version is battery operated and Wi-Fi capable so you can pretty much take it anywhere you want. Watch this video by SmartReview for a preview of this product’s launching -
There you have it. We still a few months left for 2012 so let’s see if anything can join the list.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S III
With people raving about the previous version, the Samsung Galaxy SII, this new version of Samsung’s smartphone is creating its own buzz. Samsung has greatly improved and continuously gaining a bigger following since it has developed its technology using a quad-core engine, a 4.6in screen, 2GB of RAM, and an all-important 12MP camera for the this phone. Also, Samsung’s Galaxy tabs are also getting good reviews for being one of the best android tablets out in the market today.
Samsung Series 9
This ultra-portable gadget does not fall short when it comes to quality and exquisite appearanceIt also uses a highly durable material called Duralumin, which provides twice the strength of aluminum while retaining a lightweight quality. Unlike MacBook Air, Samsung Series 9 has an impressive backlit keyboard.
LENOVO IDEAPAD YOGA
As tablets are becoming more and more popular yet Ultrabooks still remaining a necessity, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga gives you the best of both worlds. It is 13.3 inches and basically has a flip and fold design that you can manipulate in different ways. Use it as notebook or a tablet by flipping back the keyboard as a stand. And its flexibility is not only with its design, it carries a Microsoft Windows 8 processor to answer all your desktop needs.
Watch this video to see how cool this new gadget is.
This handheld 3D games gadget is another one of my top picks. I am a huge fan of video games, so I make sure I always bring along my Nintendo 3DS wherever I go.
Playstations have been around a long time and can be found in the hands of both the young and young-at heart. The PS VITA is the next generation’s portable gaming device that offers dual cameras and a 5-inch touchscreen among its improved features. The PS Vita can do a lot of things with downloadable applications. To see its other features check this link-
Another year has passed, and I have created a list of my favorite gadgets of 2011. When I made my list, I immediately thought of V2 cigs. The brand offers E-cig starter kits that will definitely meet your budget and standards. You can choose from a wide assortment of flavored nicotine cartridges that use their own product line of E-liquids. You will never find any other brand that comes close to what V2 cigs have to offer.
If you have not tried this product yet, I recommend that you check these out in various online resources. You would not want to be left behind, as many people have been raving about the fabulous features of the V2 cigs. Aside from the great features, you can rely on the good quality of this product. In fact, it is in partnership with the United Parcel Service or UPS. Now, that is a proof that the V2 cigs are reliable and excellent to use. This premier shipping company vouches on the integrity and superior quality of V2 cigs.
Before I switched to this product, I was a bit skeptical because I thought my old e-cig brand was already the best in the market. However, I decided to try V2 cigs because of my friends who told me about the amazing features of this product. The accessories are superb, and the starter kit comes with everything that you will ever need. You can also be sure that the company never settles for mediocre quality. The makers constantly work on research to make sure that their product beats every other e-cig brand out there. Moreover, the powerful performance of V2 cigs battery – for which you can grab a sweet v2 cigs coupon code here allows you to vape for hours, so you can enjoy the rich and delightful vapor of this product.
Going back to my list of the best gadgets, I would have to say that the new iPad takes the second item on the list. Although it may have little difference from iPad 2, I like the extremely sharp screen of the new iPad. I can enjoy watching my favorite videos and view photos with jaw-dropping, awesome quality. Third on my list is my brand new Kindle Touch. While this will never take the place of my iPad, I can always rely on this handy gadget. When boredom strikes, I just check out my collection of readings in my ever-reliable Kindle Touch.