Posts Tagged ‘Nokia’

iPhone iOS 5 Outperforms Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone in Browser Benchmark Tests

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Gadgets, iPhone, Microsoft, Nokia, Reviews

iPhone iOS 5 Outperforms Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone in Browser Benchmark Tests

Here is a cool comparison test which shows the power of iPhone 4S along with iOS 5. The guys at 359gsm recently ran a test including iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3, iPhone 4S running iOS 5 against Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. iPhone 4S significantly outperform Nokia in all benchmark tests.

The results are shown below courtesy of 359gsm, you can watch the test video above as well:

Browsermark Test: Higher is better
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 37 503
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 30 452
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 86 702
Speed Reading Test:
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 2 fps (iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0 – around 37 fps)
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 40 fps
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 60 fps
Sunspider Test: Lower is better
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 4018.2 ms
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 7188.7 ms
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 2266 ms
Acid3 Test:
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 100/100
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 100/100
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 100/100
HTML5 Test:
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 210
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 141
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 296

Android, BlackBerry and Nokia Log Everything You Do

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Android, Apple, BlackBerry, blog, iPhone, lawsuit, Mobile, News, Nokia, Steve Jobs

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Security researchers have discovered that iPhone running iOS 4 were storing a cache of data on which GPS locations that handset had visited in an unencrypted file, it was dubbed LocationGate and later the whole debacle was just a bug but Apple has to testify in front of the Senate about the matter

Following the incident, one user sent an email to Apple asking for answers. If he didn’t get them soon, he said, he’d switch to Droid; they don’t track him. An email from Steve Jobs, which dropped something of a bombshell: he said Apple doesn’t track anyone’s location, but that Android tracked everyone.

Now time has proven Steve Jobs right. Android phones do track you. In fact, software that comes pre-installed on millions of Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones log everything you do with your device, and sends them off secretly to its own servers. Trevor Eckhart, the developer who discovered the software, released a video of his findings, watch it below.

Carrier IQ will log and save each key dialed. When receiving a text message, Carrier IQ will process and log the text message, before the user even sees it. Web searches are stored by the service as well, logged in plain text. No encryption. That’s incredible. One privately held company that almost no one has ever heard of has the complete logs of every email, phone call, web search and text message ever sent or received by millions of Android, Blackberry and Nokia users.

In a phone interview to Wired.com, a marketing manager for Carrier IQ defended what the product does:

We’re not looking at texts. We’re counting things. How many texts did you send and how many failed. That’s the level of metrics that are being gathered.

[via CultOfMac]

Microsoft is Square, Apple is Roundrect, Nokia is Squircle, Google is…?

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Disney, google, Humor, Microsoft, Rants & Raves

Clayton Miller’s Interuserface takes a look at the iconic shapes behind today’s biggest mobile companies, and while Apple, iPhone, and iPad are obviously roundrects (rounded rectangles), their competition is just as geometrically aligned:

Microsoft’s Metro UI owns the square. Apple has a corner on the roundrect, from the Springboard launcher to the iPhone hardware itself. Nokia, despite its late entry with MeeGo’s Harmattan UI, found the squircle unclaimed and ran with it beautifully. Palm has used the circle from the early days of PalmOS, and in WebOS, HP continues the tradition with care (one might even note that both Palm and HP structure their wordmarks around the circle).

The power of shapes:

Like color, which also despite limitless associations has a history of strong associations within a market, shape is a powerful, yet subtle differentiator. Owning a shape isn’t easy – by itself, as demonstrated by Samsung and RIM, a shape is hardly potent. Those who have successfully laid claim to a shape have used it as a building block rather than as window dressing. Use the power of shape to reinforce good design with coherence and identity – and that shape may one day be yours.

Zune, obviously, couldn’t hold the squircle, and neither Bada nor RIM could take the square or roundrect as their own. Interestingly, Google’s Android has no iconic hold on any simple shape (nor do Facebook or Amazon for that matter, who have elected to stick with letters).

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