Review of the week

Review of the weekAnother week, another bunch of stories about mobile phones and tablets. It doesn't get much more literal than that. Highlight of the week was undoubtedly all the new HTC stuff, including the HTC Desire Eye, HTC Re camera, and HTC One M8 Eye. Meanwhile, things appear to be going from bad to worse for Samsung.

As for comments, the Google Nexus 6 certainly impresses in terms of specs, but we wonder about the price tag and the lack of microSD.

This week's app reviews were pretty diverse, starting with I Am A Brave Knight, a short story about life and death; moving on to The Banner Saga, a five-star tactical RPG wrapped up in a superb story; and finishing with Daddy Long Legs, an endless runner with a nigh-on-impossible-to-control protagonist.

Next week sees the launch of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 (probably); that's on October 16, while the Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android L might well land in the next seven days.

Until then, here's what you might've missed:







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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 11, 2014 at 13:59

Google has been quite clear about SD card expansion in the past. Nutshell: they don't like that.
They want control over what you load and sideload. And although no SD card doesn't mean you cannot instal naughty suff, it's one door closed. I guess they also want to kill a source of 'issues'. Unlike what the holy mantra of SD card praising fanboys promises, to the average non-techie user they frequently come with problems. Either formatting makes them impossible to use between 2 or 3 devices, or they are inferior knock-offs from fleaBay etc etc...
Frequently those issues have nothing to do with Google or Android or oem x, y or z, but to the
lay person it looks like the problem is with them... So one could argue Google, Apple etc have a point. It does aid quality control to cut out SD expansion. It sucks, but there's something to it...
The alternative would be tighter controls re SD card quality, speed, formatting standards etc etc Which would probably lead to new standards and higher card prices.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 11, 2014 at 14:03

PS: I had no idea it's Saturday. So gawd bless the Review of the Week :)


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