The Woz loves his Android phone?

 

Jobs and Wozniak

I’m sure the hardcore Apple fans will be screaming blasphemy, but I love this article, because it shows that Apple is not the alpha and omega of smartphone innovation.  Google is also doing some great things with their Android OS.  Honestly, I was never that much of a Steve Jobs fan.  (With respect, he did know how to present Apple products very well)  He always just came across as a jerk to me, but Wozniak is just awesome and charismatic.  He’s like a Santa Claus that doesn’t need elves to create his technology and instead, decided to use something that Yukon Cornelius created because he’s willing to admit that it works. (I bet you weren’t expecting a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer reference, huh?)

Technolog – Wozniak likes his Android phone a lot.

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Apple puts earthquake warning system in Japan’s iOS 5 | Japanator.com

It seems that Apple has decided to put a neat feature in Japan’s version of iOS5!  While the poster says this will drain the battery down, I don’t think it would be nearly as bad as he is implying.  Of course, I don’t know exactly how the earthquake notification service actually works, but I suspect that it would function best as a Push notification.  When you think of it that way, almost all your Apps have some form of Push notice, so what’s one other app the accepts Push?  A live 3G connection to a website status would seem horribly taxing (and actually would drain your iDevice battery very quickly).  I guess the best question to ask if it does rely on Push is if their server can push out a million notifications in mere minutes?

Apple puts earthquake warning system in Japan’s iOS 5 | Japanator.com