Thursday, September 18

Silly Spec war troll compares iphone6 to Android One - way too crazy fandroids

There was this silly troll comparing iPhone 6 to Android one. Without ignoring that post, i wasted some time commenting on the post. As he won, objective being +1s and comments, I am posting it here, just for some hits in revenge. 

stupid comparison

Android one is a great piece of hardware to widen the bottom of smartphone market, penetrating the Rs 6k or sub $100 world. I believe it is the first country specific offering from Google in the smartphone space. Choosing India as the test case is perfect with India's wide feature phone users at the bottom of the pyramid and some decent manufacturers attempting to bring in more people on to smartphone segment and general goodwill for Google in India.

But to troll iPhone just for the sake of it cause you are Android fan only devalues Android as such. 

iPhone 6 and 6+, a bit disappointing at first look
On first look, it seems iPhone6 sports tech specs that Androids introduce 2 yrs back. But there is a big difference. Like all 8mp cameras won’t produce the same quality image or performance of a class 4 vs class 10 flash drive, the quality of components, connectors and even placement makes the difference. Apple offers new tech only after ensuring a perfect hardware - software fit. And we users just admire its slim form and UI that is elegant in both looks and usability, while cribbing on the $600 tag.

To compare hardware to hardware is silly. Does a Ford and Jaguar both having 2.4 ltr engine and matching power ratios perform the same way in the real world?

I respect Apple for their focus on engineering and design, Innovation and tight control over its entire business cycle, saving every dollar possible, while investing in functional Art.

Apple made Android manufacturers look at design efficiency and learn from step 1. From the small box that iPhone 1 came in, Apple taught others that a dollars saved on logistics means multi million$ on a grand scale. Apple also taught others how to build hype and make a tiny improvement feel like a giant leap in technology and make the customer feel special. Now, Apple and Android makers are adopting from each other and a day will come when Android will be tutor on making money.

Its good for Android that Google is now giving increased attention on operational efficiency and seamless interface, but its partners still seems to be more thrilled in adding hardware and battery to match, loosing out on profit margins. Android L and Android One are signs of Google wanting to move away from Spec war

Android One Hardware
Google's main or only goal is acquiring and retaining users for its search and adv. business. The targeted $100 phone users of India will be mostly regional language users and people who are used to single app for each function seen in feature phones. To hook these 400 million people into Google world, it needs simplicity .

Android One is great on its own terms. It opens up a huge market not just for Micromax, but also 3G data usage, small town retailers, regional language usage and more than everything it will bring in a whole new set of users for FB, through Whatsapp, which has really replaced SMS in India." 

Friday, September 12

Update: Royal Enfield Cult: not just men, even insects go crazy

Update: royal Enfield cult: even insects choose an Enfield 

This is madness. 

My dear friend, the Unidentified yellow black flying stingy Insect didn't loose hope. Even after breaking its attempt to make a nest on my Royal Enfield thrice, it chose to rebuilt it from start and succeeded this time. 

Yesterday after breaking the mud nest, I sprayed some polish and perfume, hoping that it won't to able to locate the spot again based on scent . 

But that wasn't the case. Morning, I saw it starting to rebuild from scratch. With total surprise and some pitty for the insect, I choose to use my car instead of breaking his fourth attempt. 

By afternoon ,on my return it had completed the job making a beautiful pot shaped nest with an egg too. 

Why it chose the bike and that location baffles me is its never there, except early mornings. 

Why does it wait till next day for the bike to return next day, and start from scratch? 

Why not the car, or some garden furniture that remains stationary most of the time ! 

Does an insect love #RoyalEnfield so much? 

Reminds me of the spider web story, Try try and try until you succeed. This insect finally won over me. 

I Decided to let my favorite #REcontinentalGT bike rest until that egg hatches and a new life begins.

10 best quotes teasing social: via Rick Ramos consulting

Best jokes on Social Media. Content via :

My personal favorite is the Jay Leno one. 

"Sometimes Social Media can be a bit wacky, especially when it’s part of your job. Here are 10 great social media jokes to make you laugh:

“A new study found that more than 11 million people have quit Facebook in the last three years. And unfortunately, none of them were your parents.” –Jimmy Fallon

“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a press conference to announce that if you post one more picture of your cat sleeping, they’re going to delete your account.” -Jimmy Kimmel

“Andy Warhol said that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. Facebook is exactly like that except you’re not really famous and your 15 minutes goes on forever.” –Craig Ferguson

“Facebook has revealed their estimated net worth — $96 billion. That’s almost as much money as businesses lose every year from their employees wasting time looking at Facebook.” -Jay Leno

“Facebook has been redesigned and it now contains a real-time news ticker. Every update says, ‘Breaking news: You’re screwing around at work.’” -Conan O’Brien

“I have Twitter so I can tell people what I want them to buy and they give me money.” - Louis CK

“You Post All Of Your Drama On Facebook… Then Get Upset When People Judge You ? You Must Be A Special Kind Of Stupid.” – Bill Cosby

“I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time.” – Betty White

“People do that on Facebook and it’s the dumbest thing in the world. I don’t care what your dinner looks like. Stop cluttering up the Internet with pictures of your dinner.” - Seth MacFarlane

“Facebook: What’s on your mind? ..Twitter: What’s happening? … Myspace: Where did everybody go?” – Will Ferrell

Bonus Joke:

“The funny thing about social media and trying to portray yourself as something you’re not, is that the people who know you in real life know you are full of shit.” – unknown"

Rick Ramos has some interesting reads on social and Internet as such.

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