A 42 inch Nexus S is unveiled making it the largest Android phone ever. Samsung is contemplating to lock down future versions of its Galaxy Tab. Apple is sued over apps sending data to advertisers. Apple has also been inconsistent in their app accepting and rejecting policies. And Amazon reveals that the latest Kindle is their best selling Kindle ever.
Apple’s inconsistent app store policy
Apple doesn’t allow any of the apps to use the hardware buttons. A camera app was shot down for using the power button to click an image. Few months later another camera app (QuickSnap) which sells for $1.99, is available on the app store. This app uses the volume toggles to click a picture. It might be a matter of time until pulls this out but what’s with the inconsistency? How does Apple actually review the products? In the midst of all the hoopla around Wikileaks it slipped through the app to pull it out in less than five days. Now QuickSnap.
Gen-3 Kindle best selling Kindle
Amazon has declared that their latest Kindle is their best selling Kindle ever. Good news for Amazon is people who are buying iPads are also buying Kindle’s. eInk reading is still saving the Kindle. Amazon did not reveal the sales figures, but unofficial estimates are putting it at 8 million for the year of 2010. Kindle’s 3G+Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi only versions are top hits. At a price of $139, you cannot really go wrong. Can you?
Apple sued over data privacy
Only a matter of time. After NYTimes reported that many apps are sending data to advertisers without consent, a lawsuit is just waiting to happen. Now it happened. Apple is sued for sending user data to advertisers without consent. Along with Apple, the app makers of Paper Toss, Pandora and few others will have to defend it. This is going to be fun. Will these guys return the data back?
Samsung Galaxy Tab to be locked?
All right folks, it’s Samsung and you read that right. New Galaxy Tab’s might get a firmware to make all the hacks and roots difficult. There might not be a software workaround but a hardware jacking is required. I hope this isn’t what Samsung is thinking. If it is then Galaxy Tab is doomed. Samsung is no Apple and the OS it runs is not iOS. Which means there are limited apps in the app store and Android tablets still has a lot more ground to cover. If you lock something up without an ecosystem then it is bound to fail. Apple backed up the locking a brilliant OS and plethora of apps. Is Samsung game for it? I don’t think so. I hope some good sense prevails.
Giant Galaxy S
If the giant iPad in London is a gimmick, giant Galaxy S is honest. A huge 42-inch Galaxy S was spotted in California. Take a look :