Thursday, February 12, 2015

Unboxing the HTC Desire Eye from AT&T

Last October, HTC released a mixture of mid-range and top of the line. Nice size screen, decent specs, and not just 1, but 2 ... yes 2....13 megapixel cameras; one on the back, and unexpectedly, one on the front as well. The call it the Desire Eye.

My friends at AT&T let me borrow one for a few weeks so that I could put it through the paces and test it out so that I can tell you everything you need to know and help you decide if this is the phone for you. But before any great review, comes a traditional unboxing ceremony. Ladies and gentleman, with no further adieu, I present to you the HTC Desire Eye.

Friday, February 6, 2015

With 3 ways to Hold, It's Hard to Put Down the Yoga Tablet 2 from Lenovo (Review)

They have taken the enterprise laptop market by storm with the ThinkPad series after purchasing it from IBM in 2005. Now Lenovo is breaking into the mobile market with the Yoga tablet. They even purchased Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014 to advance their endeavor. Recently released in October 2014, Lenovo brings us multiple options with both size and operating systems, be it Android or Windows. Thanks to my friends at Lenovo, this past month, I've had the pleasure of using the Yoga Tablet 2, 10 inch Android model.

I had never used a Lenovo made Android device before, so I went into this review with an open mind and was ready for anything. I had a few expectations based on the fact that I have used so many other Android devices, but I couldn't wait to see how Lenovo has chosen to spin Android with their own tweaks, or design.

Yoga differentiates itself in the tablet market in a number of positive ways. No matter how you prefer to hold your tablet, or what purpose you choose use it for, Lenovo designed the Yoga Tablet 2 to fit all your needs.  From the start there are two sizes to choose from that run Android: 8 inch and 10 inch. And  they run a respectfully current version of it too, Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat. I'm glad to see that Lenovo continues to support this tablet. In fact, during my review something like that happened. Granted, the update was just minor bug fixes, no major jump in operating system version, but that's perfectly OK. Honestly, the latest and greatest isn't important if it doesn't run smoothly. Being that the very most current version of Android, Lollipop 5.0.2 is still fairly new and brings its own buggy baggage to the table, I'm sure Lenovo wants 5.0 to bake a little bit longer. I don't blame them for taking that approach. The version of Android out of the box has baked for a year now. It runs smooth, fluid, and little to no hiccups.