According To Samsung: iPhone 4’s Retina Display Is Pfffft.

According to Samsung, (the above Photoshopped image is just illustration) the difference between Samsung’s Super AMOLED screen in the Galaxy S versus the iPhone 4’s IPS LCD is superior. When you do compare the two in real life, it becomes a little tight, but until the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S both hit final production units, I think it’s time to let this rest. In the meantime, I foresee a ton of higher-resolution super Androids!

Source: Electronista

Google’s Index Is Now “Caffeinated”: All Riiiiiight!

The Google index has been caffeinated. Basically, just like I might enjoy a fresh cup of joe, Google likes everything to be fresh in their index filled with thousands of sites. When you make a Google search, sometimes you’re presented with old content. Not anymore. Google’s explanation:

Our old index had several layers, some of which were refreshed at a faster rate than others; the main layer would update every couple of weeks. To refresh a layer of the old index, we would analyze the entire web, which meant there was a significant delay between when we found a page and made it available to you.

With Caffeine, we analyze the web in small portions and update our search index on a continuous basis, globally. As we find new pages, or new information on existing pages, we can add these straight to the index. That means you can find fresher information than ever before—no matter when or where it was published.

So everything you search for stays fresh, full of caffeinated coffee, and always hyper. Hmm. And here’s Google’s mind-numbing, brain twisting numbers for how much more space this uses in their data centers:

Caffeine lets us index web pages on an enormous scale. In fact, every second Caffeine processes hundreds of thousands of pages in parallel. If this were a pile of paper it would grow three miles taller every second. Caffeine takes up nearly 100 million gigabytes of storage in one database and adds new information at a rate of hundreds of thousands of gigabytes per day. You would need 625,000 of the largest iPods to store that much information; if these were stacked end-to-end they would go for more than 40 miles.

Boom. Wow.

Sprint admits they didn’t sell ‘that’ many EVO 4Gs on launch day

Remember when Sprint said that the EVO 4G’s opening day sales toppled that of the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct by 3 times over on their first 3 days on the market?

That never really happened. And Sprint says it ““inadvertently overstated” the amount of units sold. What they do say is that sales were in line with the numbers made by the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct. That’s a different thing, people. The original press release is still at Sprint’s site, albeit slightly updated to avoid “inadvertently overstating” the EVO’s sales:

This release was distributed on June 7, 2010. It was updated on June 8, 2010. June 4, 2010 sales of HTC EVO 4G marked the largest quantity of a single phone sold in one day ever for Sprint – the record was previously held by both Samsung Instinct and Palm Pr. Launch day sales of HTC EVO 4G were six times greater than launch day sales of Samsung Instinct and nearly twice the launch day sales for Palm Pre. We continue to see sales of EVO 4G outpace sales of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre.

We originally reported that the total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold on launch day was three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined. We inadvertently erred in the comparison. The total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold on launch day was in line with the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined.

Nexus One tuned to 720p video recording in new hack

Non-HD video recording seemed a bit annoying when I was reviewing it, as well as when I blogged about it. But guess what, maggots? The xda-developers community, has brought 720p HD video recording to the Nexus One’s 5 megapixel camera. You’ll need the Cyanogen’s CM5.0.8test3 mod for it to work. And it does not support Android 2.2 FroYo. That sucks. But at least you could hit the “via” link and see the results, as well as the instructions.

Via: Xda-Developers, AndroidPolice

T-Mobile Confirms myTouch 3G Will Get Android 2.2

In a recent “No Phone Gets Left Behind” sarcastic message found in a leaked T-Mobile document found at TmoNews, the message is quite clear: all myTouch 3G models (including the 3.5mm headset jack edition) on T-Mobile are getting Android 2.2 FroYo in its full brilliance, coupled with the Genius Button and Faves Gallery much like the upcoming myTouch 3G Slide. Awesome right? Until you remember that the Samsung Behold II and G1 are part of the “no phone gets left behind” thing, seen in the doc above.

Good times, T-Mobile, good times.

Source: TmoNews

HTC EVO 4G is sold out — everywhere

And that means online stores too, losers. If you snooze, you lose, and the early bird gets the worm. Those two phrases and several others apply to those that didn’t but the EVO 4G at the right time, and have to wait for the online store and retail stores across the country to restock. After the EVO smashed Sprint’s sale records, you can be sure there are a few hundred thousand EVOs being made right now.