Happy New Year 2012: Android Resolutions

January 1, 2012

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Happy New Year from Android Community! I know many are probably still sleeping off the nights party but for those making resolutions, or already made a few last night we thought we'd chime in with a few from the world of Android. Traditionally people resolve to eat less junk food, stop a bad habit, lose some weight, be nicer to people and more -- we have a few Android-based resolutions of our own.

Once I really sat down and starting to think about a few new year resolutions for Android I quickly started getting all sorts of ideas. From saying to leave nicer, more useful comments in the Android Market comment/reviews section, to be friendly in forums and developer sites and help your fellow Android enthusiasts. Although I do agree people need to search, investigate, and read how-to guides before asking silly questions when it comes to modding and hacking Android. Either way -- be nicer to our friends and foes in the Android Community.

Battery Life

Battery life: we need bigger, better, with shorter charging times. Obviously the technology has only came so far and there is only so much room in these increasingly thinner phones and tablets. Batteries like the one above plastering 2,430 mAh (wow) in a big noticeable sticker isn't what I have in mind either. That cheap battery probably is 1000 mAh under that wrapper. I'm talking about real battery improvements -- whether that be in general power management with OS, displays, and apps -- to bigger and better batteries that wont make our devices larger.

If people can drive 100 miles with a Prius with nothing but battery power then why can't my Android smartphone last 3 days like my old Nokia candy-bar phone did? Just a thought. That is my first resolution for 2012.

Google Nexus Tablet

Now I wont spend too much time on this Nexus Tablet thing -- mainly because we heard it from the big man himself. Google CEO Eric Schmidt said back in December that a Google Nexus Tablet could be here within the next six months. Now this is a very real possibility and something I've wanted forever (well, since the Xoom let me down). My only concern is making the design impressive enough for it to blow up, without getting Apple's slew of lawyers in crazed dash for the courtroom. That is also my next resolution -- chill out on the lawsuits everyone! Back to the tablet though, I have a feeling Google is planning a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet that will hopefully set the tone once again for Android. Who's with me?

Lawsuits and Carrier IQ

This entire lawsuit and Carrier IQ disaster than has erupted throughout 2011 is actually very irritating. I seriously almost didn't even want to mention it but I feel it is quite necessary. Between the Apple/Micro$oft vs Google thing to the train wreck many are calling Carrier IQ. These types of things in general need to stop -- although I'm almost positive the never will. The countless countless lawsuits thrown around by Apple are starting to get a bit ridiculous, not to mention all their "innovative" patents. And don't even get me started on Carrier IQ.

Micro$oft needs to focus on Windows Phone 7.whatever and leave Android to do its thing. Attacking every manufacturer in their grasp isn't going to do any good for anyone or the technology market as a whole -- other than make Bill Gates richer.

Now I might have ended that on an angry note so sorry about that. I'm going to keep this sort of short and sweet and leave you guys with those few resolutions although here at Android Community we could think of plenty more. I do love innovation and the increasingly better and faster technology and devices, but could a few manufacturers (I'm looking at you Motorola) slow down on the releases. I know many Bionic owners were angry to see the RAZR appear so soon, and the DROID 3 getting replaced by something awesome isn't sitting well with D3 buyers either. The rate of speed smartphones are being released and produced is awesome in every way that is for sure. Getting locked into 2-year contracts is almost a crime and something I just don't see myself doing again. I'll buy outright and enjoy the best whenever possible -- but that is just me.

I'm sure many of our readers have resolutions of their own, plenty probably of which are Android related. Feel free to share any and all resolutions you may have in the comment section below.

Happy New Year!

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  • Yes the big red V got on my nerves and was considering an upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus but seeing they do not allow tethering and lock you into a contract i think I will stick to my crap phone and service. Happy New Years everyone!

  • Yes the big red V got on my nerves and was considering an upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus but seeing they do not allow tethering and lock you into a contract i think I will stick to my crap phone and service. Happy New Years everyone!

  • While I’d love to have higher capacity batteries, the reality is that the technology has progressed at an agonizingly slow pace.  There is no Prius that will go 100 miles on battery power.  The regular Prius can only go about 1-1.5 miles on electrons and the upcoming plug-in hybrid version will do about 12-13 miles.  A Nissan Leaf will do about 75-90 miles under most conditions and over 100 if you have a really light foot.  Unfortunately, batteries for cars like that are still insanely expensive an are currently estimated to run at least $12-14,000.

    For the increasingly skinny phones we are demanding it’s going to be tough to get more than about 1,800 mAh of capacity any time soon.  That means engineers are going to have to find a a way to make the devices more energy efficient.

  • anonymous

    they can hear and see what your visually thinking
    this is the complete total truth

    The reason a lot of Asians have completely expressionless faces, only associate with Asians and don’t associate with non Asians that much, and are very unfriendly in general is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read minds. If all over a billion Asians where to show facial expressions all the time just as much as non Asians, associate with non Asians much more, and be much more friendly and talkative, then a lot of them might accidentally reveal that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they don’t like, find astonishing, or funny etc because those people might see that and and really wonder what that was that just happened there and see the connection, if they all associated with non Asians a lot more then there would be a lot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those people think things they don’t like etc, so they only associate with Asians so there won’t be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place.

    Think about it, it’s not normal how a lot of them act, it’s not normal human behavior! and the entire way they act is all to hid their mind reading abilities, it makes perfect sense to do all of that to hide that they can read minds, because all of that is the perfect way to do it!
    Every single Asian alive is hiding their mind reading abilities, they will lie about having mind reading abilities forever!!!!
    Because they value hiding their mind reading abilities more then their own lives! 
    That’s why nobody knows about it!

    Try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around Asians, and try looking for Asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, that is them giving people looks when they hear and visually see someone thinking something they don’t like, find astonishing, or funny etc.
    It still happens spite a large percentage of Asians having completely expressionless faces all the time, it would just happen a lot more if none of them had completely expressionless faces all the time, it’s still not uncommon!

    I know this sounds crazy, impossible and completely unbelievable, BUT IT ISN’T CRAZY WHEN ITS TRUE

    The reason you think this truly is crazy, impossible, and unbelievable is because our society as propagandized us into believing that nothing extra ordinary is real, and that it is impossible that people can read minds, and that it is crazy to think that it’s true that people can read minds, all just to cover up that Asians can read minds! who says that can’t exist? the people who have mind reading abilities who are trying to cover it up!

    You have to spread the message!!!!!!
    The world has to know about this!!!!!!