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Firefox Aurora Android Screenshots – Looking Good

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This is a great way to handle tabs on Android.

Of course this is a pre beta :-)
Very fast but there are checker boarding issues being worked on atm.


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April 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

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The Lumia 900 – A really Ugly, under spec’d, Low Res., Square phone, For too much money …

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The Nokia Lumia 900 review

Its really weird, most of the reviews seem to be in the line of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.

I cant work out if this is just the result of “Group Think”, or if the reviewers are aware that outright criticism of MS/Nokia is not allowed and dance around giving the reader hints instead.

Also this review is interesting because after reading it my takeaway was:

A really Ugly, under spec’d, Low Res., Square phone, For too much money …

Now the ugly is personal preference, but something I would stand by, this thing is ugly.

Now the under spec’d, Low Res is born out if you research the phone and I think the reviewer does touch on this but again this odd reticence to take MS/Nokia to task for it.


It feels bigger in hand than you might expect.

“Due to the screen margins and casing overhang it feels bigger in hand than
you might expect of a 4.3-inch-screened phone. ”

Its Fat.

“The Lumia 900 is not pushing the limits of thinness at 11.5

The Galaxy Note is 9.7 mm and the iPhone 9.3 mm

It can be hard to hear.

“The Lumia 900’s single speaker is pretty quiet, even at the loudest volume
setting. […] but it can be hard to hear without the volume turned all the way
up. ”

As for storage, […]16GB—unexpandable.

As for storage, the Lumia 900 comes with a flat 16GB—unexpandable,

The Lumia 900’s screen is 800×480 pixels.

In 2012???


What is this the Windows95 Phone?

It gets Dirty real fast.

“the Lumia 900’s screen holds onto grease and fingerprints like

“Fingerprint grease slicks can accumulate to the point that light coming
from the screen underneath strobes. The grease buildup gets so rich and
plentiful, you could identify a murder suspect from these fingerprint

Landscape orientation sometimes seems half-baked.

“with buttons that stay portrait-oriented next to the horizontal keyboard.
The phone is also a bit finicky about scrolling. ”

Ouch – I mean that is pretty basic!

Windows Phone notifications are poor.

The reviewer dances around this but does say:

“the OS needs to play catchup in other notification measures.”

The browser is, unfortunately, one of the phone’s weaker points.

Yes if you look at the screen shots its pretty nasty.

And slow:

“over three times slower than the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus”

Too much swiping – too little info per page.

“Often apps split too much between too many menus, requiring several swipes
to access all of the options. In other cases, the large fonts that characterize
the OS take up too much valuable screen real estate.”

This is a conscious design decision and a bad one.

No replaceable Battery & recharge takes approx 4 hours.

This is a deal breaker for me what use is a phone that I cant use?

Written by SilverWav

April 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 2 – Disable Sticky Edges & Display one launcher, at last :-)

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What’s new in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 2 since beta 1

Unity (both 2D and 3D) gained an option to configure the launcher for multi-monitor setups: you can now select to display the launcher on the primary monitor or on all monitors. The Launcher behaviour for multi-monitor setups can be set from System Settings (Displays, under Launcher Placement). Under System Settings, you can now also enable/disable Sticky Edges:


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April 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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