Thursday, April 23, 2015

Google is changing the game again with Project Fi

Google is known for using a "Throw everything at the wall and see what sticks" approach in mobile technology.  They have some successes like Nexus phones, Chromecast, and Chromebooks but they've also had plenty of failures like Google Buzz, Google Wave, and Nexus Q.  They produce so many products simply because they have the money to do so and it pushes the market forward and causes other companies like Microsoft, Apple, Comcast and many others to step their game up.  A great example of this is Google Fiber which is in only a few select markets, but its basically 1GB internet for the price your cable company charges for 30Mbps internet.  Because of google fiber, companies like Comcast have doubled their internet speeds free of charge in order to fight back.

Now Google is trying to do it again with Project Fi.  Rumors have been out for about 6 months or more that Google wanted to get into the mobile network game, but no one really knew how they would do it.  They announced on 22 April, 2015 exactly what they plan to do.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge initial impressions

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to replace a LG G3 that has been my daily driver for the last 10 months.  With T-Mobile Jump program, upgrades like this are a no brainer decision.  Every 6 months you can upgrade to a new phone and the only costs you pay are taxes and maybe $100/$200 if you're buying extra storage in your phone.  For example, S6 and S6 edge 32GB models are $0 down, 64GB is $99 down, and 128GB modes are $200 down and your monthly payment will be $30 give or take a few dollars.

I didn't want to do an unboxing video since you'll find so many of them on Youtube, so I'll just post my initial impressions below.