PhoneArena Awards 2011: Technology Breakthrough
posted by Ray S. / Nov 24, 2011, 4:36 AM
We decided to start with giving an award for Technology Breakthrough of the year. We've seen many new technologies being utilized by manufacturers and developers in 2011, so naturally, picking the most significant one wasn't the easiest of choices. Plus, we wanted to honor a tech, which is obviously on its way to becoming widely popular, not just a fancy new trick that has been used here or there. Meanwhile, it had to be something big, having a profound impact on the industry... And we felt that the best candidate for the Technology Breakthrough award is...
And the award goes to: Cloud services
The Cloud is no longer a place where you can simply store all of your files and stuff. No. It's grown to be so much more. Now, the Cloud has become an almost inseparable part of our digital lifestyle. Whether we're talking about simple tasks such as contact and calendar syncing, or more advanced operations like the ones found with iCloud, it's obvious that the Cloud is becoming ubiquitous. It's being utilized more and more, and it's absolutely certain that it's here to stay. The progress this technology has made during the year is very notable, so we think that it definitely deserves the first place.
First runner-up: Dual-core processors
But what do we rank next? We want to place the names of two runner-ups next to the Cloud. Actually, choosing the first runner-up wasn't as hard. Dual-core processors! Well, of course – the dual-core processor is now a must for every self-respecting high-end smartphone. Some might even argue that dual-core processors deserve to stand at the top, but we should all keep in mind that their benefits are still somewhat limited for the moment. There aren't that many applications written with more than one core in mind, and there aren't many OS functions optimized to take advantage of two cores. But there is a noticeable performance gain, and we're absolutely sure that more and more software will get optimized soon, so... dual-core processors FTW!
Second runner-up: LTE
Our second runner-up is... wait for it... LTE! We're not hearing the applause, people, c'mon, give it up for LTE!!! Now, that's more like it. Due to its limited nature, LTE isn't reaching a great deal of markets yet, but it will soon. Why are we so certain? Well, it doesn't take a genius to know that 10 is more than 1, right? Especially in this case, where the reachable 10 Mbps of LTE make our experience so much better, compared to the 1 Mbps we're used to with 3G networks. LTE is the next big step in the evolution of data connectivity, and the fact that it's already here is so exciting!
Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011
I am a regular user of your site. PA ... I have concluded that you are an apple fan.
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 4:48 AM 32
agree with you... btw PA.. iCloud is the most poor Cloud out there i am out of here! i am going to delete the bookmark and block this website
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 4:52 AM 19
Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008
RazaAsad and hitman.... I think you should both RE-read this article. They said that the winner is the Cloud ... as in "Cloud Services". They only used iCloud for example purposes. Microsoft has had cloud services virtually since Windows 7's release. So, yes, I would agree with PA.
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 11:40 PM 0
Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009
Hope you realize the cloud is not an Apple exclusive. Does it bother that PA dares even mention an Apple product in a positive light?
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 5:22 AM 6
Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011
What "bothers" is that Apple products are always mentioned in a positive light, never in negative, and I quote: "more advanced operations like the ones found with iCloud" I guess other Clouds are basic, just the iCloud is advanced...
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 5:31 AM 11
Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011
WTF since when is ''The Cloud'' better than LTE? This is confusing. if ICS doesn't make good use of dualcore chips then they don't deserve to be here
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 5:43 AM 10
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
i guess because ICS isnt technically "out" yet. dunno. im scratching my head over iCloud. I could have almost went with it until they decided that cloud meant apple instead of everyone.. hate to tell you, whats new to apple, everyone else has had for a while. What feature of iCloud did android not have LAST year? lol.
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 9:28 AM 4
Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011
Yes it does. Syncing my Nexus devices with my gmail account backs up all my settings. My homescreen layouts are the same and all my old info is still there. Info to my home-wifi, screen settings and call forwarding settings. iCloud is nothing new to anyone other than sheep.
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 4:18 PM 1
Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011
I upgraded from an iPhone 3GS to a Nexus One. I paid to cut my contract short with AT&T just because the iPhone was that awful. When I switched not only did I get a better smartphone and smartphone ecosystem I also got the ability to make phone calls. Off a cell phone.
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 7:49 PM 2
Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011
phone arena will promote only apple products....cloud services r provided by many...apple recently joined the race....LTE is the best invention...n after that dual core processors....whn will u stop promoting only apple products in ur website...promote bias free innovation...sick u guys r
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 6:07 AM 4
Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011
Find where in the article they said apple is the only provider of cloud services. Lte being the best then dual core is an opinion not fact. There is no reason they cant praise cloud service. I like the fact they did that because they care about the experience not just horsepower.
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 9:37 AM 0
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