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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Jens Knutson

    The Play store has had almost every album I've wanted to buy for the past few months now, so the "What's that song" widget is plenty useful to me. ;P

    • Heisenberg

      As it is to me. It hasn't failed to identity any song I've thrown at it so far. I tried it with tons of random, all-Spanish radio stations, and it identified all kinds of things elsewhere--stuff that you wouldn't see anywhere near a top-music chart or something.
      Its also a novelty feature. Its cool, and actually can be quite useful in those times when you hear a song, and want to identify the artist before you forget what it sounded like.
      Oh, and Face Unlock does *not* require a blink confirmation now. In Jellybean, you are simply *given the option* to make that a security requirement. Everyone still knows that Face Unlock is not a true security feature, however, it does add some small, extra layer of protection from someone using a photo with your face.
      How do you manage to be so out of touch with the Android Platform?

    • Andreas

      Thats only in US. The play store has zero music content for me, because I live in UK. Not like it matters in any way though, I am happy with Spotify Premium.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

    I take offense to this: "Unless you want a red one. Sorry, people with literally no taste, you'll have to wait."

    I'd rather have a pretty red one over an ugly blue one any day.

  • BrianRedford

    How does lacking the ability to receive sensory input from the tongue have anything to do with liking a red phone?

    The use of "literally" is quite incorrect in this case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Marshall/1393515108 Chris Marshall

    -sighs- yep, So you turned a good blog into a joke. Another story to burn in the barrel.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I see you've met David.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing