xarcex

xarcex

Lives in Mexico Monterrey, Mexico
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at vidaenmono.tumblr.com
Joined on Mar 9, 2013

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On article Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020 looks impressive (216 comments in total)

Impressive.

I wonder what Nokia is going to do to complete with Sony's Honami and its interchangeable lens system.

Good times for mobile photography enthusiasts :)

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 23:27 UTC as 30th comment
On article Nokia EOS rumors surge (84 comments in total)

I just wish WP8 wasn't that bad, otherwise I'd buy this in a blink.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 20:43 UTC as 37th comment | 8 replies
On article Instagram's most original #hashtags (1 comment in total)

#interesting #seewhatididthere

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 19:43 UTC as 1st comment
On article A stock Android Sony Xperia Z too? (5 comments in total)
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xarcex: Great news!

A very solid phone, running a very solid OS. This time, perhaps Google's realised people don't want OEM skins on top of Android. In my very personal opinion, the only skin (read OEM's specific software functionalities) that really upgrades the phone's performance is Sense (Zoe, anyone?) but the rest are just sluggish.

The thing I still don't get is why these phones aren't part of the Nexus line of products, but a "Google Edition" instead. Oh well...

Have a great weekend guys!

You're right about Google's involvement in designing Nexus devices, I hadn't thought about that.

And about the heavy handed bootloader locks, I feel you but those locks are implemented by the OEMs. I didn't want to root my first Android phone as I was scared of voiding my warranty with the carrier and manufacturer, but I was tired of always having dated versions of the OS so I did it, this was a few years ago though... Jellybean installed on 33% of active devices and Google releasing almost a handful of "Google Edition" devices makes me think that this could become a trend that other OEMs could adopt even for low/mid range devices. Android could have a lot of growth if this happened and I feel like Google is already testing this with these devices.

But who knows, let us wait and see what happens.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 19:38 UTC
On article A stock Android Sony Xperia Z too? (5 comments in total)

Great news!

A very solid phone, running a very solid OS. This time, perhaps Google's realised people don't want OEM skins on top of Android. In my very personal opinion, the only skin (read OEM's specific software functionalities) that really upgrades the phone's performance is Sense (Zoe, anyone?) but the rest are just sluggish.

The thing I still don't get is why these phones aren't part of the Nexus line of products, but a "Google Edition" instead. Oh well...

Have a great weekend guys!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 18:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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Marques Lamont: As shown here, good shots can be taken with an iPhone and processed for maximum effect.

It's not the iPhones that can't cut it. It's a capable enough tool.

But your average reporter can't cut it with an iPhone.

The photographer takes the picture, not the equipment.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 20:40 UTC
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Josh152: As sad as it is for people losing their jobs this makes way more business sense. Why would a news paper pay someone a salary and benefits when they can simply have the reporter take a couple of good enough snaps with their phone or use one of the dozens of photos people just send to them in the hopes of getting it in the paper.. We are not taking about 30X40 gallery prints. It's a news paper with low quality printing anyway. Besides you don't need high quality photos when the reader is going to looking at them for 2 seconds, think, "that's nice" and never think about them again.

My local TV news station doesn't even send camera men to do the video work for a story. They send out the reporter by themselves with a big pro video camera and a tripod. and you know what? The video work is pretty decent and certainly good enough for a news report.

(continued)

This is what I was talking about the day I got bashed with "I'd love to see xarcex in a warzone with his iphone" type of comments... being there > anything else, period.

Thanks Josh!

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 20:26 UTC
On article An iPhone case for Leica lovers (25 comments in total)

god, please tell me Will.I.Am didn't have to do anything with this :D

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 06:25 UTC as 14th comment

Bold move! Good on you Sun-Times, good on you.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, a photo is just a photo and, of course, a bad workman blames his tools, so if you're a good photographer you can even use a disposable camera and you'll get good results. People should stop caring so much about insignificant labels, such as "mobile photography" and should start focusing on actual results. DSLRs will never beat neither versatility nor practicality of smartphones.

Times are changing. I'm just saying...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 06:11 UTC as 40th comment | 9 replies
On article Android was first designed for cameras (11 comments in total)
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xarcex: As an Android user, I think this is quite funny because Android's biggest problem, apart from its fragmentation, is the camera/photo quality :) :(

True.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 18:53 UTC
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