Posts Tagged ‘Sony’

Sony Music Unlimited Android App Review

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Rating: 3 out of 5
Used On: Sony Xperia Ion
Model #: LT28AT
Android Version: Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4
Build Number: 6.1.C.1.105
Music Unlimited Version: 1.5.2

This mobile app has potential but it is plagued by to many problems that should have been detected during beta testing. I will list the issues users can expect when installing this app on their mobile phone.

Bug/Issue # 1: Will not play music if you used the service on a different device.
This app will not let you play music if you were using Music Unlimited on a different device. If you launch Music Unlimited on your Playstation 3, listen to your music on the console, then decide you want to resume listening to music on your phone, It will not let you. You will get the error message,
“Playback has been stopped. Another user with the same Sign in ID has started playign content. This application will close.”

    This occurs even when you have logged out of the previous device you were playing your music on

. You will be locked from playing your music on your mobile phone for an average of about 8 – 10 hours. This is very annoying and defeats the purpose of using the service in general. This happens when you listen to Music Unlimted via the web browser, or through the Playstation 3.

Bug Issue # 2: Crashes when switching to Offline Mode
This app will crash when you attempt to switch to offline mode. If you were streaming music earlier in the day, and then decide to switch to offline mode later in the day, The app will crash, forcing you to force close the app. You then must relaunch the app and then switch to OFfline mode again in order to get to offline mode.. This is an incovenience, especially when you are getting ready to head to the gym for a quick workout or when you attempt to listen to your msuic collection when driving.

Issue # 3: App takes to long to start
Again, this is an incovenience to the user.. I’m not sure why the app takes to long to start when you are in Online mode. It should work more like the “WalkMan” app that is preloaded onto your Xperia phones that launches immediately.. A suggestion would be to give you immediate access to your music library while the service is still loading in the background. This is how it works when you are in “Offline Mode” with Music Unlmited but it should be the same if you are in online mode as well.


1. Fix the bugs listed above
2. Move the “Recently Updated Playlists” section above the “New Releases” section on the main screen so users can immediately flip through their playlists…

Samsung, A knockoff brand in electronics

Monday, September 17th, 2012

There are numerous articles regarding Samsung and how great their devices are and how successful the company is all over the web. In a non bias way, I dont think the company is as cool as its main competitors. The only edge it has an advantage in, is marketing. Innovation however, does not exist in the company.

Personally, i’m not to big of a fan of Samsung devices. As much as I want to like Samsung, I cant. I dont know of any device they’ve created that hasnt been stolen from a competitor. They have stolen from the iPhone with their 1st generation line of Galaxy devices. They stole from RIM and their blackberry line of devices with the BlackJack. They stole the floating glass design in their televisions from Sony..

I dont think the galaxy S3 is a device to be bragging about having. #1 its made of plastic. #2 a dual core smartphone outperforms it. If you look at the benchmark for the Sony Xperia T, it outperforms it in every category. The Samsungs AMOLED display is beautiful but the colors are not as sharp on images or movies..

The Sony Tablet S was the first tablet to have an integrated IR port to control all the devices around the home. When Samsung updated their Galaxy Tab and released the new version, the IR port was included.

As big as Samsung is, many would think that the amount they spend in research & development would give them a leg up against their compeititors but this doesnt seem to be the case…

Whenever I hear people say they have a Samsung, I always reply (mentally) ‘you have a knockoff’. I will give Samsung credit for its marketing prowess.

Until Samsung can come up with an innovative product that hasnt been stolen from their competitors, they will always be considered a knockoff brand in the world electronics.