Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far. Warning: spoilers...
Vote for the Best Phone of 2011!
This year was huge for the smartphone world. Dual-core processors became commonplace, propelling our devices to new levels of performance. Screen quality increased with each OEM coming out with a new technology like Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus and HTC’s Super-LCD. Devices became impossibly thin, like with the Galaxy S II and the Droid RAZR. Software also made huge leaps, with the release of Android 4.0 and Windows Phone 7.5, ushering in great new features. But which phone will go down as the best smartphone of 2011? We’ve scoured the XDA forums to find the most popular devices of this year, and we’ve made a comprehensive poll so that you can vote on the best phone of 2011. Click on to cast your vote!
Nokia Lumia 800 (Forum)
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Forum)
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