Tag: Gingerbread

Incoming Gadget – Asus Google Nexus 7

Yes, I know – I already have a tablet in the form of a Microsoft Surface Windows RT tablet but in order to test out some of the integration features of some new Panasonic products coming my way (particularly the television, tough camera and 3D camcorder) I required either an iOS or Android device. I already …

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Incoming Gadget – Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III

Yesterday, I picked myself up a new Samsung Galaxy S III upon its launch given that I had found myself in a bit of a dire smartphone situation. My Samsung Omnia 7 has had a repeated history of corrupting its memory after a couple of months and the only solution to get it working properly …

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Skype Video Calling Comes to (Some) Android Devices

Slowly, but surely, the Skype client on Android is catching up with the one found on the iPhone in terms of functionality. As of today, Skype for Android now supports video calling on a number of devices, including: Google Nexus S, HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericcson Xperia pro. However, there are …

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Sometimes Other Android Devices Have Better Apps

Google AOSP Alarm Clock App

For a while I’ve been looking for a decent weather app for my Samsung Galaxy S and had last week selected GO Weather which has a pretty good widget and a very attractive app complete with video backgrounds and detailed three day forecast. However, I have had a slight yearning to move toward a pure Google Android experience as you would expect using an untouched Android Open Source Project (AOSP) ROM.

Install Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) on Samsung Galaxy S

There’s been quite a buzz lately about an official release of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) from Samsung and, in true style, there have been many leaked ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy S that have been gracing the web. Over the weekend, I decided to bite the bullet and put Gingerbread on my phone. To be specific, …

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Samsung Galaxy S – Unleash the Potential with Darky’s ROM

A while back I decided to try something new when the time came to get a new phone after having owned an iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. During 2010, I had picked up an iPad so changing to a new platform for my new mobile was not throwing away my relatively small investment in iOS …

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Six Months and Counting: Critical SMS Bug in Android Goes Unpatched

*** Update *** It seems after an intense amount of feedback, Google has elevated the priority of this flaw to critical. Just a heads up for those of you with Android based smartphones. A bug has been lodged with Google back in June 2010 regarding a bug in the sending of SMS from an Android …

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How to Flash Unofficial Firmware on a Samsung Galaxy S

At least in Australia, Samsung Galaxy S owners have been let down by ongoing delays with regard to the release of the Android 2.2 update (AKA Froyo). This has been of particular frustration for users with Android 3.0 (AKA Gingerbread) due to be released by Google before the end of the year. However, there is …

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