Monday, July 2, 2012
Chrome Browser for all the iOS devices is already out now and at the top of the app store. But using a 3rd party browser is not very helpful when you are using iOS. You cannot actually change that as it is set by Apple. But that ends today. If you have jailbroken your device already, there is an app for that ;)
You will have to download the free Cydia plugin BrowserChooser in your idevice and then choose your default browser as Chrome. Thats easy and simple. Nothing else to make it complicated. This tweak supports not only Chrome but also other popular third party browsers in the app store. So if you have other browsers in mind, you can try your luck.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Galaxy Note vs LG Optimus Vu
There is nothing new to tell about the Galaxy Note as Samsung has made a carpet bombing of advertisements on the Galaxy Note all over the world. It has a 5.3" high res display, slim body and stylus support. The present Android version of this phone is Gingerbread and Samsung is not very clear about the ICS update on Galaxy Note and LG is promising the ICS update after 3 months of the lunch. It could be an instant winner if it was released with Android 4.0 or ICS. LG Optimus Vu, the new kid on the block is a bit different in design. Unlike the traditional Android phones, it has a 5:4 aspect ratio. The display size of LG Optimus Vu is 5", which is .3 inches less than the Galaxy Note. The aspect ratio is a bit uncomfortable too. The battery of LG Optimus Vu is also a bit weaker than that of Galaxy note. On the processor side, the Galaxy Note is powered by a dual core 1.4 GHz Exynos processor and the Optimus Vu runs with a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Optimus Vu has a resolution of 1024x768 pixels which is lower than its competitor, the Galaxy Note. With its iPad like resolution, it also features the iPad like display, the famous IPS display. The cameras and other specification of these two phones are quite similar and before the original release and testing, its better to hold on to any comments about these.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Previously using Link2Sd for Gingerbread was a big troublesome thing. You had to run some scripts to activate it everytime and reset the phone again after one reset. There is an easy solution to Link2SD in Gingerbread. The latest version of Link2SD is ready for Gingerbread and you do not have to do much hassle to use it. So after updating your phone to Gingerbread just update the Link2SD app and you are good to go! It works same as the Link2SD in Froyo
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
1. You will need a memory card reader, phone USB cable won't do
2. Insert the card using card reader into your pc
3. There are many partition tools available for free online. Using one of them make two partitions in the sd card
4. One will be fat32 and the other will be ext2 or ext3. Depends on your cards capacity. But let's not take the risk and go for the safest ext2. Remember to make both the partitions primary. Fat32 will be your memory cards memory for media which will be recognized by your phone and ext2/3 will not be recognized now.
5. Install link2sd from the market. It's free. It will ask to reset your phone to recognize the additional memory.
6. Now you are ready to move all the apps+data to your card. Just select one by one and in the next menu click on Link
7. Then tick all the boxes and continue. Everything will move to that additional phone memory and work same as before
Also remember that you can not link your apps unless you have them wholly in the phone memory. So if they are in sd card in the Froyo way, move them back to phones memory at first and then link them to sd. I have installed around 90 apps including big games like Pro Evolution Soccer in my phone of 176MB phone memory. I hope it will help you too.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The market is now full of the new version of Android phones, Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Everyday new phones are joining the race though all of them are not Gingerbread. In fact there is a trait that the cheaper phones come with Froyo loaded in those and the more expensive phones come with Gingerbread loaded in them. Therefore if you want to buy a cheap Android phone and also have the taste of the Gingerbread version you will be quite out of luck. There is not much to look for in that particular search of cheap Gingerbread phones. But there are some phones with pre installed Gingerbread and some which can be updated to Gingerbread later on which might be cheaper than buying directly. Here are my choices of cheap Gingerbread phones
HTC Wildfire S:
Certainly the most famous phone in this category. Firstly it is from HTC and secondly its affordable which is a rare combination. This phone has a decent configuration and it runs the latest phone version of Android quite smoothly with its 600MHz processor. It comes with the famous Sense UI which is the best known among the Android customizations. Though the 3.2 inch display might be on of the smallest among the Gingerbread phones, it has all the features that it makes it a competitive smartphone in this price tag.
Samsung Galaxy Ace:
Another famous phone which comes with Android Froyo preloaded. But nothing to worry! Just update it OTA (Over The Air) after purchasing and congrats, you are a proud owner of a Gingerbread phone! Comparing with the Wildfire S it has better specs and more features. The screen size is 3.5 inches and TouchWiz has been used efficiently to improve your Android experience. It also has a better processor of 800MHz which makes it even better.
LG Optimus Pro C660
Yes there are much more famous but cheap Gingerbread phones out there but this is about a different form factor with a different brand. This is a BlackBerry like Gingerbread phone which is yet to be released. This phone features a 2.8 inches display with a physical QWERTY keyboard under it and a 800MHz processor. The camera is 3.15MP and there is no secondary camera. The other features and lackings are as expected to be on a phone of that price and OS.
And again, there cannot be any Budget Android phones review without the price. But the prices of these phones vary too much according to regions but the average price of these phones is around $200 without contracts and none of them exceeds the $300 barrier. If you are too choosy you can also do some more investigation and there are some more promising phones like HTC ChaCha, HTC Salsa, Samsung Galaxy 3 and 5 and many more. Moreover, if you are an owner of a popular Android phone there is always a chance that there is a Gingerbread custom rom for your phone like Cyanogenmod or Miui.