Posts Tagged 'mobiles'

Google mania strikes back, everything its google now

And its so true – i was surfing through different blogs and found a user comment at one of the post of Mobile Crunch – Interesting – seems like Google will rule the whole world wide web with in few years –

The post was about Android firmware 1.1 (RC33) patch notes – Google has gone ahead and published the full bug fix/features lists for Firmware 1.1 alongside the updated SDK.

Check after the jump to see what’s gone down.

 

Resolved Issues

* AlarmClock alert now plays audio/vibe directly, rather than through AlarmManager. AlarmClock alert starts playing audio/vibe in its IntentReceiver, rather than on activity start. These changes should prevent alarms from being blocked by modal dialogs.
* Fixes to device sleep.
* Single tap no longer opens the in-call dialpad; users now need to touch and drag it.
* Fixes a bug causing approximately 1 in 25 outbound messages to freeze up the IMAP connection (to a Gmail based server) when transferred to the Sent folder.
* Removes automatic account setup entries that were broken or not testable. Adds minor fixes to a few of the remaining entries. Makes improvements to warning dialogs used for a few special cases.
* Changes default mail checking interval to every 15 minutes (instead of defaulting to “never”).
* Fixes password-quoting bugs in IMAP, so that users can include special characters in passwords (e.g. spaces).
* Fixes various errors in auto and manual account setup
* Improves reporting for various connection errors, making it easier for the user to diagnose failed account setups.
* Fixes new-mail notifications for POP3 accounts.
* Ensures proper auto-checking of accounts marked as “never check”.
* Now displays date and time using user preference (e.g. 24 hr vs. AM/PM).
* Now shows cc: in message view.
* Improves recovery from POP3 connection failures.
* POP3 parser rules loosened, so the application can work with non-compliant email servers.
* Removes green CALL button as a shortcut for “add a new call”.

New Features

* Maps: Adds details and reviews when a user does a search on Maps and clicks on a business to view it’s details.
* Dialer: In-call screen timeout default is now longer when using the speakerphone.
* Dialer: Adds a “Show dialpad” / “Hide dialpad” item to the in-call menu, to make it easier to discover the DTMF dialpad.
* Adds support for saving attachments from MMS
* Adds support for marquee in layouts.

API Changes
Overview

* Adds annotations for test systems, no actual (non-test) API changes.
* Adds a method to allow a process to easily determine its UID.
* Adds support for marquee in layouts.
* Adds new methods for determining padding in views. Useful if you are writing your own subclasses of View.
* Adds new permissions that allow an application to broadcast an SMS or WAP Push message.
* API cleanup: removes protected constructor from SDK-bound system images.

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LG KG 300 – Losing its value or still in demand?

LG KG 300 is one of the most commonly used phones in Asia. Beside its cheap price, it has many other cool specifications that usually Asian users need in their handsets – Like GPRS, Bluetooth, color display, FM coder, good battery and more memory space.

lg-kg300-00However, don’t know why, but I found many user reviews where I found them complaining about this phone – Few of them have complaints about poor battery, low sms memory, bad camera and themes –  

“This Phone has both good and bad qualities. I am using this phone from since it was released (Dec’2006). I found one problem that its vibration mode is not working sometimes. Its battery life is poor. Even though there is 1 point of battery, the phone is turning of automatically after you receive any incoming call. It is having codec problem while playing an MP3 file. it plays only some mp3 files that are decoded according to this phones spec.” says Ram Mohan at a popular site.

Another annoyed user commented : this phone is very bad: poor camera; poor display; very bad sound quality; no themes; slow menu; slow Bluetooth speed; poor battery talk time

buy any nokia 3110c, 3500c, 6080 , 6151, these phone are of best quality, nokia, have all the features of all latest phones & available at the same price as of this ugly kp220.

A phone with 100 x 46 x 17 mm dimension and weight almost 89 grams – The phone has 60 MB shred memory along with GPRS, USB and Bluetooth port(v 1.2). The phone has stand by battery up to 250 hr and talk time up to 3 hours. However, many users still demands this phone – probably that’s the reason this phone is not available in local market.

Themes for Sony Ericsson K510i

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Dying to grab his T-Mobile G-1 – The Google Android version

Google introduces the new T-Mobile G1 with new cellphone operating system called Android, and Sarfraz is very proud of having being first one in Pakistan to have this in his hand. J According to him, he is the first one having Android in his hands, but I still doubt if it’s true: P

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I have not personally experienced it yet, but just gone through few reviews over the web about this phone. It is one of the Top 5 Gadgets of Year 2008. Few specs of the phone includes 3D graphics acceleration, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 256 MB integrated storage, 1GB microSD card included, HSDPA 1700 / 2100 plus quad band EDGE, Amazon MP3 app for on-device music purchases, Push Gmail support with full HTML client, Bluetooth (but no A2DP), Google Maps with Street View, Android Market for on-device app purchases, No Microsoft Exchange support, No desktop synchronization — it all happens over the air, 350 minutes talk time over 3G, 406 minutes over GSM, 402 hours standby over 3G, 319 hours over GSM.

Getting more info about Android, I found out Android operating system is based on open-source code rather than proprietary operating systems like Microsoft’s Windows Mobile or Apple’s iPhone. Now anybody can easily switch operating system without consulting or paying Google. Also, for the most part, anyone can write applications that run on the G-1. So we set out to find out if this is just a cell phone for techies to love, or if it a serious competitor in the smart phone segment of the market. It is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. This beta version of the Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language. And this has seriously facilitates freaks like him, whose mission of life is to explore latest technologies in the field of mobile computing –

And the most important is I am anxiously waiting for his next visit to Islamabad – J

Starting with my own – Sony Ericsson K510i

My little but very close friend – small and compact, almost 100 x 45 x 18 mm and 80 grams heavy phone – with my favorite black color – The most user friendly phone I ever found so far – stylish in its own way – and it become more when I grab it and play with it using my 3 fingers: P – It has 1.3MP digital camera – It has simple and handy design.

 

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The screen is a little small, not too satisfies for looking image and browser but has color depth of 16 million. Has GPRS, Bluetooth and Infra. The only disadvantage is it has 24mb internal memory and no slot for external memory. This really makes one annoy , but for a user like me who is more interested in mobile functionality except keeping heavy themes, ringtones ad music, this is an ideal handset – The MP3 player is much better than many other K-series handsets and has good sound quality. Another disadvantage with the phone that it has no FM radio functionality –

sonyericsson-k510-00-0Software and game can be downloaded in internet, work for java and jar. So far I have not seen so may games for this phone but you can still find many java based games at different portals available for providing mobile content. Youpark is one of those by the way –  

The phone is not much expensive, I bought it in 7500 PK rupees almost 2 years back – and I am sure it will be much cheaper these days –

 

But overall, it is a good phone, a typical girlish phone with size like a chocolate bar and can easily be carried in your palm – I really like my phone and do not want to change it – until and unless I get any new phone very extra ordinary: P

Thank you SE-k510I for being my friend since past 2 years – you gave me so many good friends and good times – Thanks for that – J

And I am back again –

Finally after almost an year I decided to come back to blogging – life has been changed a lot since past one year – things have been more complicated and life became more messy – I decided to engaged myself into this – so that I can never see whats  going around me. I know its selfish, but this is only what I can do – its a sort of escape

I have decided to start utilizing my experience with different handsets and start writing the reviews – much more in the desi style now – I would be interviewing my friends, family, colleagues and people around me and would ask their experiences with their handsets –

I know its weird, but trust me – I have nothing else to do – maybe this way I would be able to get out of my self created trauma –

And yeah – don’t forget to wish me best of luck J