Archive for September, 2009
Brandon put together a video comparing the differences between Opera Mini 5 and SkyFire. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Google has delivered a Cease and Desist letter to the Cyanogen Mod Creator for their valiant efforts in propagating the Android development. More so because he is distributing the included apps like GMail and Google Maps. I’m sure everyone has the consumer’s best interests in mind so we will see how this goes. In the meantime, rush over to cyanogenmod.com and download the latest stable copy (bottom of the page) for safe keeping. Right now there are reportedly over 30,000 active installs of Cyanogenmod. Enjoy!
Source: Android and Me
A few days ago I posted two tasks, one reward was a free copy of DVD Catalyst 3 once I post the review in a few days and the other was a surprise. Randy took the cake in both categories and as such will receive a nice email this weekend. Thanks Randy!
Gasp! Wha? Yup, the new rumour on the streets is that T-Mobile is the next contender in the Space Race and will surpass all other current 4G efforts State Side with their new roll out. Currently those speeds are being thrown around Philadelphia in a testing stage. Supposedly this coverage will coincide with the current 3G coverage that T-Mobile offers and more. I mean, can you imagine your phone downloading faster than your home PC? Thank goodness for 32GB microSDHC cards or we would run out of space to put all the movies we’re going to download. Oh did I forget to mention that this rollout is to precede AT&T’s 7.2MBPS rollout? Yeah, that’s right, we’ll see it by the end of 2010, just in time for Jupiter to ignite into a second sun.
Source: Engadget et al.
PS Tell me what that last line reference and you get a prize!
Aside from the lucky few in our forum community there are still many waiting for the Android Hero update, so where is it? Apparently only devices sent directly from HTC have the update now. Anyone not willing to flash a new ROM to their phone by themselves will have to wait for T-Mobile to get around to finish testing it before they can mark it suitable for public consumption. Flashing ROMs can be tricky business so before you try such a thing be sure to read the entire thread and know what you are getting yourself into before you start.
With all the little goodies to come in this update you would have to have a lot of patience to wait that long. Unless…nah, you wouldn’t…perhaps?…okay go find the update in our Android forums. Enjoy!
PS. First person to post a direct link to the thread gets a free copy of DVD Catalyst when I post the review in a few days!
Opera Mini fans throw a party! The looonnnngg awaited quinquel is on it’s way. Right now it’s available in beta and you can go get that sucker from htt://m.opera.com/next on your phone. What’s it packing? What improvements does it flaunt in the face of Pocket Internet Explorer? Well for starters it boasts tabbed browsing, a password manager, touch and keypad support, search within webpages and up to 90% compression! So what are you waiting for? Be the Next to get Opera Mini 5
Many of you might have heard of the fabled Marketplace kill switch that Microsoft will have hard lined into their Marketplace app. While not comforting to know that someone else has control over what your device does without your prior knowledge it is still comforting to know this is just like the Android Market kill switch in so much that it is place to subvert subversive apps with ill intent. In other words, if a developer creates a trojan app of some sorts and you download it to your device that the evil little app can be killed en masse at the flick of a switch. This feature is in place to save us from our own curiosity.