Ice Cream Sandwich melts in summer heat

I just recently updated Samsung Galaxy S II with official release of Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately, I am not completely satisfied with it. Main reason is that it sucks the battery like a thirsty man during summer heat. Ooops, and the bottle is empty before you even understand what happened. Previously, Galaxy S II needed … Continue reading

FXI Cotton Candy – Android in USB Stick

FXI, a Norwegian company is issuing an USB stick sized minicomputer called Cotton Candy, which has Android and Ubuntu installed in it. Allow me to make this very clear – it is NOT an ordinary USB memory stick with a live disc image. This stick has CPU and GPU built in. WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD slot, … Continue reading

Have an Android or Linux on your wrist

For several times I have posted about wristwatches, that connect to your smartphone with Bluetooth technology. They are quite handy things, since you can check your email or see who is calling without digging out the phone from your pocket. Believe me, it is very practical in many situations and also very discreet. But these … Continue reading

Sudden drop of IQ among CEOs

I do not know if those satellites have plummeted from skies and bonked couple of CEOs, but during last days we have heard some really stupid comments. First Steve Ballmer cried out that Android is for computer scientist only. Either he was blathering something totally idiotic or there was a sudden and very dramatic increase … Continue reading

Sony LiveView – now it actually works!

I got Sony LiveView almost an year ago, but discontinued using after couple of weeks. There were just too many problems with it, then. Firmware was so buggy, that it kept dropping Bluetooth connection all the time. Also, there were not that many applications available. During spring 2011 there was a firmware update available, which … Continue reading

Tablet Wars – Return of Android

I have found tablets to be very useful electronic information pads. I use them every day. Only annoying thing in them is their price. Considering that basic notebooks easily outperform tablets, it is quite ridiculous that high-end tablets cost more than a notebook. OK, they are different kind of machines, but I think about 300-400 … Continue reading

ZTE plans to conquer the world

or at least the world of smartphone users, according to Wu Sa, director of mobile device operations at ZTE UK. Well, ZTE has already got a firm grip on mobile world with cheap, but quite adequate Android smartphone. ZTE Blade has sold so much, that it has kicked out iPhones and Samsungs from the first … Continue reading

Unbearable lightness of tablets

Well, they are light when you compare tablets weight with a pile of books, newspapers, magazines, printouts etc. And that is the main advantage of tablets… at least for me. I am totally hooked on Galaxy Tab, and I cannot imagine how I could live without it. First of all, it has a really handy … Continue reading

ZTE Blade and Android 2.2 upgrade

This is old news, since I did this months ago, but just noticed that I never reported it. There has been several official and unofficial update packages available. I used a package which appeared accidentally on an internet site, but was later removed. I obtained it elsewhere, installed it, no problems. Now that same package … Continue reading

Differences in Android 2.3 in Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab have been updated to Android 2.3. But it is interesting to notice that although they all have 2.3, they are not exactly similar. USB modes Galaxy S II has Kies mode automatically on, you cannot select it anywhere. You can only choose not to activate it … Continue reading

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