Posts Tagged ‘nexus one’
  • About that ridiculous claim that flash for mobile will kill battery life…
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2010 at 5:08 am
    You may recall Steve Job's now infamous quote many days back stating that if Adobe Flash were supported on the iPad, the battery life would fall from 10hrs. to 1.5hrs. A bold claim to make and one that I can neither confirm or deny being that I don't actually have an iPad to play with. Even still, such a drop in battery life doesn't seem very plausible. Flash on mobile devices has been known to kill batteries rather quickly, but that quickly? Flash aficionado Mark Doherty whipped up a litt...
  • Google: “Sony, will you hook us up with some bangin’ new hardware?” Sony: “No, hell no.”
    by Mike
    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    The Sony Nexus One? Sounds weird doesn't it? It almost came to be that. That is, until Sony shot it down in flaming glory. According to Sony Ericsson CEO Burt Nordberg, "Sony will never be sub-contracted for anyone" (read: No, hell no!) Woah. Calm down there bud. I can surely understand their stance though -- not wanting to be anyone's worker bee. But doesn't it make you wonder what kind of sexiness Sony would have conjured up for such a high-end Android device? Oh, wait... Would...
  • Nexus One users still complaining of 3G issues even after supposed “3G fix”.
    by Mike
    Posted February 12th, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Poor Nexus One owners. They have in their possession the top of the line Android handset (for now) and yet it's half broken. Since launch, N1 users have been complaining of fairly widespread 3G connectivity issues, with their phones rolling back to homely 'ol EDGE in areas that are plenty saturated with 3G particles. To remedy this, Google and T-Mobile pushed out an update many days back that was claimed to cure N1 users' 3G woes. Now that everyone has had some time to get the update and...
  • Pre-2.1 Android users to get Flash afterall?
    by Mike
    Posted February 9th, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    The whole fiasco with the Andriod 2.1 update and Flash won't likely disappear anytime soon. It looks as if for now, however, we're all going to have to suck it up and deal with it. Similar to many others, when I saw there was a very strong possibility that 2.1+ devices were the only ones to receive the Android update, I voiced my displeasure. There's isn't much I can do since I'm not very into coding/programming though. Why would Google usher such updates to the Android platform if a fai...
  • About that Android 2.1 update…Is it really that enticing?
    by Mike
    Posted February 8th, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    By now I'm sure you've seen at least half a billion blog posts about the Motorola DROID getting the Android 2.1 OTA update starting sometime this week. I myself even touched on it earlier. At first, cries of joy, dancing in the streets half naked, and heavy drinking should follow, shouldn't it? But the cooler head in me steps back for a second. While I am genuinely happy for the Moto DROID user base as a whole, I find myself slightly disappointed. Sure we're getting 2.1, but two of the bigg...
  • Official Droid 2.1 update details released. To exclude new homescreen/launcher and live wallpapers.
    by Mike
    Posted February 8th, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Droid users: If you were hoping to get a nice replica of the Nexus One's 2.1 flavor of Android, sit down and get ready for some slightly disappointing news. The launcher on the Moto DROID official 2.1 OS uses the same pull-tab launcher, not the new 3D cube style of the Nexus One. Furthermore, the live wallpapers that are gimmicky yet cool are also MIA. It's not all bad however. For instance, multi-touch is now supported in the browser (finally) and the News/Weather Genie widget also come...
  • Nexus One coming to Walmart? Ya…not so much.
    by Mike
    Posted January 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    Walmart may be the most peoples' favorite bargain supercenter, but a Nexus One retailer it is not. Reports of a multi-carrier supporting Nexus One coming to Walmart were rampant today. It's easy to get carried away. A phone that is so far only really being supported on one carrier suddenly pops up with quad-carrier support and a new sub-$100 price tag has all the right ingredients for a show stopper. The show stopper came in the form of Walmart company spokesman Ravi Jariwala whom flat o...
  • Google: It’s not the phone, it’s the network.
    by Mike
    Posted January 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    From the department of "Where have we heard this before"... Users fortunately enough to swaddle a nice and sleek Nexus One each and every night for the last several days/weeks have probably experienced at least once the 3G problems plaguing the uber Google phones. Almost right of the bat early adopters were crying out over the phone's poor 3G reception and performance. I mean, it makes sense. If other T-Mo 3G phones are going about their business as usual with the N1 the only slacker, it w...
  • HTC Bravo in the flesh!
    by Mike
    Posted January 20th, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Fancy yourself an HTC device running Android on one of America's cheapest networks? The HTC Bravo may be just your phone then. With specs that are almost a mirror image of the Nexus One, the big thing to give a second look to hear is the Sense UI. The N1 is all HTC and Google but runs stock Android. So which do you prefer: The grayish casing and Android 2.1 on the N1 or a darker, more sleek package overall with HTC Sense UI and the Bravo? Be sure to specify which Sense UI you like -- th...
  • Nexus One 3G problems? Try this.
    by Mike
    Posted January 20th, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    If you are one of the few Nexus One users in the states, you've probably encountered some pretty terrible 3G coverage even in places where you should be surfin' like a champ. Reasons for connectivity problems have ranged all across the board from hardware to software. A handy tip being thrown around a few Nexus One forums the last couple of days however point to a quick and painless software fix. Navigate to the wireless settings in the settings app and have the N1 scan for networks. Once ...
  • Google and Spotify teaming up for US Launch? Roadblocks (read: music labels) hampering progress?
    by Mike
    Posted January 4th, 2010 at 6:14 am
    Spotify is one of the greatest startups to come from the land across the deep blue. In case you managed to make it this far in life and not know what Spotify is, I encourage you to do a quick Google search or hit up the link above. Many followers/hopefuls for a US launch of Spotify know that it is labels' greed and inability to properly adapt to the changing landscape of music that has thus far prevented any type of Spotify deal. Being a startup and all, you don't exactly have the most weig...
  • Nexus One already rooted? (Think they’ll announce that on the 5th?)
    by Mike
    Posted December 30th, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    You know, there's something funny about how the Nexus One isn't even official by any one company and yet somehow it's already been rooted. Well, we know Google employees got some early hands on time with gifts from the company they work for. So it was only a matter of time before one of those employees either rooted the device themselves or enlisted in the help of a code talking friend. Either way, score one for the geeks! Remember, rooting your device normally isn't for the faint of heart...
  • Nexus One animated backgrounds in all their motion picture goodness.
    by Mike
    Posted December 16th, 2009 at 7:20 am
    So far there haven't been too many videos of the Nexus One pushed out onto the web. It's mostly been still pictures or one of ten million videos highlighting the boot up animation. Exciting stuff indeed. How about something a little different such as a peek at those animated wallpapers that everyone is talking about? The animated wallpaper in the video is only one of many I'm sure but it gives us a good look at how it performs on the Nexus at least. It'll be interesting to see how the a...
  • “The other fish in the sea”: Android 2.1 ROM ported to G1
    by Mike
    Posted December 15th, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    And naysayers were claiming the G1's days were numbered. Heck, I won't argue it's chin is getting pretty damn old. But that doesn't stop the vivid developer community for making the best of what the G1 has hardware wise. "Teh Dust" from xda-forums has no doubt been spending the last collection of hours locked away in some dark corner with a computer typing out sweet nothings into it's ear and pushing all the right buttons to align Android 2.1 (Flan) in a way that G1 users can surely appreciat...
  • Android 2.1 (Flan) cracked wide open. Ringtones, wallpapers, boot up animation now available for all! [Update 2]
    by Mike
    Posted December 14th, 2009 at 11:44 pm
    Well that was fast. (Where have I heard that before...?) If you've been taking in all of the non-stop Nexus One info, text, images, and video the last day or so and feeling pretty bummed even with your current Android companion, I've got something that should breathe a tad bit of fresh air into your aging friend. The Android 2.1 ROM that comes stock on the Nexus One has been cracked wide open tonight. While not exactly in the proper form to actually port to any other devices quite yet, a...
  • Nexus One opens up for a few more shots. Full frontal spread entices…
    by Mike
    Posted December 14th, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    Regardless if you feel the Nexus One is the almighty "Google Phone" that lives on both sides of the "it does/doesn't exist fence", one thing is for sure -- it's hot. The Snapdragon processor and WVGA 3.7" OLED display are drool worthy, equalling up to the most hotly anticipated Android device yet. (Droid it was nice being on top while it lasted). The carrier free w/ T-Mo buddy app is a nice touch, and rumors of a Google provided subsidy round out some of the more notable and interesting facts...
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