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Is This Nexus Prime? A Full Size Picture

I got this from a comment in engadget.com.  Looks like what they are showing in the video there. This could be someone’s imagination +Photoshop. We have to wait till October 11 to know for sure. But this one looks like a cool device.

 

Nexus Prime Android Phone

Nexus Prime Android Phone

I think Samsung designers worked really hard to make an impressive and unique design so that Apple won’t take them to court for this one too. Here is the video teaser from Samsung which promises something big at the October 11th Samsung Unpacked  event.

Source : Engadget comments

Upgrading My LG Optimus One To Android 2.3 :-)

Android OS updates often reach users months after it’s release, thanks to customization by OEMs. Indian users usually get to wait even longer than usual.

Android 2.3 for LG Optimus One

Android 2.3 for LG Optimus One

 

I got Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for my LG Optimus one recently after  a long wait. Even though android 2.2 is capable of an OTA (Over The Air) upgrade, LG decided to push it using the PC Suite. Well, the upgrade went smooth anyway and I was up and running with ginger bread within one hour.

Upgrade Instructions

Writing good article with upgrade instructions is no easy job. I am glad that I found this article from http://woikr.com. Thank you guys!! Anyone planning to upgrade their LG Optimus One to 2.3, I recommend this article.

This may be the last update to this phone with official support. For future versions, we will probably have to look for custom ROMs from developers. That’s possible because of the open source nature of Android.

So, let’s wait for Ice Cream Sandwich Now :)

Inspired From A Google April Fool Joke, He Made ‘Gmail Motion’

We have heard stories of great minds getting inspired from strange things. But here is something Geeky. This April fool, gmail team came out with “Gmail Motion” which they said will manage email with gestures, I mean you stand in front of you computer, and show an action, the email gets replied, sent etc.

Here is their video demo, and then comes our hero, he made thing to really work using Microsoft Kinect. :) AWESOME, I say !!

herz the hero

via Engadget

Google Talk Guru – A Bot That Answers Your Questions

Opening your web browser and googling for something may soon become out of fashion ? Here is the new trend, Google Talk Guru is an experimental project from Google Labs, which adds a contact to your Google Talk list ( or in gmail chat box ).

Google Talk Guru

Google Talk Guru

Guru answers your questions sitting there in you contact list. Send an invitation to guru@googlelabs.com in Gmail Chat, Google Talk or any other Jabber client and find simple facts like weather, simple calculations, search results etc. Here is a list of example questions

Sport scores: score arsenal
Weather: weather Nairobi
Calculate: 123 * 45
Currency: 120 KES to USD
Definition: define laptop
Translation: translate earth to French
Web result: web Mount Kenya
Help: help translate

 

Enjoy !!

Android 2.3 Gingerbread For Your Laptop

Android Ginger Bread on Laptop

Android Ginger Bread on Laptop

I have written about installing Android on Laptops in the past. So for those Android on PC fans, here is Android 2.3 Gingerbread installations instructions for your Laptop.

You’ll need a 64-bit build environment and the Java 1.6 to get the ball rolling, and you shouldn’t expect all your hardware to work. At the moment, only wireless and audio are working — but that’s certainly enough to let you play around with Gingerbread and enjoy the experience a little.

Head on over todeveloper cwhuang’s site [machine translated] for more details, as well as the Git repo link you’ll need to pull down his Gingerbread x86 code.

via DownloadSquad.com

My First Android Phone

LG Optimus One India

LG Optimus One India

After writing a lot about Android and Android devices, I finally bought an Android phone. I was waiting for an affordable model here in India. Finally found my love in LG Optimus One. It came with Android 2.2 and I am waiting for the next update to 2.3, Ginger Bread.

A fast moving gadget, and fastest ever in LG’s history.

Price was 13250 when bought ( a few days after it was announced here in India :)  I couldn’t wait more ) it might have come done by now .. may be ?

I am in love with the android experience .. may be because I am biased but this is awesome. There are a lot of ways for you to waste time, like say the Angry Bird game ? The Talking Tom app a funny cat that repeats everything you say in a funny tone and there are a lot more.

The performance is good for its price range and processor power. Camera works good in day light, may experience issues taking photos when light is less because there is no flash. The photo in this post was taken with this phone, from Bangalore. ( uploaded to my dropbox folder from phone ) LG is doing some good promotion here.

Apps I have installed

Advanced App Killer

Angry Birds

Bible

Barcode Scanner

Dropbox

Foursquare

Goggles

Google Reader

NYTimes Reader

Malayalam FM Radio

Skype

LG Optimus One / P500 Specs

3.2 inch TFT Capacitive display
320 x 480 pixels resolution
600 MHz processor
Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS
Wi-Fi
3G Connectivity
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
microUSB
A-GPS
3.15 megapixel camera
microSD card slot
170 MB internal memory
32 GB expandable memory
3.5 mm headphone jack
Up to 700 hours stand-by time
Up to 8 hours talktime
1500 mAh battery

Do you need more feedback or information on this phone ? Ask me in comments !!

A Demo Slam Video For All Indians

Remember me writing about Demoslam ? Here is another demo slam video for Indians :) Have fun !

How to Get The Demo Slam Background Image on Google.Com

DemoSlam.Com is an awesome website for Google product demos. Check it out if you haven’t yet. Here is one of the interesting videos from there.

Liked it ? Would you like to have the same image as background for Google.com on your computer too ? Here is how to get it.

Demo Slam Steal Google Logo

Demo Slam Steal Google Logo

Login to your Google account

On Bottom left, select “Change Background”

Now, select “Editor’s Pick” option

And you have the Demo Slam “Steal Google Logo” image there !! select that one and you are good to go !!