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Android 3.2 Honeycomb for Laptops and Netbooks

Here is another post about Android on Laptop and I’ve got a newer version for you all to download and enjoy. Android 3.2 honeycomb for your laptops!

This is definitely a blessing for android fans waiting to test drive it on their laptops and netbooks. I’ve got a video demo, download link and installation instructions. Read on!

The following video demonstrates Android 3.2 honeycomb on Asus EEEPC 1000 HE runs the effect of other devices to be tested more Viewsonic Viewpad10, Dell Inspiron Mini Duo, Samsung Q1U, Viliv S5, Lenovo X61 and so on.

Download Link

How To Install

Source unwire.hk

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 !!

Is Your Mobile Service Provider Advertising On Your Caller Tune/Hello Tune ?

Caller Tune Hello Tune India

This happens very usually. I am calling a friend and he / she has a caller tune ( or hello tune ) but, for about 5 to 10 seconds, what I get to hear is their service provider advertising their Hello Tunes .

Most of the times, the person at the other end answers the call before I start hearing the song. So, are you paying for that advertisement ? Really ?

I haven’t collected enough information to confirm if this is only on any particular network. Do you guys know about this advertisement ? Is it on all circles / states ? ( I experience this in Karnataka circle )

Is this fair ?

image from digitalgupshup.com

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

Airtel and Tata Docomo 3G Data Plans

Airtel on Monday announced their 3G service in Karnataka Circle, so Bangalore will be first to go 3G on Airtel’s network. Data plan prices below. ( as on January 25th 2011, these may change pretty often )

Airtel 3G Data Prices

Rs. 9 for 10 MB, validity 1 day

Rs. 45 for 40 MB Validity 3 days

Rs. 60 for 65 MB, validity 3 days

Rs. 103 for 100 MB, validity 30 days

Rs. 200 for 250 MB, validity 30 days

Rs. 450 for 600 MB, validity 30 days

Rs. 750 for 2 GB, validity 30 days.

Apart form the above Plans, Airtel also launched on Heavy Users Plan at Rs. 650 which provide 1.25 GB free data usage. After Free usage all 3G data access will be 10p/MB up to 14 GB and after 14 GB the Speed cap of 128 Kbps will be applicable.

Tata Docomo 3G Plans

Docomo 3g Plans

Docomo 3g Plans

Source: Tatadocomo.com

Looks like Docomo has reduced prices in Karnataka Circle after Airtel launched 3G. I am not sure when they dropped prices. The latest prices on their website looks lower than what it used to be when they launched 3G. I had bought a 3G SIM from Docomo when I bought the new Android phone. I was not so impressed. Waiting for some feedback on Airtel 3G speed and service.

And anyone heard of a company called Vodafone ? do they have plans of offering 3G sometime soon ?