HTC Flyer – Hands-On Photos

by on June 22, 2011
in Android, Gadgets

HTC Flyer – the first tablet from HTC. We got our hands on of these and I must say, it is one solid device. It is a 7-inch Android tablet that has a layer of HTC Sense on it and below that you find Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The size may not be perfect, but it is still better than what we found on the Dell Streak, a 5-inch display. We did a quick hands-on with the tablet and looked around what it has in store for us.

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Preview: Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play

by on May 5, 2011
in Android, Gadgets

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Here we are with the preview of the first PlayStation-certified phone aka PlayStation Phone. It’s big, bulky, fast and can indeed play PSP games!

We have only spent a little while with the Xperia Play yet, but from what we see, this device comes almost on par with the Xperia Arc (XPERIA Arc Preview). Soon, we will take the XPERIA devices: X10, Arc and Play, head-to-head with each other in a comparison.

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How to Manually Update Nexus S to Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) Software Update

by on April 29, 2011
in Android, Tips and Tricks

Nexus S Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) manual update is also here for those who are impatiently waiting to get their hands on the latest Gingerbread update as it brings Android video chat to Google Talk.

I have done a full tutorial on how you can update your Nexus S to the latest software update manually. See after the jump!

How to Update Nexus S to Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) Software Update

Here’s a detailed tutorial on how to install the Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) update on your rooted Nexus S. I have previously done a similar tutorial on how to install Android 2.3.4 manually on Nexus S, and I will be following the same steps in this case too.

Disclaimer: Try this on your own risk. I’m not responsible if you mess up with your Nexus S.

1. Download Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) for Nexus S on Android 2.3.3 (GRI40) on your PC.

2. Rename the downloaded .zip file to ‘‘.

3. Connect and mount your Nexus S USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

4. Now copy/paste the file to your USB memory. Make sure the file is in the USB memory root. It should not be in a directory.

5. Then turn off your phone.

6. Now to get in the bootloader mode, turn on the phone while pressing and holding the volume up and power buttons.

7. Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY.

8. Assuming you have ClockworkMod recovery, scroll down to “Flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to open it.

9. Using volume keys, select your “” file. Confirm the installation and the installation procedure should start now.

10. After the installation completes, reboot the phone by selecting “Reboot system” from the recovery menu. It might look as if stuck again on the Android bot, but it will soon reboot.

That’s it! Your Nexus S should have the latest software update installed on your phone! Go to Settings >About phone to verify.

Do try out the Google Talk video chat feature and let us know!

Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) Direct Download Link, Install Now!

by on April 29, 2011
in Android, Tips and Tricks

Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) software update just started rolling out yesterday to Nexus S users on Android 2.3.3 (GRI40) and we already have the direct download link to the official Nexus S update.

This latest Android 2.3.4 update brings video chat and voice chat to Google Talk for Android phones. As usual, XDA got hold of the download link through the update logs!

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How to Video Chat on Nexus S from Google Talk

Google just made it official that Android 2.3.4 OTA will be rolling out soon, which would bring the long-awaited video chat and voice chat to Android phones using Google Talk.

You can now video or voice chat with your friends, family and colleagues right from your Android phone – and it works on both, Android phones and tablets! All you need is a 3G, 4G or WiFI connection and you can get into a voice / video call on Google Talk with Gmail on the computer!

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Android 2.3.4 Bringing Video Chat to Nexus S. It’s Official Now!

by on April 29, 2011
in Android

And so yes, it’s official. Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) software update will be bringing Google Talk video chat to the Nexus S. We just reported yesterday of Google rolling out the first few Android 2.3.4 updates to internal Googlers.

Google made it official with a blog post and a tweet that the Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) will be rolling out in the coming weeks. It will bring bug fixes for the Nexus One and video chat to the Nexus S.

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Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22): Android Video-Calling via Google Talk

by on April 27, 2011
in Android

Google rolled out Android 2.3.4 (GRJ22) software update to some internal testers and guess what this update has… Android Google Talk video-calling!

We have been hearing rumours of Google planning to add official Google Talk video-calling in Android devices, but it wasn’t confirmed. Well, now it is – thanks to a friend who got hold of this update.

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Sony Ericsson: XPERIA Arc vs XPERIA X10

by on April 22, 2011
in Android, Gadgets

We did a preview of Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA Arc a couple of days back. Our first impressions with the phone have been really good. The phone clearly beats the XPERIA X10 in speed, size, camera etc.

We did a head-to-head comparison between the XPERIA Arc and XPERIA X10 – mostly with photos. Sorry, no videos this time.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Release in UK: On April 27

by on April 21, 2011
in Android, Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most hyped phone these days which is about to release in various countries, starting by the end of this month. There is still no official word from Samsung about any exact launch dates.

Phones4u, a UK retailer, has confirmed to get you the Samsung Galaxy S2 (photos, video) on April 27, but only if you pre-order now. It was not clear earlier if they would actually have the Galaxy S2 by April 27, but was later confirmed that they will be available on pre-orders only.

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