Archive for the ‘Android’ Category:
September 9th, 2011 / No Comments » / by Faizan
Previously I shared a post on Calibrating Htc Desire Battery, but after upgrading to MIUI rom that method didn’t worked anymore and phone started to shutdown at 15% battery left, even after repeating several times. While searching for a solution on internet, I found following method that worked (thanks to xda forums).
This method can work for any rooted android device, all you have to do is to set correct full40 value depending on the charge capacity of your device’s battery.
August 19th, 2011 / No Comments » / by Faizan
Do you judge a person by his or her mobile phone? This interesting infographic shows differences between Android and iPhone users. After reading this infographic you can somewhat understand personality of a person by just knowing which mobile phone they use.
August 1st, 2011 / No Comments » / by Faizan
After long wait, HTC has released official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for HTC Desire. Because of memory limitations in HTC Desire, they have remove unnecessary apps and squeezed it down to fit in available space of HTC Desire. Secondly it is released as a developer build only for developers and not for general public because you’ll loose all customizations and operator settings. So if you’re an advanced user you may want to give it a try.
June 6th, 2011 / No Comments » / by Faizan
You may know about FireSheep, the Firefox extension that used to hijack Facebook, Twitter sessions of users connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi Network. With recent success of Android, some developer has taken same concept of FireSheep to next level by creating an Android app. FaceNiff lets you hijack Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more social network’s sessions of users connected to same Wi-Fi network with a tap of a thumb. It even works with secured (WEP, WPA or WPA2) Wi-Fi networks. All you need is a rooted and compatible Android Phone. Free version lets you hijack only three accounts and you can donate to buy unlock code. With my HTC Desire running MIUI rom, I was able to hijack Facebook account of my neighbor who uses my Wi-Fi network.
To protect your Facebook and Twitter profiles from being hijacked, you must secure your accounts using SSL encryption. Click here for information on how to secure your facebook account and here for information on securing your Twitter account.
April 29th, 2011 / 5 Comments » / by Faizan
As we know Android has already taken over iPhone sales in first quarter 2011. Yesterday, Google announced Android 2.3.4 update to their Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS which brings Video and Voice calling features to Gtalk for Android. You can make video calls to your family and friends right from your android phone over Wi-Fi or 3G Network to their compatible Android tablet or phone or Gtalk on computer.
April 26th, 2011 / 1 Comment » / by AF8AB
2011 is turning out to be a game changer in smartphone OS selection. 31% Americans want to buy Android as their new cell phone whereas 30% want to get an iPhone. 2010 on the other hand was totally dominated by Apple.
Recent survey done by Neilson in March ‘11 shows that 50% of All cell phone sales in last 6 months were Android based smart-phones. RIM Blackberry OS has still a huge market share.
Lets’ take a look at some recent interesting graphs to see how Android is competing with Apple and RIM.
April 18th, 2011 / 1 Comment » / by Faizan
While official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for HTC Desire is not out yet and it may take couple of month before HTC starts rolling it out, xda member LeeDroid has released custom Gingerbread rom for HTC Desire with HTC Sense. Today, I installed this rom on my HTC Desire and so far its looks awesome, navigation is much more smoother then Froyo, GMT+6 bug for Pakistan is fixed, updated version of default software, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM are working fine. I’ve done some benchmarks to compare performance of this gingerbread rom with my previous Android 2.2 Froyo Vs Eclair benchmark.