One of the main gripes of Motorola’s latest flagship beast is it’s problem with getting a proper auto focus with its 5 Mp shooter. This has been the case since it’s launch and it now seems, to have been magically(through a silent over-the-air update actually) to have been fixed, until the 11th of December that is. The strange thing is that according to Dan Morrill, from Google’s Android team, the bug is related to a time-stamp bug:
“According to Google Engineer Dan Morrill, there is an unfortunate bug in the Droid’s auto focus routine. It improperly rounds a timestamp used in the calculations, which somehow throws the entire focusing process off. Today it works, and tomorrow it will work…but 24.5 days from now, the bug will be back.” Continue reading “Droid Autofocus bug is the weirdest bug. Ever.”
My friend, Ranesh Kumar considered picking up a new Nokia handset before he heard about the new Motorola Droid. Just last week, he bought two Motorola Droids from Verizon, one for himself and one for his fiancée.
Ranesh was a Nokia fan for a long time and had owned few Nokia’s including an E70. But he made the transition to Verizon for a decent deal on a Voyager two years ago (because he likes qwerty keyboards and that was the only one he liked at the time). Ranesh couldn’t wait for a decent Nokia device to hit the market he liked, so he took the plunge. When he tested out the N97, he was terribly disappointed with the overall OS and decided to hold out for the Christmas season of this year to see what was around the corner and settled on the Motorola Droid running the Android 2.0 OS. Continue reading “Are new operating systems in the smart phone field hurting Nokia?”
Motorola might be on the road to recovery with their new handset. The Motorola Droid which is the company’s first Google Android device and an Apple iPhone Competitor.
The device had tremendous hype even before its release starting with rumours, leaked pictures etc. Now a week has passed since it’s release and sources say that Motorola might have sold as many as 100,000 Motorola Droid phones over the weekend. Continue reading “Motorola Droid Enjoys Great Sales!”
We had a chance to play with the dummy of HTC Tattoo also known as HTC Click . This variant was called the Tattoo Ink and is from UK operator Orange. This is one of the very first mass market android phones and might see a large pool of users exposed to the Google Android Operating System Continue reading “HTC Tattoo”
Many analysts have called it the game over for Sony Ericsson but this is not stopping the folks at SE from innovating.The SE Satio was an impressive handset considering the Symbian implementation. And now the SE Xperia X10 with Android. Nice to see a brands going with multiple platforms these days. All this means healthy competition and more choice for the consumer. Hope prices are realistic ! Here are some SE X10 pics straight from the SE HQ Continue reading “Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Official Pics”
After a lot of leaks and excitement about Sony Ericsson going the Android route , The Xperia X10 is finally out today and its official as the first Android phone from SE. The specs are pretty impressive and the handset looks cool too
Tata Docomo and Samsung have teamed up to bring the first Samsung Android phone to India – the Samsung Galaxy I7500 which also happens to be the worlds thinnest Android powered phone at 11.9 mm thickness
The first pictures of the forthcoming Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 codenamed “Rachael” have been leaked and looking at the pictures, the phone does look damn interesting.
Considering the fact that this phone will be Android based and sports a huge 4″ screen and a 1GHZ Processor, it has created quite a buzz with all the mobile enthusiasts. Also seeing at the pics, it can also be observed that the phone is nearing towards a worldwide launch soon.
It now supports more screen resolutions, which in return will allow Android apps to work on more devices.
The new APIs include a gestures framework and text-to-speech engine.
Donut now provides access to the new and improved Android Market.
It now provides a Quick Search Box for Donut Users, which allows searching directly from the home screen with suggested results while a person is typing.
Devices with Android 1.6 running are expected to be out as early as October ’09. Apps developed for older versions of Android will continue to run on Android 1.6. However do test your existing apps on the Android 1.6 SDK to make sure they run as expected.
Android Team also added that over the next several weeks, they will publish a series of blog posts to help the developers get ready for the new developer technologies in Android 1.6. The topics on which posts will be covered are:
How to adapt your applications to support different screen sizes