Last week, we talked about a new UI and method to control your phone, the PIE Control, a new feature that was launched as part of Paranoid Android. I was just chatting with my friend on the usefulness of PIE Launcher and I was lamenting that I wasn’t prepared to flash my phone to Paranoid Android just yet.
The Galaxy S3 comes with many default Samsung customisations, including their TouchWiz Launcher, which well generally fine and dandy, aren’t exactly the best available. I was itching to upgrade to the latest Google 4.2 apps but too lazy to do a full ROM upgrade. This tweak falls in the middle nicely.
A different implementation of the Android as compared to iPhone is the waking up of screen and displaying a snippet of the message on the lockscreen. Some ROMs do enable this option but the default jelly bean and most default implementations for Android are as such. This is especially so for the Samsung devices, Samsung Galaxy SGS3 and the Galaxy Note 2.
Samsung has revealed an update to make your Samsung Galaxy S3 even smarter. While not Android 4.2, there are indeed some useful and innovative features within that I look forward to. Only part 1 has been released so there should be more interesting features yet to come.
I was recently in the market for a new phone. The new iPhone 5 was an option but while it appealed with its lightness, I was not a big fan of the Apple UI and couldn’t get over the Apple limitations on software. I also wanted a big screen phone – it makes videos and web surfing so much more pleasant. Next consideration was the Galaxy Note 2 but when trying it out, I found it too bulky for my pocket. It was down to the 4.6 – 4.8 inch Android phones. (more…)
The HTC One X+ has just been announced. It is HTC’s newest Android flagship model. Taking on the same name and looking similar to its predecessor, the HTC One X, what has changed?
Changes as compared to HTC One X
- Improved Processor -> 1.7GHz Tegra 3 CPU
- 2100 mA battery
- 64gb storage
- Comes with LTE support
- Android Jelly Bean
- 1.6 megapixel front facing camera
- New back cover design
- Comes only in Black
Samsung has announced that the Samsung Galaxy SGS3 LTE enabled will be retailing in Singapore by end September at approximately S$998, (100 dollars more as compared to the non-LTE version). There are rumours that it will be launched at the same price as the SG3S and it is possible since S$998 would put it higher than the iPhone 5 launch price.
It will be equipped with the Exynos Quad Core chip, same as the current version that is already in the market but it will get a bump up to 2GB of ram, which is significantly more than the 1GB for the non-LTE version.