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Switcher’s guide: iPhone to Android

July 23, 2010 2 comments

Hi faithful readers, just a quick note to let you know I’m still well and alive although I must apologize for the very long time away from updating with new posts. 2 major reasons for my disappearance: 1) HTC taking ages to release 2.1 for HTC Hero (hence I got pissed and neglected my HTC) and 2) I bought a new Blackberry Bold 2 and have been using it. But not to worry, both system have their hits and misses, and I will continue to update.

Today’s update is not an original post that I wrote up but nonetheless a good one. It’s a switcher’s guide from iPhone to Android. Hold the gasping but yes, there are people deflecting from the Apple camp to Android. While it is not a contest of fanboyism, I see it as a good thing since these people will be exposed to both OS and as consumers, would be able to come up with good feedback for companies to bring their game to a higher level.

This article can be found on LifeHacker (I adore this site) and without further blabbing, here you go.

Categories: Android

F is for Froyo!

January 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Well Google has done it again! Deviating from the usual pastry code name, we’re getting Froyo (frozen yoghurt) in place of Flan! But you know what? I don’t really care what it’s called, I just want my goddamned update. Hurry up HTC! Or I’m gonna go Droid.

Source: Engadget

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Nexus One, Google & World Domination

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment

What you see in my post title is synonymous. Google is taking the mobile world by storm first with Android and now, the Nexus One. Competition often leads to innovative products, with consumers standing to gain with their spoils from the bloody aftermath of corporate marketing.

And right now, Nexus One is live. Currently launching in UK, US, Singapore and Hong Kong as test markets, you can purchase your very own Nexus One here, contrary to previous statements that the phone will only be available on an by-invitation basis.

On Google’s website for Nexus One, you are able to click on the icons to see how each app works as well as a 3D tour of the phone. I am most excited with the Maps app as Google flexed their prowess to show us the next level turn-by-turn navigation complete with what seems to be street view coupled with layers.

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Local Apps from local Heroes

December 28, 2009 4 comments

Merry Christmas from GirlmeetsAndroid! I’ve been clearing pre-holiday work and enjoying the long weekend. Now I’m back to post on the Android. This post will be all about Singapore apps from the local developers since I’m based here. Seems like there’s not a lot of exposure to local apps so I just want to give them some exposure.

SBS Buses

(Free app, requires data connection)

This app tells you the arrival times of buses and allows you to send sms to Iris for their service arrival times. A must have for me since I commute to work by bus. 99% accurate based on my experience with it. However, it does not support SMRT buses.

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Categories: Android, App Review

One click guide to rooting your HTC Hero

December 18, 2009 Leave a comment
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Evernote is out for Android!

December 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Evernote users would be happy to note that they have released an app on the Market, adding to the number of good apps for Android. From what I understand, the app is pretty robust and does not open up webpages of the mobile site unlike the Facebook app for Android. It also happens to be my favourite note taking platform apart from AK Notepad on the Android. It beats RTM  as it’s a trial app that requires you to pay. Evernote is free on market, either download it or if you need more convincing, you can check out Evernote on their site.

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Spanking new Android website look!

December 2, 2009 Leave a comment

Eclair 2.0

Something might just be brewing. Google has updated their official Android webpage to introduce Eclair 2.0 to the mainstream. Ideally we should start seeing HTC tweet about 2.0 being ready with HTC Hero in the month of December. Please play Santa Google, and give us our Eclair 2.0 now!

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