Episode 28 show notes - Sept. 2, 2010
Top o' the news - AC at IFA 2010
- Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab 7-inch Android tablet
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Hands On! [Video]
- Samsung Galaxy Tab specs versus the Apple iPad
- Samsung Galaxy Tab photo gallery
- Galaxy Tab Apps and Games [Video]
- Hands-on with the Galaxy Tab keyboard and dock
- Samsung Tablets: Gingerbread, Honeycomb, a 'full portfolio' in 2011
- Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab is a go
- Toshiba announces Folio 100 tablet -- 10.1 inches of Android 2.2
- Archos announces five new tablets
Android OS updates
- How to manually update your Droid Incredible to Froyo
- Nexus One gets a new software leak, Froyo version FRG33
- Motorola warns of leaked Droid X Froyo; we show you how to roll back
- Xperia X10's Android 2.1 update unchanged, still on track for September
- New Google Voice with widget support surfaces
- Sapphire custom ROM running on Droid X
- CyanogenMod 6 now stable, download for your favorite phone today
- Securing your applications the right way -- the Google how-to
- Sprint Epic 4G review: The Samsung Galaxy S grows a keyboard
- Verizon Fascinate benchmarks, pics
- So when's the Verizon Fascinate launching?
- AT&T's Xperia X10 hardware hands-on
- Evo sized HTC Android device making its way to Verizon
- T-Mobile G2 renders break cover; that's one sexy keyboard
- T-Mobile's G2 shows off again -- with Android 2.2, 800MHz processor
- T-Mobile's G2 pricing revealed, priced like you'd think a smartphone should be
- Motorola clears up Droid X battery tab confusion with design change
- Motorola announces the Milestone 2
- Best Buy guide shows off Samsung Gem
- More details, plus a new color, on the AT&T Motorola Flipout
- Better pictures of the Motorola XT300 slider emerge [video]
- Motorola Defy to hit Europe with water, damage resistance
- Vlingo adds Foursquare support, takes 'shout outs' to the next level
- Skype Mobile update does not allow use of Wifi after all [updated]
- Angry Birds beta flying to Android Market this Friday
- Microsoft's Bing Android App now available -- if you're on Verizon
- Yahoo brings fantasy football to Android
- Samsung to unveil Media Hub Sept. 16
E-mails and voicemails
- Roger's voicemail.
- Anon's voicemail
Thinking of doing a system rest and I have two questions.
Is there any harm in doing this multiple times over the life of the phone?
Is there any difference in doing a system reset from the settings menu
vs the bootloader screen?
Alexander from Austria writes,
I am a proud owner of an HTC Desire. Since froyo I checked "auto update" on every app because ... well... why the hell not? BUT now I have problem.
I am going on Vacation to the US in mid. October and will stay there for 3 weeks. Of course I will use my android baby during that time. Mostly on wifi - but sometimes on 3G too. But now I am afraid of apps auto-updating in the background, because on roaming - every megabyte costs - well - A LOT!
Is there a way to disable auto-updating during my holiday (or restrict it to wifi only) or do I have to change EVERY single app back to normal.
I'm using a droid with 2.2. I use google voice for my text messages, google talk for im, and gmail for my email. Is there an app I can get that will consolidate all my communication?
I'm looking at getting the T-Mobile G2. Looks like the rumors are that it will have a 800 mhz processor. Will this be very comparable to a 1 ghz processor in terms of speed?
Maneesh in Australia writes,
I am based in Sydney and own a Nexus One. Lately I have been having an issue with Google Talk on the phone (and it seems I am not the only one). I am unable to receive any incoming messages while out going messages still work. I installed another client lime Meeboo and that is able to receive the incoming messages via GTalk service.
This only started happenig in the last 10 days or so.
There is a thread on the google site but it seems Google is not doing anything about it and I was wondering if anyone over at AC has seen this or maybe take our story to Google for their comments?
B Jordan writes,
I recently ordered a 32gb MicroSD card to replace the 8gb one I have in my Evo. Is there an easy way to copy all the content from my 8gb card to the 32gb card? I'm assuming it's not as easy as just coping all the files over to the new card. Especially considering I have several apps running off the SD card. If I do a straight copy I figure I'll run into file permissions issues as well as other issues.
When you talk about battery life, what exactly is heavy usage? I have a droid X and I can easily go through an entire battery just listing to podcasts all night at work using bluetooth. What do you suggest to fix this problem, since there's not really an extended battery for it just yet, (1750 mAh) is the largest I've seen, but I want bigger. Love the show, Jerry is the best.