Archive for September 23rd, 2010

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Gmail for Android gets unbound, updated

gmail In a surprise move Google has let its Gmail app leave the warmth of the Android family and go it alone in the big wide app world.  While this does seem unusual at first, previously Gmail was only updated as part of a full Android update.  The now solo app can be updated at any time so Google can add features or plug any security holes without having to wait for the whole OS to make the jump.  Indeed, one of the first actions Google has taken is to update the app to bring it in line with its desktop big brother.  Not only does it have the new Priority Inbox but also Priority Buttons keeps the action buttons pinned to the top (it’s quite annoying having Reply at the bottom of a long mail).  It’s not all hunky dory though as the Priority Buttons is playing up with HTC’s similar button layout but of course, now Gmail is solo, this can be fixed.

Gmail is now available in the Android Market for 2.2 Froyo devices only.

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Samsung wave hits 1 million in Europe

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Samsung’s Bada based Wave phone seems to be pulling in the numbers in the EU. The S8500 has sold over 1 million units in the last four months since the initial release. It is any wonder, packing a 3.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz CPU, 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD card slot, GPS, Samsung Apps support and more.

Samsung are rumoured to drop the Super AMOLED display for a TFT when they release a successor and a few devices carrying the brand name.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 delayed!

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After being told the BlackBerry Torch would be shipping this week I have just been notified that is now not due until the middle of October.

We are not sure why at this stage and Clove who were meant to be sending me one this week also do not no why. This is rather disappointing news but unfortunately in this business it does happen sometimes. 

If we get any further news we will let you know.

In the meantime I am now going to cry!

 

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Don’t drink the greenpois0n – fake iPhone jailbreak warning

01 Sometimes it seems we can be all too trustworthy of phone hackers for a new feature or two on our expensive handsets – and for the most part they are well meaning.  However it seems not all hacks are as they seem, and some for Apple’s flagship leave behind some nasty surprises.  Going by the names of Greenpois0n and SHAtter they are nasty little things designed to offload a ton of malware onto the host PC, infecting it with such delights as viruses, trojans and keyloggers.  Of course, at present there is no jailbreak for 4.0.2 & 4.1 and the older Jailbreak.me type sites don’t work with the newer firmware, so obviously avoid one which purports to offer that facility. 

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Galaxy Tab suffering scaling issues

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Whilst Samsung had originally maintained that there would be no problem it appears that some apps from the Android marketplace are causing a little bit of trouble for Samsungs Android Tablet. It would seems that some Android Marketplace applications are limited to an 800 x 400 resolution. however, the Galaxy Tab’s TFT LCD touchscreen is natively 1024 x 600. Thus meaning that the offending apps won’t scale to fit the Samsung device’s screen.

Quite something to overlook My Samsung. Recently Google announced that Android was not quite right to Tablets and the upcoming Android incarnation, Gingerbread, would rectify this.

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