Aerol Bibat(149 posts)

Aerol is all about delivering the latest Android news -- fast. Ever excited about technology, Aerol loves covering all of the great budget oriented Android technology that keeps popping up every day.




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Google Updates Market UI

by: Aerol BibatMay 29, 2011

The Android Web Market is one of those things that define an OS like Android. Built to oppose Apple’s Appstore and attract developers to the platform, it’s been doing its job well. However, there is still room for improvement. One of the main things that critics harp on is the user interface, specifically the area of screenshot navigation. The main criticisms were mainly two – you could not click Next or Previous, mostly because these buttons were non-existent, and the zoom feature for screenshot close-ups were closed by finding and clicking a tiny X button.

Now those are pretty surprising oversights – mainly because modern [...]

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Sony Ericsson Updates Xperia Arc And Xperia Play; Brings Facebook

by: Aerol BibatMay 29, 2011

It’s been a good week for Android updates and here’s another one coming down the pike. Sony Ericsson has just announced that they have begin roll-out of the firs software update for Xperia™ arc and Xperia™ PLAY. Some lucky owners have probably received it already but if you haven’t, Sony Ericsson is planning a wider roll-out slated for the  end of this week or, if some delays happen, in the beginning of next week.

The two biggest features that gets delivered in this update are the jump to Gingerbread 2.3.3 and the recently announced Facebook inside Xperia update. The Android update provides uses with all the fixes and improvements to the system, in [...]

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Netflix Android App Officially Arrives On Three More Devices

by: Aerol BibatMay 26, 2011

Earlier this month, one of the Android platform’s most awaited for apps arrived. Netflix for Android followed in the footsteps of its iOS cousin and literally exploded on to the scene. Combining Netflix’s recognized brand presence with smooth operation, Netflix has fast become one of the platform’s killer apps.

Unfortunately, it only worked on four phones: the HTC Incredible, HTC Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, HTC G2, and Samsung Nexus S. This severely curtailed adoption of it – though I’m betting that sales for those phones got bumped up quite a bit. Well, movie fans who didn’t immediately run out and buy new phones, here’s some good [...]

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CyanogenMod Makes You The Overlord Of Your Android Installation

by: Aerol BibatMay 24, 2011

Recently, Google’s been cracking down on rogue apps and doing the usual clean up of security issues.  One of the basic foundations of Android security is app permissions. App permissions for Android are a funny thing – this is because when you click “accept” on that EULA, you usually accept everything that an app wants.

Well, that isn’t exactly fair – you may want the app to access some of your data, but you probably don’t want it to mess around with all of your data. That’s how invasions of privacy happen after all.

Well, if you have access the CyanogenMod custom ROM – specifically the latest build [...]

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Motorola Confirms Gingerbread Update For Droid Phones

by: Aerol BibatMay 24, 2011

It seems that Motorola’s Support forums are buzzing today with discussions about the impending DROID X Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update. A lot of users are thinking that ActiveSync will still be broken even after the update, however Motorola customer support has been quite busy assuring loyal customers that everything’s all right and the feature will be right as rain after the update.

Activesync is a pretty integral feature for business phones – mostly because it helps sync your PC with your phone; enabling the easy sharing of data. The current version’s been slightly crippled on Motorola phones, but hopefully this update fixes those [...]

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Rooted Android Devices Won’t Have Access To Market Movie Rentals

by: Aerol BibatMay 24, 2011

 

Well, here’s a bit of trouble. Everyone who really wants to get something done on their Android machine knows that rooting is the way to go. This is mostly because it opens up the innards of the system to our optimizing touch. No more bloatware or crapware  on it – just the pure streamlined operation of an operating system that’s like a tuned engine. Of course, rooting isn’t exactly legal – it’s in one of those legal gray areas that make our lives easy. So, of course, there are some consequences.

One of those consequences just recently got announced. Google, the guys behind Android and the Android [...]

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HTC Flyer Hits The Market

by: Aerol BibatMay 24, 2011

HTC recently announced their entry into the tablet fray with their new Flyer tablet. It’s been on pre-order for awhile on Best Buy but it just officially went on sale. If you mosey over to the Best Buy site, you can see all the specs and what not that you need to know. But to make things easier, here’s a simple low down.

A 7-inch tablet, the Flyer runs on Gingerbread 2.3 with HTC’s personalized Sense user interface overlaid on it. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5 GHz CPU, it’s not exactly and iPad killer. However, it does run decently and is a nice alternative to all the tablets coming out. It also features WiFi b/g/n for its connectivity [...]

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Paypal App Update Brings Check Scanning

by: Aerol BibatMay 23, 2011

Good news for Android users hoping to maximize their time. One of the biggest modern-day time consumers is that of waiting in line at a bank to cash a check. I mean, it’s a piece of paper and you don’t even get the cash immediately! Well, Paypal’s got the solution for that.

PayPal recently released an update to its Android mobile app that add this pretty nifty feature: people can just take a picture of their check with an Android 2.1 or better phone then automatically have the cash put into their PayPal account. The PayPal app upgrade, which puts the app at version 2.8, also allows the software to be stored on a handset’s memory card, a nice little [...]

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Unofficial Hack To Get Android 3.1 On Your Dell Streak 7

by: Aerol BibatMay 23, 2011

 

 

The Dell Streak 7 is one of the current crop of dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered tablets on the market. The big difference is that it doesn’t come with the usual Honeycomb Android build. What it does come with is Android 2.2 and that is literally  a whole version’s difference between that and Android 3.1. Plus, from what we hear, Dell isn’t exactly planning  that anytime soon.

Well, thank God for hackers then. Hacker DJ_Steve figured out how to install custom ROMs in Honeycomb last month and recently he’s just figured out how to get Android 3.1 installed on your Streak 7. The bad news is it isn’t available to [...]

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