Ken East(180 posts)

Ken is an expert on management and is currently engrossed with his newly started adventure in logistics management. But, that's only his second love. His first love, of course, and without being mushy when this is said, is Android.

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Schmidt Reassures Asian OEM Partners of Support vs Apple

by: Ken EastNovember 10, 2011

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has reaffirmed Google’s support for Asian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that are involved in legal disputes against Apple, as well as for those that will be involved in such entanglements in the future.

Schmidt told reporters, “We tell our partners, including the ones here in Taiwan, we will support them. For example, we have been supporting HTC in its dispute with Apple because we think that the Apple thing is not correct.”

Samsung and HTC–which are both partners of Google–have been involved in patent disputes with Apple, and analysts are saying that [...]

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How to Combine Photos and Share Them Instantly as a Photostrip

by: Ken EastNovember 9, 2011

If you are an Android user and you love to take lots of pictures and share them to your friends right away, Photobooth is a must-have for you. Uploading lots of photos on the Internet through your Android phone can be such a headache for many because you have to attach all of photos–one by one, in most cases–and uploading batches of photos can sometimes take forever to accomplish.

Photobooth is simply fun and easy to use.  It’s just plain and functional. It functions just like a real-life photo booth–the only difference is that there’s no physical booth and that it is in your phone. Just think [...]

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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 Overclocked to 1.8 GHz

by: Ken EastNovember 7, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S2 seems to be impressing the public some more by showing off its overclocking prowess.

While some people are nervous to overclock their Samsung Galaxy S II, afraid that it might reach breaking point, the Samsung Galaxy S2 on T-mobile has been overclocked to 1.8 GHz (1.836 GHz to be specific) and it seem to be working perfectly well.

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II has a different processor from that on the standard used in other Samsung Galaxy S II’s. This different chipset gets the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II going at a rocking 42 Mbps HSPA+ speed.

Developers thought that using the Hercules processor might not be to attractive for [...]

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Dolphin Browser HD Accused of Privacy Intrusion [Updated]

by: Ken EastOctober 30, 2011

[ Update 2011-10-30: After reading the October 28 version of our report about the privacy issue, the Dolphin Browser’s PR team reached out to us and informed us that the issue has been “100% fixed.”  In a private message, a PR representative emphatically noted that the browser “never tracked browsing history” and that “there has been absolutely no breach in user privacy or security.”  The app’s developer also issued an updated version of the app.  The updated version reportedly temporarily disables the Webzine feature, which seemed to be the crux of the whole issue.  MoboTap published a complete explanation of the issue on its [...]

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Corning Lotus Glass Could Make Gorilla Glass a Thing of the Past

by: Ken EastOctober 28, 2011

The guys at Corning are at it again. After the world-famous and durable Gorilla Glass, they have a created a new kind of fortified glass that could be used for smartphone displays. The new breed of fortified glass that Corning developed is named Lotus Glass.

Lotus Glass will be used for LCD and OLED displays of phones, and Corning promises that this new type of glass will give crystal clear picture quality without draining too much power. It will have more thermal and dimensional stability than that of Gorilla Glass.

In manufacturing high resolution displays, changes in the temperature can put glass under a lot of stress, which can [...]

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Motorola Vows Quick Release of ICS for Devices, Raises Eyebrows

by: Ken EastOctober 26, 2011

Not too long after the thrilling launching of the Motorola DROID RAZR, Motorola again boosted the excitement of the public with another huge news.  Motorola at first tweeted that it will be releasing devices with the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich just 6 weeks later after Google will be able to release the final version.

There is still no news on when the Galaxy Nexus, along with Ice Cream Sandwich, will be publicly available.  But, Motorola has claimed that it can release ICS-filled smartphones as quickly as six weeks after ICS is released.

If people were excited about the first tweet ( guessing what devices might get ICS), Motorola’s second [...]

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HTC Partners with Dropbox, Adds 5 GB Cloud Storage for New Users

by: Ken EastOctober 25, 2011

HTC users are now going to enjoy more data storage capacity, thanks to a recent tie-up between HTC and Dropbox. Today, via Facebook, HTC shared the good news to its users that Dropbox will come pre-installed on all its upcoming Android phones, giving all its users 5 GB of free cloud storage on Dropbox (more than the standard of 2 GB of storage).

Although, HTC did not clarify whether existing users will also enjoy this cloud-enabled file sharing application.

It appears that HTC’s strategy is to make its phones more appealing by giving those who will buy HTC phones free cloud storage rather than just focusing on adding more features to their phones. This appears to be [...]

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Study Finds No Link Between Cancer, Cell Phone Use

by: Ken EastOctober 24, 2011

You can finally use your cellphone 24 hours a day and 7 days a week without becoming paranoid that you will get cancer for frequently using it. A 15-year study by Danish researchers has found that using mobile phones does not expose someone to greater risks of developing brain cancer.

Numerous short-term studies previously claimed that prolonged use of cellphones could possibly lead a person to develop brain cancer. These said studies made the World Health Organization declare that cellphones are “possibly carcinogenic” while at the same time encourage further studies.

Researchers in Denmark took advantage of the use of the country’s National ID number [...]

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Microsoft CEO Confirms Intelligence of Android Users

by: Ken EastOctober 20, 2011

It seems that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer almost always gets himself caught in controversy every time he speaks in public. Ballmer’s most recent public declaration of his opinion about Android has earned the ire of many Android fans, and the amused–albeit intelligent–chuckle of others.

Interviewed by John Batelle at the Web 2.0 Summit, Ballmer was asked why he should buy a phone with Windows Phone as operating system rather than one with Android.  Ballmer replied:

“You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone, but I think you do to use an Android phone.”

Although Ballmer’s statement could just be normal [...]

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Google Nexus S, Gingerbread-strapped Phones To Get Ice Cream Sandwich, Too

by: Ken EastOctober 19, 2011

The controversial and unofficial photos and videos allegedly showing a Google Nexus S handset running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich turned out to be true after all. Google recently confirmed that the Nexus S will definitely get some Ice Cream Sandwich love.

Google’s Gabe Cohen gave the confirmation.  Matias Duarte also concurred.  Apart from saying that Google is currently cooking up Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the Nexus S, both Cohen and Duarte also hinted that Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices will be getting ICS updates, too, since ICS “theoretically should work for any 2.3 device.”

The Nexus One, however, may not be as lucky, since [...]

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