Paul Nuñal(249 posts)

Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Ported to Samsung Galaxy S

by: Paul NuñalNovember 2, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S owners rejoice, as you may be one of the few lucky owners of having Ice Cream Sandwich for your phone. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was recently ported to the Google Nexus S, but that doesn’t stop it from being ported to other devices such as the Galaxy S.

For those of you who still sport the prehistoric outdated versions of Android on your Galaxy S, the long wait is finally over as XDA Developers members galnet and lttldvl, known for their outstanding work in MIUI development, are spearheading the team for porting ICS to the Samsung Galaxy S.

It’s good to know that the Galaxy S is part of the list of devices to get ports [...]

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Motorola XOOM 2 Release Date, Specs Leaked in Buyer’s Guide

by: Paul NuñalNovember 2, 2011

The long awaited Motorola XOOM 2 could probably hit store shelves this coming holiday season. Recently, a leaked image featuring the XOOM 2 tablet on a Carphone Warehouse buyer’s guide could end all rumors of the much eagerly anticipated tablet from Motorola.

A tipster snapped a photo of the XOOM 2’s page on the buyer’s guide and sent the image to Engadget.  According to details printed on the leaked buyer’s guide, the XOOM 2 tablet features a 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model that is slated to run on the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb version. Sadly, there is still no confirmation whether or not the device will support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  [...]

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Make Your Home Screen Look Like Ice Cream Sandwich’s in Just 4 Steps

by: Paul NuñalNovember 2, 2011

Can’t wait to get your hands on the ultimate dessert that everyone in the Android community is drooling about? Then look no further.  You can now lick and taste that sweet Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that many people are going nuts about.

While most of you are waiting for the official Android update for your phone or tablet, you might want to check and try this one out for a spin.

Developers and modders from XDA Developers have come up with the idea of dressing up your phone to look like that of the real Ice Cream Sandwich update. It perfectly works on older versions of your phone and it does give an authentic touch of creativity.

Ice Cream Sandwich is [...]

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Managing Your Android Phone Wirelessly Through Your Desktop

by: Paul NuñalOctober 31, 2011

If you love working at home or simply just can’t steer yourself away from your desktop computer with fear of not being able to access important files you wish to work on–consider yourself liberated.  That is now a thing of the past. With over 100,000 apps in store for you, courtesy of the Android Market, you’ll probably be surprised that there already are applications to help you solve your dilemma.

Take for example, entrepreneurs who constantly keep tabs on their business through the use of their computers. With the use of Android applications, they can easily manage their Android phones and features right on their desktops. Here are some of the fascinating apps [...]

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Top 5 Essential Android Apps to Install After Rooting Your Android Device

by: Paul NuñalOctober 31, 2011

By now most of you probably have already heard of the term “rooting” and how rooting actually makes your Android device faster. For starters, rooting your phone is actually the same as jailbreaking an iPhone.

The benefits you get from a rooted phone is like opening Pandora’s Box. Whether or not you’re planning on installing a custom ROM for your phone, you should probably root your phone, as it can open up myriad opportunities to install apps that require root access.

When you root your phone you are actually giving “super user permissions” on your phone. It’s like running Administrator mode on your desktop computer with you controlling the permissions, [...]

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Android Phones May Have “Invisible” Glass Screens Soon

by: Paul NuñalOctober 31, 2011

Japanese glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass recently unveiled its latest creation, a type of glass that is transparent enough that you actually might think there is nothing there in front of your naked eye.

The glass substrate, dubbed as the “invisible glass” was recently announced and exhibited at the FPD International convention in Yokohoma, Japan.

What makes the so called “invisible glass” achieve near-invisibility is that it does not reflect light, thus reducing glare. The ordinary type of glass reflects about 8 percent of light while the remaining 92 percent passes directly through the glass itself.

The glass [...]

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Samsung Has New Dual-screen Hybrid Flip Phone for Chinese Market

by: Paul NuñalOctober 28, 2011

Clamshell phone lovers are in for a special treat as Samsung is planning to release its second Android clamshell phone hybrid in just a matter of months. Samsung’s new clamshell phone, the SCH-W999, will take the place of its predecessor from last year, the SCH-W899.

Sharp was the first company to introduce the clamshell/candybar hybrid in the form of the Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007SH to be powered by Android, and since its inception, mobile phone manufacturers are getting into the bandwagon to try their luck on the once-popular form factor.  Samsung seems to be jumping on the bandwagon, too.

There isn’t much detail on the Samsung SCH-W999’s specifications, but [...]

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Google TV Running Honeycomb Shown in Video

by: Paul NuñalOctober 27, 2011

It seems that Google is invading just about every electronic device little by little. Just last week, a guy named Chris H managed to port a leaked version of Google’s beloved operating system running on his Smart TV.

Chris got a leaked copy of Google TV with the latest version of Android 3.1 Honeycomb and posted several screenshots of the said version running on his Logitech Revue. He even posted a 13-minute video of his interaction with all the neat features Google TV has to offer.

Based on his video presentation, Chris shows off numerous apps running on Google [...]

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Motorola DROID RAZR GSM Variant Seen at FCC

by: Paul NuñalOctober 27, 2011

Incredibly thin and powerful, the Motorola DROID RAZR was spotted making the rounds at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its regulatory tests and certification.  The device, however, appears to be the non-LTE variant, as it happens to sport radios for GSM and WCDMA bands commonly associated with AT&T’s network.

The device has been given FCC ID IHDP56ME2, although that does not say much about whether the device, in fact, is the Motorola DROID RAZR.  The telling clue is revealed in one line that speaks of the tested device’s battery part number: SNN5899A, which is the same part number for the Motorola DROID RAZR’s non-removable, [...]

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