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Google finally fixes odd networking bug after two and a half years

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by 1 year ago
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Do you remember 2010? Android 2.1 was all the rage and the HTC Desire was the phone to own. Joonas Lehtolahti remembers it too. He had a problem with the Wi-Fi network at his university. Because it was an open, un-encrypted network students could connect without needing a password, but to get out onto the Internet you needed to login via a special server. Without getting technical the redirect to this login server used just the hostname “joynet” rather than its full domain name “joynet.joensuu.fi”. OK, so what? Well the problem is that with Android that meant that the name couldn’t be resolved. The result was that students at the university couldn’t access the Internet from an Android device.

Amazon Kindle Fire to be Unveiled Tomorrow

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by 2 years ago
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Amazon is going to hold an event tomorrow, and all rumors point to them announcing and showcasing their upcoming Android-based tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire. The latest rumors about the specs of this tablet are very contradicting, with some saying the tablet will sport a dual-core OMAP 4 processor, while others are saying it will have an older OMAP 3 processor (much like the original Nook Color). I don’t think Amazon should be fighting to have the best specs in this tablet, but it all depends on what kind of tablet they want to have in the first place. An OMAP 3…

Amazon’s Kindle Tablet – iPad Killer or Android Tablet Killer? Or Both?

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by 2 years ago
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Since the details about the Amazon Kindle Tablet were unveiled, many thought about whether this will be an iPad killer, which would be pretty good for the Android ecosystem, since it will be running an older version of Android, but in the same time others say it will actually be an Android tablet killer, because iPad’s position is secure, so the Amazon tablet will wipe the floor with the other Android tablets. So which is it? Will the Amazon Kindle tablet kill the iPad? The Android tablets? Both? Or none of them? I think the Amazon tablet will kill none…

The Amazon Kindle Tablet – Not the Droid You Are Looking For

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by 2 years ago
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So now that we’ve seen some details about the Amazon Kindle Tablet, I have to say that I’m a little disappointed in what the Amazon tablet is shaping up to be. The price seems pretty good compared to the Nook Color, and compared to the Kindle reader. This is the price Amazon should’ve gone for from the very beginning, not the early rumored $350 for the 7″ tablet. I still think there was a change of plan in the last minute, which is why the tablet has been delayed so much compared to the initial rumor about launching in August….

Amazon Kindle Tablet Hands-on. Details Revealed

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by 2 years ago
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While we were waiting for the Amazon 7″ tablet to appear in August according to the initial rumors, and later got pushed to October, it appears it won’t arrive until November this year. Also, the 10″ tablet may or may not come in Q1 2012, while it was initially planned for Q4 2011. But right on the tails of the Nook Color 2 rumors, Amazon wanted the world to know more about its tablet, so they showed it to MG Siegler from TechCrunch so he can write an article about it, although without being allowed to take pictures or videos…

The Binatone Android eReader Is Looking Nice

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by 2 years ago
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E-book readers are an increasingly popular product. With Amazon’s Kindle leading the pack, most of these devices pack Android as their OS of choice. This is mostly because it’s cheap and easy to use. Binatone, a small manufacturer, already has a proven track record in providing cheap eBook Readers that can also function as Android tablets. There’s the ReadMe Daily, the HomeSurf 7, and the HomeSurf 8 devices. They’re not exactly scene-stealers, but they are decent and usable devices for any prospective user. The company’s latest offering though is pretty unique. The Binatone ReadMe Mobile has two main features. First…

Avoid The Taxman’s Wrath With QuickBooks’ App

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by 2 years ago
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With the current economy, taxes may seem like a pain in the ass. However, no matter how we may dislike them, we still have to do them. And as the old saying goes, anything worth doing is worth doing right. And that’s what Intuit, a small software company that specializes in financial and tax preparation software, is helping you do with its latest release. The QuickBooks Mobile app for Android is a small app designed to work with Intuit’s other products, namely, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, or QuickBooks Online to manage your business’ financial records. This is great news for…

Android 2.1 for Sony Ericcson Xperia X8

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by 3 years ago
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According to the official Sony Ericsson Blog, if you are a proud owner of the Sony Ericsson X8, then you might find Android 2.1 finding its way to your device sometime soon. The things added besides the obvious step-up to Android 2.1 are the same as for the already started roll-out for Xperia X10 mini and mini pro. For instance, you can expect things like 720p video recording, improved social networking integration and five home-screens. The blog post includes a list of SI-numbers, which will give you some idea as to when you can expect the update to your phone….

Motorola CLIQ, CLIQ XT, BackFlip Android 2.1 updates pushed back to late Q3, early Q4

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by 3 years ago
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According to a recent post by a Motorola employee on the Motorola Support Forums, Moto has been having a bit more trouble getting OpenGL working on the CLIQ, CLIQ XT, and BackFlip than expected, which is delaying the already long delayed update to Android 2.1 for these devices, which was originally promised for Q2 of 2010.  The statement reads as follows: The quality of experience for consumers is a top priority in providing upgrades to our current product portfolio. In working through Android 2.1 upgrades for CLIQ, CLIQ XT, and Backflip, certain hardware configurations have been limiting upgrade capabilities. We…