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Google released Android 2.3 Gingerbread on December 6, 2010. Put another way, it’s a version of Android that’s going to turn two years in two days. According to the latest figures in the Android Developer Dashboard, 50.8% of Android devices that have accessed the Google Play Store in the last two weeks are running this now ancient version of Google’s mobile operating system.

joensuu.fi wifi bug

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.

alcatel-one-touch-shockwave

The Alcatel One Touch Shockwave was announced for US Cellular customers in a press release today. While it isn’t going to wow anyone with its specs, the phone’s tough construction and low price point may be exactly what some users are looking for.

google-handwrite

Google Handwrite is one feature that Galaxy Note owners will be happy to get. The newly unveiled function will make the Note’s stylus even more useful – users can now search on Google by handwriting the words. And, while this sounds like the perfect application for the stylus of the Galaxy…

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Lately, we’ve been seeing a whole bunch of Android/Linux PCs that cost under $100, down to $25 for the Raspberry Pi, and you can use them for pretty much anything. It goes without saying that you should expect significantly slower performance than from a $1000 PC. But as a way to…

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With the ever increasing popularity of 3D movies and the ability to view entire movies on your smartphone, have you ever thought about combining the two? Well, you aren’t the first – LG brought the Optimus 3D, the first 3D phone, to market in April, last year. We now have an…

Newbies-to-Android

Each day, hundreds of thousands of people buy an Android device. Though a lot of these people are familiar with Android, there are also those who are new to it, or perhaps unfamiliar with modern mobile devices altogether. In this article I am going to cover some points to get…