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March 24, 2011

Interesting facts about the Google Nexus S

After much persuasion I’ve finally got my very own .com Please do update your bookmarks to my new blog

http://www.yogaretnam.com

 

The Google Nexus S was recently launched in Malaysia last weekend. I had a chance to play around with it and here’s some interesting observation on Google’s latest Nexus.

Countour Display

 

Contour display

Contour display

The “Countour display”, Google and Samsung claims that the Nexus S is the first device to offer such a display, looking at all the other flat touchscreen displays out there currently this really made the Nexus S special. Holding  against your cheeks feel really natural as the curvature of the glass hugs the curvature of the cheeks. With a contoured screen, coupled with a ridge on the back of the phone makes it easy and comfortable to type with. I was intrigued with this little technological marvel and decided to dig deeper.

Nexus S teardown

Nexus S teardown

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March 22, 2011

Yet another Galaxy Tab ?

Filed under: Android,Gadgets,Technology — yoga @ 2:19 pm
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Samsung certainly has been busy with the production of the Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 was only recently announced and today the 22nd of March they might be unveiling their latest Galaxy Tab; the 8.9″ variant.

If you head over to Samsung’s Facebook page you’ll see an image with the Galaxy Tab followed by the numbers “78910”. The numbers might seem cryptic at first but there’s a high possibility that it denotes the different display sizes of the Galaxy Tab; 7″,8.9″ and 10.1″.

New Galaxy Tab

New Galaxy Tab

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March 20, 2011

send2cloud – from Android to Google Chrome

Filed under: Android,Gadgets,Technology — yoga @ 12:20 am
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It was awesome having the ability of sending links and info to Google Chrome via Chrome to Phone but I often wondered if the reverse was possible. After much searching I found this app called send2cloud. There are times I was using the phone to browse a website and when I sit in front of the computer I wish there was a way to see it in a full browser; emailing it and then copying/pasting the link was one way or just use send2cloud to instantly open the link in Chrome.

With Send2Cloud all you have to do is go to Menu -> Share page -> send2cloud and it opens up the app.

send2cloud

send2cloud

send2cloud

send2cloud

Clicking on send will immediately send the url to your Google Chrome. Don’t worry your computer doesn’t have to be turned on for it to work. Utilising Google doc’s, the application will share the url and the Chrome extension will automatically show an alert when you launch the browser.

send2cloud chrome extension

send2cloud chrome extension

The extension can be found here. The application is listed in the Android marketplace as “send2cloud”. Firefox users can download the extension here.

March 18, 2011

Google Nexus S official launch, Malaysia

Filed under: Android,Gadgets,Phones,Technology — yoga @ 4:20 pm
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After much persuasion I’ve finally got my very own .com Please do update your bookmarks to my new blog

http://www.yogaretnam.com

Nexus S Launch

Nexus S Launch

Today was the official launch of the much anticipated Google Nexus S by Maxis. This the first Android device to feature the latest OS 2.3, also known as Gingerbread. Jean-Pascal Van Overbeke, CEO of Maxis Berhad said “Maxis is focused on delighting our customers and enriching their lives with the latest, innovative devices to keep up with their ever-changing lifestyle needs and demands.” Mr. Yu Jai Sul, Managing Director of Samsung Malaysia was also present and he said, “Samsung adn Google are working hand-in-hand with Maxis to make the best Android smartphone experience available to the Malaysian market. The Nexus S will give you both functionality and stunning user-experience as it integrates Samsungs’s world-class hardware and award-wining technology with exciting new features.”

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HTC Incredible S official launch, Malaysia

If you’ve been surfing Digi’s website lately you would have realised that they have announced that the HTC Incredible is coming soon. The soon is now here, HTC Incredible has been officially launched today and Digi will be offering the device with the DG Smart Plan. The phone retails for RM 1999 at th end of april, a subsidy of RM 550 for a 1 year contract and RM 800 for 2 years, making the device priced at only RM 1449 and RM 1199. The downside though is if you’re an existing DG Smart Plan customer, there’s no upgrade or contract extension.

HTC Malaysia has also mentioned that the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will be coming in June for the Incredible S.

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March 16, 2011

Maxis brings us Google Nexus S

Filed under: Android,Events,Gadgets,Phones,Technology — yoga @ 6:23 pm
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Nexus S

Nexus S

Once again Maxis is bringing in one of the most anticipated device running on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Google Nexus S. Those who have been waiting patiently for it to arrive at our shores here’s your chance to own it. The launch of the phone will be this Friday and it will retail at RM 2,499 without any commitments. Let’s hope Maxis will be come up with some interesting plans to make the phone more affordable 😉

Some features of the Nexus S

Display

  • 4.0″ WVGA (480×800)
  • Contour Display with curved glass screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 235 ppi
  • Capacitive touch sensor
  • Anti-fingerprint display coating

Size and weight

  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g

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March 15, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Everyday Use

Filed under: Android,Gadgets,Technology — yoga @ 7:36 pm
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AndroidHD shows off a sweet HD video of how to use the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet in everyday practical use. The vid shows off Gmail, Gtalk video chat, photogalleries, shooting and viewing HD video, Google Maps Navigation with StreetView, even kicking back and playing some Angry Birds, plus a lot more.

[Via Android Community]

March 12, 2011

Penang roadtrip with YES 4G

A bunch of bloggers were invited to join YES 4G team as we head off to Penang to try out the YES 4G service, especially their claim on the uninterrupted mobile broadband coverage even at 120 km/h. Stay tuned and follow #YESPenang for updates !

Waiting to be briefed

Waiting to be briefed

Starting off the morning, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Managing Director briefs the participants on the story behind YES 4G.

  • Facetime was used as an example to how important a network is especially with data intensive apps/services
  • The real acid test of a mobile network, mobile video conferencing ala Facetime
  • “Mr Steve Jobs, YES 4G has fulfilled your Facetime dream!”
  • Mobile internet is here like it or not, surfers are waiting for the big waves
  • YES4G will be introducing new Android devices which will support Facetime like support for video conferencing with up to 3 people
Francis

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Managing Director

Wing Lee,CEO of YTL Communications takes the stage and relates to how blogging has changed from mere texting to full multimedia.

  • 30 – the mobile broadband penetration rate in Malaysia
  • 26 – the average age group of mobile broadband users in Malaysia
  • The demand is much higher than the what the supply is
  • The need now is continuous internet without having the need to be at home or office
  • The internet is not meant to be run off a sim card

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March 9, 2011

Google Instant Previews now on mobile

Filed under: Android,Gadgets,iOS — yoga @ 11:27 am
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Mention the word Google and mobile and the first thing that comes to mind will be Android, but this time around the search giant has been really busy improving their web apps, especially the search. Back in November, Google launched Google Instant for mobile devices and now they are back with another new feature; Instant Previews.

You can now start using Google Instant previews, it’s available on mobile for Android (2.2+) and iOS (4.0+). It has the same functionalities as the desktop version allowing you to visually compare search results from webpage snapshots, giving you an idea of the content of the webpage before actually clicking it.

For example, if you’re looking for a webpage that has both photos and descriptions, you can use Instant Previews to quickly identify these pages by navigating across the visual search results with a few swipes of your finger. Or perhaps you’re looking for an article, a step-by-step instructions list, or a product comparison chart—with Instant Previews, you can easily spot pages with the right content without having to navigate back and forth between websites and search results. And when the mobile version of a website is available, it’ll show you a preview of the mobile page.

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March 8, 2011

Chrome To Phone

Filed under: Android,Gadgets — yoga @ 4:00 pm
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Have you ever wanted to share a link, copy a bunch of text or even copy a phone number on your PC to your Android phone ? One of the way to go about doing so is to email yourself the contents so that you can retrieve it on the phone. Now thanks to the cloud, Google Chrome to Phone application and the Chrome extension this can be done with a click of a button !

This is one of the most overlooked and underutilised feature of Android 2.2 (Froyo). Chrome to Phone is a simple combination of a Chrome extension and Android application that allows you to click one button in your browser, and sync what you were viewing right to your Android phone to be check out at a later time.

Reading something interesting on the PC but need to head off somewhere ? Simply click on the Chrome to Phone button and the link will automatically be sent to your Android device and you can continue reading it when you have the time. No more remembering urls or bookmark syncing.

Here’s how to get it all setup

1. Those using Google Chrome as their desktop browser should go to the download section of the Google Chrome Extension site and download the Google Chrome to Phone Extension

Mozilla Firefox users should go here to download the Send To Phone 0.8 extension.

2. Once your extension/add-on has finished installing, you’ll need to download the Chrome to Phone app to your Android phone.

3. In addition to choosing a Google account to connect to, you’ll be asked whether you want links to launch automatically as they’re sent to your phone from the desktop or manually.

 

Configure

Configure

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