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All posts tagged "flash"


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How to Safely Factory Reset a Phone with Google Wallet

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 09:30 AM

http://phandroid.com/2012/05/28/and...eak-it-forever/

"It all started after an app (Sense) began force closing repeatedly. Normally, under a situation like this when things start acting awry, a factory reset has long been the go-to method for fixing up a device’s software issues good as new. Anyone who has ever contacted tech support when dealing with a software issue knows this well. But that’s actually what started this whole mess."

If you have a device that supports NFC (Near Field Communication) and you use Google Wallet this is for you. It turns out that if you do a factory reset on your phone without doing a reset in Google Wallet first you will not be able to use Google Wallet again on that phone. It's a simple process to reset Google Wallet. Just open Google Wallet, go into the settings, and choose "Reset Google Wallet". Then you can safely do a factory reset of your phone!

I'm curious how many people use Google Wallet. I'm not aware of any stores near me that support Google Wallet and there do not seem to be many phones that even have a NFC chip. Is Google Wallet a service you use on a regular basis?


Monday, December 12, 2011

Unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich Build for the Kindle Fire

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 11:00 AM

http://liliputing.com/2011/12/andro...officially.html

"Sure, installing CyanogenMod 7 on an Amazon Kindle Fire is cool and all. But xda-developers forum member x1011999 decided to skip Android 2.3 Gingerbread and port Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to run on Amazon’s $199 tablet."

The Kindle Fire has some decent hardware in it. While it only has 512MB of RAM, a little light especially for a tablet, it does have a dual-core 1GHz OMAP CPU and a decent SGX540 GPU. The Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Fire is still in the early stages. Basic features like audio and WiFi are not working. But if you like to play with bleeding edge ROMs on new hardware you should definitely look into this a little more. Check out the source article for a video of ICS in action on the Kindle Fire.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Nook Color To Get Flash And Android Apps In April?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 03:30 PM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105...20046909-1.html

"While plenty of people have "rooted" their Nook Colors with custom firmware that allows them to access the Android Market and download applications, most Nook Color buyers have stuck with the official firmware that came with the device."

This is definitely one of those, "it's about time" things. Given that the Nook has always ran a custom version of Android and the Nook Color has been hacked six ways to Sunday, further proving the device capable of such feats. This move only makes sense and can only bring more customers their way. Though it doesn't look like it will be stock Android or even the official Android Market, it will still be nice to have a bit more of the power of this device unlocked. Any Nook Color owners out there (who haven't hacked their device) excited about this news? Or maybe a better question... Are there any of you who haven't already hacked your Nooks? ;)


Monday, March 21, 2011

Sprint Double Leak: Xoom and Nexus S 4G

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/18/...-logo-leak-out/

"If you've been following these here pages closely, you'll know that a little device named the Nexus S 4G is coming to Sprint's network, with the expectation being that it'll be announced at CTIA early next week."..."but what you're really eager to learn more about is that image of a Motorola Xoom with a Now Network logo on it, right?"

The first official pure Google "4G" phone that I'm aware of is on the way to Sprint and it looks like Sprint is adding the Xoom to their portfolio as well! This is some great news for Sprint! Some other good news is that Adobe Flash 10.2 has been released for Android and it supports Tegra 2/Honeycomb devices! Now it's not the full fledged real deal. Well, it is but it doesn't support GPU acceleration for the Tegra 2 so it basically won't do 720p playback well but it should handle most of your typical Flash browsing needs. Hopefully the release that supports the full GPU power of the Tegra 2 will come out soon but this is a huge step and should help hold people over! Is anyone who is on Sprint waiting for the Xoom or Nexus S 4G? Did any Xoom owners install Flash 10.2? We would love to hear from any of you!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Verizon is Pushing out a Xoom Update to Prepare for the Xoom Flash Update

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 01:00 PM

http://gizmodo.com/#!5780984/motoro...ad-for-the-18th

"Verizon Wireless is pushing out a software update for Motorola Xooms today, which will allow users to download Flash Player 10.2 from the Android Market when it becomes available next Friday, the 18th of March."

This is a good thing! While it's a little odd that an update is required just to prepare for another update it does suggest they're pretty serious about Flash coming out in the not too distant future. Did you get the update on your Xoom? If so, have you noticed any changes or fixes that squeezed their way in with it?


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