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Playing new Android games

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

new google play android game

Many Android games are real fun to play but finding the right game for you is not easy considering that there are thousands of apps to choose from, some free but the most entertaining ones you have to buy usually at the range of $1 to $5.

My most favorite android game is angry birds, but there are other new, no less entertaining games like the draw something also available on Google play.

The space game is a 2d shooting game whose main objective is to destroy all the UFOs by precise accurate shooting. The spaceship can be manoeuvred in several directions as you evade ehtereal missiles and shoot.

The first level of game is relatively easy as you only need to evade or shoot UFOs moving horizontally on the screen. However, as the level elevates up, the enemies become cleverer and wiser. Some of the UFO may even shoot heat sink missiles, following your path.

If you want to bond with your families of friends, this game can strengthen it. Challenge your friends or family by competing with them and comparing each other’s score.

The space game is a great amusing method to enhance once mood, especially if she feels bored or tired. And a good pastime when travelling on the bus or the train.

Another interesting app on Google play is draw something because it makes art seem so much fun. Happy playing!

New iPad unboxing on Video

March 9, 2012 Leave a comment

The new iPad unboxing shows the A5X chip lying on the Logic Board of the Apple tablet.

The video below explains what is in the guts of the new Apple iPad. At the beginning of the video is the motherboard image, with the A5X processor clearly visible.

A close look hows the 5 MP iPad camera and the numbering of the various gadgets that work together to make the iPad what it is; a market leader in the mobile tablet field.

New iPad 4G guarantees Apple tablet market domination

March 8, 2012 Leave a comment

New iPad 4G guarantees Apple tablet market domination

Apple has introduced a new iPad that despite not being so different from the iPad 2, there is nevertheless a certain breakthrough in its battery performance. The battery life is not compromised by addition of faster a5x processor and more powerful camera or the inclusion of 4g lte capability.

That is amazing capability for any battery, for smartphone or personal computer.

Apple’s new iPad will enable the company to sustain its competitive advantage and drive a dominant position in the fast-growing tablet market, analysts speculate.

According to Credit Suisse, Apple will command almost 70 percent share of the tablet market in 2012, thanks to its brand, hardware offering and superior innovation and marketing teams.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook introduced the highly anticipated third generation of the iPad tablet, but broke away from the tradition of calling the device iPad 3, as some had expected, referring to it simply as the “new iPad.”

The new iPad will be on sale from March 16.

iPad 3 rumors about processor and other specs

March 4, 2012 Leave a comment

The Apple iPad 3 is what everyone is talking about these days. We just cannot wait to hear the details from the execs in San Francisco on Wednesday and rumors about what specs to expect are still flying around.

It’s quite amazing, with the iPad 3 processor, first agreed by almost everyone to be the A6, then the A5X and finally, that it could be both!

Apple is said to be targeting all segments of shoppers, with a new mini-iPad also possible, but the memory of 24GB hardly qualifies as mini.

What with the Samsung Galaxy S3 said to have a powerful quad core processor and other interesting features.

When Apple finally releases the iPad 3 into the market, we might all be surprised, not only by what has been left out, but I think, by what it packs inside the black cover.

iPad 3 4G LTE Feature

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Ipad 3 is expected to have 4G LTE facilities. And lte is about data transmission speed. Fast file uploads and even faster data downloads. The new iPad 3 set to be released by Apple on 7th March will have at least twice the speed of its predecessor, and will be powered by either A5X processor or A6. Some are even speculating about two iPad3’s, one running on the slower processor and sold at a cheaper price.

Well, rumors are swirling around about different iPad 3 specs and it won’t be until the launch takes place when we will know exactly what is under the hood of the new iPad.

But we can say with a high degree of accuracy that the new iPad is thicker in the middle than iPad 2, because they have been photographed side by side, and size difference is all too noticeable.

What different authors differ is on why the difference in size, with rumors about LTE feature being the cause.

The price of the new iPad tablet is expected to be a bit higher than the iPad 2 because of the added specifications.

The camera will obviously be better than in the previous version, but how much better, that is the question. It could be an 8MP sensor, or even 5 megapixels with LED flash support. We should also expect iCloud, siri incorporated in the iPad 3 from Apple.

iPad 3 Specs, Release Date and other rumors

February 22, 2012 Leave a comment
iPad 3 specs, features, size, release date, lte technology,  photo courtesy MIC gadgets

iPad 3 photo courtesy MIC gadgets

The new iPad 3 tablet from Apple is set to be released on March 7, according to multiple reliable sources. The specs on the new iPad include retina Display, 8MP camera and LTE technology.

The 8 megapixel camera sensor is the same as that found on the iPhone 4S smartphone that was launched late last year.

The only almost certainty about the new Apple tablet is that iPad 3 will be released to the market on 7th march. We are not even certain about the name. Apple may decide to surprise us there by calling it iPad 2S, iPad 2X, or whatever they might fancy.

Samsung is said to be supplying the next iPad’s display screens. Whoever thought Samsung would be a supplier for Apple? It’s all business, I suppose.

The new iPad 3 looks set to be very successful in the tablet market, just like the iPad 2 if not better. Analysts are predicting the iPad 3 will be sold at prices a bit higher than the previous tablet because of added features like 4G and maybe even wireless charging technology.

The 2048×1536 pixel screen will have the ability to display sharper, clear images when compared with what is available with the iPad 2.

The most talked about specs of the new iPad is probably the processor. Almost every techie was writing about the Quad core A6 CPU up until a few days ago when leaked images of the Logic Board with A5X written on them appeared online.

Now talk is about a dual core processor for the iPad 3, but who knows, really, what Apple is up to?

Does presence of the A5X automatically mean absence of the A6 quad core cpu? Hardly.

Projections in the technological world are that Apple will create a new iPad once every year, and possibly a new iPhone too.

Any new iPad or iPhone is set to be a market leader in terms of sales.

According to MacRumors, the next generation iPad will have displays with a 2048×1536 pixel resolution. Interestingly, it is rumoured that Samsung is supplying those Retina Displays for the iPad 3.

Another almost certainty is the LTE feature on the new iPad, that appears to be confirmed by the fact that iPad 3 is noticeably thicker than the previous version as seen in the image above.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.0.3 ICS smartphone upgrade news

February 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Samsung Galaxy S2, Android 4.0.3 XXLP6 upgrade, smartphone, price, specifications

Samsung Galaxy S2 was acclaimed as slim, fast and powerful during its launch last year, but what places the smartphone as a market leader is the ability to upgrade software anywhere.

The Galaxy S2 sold in the millions last year without what Samsung fans expect to have soon with the upgrade, so it will only mean the smartphone will dominate the high end market for a while longer.

The original specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S2 included:

Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz UI 4.0;

1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC processor;

ARM Mali-400 MP (GT-I9100) Adreno 220;

1 GB RAM

And other features like multi-touch touch screen, headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, aGPS. All designed to make using the mobile a great user experience.

Now there is even more to the phone’s specs. Considering Samsung Galaxy S2 is not the priciest smartphone in the market with all its advanced features, it is still a good mobile to have.

Firmware Build XXLP6 of Android 4.0.3 ICS

Soon you will be able to input the Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for even better performance of the phone.

Build XXLP6 is expected to introduce changes to the interface in the form of new apps such as Google+ and Google Messenger, Android Authority reports.  According to users who have tried the new firmware, the Galaxy S2 seems to run faster under this firmware, although touch responsiveness remains the same as that on build XXLP2.

Basic requirements:

The installation will fully wipe all of your phone data (including settings and applications).  So, back up your phone data before you flash the new firmware.

Uninstall Samsung KIES on your computer, or else it could interrupt the flashing process.

Make sure the Samsung USB drivers for your Galaxy S2 are installed on your computer; otherwise Odin3 will not be able to recognize your phone.  Get the drivers for 32-bit Windows here or for 64-bit Windows here.

Ensure full battery charge on your phone before starting to flash the firmware.

Updating Instructions

Download the XXLP6 firmware package from here and save it to your computer.

Using RAR extraction software (e.g., WinRAR), unpack the contents of the RAR package.  You’ll get the following 3 files after extraction:

GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP3_RST.tar.md5

I9100_CODE_I9100XXLP6_CL72050_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5

MODEM_I9100XXLP6_REV_02_CL1097526.tar.md5

Download Odin3 v1.83 from here and save it to your computer.

Switch off your phone.

Press and hold the Volume Down, Home, and Power keys together for your device to boot into Download mode.

On your computer, launch the Odin3 application by double-clicking “Odin3 v1.83.exe”.

Connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.  Once connected, you should be welcomed by the message “Added!” in the message box found on the bottom left of the Odin3 window. If you didn’t get the message then probably there is a problem with your phone’s driver not properly installed. Make sure to install the right drivers for your phone to be recognized.

Select and match the following files in their respective tabs in the Odin3 application:

Click the PDA tab and browse for I9100_CODE_I9100XXLP6_CL72050_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5

Click the Phone tab and browse for MODEM_I9100XXLP6_REV_02_CL1097526.tar.md5

Click the CSC tab and browse for GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP3_RST.tar.md5

Under “Option” in Odin3, make sure that the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes are selected.  The other options should remain unselected.

Once all the necessary files are in place, press the START button in Odin3 to begin flashing the XXLP6 firmware on your device. If the installation was successful, you’ll then be prompted with a PASS message (green square box) in the left-most box of Odin.

After the installation process finishes, your device should automatically reboot itself.

Disconnect your smartphone from the computer after the phone has completely rebooted.

You have successfully installed firmware build XXLP6 of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Galaxy S2.

The phone is sold at around $500 depending on several factors like direct cash sale or contract. Samsung Galaxy S2 becomes better with age.