Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Google introduces new weather search snippet, requires browser.

The snippet does not do anything different than any other weather apps you'll find on Android market, the only difference being that it works within the browser on an Android phone and an iPhone. Simply go to and search for weather and information about the weather forecast for your location will be displayed. You will also notice that it has a slider that lets you see the forecast by the hour. I'm not sure if I'm missing something here, but i wonder why Google did not build an app instead. Maybe it's part of their strategy where all apps work through the browser. That said, the weather snippet is functional in the U.S. only for now. So watch this space for an update on worldwide availability.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Nexus One getting OTA update, no Gingerbread yet.

It seems that the Nexus One is getting an OTA update bringing the version number to 2.2.2. Yep no Gingerbread yet, but the update fixes some important bugs in relation to SMS on the device. Unfortunately I do not have my Nexus One anymore to provide details about the update. If you have not received the update yet and are unwilling to wait for it to be pushed to your phone, you can perform a manual download from Google servers:

Friday, January 14, 2011

Upgrade your HD2 to Gingerbread for $99.99.

Those of you out there who were disappointment when you did not get an upgrade to Windows Phone 7 for your beloved HD2, rejoice, On the Go Solutions is offering an upgrade to Android 2.3 for a $100. What that means? Well, you won't have to buy another device or dual boot your phone. The upgrade turns your phone into an Android phone. The only problem is that you will need to ship your device to them, so it's going to cost a bit more than a $100 but dramatically less than purchasing a new device. My recommendation: GO for it.

I wonder what is Microsoft position on this. They probably did not notice, too busy trying to build a slate powered by Windows 7.

Upgrade features:

- This upgrade is for the HTC HD2 T8585 or T9193 Models .
- T-Mobile HD2 Models are also supported
- Rooted Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- MDJ CyanogenMod7 Latest Version
- Nand Install, with new Radio firmware
- ClockworkMod Recovery Installed

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Migrate to Android with SPB Migration Tool

With Android getting more traction, it is no surprise that SPB Software is now offering a tool to help migrate your data from the "old Windows Mobile or Symbian devices to a new Android smartphone." SPB Migration Tool is an easy-to-use software to transfer your personal data to your new Android phone. "SPB Migration Tool comes as a complete solution, which allows copying your personal information like call history, text messages, contacts, and bookmarks to a new Android smartphone. What makes SPB Migration Tool unique is an easy-to-use and convenient interface. The migration can be made in several simple steps and it doesn't require desktop to save the data on it."

There are two ways to do this through a simple interface:

1.     Using a MicroSD card

2.     Through the cloud.

If you choose the cloud, your data will be encrypted and stored on the servers for 12 hours before being completely deleted.

Main features:

  • Copies text messages, contacts, call history and bookmarks
  • Migration with storage card
  • Migration through web without registration
  • Data protection and encryption
  • Easy to use wizard interface with complete explanation

Pricing and Availability

The tool can be used to transfer data from: Symbian S60 3rd edition and up, Windows Mobile 5 and later Professional edition. The target platform supported: Android 2.1 and up. The SPB Migration Tool is available for 9.95 USD from Android Market.

SPB Migration Tool product page:

Instructions on migrating: