Linggo, Nobyembre 14, 2010

Transferring Photos from Your Android Phone

For some strange reason I've been having difficulty transferring photos from my Nexus One via Bluetooth lately. I used to transfer it through Bluetooth without any problem before, but I have been experiencing problems pairing my Bluetooth devices to it. And it has been a cause of delay for making some blog posts (eyeroll).

Anyway, so sending the photos via email was a huge pain. I don't know why I only tried this now, but the easiest way to transfer your photos from your Android phone is by sending it to your Picasa account!

It's easy!

1. Just go to your photo gallery.
2. Select photos you want to share.
3. Share via Picasa! And viola the photos would be transferred to your account and saved in the "Dropbox" album.

Geez... why did I only do this now? Oh well, you learn something everyday :)

Martes, Nobyembre 9, 2010

Unboxing the iPed, the Android Tablet from Divisoria

So Jay took the risk and got himself the iPed last weekend in Divisoria. It cost PhP4,300 including the keyboard with case. 

Included in the box were the following: Android 7" tablet, charger, USB connection. 

Here's how it looks with the keyboard (includes case and stylus*):

Here are specs based on the available info (no info on processor etc.): 

Memory: 256 MB
Model number: Generic
Firmware version: 1.6
Kernel version: 2.6.29-00236-g4f8dbbb-dirty
Build number: WMT2.0

The applications included are as follows: chat tool, e-mail, file explore, my photo, my video, Youtube, magic album, my music, camera.

Settings that can be personalized: wireless controls (wifi/3G), sound and display, apps, SD cards and devices (you can add a micro-SD for added storage space), date and time, locale and text (it was actually defaulted in Chinese!), about device, touchpanel calibration. 

What we've so far used it for:

1. Browsing
2. Watching Youtube videos
3. Typing/checking docs/spreadsheet
4. Listening to music
5. Watching videos (through a file)
6.  Easy games -- Angry Birds doesn't work on it

What we need to check on:
1. Battery life
2. Upgrade firmware
3. If it would work on Globe Tattoo/Smart Bro. Saleslady said it wouldn't work if you use the Sun Cellular dongle. 

The saleslady wasn't really helpful when another customer asked questions about what apps would work on the tablet. She just kept saying "Go to the Android site". It was her standard answer for questions she didn't understand.

If you intend to purchase an Android tablet, be forthright with your purpose for getting one. Jay got it because he wanted to have a handy gadget to browse the internet anywhere around our home. If your objective is to use it like a laptop then it would probably be better for you to a purchase a high-end tablet. 

You'll get what you pay for :)

*Do not use the stylus. It scratches the surface easily. 

More pics!