The Samsung Galaxy Note, like the Galaxy S II, sports the NFC chip in only some regional variants like the I9100P etc. The European version – N7000 – does not sport an NFC antenna, so users can’t enjoy all the (limited) benefits offered by this new technology. In any case, NFC is still pretty much [...]

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A few days ago, Google updated the YouTube app to fix some bugs and most importantly, add support for HD video playback on phones with 720p resolution screen like the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note. For Android handsets with WVGA screen resolution, the YouTube app shows an option to playback videos in ‘HQ’, since [...]

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One of biggest underlying changes that Google made in Ice Cream Sandwich was to H/W accelerate the whole UI. H/W acceleration is the reason why WP7 and iOS are so buttery smooth, and the lack of it was the reason why Gingerbread used to lag sometimes on decent spec’d handsets. Some Android manufacturers manually make [...]

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Koush, the developer of ROM Manager and the popular ClockWorkMod Recovery, recently started working on a new version of ClockWorkMod, with touch support. Today, he has released the final version of ClockWorkMod Touch Recovery for (some) Android handsets owners to enjoy! Yes, we can finally bid adieu to the painful, albeit safe, way of navigating [...]

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A couple of weeks ago, some of the developers over at XDA forums managed to get USB OTG/Host Mode working on the Samsung Galaxy S running Ice Cream Sandwich. Considering how similar the Galaxy S and the Nexus S are, it was just a matter of time before the USB Host Mode/OTG was ported to [...]

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The Samsung Galaxy S was without a doubt one of the most popular phones of 2010. The phone sold in excess of 10 million units, and has phenomenal developer support. However, the phone has had its fair share of issues including the RFS file system, which lead to the lagging issue on the phone, and [...]

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Sony phones come with two less-known features – xLoud and Bravia engine. The former improves the sound quality of the phone when the music is played via earphones, and the latter improves the screen quality when a user watches a video or an image. Both these features definitely work, and are not just a gimmick. [...]

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The Galaxy S is one of the most popular Android handsets in the Android modding community. The phone is nearly 2 years old, and yet the developer support for the phone refuses to die down. The handset has a usable Ice Cream Sandwich port, tons of custom kernels and quite a few other handy mods [...]

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The Samsung Galaxy S came with a Wolfson audio chip, whose true potential was unveiled by supercurio’s Voodoo Sound mod. The Vooodoo Sound mod was then portred by Supercurio to many other Android handsets and tablets, which use the Wolfson audio chip. In my opinion, a Voodoo’d Galaxy S or Nexus S is right among [...]

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Android 3.0 based tablets don’t have native hardware mass storage mode. Users need to use Windows Media Player or any other MTP based app to transfer their music and videos to their tablet. Sadly, this so called ‘feature’ is present even in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy Nexus has 16GB or 32GB of [...]

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