I saw on a screenshot from a Galaxy S2 a dotted line predicting data usage based on current usage which I’d not seen on my Galaxy Nexus.
I had a look and it was true, it wasn’t there, I checked then menu to see if there was a way to turn it on, and stumbled across what seems to be a bug.
Here is how to repeat it, this is on my UK Galaxy Nexus running stock Android 4.0.4.
Go to settings and choose Data Usage
As you see, no prediction line.
Select Show Wi-Fi usage from the menu.
Press the Wi-Fi tab and then go back to Mobile
There you go, the dotted prediction line is visible.
I’ve been playing around with my Hannspree Hannspad that I bought a few months back, and sure, its a budget tablet, but I think Ice Cream Sandwich will make it much better.
I don’t know what I’m holding out for, something between Honeycomb and Gingerbread. I’ve used a Honeycomb ROM on my Hannspad, and I’ve also tried Froyo and Gingerbread ROMs, and I’ve come back to Gingerbread since trying all.
I suspect that with very few Honeycomb specific apps around and ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) just around the corner, development on Android Honeycomb will halt and ICS will be its successor.
What do you think?
So it appears the updates to Twitter have killed Peep for HTC Desire and possibly other devices.
Is this the start of their “stop making Twitter clients” argument?
Unless Peep and HTC can update and get around it, I think HTC will have to remove the app, and no doubt this will delay the release of Android 2.3.2 for HTC phones.
The tablet platform is hotting up with Apple releasing its iPad 2. I was never really interested in the iPad once I found out more about it, in fact, I was a little underwhelmed, I’m not sure why though.
With all the competition around now with Android 3.0, Blackberry and their Playbook and the “imminent” releases of HP’s WebOS based tablets everyone can actually have their own style of tablet, much like when the swathe of Android Smart Phones came out to challenge Apple for the iPhone crown.
I’ve created a run-down of the latest tablets in the below table, the details in it are as accurate as I can gather, prices are likely due to change though.
|Device:||Apple iPad 2 wifi/3G||Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9||Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1||Motorola Xoom||Blackberry Playbook|
|Price:||$499/$599/$699 wifi||$469||$499||$799||$499, $599 and $699|
|OS:||IOS 4.3||Android 3.0||Android 3.0||Android 3.0||Blackberry Tablet QNX OS|
|Camera:||720p Rear / VGA Front||3MP Rear / 2MP Front||3MP Rear / 2MP Front||5MP Rear / 2MP Front||Dual 1080p HD cameras|
|Weight:||601g / 613g||470g||595g||730g||425g|
|Display:||9.7” (1024x768) 132ppi||8.9” (1280x800)||10.1” (1280x800)||10.1” (1280x800) 150ppi||7” (1024x600)|
|CPU:||1GHz Dual Core A5||1GHz Dual Core||1GHz Dual Core||Tegra 2: 1GHz Dual Core||A9 Based 1GHz Dual Core|
I’ve read lots of release information about the upcoming Android 2.2 release Froyo which has now started to roll out to the Google Nexus One and I’m wondering if it will bring 802.11n to the HTC Desire.
People have managed to hack a kernel together for the HTC Desire and get 802.11n already, I just hope it comes officially with Froyo. And soon…