The well-known Android modded team CyanogenMod announced that the latest version CM 9 stable is starting to rolling out slowly,for all supported devices including Samsung Galaxy S series,Galaxy Nexus,Nexus S,SE Xperia Neo etc.
More firmwares will be listed up after completing the processes on the server.
Meanwhile,as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean had been released by Google weeks ago,CyanogenMod will start to focus mainly on CM 10 which will be based on Jelly Bean,perhaps only keeping bug fixes work on CM 9.
So if you have a device without official support on Android 4.0,you may try to get CM 9 if your device is supported.From my experience,it could run quite well in most of time.Cheers!
Several hours ago,Google finally held a live conference about its new products:Google Wallet and Google Offer.In fact,it’s not too new as many tech experts have predicted that Google would apply their NFC(Near field communication) devices into some sorts of mobile wallet.Well,now it comes true.
The latest Google Nexus S has NFC inside.Google claims that a special security chip is also setting in the phone so that when the cellphone is activated to make payment,the chip will secured the privacy during the transactions.
To use of Google Wallet is very simple,only few steps will be taken to make your first purchase.
Make sure your cellphone is NFC enabled and your credit card is supported for Google Wallet.(currently only Citibank Mastercard or Google prepaid card is in the list)
Install Google Wallet in your mobile phone and then log into it,set up your wallet PIN
Add first card in Google Wallet with filling up some necessary information(quite similar with making an online transaction)
Submit the card information and wait for the approval from the bank
Receive the confirmation from the bank and now you can use your phone to make payments on merchant’s Paypass POS(currently only available in some partner stores)
I like the idea so much as it could definitely ease the whole payment process and let the shopping experience much happier than ever-no more long queue needed.
At the meanwhile,Google Wallet can add your royalty cards and discount vouchers too.That’s means when you’re shopping at some places with royalty card and discount vouchers,when you make the payment by Google Wallet,it automatically records the transactions into your royalty card and so you entitle the rewards/points immediately,of course,you could get some discounts too as the vouchers work for you.
Is that amazing?Well,Google Offer will satisfy you more.When you explore Internet and find some offer,the only thing you need to do is to save the offer in your PC and it will sync into your mobile phone.The offer will apply while a purchase is matched and paid by Google Wallet.It’s just that simple.
Well,after Google Wallet expands to worldwide,I can throw away the whole pockets of cards and let them sleep at home.I will feel less weight.But how long should I wait for the day coming? :P
Galaxy series have brings Samsung to a much competitive position compared to HTC,LG,Sony Ericson and so on.The series of products normally are targeting on mid-high end customers,so no denies that a great number of high end chips and designs fit them.Like in this latest phone-Samsung Galaxy S II,is capable with dual core processor,4.3″ Super AMOLED plus screen,Android 2.3(Gingerbread) on board,8.0 Mega pixels camera,supporting HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps etc.
As a fan of Android platform,I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.We wait for the day to get Android 2.3(Gingerbread) OTA too long.
When we first got the official information about the availability of this upgrade was 3 months ago.At that time,the spokesman told us we could get it in ‘few weeks’.All right,now we finally know how long is that.
Thanks Google!The good news was informed through twitter one day ago.
Yeah,the version of Gingerbread is 2.3.3 which has a lot of enhancements and provides some new supports such as WebM format files.That could be great that Nexus One is again to be a pioneer phone which supports this new format.
However,my phone has been rooted and so I can’t get the OTA unfortunately.well,I believe CyanogenMod will soon release the nightlies based on this new version of Gingerbread too.
It’s really a nice day! I just hope Nexus One could get upgraded every time when Android has new members.
With thousands of rumors of this Nexus phone,it finally was introduced by Google 10 hours ago,capable with the latest Android system,Android 2.3(as known as ‘Gingerbread’).
This time,the phone is made by Samsung.I think that’s why it is called as Nexus ‘S’,not Nexus Two.
You can know it clearly via its official video clip.
Google has released the detailed spec of this leading phone.
It will be available in US and UK market in 2 weeks.The contract-free phone will cost you US$529,the same price as Nexus One previously.
Well,What I’m looking forward to is my Nexus One gets ‘Gingerbread’ as soon as possible,at least before Christmas.I think lots of Nexus One users are waiting for that big day and the update,for us,will perhaps be the best Christmas gift.
I believe Google Android system will be the trend of smart phones because it’s moving really fast and the engineers in the development team do know the needs of users,the most important thing is Android system is open source.That means it’s maximizing the flexibility of modifying the system in order to fit all kinds of experiences.
If you never have a smart phone,I think you could try Nexus S to know that a phone could be such powerful.