Finally the Samsung Nexus S has started receiving the update from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich. I have to say that I am very impressed with the update.
One thing that you don’t have to worry about this time round is losing any data, I did the OTA update on my Nexus S and I have everything left exactly the way it was before the update, all my apps and SMS messages are still where I left them. You will however lose any root capabilities since it’s a whole new OS. Even my ringtones went untouched in the update.
I’ve recently started using an iPad 2 for quite a few tasks in my daily working life and I must say that it’s pretty impressive, mainly when out of the office and I just don’t feel like unpacking my laptop. (more…)Google+
Some good news for all Nexus S owners, the Nexus S devices will be receiving the Android 4.0 update in the coming weeks.
Some bad news for the Nexus One owners out there (not that many in South Africa), your devices will not be receiving the update so they will be stuck on Gingerbread. (more…)Google+
FNB is making it very easy for their customers to own a tablet or smartphone. It is only available to Gold and Platinum cheque account customers or those wishing to apply for those types of accounts. There are certain conditions that apply as usual. You need to have your salary paid into the account and your debit orders need to come from this account.
Pricing wise its a good deal, for the iPad 2 you’ll pay them R200 per month for 2 years, which amounts to R4800. (more…)Google+
So Google and Samsung have officially unveiled the Android 4.0 toting handset. The next iteration in the Nexus series – The Galaxy Nexus. It is Samsungs latest flagship handset. It doesn’t beat the Galaxy S II by much but given that its a pure Google device, it will no doubt be very quick on the draw compared to other phones with similar specs. It will be running vanilla Android just like the previous 2 Nexus phones. Both of which are particularly fast phones.
I detailed the specs in my previous post but here we go again
- Galaxy Nexus
- OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (more…)
If you’re like me and got annoyed with all the prompts to update your Nexus S to 2.3.6 and just updated the phone and lost your root access, then you can follow my previous guide on rooting the Nexus S.
There’s no difference in rooting it this time round, except that you don’t loose all your apps and info.
The original date of 11th October has been pulled and there is no new date set, some sites were reporting an October 27th launch date but that has also been scratched by Samsung and Google who can’t seem to decide on a release date together. (more…)Google+
So Apple announced the new iPhone 4S, now Samsung is announcing their new flagship device which by the looks of some leaked specs, is going to be a beast of a phone. Lot’s of Android fans have been waiting for the next Nexus phone, I know that I’ve been waiting for it. (more…)Google+
Some sad news, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple has died at the age of 56. After fighting cancer for many years.
Here are a few memos sent out after his death:
I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email email@example.com.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.