Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th May 2011, 11:13   #3076
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,581
Thanked: 3,241 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

And its here: The Defy is charging

Hope to have it running Gingerbread by the weekend. So all you guys fence sitting - grab it via the RCOMLSB while it lasts
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 12:17   #3077
BHPian
 
athul_S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bangalore/Calic
Posts: 26
Thanked: 4 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

Hi am looking for an android phone in 15-18k range

Besides defy and galaxy acer and soon to be launched wildfire S are there any other contenders?

I'd prefer running 2.2/2.3 version of android
athul_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 12:45   #3078
Senior - BHPian
 
download2live's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,101
Thanked: 387 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

My Galaxy Ace is running hot. And battery life is not too much also. Is it common?
Oh Yeah, I have been playing Angry Birds a lot. But then I also used to play a lot of "Brothers in Arms" on Nokia E63. It never ran hot or went low on battery.

Last edited by download2live : 11th May 2011 at 12:55.
download2live is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 13:09   #3079
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,581
Thanked: 3,241 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by NFS2024 View Post
Has anyone tried any MS exchange support apps (like TouchDown) for galaxy s to access corporate mail server on ms exchange? if so please let me know.

Also is there any VPN adapters availabe that can be used with rsa secure ID to access the VPN and mails?

Thanks in advance.
I have gotten 2 GMail and 1 Exchange account working. The Lotus Traveler installation is almost done and no hiccups.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
Anyway, so I got this baby home. Won't be opening it until I am back in Manipal. Apparently it has to be charged for 14 hours before first use.
My phone came with battery fully charged!
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 14:02   #3080
Senior - BHPian
 
nishantgandhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 150 Times
Default K-9 mail

So I finally got K-9 mail working on my MS Exchange (2007). For the benefit of others, here are the settings that I used:

Username: MSDOMAIN\USERNAME (this is the same syntax you use while logging in to your PC when you boot up / after you unlock it. To see this, press CTRL+SHIFT+DEL)
Exchange Server: mail.domain.com
Security Type: SSL
Port: 443
Mailbox Alias: username@domain.com
OWA Path: (keep this blank)
Authentication Path: (keep this blank)
nishantgandhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 14:12   #3081
Senior - BHPian
 
nishantgandhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 150 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by nishantgandhi View Post
P.S. I'm still on the look out for a decent email app which fulfills the following features:
1. Exchange+Gmail+Yahoo support in an all-in-one format (ala BlackBerry)
2. Timed push/synchronisation support (e.g. I'd like to have mails pushed at an hourly interval)
3. HTML support
4. well integrated with Contacts, Messaging and Browsing app (to directly call / SMS / open link from within an email)

So far, Samsung Social Hub has fulfilled all the above except point 2.

Others have failed on one or more counts.

It is just the lack of a robust email app that is still making me miss the BlackBerry :-(
So I FINALLY got K-9 up and running with MS Exchange 2007. Here is the post for other's benefit
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post2346956
Quote:
Originally Posted by phamilyman View Post
And its here: The Defy is charging

Hope to have it running Gingerbread by the weekend. So all you guys fence sitting - grab it via the RCOMLSB while it lasts
Did your Defy ship with Froyo or Eclair?
Quote:
Originally Posted by download2live View Post
My Galaxy Ace is running hot. And battery life is not too much also. Is it common?
Oh Yeah, I have been playing Angry Birds a lot. But then I also used to play a lot of "Brothers in Arms" on Nokia E63. It never ran hot or went low on battery.
Yes, even my Ace gets hot after extended game-play (Angry Birds) or long charging sessions. I'm yet to decipher whether this is normal/common.

Quote:
Originally Posted by phamilyman View Post
I have gotten 2 GMail and 1 Exchange account working. The Lotus Traveler installation is almost done and no hiccups.
On which email app did you configure the Exchange account on?
nishantgandhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 14:17   #3082
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,581
Thanked: 3,241 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

Nishant,

Its Eclair. But not for long

Exchange was configured in the standard email widget - I said corporate account, gave user id, domain, server settings and it was done. Email looks beautiful compared to the E63 - good riddance!

Got the TBHp app too
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 14:22   #3083
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ghaziabad
Posts: 980
Thanked: 698 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by download2live View Post
My Galaxy Ace is running hot. And battery life is not too much also. Is it common?
Oh Yeah, I have been playing Angry Birds a lot. But then I also used to play a lot of "Brothers in Arms" on Nokia E63. It never ran hot or went low on battery.
My Ace (bought less than 3 weeks ago) is not showing any of these problems, although I do not play Angry Birds... But, I do play other games, and watch a lot of Streaming Videos. I am quite a heavy user (both phone and internet), and my battery typically lasts 24 hours, before I need to charge.
roy_libran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 15:21   #3084
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kochi
Posts: 2,147
Thanked: 142 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

Google has announced the android@home project. It will enable to control your home appliances from your android device, apparently. There is some real hype out there over it.
BaCkSeAtDrIVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 16:02   #3085
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,581
Thanked: 3,241 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

Blah. Nokia did oodles and gadzillions of work on Near Field Communication all these years.

Nothing new.
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 16:42   #3086
BHPian
 
sbkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 344
Thanked: 82 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

It is not just NFC. It is more of an open API to interact with hardware controllers, that is what I get from what I read. Besides Nokia was there for a long time doing symbian and we know what happened after Android !
sbkumar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 18:01   #3087
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,581
Thanked: 3,241 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

One thing is that the technology is not new. The other ofc is that one platform has failed but a new one works. Let's not mix both.

In other news, the Defy is successfully rooted. Here's the screenshot of Quadrant via ShootMe:
Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods-snap20110511_175946.png


but the previous attempt (on full battery) was 1034!

Let's see when I get GingerBreaded!
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 19:30   #3088
Senior - BHPian
 
kaushik_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,061
Thanked: 147 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

Any news on Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy S? Or the bus has already left?
kaushik_s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2011, 23:39   #3089
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,581
Thanked: 3,241 Times
Default re: Android Thread: Phones / Apps / Mods

Oh speaking of GingerBread Custom ROM et al - here is a chronicle of my adventures with the Motorola Defy. All this bricking business has got me worried.

So here I am chronicling it:
Motorola Defy Ownership | FreeRiding

Currently, downloading & backing up the nandroid backups lest something be bricked during the installation. About 400mb of data on its way.

NOT for the non-geeks or the faint of heart.

Last edited by phamilyman : 11th May 2011 at 23:40.
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2011, 00:28   #3090
BHPian
 
jaguar.runs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Dubai
Posts: 265
Thanked: 80 Times
Default

Just got official HTC update to Gingerbread on my HTC Desire HD
! Feels good
jaguar.runs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Quintessential Tablet PC Thread (Android, Apple, BB et al) vcash Gadgets, Computers & Software 1660 7th August 2017 16:25
BMW iDrive, Connected Drive & BMW Apps - Review & FAQ Thread! karan561 In-Car Entertainment 27 11th May 2017 00:39


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 23:35.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks