Specs have been leaked ahead of Asus’ launch of the Asus Padfone 2. Here’s everything you need to know.
The successor to Asus’ revolutionary Padfone, a strange laptop, tablet and smartphone hybrid is scheduled for an official announcement on October 16th. The specs sheet has made its way online, however.
The Asus Padfone 2 handset will feature a 4.7-inch display with a 1280×720 pixel HD resolution. As with the original the handset will dock on the back of a larger tablet, with that also connecting to an external keyboard.
Under the bonnet you’ll find a Qualcomm S4 quad-core processor, coming in at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM.
The follow-up to the Galaxy Nexus could be here by the end of October alongside the Android 4.2 OS update.
Rumours suggest that the next Google Nexus phone could be launching as soon as October, according to Android and Me. The mysterious new device will not include the OS everyone expected however, and instead will run an incremental update of Jelly Bean named Android 4.2.
Android 4.2 has already been logged by some web servers, meaning that the new update is currently being tested, but any device linked to it is still unknown. Android and Me go on to say that while most of the changes to Android 4.2 are small, they’ll enhance the usability of devices.
We’ll update as soon as we know more.
Source: Android and Me
Android gamers can now download some classic PlayStation titles on their Android phones, thanks to the new PlayStation Mobile app.
PlayStation Mobile – Sony’s very own hub for avid gamers – is now available for a selection of Android phones, primarily Sony Xperia and HTC devices.
Compatible phones will be able to access the updated PlayStation Store app, and pick up several titles from the PlayStation Mini collection. Some of the games that can be downloaded direct to your Android phone include; Nyoqix, Twist Pilot and Frederic – Resurrection of Music.
Android devices that are compatible with PlayStation mobile are as follows:
Source: PlayStation blog
Never have problems with a slow phone again by following this quick hackers tutorial.
The launcher is the home screen interface where you add widgets and open up apps from. By default, the launcher will be closed if other apps require the RAM, this can cause a slight delay when it reloads.
With these quick tips, we’ll show you how to speed it up again.Download ES File Manager
To solve this its possible to force a rooted Android to keep the launcher in memory by editing the build.prop file on the device. Download ES File Manager from the market and open it up. Edit the buid.prop file
Press and hold on the ‘favourites’ button to navigate to the root of the filesystem. Then open the ‘system’ folder , and click on the ‘build.prop’ file. Choose open as text, then open with ‘ES Note Editor’. Add the parameter
At the bottom of the file enter ‘ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=1′. Press menu and then ‘save’ . Always make a backup before editing buid.prop or init.d files as if entered incorrectly it can cause issue. To revert the changes, either delete the line, or change to ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=0
Set-up the Email app and get your mail on the go with this tutorial.
There are plenty of email clients available to use on your Android phone, and even though apps such as Gmail and K9 are held in high regard, little is said about the stock Email app. In design and usage, it’s very similar to many other clients, and users can sync their email accounts to get access to them, and any emails they receive, wherever they’re. Although in some ways it isn’t as feature packed as some of the more sophisticated email clients that can be downloaded, for people looking for a basic email client that’s generally easy to use and setup, then the stock email app will be perfect for you. A further benefit of using the stock Email app is being able to sync it with a variety of other stock Android apps. You can import your calendar events into the app, as well as information about your contacts as well. Read on as we show you how to setup and use the stock Email app on your Android phone.Add a new account
After opening the app for the first time, you’ll need to sync your first account with the app. Enter your email address, and the password associated with it before pressing the Next button to continue. Use the Manual Setup button to sync your accounts by inputting domain data and editing port numbers, if you so wish. Wait for server settings
After entering all the details and pressing the Next button, the app will now begin processing your email account. Depending on which site the email address is registered with, this can take a few minutes to complete. The menu will disappear once it’s has finished importing the new settings. Account Settings screen
The app will now automatically take you to the Account Settings screen associated with your email. On this screen you’ll be able to manage how you receive your emails, as well as change the apps and settings the email client syncs with in the future. Inbox checking frequency
The inbox checking frequency will determine how often your messages come through to your account. By default, the app is set to automatically send your messages to you, but you can alter it to receive all the messages within one hour to be sent to you at the same time. When to sync?
Similarly to the inbox checking frequency, the days to sync tab can be edited to determine how often your account updates itself. Changing this will alter how often your account syncs with your other apps, and how often it updates your contact information. The inbox screen
After you’ve edited and confirmed your account settings, you’ll be taken to your inbox, where you’ll be able to view the latest email you’ve received. Take a few minutes to get to used to its layout, and take a look at any email you want to read. Add a secondary account
While on your inbox screen, press the Add Account option on the top right of the app to add a secondary account. This works in the same way as covered in step 1, and once completed, you’ll be able to switch between this and your main email on your inbox. Check your folders
While on your inbox, press the folder icon at the bottom of the app. This will now give you access to the other folders associated with your email. On this screen you’ll be able to access your sent email, your junk inbox, and the messages you’ve previously deleted. Edit app settings
As well as being able to edit the settings associated with your email, as previously discussed, you can also edit the settings associated with the app itself. On this menu you can edit the size of the text used to show your emails, and even setup some auto replies to emails.