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Android Facebook App Update

The Android Facebook application was updated this week, bringing a combination of bug fixes and several major changes.  The user interface was also updated, making it easier for users to get actionable information faster and more reliably.  Checkout the list below for a high-level overview of what’s new.

Notifications menu added to home screen
New photo display, making it easier to view photos and videos from your news feed
Playback video from within the application
Review upcoming events, read event details, and RSVP
and much […]

Aug 6th, 2010Comments Off on Android Facebook App Update

How to Manually Install Froyo on Moto Droid

The official Froyo (Android 2.2) upgrade is now available for Motorola Droid users.  If you can’t wait for the OTA and want your update now, follow the steps below.  (via Android Forums)

Download Froyo for the Moto Droid HERE
Save the file to the top level directory of your SD Card
Turn off your phone
While holding the X key, turn on your phone to access the bootloader
Hold volume up and press the camera button when you see the exclamation point
Choose apply sdcard:update.zip
Ignore the […]

Aug 6th, 20102 Comments

200K Android Devices Activated Daily

Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, told reporters earlier this week at the Techonomy conference that roughly 200,000 Android devices are being activated every day; up from the 100,000 activations reported in May and 160,000 activations reported in June.  (Chart via UnwiredView)

Date
Week No.
No. of devices activated/day
Growth % from previous milestone

Oct. 16, 2008
1
0

May 20, 2009
31
30,000

Feb. 15, 2010
69
60,000
100%

May 12, 2010
81
100,000
60%

June 23, 2010
87
160,000
60%

Aug. 4, 2010
94
200,000
25%

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Google Mobile Search History

Google Mobile Search History

Google launched a new search history feature (in the US) yesterday, enabling users to “quickly get back to sites you’ve been to and see items you have starred from your Android, iPhone, or desktop searches.”  To use this new feature, you first have to sign in and enable search history in your account (settings -> save searches (under search history) -> save).

The history is a list of all searches you’ve performed while you were signed-in, regardless of the […]

Aug 6th, 2010Comments Off on Google Mobile Search History
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