Android

Nexus One firmware 2.1 update 1

Received the OTA update for my Google Nexus One yesterday. It took about 5 minutes for it to complete the update.

The update is to improve the 3G connectivity and adding “pinch-and-zoom” multitouch. Google turned off multitouch on Android 1.0 at the request of Apple to avoid an IP aggression.

WordPress for Android

WordPress had just released a wordpress application for Android is now available in the Android Market.

Features include the ability to:
– Configure and manage multiple blogs
– Comment moderation including the ability to reply to comments
– Create and Edit Posts including categories, tags and photos
– Create and Edit Pages
– Get notified of new comments in the Android notification bar

To download WordPress for Android, scan the picture below with the barcode scanner.

Turning off Nexus One camera sound

One way is to mute the volume on the phone. The other way is permanently delete the file at /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg.

The problem I have is the file is read only file and ASTRO File Manager could not delete it. I think the only way to delete it is to use Android Debug Bridge and sent these commands:

1) adb remount
2) adb shell rm /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg.

My problem now, I do not know how to use that ADB!

Nexus One Singapore

Ordered my Nexus One on January 9 2010 through the Google’s online shop. The phone and shipping cost me US$529.00 + US$28.32 = US$557.32 * 1.42250412689298787052321825881 = SG$792.79. I still need to pay the government 7% gst (SG$51.80) and DHL Express handling fee of SG$10. So the total cost I paid for the phone is SG$854.59. You may need to pay another US$19.99 if you did not remove the AC adapter.

My order was shipped by DHL international on January 12 from Northeast Indianapolis, IN. Reached Cincinnati Hub, OH on the 13th. Reached Hong Kong on the 14th and finally reached Singapore on the 15th.

DHL Express Singapore delivered the package to my home at 1pm where I was not aware that they are coming to deliver the package until i checked the tracking detail at 5pm. It stated that the package was delivered.

My old handicap mother was in the house. By the time my mother opened the door, they had already left leaving a note behind.

I should had called them and scheduled the date and time when it reached Singapore. When i found that the package was not delivered, I made a call to DHL Express and requested them to deliver it the next day between 3pm to 5pm.

On the 16th, I waited untill 4.55pm, the package was still not delivered. I made another call to them and found out that the package was still at their warehouse and not scheduled for delivery. I was quite angry and requested them to sent it ASAP. Luckily a guy was free to sent the package at 6pm. The next schedule time is at 7pm to 10pm. The next schedule day is on Monday.

Google Nexus One

Google announced the Nexus One, a phone designed and built by HTC. I was thinking of buying the Apple iPhone 3GS, but since that a lot of people are using the iPhone, why not I try this new Android 2.1 phone?

For now, I can buy it online through their online store that cost US$529.00 without the shipping cost. But i guess StarHub, SingTel and MobileOne will be bringing in the handset to their retail channels with a better subsidized price plans soon.

What rocks this phone compared to the iPhone 3GS are the 5 megapixel camera (iPhone 3meg), 11.5 millimeters thick (iPhone 12.3mm), 130 grams (iPhone 135g), Qualcomm 1 GHz processor (iPhone 833 MHz underclocked to 600 MHz), 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM (iPhone 256 MB eDRAM and the 3.7-inch panel is an AMOLED display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution (iPhone 320 × 480 px, 3.5 in).

Read more here on cnet’s First Take