Google has rolled out yet another update for the Maps Navigation app on Android. And in turn offered another reminder that the Maps app can be used for quite a bit more than just getting turn-by-turn directions in those times when you have no idea where your destination point is located. That being said, this latest update brings the app up to version 5.10.0 and it looks like one that Places users will be happy to see.
The updated app is available (as one would expect) by way of the Android Market and comes as a 6.49MB download and will run on Android devices with 1.6 or later. Of course, the catch with that is not every feature of Maps will be available for every version of Android. But that, that is a story for another day and today we are going to focus on the new that has arrived with 5.10.0. According to the what’s new section, the version 5.10.0 update adds to ability to;
- See Places you rated 4-stars and 5-stars on the map.
- Attach photos to reviews of Places.
And that about sums it up this time. Overall a small update, but like mentioned earlier — one that should make those who regularly use places a bit happier. With that, those looking for the update may want to fire up the Android Market on their device as the web version (at least as of this posting) is still reflecting the previous update (from August) as being the most recent. Needless to say, we would expect that to change sooner rather than later and in fact, may already be done by the time you read this post. Bottom line, Maps Navigation is just one nice feature that Android users have available for them and it seems Google is intent on rolling out regular updates.
Original article found at: nexus404.com
I received this email from metroPCS today letting me know that they now have 4G coverage in the Florida Keys.
Some of you may have already noticed but I put up a forum last night. You can access the forum via the top menu bar of the blog or directly at http://androidinvasion.us/forum/
I will still be blogging here on the Android Invasion blog, the forum is just an addition. At first I was going to create a forum just for the new LG Esteem but then I thought about how I constantly am switching phones and having a dedicated LG Esteem forum would just be one more place I would have to keep up with. So what I did was setup forums here on Android Invasion for all the phone companies and manufactures.
I was in the mall today and passed by a MetroPCS stand so I deiced to ask the guy working there if he knew anything about the new LG Esteem. At first he acted like he didn’t know anything about it. Then after talking for a minute he said that he knew about it and that he got an email saying the release date would be pushed back because of photo’s that leaked onto the internet.
This is the first I have heard of someone saying the phone would be pushed back due to internet leaks. The rumors that have been circling the internet keep saying the phone will be released sooner than expected. The guy could have just been making it up for all I know. I’m hoping MetroPCS releases the pricing info so that I can preorder the phone.
I just received my first check from google for the advertisements on the website and it was for $104. This will be going to the purchase of an LG Esteem once they become available.
Everyone who visits the website is contributing to me being able to get new android devices and blog about them even if you don’t know it. I just wanted to let everyone know and say thanks for visiting my android blog.
Well, I was glad to see that the Huawei M835 has a really simple root method. Just download and install the gingerbreak app onto the phone, enable USB debugging and run the app.
The metro bloatware loaded on this phone really slows it down and needed to be removed to recover as much usable memory as possible.
Since I have only owned an Optimus M and Samsung Indulge android phone so far I don’t like how the M835 changes the order of the main keys on the phone like the home button, menu button, and back button. It took a little while to get used to the new button positioning. The phone has a green call and red End Call button on the bottom of the phone. I can see this being a good feature for first time smartphone users however I keep looking for the end call button on the screen. It would be nice to have both options to end calls.
One last thing the I don’t like on the M835 is that the main buttons like Home, Menu, Back, search, are all touch sensitive and not physical buttons. That in itself is OK, but the back light does not stay on and without physical buttons to feel its hard to find the correct key without just guessing and then making the correct selection once they light up.
I have not had a whole lot of time to play with the phone, I’ve just been using it as a normal phone so far. This weekend I should have some more time to mess with it.
New phone ready for MetroPCS stores, the samsung galaxy admire.
I would look at it as a lower end model of the Galaxy Indulge. With the Indulge being so horrible I don’t even want to try this thing. The only good thing I can make of it is that they got rid of the dumb slide out keyboard and it has android 2.3.
Back camera is 3.2 megapixels and there is no front camera.
Processor is 800mhz (drop from the indulge)
2GB SD card (you will replace this anyways)
Also Samsung is telling employee’s to sell the phone as MetroPCS’s first android 2.3 phone. Did they really not provide any updates to gingerbread for Indulge customers just so they could market their next phone this way?
Up until now there have been rumors about the phones specs and for the most part they have all been about the same. However things like camera megapixels, 4g LTE, front camera, flash, android 2.3.4, and 4GB interall storage have been the extent of the spec details.
I now present to you some specs for the LG Esteem that will give a little more detail.
Android 2.3.4; en-us; LG-MS910
Android version : 2.3.4
API LEVEL : 10
CPU ABI : armeabi-v7a
Manufacturer : LGE
Bootloader : unknown
CPU ABI2 : armeabi
Hardware : qcom
Radio : unknown
Board : lge_bryce
Brand : MetroPCS
Device : MS910
Model : LG-MS910
Product : lge_bryce
Charging in progress…
Level : 31 %
Technology : Li-ion
Temperature : 35.0 °C (95.0°F)
Voltage : 3778 mV
Download Cache Max: 197MB/ Free: 193MB
data Max: 1.48GB/ Free: 1.22GB
External storage Max: 4.00GB/ Free: 3.95GB
Total RAM: 371MB
Free RAM: 100MB
Threshold RAM: 24.00MB
Low Memory Killer Levels
Data Activity: DATA_ACTIVITY_NONE
Data State: DATA_CONNECTED
IMEI(or MEID): ################
Registered MCC: us
Registered MCC MNC: ######
Registered Operator Name: MetroPCS
Network Type: DATA_CONNECTED
Phone Type: PHONE_TYPE_CDMA
SIM Country Code: us
SIM MCC MNC: ########
SIM Operator Name: MetroPCS
SIM Serial Number: ############
SIM State: SIM_STATE_READY
Subscriber ID(IMSI): ##########
VoiceMail number: ##########
Base Station ID: ####
Base Station Latitude: ####
Base Station Longitude: ####
Network ID: ####
System ID: ####
No Cell detected
Background Data Usage: true
type mobile_vzwapp[LTE] I’m guessing this is from the Verizon revolution and has not been removed
Processor ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l)
Features swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3
CPU implementer 0×51
CPU architecture 7
CPU variant 0×1
CPU part 0x00f
CPU revision 2
Hardware QCT MSM8X55 FFA
Freqency range: 122.88 -> 1024.0MHz
Current Frequency: 1024.0MHz
Frequency Stats (time):
- 122.88 MHz 0.0% (0)
- 245.76 MHz 53.79% (525502)
- 368.64 MHz 2.87% (28017)
- 768.0 MHz 3.04% (29677)
- 806.4 MHz 0.2% (1940)
- 1024.0 MHz 40.11% (391863)
Resolution: 480 x 800
Refresh Rate: 0.013
X factor for DIP: 1.5
Density: 240 dpi
Pixel per inch X: 160.42105 dpi Y: 160.0 dpi
AK8973 Compass: 20.0 mA by Asahi Kasei Corp.
kr3dh: 20.0 mA by st micro
AK8973 Magnetic Field: 20.0 mA by Asahi Kasei Corp.
apds9900 proximity: 20.0 mA by Avago Technology
apds9900 Light: 20.0 mA by Avago Technology
Gravity Sensor: 20.0 mA by Google Inc.
Linear Acceleration Sensor: 20.0 mA by Google Inc.
Rotation Vector Sensor: 40.0 mA by Google Inc.
java.vendor: The Android Project
Color Effect: none
Exposure Compensation: 0
Exposure Compensation Step: 1.0
Flash Mode: off
Focus Mode: auto
Focal Length: 4.31
Horizontal View Angle: 54.8
Jpeg Quality: 85
Jpeg Thumbnail Quality: 90
Jpeg Thumbnail Size: 384×512
Max Exposure Compensation: 5
Max Zoom: 60
Min Exposure Compensation: -5
Picture Format: JPEG
Picture Size: 1944×2592
Preview Format: NV21
Preview Framerate: 31
Preview Size: 240×320
Supported Color Effects:
Supported Flash Modes:
Supported Focus Modes:
Supported Jpeg Thumbnail Sizes:
Supported Picture Formats:
Supported Picture Sizes:
Supported Preview Formats:
Supported Preview Frame Rates:
Supported Preview Sizes:
Supported Scene Modes:
Supported White Balance:
White Balance: auto
Vertical View Angle: 42.5
Smooth Zoom Supported: false
Zoom Supported: true
OpenGL Version supported : 2.0
OpenGL Version supported : OpenGL ES-CM 1.1
Vendor : Qualcomm
Renderer : Adreno (TM) 205
GL_AMD_compressed_ATC_texture GL_AMD_performance_monitor GL_APPLE_texture_2D_limited_npot GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic GL_EXT_texture_format_BGRA8888 GL_EXT_texture_type_2_10_10_10_REV GL_OES_blend_equation_separate GL_OES_blend_func_separate GL_OES_blend_subtract GL_OES_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_texture GL_OES_compressed_paletted_texture GL_OES_depth_texture GL_OES_draw_texture GL_OES_EGL_image GL_OES_EGL_image_external GL_OES_framebuffer_object GL_OES_matrix_palette GL_OES_packed_depth_stencil GL_OES_point_size_array GL_OES_point_sprite GL_OES_read_format GL_OES_rgb8_rgba8 GL_OES_stencil_wrap GL_OES_texture_cube_map GL_OES_texture_env_crossbar GL_OES_texture_float GL_OES_texture_half_float GL_OES_texture_half_float_linear GL_OES_texture_npot GL_OES_texture_mirrored_repeat GL_QCOM_binning_control GL_QCOM_extended_get GL_QCOM_tiled_rendering GL_AMD_compressed_3DC_texture
Check the site later tonight, there has been some interesting stuff going on dealing with an upcoming @MetroPCS android phone.