• Sunday, October 28, 2012

      How to install Android Market on the Arnova 7 G2 without flashing.

      Arnova 7 G2 is one good tablet that offers value for money, though as good as it seem, it lack something on its menu. The Arnova 7 G2 doesn't have an Android Market app, instead it comes pre-installed with Appslib a good for nothing alternative for the android market, that is why many Arnova users are finding ways of installing Android Market on their device, in which most of them often ended up flashing and opted using custom firmwares, however, flashing and custom firmwares has its drawback, to some, flashing comes a bit complicated, if not done properly it may cause some serious problems, and using custom firmwares has its limitations especially when it comes to updating your system not to mention bugs that could cause your system to lag, either way, both procedures are not in my options list, and so, I was forced to tirelessly search the web in hopes of finding other ways of installing Android Market on my Arnova 7 G2 until finally my endless search has come to a halt and my hard work paid off, I now have Android Market on my Arnova 7 G2 and I did it without flashing.....The procedures are listed below.

      Download the file Market 3.4.4.rar (you can download Market 3.4.4 rar in my DOWNLOADS AND EXTRAS corner along the side bar) extract the APK files then transfer it in your SD card, and then install the following APK files in order 1.GoogleServicesFramework APK, 2.OneTimeInitializer APK, 3.SetupWizard APK, 4.Gmail APK, 5.Vending-3.4.4-signed APK, 6.Talk-signed APK(optional), 7.Maps APK(optional). After installing all the files don't launch the Android Market just yet, open the Gmail app first then log in make sure you are connected, after logging in you can now use the Android Market.:-)

      Tuesday, October 23, 2012

      Archos Gamepad

      Archos has finally entered the handheld gaming arena, which for decades was mastered and dominated by Nintendo and Sony. Archos was not the first to try, Nokia also has taken a bold step in entering the gaming world, but eventually met its fatal demise; and so, Nokia's N-gage was short-lived, we do come to question the Archos gamepad, will it share the same fate as that of the N-gage?

      For one, the Gamepad is powered by android which since its arrival has taken the world by storm, android powered devices are the hottest selling product on the planet, more than half a decade ago gadgets are all about brands and its model, now its all about what version of android you're running, this just showed how successful android is, in the consumer market, eventhough Apple won't agree with it, Android is here to stay along with its third party developer, and that is pretty much of an assurance that the gamepad will never run out of games and will easily fill-in a spot in the gaming world. Upon the Gamepad's entry, Sony will definitely have their hands full and Nintendo a lot to think about.

      The Gamepad features button mapping, which is 100% customizable depending on the gamers preference, though most games will still show their on- screen control layout, but Archos promises to release games, optimized for the gamepad, that means taking advantage of the gamepad's built-in controller, which is by the way, strategically layed-out, and of course no on-screen control that will hinder your gameplay.

      The gamepad resembles the Wii U controller, but the gamepad has a bigger screen at 7 inch and an obvious sleeker design.

      The Archos Gamepad is powered by a 1.5ghz dual core processor with mali 400 quad core GPU, with ICS on board........ see videos of the gamepad on my video bar for more tech specs.

      Friday, October 5, 2012

      Samsung Chat 335 Review and Specs

      An entry-level phone that will probably give rise to the term "cheap is cheap" at first you'll find it hard to believe for a qwerty phone with wifi and facebook integration to be priced at 3,490 pesos, but believe it, because basically, "you only gonna get what you pay for". The phone looks good no doubt about that and it's slim with dimensions only at 111.2 x 61.2 x 12 mm and weighs at 93g, it's compact enough to fit almost unnoticeable in your pocket and it has a metal bezel on the sides that gives it an elegant look. The Samsung Chat 335 at first glance and feel will impress you, but navigating its features is a different story, yes! it has a sizable screen at 2.4 inch, but resolution and viewing angles are poor, you just have to look straight in to get a good view or use the right kind of theme to get a cleaner contrast, I guess that's what LQVGA display means.

      Qwerty phones are made for one thing, fast texting, but with the chat's keypads so squeezed in together people with large fingers will have a hard time texting, does this phone come in pink or red? coz it seems like only lady-fingers will fit in. Believe it or not it uses an optical trackpad but the phone is too slow you'll find it most of the time annoying, it skips, it lags and at some time not responsive, but a good feature to attract customers or should I say deceive them.

      The Samsung Chat 335 has a built in wifi but the browser is so limited you'd probably won't use it to browse the web, it kind of reminds me of the DSi browser wherein you'll get sick and tired of reading the word "out of memory" but in fairness facebook and instant messaging works and to my amazement it plays youtube videos directly on its browser.

      The Samsung Chat is also a multimedia device it has a built-in FM radio and plays MP3s and videos in MP4 and 3gp formats, one good thing about this phone is the use of a 3.5 mm audio jack, which allows you to plug in your headset of choice, you can also up size your memory up to 8gig using a micro sd card for more music and video storage. The phone also features a 2 megapixel camera but the pictures are extremely grainy, but then again, it might have something to do with the poor LCD maybe viewing it on a different screen or printing it, will the true quality appear, however, it is yet to be tested.

      BOTTOM LINE: The Chat may not be the nicest entry level phone in the market, but it is still a good 2nd phone to have, it may not be effective in some of its features but nevertheless, effective in doing the basics "call and text" and the long battery life made it a reliable phone.

      - Samsung Chat 335 Full Specifications -

      2G Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
      Dimensions: 111.2 x 61.2 12mm, 93 g
      Keyboard: QWERTY
      Display: TFT, 256 colors, 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inch, optical trackpad.
      Sound: Vibration, MP3 ringtones, loud speakers, 3.5 mm jack.
      Memory: Micro sd uo to 8GB, Internal 60 MB.
      Phonebook: 1000 entries with photocall.
      Connections: GPRS, EDGE, Wifi 802.11 b/g, bluetooth, micro USB.
      Camera: 2 Mega Pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels.
      Features: SMS, MMS, Email, IM, WAP 2.0/xHTML,HTML, stereo FM radio with RDS, FM recording, java MIDP2.1, SNS integration, Music player, Organizer, Voice memo, predictive Text input.
      BATTERY: Li-Ion, standby - 520 hrs, talk time - 12 hrs.

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