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Galaxy Nexus JellyBean Downloads

The stock Google Galaxy Nexus JellyBean images are now available for download. This is for both the Takju & Yakju builds. They can be found here (this includes the Nexus S as well)

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AirDroid for your Android

AirDroid is an excellent application for utilising the functions of your Android phone via a web browser. This doesn’t require root access to your phone, and should work with pretty much all current phones on the market.

One of the most annoying things for Linux users (myself) is the total lack of software available for doing tasks with your phone. Most manufacturers that supply software usually only support MacOS & MS Windows so if you have a need for syncing your calendar (example exchange calendar) with your phone then you are stuck with nothing that can do it. OK now my example of exchange calendar might be a bad example as I don’t have/use exchange so don’t take it as gospel, OK so what does AirDroid do? It starts a Web Service that you can connect to over your LAN. You then have access to read/write/delete SMS/MMS messages, read/write/delete calendar items, read/delete your call log and the item that is possibly the most useful is transferring of files to/from the phone as well as upload/download music

 

 

 

AirDroid is set up into 4 screens (virtual desktops) that you can customise to your liking, the pictures above show the default layout. Then here is how the connected session appears on your phone (In my case the Galaxy Nexus).

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Galaxy Nexus Sales Prohibited?

With Apple’s monolithic mindset of litigate don’t innovate recently got the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Google’s development phone) added to the never ending list of common features that make up a phone (my way of putting it) all sales were halted in the USA. But did this action extend to Australia? (I don’t know the answer to this) I noticed that currently there’s no option to purchase a Galaxy Nexus from the Telstra Shop Online, so does this meanthat the injunction applied here?

 

If so then how long has it been since the US law or the US patent office dictated Australian law?

Well I’m confused 😐

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Screen Captures for Galaxy Nexus

Since getting my Samsung Galaxy Nexus I had noticed that on a few forums there are images of screen captures that included the phone as part of the image. Well today I discovered the site that people are using to create such images!

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Here’s an example of the type of screen capture I’m talking about. The site is called android-ui-utils and is hosted on Google Code.

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Anticipation is Killing Me!

I know that by writing this entry is going to jinx the outcome, but this Saturday (June 2nd) I will be getting a new mobile phone. I’ve been using a HTC Desire since August 2010 and it’s time to update to a newr handset. My phone of choice is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus! Now although this phone isn’t the latest an greatest handset, for me it is more important that I can customise the phone to my liking without any barriers that are imposed on most android phones (locked bootloader)

Now I’m sure that I’ll be posting many items about the nexus as I explore the possibilities that are available. So watch this space! 🙂

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