A bug that was first brought to the attention of Google back in June has yet to be addressed and appears to be picking up steam, let me add fuel to the fire (give you that which you desire).
An SMS bug in which a sender tries to send a message to their spouse saying “My boss is an A$$!” appears to be sent to the spouse, but instead is sent to a random, unintended recipient, like the boss. And I don’t mean Bruce! What is a little more insulting is that Google has maintained the priority of this bug to “Medium”.
As of this writing a poll on ZDNet indicates that 9% of Android users have been affected by this bug at least once. A number that should be more than high enough to light a fire.
Take a look at the bug for yourself, and if you have been affected by it report as much detail in that thread.
[via ZDNet | Read on BGR | Thanks to all who sent this in.]
[Image courtesy of Iowa State University]
Apparently South Korean carriers plan to avoid the Nexus S like the plague. The reason? Google wont let them fudge the phone with carrier crapware. Apparently bogging devices down with absolute garbage isn’t just an American tradition; and with Google’s desire to keep their baby pure, South Korean carriers across the board are butt hurt. With any luck Google will stick to their guns and allow the user to decide which applications are loaded on to their device, and I know they will.
Who would have thought that the launching of a device would be put on hold because the consumer is going to miss out on the latest demo of Diner Dash.
My feelings aren’t hurt.
[via All Things Digital]
Consumers will be able to look over three new tablets that Ramos will have on display at this year’s CES, the W10 W12 and W15. Not much is known in the specification department for any of these tablets outside of a few details on the display.
The W12 will be an 8″ display with a 4:3 ratio. The W15 will also be an 8″ display but balling out with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
[via MP4 Nation]
Studies show that you are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident when texting and driving. Approaching one of the most dangerous days on the road, New Year’s Eve, AT&T today announced the release of a powerful new documentary featuring stories from individuals whose lives have been altered by texting while driving.
I’ve already shared this video with several of my friends and I thought everyone here should watch it too.
There is no way I can sit here and tell you I have never texted while driving, but it’s videos like this that really hit home and show you how stupid it is. Google Maps Navigation is the most useful GPS software I have ever used, but it is also the most dangerous (I guess that’s why they still call it beta). Thanks to Google’s excellent notifications system, you are constantly bombarded with text messages, email alerts, Tweets, and Facebook updates while you are driving.
What do you think Google could do to help with the texting and driving problem?
HTC has made some big claims for their upcoming Thunderbolt 4G saying “it’s not your dream phone, it’s the one after that“, but many of our readers were disappointed by the reports that it will feature a single-core CPU and ship with Android 2.2. The hardcore Android fans were hoping for a dual-core Snapdragon processor, but everything we have heard tells us that Qualcomm will not have those ready for several more months.
Today a German blog called HTC Inside posted a leaked slide for the Thunderbolt 4G that claims it features a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon (MSM8960), 5 megapixel front-facing camera, and expandable storage up to 128 GB. If you think these specs sound too good to be true, that’s because they are.
Qualcomm’s MSM8960 CPU was first announced at MWC 2009, but the dual-core 28nm processor is not expected to begin sampling until mid 2011, which means it will most likely not appear in a phone until 2012. It should be an awesome CPU when it lands with its Adreno 3xx GPU (capable of PS3 graphics), but there is no way that you will see this chipset in a phone launching next week.
Another sign that this leak is only a dream is the fact that Qualcomm has not even announced the clock speeds for the MSM8960 CPU. The first dual-core Snapdragons are going to be clocked at 1.2 GHz, but those model numbers are MSM8260 and MSM8660.
Back in September I wondered aloud if Qualcomm was in trouble with their dual-core CPUs and it appears that is still the case. They were already delayed once and for whatever reason they are still not ready. Why do you think everyone went with the Tegra 2 processor for the next wave of devices? It’s the only dual-core CPU that is currently shipping in volume.
You can be sure that HTC will eventually launch a dual-core phone, but they will only do so when Qualcomm is ready. From what we are hearing, this might not happen till Q2 2011 or later.
Qualcomm invited me to a roundtable discussion during CES next week, so hopefully we will get some real answers on when to expect the first dual-core Snapdragon devices.
Hopefully we will see a phone with these specs by the end of 2011.
This is from the so-crazy-it-just-might-be-awesome department. I received an email from a tipster who told me to “eat this” and prompted me to a German website playing host to what is allegedly the specifications to the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt.
You can click to embiggen.
The specs are beyond whack crazy, but even if some of them are true then forget the Optimus 2X. All specs listed in the picture are subject to change if mein Deutsch sucks.
- 4.3″ screen
- Dual-Core 1.2GHz processor
- 8MP Camera w/2 LED flash
- 5MP front camera
- 16GB internal storage
- 1800 mAh battery
Is it January sixth yet?
[via bestboyz.de | Thanks, Robert! It tastes delicious.]
Yeah, I don’t believe a damn word of this. But weirder things have happened.
From here on out, GOS means Grain of Salt.
Even when it comes to cleaning your carpets, there are apps that will walk you step by step on what to do to get rug carpet cleaning austin or sometime you need to fix water damage to your home and you need immediate attention on what to do. It can be a panic if your home is involved in a fire or flood. Sometimes the water used from putting a fire out can cause a lot of damage.
You can look up articles on your phone to get fast help or you can contact an expert in fire water damage restoration austin to really help you get your home back to feeling like home.
I’m not talking about your email mailboxes. I’m talking about modern mailboxes that you get your paper mail in. Everything is so high tech now, that when you talk about mailboxes, you immediately see digital icons instead of stainless steel mailboxes that sit outside the front of the house, blomus mailboxes. Will the day come that all mail is actually digital and there is no paper mail at all. And you will see pictures of nice mailboxes on your phone or have apps for every type of mail there is and then click on it and receive your mail that way. Will we be entirely paperless one day and only use our droids and phones for everything mail related?
This is the type of device I could only recommend in good conscious if you were looking for something to break your Android addiction.
The Vodafone 845 can now be your for £70 on PAYG. It may look like nothing Android you’ve ever seen, but I assure you it’s an Eclair device. If nothing else, it’s a great gag gift for anyone that bought you some phony lottery tickets for Christmas.
And you know what that means! Full retail for the Nexus S, if you can’t wait. It’s unclear if this is an issue across the board, or if only certain locations are going through T-Mobile activation withdrawals.
Has anyone been able to activate a new line of service, regardless of device, through any Best Buy medium over the past week? Let’s see if we can pin down what is going on and who is affected, if Best Buy doesn’t want to play nice.