Maxis today has unveiled its revamped Wireless broadband packages with increased quota, more choices of devices and uncapped download speeds up to 42Mbps. Compared to its previous offering, the new Maxis wireless broadband comes with split data quota divided by peak times and off peak times. The off-peak times often take the bulk of the data quota which is limited to 2AM to 8AM in the morning.
While this seems to be an unfair deal, looking at the cost per GB for on-peak times of 8AM to 2AM doesn’t seem that bad after all. Starting with RM48/month plan for 1.5GB on-peak is equivalent to its previous offering but it comes with an extra quota for off peak hours. Moving up to the highest plan of RM158/month (RM148/month for Maxis subscribers), you’ll get 12GB for on-peak and a staggering 36GB for off peak which gives a massive 48GB in total. In other words, looking at on-peak itself, the subscription rates are pretty on-par to its previous offering but with an added extra bonus quota to download larger files during off-peak hours. To utilise this, we reckon you would need to schedule your downloads while you’re asleep.
From the makers for all the hilarious banned iDevice videos comes the “Banned iPad mini Promo Video”. We’ll just let the video do all the talking.
UPDATE: Multi View is only available with 4.1.2 update and it is not applicable with the currently rolled out 4.1.1 version.
It’s been a long wait but that doesn’t matter because not its finally here. Yes, we’re talking about the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III and it is now available for Malaysian users, four months after Google officially Announced the latest Android OS in July of this year.
How can you get the update? There are two ways, one is via over-the-air or OTA. To the Jelly Bean update using this method, just go into Settings > About Phone > System Updates and check for update. If via this method the device tells you that your OS is up to date, then try Kies. Kies is something like Samsung’s version of iTunes. It is a software that helps you manage the contents of your Samsung device using your computer. You will need to download and install Kies into your computer first before you can proceed to update you Galaxy S III using this method. Here’s the link to download Kies.
Updating the Galaxy S III via Kies is pretty straight forward. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the software into your computer, just connect your phone to your computer via USB and just follow the on screen instructions.
So what can you look forward to with Jelly Bean running on your Galaxy S III? For starters, you can expect smoother and faster performance with Project Butter. Also, there’s the Multi View feature first seen on the Galaxy Note II, that will be available on the Galaxy S III with Jelly Bean too (for version 4.1.2, not in version 4.1.1).
Check out the demo video about Multi View on the Galaxy S III after the jump.
Just as teased earlier, the 5″ LG Optimus Vu phone-tablet is finally here in Malaysia. The device is priced outright at RM1,899, which is slightly more than the LG Optimus 4X HD. Powering the device is a quad-core Tegra 3 processor running at 1.5GHz mated with 1GB of RAM and a rather generous 32GB of storage. If you plan to expand storage, unfortunately there’s no microSD expansion slot available.
For the display, the Optimus Vu utilises a 5″ True HD IPS screen that pushes a XGA resolution of 1024×768. This gives it a pixel density of 256ppi (pixels per inch). There’s a 8MP camera at the back which is capable of shooting 1080p HD videos while the front comes with a 1.3MP camera. With stylus coming back as a trend, the Optimus Vu also lets you take notes with its dedicated Rubberdium pen.
Out of the box, it comes running with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and it is juiced up with a 2,080mAh battery. The Optimus Vu comes in black and white colour options. Overall, the Optimus Vu is 90.4mm wide, 8.5mm thick and weighs 168 grams. As comparison, the new Galaxy Note II has a thickness of 9.4mm, width of 80.5mm and it weighs 180 grams.