Word has it that the next Android OS version 2.3 nicknamed Gingerbread is coming to Google’s Nexus One. This came in a form of a tweet by someone from the leadership team of Open Handset Alliance. His tweet was translated as “Prepare your Nexus One (Developer version) for Android OTA update 2.3 (Gingerbread) in the next few days”. It is believed that Gingerbread will make its debut on 11th November which is just a few days away. Of course this doesn’t come as a surprise as the Gingerbread guy has already been standing at Google campus for couple of weeks now.
Now who says having an Nexus One being backdated. This Google developer phone has always been the likely candidate to receive latest Android updates as seen previously when they rolled out Froyo updates.
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LG has a claymation ad for its Android based Optimus One. The ad titled “Once upon a time with LG Optimus” features a senseless mash up of Snow White, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Terminator. There’s a little apple bashing moment at the beginning where the “princess” fainted after eating the forbidden white apple.
Overall the video was BAD and we don’t really know what LG is trying to promote here. Totally understandable if this is an advertisement for kids snack or candybar but for a phone, it is a classic example of how not to make a TVC.
Watch the terrible video after the jump
Google Instant, some love it and some hate it. Either way, having the option to see actual search results as you type is always something good to have.
Previously, the Google Instant feature is available only on full featured desktop browsers but not anymore. The beta version of Google Instant is now available for mobile devices running iOS 4 and Android Froyo and it only supports US English at the moment. Google says support for more devices and languages will be coming soon.
To try it out, go to google.com in your phone’s browser and tap the Google Instant “Turn on” link beneath the search box (if you don’t see the “Turn on” link, try waiting a moment and then refresh the page).
But be warned, Google Instant for mobile works best on speedy networks so if your 3G or WiFi connection is slow it’s best you just switch the feature off.
Head on to after the jump for a short demo video of Google Instant for mobile.
Having grown up on a healthy dose of Sesame Street shows almost religiously everyday, it goes without saying that we’re all a big fan of those cute furry puppets that reside on the famous street.
Now, we’re even bigger fans of the franchise with the release of it latest song featuring an “iDevice” that has app for just about anything from petting cats to buttering toast!
Check out the video right after the jump. It’s too cute to ignore!
If you’re a car junkie that’s also a geek then chances are you will know the upright walking wonder robot made by Honda — ASIMO.
Over the years, the ASIMO robot have won our hearts over with its cutesy walking style and boy-like demeanor and now it’s winning over the memory space of our iPhones as well.
Under the skin of this fancy app lies a basic pedometer function where the more steps you take the more items in the app you will be able to unlock. With every 100 steps, the ASIMO robot will evolve from it’s humble beginnings in 1986 to its latest iteration that you see today. For every level you unlock you get to watch a development video of various versions bipedal robot that Honda has developed.
Once you’ve unlocked ASIMO, you can race your ASIMO around the 5.8km Suzuka circuit. You can also compare your lap time with other players worldwide as well as share your results on Twitter and Facebook. It’s an interesting app go try it out, hit the iTunes link to download.
Oh and an Android version is coming soon.
P1 has added a new modem into their Super Broadband Package. The UH Shuttle modem is a new add-on option for RM30/month which they claims to be more powerful than the old WiGGY.
Looking at the design, it looks more bulky than the old one making it more cumbersome to use. For extra RM10 over the older WiGGY, we simply can’t see the benefit of paying more. P1’s coverage out of home isn’t that great and we are not convinced if this new modem would solve coverage and mobility issues that we faced previously.
As mentioned before, why can’t they offer outright purchase of the modem instead of charging customers monthly to utilise existing bandwidth? Check out the full details of the add-on package at P1’s site.
You can read up more technical info on the new modem here.
Over the past few days, Yes — the latest 4G operator in town — had launched an interesting guerrilla marketing campaign focused around the Bukit Bintang area. The campaign had a group of people dressed up as stormtroopers made famous by Star Wars saga emblazoned with the Yes logo walking around the Bukit Bintang area to create buzz about the brand.
This viral-guerrilla marketing thing that Yes is doing is no doubt very interesting and it certainly does generate a lot of interest for the brand and its upcoming mobile service that is slated to be launched on November 19.
Ahead of the full service launch, Yes has started an online pre-registration campaign to allow those who are interested in signing up for the service to pick a unique Yes ID and 018 mobile number.
A quick scan on Facebook and Twitter reveals that many are liking this novel approach as well but the question still remains, will Yes be a mobile operator that can deliver the goods or will it struggle to find traction in an intensely competitive industry?
The proof is in eating the pudding and it seems — for now at least — Yes is making all the right moves building up to the brand’s service launch next week, but until we can experience the Yes network for ourselves, we’ll reserve our judgment.
The reason as to why the Yes stormtroopers are roaming in and around the Bukit Bintang area is because, the Yes flagship store will be located at Lot 10. To remind the public of the upcoming launch, the people at Yes have erected a massive LED cube that displays a countdown timer to the launch day at the location of the flagship store
We were on site at the flagship store at the centre concourse area of Lot 10 and construction looks to be almost complete. From what we’ve seen, the Yes flagship store appears to have been heavily influenced by Steve Job’s Apple Stores with its simple yet clean appearance.
Like we’ve mentioned before, things are looking good for the launch of yet another mobile broadband operator in Malaysia and we can’t wait to try the service out. At launch, Yes will be offering 4 devices during launch — USB Modem, 4G Phone, 4G MiFi and 4G Home Desktop Modem.
Keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com for the latest developments on Yes.
More photos after the jump.