Googlemania

December 7th, 2010 by eyal | Filed under Day Trading. | Print This Post Print This Post

Lots of cool new stuff from Google these days. An eBook store (watch out Amazon), a cross platform eReader (Kindle on the sights) to go with it, new Google Nexus Two S (S? Because Samsung doesn’t like to be number two), touted as “Best phone on the market today”. Android Gingerbread with a number of usability and speed improvements. Motorola tablet (10 inches?) running Honeycomb. 3D Google maps, VOIP built-in, and all kinds of customizations for Tablets. I’ve have some hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Tab the other day (and also the iPad), Samsung has done an excellent job with the Galaxy, it was a real pleasure to use. The smaller screen and form factor were much more convenient and easy to hold and play with than the heavy iPad.

Anyways, so far I’ve got the Gingerbread keyboard flashed over to replace the Froyo stock keyboard. But this presents a problem… I like Swiftkey, Swype and the new Gingerbread keyboard, which one should I use?? Decisions.. decisions.. (if you’re an iPhone user you’re probably snickering right now ;-) ).

I’m now on Froyo 2.2.1 build FRF83 and can’t wait for the flashable ROM with the new 2.3 Gingerbread, yes I am a geek. I’m not likely to change from Nexus One to S, the changes are too small to be worth it and some things I like about the One more, like having the option to change the SD card instead of the built-in 16GB of the S.

I should probably do another post of my favourite Android apps. Since the explosion in the number of apps on Android recently there are some really awesome ones I’ve installed like replacing the stock browser with xScope (looks and behaves almost like desktop Chrome).

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