Tag Archives: Android

Titanium Backup, I Think I Love You!!

I really like my Sony Xperia Play, but if I get another “Out of Memory” error while doing an update, I’ll smash the damn thing on the ground!!!!

Luckily, that shouldn’t happen any more and that’s all thanks to Titanium Backup PRO.

For some background info, I guess this is common with a lot of Android phones.  Many manufacturers simply do not provide/configure enough free internal memory to install as many apps and games as the average user would like to install.

Common tricks to free up internal memory include using the app App 2 SD to move applications from internal memory to the SD card.  This is a no brainer if the app allows it.  Unfortunately, many apps will not allow themselves to be moved.

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I Really Miss Microsoft Voice Command

There are a few things that I miss about Windows Mobile, but by far I miss Microsoft Voice Command the most.

Sure, my Xperia Play has some type of Voice Command software but it’s garbage.

I have a Bluetooth speaker in my car and there is no reason I need to actually touch my phone to make a call, but when I can only get the damn Voice Command software to correctly dial about 10% of the time, I’m basically forced to manually dial the call.

As a result, I rarely ever use it any more.  It kinda sucks that it’s come to this.



Sony Says No Android 4.0 for Xperia Play

According to a post made on the Sony Mobile Blog site, the Xperia Play will be the only 2011 Xperia model to not get Android 4.0 – code named Ice Cream Sandwich.

This is in spite of the fact that they explicitly stated that all 2011 Xperia phones would get the update back in November.

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Netflix Canada for Android – Follow up

So, it turns out that only days after I posted details on how to trick the Android Netflix app to work in Canada, Netflix Canada goes and approves the app for use in Canada.

This means that you should now find the Netflix app in the Android marketplace assuming you are running Android 2.2 or higher.  I tested the new version on my HTC HD2 running Android and it worked perfectly.  😀



Netflix Canada for Android

This past week I have been playing with Android 2.3 on a HTC HD2 from T-Mobile.  It doesn’t support 3G with Roger Wireless (incompatible frequencies), but it’s still an amazing phone and WiFi still works fine.

One of the apps that I was excited to get is the Netflix streaming app.  It’s been available for iPhone for some time, but it was only last month that Netflix released an app compatible with all 2.2 & 2.3 version Android devices.

To my surprise, I couldn’t find Netflix in the Marketplace.  It turns out that Netflix Canada hasn’t approved the app yet, so if you are able to access it via the Marketplace (using a weblink for example), you will get an error that the app is not available for your region.

Luckily, it is still possible to get it working in Canada if you don’t mind a few extra steps.

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