Thursday, November 15, 2012

Android 4.2

Well it took some manual intervention on my part to get the update via OTA; had to go into Settings then Apps then All and select Google Services Framework where I had to clear the cache, force stop the app and finally clear the data before the update would install. I filed an issue with Google issue #39712 because a former coworker of mine from VMware who now works at Google sort of shamed me into filing it :) So far the only difference I really notice is the lock screen change, which isn't that exciting. I do want to see how the screen sharing feature works but need to find a TV that supports it. Since I use a Bluetooth keyboard I haven't really tried the gesture typing but I'm sure I will play with that over the next few days.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Comparing my Android devices' screens

Just comparing the home screens on my three Android devices. First is the Nexus 1 which is my everyday phone and has a screen size of 3.7" with display of 480x800 running Cyanogenmod 7.2
 next is the B&N Nook Color which I've rooted and do testing on it also currently has a small crack in the screen which I'm looking into fixing. The screen size is 7" with display of 600x1024 also running Cyanogenmod 7.2
and finally the Nexus 7 also with a 7" screen but display of 800x1280 and running Android 4.1.2 aka Jellybean
Needless to say the Nexus 7 is the best visual experience of all my devices and also the best performing but I hope it can last as long as my Nexus 1 has along with the abuse it has taken.