Archive for June, 2012
According to Foss Patents, Google nor Asus has yet to work out license agreements with Nokia. This is interesting because the Nexus 7 was just announced. The new tablet has a 7-inch HD display running the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. It costs $199, but will Google need to raise the price once it has cleared all of the necessary patent rights?
The new Tango software update for the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 started rolling out this week. Go open up Zune for PC or Windows Phone Connector on your Mac to check if you’re eligible. Another way to check is by going to Nokia’s software update page. It will tell you which regions have it now.
Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 owners are currently waiting for the Windows Phone Tango update. Two features in this update are Internet Sharing and flip-to-silence. These features are actually already available on the Nokia Lumia 900. If you can’t wait, there’s actually a quicker way to silence a call without the Tango update.
Ford’s research organization will use the Nokia Location Platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles. This includes Nokia’s NAVTEQ Map, as well as cloud services and APIs. For example, Ford’s concept car will learn driver behavior to control, improve upon and personalize vehicle performance.
Camera Extras is now available for some Nokia Lumia owners. Luckily, I’m able to download it on my Nokia Lumia 900. This app will add 4 new options to your built-in camera settings. Take a look at the video.
As I’m traveling in Asia with the wife, there are apps on my Nokia Lumia 900 that have been getting a lot of usage. I’m featuring 5 of them in this video: Weatherbug, Tripadvisor, Nokia Transit beta, Currency, and Skyscanner. See how they work on the Nokia Lumia 900 in my demo video.
It was all over the blogs yesterday that Microsoft is announcing something on June 18th, but now it seems Nokia is showing something too. Coincidence? The Nokia US Facebook page just uploaded a photo with 06.18.12 in bold letters with a map of Hawaii in the background. What does it mean?
Quick Bandwidth Test for Windows Phone does exactly what the app’s name says. It’ll give you your network connection speeds. The simple app have no fancy graphics or animations that might affect test results. Take a look at this hands-on demo from my Nokia Lumia 900 before you try it.