Sunday, October 20, 2013

My Upgraded Samsung Galaxy SII

I had problems with my Samsung Galaxy SII , where any incoming or outgoing calls will have strong static sound and I cannot hear the other side.

I needed to send my SII for repairs since it is still under warranty.  I logged the case at the Samsung Malaysia website and got a call the next day to send my phone to Samsung mobile service centre at LowYat plaza 4th floor.

I sent the SII there and was repaired within 2 working days. Service was fast and friendly,  no complaints.  But I got a pleasant surprise. ...

The service centre said the issue forced them to replace the smartphone mother board with latest SII board. The latest board ran on Android Jellybean 4.1.2 !

Wow I got a hardware and OS upgrade  !

My SII is now smoother & faster, less OS RAM memory footprint and more user RAM by 100MB, and smooth UI effects . I loved it.

The camera is faster too. My SII feels like a new smartphone!

Thank you Samsung!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

TuneIn radio app for Android

I installed the TuneIn radio app for my Android Samsung Galaxy SII so I can listen to local radio stations when I am abroad.

Its such a cool app. I love it. Clear sound.
It has choices of over 70,000 radio stations worldwide and also includes podcasts. 

I have tested the radio delay , the delay between actual broadcast time and broadcast time in the app, and it is about 1 minute delay , which is not bad.

Screenshot below shows I am tuning in to a local
Malaysian radio station .

Saturday, May 25, 2013

About Htc One & Samsung Galaxy S4

I want to pour it out........ HTC One smartphone is cool and all...... It was a good competitor to Samsung Galaxy S4 . But the 4MP camera on HTC One is the only reason I am against it and prefer S4. Why HTC put in a 4MP camera ?

It should at least have 8MP or more......... Its a letdown.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Truecrypt HDD encryption case study

Wow..... The security from HDD encryption ensures your data is protected from prying thiefs.

The below screenshot is taken from Wikipedia search of the term 'Truecrypt'.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bitmeter OS bandwidth speed measurement

I have tried using Bitmeter OS Android app to measure a Streamyx UNIFI fibre 10Mbps line. It seems to be accurate, since it is run from an Android app from my Samsung Galaxy SII.