Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Taskpanel Memory Manager Android App On The HTC Desire Smart Phone

It's not like the HTC Desire is slow, but sometimes it doesn't feel as snappy as it should. That's probably because the phone has run a little low on RAM memory - and this is where the Taskpanel Memory Manager App (free from the Android Marketplace) comes into play.

The Android OS is meant to handle memory without any user input, but as you install more and more apps, these apps will turn themselves on every now and again in the background, and your phone will slow down. When you turn Taskpanel On, you'll be able to kill all the apps you don't use - like stocks, footprints, etc, and make your HTC snappy again.

Cheers, Rob.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Dropbox Android App on HTC Desire Smart Phone

This is very cool indeed - with the Dropbox Android App on your Phone, and the software installed on your desktop PC, you have, in effect, a shared folder, that makes transferring and using shared files a breeze.

The above video isn't the best way of showing what Drop Box can do, but it is a free app (with a 2gb limit on storage), so head on over to the Android Marketplace, install it onto your phone, then on your desktop or laptop, go to dropbox.com, install the desktop software, and give it a go.

Cheers, Rob.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Compass, Bubble and Flashlight Android Apps On The HTC Desire

Of these three free apps (you'll find them in the Android Marketplace), it's probably the Flashlight that I use the most.... but I'm sure the other two will come in handy at some point too!

Cheers, Rob.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Another Test Video From My HTC Desire Android Smart-Phone

Sorry If you're getting sick of these, but hopefully they give potential Desire Users an idea of the capabilities of the phone.

(Plus I enjoy sharing them!)

Cheers, Rob.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Froyo Update Is Coming!

As you are aware by now, I'm no Google insider, so most of the posts and videos you'll see on this site aren't exactly new.

However, I thought it would be useful to list some of the features coming in the Android 2.2 Froyo update, which should be coming later this month to the HTC Desire.

Speed. Expect your android phone to be at least twice as fast...Tethering. The Desire should be able to turn itself into a wireless hotspot, but I'd look out for extra data charges from the mobile phone operators.

A faster browser. You'll also be able to install apps to the SD memory card in your phone, which will be a brilliant update, and end the low memory misery of the current OS when you install too many apps.

Read more at betanews.com. http://www.betanews.com/article/Google-unveils-10-huge-improvements-in-FroYo-Android-22/1274374860 

Cheers, Rob.