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Google Map v5.10 for Android Update Download, Photos in Comments of Locations Where You have Traveled to

Google updated the Google map version to 5.10 quietly last week, and giving the same change log in the Android Market, I download it and install it on Milestone A853, the new changelog appear, saying we can upload photos in the place comments where we have been there, so people who using Android phones and Google map can tak pictures in the place where they traveling in and post them to the location comments,

CyanogenMod 7 for Milestone A853 RC15 Update, Optional Limit Max CPU Frequency to Save Battery When Screen Off

CyanogenMod 7 for Milestone A853 RC15 finally released yesterday, we have been waiting for ten days now the CyanogenMod 7 for Milestone A853 RC15 comes with some new features and bug fix. We got the latest DSI/MMC fix module version 2.61, fixing the DSI bug and the SD card / NAND read and write issues, and the most Great feature, now we can limit max CPU frequency when the phone screen is off and when it is in car dock,

Google Release Android 2.3.6 for Nexus S, How to Apply the Update

Google has released the Android 2.3.6 update for Nexus S, they finally fix the Voice Search bug, which is the Voice Search feature automatic activate occasionally making the phone out of work. Some users on Bell, Rogers, TELUS reported that they have received the update by OTA (over the air), as Google said “An over-the-air update is now starting to roll out that includes a fix for this issue. As with previous updates, it will take a few days to send to everyone”.

the Update include a new baseband I9020AUCKF1, improve the phone call voice quality.

You can Turn on the Background Data and WiFi, check your system update, you may receive the OTA updates, if not and you don’t want to wait for the OTA update, you can install the update manually,

Upgrade Defy ME525 System to Official Android 2.3.4, Use Defy+ ME525+ image and SBF File

Upgrade Defy ME525 System to Official Android 2.3.4, Use Defy+ ME525+ image and SBF File

Motorola held a conference for the Defy+ ME525+ yesterday in Beijing China , everybody who joined that conference could take a challenge for winning a Defy+ :). Anyway I did not go to that conference, someone has post some photos of the conference on web and it looks like a nice party. You may know that Defy+ ME525+ is almost the same hardware with old Defy ME525, except the new one has a 1 Ghz CPU, and running Android 2.3.4 system. As the new Defy+ released, Someone just post a thread which is talking about he has success to install the NEW SBF Update File for the Defy+ ME525+ on the Defy ME525, he used Nandroid backup Defy+ system, restore it on Defy and update the system with official SBF from China, he also provide those update files to people to download it.

CyanogenMod 7 for Milestone A853 RC14 Download, Option for Disable Camera Shutter Sound, Update on Aug. 29

New CyanogenMod 7 for Milestone A853 RC14 is out, it is updated on Aug. 29. Reading the comments at github, new CyanogenMod 7 RC 14 contains some fixes, include Android Market download to the SD card Ext partition if existed, LED notification setting fix, etc. There is a new feature in CyanogenMod settings , now you can disable camera shutter sound by checking the option in Settings-CyanogenMod setting-Sound. My girlfriend will be happy with the mute camera, she always complain with the shutter sound, though it can be disabled by mute the ringtone before.

The new DSI/MMC-fix v2.6 is also included in this build. It seems the old kernel which is changed in the last RC 14 build is working fine, so no kernel change. Now I am missing the feature that music continue to play after hang up the phone. 🙂

DSI/MMC-fix Test v2.6 Download, Add Fix for OMAP SD Card Issue

DSI-fix now has a new name ” DSI/MMC-fix “, as Nadlabak add some code to fix the OMAP SD card issue, the new code is the omap hsmmc set_data_timeout kernel function replacement. what is OMAP SD card issue? it is a SD card I/O error corruption first found on the Nokia N900, when people using a Classic 6 or Classic 10 microSD card on N900, some SD card I/O error occurred.

As Milestone A853 use the same driver as N900, someone just feedback the same problem is happening on Milestone

Xiaomi Phone Engineering Prototype, Sharp Transflective Display LCD Test

Xiaomi Phone Engineering Prototype, Sharp Transflective Display LCD Test

Here comes the the performance of the Xiaomi phone screen in the sunshine, everyone knows that is major ability of mobile phones. As we have to run around outside everyday, the phone’s screen outdoor visibility is a very important thing. Strong sunlight, especially if you have to increase the backlight brightness to see something, then it will speed up the power consumption, mobile phone battery life is a big problem in the outdoors . Xiaomi phone use the Sharp transflective display LCD, Do you want to know how Xiaomi phone screen looks in the sunshine, what kind of performance? Let us see the pictures together.

Xiaomi Phone Engineering Prototype Review, Camera Tests

Xiaomi Phone Engineering Prototype Review, Camera Tests

Xiaomi phone Review continue, here comes the camera samples and camcorder stream samples.

Xiaomi phone equip a 800-mega-pixel AF camera, support 720p camcorder, they always talking about the F2.4 aperture, but I don’t think that the photo quality will better than a ordinary DC 😉 .

The camera application have many functions for taking pictures in different environments, include: auto, sports, vertical, horizontal, night, night portrait, theater, beach, snow, sunset, image stabilization, fireworks, sports, party, candlelight, backlight, flowers. You can adjust the ISO value from 100 to 1600, about the focus mode, Xiaomi phone support auto, normal, infinity, macro and continuous focusing, as MIUI base on CM7, Xiaomi phone support touch to focus feature. In white balance menu, four options: auto, daylight, cloudy, incandescent, and fluorescent.

Xiaomi Phone Engineering Prototype Review, Software Benchmark Test, Running 3D Game

Xiaomi Phone Engineering Prototype Review, Software Benchmark Test, Running 3D Game

Now we test the start-up speed of Xiaomi phone, the following video showing that from the power button be pressed until the operating system enter the screen lock state, it is about 40 seconds, while unlock the phone and widgets finished loading, only took 45 seconds, it is proved that MIUI on the Xiaomi phone start-up speed is relatively fast.

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