Google just updated the Google Maps to the 5.8 version, this is the second update in this month. last update support offline maps, better search results and street views. v5.8 still a beta version, continue to improve the personal features like upload pictures and visited places management. some hidden features like less battery usage amount, and fonts enlarge in the map is not mentioned.
*personalize place pages by uploading pictures from your visit.
*manage your starred and recently visited places in the “My places” tab.
*see descriptive terms for Places in search results and Places pages.
*Add a new place to Places when checking in.
PS. people who can’t not update the Google maps, try full wipe the phone, remember to backup your data first.
btw: Google maps is ‘missing’ in the market again…to me.
3 weeks ago, a message “Motorola Defy MB525 Bootloader to be Unlock with Gingerbread update on July 29” showed on the Chinese Android forum, bbs.gfan.com, the post’s author said, Motorola is going to bring a surprise gift to the Defy users on July 29, the content is only a few words: “lock? unlock? lock? unlock?, if not , I will eat a tea table.” click the link to see the original post: http://bbs.gfan.com/thread-1882265-1-1.html. Maybe you will say that is fake, Motorola is bad, yes I agree, but I should remind you, that guy is the man who had foretell the official Froyo for Milstone 1 date of released in China,
Mororola Defy bootloader is going to be unlock when it update to official Gingerbread, just like the Motorola Atrix 4G.
Recently Android 2.3.5 r1 was released, update 4G issue and NFC features for Nexus S. Some other updates does not be mentioned, one important thing is the fix to the Memory Leak issue.
As Milestone A853 has only 256MB memory, people who use this phone like me is suffering the low memory environment after updated to CyanogenMod 7 (Android 2.3 based rom), the system use more memory than the Froyo (Android 2.2), and that is unusual, do a research to the memory issue and some reports points to the display component, it is the Surfaceflinger has some bug, that make the memory leaking in some conditions.
To get more memory in Milestone A853 with CyanogenMod 7, developers have try some workaround, I rather to say it is much better than the first CM 7 rom, but the free memory still a little low. CyanogenMod 7 updated to Android 2.3.5 r1 yesterday, Hopefully the new fixs to the Surfaceflinger will bring us more free memory to use.
What is Surfaceflinger function?
Six months ago, I was thinking about buying a web hosting service, which is used for running some small enterprise websites, as most of their customers are from abroad (I am in China), I decided to choose a worldwide data center, I choosed Go Daddy web hosting deluxe plan, consider of the speed, stable, service and hardware configure, also the data center is located in US , fast server connection (a bit slow for my country), supported Microsoft ACCESS database, which is easy to manage, suit for small enterprise website. As Go Daddy official web page only showing the 4G (four generation) hosting plan, not support Microsoft ACCESS database and its data center is located in Asia-Pacific, which is a little slower than the one located in US , You may want to know how to registered the US data center host plan.
kuyaDROID was updated on July 24, now with all working new features, only the VGA camera needs to fix. Good news is the auto brightness working normally again, WiFi tether still have some reboot bug, others all fine. the same as the previous version, the update zip package supporte both xRecovery and CWM recovery. Let’s see the changelog.
Motorola now is going along a high level product roadmap, manufacture new mobile phones with high hardware one by one, following the launch of Droid X2 in May, Droid 3, a Nisshin machine, also started selling from July 14 . As a smart phone enthusiasts, more concerned about the new product compared to the old product, What’s the difference between them? this video below should give you an answer.
July 19, PunchBox, a Chinese development team, release the first Android version of “Fishing Joy” over the world . “Fishing Joy” with its simple operating skills, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful pictures, have get the love and praise of the game players all over the world. The iPad version released in April this year, the game fee to obtain the total iPad championship standings at the first day in China. Then the iPhone version launched, which is also the first time occupied the position of free championship overall standings. To date, the cumulative downloads in the App Store of the “Fishing Joy” has more than 600 million times, and even it is invited to become a pre-installed Apple’s demo application in physical Apple stores in China.
You think your CM7 is fast enough? Here is the way to make CyanogenMod 7 smaller and faster.
I tweak the original CyanogenMod 7(CM7) for Milestone A853 by deleting some application and services which is unnecessary for me, so if the application on the list that you are using it, just keep it in your system, To keep the system stable, I have tested the method, nothing is harmed, so you can use my optimization method safety.
There is lots of additional application in CyanogenMod 7 taken the Milestone A853 native rom storage, some of them even try to run in the background after the phone boot, eating more and more memory. If you are not a developer and take the Milestone for common use, just follow my suggestion and boost your phone.
Apps can be removed safety in folder “/system/app/”, the tools you need is R.E. explorer.
CyanogenMod 7 for Milestone A853 RC 12 has 5 points touch feature, well it sounds great, we could cut five fruits at the same time in Fruit Ninja, but after some hours with 5 points touch, some side effect just appeared, some games, for example, Fruit Ninja, it runs very slow after the game began a few minutes. It can be confirmed that the game runs normally if you remove the 5 points touch module. Another side effect is lag scrolling, So I think the 5 points touch module needs some work to improve.
Here is the way to disable the 5 points touch module: