For this edition of the best android phone app reviews we’re going to take a look at Tamagotchi l.i.f.e. a game that is probably meant to be more nostalgic than useful. This game was released about a month ago and I gave it a shot mostly for reliving my childhood. I had a tamagotchi when I was really young and this game is exactly that, Tamagotchi. It’s light on features with slight upgrades to graphics, but not much else. Check out the full review after the break.
This guide shows you how to perform a hard reset on your Motorola Rival A455 Phone. By doing this hard reset, you will clear all data from your phone and return your Motorola Rival A455 phone back to its original factory settings.
- Press the center select key, which is located in the middle of the navigation buttons, to open the main menu.
- Push the navigation buttons to highlight “Settings” and press the center select key.
- Select “Phone” and “Security.” A prompt will appear on the screen asking for your unlock code.
- Enter your four-digit unlock code using the phone keypad. If you never changed the unlock code, enter the last four digits of your phone number. The “Security” menu will appear after entering the code.
- Highlight “Phone Restore” and press the center select key. The unlock code prompt will again appear on the screen.
- Enter your unlock code. The Motorola Rival will turn off, reset the phone to the factory defaults and then turn on again.
Windows phones have been having a rough ride lately. It’s safe to say that most people choose iPhones, Androids or even Blackberrys over them. That’s not to say they weren’t good, they just weren’t as good as everyone else. But all of that is about to change. With the Mango release, all windows phones function much much better, and now Nokia has shown off what’s next. That’s right, much like Motorola was Googles phone company of choice with major advancements, Nokia is Windows phone company of choice. The Lumia series looks slick, fast and fashionable, more fashionable then droids anyway, maybe even iPhones. Most of the phones seem to come in different colors which really make the screen pop.
Technology has grown pretty quickly the past 20 to 30 years. This generation back to generation X of the 80′s are more accustomed to quickly changing tech, which gives them an edge when something new comes along. The generations before were more accustom to calling a specialist when something goes wrong, while more recent generations tend to search Google before giving up and finding a specialist. Since there are rarely any Cellphone specialist on hand for your parents, the children tend to be the tech experts, when in reality they simply know where to look on Google. My parents both recently got Droids. My father owns a Droid X for Verizon, like myself and my mother owns an LG Vortex for Verizon. Whenever I come home they always try to spend an hour with me asking questions about their phone and how they can make it work for them. In the time I have spent with them going over some basic tools for their smart phone, and some more complex, I think I can safely give you all a few things to tell your folks when they leap into the smart phone world.
Since its recent release, the device that many are hailing as the newest “iPhone killer,” the Motorola Droid, has been getting some great reviews. If you haven’t already been moved to research the device from Motorola’s suspenseful ad-campaign for the Droid, the Droid is the newest smart phone from Motorola (on Verizion), and it is powered by Google’s Android 2.0 software. Apple’s iPhone has surely set the standard of what smart phones should do but if anyone can de-throne them, we’d put our money on Google.
The first thing that many hands on reviews of the device have reported is that it instantly feels very quick. Browsing menus and switching between applications is really fast, and it’s clear that the Android 2.0 platform is a big step up from its predecessors. In combination with its snappy processor, the Droid’s gigantic 3.7-inch display, containing over 400,000 pixels, makes web browsing easier than it has ever been. The impressive screen also displays impressive pictures from the Droids 5 mega-pixel camera, which has flash, zoom, and auto-focus. The Droid also records video of incredible quality as is shown in the review at engadget.
Because the Droid runs Google’s Android software, it comes with Google Maps and Google’s navigation, built in and for free. The voice guided navigation looks really impressive and should definitely save you from having to buy a stand-alone navigation system. Motorola is offering a suction-cup window cradle for the Droid, which contains magnets allowing the Droid to automatically convert to Navigation Mode.
Another cool accessory for the Droid is the alarm clock cradle. When you insert the Droid into the cradle, the units combine to form a really nice looking alarm clock. If you’re like me, you use your phone as your alarm clock anyway, so this just makes it easier and more stylish.
The Droid also includes a 550MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3430 processor, separate PowerVR GPU, 256MB of RAM, CDMA Rev A., Wi-Fi, GPS, a digital magnetometer, accelerometer, proximity sensors, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, notification LED, four touch-sensitive navigation buttons, a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, 3.5mm headset jack, and a microUSB port.
On Wednesday, Google released a free GPS navigation system for smart phones. By releasing the free navigation system, Google intends to offer a free alternative to traditional, stand-alone navigation units such as those offered by Garmin.
Google’s navigation system offers many of the features from traditional navigational systems such as 3D map views and turn-by-turn voice guidance. The Internet-connected system “allows navigation using voice search in English, provides live traffic updates, includes satellite imagery from Google Maps and features ‘street view’ – real ground-level pictures of destinations.” You can also search along your route for things like gas stations, restaurants, and hotels.
This free navigation system is currently only available for cell phones running on Google’s Android operating systems such as T-Mobile’s “Google Phone,” the HTC “Hero,” and Motorola’s soon to be released “Droid.” Making the navigation system free for Android devices only is obviously a strategic move in order to gain ground on Android technology’s main competitors: Blackberry and the iPhone. If you don’t see yourself parting with your Blackberry or your iPhone any time soon, you’ll have to stick with your Garmin.