Nexus 5 shown in 7 minute video

October 13th, 2013 by Derek Anderson No comments »

Pretty much screams older, incomplete device with an unfinished Android 4.4 Key Lime Pie?

Most people do like the slip resistant back that comes from the Nexus 7. Also the stereo speakers located at the bottom will be well received. A lot of anxiety can be seen in the comments of various blogs, concerning a reduced battery (3000 mAh vs. 2300 mAh) and the possibility of a less than stellar camera. Most people will be happy with an 8mp shooter that delivers awesome photos. A camera that impresses, has been absent from all Nexus devices to date.

Here’s to hoping.

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January 14th, 2013 by Derek Anderson No comments »

Android 4.2.1 GPS Fix

December 2nd, 2012 by Derek Anderson No comments »

Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 GPS bug is certainly annoying but seems easily fixed.

Try the following:

1. go to settings

2. Location Access

3. Un-check ‘Wi-Fi & mobile network location’

4. Re-check ‘Wi-Fi & mobile network location’

or possibly try the following:

1. On main page press the search bar at the top (box written Google following of a mic symbol). This will open Google Now

2. Google now will tell you that location service is currently Off.

3. You will have a link to a setting menu to turn it on

4. Go in that menu and turn it on.

5. The GPS/Navigation still not working.

6. Repeat step 1.

7. Repeat step 2.

8. Now you will see something like “Enable Google app access the GPS location”, turn it on.

9. There we go, the GPS/Navigation works again!

Second problem:

Seems like the GPS is spending a lot of time trying to connect with a signal.

Look in the settings for ‘Battery’. Investigate to see what apps may be using the battery way more than they should. I found ‘The Weather Channel’ app was the culprit. Once I uninstalled this app, the GPS stopped trying to constantly connect.

Other users have indicated issues with certain apps like ‘Shazam’ and possibly ‘Zillow’.

Whatever the case…keep an eye on apps that frequently use location as part of their service to you. Sometimes un-installing and re-installing these apps may solve the problem.

Also I have found that deleting app caches tends to speed up the phone. Check out ‘App Cache Cleaner’ in the Play Store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.cache&hl=en

Android 4.1.2 Coming To GSM Galaxy and Nexus S Owners

October 16th, 2012 by Derek Anderson No comments »

Customers are reporting that the 4.1.2 update has made them happy.

Just received update 4.1.2 on my Nexus S – brilliant fixed the bug on making phone calls- so very happy. Kyren Tremble

The list is not very long. In fact, the list is pretty much non-existant as far as any features go. All those goodies will be saved up for Android and the next Nexus devices.

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