Video-calling has been available on Android for a while but only in its prime form – 3G video calls, which are charged by the minute by your carrier. Well, Google is about to add its own video chat feature to Android smartphones. It would work over the phone’s Internet connection much like FaceTime by Apple.
Google did not invent the video calls nor will re-invent them. But the Wi-Fi-only video calling was something many users have waited to see run natively in the Android OS for a long time.
The video chats are already available for regular computer from within the web-based Gmail, you just needed to install a plug-in.
Now this same feature will be added into the next Gingerbread update – 2.3.4. Hopefully, you can even call other users that are accessing Gmail from their computers.
The information comes from a guy called Saad, who claims to be working with Samsung. He shared his experience with the new video calls on his Twitter account. Google is rumored to announce the new video calls during the Google I/O devcon that will be held 10-11 May in San Francisco.
ipswDownloader is a new application that will allow you to download the appropriate firmware with few clicks to your device, moreover it will tell you if you can jailbreak and unlock the downloaded firmware or not.
There’s a micro-tool that allows you to easily know if you can run the jailbreak or not, by which jailbreak tool and if you can unlock the downladed firmware baseband or not.
Last week, Apple confirmed rumors that the White iPhone 4 would finally be launching soon. Multiple sources pegged the release by the end of April, and iPhoneItalia now reports that April 26th will be the day.
The white iPhone 4 was first announced alongside the black model when the iPhone 4 was first introduced. Production issues with the white paint, however, have since held up its release.
Earlier we told you that you can actually jailbreak the iOS 4.3.2 firmware (tethered) using RedSn0w 0.9.6 and pointing to the iOS 4.3.1 firmware. Now, it even looks like we have some even better news about the iOS 4.3.2 firmware! Apparently Comex has been looking into whether or not the untethered exploit used in the iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak is still intact, and it appears as if it still is. If this is indeed the case we should see an untethered iOS 4.3.2 jailbreak within the very near future.
i0n1c the official creator of the iOS 4.3.1 untethered exploit is still looking into the status of his exploit, but Comex seems pretty convinced that it is still in fact live. We will need to wait till the official word is given from i0n1c but at this time it appears as if an untethered iOS 4.3.2 jailbreak should not be too far off.
You can take a look at the two tweets below…
We will let you know once i0n1c gives his official verdict (which should be in the next few hours), but until that time please stay tuned for more updates about the iOS 4.3.2 jailbreak
Well well well, it seams like more rich people can unlock their AT&T locked iPhone 4 using this new method. Paddy has announced that they’ve unlocked AT&T locked iPhone 4. The method will cost you $200.
This guy has a contact at AT&T that will give you the official NCK-key unlock via Apple on iTunes. He’ll give you IMEI and model to submit then connect to iTunes after 24 hours and you’ll get unlocked iPhone 4. You can pay through PayPal, Western Union, Wire Transfer and etc.
Now its $174
In case you asking about it’s legality, it’s considered illegal due to having to call 112. We’ve received some confirmation that it successfully works. Also the well-known iPhone hacker Veeence has confirmed that it works on a new tweet today.
For those of you, locked to AT&T, @SuperPaddyNL provides an official factory unlock for 200USD
Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has apparently confirmed that the company will launch an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet later in 2011. Bloomberg quotes Japan’s Nikkei as saying Stringer confirmed the slate would drop at the end of the summer, with the US targeted first.
Last we heard, Sony was readying an S1 PlayStation tablet with a 9.4-inch display, Tegra 2 processor and a distinctive curved “wrap” chassis. Gaming, ereader, computing and media streaming is all expected to be included; we’d also expect Sony to do some UI work on top of Android 3.0, too.
We’re having trouble finding the exact Nikkei report, though back in January the paper claimed Stringer was aiming to take the number two spot in tablets, after Apple, by the end of 2012. The CEO suggested Sony’s lengthy development period was so that the slate could be sufficiently differentiated from other Android tablets, and hinted that 3D was a possibility.