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9:52 PM

PH Android / Google Play Support

Posted by justblogging



Having problem on Google Play Store?

Mobile Industry in the Philippines is growing rapidly and there are lots of mobile phone manufacturers want to join, compete and establish their own name in the crowded market.

But, did you know that you can check what brands specifically with Android devices that are officially supported for use with Google Play Store? Does your phone manufacturer supported by Google Play?

Here's the list of manufacturers that you can check if your devices are supported by Google Play.
http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1727131
Note: This list was last updated on August 24, 2012.

For Philippine market, below are the ff. brands / manufacturers supported for use of Google Play: (in alphabetical order):

Alcatel
HTC
Huawei
Lenovo Mobile
LG
Motorola
Samsung
Sony Ericsson
ZTE

And these are the ff. brands which are not on the list (in alphabetical order):

Cherry Mobile
Cloudfone
DTC
MyPhone
O+
Torque

Note: If you're having a problem on your Google Play, contact your device manufacturer for further support.



12:51 PM

Lenovo P700 Review and Full Specs

Posted by justblogging


Lenovo P700 Default UI
Lenovo Mobile Philippines is very proud to announce the newest addition of their Android Smartphone lineup. Now, the wait is over for all Lenovo Mobile fanatics out there!
Lenovo Mobile recently introduced the Lenovo A65 which runs at 800MHz CPU speed on a 2.3 Gingerbread version and it's amazingly hit the mobile market because of its very affordable price of 5,499. Prior to A65 they launched the Lenovo A60 which is an Android smartphone too.

Now, as of today, they came up a new Smartphone with bigger screen which is running on the latest version of the Android platform. Yes, you heard it right, it's an Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0!

The Lenovo P700 has 4-inch IPS-LCD Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen which offers better viewing angle. This type of screen is actually the one which Apple uses on their iPhone. The screen has 16 million colours and has 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

The Lenovo P700 is running on a 1GHz CPU speed with 512MB of RAM which allows you to run more applications without fear of slowing the phone's performance. The User Interface is very fast even there's lot of apps installed on it. I haven't experienced lag or whatsoever, it so smooth!

For those people who ask if Temple Run app can be played on this device, the answer is YES!

Temple Run on Lenovo P700

This phone is packed with 2500 mAh battery capacity for longer battery life, now you can play more games, listen to music or watch videos on YouTube, or surf your favorite web sites without having to worry of draining the battery faster. This also comes with a Belkin 1000 mAh Power Pack for FREE! It's a perfect gadget to ensure your battery won't run out when you're on the go.

Oh, did I mention that it's dual SIM too? Yes, the phone is dual SIM, dual standby. No need to carry two phones. It can handle both SIMs at the same time. SIM1 slot handles both 3G and 2G while the other slot handles 2G. If you want to have faster internet connection, make sure your SIM card is in the right place, just put your SIM on SIM1 slot, and that's it. It's easy as 123.


Dual SIM capability
The phone has built-in Tethering and Portable Hotspot app which allows you to share your internet connection with your friends, families or officemates. Enjoy faster modem with mobile broadband rates of 7.2Mbps in the downlink and 5.76Mbps uplink.

The Lenovo P700 has rich and versatile camera capabilities. The camera app includes many new features that let you capture special moments with great photos and videos, you can edit and share them easily with friends. It has built-in dual camera, 5.0 Megapixel with AF + VGA front facing camera. The camera is really great! Trust me! It's very clear, natural and very sharp.. You can see tiny hairs when you focused the camera on your skin..

The device can also support Skype to Skype Video calling.


No need to root, because you can now take screenshot on this device by just pressing "Power-key + Volume down".

Face unlock is also available on this device, it's a new feature for Android ICS phones.



The Lenovo P700 comes with a free Smart Broadband SIM with Php 100 load valid for 30 days, plus 4GB microSD card and a Belkin 1000mAh Power Pack! It also comes with a 1 year warranty (parts and services), all for only Php 10,999! Great deal!

Specifications and Features:

● Dual SIM, Dual Standby
● Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich   
● 4.0 inches IPS-LCD Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen   
● WVGA 800x480 pixels, 16M colour display
● 3G / HSPA Technology
● 1GHz CPU Speed, MT6575 Processor
● GPU Power VR SGX6xx
● 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM
● 755MB Internal Memory + 1.85GB USB Storage
● Expandable memory up to 32GB via microSD card
● 5.0 Megapixel with Auto Focus + VGA Camera
● 2500 mAh Battery Capacity
● USB and Bluetooth Tethering
● Portable WLAN Hotspot
● GPS with AGPS support
● Wireless FM Radio, FM Transmitter
● Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
● Voice Call Recorder
● Face Unlock
● SIM1: Triband GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz + 3G/WCDMA 2100 MHz
● SIM2: Triband GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz

Watch the video below:

 

11:54 PM

Lenovo A65 Review

Posted by justblogging



Lenovo Mobile Philippines launches its new Android Smartphone, the Lenovo A65. It's packed with 800MHz Processor running on a Gingerbread version, dual SIM, a 1500 mAh battery capacity and 3.5" Capacitive Multi-touchscreen.

The Lenovo A65 will be available in the market 3rd week of June 2012 for a price of Php5,499 with FREE Smart Broadband SIM with P100 valid for 30 days. Oops! I forgot to mention, it also comes with a FREE 4GB microSD card, Jelly cover and a screen protector! WOW! It's packed with lots of freebies too! This exciting phone will surely hit the market.


Specifications / Features:

● Dual SIM, Dual Standby ● 3G / HSDPA Technology ● Android OS v.2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
● 800MHz, MT6573 Processor ● 3.5 inches Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen ● Integrated Google Apps ● WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity ● Voice Call Recorder ● Tethering and Portable WLAN Hotspot ● GPS with AGPS support ● 220MB Internal Memory ● Expandable memory up to 16GB via microSD card ● 3 Megapixel Camera ● Built-in FM Radio ● Filter Application: Blacklist, Whitelist and Keyword   ● 3.5mm Audio jack    ● 1500 mAh Battery Capacity

Sales Package:
● Lenovo A65 Handset ● 1500mAh Li-Ion Battery ● USB Power Adapter ● micro USB cable
● 3.5mm jack headset ● Quick Start Guide ● User Manual ● Warranty Card


Freebies:
● 4GB microSD card, Smart broadband SIM with P100, Jelly cover and Screen protector.

Here are some photos of the Lenovo A65:




Lenovo Mobile Philippines will be launching also two Android Smartphones, the P700 and S880.

The Lenovo P700 will be running on a 1GHz Processor with a flavor of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. It's packed with 4-inch IPS-LCD display, Dual Camera: 5MP with AF + VGA front camera, Dual SIM and a huge battery capacity of 2500 mAh. This phone will have an SRP of between Php10,000 - 12,000.

The Lenovo S880 also runs on a 1GHz Processor, ICS 4.0, 5-inch IPS-LCD display, Dual Camera: 5MP with AF + VGA front camera, Dual SIM and a 2250 mAh Li-Ion battery. This phone will have an SRP of between Php18,000 to 20,000.

10:58 PM

Lenovo Mobile Latest Promo

Posted by justblogging



Looking for a mobile phone?

Want to get BIG discount?

Well, here's the perfect and exciting offer just for you! The Lenovo Mobile's Two for the price of WOW promo!

Check out the poster below:

Click to enlarge poster
Lenovo Mobile Phones:

Lenovo E156 – Buy 2 for only P1,500
SRP: P990
Savings: P480

Lenovo A185 – Buy 2 for only P3,200
SRP: P1,890
Savings: P580

Lenovo A335 – Buy 2 for only P4,199
SRP: P2,490
Savings: P781

Lenovo A336 – Buy 2 for P3,999
SRP: P2,290
Savings: P581

Lenovo S800 – Buy 2 for P13,398
SRP: P8,880
Savings: P4,362

Lenovo Q330 – Buy at P2,500 and enjoy discount on your second phone.

Lenovo Q350 – Buy at P3,500 and enjoy discount on your second phone


Features/Specifications:

Lenovo E156
    ● Dual SIM, Dual Standby
   ● Expandable memory up to 8GB via microSD card
   ● Music Player
   ● Built-in FM Radio
   ● FM Recording
   ● Sound Recording
   ● Call Blacklist
   ● GPRS and MMS
   ● WAP Browser
   ● Games
   ● Calendar
   ● Alarm Clock
 
Lenovo A185
   ● Dual SIM, Dual Standby
   ● Expandable memory up to 8GB via microSD card
   ● Music Player

   ● Call and SMS Blacklist

   ●
Built-in FM Radio with FM Recording
   ● Bluetooth with A2DP Profile
   ●
VGA Camera
   ●
Video Recorder and Playback
   ●
Built-in Torch Light
   ●
Webcam Functionality via USB
   ● Voice and Sound recorder
   ●
WAP browser / GPRS / MMS
   ● Built-in Torch Light
   ● Privacy Protect for Contacts, Messages and Logs
   ● Ebook Reader
   ● Large Battery Capacity 1800 mAh

Lenovo A336
   ● Dual SIM, Dual Standby
   ● Expandable memory up to 8GB via microSD card
   ● Built-in Game Simulator
   ● Dedicated Game Keys
   ● Webcam Functionality
   ● VGA
Camera with Flash
   ● Photo Editor
   ● Music and Video Player
   ● Built-in FM Radio with Recording
   ● Schedule FM Recording
   ● Voice Call and Sound Recording
   ● Answer Machine
   ● Background Sound Effect
   ● Bluetooth Connectivity

   ● Built-in Torch
 
Lenovo A335
   ● Dual SIM, Dual Standby
   ● Expandable memory up to 8GB via microSD card
   ● Music Player
 with Equalizer
   ●
Superior Sound
   ●
Built-in FM Radio with FM Recording
   ● Schedule FM Recording function
   ●
VGA Camera with Flash
   ●
Video Recorder and Playback
   ●
Built-in Torch Light
   ●
Webcam Functionality via USB
   ● Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR with A2DP support
   ● WAP browser
   ● Mobile Tracker
   ● Privacy Protect for Contacts, Messages, Log and File Manager
   ● Changeable Font Size
   ● Large Battery Capacity 1700 mAh

Lenovo S800
   ● Transparent Display Screen
   ● G-Sensor
   ● Webcam Functionality
   ● Expandable memory up to 16GB via microSD card
   ● 2 Megapixels Camera
   ● Video Record and Playback
   ● Music and Video Player
   ● Privacy Protection
   ● SMS and Call Blacklist
   ● Text Viewer (.txt file)
   ● Built-in FM Radio with Recording
   ● Answer Machine
   ● Background Sound
Effect
   ● Bluetooth
Remote Control for Presenter, Media Player and Desktop
   ● GPRS and
MMS

Lenovo Q330
   ● Dual SIM, Dual Standby
   ● QWERTY Keypad
   ● Expandable memory up to 8GB via microSD card
   ● 2 Megapixels Camera
   ● Video Record and Playback
   ● Music and Video Player
   ● Built-in SNS Apps: Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter
   ● Pushmail
   ● Opera Mini Browser
   ● Built-in FM Radio with Recording
   ● Answer Machine
   ● Background Sound Effect
   ● Bluetooth Technology
   ● GPRS and MMS
   ● Built-in Torch

Lenovo Q350
   ● Dual SIM, Dual Standby
   ● QWERTY Keypad
   ● WiFi Connectivity
   ● Expandable memory up to 16GB via microSD card
   ● 3 Megapixels Camera
   ● Webcam Functionality
   ● Multimedia Player
   ● SMS Schedule
   ● Mobile Tracker
   ● Built-in SNS Apps: Nimbuzz, Facebook, Twitter
   ● Opera Mini Browser
   ● Pushmail
   ● Built-in FM Radio with Recording and FM Alarm
  
● Call and SMS Blacklist
 
  ● Background Sound Effect
   ●
Bluetooth Technology
   ● GPRS and MMS
   ● 3.5mm Audio jack

You may also visit their website at http://www.lenovomobile.com.ph
Like their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lenovomobileph

You may also check Lenovo Mobile's Android phone here.

10:19 PM

Android Phone Battery Saving Tips

Posted by justblogging




Lenovo A60 Android Smartphone
A lot of Smartphones nowadays are using an Android operating system because of its powerful features. Android offers a lot of features and applications that can easily drain your battery life. And I know for sure you will agree with me. Right? But don't worry, there are some ways to extend and maximize the life of your battery.

Here are some helpful tips that will surely save and extend your Android's battery life.




1. Turn OFF the wireless features of your phone when not needed.
To switch OFF wireless features easily, open the notification window. To do this, pull down the notification bar. From there you will see toggles for WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, Data Connection, Airplane Mode, etc.




i. WLAN or WiFi
It is better to switch OFF your WiFi when not in used. If WiFi is ON, it will continuously search for wireless hotspots / networks even though you may not want it to.


ii. Bluetooth Connectivity.
Switch OFF your Bluetooth when not in used. Basically, it's the same with WiFi that even if you're not using it, it will continuously search for wireless / BT devices.

iii. GPS
Switch OFF GPS (Global Positioning System) if you don't need it.

iv. Data Connection
If you are not using the internet, it is better to switch OFF the data connection to save more power. Not only that, it can help you save on your data plan / prepaid cost too.


2. Enable Airplane Mode
In some areas that prohibit you from using GSM / 3G / Wireless networks, it is better to switch your phone to Airplane Mode. Using this mode also helps save your battery from draining.


3. Check your display settings

i. Reduce the brightness of your Display
One of the biggest factor why your phone's battery drains easily is because of the brightness of your display. Check your LCD Brightness settings and turn it to the lowest acceptable level. To do this, go to Settings>Display>Brightness.

Adjust LCD brightness to low
ii. Disable animation and adjust screen timeout
Disable Animation by selecting "no animation" and set your screen timeout to the shortest length possible (e.g. 30 seconds).



4. Disable Automatic Sync
The built-in Email application (not the Gmail one, which uses Push technology) can suck the battery badly, because it syncs on a too-regular basis, especially when you have lots of accounts. Each one of them is set to sync every 15 minutes. It would be better if you set it up to "sync manually", but if you want it to sync automatically, you should set it to sync less frequently.

The same thing holds true for other accounts, like Twitter, Facebook, GMail Accounts which are even less important to update all the time. Switching the Background Data off also extends your phone's battery life.



Note: You may use Power Control Widget to easily toggle WLAN, BT, GPS, Airplane Mode and Brightness Settings.




5. Switch OFF Windows Animation, Live Wallpaper
It is better to use the default Android wallpapers or any still wallpapers rather than using live wallpaper.



6. Switch OFF vibration and tones
Switch the audible touch tones, audible selection, screen lock sounds, vibration, haptic feedback OFF if not needed. Go to Settings>Audio profiles>"choose predefined profile to edit"



7. Terminate all running applications in the background when not in used
Do not leave applications running when you don't need them. Close them and return to the home screen.


Note: You may use third party applications like "Advanced Task Killer" to kill applications automatically from running in the background. Download the app via Android Market.


8. Put your phone on standby mode
When you are not using your Android phone, it is better to put it on standby mode. Simply press the Power button and the display will darken and locks the screen. Press it again and it will light up.

Lenovo A60 Android Smartphone


9.
Install a power management app on your device
There are several apps in the Android Market that specialize on managing power on Android devices. Most do this by controlling the activation and deactivation of systems on the device that consume power, such as the radio, screen, data and GPS.



10. Use 2G Network
If you don't need access to high speed data or there is no 3G network on your area, it is better to use 2G mobile network only. Check your mobile network, go to Settings>Wireless & network settings>Mobile networks>Network mode and choose "GSM only".



Hope all these tips will be able to help you in saving and maximizing your Android phone's battery life. Any additional tips? Please leave a comment.


Note: All screenshots are taken from Lenovo A60.

9:06 PM

Lenovo A60 to PC Screen Tutorial

Posted by justblogging



Ever wondered how to capture screenshot on your Lenovo A60 Android phone without ROOTING it? Or how to let your friends see what you are doing on your Android phone to your PC screen? It's time to show off your Lenovo A60! :)

PRE-REQUISITES:

1. Make sure that your Lenovo A60 USB driver is properly installed on your PC.
- USB driver can be found on the supplied 2GB microSD card.

2. Download DroidAtScreen Java file and save it to your PC.
- Here's the link: http://blog.ribomation.com/?dl_name=http://blog.ribomation.com/wp-content/files/droidAtScreen-0.5.1.jar

3. Download and Install JAVA program (Check your OS)
Here's the link: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp?locale=en&host=www.java.com

4. Download the Android SDK (Check your OS)
Here's the link: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Note: You will only need the "ADB.exe". This can be found at "platform-tools" folder / directory.

If you don't see this directory in your SDK, launch the SDK and AVD Manager (execute the android tool) and install "Android SDK Platform-tools"

Please also update your PATH environment variable to include the platform-tools/ directory, so you can execute ADB from any location.

Now, if you have fully installed all those programs mentioned above, perform the ff:

1. On your Lenovo A60 phone, activate the USB debugging mode. Then connect the USB cable from your phone to PC.

Go to: Settings>Applications>Development>USB debugging

Note: Do not connect phone via Mass Storage, otherwise it won't work.

2. Run "DroidAtScreen" java file. (You have to open it by using the Java program you have installed).

3. Execute ADB file. Locate the path and press "OK".


..And that's it, you're done! Lenovo A60's screen will automatically pop-out on your PC screen.



Now, you can capture a screenshot of your Lenovo A60 and show it to the WORLD!!! :)

See video:




12:59 AM

Lenovo Q350 Review

Posted by justblogging



Lenovo Mobile Philippines launched their first QWERTY phone with built-in WiFi, the Lenovo Q350. This phone will open your world to share, it has an integrated social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter and Nimbuzz (all in one instant messaging), and has built-in Opera Mini for an alternative mobile browsing experience aside from its default browser.

Lenovo Q350 with Facebook application

The Lenovo Q350 has a 2.3 inches TFT screen with 262K colour display. Also, the phone has a 3MP camera and can be used as a webcam. Just connect the phone to your PC and it will automatically install the driver (no need to buy or download a separate SW).

Got two SIM cards? Well, you don't have to worry. The Lenovo Q350 is a dual SIM phone. Now, you can use them both in just one phone. Also, this phone can handle memory up to 16GB of additional storage via microSD card.

Two SIM card slot (dual standby) + memory card slot


The audio quality is great and it has a bass enhancement and audio effects for you to enjoy your favorite music. It has 3.5mm audio headphone jack on the right side of the phone, plus volume keys and a micro USB slot on the other side.

Sleek deign. With volume keys and a micro USB slot on the side.

The Lenovo Q350 has 1100 mAh battery capacity with a standby time of 250 to 350 hour (depends on the signal strength) and a talktime of 120 to 240 mins.


Li-Ion battery (1100 mAh)

Afraid of losing your phone? Well, the Lenovo Q350 has a built-in Mobile Tracker feature. Mobile Tracker is a security assistant to help recover lost or stolen phones and prevent disclosing personal information. Recipients are notified via SMS when the SIM card is changed.


Never forget to greet on your loved ones or friends' birthdays, anniversaries, etc. with Q350's built-in SMS Scheduler. Just set the time and date when do you want your message to be sent, and create your own greetings! Once the desired time and date is reached, the messages/greetings you created will automatically send to all recipients saved. Cool, isn't it?


Here are some of the specs / features of the Lenovo Q350:

● Dualband GSM 900/1800 MHz
● Dual SIM, Dual Standby
● QWERTY Keypad
● WiFi Connectivity
● Expandable memory up to 16GB via microSD card
● 3 Megapixels Camera
● Webcam Functionality   
● Multimedia Player   
● SMS Scheduler   
● Mobile Tracker   
● Built-in SNS Apps: Nimbuzz, Facebook, Twitter   
● Opera Mini Browser   
● Pushmail   
● Built-in FM Radio with Recording and FM Alarm   
● Answer Machine   
● Bluetooth Technology   
● GPRS and MMS   
● 3.5mm Audio jack

If you are looking for a phone that has a dual SIM feature with the capability to connect to internet via WiFi, well the Lenovo Q350 is right for you! Plus the fact that Lenovo is a well-knowned brand when it comes to quality and durability.

This phone retails at Php 3,990 with 1 year warranty (parts and services).