Check Nexus 7 For Android 4.2.2 Update

Android Nexus 7 Tablet

On February 11th, 2013 Google started rolling out the update from 4.2.1 to 4.2.2.

The way to check for the 4.2.2 update is NOT via Google play.

On your Nexus 7 Tablet…

Go into Settings.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom and select “About Tablet”

The first option is “System Updates” Click on it.

It will say “Your system is up to date”

Lower down on the screen will be a button “Check Now”. Click it and see if your device has been selected to receive the upgrade to 4.2.2.

Check back shortly and we will update you on the progress of the roll out.

Galaxy S III Mini vs. Iphone 5

Side by Side Comparison of the leading smartphones in the world.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini versus the Apple Iphone 5

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Apple iPhone 5
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GSM A1428
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – GSM A1428
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – CDMA A1429
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 – GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 – GSM A1429
LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
Announced 2012, October 2012, September
Status Available. Released 2012, October Available. Released 2012, September
Body Dimensions 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight 112 g
– Touch-sensitive controls
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density) 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB No
Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Data GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, v2.0
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, [email protected] Yes, [email protected], LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging
Secondary Yes, VGA Yes, 1.2 MP, [email protected]
Features OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) iOS 6
Chipset NovaThor U8420 Apple A6
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Dual-core 1.2 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 HTML (Safari)
Radio TBD No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator No
Colors White Black/Slate, White/Silver
– SNS integration – nano-SIM card support only
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player – Siri natural language commands and dictation
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player – iCloud cloud service
– Organizer – Twitter and Facebook integration
– Image/video editor – TV-out
– Document viewer – Maps
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, – iBooks PDF reader
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa – Audio/video player/editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands – Organizer
– Predictive text input (Swype) – Document viewer
– Image viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input

Sony Xperia Mini Pro – The Ladies Phone

I went shopping for a new phone for my Mom. She needed something that had a keyboard because how can you type on a screen?

After much searching and comparing the various android options out there, I was recommended by a friend to check out Ericsson. I have not owned an Ericsson phone in close to 14 years. Not that I am married to Samsung, ZTE, Motorola, Blackberry or Nokia, I just thought that they were bankrupt!

The phone is small, much smaller than the large Samsung being sold nowadays. The camera has some really neat features like smile detection.

Here is the phone I bought. Click picture for latest price.
Xperia Mini Pro
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I bought the unlocked version for use overseas and it immediately started working with the overseas carrier.

And there you have it. The perfect combination keyboard, touch screen, not too big, not to small, lady like but not girly, powerful but not a tablet.

Now I need a nap.

To update the Xperia, go here and download the PC companion for your computer or you can find the support page for the Xperia Mini Pro here:

Android 4.1 Tip & Tricks

A few bits and pieces of interesting commentary and reviews of the new Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich

Should you get the new Android or stay with your current version 2.1? We like to say, go for it, the future is coming, embrace the change, change is for the better!

The intro video from Android Developers

Nice video with Tips on using your new Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich

PC Magazines review of the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0.

Cnet reviews the Nexus 7

Tim Stevens of Engadget reviews the Galaxy Nexus

Galaxy Nexus review from Marketing Land

The Telegraph (a paper in England) reviews the Galaxy Nexus

So are we going to review the Nexus for you? You have got to be kidding. Every Joe and their uncle have reviewed the new Galaxy and why should we not listen to them. It is not like you are going to buy an Iphone instead because of the reviews, or are you?


Compare Galaxy Nexus vs. HTC ThunderBolt

Compare Samsung Galaxy Nexus and HTC ThunderBolt 4G Android

The two phones Samsung Galaxy Nexus and HTC ThunderBolt, both 4G and Android are very similar as far as features.

The main differences are size, weight and standby time.

Dimensions 5.1 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches
Weight 5.0 ounces 5.8 ounces
Standby Time 280 hours 330 hours

HTC Thunderbolt 4G Android

Galaxy Nexus 4G Android