Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The dual-core HTC Sensation to debut in Malaysia on 1 June 2011

There is news from Cubic Platforms that the dual-core HTC Sensation smartphone will be made available to Malaysia from 1 June 2011.

The HTC Sensation put emphasis on its multimedia capability, plays video and music with SRS virtual surround sound, and able to record full HD video with stereo sound. Its official retail price is RM2,299, slightly higher than the HTC Desire HD.

  • 4.3-inch Super LCD with qHD (540 x 960) resolution
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon processor
  • Adreno 220 GPU
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • HTC Sense v3.0 UI
  • 1 GB internal storage, 768 MB RAM
  • 8 MP main camera with dual-LED flash
  • VGA front camera
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
  • Comes with 8 GB microSD card
  • 1520 mAh Li-ion battery
You may be able to see it at Cubic Platforms, Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Updating HTC Incredible S from Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) to Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread)

The OTA (Over-The-Air) Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) of HTC Incredible S smartphone has been made available to Malaysia today (26 May 2011) morning.

You can manually check for the update now, or wait for the automated update alert appear on your HTC Incredible S smartphone sooner or later.

Although this update will not cause any data or setting lost to your smartphone, it is always a wise choice to perform a backup using tools such as MyBackup (or the paid MyBackupPro) or Titanium Backup (or the paid Titanium Backup Pro) prior to the update, just in case...

Before the update, my HTC Incredible S is running on Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) software number 1.38.707.1.

After the update, it is now running on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) software number 2.12.707.5 with HTC Sense 2.1 (sadly, not the newer 3.0 yet).

Manual update is pretty easy. Just go to Settings > About phone > Software updates and click on the "Check now" button. You should be able to get the update notification as below.

After the download, you'll come to a confirmation screen to apply the update to your phone.

If you answer OK to Install now, your phone will be rebooted and the update process will begin. It takes a while to complete. Then the phone will reboot again, and your phone is now powered with Android Gingerbread!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Download and read the complete HTC Incredible S User Guide

HTC Incredible S comes with a small printed Quick Guide, which is definitely not sufficient enough for new Android smartphone user to learn about the phone features and get the best of them.

Well, the complete HTC Incredible S User Guide of 214 pages does exist, and you can freely download it from the Internet.

This comprehensive user guide covers all the content in the Quick Guide, plus many more, including:
  • Basics
  • Getting started
  • Personalizing
  • Phone calls
  • People
  • Keyboard
  • Messages
  • Accounts and sync
  • Social
  • Email
  • Calendar
  • Clock and weather
  • Internet connections
  • Web browser
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Photos, videos and music
  • HTCSense.com
  • Maps and location
  • More apps
  • Security
  • Settings
  • Update and reset
  • Trademarks and copyrights
  • Index
Click here to download the complete HTC Incredible S User Guide.

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