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Android 2.2 Froyo Upgraded for Verizon LG Ally

The famed Froyo update of the Android OS (Android 2.2 ) comes to LG Ally coupled the Verizon carrier. A February 2011 rollout of the software update was planned but Verizon has just started rolling out the update in batches from January 18th according to Verizon’s support site.

Android 2.2 Froyo turns your cell into a Wi-Fi hotspot, and is 5x times faster than Android 2.1 Éclair, also boasts of the fastest browser in the smartphone category, It provides support for flash 10.1.

The Froyo with Ally comes with newer gadgets, better Exchange integration, faster browser and a boosted V8 JavaScript engine, Bluetooth voice dialing, LG social application, enhanced screen rotation feature. It has improved security options, including remote device wipe, device lock and a minimum password length, an updated contact directory, allows you to access Amazon, Mazon MP3 , Facebook and thinkfree office apps.

LG’s Ally is a power packed smartphone using the Android OS, It has a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 262K colors and 480 x 800 pixels resolution and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and was originally based on Android 2.1 Eclair platform.

Has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 16GB, 4GB card included), Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support, Stereo FM radio with RDS, as well as GPS with A-GPS support.

Ally has the technical specification for a further update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread except for the
NFC support. A speed improvement and a better UI and a more advanced keyboard could be possible with a conversion to Android 2.3 OS Gingerbread. But this is all in the future. Currently Ally users are slowly but steadily upgrading their OS to Android 2.2 Froyo.

Since this and Over The Air upgrade users will be notified that a system upgrade is available, to upgrade your LG Ally smartphone on Verizon wireless, click on Install Now and your smartphone will reboot and start the installation procedure. This latest firmware upgrade is named LG VS740ZVD.

In a move Samsung also stated itself to be working to release the Android 2.2 software update to its end users and stated in a tweet “We are working to make the Android 2.2/Froyo upgrade to all US Galaxy S owners as soon as possible. We want Galaxy S owners to have simple/reliable upgrade. We r running tests due to complexity/unique functionality” The Motorola Milestone is slated to be next in line after LG ally and Samsung Galaxy S to receive the much awaited Android 2.2 Froyo update.

This may bring some relief to the many users who ha been waiting for so long after Google had released the source code for Android 2.2 and the updates have only now been started to be pushed to the end users a reflection of the sorry state of affairs with the android upgrade program.

How to Turn your Windows 7 Laptop into a Wi Fi Hotspot

There is a feature in the windows 7 operating system that makes it possible to turn your laptop into a wireless internet access point or Wi-Fi Hotspot. What the feature does is let you use any internet connectivity you may have and share it with a bunch of other users as if you are all connecting from one wireless hotspot. As long the gadgets you want your internet connectivity with are Wi-Fi enabled, the whole sharing process becomes very easy.

Wireless Hosted Network Feature

Microsoft killed it this time with this feature. Basically, the feature is meant to allow multiple users access the internet from multiple wireless networks through the use of just one wireless card and there is no need for any other hardware, wires or any other devices. The Wireless Hosted Network feature is a small but effective and interesting piece of technology in the windows 7 operating system. However, you have to know how to activate the feature for you to use as it is intentionally hidden by default. What the feature effectively does in a nutshell is make your laptop a router through making your physical wireless adapter into a variety of virtual wireless adapters from which other devices that are Wi-Fi enabled such as PCs, laptops, game consoles etc can tap their internet connectivity.


For you to enjoy the services of the Wireless Hosted Network feature in windows 7, first of all you must be using windows 7 approved wireless adapters. What this does is that, soon as windows 7 detects your wireless adapters and can run it, meaning it is a supported version, the computer will automatically create a new connection called “Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter. But if you more than one available adapter, it is still okay as windows 7 simply takes the one adapter it deems fit and can work with, that is it can support it and creates the wireless connection.

There are two ways to turn on the Wi-Fi feature in Windows 7. You can either do it via a command line scripts prompt or the most common simple process through the Connectify function.

Using Connectify

If you want to use connectify to activate your wireless internet connectivity and sharing, simply download the software from the company’s homepage. It is open source software and thus should be readily available, no registration or price tags should be paid. Simply click on the connectify icon in the notification tray and choose the internet connection you want to share out. Once you have done this, create a new name for the wireless network you will be sharing and create a password as well for the connection. If you can see the Mode box, just pick Access Point from the menu but if not, settle for the “Ad Hoc” and just click to open. From the given options, just choose “Start Hotspot sharing” tab and you will be ready to start sharing your internet wireless connection.

Should be relatively easy to carry out the sharing procedure and join wireless networks as you wish.

HTC EVO 4G to Take on iPhone 4

A senior executive of Sprint Nextel is hopeful and is quite optimistic that with the new HTC EVO 4G they will experience less of the summer trauma known as the ‘iPhone introduction’, a term coined by most US telecom carriers (except AT&T) who have customers that leave their current phone network in favor of the latest iPhone model and defect to AT&T.

For the past three years, a new version of the iPhone is released around June and July. Every time Apple and AT&T launch their latest iPhone, customers from the other carriers including Sprint have felt the sting of losing subscribers when their contracts expire and then they leave and flock to AT&T to get the latest iPhone.

During an investor conference, Sprint CEO Robert Brust warned that this summer is another possible trauma year with the introduction of another iPhone model but he is hopeful that they won’t fell the sting as much as the previous years because of the launch of their first 4G phone.

The company recently released a Google device that is an Android and called it the HTC EVO 4G, a Smartphone that they believe can take on the iPhone. This Smartphone features a high resolution touch screen, an eight megapixel camera, and a special feature that allows it to turn itself into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

This phone is considered to be a really compelling competitor to the iPhone and is designed for a 4G network that is super fast. This means that viewing videos and running applications will be faster compared to the iPhone because the EVO is used in a 4G network.

Brust explained further that AT&T’s network problems and its tiered pricing plan could turn off the potential iPhone customers, giving them an edge since the EVO will use Sprint’s Clearwire 4G wireless network. AT&T has been receiving a lot of criticisms and complaints for its network problems that are regularly experienced by their customers.

With this new Smartphone, the company hopes that they won’t lose as many customers as they had in the past. Brust also announced during his presentation in the conference that the sales for the EVO 4G have been relatively strong not only in the 4G areas but all across the country.

Although sales figures might not be as strong as iPhone sales, sales figures for the HTC EVO 4G were higher and more promising than the Samsung Instinct and the Palm Pre which were released in the previous years.

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