BADA 2.0 Custom ROM | GT S8500 | Middle East & North Africa | 14/4/12


Hello Guys,

Today I am posting another BADA 2.0 Firmware especially for the Middle East and North Africa. This Firmware is actually developed by the Team Elite members, MyLove90, NeoHack.

Team Elite © Mobile Gameroids

Team Elite

Specifications : 

This Firmware completely supports the below mentioned languages (OS languages & Keyboard):

  • English 
  • French 
  • Arabic 
  • Persian 
  • Urdu 
  • Korean

It also contains the following CSC profiles codes:

  • KOR               
  • ABS 
  • BTC 
  • EGY
  • JED
  • KSA
  • LEV
  • MAT
  • MED
  • MID
  • MMC
  • MWD
  • PAK
  • THR
  • TUN
  • WAN
  • XSG
  • AFG

>> Just like Standard OJP FWs

Main Features

  • Enhanced Ram management
  • Based on S8500DDLC2_INU stock rom
  • Optimized CSC & RC1 files
  • All Java Apps & games are ripped off
  • All Ringtones & wallpapers are ripped off
  • All widgets are ripped off
  • Opera Mini & Google Maps on main menu
  • Removed Navigation , Task , Caster , Google , Chat On
  • Keyboard is very fast & smooth & support Swype T9 for all languages
  • SMS & MMS Recipients increased to 100 instead of 10
  • Voice call recorder added
  • MEA calendar added (Hijri – Shamsi – Georgian)
  • Front Camera button available in camera app
  • Any key to make LCD on
  • Battery Percentage indicator is Activated by default
  • Bluetooth Secure connection is off & Remote Sim Mode activated
  • Enhanced GPS
  • Support for RTL languages (Right to left languages)
  • Display of Hidden Phone partitions with normal Usb connection
  • Custom view off SMS (Black background with words written in white font)
  • Wifi & Phone sound are tweaked
  • Can multitask 5 Java apps (if Java apps support running in background)
  • Voice Recorded IT3 Tag is moded to be able to use recorded files for voice recognition

DOWNLOAD LINK : CLICK HERE

Samsung Related Articles:

Penta TPad by BSNL[INDIA] launched against Aakaash Tablet.


BSNL has launched three tablets including two 7 inch resistive screen based tabs with Android 2.3 operating system while the third tablet comes with an 8 inch capacitive touchscreen.

Made by Noida based company – Pantel, the tablets will be sold with discounted data plans from BSNL. The three tablets are priced at Rs 3,250 [$66.23], Rs 10,999[$224.15] and Rs 13,500[$275.12].

The cheapest model is Penta Tpad IS 701r which is priced at Rs 3,250 [$66.23]. Notably, Aakash is priced at just Rs 2500[$50.95]. However, Tpad has better specification than the Datawind’s low cost tablet.

Penta Tpad is a WiFi only tablet with Android 2.3 operating system, it has a 1 GHz processor (ARM11 IMAP210) clubbed with 256 MB RAM. The tablet also offers HDMI port through which it can be connected to a TV. Its 7 inch resistive touch screen comes with 800×600 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.

The tablet has a 3000 mAh battery and 2 GB internal memory which can be expanded through micro SD card. The tablet also has a VGA front facing camera for video calling. While Penta Tpad IS 701r has the BSNL branding, the other two tablets images do not have.

The second tablet is named ‘Penta Tpad_ws704c’. It has the same specification as its cheapest cousin (701r) but offers added 3G connectivity which supports both CDMA/EVDO and GSM, inbuilt A-GPS, Accelerometer and Bluetooth. It also comes with a 2 megapixel rear camera and also has bigger 512 MB RAM for faster performance.

The costliest amongst the three is the Tpad WS802C which has an 8 inch capacitive screen. It comes with a faster 1.2 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM. The internal memory is also bigger at 4 GB. Rest of the features like GPS, camera and Bluetooth are same as the 704C.

Samsung P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 Review.


Samsung P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 16GB WiFi & 3G (Unlocked) (Black/Grey)

$668.50

Within an 11-day period last fall, Engadget published reviews of two different Samsung Galaxy tablets. At the time, we felt the company was turning into a caricature of itself, with slates in every conceivable size, including 10.1, 8.9 and 7 inches. Mostly, though, if we sounded exasperated with Sammy’s “see what sticks” strategy, it was because the outfit unveiled not one, but two 7-inchers over the course of a month. One of these, the 7.0 Plus, went on sale in the US back in November, with mid-range specs and a mid-range price to match its in-between size. But that tablet always felt like a consolation prize next to our second contender, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, which brings a brushed metal back, 10-hour battery and Super AMOLED Plus, 1280 x 800 display. Even on paper, it always seemed promising. Special.

Maddeningly, though, those of us here in the states still can’t buy one through the likes of Best Buy and Amazon, and though Verizon Wireless plans to sell an LTE-enabled version, we know scant few details about when it will arrive, how much it will cost or whether there will be an off-contract option. Luckily for us, our friends over at Negri Electronics hooked us up with an international model, one with 16GB of internal storage and WiFi, HSPA+ and EDGE / GPRS radios — a doozy of a tablet that would cost you $668.50 if you were to import it to the US. (You can buy it domestically if you live in select markets like the UK.) So is the product novel enough to warrant that novelty price? Find the answer to that question and more after the break.

Hardware

If you were to compare our last few reviews of Galaxy tablets, you might find the design paragraphs tend to bleed together. Thin, lightweight. Well-made, but plasticky. Wash, rinse, repeat. But the 7.7 feels like more than just a rehashed device re-tooled to accommodate an odd screen size: it’s a clear step up from the original Galaxy Tab, along with the 10.1, 8.9 and 7.0 Plus that have followed since. With this device, Samsung trades the tried-and-true plastic backing for a brushed metal lid with plastic strips on either end, allowing for optimal antennae reception — a design choice that brings to mind the Flyer and other HTC-made devices. Like the 10.1, there’s a thin metal ring around the front surface, though it’s a thinner, more subtle band than before. So far as we can tell, the bezels are the same width as the ones you’ll find on the 7.0 Plus which is to say they’re reasonably narrow. And that’s not even mentioning that stunner of a Super AMOLED Plus screen. What more can we say, then? It doesn’t take a loyal Samsung fan to tell this is simply a higher-quality piece of kit.


At least as far as the industrial design, those of you who impatiently bought the 7.0 Plus needn’t feel toojealous: at 335g (.74 pounds) and 7.89mm (.31 inches) thick, it doesn’t feel much thinner or lighter than its smaller sibling, which weighs 345g (.76 pounds) and measures 9.96mm (0.39 inches thick). In any case, both devices are exceptionally slim compared to other 7-inch tablets. Also, while the casing here is made of metal, those flimsy door covers have carried over from earlier models. So to anyone making do with an older Samsung tab, we can assure you the build quality hasn’t improved drastically. Both the 7.7 and 7.0 Plus feel solid, save for those skimpy port covers; it’s just that the 7.7 looks nicer, and feels more pleasing in hand.

Interestingly, Samsung has placed the 2-megapixel front-facing camera on one of the shorter, portrait ends — just like on the 7.0 Plus. If you remember, though, the Galaxy Tab 8.9, has a landscape-oriented front camera, suggesting that larger tablet was intended to be used primarily in landscape, not portrait mode. It’s clear, then, that whatever that magical cut-off set by Samsung’s design team, it’s larger than 7.7 inches, but smaller than 8.9. Which makes sense to us, given that the 7.7’s 16:10 aspect ratio makes it far easier to type in portrait mode. Depending on the size of your hands, you might be able to swing landscape too, though if you have smaller fingers like some of us, you might want to consider installing SwiftKey X as an alternate ‘board.


Continuing our tour around the device, you’ll find the mic slit directly to the left of that front-facing camera, with the 3.5mm headphone jack sitting on the top edge of the device, just behind it. The opposite side (read: the other portrait end) is home to twin speakers, along with the proprietary docking connector Samsung has used on all of its Galaxy tabs, which you can use to charge the device via USB or the included AC adapter. As with the 7.0 Plus, you won’t find an USB socket on the device itself; any tethering to your PC must also happen by way of that special connector. Turn the device around so that the front camera is on your left, and you’ll see that long edge on top houses the power / lock button, along with a volume rocker. On the side opposite that, you’ll find the SIM and microSD slots.

Inside, the tablet packs the usual array of radios and sensors, including 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, an accelerometer, digital compass and gyroscope, along with proximity and ambient light sensors. Interestingly, Samsung decided not to include an IR emitter — something it built into the Verizon Wireless-bound 7.7 and the lower-end 7.0 Plus and paired with Peel’s universal remote app. Additionally, A-GPS and GLONASS are on board, as well as EDGE / GPRS (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz) and 21Mbps-capable HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz) radios. Naturally, the US version headed to Verizon Wireless will instead offer LTE and CDMA connectivity.

Voice calls

You can place a call with the tablet pressed against your ear, though we only recommend doing this once, for comic effect.

We wouldn’t go so far as to call this hulking thing a phone, but Samsung did go out of its way to bundle a calling application so you don’t have to wonder if Skype and other apps will play nice with this particular device. Sammy’s touting a so-called Receiver Mode that allows you to avoid broadcasting the call to others — even if you’re not wearing a Bluetooth headset. Indeed, you can place a call with the tablet pressed against your ear, though we only recommend doing this once, for comic effect. Suffice to say, you’ll probably want to plug in headphones or pair the tablet with a BluetoothEarpiece.

To be clear, you’ll need a SIM in order to place calls from the app, even if you have a WiFi connection. At that point, you can place VoIP calls, or turn off HSPA+ and WiFi for a more old-fashioned sort of connection. As you’d expect, when you use the app your friends will see an incoming call from whatever number is associated with the SIM. All told, callers often had trouble hearing us, and either asked us to repeat ourselves or answered our questions with non-sequiturs after misinterpreting our side of the conversation. At worst, friends said we sounded muffled, and that they could only follow along if they happened to be parked in quiet areas. At best, we were told the call quality was clear but distant. For our part, calls sounded a bit less natural with headphones, though that’s obviously a more ergonomically sensible solution than holding the tablet to your ear. We also placed some calls over the speaker, which proved sufficiently loud — if we happened to be calling from a quiet room.

And what an intuitive app you have to place all those calls. Once you sign into your Google account — a key step in setting up your new tablet — the 7.7 will silently copy any existing Google contacts, so that your favorites and friends’ numbers will appear as they do on whatever Android handset you already happen to own. (Whatever contacts you have stored on the SIM card will show up too, unless you un-check that option in the settings.) Conveniently, the dial pad also includes large, finger-friendly shortcuts for starting a video call or sending a message, which can take the form of a simple SMS or an MMS with a photo, video, sound clip, location, sketch, contact, calendar event or memo attached.

Display and sound

The contrast here is so deep, and the viewing angles so wide, that other tablets’ screens look washed-out in comparison.

Remember how we said 7.0 Plus owners shouldn’t feel too resentful of the 7.7’s build quality? Yeah, well, that statement didn’t include the 7.7’s 1280 x 800, 197 pixel-per-inch screen. As it happens, this is the first Galaxy Tab to rock a non-pentile, Super AMOLED Plus display, and man, is it a winner. We could tell you it’s vibrant, stunning and breathtaking, but even that wouldn’t quite do it justice. The contrast here is so deep, and the viewing angles so wide, that other tablets’ screens look washed-out in comparison. By itself, for instance, the 7.0 Plus’ display is plenty bright and pleasant to look at, but place it next to the 7.7 and the transition is about as jarring as moving from the Transformer Prime to the Ainovo Novo7 (check out our comparison gallery toward the end if you think we’re exaggerating). The Super AMOLED Plus panel represents a clear step up from most other tablet displays, which sadly haven’t received the same level of tender lovin’ care as their smartphone cousins.

And, at the risk of getting ahead of ourselves, the 7.7 also has phenomenal battery life, so the gorgeous display makes an especially excellent foil for that 5,100mAh juicepack. After all, if your tablet’s capable of a 12-hour movie marathon, it may as well have a striking display to match, right? Also, because the runtime on this thing is so fantastic, we had no qualms about cranking the brightness while using the tablet outside, which made the screen easy to make out in direct sunlight.

If you like, you can also choose from one of three color modes, including standard, dynamic and movie. And, on a note unrelated to the beauty of the display, the panel used here offers some excellent palm rejection. Not only that, but we were also able to grip the tablet in one hand without accidentally opening apps or disturbing the onscreen menus.

The 7.7 won’t be the exceptional tablet with good enough sound to replace a dedicated set of speakers, but for what it is, the sound is loud, and the audio quality relatively balanced. We only noticed a smidgen of tinniness while listening to The White Stripes, though we did catch some distortion while blasting Gorillaz at top volume. It’s worth repeating, too, that both speakers are on the same side of the device, which means you won’t enjoy stereo sound if you watch a movie in landscape mode.

Performance
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 T-Mobile Springboard Toshiba Thrive 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Quadrant 1,947 1,871 Would not run 2,700
Linpack single-thread (MFLOPS) 53.76 46.22 31.37 28.98
Linpack multi-thread (MFLOPS) 81.07 58.81 57.08 69.47
NenaMark 1 (fps) 59.5 43.2 43.1 59.3
NenaMark 2 (fps) 37.9 27.9 19.2 41.8
Vellamo 1,220 1,161 1,045 1,198
SunSpider 9.1 (ms, lower numbers are better) 1,488 2,471 2,303 1,679

The 7.7 is the longest-lasting tablet we’ve ever seen. Not the longest-lasting 7-incher, but the longest-lasting tablet.

Like the Galaxy Note, which was announced on the same day, the 7.7 packs a Samsung-made, dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor, along with 1GB of RAM. The tab also has a Mali-400MP GPU. Though the Note and 7.7’s numbers are too disparate for us to call this an encore performance, it’s safe to say this is one of the fastest Android tablets on the market, especially in that sub-category of 7-inchers. As you can see, it faces its stiffest competition in the 7.0 Plus, which also has 1GB of RAM, along with a slightly slower 1.2GHz dual-core CPU. (We’ll take the 7.0 Plus’ astronomical Quadrant score with a grain of salt, as the test favors devices with lower-res screens, but suffice to say, its graphics scores in Nenamark are impressive.) Aside from that, the 7.7 established a wide lead over competing tablets like the T-Mobile Springboard and the Toshiba Thrive 7″. By all metrics, this thing is speedy.

For the most part, the 7.7 backs up its stellar benchmark scores with fluid performance. In particular, we were impressed with how smoothly the screen responds to pinch-to-zoom, and how nimbly websites and other pages re-scaled. The tab’s quick to launch apps and respond to all manner of taps and swipes, though it’s not completely immune from the sort of mundane sluggishness we’ve observed in other Honeycomb tablets. Occasionally, the 7.7 paused when we moved to minimize an app. Once, too, we noticed some stuttering while scrolling in the browser, though this ultimately proved to be the exception, not the rule. The accelerometer is also quick — almost too quick — to detect changes in orientation, so much so that we often had to tilt the tablet to change the orientation back again. Again, though, these are small blemishes on an otherwise spotless experience.

Battery life
Tablet Battery Life
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 12:01
Apple iPad 2 10:26
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime 10:17
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 9:55
Apple iPad 9:33
Motorola Xoom 2 8:57
HP TouchPad 8:33
Lenovo IdeaPad K1 8:20
Motorola Xoom 8:20
T-Mobile G-Slate 8:18
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 8:09
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 8:00
Archos 101 7:20
Archos 80 G9 7:06
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 7:01
Acer Iconia Tab A500 6:55
Sony Tablet P 6:50
T-Mobile Springboard (Huawei MediaPad) 6:34
Toshiba Thrive 6:25
Samsung Galaxy Tab 6:09
Motorola Xyboard 8.2 5:25
Velocity Micro Cruz T408 5:10
Acer Iconia Tab A100 4:54
Toshiba Thrive 7″ 4:42

The 7.7’s 5,100mAh battery is rated for up to 10 hours of video, but in a rare twist, we managed to squeeze out more runtime than that. Much more. All told, it lasted a staggering 12 hours on our video looping test, even with WiFi on and the brightness fixed at 50 percent (3G was disabled). That makes it the longest-lasting tablet we’ve ever seen. Not the longest-lasting 7-incher, mind you, but the longest-lasting tablet — one with enough juice to trample the iPad 2’s long-standing record by an hour and a half. The 7.7 also has a battery-saving mode, so presumably you could push past that 12-hour-mark — you know, in case you need your tablet to stay alive through more than just a roundtrip flight from New York to LA.

What’s insane, of course, is that this tablet also happens to be one of the thinnest we’ve seen. If Samsung can build a tablet this slim without skimping on battery life, what’s Toshiba’s excuse? Or Motorola’s? In a way, the 7.7 reminds us of the Droid RAZR Maxx, a phone we reviewed just last week: we recommend it in its own right, but we also like to think it could be a harbinger of other long-lasting devices to come.

Camera


Though other 7-inchers offer a bump in resolution, the 7.7’s 3-megapixel / 720p camera nonetheless captures an impressive amount of detail, staying faithful to the grease on a plate of hash browns, and the rough texture of concrete walls. We were also generally pleased by the balanced, not-too-saturated colors, though twice during our testing the tablet spat back images splashed with a blue overcast. In the case of this photo, at least, we were able to achieve more natural results on our second try, but even then the background appeared washed-out. In a few other sample pictures, too, details like clouds and the blueness of the sky simply get lost in translation.

And, in a neat touch, you can zoom in on photos by pressing a thumb onto either end of the screen and titling the tablet back and forth. Thanks to the flash, we were able to eke out some clear shots in a restaurant, though as you see in the gallery, most of our shots taken in the dimly lit bar are peppered with noise particles.

Software


As you’d expect, the Tab 7.7 goes the way of every other recent Galaxy Tab and comes loaded with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UX layered on top of Android. For now, that would be Honeycomb (version 3.2, to be exact), though the company has said an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is coming… eventually.

We won’t spend too much time rehashing the ins and outs of the user interface, as this is ground we’ve tread many times before. Suffice to say, Samsung has tinkered with almost every aspect of the experience, including the calendar, among other key apps. Also on board: Game Hub; Social Hub; Readers Hub; custom file, task and download managers; and a feature that allows you to take a screenshot anywhere in the OS and then share or doodle on it. All told, these customizations aren’t terribly intrusive, but not every single tweak registers as an improvement over stock Honeycomb, and fans of vanilla Android might resent it on principle.

Otherwise, the list of third-party apps is limited, with Polaris Office and Pulse as the major stand-outs. Beyond that, it’s Google-made apps, such as Places, and all the little pieces that make TouchWiz TouchWiz.

Configurations and pricing

We can’t remember ever seeing a tablet this size that was so carefully designed.

Though we tested the lowest-end model with 16GB of internal storage, it’s also available in 32GB and 64GB flavors. Of course, it’s also headed stateside, where Verizon Wireless will sell a variant with LTE and CDMA radios inside. Unfortunately, though, the company hasn’t announced pricing and availability, and we also don’t know if it will be possible to buy the tablet off-contract and buy pay-as-you-go data packages as needed. So, US friends, if you like what you see here and you gotta have it now, it’s time to call an importer.

Since, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 hasn’t hit Verizon yet and isn’t on sale in places like Amazon US, folks here in the states will have to import it from places like Negri — not exactly a cheap option, with the 16GB WiFi-and-3G version going for $668.50. (The 16GB WiFi-only model costs a still-pricey $592.50 through Negri.)

Then again, even in markets where you can purchase it domestically, you’ll pay dearly for that sliver-thin design, long battery life and Super AMOLED Plus display. A quick perusal of Amazon UK, for instance, shows that the 16GB model with an HSPA+ radio costs £808.48, while the 16GB, 3G-enabled 7.0 Plus can be had for £521.24. Obviously, we don’t know domestic US pricing yet, but if the 16GB 7.0 Plus costs $350 here, the entry-level 7.7 is going to be expensive for a 7-inch tablet. Point is, this is not for the faint of heart or folks who are just in it for the YouTube videos.

The competition

If you’re looking for something as thin, light, beautiful, fast and long-lasting as the Galaxy Tab 7.7, you won’t find it — not in the 7-inch category, anyway. The question, then, should be, how much are you willing to pay for near-perfection? If you’re reading this section as a primer for your own comparison shopping, we’re going to go out on a limb and assume you’re well aware of the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, but decided not to take the sub-$300 bait. Indeed, while these products offer a compelling set of features for the money (along with surprisingly decent screens), you’ll find the battery life mediocre and the overall performance lacking, especially compared to a powerhouse like the 7.7.

Even in the middle tier, though, many of the options are unsuitable, thanks to short battery life, thick, chintzy designs or sometimes both (we’re looking at you, Toshiba Thrive 7″). There are a couple compelling options, though — namely, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the T-Mobile Springboard (also known as the Huawei MediaPad outside the US). The 7.0 Plus, in particular, is thinner and lighter, with faster performance and two hours more runtime than what the Springboard is capable of. Still, despite some middling battery life, the Springboard is attractively designed, well-made, decently fast and sports a lovely IPS display. If you go for that, though, skip T-Mobile’s two-year agreement and pay a little extra for an off-contract device for which you can buy HSPA+ data packages as needed.

Wrap-up

As crowded as the market for Android tablets has become, the impossibly long-lasting Galaxy Tab 7.7 belongs in an elite echelon of memorable devices — a fraternity that’s home to the likes of the older Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the ASUS Transformer Prime (GPS issues not withstanding). Putting it bluntly, the 7.7 is the best 7-inch tablet money can buy: it performs well, offers a stunning screen and manages to deliver twice the battery life of other small tablets, despite being markedly thinner. In fact, we can’t remember ever seeing a tablet this size that was so carefully designed. But here it is, and it presents the same level of quality that the 10.1, iPad 2 and Transformer Prime offer in the 10-inch category.

Really, our biggest caveat is that it’s expensive, even compared to mid-range models like the $350 7.0 Plus. The 7.7 isn’t a plaything for mainstream consumers, but people who care deeply about laying claim to the latest and greatest gadgets, and are willing to pay dearly for the privilege. As any early adopter would tell you, getting burned on price is just one trade-off to scoring bragging rights. Indeed, such enthusiasts might well decide that nearly $250 premium over mid-range tablets is worth the long battery life, brisk performance and brilliant display. So is that you? Do you need the best that badly? We’ll let you do some soul-searching and chew on that for a bit.

Update: Though the global HSPA+ model we reviewed has no IR emitter, the LTE / CDMA version headed to Verizon Wireless does have one.

(via Engadget, source: Negri Electronics)

Android [ROM] MIUI4DX 1.8.12 [UPDATE]


[ROM] MIUI4DX 1.8.12

This ROM is built from CM7 nightlies and MIUI translation

NOTES:
You MUST be on CyanogenMod 7 or .340 Froyo to flash this rom!
Remember to wipe before flash! Make sure you take your camera settings off to Widescreen.

You can Download the perfect MIUI ROM here : DOWNLOAD

What are the changelogs :

Official changelog 

  • [Special]

1. Support for official stock updater apk.
2. Autoclose folders after launching app.

  • [System]

Optimize bluetooth to send files of any format
Optimize selection method for text, numbers, passwords, e-mail, telephone, URL, etc. – Doubletap to Select All in special fields, Chinese characters no longer overlap, line break fixes
Fix “about phone” system information display errors
Fix notification immediately disappearing after system update package finishes downloading

  • [Telephone]

Optimize add, delete, and editing contact list
Optimize missed call notification from strangers
Optimize two-way calls during hang ups, pop-up panel for more operations
Fix some SIM toolkit FC issues
Fix black screen issue after phonecall
Fix setting preferred network type reverting after reboot
Fix phone -> More settings refresh issues
Fix phone status information leading to FC
Fix rare cases of dialer FC after full wipe

  • [SMS]

Optimize bulk deleting (prompts)
Optimize File Manager to support sending more pictures using MMS
Optimize the use of SMS notification volume
Optimize SMS center number accessing timeout to avoid endless progress dialogue
Fix message delivery report repeatedly popping up
Fix SMS background problems
Fix messages from strangers giving error

  • [Contact]

New re-index data capabilities, fix not being able to find contacts when dialing (Contact menu – settings – rebuild index data)
New pop-up quick panel for strangers – support for more details
Optimize dial-up, contact switching animation
Optimize the editing interface, contact notes
When contact info is empty, pop up dialogue to confirm
Optimization of progress when prompted to delete contact
Fix deleting contact in edit mode success primp
Fix some cases of strangers call log not saving
Fix FC when joining Exchange account contacts
Fix contacts without numbers appearing blank
Fix contact statistics accuracy issue

  • [Lock screen, status bar, notification board]

Optimize lock-screen memory footprint by an average of 80%
Variety lock screen optimized to support audio
Optimize being able to see current applications through variety lock-screen
Optimize the slide down to unlock area
Fix some cases of the screen flashing before lockscreen
Fix not being able to see Lock screen preview for missed calls and unread SMS

  • [Desktop]

Optimize hiding desktop shortcuts
Fix clock widget not refreshing when changing timezones
Fix edit mode inaccurate input positions
Fix some cases of folder disappearing
Fix some 4*1 and 4*2 widet sizing
Fix overlapping icons

  • [Browser]

Optimize startup speed
Optimize default navigation page for favorites, history, and other layout details
Fix google voice search issues
Fix back key issues exiting background apps instead of closing tabs or browser app
Fix quick links disappearing
Fix downloaded files with Chinese names becoming illegible

  • [Application supermarket] (not included in miui.us due to legal reasons – contains wares)

New emergency system update
Optimize the “Refresh” button
Optimize “hot applications” page to display more content

  • [Themes]

Fix custom lock screen wallpaper issues
Optimize detailed full-screen previews – black backgrounds
Optimize edit details page to remain at current position when returning
Optimize Online Theme loading mechanism – prefetch data for smoother scrolling
Fix exiting fullscreen preview not centering when
Fix other fullscreen preview issues
Fix some cases of “in use” icon displaying on wrong ringtone
Fix number of downloads line-detail issue

  • [Music]

Fix lockscreen songs not responding by wired headsets
Fix some cases of music player sync issues causing FC

  • [DND]

Optimize hidden/encrypted list categories making it easier to find

  • [LED Light]

Added support for custom LED settings for calls, SMS notifications (color, blinking frequency)

  • [File Manager]

Optimize back key operations when accessing files from other apps
Optimize browser interface classification to support timely prompts to insert/remove of SD Card
Fix response timeout when copy/cut/pasting large number of files
Fix number of file sync when copy/cut/pasting

  • [Backup]

Optimize list scrolling during backup and restore process
Check available internal storage to optimize restore
Optimize local backup/restore performance
Optimize local backup of third-party apps – temporary disable app to avoid abnormal restore/backup
Optimize recovery of contacts to avoid syncing both MIUI backup and Google account contacts
Fix theme backup display issues
Fix alarm backup/restore failure issues (need to remake new backup)
Fix automatic backup not going to lockscreen after finishing
Fix previous online backup date showing as 1970-1-1

  • [Download Management]

Add option to delete file when deleting download history
Fix issue when set to use WiFi only, 3G/GPRS data still being active

  • [Settings]

Optimize dock detection option
Fix phone security information not showing up

MIUI for Beginners

>Already flashed MIUI ROM? OK, pick up your phone now, let’s start our happy journey of MIUI ROM.
The first step: Selecting Apps
>Various apps will greatly enrich your cell phone, so firstly let’s select the apps to your taste.
>Click Net Disk on the desktop, and you’ll see MIUI has prepared a variety of amazing apps for you, including notes, audios, videos and IM and so on. You are free to choose and install what you like! (Please make sure your phone is connected to wifi.)
Tip: If you want more apps, you may click the tab “All for one” in “Net Disk”, the place where MIUI users upload their own apps.> You may also download more apps in electronic markets. You need to install the corresponding market (some can be downloaded in “Net Disk”), and then go get more apps.> I’d like to install apps downloaded from the computer, what should I do? First copy the downloaded file (.apk) into your SD card. Then pick up your phone, click “File Manager” on the desktop, find the file you copied and click to install it.

Tip: How to copy files from the computer to the phone? First connect your phone to your computer via data cable, pull down the notification panel from the top of the phone, click “USB connected”, and then click “Turn on USB storage”.

>After copying, do not forget to select the option of “Turn off USB storage”, otherwise “File Manager” in the phone will not be able to find the sd card, as it is being occupied by the computer.
>Now I have a lot of apps, how to put them in order?
>All apps successfully installed are listed on the desktop, however, they may not be in the order you want, how to put them in order?

> Long press an app icon and then you may move it freely. When it is moved to the screen border, the screen will automatically switch to the next screen.

> How to add a screen? Use two fingers to pinch on the desktop to enter screen thumbnail mode. Then you may add or delete screens.

> How to delete an app? Long press the app icon you want to delete, drag it on top of the trash box and click OK to delete it.

The second step: Let’s make your phone different.
A phone without style is nothing remarkable, so let’s make your phone different!

NEW THEMES FOR DOWNLOAD : Theme1 ,  Theme2

> Changing wallpaper: Click Menu button on the desktop, select “Change Wallpaper” to replace the wallpaper. In addition to the existing wallpaper in the phone, thousands of pieces of wallpaper are also available online.> Changing theme: Themes make great changes to your interface style. Click “Theme Manager” on the desktop to select the theme you like. Also, more online themes are available online.> Selecting ringtones and more: click “Settings” on the desktop to set call and notification ringtones. In “Personalization” under “Personal” tab, you may find more options.

The third step: it’s time for some advanced techniques!
Well, you are no longer a beginner now, so let’s learn some advanced techniques.

> Adding widgets on the desktop: press the Menu button on the desktop, select “Edit Mode”, and then click the icon on the upper right corner to access the interface of “Add Widgets”. Choose your favorite widget on the top, and then drag it to the screen below.> Using folders to manage desktop apps: in the interface of “Add Widgets”, drag [Folder] to the desktop. You may drag multiple apps into folders to classify them. After opening the folder, you may click the edit icon in the upper left corner to rename the folder.> Using toggles panel to improve efficiency: drag the notification panel down from the top, click “Toggles” to go to the toggles panel (It goes to the toggles panel in default of notice.) On the panel are listed the most commonly used toggles, you may click to quickly enable or disable a toggle. Long press on the icon will launch the settings for that icon.

> Guest mode: enable the “Guest Mode” toggle in the panel, and your calls and text messages logs will be hidden, and all installed applications cannot be removed. You may have a try when you need to show your phone to guests or children.

> Importing contacts or binding accounts: you may use some apps to import a batch of contacts, or bind Google account directly in “Settings”> “Personal”> “Accounts & Sync Settings” to sync contacts at any time.

> How to print screens? Press “Menu” key and “Volume Down” key at the same time to print a screen. The printed image is saved in the directory of MIUI in the sd card.

> How to copy files from the computer without using the data cable? In case of a wifi connection, enter “File Manager” on the desktop, select the tab of “Remote Administration” to start the service, and then you will get an address. Enter the given address on the computer, then you may copy files without using a data cable!

Core Features

MIUI HOME :

Two-layer shortcuts and program icons are integrated into one-layer desktop.
Long press on an icon to enter edit mode, open Widgets and drag it to the target screen.
Drag the app you want to uninstall to the top of the trash box to delete it.
Eight kinds of flipping screens effects are available with gorgeous animations.

T9 dialer 

T9 dialer is applied for smart dialing. It supports searching by contact name and phone number, and the results are listed according to contact frequency.
The default setting is to forbid any third-party app to monitor users’ calls.
Currently, there are 230301 attribution logs. The attribution data will be updated continuously, codes of foreign countries are supported as well.

SMS

Compared with native Android system, 7 major optimizations on SMS are made:
Adding contacts in short messages;
Adding names in group sending messages and automatically adding the names to Contacts;
Easier taking of numbers, urls and email addresses from short messages;
Optimization on mobile newspaper reading;
Collection of important messages;
Recommended messages for holidays;
Quick reply and view window.

Contacts

Quick location of contacts;
Faster to add new contacts;
Contacts group management supported;
Contacts’ large images supported.

Themes

The third edition UI loading engine makes it faster and easier to change themes;
Partial theme customs are more flexible and comprehensive. Rich online wallpapers, ringtones, fonts and so on are available.

Camera

Faster loading speed enables you to take photos immediately.
More professional modes such as continuous shooting, timing and special effects supported.

Gallery

Faster picture browsing speed than that of native Android system;
Brand new view mode supports to view the pictures by folder path.

Music

Simultaneous enjoying and downloading massive online music. Music chart live playing and bulk downloads supported;
Automatic connection of lyrics and album covers. ID3 information editing supported;
Changing songs by swinging the phone and sleep mode supported.

Notifications

After pulling Notifications and Toggles panel down, changing panels by sliding the screen supported.

MIUI apps

File Manager, Traffic Monitor, Backup, Notes, and Torch.

Tips & Tricks


Long Press:Long press on the icon in Toggles will launch the settings for that icon.

Screen Shot:Press “Menu” key and “Volume Down” key at the same time to print a screen. The printed image is saved in the directory of MIUI in the sd card.

Hold HomePress Home key at the first screen, you may preview screen thumbnails and add or move screens.

Delete Message or Call Log : Slide from left to right to quickly delete a message or a call log.

Edit Mode : You may hold down an icon by one hand to enter Edit Mode, and then use the other hand to slide the screen to move the icon to the target screen.

Call Activated : Your phone will vibrate when a call gets through.

Activate Music from Lockscreen : Double tap the time zone to launch the Music Player when the screen is locked.

Quick SMS/Phone Launch : In the lockscreen, hold down the icon of Call or SMS, and you can enter the responding program.

Quick Launch Torch : Hold down Home key to quickly enable the torch when the screen is locked.

Quick Launch Contact Options : Click the contact image in Calls, SMS and Contacts, shortcut menus will pop up.

Long Press Search : Long press on Search button will launch search via voice recognition.

Recovery Reboot : Click menu in “System Update” to reboot and enter recovery.

% for Battery : The battery will display the percentage of left battery capacity by Settings>System>Battery>Notification Indicator Style>Percentage.

Running Apps List : Long press on the Home button can go to “Program Manager”. Click the “Clear up” button at the bottom left to clear the extra processes in memory. And the system will inform you of the released memory and current available memory.
Note: System processes will not be cleared so as to ensure the normal running of the system.

IP Calling : . How to set IP dialing?
MIUI ROM can add an IP prefix for the called number in a strange land. You may set it in Settings>Common>Calls.
You may also long press the contact item before dialing, and choose “Make IP calls” in the pop-up menu.

Reject Call : When you are not available to answer the phone, you may slide up the panel to reject the call and to send a message to the caller at the same time.

Custom Ringtones : . How to set custom ringtones?
Put media files into the Media/Audio/ringtones directory in the SD card, (If there is none of this directory, please create one manually) and then select in Sounds in Settings.
Note: there are three directories under Audio, corresponding to the following tones:
notifications–notification ringtones
ringtones–incoming call ringtones
alarms–alarming ringtones
Supported formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, Midi, etc.

Important SMS : As for those important messages you want to add to your favorites, you may long press the message in the pop-up menu and select “Favorites”. You may switch to “Favorites” tab in the main SMS interface to view collected messages.

Quick Delete SMS : How to quickly delete items?
You may slide from left to right on the item and click on the red “Delete” button when it appears.

Tether : How can I share my network to the PC or other terminals?
Firmware of Android 2.2 and above support the sharing of mobile phones to other Internet terminal in the following method:
Go to “Settings” -> “System” -> “Share mobile network”, you may choose to share the Internet connection by USB tethering or setting up portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

Purchase the first 7 inch Honeycomb tablet, Acer A100 released


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Acer has beaten Archos to the punch in releasing the first 7 inch Honeycomb tablet. The Iconia A100 is now up for sale and its very affordable coming in at only $329 for the 8GB version and $349 for the 16GB variety. Both versions feature Android 3.2, 1GHZ Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera and it has built-in ports for expansion. You’ll also find and HDMI jack, microUSB and a microSD slot. This is a great choice for a new Android tablet and you won’t have to purchase extra port for expansion. Hit the jump for more information in the full press release.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2011 – Acer America expands its Acer Iconia™ Tab line of tablets withits first 7-inch tablet – and the industry’s first 7-inch tablet running Android™ 3.2 (Honeycomb) – in the United States and Canada. The new Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 features an incredibly portable sub-one pound design, a vibrant 7-inch multi-touch display, and a sleek, thin design that is comfortable to use and take virtually anywhere.

With the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 tablet, customers can have a single portable device for enjoying entertainment such as games and websites as well as productivity applications such as a calendar and email. The tablet comes pre-installed with Adobe Flash Player 10.3, so Adobe Flash games and websites can be enjoyed right out of the box. In addition, the WiFi device is the ideal size for moms, families and individuals who want to stay entertained and productive, since the screen is large enough to enjoy video and other multimedia, yet the device is portable enough for comfortable single-handed use.

 

Weighing in at a mere 0.92 pounds and measuring only a half-inch thick, the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100’s super-portable size makes it easy to take anywhere. The vibrant 7-inch TFT WSVGA screen displays social networking sites, photos and more in 1024×600 resolution and high-color contrast, so customers can enjoy crisp, vibrant content enhanced by a 16:10 aspect ratio and 75-degree wide viewing angle. Plus, the 7-inch capacitive touch-screen is incredibly responsive and accurate for convenient finger-tip control.

“The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 tablet delivers the ultimate combination of portability and performance for fun and gaming as well as staying in touch,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “Families are spending more time social networking and enjoying web-based digital media, so a highly portable tablet like the Acer A100 will let them get more done and stay connected on-the-go to enjoy their lives more fully.”

Ultimate Companion for Mobile Moms and Families

The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 is the ultimate companion for mobile consumers such as moms and families who want a single device for gaming, fun, entertainment and staying in touch on the go.Customers can enjoy movies right out of the box with the Google® Movies app that allows users to rent and play movies on the Acer A100. Also, Google® Music gives customers instant access to their personal music collection on the web without the hassle of wires or syncing. Customers can also use NemoPlayer® for video, photos and music and Aupeo! for enjoying online radio. Dolby® Mobile Technology on the tablet delivers dynamic sound to enhance the enjoyment of music and movies. In addition, the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 can be connected to a TV via its HDMI port,so customers can share full HD videos in 1080p resolution. Game play can also be extended to a big screen TV or display with the Acer A100’s HDMI port and dual-display support. As a result, more people can watch and enjoy the game as it is mirrored to the larger screen. Plus, the Acer A100 can be used as a controller for the game as the player watches the image on the larger display.

 

In addition, games are crisp, fast and realistic thanks to the performance technology and six-axis motion sensing gyro meter. Customers can enjoy rich and exciting Adobe-flash based Web pages, games, videos and animations with Adobe Flash Player 10.3. Thousands of additional apps can be easily downloaded from the Android Marketplace.

 

Save Memories, Shop Better, Stay Connected with Cameras

The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 allows customers to always be ready to take photos and video on-the-go and quickly share them by email and on social media sites. Lighter than most SLR cameras, the Acer A100 has a 5MP rear-facing camera with flash, so families will know they have a great camera with them to capture all of life’s fun and unexpected moments. It also records clear and detailed HD Video at 720p at 30 frames per second. Plus, the rear-facing camera can be used with many available apps to read bar-codes and QR codes for shopping and other promotions. The tablet also has a 2MP fixed-focused front-facing camera and webcam for video chats.

 

Reading and Productivity Apps Let Moms and Families Get More Done

The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 e-reading functionality will be appreciated by a range of family members. Moms and dads can download e-books to enjoy during quiet moments in comfortable single-handed usage. The tablet comes pre-installed with Acer LumiRead and Google® Books eReading apps for enjoying e-books. Plus, the color screen vibrantly displays children’s e-books, so they’ll always have something to enjoy during long or unexpected waits. Extra features like the realistic page turn effect make reading even more fun. The auto-rotation allows customers to enjoy e-books, games, movies and more in either landscape or portraitmode.

 

In addition, everyone can stay up-to-date with extended family and friends via Acer’s Social Jogger, which puts Facebook® and Twitter® in one place for quick and easy reading and updates. Moms can keep their family schedule organized with the easy-to-use Acer “Day Planner” application that gives an easy-to-view list of upcoming activities. Working moms and those with busy schedules will appreciate that the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 helps them stay productive. Customers can set up multiple email addresses and view Microsoft® Office documents using the trial version of the “Docs to Go” app for getting things done quickly.

Android 3.2 Brings Additional Benefits for Browsing and Entertainment

The Acer A100 comes installed with Android 3.2, the latest version of Honeycomb to give customers the latest in advanced mobile browsing. Customers can browse the Internet with speed and ease, even web pages built with Flash, thanks to Adobe Flash 10.3 that comes pre-loaded on the Acer A100 tablet. In addition, Android 3.2 lets customers have more control over their entire browsing experience, such as managing web pages by tabs, more advanced privacy settings, and proper sizing of apps and web pages for the 7-inch display.

Connectivity to WiFi and Other Devices

The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 can quickly and easily connect to Wi-Fi networks via the integrated Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless technology to access the Internet, the Android marketplace for apps and more.

 

Customers can enjoy their own digital content on the Acer A100 tablet by transferring files such as videos, movies and eBooks to it through the tablet’s micro-USB port or by using the Micro-SDcard reader that can read Micro-SD cards with a capacity up to 32GB. Plus, the integrated Bluetooth allows consumers to connect the tablet to a variety of other devices, such as headsets and keyboards.

 

High-Performance for Maximum Enjoyment

The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 packs maximum performance into its incredibly portable size. It uses a high-performance NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM to give customers blazing fast access to multiple programs and apps at once. The Ultra Low Power GeForce® GPUenhances gaming, web, and multimedia for a more realistic, responsive experience.

The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 provides solid uptime with a 1530 mAh Li-polymer battery for up to five hours during Internet browsing with WiFi, up to four hours during web-streamed video and up to 4.5 hours during 720p video playback.(1)

Sharing Digital Media is Easy with clear.fi

Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 comes with Acer clear.fi, which connects with any other DLNA-compliant device to quickly and easily share and enjoy digital media. It automatically detects clear-fi-enabled devices on the wireless home network (smartphones, notebooks, HD media players, etc.) and gathers and organizes media files by type (video, music, photo, pre-recorded TV).

 

Priced Starting at only $329.99

The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 is available in the U.S. now at national retail stores and will be available in Canada next month.  The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100-07u16u with 16GB of memory(2)has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $349.99 U.S and $399.99 CAD, while the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100-07u08u with 8GB of memory(2) has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $329.99 U.S. and $349.99 CAD.

About Acer

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.(3) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company’s continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic WinterGames and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.

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