The chrome2phone equivalent for Symbian has arrived in style ! It has been implemented through Nokia Drop which is already a great service to send links and wallpapers to phone.
This is what Drop usually does :
- Change your phone’s wallpaper
- Send image to your phone (Note: images are send as a link and will be downloaded to mobile via Nokia Drop application)
- Send URL to your favourite phone browser (ie. Nokia Browser or Opera Mobile)
- Send map view or send selected location from maps.nokia.com
- Send feeds to Nokia Reader or to native browser web feed
Now it supports this :
NEW: Install apps, wallpapers, themes, ringtones from Ovi Store without SMS
“Nokia Drop uses Push Notifications, so no cable or Bluetooth connection is needed.”
Just like Chrome2Phone right ? 🙂
Good to know that many trivial features like these are *still* coming for Symbian, hope everything is replicated to the next version of Windows Phone !
Check out the Video :
Available for all Symbian^3 users ( v1.3 )
Symbian^1 users can try this in v1.2 itself.
Download now and drop away !
Maps, the best acquisition-born product from Nokia has received a beta update that brings new features like weather updates and live traffic information for your route.The Betalabs blog has concise info on what this new version brings :
A new release of Nokia Maps v3.08 beta just launched! Aside from cleaner navigation and UI, there’s also a lovely new weather app where you can get conditions by the hour to help you prepare for the day, or expected forecasts to help you plan your week. Live traffic routing information is now in the Drive screen and search details are easier to read, making it safer for you on the road.
So, a lovely new weather app and live traffic information in the drive screen. More notable additions are improved readability, so that it’s easier on the eyes while driving.
Source Betalabs <– Download here to try it out
Fancy a bigger and better live view display for your Canon EOS DSLR ? Well, there’s an app for that ! ( P.S : Currently available only for SGS 2 [KG1 or newer FW] and Honeycomb tablets )
Called DSLR controller, this Android app allows you to output the live view mode from your DSLR to your Android phone through a USB otg adapter.
Video demo :
DSLR Controller is the first and only app that will allow you to control your Canon EOS DSLR from a compatible Android device over USB. You need a Honeycomb tablet or an SGS2 (with KG1 or newer firmware) and a USB host (OTG, On-The-Go) cable / adapter for this.
It is now available from Market (desktop link):
Also see the discussion thread on XDA-Developers.com:
Cool, right ?
Priced at 8.5 $ on the Android market, this app is quite an experiment for all DSLR lovers out there.
Google has just announced that the Chrome 11 beta is live in it’s dev channel.Get it here now for Windows !! It’s available for Mac and linux too, respective builds : Mac, Linux . The version number is 11.0.696.16.
Most notable improvements are Voice search ( Wow speech to text capabilities like Android ) ,GPU accelerated 3-D CSS and HTML 5 . What are you waiting for ? Give it a go ! I definitely have tried it out, i find no difference, its as fast as before, do let me know your experience in comments . Also in other news, Mozilla Firefox 4 was launched yesterday and it has touched 5 million downloads in the first 24 hours, but has definitely failed to surpass or even equal Firefox 3’s impressive 8.4 million. Also, Microsoft has a cake for the mozilla team :
The world’s most used mobile browser is now available in the Android Market.
But alas, in beta form. But, who cares ? It has many new features for its android variant.
Have a look :
Features include Speed, Pinch-zoom,tabbed browsing..etc
So, will it replace your chrome or dolphin browser ?