Tag Archives: Android

Smartwatch – Samsung Gear S3 Frontier photos

A couple days ago we got another Smartwatch – Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. It features:

  • Built-in Speaker & Standalone GPS
  • 1.3″ AMOLED always-on display
  • IP68 dust and water resistance
  • 22 mm standard watch bands
  • and most importantly – it works (compared to Android Wear failure1 and failure2)

Gallery below… photos taken in hurry… always running out of time 🙂

We got a new test device – LG G3 D855 32 GB

(this post was originally published on a1dev.wishmesh.com)

We got a new testing device – LG G3 (international model D855) with 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM. It seems, that this is Asia’s model, not European. Manufactured Nov 2014, with Android version 4.4.2, LG Software version V10m-TWN-XX.

To root we used: PurpleDrake-Lite!
Then use this tutorial to Bump: Bump! Workaround for the LG G3 Locked Bootloader – XDA TV.
And do not forget to backup your stock ROM and all the partitions, including both EFS (your IMEI, etc.).

If you have only 64GB and 128GB MicroSD memory cards available (like us), then to workaround TWRP limitation (it does not support exFAT), use USB-OTG cable with any USB Flash drive (smaller than 64GB and formatted with FAT32). See image gallery for more details.

We used USB OTG cable and flash drive to install Cloudyfa’s ROM for LG G3, version 2.1 from TWRP. It comes with Aroma installer, and setup is very straightforward.

And at the end the new Google’s Android 5.0 (Lollipop) surprised us – it does not like the password provided by Google Two Factor authentication (aka App passwords). It shows error message: “Please enter your Google Account password”. It means that it recognizes your App password, but does not like it. It may be related to the fact, that two factor auth is built into Lollipop. Go figure…

Moto 360 unboxing photos + video

(this post was originally published on a1dev.wishmesh.com)

Just got hands on brand new Motorola’s smartwatch – Moto 360. It is one of two round Android Wear smartwatches. This one has Dark stainless steel case with Black Horween leather strap.

So far, on low usage it lasts almost 48h on one charge. Currently charging only every other day. Also, the original Motorola App “Connect” only allows to select watch faces from the build-in vs Android Wear App from all watch faces.

Currently paired via Bluetooth with Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, and it works flawlessly.

Photo gallery and boot animation video below.