Although I love being an early adopter, most of the time the cost of entry is very high, the potential for failure is a big unknown, and the novelty can wear off a lot faster than one would have predicted. Nevertheless, Pocketnow is here to help you through the quagmire that exists on the cutting edge!
Have you ever noticed that your Internet connection isn’t as stable when you’re tethered to your smartphone as it is when you’re connected to a WAP or router connected to a cable? Why is that? In this episode of the Android Guy Weekly we’ll dig into how cell towers work, and tell you why your tethered connection is more fragile — and we’ll throw in one quick and easy way to help minimize your tethering woes.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is coming soon to a phone near you! Depending on how old you phone is, who makes it, and what carrier you’re with it may not be coming to your phone. Hopefully it will, and hopefully it will be sooner than later. In the meantime, now that the source-code to Jelly Bean has hit the AOSP be ready for a whole slew of ROMs to start hitting the net! But before you get to excited, there are a few options you should probably be aware of.
We’ve talked about it in the past and I’m sure we’ll talk about it long into the future: battery life. Today we’re going to tackle the subject from another direction. Rather than talk about what you and I can do to try and extend how long our batteries last, let’s talk about what manufacturers and OEMs are doing to try and maximize battery life in phones and tablets they make.