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Are saved on your phone SD card, coming with your phone.
Angry Birds, Google Maps, Copilot.apk, PDF viewer, CameraZoom, Video
Player, YouTube Downloader, Picasa, Skype, Facebook, Acronis Disk
Director Suite, and many, many more...
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- Monte Carlo Android 2.3 handset.
- 2GB Micro SD Card.
- 1400mAh Battery.
- Data cable.
- Stereo Headset.
- Orange Service guide.
- Orange Quick start guide.
- Monte Carlo User Guide.
- Brand New Orange Sim Card with £10 + top up swipe card.
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Android 2.3 Platform Highlights
The Android 2.3 platform introduces many new and exciting features for
users and developers.
New User FeaturesUI refinements for simplicity and speed
The user interface is refined in many ways across the system, making it
easier to learn, faster to use, and more power-efficient. A simplified
visual theme of colors against black brings vividness and contrast to the
notification bar, menus, and other parts of the UI. Changes in menus and
settings make it easier for the user to navigate and control the features
of the system and device.
Faster, more intuitive text input
The Android soft keyboard is redesigned and optimized for faster text input
and editing. The keys themselves are reshaped and repositioned for improved
targeting, making them easier to see and press accurately, even at high speeds.
The keyboard also displays the current character and dictionary suggestions in a
larger, more vivid style that is easier to read.
The keyboard adds the capability to correct entered words from suggestions in
the dictionary. As the user selects a word already entered, the keyboard
displays suggestions that the user can choose from, to replace the selection.
The user can also switch to voice input mode to replace the selection. Smart
suggestions let the user accept a suggestion and then return to correct it
later, if needed, from the original set of suggestions.
New multitouch key-chording lets the user quickly enter numbers and symbols
by pressing Shift+<letter> and ?123+<symbol>,
without needing to manually switch input modes. From certain keys, users can
also access a popup menu of accented characters, numbers, and symbols by holding
the key and sliding to select a character.One-touch word selection and copy/paste
When entering text or viewing a web page, the user can quickly select a word
by press-hold, then copy to the clipboard and paste. Pressing on a word enters a
free-selection mode — the user can adjust the selection area as needed by
dragging a set of bounding arrows to new positions, then copy the bounded area
by pressing anywhere in the selection area. For text entry, the user can
slide-press to enter a cursor mode, then reposition the cursor easily and
accurately by dragging the cursor arrow. With both the selection and cursor
modes, no use of a trackball is needed.
Improved power management
The Android system takes a more active role in managing apps that are keeping
the device awake for too long or that are consuming CPU while running in the
background. By managing such apps — closing them if appropriate —
the system helps ensure best possible performance and maximum battery life.
The system also gives the user more visibility over the power being consumed
by system components and running apps. The Application settings provides an
accurate overview of how the battery is being used, with details of the usage
and relative power consumed by each component or application.
Control over applications
A short-cut to the Manage Applications control now appears in the Options Menu
in the Home screen and Launcher, making it much easier to check and manage
application activity. Once the user enters Manage Applications, a new Running
tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used
by each. The user can read further details about each application and if
necessary stop an application or report feedback to its developer.
New ways of communicating, organizing
An updated set of standard applications lets the user take new approaches to
managing information and relationships.
The user can make voice calls over the internet to other users who have SIP
accounts. The user can add an internet calling number (a SIP address) to any
Contact and can initiate a call from Quick Contact or Dialer. To use internet
calling, the user must create an account at the SIP provider of their choice
— SIP accounts are not provided as part of the internet calling feature.
Additionally, support for the platform's SIP and internet calling features on
specific devices is determined by their manufacturers and associated carriers.
An NFC Reader application lets the user read and interact with near-field
communication (NFC) tags. For example, the user can “touch” or “swipe” an NFC
tag that might be embedded in a poster, sticker, or advertisement, then act on
the data read from the tag. A typical use would be to read a tag at a
restaurant, store, or event and then rate or register by jumping to a web site
whose URL is included in the tag data. NFC communication relies on wireless
technology in the device hardware, so support for the platform's NFC features on
specific devices is determined by their manufacturers.
The Downloads application gives the user easy access to any file downloaded from
the browser, email, or another application. Downloads is built on an completely new
download manager facility in the system that any other applications can use, to
more easily manage and store their downloads.
The application now lets the user access multiple cameras on the device,
including a front-facing camera, if available.
New Developer Features
Android 2.3 delivers a variety of features and APIs that
let developers bring new types of applications to the Android
* Enhancements for gamin
* New forms of communication
* Rich multimedia
Android 2.3 includes a variety of improvements across the system that make
common operations faster and more efficient for all applications. Of particular
interest to game developers are:
- Concurrent garbage collector — The Dalivik VM introduces a new,
concurrent garbage collector that minimizes application pauses, helping to
ensure smoother animation and increased responsiveness in games and similar
- Faster event distribution — The plaform now handles touch and keyboard
events faster and more efficiently, minimizing CPU utilization during event
distribution. The changes improve responsiveness for all applications, but
especially benefit games that use touch events in combination with 3D graphics
or other CPU-intensive operations.
- Updated video drivers — The platform uses updated third-party video
drivers that improve the efficiency of OpenGL ES operations, for faster overall
3D graphics performance.
Native input and
Applications that use native code can now receive and process input and
sensor events directly in their native code, which dramatically improves
efficiency and responsiveness.
Native libraries exposed by the platform let applications handle the same
types of input events as those available through the framework. Applications
can receive events from all supported sensor types and can enable/disable
specific sensors and manage event delivery rate and queueing.
Gyroscope and other
new sensors, for improved 3D motion processing
Android 2.3 adds API support for several new sensor types, including
gyroscope, rotation vector, linear acceleration, gravity, and barometer sensors.
Applications can use the new sensors in combination with any other sensors
available on the device, to track three-dimensional device motion and
orientation change with high precision and accuracy. For example, a game
application could use readings from a gyroscope and accelerometer on the device
to recognize complex user gestures and motions, such as tilt, spin, thrust, and
Open API for native
The platform provides a software implementation of Khronos OpenSL ES, a standard API
that gives applications access to powerful audio controls and effects from
native code. Applications can use the API to manage audio devices and control
audio input, output, and processing directly from native code.
The platform provides an interface to its Khronos EGL library, which lets
applications manage graphics contexts and create and manage OpenGL ES textures
and surfaces from native code.
Native access to
Activity lifecycle, window management
Native applications can declare a new type of Activity class,
NativeActivity whose lifecycle callbacks are implemented directly
in native code. The
NativeActivity and its underlying native code
run in the system just as do other Activities — they run in the
application's system process and execute on the application's main UI thread,
and they receive the same lifecycle callbacks as do other Activities.
The platform also exposes native APIs for managing windows, including the
ability to lock/unlock the pixel buffer to draw directly into it. Through the
API, applications can obtain a native window object associated with a framework
Surface object and interact with it directly in native code.
Native access to
Applications can now access a native Asset Manager API to retrieve
application assets directly from native code without needing to go through JNI.
If the assets are compressed, the platform does streaming decompression as the
application reads the asset data. There is no longer a limit on the size of
.apk assets that can be read.
Additionally, applications can access a native Storage Manager API to work
directly with OBB files downloaded and managed by the system. Note that although
platform support for OBB is available in Android 2.3, development tools for
creating and managing OBB files will not be available until early 2011.
The Android NDK (r5 or higher) provides a complete set of tools, toolchains,
and libraries for developing applications that use the rich native environment
offered by the Android 2.3 platform.
New forms of communication
Developers can now add SIP-based internet telephony features to their
applications. Android 2.3 includes a full SIP protocol stack and integrated call
management services that let applications easily set up outgoing and incoming
voice calls, without having to manage sessions, transport-level communication,
or audio record or playback directly.
Support for the platform's SIP and internet calling features on specific
devices is determined by their manufacturers and associated carriers.
The platform's support for Near Field Communications (NFC) lets developers
get started creating a whole new class of applications for Android. Developers
can create new applications that offer proximity-based information and services
to users, organizations, merchants, and advertisers.
Using the NFC API,
applications can read and respond to NFC tags “discovered” as the user “touches” an
NFC-enabled device to elements embedded in stickers, smart posters, and even
other devices. When a tag of interest is collected, applications can respond to
the tag, read messages from it, and then store the messages, prompting
the user as needed.
Starting from Android 2.3.3, applications can also write to tags and
set up peer-to-peer connections with other NFC devices.
NFC communication relies on wireless technology in the device hardware, so
support for the platform's NFC features on specific devices is determined by
A new audio effects API lets developers easily create rich audio environments
by adding equalization, bass boost, headphone virtualization (widened
soundstage), and reverb to audio tracks and sounds. Developers can mix multiple
audio effects in a local track or apply effects globally, across multiple
Support for new media
The platform now offers built-in support for the VP8 open video compression
format and the WebM open container format. The platform also adds support for
AAC encoding and AMR wideband encoding (in software), so that applications can
capture higher quality audio than narrowband.
Access to multiple
The Camera API now lets developers access any cameras that are available on a
device, including a front-facing camera. Applications can query the platform for
the number of cameras on the device and their types and characteristics, then
open the camera needed. For example, a video chat application might want to access a
front-facing camera that offers lower-resolution, while a photo application
might prefer a back-facing camera that offers higher-resolution.
Top 10 Reasons For Your Android Phone Been Rooted
People say there are always two classes of technology users; those who
take and use technology the way it is brought to them, no questions or
complaints, while others who want to indulge deep into the very
essence of what’s being offered, and want to empower themselves with
everything to take the maximum out of that technology. This rule of
thumb holds true for mobile phones as well. The power user crowd has
always been different from the average.
Back from the old Windows Mobile ROM cooking days, people have been
questioning limitations of every device and finding workarounds. When
iPhone was launched back in 2007, the power user (a.k.a hackers and
geeks) side of the users quickly realized the true potential the device
held, and the cruel software limitations that Apple had sealed it
with. What became ‘Jailbreaking’ on iPhone was quickly translated to
other platforms as well, and when the world saw the first Android back
in 2008, the same concept got adapted there too.
despite being open source, still did not give a user complete control
over the device. This laid basis for many potential abilities remaining
dormant, and subsequently Android devices
began to get ‘rooted’. Now this begets the question, why root? With so
many Android-based handsets out there now, this question has become
even more important. Rooting essentially means gaining root-level
access to your device. Those who have used Linux OS will easily
understand, but for users like me who have been loyal to Microsoft’s
operating system all their lives, this means that by rooting your
device you get complete control over what should remain in the device
and what not. Rooting means you are the master and in control, not to
mention the fun of it.
just too many flavours of Android in the market, with every OEM or
carrier adding their own personalization and customization to devices.
While they may appeal to some, they do not let the device take full
advantage of what the hardware is capable of. With root access, you can
actually tweak the OS to behave entirely differently, and with
infamous developers like Cyanogen working on custom ROMs and mods,
people have actually reported performance boosts. Take the G1 for
example. The device never got 2.1 officially, but thanks to Cyanogonmod
G1 owners can not only the tastiness of Eclair but also report much
better performance than the stock ROMs.
Android devices come with hardware that is fairly heavily capable, yet
the OS limits them and becomes the bottleneck. By rooting, you actually
remove the bottleneck and hence can take full advantage of your
beloved Android. For example, over-clocking a device’s CPU is fairly
simple and rather safe thanks to many third-party apps, yet the OS does
not allow it natively, and hence over-clocking can only be done with a
rooted phone. Or suppose you want to use your mobile’s LED as
flash-light (HTC Desire, anyone?) but cannot because HTC won’t allow
it? Rooting will allow you to bypass this limitation!
One of the most talked-about feature (or disadvantage) of any Android device is the limitation where you can install applications
only in the phone’s internal memory and not the SD card. While Goggle
may reason that SD cards are slower in general and cannot run apps as
effectively as internal memory, fact of the matter is that most Android
devices do not come with massive internal storage spaces, and hence greatly limit the number of applications
that can be installed at a time. With rooted devices, you can use
Apps2SD, which will copy ALL your applications to a ext2/3/4 formatted
SD card an will also store future builds in card. Freedom to choose!
Goggle brought forth the Nexus One, one of the aesthetically pleasing
features was Live Wallpapers. Unfortunately, most of the Android phones
vary so greatly, that despite the hardware being compatible with Live
Wallpapers, the software won’t allow them to run. My Samsung Galaxy
Spica is a perfect example. The handset’s hardware can easily handle
Live Wallpapers, yet Samsung chose to exclude it. Thanks to rooting,
you can have them on your device as long as hardware allows.
XDA-Developers have created a wonderful application, SetCPU, which
allows easy over-clocking of various Android CPUs. However, due to the
permissions required for such level of operation, a superuser access is
necessary, and that can come only from a root access. This is just one
example. The internet is flooded with many such applications that
remain useless unless you have rooted your phone.
have ever typed on an iPhone, you would always remember the smooth,
fast typing action that you achieve on that amazing keyboard. Or if you
can recall that pinch-zoom
actions. These are the products of a multitouch screen. While most
Androids can deal with multitouch, various manufacturers have decided
to omit it in their devices. This is not always because the hardware is
incapable, but because the
does not let it software happen. This becomes even more irritating
when you see that HTC Hero had multitouch input support back from the
Android 1.6 days, but more modern more powerful 2.1 devices never got
it (again, my Spica). Thanks to rooting, it has become possible to get
multitouch input in various devices, most notably the G1.
WIFI AND Bluetooth Tethering
having rooted your device, you can also use WiFi or Bluetooth tether to
share your cellular data connection with your laptop or PC. The
application works with ad hoc connections and will get you up and
running online on your laptop in no time. Similarly, tethering can also
be achieved over a Bluetooth connection.
expressed before and I will say again; I do not dislike the Android
keyboard. However, it just isn’t enough. HTC, with their SenseUI,
brought to their devices the revered HTC IME keyboard which had
predictive text input, and made typing a breeze. Since it was an HTC
only keyboard, people with phones from other manufacturers were left
blindfolded. Again, the root-developer community ported the keyboard
for all platforms, making possible for all rooted phones to take
advantage of the better input method.
APPS From other builds
every build of Android OS differs from others when it comes to default
apps. G1 hasn’t got the same stuff as myTouch 3G; Nexus One differs
from HTC Desire. What’s more, these applications from one build cannot
be ported to another. Hence you are stuck in more than one ways.
However, with custom ROMs, the developers usually gather the best of
the lot in one complete package, that would leave a user satisfied, not
craving. And to get these custom ROMs running on your phone, you need
Because you can!
serious, I consider this a reason. You have a powerful, capable device
that you have paid for. You should have the right to modify or change
it in any way you like. The device is your property, and you would
naturally want to see it working at its maximum potential. Hence the
point of rooting. With the latest Froyo announcement at Goggle 2010 I/O
most of these reasons may become useless. But Froyo will not be pushed
for all devices, at least not immediately. While it will aim to reduce
the fragmentation in Android division, until it happens, a rooted
device is the only option you have.
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