Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Google acknowledges Android Gmail attachment issues, invites users to help debug [TNW Mobile]

Google acknowledges Android Gmail attachment issues, invites users to help debug [TNW Mobile]: "

Over the past couple of months, some Android users have noticed issues when trying to open attachments within the Gmail application on their Android smartphone. Users were experiencing particular difficulty opening PDF files across a range of different handsets and also on different Android firmware revisions.

Google responded to complaints on the Google Mobile Help Forum, initially asking for the device, Gmail version, available internal storage, list of failed filetypes, installed viewers and network status, so that Google’s Mobile team could identify and eliminate possible causes for the Gmail issues.

Almost a month passed before another Google employee took to the forum to acknowledge the issues but also asking for the more advanced users amongst the complainants to help debug issues by entering their details into a dedicated Google Spreadsheet so that the Google team could contact them for “diagnostic information that’s unfortunately somewhat hard to get from your phone”.

The issue is affecting users on newer handsets including the T-Mobile G2, hopefully Google will be able to quash the bugs quickly and push out updates to those affected soon.Ubergizmo, Image Credit

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First Major Update for Angry Birds

First Major Update for Angry Birds: "

One of our favorite games, and we are sure one of yours too, is Angry Birds. The game is back with an update. Thanks to XDA Member targett for pointing this out for us.

Here is the update notice from the Angry Birds site:

Good news! We have just released the first big update for Angry Birds on Android! Download Angry Birds version 1.4.2 from GetJar or Android Market to get all the latest levels and features!

Angry Birds Android now supports QVGA graphics, so owners of devices with this compact screen size should find the game running perfectly on their phones.

Also included is the episode The Big Setup, which pits the birds against the fiendish construction yard operated by the pigs. The total number of levels is now up to 195 on the Android platform.

So, go download the update for yourself, if you have never played Angry Birds then go get it on the Android Market and pick up the addiction! Also, don’t forget to post in the discussion thread.