Google has released the new mobile web version of Google Calendar for iPhone and Android, that support event editing from that devices. To access and modify event on the Mobile Google Calender, from mobile web browser, go to google.com/calendar/gp, and select any event to modify it.
Another huge improvement introduced is, the calendar will still start and show the last viewed events even on unstable internet connection. For note, only iPhone OS 2.2.1 and above as well as all Android phones can enjoy the new feature of Google Calendar for mobile web.
We know that the offline Gmail is almost fully functioning on the computer where no internet connection available. But apparently, this demo video showing that the mobile version of offline Gmail is being developed and works on iPhone and Android phone.
Why offline Gmail is important for certain people when GMail’s emails can be downloaded as POP3 or IMAP?
Although the default email app in iPhone for instance, can still showing emails when your phone disconnected, but it is limited for the last 30 emails. And the most importantly, you can’t use Gmail’s functionality such as labeling, move the email and etc.
Just when I thought G1 is the only Android phone on the market, it looks like HTC is readying its successor, G2 which is expected to be on the market by May. So what’s the different? Sleeker and rounder design, 3.2 megapixel camera, no keyboard(??) and no Google trademark at the back case. Multi-touch? No ideas. Probably better Android OS.
Just when I thought I’ll settle down for iPhone for a while, I stumbled upon (I search if purposely actually…hehe) HTC Android G1 phone in Lelong, priced at RM1850. Yeah it is fully unlocked set. This video showing the seller playing around with Android phone and making a phone call to prove it works on Maxis or any carriers.
At a glance, it looks bulky. But I can forgive it since it from Google (lol). Overall is it tempting, but I wish to see these 2 things first before I go for it. I don’t really care the design, although next gen Android phone must be sleeker than this.
First is the multi-touch support. I still don’t understand why Google obey to Apple’s request not to implement multi-touch screen (there is hacked demo though). I know, it is patent thingy, but if you do it differently, does it still brake the rules?
Second, I love apps that ‘accompanying’ any smart phone. It makes them more entertaining, right? But Android app store with approx 800 applications, is relatively too small compared to Apple app store which has 20k apps.
Although Android app store is now opening its door for paid application, we’ll see if it can boost the numbers of Android app. To developers, are they willing to port their iPhone application to Android? But I still love free stuff. Or make it lite version, and I’ll buy it if It is worth the penny.
Next time if someone is asking how many books have you read in a year, just show them your iPhone or Android phone. Tell them you’re reading it there and has lost count of how many books have been read so far. I know it is sounds ‘poyo‘ :) (never thought this slang available online though)
I’m quite impress with the new mobile version of Google Books Search. It just amazing to be able to read books on the phone, without getting too much eye strain. The book content and the font was rendered clearly on the phone screen.
And yep, it is the answer too for anyone who tends to come out with thounsands excuse for not reading. Of course this is for book lover too. There are 1.5 million mobile public domain books in the US (and over half a million outside the US) for you to choose from. Just prepare the charger beside you incase your phone’s battery dried out.. while reading. Isn’t that good??
I write once about the ‘Read While Waiting Project‘ sometime back which basically promote reading while waiting on something. With more places installed with WIFI device especially at the city center nowadays, perhaps it is best to include this app. as part of the campaign.