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Sunday, September 25, 2011

list of free e-books; android


The complete Android Guide:
334 pages; no code


665pages; codes in all chapters


Learning Android: (better e-books than Andbook)
268pages; many codes: (

Top 5 cheap Android phones; comparison of many specs and prices;

Top 5 cheap Android phones (with a screen >3.2inches):
ZTE Blade, HTC wildfire, samsung ace are  ARM11 based products (iPhone (2G and 3G); LG Optimus GT540; Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini):

just a spreadsheet

LG Optimus GT540 is not in this spreadsheet despite its low price:
-too many bugs and the screen is not good (3 inches (76 mm); 320×480 pix,252K colors, resis.).
-Sim-less phone in France : 120€ (LDLC)

Comparaison en français:

ZTE skate:

A sim-less android phone at very low price 49.9€
Screen 2.8 inches 262K, android 2.2.1; 104 x 56 x 13; 100g; 100MB; 3.2MPix; GPS; wifi; MP3; no radio; 2011 (ZTE)
SFR starshine 99.9-50€( auchan and SFR)= 49.9€ (with 10€ comm.)

SFR STARADDICT: sim-less phone 209.9€ (SFR la Carte)
Screen 4.3inches (65K ou 262K) 480×800; android 2.3.4; 126 x 68 x 11; 140g; 422MB; 5MPix;  GPS; MP3 / Radio FM; 800MHz;  2011 (ZTE skate; ARM11 based product)
with a "carré mini 1h" 17€/month and 24months : STARADDICT=79.9€
ZTE skate 226€ (cdiscount)

xperia ray  
price: 250€-299€(SFR la carte)
8Mpix (photo sensor+app=excellent); 100g, 111 x 53 x 9, 9.4 mm thin and with a stylish aluminium frame: meet the Xperia™ ray Android phone. Watch videos and relive magic moments on the crisp 3.3' (854 x 480 pixels) Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine. video HD; 4GB card; 28days;

rebate= 50€ (01/10/11- 28/11/11) by SFR

Also known as Sony Ericsson Urushi
GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 2100 - ST18i
 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST18a
Announced2011, June
StatusAvailable. Released 2011, August
SIZEDimensions111 x 53 x 9.4 mm
Weight100 g
DISPLAYTypeLED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size480 x 854 pixels, 3.3 inches (~297 ppi pixel density)
 - Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Bravia Mobile engine
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Touch sensitive controls
- Scratch-resistant display
- Timescape UI
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYPhonebookPractically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call recordsPractically unlimited
Internal1 GB (300 MB user available), 512 MB RAM
Card slotmicroSD, up to 32GB, 4GB included
DATAGPRSUp to 86 kbps
EDGEUp to 237 kbps
3GHSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared portNo
USBYes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, face and smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization
VideoYes, 720p, video light, check quality
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push email, IM
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
ColorsBlack, Gold, White, Pink
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
 - Digital compass
- SNS integration
- MP4/H.263/H.264 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
- TrackID music recognition
- SensMe
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Document viewer
- Adobe flash 10.1 support
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-byUp to 430 h (2G) / Up to 440 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 6 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Music playUp to 36 h


android 2.3.6 (sept 2011):