Aug
11
2012
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Gmail Canned Respones reach Android via a third-party app – why hasn’t Google thought of this?


Though Google services work best with Android devices, there is a plethora of tricks and functionality the platform continues to lack. Canned responses is the perfect example of this; a feature used by a substantial amount of users, but also one that Google hasn’t brought to its native Gmail Android app.

The best option for using canned responses has simply been to use a browser to access your email. That, or simply using a computer. Regardless of your preference, both solutions are inconvenient when on-the-go. Especially in a world where smartphones and tablets are close to taking over the personal computer’s general duties. We would like Google to simply build in such features into its apps. Sadly, sometimes we just have to turn to third-party developers to finish these companies’ jobs.

Enter developer Martin Adamek, who has built a very handy app for managing and using canned responses mobile. The app Gmail Canned Responses BETA can’t replicate the simpler desktop utility, but it works amazingly as a middle man.

The app simply accesses the user’s Gmail account to pull off Gmail’s canned responses. After that, one can easily tap a single button to copy a canned response. And it is just as simple to paste it into the Gmail app (or any text box).

As mentioned, it is not a direct solution for the app’s lack of the feature, but it works great as a workaround. It certainly beats accessing Gmail through a browser or waiting until a computer is available. Download it now straight from the Google Play Store and get the job done. It is simple, saves time, and most importantly, it works.

[Via: Android Police]


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Aug
10
2012
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Sony Xperia GX gets its first unboxing video

With the lights dimmed and some music playing gently in the background, it’s time to undress Sony’s latest offering in Japan, the Xperia GX. The flagship phone was just launched on NTT DoCoMo for a hefty sum of 75,390 yen ($960).

The lucky owner who did the unboxing video purchased the white variant of the Xperia GX. Apart from the handset, the box contains a headset and some manuals.  We have to say that the phone is even more of a looker in real life. The design of the GX, in our opinion, beats previous Xperia iterations. We also love how the Sony logo in front lights up when the phone is fired up.

As shown on the video, the Xperia GX comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, while Sony’s Timescape UI sits on top. The phone runs smoothly with nary a hiccup, which is something to be expected given its 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Other features of the phone include a 4.55-inch HD display, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, microSD card slot, an amazing 13MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, MHL, NFC, and 1,700mAh battery.

Check out the embedded video above for more eye candy of the Xperia GX. It’ll definitely make you wish that Sony would hurry up and release the international version of the phone, the Hayabusa.


This article, Sony Xperia GX gets its first unboxing video , was originally published at AndroidAuthority.com - Your Android News Source.


Written by admin in: android, news |
Aug
10
2012
0

Sony Xperia GX gets its first unboxing video

With the lights dimmed and some music playing gently in the background, it’s time to undress Sony’s latest offering in Japan, the Xperia GX. The flagship phone was just launched on NTT DoCoMo for a hefty sum of 75,390 yen ($960).

The lucky owner who did the unboxing video purchased the white variant of the Xperia GX. Apart from the handset, the box contains a headset and some manuals.  We have to say that the phone is even more of a looker in real life. The design of the GX, in our opinion, beats previous Xperia iterations. We also love how the Sony logo in front lights up when the phone is fired up.

As shown on the video, the Xperia GX comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, while Sony’s Timescape UI sits on top. The phone runs smoothly with nary a hiccup, which is something to be expected given its 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Other features of the phone include a 4.55-inch HD display, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, microSD card slot, an amazing 13MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, MHL, NFC, and 1,700mAh battery.

Check out the embedded video above for more eye candy of the Xperia GX. It’ll definitely make you wish that Sony would hurry up and release the international version of the phone, the Hayabusa.


This article, Sony Xperia GX gets its first unboxing video , was originally published at AndroidAuthority.com - Your Android News Source.


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