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Turn on Android Hotspot automatically

When I get out of the house, I usually bring along gadgets that need to connect to the Internet. In my case, I have an Android mobile phone that has the data subscription. I usually turn on the phone’s WiFi Hotspot feature so that my other gadgets will be able to connect to the internet. For me, it has gotten to a point that I decided to do something about this repetitive task of turning on and off my phone’s WiFi Hotspot whenever I leave or arrive my house.

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Buying an Android Phone in the Philippines

I’ve been an iPhone user for a while now. Been a while since I’ve purchased an Android mobile phone. I’ve decided to find a replacement for the old Sony Xperia smartphones I’ve been using. For starters, the smartphone needs to run on Android Marshmallow (6.x), has dual-SIM support, a fingerprint sensor and has a Bluetooth 4.x chip that has support for peripheral mode Android apps.

It also needs to support all the LTE frequency bands that are currently being used by the local telcos in the Philippines. In doing some research, I found out that in the Philippines, telcos use LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 28 and 41.

After searching for available Android smartphones, I’ve decided to buy an Asus Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL model).

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Google’s Hangouts is good but not good enough

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I’ve finally gotten the new Google Hangouts app on my Nexus device. It’s good but I don’t think it’s compelling enough to use for the majority of Android users (not just yet and I hope Google moves fast to change that).

I’ve been trying this little experiment for the past several months using Android as my main mobile combo (the Nexus 4 as my phone and the Nexus 7 as my tablet). One of the things that I’ve found lacking on the platform is a great way to do messaging across all Android users.

After trying out Google’s new Hangouts app, I’m convince that it is not going to encourage other people to leave their current messaging platforms to use Hangouts. This post is my two cents worth analysis why this is so.

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Go for the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet

If you’re buying an Android tablet, you should definitely buy the Google Nexus 7. Besides currently being the lowest priced quad-core tablet in the market, you are going to always going to be the first to get the most up-to-date Android OS software. Some of the tablets still have the old version 2.3 software when the latest version is already 4.2 (which is used on the Nexus 7) In the US, you can get the 32GB version for only $249. In the Philippines it cost about Php 13,000+ – which is a GREAT price for an Android tablet!