Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Update for Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Available

Jelly Bean

Samsung Mobile just released the firmware update 4.1.2 for Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, my device is from Globe Telecom here in the Philippines. I’m not sure if there is an update for other versions so check yours. Do you really need to update? I think we all should do it for security and bug fixes, new features are worth the wait although there in one feature that I really don’t like. The placement of the Multi-View is a bit awkward.
It’s blocking the screen also the color is not that appealing to me, glad that there is an option to disable it. Anyways here are some of the features you might like.

Jelly Bean features

  • Android 4.1.2
  • Multi-View
  • Page Buddy
  • New Gallery App
  • Notification Panel can be now customized
  • Brightness slider in Notification Panel can be disabled
  • Smart Rotation
  • Continuous Input in Samsung Keyboard
  • Paper Artist App
  • Group Cast App

Download it using Wi-Fi to avoid all the hassle of the 43.02MB file. I used to install updates using Samsung Kies but with all the drivers and a need for a computer I’ve ditched that method.
Samsung fans out there download it today.

Jelly BeanJelly Bean

Instagram For Android Not Working In Samsung Galaxy Y Young GT- S5360

Instagram Logo 2

I’ve just installed the newly released Instagram for Android App today on my Samsung Galaxy Y Young GT- S5360 that occupied 16.59MB of space in the limited internal memory. The popular photo application for iPhone  and other Apple products like iPad, iPod is now ported to the Android OS. This will give a new user base to Instagram. Sorry to spoil the excitement of Samsung Galaxy Y users, the Instagram application is currently not working properly.

The experience will progress from downloading the app properly from Google Play. You may find it unusual with its large file space for a photo app, installing would be going smoothly, signing up would be easy as 123, following other users/friends from other social networks like Facebook and twitter adds to the excitement of sharing the photos in a while after all of those steps… Ended with the disappointment  to start in adding effects/filters  and the uploading of the photos to the social networks with just a black or blank photo. At least border can be be seen around it, but it doesn’t compensate the failure, I guess.

This is just the the first release of Instagram for Android and I’m hoping there will be a fix to it on the next update. Though I’m aware that Instagram use OpenGL 2.2 and Galaxy Y has OpenGL 1.1. As for me and everyone else, waiting will be the best thing to do.


Level App with the Samsung Galaxy Y

Samsung Galaxy Y

Samsung Philippines released the new Samsung Galaxy Y, an entry level Android phone  intended to replace your first Android smart phone. If your stuck with limited features, level app now with the Samsung Galaxy Y.

[threecol_one]Access the Android Marketplace

with over 150,000 free apps[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]Download Music and Videos

for free, anywhere on the web[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]Play More Interactive Games

like arcade games, racing games, and more[/threecol_one_last]

It’s powered by Android Gingerbread OS, a 832 MHz processor to meet your need for fast response. Don’t worry about connecting to the web with its built in WiFi and of course an expandable memory of up to 16GB of storage. The Samsung Galaxy Y or Samsung Galaxy “Young” is priced at Php5,990 probably one of the cheap android phones in the Philippines.

Grab the FREE 2 limited edition ArtWraps if you buy from October 15-31, 2011 a great offer that would save you from buying a mesh case. Right? This would be a great  upgrade to my Samsung Punch that I’m having problems with the installation of jar files.

Mesh Case for Samsung Punch GT-C3222 from Digibabe

Samsung Punch Mesh Case

When buying a phone I also add some accessories that can protect it from scratches or shock. I only got a screen protector for the LCD of my Samsung Punch GT-C3222 since its a new release by that time there’s no mesh case. Then after some months there’s a gel case but I just don’t like the fit and feel of it.

I saw some guys having a mesh case and got my attention for its feel and color, it also perfectly fit the phone. The reason for having this is to hide the scratches at the back as you can see here in the photo and make it look new. The front of the phone is really horrible to look at with a damage near the LCD, there nothing I can do about that falling to the ground and hitting a stone.

Samsung Punch Mesh Case

It saved my phone from disintegrating (again) the battery and the back cover shatters when I accidentally drops it. I just noticed the difficulty in typing as the mesh case added some thickness in the Samsung Punch GT-C3222 which is a qwerty keyboard. One thing to keep in mind is to take it off once in a while for cleaning as it really catches a lot of dust and other dirt you can imagine in  your pocket.

Samsung Punch Mesh CaseSamsung Punch Mesh Case

I got this from Digibabe, a specialty store for gadget accessories like iPod and mobile phones carry this at SM Calamba or maybe its available at other SM branches.


How To Set Up GPRS on Samsung Punch GT-C3222 Automatically

Searching is over to how to set up your mobile phone’s GPRS would make you either a WHOSE or a WHO’S. Either someone WHOSE phone carrier didn’t give you much detail regarding your settings or someone WHO’S just too lazy to have it done manually.

What better way to setting up your mobile phone’s GPRS or WAP settings easier, is to simply check out on Tweakker. A lot of mobile phones are supported by tweakker; as for me, the tutorial worked well on my Samsung Punch GT-C3222. You might as well hope that it would work as well with your mobile phone as you follow these steps carefully.

  • By the time you open Tweakker, the browser will automatically detect your country or if it didn’t you could just manually select it on the list to determine the country code. In my case, because I reside in the Philippines, I would see a (+63) beside the country I’m in.
  • Enter your mobile phone number removing the country code, entering only the digit that comes after the country code and it would automatically detect your network carrier
  • Choose your mobile phone brand from the list; you’d probably know the brand of your phone right?
  • Now choose the model of your mobile phone, this is a bit confusing when you can’t find it on the list. I entered mine as “punch” but it’s not on the list so I tried entering C3222 and it worked. If you don’t know the model of your phone try doing this, restart your phone then check on the welcome screen, or you might as well open the back of your phone case then remove the battery and it could be somewhere there along with the SIM.
  • Select any website like Google or Facebook as your start page.
  • Tick to accept the terms and conditions then enter the protection code and hit ok. Wait for a minute, once you have received an SMS configuration, hit install and you’re done.