An OTA update to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS is starting to be pushed to Verizon Samsung Nexus smart phones. Previously my Samsung Nexus was running Android version 4.0.2. Guess I skipped Android 4.0.3.
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NASA Spots Old Mars Landers
On Jan. 29, 2012, using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the space agency spotted the lander from the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit mission. The rover drove off after landing and explored its corner of the red planet for 6 years! The little rover is quietly resting now on the surface having done it’s duty. The Phoenix Lander was also found by NASA. Check out NASA’s site for some amazing color Mars images. (link below)
Where is the planet Mars now you ask? Look up tonight to the left and above the bright Moon and you’ll see the red planet shining a bright, ruddy red in the night sky. Mars will be getting closer to Earth these next few weeks and will be at it’s closest in early March. Be sure to check it out!
Full image from NASA at the link. Full story from NASA here.
Chrome for Android Easter Eggs
Google has hidden a few easter eggs in the beta release of the chrome for Android browser. Try opening 99 tabs and then open up one more to see what happens. Yes it may take a few minutes to open all those tabs, but hey we’re on a mission of discovery here!
Open one more tab in chrome to reach 100 tabs and the 100-tab Easter egg is revealed. Click below for a screenshot of the 100-tab Easter egg and the second chrome for Android surprise.
Google Chrome for Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0
Google released a beta version of their fast Chrome browser for Android on February 7th. Here’s a quick rundown using the Samsung Nexus Android 4.0 powered phone.
When you first open the Chrome browser you are greeted with two floating pointer buttons: “Search the web directly” and “Switch between open tabs”
And Chrome for Android in the news:
Google’s new chrome for Android browser displays Google news quickly and sharply. While I haven’t done any scientific speed tests yet, the new chrome browser is faster than the default browser that comes with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.