ICS and Dropbox
Been using Official ICS on my HTC Sensation XE for two days and I am quite satisfied with it. The system is stable but I think responses become quite slow. It’s fine for me though.
New features are awesome! I like “Face Unlock” the most. :) Their face detection system responses pretty fast under difference conditions and environments. The other new functions like “Data Usage” work fine. They do have feature called “Force GPU Rendering” option under Develop Option but I don’t see much difference between turning it on and off.
To my surprise, my most disliked application in ICS become “Talk”. 8-O Why? Because it doesn’t have sorting by availability in All friend. It has sort options for “most popular friends” in either “Availability” or “Recency”. But for “All Friend”, there is only one sort option: “Name”. :-( I need sort option for “All Friends” in “Availability” too. Of course there are lot of apps to replace “Talk” but ,you know what, I don’t wanna use other app to replace “Talk”. I still want to use “Talk” and still choice to use “Talk”. :roll:
I updated my phone from GB to ICS through OTA update. I make my phone S-OFF and even Rooted when I update through OTA and it was updated with no problem. But I had to restore to Stock Recovery before I applied OTA update. Oh I almost forget I got one error because I changed the system font previously. It seems that the update process checked all files in the system whether it is original or not by checksum. If some file is not original then you will get error. That also apply the concept of restoring the stock recovery before applying OTA update.
OK. After the update, my Android version become 4.0.3 with HTC Sense 3.6. The good news is that if you have HTC phone with at least sense version 3.5, you can get 3GB extra free space from Dropbox!!! All you have to do is to download their android app in your phone and sign in with your existing account (or sign up if you don’t have one). Then go to www.dropbox.com/gs using your phone browser. That’s it. You got 5GB for free on Dropbox (original 2GB + 3GB extra for HTC partner). But according to email from Dropbox, that 3GB is for 12 months only! I don’t exactly know what the meaning of it. :-)
And there are also plenty of ways to increase space in Dropbox. Most common is to invite friend with referee link. Another is to fulfill all step in www.dropbox.com/gs. And currently Dropbox is testing their new features and you can participate in that testing to get up to 3GB permanently. How to participate? Easy! Just turn on “Camera Upload” on your mobile dropbox app or on your desktop application. Once you upload 500MB, Dropbox will give you 500MB more. So to get 3GB, you have to upload 2.5GB of images or video! I don’t know how you gonna do it but hey, I already got 3GB from them by uploading 2.5GB! :-P
OK then, that’s enough for today. See you soon. Happily using ICS and Happy Dropboxing…. :)