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HTC Merge Update to 2.3 Gingerbread

Great news Mergers we will be releasing the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in the next couple of days. To update to the new software press menu go to settings, about phone, and software update. What’s different about this update? Take a look

On the home screen in the bottom corners instead of the arrow on the bottom left side there are blocks. On the bottom right of the screen instead of the add icon there is a personalize icon.

When on the home screen and the menu button on the bottom of the device is pressed there is a new menu bar with more features.

In the Menu screen at the bottom there are two other icons, Frequent and Downloaded

On the bottom of the menu when the star is pressed the most frequent applications used are brought up

On the bottom of the menu when the down arrow is selected that will show the downloaded applications

In the Menu screen instead of a smooth scrolling through the apps, the apps are scrolled through in blocks.

There are 2 different way s to access this screen. From the Home Screen if Personalize is selected in the bottom right corner this screen will come up. The second way is to add a widget and this screen will also pop up. This is a whole new way to personalize the home screen and to add widgets.

In the notification bar there are two different tabs instead of one

In the notification bar the Quick Settings allows fast access to some of the most frequent settings

When the power button is held down there is a new feature called restart that closes all apps and resets the phone.

There’s the breakdown of some of the noticeable Gingerbread 2.3 updates. Consider it an early Christmas present from your friends at Illinois Valley Cellular.

Android Users: Make Sure Your Contacts are on Google

Motorola’s recent release of a software update for the Motorola Milestone X may cause issues if you are not syncing your contacts to Google.  Like, you could lose all of your contacts…

All Android useres should make sure your contacts are stored on google, if you lose your phone, you have to replace your phone… you’re not hand typing in all of your contacts.

Here’s a step by step guide on the Motorola Milestone X update.

Here’s a post about making sure your contacts are on google on the Samsung Showcase i500.

Watch Jon show you how to back up your contacts on the Motorola Milestone X.

Motorola Milestone X 2 Update

ATTENTION Milestone X 2 customers!!!  There may be a 2.3 Gingerbread update for your device available TODAY.   This update will fix minor bug issues, screen freezing, and power cycling.


Before doing the update make sure you back up your contacts onto your SD Card by doing the following:

Back Up Contacts:

Contacts>Menu>Import/Export contacts>Export contacts to SD card

If your contacts are not visable , you can import you contacts by doing the following: 

Contacts>Menu>Import/Export contacts>Import contacts from SD card

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MotoX Users: BACK UP CONTACTS B4 Update!

ATTENTION MILESTONE X CUSTOMERS!!!

There is a new software release 2.3 update for the Motorola Milestone X.  If you see that there is an update available, please do the following to make sure that you are able to keep all of your contacts.

Syncing your Google contacts
-Go to settings
-Select accounts
Select your Google account
-Make sure CONTACTS is checked (You should see a syncing process next to the check box)

Exporting your contacts to your SD Card
-Go to your contacts
-Press the Menu Button
-Press on Import/Export
-Press on Export contacts to: SD CARD

To update your phone
-Go to settings
-Press on About Phone
-Press on System Updates

To import your contacts (IF NEEDED)
-Go to contacts
-Press the menu button
-Press on Import/Export
-Press on Import contacts from: SD Card

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The X2 HAS LANDED AT IVC!

Get the Motorola Milestone X2!

Motorola Milestone™ X2

Do more than ever before with the Motorola Milestone™ X2 smartphone. With its 1GHz dual-core processor, mobile hotspot connectivity, up to 32 GB memory, enhanced MOTOBLUR social messaging, Adobe® Flash® Payer 10 video support, 8MP camera/HD video and access to thousands of apps, the Motorola Milestone X2 keeps you productive, connected & loaded with entertainment.

Select Features:

• 1GHz dual-core processor
• HD video record/playback
• 8.0 Megapixel Camera
• WiFi Mobile Hotspot
Technical Specs:

Weight: 5.47 oz
Size: 5.02″ x 2.58″ x 0.39″
Talk Time: Up to 8 hours
Standby: Up to 9 days

The LG Optimus™ 2 AS680 Now Available!

The LG Optimus™ 2 offers all the speed and efficiency you need, but without all the complicated extras you don’t. The Android™ 2.3 platform runs smoothly and makes sense, especially with tips that walk you through its features. With such a simple setup, you’ll be surfing the web and sending emails in no time. The LG Optimus 2 is the phone that’s smart enough to make your life simple.

Select Features:

• Android OS 2.3
• 3.2 Megapixel camera
• Music player w/microSD slot
• Bluetooth Stereo 3.0
Technical Specs:

Weight: 4.4 oz
Size: 4.44″ x 2.32″ x 0.47″
Talk Time: Up to 5 hours
Standby: Up to 7 days

VIDEO: HTC Merge

HTC gives you control of the look and feel of your android device with their “UI” or “user interface” on Android.

Through the HTC Sense “Hub,”  you can download wallpapers, sounds and “skins” to personalize your phone.  Also, HTC’s widgets — like their famous clock/weather widget — are second to none.  I’ve talked to android fans who started on the hero or desire and we’re sad to learn the Motorola and Samsung did not come with the same widgets as the HTC phones and were able to find some “knock offs” on the android market… But, alas… it wasn’t the same user experience.

Here, Jon and I go through their favorite features of the HTC Merge.

UPDATE to 2.3 coming SOON!

UPDATE: Samsung Showcase i500 to 2.3 Gingerbread

Open this document for details on how to install the 2.3 Android update

Samsung has released a software update for the SCH-I500 Showcase which is recommended to be installed. This software will update your Samsung SCH-I500 Showcase to Android 2.3.4 software Version SCH-I500.EH09. For a complete list of modifications included in this update please refer to the Release Notes section at the bottom of this document.

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