Samsung Galaxy Star

I haven’t put a anything over here since a long time. And there is a reason for that. I was busy playing with my new android phone. By playing I mean hanging around looking for apps trying then out. Enjoying features of Android (yeah okay gaming was involved too), but that’s what I do. I play with other people’s implementation look at how good the work they have been doing. And then I keep on learning to make myself able to do the things which are already being done by others and if possible better 🙂

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Anyways I bought a Samsung Galaxy Star (GT-S5282).
It’s got a single core 1.3 ghz processor. 2 GB internal memory. 512 MB Ram. 802.11 b/g wifi.
2 megapixel camera. No front facing camera. A 320X240 resolution 3 inch screen,  with a specification of 133 dpi.
I bought it during summer holiday for 5K. It comes with a USB cable which helps in developing for android.

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An interesting thing, I couldn’t set my bsnl broadband modem to open the port for play store used in Android. However here in Jalandhar with the Internet connection I use I didn’t had any problems with play store, but the irony is I couldn’t get ports to open for my torrent clients.
I have been using the phone to test the apps I have been developing. The simulator for android is too slow. So having a phone to do testing is a life saver.
I have been spending my time learning android and java. I will put about my first simple app. However I am also thinking about making a game for Android. However I don’t even have a plot /type in mind.
P. S.
Flatland book seems interesting. Let’s see if I can find my way to a game in it.

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