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Reliance 2G network dead slow, tested in Hyderabad.

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I’ve been using Airtel 2G and recently wanted to try the Reliance 2G.  I found that Reliance 2G network is dead slow in Hyderabad (Somajiguda/Hitech City).  With Reliance even Google Play, Youtube, Facebook and What’sApp were struggling to load and most of the times kept reporting “Connection time out” I’ve reported the slowness to Reliance support, escalated to Mumbai GPRS team and worked for couple of hours. Did factory reset, APN re-install, changing Reliance SIM to First slot, etc., with all the speed reached at max of 15 kB/s.  However, the average always remained 6 kB/s.   On the other […]

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Make SD card as the default location for Application installs on Android Devices

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Many of the early/older Mobiles that shipped the Android initial versions were released with the minimal amount RAM/Phone Storage (around 252 MB and 512 MB) which is often very low for latest applications on the Android as they keep getting updated and growing in size.  To address this issue for such device users, the only option is to get the Applications moved to the SD Card storage once it gets successfully installed on Phone Storage.  There isn’t any better alternate (as of this writing), than the above option.   However, using Android SDK, it’s possible to make an SD Card […]

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Migrate Contacts from Samsung Galaxy Android Devices to other Android Devices

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If you have contacts saved in a format where you have multiple numbers under same contact with custom label (see below) on Galaxy Android devices, when you try to export the contacts either to .VCF or .CSV the custom labels are being represented with default Phone number#[1…n] which makes you to loose the custom names you saved for multiple numbers for a single contact. < p>