I guess many of you liked the AmbientTime Home Launcher 1.0 apk to running on your Xperia X10 which closely resembled or faked Live Wallapaper on your Xperia X10 with Android 1.6, Donut. Although, there are few glitches in the App like slowdown, lags, Default Lockscreen re-appearing and lack of customization, but it’s still worth a Try isn’t it?
For issues like Slowdown, lag, Lack of customization, etc. it can’t be helped until SE Japan rolls an update to this app. But if you are facing problems like Widgets not showing properly on AmbeintTime Home Launcher on your Xperia X10, we have a solution.
Install ” LCD Density Changer ” on your rooted Xperia X10 and set it to 200. It will work fine. Remember, this requires your phone to be rooted and hence the Rooting warning applies here as well. ❗
If you haven’t heard about AmbeintTime Home Launcher App, you’ve missed one of the coolest app recently. Check it out now! 🙂
Okay i got too off topic, lets get back to the Social Phonebook! Continuing with the Workarounds to get the features of Android 2.1, Eclair on your Xperia X10 before the actual firmware update, i try to get an alternative to what Sony Ericsson is calling a Social Phonebook. If you remember the Un-official Changelog of Eclair, Android 2.1 Firmware update on Xperia X10, you might be remembering a very interesting feature described by Sony Ericsson – Social Phonebook. 🙂
With Social Phonebook, you can seamlessly integrate Services like Facebook and Twitter with your Phonebook contacts and that automatically fetches pictures from you Facebook or Twitter Contacts. Sounds nice? Isn’t it?
Okay lets try it now, before the Android 2.1, Eclair Update! 🙂
Do you remember the Phonebook 2.0 by Voxmobili? No? Okay, you have missed something really cool! Phonebook 2.0 by Voxmobili is an ADC2 Winner! Actually, they had a version of Phonebook v1.6 in Market before they won the ADC2, which was for obvious reasons removed from market after they won the challenge! ( And you won’t find it anywhere now! ) And after around 1year after they won the Android Developer Challenge( delay was basically because significant changes in Android API’s in the Android 2.1, Eclair and Froyo Versions ), they decided to release it and that too for Free! 🙂 This seems to be the lite version of what they advertised, but there are a lot of things that are “Coming Soon”! So, a must have for now and hope it gets regular updates throughout! 🙂
I’ve already put up a review of the Old Phonebook v1.6 by Voxmobili. And this latest version is all about Social Integration. But somehow, they have not released the proper version as they are advertising in their website. This is still a lite Version as the Phonebook 2.0 by Voxmobili About page says!
I’ve found this a bit cool of a concept but still not delivering to it’s full potential. I’ve encountered a few slowdowns. But other wise it’s cool. It has a Smart Dialer as well, but you can’t access it directly. 🙁
The best part of the phone book is the Activity Feed. Similar to what Sony Ericsson Offers, aggregating all Info at a single place. All your contacts call, messages, emails, social networks are shows in a single activity feed page of the contact. 🙂
I also love the Most Frequently dialed and Birthday page of this Phonebook 2.0. Cool and lovely colors. Hope they bring out an update, to this and make it more smooth and roll out all it’s features. 🙂
Latest Version : Phonebook 188.8.131.52 Lite Edition
Developer Website : Phonebook 2.0 by Voxmobili
Type : Free
Let us know on what you feel about this Social Phonebook on your Xperia X10. ( or any other Android phone for that matter! ) And yeah, what more features you want to see on your Xperia X10 before the Eclair Android 2.1 firmware update for your Xperia X10? For now the workarounds available and described by me are,
– Live Wallpapers alternative using AmbientTime Home Launcher 1.0
– Google Voice Search on Xperia X10 with Android 1.6, Donut
– Social Phonebook on Xperia X10 – Phonebook 2.0 by Voxmobili
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