Android Widget Review: CurveFish OnOff

May - 21 2016 | By

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Widgets: Bluetooth OnOff, GPS OnOff, WiFi OnOff, LockPattern OnOff, AutoRotate OnOff, Brightness Level
Publisher: CurveFish.

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The CurveFish OnOff widgets were the first widgets I downloaded when I got my new Motorola DROID. I needed to have complete control over my connections to save on battery life, and found a few little fun widgets along the way. And to have found a publisher that has released multiple widgets of the same theme excite the OCD inside me.

Bluetooth OnOff, WiFi OnOff

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The Bluetooth OnOff and WiFi OnOff are just that, great widgets for controlling the state of your Bluetooth and WiFi connections. Straight forward and usable.
Bluetooth OnOff Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
WiFi OnOff Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

 

GPS OnOff
The GPS OnOff widget is very much like the Bluetooth OnOff and WiFi OnOff widgets, with the exception that it must be linked to another service. I originally linked it to the Bluetooth service, but the GPS froze and never turned on. I linked it to the WiFi, and seems to work, but I hate losing my WiFi connection just to turn my GPS on or off.
GPS OnOff Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

LockPattern OnOff
LockPattern OnOff is nice for configuring whether, once your phone locks, it unlocks using the slider or lock pattern. I use it to switch between being home, and away from home, as I dont need anyone having that easy of access to all of my data.
LockPattern OnOff Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
AutoRotate OnOff
I honestly dont enjoy my phone rotating from landscape to portrait without me explicitly telling it to. This is where AutoRotate OnOff comes into play. If your keyboard is retracted, your phones display is set to portrait. If your keyboard is extracted, your phones display is set to portrait. And putting your DROID in the car dock in portrait mode overrides the widget, which is perfect.

AutoRotate OnOff Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Brightness Level
While not specifically an OnOff widget, it works with with the battery saving features of the OnOff widgets by allowing you to EASILY change the screen brightness, saving you battery when you dont need the screen on, or dont need it bright.
Brightness Level Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Final Thoughts
Overall, very satisfied with these widgets. So much so that I have a desktop devoted to geek tweaks, and they occupy the first six positions.
Overall Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Aside from the popular manufacturers of different mobile phone, like Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, and Motorola, other manufacturers of mobile phones have steadily risen in the market. One of which is HTC. HTC Corporation, formerly High Tech Computer Corporation, is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of primarily Microsoft Windows Mobile-based portable devices.

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HTC, other than Cellular phones for sale, have also been known as the Original design manufacturer for the following companies that retail Windows Mobile-based PDAs: Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, HP/Compaq, i-mate, Krome, Palm, Sharp Corporation, and UTStarcom. It also manufactures ultra-mobile PCs.

HTC Mobile Phones One notable brand of HTCCellular phones for sale is the T-Mobile G1. In October 2008, T-Mobile released G1, the first smartphone to use Googles Android software. The phone hardware is manufactured by HTC and is compliant with the open standards telecom effort of the Open Handset Alliance. Today, HTC have released several Cellular phones for salein the 2009 market. Some of its notable releases are the HTC A Series or Android phone including the HTC Tattoo and HTC Magic as well as the HTC T-Series or Touch Series including the HTC Touch Cruise, HTC Touch Diamond2, HTC Touch Pro2, and HTC Hero.

HTC Tattoo Announced on September 8, 2009, this is the second phone to feature the HTC Sense interface. Unlike other Android powered mobile phones from HTC, the Tattoo features a resistive touchscreen instead of capacitive. This will bring down the manufacturing cost so that the device can reach a larger market. HTC MagicThe HTC Magic is the second handset by HTC that uses the Android operating system (the first being the HTC Dream). Like the HTC Dream; the Android Market application, which allows users to download new software applications from third-party developers, as well as provides publicly-viewable ratings and comments, is also included with the device.

HTC Touch Cruise Also known as the HTC P3650 or its codename the HTC Polaris 100, is a Windows Mobile 6-powered Pocket PC. In January 2009, HTC announced a completely redesigned device, also called the HTC Touch Cruise. It was the first device to feature HTC Footprints. HTC Touch Diamond2?A successor to HTC Touch Diamond, it is the first device to feature a revamped version of HTCs TouchFLO 3D GUI, an interface first seen on its predecessor. It is released with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1, but can be upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5. According to an early roadmap leak, an AT&T-branded would be known as AT&T Warhawk and this version will release in the US on 6th October, 2009 with 3.2 megapixel camera unlike European version with 5 megapixel.

HTC Touch Pro2 The HTC Touch Pro2 is an enhanced version of the HTC Touch Pro with a left-side slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Touch Pro2 smartphones functions include those of a camera phone and a portable media player in addition to text messaging and multimedia messaging. It also offers Internet services including e-mail, instant messaging, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity. All versions feature TouchFLO 3D.

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