Tag Archives: Android

OBD2 Reading with your Smart Phone or Tablet

Ever want to read your vehicle’s fault codes and see relevant information without shelling out the bucks for an ODB II diagnostic scanner or  a programmer?    You can do this quite “easily” by combining a Bluetooth enabled OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner with a smart phone or tablet app that can read and display the information (I used Torque Pro with my Android).   For the setup, I used this video as a tutorial.  To be clear, this is more of a fun thing to do for a gadget geek like myself.  It’s not going to do the powerful performance tuning you’ll find from Superchips or Hypertech.  Nevertheless, this will allow you to Continue reading

Android OS Update Details

Calling All Android Users

Android’s fantastic.  Intuitive UI, customizable, good looking – if only people were like that, right?  The closest I can think of is Zoolander but I don’t know how intuitive or good looking Derek Zoolander really is, in any case:

It’s a love / not-so-much-love thing with Android.  Love – cuz of all the great above-mentioned things and more about this smartphone and tablet operating system.  Not-so-much – cuz they roll out OS upgrades but do so slowly and without any discernible pattern.  I’m all about life, liberty, and free-Android-OS-upgrades for all.  What’s the deal with some devices getting ICS and Jellybean while some don’t? Continue reading