Monday, June 14, 2010

Google Android, Nexus One prefectly works in Sri Lanka

The biggest competitor of iPhone, Google nexus one works fine in sri lanka. The Phone comes with capacitive touch screen (nokia resistive touch screen, sucks ...:( ) giving same kind of a feeling like iphone and 3.7' diagonal with 800x480 resolution gives more space on the screen, So it can be suggest as a great mobile for full time Internet users :).
If you are planning to buy a nexus one in sri lanka its recommended to get it through some one from US,UK, Singapore, or Hong Kong. Trusting ebay, or amazon is risky and can't guarantee how much you will have to pay to the custom.
Still it seems any of the local vendors still haven't look in to nexus one market.

If you are buying a Nexus one you must buy a good data package otherwise you wont get the full benefit of using Nexus one. It wont work 3G/HSDPA Out of the box, you will have to add the APNs manually.

How to add Dialog and Mobitel APNs to enable 3G/HSDPA on nexus one

Go to Settings → Wireless & Networks → Mobile networks → Access point Names

click menu → New APN

add following according to your mobile operator.

Dialog WAP
Name = Dialog WAP

Dialog Broad Band
Name = Dialog Broad Band
APN = dialogbb

Mobitel Broad Band
Name = Mobitel Broad Band
APN = mobitelbb

keep the rest of the fields empty

You may have seen there are two versions of mobiles available based on the 3G frequency.
850 MHz, 1900 MHz, and 2100 MHz frequency
900 MHz, AWS, and 2100 MHz frequency

either version will works because 2100 MHz frequency range uses by SL mobile operators.

Following are the my awesome applications available with android.

Raging Thunder is a great car game running from accelerometer
connectBot is for if you are a terminal user.
Google Sky Map is another awesome app to discover night sky just by pointing your phone to space.
Shazam is amazing music discovery engine just by listing to the music
Documents to go is for Document, Spread sheet and powerpoint application.
Nimbuzz for connecting all social chats together including Skype.

YouTube search browser, facebook mobile app, Google map and goggles picture search engine, comes as built in apps on android OS.

It seems android community is fast growing than other mobile app communities. If you visit to android market place you can see the available apps developed for this short period of time. hopefully future will be better with android...


  1. මචන් Mobitel වලට MMS settings හදන්න දන්නවද? Auto download වෙන්නේ නෑ. මම ට්‍රය් කළා හරි ගියේ නෑ. :(

  2. Try with Handcent SMS.

  3. how much did u buy yours for?

  4. you may find around 550$. not sure in SL.

  5. call to mobitel but no help, but finally found this, it worked fine. thanks

  6. Thanks Machan.. This was really useful.

  7. I have odered my nexus s(nexus 2).Im waiting to see if its working in sri lanka..

  8. I sent my friend on srilanka a Nexus S o3o i dont think it works there does it? -.- works there does it? -.-

  9. Visit to download Tamil Applications for your Android Smartphones