Monday, 30 December 2013

Galaxy Gear compatibility extended to more devices

Galaxy Gear compatibility extended to more devices

Samsung has announced that to extend the Galaxy Gear smart watch compatibility, it will be releasing a software update for six devices. While the software update is already available for Samsung Galaxy S4, the compatibility will be extended to Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy S4 zoom, Galaxy S3, galaxy Note II.
“The Galaxy Gear is designed and optimized for use with other Galaxy devices to create a seamless experience for our users. Extending the Galaxy Gear compatibility to six Galaxy devices reflects our commitment to delivering more Samsung smartphone users with enhanced flexibility and freedom, thus enriching their mobile experience,” says Vineet Taneja, Country Head, Mobiles at Samsung Electronics.
The Samsung galaxy Smartwatch is available in the Indian markets for INR 22900. Talking more about this smart watch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED screen, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB internal storage and a 1.9 MP camera.
Smart Relay feature connects Galaxy gear with other galaxy devices. This smart watch allows you to make or receive calls. you can also set to view updates from your social network accounts on this smart watch.
The Galaxy Gear also functions like a full featured watch, with the option to change its face with 10 different alternatives and offers more choices via Samsung Apps.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Swype for Android Updated with four new languages

Swype for Android Updated with four new languages

Swype Keyboard App for Android has been updated to version 1.6. The fastest, most accurate and now the most customisable keyboard app now includes support for four new Indian languages – Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi and Telugu.
For a complete change log, continue reading below :
  • Bilingual
  • Split and Mini keyboards for phablets
  • Punctuation prediction
  • New theme (“Blackbird”)
  • Combined secondary and tertiary menus
  • Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu
  • Accessibility support
  • Search gesture
  • Bug fixes reported by users
  • You can adjust:
  1. Long-press delay
  2. Vibration duration
  3. Keyboard height
  4. Keyboard layouts
  5. Word list font size
  • New Dragon Dictation features
  1. Phrase-based, real-time results
  2. Dictation language independent of keyboard language
Download from Google Play Store.

Google play gets new features

Google Play Books gets new features

Google Play Books has been updated with a more quick and smooth interface. The updated version now allows you to upload eBooks from your phone or tablet in PDF or EPUB format. You can also directly upload from email. Simply touch the file you want to upload and select Upload to Play Books. Google has also lowered brightness settings which is suitable for reading in low light. The update brings with it the ability to dismiss Recommended Books in Read Now apart from improvements in performance, stability and accessibility.

Update now to enjoy a quicker and smoother experience or download now from Google Play.

The updated version 3.1.17 may take some time before it reaches your device. In the meantime, you can have a look at Android 4.4 KitKat top features in case you missed it.

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Thursday, 26 December 2013

KitKat Top Features

Android 4.4 KitKat Top Features

Android Kitkat is backward compatible with over 1 billion older devices. Another interesting thing about KitKat is that it requires less memory. You can run KitKat on a device with memory as low as 512 MB.
Google Android head Sundar Pichai said that the goal for 2014 is to “reach the next billion people.”  In emerging countries like Brazil, India, Russia, Indonesia, and Mexico, Android’s business is tripling every year.  In some of those countries, several manufacturers have been selling Android phones that are powered by the two-years-old Android Gingerbread (version 2.3) operating system. Android KitKat is intended to prevent older software from being sold in those emerging countries.

Here are Top Ten KitKat features :
1. Ok Google
Now you no longer need to touch the screen to get directions or play music. Just say “Ok Google” when you are either on the home screen or running Google Now. Then say the any command you want your Android to perform.

2. Full-Screen Album And Movie Art Combined With Controls
Now you will see full-screen and album art appear while projecting movies to Google Chromeast or playing music on your device. You can also control the player from the lock screen itself.

3.  Immersive Display
Did you hate the status bar and the navigation buttons stick to your screen while you were reading an e-book or watching a movie, just like me and wished that they hide ? Google has listened and they have added a feature that will hide them automatically until you swipe the edge to bring them back.

4. Contact Prioritization
We all have contacts whom we call more often. Android KitKat now prioritises your contacts so that you don’t have to search them every time you wish to call them.

5. Enhanced Caller ID
Next time you receive a call from an unrecognised number, Android KitKat will attempt to retrieve the Caller ID information from local listings within Google maps.

6. Message Consolidation
Android KitKat has consolidated SMS , MMS, video calls and Google Hangouts chat messages all in one place. The Android KitKat Messages app also supports location-sharing and animated GIFs through Google Hangouts.

7. Emojis
Emojis has been added by Google into KitKat’s keyboard. With Emoji, can enhance the context of your messages by placing smileys, cars, animals, and other interesting icons with this feature.

8. Cloud Printing Support
Android KitKat will also support Cloud Printing, a necessity of future. You can now print almost anything from your KitKat device. To use this feature, you must connect your printer to Google Cloud Print or HP ePrint.

9. Quickoffice
Android KitKat will come with QuickOffice pre-installed. So, next time you need to edit any document, spreadsheet or presentation, you don’t have to search the Play Store to look for a good editing app. You can also browse through your documents in your Google Docs and Google Drive account.

10. Step Detector And Step Counter
Android KitKat has a step detector and step counter so that fitness-related apps can track when the user is walking, running, and climbing stairs.  The step detector uses the accelerometer input to recognize when the user has taken a step.  The step counter tracks the total number of steps since the device’s last restart.

Friday, 20 December 2013

2013 Top 20 Android apps

20 best free Android apps 2013

1. Seesmic

There are many Twitter apps on Android - and Twitter itself shook up the scene with the launch of its own-brand app - but we're sticking withSeesmic. Offering support for multiple accounts, a home page widget showing latest tweets and an incredibly slick and professional design, it's one of the finest examples of app development out there today.

2. Facebook for Android

Facebook for Android is lacking in features compared to Facebook itself, but a recent update added Inbox support to the Android app, finally allowing its users to communicate in almost real time. The app's fast and stable, with a simplicity that reminds you of the old days when using Facebook used to be bearable.

3. National Rail Enquiries

After the original free, third-party National Rail apps went paid-for, National Rail has finally brought out its own free app. National Rail Enquiriesenables you to check live train times, plan your journeys, and get notifications of delays. On first use, the app prompts you to enter a home and work train station, and then you can use the 'Get me home' button to see the next available trains.
National Rail Android app

4. UK Jobs

Hey, times are hard and you've got to pay for your oppressive monthly mobile phone contract somehow. Offering a fully searchable database of current UK job vacancies, UK Jobs, which pulls in its data from independent employment site is, a slightly cumbersome but useful and non-governmental tool.

5. Outlook

Microsoft has teamed up with developer SEVEN to offer an official Hotmail app for Android, which gives users a simple, clean interface, push notification support and even lets you manage multiple Hotmail accounts from within the app. If your email needs haven't yet been assimilated by Google, it's a useful option. It's since been rebranded as the Outlook app, in keeping with Microsoft's changes to its mail site.

6. Google Sky Map

A stunning app that uses your phone's orientation tools to give you an accurate representation of the stars and planets on your screen. Point your phone at the sky, then learn what constellations are visible and if that's a UFO or just Venus. Google Sky Map even works indoors, if you're not keen on getting cold.
Google sky map

7. Layar

The stunning augmented reality app Layar has recently gone commercial, adding an online shop that allows users to buy AR content such as travel guides, local house price apps and much more. But you're still able to use the numerous free Layers to pop data up over real-world locations, delivering a satisfying futuristic experience.

8. Foursquare

The social media darling Foursquare is represented in fine form on Android, with the Google app offering easy one-click check-ins, integrated Google Maps for a seamless Google-branded experience and home page shortcut options to all your favourite places.

9. WordPress for Android

WordPress for Android started out as independent creation wpToGo, before WordPress decided it liked it so much it bought it up - hiring the maker to develop it in-house. It's very feature-packed, with the latest version offering full integration with other apps, letting you spin content and send it directly to the app for easy updating. It could do with more image insertion tools, though.
WordPress for Android

10. Google Goggles

A bit of a novelty, in that Google Goggles lets you take photos and have Google analyse them and come back with a search results page for what it thinks you're looking at. However, the app's main use is as a QR code reader, which lets you scan barcodes for quick access to apps and whatever data people choose to embed in the odd little data squares.
Google goggles

11. Winamp

Yes, the same Winamp from a decade ago. It's had an Android app for some time, with recent updates adding support for iTunes, Mac syncing, plenty of music streaming options, new release lists and Shoutcast integration for radio support. It's a fine, free media player.

12. Samsung ChatOn

There are plenty of messaging tools on Android, but Samsung's beats many of them by offering multi-platform support - with clients even available for older Samsung non-smart feature phones. It could be the ideal way to keep in touch with an out of touch relative. More "with it" users will be able to use its drawing, image sharing and social networking features.

13. Skyfire 3.0

The USP of the Skyfire browser is that it supports Flash content, popping up a little window when it detects an embedded YouTube video or something similar. The actual Flash business is handled by Skyfire's server, which does all the computery stuff, then sends the file to your handset. A bit clunky on slower Android phones, but it works like a dream on models with faster processors.Despite the arrival of Flash with Android 2.2, this is still relevant for those on phones and Android versions not able to support Adobe's Flash Player.

14. BBC News

While the BBC's Android iPlayer app is a bit on the disappointing side, the corporation's BBC News app is much more refined. There's a stylish grid-based front page, plus you're able to swipe from left to right to switch between stories in your chosen specialist category. A recent update also added a couple of Home screen widgets, too, plus the ability to submit your own news tips, as if the BBC was a small blog clamouring for content.
BBC news

15. RAC Traffic

An official production of the motoring organisation, RAC Traffic is dead simple - it guesstimates your location via the mobile signal, then pops up the current traffic alerts for your area. It's much better than having to listen to the radio for the odd update about arterial blockages.
RAC traffic

16. Swype

The odd line-drawing alternate keyboard Swype is a love-it or hate-it kind of thing, with the significant amount of re-learning required to make the most of it quite off-putting to some users.
Once you're familiar with the idea, though, it's genius - with advanced prediction options further speeding your line-typing.
After a long period of availability only through a beta test or having pre-loaded on your phone by the maker, Swype's now available on Google Play - in both free trial and paid options.

17. Evernote

After the Android version of Dropbox, the next best solution for keeping all your 'business' in one place is Evernote - which lets you stash and sync all your text notes, voice memos and files on your phone and access them through a desktop computer.

18. Flickr

As well as supporting Flickr uploading, this app also lets you capture photos from within the app and comes complete with a set of filters, so you can hipsterise your life with ease. It supports sharing with Twitter and Facebook as well, so your other, non-photo-nerd friends can enjoy the results of today's snapping session.


The subscription-based thrills of open up a world of music streaming on your mobile. You have to 'buy in' to the odd way of organising things and suggesting new music, but if you're easily led and not restricted by bandwidth it's a superb tool.
tune in radio

20. Google Maps Navigation

An absolute must-get. As long as you have Android 1.6 or above, the latest update to Google Maps introduces turn-by-turn voice navigation, simultaneously devastating the satnav industry while boosting the in-car dashboard dock/charger accessory scene. Route calculations are done at the outset of your trip, minimising data transfer en route and keeping you on target even when the GPS signal drops. It's amazing, it works, and it's free.
Google maps navigation

download and enjoy every thing coming for free of cost... 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The best Android strategy games

Anomaly 1 

We're rounding up some of our favorite strategy games on Android for the deep thinkers out there. These are more than just simple puzzles games - these require careful planning and forethought to emerge victorious. You’ll find some great replay value in games like these too, since the same strategy won’t always work twice.
Strategy gamers, pop on your thinking caps and get downloading these outstanding Android games.

Anomaly 2

Anomaly 2 brings the same reverse-tower-defense mechanics as the original, but the updated graphics, new transforming tanks, and multiplayer mode make this sequel more than adequate. In the multiplayer mode, one player gets to be in charge of the alien defense, complete with consumable special abilities.
If you're looking for loads of tactical depth and eye candy to boot, Anomaly 2 delivers.

Autumn Dynasty

Autumn Dynasty is a finger-friendly real-time strategy game set in feudal China. Players direct a varied force to victory across a wide range of terrain types in a single-player campaign or or skirmish mode. There’s a full tech tree to research and buildings to construct. Commands are made with a variety of gestures, each leaving a stylish calligraphic trail (though standard button input is included for those who want more traditional controls as well).
Autumn Dyansty is the best traditional real-time strategy game you’ll find on mobile.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

2014 : What to expect

Android in 2014: What to expect

What we might see happen in the Android space over the next twelve months.
2013 was a busy year for the Android ecosystem: phones got bigger, faster, and more robust. Tablets grew numerous, and Android moved into electronics like smart watches and a gaming device. Looking ahead to next year we should expect the same trends to continue, but on a slightly different trajectory.
Android will likely have a decent showing at the Consumer Electronics Show with announcements from a handful of hardware makers. Jumping ahead to February and Mobile World Congress (MWC), things should start to heat up for the next generation of Android. While this may sound like business as usual, 2014 will undoubtedly bring a crop of smartphones unlike any before.
Let's examine some of the trends we can expect in the Android ecosystem over the next 12 months.

Google's influence

One thing I definitely did not see coming in 2013 was the introduction of the Google Play Edition devices. As of today, we have flagship devices from LGSonySamsung, and HTC, each running the stock version of Android. Perhaps more importantly, these models are being updated quickly with the latest and greatest Android releases. The fanboy cries were heard this year and now top-tier devices can be bought without carrier influence.
The Nexus line of devices is just as strong today as it has ever been, and Google has something good going with the Play Store experience. It's the perfect way to channel customers, introduce new products, and keep them in their own ecosystem. We'll definitely get a new Nexus smartphone and tablet(s) this year but I fully expect to see more Google Play Edition products introduced. With a new generation of flagship devices set to be introduced in the first few months of the year, it makes sense that the stock Android models will arrive in the Play Store.

Getting back to the subject of Android updates, for a moment, we should hear less about "fragmentation" than ever before. As Android's releases have slowed and shifted to incremental updates, the experience should not be so different across the spectrum. Despite what the naysayers would have you believe, the average casual user won't really be able to discern the difference between Android 4.1 and Android 4.4 in terms of radical new features. Heavy users and those plugged into the space will know, but they're already buying on the fringe.
This is not to suggest that 2014 will be the end of custom UI's, branded apps, or features. On the contrary, we'll get more of this in 2014 as companies elbow each other for position. Samsung will keep pushing its apps and services agenda while HTC marches on with things like BlinkFeedZoe, and UltraPixel cameras. I see a focus on quality over quantity this year; customization won't be quite as obvious out of the box.
It hasn't hurt that Google has pulled out parts of the general Android experience and made them available as standalone apps in the Google Play Store. If anything, this lets Google roll out updates in a much quicker fashion. We no longer have to wait for a new Android release to get the latest Gmail and YouTube features.
Motorola did the same with some of its Droid and Moto X apps this year and I expect we'll get more of that from other companies. Android is a much lighter experience today and doesn't require months of tweaking and testing to get with the times. I suspect that Motorola will have an easier time updating its Moto G and Moto X with new apps and Android releases than other handset makers. Don't be surprised, though, if HTC does something similar with its Sense experience in 2014.