Thursday, 30 October 2014

Best New Features in Android Lollipop

Google Android has been role out Android Lollipop, is a little different with previous versions. Luckily we got chance to get sit down with see coolest features in Android Lollipop, we are not sure that we have a final version. Anyway just go through with the some of the coolest features.

Ok Google: The first is the ability to say "Ok Google" even is your phone in stand by mode. Your phone will wake and start search and send text and more. 

Double tab to wake: You can wake your phone with double tab when is in standby mode. Like advanced "Ok Google" command, it requires compatible hardware. We also hear it works on Nexus 6.

Ambien Display: Another changes made over from the Moto X idea of displaying bits of information on your screen as it comes in without turning the whole thing on. 

Face unlock: Android's face unlock feature has never really worked all that well. It's kind of magical that it can recognize you face, but it's often slow and usually needs really good lighting conditions to work. In lollipop, Google has tweaked it so that it starts running silently as soon as you turn on your screen. Since you can interact with notifications on the lock screen now, the idea is that you'd power it on, mess with a few notifications, and by the time you're done Face Unlock has already kicked in and unlocked the phone.

Lock screen notifications: As with the iPhone, Android Lollipop will put notifications right on your lock scree. But on Android, the notifications on your screen are basically the same as those that appear in the drop-down notification shade. why does that matter? Because on Android, you get a lot of control built-in to those notifications. You can archive email, tab reply, expand notifications to see more information, and so on. Now, you can do it directly on your lock screen. As a small bonus, if you have apps with sensitive information that you want to see notifications from but don't want to display their contents, you can set them to be "redacted" when they show up on the lock scree.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Nexus 6 (Nexus X) release date, specs, rumours and leaks

We've always been big fans of Google's Nexus range of smartphones. Running 'pure' Android with no other modifications, they've been a great way to get the full OS and a gateway to the latest updates. That's not even to mention that these handsets have been both extremely well priced and extremely well specced. With the Nexus 5 launching last year, we'd started to get used to having a new Google handset each year. Now, we're halfway through 2014, so where is the Nexus 6 (or Nexus X if the latest rumours are to be believed)? We round up all of the latest news to find out when we can expect the phone and its expected specs.

Nexus 5 production halted?

According to Canadian phone network Wind Mobile the Nexus 5 is no longer being manufactured. Responding to a customer on Twitter the network said the Nexus 5 was out of stock as it was "no longer being made". Wind quickly deleted the Tweet, but not before eagle-eyed gadget fans noticed.
It isn't clear if the Wind Mobile customer service representative accidentally revealed confidential information or if they got their facts wrong. Stopping production of the Nexus 5 would suggest that the Nexus 6 will be with us before the end of the year. Google tends to halt manufacture of old Nexus devices completely, rather than cutting prices when it releases a new model. If the Nexus 5 really is coming end of line people eager to get their hands on the device should do so quickly before stock starts to run out. 

Benchmarks reveal more specs

Just after the Nexus 6 appeared on GFXBench, the same device was spotted on theAnTuTu benchmark tracker, this time under the name Google Shamu. Given that the codename was Motorola Shamu, this would appear to confirm that this handset is indeed the Nexus 6. According to AnTuTu, the handset was running Android 5 L, the unreleased operating system, which is bound to make a first appearance on a new Nexus handset. As with the GFXBench leak, the new information confirms that the handset will have a 5.2in QHD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC and 3GB of RAM.

Nexus 6 specs

Benchmark results for the Nexus 6 have leaked, comparing it to rival current-gen handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (m8). The Nexus 6 has been benchmarked under its codename Motorola Shamu. Along with benchmark results, the leak on GFXBench also revealed full specs. The Nexus 6 will run Android 5 L, have a 5.2in 2560x1440 screen, a quad-core Qualcomm processor and 3GB of memory. It will also have 24GB of storage and a 12 megapixel rear facing camera with a 2 megapixel camera on the front.
Its rumoured Snapdragon 800 processor sees it perform almost identically to the S5, Xperia Z2, HTC One (m8) and OnePlus One. The test also suggests that the Nexus 6 will not have a QHD screen, with a 1080p resolution now most likely. In the same test the LG G3, which does have a QHD display, performed far worse in the Manhattan GFXBench test.

Nexus 6 release date

We're used to smartphone manufacturers being a little tricksy when it comes to their latest handsets, doing everything they can to hide the existence of a new phone until they're ready for launch. With the Nexus 6, Google and LG (the rumoured manufacturer) have gone out of their way to flatly deny the phone's existence or of it ever happening.
Back at MWC 2014, Google’s Sundar Pichai stated that there would be no Nexus 6 handset in the first half of 2014. That was fair enough and seemed to be stating the obvious. After all the Nexus 4 was announced in October 2012 and came out in November; the Nexus 5 was announced in October 2013 and came out in November.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Interesting news about Whatsapp

Jan Koum CEO of Whatsapp saying about the story of Whatsapp:

A few short years ago, my friend Brian and I set out to build a messaging service with a single focus: best possible user experience. We bet that if our team of engineers could make messaging fast, simple, and personal, we could charge people directly for the service without having to rely on annoying banner ads, game promotions, or all those other distracting “features” that come with many messaging apps.
Today, we’re proud to announce that because of you, WhatsApp has reached a milestone that no other mobile messaging service has achieved: 400 million monthly active users, with 100 million active users added in the last four months alone. This isn’t a count of people who just registered for WhatsApp - it’s the number of people who are actively using the service every single month.
When we say that you made this possible, we mean it. WhatsApp has just 50 employees, and most of us are engineers. We’ve arrived at this point without spending a dollar on targeted ads or big marketing campaigns. We’re here because of all the people who share their WhatsApp stories with co-workers, friends, and loved ones - stories we love to hear.
There was the woman from New Zealand who moved to South Africa to complete her PhD. The week before she left to go back home, she met the man of her dreams. Despite living thousands of miles apart, she told us that WhatsApp has allowed them to feel closer than ever.
We also heard from a British woman who runs a charity in Uganda. She told us that her team on the ground uses WhatsApp to send daily reports, photos, and videos of the children they’re helping, which she shares to build support for her organization all over the world.
Doctors in India are using WhatsApp to instantly send electrocardiogram pictures of patients who’ve suffered heart attacks, saving valuable time and potentially lives. In the mountains of Madrid, rescuers used WhatsApp to locate and save lost hikers. And today, as I follow the unfolding political crisis in Ukraine, the place where I was born and lived until the age of sixteen, I can’t help but hope that the next great WhatsApp story will be about people using the service to speak their mind and stand up for their basic rights.
Our goal in creating WhatsApp was to empower people through technology and communication, no matter who they are, or where they live. We wanted to improve people’s lives in some small way. So thank you for making that possible. Thank you for sharing your stories, and please, keep them coming - we can’t wait to hear what you’ll use WhatsApp for next.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

How to Force Stop Stuck Applications

How to Force Stop Stuck Applications

Sometimes apps got struck up and nothing works in it. Users become helpless. To get rid of it, follow these simple steps:
How to Force Stop Stuck Applications:
Whenever you find an app that is open the menu on your Android phones and tap on settings option. On settings you will Applications. Select applications and Long Press on the app that is causing trouble. On long press, you will see options like Force stop etc..
Just tap on Force stop and that app will be stopped. For better performance, we suggest uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

How to add a bookmark on your Android home screen

How to add a bookmark on your Android home screen

We all love surfing the web. Sometimes we come across websites that really interest us and we want to save them for future refrence without having to type the URL or search them in Google. Below I will show you a quick and easy way to bookmark your favorite websites and also add them to your Droid’s home screen so thatyou can easily access them whenever you want :
How to add a bookmark:
  1.  Launch the web browser on your device
  2.  Go to your favourite website.
  3.  Now press the Menu button.
  4.  Click  on “Bookmarks” and/or then click “Add Bookmark”
  5.  A bookmark for that site is now created.
How to add a bookmark to your Android Home screen:
You can do this in two ways:
  1.  Launch the web browser on your device
  2.  Press Menu button
  3.  Select Bookmarks
  4.  Long press any bookmark and then click Add Shortcut to Home screen
  1.  Long press on a blank area on your home screen.
  2.  Select Shortcuts
  3.  Select Bookmarks
  4.  Choose the Bookmark to the website that you want to link on your home screen.
You are done!!!!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Nokia's first Android phone : Normandy

Nokia's first Android phone : Normandy

Nokia has been reportedly working on an Android phone. According to The Verge, Nokia has been working on a Forked version for sometime now. In November, @evleaks posted the above image of red Nokia phone.
Forked version is similar to what Amazon provides on its tablets. Forked versions do not have access to Google Play services. They have Android just as the base.
According to The Verge, Normandy is designed as an Asha equivalent to push low-cost devices with access to more traditional smartphone apps — something the company has struggled to achieve for its Series 40-powered Asha line.
But we are not sure if Nokia will actually launch this Android phone. If Nokia launches, will it be done before Microsoft-Nokia deal is finalised, is a question that will come to everyone’s mind.
Do you want a Nokia Android phone? Do let us know your thoughts on this in comments section below.