Google teased an upcoming release of the Play Store with Material Design element at I/O last month, and we actually got a pretty good look at the new version ourselves last week. Starting today, that new version, 4.9.13, is rolling out, and we've got the APK for you, as always. Take a look at this quick visual overview of the changes (we've got more images down below as well).
Basically, everything you'll find in this post is here - Liam at AndroidPolice did an excellen...
Xiaomi has just announced the most expected Mi 4, successor of the Mi 3 that was unveiled last year. It has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with 441 PPI, based one-glass solution (OGS) made by Sharp / JDI, powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU. It runs on MIUI v6 on top of Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony BSI sensor, and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera win Sony sensor. It has a stainless ste...
Xiaomi launched the Mi3 smartphone in India for Rs. 13,999 last week. It went on sale for priority customers and Flipkart first customers yesterday. Today it went on sale for everyone those who have registered till yesterday, 21st July. Xiaomi India already announced that only limited stocks would be available and over 100,000 people have registered for today’s sale. Few minutes back it tweeted that all the units of Mi3 has been sold out in 38 minutes and 50 seconds.
Last week there were reports about Kyocera developing a smartphone with sapphire crystal display. Today, the company has released a video and thereby confirming the launch of a smartphone that is equipped with sapphire crystal display.
Kyocera which focuses on durable and rugged smartphones showcases ‘Sapphire Shield’ displays in the latest video. It claims that it has 41 years of experience synthesizing man-made sapphire for electronic components, LED lighting, and high-...
Xiaomi has launched the Mi3 in India. It has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with 441 PPI, based one-glass solution (OGS) ultra-sensitive touch, powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM 8974AB) processor with Adreno 330 GPU and runs on MIUI v5 on top of Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS BSI sensor, 28mm lens with f/2.2 aperture, dual LED flash and a 2-megapixel BSI front-facing camera with 30mm lens.
Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note, the company’s latest phablet in India. It was unveiled back in March and comes with a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display based on OGS technology and 178-degree wide viewing angle, powered by a 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450 GPU and runs on MIUI v5 based on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).
It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with 28mm lens with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes ...
The apps we're about to introduce you to are of a rare kind – apps that you realize you've been needing all along soon after you start using them. Their job seems quite simple and rather insignificant at a glance, but trust us, they can make your life easier. At least a bit.
So, what do they do? Well, think of them as automatic notification forwarding apps. Each time a notification appears on your Android smartphone or tablet, a pop-up window with that notification will be displayed on your computer's desktop as well. In other words, you will know who that text message is from, who just sent you email, who is calling, what app just got updated, what's next on your calendar, and more wi...
The Nexus 5 is a high-quality tool and Android four.four KitKat is a superb replace, however the new Google experience Launcher isn’t everyone’s favourite. sure, it brings Google Now integration proper to your homescreen and means that you can operate a voice search just by way of announcing “good enough, Google” on any homescreen panel, however for some people its an enormous battery draining launcher and some might want the outdated launcher back. neatly, we’re going to inform you how to just do that.
The Google expertise Launcher is pre-put in on the Nexus 5, however you received’t find this homescreen expertise with the KitKat update for your Nexus four. as an alternative, you’re g...
As of version 2.0, the Google Hangouts app for Android can handle SMS messages as well as regular instant messages. When you start it up for the first time you'll be asked if you want to use Hangouts for SMS or not. Tap yes and your existing messages are imported into the app, and you'll receive future SMS notifications through Hangouts instead of your preloaded SMS app. Tap "Maybe later" and you'll continue using your preloaded Messaging app.
But what if you've tried it and want out? Well, turns out there's a simple way to disable SMS in Hangouts and go back to using the built-in app.
To disable SMS in Hangouts after you've enabled it — or enable it after you've chosen not to —...
the new Google expertise Launcher in Android four.4 KitKat has got an entire bunch of enhancements over the earlier model. There are new colors, new icons, new default apps and new capabilities like the flexibility to launch Google Now with a merely swipe gesture on the homescreen.
Wallpapers are full screen now, and if you happen to flaunt one thing like the Nexus 5, it is possible for you to to launch Voice Search right away from the homescreen through just talking out "good enough, Google". in case you are interested to check out it out, here are the three App APKs you must download and set up:
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PreBuiltGmsCore (Google Play services four.zero)
If you are having a Nexus 4 Android smartphone, then you can now install the latest version of Ubuntu OS. While this is the first time Ubuntu has made this official to the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones. The best part of this update is that it comes with a whole new user interface which was earlier showcased in MWC 2013, Barcelona. You can also check out the screen capture mentioned below to get an idea on how this Ubuntu OS looks like. So, after following the list of quick pre requisites, you can then head over to the detailed guide which will help you update the device. Compared the Jellybean Release, Ubuntu OS comes with a different interface all together.
Quick Pre Requisites...
The Samsung Galaxy word three is definitely some of the absolute best Android smartphones / phablets presently, and one of the features in it are exclusive most effective to it and now not available in another software. for instance, the Air Command function for the S Pen. but due to the builders at the XDA discussion board, one can attempt to get those on their Samsung Galaxy notice II, the predecessor device that was launched ultimate 12 months. It did come with the S Pen, but the functionality used to be fairly restricted, and the observe three′s S Pen got moderately an enormous upgrade.
The MOD you can be using on the Galaxy observe II would deliver within the following features fr...
Country: Open Asia
Version: Android 4.3
Build date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 23:29:05 +0000
Product Code: OLB
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- Extract (unzip) the firmware file
- Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or here)
- Extract Odin .ZIP file
- Open Odin3 v3.09
- Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)
- Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
- Add AP_I9505XXUEMJ3_1840064_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to AP
- Add BL_I9505XXUEMJ3_1840064_REV06_user...
While there are quite a few number of smartphones which are actually awesome but unfortunately lack the external sd card slot. While the manufacturer may defend the same on the name of enough on board storage or might just refer to enough Cloud based Storage solutions. So, for all those who want to still make use of a solution which will allow you to expand the memory of your Android phone which doesn’t have the micro SD card slot, then thanks to USB Specification called “USB On the Go (OTG)” which adds more storage to your device by just plugging in a flash drive. So, let’s check out on how you can expand an “unexpandable” Android Phone/ tablet.
Note: Following this procedure won’t ro...
Samsung and the TouchWiz UI are inseparable when you talk of their Android devices, but when you talk about the speed of the interface, it’s not always the best in comparison to the other smartphones and the reason for that is not always the interface itself but the way we use it and set options in it.
There are a lot of features in the Galaxy devices which eat up the battery, as well as make the device slow on performance. Below are a few basic tips that would help you increase the speed and performance of the Samsung devices with the TouchWiz interface.
Increase Samsung TouchWiz UI Performance – Tips
Close Apps through Multitasking Window
The multitasking window in most of...
Google was expected to update its own tracking service, known as Android Device Manager with the remote locking feature. The newest security option is now available on the ADM dashboard and you can remotely lock your smartphone from the web interface.
The newest feature allows you to lock your smartphone with a new password that changes any previous screen unlock setting. Of course, you can reset the password once you find your lost or stolen Android device.
The update will be added automatically to the Google Settings app and you need to enable the “allow remote lock and factory reset” option to be able to use it from the web interface.
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