Nokia just announced Nokia N1, the company’s first Android tablet through brand-licensing agreement with the OEM partner. It has aluminium unibody build, has a 7.9-inch (2048 × 1536 pixels) display at 326 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, similar to the Xiaomi Mi Pad, powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor and runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Nokia Z Launcher on the top, but it is not clear if this would have Google Play. It has a 8-megapixel rear cam...
Apple has been ordered by a federal jury to pay $23.6 million for illegally using pager patents in its products. The company will have to pay the fine to a Texas based firm, Mobile Telecommunications Technologies.
Apple has been using SkyTel pager technology on its iPhone and other devices without a permission. Mobile Telecommunications was considered a wireless messaging pioneer in the 1990s, when its SkyTel 2-Way paging system was the state of the art for mobile commu...
Facebook may own WhatsApp, but it has suddenly found its homegrown Facebook Messenger lagging behind WhatsApp in terms of security. WhatsApp has flipped the switch to turn on full end-to-end encryption for messages sent between Android users. This move has suddenly made WhatsApp one of the most secure messaging platforms around.
It may not be the most secure, but it is certainly the most secure for a messaging platform of its size (which currently stands around 600 mill...
Motorola has announced the DROID Turbo, the latest flagship smartphone in the DROID for Verizon Wireless in the U.S. as expected. It has a 5.2 (1440×2560 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, powered by a 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a 21-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, 4K video recording and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
It has 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage a...
Oppo unveiled the Oppo R5 along with the Oppo N3 at the event in Singapore. The Oppo R5 becomes the slimmest smartphone in the world, beating the 5.1mm Gionee Elife S5.1. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED screen, powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU and runs on Color OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
It has liquid metal material filled in be...
Oppo just announced the Oppo N3, the latest smartphone in the N series at an event in Singapore. It a 5.5-inch 1080p display, features a 16-megapixel 206-degree rotating camera, dual LED flash, 1/2.3″ sensor, pixel size of 1.34 microns and f/2.2 aperture. It has motorized rotating camera that can rotate to 0.012 degrees accurately to capture selfies easily. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and runs on Color OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat).
Xiaomi has clarified that its smartphones are not a security threat. The Chinese smartphone maker has made the clarification after the Indian Air Force (IAF) had issued a circular to its 175,000 personnel to shun the use of Xiaomi smartphones either by them, or their family members on suspicions that the company is using their phones to spy on its users on behalf of the Chinese government.
The company says that it offers opt-in secure internet service that is option...
Back in August, there was a rumor about a YouTube music subscription service called YouTube Music Key. The ad-free service would offer one free month and cost $9.99 a month thereafter. Since nothing official has ever been revealed by Google, a new third party app in the Google Play Store is the closest thing to a YouTube music service for the time being.
Named FireTube, the app offers you music from YouTube. According to the listing on Google Play, this app "allows you ...
Google introduced the Nexus 6, the latest flagship Nexus smartphone made by Motorola few hours back. Today Motorola has confirmed that the Nexus 6 will roll in 28 countries, including India, across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America starting later this year. The Nexus 6 is the first smartphone made by Motorola and it is based on the design of the New Motorola Moto X.
Google Nexus 6 specifications
5.96 (1440×2560 pixels) 16:9 AMOLED display with 493 ppi, Corning ...
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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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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