When SoftBank announced the revolutionary Sharp Aquos Crystal yesterday, a little birdie was telling us that today's "Taкe the edge off" Sprint event in New York was all about that phone, and the edgeless handset indeed just became official on Sprint, as well as Boost and Virgin. The Aquos Crystal has almost no side and top bezels, which allows it to fit a 5" panel in a size that is more akin to a 4.5" model. Actually, the phone is just 5 inches (131mm) in height and 2.6 i...
Samsung just announced the Galaxy Alpha, the company’s latest smartphone in the Galaxy Series after several rumors. It has a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED display, powered by a Octa-Core Exynos (1.8GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad) processor and runs on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.
It is first Samsung Galaxy smartphone with a unique metal frame for both luxury and style, says the compan...
Xiaomi has entered the vast Indian Smartphone market with its flagship device, the Mi3, and has become the talk of the town almost overnight. While ace reviewers like Rajiv Makhni of Hindustan Times have been comparing the Xiaomi Mi3 to the Motorola Moto G or the Asus Zenphone 5 (as per its price range), they are painting a poor image of an amazing phone. The Xiaomi Mi3 was launched in China in December 2013 and has made its way out of China in the first half of 2014, whil...
Xolo has launched the 8X-1000, the company’s latest smartphone with its new HIVE UI as expected. It has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with ASAHI Dragontrail glass, powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M processor with Mali 450 GPU and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat)-based HIVE UI. The new HIVE UI brings new themes, new music player with last.fm, Fusion X artist recommendations based on what you’re listening to, new launcher, new contacts, Gallery and mo...
Pebble has introduced its smartwatch in new Fresh Green, Hot Pink, and Fly Blue colors. These new Limited Edition color variants come with matching bands. Even though pebble released the Pebble Steel, a premium version of the original Pebble with steel strap, the colorful silicone bands are still popular among youths. Pebble introduced the smartwatch in Arctic White, Jet Black and Cherry Red initially and later add Grey and Orange colors based on votes .
While the other c...
Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, made a surprise announcement today that the much anticipated Redmi Note phablet with LTE would go on sale in China today.
Jun made this announcement via his Weibo (which was followed by an announcement on Twitter), a platform that happens to be China’s take on Twitter. Surprisingly, many an executive have taken to Weibo in the past to make their announcements.
The Redmi Note happens to be Xiaomi’s first phablet, and comes with a 5.5-inch 720p d...
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro that surfaced in China back in May and it went official in June as K920. Today the Lenovo has unveiled the Vibe Z2 Pro smartphone global markets. It has a 6-inch ( 2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD display with ultra narrow bezels, powered 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (8974AC) processor with Adreno 330 GPU and Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe UI 2.0.
It has a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, optical image stabilization (OIS) and several featur...
Earlier this week there were reports that said that Samsung has started sending out invitations for its Galaxy Note 4 launch event ahead of IFA in Berlin. Today the company has officially announced its Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 that happens in Berlin, Beijing and New York simultaneously on September 3rd. The invite reads Ready? Note the Date! and there are four app icons around the Unpacked box that clearly says it’s going to be the Note 4.
So far we have heard several rumo...
The US President Barack Obama has signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law. This essentially means that it is now legal to unlock a cell phone in the United States.
Previously, unlocking your phone was considered as a violation of federal copyright law, although it was rarely enforced. The US made carrier unlocking illegal in January 2013. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act is currently the reason that unlocking cell phones is illegal....
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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