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Sundar Pichai took over stage at Google I/O and one of the first announcements he made was Android One – A Design reference platform so that all low end hardware for developing countries has a unified standard approach.
So recently mid-range and low-range smartphones have taken over by storm in developing countries in Asia and Brazil. This obviously has caught Google’s attention. Android One will be a platform where Google takes the burden to unify the experience across these devices and keep it updated and stock like.
Companies like Micromax, Spice and Karbon which are famous Indian manufacturers are partners for this programme and Pichai says that he sees tremendous potential in this. All these devices will have will have a 4.5-inch screen, dual sim functionality, microSD card support and FM radio priced under $100. Are you excited for such devices?
If you recollect properly, it has hardly been a month since Google started rolling out Android 4.4.3 and now, we already have Android 4.4.4 rolling out. What’s new? Everything is bug fixes and improvements under the hood.
This update has been out only for Sprint as of yet and the changelog says that it is meant to fix a major security issue. Sources say that the security bug was actually a patch to the OpenSSL which would allow a man in the middle attack. If you want to update your phone at the earliest, you will have to deal with a few things, first you will have to visit the official android site where Google has posted factory images so that you can download them and flash them.
The Nexus 4,5 and 7 have gotten this update of yet. Check them here
After selling their Kindle Fire line of tablets with a tremendous amount of success, Amazon introduced the Fire TV and now the Fire Phone. So much to make you buy all that you see around yourself, from Amazon?
The Amazon Fire Phone is something that was rumored since a long time, and according to Jeff Bezos, it was highly requested by journalists. The Fire Phone is all about consuming content from the Amazon ecosystem, like movies, songs, etc. There is no access to Google Play services or any of the system apps from Google.
You will be tightly bound to Amazon’s ecosystem of apps. Dynamic Perspective uses those 4 front cameras to track your eyes and give you a in-screen depth effect everytime you move your smartphone. The Fire Phone boasts a 4.7-inch IPS 720p touchscreen with 590 nits of brightness, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. It has support for 4G LTE.
The unlocked price is $629 and $199 on a contract. Do you think it’s worth it?
Apple recently announced it’s iOS 8 with a new consolidated fitness tracking app called HealthKit. With other major players trying hard to capture the fitness trackers space, what makes you think Google won’t come down on the field?
Google Fit is the rumored name of the service that would be collecting data from your sensor-filled wearables, probably running Android Wear, and collect and analyze them to serve you in a sophisticated fashion, or to help other apps make use of the available data.
While Apple has their smartwatch or iWatch, under their sleeves quite literally, it’s wise to wait for the I/O happening later this month.
We usually have mocks from our source but this time around, what we see is a full blown screen grab. This is happening and coming to Android very soon. Google I/O is just around the corner, and a with a new version of Android may also be headed to the Nexus devices.
Nearby would be essentially tapping inside the devices that are able to sense peer devices inside a particular virtual periphery. Nearby gathers information, and it’s interesting that in addition to GPS-based sensor data, Google’s reaching out to things like Bluetooth and even your phone’s microphone. This information would be then used to verify that the devices are indeed in the same area.
Do you think this is something that is essential for an Operating System to have? Would you want to see something else too?
The Nexus 8 is in a gray area right now, lots of leaks state that there does exist a model in testing right now. The Nexus 8 is rumored to be manufactured by HTC, and codenamed the Flounder. According to this source, the Nexus 8 will run a 64-bit Qualcomm SoC, arrive with Android 4.5, and feature 3GB of RAM.
Honestly with those large bezels and everything, this thing looks ugly. But again, if the specs are top notch, we do not mind a bit bulk at all.
The above screenshot was leaked more than a month back when Google started testing out Android 4.4.3, there were strong rumors about a complete UI revamp, turns out we get optimizations under the hood.
According to T-Mobile’s software support page, the build number of Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013) (Review | Pictures) tablet is KTU84L, while the Nexus 5 has build KTU84M. This update fixes camera issues and loss or drop of data connectivity and such other bugs. There is also a camera related bug that is fixed that leads to better management of battery power.
People and Dialer seem to be the apps that see a visual change, for a complete log check Source . This update comes just a day after Apple announces it’s iOS 8, timing enough?
There were rumors about a new line of devices called the ‘Android Silver’ rumored since quite a while, but until today it never gave us a sinking feeling. A new leak by the infamous @evleaks suggests that Google is planning to make do with the Nexus series and there won’t be any more Nexus smartphones.
The Nexus series would be instead replaced by the Android Silver line of devices. At the same time there was a ray of hope expressed with the tip, that silver lining may actually be the Android Silver of phones that should be rocking an Octacore MSM8994 processor. That is crazy right, but will Google keep the affordable price tag or will Silver come at a price tag as expensive as the metal itself?
We do wish to see a Nexus 6 before a new line of devices turn up, tell us what you feel about it!
Today, Google marks the launch of All Access in another huge region – Canada! Another treat coming your way is that the fee is now discounted from $10 per month to $8. Everyone shall have one month of free access to try out the service in case you just want to be sure.
We’re just around the corner to witness the one year anniversary of All Access, maybe a flat $8 for everyone?
So Amazon wants to enter the Smartphone space and this was too much for a secret to keep in this day and age. While rumors of a possible smartphone launch are getting stronger by the day, what we see today is a final render of the device.
On close observation of the image we do spot 4 cameras that occupy each corner of the phone on the front with a separate front facing and rear facing camera adding upto 6 cameras in totality that are suggested to track motion in 3D space. The overall design on the phone is more like a mashup of existing design principles. Chamfered edges from the iPhone, rubber bumpers flanking the sides and a what appears to be a glass back like the Nexus 4.
There is a lot of 3D witchcraft that the phone would perform and react to and would be running a custom build of Android. Do you like the design of the phone?