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Verizon Adds A $60 Unlimited Plan Quietly!

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gsmarena_001 (1)Verizon, also dubbed as the Big Red has added a new plan to it’s existing lineup. This new plan is of a single line type – that means u wont be able to share it’s data.

The $60 plan comes with 2GB of Data and Unlimited talk and text. Each additional GB would cost $15 over the 2GB limit. The plan would normally cost $60 but if you get a phone via Verizon’s edge installment plan then you get it for $50. It’s not everyday that you come across a plan from Verizon that is cheaper than the competition – $5 than AT&T’s offering.

If your communication needs fit in line with this plan, you should definitely take advantage of this.

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August 18th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

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Google Now Launcher On Majority Droids Now!

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now-launcher-3Google Now Launcher is a fantastic launcher which earlier was a novelty only Nexus users could only make use of. Google recently announced an update post which any Android user can install it on their phone running Android 4.1 or higher.

So if you have an Android with a laggy, buggy launcher that is way too cluttered then this is the way you can breathe in a new life into your phone. Your phone needs to be running on Android 4.1 atleast for this launcher to be compatible with it. This also means newer phones like the HTC One M8, Galaxy S5 and LG G3 are now supported.

Head over here to try it out.

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August 3rd, 2014 at 6:21 pm

OnePlus Watch – Another Gadget You Cannot Buy?!

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onewatch-screenOnePlus Tech. is a company that showed that it is a company that can deliver more for less. Only if it could get around it’s ridiculous invite system, the phone was a great choice.

What’s next for OnePlus? A new phone? Maybe, but then it needs to sort out availability of it’s current phone first, so another phone is not gonna happen real soon. If rumors are to be believed, the company is switching it’s attention to new form factors – like wearables.

According to these design sketches, this “OneWatch” would offer some of the hottest features from the most anticipated smartwatches at the moment; those include things like the circular motive like we’re looking forward to from the Moto 360 and a sapphire glass crystal as Apple may use on its iWatch.

Android Wear seems to be the obvious OS for this to run on, but what if Cyanogenmod get’s some custom ROM like tweaks onboard? Let’s wait.

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July 31st, 2014 at 5:48 pm

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Redesigned Google Play Store Shown Off!

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play-store-material-3 (1)At Google I/O 2014, we had one major UI overhaul for a not so fancy looking Android KitKat that we know off. With the introduction of Android L 5.0 we had material design that changed the way UI elements interact and animate.

Right off we can see that images now dominate the listings, be it apps or media. Instead of small thumbnails, we have large dramatic icons that results in a screen that looks very clean, organised and clutter free. Yes there will always be frustration because now everything is spread out more. There looks to be more amount of scrolling involved in browsing an app or movie. Also, this is extremely painful on lower resolution devices.

This may very well be a version under testing that may or may not see the light of day. Are you excited about the new look or would you rather stick to the current one?

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July 14th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

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Lumia Running Android? Yes Please!

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LumiaAndroidNokia’s Lumia is a great series when it comes to hardware since it has witnessed some of the most crazy innovations from a 41MP camera to a $99 smartphone. But there has been one consistently unanswered question everyone seems to ask – Android on a Lumia?

There were rumors of a an Android powered Lumia anlongside the 1020 and fast forward to today, we have a similar tip from @evleaks who states that there is an Android powered Lumia in works by “Nokia by Microsoft”. There are no other hardware details and it is expected to be so. This might just be in the conception phase but this is great news for everyone. Lumias are really handsome devices, if they ran Android it would be a compelling package indeed.

What do you’ll think? Which Lumia would you like to have Android on it?

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July 7th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

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New Look For Android On It’s Way?!

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multitask-android-stackIf you have taken out time to observe the new Android 5.0 L, then you’ll know that the buttons have been redesigned and look nothing like before. However, today we see evidence that might lead to a newer build of Android.

The following has been extracted from Google’s own servers. There are subtle changes to the back and home button too, but what my pull any existing Android users attention is the new multitasking button. On close observation one sees that it replicates a stack like design – just like the new multitasking on Android L itself.

But we do not know what Google is planning to do in this particular instance – was it a test build used for internal testing? Is it a new dot update to kitkat that we are yet to see? If Google gave you a choice, would you rather have these or the new ones?

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July 4th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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Install The New Android L Keyboard On Your Phone!

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shen-ye-android-l-keyboardOne of the most compelling changes in the new Android 5.0 L was the new keyboard that now only looks so much better but works so much smoother.

The app is a direct port from Android L, with no modifications to be found. You simply install it through the Play Store, go to Settings, click through Language & Input. The next step is changing the theme to “material” in advanced settings. So go ahead and flaunt that new keyboard.

Here is the link. Kudos to the developer ShenYe.

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June 29th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

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How To Get Android L On Your Nexus!

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20140626-android-l-preview-google-io-001Android announced a big update to Android KitKat as the new Android L. What was great for enthusiasts and developers is that Google announced that anyone would be able to download the system images to make apps or just try the new OS out.

To start off, these images are only available for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 WiFi model. There are over 5000 new APIs incorporated into the new Android log so it’s definitely worth a shot. If you have either of the nexus devices then you should head over here and download the image, necessary drivers and the SDK itself.

The above procedure is detailed on the page and we do not recommend you do this if ou are not confident. We cannot be held accountable to any damage caused. PS : it’s worth the effort, you should try it out.

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June 27th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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Android One Is Here To Revolutionize Low-End Smartphones!

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37209671Sundar 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?

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June 26th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

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New Android Update Released By Google!

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header-640x347If 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

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June 21st, 2014 at 5:57 pm

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