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It’s safe to say that after 2 long years we still have the same Nexus hardware and form factors when it comes to tablets. There is a HTC manufactured Nexus 9 lurking behind the scenes which Google may release Mid-October. The upcoming Nexus 9 is expected to feature a 9-inch high-resolution display, and that size alone is novel for Google, but the real highlight might come in the form of the Nvidia Tegra K1 system chip that is said to power the device. Nvidia pulled out a clever campaign, marketing the Tegra K1 as a ‘192-core’ chip.
And but of course, the new Nexus may come with Android L.
We today have screenshots from AnTuTu benchmark confirming tips that the Nexus 9 will be ditching Qualcomm for an Nvidia 64 bit Tegra K1 chip with a 2560*1600 resolution spread over 9 inches. The HTC-made Android 5.0 tablet posted the impressive score of 45,923 in the popular benchmark.
The Nexus X is allegedly being made by Motorola and judging by the specifications, it is a hell of a phone on paper. The specifications include Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chipset with 2.7GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in memory. The screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (likely 5.2” in size).
The benchmark also showcases the Android version as 5.0 “L” meaning that it will indeed launch with the newest version of Android. Does this news get you’ll excited?
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.
Google 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.
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.
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?
Nokia’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?
If 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?
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.