Thursday, May 8, 2014

List of Samsung Devices to get 4.4 Kitkat Update

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Samsung users have been waiting for so long for 4.4 Kitkat update. Well, the wait is over for some of the devices. So, you might be wondering whether your device is there or not in the update list. Thanks, to an internal document that has been obtained from Samsung itself.
Samsung always focuses on new devices and updates and forgets about their old devices. But this time, not for every old device but Yes some of them will finally get the 4.4. Kitkat update. The most awaited update starts rolling on devices till this coming June.
The 4.4 Kitkat update provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications:
*. Location Menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, and Wi-Fi etc.
*. Enhanced Messaging: Enables users to choose between Messages or Hangouts as their preferred default messaging application.
*. Upgraded Google Mobile Service™ apps: Users can automatically backup photos and videos and can open, view and share Google Docs and files.
Note: The above features may vary as updates are confirmed or released!
The documents also tell that we didn’t hope for – The Galaxy SIII (GT-I9300) isn’t getting Kitkat, due to “unresolved problems”. We guess the problem might be that of the device has only 1GB of RAM (LTE and US models with 2GB RAM)
Sources say that Samsung has started testing 4.4.3 for the Galaxy S5 and, now it’s possible that some devices may directly skip to 4.4.3 update rather getting 4.4.2. But, it tells at the possibility that the updates will take time to arrive.
Some of the devices like Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 3 Neo have already got the new update of 4.4.2. Samsung is working on the update for Galaxy S3 but might take some time as it seems like Samsung is having a bit of trouble implementing its TouchWiz applications, which is stopping the device from loading system apps. This clears that the RAM is not an issue with the Galaxy S3. For now, the Samsung’s Dev team has cancelled the update for Galaxy S3. As soon as there are some news for S3 we will update it. So, stay tuned.

List of devices getting the update:

Monday, May 5, 2014

LG G Watch (Water and Dust Resistant)

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A smartwatch, is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping, and is often comparable to a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) device. While early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations, translations, and game-playing, modern smartwatches are effectively wearable computers. Many smartwatches run mobile apps, while a few models run a mobile operating system and function as portable media players, offering playback of FM radio, audio, and video files to the user via a Bluetooth headset. Some smartphone models, also known as watch phones feature full mobile phone capability, and can make or answer phone calls.

Such devices may include features such as a camera, accelerometer, compass, calculator, cell phone, touch screen, GPS navigation, Map display, graphical display, speaker, scheduler, watch, SD cards that are recognized as a mass storage device by a computer, and rechargeable battery. It may communicate with a wireless headset, heads-up display, microphone, modem, or other devices.

Google launched the OS Android which is used in the latest devices. Google revealed its Android wear, A smartwatch. Followed by other known companies like Motorola, Samsung etc. So, how can LG be so behind in tech? Well, LG introduces its first Smartwatch named LG G Watch which is a smartwatch which is waterproof and dust proof. Both LG and Motorola revealed its smartwatches running Android Wear OS this year.

Android Wear OS in watches will show notifications from apps and messages. Google Voice will play a prominent role in this watches for better use and communication through voice commands. The first LG watch will be square shaped whereas the Moto360 will be circular in shape.
Well, we expect to see more Android Wear loaded watches with extra feature in the coming months; other partners includes ASUS, Htc, Samsung, Fossil etc.
The company has confirmed that the watch will be available to the public at large by coming June or July and that too for less than £180. In between, Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 is expected to be with a greater price tag.
The 'Google Now' feature seems to be the most attractive one as the voice commands do all you want like, Setting and alarm, looking for some nearby places or opening of some of your apps or some of your reminders.
The company says, 'The screen that never sleeps'. Actually we are unaware of the sentence and don't know what actually it means. Will get to know when it is released. :P

The watch will be available in two colors, Black and White.
Sources say that the screen of the watch will be 1.65 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 280x280 pixels along with a 512 mb ram and 4gb of internal storage.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

What Is Android?

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All of you may know what windows 98, windows XP and iOS are. For those who do not know, those are operating systems (OS) which are used in desktops and laptops. Similarly, for mobiles we have an OS named ‘JAVA’. Similarly android is nothing but an OS which has been developed using Java. Android is an operating system, which is designed especially for touch screen smart phones. It is based on the Linux kernel. Android OS was founded in California on October2003. In the year, 2007 Android Inc. got a tremendous development from google as well as mobile companies such as Sony, Samsung, HTC, etc.

You may be knowing that the first android smartphone was made available to the public at large by none other than HTC.  Android is one of the most popular mobile-based operating system and as of 2013. The devices equipped with android are sold in greater numbers as compared to other operating systems. The table given below shows the various versions of android along with their names and their released date.

Released date
Apple Pie
September 23, 2008
Banana Bread
February 9, 2009
April 30, 2009
September 15, 2009
2.0 - 2.1
October 26, 2009
2.2 - 2.2.3
May 20, 2010
2.3 - 2.3.7
February 9, 2011
3.0 - 3.2
July 15, 2011
4.0 - 4.0.4
Ice cream sandwich
December 16, 2011
4.1 - 4.3
Jelly Bean
July 9, 2012
October 31, 2013

From the above list Android 3.2 i.e. Honeycomb was not launched in India. 2.3.6 Which is Gingerbread was found in most mobiles as the default OS of the phone. 4.4 Kitkat is currently the latest Android version.  From v2.2 to v4.4, many apps were created and developed in time, which made many apps incompatible with the previous versions i.e. versions prior to Ice Cream Sandwich. There are many apps as well as games for Android. In Android, all setup files have .apk as their extension.  Latest Android phones supports Wi-Fi, GPS, 2G, 3G, 4G and all other modern facilities. Initially Android was used in smart phones, however due to recent developments they are now also used in diverse cameras, television sets, gaming consoles and some other electronic devices. We can use or install our Android apps on our desktop using a software known as Bluestacks.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Nokia X Specifications

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              After Nokia® was bought by the software giant Microsoft® mostly all the Nokia phones were equipped with the Windows Phone 8 Operating Systems. However, just recently Microsoft came up with a fresh, new and brilliant idea of creating a new OS i.e. Nokia X.

What is Nokia X

               Nokia X is the latest device launched by Nokia. It is first of its kind with a new operating system. This handset runs on the operating system ‘Nokia X’. The speciality of this operating system is that it has the properties of Windows OS but supports Android based applications. Hence, the name Nokia X.


Friday, May 2, 2014

ANDROID WEAR - Information that moves with you

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Android wear is the Google’s next device designed for Smart watches and other wearables. Google is extending Android to wearables. Android Wear will extend Android to a new level in the form of Smart watches and wearables. The user interface is specially designed for wearables.
The Android Wear Developer Preview lets you create wearable experiences for your existing Android apps and see how they will appear on square and round Android wearables.
Later this year, Google will be launching the Android Wear SDK, enabling even more customized experiences.

The apps notifications will be previewed in the watch. With those watch you can customize and will be able to see those notifications which pop on your Android device. You can receive voice messages. You can add notification page to better the view on the wearable.

In the coming months, Developers will be launching new API’s and features for the wearables which will include some of the best features like Building custom UI, Sending Data, Sensor Controls and Voice Actions.
The Android Wear doesn’t just tell the time. It will help you to unfamiliar destinations by telling you the right and exact locations.
Google is working with several partners to bring you the watches powered Android Wear this year with the best companies like ASUS, BROADCOM, FOSSIL, HTC, INTEL, LG, MEDIATEK, MIPS, MOTOROLS, QUALCOMM AND SAMSUNG.

So, planning to get one?

Thursday, May 1, 2014 First Post – Welcome!

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Welcome to This blog is started with the vision to provide stuffs related to Android and Technology. All my upcoming posts which I will be publishing would be based on this. Know more about us.

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