Blackberry phones may soon shift to Android OS. Evan Blass, who earlier worked with Engadget as a senior editor recently tweeted an image that hinted Blackberry phones with Android may hit the market anytime soon.
The Image Decoded
The image at Blass’ Twitter handle @evleaks has a great resemblance to Blackberry Passport. It also appears to have a keyboard on its screen and when the keyboard is observed a bit carefully, it seems to be an Android keyboard.
Though the image posted on Friday created a sensation among the Blackberry users, who are anxiously waiting for the introduction of Android operating system in their favorite phone, this is not the only hint he offered.
Blass earlier tweeted that Blackberry slider displayed at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress came with an Android version, which according to the reports would be launched in the United States with AT&T carrier. While users are excited to get a Blackberry with Android, CEO John Chen said that they will only do it when they create a way of securing it.
“We only build secure phones, and BlackBerry is the most secure phone. So, if I can find a way to secure the Android phone, I will also build that,” he said to CNBC.
Rumors surrounding the Xiaomi 5 launch seem to be getting stronger with each passing day. Most recently, leaked images of the Xiaomi 5 hint at some of the expected specifications of the handset. These leaks also seem to have some good news for those who are anxiously waiting for the Redmi Note 2.
Specifications at a Glance
Though there is no official confirmation from the company, these leaked images indicate that Xiaomi 5 will sport dual camera arrangements similar to the ones found in HTC One M8, reports TechRadar. The handset is also expected to feature dual flashes between the two sensors of the phone. Even though detailed specifications of the phone are not known, the leaked image reflects that this phone will have a glass or glossy plastic back cover, which will significantly add to the look of the phone.
The leaked image of Redmi Note 2 is also quite impressive. The phone is expected to feature a new fingerprint sensory slot just below the camera so that it can match the fingerprint scanner support, once it is launched by Google. Though the images indicate both handsets are ready for release, it is expected that the Xiaomi 5 would come to the market before Redmi Note 2.
There seems to be some good news for the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F users as they can now get their handsets updated to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware that is available from G920FXXU2BOFL build number. To get the firmware update that allows to fix issues related to bugs and improve user experience, you will just have to follow some simple steps:
Update and improve
Start with downloading Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for your model and get the zip file extracted. Once done, download and extract Odin. Run Odin3 v3.10.6.exe on the device as an Administrator. Then switch off the phone, boot it again in the Download Mode by holding and pressing the Volume Down button along with the Power as well as Home buttons. Once the warning sign appears on screen, press Volume Up button.
Get Galaxy S6 connected to PC using an USB cable. You will get a message in Odin as “Added!!” and the first box that you will find just under ID:COM has a blue background. Now get the firmware added to Odin by disabling the “Re-Partition” option and enabling the “F.Reset Time”and “Auto Reboot” option. Now, press Odin’s start button for enabling firmware flashing. Once the firmware is installed, phone will reboot and users will be provided with a PASS message. Yet, before starting the update, get backup and ensure full charging of the device. Also install Samsung Galaxy S6 USB drivers.
Google Nexus 6 is one of the biggest smartphones in terms of screen size. With quad core processor and Android Lollipop operating system, it is amidst one of the most powerful phablets as well.
Google might have played Nexus 6 cards differently since all previous Nexus devices were high on features and modest on the pricing front but this time, things seems to have changed drastically. Nexus 6, which has been developed by Motorola, comes at a steep price and also with humongous screens size which looks completely impractical. Mentioned below are some simple tips and tricks which will help you to make the most out of your Nexus:
Tap and Go- With lollipop update on Nexus 6, you can restore your date from old device with just a simple tap
Guest mode- This mode will protect sensitive content from other users. All you have to do is to put your Nexus device in guest mode
Nexus 6 comes with number rows integrated in the keyword making typing much easier for the users
Default battery saver in Nexus 6 not only extends battery life but also enables quick charging
The users can simply tap on data connection icon to see their data usage
Nexus 6 also allows you to use of your photo as profile icon. All you have to is to connect with your e-mail account.
Notifications in Nexus 6 can be controlled in a much better manner through app notification settings
Smart lock features makes Nexus more protected
One of the best features of Nexus 6 is its ability to shoot videos in UHD or 4K resolution
You can also enable surround sound feature using Nexus 6
Android devices have always struggled on the battery front. There are a number of free battery saving applications available on Google plate which will extend the battery life of your device. If the battery is draining quickly, that does not mean that your smartphone has issues.
On the contrary, it reflects the tasks your phone does. Most android users often use internet for various tasks such as messaging, watching videos and listening to the music. All these tasks drain the battery very quickly hence’ you must install a good battery saving application on your device to get rid of this issue. Some of the most popular and highly rated battery saving apps are listed below
Battery doctor- Battery doctor is amidst one of the most downloaded battery saving apps on Google play. It comes with many advanced feature like silent mode, gaming mode, stop auto restart of apps etc.
Du battery saver- one of the best features of this apps is that it does not slow down the device and is very easy to use. It also informs the users if the device is running multiple background processes.
Avast battery Saver- this recently launched application has gained instant popularity due to its high end functionality
ES battery saver- This battery saver is amidst of the most trusted battery saving apps on Google play. The paid version of the apps hosts many exciting features.
2 Battery- This app controls your battery by monitoring your internet usage.
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Microsoft might have designed the budget ware Lumia 640 sensibly in a poly-carbonate body and stunning rear case, but the Windows 8.1 is one blockade that the phone could not compensate for.
Looking Into The Lumia 640
For starters, we loved the viewing angles of the screen as well as the clarity of pictures we took with the Lumia 640, but again, the OS was a letdown in the age when we are so happy with Android. Surprisingly, the biggest snag came about when we realized that the phone can barely support very basic apps due to the lowdown of the Windows 8.1 system.
A Deeper Look
Only 8.8 mm in terms of thickness, the Lumia 640 is an easy deal to carry in your pockets but we expected more speed that are missing due to an average quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400. Even the 1GB RAM size is a low point of the Lumia handset though the phone tiles on home screen work just about fine.
As for the contracted pricing, pay as little as £14 per month to avail Office 365 Personal for one year as well as most Microsoft applications toped up with One Drive. Still want to buy the Lumia 640? Wait for sometime before you do!
Latest buzz suugests that Samsung Galaxy S6 may not be innovative. @OnLeaks is the source that has revealed that the upcoming S6 Edge Plus will not be any more innovative than what we have seen from latest Samsung phones. A new image for the same has also been posted on Twitter that reveals dimensions of 154.45mm x 75.80mm x 6.85mm. The display is sized 5.5 inches diagonally.
The Big Screen Story
In addition, we have sniffed chances that the smartphone will have a very new-age USB Type-C slot. This is however, doubted by some. The biggest dampener to all these leaks is that the Korean maker has not officially confirmed the release of the giant version of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
What Lies Inside The Giant Edge?
Supposedly, this Edge Plus version will not be powered by a hugely powerful CPU but will only come with a Snapdragon 808 processor. As for the shutter, expect a 16 MP one on the back.
In terms of the OS, it is set to be Android 5.1.1. Good news is that the latest revelations are akin to the leaked snaps of the Galaxy S6 Edge we spotted over the web a fortnight back. We are anticipating a release between July and September though there is no official confirmation.
Samsung rocked the smartphone world with the Galaxy S6 Edge some time back and now we gauge that a bigger model of this handset is under wraps, according to few leaks that we spotted online. More solid is the buzz that the Galaxy S6 variant is already trademarked by manufacture, according to a Galaxy Club report from the Netherlands. Perhaps the biggie Edge 6 could be a Note genus now.
What features can we expect?
Since there is no leaks or render even slightly hinting at anything other than the S6 Note, we expect the Plus Sized Edge story to come true soon. This device might come laced with a curved screen on lines if what we saw on the erstwhile Edge from the Korean giant. So we sniff no Galaxy Note 5 similarity here!
Last heard, the S6 Note is set to come with a gargantuan screen of 5.7 inches, according to SamMobile. Basically, you can expect a Galaxy S6 Edge like model that will come powered with Android 5.1.1 out of the box, says a SamMobile report.
Stay tuned for more information and anticipate a third quarter launch this year for the Samsung ware. Until then relax and watch out for an official line of the gigantic Edge-Note!
It might be very hard to believe that Google’s Android payment system is more rewarding and easy to use payment system than Apple pay. There are more than one billion android users across the globe which means that we can see a substantial increase in mobile based payments. Android Pay overcomes all the issues of Google wallet and offers better experience to the users; according to tech experts at Techradar.com. So, why Android pay is a better option than Apple Pay: let’s find out.
More features and more rewards- Google play has already collaborated with coca cola so that’s its payment system can be used at vending machines. The company wants to help the world to buy Coca cola with their mobile devices. At Google I/O event, the company also stated that customers will also have the option to redeem coke reward points to purchase the soda.
Done away with multiple passwords– Google’s Android pay does not require the user to enter separate passwords for making payments. According to the website Android users can simply use the screen lock passwords or pin code for making payments. This makes it friendlier for the users as they do not have to enter their passwords multiple times.
High number of compatible devices– Android pay is compatible on compatible on high percentage of Android devices unlike Apple pay which only runs of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Google has also provided better support for other devices running on NFC chips and Android KitKat apart from its Nexus series.
The much awaited Google I/O is barely some time away on May 28 and we are anticipating two major announcements on the big day. The conference might be a networking event for developers but we are eagerly looking forward to see updates on Android.
Android M might just be on its way and we are looking forward to see if there is at least some sneak peek into the upcoming interface or design. In addition, the “Notifications, Interruptions and Volumes: Coming Attractions” session for the event might give us a look into how Google is working on the notifications on Android for the coming times.
Next up, on our list of expectations is the wearable story. The Google Fit session could give us peeks into the future of fitness wearables and activity monitoring.
Add to this an interesting session on Smart Lock and we could understand an all new way of locking or unlocking our phones. As for the event participants’ promise—they will feature new-age wearable that comes with smaller compact sizes but pack in more than a punch. Stay tuned into this space for more updates on the event besides coverage of the much awaited Project Tango that had details set to unfurl on I/O Day.… Read the rest