Google I/O Extended 2014 – Highlights

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The Show starts with a big bang and starting the show with Hi to UK I participant Nigeria and Brazil.  This time Female developer, join  in the part by 20%, that’s increasing by 14% from last  year. Google is encouraging the female developer in the Google IO 14, Even we cover the show in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka got a small number of Google Staff but the encouraged the developer to do more.

Sundar Pichi starts the Show with Hi and maintained that about increased  1 Billion active Android users and 20Billion text messages and 93 Million selfies and 100 Billion times Android users checking their device per day, With Android Tablet Usage also increased by 62%.  Day by day mobile users rate is getting higher this is one good example of that.

Google Launched some main Developer Preview, L Developer Preview most of them interested about this preview because they consider about Design and looks for Android. Google is trying to make the mobile the first experience you get and then the other devices around you to connect to that, and this was very evident in AndroidAuto, AndroidWear and AndroidTV announcements that prevailed in the keynote and how they are all centered on the mobile device.

Sundar Pichai Announced that Google Play Games gets 100 Million new user  every 6 months. Google Paid $5 Billion  for developer  from Google IO 13. With this All Google IO 14 Developer who visit the show get a #cardboard and LG G, Samsung of Moto 360 Smartwatch. (Only in US)

 

 

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Steam boy – gaming gadget

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Steamboy another gaming equipment, buttons, design like xbox a, b, x, y. The looks seems wii u. The spec seems bit better Intel Atom processor, with 4gb ram and 32gb internal memory, 5in touch display. The design looks stunning, still no information about the games, this device support with wifi and 3g connectivity for streaming network games. Steamboy company planning to launch the product by 2015. It will take some time to create the Steamboy OS. The demo product looks cool once it’s launched only we can talk more about the quality. Personally, I recommend android have use of this device so we can play the high-end android games with this device.

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OnePlus One Smartphone Review

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One Plus the New Entry for the Smartphone market, Running OS with CyanogenMod 11S UI. (Android 4.4).  Basically its a beat Smartphone for very cheap price. The basic Phone UI Designed with Flat Design. The OnePlus One will launch in Q2 with Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and the USA getting it first. More markets are expected to follow suit soon after. Available in Sandstone Black and Silk White, the unlocked 16GB OnePlus One will retail for $299 (€269 in Europe) and the 64GB model will cost you $350 (€299 in Europe). In the UK, the phone will sell for £229 and £269 for the 16GB and 64GB model respectively.

Color Silk White/Sandstone Black
Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 5.71 ounces (162 g)
Operating System CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
CPU Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
GPU Adreno 330, 578MHz
RAM 3 GB LP-DDR3, 1866MHz
Storage 16/64 GB eMMC 5.0, available capacity varies
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light
Battery Embedded rechargeable 3100 mAh LiPo battery

 

Size 5.5 inch JDI
Resolution 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI
Type LTPS IPS with TOL
Protection Corning© Gorilla© Glass 3

 

Sensor 13 Megapixel – Sony Exmor IMX 214
Lenses 6 lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration
Flash Dual-LED
Aperture f/2.0
Front Camera 5 Megapixel – Distortion free
Video 4K resolution video with stereo recording Slow Motion: 720p video at 120fps

 

Speakers Built-in Stereo Speakers
Microphones Tri-microphone with noise cancellation

 

 

 

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Google Says No to CynogenMod

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Google asked to remove cyanogenMod from google play. Because that’s the famous alternative rom for  Android. Cyanogen raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital back in September to turn its geek-beloved aftermarket version of Android into a mainstream flavor of the platform – with the ultimate aim of using an Android variant to compete with standard Android (and iOS) for consumers’ attention.

CynogenMod Blog Mentions  Cyanogen said Google’s Play support team had contacted it to ask it to remove the app, citing violations of Play’s developer terms – warning that if the app wasn’t voluntarily removed it would be forcibly ejected.

What ever happens Google Can’t stop the cyanogenMod. Google ask to take off only cyanogenMod but there are so many mods are available in the tech world.

Click this Link to check more about other android ROMs, from the LifeHacker Tech Blog.

Source: TechCrunch, Google.

Nokia Trying Balance their Smartphone market

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Last few years Nokia Struggling to hold the Smartphone Market, But all these days Nokia is one Major company that gives high end smartphones for very cheap prices.  Cheaper Lumias have helped Nokia double its year-over-year Lumia sales to the 7.4 million it reported last quarter. But still we can that Nokia captured the steady market but some how they moving. We can Divide the smartphones market like 3 stages 1st level- Android and iOS  2nd level – Windows and Blackberry 3rd level – Asha OS and Symbian and other OSs  in this chart we didn’t ad Ubuntu Mobile Os and Firefox Mobile Os because now only these to newbies joined the club lets see what going to happen with the future. So Nokia’s Windows smartphones in the second level with cheapest market prices. Still Nokia is in better place than Blackberry, Specially Nokia’s Cam Quality is more famous, Now Day Nokia trying to promote their products in all kind of media even social media pages getting updates all the time they making registry for the people all the time. Some of Famous Celebrities used some Lumia series (flo rida and jeccia alba). Nokia got small issues when it comparing with Google play store and iTunes less app collections they have but still improving so we can see Nokia Reach the 1st level mobile OS section or going to keep up the same level.

Facebook Home getting in to the Google Play

Hi Everyone!

most of them looking for Facebook Home App to download now it time for it you can easily download with Google Play  for now 3,374 downloads.  check out the article below what Popular Tech blog what telling about the new Facebook home

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Chat heads, a virtual carousel of full screen (Instagram) images and enough status updates to let you keep close stalkerly tabs on your nearest and dearest — that’s what Facebook’s got in Home. And as of today, it’s breaking free from AT&T’s exclusive HTC First and heading to a choice few Android flagships in the US. Now owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II as well as the HTC One X+ can rush on over to Google Play or Facebook’s site to download the free screen-stealing app / launcher. And when HTC’s One and Samsung’s GS 4 make their eventual way to the US market, Facebook heads will also have the privilege of setting up Home on those two flagships, just as Zuck promised. Home: it’s where privacy and your free time go to die.

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Source : Engadget

This Preview form Google Play

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Facebook Home is the mobile experience that puts your friends at the heart of your phone. From the moment you turn it on, you see a steady stream of friends’ posts and photos on your home screen. Upfront notifications and quick access to your essentials mean you’ll never miss a moment. And when you download Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting with friends when you’re using other apps.

• Glance at your phone for the latest photos and posts from your friends
• With chat heads and Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting when you’re using other apps
• See news as it happens with bigger, bolder notifications
• Get right to Facebook, Instagram and other essentials

What’s New

• Glance at your phone for the latest photos and posts from your friends
• With chat heads and Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting when you’re using other apps
• See news as it happens with bigger, bolder notifications
• Get right to Facebook, Instagram and other essentials

Rating 2.4

Source Google Play

Now only this app reached the mobile market and this app only for android users  so i phone users have to wait and see for some time better waiting for sometime and see some reviews and installing or else if you are looking for quick changes you can swith it now it self. stay tune with Hi Panda Tech  for the feather updates. 🙂

Samsung Note II Review

Hey there, today we gonna see a mobile review, that Samsung Note II, today most of them’s Favorite Mobile, lets see the Specification first

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Network

  • 3G: HSPA+21Mbps
    (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)
  • 4G LTE: 100Mbps / 50Mbps

Processor

  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor

OS

  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Display

  • 140.9 mm (5.5″) HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)

Dimension

  • 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 182.5g

Battery

  • Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh

Memory

  • 16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)
  • microSD slot (up to 64GB)

S Pen Optimized Features

  • S Pen Experience
    – S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing
    integration
    – S Pen Keeper
    – Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note,
    Paper Artist
    – Shape Match, Formula Match

1 Step tasking / Multitasking features

  • Air View
  • Popup Note, Popup Video
  • Page Buddy / Tag Buddy / Word Buddy

Connectivity / Sharing Features

  • Bluetooth® v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE
  • USB 2.0 Host
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • NFC
  • S Beam
  • Samsung AllShare Play & Control
  • Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display)
    – Mirroring & Extention
  • Samsung AllShare Framework

Other

  • Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
  • Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air
  • Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
  • Smart Stay, Direct claa, Screen Recorder,
    Quick Glance
  • Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
  • Samsung S Suggest

Camera

  • Main (Rear) : 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSI
  • Sub (Front) : 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSI
  • Best Photo, Best Face, Low light shot

Video

  • Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
  • Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM
  • Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording

Audio

  • Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV, AC-3, Flac
  • Music Player with SoundAlive
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack

Content / Services

  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Hub
    – Game Hub
    – Media Hub (US only)
    – Learning Hub / Music Hub / Video Hub
    ※ The availability of each Samsung Hubs may
    differ by country

Sensor

  • Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer

GPS

  • A-GPS
  • Glonass

Enterprise Solutions

  • On Device Encryption (H/W)
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • VPN(F5, Cisco, Juniper)
  • MDM(Sybase Afaria, MobileIron, SOTI, Good)
  • CCX
  • VMware MVP

Ok now we’ll talk about the mobile phone, actually it smaller than a tab bigger than a phone, that’s cool. it more use full people who are doing designing blogger and people who are always connected with social network. first of all i wanna tell the it 4G LTE device, now days all of us looking for 4G compatible so this is it,

when we looking for the screen it’s 140.9 mm (5.5″) HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720) that’s awesome. you can get a nice preview of the web page and other apps

Camera

  • Main (Rear) : 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSI
  • Sub (Front) : 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSI
  • Best Photo, Best Face, Low light shot

it’s give good quality put.

Battery life is so good.

OS Android Jelly Bean 4.1 can upgrade it to 4.2

3.5mm audio port,  usual home button in front center, volume button in left side, power button in the right side. micro USB charging port in the bottom. we can get this phone in two colors grey and white. S pen is easy to hold in the hand and write too. comparing with s3 this phone is awesome. with the desktop options we get a brightness indicator you want get the feature with s3. inside settings cool feature is there that’s call Home screen mode in this we can keep the phone in basic mode and easy mode this helps to fist time android user to help and basic mode is usual mode. if you like you can customized also, Lets’s talk about the Processor (1.6 GHz quad-core processor) this is the high end processor.  Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh,  16/32/64 Gb , memory + 2gb ram  if you need more memory can upgrade up to 64gb.

widgets are same as s3 there is no difference between that and android 4.1 is customizable. keypad is very easy to type same as s3 and with chrome browser works very faster it support quickly portrait and landscape modes.  i wanna tell you very cool feature in this phone you can sync music files, pictures and more in easiest way, that is you wanna highlight all the pictures you wanna sync and hold 2 Samsung device to gather it automatically synchronize with WiFi that feature make more easy to sharing feature.  it highly  supports with Google voice search .  we can save what ever we writing in the screen write pad and it very easy too.  wit s pen just rollover the a video from the thumbnail view it plays that’s cool feature it easy to archive all your videos on mobile. at the same time we can make the video display where ever we want and what ever we doing it play the place we moving.  most of the YouTube comments i seen that say people who are using iPhone they like to switch to android after arrival of Samsung note 2. however this Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is by far the best phone on the market.

Android vs CyanogenMod

Hey All. Today We Going to Check about CyanogneMod Vs Android,

Most of them in the mobile phone market knows about the android and android market how it’s going to today we’ll check about the CyanogenMod.

First this we want to know what is CyanogenMod 🙂 Let see what WikiPedia Says about it.  http://www.cyanogenmod.org/

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CyanogenMod (pronounced /saɪ.’æn.oʊ.dʒɛn.mɒd/) is an open source replacement firmware for smart phones and tablet computers based on the Android mobile operating system. It offers features and options not found in the official firmware distributed by vendors of these devices.

Features supported by CyanogenMod include native theming support, FLAC audio codec support, a large Access Point Name list, an OpenVPN client, an enhanced reboot menu, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, CPU overclocking and other performance enhancements, soft buttons and other “tablet tweaks”, toggles in the notification pull-down (such as Wi-FiBluetooth and GPS), app permissions management, as well as other interface enhancements. According to its developers, CyanogenMod does not contain spyware or bloatware.[3][4]CyanogenMod is also stated to increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases.[5]

CyanogenMod is developed as free and open source software based on the official releases of Android by Google, with added original and third-party code.

Although only a subset of total CyanogenMod users elect to report their use of the firmware,[6] as of 31 December 2012, CyanogenMod has recorded over 3.4 million installs on a multitude of devices.[7][8]

History and development

Soon after the introduction of the HTC Dream (named the “T-Mobile G1” in the United States) mobile phone in September 2008, a method was discovered to attain privileged control (termed “root access“) within Android’s Linux-based subsystem.[9] Having root access, combined with the open source nature of the Android operating system, allowed the phone’s stock firmware to be modified and re-installed onto the phone.

In the following year, several modified firmwares for the Dream were developed and distributed by Android enthusiasts. One, maintained by a developer named JesusFreke, quickly became popular among Dream owners. In August, 2009, JesusFreke stopped work on his firmware, and suggested users switch to a version of his ROM that had been further enhanced by developer Cyanogen (Steve Kondik) called “CyanogenMod”.[10]

CyanogenMod quickly grew in popularity, and a small community of developers, called the CyanogenMod Team (and informally, “Team Douche”[11]) made contributions. Within a few months, the number of devices and features supported by CyanogenMod blossomed, and CyanogenMod quickly became one of the most popular Android firmware distributions.

Like many open source projects, CyanogenMod is developed using a distributed revision control system with the official repositories being hosted on GitHub.[12] Contributors submit new feature or bug fix changes using Google’s source code review system, Gerrit.[13] Contributions may be tested by anyone, voted up or down by registered users, and ultimately accepted into the code by one of a handful of CyanogenMod developers.

A version of ADW.Launcher, an alternative launcher (home screen) for the Android operating system, became the default launcher on CyanogenMod 5.0.8. The launcher provides additional features not provided by the default Android launcher, including more customization abilities (including icon themes, effects, and behavior), the ability to backup and restore configuration settings, and other features.[14][15]

CyanogenMod developers rejected implementing a system to prevent apps from accessing private information, as it may have upset vendors to the point of jeopardizing the existence of the CyanogenMod project.[16]

Actually the CyanogenMod  was published for some Smartphone we can upgrade the Android Os the Higher or better one.  Basically for Google Nexus Mobile Devices gets the Quick updates. for Samsung, HTC. Etc android devices. it take some time to upgrade to higher version. so CyanogenMod starts to get the source code of android (it open source ) they Made the suitable upgrade OS for the Higher Android Mobile OS.  Now days we can see most of the android users moving to CyanogenMod because of the Higher version upgrade.   (Eg: Normally Jellybean Doesn’t s supports with Samsung S, But with Cyanogen we can upgrade to Jellybean) Now lets see How Many Mobile Devices Supports with CynogenMod (Check the Below Link)  http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Devices

Note: with Cyanogenmod they can Bundle the Google products  with it etc-Google search, gmail, maps , Etc so what want to download these apps from android market.

Take a look about features between android and CyanigenMod

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The Version History of CyanogenMod

Legend: Old version Older version, still supported Current version Future release

 

CyanogenMod
main version
Android
version
Last or major
release
Release
date
Notable changes[64]
3 Android 1.5
(Cupcake)
3.6.8.1 2009-07-01[65] 3.6.8 onwards based on Android 1.5r3
3.9.3 2009-07-22 [66] 3.9.3 onwards has FLAC support
4 Android 1.5/1.6
(Cupcake/Donut)
4.1.4 2009-08-30[67] 4.1.4 onwards based on Android 1.6 (Donut); QuickOffice removed from 4.1.4 onwards; Google proprietary software separated due to cease and desist from 4.1.99 onwards
4.2.15.1 2009-10-24[68] 4.2.3 onwards has USB tethering support; 4.2.6 onwards based on Android 1.6r2; 4.2.11 onwards added pinch zoom for Browser, pinch zoom and swipe for Gallery. Latest: 4.2.15.1
5 Android 2.0/2.1
(Eclair)
5.0.8 2010-07-19[15] Introduced ADWLauncher as the default launcher. Last: 5.0.8
6 Android 2.2.x
(Froyo)
6.0.0 2010-08-28[19] Introduced dual camera and ad-hoc Wi-Fi support
6.1.3 2010-12-06[69] 6.1.0 onwards based on Android 2.2.1. Last: 6.1.3
7 Android 2.3.x
(Gingerbread)
7.0.3 2011-04-10[25] 7.0.0 onwards based on Android 2.3.3
7.1.0 2011-10-10[70] Based on Android 2.3.7[28]
7.2.0 2012-06-16 [63] New devices, updated translations, predictive phone dialer, ability to control haptic feedback in quiet hours, lockscreen updates, ICS animation backports, ability to configure the battery status bar icon, many bug fixes[28]
             8 Android 3.x
(Honeycomb)
Not released Had been planned, but the source code to 3.0 Honeycomb was withheld by Google until the release of 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so CyanogenMod 8 was skipped.
9 Android 4.0.x
(Ice Cream Sandwich)
9.1 2012-08-29[32] Based on Android 4.0.x., Added support for SimplyTapp.
10 Android 4.1.x
(Jelly Bean)
10.0.0 2012-11-13[71] Based on Android 4.1.2. Expandable desktop mode. Built-in, root-enabled file manager.
Android 4.2.x
(Jelly Bean)
10.1 TBA[71] Based on Android 4.2

Chart From WikiPedia

This Chart Show the European Mobile phone market grows

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What ever the new OS Coming Android(Google) Day by Day Developing  to make get more user in the market. 🙂