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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iOS X 8 Preview – Apple Special Event – WWDC 2014

iOS 8  Apple Mac’s new OS, Releasing in the fall, Now time to check out the features, after refereeing the WWDC and Apple homepage , we got to know about iOS 8’s Advance features. Once the iOS 7 Launches most of the iOS platform users upgraded their devices to iOS 7 Update, that update game a better , cool look and feel. When we compare to Android about 90% of iOS user upgraded their new OS and making use of it. This time apple planning to launch the iOS 8 with a bit more advance in the app and development side.

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Take Look at the Photos App what ever the images we capture with your iOS 8 Devices it automatically syncs with iCloud drive and that makes user easier to access all the images with their Apple products.  Meanwhile, iPhone users have all the media file backups. iCloud Photo Library helps you make the most of the space available on your iOS device, so you can spend more time shooting pictures and less time managing them. It can automatically keep the original high-resolution photos and videos in iCloud and leave behind lightweight versions that are perfectly sized for each device. You get 5GB of iCloud storage free, and other storage plans will start at $0.99 per month.

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iOS 8 Added more features and Now Apple users getting the voice note function and a video file recording, Now we can send quick voice notes and Record the short video meanwhile can share the location also, same as Google Hangout.
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The Design Part is the most important section in iOS,  they tuned up each and every element to the point, user friendly icons, and very smooth color range they used of the front end development.

 

OS 8 makes typing easier by suggesting contextually appropriate words to complete your sentences. It even recognizes to whom you’re typing and whether you’re in Mail or Messages. Because your tone in an email may be different from your tone in a message.
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2014-06-23_2156_001 Now your activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and other health and fitness apps can talk to each other. Which means they’ll be able to work even harder for you. And all the information is accessible in one easy‑to‑read dashboard.2014-06-23_2157 Sometimes you’re looking for a contact or an app. Sometimes you’re looking for answers. Spotlight now gives you suggestions from Wikipedia entries, places nearby, trending news, and more. It’s even smart enough to recognize context and location to offer you the most relevant information.

iOS 8 is the biggest release for developers since the introduction of the App Store. We’re giving them new tools to extend the reach of their apps and opening up new opportunities for them to take advantage of iCloud, Touch ID, and more. Which means you’ll soon see exciting new apps with capabilities that were never possible before.

 

 

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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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Apple iPhone 5S replacement plan

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Apple brought up with new replacement plan for small batch smartphones which made in marh 2013 batch. The problem is some apple iphones not going to sleep mode and the button also wont work. So for this sort of issue facing iphone users can check in the iphones special warranty checking page or users can go to the apple stores or apple agents to make their devices. If possible users can mail their iphones by post apple makes that and send you back.  From last week this is one of hot topic in tech blogs. And my doubt is apple is released these devices with out passing the qa test?  Becasue apple is not a samll and new company. It got some reputation in the market so better avoiding these kind of mistakes.

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Google plus and Vic Gundotra

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Couple of days before we seen lots of masgs and blog posts about Vic (father of google +) signing off from google. Viv mention about leaving  g+ profile. Most of top blogger mentions(it can be rumours) vic moves to fb whats app division, google normally transfer the teams internally so vic not intrested about it and moving google. Vic is the person who brought up google plus from nothing to top five social media site. And then at once he leaving google means there can be some issues between inside teams. You can check the Vic’s google + post about leaving google.

And Then

Last month, my wife’s uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary “How are you” or “What’s going on”, her dad always opened the conversation with “And then?” Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more “and thens”. I cried. 

Since then I’ve thought a lot about how similar this is to our life’s endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become “and thens” as we move on to the next. 

Today I’m announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don’t believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I’m overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry’s encouragement and support.

I’m also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn’t tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I’ve met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don’t even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn’t exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An “and then”. I am excited about what’s next. But this isn’t the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then….
+Vic Gundotra 

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Sources techcrunch, google plus, mashable



HTC One M8 – Review

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HTC One M8 a new high end Smartphone from HTC  first of all check about the spec

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 42Mbps HSPA+; LTE connectivity
  • 5″ 1080p capacitive touchscreen with 441pi pixel density; Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU; 2GB of RAM; Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz); DLNA
  • Dual 4MP AF “UltraPixel” (2µm pixel size) camera with 1/3″ sensor; 28mm f/2.0 lens; dual-LED flash; HTC ImageChip 2
  • 1080p video capture with HDR
  • HTC Zoe
  • 5MP front-facing camera with BSI sensor; wide-angle f/2.0 lens; HDR; 1080p video recording
  • 16/32GB of built-in memory
  • microSD card slot; 50GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 years
  • GPS with A-GPS; GLONASS
  • MHL-enabled microUSB 2.0 port
  • Bluetooth 4.0; NFC
  • IR remote control
  • Accelerometer; gyro and proximity sensor; ambient light sensor; barometer
  • Best audio output on the market
  • Fitbit fitness tracker app
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with BoomSound and built-in amplifiers
  • Gorgeous metal unibody with superb finish and tactile feel
  • 2,600mAh battery; Extreme Power Saving Mode

 

The package contains:

  • microUSB cable
  • Wall charger
  • SIM Removal Tool
  • Get Started Guides
  • Case
  • Wired headphones

Colors Available in Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold

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Main Disadvantage is  the  4 MP Camera,  Some Tech Blogger mentions the major Black HTC logo area and no point of keeping so much of space in the place, but the HTC company mentioned that on the Black space Logo area behind that  sensor placed.  But when it’s looking at once, that’s given the odd look only,  The curved back and rounded metal edges deliver a superb feel in hand, while the traditionally placed on-screen navigation buttons are a welcome departure from the awkward dual-key setup of the previous model. 5″  Display that hitting most of the attention from other Smartphones, The Battery life is more cool 3G Talk time 21 hours and 9 hours web browsing, 11 hours and 14 min for video watching with 2600 mAh Battery.  Gorilla Glass 3 installed with this Smartphone so no scratches in the display, Running OS KitKat with Snap Dragon chipset Quad core 2.3Ghz Processor will rock, With all  HTC One M8 Devices 50Gb Google Drive free for 2 Years. And other basic things are included with TV Out. 

HiPanda Tech Rating  7/10.

 

 

Facebook’s Drone Internet Service

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Fb CEO mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the new connectivity lab via internet.org, that’s being used for research on bringing the world online. Meanwhile, with fb most of the tech companies joining with the research qualcom, nokia, samsung and more joining with fb. This is going to work like googles balloon. The Connectivity Lab drones, however, are designed to take advantage of solar power, with operations designed for battery power at night., Facebook reportedly purchased drone-maker Titan Aerospace, Zuckerberg intimates that today’s announcement is just the beginning, and that the team still has a long way to go until it can get the world online. After some time we all get the data for free to use fb. So most of them going to use the messaging for Feb messenger and other things what’s app fiber. Fb is build a global network with this drone internet this can be the first step for the future connectivity

Google’s next move with music

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Google music moving fwd to need milestone Google music integrated with voice control. It’s help to search the music very faster (ok Google) once we searching the song with that randomly Google music gonna songs. So no stop after our favorite songs. From Google Now or the search bar, simply say the magic words “play some music” and your Android device will start playing a random Play Music “I’m feeling lucky” mix that’s based on recent listening habits. We can tell the Google is trying to reply for apple with this update for apples iTunes plan for android. 

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Lots of driving ahead this weekend and already bored of listening to the radio? To get a surprise mix of music, just tap the mic (or say “Ok Google”) in your Google Search app and say “Play some music.” You’ll get an “I’m feeling lucky” radio station assembled based on your recent listening. You’ll need to be have +Google Play Music installed for this to work. Try it out in the latest #GoogleSearch app for +Android: http://goo.gl/idgt3y

Nokia X+ – Mobile World Congress 2014

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Nokia X+, Nokia X  Both Same Spec Smartphones Running Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Nokia Android UI (tiled look) Bothe Devices Dual Sim,(Not sure about the performance Eg: In Samsung s Dous Dual SIM phone in case if  we trying with 2 Sims phone get stuck) Weight 130g Both same. 480 x 800 PX 4.0 inches display with multi-touch. (2 fingers) internal 4GB Memory and Micro Sd supported up to 32GB, 4Gb Installed Default.  Ram Card the one and only difference between Nokia X and Nokia X+.  WiFi, Gprs Bluetooth included. Camera 3.15 MP 20148×1536 with Panorama, Video 480 @ 30 groups.  No Secondary Camera in both devices.  Cost Qualcomm MSM8225  Snapdragon S4 Play, Dual core 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor, Available in Bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black, white. Nokia Launched 3 New Smartphones in World Mobile Congress 2014. In that Nokia X and Nokia X+ both almost same specs. But prices wise Nokia X+ in a bit more.  My opinion is instead of launching  3 Smartphones  Launch One Hight end Smartphone and one mid range phone. But Nokia trying 3 mid range Smartphones at once.  Let’s wait till new Quarter and see how the Mid range phones reaching the market.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact – CES 2014

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New Smartphone from Sony with good Cam 20.7 MP, autofocus, LED flash.  Secondary Cam 2MP. The Display 720 x 1280 pixels Resolution, with 4.3 inch multi touch Light sensor, Proximity sensor. Running OS, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Water and dust proof. Internal 16GB, 2GB Ram card, can upgrade up up 64GB with micro SD. Hardware Chipset, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, CPU Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Sensor Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass. Available in Black, White, Pink, Lime Colors. Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery, that’s pretty good battery life.

Main disadvantage(GSM Arena)

  • Weak LED flash
  • Non-user-replaceable battery
  • Below average loudspeaker performance (probably due to level of waterproofing)

This Smartphone is bit better range on the market and when is compared with Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s  size wise both Smartphones are same and even compares with Samsung Galaxy S4 this mobile big range. Now days Sony is creating very high and classy range of Smartphones. Most of them love the Sony Xperia Z series theme it gives a better feeling when using it.

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