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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Classroom – Google for Education

 

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Google Launched online classroom for Teacher and student, Now teachers can Show their assessment to their students in about seconds, for student also it easy the all the assessment files safe in the cloud in Google drive. Invites only can join with these classrooms,  Noe  pilot test is running and we can expect a classroom launch by September. Once your generation gets us to this App and Google Chrome books, in future Google will have more number of subscriptions to Google products (Android). Later we can look more google product user because of google free products, map, drive, gmail, do, spread sheet. 

With this Google Classroom students to move next level and their group work, spred sheet assessments all in one place in cloud, for teachers works getting more easy and faster so most of the universites and schools look farward for Google Classroom.

Google Chrome Remote Desktop

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Good News for all Android Users, Recently, Google added Remote Desktop, We can use our desktops or via our Smartphones it can be apple computer or windows or chrome books. but Smartphone app for now only supports with Android. Google team working with ios 7 for the app soon as possible, we can expect this app for us also. To sync this app with pc  we want to  install a app to our PC or Mac Computers. There are so many Reote access app are avaible in the market lets wait for some time and see how Chrome Remote access working out.

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.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 – Review

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Another   Top Class Smartphone from Smansung. Samsung Galaxy S5 (SGSV), With the Box All SGSV users will get Samsung headset with the extra ear bug, data cable charger and battery 2800 mAh. Let check about the phones Spec, Running  Android (4.4.2) TouchWi,  5.1 inch Display with 1080 x 1920 px Res, Mutitouch supported, 432 Pixel destiny, Light sensor proximity sensor, scratch resistant glass. 16 Mp Camera Autofocus, Phase detection autofocus, Touch to focus, Manual focus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), 2.1 Mp front camera.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC Chip System, Quad core 250 MHz, Krait 400 processor, 2Gb Ram card, 16Gb In built storage User gets about 10.5 GB, SD card supports up to 128GB.

Compare with Samsung Galaxy s4, Galaxy S5 is a bit bigger, Hardware spec S5 higher mean while S4 also kind of high end Smartphone. Memory  card with s4 supports with 64gb only, but S5 goes till 128Gb.

The wireless charging system is optional in Samsung Galaxy s4 still no news about S5.

According to the Phone area users rating still S4 in a better place, What ever happens Samsung’s S Series Smartphones leading on the android market.

 

Hipanda Rating for Samsung Galaxy S5 8/10*

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Sony’s Core hands on – CES 2014

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Sony brought up new smart band, with the special but for now Sony  didn’t release any spec, the main use with this we can calculate how long we walking , driving, Cycling  like that sort of thing and easily can sync with  Android Device, aim of keeping track of not just your fitness regime. User don’t feel any weight of this band. Most of the users who wearing this band they don’t feel the band and its very comfortable. Main use we can keep track about exercises.

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Lenovo takes over Motorola From Google

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Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo has agreed to a deal with Google to acquire Smartphone maker Motorola Mobility, it has now been confirmed.Lenovo has decided to buy Motorola Mobility for $2.91 billion and step up its efforts at becoming a Smartphone vendor with a truly global reach. Moto X Full Made in USA, But still no idea about why google sold the company, But all this time google might research the patterns and now they are selling the company.  “Vast majority of the Motorola patent portfolio,” believed to total around 10,000 patents. Meanwhile, Recently brought Robotic company still no news about that Robotic Company.

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Asus Zenfone 4 – CES 2014

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This time Asus planning launch a Kind of a mid range Smartphone, we can tell that completely mid range it’s in between Mid and high end Smartphone. Running OS Jelly Bean upgradable to v4.4.2 , internal memory 4gb, with 1 GB ram card memory card slot available. 4 inch usual display with multitouch. Rear cam with 5 MP and secondary only0. 3 MP cam.   Chipset Intel Atom Z2520,  CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz,  GPU PowerVR SGX544MP2, there is no radio feature in the mobile available in Black, White, Red, Blue, Yellow and the Li-PO 1170 mAh battery that’s pretty low and not that much enough.

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Gmail’s New inbox

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Gmail update: Reach more people you know

Today Morning I Got the mail From Gmail Team Saying,

Ever wanted to email someone you know, but haven’t yet exchanged email addresses? Starting this week, when you’re composing a new email, Gmail will suggest your Google+ connections as recipients, even if you haven’t exchanged email addresses yet.

How it works with email addresses
Emailing Google+ connections works a bit differently to protect the privacy of email addresses. Your email address isn’t visible to your Google+ connections until you send them an email, and their email addresses are not visible to you until they respond.

Receiving email from people outside your circles
If you receive an email from someone outside your circles, it will be filtered into the Social category of the inbox (if enabled) and only after you respond or add them to your circles, can they start another conversation with you.

How to control who can contact you
You’re in control of whether people can reach you with a new setting in Gmail on the desktop. To learn more, check out the Help Center.

We can see on the  right top our profile pic changed to round shape, Now Gmail is well-organized and mean while Yahoo launched (sometime Earlier) but according to my experience it didn’t go well Yahoo messed up with that, Now Google has improved their product features more to keep up the level on top. Now Days Gmail working with Gmail app also for mobile phone so where ever we are moving with our Smartphones we are connected with our mail and other google products.

Wireless charger for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7

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Google Launched new Wireless charger for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7. And it’s now for sale in the USA and Canada for $49.99. With Nexus 5 launch if they releasing the device is much better. The Nexus Wireless Charger is a small, black cube that measures 60 x 60 x 12.5 mm in size and can provide juice to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and other Qi-compatible devices. For now these wireless charger is not available in Asian countries and Europe, in future we can expect it in Google play for direct orders.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VeE6bA7i6A

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