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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Google Now Card New Feature

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Google launched new feature for google now, that feature called google now card. Google now card Remind us what ever we searched, like we searching for a Google nexus and when we passing towards google nexus smartphone store google now card will remind u with the ptice of the product.

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You’ve been looking for the perfect pair of hiking boots online, but haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger. Starting today, if you’re out and about and near a store that carries those boots, you might see a Google Now card showing you the product and price to remind you that you wanted them. Now all you have to do is pop into the store and check if they’re in stock! Just be sure to update your #GoogleSearch app for Android now ( http://goo.gl/idgt3y) to get the new reminder.

Image credits to phonedog and source form mashable and phonedog.

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Facebook Messenger Update with Video Chat and Selfie Chat

Now Time to update the Fb Messenger.  Facebook recently brought the whatsapp, meanwhile they are upgrading the Facebook messenger also, this time Facebook brings the video chat like we can record small video with our Smartphone camera and share with our buddies, with that we can share the images also very quickly.  Facebook team mentions that the biggest change is instant selfie like snap chat but out personal opinion FB messenger is much better than snapchat.  Once we tap the Camera symbol in FB Messenger, We can easily can take selfie  and then once or two taps we can share our selfies with our buddies. Same like then we can record out own videos and share it.  Chat stickers also improved with this update.  Facebook Launched this Upadate with Android and iOS app in the same time. facebook-messenger-5.0-a

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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



Google Chrome Remote Desktop

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Image Sorce : Masahble

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.

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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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.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – CES 2014

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Samsung Galaxy Camera good for bloggers, first of all we’ll  check about the spec of this device Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches, Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Display Seems awesome and the color also cools. Internal 8GB Memory but 2.8GB Only usable memory card supports up to 64GB and with 2GB Ram card.  Supported with wifi so we can easily sync our image to our PC or can upload it to the web. Now about Camera Quality 16.3 MP, 4608×3456 pixels, autofocus, 21x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, pop-up Xenon flash, AF light, Video Recording 1080p@30fps, 512p@120fps, Running OS, Android Jelly Bean 4.3, Quad core 1.6 GHz, Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass Sensors available. The main thing is this Device got a major size display.

Overall, this device looks cool only issues with internal memory and the 16.3 MP Lens, Because now Sony Z1 Compact (Prev Post) Smartphones got 20.7 MP Camera Lens so here we gets only 16.3 MP lens mean not much enough. Other than that, this smart cam is awesome overall made with plastics (some parts seem like metal, but all the body parts made with plastic).

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact – CES 2014

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Source: Phonearena, GSM Arena

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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Sony Xperia Z1s – CES 2014

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Sony’s New Smartphone, Display  1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches, Shatterproof and scratch resistant glass, Triluminos display, x reality engine, loudspeakers and 3.5mm headphone jack size. Internal memory 32GB Default  and SD card memory can upgrade up to 64GB, With 2GB RAM Card. Bluetooth 4.0 (Less power consuming system), Primary cam 20.7 MP, autofocus, LED flash, Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR,  Secondary Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps.  Running OS, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, Quad core 2.2 GHz Krait 400. Available only in Black Color. Battery Non removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh, that’s pretty awesome one. Its  a water-resistant Smartphone now it’s a basic feature from Sony. After launching Sony Xperia Z phone Sony phones reached good market and audience, this Smartphone have lots of possibilities to reach good audiences.

 

– ANT+ support
– SNS integration
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/flash player
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input