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Awesome Android Kit Kat Features

Awesome Android Kit Kat Features

Kit Kat is the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system known as Android. It was designed to be what Android have not been like so many updates ago – light and smooth. While Jelly Bean focused on getting  the buttery smooth interface into smartphones, Kit Kat takes it further to becoming extremely light, meaning it can run on a device that would normally only run on Gingerbread (or even lower). This means that low end phones don’t have to run a very old version of Android anymore. They can use the latest one instead.

Now apart from the internal smooth and light optimizations of Kit Kat, Google introduced a few new features as well, which were pre-loaded to their new Nexus 5 smartphone. Let’s have a look at what they have here.
Google Experience Launcher

Something that will probably never get ported...

December 8, 2013 Phones, Tips n Tricks 2 Comments
How to Transfer iOS Contacts to Android

How to Transfer iOS Contacts to Android

It is no secret that Android is rising above iOS in many ways. While there are always some exchanges in the user-base, we find that people switching over from iOS to Android is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, that migration is marred by some simple problems in moving their data from iOS to Android.

Some people end up not switching to Android simply because of these roadblocks in transferring data. As great as Android is, it wasn’t built to play along with iOS. They are completely different platforms. One of the things people want to transfer is their contacts. It can be quite a pain if you don’t know what you are doing. Some even resort to simply manually recreating their contact list in Android. That isn’t intuitive at all. So, here are some great ways to transfer your iOS contacts to Android.
Things...

September 22, 2013 Phones, Tips n Tricks No Comments
Should I Get the New Google Edition Smartphones?

Should I Get the New Google Edition Smartphones?

Google really shook the market with their latest announcement for the mobile industry. Rather than introducing a new Nexus smartphone as a successor to the aging Nexus 4, the company designed a new radical program that bridges the gap between Google’s ideal software and their OEM Partner’s ideal hardware.

The new Google Edition smartphones, namely the Stock Android loaded Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, are the first smartphones in this program. Apparently, Sony is also looking at a Google Edition device, but that is news for another time. For now, let’s evaluate this Google Edition smartphones and figure out if we really should be excited for it, and if we really should get one.
A Dream Finally Fulfilled?
As a community of Android users who love to Root our devices as well as install custom ROM, this is like a dream program...

Summer Showdown: Galaxy S4 Active vs Xperia Z

Summer Showdown: Galaxy S4 Active vs Xperia Z

It used to be that Sony was the reigning king of waterproof smartphones in the market. It started with their Sony Xperia Z, which evolved into a tablet, and now, into a phablet as well. Still, the Sony Xperia Z was one of the things that put Sony back in the game thanks to the premium glass materials as well as the waterproofing it provided.

Unfortunately, Samsung has a habit of trying everything, especially something that a competitor has tried. Samsung recently released a variant of their main Galaxy S4 flagship device, which is aptly named the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Meant for active people, the Galaxy S4 Active is also a waterproof device that features the power of a flagship smartphone.
So the big question this summer is: which one should you pick as the perfect pool and beach buddy smartphone?...

June 25, 2013 Phones No Comments
Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II

About a year ago Samsung presented an interesting concept that was supposed to become a real failure. Just imagine – a strange combination of a smart-phone and a tablet packed in a 5.8-inch gadget with a 5.3-inch touch-screen. It looked like Samsung has traveled back in time and got back with an idea to revive old-fashioned devices with big screens and styluses.
But you can imagine my surprise when after a month or so Samsung has managed to sell a couple of millions of the Galaxy Note devices all over the world and even now this gadget seems to be popular among Samsung and Android fans. But today I would like to talk about the Note’s successor that is called the Samsung Galaxy Note II and has lots of things to share with potential buyers.
Samsung Galaxy Note II has been announced...

December 2, 2012 Phones No Comments
2012 Phones with Locked Bootloaders

2012 Phones with Locked Bootloaders

2012 Devices with Locked Bootloaders
While dealing with Android based devices you’ve probably heard about such a thing as “bootloader”. In case you plan to root your smart-phone and flash it with a custom ROM – this is something you will have to deal with. Though, there is no need to panic and start biting nails. Bootloader is not a monster that breathes fire and sneezes poison. Bootloader is a lot like Bios on your PC – it is the first thing that starts up when a phone is turned on. One of the main reasons why manufacturer lock it is to prevent you from getting too far because in the hands of a person who knows nothing about programming this may turn into a powerful weapon of smart-phone’s self destruction (sort of). Also, it is used to check and verify...

November 26, 2012 Phones No Comments
Huawei Honor 2 Preview

Huawei Honor 2 Preview

Huawei Honor 2 Preview
Probably, the best thing about Android devices is that they can be manufactured by anyone in the world. I am not sure if it is possible to count all the official and well known manufacturers that are working or used to work on creating something that comes with Andy on a board not to mention the Chinese market that literary suffers from Android fever. Of course, a possibility like this gives birth to a countless number of devices that are not even worth being talked about. But, the strongest will still survive. Luckily, nowadays Chinese doesn’t always mean “this things won’t last a month” and alongside with the bad Chinese market there are manufacturers like ZTE or Huawei that surprise us with pretty decent and more than just interesting gadgets and one of those is a little...

November 22, 2012 Phones No Comments
Google Nexus 10 Preview

Google Nexus 10 Preview

Google Nexus 10 Preview
Samsung has always been known for making great Android based devices and to prove that they have something to surprise you with and this something is a new and totally revolutionary tablet from the South Korean manufacturer. The good news is that after the release you won’t just get a bigger version of the Nexus 7 but a totally different device with a totally different features and ideas. So, meet the new generation of Nexus tablets – the Nexus 10.
As well as the Nexus 4 smart-phone, the Nexus 10 will appear in the USA, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan on November, 13. A 16 GB version will cost you $399 while a 32 one – $499. And again – I like what I see. I was pleasantly surprised with the Nexus 4 price tags...

November 19, 2012 Phones No Comments

ZTE – The Rising Contender of Smartphone Manufacturers

After overcoming a host of problems ranging from patent disputes to fragmentation of its OS over different mobile devices, the Android platform has risen to become the undisputed leader in the smartphone OS share worldwide. Over 136 million Android-based smartphones were sold across the world in Q3 2012, increasing Android’s smartphone OS market share to 75%. So far, the race for smartphone manufacturer market share has been dominated by Samsung (31.3%), followed by Apple (15.0%) and RIM (4.3%). However, a new contender in the form of ZTE recently blitzed its way up the rankings and overtook HTC (4.0%), finishing hot on the heels of RIM.
ZTE has now become the 4th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world as of Q3 2012. According to the Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, it was announced that ZTE shipped 7.5 million units in Q3 2012...

November 7, 2012 News, Phones No Comments

Acer Cloud Mobile: Review

The problem with most technical equipment these days is that it is made to be disposable. In the last number of years, I have gone through many many phones. Some have lasted me as long as a year; most have lasted only a few months. Producers make their models weak and inferior to old Nokia phones made in the past because they want us to buy the new best thing when they come out and I hate that. Phones used to have so much physical strength in them- they were called bricks for a reason. You could throw them down a flight of stairs and you would still be able to use them without hassle. With today’s fancy phones, physical strength isn’t a need or want at all, it seems. Drop a modern day phone on a soft mattress and...

October 17, 2012 Phones 2 Comments
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