31 Mayıs 2014 Cumartesi

Cortana And Toy Robots Combined Into Nanabot

Along with its high intellectual abilities even, windows phone’s voice auxiliary, cortana, is nothing greater than a lot of animation talking to you. A project by Indiegogo – named Nanabot – offers something different than Cortana. By joining the excellence of WowWee’s robo toys with technical abilities of Lumia phone by Nokia, the inventor Robert Oschler made the combination so unique which is quite fascinating. The robot does not have any control by itself and the Cortana doesn’t have a body, so Oschler planned a mixture which is yet to be invented but it has been named Nanabot already. The question that arises is that although it is a great idea, the name of the project is good but what it will do and how it will work?


Oschler planned a Windows mobile app along with codebase which will be formed similar to the voice recognition system of the Cortana and he also devised Smartphone-powered robot system named RoboME. The application portion would run on Lumia that would be attached to WowWee robot. For the robo, it will allow plenty of tricks to be accessible at a time. Some specialty of the nanabot would be that it will have the ability to play unique games with you. Your room would be guarded by it, it would ask questions to the people who are they and when they got in. It would be able to remember DVDs and books that you will show her, it would be able to identify even your cat’s face and so many other fun features it will have.

If Oschler achieves the amount of funds he requires to complete his goal, then he thinks of launching open-source toolkit which will make it easy for developers to produce RoboME applications. It will help in buying and playing easily with RoboMe robot and a windows mobile phone. By using Oschler’s toolkit, a developer will be able to control RoboMe’s actions, infrared object sensors, core LED and auditory entry. It would be quite interesting that what this Nanabot will become in future how far it will go. Still the responsive robots which will be moving around us are really far to come in future.


Cortana And Toy Robots Combined Into Nanabot

The Lawsuit Battle Between Google and Apple Comes to an End

Apple and Google were battling for the patent in courtroom for quite some time. It was expected that this battle between the two technology giants would continue for one more year. However, both companies have finally decided to end the prolonged legal battle. This decision came when both companies realized that they should now try to reduce the ongoing rift between them as there are many other important issues that need to be addressed. Apple and Google know that they are the top two companies of Silicon Valley so they agreed to come to a point where a mutual agreement would benefit both of them.


During the last few years, the market of consumer technology has rapidly grown up. Both Apple and Google have a big share in this market. It is quite common that the top-rated companies often have lawsuit cases against each other. Nevertheless, it was observed by many that Apple and Google are focusing more on legal battle for the patent instead of giving more attention to the development of the products. On last Friday, a great development was made. The two companies issued a joint statement saying that from now on they will be focusing more on the development of their current and new products instead of what they were doing before:

From now on Google and Apple have decided not to continue with the legal proceedings for the patent against each other. At the same time, the two companies have come to an agreement for joining hands for improving some part of the patent.

At the moment, both Apple and Google are heading in the right direction by ending the legal battle between them, and preparing how to deal with the patent issues in the future. However, it doesn’t seem that both companies will reach to a point where they will support each other to use the technology. The position of both companies is quite strange; both of them are rivals because one has the iOS while the other has the Android. Therefore, it is not strange to know that their deal doesn’t include any type of merger or adjustment. It is more like a ceasefire.

This news is a great progress because both Apple and Google are the major companies of the industry, and their decision to stop lawsuit battle is a relief for many. However, there is really nothing in the news for an average consumer yet. An average consumer has great expectations from both companies to announce something that would benefit him as well.


For quite some time, Apple and Google have spent a great amount of money on the legal system and patent lawyers. Now both of them can utilize their time and money on developing new products and improving their services. After this great progress, everyone is hoping for the same type of deal between Apple and Samsung so another dispute comes to end, and things can move forward.

The Lawsuit Battle Between Google and Apple Comes to an End

Pebble dominates the smart wearables sector in Q1 2014:Canalys

From Smart Phones to Tablets, NotePads and Phablets and now to Wearable Bands, the market for smart gadgets just keeps growing. Buzzed as the next big thing is the technology market, the Wearable Bands, both basic and smart versions, are small devices worn on the body, monitoring and providing statistics on a variety of attributes, especially on fitness, lifestyle and health.

Canalys, an independent analyst company covering technology sectors, in its recently published country level quarterly estimates, expects a total of 2.7 million wearable bands shipped worldwide in Q1 2014, with smart bands making up close to 500,000 units.  Pebble Technology leads the market for the smart wearable sectors, followed by Sony and Samsung, with shares of 35%, 29% and 23% respectively.The interesting stat from the popular research firm’s report is that Fitbit holds a whopping 50% market share and is dominating the basic (fitness) bands segment with its wearable products like Flex,Zip,One,Force and Aria Bands.


Pebble started as a crowd-funded project on Kickstarter and they surely didn’t expect it to be so successful. Pebble and Pebble Steel are definitely one of the best smartwatches out there at this time. They’re about to get some stiff competition when Android Wear devices from LG,Motorola and others coming later this year. Apple is also entering smartwatch arena with iWatch, but for now they’re leading the pack.

But Canalys warned that market share in the nascent smartwatch/smart band segment can be very fluid and will likely “continue to change frequently as new products are released and will continue to do so throughout 2014.”

Pebble is doing a great job so far and we hope they’ll continue on doing that. Does it surprise you? Do you own a Pebble or maybe another smartwatch?





Pebble dominates the smart wearables sector in Q1 2014:Canalys

LG G Pad 7.0 hands-on images and specs unveiled

A couple of weeks ago, LG announced three new members of its G Pad tablet family to be exhibited at MedPi 2014 in France. Now we’re getting a glimpse of one of these, the G Pad 7.0 to be exact, and rumored details for this device may sound a bit disappointing.

LG has operated some very drastic alterations in terms of design to the G Pad 7.0 and the 7  incher is quite different when compared to the G Pad 8.3. Instead of the aluminium black, the new LG G Pad 7.0 is made of plastic and thicker than LG’s 8.3-inch slate. The speakers are now located on back, at the bottom of the back cover, a location that is rather uncommon for tablets because it’s fairly easier to cover them with your hands while holding the device in portrait mode.

Even though the South Korea-based company didn’t reveal technical specifications of the LG G Pad 7.0 recent reports have indicated that the new tablet will be less powerful than the LG G Pad 8.3. If the reports prove correct then the G Pad 7.0 is likely to have a 7-inch screen with 12080 x 800 resolution, while being underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor,1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. I remind you that the G Pad 8.3 has an 8.3-inch screen with 1920 x 1020 resolution and a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. The LG G Pad 7.0 is also expected to sport a 3.2 MP primary camera without a LED flash.


The LG G Pad 7.0 would most likely run Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, of course, customized with LG’s proprietary user interface. Color variants include black, white, and blue. Given the hardware specifications of the 7-inch tablet, the G Pad 7.0 would probably become LG’s budget option for 2014.

There is no word on the G Pad 8.0 and the G Pad 10.1 till now, but we are pretty sure that the South Korean company will reveal more details in the coming days.

LG G Pad 7.0 hands-on images and specs unveiled

Gmail new outlook about to follow latest Google+ UI

We have been hearing ample buzz so far about revamping the look of Android. The question remains as to what outline the redesign will follow.We’ve seen a probable Gmail renovation, and now we’re seeing another which takes a few suggestions from the recent redesign of Google+ for Android.

The leak coming from Yoel Kaseb,the same person that posted the Google+ redesign snapshots last month. He showed some of the changes that came in the G+ update that pushed out earlier this week. It is tough to tell how the two are connected since there are lot of differences between the two Gmail leaks. We don’t know about the version Kaseb posted is being newer than the one Geek.com, or if both the versions are completely following different test lanes.On the similarities end,both versions use the big plus symbol in the bottom right to compose a new message

The new outlook shows a similar idea to the latest version of Google+, which abandons the hamburger menu in support of a dropdown from the top bar.Excluding those two items, the new images appears quite a bit like the current version of Gmail. It doesn’t even consist of the full color top bar which we have seen as part of the Google+ redesign as well as the newer version of Google Keep.

Whatever the fact is, it gives the impression of redesign in the making, and we wouldn’t be amazed to get more answers about all of it at annual developer conference Google I/O scheduled next month in San Francisco.


Gmail new outlook about to follow latest Google+ UI

Apple, Samsung reportedly about to settle all patent disputes

Over the last fortnight, Apple and Google got to a spots bargain that saw both events accept clear up any sort of license conflicts in a way that wouldn’t entail continuous lawsuits, and now, it is being reported that Apple and Samsung are currently holding talks on a comparable contract.

Also however, sometimes, the patent struggle in between Apple and Samsung has actually provided home entertainment, it has usually felt like a play area back-and-forth, and with each new year seeming to bring yet an additional prominent court hearing, points have come to be a slightly tedious and foreseeable.

Provided the current judgment for Apple, who has again been awarded problems after Samsung was discovered to have duplicated a number of software-related patents, one could have believed that this would certainly be the end of concerns.

But unless a friendly contract is made, you really feel as though any sort of court judgment simply signifies an interlude between one hearing and the next, and with both business keen to make large sales, innovate and expand their particular product line-ups, this consistent litigation gives most unwanted distraction.

Florian Mueller – – local license expert and follower of all points associated to Apple licenses – – believes that a bargain ams going to be gotten to between Apple and Samsung “really quickly,” after which we hopefully won’t be seeing anymore courtroom struggles between two of contemporary innovation’s most prominent participants.

Yet although this is a come in the appropriate direction, you feel that there’s still very a great deal of discussion to be made just before anything can be completed. Nevertheless, prior to each significant court day, the principals of each company have actually been made to take a seat and attempt to talk points through in a civil way in a try to take care of issues without involving judge and jury; an obligatory step that has consistently failed in its objectives.


Steve Jobs when said he was willing to go “thermonuclear” on Google to “right the incorrect” that was the “stolen product” of Android. But present Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is a far more conciliatory personality open to more recent ideas – – something that has actually been shown right around Apple throughout his leadership – – and with Chef having openly revealed his distaste at legal battles, it’s not a surprise that his business has now settled points with Google.

Doing likewise with Samsung appears the organic next step, and we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled for anymore developments on this.


Apple, Samsung reportedly about to settle all patent disputes

Sony Xperia Z2 gets two wireless charging accessories

No more cumbersome entangling wire for your Xperia Z2. Japanese giant Sony has come out with two wireless accessories for charging it. The Sony Xperia Z2 can now be charged easily, wirelessly. Both of them use Sony’s latest Qi technology which basically uses electromagnetic induction to transfer power from the transmission pad to the receiver.

The two wireless charging accessories are:

  • Wireless Charging Cover WCR12 and

  • Wireless Charging Plate WCH10

Wireless Charging Cover WCR12

It is a protective cover that serves a three-in-one purpose. It protects your Xperia Z2 from damage caused by other objects around it, say in your pocket or purse. Secondly, the case acts as a stand that can be kept on a table. Your phone can be set on it at a comfortable angle landscape-style while watching movies or videos or during net browsing. Then, the cover is also Qi compatible so that it allows you to charge the Xperia Z2. Just fit your phone into the case and keep it on the charging plate or on any other Qi compatible charger for that matter. Your device will get charged. No need to connect the wire and all.

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Wireless Charging Plate WCH10

The Plate also uses Qi technology to charge the phone. It generates 5W power which re-charges your Xperia Z2 battery or other Qi compatible devices. Charging can be done by just placing the Qi compatible device on the Charging Plate. With no wires connecting to your smartphone, the charging can be done wherever you are, at home, office or anywhere else. It saves you the hassle of connecting the wire to the phone and finding a port to plug it in.

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The Sony mobile website mentions both the wireless charging accessories but does not mention the date of availability or the price. However, retailer  clove.co.uk will be offering them for purchase from June onward.

Sony Xperia Z2 gets two wireless charging accessories

Pre-orders begin for Flame, the Firefox OS developer phone

Mozilla encompasses a mission: deliver a smartphone expertise on bottom dollar devices in order that individuals anywhere in the world would be able to afford them.

Though the Flame phone is not exactly the most cost-effective phone out there (cue the Moto E), it still retails for an occasional $170, which is able to be music to the ears of makers and anybody who needs to do out Mozilla’s mobile OS.

Flame may be a “reference device”, which means that it had been formed with the event community in observance. Mozilla functioned thoroughly with T2Mobile in making the phone, that offers developers a way of forming the RAM of the phone victimization the phone’s code so that they will emulate a spread of Firefox OS devices which will be discharged throughout the approaching year.

To standardize the planning, development, and testing of Firefox OS, Mozilla has partnered with an organization known as Thundersoft to manufacture, distribute, and bring up-to-date a Firefox OS reference phone identified as the Flame. Till now, there has been no “reference device” and also the selections for finding one thing through marketing were limited.

T2Mobile also will be charged with rolling out the software system updates of Firefox OS, and even provide you with a method of making an attempt out totally different unleash channels, in order that you’ll even install nightly builds right from your device.

Firefox-OS-FlameThe Flame is illustrative of the mid-tier phone hardware Mozilla and its associates are pointing over the approaching year. It absolutely was designed for our developer and contributor community; therefore we tend to worked with the maker to stay the worth as low as doable. We’re eager that we tend to be able to bring a prime quality reference device to our developer community at a reasonable worth.

The Flame also will be a good development and testing setting for third party app developers directing Firefox OS and HTML5. The phone offers a software package configurable RAM choice which will be created to outdo many various devices which will be commercially out there later this year.

So specification wise, what will you $170 web you? A good mid-range smartphone: a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM (that are often clocked from 256mb-1GB), a 4.5” display with 854 x 480 firmness, a 5MP camera with a 2MP selfie unit, 8GB internal space for storing with a micro SD card slot, twin SIM support, and an 1800mAh battery.

If you’ve command off on obtaining a Firefox OS phone as a result of they weren’t out there in your region or the phones in marketplace didn’t meet your development and testing desires, don’t miss out on the chance to pre-order one among these Flame reference phones these days.

NOTE: Once pre-ordered, the Flame can take about four weeks before it ships. The phone can ship at no cost anyplace within the world (unless you reside in Japan).

Pre-orders begin for Flame, the Firefox OS developer phone

30 Mayıs 2014 Cuma

Upcoming iPhone 6 Shell Leaked

iPhone 6 shell has been leaked by MacFixit recently. It’s a 4.7 inch shell and if the rumors are true then it would be the bigger version of iPhone family for now.

The green color in this shell just appears to be a plastic coating and not the color of the metal itself. Silver aluminum is seen underneath the camera lens.

There was another leak a while before comparing the 5.5 inch and 4.7 inch iPhone models and the 5.5 inch version was allegedly called as iPhone 6S Air.

iphone6-6s-casePhotos shared by nowhereelse.fr appear to be simple cases of both 5.5 inch and 4.7 inch iPhone models, paired with physical mockups. The photos show the 5.5 inch iPhone Air and 4.7 inch version side by side providing scale comparison and also approximate dimensions of both devices.

The larger case is identified as being for iPhone 6S and nowhereelse.fr reported that it measures 7 mm thick, 81 mm wide and 157 mm long. The iPhone 6S model is a bit larger than the 4.7 inch model. The 4.7 inch model measure 7.0 mm thick, 67 mm wide and 138 mm long. MacFan published design drawing earlier, the dimensions of both of the cases closely matches with those design drawings, which are base of the most recent mockups and renderings.

Physical features of both the cases look to be similar. Rear cutover for the camera, cutout for the usual volume buttons and mute button along the left side are similar too. Reportedly there is a new cutout along the right side of the cases and it’s probably for a relocated power button in the upcoming 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone models.

Both 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch versions of the iPhone 6 are expected to come with a thin profile similar to fifth generation iPod touch. A touch ID fingerprint sensor, faster A8 processor and improved camera with optical or electronic image stabilization could be part of the new devices. It appears that the 4.7 inch version might hit the market this fall.

Upcoming iPhone 6 Shell Leaked

Oppo N1 Mini to launch on June 10

Shortly when teasing it, Oppo created the N1 mini official. The corporate shared a number of the phone’s details, however not all, because it can hold an occurrence on June 10 to simply try that.

What Oppo shared concerning the N1 mini is tiny, however offers a general plan of the phone’s higher mid-range spirit. The Oppo N1 mini options a similar swivel camera as its larger brother. It is a 13MP Sony 6-element lens camera with a 1/3.2″ device size. The camera options the Super Zoom mode (introduced with the Oppo Find 7); however within the N1 mini it works at 24MP, not 50MP.

At the front of the Oppo N1 mini, there is a 5″ show with a however unpredicted resolution. We have a tendency to guess its 1080p; however we’ll look ahead to Oppo to substantiate that. The phone weighs a hundred and fifty grams that is somewhat significant for a 5″ smartphone; the weight is acceptable after you take into thought the revolving camera mechanism.

The Oppo N1 mini runs Android KitKat with color OS 1.4 on topmost. The phone supports China Mobile’s TD-LTE and aboard its official declaration event on June 11, Oppo also will create the phone on the market for buying.

The phone is reported to launch with one among 2 octa-core chipsets – either the MediaTek MT6592 or the Exynos 5422 Octa SoC. We’ll apprehend additional on June 10, therefore keep tuned.

Oppo N1 Mini to launch on June 10

Asus showcases international PadFone S variant ahead of Computex

While the US is waiting for AT&T to finally let release the PadFone X to the market, the rest of the world might not have to wait much longer. At Computex technology fair next week, ASUS is expected to launch the PadFone S, which is practically the same PadFone X except meant for international markets.

Those who have been following the Android world, and ASUS’ products in particular, will no longer be a stranger to the PadFone line that lets users dock a smartphone into a tablet to gain more screen space. In this PadFone S model, the smartphone half of the duo is nothing to pan. Though undeniably made of plastic, it sports a brushed metal design around the edges in an attempt to give off a more premium look.

ASUS has totally eschewed any button at the front of the device, but the conspicuous branding that takes it place at the bottom doesn’t really offer additional room for the 5-inch 1080p screen. The back cover is removable but, sadly, only for the purposes of inserting SIM and a microSD cards. The 2,300 mAh remains stuck to the rear. When used as a slate, the PadFone S naturally increases its juice, with an extra 4,990 mAh cell, bringing the ensemble to a total weight of 514 grams and total waistline of 11.6 mm.


In terms of hardware, the PadFone S smartphone is equipped with the 2.3 GHz variant of the Snapdragon 801, with a healthy dose of RAM at 2 GB and internal storage at 16 GB, expandable up to 64 GB only. The smartphone does have its own cameras, higher than the tablet dock, at 13 megapixels at the back and 2 megapixels on the front. ASUS’ custom ZenUI can also be found here, running on top of the latest Android 4.4.2 version.

ASUS will probably unveil the PadFone S at Computex 2014 scheduled on June 3-7 in Taipei. Pricing is still up in the air, but word is that the smartphone and tablet together will cost 20,000 TWD, roughly $660, which is admittedly quite cheap for those who want a smartphone and tablet in one.

Asus showcases international PadFone S variant ahead of Computex

Snapdragon 805 is about to revolutionize the camera utilities

The next-generation Snapdragon 805 processor created a lot of buzz in the market when chipmaker Qualcomm first announced it last September — and it’s still making noise. The processor is entering into production and should appear in the next wave of mobile  devices, such as the Galaxy S5 Prime and the HTC One M8 Prime. The hasty speed could make this a smartphone most desired one.

The Snapdragon 805 processor is the foremost mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support, 4K video capture and playback and enhanced dual camera image signal processors, for multitasking, power efficiency and mobile user experiences.The processor offers Krait 450 quad-core CPU, the first mobile CPU to run at speeds of up to 2.5 GHz per core, along with memory bandwidth support of up to 25.6 GB per second that is designed to provide unprecedented multimedia and Web browsing performance.

Qualcomm is planning to integrate support for dual cameras into the upcoming Snapdragon 805. This chip will allow both stereo and depth camera processing, letting a manufacturer implement these features without significant work. The new chip will allow to take 16 megapixel burst shots while also filming video at the same time, something which not even some of the greatest cameras in the market can do. The Snapdragon 805 can also offer 3D noise reduction on videos, and the chip’s gyroscope allows for digital image stabilization.

HTC’s upcoming flagship, the One M8 Prime is powered by a Snapdragon 805 chipset,featuring two cameras on the back. One is the Ultrapixel camera sensor that captures the photo, and the second one is a camera sensor that is used to calculate depth.This could mean that HTC will stick with the Duo Camera concept even for its future flagships and could also encourage other manufacturers to incorporate it  with their devices.

Snapdragon 805 is about to revolutionize the camera utilities

Samsung Galaxy Tab S to have fingerprint sensor & Ultra Power Saving Mode

The firmware of the unreleased Samsung GALAXY Tab S which leaked out a few days ago confirms the existence of the fingerprint sensor and an Ultra Power Saving mode as well. The upcoming tablets which are yet to be announced are rumoured to come in 10.5 inch and 8.4 inch configurations; sporting pixel dense WQXGA (2560×1600 pixel)screens but sadly show no added software customisations for the bigger displays.

The source that peeked into the software revealed that the device does indeed have the fingerprint sensor that is similar to the one found on the GALAXY S5. Moreover it includes the same functionality and features of the GALAXY S5 flagship smartphone as well. Also included in those files was the Ultra Power Saving mode which is again similar to the GALAXY S5. The tablet similar to the smartphone will run the TouchWiz skinned OS in a grey scale mode which supposedly reduces power consumption, delivering better battery life. We have no clue why would someone purchase a WQXGA (2560×1600 pixel) AMOLED display and run it in a black and white mode, but we are sure that Samsung must have put a lot of “research” into it.

We’ll be hearing all about the Super AMOLED tablet duo on June 12, since Samsung is officially introducing them to the world. Both variants are sporting a 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution, an Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset with 1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPUs.They’re bundled with an 533MHz ARM Mali-T628 and 3GB of RAM, while internal memory is 32GB. notification_use_the_notification_panel_03help_power_saving_modeTab s

Samsung Galaxy Tab S to have fingerprint sensor & Ultra Power Saving Mode

Connecting Sony PS3 DualShock controller to Xperia Z2 and other compatible Xperia devices

Mobile gaming has become quite popular as people are increasingly playing games on their smartphones and tablets. Last year, Sony had provided PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 support to Xperia smartphones and Xperia Tablets. The PlayStation 3 controller provides a much superior gaming experience.

There are many apps that enable Android phones to pair with DualShock 3 but they involve rooting the phone which is complicated. But now since Sony has integrated this functionality into its Xperia devices, it becomes easy as no rooting is required. Sony’s flagship Xperia Z2 and other Xperia devices such as Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, and Tablet Z support the PS3 DualShock controller.

Sony PS3 DualShock controller-1

Here’s a step-by-step guide to connect the PS3 DualShock controller to Xperia Z2 and other compatible Xperia devices:

  • Before beginning the process, you need to keep 2 things on hand- A USB OTG on-the-go adapter and the charging USB cable provided with the PS3 controller. The USB OTG cable is used to connect the controller to the Xperia Z2 and is not very expensive.

  • On your Xperia Z2, open the ‘Settings’ menu and select ‘Xperia Connectivity’. In this, choose the option ‘DualShock 3 wireless controller’. When this menu is opened for the first time, you get a tutorial. If not, you can directly select ‘How to connect a controller’.

  • Now, connect the charging USB cable to the PS3 controller and connect its other end to the USB OTG cable. Now plug the free end of the USB OTG cable into the Xperia Z2 smartphone. Once the connection is set up, the wizard takes you to the next step.

  • Select ‘Next’. This will activate the Bluetooth in the Xperia Z2 and the smartphone will now communicate with the PS3 controller through Bluetooth.

  • Click ‘Finish’, exit and disconnect the connecting cables.

You can now use the PS3 DualShock controller to play games in your Xperia Z2.

Sony PS3 DualShock controller-2

Android games supporting the PS3 controller:

All Android games are not supported by the PS3 controller. Some of the games that can be played are: Vice City, Dead Trigger, Zombie Gunship, Max Payne, Raiden Legacy, AirAttack HD etc.

You can check the games description to see if it is ‘Controller Supported’. If it is, then you can play it on your Sony Xperia Z2. The games can be downloaded from Google Play or Play Store Mobile.

Connecting Sony PS3 DualShock controller to Xperia Z2 and other compatible Xperia devices

Root Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon and Win $

We all understand that Android makers don’t significantly like homeowners or developers tinkering around or maturation their devices. In a very bid to escape such happenings, Samsung has determined to lock down the boot loader of the Galaxy S5 even deeper than its precursor, so creating it troublesome for developers to achieve root access.

While alternative S5 variants are lucky enough to receive root (and on some, unbarred BL) upon unharness day, we have a tendency to up here on the Verizon have had the unfortunate expertise of ever-increasing doubt in whether or not root are achieved on our device. Because the logical (and expected) progression from the S4, the S5 is bolted down tighter than a drum – and also the agreement on this device is that root would be warrant higher accolades, than what root and unbarred boot loaders would have fancy in past Galaxy devices. I’d wish to in person supply a $500 bounty to the primary person ready to notice or produce a technique, exploit, or unlock that enables us to completely root and supply the required steps for maturation the Verizon (and currently, ATT) Galaxy S5 here on XDA. I’m hoping this bounty, like any others that opt to pledge here, would be useful motivation to the developers willing to take a position the time and energy in serving us to unlock the potential of this excessive new device. Or (where appropriate) that this bounty are a modest counter-offer to alternative possible sources of income for such work.

As the level of issue will increase with every new device, the extent of appreciation and admiration for those willing to seek out (and facilitate find) such exploits will increase exponentially. I cannot categorical my feeling enough, for people who value more highly to tackle such a trial. During this vein, I’d extremely encourage any and every one VZW/ATT S5 users to think about pledging a donation towards the efforts in serving to us succeed this first-step. Please think about breakage in to the current bounty, as this could solely facilitate increase our probabilities – and can facilitate keep our variant within the minds of these who are keen and skilled of finding an exploit. People who need to assist notice an exploit, like myself, however that lack the data and skill in Linux/java – this can be your chance to assist by conducive inside your suggests that. To reemphasize; this bounty is for completing a root method/exploit solely, and can apply to an unlock that precedes a precise root methodology.

And many members of the XDA Forums have currently move to supply a present or bounty for a developer who is ingenious enough to achieve root access on the Galaxy S5 consecutively on the VRU1ANCG build. Composed from discrete contributions and pledges, the $18,000 is offered to the developer who comes up with an operating root for the device.

If you think that the answer is with you, certify you submit a post on XDA with a bit-by-bit orientate the way to get laid, in order that different users will strive it too. You may additionally get to offer legitimate proof that your procedure is purposeful by posting valid screenshots. The money reward can then be wired to you via PM by every member who pledged to supply the reward. Prominently looking forward to anyone determined about becoming a candidate during this challenge to seek out a method for root.


Root Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon and Win $

Redesigned Asus FonePad 7 Launched in Philippines for Php 5,995

Asus launched its redesigned FonePad 7 (FE170CG) in Philippines for Php 5,995 to attract budget-conscious Filipino consumers.

Redesigned Asus FonePad 7 (FE170CG) was initially launched in Thailand. The new Asus Zen UI interface would be used in the redesigned FonePad7. The new tablet can be used to make phone calls, send text message and other tablet functionalities. It has a 7 inch display, that’s larger than most phones and smaller than a standard tablet.

The budget device Asus FonePad 7 (FE170CG) comes with a lower resolution display and a weaker processor when compared to the FonePad 7 model released last year.

Technical Specifications

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Zen UI

Network: 3G (WCDMA : 850/900/1900/2100), 2G ( EDGE / GSM : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)

7 inch (1024 x 600 pixels) display with Anti-Fingerprint Coating

1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor with Power VR SGX544 GPU

Dual SIM with dual standby

2 MP rear camera, 720p video recording

0.3 MP front facing camera


10.7 mm thick and weighs 290 grams

1GB RAM, 4GB / 8GB internal memory, expandable memory via microSD

3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth, GPS

3950 mAh battery

A 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Clover Trail+ processor is used in this model, which Intel launched last year. The chipset design is expected to deliver great performance and consume very little power. It is featured with two cores and each of them uses Hyper Threading technology which enables smoother HD video playbacks and faster web browsing.

The last year’s FonePad 7 display resolution was 800 x 1280 pixels but the redesigned device’s 7 inch display now comes with a lower resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.

This redesigned new model of FonePad 7 comes will also be coming with dual SIM variant. It’s a feature never was mentioned before by the company. This feature allows the users to slip in two SIM cards on the new FonePad 7 & make the better use out of two different mobile networks at the same time. This function comes handy for someone who would like to keep business and personal contacts separate but in the same handheld device. Also, the users get the freedom to explore and take advantages of two different carriers best promos and deals at the same time. The dual SIM variant of FonePad 7 comes in black, white, red and blue color, but the single SIM variant of the Asus FonePad 7 will be available only in white color.

The device comes with excellent battery life which is claimed last up to 10 hours on a single full charge; apart for this there seem to be no exciting things integrated to the device in terms of specifications. The reported longer battery life categorizes the device as traveler friendly as it doesn’t need to be charged constantly.

If you are looking for a budget table that comes with calling texting and standard tablet functionalities then you might need to check the new redesigned Asus FonePad 7 (FE170CG).Yes, it comes with dual SIM (micro) support too. Now, the Filipino consumers can buy this budget tablet just for Php 5,995.

Redesigned Asus FonePad 7 Launched in Philippines for Php 5,995

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Specs Confirmed By AnTuTu Benchmark

Samsung will soon announce its new Galaxy Tab S tablets and we can’t wait. The two new tablets are to be announced on June 12. Its already expected that the new tablets from Samsung will be similar to previous offerings. Pictures of  Galaxy Tab S 10.5 have already been leaked twice.

The specs of  Galaxy Tab S 8.4 have also been leaked thanks to the AnTuTu Benchmark database. They have made Galaxy Tab S 8.4 specs available on their website. Here’s a translated link, the original is in chinese.

The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has the Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset. It also has 1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPUs. It has a 533MHz ARM Mali-T628 and 3GB of RAM.

In terms of storage it has 32GB internal memory. Its cot clear whether a microSD card slot will be available.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Specs Confirmed By AnTuTu Benchmark - 2 - Doi Toshin

Its 8.4 inch Super AMOLED  display runs at 2560 x 1600 pixels. It has an impressive pixel density of 359 ppi. This should give the device a very sharp and clear image. Super AMOLED  display also means that the colors are also going to be clearer.

This tablet also has a 8MP camera at the back and 2.0MP at the front. These cameras should be able to take very high quality images because of its capable processor. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is planned to be released with Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a great Android Tablet. The AnTuTu 4.0 performance benchmark gave it 35,713 points. This performance will not be cheap so expect a hefty price tag.

A price leak suggests that the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will be released in Europe for €449, and that the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 might retail for €560.

It seems like Samsung will be releasing more tablets in its Tab Pro line of tablets in 2014. The Korean giant is aiming to gain even more share in the Android Tablet market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Specs Confirmed By AnTuTu Benchmark

Apple iWatch Is Not The First Wrist Worn Communicator, Says Esslinger’s Book

Apple “iWatch” won’t be the first wrist-worn communicator idea by the company. Previously company also made the design of a device that can be worn on wrist. Recently, company legendary designer, Hartmut Esslinger, published a book named “Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple”, which revealed ‘iWatch’ is nothing new for Apple.

Apple iWatch

An image from the Esslinger’s recently published book showed a device with a keypad design that can be worn on wrist. This digital watch like machine is connected wirelessly with a headset. The photo is a piece from the book which German weekly newspaper Die Zeit published.

The keypad has 12 keys in total. Ten keys are assigned to the numbers 0 to 9, one key has a star and another has pound button. Headset is designed as a single earpiece that has a microphone capable of curving to the mouth of the person for easy communication.

Another design from the book is a foldable box that contained a complete workstation. The concept based on Lisa. This monolithic device has a full Lisa computer, a telephone, a printer and a monitor. All the things present in a same device.

Lisa Computer

Esslinger created “Snow White” design language in the year 1984 at the request of Steve Jobs. Both these devices followed the same language designed by Esslinger.

In 1982, Esslinger joined Apple and when Jobs was dismissed, he also left the company and joined NeXT with Jobs. In 1997, Jobs rejoined Apple, but Esslinger didn’t come back.

Apple iWatch Is Not The First Wrist Worn Communicator, Says Esslinger’s Book

Introducing the New Thinnest Phone in the World: Vivo X3L

It seems like the race for the worlds thinnest smartphone will never end. A Chinese company Vivo has launched the worlds thinnest 4G LTE network compatible smartphone in its home country. Vivo X3L is an upgrade over the X3 smartphone measuring just 6.75 millimeters in thickness. It can now be purchased  for around 2498 RMB( around $401 or 24000 INR) from Vivo’s official website as well as from Tesco, Suning and TMall.

Vivo X3L flaunts a 5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display of a 720 pixel screen resolution. It comes installed with a 8 megapixel camera at the back. This camera has F/2.0 Aperture, LED Flash and it supports features like Geo-tagging, optical zoom, full high definition video recording…etc. X3L also features a 5 megapixel front facing camera. This Chinese smartphone is equipped with a impressive 2GB of RAM and a 14.9 G B of internal data storage space. It has microSD, microSDHC card slots too which can be leveraged by the user to further expand the storage. Remarkably, this mobile has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 processor and version 4.3 of the Android Jelly bean operating system.

Most Chinese devices are packed with the MTK6592 otca core chipset/ Android kit kat 4.4.2 OS and hence it is a bit surprising that VIVo X3L has a quad core processor. Anyways, this mobile below 25K has a 166 grams of weight and a 2360 mAh battery. It supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS/ AGPS, microUSB, EDGE, 3G connectivity too.It has dual SIM support and will allow users to connect to two different carriers at the same time.

Vivo X3L is definitely a good mid-ranger especially with its ultra-thin body which will be the biggest selling point. Let us know if thin devices are what you’re looking for in the comments below.

Vivo-X3L-4G-3Vivo X3ll


 Technical Specifications and key details:

  • Networks: GSM (GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900), TD-SCDMA2000, TD-SCDMA1900, TD-LTE2600 (B38), TD-LTE2300 (B40), TD-LTE1900 (B39), TD-SCDMA, TD-HSDPA, LTE

  • Dimensions:  71.1 x 143.3 x 6.75 millimetres

  • Weight:  166 grams (battery inclusive)

  • OS: Google Android 4.3 FunTouch OS 1.2

  • Display: 5-inch IPS TFT, 720 x 1280

  • CPU: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 processor

  • RAM: 2GB

  • Internal Storage: 16GB expandable using microSD

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP with F/2.0 Aperture ,autofocus with LED flash

  • Front Camera: 5MP

  • GPS: Assisted GPS, QuickGPS, Geotagging

  • Wireless LAN: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0

  • Battery: 2360 mAh


Introducing the New Thinnest Phone in the World: Vivo X3L

29 Mayıs 2014 Perşembe

Galaxy Tab S leaked image shows AMOLED-backed lockscreen

Samsung’s forthcoming series of tablet hitting the rumour world once again and this time we got a blur image showcasing a running slate and its AMOLED-backed locksreen.

The snapshot comes from Sammobile forum following the name of J.K.Shin.Anyhow the image apparently shows the 10.5” Galaxy Tab S sporting a AMOLED display of a 2560*1600 resolution.The leak image only shows the back and recent apps buttons flanking the home button.There is also a rumour of featuring the finger scanning abilities. We’ve seen better pictures of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5″ (SM-T800) at the FCC.

The Korean manufacturer is expected to launch  new Galaxy Tab S series  including 10.5 inch and 8.4 inch AMOLED tablets, with a 13.3 inch (non-AMOLED) tablet being leaked out recently as well.Both are high-end products that will reportedly use Samsung’s latest octa-core Exynos 5420 processor comprised of four 1.9 GHz Cortex-A5s and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7.Cameras will likely be an 8 MP and 2.1 MP duo (back and front) while the Android version will be KitKat 4.4.2 with Samsung’s Magazine UI and 3GB of RAM.

Design-wise, the tablets seem to borrow elements from Samsung’s Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone,featuring a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button, and will come in Wi-Fi and LTE variants, at least at launch.Early pricing rumors indicate the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will retail for €563.90. The 8.4″ Galaxy Tab S is expected to run for €449.90 for the Wi-Fi-only version.

The Galaxy Tab S will be officially unveiled at Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 event in NewYork scheduled on June 12.


Galaxy Tab S leaked image shows AMOLED-backed lockscreen

Snapdragon 805 outperforming all the competitors

Qualcomm is developing the Snapdragon 805 which is the company’s last 32-bit chip before it swings to 64-bit technology. This is a high end SoC that’s even better than the Snapdragon 800/801 and is expected to arrive on mobile devices this year end. Technically this SoC is having much potential however what about in real world circumstances?

Recently Qualcomm reference tablet with a Snapdragon 805 SoC undergone a test which concluded that it performs better than any ARM CPU/GPU combo chip released before it. The comparison devices used are as follows:

  • HTC One M8: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU

  • Samsung Galaxy S5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU

  • Apple iPhone 5S: Apple A7 chipset, 1.3GHz dual-core CPU, Power VR G6430 GPU

  • Qualcomm reference tablet: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, Krait 450 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU


The GFXBench 3.0 results illustrated that Snapdragon 805 scored 17.4 frames per second which is higher than the second best result of 11.9 frames per second of the Samsung Galaxy S5.Undergoing the Manhattan benchmark, Snapdragon 805 scored 40.4 frames per second simply exceeding the second best result of 28.5 frames per second of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

The outcome showing the superior performance of the Snapdragon 805 compared to the high end chipsets out in the market today. The Adreno 420 GPU providing a rich and visually immersive graphics environment is the key factor. Another creditable aspect is its use of four Krait 450 cores with each core having a clock frequency of 2.7 GHz.

Adreno 420 Notable Features

  • Desktop and console quality graphics on a mobile platform

  • DirectX11 FL!!_2 pipeline, OpenGL ES 3.1 support

  • Dynamic hardware tessellation & geometry shaders support

  • Better performance

  • Reduced power consumption

The Snapdragon 805 SoC comes with several industry debutants including:

  • First Ultra HD (4K) display $ UI

  • First Ultra HD gaming with Adreno 420 GPU

  • First Ultra HD HEVC (h.265) hardware video decoder

  • First Gigapixel per second camera ISP

  • First 2×64-bit POP memory for fast, seamless multitasking

Snapdragon 805 outperforming all the competitors

Charge Your Smartphone Up To 92% Faster With Legion Meter

Normally the fastest way to charge you phone is through its original charger. A much slower way is using a USB port on a computer although it is a lot more convenient for most people.  USB ports charge very slow, especially charging when data is being copied takes a lot of time. The Legion Meter can help you charge your devices much faster when using the USB port on a computer.

The Legion Meter is a nice little device that comes with its own OLED screen which displays a lot of different information. This information includes:

  • Watts delivered to the device

  • Amps delivered to the device

  • Voltage of the USB port

  • Battery capacity in Milliwatt-hour

Legion Meter has its own multimeter which can tell how much power is being transferred to the device. Legion Meter has a mode for Android devices and another for Apple devices. There is a switch that can be used to change between Android and Apple charging mode.

It allows the phone to charge faster by letting the phone draw as much power as possible. This way the device can charge as fast as it can. This technology allows Legion Meter to charge devices in much less time than it would normally take to charge.

Charge Your Smartphone 92% Faster With Legion Meter - 2 -- Doi Toshin

A test was conducted using Android phones that could only draw in 2.4 watts of power. After attaching Legion Meter the device was able to draw 4.5 watts. This made it charge 88 percent faster.

When connected to the wall USB charger, the Legion Meter still increases output. When connected to a 2A wall USB charger, it showed a gain of about 17% for most Android devices.

Technical Specifications:

  • Voltage Rating: 2.0 – 6.0 volts

  • Current Range: 0 – 3.7 amps

  • Power Range: 0 – 22.2 watts

  • Operating Temperature: 0 – 85 degrees Celsius

  • Connector Type: 1 USB Male A, 1 USB Female A

  • Display: OLED 128×32 pixels

  • Dimensions: 6.1cm x 2.2cm x 1.3cm

  • Meters: Voltage, Current, Power, mWh counter

  • Intellectual Properties: PLX Intelligent Battery Monitoring and Metering, PLX USB Charge Accelerator

  • Material: ABS Plastic

  • Modes: Power Metering, Current counter, Charge accelerator

The Kickstarter Campaign for Legion Meter is currently underway. The goal is to reach $10,000 and with 20 days left right now. Every $39 you pledge gives you one Legion Meter unit which is to be shipped on October.

Charge Your Smartphone Up To 92% Faster With Legion Meter

Apple May Come Up with a New Phone featuring Flexible Display with an Integrated Solar Panel

Right now solar power is one of the sustainable sources to overcome the increasing power needs, especially power needs while you are on move. Already many large corporations are using solar power to an extent to fuel their datacenters. It’s been spoken for quite some time now about the possibilities of powering our personal gadgets using solar energy, but nothing has really come up yet. There are solar powered calculators and keyboards exist but that are less power consuming devices, how about a power hungry iPhone? How would it feel if you get to keep your iPhone charged all day long without connecting to power socket? Yeah, it would be great and it looks the moment might be just around the corner.

Apple is trying to make a touch based smartphone with an integrated solar panel right in it. A newly updated patent is evidence that Apple is hard at work to make the next big move.

U.S. Patent No. 8,730,179 is for an Integrated touch sensor and solar assembly.” Apple now has the patent that would let it to integrate a solar panel underneath iPhone’s or any smarthphone’s touch screen. It’s such an impressive piece of technology and most of us might have not even given a thought about such an idea. The fact is that Apple has got a patent for it.

The Patent Abstract

“Integrated touch sensor and solar panel stack-up configurations that may be used on portable devices, particularly handheld portable devices such as a media player or phone are disclosed. The solar cell stack-up configurations may include one or more touch sensor layers and one or more solar cell layers. By integrating both the touch sensors and the solar cell layers into the same stack-up, surface area on the portable device may be conserved. The solar panel may be mounted face down or otherwise obstructed by a touch sensor or other component. In this configuration, the device may include light channels that allow light into the device and direct the light around the component and to the solar panel. A parabolic reflector may be used to direct the light.”


Hearing that, we already thinking what a solar powered iPhone 6 would be able to do in your hands. The patent illustrates a solar panel resided below not just a touch screen but also a flexible display. Yeah, that would be jaw dropping stuff.

Patent for a touch screen with integrated solar panel was originally filed back in 2008; however the original patent’s updated revision was awarded last Tuesday May 20, 2014. Now Apple can make such a thing a reality without any fear of anyone coming up with an obscure patent and demand for a millions of dollars and that would be no barrier anymore for them to try.

The patent does not guarantee anything and there may not be any such product in near future. Said that, let’s take a moment to think about the idea that might set us free from relying of power outlets to charger our smartphones very often in the future. At least, when there is sunlight.

Apple May Come Up with a New Phone featuring Flexible Display with an Integrated Solar Panel

Sony D2403 benchmarked, is it designed to compete with Moto G?

Sony is rumored to be coming out with another new smartphone. A Sony Xperia model D2403 has recently been benchmarked by GFXBench. Although there were rumors about Sony’s mid-range phone Xperia G, this new model does not seem to be it. Leaked specs of Sony D2403 indicate that this may be Sony’s low cost version to Moto G.

Sony D2403 is a 4.4-inch smartphone with 888 x 540p display with capacitive touchscreen, 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU and Qualcomm Adreno 305 GPU. It also has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a front-facing 0.3MP VGA camera.

The main back camera is of 8MP with resolution of 3264 x 2448 with the capability to shoot Full HD videos and also having autofocus, flash, face detection and HDR photo abilities. Other features of the phone include Bluetooth, accelerometer, compass, GPS, Wi-Fi, light sensor and NFC.

Some of the specs such as the 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno305 Graphics, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage are similar to those of Moto G. Sony’s D2403 will also probably have Android 4.4.2 KitKat. These features make it competitive with Moto G but the pricing will be lower, say around $200.

It is not clear what the brand name for the Sony D2403 is going to be when it comes out officially. Model number D2403 of the leaked smartphone resembles model number D2303 of Xperia M2 but the size and specs are more like the Xperia L.

Sony D2403

Sony D2403 benchmarked, is it designed to compete with Moto G?

Qualcomm power-driven Wearables to Be Inaugurate Later This Year

Qualcomm Battery-powered Wearables to be Introduced within the coming months

   Qualcomm has become one in all the foremost authoritative mobile chipmakers, because the company’s SoCs are presently getting used in an exceedingly sizable amount of smartphones, from low-range devices to flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and therefore the HTC One M8.

With the wearable market perpetually growing, we’ve been speculative once and if Qualcomm can commit to participate in it. After all, various big-time smartphone manufacturers have either already launched their latest smart watches, or they’re designing on doing therefore by the top of 2014. Plainly we’re not tallying Qualcomm’s Toq that is a lot of an example won’t to showcase the company’s latest technical school.

New reports from the Taiwanese media are advising that Qualcomm is so designing on connection the wearable party within the predictable future. Be part of us once the break for the complete story.

At now in time, Qualcomm has no chips prepared for the wearable scene, however this could amendment presently. Consistent with Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Taiwan president Eddie Chang (cited by Taipei Times), Qualcomm has “all the technologies required” so as to form wearable SoCs, and contend with the likes of MediaTek INC, who has by now splattered within the smart watch market.

While Eddie Chang has declined to reveal any details relating to the company’s future involvement within the wearable market, he did comment that we are going to see wearable devices booming Qualcomm chips by the top of 2014. No associates or hardware stipulations are revealed.

Qualcomm has speciously unbroken a watch on the wearable marketplace for a while, and also the company’s purposes were to leap on the bandwagon as shortly because the wearable scene gained additional grip.

With reports coming back from market investigators signifying that the number of wearable devices dispatched throughout 2014 are going to be 3 times larger than last year (for a complete of nineteen million units), it’s no marvel why Qualcomm has set to interrupt the silence. Besides, in line with International Data firm, the wearable market is predicted to grow at the speed of 78.4% a year, with 111.9 million wearable devices being estimated to be shipped in 2018.

Obviously, we’ll be keeping a watch on Qualcomm and hopefully we’ll learn additional concerning regardless of the chipmaker has future for us later within the year. Keep tuned and we’ll keep you announce as before long because the story develops.

Qualcomm power-driven Wearables to Be Inaugurate Later This Year

WSJ agrees with arrival of standalone Samsung smartwatch

Since the early April when market was overflowed with the rumours of  a possible Samsung smart-watch which won’t need any smart-phone for connectivity. The alleged Samsung Gear Solo (or Gear 2 Solo) presumed to be a reasonable enough device for Samsung to showcase.At present, the device looks to be an official one as confirmed in a new report from The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal didn’t come up with the name “Solo”, but as the report claims, Samsung is working on a standalone smart-watch running Tizen which will be capable enough to place and receive calls, moreover send an email, and you don’t need to tether it to a smart-phone. There is a possibility that it won’t be called “Solo” .It will be part of the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear line-up, rather than the Android-powered brand like Galaxy Gear. The gadget will have other utilities like that we’ve experienced in the Gear line including Bluetooth, GPS, a heart rate monitor, and a camera.

Apparently, Samsung has already a discussion going on with wireless-carriers in the South Korea, US, and Europe to promote the device to market. Samsung is strategizing to publicize the gadget in either June or July with a release probable for upcoming the summer. As far as price and specification is concerned there is not yet any declaration from their side.


WSJ agrees with arrival of standalone Samsung smartwatch

28 Mayıs 2014 Çarşamba

Developer And Unlocked Editions Of HTC One M7 Are Getting Sense 6

All the Canadian HTC One M7 phones are getting upgraded to Sense 6. This update will require 668MB space, so it is wise to use WiFi when you are upgrading your phone. This upgrade to Sense 6 is available for unlocked as well as developer versions of the device.
Developer And Unlocked Editions Of HTC One M7 Are Getting Sense 6

The upcoming Sense 6 upgrade is not the only the good news. New UI has better Blinkfeed version also. It comes with many more improvements including upgraded camera app.

Recently, HTC has moved some of its important HTC apps to Google Play for the users’ ease. Now with every update of these apps, there is no requirement to upgrade the complete operating system.

Sense 6 made a debut in HTC One M8. In M7, all the features of M8 will not get available after the update but a lot more will be changed that every user would love to enjoy.

HTC One M7 Sense 6

US carrier version cannot enjoy the upgrade for some times. According to the HTC page, the upgrade is still pending as it is in the certification stage now for the regular US carrier versions of the M7. HTC and other affiliated parties will test it more. Certification is the final step and the time required for the completion process is not known.

People who are using regular US carrier versions of the M7 need to wait a bit to enjoy this new update. But if you own a Developer or Unlocked model then you can surely download this upgrade and start enjoying this new update.

Developer And Unlocked Editions Of HTC One M7 Are Getting Sense 6

Sony XSP-N1BT in-dash smartphone cradle receiver available for $250

You can now use your smartphone for in-car entertainment. Sony’s latest XSP-N1BT double-DIN smartphone cradle receiver has been released. It is powered by Bluetooth with NFC so that when your smartphone is docked into it, you can get the phone’s audio through the car’s speakers.

Sony’s XSP-N1BT is essentially a stereo with a cradle to dock for your smartphone. The receiver allows you to fit your smartphone in the dock at the front and play audio through the car speakers. The phone can also be used for hands-free calling and can be charged through a USB.

Sony XSPN1BT-1

Once your phone is docked in, the NFC pairing and the Sony app will transfer the control of the stereo to your smartphone and you can either listen to the radio or CD through the stereo or listen to music from your phone which will be transferred over Bluetooth to the car’s speakers. You can control the smartphone through its voice control feature for audio playback, navigation etc. If you don’t have a smartphone, the XSP-N1BT can function directly.

All Android phones can be used with the XSP-N1BT audio receiver. It has a 1.5amp USB port and cable for charging. If your smartphone is a Sony one, it will charge automatically through the dock, no cable is needed.

Sony XSPN1BT-2

The XSP-N1BT has a price tag of $249.99 and can be bought from Amazon or Crutchfield. The device will be start shipping out from May29, confirming to the May release commitment made by Sony.

Check out the video for the XSP-N1BT smartphone cradle receiver:

Sony XSP-N1BT in-dash smartphone cradle receiver available for $250

Moto E Gets Bootloader Unlock Support

Motorola took the world by storm last week when it announced the Moto E smartphone with an ultra low price tag. And now, the manufacturer has announced that it will add the device to its bootloader unlock program. This should bring a smile to the faces of developers, especially since the smartphone features a somewhat stock version of Android.

Unlocking the bootloader would allow customers to flash a variety of custom ROMs, although the stock Android skin running on the smartphone is pretty good on its own. It’s good to see that Motorola acknowledges the need for its smartphones to be developer friendly as well, which means that they’re targeting a wide demographic.

The variants of the Moto E from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Latin America have all been added to the program. All users have to do is head to the Motorola source link to find instructions on how to get their specific device’s bootloader undone. We can expect several different ROMs and root-access applications like CyanogenMod 11, AOKP and Paranoid Android for the Moto E, given that they are stable enough to run on such admittedly low-end hardware.


Things to be kept in mind while unlocking the bootloader of your Moto E smartphone.

  • All media and content stored in the device will be lost. All apps coming from the Google Play Store will need to be reinstalled once the process is complete.

  • Some apps may not function anymore.

  • Encryption support may be lost.

  • Key functions may be lost such as the ability to make calls,  audio playback, and radio

  • The device may be temporarily or permanently damaged.

  • Unlocking the bootloader will not change the subsidy lock status of the device.

The procedure of unlocking the bootloader will be best done by customers having prior experience with the Android system and how it works.

Moto E Bootloader Unlock Procedure

First get the latest tools

The next step is to get the device ID

  • Put your device in fastboot mode (power off, then press the power and volume down buttons simultaneously).

  • On your desktop, open a command prompt or terminal, and go to the directory where you installed the Android SDK tools (or make sure fastboot is in your $PATH).

  • At the prompt, type “$ fastboot oem get_unlock_data“.

  • The returned string will be used to retrieve your unlock key.

  • Paste together the 5 lines of output into one continuous string without (bootloader) or ‘INFO’ or white spaces.

  • Paste the string in the Motorola site to see if the device can be unlocked. If your device is unlockable, a “REQUEST UNLOCK KEY” button will appear at the bottom of the page.

Moto E Gets Bootloader Unlock Support