Android One phones coming to Three more Asian Countries

Android One, offerdable smartphone range with vanilla Android started by Google with an intention to reach more people in developing nations like India.

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It was released in India this September hoping for big success. Unfortunately it turned out be a failure due to the competition from Xiaomi & Motorola Moto G. But, Google still trying to reach as many people as it can by extending Android One smart phones availability to three more Asian countries, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Nepal. The mobiles will be available in these countries starting today, making its reach extended by 200 million more people.

One can ask a question, why only Asian countries? The answer is simple, Google initial partners for Android One is Micromax, Spice & Karbonn. These brands have strong hold on Asian countries only. So, Google targeting the Asian countries first. Upon, its success, it has plans to extend it globally.

There are also rumors that Google plans to release next generation of Android One phones in the first quarter of 2015.

First Generation Android One phones will receive Lollipop update in January.

Moto G(1st Gen) Android Lollipop Update

This post is all about Android Lollipop update to Moto G 1st Gen users.

Motorola Started Android 5.0 Lollipop soak test last month with a very small set of users in India & Brazil. Unfortunately, Google released Android 5.0.1 in the midway of this soak test. Hence, Motorola hold their breaks to launch the update and wait to merge Android 5.0.1 changes. So the process took them little longer than they have expected.

On Friday, 19th Dec, Motorola rolled out Android 5.0.1 update to the users already on Android 5.0. They have added few more testers this time and is said to be the final release build. Unfortunately, users on Android 4.4.4 has to wait little longer to receive this soak test update. As per the sources, it would be released on Monday. Release usually based on CST time. So, Indian Moto G users can expect the update either on Monday Night or by Tuesday morning, if everything goes well with Motorola.

If this second phase soak test went well without any Major bugs, the same build will be released to the users within a week time. As it is a Christmas week, we can expect it by Jan 1st week.

The above information is from the trusted sources.

Launcher Comes to Android Wear to ease Third Party Application Launch

Google has launched full SDK for Android Wear at it’s IO 2014 as well as two smart watches powered by Android Wear, LG G Watch & Samsung Gear Live. Android wear designed keeping it’s minimal display size in consideration and hence it was mainly operated on Voice Controls with it’s Google Now cards user interface. While it’s a good for many reasons, but the early adopters finds it difficult to launch a third-party application on it’s wear, Ex. Evernote,android-wear-mini

So, here comes a Launcher for Android Wear. Yes, you heard it right, a launcher for your wrist watch, developed by Nocolas, named “Wear Mini Launcher”. It makes it easy to launch third-party applications by simply swiping from the upper left corner of the device. It will not disturb the existing user interface like replacing the Google’s Android Wear home, like how the third-party launchers work on mobile devices. Instead, it will just act like an add-on to the existing user interface to get to your applications.

Go and get it right now Android Play Store.

Asus PadFone – It’s called the next generation Technology

Asus has unveiled their new venture, Asus PadFone, a phone that can slides inside a tablet for a bigger display. It is likely to be available in the market by April 2012. The announcement was made at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona. It’s a 3 in 1 device, which coverts your mobile into a tablet or even a laptop.

Price has not revealed by the company. As per the company, the phone will have a 4.3″ diagonal screen and the tablet will have 10.1″ diagonal screen. The device will run on Android’s latest version Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.x) and have a Qualcomm Dual core processor.

Coming to the concept, mobile phone is a normal mobile phone, which is not different than the devices existing right now. But, the tablet will have a small vent at the back to slide the mobile phone into it and will instantly show up the mobile content in a bigger screen, and now it’s a tablet. No additional settings needed for this. If you connect a keyboard to the tablet, it’s a laptop. It’s great, isn’t it?

Look at the a promo from Asus which describes the tech,

BSNL Tablets – More to suspect than Believe

BSNL is about to release the tablets to compete with Datawind’s Akash Tablets or Ubislate 7 Tablets. We have to suspect on these tablets more than believing in the specs they(www.pantel.in, tablet maker) have mentioned.

See the above image. This is the one of the tablets from Pantel (the tablet going to be released by BSNL made by this company) costs at Rs.13.5K as mentioned in their website. If you observe the image clearly, the Operating System it is running on is not Android as mentioned in their specs. It is WebOS from HP. It makes me think twice before coming to conclusion about these tablets.

Leave it aside, coming to the tablet that is going to be released by BSNL, T-Pad IS701R, the specs are not much greater compared to Datawind’s Ubislate 7+ which costs at Rs.3000 compared to the BSNL’s Rs.3250. Processor used in T-Pad may be faster but the processor used in Ubislate7+ is the best. There will not be any big difference between 1GHz and 700MHz. Go for Ubislate7+. Ubislate7+ support SIM compatibility along with Wi-Fi but the T-Pad will support only Wi-Fi.

Moreover the tablets from Pantel are looking to be bulkier, which are no more tablets. Cost is pretty high compared to the specs they have mentioned. At these costs you can purchase Samsung Tablets costs starting from Rs.10K. Samsung Tablets for sure running on Android OS and is from a well known company Samsung. Those are slim too.

As a conclusion, I can say wait until the tablets get released. Let us see them and purchase. At present, I can say Datawind’s Ubislate 7+ is the best at the price quoted compared to these tablets.

Ubuntu for Android! OMG Linux is leading the world silently!

It’s true. Ubuntu unveils their new venture, “A complete Ubuntu desktop for docked Android phones”. It is a seamless integration between the Ubuntu desktop and the Android smart phone. At present, to make it work you have to keep your mobile connected to Ubuntu running desktop but we can expect a wireless experience soon.

You can check the Messages, calls, contacts…. everything you can do on Android phone can be directly done on your Desktop including running Android Apps directly from your Desktop.  It’s amazing, isn’t it?

I do not need to explain this more here as already Ubuntu team explained about this on their site. I am just directing you to Ubuntu Page which explains about this integration. Here it is.

On other side, people think that Linux is the less used operating system in the world. Is it true? not any more. Ubuntu is already a leading Desktop operating system but ofcourse not as much as Windows or Mac OSx. But, people forget that the leading Smartphone OS, Android, is based on Linux. As per December 2011 stats, Android is adding 800,000+ new Smartphones a day to this world. At this pace, it will dominate the Windows desktop users very soon. It also means, Linux will dominate the world like anything.

Linux world must say thanks to Ubuntu and Android for making it a Global Hit!

Video:

http://youtu.be/gUXUjjg9qQ0

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

Google announced Monday morning that it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

Motorola is one of 39 manufacturers of handsets that use Google’s Android operating system.

Buying a hardware company is an unusual move for Google. The acquisition, Google said in a statement, “will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem.”

SEE ALSO: Nokia & RIM Shares Jump Following Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition

Google CEO Larry Page expanded on what that might mean in a blog post. In addition to citing Motorola’s home devices and video solutions business, Page references recent patent wars that Google believes to be anti-competitive.

SEE ALSO: Why the Google-Motorola Deal Is About More Than Mobile Phones

“The U.S. Department of Justice had to intervene in the results of one recent patent auction to ‘protect competition and innovation in the open source software community’ and it is currently looking into the results of the Nortel auction,” Page writes. “Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.”

SEE ALSO: The History of Android [INFOGRAPHIC]

Android will continue to be an open platform, and Motorola will continue to be run as a separate business, Page added.

Source: Mashable

Dada Returns – Yet An Another Come Back from Sourav Ganguly

 

Sourav Ganguly, legendary Indian cricketer named for his come backs. Cricket world never forget his comeback to the team after being dropped. That type of comeback will come only once for life time for any hero. But, Sourav repeats it again. After being unsold in the IPL 4 auction besides being the 3rd highest run getter in IPL 3 season, will come back to the IPL again. Dada going to play for Pune Warriors. He signed a contract for Pune Warriors today.

Waiting to see his first match after the come back…………

1 Year Old Foolballer Signed A Contract For the Dutch Club VVV-Venlo


I saw this video last day on Facebook, it has number of likes and more shares. It is really amazing to see the one year old Van Der Meij kicking the balls in to his toy chest. He is just one, but he looks more professional in kicking the balls. I like it and shared it.

But it is surprising that, it takes the attention of a dutch club VVV-Venlo, who came forward to sign him to a 10 year professional contract. Yes, it’s true. If you can’t believe see the below signed papers,

Source: Yahoo! Sports

Sony F Series Laptops – Experience 3D on Your Lap

Sony F Series Laptops, besides delivering the best performance, it gives you a cool 3D effect to your multimedia.  You can browse the content both in 2D and 3D.

Sony F Series has 16″ 2D/3D Full HD(1080p) Premium Display with the maximum resolution of 1920X1080 pixels. These laptops are operating on Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System and running on Intel Core i7 Processor. It has a dedicated 1GB NVIDIA GrForce graphics for high performance gaming. Coming with 4GB DDR3 RAM and 500GB HDD, which can be extended further.

It features a Blu Ray player. While playing your blu-ray discs and DVDs, you can convert 2D HD videos in to 3D in seconds by just pushing 3D button on your Laptop. One pair of 3D glasses will be provided along with the laptop. You can even purchase extra glasses as a Laptop accessories.

With the standard battery provided for F Series laptop, you can enjoy 2Hrs DVD play back time and 2.5 hours life in full brightness mode and 3 hours in default setting mode.

Sony F Series Laptop price starts at $1659.99

Specifications:


Display:

16″ 2D/3D Full HD VAIO Premium Display
1920X1080 pixels resolution

Operating System:

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Genuine Windows  7 Professional 64-bit ($50 extra)

Processor:

Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor (2 GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 2.90 GHz
Intel Core i7-2720QM quad-core processor (2.20 GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.30 GHz ($150 extra)
Intel Core i7-2820QM quad-core processor (2.30 GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.40 GHz ($420 extra)

Graphics:

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (1GB VRAM) dedicated graphics

Hard Drive:

500 GB Hard Drive (7200 rpm)
640 GB Hard Drive (7200 rpm) ($40 extra)
256 GB Solid State Drive ($750 extra)

Memory:

4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 SDRAM
6GB (1X4GB + 1X2GB) DDR3 SDRAM ($100 extra)
8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 SDRAM ($200 extra)

Optical Disc Drive:

Blu-ray Disc Player
Blu-ray Disc Player/Burner ($80 extra)

Battery:

High Capacity Battery – 2.5 hrs Full Brighness – 3 hrs default setting
Large Capacity Battery ($100 extra) – 4 hrs Full Brightness – 4.5 hrs default setting

Communication:

Fast Ethernet (RJ-45 protocol)
Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
HDMI Out