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Android M Brings New Style App Drawer

Android M was announced in Google I/O 2015. But actually name isn't revealed. Comment what you think the name will be.

We have been used to "HORIZONTAL SLIDING" app drawer, which is easy and looks nice. As far the Android M developer preview is released in Google I/O it seems as if there is only one visual change, that is in "APP DRAWER".

There is still the same animation popping in circular way and the background is White only. Your important apps stays in top and other apps are in alphabetical order. It is now vertical scrolling not horizontal. Seems like it is HTC app drawer. There is a search bar added at top yo find apps. Making it easier Google .

The widget's pan is also changed and is now vertical scrolling. Now each widget lives in single row.

Google can even update Google Now launcher into Vertical scrolling. Let's see.

Umm, people will get used to it. Comment what you think

Android Lollipop 5.1.1 Rolling Out To LG Nexus 5

Nexus 5 users it is a good news for you.

It's been a month Android Lollipop 5.1.1 was announced and it has started rolling out to Nexus 5. LG Nexus 5 has started receiving Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update in India.

The update is sized nearly 24MB and carries build number LMY48B . The update is rolling out through over-the-air (OTA). If you haven't received the update yet check it, Go to > Settings > About Phone > System Update .

As you can see the Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update is sized for nearly for 24MB. It means there will not be any major change and update. So it mainly focuses on Bug Fixes, Performance Improvement and Stability. The update will be downloaded quickly.

Keep visiting, Stay updated

HTC Releases Android 5.1 Kernel Source Code For One M7 and One M8 Google Play Editions

Android Lollipop 5.1 update was released in last month . It has been just one day, Google I/O 2015 has just got over and in that Android M was announced. HTC releases Kernel Source Code for One M7 and One M8 Google Play Edition.

In case if you haven't watched the Google I/O keynote see here - [ Google I/O - Keynote ] . It has been a nice conference.

HTC posted or call it released Android 5.1 kernel source Google Play Edition devices One M8 and One M7. This is a great news for HTC fans and HTC One M7 and M8 Google Play edition users. You can see in the below image One M8 Google Play edition (GPe) kernel version release is 4.04.1700.6 and the file size is 575MB.

For M7 relese is version 6.04.1700.6 with the file size 521MB. The Android Version clearly states v,5.1.

Enjoy your kernel source code. Comment your experience after it.


Google Maps Offline Search and Turn By Turn Navigation Feature Announced

Google Maps is growing at a faster rate. People are using Google Maps constantly, after Google Maps reserving update it has become even more useful.

Offline Search
For using Maps we need to have a good and fast browsing speed. Not everytime and everywhere it is possible, so Google has come up with a solution - Offline Maps.

Offline Search Running

Offline Place Review

Users can now use Google Maps offline, no need to worry about internet connection. If the user has lost the internet connection, then also he can search places and even the auto search also works. If you want to read reviews about the particular place, you can also do that.

Offline Turn-by-Turn Navigation

If you are truly inspired by a particular place and want to visit there, you can also get Turn-By-Turn navigation offline. Yes, no internet connection. Exactly we don't know for how it happens but there may be some drawbacks. We will check for that when the update rolls out globally.

Android M Preview Officially Announced in Google I/O 2015

Another update of Google I/O 2015. The long awaited Android M version has been announced. Google gave the preview of  Android M. Some features listed down.

There has been a whole lot of new things added to Android M. We will see that in coming lines. But you will have to wait for Android M's name, yes name isn't released. In "What's New On Android" session Android M was called Mmmmm, so don't worry the name will out sooner.

It is going to be 1 year Lollipop has been released, so yesterday at Google I/O Android M was announced. First of all there is no new "UI" change. Android L is not only sweet OS by Android, but this will also be. Basically their is focus on refinements.

New Android M preview will be available to Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.

USB Type-C Support

Android M stock will be supporting USB Type-C. With Type-C you can transfer files at speed an no need to see whether you inserting it right or not, you can insert it any way. Y…

Google Play Store With Family Star Feature Officially Announced

We promised to give you Google I/O updates.Google Today in it's Google 2015 I/O has a unveiled lot nice stuffs like Google Now Tap and Yesterday in Google I/O, Google unveiled new Google Photos.

There was news going on about Google adding a new feature to Google Play Store - Family Friendly. Google now has given priority to Parents to choose which app is best for their children. Yes, after the latest update from Google you will find another section as Family. Just before some days Google Spotlight App was introduced to Google Play store.

Follow Family Star-

Here comes the star of the topic, wait we will take you there. Whenever you are trying to entertain a baby, you can just by simply finding a movie to enjoy and finding the right content it could be difficult for Parents.  For that Google added new Family Star button to browse. On the books homepage, tap the Children's book button. There is age range to find contents.

Play With Your Favorite Characters -

We all have our fav…

Google Photos App Officially Announced On Google I/O 2015

Today at Google I/O, Google has announced whole lot of new feature for Phone, Smartwatch etc. Including that is Google Photos app new feature, all features said in Google I/O 2015 today.

Whatever we do we take photos for keeping memories. Now Google has bought new feature for Google Photos app. You can just search easily between People, Things and Place. You can organize your photos as said.

Sharing photos has now become easy. Before this update we have to select one photos by one. Now you don't have to stress your thumbs just click on one photo and drag till you want to share. Then if you want to share that photo, you can do that to Twitter, Instagram etc and you all have a direct link button, just click on that and share it.

One of the important features we go for is  photo backup. Now you will have a instant backup as soon as you click a photo.

Exactly the features may differ, check out when update comes.

Click Lot's of photos, Google Photos app is there.

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Google I/O 2015 Keynote Live

Google  I/O 2015 - Keynote

iPhone 6 Iron Man Skin

Yes, you will be thinking iPhone? Asknext has been into Android, now taken another step.

So, guys you would have probably understood by the title of the article. It is about Iron Man color Golden and Yellow mix skin. Samsung collaborated with Marvel and just launched Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Edition.

You can also make your iPhone 6 into iPhone 6 Iron Man, but not exactly. You can do it though here -  Slickwraps .

Slickwraps hero series wraps/skins for iPhone 6 description says -

Slickwraps Hero series Full body wrap for the iPhone 6State-of-art metallic Flake FinifhCoverage/Type: Front, Back, 2 Apple cut out options, 2 home button color options

This skin costs you $24.95 and you can also add a Charging Station wrap also which costs you more  $4.

So though about it. 

Motorola Moto Maker To Launch In China

You read it right the famous Motorola Moto Maker is to arrive in China.

If you don't know what Motorola Moto Maker (You will know) is a website where you can design Motorola devices -
1) Skin
2) Color of Front
3) Back and Buttons
4) Add accessories with colors
5) Choose Your Wallpaper
6) Memory/Storage
7) Engrave Name/Message

Once you have designed your phone, the website will tell you the delivery date based upon your choices.

After and while designing your phone you can have a 360 look. To have a look at China Moto Maker - [ Follow Link ]. This Motorola Moto Maker service is available in US, Europe and now coming to China. According to lenovo it is coming to China. Lenovo announced this news today in Beijing. Lenovo is celebrating this moto maker launch, it is offering a special promotion on all three devices exlusively on through June 2 -

Moto X is available from RMB2,699, with custom versions from RMB2,799 on Moto MakerMoto G is available from RMB9993)Moto X P…

Lenovo Dual Screen Concept Smartwatch Unveiled

Lenovo has launched nice futuristic gadgets today. Laser Projector Smartphone to work and see anywhere.

Now it has come up with world's first ever Dual-screen smartwatch. Saying we have a limited number of smart watches launched by Motorola, Samsung, LG, etc. This is a concept dual-display smartwatch.

PLEASED TO MEET the world's first smartwatch with two displays. Just a concept--for now! — Lenovo (@lenovo) May 28, 2015
As you can see in the tweet above it says "Lenovo Magic View" and "Just a Concept for now". It has been announced in Beijing Today. If you look at the image you will see it is similar to Moto 360.
"The display uses a "Virtual Interactive Display" and according to Lenovo, this can help overcome small smartwatches displays by letting you viewing larger maps or photos through the secondary screen." reported Android Authority.

If we think of use of second display, i think Lenovo can …

Lenovo Laser Projector Concept Smartphone Unveiled

Lenovo has unveiled a Laser Projector concept smartphone. Lenovo has taken it to next level.

Take a look at the video -

Lenovo tweeted about some new stuffs to be launched today. Then laser projector smartphone it turns a desk into a touch display. It is basically a smart cast.

THIS IS SMART CAST: Lenovo concept phone w/projector that turns a desk into a touch display. — Lenovo (@lenovo) May 28, 2015 It is a nice concept, you can type faster now.Project Music, videos and Just use the laser projector and use your desk to display the keyboard and type. This can be successful, for now it is a concept only so don't know when it will be launched as publicly.

So, if Lenovo just embeds this feature in Moto X 2015, how it will be? Comment

Google Spotlight Stories App Available For Download In Google Play

Google's storytelling app Spotlight stories is now available for download in Google Play.

Google Spotlight App is made just for mobile. Motorola first introduces Motorola spotlight Player app , build by ATAP which is now under Google so it has been now allowed to support other devices also. It is available in Google Play Store.

Don't miss to see our Google I/O update.

Description says -

Immerse yourself in a world of storytelling made just for mobile. Engineers and critically-acclaimed film maker are bringing  stories to life using the latest advances in mobile technology. Using 3D and 2D animation, 360 degree spherical cinema-quality video, full sphere surround sound, and sensor fusion techniques, the screen is now a window into a story that unfolds all around you. Look anywhere, follow individual characters, watch it over again and again. It's a little different each time. Google Spotlight Stories is your mobile movie theater.  This app is sized for 14MB and requires And…

Samsung Galaxy A7 Gets Android Lollipop 5.0.2

Samsunghas started rolling out Android Lollipop 5.0.2 update to Galaxy A7 users in Russia.

The new update brings performance and stability improvements, better battery life and a new Touchwiz UX influenced by the new material design, readdition for SD card access for third party apps and more. Samsung is not giving Galaxy S6 UI now, may be Samsung may give it later.

The update for Galaxy A7 is also available in Over-the-air (OTA) and Samsung Kies. The build number - A700FDXXU1BOE6, with the firmware available. The OTA may take few weeks or days to reach all users, we are not confirmed about it. For Samsung Galaxy A5 users it won't take lot time.

It may take some time to reach if you haven't received it then check the update Go to > Settings > About Phone > System Update.

Happy updating.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Edition Launched

There were news going about, Samsung Launching avenger edition for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Now the wait is over Samsung has launched Galaxy S6 Edge iron man edition day before yesterday , i think Galaxy S6 is still to come.

As mentioned in our previous post Samsung Galaxy Marvel Edition Accessories For Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has collaborated with Marvel in celebration of Marvel's Avenger: Age of Ultron movie. 
"We are excited to be able to offer our world-class Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone designed especially for Iron Man fans through our continued collaboration with Marvel, " said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT and Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Mobile tweeted about it - Introducing the #GalaxyS6edge Iron Man Limited Edition. Available in select countries. — Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) May 26, 2015
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man edition is available in two variants - Vibrant r…

Micromax Yu Yureka Lollipop 5.0.2 Battery Improvement Update Rolled Out

Just few days back Yu reported that it will roll out 5.0.2 (Lollipop) battery improvement update for Yureka. We reported the Lollipop 5.0.2 Update for Yureka .

Now it has started rolling out and the update it self is named aas "Build number followed by incremental" update.  The update as said well bring battery improvement and security enhancement for Micromax Yu Yureka.

The update build number is YNG1TAS1K0 and the update will be available for users who have official Cyanogen OS 12 YNG1TAS0W0 in their Yureka.

The update is sized for 128.2GB. Now that is a big sized update.

Comment your experience on this update.

Microsoft Hyperlapse App Now Supports Moto X and More Devices

Microsoft launched a app named hyperlapse app, ready for some time travel. Microsoft hyperlapse app helps you record video in slowmotion and fastmotion. Now it is a very a very useful app.

It was released as a beta last week. We can say this app creates a nice time-lapse videos. You can record while driving, while bicycling and more. You can capture beautiful videos with this nice time-lapse video app from Microsoft.

Before this update Microsoft Hyperlapse app was compatible for only Nexus 5,6 and 9, Sony Xperia Z3, HTC One M8 and HTC One M9. Now Microsoft gap pushed a update has given power to this all to support more devices.

List of devices-
1) Moto X 1st Gen.
2) Moto G 1st Gen.
3) Moto G 2nd Gen.
4) Samsung Galaxy S4
5) Samsung Galaxy S Tab 8.4

Have a nice time-lapse video.


LG G4 To Arrive Sprint On June 5

LG's flagship device is going to be available in Spring on June 5, yes you guessed it right it is LG G4. Preorder for LG G4 has started.

The LG G4 will be available in two colors by Spring - Mettalic Gray and Genuine Leather Black. Actually Sprint is offering different purchasing choices.

For a limited time customers purchasing LG G4 can receive a second 3000mAH battery, a 32GB memory card and more.

LG G4 has a 5.5-inch ,1440 x 2560 pixels (538 ppi), QHD IPS Display. It runs Android v,5.1 (Lollipop) . LG G4 is powered by1.8GHz Hexa-core processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808. Out has a 32GB internal memory with 3GB RAM and expandable via microSD up to 128GB.

LG G4 has a nice 16MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization (OIS), laser auto focus, LED flash. It has a 3000mAH battery.


Cyanogen To Open Office India Within Three Months

Cyanogen is an open source, customized Android OS developer has made it's name in India. Now Cyanogen is going to open a office in India within next three months. It is not sure enough that it is exactly three months. But it is confirmed that Cyanogen is going to open a office in India.

"India is very attractive. It is one of the hyper-growth markets for mobile today.." said Vikram Natarajan, Senior Vice-president of global partnership and distribution at Cyanogen.

Cyanogen's India team which is expected to have 50 members. The Indian team with placed in Delhi or Bangluru.


Motorola Camera Update Brings Manual Exposure Control

There is a a new camera update rolled out for Motorola users yesterday.

The update brings manual exposure control. Manual exposure control helps to have a control over the picture, whether the photo should be lighten or not.

It helps to get more or less light. This feature is going to help a lot of people. So many of us are watching these type of features in other phones. Now Motorola has brought manual exposure control.

Try it out and tell us your experince.

Facebook Messenger Video Calling Feature Rolled Out

Facebook introduced independent Facebook Messenger for Web this year and web messenger had video calling feature enabled in it.

Accordingly Facebook Messenger video calling feature for Mobile App is going to be rolled out to countries which hasn't received the update.  The update has been rolled out to 18 countries.

Now the video calling feature has been rolled out to Mobile Messenger App. David Marcus in a post said "Quick update on video calling in Messenger: we're happy to share we've now rolled out the capability globally, with the exception of a few countries we're still working on improving quality for." . Check out the embedded Facebook post below.

David Marcus Post -

Quick update on video calling in Messenger: we're happy to share we've now rolled out the capability globally, with the...
Posted by David Marcus on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
If you have latest version of Facebook Messenger check for it and comment your experience.


Oppo R7 and R7 Plus Officially Announced With 3GB RAM

As rumors were going about Oppo's new phones R7 and R7 Plus. Many of us were waiting to know it's specifications and looks. Questions were whether it will be more sleek and bezzel less.

Today the rumor and wait is over. At its 10th anniversary Oppo R7 and R7 Plus has been announced offcially in a event in Beijing. By the name of the Oppo Duo flagship phones you can understand Oppo R7 Plus is a biiger and R7 is a smaller version.

Talking of the specifications Oppo R7 has 5-inch, 1280 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) AMOLED display behind 2.5D glass . It runs Android v,5.1 (Lollipop) skinned on top with Color OS 2.1 . Oppo R7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.5GHz Octa-core processor. It has internal memory of 16GB with 3GB RAM and expandable via microSD upto 128GB.

It has a 13MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, phase detection auto focus, LED flash and a 8MP fronting facing camera. Oppo R7 has a non-removable Li-Po 2320mAH battery.

Now Talking of the specifications Oppo R7  Plus it has a 6-i…

Android Lollipop 5.0 Firmware Update Rolling Out For Xperia Z1 Series

Good news Sony Xperia users, new android lollipop 5.0 firmware update has started rolling out to Xperia Z1 series phones.

The new firmware update will bring improved performance and stability tweaks. Here is list of what's fixed and included -
1) Ensured the lock screen/notification bar doesn't indicate "no service" when the device has coverage.

2) Added a sony feature; bringing back the "close all button" in the activity menu, so you can easily close all apps at once.

3) Unblocked devices with server policies (such as Exchange Active Sync for e-mail), to enable the new Lollipop lock-screen notifications.

4) Ensured the LED light is lit across all sound modes - and no longer offset by silent.

5) Made neccseesty fixes to enable movement of content from intetnal memory to external microSD card (something we saw affecting a few devices).

6) Improved messaging functionality in Ultra stamina mode - some conversations could be opened before Ultra stamina mode.


ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Available In India At

ZTE's Nubia Z9 mini is now available in India for purchase. It is available in amazon India, link given below.

It is the first ever Nubia series phone series in India. ZTE Nubia Z9 mini has a 5.0-inch , 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi ) full HD display. It runs Android v,5.0.2 (Lollipop) skinned on top with Nubia UI 2.0. It is powered by 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor.

It has a 16GB internal memory with 2GB RAM and exapndable via microSD upto 128GB. ZTE Nubia Z9 mini has a 16MP, 5312 x 2988 pixel, autofocus, LED flash and 8MP front camera. It has a non-removable Li-lon 2900 mAH battery.

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