Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts

Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS has now launched on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Android Marshmallow

Google announced Android Marshmallow a few months ago at its annual Google I/O expo, which took place in the US. Since then it has released a bunch of beta versions of the software to developers and eager Android fans who couldn’t wait a few months for the final build.

Android Marshmallow is a pretty comprehensive update that looks to fix many of Android’s latent problems. The most notable of which is security and power management. We’ve just finished listening to what Google had to say about its latest version of Android and below are the thing we felt were most notable.

We’ll be adding to this article over the next couple of days as we get a better idea of what Android Marshmallow is all about. Until then, here’s  a bunch of cool stuff that’s waiting inside the next big Android update, Marshmallow! 

Android Marshmallow: App Permisions

Information from Samsung had previously hinted at this, but Google's announcement has now confirmed that Marshmallow's app permissions have been tweaked, enabling users to reject or approve permissions from individual apps and individual functions within that app. You won't be hit with a big wall of permissions when you install an app anymore, instead when you use a feature, say the voice message recording inside WhatsApp, that's when it'll ask you for permission. You can still go into permissions for a given app and tweak them at any time, however.

Android Marshmallow: Web Browsing & Chrome

It wouldn't be new Android without at least some attention given to the web experience via the Chrome browser. Most notably Google has added "custom tabs" which allow Chrome to open up links to web content inside an app as an overlay, rather than jumping you out of the app entirely and into the full-blown browser, as has been the case until now.

This feature will allow app developers to customise the tabs to fit the look and feel of their own app design language, but will be directly linked to Chrome on that device and a logged in user account, preserving things like remembered passwords and login details - allowing for a seamless experience.

Android Marshmallow: Fingerprint Scanner 

Between the inlcusion of fingerprint scanners on a range of Android phones (including the new Nexus devices) and the rollout of Google's own Android Pay it was inevitable that some attention be given to fingerprint scanning and biometric security. Google's gone for standardised, built-in support for fingerprint authentication, allowing developers to make use of the feature for unlocking devices, logging into apps and content, and purchases via either webstores or points-of-sale in bricks n' mortar retail outlets.

Android Marshmallow: Android Pay & Mobile Payments

Speaking of which, Google went into more detail about its own specific platform; Android Pay. "Simplicity, security and choice," are the buzzwords here. The firm explained that you'll be able to sync the service with your existing credit and debit cards and, as expected, it's partnered with a wide range of retailers and brands (although emphasis is, currently, on US retail).

Android Marshmallow: Battery Optimisations

We heard about Doze some time ago when Google previewed Android M - essentially it will use onboard sensors to detect when the phone has been un-used for a while and goes into a specially tailored low-power sleep mode, which switches off a bunch of power-hungry background processes. Naturally the new USB Type-C is integrated for rapid charging.

Material Design: New App Drawer & New Animations

It's not a big visual overhaul but Material Design has been tweaked a little, most notably the new animations designed to make everything even more visually integrated, intuitive, and seamless. On top of this a new app drawer design is much cleaner, features vertical scrolling, discretely colours itself the same way as your wallpaper, and prioritises your most-used apps at the top. Lastly, Google has added a more seamless homescreen rotation functionality, and options for toggling this on or off.

Android Lollipop Now Running on 12.4 Percent of Active Devices: Google

The market share of Google's latest version of Android, Lollipop, has been slowly but steadily increasing since its launch last year. As per the latest numbers from Google, Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 5.1 Lollipop now cumulatively account for 12.4 percent of active Android devices.

Google publishes its Android distribution numbers every month, based on data gathered from the Google Play store app, which supports Android 2.2 and above. For its latest report, lists active devices that checked into Google Play during the seven-day period ending June 1.

As mentioned before, in this period, Google found 12.4 percent of active Android devices ran Android Lollipop, specifically, 11.6 percent ran Android 5.0, while 0.8 percent ran Android 5.1. This is up from 9.7 percent overall (an increase of 2.7 percent) in May, with 9 percent for Android 5.0, and 0.7 percent for Android 5.1.

Devices running Android 4.4.x KitKat registered 39.2 percent share of active devices, a fall of 0.6 percent from the 39.8 percent in May. Android Jelly Bean on the other hand (v4.1.x to v4.3.x) was spotted running on 37.4 percent of active devices, dropping 1.8 percent from 39.2 percent in May. Android 4.1.x is seen on 14.7 percent devices (down from 15.6 percent), Android 4.2.x on 17.5 percent (down from 18.1 percent), and Android 4.3 on 5.2 percent devices (down from 5.5 percent).

Android 4.0.x or Ice Cream Sandwich, in Google's June latest numbers, registered a share of 5.1 percent, down 0.2 percent from May's 5.3 percent. Android Gingerbread (v 2.3.3-2.3.7) and Android 2.2 Froyo's device distribution shares are 5.6 percent (down 0.1 percent) and 0.1 percent (the same as May) respectively in the report.The OpenGL version, on the other hand, saw OpenGL 2.0's share drop from 64.1 percent in May to 63.0 percent in June, while OpenGL version 3.0 rose to 35 percent from to 34.5 percent in May. OpenGL version 3.1 registered a share of 2 percent.

Download and Install CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung is now drawing closer to the final phase of the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop rollout for the Galaxy S5. The South Korean manufacturer started the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout for the Galaxy S5 in December last year and has managed to extend the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to users in most regions around the world by now. Unfortunately, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop isn’t the latest Android version anymore as Google recently revealed the Android 5.1 version. Since Samsung isn’t done rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to most of its smartphone lineup, it will definitely take a few months before the Android 5.1 Lollipop update is pushed out to users. However, thanks to the extensive developer support that the Galaxy S5 enjoys on XDA developers forum, the smartphone has received an Unofficial CM12.1 port, based on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop version.

How to Install Unofficial CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S5 :

 1.  The first thing that you will need to do in order to install the Unofficial CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S5 is to download the ROM ZIP file from this link. If you have the US Cellular Galaxy S5 variant, you will need to download the ROM from this link. Since CM12 doesn’t include any Google apps or services by default, you will also need to download the GAPPS package ZIP from this link. Download and save both the files on your computer.

 2.  Once both the above files have been downloaded to your computer, connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to the computer using the USB cable. Now transfer the above two files to the internal storage on your Galaxy S5. Make sure that you transfer the files to the internal storage and not the external SD card as you will not be able to flash these files if you transfer the two files accidentally to the SD card. It is also recommended that you transfer these files to the root directory of the internal storage so it becomes easy for you to find these files later on when you need to flash them via recovery.

 3.  After you are done transferring the files to the internal storage of your Galaxy S5, unplug it from your computer. Now turn off your Samsung Galaxy S5 and boot into recovery mode.

 4.  Once you have entered recovery mode, tap on the ‘wipe data factory reset’ option to perform a factory reset. When the factory reset is complete, tap on advanced options to individually wipe the cache, dalvik cache, data and system partitions as well. This is a very important step and should be followed each time you install a new Custom ROM on your Android smartphone or tablet. In future if you are simply upgrading to a newer version of the same ROM, you will only need to wipe the cache and dalvik cache.

 5.  After you are done wiping everything, return to the main recovery menu and tap on the ‘Install zip from SD card’ option and choose the Unofficial CM12.1 ROM ZIP file that you had transferred to the device’s internal storage earlier. Flash the file and wait for the installation to complete.

 6.  Once the ROM ZIP file is flashed successfully, flash the GAPPS package in the same way.

 7.  Now tap on ‘reboot system now’ to reboot your device.

That’s it. You should now have the Android 5.1 Lollipop Unofficial CM12.1 custom ROM running on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

In case you find a bug you wish to report or there is anything else related to this ROM that you wish to discuss, you can follow the official ROM thread on XDA at this link.

Download PicLab - Photo Editor v1.6.2 apk Android app

Add beautiful typography, apply stunning filters and photo effects, and add an ever-growing collection of shapes, light FX, textures, borders, patterns, and more to your photos and share them to your favorite social networks!

The app was designed with you in mind. Making it fun and effortless to edit your pictures is our goal.

PicLab Features:

• Typography
- Choose from a wonderful collection of fonts from some of the best designers in the world.
- Easily resize, rotate, and adjust the opacity of text.
- Multiple text layers to create beautiful typography

• Photo Filters
- Apply one of our 9 gorgeous photo filters - with many more stunning filters on the way.

• Photo Effects
- Adjust the brightness, saturation, contrast, blur, and exposure of your photos.

• Overlays and Masks
- Choose from a collection of over 100 (and growing) shapes, borders, overlays, textures, and more to add that extra flair to your photos.

...and More!

We can't wait to see your creativity in action with PicLab! Use the hash-tag #PicLab on Instagram and Twitter if you'd like to share your photos with the community :)

Download PicLab Android App :

Download Turbo Wheels v1.0.4 apk+data Android Game

Turbo Wheels is the most exciting mini cars racing game where you don't need brakes, they just slow you down.

Choose your favourite car, they are plenty and fully upgradeable, each with their own unique handling and style!

Experience more realistic car engine optimized for Android devices and get ready for a winners race, because the second place is the first loser!


* 25 unique mini cars in five different categories (Sport, SS, GT, Formula & Classic)
* 4 different countries (Brazil, Japan, Canada & UAE)
* Over unique 16 tracks
* 4 different race modes (Race, Time, Coins & 1 vs 1)
* Race against the opponent car 1 vs 1 to unlock his car
* Hours and days of exciting gameplay

Turbo Wheels is a graphically intensive 3D game, and although it runs well on many devices, we recommend 1 GB RAM and dual-core processor for an optimal gaming experience.

Download Turbo Wheels Android Game :

Download Larva Heroes : Episode2 v1.1.3 apk Android Game

The new Larva Heroes Episode 2 has been released.

Auto-battle system has been applied to reduce the game fatigue.

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- We will give free coupon to 100 people daily through face book.
- You can get a free coupon magic candy 1000 and 300,000 gold.

- You can only level up is the stage mode.
- The Dungeon mode, you can play hero to take the four friends.
- Heroes and Hero friend can strengthen to step 6.
- You can get a 'fortune cookie' through stage mode.
- If you open fortune cookie, you can get gold,item,magic candy.
- You can see total rank and weekly rank in main menu.

Download Larva Heroes Android Game :

Download Minecraft - Pocket Edition v0.11.0 [Build 4] apk Android App

Play the biggest update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition so far! It’s the overhaul of a generation. Download it now and see for yourself!

Minecraft is about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures.

Pocket Edition includes Survival and Creative modes, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, infinite worlds, caves, new biomes, mobs, villages and lots more. Craft, create and explore anywhere in the world so long as you have hands spare and battery to burn.

There’s never been a better time to enjoy Minecraft on the move.

Minecraft — Pocket Edition is a Universal App. Pay once and play on any of your Android devices.

Download Minecraft - Pocket Edition :

Download Dragon Hills v1.0.1 apk Android Game

Are all Princesses really waiting for Princes to come and save them? Not this time!
Take control of a very dangerous Dragon in this action-packed adventure and help the furious princess on her revenge mission. Slide down the hills jumping into and out of the ground, crashing and destroying everything on your way.

Chase down the knights, conquer new castles and discover new lands!


• Super fun, fast and furious gameplay
• Fully destructible terrain
• Epic boss battles
• Upgradeable weapons, armor and explosive power-ups available for unlocking
• Easy to learn, intuitive one-touch controls combined with innovative gameplay
• Achievements and leaderboards to compete with friends

Get ready for crazy adventures with this instantly playable and simple to control game!

Download Dragon Hills :

Download Photo Mate R2 v3.0 apk Android App

Photo Mate R2 is a complete raw-developer, image organizer and editor. It provides the most professional editing features for every photographer.

It supports full-size raw decoding of almost every camera-raw format (Canon CR2, Nikon NEF, Sony ARW, Pentax PEF, Samsung, Phase one and many more).

Edit images in high-quality with all essential features including professional Noise-Reduction, Sharpening, Clarity, Curves, Vibrance, Lens-Corrections and much more.
Use editing layers (gradient, circular, brush) to fine-tune specific areas of your images.
All edits are non-destructive, you can always revert back to your original image.

Export single images, a group of images or entire folders. Create export settings for specific scenarios (Full-Size, JPG, TIFF, or sharing on the web).

Rate, organize, label, tag images and filter them based on specific metadata (rating, date, tags, ...)
Ratings, labels and tags are compatible to Lightroom (XMP-Sidefiles)

Calibrate your tablet display within the app to make editing and viewing images more accurate.

Never carry around your laptop again when you want to convert, organize or edit your raw-images. This app includes all the necessary tools for your mobile workflow - and even more!

- View and decode almost every camera-raw format
- Edit and process images (as well as raw-images) non-destructive in full-resolution*
- Use Editing-Layers to adjust specific regions of your images
- Rate, Label and Tag images
- Filter images based on ratings or metadata
- Import images from your usb-connected Camera
- Stack multiple images together to create noise-reduced images or HDR (Beta)
- Show a folder with geotagged images on a map
- Includes PSD and TIFF decoder (can be enabled in the preferences)

* Full-Resolution depends on your device. Recommended are:
- At least 2 GB of RAM
- Dual-Core CPU

Download Photo Mate R2 v3.0 apk :

Unofficial Android 4.4 released for Galaxy S3 I747 and S3 T999

Unofficial Android 4.4

Google roll out the official update images for other supported Nexus devices, but till now only one device running official Android 4.4 KitKat build is the Nexus 5.

Many custom ROMs of Android 4.4 KitKat have already released unofficially, and now latest unofficial CM 11 build for Samsung Galaxy S3 I747 AT&T variant and Galaxy S3 T999 T-Mobile variants.

This beta custom ROM might have a few bugs, while its most features are working, but keyboard hangouts when emoticons using and front facing camera app is broken in this build according to developers.

It goes out saying this particular custom ROM will void warranty, you are responsible for all things what you are going to do. Installation process and download links for unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 build for Galaxy S3 I747 and Galaxy S3 T999 are here.

Free Download Android 4.4 KitKat quick start guide from Google play

Android 4.4 KitKat quick start guide

With launch of Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, you always looking for what's new in KitKat?.

Google has revealed Android 4.4 KitKat quick start guide which is available for free in Google Play or you can view directly in browser.

Official KitKat manual guide book offers you how to use new features, services, integrated apps and more. 53 pages manual user guide shows about setting up of device, setting of Home screens, Google Now, notification, pay system and whole guide of new Android OS KitKat.

Read full guide, come back and see more Android 4.4 KitKat tutorials.

Free Download Google Opinion Rewards Android App | Get Paid for Surveys

Google Opinion Rewards Android App

How your thoughts are valuable to Google, Google just launched its new app called 'Google Opinion Rewards'. Google is willing to pay you for compeleting survey forms through their app.

This would be an interesting app for you, from which you'll get Google Play credit. You can spend earned credits by purchasing any paid app, game, movie, book, and video. Unfortunatly, the app is available in U.S country only.

The Surveys are expected on weekly basis and some of them will be free. Under the surveys, maximum of 10 questions to be answered and it takes you one or two minutes in completing the form. As always, there are yes/no and multiple choice questions in the opinion which you can solve easily.

If you're interested in making some money to purchase apps from Google Play Store, just download Google Opinion Rewards app now. For more details below video will help you out.

Download Android 4.3 Test Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S3 | Free

Android 4.3 Test on Galaxy S3

Download CM12 Android 5.1 Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy S5.

From a long time you're waiting for firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. Last week, Android 4.3 test firmware update leaked for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and this time upcoming Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware update build I9300XXUGMJ9 has been leaked online for Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.

If you wish to update Android 4.3 test firmware update to your S3, before flashing test firmware update, it is recommended you to take backup of all data, however it will wipe your device.

This is first time when Samsung updating its Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3 firmware. Samsung skipped Android 4.2 because of Galaxy Gear smartwatch. According to Samsung, Galaxy Gear smartwatch supports Android 4.3 or above version of Android OS. To increase sale of their smartwatch this update to S3 will get millions of supported devices to Galaxy Gear.

Since leak of test build, it makes sure that Samsung will launch Android 4.3 update in next few weeks.

You can download Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3. Do whole process at your own risk, we are not responsible for any issue.


Android 4.4 Coming to Motorola Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Moto X

Android 4.4 Coming to Motorola

Surprisingly, Motorola users will be happy. However, Motorola has been updating some of its smartphones to recently announced Android 4.4 KitKat. The Smartphone which will get updates are Motorola Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Moto X.

We don't have any particular availability date of Android 4.4 update till now, but we guess it will take few months to arrive on above mentioned devices.

Android 4.4 KitKat is the latest version of Android operating system which was announced by Google few months ago. While, Google Nexus 5 was announced yesterday along with Android 4.4 update. You can see Google is now Owner of Motorola, hopefully above devices will not take long time to get update. Till now we have list of above devices, if any other mentioned in-between them, we will get you update.

Download Android 4.3 Test Firmware For Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Android 4.3 Test Firmware

Download CM12 Android 5.1 Lollipop OS for Samsung Galaxy S5.

Samsung is working hard to obtain Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for its Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ( GT-N7100 ). With the Android 4.3 update Samsung will get more devices compatible with its Galaxy Gear smart-watch, which requires the Bluetooth 4.0 LE update.

Samsung is expected to update the Galaxy Note 2 in the month of November, with the Android 4.3 firmware test version N7100XXUEMJ5 is expected to be official soon. Both Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 will get Android 4.3 update in the month of November.

In the Android 4.3 update, various features includes like some UI elements, which you can see in the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3. This also includes tabbed settings, Samsung Knox and Samsung Wallet in the test firmware. Update Android OS at your own risk.

Download: Android 4.3 test firmware for Galaxy Note 2

Source: SamMobile

Microsoft Released Remote Desktop App for Android and iOS platform

Microsoft Remote Desktop App

Over a week ago Microsoft announced its Remote Desktop App for Android and iOS has been released now for both platform. Microsoft also launched app for Windows, Windows RT and Apple OS X.

According to rumors, the Remote Desktop iOS app supports both iOS versions, iOS 6 and iOS 7. To install app on Android, users must have Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS to be compatible with their devices.

With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app users can control their Windows PC using their smartphone or tablet. or say this app uses screen mirror of running Windows on your Smartphone or tablet.

The Microsoft Remote Desktop app offers many features, such as HQ ( High Quality ) video, sound streaming, improved compression and bandwidth usage, it uses secure connections to all data and apps on a through Network Layer Authentication technology.

Remote Desktop app are now free available in Google Play Store and itunes App Store for Android and iOS platform.

Android 4.4 KitKat Upcoming Release Date is October 28th

Android 4.4 KitKat

Much has been said about the upcoming Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. We have already seen mobile with OS in photos and show off in a video.

Many reports coming out with October 18th release, but any thing could change this time. However, Nestle's @kitkat Twitter account dropped more clues by tweeting, "Sometimes you have to look at the signs" with a picture of KitKat, "This Is It". This point to the musical reference guessing of October 28th release date.

If we know, Nexus 4 was unveiled on October 29th in 2012, it seems to fit. This tweet make it sure of releasing Android 4.4 KitKat with Nexus 5 on October 28th.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date in January 2014 Rumors

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most selling product of Samsung and was launched in first quarter of this year. However, Samsung didn't get as much response as heating issue comes up. Rumors claims, Samsung's next flagship smartphone Galaxy S5 will release in January next year.

According to Naver publication, the Galaxy S4 maker is not disappointed with its Galaxy S4 sales and the company is working hard to develop its unofficial Samsung Galaxy S5. Naver's report said the Galaxy S4 sales are below expectations.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 come with new 64-bit Exynos 5 true Octa Core processor, means it will run 8 cores simultaneous against previous Exynos chipset. It also have a fingerprint scanner, a 16-megapixels rear camera with OIS technology and low light photography.

Samsung's Galaxy S5 may come with the recently launched Android 4.4 KitKat ( expecting from releasing in January ), where Sony is rumored to offer latest Android 4.4 KitKat to its Xperia Z, Z1 and Z Ultra flagship phones on November 7.

Android 4.4 KitKat Leaked Images | Google's next Android OS | Review | Release Date

Android 4.4 KitKat UI

Before Google launch, some leaked images of Android 4.4 comes on the web. The Google's next Android operating system Android 4.4 is code named as KitKat, not for long-rumored Android 5.0. The KitKat name is taken from chocolate maker Nestle company.

Google's Android is the most popular operating system, millions of users are using Android OS on different devices like smartphone, tablets, and gaming systems.

Google says that "it's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody."

So far, some leaked images are leaked over the Internet world. According to leak images, Android 4.4 Kitkat will come in new user interface, but not sure on these images are real or fake.

Android 4.4 KitKat Dialer

Here are four leaked images from 9to5google website, the first image shows a new blue colored phone dialer, where a new look of messaging app shows its controls moved to the top right corner.

Moreover, the home screen shows lighter color icons in the status bar like the Apple iOS 7 have. And in the last image shows the proof to be an Android 4.4 operating system.

About Android 4.4 KitKatAndroid 4.4 KitKat Messasge Box

Android 4.4 KitKat is expecting to be release on October 14th, but no official confirmation on Android 4.4 release.

Google Officially Announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean | What's New | Review

 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

UPDATE: Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat officially launched

Finally, Latest Jelly Bean version Android 4.3 OS has officially been announced by Google at San Francisco event. Android 4.3 is an advanced version of Android 4.2 with some new features and improved User Interface for users.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS is coming pre-installed on the new Nexus 7, this Jelly Bean version feature including multi-user accounts with restricted profiles. Restricted profiles can be used for parental controls, limiting access and changing performance of apps.

 Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Google's Android 4.3 includes support of Bluetooth Smart Technology or Bluetooth Low Energy, it enables users to connect their Android smartphone or tablet without drain too much battery power. 

Google opt out OpenGL ES 3.0 for app/game developers , accelerated 3D graphics technology, which uses 32 bits of data per color. The new DRM APIs allow app to stream full HD video at 1080p like Netflix app.

The Android 4.3 updates will be available on Nexus and other high-end devices soon.