Friday, 8 November 2013

GSM vs GPRS vs EDGE vs 3G vs HSDPA vs HSPA+ vs 4G LTE

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Most of you have heard this words but aren't clear what these acronyms stand for ,so i decided to make a dedicated post regarding the same.

2G  aka GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications ):

  • GSM supports voice calls and data transfer (SMS) speed up to 9.6kbit/s. 
  • Today GSM networks have spread over 218 countries worldwide and it allows the international roaming capability. 

2.5G aka GPRS(General Packet Radio Service) : 
  • GPRS is a packet-based wireless communication service. 
  • It is a 2G technology network that support a download speed of up to 114Kbps.
  • Limitation of GPRS is that GPRS data cannot be sent while a voice call is in progress.

2.75 G aka EDGE(Enhanced Data GSM Evolution) :

  • GPRS and EDGE are both 2G technology but EDGE is significantly faster with a download speed of up to 384Kbps
  • EDGE is sometimes called a 2.5G network as it also has some characteristics of a 3G network but it doesn't satisfy the specification.
  •  EDGE is multiple 2G connections combined.
  • In EDGE, you might not hit desired 384Kbps consistently which depends on other users.  
  • This is shown by a E symbol next to the signal bar.

  • Introduction of 3G network made video calling and seamless streaming of video possible, with download speed of up to 3.1Mbps.
  • Here we will get a desired pipelined providing the 3G speed consistently.
  • 3G networks do not use the same radio frequencies as 2G so mobile operators must build entirely new networks and license entirely new frequencies.
  • This is shown by a 3G symbol next to the signal bar.

    3.5 G aka HSDPA(High-Speed Down-link Packet Access):
    • It is based on the 3G network and an enhancement to 3G.
    • Thus has a faster speed, download speed can be up to 14Mbps.
    • This is shown by a H symbol next to the signal bar.

    4G aka HSPA+(Evolved High-Speed Packet Access):
    • HSPA+ is an evolution HSPA(HSDPA&HSUPA).
    • It is a 4G technology that allows download at a rate of up to 168Mbps.

    4G LTE(Long Term Evolution):
    • LTE is a 4G communication standard that supports HD video streaming, download speed as high as 299.6Mbps.

    Summary :
    GPRS(114Kbps) < EGDE(368Kbps) < 3G(3.1Mbps) < HSDPA(14Mbps) < HSPA+(168Mbps) < 4G/LTE(299.6Mbps)

    Comment below which version are you currently using ?

    Saturday, 2 November 2013

    Download and install the new KiKat Launcher [Android 4.4]

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    The following features will be part of the new Launcher:
    • Transparent navigation and status bars in launcher (not in apps)
    • Google Search integrated with Google Experience
    • Left screen dedicated to Google Search
    • Google Search has a reminder button
    • Google Search’s voice input is transparent and on the bottom of the screen
    • No apparent limit on home screens
    • Infinite apps in folders
    • No widgets added from app drawer
    Android 4.4 KitKat Google Experience Launcher

    Install the new Google Experience Launcher.The apps are taken from the Factory images of Nexus 5 . Here’s what you’ll need to install:

    PreBuiltGmsCore (Google Play Services 4.0)
    Velvet (Google Search)
    GoogleHome (Google Launcher)


    Via : XDA

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013

    Install Play Store 4.4 Now [APK ]

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    Google Play Store 4.4.21 download

    After Nexus 5 leaks,the Upcoming Google Play Store also being leaked and the download link can be found below.
    Like most of the other Google Apps ,even Play Store is now upgraded with sliding navigation drawer. The upgrade is minimal and will be found in next version of Android a.k.a KitKat .

    Download: Google Play Store 4.4.21

    News Source:

    Sunday, 20 October 2013

    Google Nexus 5 Leaked In Indian Play Store for Rs 20,999

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    Google's upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone has been in the news for quite some time, with reports of its pricing and specs leaking frequently. Now it seems Google has accidentally confirmed the pricing and some details of the device on its Play Store.Now its leaked in Indian Play Store.Nexus 5 has  a price tag of Rs 20,999 which is cheaper compared to the launch price of Nexus 4 which was priced at Rs 25,999 by LG.

    As per the image spotted,it indicates that it will be availabe for pre order from 2nd November which is also date of Diwali.The phone appears to be a reworked version of LG's G2 smartphone, featuring a Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,300mAh battery. It's also expected to have LTE support.

    Comment whether it will your next smartphone.

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    Saturday, 12 October 2013

    Become FaceBook Alpha Tester Now

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    If you want to join the alpha program, follow these steps:

    1) Join the Facebook for Android Alpha Testers Google group!forum/facebook-for-android-alpha-testers

    2) Allow alpha downloads by clicking “Become a Tester” in the Play Store (you need to join the Google Group before becoming a tester)

    3) Download Facebook from the Play Store to update your app

    4) Turn on automatic updates--we'll be updating alpha multiple times per week

    5) Report problems and give us feedback by using the "Report a Problem" menu item

    Be aware that the alpha version of the app installs over both the beta and the general release. Because of the way Google Play works, if you sign up for both pre-release programs you will receive the alpha version. If you later decide alpha is not for you and want to be back on the general release, you can stop testing by clicking "Leave the test" in the Play Store.

    Source : FaceBook


    Monday, 7 October 2013

    Samsung to unveil Galaxy Round Flexible display Next Month

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    Samsung is set to announce a curved display smartphone known as the Galaxy Round next month as reported by CNET .

    "We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October," D.J. Lee, Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing, said at an event launching the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.Samsung has  filed for a trademark for the Galaxy Round name itself.

    LG is also gearing up a flexible display smartphone called the G Flex as we posted earlier.

    Sunday, 6 October 2013

    Cyanogenmod Installer App Hands On

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    With CyanogenMod becoming an official company, it announced plans to push out an app that would make installing CyanogenMod easy. Now CyanogenMod gets installed to your device with just few clicks .  ROM installation was considered a tough job and there were chances of having problems. Now you just require a app from play Store and it will do rest of the job for you .
    For the Demo see the Video:

    Current Device Supported are : maguro, crespo, toro, toroplus, grouper, flo, mako, manta, skyrocket, hercules, i9100, i9300, d2att, d2spr, d2tmo, jfltexx, quincyatt, quincytmo, t0ltetmo, m7ul.

    Friday, 4 October 2013

    Use Google Now in any Language

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    This mod allows you to continue using Google Now as you're used to, but without having to compromise with your own language of choice - Whether it be Spanish, French, Swedish or any other language that is supported as of Jelly Bean(4.1 and above).This modification is done by Sletmo.
    Root is required for this. To install the modified version of Google Now, all you have to do is replace the existing system app (either Velvet.apk or GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk) with the modified version.

    Installation Instructions:
    1. Download the file from below link. 
    2. Remount /system with read/write permissions
    3. Copy the apk to /system/app/Velvet.apk
    IMPORTANT - If Velvet.apk does not already exist in /system/app/ it could be having another name. If GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk is there, replace that file instead.
    4. Remount /system with read-only permissions again
    5. Install the apk as you would the normal way

    Download Link

    XDA Thread


    Thursday, 3 October 2013

    LG's first curved OLED smartphone

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    Samsung already announced that it is going to make flexible display phone by the name Youm . A new report from The Wall Street Journal claims that LG is prepping a new handset known as the "G Flex" .

    It will be and 6 inch OLED  display though little else is known at this point in time.LG  introduced a curved 55-inch OLED TV panel and 5-inch plastic OLED panel as a demonstration .It would be nteresting to see how the companies will implement such a screen to make it pocket friendly. 

     The LG G Flex is expected to debut in November.


    Samsung Cheats Again with Note 3 Benchmarks

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    Earlier this year, Samsung  was caught boosting benchmark results of  Galaxy S4 ,as reported by AnandTech . Now Samsung has been caught cheating on benchmark tests once again and this time with the Galaxy Note 3.

    Galaxy Note 3 showed a 20% increase in scores for GeekBench 3, but when it came to Linpack test the result was as much as 50% higher.Samsung Galaxy S4 scores too were disputed by reviewers. Antutu, GeekBench, Linpack, Benchmark Pi etc  give scores based on various parameters, such as web browsing, graphics rendition, data read/write rate etc.

    "We noticed an odd thing while testing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3: it scores really, really well in benchmark tests—puzzlingly well, in fact,We also found a way to disable this special CPU mode, so for the first time we can see just how much Samsung’s benchmark optimizations affect benchmark scores” Ron Amadeo reports for Ars Technica.

    It seems Samsung is trying to polish the octa-core Galaxy S4 reputation.


    Saturday, 28 September 2013

    Android KitKat contest to win Nexus 7 goes live in India

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    Now in India

    Those complaining about the Android KitKat contest limited to the US and some other countries can now rejoice. The Android KitKat is live in India and we can confirm that the special contest packs have reached stores.The contest runs till November 15, 2013.

    Unlike US, there is no option to directly key in the code on the company's website, and one will have to send an SMS. Users will have to text – SMS KITKAT <space> <8 digit code>.


    Tuesday, 3 September 2013

    Android 4.4 KitKat Confirmed

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    Google has teased the next version of Android, possibly Android 5.0 Kit Kat.

    Android’s Sundar Pichai Pichai says in a Google+ post that he's just returned from meeting with hardware partners in Asia, and he adds that there are now over 1 billion Android activations. He goes on to say that he "can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites."
    Each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, Kit Kat!

    Wanna confirm :Visit

    Microsoft buys Nokia

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    Microsoft’s Windows Phone ranks third in the smartphone operating system market behind Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone software.Good news for Microsoft is it is now ahead of Blackberry's market share .
    Nokia made 82 percent of the 8.7 million Windows Phone handsets shipped in the second quarter. In the same quarter last year, there were 4.9 million Windows Phones shipped.Nokia has been the driving force behind the Windows Phone platform and finally Microsoft acquired Nokia for $7.2 billion.

    "It's a bold step into the future -- a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a statement.
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    Friday, 30 August 2013

    Indian Government may ban Gmail for official communication

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    The government may soon ask all the officials to stop using Gmail services as reported by TOI. This decision might be taken after  Edward Snowden reported that National Security Agency (NSA) has being tracking all the private information like emails,chats etc from major companies like Google,Facebook,Microsoft etc.Instead of Gmail,the employees should use email service provided by India's National Informatics Centre .

    "Gmail data of Indian users resides in other countries as the servers are located outside. Currently, we are looking to address this in the government domain, where there are large amounts of critical data," said J Satyanarayana, secretary in the department of electronics and information technology. 

    Thursday, 29 August 2013

    Difference Between Windows 8.1 (Blue) And Windows 8

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    A preview of Windows 8.1 was released on 26th June this year.
    Microsoft Final release of Windows 8.1 will be later in the calendar year.Yes, the Start button is back, but not exactly as you remember it. Price for Windows 8.1 will be a free update to Windows 8 and RT .

    Windows 8 Start Button

       Microsoft has officially announced the features of Windows 8.1. Here’s a quick comparison table of what they are.

    Windows 8Windows 8.1
    Start buttonNoYes
    Lock screen slideshowNoYes
    Start MenuNoNo
    Internet explorer 11NoYes
    Extra large and small tilesNoYes
    Use desktop background as Start screen backgroundNoYes
    Slide to ShutdownNoYes
    All apps screenNoYes
    Shutdown and restart option in Win + X menuNoYes
    Update PC SettingNoYes
    Click to Call in Internet Explorer 11NoYes
    Sync Start screen layout across PCsNoYes
    Support for touchpad gesture out of the boxNoYes
    Uninstall multi app at onceNoYes
    network behavior monitoring in defenderNoYes
    New Start screen partnerNoYes
    Sync Internet Explorer tabs across PCsNoYes
    Snap up to three apps on each screenNoYes
    Calculator appNoYes
    Alarm appNoYes
    Outlook 2013NoYes
    Reading listNoYes
    New Windows StoreNoYes
    New Skydrive appNoYes

    I highly recommend that you apply this update when it comes out.

    Monday, 26 August 2013

    How To Create Fake Conversation On Whatsapp

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    Wanna Create a Whatsapp Conversation that never existed .Yes You can Do this Now With this App called Whatssaid for whatsapp android. Prank your friends by making up your own WhatsApp conversations and share them with all your friends to see their reaction.
    Whatsaid Allow Us to create a fake conversion with any contact in our whatsapp contacts and the best part is it looks like the real deal and its hard to caught.So here is how to do it.


    Download Links:

    Apk WhatSaid


    Google Play Store LINK

    Developer: Totem Studio 

    Sunday, 25 August 2013

    iPhone 5C : Affordable with Multiple colors

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    iPhone 5C in white
    Apple is expected to debut a new low-end iPhone next month in an effort to appeal to new customers in developing markets like India,Brazil and other Asian countries , but questions remain about whether the company known for its premium designs can hit a low-enough price point with the new device. However it  is rumored to go on sale alongside the next flagship, iPhone 5S.So through iPhone 5C ,Apple is trying to capture the market share.
    The pictures of the iPhone 5C have revealed a plastic polycarbonate body back panel in White, Blue, Red, Yellow and Green colors, a round camera lens and LED flash, Apple logo and iPhone branding. However, we've not heard much about the specifications of the phone till now.
    Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S along with the iPhone 5C, the cheaper version of the iPhone, on September 10 at an event in San Francisco.

    iPhone 5S 5C
    Pic of iPhone 5S with iPhone 5C


    Tuesday, 20 August 2013

    [New UI] YouTube 5.0 Download

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    YouTube started rolling out a big update  with the headlining feature being in-app multitasking means now you can minimize a video while searching for the video .From there, you can dismiss said video by swiping it left or right, and bringing it back to full size is accomplished by tapping the video or an upward swipe. 
    Update #1: A brand new app icon which is shown above.
    Update #2: The landscape UI on 7" tablets is now no longer just full-screen like it is on phones. Say hello to a fully-functional landscape tablet UI.

    Update #3: At last, YouTube now honors the global auto-rotate setting and doesn't flip to landscape if auto-rotate is off. However, there's now a button in the bottom right corner of the video to force the landscape full-screen mode if you want it. I think it's the ideal solution to this previously controversial situation.

    Update #4: The TV Queue UI got updated as well.

    A brand new card-based UI - the app looks better than ever before and also it gives hints to upcoming Android 5.0 UI (cards based)

    Download Link 

    image: droid life


    Sunday, 18 August 2013

    ChromeCast Emulator For All Android Devices: CheapCast

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    CheapCastThe Chromecast is a unique cheap device  has sold until the stocks replenished and now Google is struggling with the demand. Chromecast can turn your TV into a smart media streaming TV, CheapCast can turn your secondary Android device into a Chromecast receiver. The application works exactly like Chromecast, and allows you to cast from any app that was updated to add support for ChromeCasting.
    The apps which are supported are Google Music and YouTube.At the moment, the app does not support Chromecasting of Chrome tabs from PCs .

    The app MUST BE installed in both devices ie sender and receiver .
    CheapCast can be downloaded for free from the Play Store


    Wednesday, 24 July 2013

    Upgrading to New Nexus 7 from Old nexus 7 ?

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    If you already have Nexus 7 and New Nexus 7 is in yout mind then you must consider the follwinf points listed below :

    The new Nexus 7 vs last year's model what's changed

    Pros of New Nexus 7 as compared to Old

    1. Faster GPU :  The new Nexus 7 is clocked at 1.8 GHz where as Old is clocked at 1.3 GHz

    2. Twice RAM : The new Nexus 7 has 2GB RAM as compared to Old with just 1 GB RAM. 
    3. Better screen:  The new Nexus 7 has Full HD resolution of 1920*1200 with 323 PPI as compared to                               old with 
    just 1280*720 resolution with 216 PPI 
    4. Better build quality 
    5. Less wide : More pocketable.
    6. HDMI 
    7. More future proof
    8. Will be able to get 32gb this time round
    9. Camera  :Old Nexus 7 doesnt have a back camera . 

    Cons :
    1.  Will have 2 tabs that do 99% the same thing
    2.  No OTG support
    3.  No native Ubuntu support
    4.  No multirom support
    5.  Less community dev initially 
    6.  I'm happy with my current rom setup, speed customisation etc
    7.  No tegra graphics
    8.  No sd card support
    9.  CPU is about the same, just gpu is better in gen2
    10. Would sell for very cheap
    11. Mostly likely worse battery life due to smaller battery and Full HD screen.
    12. Slimport costs money
    13. No textured back!
    14. No snapdragon 800 (or 600), so not SO future proof as Tegra has Amazing games like Real                    Boxing 


    Next generation Nexus 7 Unboxing and Specification

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    Google might be just hours away from unveiling the next-generation Nexus tablets but it seems got hands on it and unboxed it .The new Google Nexus 7 will run Android 4.3.

    The new Nexus 7 has a full HD screen with resolution of 1920x1200 pixels and pixel density of 323PPI..It comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 processor and features Adreno 320 graphics for graphics, coupled with 2GB of RAM.

    Unboxing Video of new Nexus 7 :


    Samsung announced a improved version of Exynos 5 Octa chipset

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    Samsung announced a improved version of Exynos 5 Octa chipset for smartphones and tabs.This chipset has six core ARM Mali T628 GPU and performs twice better then previous version .4 cores of the chipset has ARM Cortex A15 architecture and are clocked at 1.8 GHz while other 4 has ARM Cortex-A7 architecture and are clocked at 1.3 GHz.

    Samsung has announced a new Exynos 5 Octa chipset (Image credit: AnandTech)
                                                   Image :AnandTech

    The A15 chipset will be used for high level computing while other processes will use A7 chipset.This is ARM, Big Little configuration which will cause low battery drain . The SoC switches will be used to switch between chips and at a time only one chip will be used .Undoubtedly Samsung is taking the processing to next  level using this chipset. 

    This chip will be seen in Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

    Thursday, 18 July 2013

    Root Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo

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    Download the following files 
                                                                 Links: Download here 


    - reboot your device in recovery mode.. HOW? 

    Till u get in the recovery mode.

    then using The VOLUME BUTTON scroll "up-down"

    select - apply from sd card

    scroll down using volume down - select downloaded file

    select - YES

    And done your phone is rooted!!

    Reboot your phone.

    Report at this Link if this this not working as its not tested by me.

    Credits :mjp93

    For Reference you can see the below video: