Tagged: Android

Android 6.0 will officially be called “Marshmallow” Google confirms

Android 6.0 OS is going be called Marshmallow

Android 6.0 OS is going be called Marshmallow

Information on Google’s next operating system for mobile devices was building up in the last few months, and finally Android M has an official name. Google has announced that the next Android 6.0 operating system is going to be called as Android Marshmallow, laying all speculations about Android Milkshake to rest. The final version of this OS is nearing completion and as a result 6.0 SDK final Developer Preview update is now available to developers (SDK Manager in Android Studio) for coming up with API level 23 apps.
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Don’t fall for Erica dude, she’s just a hyper-realistic robot

Erica robot

Erica – A humanoid robot that feels so real

Japan as a nation seems to have an upper-hand when it comes to developing life-like robots. Impersonating human body language, speech and facial expressions is not an easy task and perhaps the ultimate goal is to create a humanoid robot that is somewhat close to what was shown in the movie Ex Machina. To our surprise an extremely human-like robot has just been revealed in Japan and it is downright impressive.
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Android security flaw sends affected device into complete paralysis!

android security flaw

Android looks to be having a rough ride in the last couple of days owing to the Stagefright vulnerability that executes malicious codes through Multimedia Messaging System (MMS). Apparently this hack can affect any Android OS from 2.2 to the current 5.1.1 version which accounts for approximately 50% of all the Android-powered devices. Yet another headache just struck Google Android as a hack has propped-up that attacks the mediaserver service which controls video playback on the devices.
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Android M brings voicemail support and more to your device

Android M

Android’s next mobile operating system Android M all set to be released in Q3 2015 is already being tested by the developers and now you can also download the developers Preview 1 and Preview 2 on their Nexus devices. The Preview 2 rolled out couple of days ago and its major highlight is the inclusion of visual voicemail which somehow never happened to Android users. And it is one less thing for iOS users to brag about since Apple devices have had visual voice-mail for ages.
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Google’s Chrome TouchBot ensures Android and Chrome devices are lag free

Chrome TouchBot

There is one issue that just about everyone faces with their phones; it’s that supper annoying lag which makes you feel as if the phone is taking an age to register a touch. Google devices are no different to the annoying latency, but Google wants to change that with its new devices. For this, Google has come up with a robotic rig that tests software and hardware of Android devices and Chrome OS devices to keep them free of the lag. Dubbed the Chrome TouchBot, the robot has been custom built for Google by a Finnish company called OptoFidelity. Read More…

Official Microsoft Office suite finally available for Android smartphone users

Microsoft Office Mobile app

Microsoft has finally launched its Microsoft Office suite for Android smartphones which was long awaited by users. The tech giant launched Office suite for tablets in January to see the response of users and now after full-proofing that the application is error-free, Microsoft has gone ahead with the Microsoft Office Mobile app for Android phones running Android KitKat v 4.4 operating system or higher.
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Rumor: BlackBerry making an Android-powered smartphone dubbed Prague

Blackberry Z3 touchscreen smartphone

BlackBerry may be down, but it is by no way out of competition in the smartphone market. It is rumored that the company is working on an Android phone code-named Prague that can arrive by as early as this August. This comes as a welcome change since people have not taken the BlackBerry 10 much well, and frankly speaking it does not have the capability to compete with Android or iOS operating systems which give the user tons of features.
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Samsung’s keyboard security flaw leaves millions of Galaxy smartphones vulnerable to hacking

Samsung Galaxy S5 available for pre-order At £600

Samsung is in the news, but this time around for all the wrong reasons. A security flaw in its default keyboard has put millions of Samsung Galaxy smartphones (including Galaxy S6m S5 and S4 on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile networks) at risk, compromising their personal data like messages, contacts and phone calls. You can assume the severity of this vulnerability which is exploited using Samsung’s default keyboard by the fact that a hacker can snoop into your phone calls, read messages, compromise camera sensors, GPS, microphone, exploit photos and gain remote access to your smartphone. Now that is one serious problem!
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Google’s next Android OS is going to be Milkshake, banana or mango, you figure out!

Google Android Milkshake operating system

After the long list of tastebud tempting Android operating systems released in the successful decade for Google, now the next version has been announced at Google I/O Conference 2015. Codenamed Android M, pretty obviously after the alphabetical adaptation of naming Google operating systems, the new OS brings a fresher interface to Android-powered devices.
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oneBoard Pro+ – Windows and Android running gaming PC-in-a-keyboard

oneBoard Pro+

China and Japan are all about revolutionizing computer peripherals when their existence is fading away in the glory of handheld devices. Case in point the ACOOO oneBoard keyboard. A keyboard with embedded computer that runs either Windows or Android operating system. Developed by Beijing-based ACOOO, the oneBoard is easy to install and use; all a user has to do is, plug into a screen. Read More…