Looks like the big Hangouts overhaul everyone has been asking for is finally on the way. Thanks to Android Police, we have what appears to be a completely redesigned Hangouts for Android, not only making the app prettier to look at, but more functional overall. What currently feels really messy and unintuitive might finally turn out to be the messaging app Google has been trying to make all along. (more…)
It’s Friday evening and you’re rushing out of work to a softball game. You need a glove, so you set Google Maps to find the nearest Sports Authority and you’re on your way. Suddenly you’re stuck in traffic, minutes away from the Sports Authority, wondering if you’re going to get there before the store closes. A Google Maps update, rolling out now, has you covered and will now tell you the hours of the location you’re traveling to. If it’s closed, you’ll know that ahead of time. (more…)
Giving away free apps is sort of Amazon’s thing. Each day the company offers up a different piece of software in hopes of attracting Android users away from their default app store. Now Google seems to be dipping its toes in the water and trying out something similar. Instead of a free app of the day, we can download one for the week. (more…)
If your an Android Lover the most toughest part of your life is choosing your android phone.
If your are in touch with the tech-news then you might have an idea about the latest trends of android phones.However, for those who just want to pick a phone and go, Google’s made a handy tool that helps you decide which phone to get quickly. (more…)
Android M is trending a topic in technews.Android M which is recently released in the recent Google I/O 2015 brings a bunch of features to the users.Android M developer preview is released for few nexus devices namely Nexus 6,Nexus 5 and Nexus 9.We can later discuss on how to flash latest Android M in these devices.Now let us jump into list of features included in this Android M Developer preview.
Doze is a deeper state of sleep, especially useful for Android devices like tablets that spend a lot of time laying idle on a table or night stand, only to be picked up at night. By hybernating apps and allowing only for alarms,calls and other priority notifications to stay awake, Android M with the feature of doze brings significant improvements to standby battery life, extending it up to twice on a Nexus 9 unit that Google tested.
Simplified volume controls:
If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. Google, however, did try to fix the non-broken volume controls in KitKat, and that resulted in an outcry from users frustrated with volume controls in Android 5 Lollipop. So, it was time to fix what has been fixed: volume controls are now again granular, with separate control for ringer volume, alarm volume, and media volume. Finally!
Auto backup for apps(link for developers):The Android system in M will automatically make a full data backup and restore for apps. This is something that is done for apps targeting M by default, with no need for developers to code in anything. If users delete their Google accounts, their backup data is deleted as well. Automatic backups happen every 24 hours, when the device is idle, charging, AND connected to a Wi-Fi network. This way, when you upgrade to a new device, or wipe clean a device, you can restore easily and pain-free.This is a very important feature for those who have changing ROM or firmware as their fantasy.
Fingerprint sensor support:
Finally, Google is building a standard API for fingerprint support that – it seems – apps can make use of it and helps android app developers and phone manufacturers to give special support for fingerprint scanners, knowing that they are compatible with the new Android Pay NFC-based system.
Easy word selection and floating clipboard toolbar:
Google now provides easy word selection which helps the users to look and feel better and improve the experience of every Android M user.Floating clipboard toolbar help users to do tasks like copy/cut text easily unlike previous versions of Android.
In the previous feature we have seen floating clipboard and now after selecting particular text we can directly share the text via email,whatsapp,facebook,twitter etc..this is a very interesting feature and saves a lot of time.
Android M brings you app indexing.The first thought that appear in our mind is “What is app indexing?”.
I will explain in detail what is app indexing and what are its benefits.In the above screenshot of we have got a suggestion from Page to got to Resposado.But we dont know about it and here comes the trick, when we click on home google do a magic and makes a search on google about Resposado automatically and give you the result pretty interesting right?
Contextual assist framework:
Secure token storage APIs:
Setup wizard: IMAP sign-in:
New app drawer:
One of the most immediately noticeable visual changes to Android M is the new app drawer. This now scrolls vertically instead of horizontally, and is held against a white background, rather than a muted shade of your homepage wallpaper. Across the top of the menu you will see your four most recently used apps, and down the left-hand side are the letters of the alphabet.
Android M RAM manager:
Google has introduced a new RAM manager to Android M with the aim of providing users with more accurate and comprehensible information regarding the maximum and average RAM usage of apps.
The menu can be found in Settings > Apps > Options (three dots button) > Advanced > Memory. Though it’s a little hard to navigate to, the page offers a far clearer insight into app demands, and the overall effect they will have on your device.
With a reading of an individual app’s RAM consumption, as well as how often it is running in the background, users will be able to better determine which apps should be removed in endless bid to increase device performance and battery life.
Android M even includes a simple bar at the top of the page displaying the current performance status of a person’s handset; if it says “good performance”, you’re likely running an efficient set of apps.
Buried within the Android M settings is a “Dark theme” option which transforms the menu background to a dark grey color rather than the normal pale shade. Currently this only affects the settings menu, not the app drawer, and its function is purely cosmetic. Still, it looks nice on our Nexus 6 and we hope it gets developed further.
That’s all folks,we will be back with many interesting articles…
CYANOGEN,a leading company recently in a meeting announced that they want to release an android os without google play services.We can expect a device rolling out with cm12 without google services in it.
“We’re attempting to take Android away from Google,” Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster said at an industry conference in January. To that end, Cyanogen is reportedly courting companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Yahoo to help build a version of Android that’s more accommodating to their services, and to those of other companies. The goal is to have a viable alternative to Google’s flavor of Android in the next three to five years.
Still, Cyanogen in its current form isn’t a threat to Google. The company still pre-loads Google’s services and app store on its phones, so the Cyanogen experience isn’t drastically different from Google’s stock version of Android. But with more scale, Cyanogen stands a better chance of being taken seriously when it does decide to break free.
They were also ready to provide their customized android ie., cyanogenmod on android wear devices.They entered india via Yu Tele Ventures a sub brand of Indias leading mobile phone company Micromax. At present Yu Yureka is the only phone running on official Cyanogen OS apart from One Plus One.They were looking to release the successor of Yu Yureka on the next month named as Project Caesar
In the recent years cyanogen became more powerful and popular and their eye is on google now.If this project is successful they are going to rule the next generation technology.