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Congratulations to Android Lovers, Finally the wait is over.  Android 5.0 Lollipop has been officially unveiled and Google will be making its first on Earth show on their own owned few Nexus devices. Latter on all the compatible Smartphone’s will be enjoying their most awaited lollipop. According to this is the most comprehensive and a giant update for Android OS ever since the launch of Ice cream sandwich update in 2011. Speaking to the sources, chief designer of Android stated that they got inspired from paper and ink and that’s where from the new design language for Android L originates. There are a lot of improvements and new features in Android L and much more stuff you should know. So, here we have collected every possible feature which Android L flaunts.

Android 5 Lollipop

10 new features of official Android 5.0 Lollipop

  1. Upgraded Battery Saving schema- Project Volta: As Google had already disclosed this project during Google I/O 2014, they have finally revealed that this project will be seen working in their Android L update. It will allow Android users to optimize the power consumption in such a way that least possible power consumption takes place and that too under permanent user control. Besides this optimization its upgraded power saver mode will be much more effective than past via different cut offs.
  2. Android – Chrome Integration: With the release of Android L, Google has strengthen the Android and their chrome Os bond by making personal log in feature available for Chrome OS. Whenever your Android Smartphone will be near to your chromebook, it will auto login. Moreover, the sync between your Android Smartphone and Chromebook has now been made possible. Their Chrome OS can easily run the famous Android applications.
  3. Enhanced UI: The previous UI of Android OS has been highly revolutionized in Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Your interface will no more be static now but will always be bouncy with the real new 3D effect introduction which will make the elements present on interface somewhat elevate so that 3D effect will be clearly noticeable. Moreover a brand new refreshing scheme of colours have been implemented all over the user interface.
  4. Broad Spectrum OS: So far this Android Os was limited to your Smartphone’s only but with this new release, Android L will be seen rolling out in cars via Android Auto and also in other accessories like TV’s and Smart watch’s. With this step, the Android Smartphone and car integration days are not too far, just be ready.
  5. Improved and simplified security mode: The new unlocking feature by the name of personal unlocking has been integrated in Android L which aims at improving the user security but in user friendly way. This new feature will allow users to set a specific location for their Smartphone’s which will be safe. On reaching that spot, your Smartphone will be automatically unlocked. The kill switch, much talked about earlier has also been introduced in this update.
  6. Upgraded Notification receiving system: In this Android L update, you will no longer have to pull down your notification bar for getting to them. Now you will directly be receiving notifications on your lock screen. New app heads will be display on your screen with the notification, you can just tap to go inside or swipe to ignore.
  7. Android Run Time (ART): This is the most talked update which people have been gossiping since Google I/O 2014 and its finally here. Finally Dalvik has been completely taken over by the new Android Run Time compiler which is super fast and has got very broad compatibility as compared to the older one.
  8. Android at Work – Best for business: With the contribution of Knox from Samsung to Android, Android has made this feature to put to work in Android L OS. This feature will be keeping an extra security for business stuff separating it from day to day entertainment stuff. Moreover android L be seen with proper office suite for editing and creating those files with ease.
  9. Chrome Browser Up gradation: Just like the UI of Android L, material design feature has also been upgraded into the Google chrome browser for android. Just like you are checking the apps you used recently in your Smartphone, after integration of chrome , you can also be able to check the Google search result tabs recently viewed just like apps.
  10. DNG / API compatibility for camera: This news is literally a rumor yet but according to the sources, this new update will allow users to save image files in the digital negative format. This allows enhanced picture improvement qualities like easy manipulation.

 

 

 

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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra has finally got the brand new features unlocked with its operating system being upgraded to Kit Kat. Sony has been working out to incorporate new genes in this new Kit Kat OS which will upgrade both its looks as well as features. This is best for the people who have lived long on Jelly Bean with this Smartphone; finally they have got something new to feel in their hands. The Kit Kat update has came with new improvements and the optimized user interface. The status bar has been renovated and quick settings panel has been made more functional.

Sony Xperia T2

Now instead of getting every messy notification before your eyes, you will get only the needy ones and the ones you want to see. The animations and live wallpapers have been clearly redefined and mimicked from Sony’s own Play Station4. The inbuilt sony owned applications for entertainment and security have also been updated which include MyXperia, Smart connect, Track ID, Sony Select and many more. The multimedia applications from Sony like WALKMAN have been upgraded to better UI and improved Sony cloud integration to get full Sony experience of music and movies. The highly popular Sony skin packs/ themes with more than 280 styles called Xperia Themes has also been included in this update. Besides these update one of the major update is adding compatibility of Sony wearable which include Smart band SWR8 and Life log app on Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. The update of Kit Kat isn’t just the mere update of Kit Kat.

It’s also the update of Sony’s own user interface and integration. Sony has given the higher version of applications which come pre installed in Sony Smartphone’s, Sony has added integration with their own wearable which clearly signifies that this isn’t just the work of Android. This is Sony technology and Android Technology mix up team work which has improved the Smartphone interface and usability to this extent.. The one more essential rather interesting update made by Sony is the ability of moving application’s to SD card via settings. Knowing the day to day sophistication and increasing size of apps and games has influenced Sony to make this feature available for their Smartphone. Looking at the extent of modification, it can be stated that Sony has completely rehabilitated their operating System with the all new moves and shapes.

From a small application to a huge integration everything has been updated and every corner of this Smartphone looks newer, sharper, stronger and crispier. And we can also say that this is a giant update made by Sony so far in their UI as well as performance. Now let’s see when this upgrading will be done to rest of the Sony Smartphone’s.

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Ever since the introduction of Android L to the market at some point in Google I/O 2014, Google has always been slipping out little doses of its upgraded features to the world, even after finishing the work on Android L, Why there’s nothing out yet but just a preview and praises. Firstly Google announced that Android L will get 5000 new API’s and the current Dalvik will be replaced by ART but after strong rumours it came into being that to save extra battery life Project Volta will be introduced in Android L. In the form of doses Google is performing their own publicity stunt for making the imagination of world lusty for having Android L.

Android L

The evidence in this support is the self praises of Google stating that Android L I going to be the major update for Android operating system after ice-cream sandwich. Recent news has arrived that Google will no longer be giving updates on their Android L developer previews. The developers will have to build and test their application on the presently available preview. On the other hand Apple releases multiple Ios developer builds to get the most stable applications for their devices. It’s surprising to know why Google has chosen the other size which may have higher risk factor to get bugs.

The Smartphone’s on which Android L will be made are being publicized nowadays which include majority of Nexus devices, HTC one series, Moto X, Moto G and Moto E, LG G2 and LG G3, Sony xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2, Samsung devices getting Android L are still sealed tight by Samsung. The poetic words were also used during Google I/O 2010 in which it was stated that Android L will be released for the world “this fall”. When stressed on it the result came that this fall actually denotes this autumn. Actually we can’t even blame Google for over hyping Android L, this is how the game goes. They are the leaders of Smartphone technology and grandly big Smartphone firms are dancing on Google’s fingertips. So, it’s their time to show off which once belonged to Symbian OS.

Time comes and goes, likewise leaders gradually change. The hyping of Android L has got many benefits for Google. It will give an ignition to the anticipation of people wanting Android L for their devices which in turn will build stress on other manufactures to agree as many as deals possible with Google giving Google a mind-blowing profit. The deals will have to be obligatory to accept for developers because it’s Google who owns the most anticipated Android L what can we do. The same kind of interaction is being glimpsed in Google one project for emerging nations especially India in which Micromax and Karbonn are the obligatory hosts bound willingly or unwillingly to cook stuff which Google wants to serve under this project.

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Here is great news for Xperia L users, no longer have to rely on using old school Jellybean OS while the whole world tastes Kit Kat, you can manually upgrade your Smartphone operating system from jellybean to Kit Kat by following our simple tutorial. This custom ROM for Sony Xperia L is unofficial because officially this Smartphone is upgradable up to Jelly bean 4.4.2 only. Let’s first know your Smartphone before starting our operation on it. This Smartphone is a greatly featured Smartphone housing a 4.3inch screen, 8MP primary camera, Jelly bean OS, 8 GB internal storage + 1GB RAM. This Smartphone is backed with 1750mAh battery giving almost 9hours of talk time. All these features clearly signify that this Smartphone has got every feature fixed rightly without any shortcoming and most importantly rightly priced. For installing custom ROM the most important thing is that your Smartphone should be rooted and rooting is nowadays an easy process. Just install z4root application on your Smartphone and root it. But installing custom ROM needs good amount of exposure and attention. Now let’s begin the process.

Sony Xperia L

Warnings/ Precautions:

1. We are not responsible for any potential damage caused to your Smartphone via this process. Your little negligence can result in complete bricked condition of your Smartphone.

2. Keep all your essential data backed up because during this process your personal data is likely to get wiped out.

Downloads Needed:

1. Download and set up Android SDK and install ADB and Fast boot drivers.

2. Omni Custom ROM for Xperia L.

For Omni custom ROM you will have to download three files which are system.img, boot.img and userdata.img. After downloading these 3 files keep them in Fast boot folder created already in your C Drive.

Steps:

1. Send off your device into boot loader mode by firstly switching off your Smartphone and then simultaneously pressing power button and volume down button.

2. Now plug in your Smartphone to your PC via original USB cable where you have already prepared SDK setup as advised.

3. Now jump into the fast boot folder and start up command prompt from there by pressing and holding Shift key and mouse right button and select open command window from the sub menu prompted up.

4. In command prompt which we opened now, write down these set of commands.

Fastboot flash system system.img

Fastboot flash boot boot.img

Fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

Fastboot reboot

5. After successful entry off these commands, your Xperia L will get rebooted and all your data will be wiped out. Now wait for your device to load up with the all new Android Kit Kat 4.4. It might take a little extra time to do so. Now you’re done.

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Xolo recently announced its two new Smartphone’s in two different budget segments. Xolo Play 6X-1000 has been released for high end market with price tag of around 14000Rs where as Xolo Q500s has been unveiled to tackle the mid range market priced around Rs 5000. Both the Smartphone’s have been priced at attractive rates. Let’s check whether they are worth the money you spend or not.

Xolo - The next level

Xolo Play 6X-1000: This Smartphone is a next generation speedy Smartphone at this range with a hexa core processor. It flaunts a 5inch large display with 720p resolution an runs on a hexacore Mediatek’s Cortex A7 processor clocked at a lightning fast speed of 1.5GHz quite enough for the Smartphone under this price tag. A Mali 450 GPU is also added for enhancing the graphics of this Smartphone. This monstrous processor has been rightly united with 2GB of RAM to exploit the power of 6 cores flawlessly. Besides the best processing combination it has also got an 8MP primary camera with auto focus and is capable of recording 1080p videos. 8GB of internal storage is also present. To run this beast, it has been provided with 2100mAh battery which can rightly give you a good day of usage. The network and connectivity features are same as other Smartphone of this range. It is compatible with 2G, 3G networks and is granted with Bluetooth v4.0, WIFI and GPS. This Smartphone will be soon available in stores and is currently available on eBay and will be available in colour options of black and white to choose from.

Xolo Q500s: This mid ranger features a 4.0inch WVGA IPS display. It operates on Quad core 1.3GHz Mediatek’s cortex A7 processor along with Mali 400 GPU. This high speed processor has been coupled with a 512MB RAM which is just an average RAM specification at this price. However, the processor speed is up to the mark. It houses a 5MP primary camera which is also capable of recording 1080p videos. A 4GB of internal storage is present which is expandable via micro SD card. 2G and 3G networks are supported by this Smartphone and connectivity options include WIFI, Bluetooth v3.0 and GPS. This Smartphone is packed with a 1500mAh of average battery backup.

Both these Smartphone’s are launched with Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 operating System and they have expectedly arrived to compete Moto E and Unite 2 which were recently released under low range Kit Kat Smartphone’s. The Xolo Play 6X 1000 has got the specs to win the heart of customers and can give Xolo a good kick start in Kit Kat range of Smartphone’s. But it is also noticeable that except a bit of extra speed achieved via Quad core processor is the only show off thing for Xolo Q500s while the rest of the features are expectedly average just like the Smartphone’s produced by other developers. Xolo Play 6X 1000 can be regarded as the worth for money Smartphone but for Xolo Q500s we can say that it is also a good one but the identical range from different developers must be taken into account before carting it.

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After the thorough studies of Android L on the developer preview which was made available to Nexus owners during Google I/O 2014 has revealed some incredible camera changes coming home with Android L. Google has really working hard in developing the camera features for this new OS. A lot of changes have been made in its interface and way of functioning. This is being called as camera 2 API and will deliver the sensation of authentic photography. The Camera 2 API is said to increase the functioning of Android camera drastically.

Android L

One of its most essential features is that it can take the photo at full resolution in the same period of time according to the capability of hardware. Only hardware limitations can stop this performance from being the best every so developers will fork the application according to their way. Its latest features include Burst mode, negative format of photo just like in digital photography, HDR+ will also be unleashed in this. A bunch of more features has been alleged in this update which includes Exposure time, tone map curve, metering regions, crop region, AE / AF / AW mode, video stabilization, capture intent, flash trigger, colour correction matrix, ISO sensitivity, target FPS range and a lot more. These are the most genuinely alleged features believed to come with Android L.

Recently camera application of Kit Kat operating system was also updated. As you know horizontal and vertical panorama modes are already present in your camera stock app, besides these two more panorama modes were also updated which are fisheye mode and wide angle mode. Along with these two, another update has also been made which lets you to take pictures in 16:9 ratios and a timer with options of 10 seconds and 3 seconds. Just like It’s being said that the most major update of Android is going to be Android L, we believe that the camera features are going to get mostly updated. On the other hand this vast amount of featuring is an asset but it may cause some problems to low end’s and it’s a known fact that experiments start with bugs. So we need to precursor every possible effort to make landing of Android L with its huge store of features safely.

Yes surely Android L camera update motive is to provide you with the digital photography at your fingertips. A good example of digital photography Smartphone can be seen as Gionee E Life E7 which had a diverse range of features for photography. However, Google doesn’t need any example because they are the best Smartphone and Software develops at present. Let’s hope for the best in future.

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After the announcement of brand new UI for Android L on Google I/O 2014 which is being called as the most major update of Android in history, Android L is announced to have a brand new highly updated Google Docs and Google Sheets. Just like Android L itself, Google Docs have also seen a biggest update in history. The drawback of running and editing Word documents on Android is over because Google Docs and Google Sheets together form a complete mini Office with almost every functionality added. There’s no more choking when it comes to running word documents even those uploaded on Google Drive. Besides reading, they are easily editable.

Android L

 

This update has got a lot more interesting and innovative tactics for you which includes few persistent icons in action panel, highly evolved floating document button, spellings And corrections can be checked much more accurately with its dictionary feature, drop down menu account selection, a clear distinction between word and doc files, create and edit word documents, can save document as PDF or word, etc. Actually Android has camouflaged the Material Design of Android L with Material Design of Google Docs, because if the operating system is getting a whole new design, then its applications obviously must be crafted with the same way.

Prior to this updating of Google Docs, In Google I/O 2014 Google had already announced the shutdown of Quick office which was giving them access to work on Microsoft Office files, since now they have got their own Docs boasted up, they have decided to demolish Quick Office. The Quick Office was purchased by Google in 2012 and is expectedly going to be removed soon from Play Store. Using Google Docs updated version gives the feel of robustness of Android L and the importance of material design. The extent of upgrading Google Docs has touched skies. The Google has focused in giving onscreen buttons a lively movement and altered their shadow depth, colour and sizes. A blue title bar is present for Google Docs while as green for Sheets. These two are clearly looking like siblings of Google L. The Android L developer preview wasn’t earlier able to install these two new updates due to a bug which has hopefully solved now and those lucky Nexus users are enjoying these evolutionary applications for Android world.

For the rest of the people, these applications aren’t available so far but on checking them out on Developer preview, it’s quite clear that Google team has completed their work on them and will be available to us shortly. An advice to you is that instead of wandering for getting these applications from any unknown place, you should wait for official release on them on Play Store. The third party websites are full of risks so avoid risks and install everything in official for this is the giant step towards revolution for Android and its proud users.

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Android 4.4 KitKat is now latest obsession in Android smartphone users. Only problem with Android smartphone users are OS keeps on updating which results in disappointment in the users who are using old Android version. Android new OS version is not available for all smartphone which is another drawback. Google has unveiled the new release of its OS and we will let you know which smartphone is going to get 4.4 Android KitKat. Not every device will get updates at a time, but as per the schedule made by Android we will update you with the devices about to get latest update from Android.

Android 4 Kitkat

Mostly AT&T and T-Mobile models phone will get update and then other carrier phone will get an update. Even Droid phones of Motorola to get latest Android updates. Android KitKat will come with many improvement and optimizations in platform and its core apps. Most of the Android device is running on 512MB RAM and this OS will run smoothly with low resources. Android KitKat will hit top-shelf phones first for this update and then followed by others and here are the list of the phone which are going to get 4.4 KitKat update.

Samsung
Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition phone is already updated with Android 4.4 KitKat
Galaxy S4 – update will commence soon after AT&T and T-Mobile gets update
Galaxy Note 3 – update will commence soon
Galaxy S III – about to get update in March/April 2014
Galaxy Note II – about to get update in March/April 2014
Galaxy S4 mini – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy S4 Active – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy S4 Zoom - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy S III - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy S III mini - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Mega - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Light - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Note 8.0 - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Tab 3 – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Note 10.1 - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Note 10.1 latest edition - update is confirmed but date is not specified

Sony
Sony Xperia Z1 – phone will get update in February
Sony Xperia Z Ultra – phone will get update in February
Sony Xperia Z- update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia ZL – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia Z tablet – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia SP – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia ZR – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia T – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia TX – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia V – investigating update possibility

HTC
HTC One – update will commence soon after AT&T and T-Mobile gets update
HTC One mini – update will commence soon
HTC One max – update is confirmed but date is not specified
HTC One Google Play Edition – updated
HTC Droid DNA – update is confirmed by end of Q1 2014

Motorola
Moto X – updated
Moto G – updated
Motorola DROID Ultra – update will commence soon
Motorola DROID Maxx – update will commence soon
Motorola DROID Mini – update will commence soon
Motorola DROID RAZR M – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola DROID RAZR HD – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola Atrix HD - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola Electrify M - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola Razr i – update is confirmed but date is not specified

LG
LG G2 – update will commence soon (US carriers still not confirmed)
LG G Flex – rumored to get KitKat
LG Optimus G Pro – update is rumored
LG Optimus G - update is rumored
LG G Pro Lite - update is rumored
LG Optimus L9 II - update is rumored
LG Optimus Vu II – update is rumored
LG Optimus Vu III - update is rumored
LG Optimus F7 – update is rumored
LG Optimus F6 – update is rumored
LG Optimus F3 - update is rumored
LG G Pad 8.3 - update is rumored

Asus
Asus Padfone 2 – update is confirmed by end of Q2 2014
Asus Padfone Infinity – update is confirmed by end of Q2 2014
Asus Padfone A80 – update is confirmed by end of Q2 2014
Asus New Padfone Infinity – update is confirmed by end of Q3 2014
Nexus Devices
Nexus 4 – already updated
Nexus 7 – updated last year itself
Nexus 10 – updated last year itself

All these devices are listed by Google to get Android sooner or later this year. Check out with your handset model and check with the updates available for your phone. If you are Nexus users then you are already updated so check with software updates and work with new Android OS. If Google lists other device for updates we will update that here as soon as possible.

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Samsung launched Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3 a few days back and there are many users who are complaining about 4.4 kitkat update. After this update, users were not able to use third party accessories with their phone. It had broken compatibility with third party accessories. There are also many cases where S View-like third party cases also not working after Android 4.4 KitKat update. There are many users who are victims of such issues and reported the same.

Android kitkat Logo

Samsung has agreed upon compatibility problem with non Samsung accessories and they also promised that these issues will be resolved as soon as possible. There is a very good news for all Galaxy Note 3 owners that Samsung has made fix available for it and they have already started to seed new firmware on Galaxy Note 3.  Users who are running Android 4.4 Kitkat on their device can get the firmware update. If you are not running Android 4.4 Kitkat in your Galaxy note 3 then there is no question of firmware update. 

Earlier update from Samsung was original KitKat update, so Poland’s S800-powered Galaxy Note 3 will get the firmware update first. But it will be available in other countries soon. So keep checking for the update. If you have already done with update then please comment that if it resolved all issues that you were facing earlier. 

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Are you a Sony Xperia SP owner? if yes then there is a very good news for you. Sony has started rolling out Android 4.3 update for their Xperia SP smartphone. If you have internet connection on your phone then your device will prompt you for available update. If you are not asked for update then it can also be done manually. Just go to settings and open about option. From there, simply tap on “Check for update”. It will check for available update and show you a message accordingly. Now you just have to follow a few simple onscreen instructions and it will be updated.

After update has firmware number 12.1.A.0.266. It is currently available in Australia but will be available in other regions soon. Sony is starting with Xperia SP but there are other Xperia devices like Sony Xperia T, XperiaTX and Xperia V in line to get Android 4.3 update. According to various sources, it is found that Sony is giving finishing touch to updates for Xperia T, XperiaTX and Xperia V and those will also appear soon.

Xperia SP

There are also some people who want to move to Android 4.4 KitKat but there is no information regarding KitKat update. Sony has already committed that they will be releasing Android 4.4 LitKat update for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and the Xperia Tablet Z but after that, there is no update from Sony regarding it.