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Android N Developer Preview is Official [Hands On Video]

Android N Developer Preview is Official [Hands On Video]

Google surprised everyone when they launched the preview build for their next Android operating system, “Android N” two days back. So, we grabbed our Nexus 6P and gave it a whirl. Android N has brought with it a number of cool new features, including a visual overall of the notification panel and the systems settings. Even though the OS is in beta, it is very snappy, which to be honest I’m surprised, but really happy about. So rather than you guys reading what’s new, watch the hands on video below: Android N Developers Preview from Talk Android Phones on Vimeo. So, guys what do you think about Google’s next Android OS? Any guesses on what the “N” stands for? If you think I missed anything in the review. Do let me know in the comments below....

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Gear 360 to be launched at Samsung Unpacked 2016

Gear 360 to be launched at Samsung Unpacked 2016

Yesterday, Samsung officially sent a teaser video for their Unpacked 2016 event,  where the Galaxy S7 and the bigger  S7 edge are expected (almost confirmed) to launch. Now, other than these devices, rumors are strong for  a VR device, code named Project Beyond. Thanks to SAMMOBILE, we found out, that the device will most probably be called the “Gear 360”. It is a circular camera, with two 180 wide angled fish lens facing all directions and is able to capture 360 degree content. The device will be connected with your Samsung device via Bluetooth and managed through a companion app  called Gear 360 Connect on the phone. So, with less than 3 weeks left to go, we are very excited for #TheNextGalaxy devices are...

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Hello Moto but goodbye Motorola

Hello Moto but goodbye Motorola

With a heavy heart let us all convey our goodbyes to our beloved Motorola but at the same time lets rejoice and say Hello Moto to the future !! In a major announcement made at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Lenovo, which bought Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014, is unifying its two phone businesses under the Lenovo name. It’s going to use Motorola’s Moto brand for high-end products and its homegrown Vibe brand for budget devices. The Motorola name isn’t completely gone. It will live on from a corporate perspective as a division of the Chinese consumer-electronics giant, said Motorola Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh. Though the iconic M “batwing” logo will remain, consumers will stop seeing the Motorola name on Moto products. Instead, they’ll be branded Moto by Lenovo. “We’ll slowly phase out Motorola and focus on Moto,” Osterloh said in an exclusive interview Thursday at the CES conference in Las Vegas. The phase-out is notable because Motorola once represented the pinnacle of wireless technology. The company did invent the cell phone, after all. At a point in the mid-2000s, you couldn’t turn your head without seeing the ultrathin Razr flip phone, which came with a “Hello, Moto” ringtone. Older folks will remember the Motorola DynaTAC as one of the first true mobile devices. But times change. Google bought Motorola’s phone business in 2012 and sold it two years later. “It’s our treasure,” Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said after the deal. “We plan to not only protect the Motorola brand, but make it stronger.” Lenovo wants to use its corporate brand to unify the products. Phones such as the Moto X will prominently feature the blue Lenovo logo. Motorola’s iconic M “batwing” logo will still be used. Lenovo’s branding makes sense. Motorola has seen its business take a beating. Nowadays, you’re more likely to nab the latest Apple or Samsung phone than you are to look at a Motorola device. Motorola said it removed its name from the packaging in 2013. Still, some bemoan the loss of such a significant name. “Lenovo does not have a bad brand but Motorola stands for a lot, especially in mobile,” said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst for Kantar WorldPanel. “It would be a shame to move away from that.” The decision is likely a play to use the Moto lineup, which is popular with Android enthusiasts, to get people more acquainted with the Lenovo brand. While Lenovo is the world’s largest PC maker, it isn’t front of mind for phones and other mobile products. Source:...

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Black Friday: The Mega Sales Day comes to Pakistan

Black Friday: The Mega Sales Day comes to Pakistan

Every year several countries gear up for the biggest shopping day of the year. On the last Friday of every November, over 100 million people make their way over to the shops to avail the enormous discounts that are being offered on anything and everything. While the major sales concentrate on electronics such as TVs, laptops, gaming systems and mobile phones, fashion and beauty are a close second. It’s the ultimate discount day, getting crazier and crazier each year. People can afford what they normally wouldn’t be able to on any other regular day. Originally starting in America, Black Friday was initiated by a Macy’s during the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924 as it was a slow retail season.  In the later years more and more stores followed suit and offered great discounts as well. The trend soon caught on and massive sales right after thanksgiving became a nationwide sensation, unofficially marking the start to the holiday season. Several countries such as Canada, Germany, India, The UK, Nigeria and Costa Rica have very recently seized the brilliant concept and made this event a worldwide phenomenon. Now, Pakistan has also made it to the party as Daraz.pk is bringing this sales day to Pakistan with crazy deal across all categories. People often wonder why a negative color is associated with a day that brings so many opportunities. Some even associate the term to the financial crisis that was brought on by the stock market crash. However, the real reason for it is the black ink used to represent profits in a balance sheet. Since it’s an endlessly profitable day for buyers and sellers alike, no other term could have represented it better. In recent years, Black Friday is becoming more and more popular online. 42% of all sales on Black Friday comprised online purchases. More and more people are turning to online shopping websites to avail the massive discounts as they are hassle free and just as great if not better. The induction of this day of inconceivable discounts in Pakistan, a country with millions of web and smartphone users, was inevitable. The leading ecommerce website Daraz.pk has taken up this elephant of a task, being the first to bring us the massive Black Friday discounts on technology, clothes, beauty products, you name it. The much awaited sale will hit www.daraz.pk/black-friday at 12am on the 27th of November, bringing discounts Pakistan has never seen before. The Daraz.pk mobile app, which is the best retail app in the country will also have this mega sales day live on November 27, catering to the customers on the go. A day of insane sales with a problem free...

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Infinix Mobility has launched the Infinix Hot 2 [Official]

Infinix Mobility has launched the Infinix Hot 2 [Official]

Infinix had quickly caught the eye of many customers when it first launched its affordable device the Hot Note. The Hot Note had tremendous battery life, and was dirt cheap. Soon after they came up with the Zero 2 and a 2GB variant of the Hot Note called Hot Note Pro. Now, they have come up with another great device which is even cheaper than the previous three devices, called the Hot 2. The Infinix Hot 2 is a great device if you do not want to spend too much on an android device and also enjoy Android as Google made it. The Infinix Hot 2 comes with Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box and the ROM itself is very close to being stock (The Hot 2 launched in Africa is an Android One device). Not sure, if they are launching the same device here. If they are, then we might even get Android 6.0 Marshmallow pretty soon as well. We, will right a full review once we get our hands on the device. The specs on the device include: 5.0” IPS LCD HD Display (1280×720) 1.3 GHz Quad- Core Media Tek CPU 1/2 GB RAM 16 GB internal w/ microSD card slot upto 32GB 8 MP Primary and 2 MP Secondary Camera 2,200 mAh battery Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Dual Sim The Infinix Hot 2 comes in two variants a 1GB and a 2GB version for PKR 9,999 and PKR 11,399 respectively. You can head over to Daraz.pk right now to order your very own Infinix Hot 2. If you want any further details, you can read the full press release below. INFINIX MOBILITY LAUNCHES THE INFINIX HOT 2 ON DARAZ.PK, GIVING CUSTOMERS THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY  Karachi, October 28, 2015. In an exclusive partnership with ecommerce giant Daraz.pk, leading phone manufacturer Infinix Mobility has announced the launch of its most affordable smartphone, Infinix Hot 2 x510, in Pakistan at https://www.daraz.pk/infinix-shop/. Designed in Paris and Shanghai, the Infinix Hot 2 x510 is expected to take the smartphone industry by storm, following the impressive acceptance and patronage of other Infinix devices introduced on Daraz.pk, earlier this year. The latest smartphone which will not make you feel a dent on your wallet is an ode to today’s technologically advanced era – making the concept of affordability coupled with functionality a cemented reality.  This phone is a complete game changer. In a price as low as Rs 9,999, the phone comes with an amazing 5.00-inch 720×1280 display, offering an amazing HD experience. Infinix has integrated this incredibly affordable device with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, ensuring speedy functionality and smooth operations. The phone which runs...

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Nexus Factory Images are now available for Download

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Nexus Factory Images are now available for Download

  It has been a week since Google promised that the old Nexus devices will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow and they have kept their word. Factory images of Android 6.0 for the Nexus Player, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 6 and Nexus 5. You can wait for the OTA updates to reach your devices, though it make take some time, depending on where you are in the world. This does not mean you can not get your hands on the update right not, you’ll just need a little tech know how and some common sense to manually flash your Nexus device.  You can get all the factory images from Google’s page below. Download: Android 6.0 Nexus Factory...

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