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Nexus 7 – The Kindle Fire Killer

Nexus 7 – The Kindle Fire Killer

Google I/O has showed us a number of surprises this year, one of which was the launch of the first ever Nexus Tablet. The tablet by Asus called Nexus 7, has an IPS (In-plane switching) screen with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The tablet as the name suggests is a 7 inch power house, running on a Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad core processor. The 8GB version of the tablet is for $199 and the 16GB costs $249. First Look This is the first ever tablet to come with Android’s latest OS “Jelly Bean”. The Android 4.1 boasts of improving the precision when typing on the soft keyboard. According to a number of reviews so far, the improvement has been clearly seen. Now lets go to the look of the device, the tablet measures 10.45mm thick, weighing around 0.7 pounds. The back embossed with both “Nexus” and “Asus” is made in such a way to give a firm grip on the device but feels very comfortable. The tablets main competitor is Amazon’s Kindle Fire, but is panning out to have surpassed it. The home screen is only locked on portrait mode, with a toolbar at the bottom consisting of Google’s very own Apps like the play Store, Google Music, Books etc. The 4.1 upgrade also updates the Play Store, so now you can purchase TV series and movie’s from the store,this update does make a lot of  sense considering Google are targeting the Kindle Fire.The device not only comes with Tegra 3 Quad-core processor, but also a 12 core GPU, so that makes 4 + 12 = 16 cores!! Wow that is impressive, for a little guy it sure packs a hell of a punch. Drawbacks The tablet only comes with a front facing camera for video conferencing, so that means no back camera which is a let off, but for the price it does makes sense not to give one.  Another draw back is that it has no slot for memory expansion, so you will have to do with 8 GB or 16 GB storage only. So this is supposed to be the “Kindle Fire Killer”, with its impressive specs and Android 4.1 OS  it is sure to do just that. Quick Specs: OS Android   4.1 Jelly Bean RAM 1 GB Processor Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core, 12 Core GPU Dimensions 10.45 mm Display type 7 inch IPS screen, 1280×800 pixels Weight 0.7 lbs Camera Front Facing 2 mega pixel Here is the official launching of the Nexus 7 Tablet. Enjoy!...

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HTC Sensation gets an official taste of ICS in Pakistan

HTC Sensation gets an official taste of ICS in Pakistan

The long wait for the ICS update for HTC Sensation users in Pakistan is FINALLY over as the official update is now available. It can be directly downloaded from within the phones software update feature or through HTC’s PC suite better known as “HTC Sync”. The update not only brings a new dimension to the phone but also enhances the overall android experience. In this article we are going to give a hands on review of ICS on the HTC Sensation and what it has to offer.  The update comes packed with HTC Sense 3.6 giving it a whole new look from the previous 3.0 version. Major changes on the home screen include an options menu which was previously not available. With the new version of Sense, the menu has not really transformed much except for a few visual changes mainly the icons. Google had launched ICS a while back but got a few bugs along the way, and as a result the official launch got delayed. After successfully testing out the stability of version 4.0.3, the company gradually started rolling out the update for all major ICS supported devices. The drop down notification bar has also got a new face lift from the dull looking white/grey background to a new, sleek looking black one with new icons and multiple features. The settings menu have got a few useful tweaks. ICS brings multi-tasking to a whole new level with the task manager getting a major reboot through which programs can now be simultaneously and effectively managed. The default camera app gets a wicked upgrade with ICS, the major changes include the following:  The interface, where all options have been regrouped under “settings” and the effects option has been separated for quicker access. The camera can now snap pictures while recording a HD video which is quite handy for quick pictures.  The gallery has now been given a direct shortcut to the camera, while the the size of the thumbnails has reduced slightly. More importantly the transition between the pictures has improved drastically. ICS has also enabled a new unlocking feature in the device called “Face Lock”, which gives the front facing camera a whole new perspective. The default music player has also got a few changes including easier sharing along with more output options when connected to an external media device. The internet browser has also been modified with the new Roboto font and has received a few quick access options along with smoother transition between the opened tabs. Apps like Facebook get customized for ICS automatically during installation making them much faster and better looking. We have kept the best feature for last: “Google’s Voice Type” which...

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A look back at the Mobile World Congress 2012

A look back at the Mobile World Congress 2012

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has surely been a spectacular event. A lot of companies such as Samsung, HTC, ZTE, LG etc. showed off their amazing new line up for 2012. We have compiled for your viewing pleasure all the days of the congress. First is an overview of the congress and then each day separately. OVERVIEW   DAY I DAY II   DAY III   It has made a lot of us super excited for the devices to be released later this year, or to get our hands on the beauties that were revealed in the congress. 2012 is sure panning out to be the year where phones are going Quad- Core.  Google’s Android 4.0 is set to officially to be released for high end Samsung and HTC devices later this month, while updates for other companies will follow soon....

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2D and 3D CAD Drawing on the Go with Turbo Viewer for Android

2D and 3D CAD Drawing on the Go with Turbo Viewer for Android

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) applications hаνе already invaded thе mobile platform and one οf the companies whο ventured іntο the CAD app іѕ IMSI Design who have developed Turbo Viewer app fοr Android. Turbo Viewer іѕ not only capable οf handling јυѕt 2D designs bυt 3D designs as well,  this іѕ one underlying feature which makes it stand out amongst the rest of the CAD apps currently available on the Market which are incapable of handling high end 3D rendering which is possible with Turbo Viewer. One good feature of this app is that thе user interface οf thе app іѕ quite simple to understand (specially for regular CAD users), users wіƖƖ nοt bе bombarded wіth confusing options and menus, they would be getting a clean and neat user interface packed into this tiny but relatively quite “huge”  bundle pack of an app. Thе app mау take a couple of seconds tο describe the pattern depending οn hοw hugе thе record іѕ, bυt once іt іѕ already up οn thе screen, уου саn simply stagger οr wizz іn аnԁ out οf thе drawing and the animations аrе extremely fluid. Another positive news coming out of all this is that the makers of the app just very recently released a software development kit (SDK) for the app. This will mean that the app will be improved and better versions will surely come out once developers can get hold of this SDK. TurboViewer is a great app and by looking at a bigger picture, tablets and smartphones are said to be the future of mobile computing. It is even predicted that mobile devices will someday replace laptops and netbooks. And, with the developments we are seeing nowadays, this may not be a far future. These devices are becoming more powerful nowadays and who knows maybe someday we might see a full-fledged CAD app running on our mobile devices. If you want to try this amazing mobile CAD app from IMSI Design, download TurboViewer free from the Android Market. Source: Android Addictive Tips    ...

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Android vs iOS – Which is more stable ?

Android vs iOS – Which is more stable ?

OS stability has always been a big concern when choosing which device you’re going to upgrade to. When it comes to the battle between Android and iOS, Apple fanboys would have you believe that their mobile OS is a smooth and steady as an ocean liner, but as history has taught us, some titans — sink. In my talks with friends and acquaintances on why they’ve chosen iOS over Android, I’ve heard everything from, “It just works,” to the argument that “Android is just too fragmented,” or “Apps constantly force close.” Well, then you would assume that data gathered from Crittercism — a research startup that analyzes mobile app crashes — would show that iOS suffers from fewer, if any, app crashes when compared to Android. Right? Wrong. Surprisingly,  Crittercism’s data (gathered from more than 214 million app launches between November and December of 2011) shows that apps on iOS crashed much more frequently than comparable apps on Android. Just take a look at that pie graph. It’s easily dominated by iOS, covering nearly 75% of total crashes. Yup. I was just as blown away as you. Numbers don’t lie. So, if your an iOS user and still want to argue which is more stable. Feel free to comment.  ...

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A guide to Google Android Operating System

A guide to Google Android Operating System

Before the advent of the Android operating system, the world worked on pre-defined operating fundamentals and phones usually operated on the mere extent of java or flash. The android system gave the world a new and innovative intelligent thinking and comprehension module with logic operations that are practically self-intelligent. In this particular review we will expansively look at the Google Android operating system and how can a user potentially get started with the android device. Firstly all android devices are equipped with a power button and two volume controllers on the side, the power button is for the on off functionality of the device and also to lock the screen or go into power saving mode while the volume controllers are simply meant to be used as the audio level gauge. The first time an android is opened the device usually takes around 2-3 minutes to boot up and if you are reading this review before buying an android phone then do not frown on the slow boot up as this would be the first time your phone/device is starting and in order to execute all the predefined functionalities of the Google Android device would usually take a little more than usual. Also once a boot up has been executed all other preceding boot ups usually take 1/3 of the initial boot up time. Please do not tap any button or the screen until the boot up completes. You can verify the boot up process as on completion the device will show a lock screen with two options, one would be off unlock and the next would be of silent. To unlock the phone press and slide the icon towards the right and this will potentially unlock the phone for other user enhanced capabilities. The first thing you will see after unlocking your phone from the screen lock menu is the home screen of the Android device. This is the place from where you can fully discover your android operating system but before that we will take a look at the other potential options being displayed in the Android OS. With regards to the other things there are practically four other buttons in the android system, the back button, the sub menu (look like small parallel horizontal lines), the voice recognition button embedded with Google speak and lastly the Google search button. All these buttons could either be placed with tap on screen features or be provided physically in the device. Coming back to as to how to navigate through the home screen we will again first look at what the home screen as to offer. The home screen usually on any android device...

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