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Infinix Hot 2 – Unboxing [Video]

Infinix Hot 2 – Unboxing [Video]

Infinix Hot 2 is the third device to be launched by Infinix Mobility this year. It is the only device which comes with Android 5.1 out of the box, not only that it has a perforated back which provides better grip with one hand use. Also, the Hot 2 comes with a 2,200 mAh battery, which is removable (unlike the previous two devices). That being said, Infinix has confirmed that, they are going to take out a 3,000 mAh battery for it as a separate accessory in the future. Sounds great right? On the hardware front the Hot 2 comes with a 5 inch 720p display and 1.3GHz Quad Core processor, 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. The device currently comes in 3 colors, Gold, White and Black. Two new colors Red and Blue will be available soon, but only for a Limited period. One thing to note though is that the Hot 2 comes in two variants, a 1GB version and a 2GB version, for PKR 9,999 and PKR 11,399 respectively. We were lucky enough to get our hands on the 2GB model and thought we should show you guys what’s in the box. That’s about it, check out the video below and let us know what you think. Infinix Hot 2 – Unboxing from Talk Android Phones on...

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How to Update Infinix Zero 2 to Android 5.1 Lollipop

How to Update Infinix Zero 2 to Android 5.1 Lollipop

Infinix Mobility has proudly announced that Android 5.1 Lollipop is now available for the Infinix Zero 2. In this post I will provide step by step instructions to update Infinix Zero 2. (Do not worry it is not that hard). NOTE: Anybody who uses this method and something goes wrong with their device, Talk Android Phones will not be held responsible in any way. If your device gets bricked, you must have messed up the steps. Also if you have rooted your device, Un-root it first. Well if you have read the above notice carefully then you are good to go. I would recommend to go through all the steps first before doing anything. STEP 1: Download the ROM First things first, you need to download the official Android 5.1 Lollipop update from Infinix’s website the link is give below: Infinix Zero 2 Android 5.1 Lollipop STEP 2: Setting up your Computer Now, things get a bit tricky! You will require all of the below files in order to make this work properly! Download SP Flash Tool : Download the latest version from this link and extract the zip file in your computer. Download MediaTek VCOM Tools: Go to this link and follow the instructions given. Make sure you disable signature verification first before installing this driver. For added help here is one more link. After both the above steps are completed you need to open Flash_Tool.exe (found in the SP Flash Tool folder). Click on Scatter Loading Look for a text file from the ROM you had downloaded called “MT6592_Android_scatter.txt” Wait for the SP Flash tool to compile its own stuff. Select Firmware Upgrade option You can see the images below to know where “Scatter Loading” and “Firmware Upgrade” can be found. STEP 3: Set up the Phone Now come back to your phone and Go to settings –> Developer Options –> Enable USB debugging. If you don’t see Developer Options, go to About  and keep clicking on Build Number until it says “You’re now a developer”. Then Enable Debugging Remove your phone SD card. Connect your phone to the PC for the drivers to be installed. (If you have never connected your device before) Remove it once phone is detected. Switch it off. Pray everything works!!!  STEP 4: Flashing the ROM Now its time to head back to the computer, you would already have the SP Flash tool open at this point. Click on the Download button Connect your phone via USB Cable to your computer Wait for the magic to happen! (The yellow bar below will start to fill)   The process will end once you see a Big White Tick on...

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How to Get OK Google Everywhere on your Android Device

How to Get OK Google Everywhere on your Android Device

  Most of you guys must have received the update for Google Now which lets you say the command “OK Google” anywhere on your android device. even when its asleep, this though works only when the phone is charging). This is a neat new feature which helps make searches must easier and quicker. If you do not have this little feature yet, don’t worry we will not tell you to wait for it. Instead thanks to a user on Reddit, who discovered this handy trick, you can get this in a few easy steps. Text search the term “OK Google Everywhere” in Google Search. After that, go to Google Settings Go to Search & Now > Voice > “Ok Google” Detection and check “From any screen” to enable Hotword Detection from any app (even the lockscreen). Voila! Happy searching 🙂 We used this trick on couple of our devices, rooted and unrooted, works perfectly on both. If you have any queries regarding this. Please feel free to leave us a comment...

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New Buzz in Town – NFC

New Buzz in Town – NFC

What is NFC?  NFC stands for Near-Field Communication and is a set of standards (established in 2004) for small, portable devices to establish radio communications with each other. Devices need to be close, usually no more than a few centimeters apart (and often they need to touch), which is why it’s a Near-Field way to communicate. The standards cover data exchange formats defined by the NFC Forum (no, not that kind of forum) and are based on the original radio frequency identification (RFID) standards.  The forum also certifies devices like tags, cards, and smartphones. NFC embedded phones had been in the market since 2 years now but the software had not been developed to utilize them, but since the launching of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich it s possible. Google’s Nexus is the first phone with this Android version in it, thus supporting the full functionality of the NFC chip. Android is calling this feature “Android Beam” The coolest part of all this is that only one of the devices needs to be “smart.”  Most of us has a credit card of some sort that we can tap against a payment machine, either at the gas pump or a cash register.  Both the payment machine and the credit card are NFC devices, but the card only has a string of information electronically written to a tiny chip embedded inside it.  And this is useful for other things, like starting and handling more robust communications like Wifi or Bluetooth, but most often it’s used with one of these “dumb” chips.  These dumb chips can be written with any information, and the smart device determines what happens when communication is established. Of course, what most of us here think of when we hear NFC is Google Wallet.  Google Wallet takes things a step further by using your Android phone as both a smart device and a dumb device.  When you tap your phone at McDonald’s to pay for those McNuggets, it’s simply sharing your credit card credentials like any card would.  But there’s functionality and hardware there to accept payments, track balances, provide security and more.  Right now it’s only officially available as a test on the Nexus S 4G, but it’s been hacked onto other phones with NFC hardware.  Soon, we’ll see it as a standard on Android phones.  Until then, we’ll just have to play with tags and Android Beam. Source: Android...

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Tips to save battery on Android Phones

Tips to save battery on Android Phones

Android phones being self-intelligent devices take up a lot of battery and charge to run on a day to day basis and if not catered with care and efficiency the user may encounter problems with phones losing their charge rather quickly and hence not making up to a capable smart phone. One of the other hand issues of force close is also eminent with a lot increasing battery usage, while longer processing in an android smart phone causes extensive memory usage and hence many people have force close malfunction. One of the most initial things a person can do is use the power widget which potentially helps in controlling the flow of power usage inside an android phone itself. There are quite a few methods to get this done but since I am presuming that the reader is a relatively new android user I would tell the easiest of ways to do so. Open you android phone to a clear desktop screen with no icons of any applications or widgets Tap and keep pressing the screen until a drop down menu does not pop up. (This usually happens if the screen is held being pressed for 3 seconds or more) Tap the widgets icon, 2nd from the top of the menu Scroll down in the next opened menu until you come across power options Tap the options icon to access the widget on your screen A bar with tap on buttons would potentially be enabled on your screen with options ranging from  enabling and disabling Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB support and one any other feature that sucks up charge of an android phone With this widget you can practically switch on and off any of the mentioned functionalities of the phone so that it does not juice up the android charge within a few hours. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are the main reasons that a phone uses up most of its charging and the battery gets over within 24 hours, so if you are a new android user and are looking a way to find a battery saving solution close up these mentioned capabilities if you are not using them at the moment, while when you would want to reuse them just enable them from the Power widget. Another aspect of the android phones that potentially eats up a smart phones charge is its brightness factor. If you are an efficient android user then you must clearly want to put your brightness factor a bit low as brightness in an android phone is practically the sole reason people often have the battery issue. To counteract such a problem all a user need to do...

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How to install android on IPhone 4

How to install android on IPhone 4

Installing android on an IPhone 4 may be quite challenging, as the task is daunting enough to even get a good, healthy programmer scratch his/her head but if you practically do the task with care and precision, it quite possible to achieve an IPhone 4 with an android operating system. There are three steps required to successfully convert your IPhone 4 to an Android operating system and they are 1. Jailbreak the IOS in your IPhone 2. Install a customized boot up application 3. Root your Android OS for full functionality Jail Breaking the IOS The initial step required is firstly to jailbreak your IPhone 4, jail-breaking does not account for unlocking a phone; through jail-breaking you can install third party applications to you IPhone  while unlocking only enables you to change your IPhone carrier and unlocking an IPhone can only be unlocked once it has been jail broken. Benefits of jail breaking include (a)     Jail breaking enables a person to use their IPhone for wireless fidelity hotspots and also to be used for as live video recording device. (b)   Install open source application. (c)    Customize the desktop theme and other default features. (d)   It also enables a person to install boot up applications which would then potentially enable the user a choice of either booting up in the Android OS or the IOS. (e)    Prominent Jail breaking software include iJailbreak tool, Jailbreak unlock and Automatics IPhone unlocker but I personally would recommend iJailbreak tool as it is very user friendly and has a neat UI. The Transitional Period The transitional period includes installing a boot up application software that potentially is used to choose between the IOS and Android OS. The most prominent application for this is Boot lace. (a)    Boot lace provides full functionality of controlling the aspects of what to potentially install in the Android OS (b)   The Android OS file may be in the form of a zip archived nature and once run through the boot lace scramble feature your IPhone would probably be enabled in for Android OS application. (c)    The most fundamental step includes rebooting the phone into recovery and installing the appropriate zip files from the green paneled console. (d)   The next reboot will take a lot of time but once this is done your IPhone would establish a dual natured functionality of an Android OS as well as a IOS Running and Rooting the Android OS After installing the android OS from bootlace every time your phone boots up the phone would ask whether to run in Android OS or IOS and if you select the Android OS feature then most probably a fresh install would...

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