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The next Android OS is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow [Official]

The next Android OS is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow [Official]

We are just a month away from Google showing off its new Android 6.0 operating system code named Marshmallow.  They will do so, with the launch of the two new Nexus devices. One is made by LG (Nexus 5 2015) and its brother will be bigger like the Nexus 6 but built by Huawei. Google had kept a lot of people guessing what their next Android OS will be named, when early this year, Android M as introduced. If the preview builds are to be considered. Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings with it a number of changes, visual and internal. The first thing you will notice when you turn on an Android 6.0 running device is the new boot animation, next you can see that the app launcher  has changed, it now comes with a search option which could turn out to be very handy, if you have many app screens. Home screen rotation is finally here (though some app launchers have done this job for us in the past). Also, Quick settings tab can now be arranged. Now talking about internal changes, Android 6.0 will let users give the power to choose which permission you want which app to have. So, if you do not allow an app to use your mic, it wont be allowed to use it. Finger print scanning is also built in the OS’s architecture, which means improved finger print scanning in supported devices. Lastly there is a cool new function which lets you decide what notifications to show on the status bar. For example if you always have your bluetooth on, and do not want the icon to take the space then simply remove it.  This means a much cleaner looking status bar. Now it is just a matter of waiting until Google shows off the final build of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the world in...

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QMobile A1 is the first Android One device in Pakistan

QMobile A1 is the first Android One device in Pakistan

Google has a dream, to make available cheap smartphones with proper software support for all the developing countries in the world. This dream is called Android One. They had already initiated this in India with collaboration with Karbonn, MicroMax and Spice Mobile. Now, it has finally reached Pakistani shores. They have partnered with QMobile to bring the first Android One smartphone in Pakistan The QMobile A1 is the first ever Android One device in Pakistan which comes with the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. The Android One initiative means that the device will have a guaranteed 2 year software update, which will include the upcoming Android M OS. The smartphone itself is targeted towards the masses, so the price point is fairly cheap. The QMobile A1 is for only PKR 11,500. If looked under the hood, the QMobile A1 has a 4.5inch display with 1.3GHz Quad-core processor, 1GB RAM with 8GB internal memory. A microSD card slot is also available. The device has a 5MP primary camera having Auto Focus and flash. On the front is a 2MP secondary shooter. The beauty of Android One is that, it is stock Android, no bloated software on top of it, making the user experience even more smooth considering the specs. The device even looks good, so not letting down on that front either.  For all those who are wanting a secondary device, or want a first Android phone then this is the one to buy. QMobile A1 Specs: Display: 4.5′ Capacitive IPS FWVGA CPU: 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor RAM: 1GB Memory: 8GB Camera: 5MP Back, 2MP Front Battery: 1700 mAh MicroSD card slot: Upto 32GB Dual Sim Android 5.1 Lollipop Source: QMobile...

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Infinix starts rolling out 5 OTA Software Updates for the Hot Note

Infinix starts rolling out 5 OTA Software Updates for the Hot Note

Quick Software Updates and Android devices do not see eye to eye more often than not. Well it is not always the case, take Google devices for instant. They get the updates as soon as Google starts rolling it out. Infinix is another brand which caters to that need, where people just want to keep their devices up-to date as much as possible. Well if you are one of the lucky few who own an Infinix Hot Note, then you are in for a surprise. Since the time I have received the device, it already has got 5 OTA software updates, mainly bug fixes. These updates are made after listening to their customers and what problems they face, if any. The final update was to get the device ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop, that Infinix have confirmed to be rolling out somewhere in August. The current version is X551 – 20150514. Keep your device up to date, for the device to run smoothly! You might also be interested in watching our un-boxing video of the Infinix Hot...

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Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F gets Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F gets Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 seems to be the next in line to get  Android 5.0 Lollipop. The 3.4GB update brings with it a whole new minimalistic TouchWiz layout, with all of Lollipop’s goodness which makes the already blazing Note 4 even faster. The messaging, contacts, music, file manager and settings app get an overhaul with light colors that looks really nice on Note 4’s Quad HD Super AMOLED display. The model in these pictures is the SM-N910F (European) variant:     You can always wait for the OTA update to come, but if you cannot wait like me. Then you can always head over to Sammobile and manually flash it! This is a quick preview of how the update looks. We’ll post more details if we find something new. Happy flashing!...

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Moto G 2nd Generation users start getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

Moto G 2nd Generation users start getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

A Motorola employee posted on Google+ earlier that, users of the 2013 and 2014 Motorola line up will be receiving Android 5.0.2 really soon. Moto X 2014 users have already started to get the update. This is really good news for everybody who have been waiting patiently with KitKat running on their devices. According to Luciano Carvalho, the Android 5.0.2 update is being soak tested in a number of regions and will be available for the masses in no time. According to a source, the Moto G 2nd Generation (US Model) got an OTA update. Does this mean that Motorola have finally opened the flood gates? How many of you guys have been lucky enough to get the update?? Are you all liking the change? Hit us...

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CM12 – Android 5.0 is finally here!!

CM12 – Android 5.0 is finally here!!

Cyanogen Mod 12 or CM12 which most people know it by, is considered to be one of the most anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROMs of 2015. Well, the wait is finally over for all those wanting to get their hands on the new iteration of CM (myself included). Cyanogen Inc. launched CM12 nighties today on a bunch of devices, with the promise of bringing the Lollipop ROM to many more devices in the future. According to them, they have completed 85% on the CM12-M Build, and will continue to add nightlies for more devices and finish CM11.  They will take out one last CM11 M13 build before stopping the (Android 4.4.4) Kit Kat code altogether. The new nightly builds will not have the following features at this point, but will be integrated in future updates. Theme Engine Quick Settings reorganization and customization Quick Settings Ribbon mode Navigation bar reorganization and customization Sound panel customization Lock-screen quick unlock Cyanogen have put up the list of devices that they have made the first official CM12 nightlies for and you can get them from their download page. ...

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