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Google Android One – Affordable Smartphones for the Masses

Google Android One – Affordable Smartphones for the Masses

  Google’s Android One initiative is aimed specifically at developing markets. Low budget phones are available in abundance but they do not give the user the same fluid android experience their expensive counter parts tend to deliver. This is mostly due to the fact, the OEM’s put their own skins on the device which takes up the major chunk of internal memory available. This leads to lag and low performance of the devices.  Google has planned to rectify this issue with their Android One initiative. Google after listening to the cry’s of the people came up with the specifications for its Android One devices. The first generation Android One devices will all have the minimum following specs: MediaTek Quad-Core Processor 5MP Back and 2MP Front Cameras 24 Hours running Battery Micro SD Card Slot (upto 32GB) Dual Sims     In the software departments all Android One devices will be running on Google’s latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat Operating System. Best part is Google will handle the software updates themselves, which means as soon as a new android update gets released from Google all Android One devices will get the update , though first priority would be given to the Nexus devices. The devices will be priced around $105 to $165. Google has joined hands with a number of OEM’s giants for the development of the Android One devices, including HTC, Acer, Lenovo, ASUS and Panasonic. Though the first Android One devices have been developed by OEM’s you have probably never heard about, they being Karbonn, Micromax and Spice Mobile. Google has also partnered with the likes of Intex, Alcatel One Touch, Lava, XOLO, Airtel, Qualcomm and Mediatek. Google has initiated its plans from India and will continue to make available affordable Android One devices for Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the coming...

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Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus and Google Play Devices

Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus and Google Play Devices

Google has started pushing out the Android 4.4.3 update for its Nexus devices as well as its Google Play Edition smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S4 GE (GT-I9505G), HTC One M7 GE, HTC One M8 GE and Sony’s Z Ultra GE have already started getting the update over the air (OTA).  The roll out as always will be in parts so if you are a proud owner of any Google Play Edition device, then you might start checking for the updates via the settings menu. The Android 4.4.3 update is mainly for  performance improvement and bug fixes. The main issue which it deals with is the massive battery drain, when using the camera. This was one major issue which alot of users were experiencing, and thankfully Google listened to those cries and sorted the issue. On the UI front you get a new dialer and peoples app. The new look of the dialer with a white background and light blue keys compliment the overall white KitKat theme. According to sources, the 4.4.3 update will come to standard smartphones as well, but that will take long because each OEM has to modify the OS as per their own UI theme respectively. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4 LTE-A are already being tested by Samsung for the update as the LTE-A variant of the Galaxy S4 never got the KitKat update in the first place, so Samsung are most probably jumping from Android 4.3 to Android 4.4.3 directly. The updates might not be as far away as expected though considering Google I/O 2014 is just around the corner and Google is most likely going to introduce its new OS Android 4.5/5 codenamed...

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Google to launch Nexus 8 in April – [Rumor]

Google to launch Nexus 8 in April – [Rumor]

  According to reports released by Digitimes, Google are anticipating on unveiling their next flagship tablet of 2014 the Google Nexus 8 sometime in April. Even though we had heard rumors about a similar looking tablet last year, but those rumors didn’t seem to materialize till now. Even though we still do not have any insights as far as the device’s hardware is concerned, what we do know is that the tablet is going to have an 8-inch HD display and is to be manufactured by ASUS, the same OEM’s who have been making the Nexus tablets for Google since the last couple of years. These are still just early rumors that are yet to be confirmed by Google. We’ll keep you guys posted as soon as the news get official. Stick around for more...

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