Android O Feature focus : Improved battery life with limits on background apps

The size of our mobile phones have increased a lot thanks to a total trend reversal. So has the size of the batteries used in them. Yet that hasn’t translate into an increased battery life because technology is moving forward at a rapid pace. Powerful processors, fabulous displays, highly packed screen resolution, so much RAM, but the battery technology is still stuck where it was a decade ago. Of course, you know all about it too. So until something revolutionary happens in batteries, we will probably have to depend on the software to give us the most out of them.  Continue reading “Android O Feature focus : Improved battery life with limits on background apps”

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Android O Feature Focus : Notification Channels

Notifications. The one thing that comes to mind whenever you want to prove Android is better than iOS. Without falling into that debate however, we can all agree that Android handles notifications better than the competition. And lately with each update to the OS, Google has shown committment towards making that gap even larger. With the first developer preview of Android O, even as things seem mostly the same, some small little things that have been added to the notifications can make a lot of difference.  Continue reading “Android O Feature Focus : Notification Channels”

Even more Galaxy S8 images leak

It’s a new day, and that means more new leaks about Samsung’s upcoming flagship. It almost seems like someone doesn’t want the excitement to die, if you know what I mean. Leaks can after all be a free product marketing among enthusiasts. Evan Blass posted the above image on his twitter handle. The image shows the Samsung Galaxy S8 from various angles but what’s interesting is that the Orchid Gray variant has a black front too.  Continue reading “Even more Galaxy S8 images leak”

Samsung officially announces Bixby, the virtual assistant arriving with the Galaxy S8

We’ve all known Samsung was planning to be the next name after Apple, Google and Microsoft to have its own virtual assistant. Well, we can now officially put Samsung on the list. The company took to its own blog to officially announce Bixby, the virtual assistant that will be a core feature on the upcoming Galaxy S8. However, Samsung has taken a slightly different approach to the mainstream digital assistants, or agents as the Korean giant likes to call them. Bixby will not be telling you the weather, or when your package is arriving.  Continue reading “Samsung officially announces Bixby, the virtual assistant arriving with the Galaxy S8”

Download : Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked Stock wallpapers

Leaks, leaks, leaks. And also rumours. Samsung’s upcoming flagship has been the topic for a lot of those, and yet everyday something or the other keeps on popping out every day. From a rumour claiming the Galaxy S8 will have a super fast facial recognition to some claiming it will feature a 1000fps slow motion video capture, now that a Sony Xperia has 960fps slow-mo video recording, there’s been a lot of wild ones. But admist that, we also got some very welome leaks such as the Galaxy S8 icons leaking online.  Continue reading “Download : Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked Stock wallpapers”

Google reportedly working on a third Pixel smartphone codenamed ‘taimen’

It was recently leaked that Google’s follow up to 2016’s Pixel and Pixel XL have been codenamed ‘muskie‘ and ‘walleye‘. So we know Google is at least keeping the trend of codenaming their devices based on marine life. However, according to a new report, it would seem Mountain Veiw has another device, specifically a smartphone, up its sleeve. Multiple sources cited by Droid-Life are now claiming that the Search giant is working on a device codenamed ‘taimen‘. Continue reading “Google reportedly working on a third Pixel smartphone codenamed ‘taimen’”

The next version of Android will be smarter with new assistive features

Android 7.0 Nougat has hardly made it to even 3 percent of all Android devices and we’re already getting closer to the announcement of the next version of Android, which many believe will be called Android Oreo. A new leak today claims that Google has been working on some new smart assistive features for Android that will help make life a tad bit easier for users.  Continue reading “The next version of Android will be smarter with new assistive features”

Samsung Galaxy S8 screenshots leaked, download app icons

Samsung Galaxy S8 is weeks away from its official announcement and the rumours ad leaks don’t seem to stop. There were recent rumours suggesting the Galaxy S8 might feature speedy facial recognition. Now we have more leaks featuring the Galaxy S8 and S8 edge as you can see above. Along with those we now also have some screenshots of the UI displaying the homescreen. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 screenshots leaked, download app icons”

Take the Google #myAndroid taste test and share your results

How often do you get bored with the way your smartphone looks currently? In my case, the answer was quite often. When I discovered the customization level on Android for the first time, I think I switched launchers or set ups almost every couple of days, luckily I have finally found a look I dig. But what about people who’re still looking out? I’m sure there are some. How about you let Google give you a hand finding your perfect homescreen?  Continue reading “Take the Google #myAndroid taste test and share your results”

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