Google announces the new Nexus 5x!

Google announces the new Nexus 5x!

Sep 30, 2015

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LG’s new Wireless Audio lineup

LG’s new Wireless Audio lineup

Aug 30, 2015

LG Electronics and Wireless Audio. Not the first thing that comes to everyone’s minds when they think of LG. To a layman, LG is a company that manufactures Phones, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, and other home appliances. But that changed at IFA Berlin this year. LG announced that they’d be releasing the Music Flow P5 and the SoundPop 360, both developed for the consumer who wanted portability and sound quality. The Music Flow P5 supports LG’s auto Music play feature which begins playing music automatically when a source comes into range. Its battery lasts for 15 hours of continuous playback, and it looks pretty darn good. Its compelling design and versatility make it very appealing. On the other hand, the SoundPop 360 (Quite a weird name, isn’t it?) is designed to be super portable. LG says the design was inspired by a coffee tumbler, helping it fit into daily life. Blending well with any furniture or appliance, the SoundPop 360 is a great fit for any interior design. The battery lasts 20 hours of continuous playback. The sound quality packs a punch, and the small body ensures it fits into any backpack or handbag, for ultimate portability.   Both these devices feature Multi Point, which lets two devices connect simultaneously and share music. Dual play allows listeners to connect two LG bluetooth speakers to the same mobile device, for stereo mode or a Dual room setup.   LG are yet to announce the pricing, but we predict it’ll be in line with existing players in the market, like the Bose Soundlink Mini and the Beats...

Android 5.0 release date confirmed. Will your device get it?

Android 5.0 release date confirmed. Will your device get it?

Oct 29, 2014

  A note sent to app developers which was obtained by Android Police informs developers that the Software Development Kit for Android 5.0 is now available. It further advises developers that they can start working and testing their apps on the Android 5.0 platform. It concludes by revealing that Android 5.0 will be available to consumers starting 3rd November. Considering both the Nexus 9 and the new Nexus 6 will be available starting early November, this is quite predictable. Both of them will come preloaded with Android 5.0, and it makes sense for Google to push the update out to earlier devices at this time too. As we have seen in the past, Google’s own Nexus devices will be the first to get the update, followed by the Google Play devices. HTC has also confirmed that the One M8 and One M7 will be getting the update worldwide, “Within 90 days of the software release from Google”. Motorola has also confirmed that they’ll be releasing the update later this year for their phones. Thanks to the new Material design, Android 5.0 lollipop has a whole new look and feel to it, making it a significant update over Kit Kat. The big question is, will your device get it? The list below shows the phones that have been confirmed to get the update (Though we can’t guarantee a timeline at this point): GOOGLE Nexus 4 Nexus 5 Nexus 7 (2012) Nexus 7 (2013) Nexus 10 GOOGLE PLAY EDITION HTC One (M7) HTC One (M8) Samsung Galaxy S4 Moto G Sony Z Ultra LG G Pad 8.3 ANDROID ONE Micromax Canvas A1 Spice Dream UNO Karbonn Sparkle V MOTOROLA Motorola Moto X Moto X 2nd Gen. Moto G Moto G 4G LTE Moto G 2nd Gen Moto E Droid Ultra Droid Maxx Droid Mini  SONY Xperia Z Xperia ZL Xperia ZR Xperia Z1 Xperia Z1s Xperia Z Ultra Xperia Z1 Compact Xperia Z2 Xperia Z2 Tablet Xperia Z3 Xperia Z3 Compact Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact HTC One (M7) One (M8) One mini One mini 2 NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet XOLO Xolo One ONEPLUS OnePlus One LG G3 G2 Samsung has not yet made it clear which of it’s devices will be getting...

LG G3: An Overview

LG G3: An Overview

Jul 30, 2014

‘It shoots video in 4K, sir’. This statement pretty much sealed the deal when I was checking out phones yesterday at a store. I walked in expecting to get a One M8, and instead walked out with a Brand new LG G3. At 534 PPI and a whopping resolution of 1440 x 2560, the G3 easily has one of the best displays in the market right now. LG G3’s screen is, quite obviously, crisp and text, videos and games appear extremely sharp. The display is bright, colours appear quite natural, identifying individual pixels is nigh impossible, and sunlight legibility is great. Viewing angles, however, are not great and viewing LG G3’s screen from the sides shows definite colour loss. With a top-notch smartphone, you get top-end hardware. Apart from the best-in-class display, you get a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3,000mAh battery, 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 2.1MP front camera and all the standard connectivity features, including infrared and NFC. It even has wireless charging support and Dolby mobile for enhanced sound.  The LG G3 takes design cues from it’s predecessor. But instead of the glossy plastic from last year, LG has now gone for the brushed metal look. My White version has a textured feel on the back. The design language followed by LG is called Floating Arc. Therefore, the phone is characterized by a curvy design. The back panel is arched, so holding it is very comfortable. You can see slight curves on the edges as well. The design is pleasing to the eye. With the G3, LG has once again positioned the volume and power keys on the back. Just below the camera are the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons, with the Power key between them. The volume keys features a textured pattern this time around, while the Power button is circular. These new designs for the buttons look good and make finding the keys with the finger easier.             The Quick Circle case is also a pretty great accessory. It kind of reminds me of the Motorola Razr series. Obviously putting it on is pretty easy, just slide it in. And by default...

Sprint rolls out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 5 users

Sprint rolls out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 5 users

Apr 16, 2014

Sprint has announced the release of a firmware update for its Nexus 5 users which features ‘Misc Android updates’ and a build version number that matches the previously rumoured build number of Android 4.4.3 KitKat. The update is currently rolling out to users in the US. The firmware update goes by the build name KTU8AF (KTU8 was the previously speculated Android 4.4.3 build number for the Nexus 5), and enables the device to work on Sprint’s LTE network on bands 26 and 41. The network operator on support page mentions that the update will be available starting 14 April and will be rolled out completely to other users in stages. With Android 4.4.3, Google has reportedly fixed problems with data connection loss, random reboots, missed calls and various camera bugs. Other than existing bug fixing, the Android 4.4.3 is said to not bring anything new in terms of features and UI interface. So far, the update has not been listed on Google’s factory Images for Nexus devices page, but it is speculated that it will soon be available to other users in U.S, as the ‘KTU’ text code is usually used for all the Nexus 5 unlocked U.S variants. The Update is currently available only for the Nexus line of devices (Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2012 and 2013) and Google Play edition devices will receive this update soon. As always, the update is being DogFooded to users, so you may receive the update a couple of days later than the other user. Have you updated yet? Comment down below if you notice any significant changes! UPDATE: Sprint has now removed the mention of the Android 4.4.3 update from their website. No one has reported getting the KTU84F update, which was supposed to roll out on Monday, April 14th.   Whether Sprint was ahead of themselves in posting this, or something went technically wrong and Google stopped the update, is not known. But the update can’t be too far away, seeing that Sprint had actually posted it on their support page.  ...

dbrand Nexus 5 Skin Review!

dbrand Nexus 5 Skin Review!

Mar 3, 2014

dbrand is a Canadian company, which makes some excellent skins for devices. They call themselves the ‘Boss of Vinyl Skins’. I got a chance to check out a couple of their skins for the Nexus 5, and this is my experience with them. Installing the skins is easy. And by easy, I mean VERY easy. dbrand provide some amazing tutorials  on their own website on how to install them on your device. In my case, (Me being an Eager Beaver) I got it wrong once, but I was able to peel it off and reapply it, with no issues. I have always been a case person. Don’t get me wrong, I love how a naked device feels in my hand, but I’m always scared of scratching the camera lens, or dropping the phone. This is probably the second time I’m trying skins, ever. This skin for my phone is really super thin, adding no bulk whatsoever to the phone, and is the closest you’ll get to the stock feel with extra protection. Dbrand provide 2 screen protectors along with their skins. The installation video here tells you everything you need to apply them. Be aware though, do not install the skin on top of an existing screen protector. As you can see, they also provide a small piece for the camera lens, which got rid of my phobia of scratching it. I don’t think the skin will be of any help if you drop your device, but for everyday use, this is perfect. Dbrand sent me a black titanium, as well as a white carbon fiber skin. The black titanium looks the best, in my opinion. It has an actual brushed metal feel to it, all the while retaining your phones original shape and size. I have been using this for the past few days, and have had quite a few people asking me what this is, and have got some looks as well. This really stands out from the crowd I installed the white skin on another nexus 5, just to give you a comparison of the two. The white skin feels like carbon fiber, which I don’t like as much as the titanium. But...

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