07.02.2014 Comments Off
Battery power, or the lack of batter power is one of the biggest smartphone problems today. Phones battery is designed to last up to one day, but if you tend to use phone a bit more, you will have to carry charger with you all the time. If you are using Androd phone, there are some apps that can help you in order to extend battery life during the day.
DU Battery Saver
DU Batter Saver will help you to check the running state of battery with more details that Android OS native gives. So you will find the info how much time will be needed to charge battery to its full. Also app can scan the phone, and find the largest energy consumers, specially the background processes, killing that background apps will extend the battery time noticeably.
Easy Battery Saver
This app offers few modes to save energy, General Saving Mode owns the basic network control, screen control and sleep schedule to meet your normal battery saving needs. Intelligent Saving Mode manage the eight different controls and smart to save more battery than general saving mode. Super Power Saving Mode adjusts your phone’s standby time. You do not need to worry about whether your phone dies at crucial moment. Advanced Customized Mode offers you more personalized options to allow Easy Battery Saver to manage applications and adjust system settings to optimize your battery efficiency.
Battery doctor can kill all the applications that are overusing the battery power, whit’s build-in Task killer. Also it can kill the apps only when display is off, also it can predicts charging time. Also some special modes of charging in three stages. Also there is wireless/over the net/ or over the Bluetooth switch for controlling the phone. If you rooted you phone, the app will be able to utilize processor time and cut the power usage even more.
If you are using some other solution for extending battery life on you Android, give us a hint in comments.
20.01.2014 Comments Off
From Russia with love – first Russian smartphone launched by the end of the last year. Yota Devices signs the latest player on the smartphone market.
First YotaPhone, by the Russian start-up company Yota, has battery capacity just about 18000 mAh, but inspite that, Yota claims that YotaPhone has autonomy over 50 hours in reading mode. While in airplane mode, with networks switched of, it can last over 85 hours.
Main reason for this type of autonomy lays in the LCD screen used on the device, actually two LCD screens used. First LCD is quite similar to the all others screens that can be found on other smartphones, and second is made on eInk technology, similar to the old Kindle readers. So if you want to extend the battery life, all you have to do is to use other eInk screen.
Analysts are still quite reserved in predicting the future of Russian YotaPhone, specially when we take the retail price in consideration 19.900 Russian rubles (about 443 euros).
17.01.2014 Comments Off
Cheaper version of the Galaxy Tab 3 tablet can be even more appealing with expensive Pro line of Samsung tablets. Galaxy Tab 3 Live is smaller more portable but again cheaper version of Samsung tablets.
Galaxy Tab 3 Lite has double core processor running on 1.2GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space, with option to expand with microSD cards. LCD 7 inch diagonal screen with just 1024×600 pixels and back camera is enough for… so 2Mpix is hard enough for anything useful today. Maybe just for the video calls. In the case, in 290 grams, there is a place for 3600 mAh battery capable to power the device up to eight hours of video reproduction.
Current version of Galaxy Tab 3 is in $200 price range, and Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, should be even cheaper even though officially we don’t have any information about the price.
17.01.2014 Comments Off
Bigger are getting bigger, and small are sharing crumples, Apple and Samsung are getting even larger share of the smartphone US market.
Two top manufacturers are holding over 68% of the US smartphone market, as we can see in the recent study from NPD Group. Apple with it’s new iPhone 5S and 5C line recorded the largest rise and got 42% in the Q4, growth in more then 7%. Ant the Korean company market share rose to the 26% of the market share in the Q4.
If they won, someone have to lose, and one of the biggest losers in last year was, BlackBerry company, which lost two thirds of it’s US market share. Losing row is not finished with BlackBerry, Motorola and HTC were two other losers, with LG the only other top handset manufacturer to see some year-over-year gains.
14.01.2014 Comments Off
Insider for a Korean manufacturer leaked with the specs of the next Samsung Galaxy S5 range. First of all, new Galaxy will be available in two versions – in plastic case and in metal case – where did I saw this before?
It is pretty close to the existing iPhone range and Apple strategy, to cover lower part segment of the market, with iPhone 5S and plastic iPhone 5C.
According to the same source, more exclusive version with metal case, will have full metal back plate and metal on the edges – there’s still a question will the metal version carry same Galaxy S5 name.
Regarding the screen, Galaxy S5 will be equipped with AMOLED 2560×1440 pixel screen, and that it will have over 5 inches in diagonal. Inside, Galaxy S5 will be powered by Snapdragon and Exynos processors – depending from the market.
It is expected that the new S5 will run Android 4.4 KikKat and it should be equipped with 16Mpix camera, but there are still speculations about real optical image stabilization.
We are expecting to see S5 on the market in April, after the revealing in April, by the latest insider info, we are expecting Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy S5 Zoom on the shelves in Maj or Jun.
14.01.2014 Comments Off
Smartphone applications usage has doubled in the last year, and the biggest growth driver are social networks and instant messaging applications, by the NBC News.
NBC is quoting latest research by the Flurry, and by the data growth is hidden not in more frequent usage but in more and more people using apps and smartphones.
Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and chinese WeChat are the apps with growth over 200%, just in the past year. Most of them are in the instant messaging niche, but also provides options for sharing photos, voice and video conversations.
As a bit of surprise comes in the info about the growth in email apps, but this is just following the trend of growth for the smartphone user-base. Music and video apps, has grown in 78%, and the games app are in the last position with 66%.
14.01.2014 Comments Off
Samsung corp, one of the largest if not the largest competitor to Apple in the smartphone market, is there any other phone market any more, is playing aggressive on the market, releasing Samsung S3, quickly after S4, and now S5 is on it’s way.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 might arrive in March, just shortly after MWC (Mobile World Congress), at the keynote event which should be again held in London. Information is coming from Italian tech journalist Flavio Piccioni, who’s not revealing the source of these info except that the source is reliable.
Samsung just officially confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will not make an official appearance at MWC, but is still on track to getting officially unveiled by the end of April. Thous London based event in March for seems legit for the global launch of Samsung’s next big thing.
For Samsung S4 release, Samsung held a massive event were they lift the covers off the new flagship device. The keynote was held in New York’s Radio City Music Hall with a full orchestra and a theatrical troupe for the presentation.
We are holding a breath for something big, from Samsung.
13.01.2014 Comments Off
Photos of Nokia’s future Android based mobile handset – codename Normandy appeared sometimes by the end of last year. Now another picture surfaced on Twitter, showing “engineering prototype” with back button and the Nokia logo on a live screen.
Image is coming from, as we anticipated China, surfaced first on Weibo (Chinese social network) showing a phone that, despite a protective case hiding some of its details, looks quite similar to the leaked images released in November.
According to sources familiar with the project, the phone will use a version of Android, and a custom UI that has elements incorporated from both Windows Phone and Nokia’s low-end Asha range.
The Normandy project was previously on hold after Nokia’s purchase by Microsoft. Nokia reportedly started experimenting with Android prior to its acquisition, but it was thought the new buyers wouldn’t want to release a phone using a competitors operating system to its own Windows Phone.
11.02.2013 Comments Off
This is one of my favorite kind of posts leaked info about new not yet released devices. Latest leek is about successor of the LG Optimus G still holding a good position as a powerful Android device.
Upgraded version LG Optimus G should come with 5.5 inch full HD IPS-LCD display (phablet anyone?) and quad-core Snapdragon processor working on 1.7GHz and 2GB of RAM. By the leaked specs, new Optimus will have 13Mpix main camera and front 2Mpix version.
Also, Optimus G Pro should have 32GB of internal memory expandable with microSD cards up to 64GB. Main improvements are on autonomy side, it should have high capacity 3140 mAh battery.
LG Optimus G Pro will be a strong competitor to the next generation devices such as Samusng Galaxy S4, HTC M7 and recently released Sony Xperia Z.
02.03.2011 Comments Off
Sounds crazy, don’t you think? If you want to believe, and we do, to ShopSavvy who find Android signature from Blackberry devices in their logs.
By their story someone from Canada, was running ShopSavvy Android store from Blackberry devices. To be even more interesting in the city of Waterloo, from where the user was accessing the app, RIM has a research facility. Nastavi sa čitanjem →