VLC for Android 1.7.0 released early this month, is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. VLC for Android can play any video and audio files, as well as network streams and DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC. VLC for Android is a full audio player, with a complete database, an equalizer and filters, playing all weird audio formats.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Mobile for Android 1.4 had recently been released for free for Android users. The ability to use Lightroom for mobile without a paid subscription means that anyone can take advantage of the organizational, editing, and sharing abilities that Lightroom for mobile offers. Signing up for a free trial or logging in with a Creative Cloud subscription adds the ability to synchronize files and edits with Lightroom on a desktop or laptop, as well as with Lightroom Web.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory images have landed and the OTAs have been released to devices. This latest update from Google comes with new features and improvements which includes new emoji to fill out the Unicode 8.0 spec, band 12 support for T-Mobile, “until next alarm” for do not disturb mode, and a shortcut to launch the camera with a double-click of the power button. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Highlights: New emoji Google has added a bunch (more than 200) of gurning smiley faces to its mobile OS.
Following the release of Advanced Calling last year, Verizon Wireless is now rolling out Advanced Calling 2.0 update over the air (OTA) for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. This latest update bring a few new features and improvements. The new feature upgrades the already existent Advanced Calling, a VoLTE service with video calling support on select phones. Advanced Calling 2.0 with Wi-Fi will allow two users with supported devices to use their Wi-Fi networks in places with weak cellular coverage.
Facebook recently begun rolling out a new feature on its social network “live streaming video service”- which allows users to stream live video. A select group of celebrities and high profile users have been able to use the service for several months. Live streaming via mobile phones has become one of the big technology trends of the year, with Twitter-owned Periscope and Meerkat proving popular. Last year, Amazon paid $1bn for live streaming game site Twitch.
Windows 10 Mobile ROM for Xiaomi Mi4 has just been made available for download. For Xiaomi Mi4 users wanting to give their Microsoft’s mobile operating system a try, can download the ROM from the MIUI forums and flash it on your device. Note that the ROM is only compatible with the LTE version of the Xiaomi Mi4. Alternatively you can get the ROM as well as the detailed tutorial for flashing it by registering yourself in the microsoft insider program.
Ubuntu Touch 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Daily Images are now available for you to download and install on your Ubuntu phone. The Preinstalled Touch Image allows you to install a preinstalled preview of Ubuntu Touch onto a target device. There are two images available, each for a different type of computer: 32-bit PC (i386) preinstalled touch image For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors.
Its no longer a secret that Apple is planning to make the next-generation of iPhone thinner than the current models – iPhone 7. For Apple to accomplish this task, they would have to redesign few of the hardware components in current iPhones, one notable change is to replace the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. According to information gathered from Japanese site Mac Otakara, that Apple already has a backup plan, as it wants to replace the headphone jack with a Lightning connector or Bluetooth headphones.
One of the four Galaxy A series smartphones that have just passed FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is the Galaxy A7 successor. The device is known as Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016), which is another indication that it might be released on the market next year. Along with the fact that’s been certified at FCC, we have also learned that Galaxy A7 (2016) will be powered by a more than decent 3,300 mAh battery, which is a real upgrade from the current model’s battery that packs a much smaller 2,600 mAh battery.
LG Ray Smartphone was recently launched by LG on Wednesday. The LG Ray comes with an 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M octa-core processor. The phone is available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM versions. See full spec list below. The LG Ray will be available in Silver, Gold, and Titan Black colour variants. However, the Gold and Titan Black variants will be arriving in January next year.
OxygenOS 2.1.3 update on OnePlus X will start to rollout soon. Based on users feedback, time was spent focusing on improving the user experience for SD card. More updates and feature additions to come in the next couple of OTAs updates. OxygenOS 2.1.3 update: SD card related improvements including: UX improvements exFAT SD card support Ability to move apps to and from SD card Fixed reboots caused by removing SD card in an active state Security patches General bug fixes and optimizations This OTA will be rolled out incrementally.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 smartphone is now officially introduced in China, but it is expected that the South Korean company will make it available worldwide in the next couple of weeks. For the time being, the smartphone is not yet available for pre-order, but the Galaxy J3 appears on Samsung China official website. The device is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, and sports a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display. It comes with 1.
Canonical in the past few months have been working day and night on the Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 update release for its Ubuntu Phones. It is understandable that lots of updates will be expected in the coming weeks and months as Canonical is doing its very best to have a final stable OS for its mobile phone OS. While OTA-8 update is scheduled for release in the coming days, Canonical had began working on Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 update, which is expected to update the Web Browser App and add support for Thai fonts.
Gionee has announced the launch of it’s latest Gionee S6 smartphone in China. The Gionee S6 smartphone features a 5.5-inch display in the S lineup with a 720p HD resolution, a 13-megapixel primary camera with auto-focus and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The Gionee S6 smartphone is expected to come pre-loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop based on Amigo UI. Gionee Elife S6 Specifications Dimensions : 151.9mm x 74.6mm x 4-6.9mm, Weight : 147 grams 5.
O2 recently published on it’s blog page, that it will be bringing its customers the latest development in operating systems when the network exclusively stocks Spanish technology company BQ Aquaris X5 smartphone in December. O2 to exclusively sell brand new BQ Aquaris X5 and bring a new operating system to its customers The Android-based operating system offers a more customisable interface, higher levels of security and a richer experience The Aquaris X5 is BQ’s newest smartphone and features a five inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with room to expand through an SD card.
AT&T will be the first U.S. carrier for Microsoft Lumia 950, starting from Nov. 17 via online at www.att.com, and subsequently on Nov. 20 in its retail stores nationwide. It brings “PC-like” power and entertainment to the palm of your hand. You can use the device on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network with the strongest LTE signal. With the Lumia 950 and Windows 10, you can enjoy the Windows experience across your Windows 10 devices.
CrackBerry – one of the largest BlackBerry sites had recently posted on its blog a sneak preview of BlackBerry’s next Android phone – BlackBerry “Vienna”, which could feature an always-present physical keyboard in front of the phone. According to CrackBerry – “Just days after CEO John Chen confirmed the company has a range of products planned after the newly-released BlackBerry Priv, we just received on the CrackBerry tip line these renders of what is rumored to be BlackBerry’s next Android-powered phone“.
An email was sent out by Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak, with regards to Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 current status (Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Prepares). As earlier reported, Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu lately. Unlike Android and iOS, Ubuntu Touch gets updated with regularity, Canonical being very focused on squashing bugs and adding improvements, so that the experience gets better and better with each update. According to Łukasz: As per the dates mentioned earlier, we are now in the middle of OTA-8 preparation.
Following the recent release of HTC Desire 828 Has Been Released In China, HTC Desire 728G with Dual SIM option had been officially launched in India and available in Purple Myst and White Luxury color variants. The new smartphone is the mid-range device from the Taiwanese company and is now available in India for INR 17990. The Desire 728G Dual SIM runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 and features a 5.
ASUS recently released its ZenFone – the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition. ZenFone 2 Deluxe has been described as the granddaddy of the ZenFone 2 family. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe comes with a host of new features, improvements and functionality. The phone comes with a carbon fiber wrapping and the ZenFone 2 Deluxe logo is stamped on the top along with words Special Edition on the angled corner. The Special Edition features an extra 64GB of onboard storage (for a total of 128GB), that means you can take up to an extra 45,000 pictures!
Following the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 a few days ago, you will be glad to know that the emulator for Build 10586 has been leaked online. The emulator will basically allow you to test run the Windows 10 Mobile OS on your computer, that way you have a more closer feel of what to come. Quick Hands-on with Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586 According to our sources, this is the final build of Windows 10 Mobile that will be rolled out to the public sometime soon.
The US tech giant “Apple” has just announced that its 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available to order online from Wednesday 11th November and arrive at stores later this week. According to source, you’ve only got a couple of days to wait to get your hands on it. The 12.9 inch-screen tablet, which starts at $799 but costs more than $1,000 if buyers also want a keyboard and an optional stylus, will be available in more than 40 countries, including the United States, the UK, China and Japan.
Microsoft is gearing up to compete with the likes of iPhone 6S plus with its upcoming Lumia 950 phone. Even though Lumia 950 XL may not stand a chance with iPhone 6S now but in future, this could come out to be a game changer in the mobile phone industry. In a recent video posted on Youtube by “videotistik”, the Lumia 950 XL, is showcased to perform in in low-light conditions when shooting a 4K video, and the results is nothing short of impressive, to say the least.
As you may know, Google has recently released the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P smartphones earlier this month, being the first devices to use the brand new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is some kind of tradition in buying and destroying new and expensive smartphones by applying torture tests on the devices to testing the durability of the phone by simulating real-life conditions. Unfortunately, some of the torture tests are performed wrong and do not display the device’s actually capabilities.
As you may know, Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu lately. Unlike Android and iOS, Ubuntu Touch gets updated with regularity, Canonical being very focused on squashing bugs and adding improvements, so that the experience gets better and better with each update. With 7 Updates already released, Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 is under works right now, coming with interesting new features, convergence improvements and bug-fixes.
Sony has officially released the Sony Xperia Z5 in North America yesterday, the phone available in Canada, for now. The phone is sold only by Bell, a Canadian mobile phone carrier, for $500 US dollars, without contract The Sony Xperia Z5 uses an octa-core Qualcomm Snadpragon 810 processor, the same CPU used by Huawei Nexus 6P and OnePlus Two, has 3 GB of RAM memory, 32 GB of internal memory, extendable via microSD card up to 200 GB, uses a 5.
BLU Productions, an American phone vendor has released the BLU Studio 7.0 LTE smartphone, which is a huge, 7-inch phablet, with modest hardware specs. The phone has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display supports HD (720p) resolution, uses a rather old quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1 GB of RAM memory, 16 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD, a 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
If you don’t know, Apple’s 3D Force Touch function senses if the users press harder on the phone’s screen and does not behave as if a quick tap has been performed. After Apple implemented the 3D Force Touch feature on the latest iPhone devices, other mobile vendors have started to add pressure-sensitive touchscreens to their smartphones. Despite the fact that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact does not have a Force Touch display, Marco Chiappetta has discovered a method to make its device detect the pressure applied on the touchscreen.
Sailfish OS 1.1.6 has just been released and one notable new feature is the introduction of private browsing mode. In addition to this, the latest release comes with a host of other new features, bug fixes, and improvements. Please ensure that you have at least 1.5GB of free disk space and connect your Jolla to a charger before attempting to upgrade. If connected to the internet, and your account is subscribed for early access releases, your Jolla should receive an OS update notification shortly.
Sailfish OS software update have just been recently made available for download. This is the first update made available as an early release to more advanced users who have opted in to be among the first to try it. Sailfish operating system is built like a classic Linux distribution. The core of the OS is based on the Mer Project, an open, mobile-optimised, core distribution. Sailfish OS also includes the capability to run Android applications.
I just got this email notification from the Ubuntu team that the first set of Ubuntu phones are now out and available for purchase but for only a limited time. The phone code-named Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is currently going for 169.90 euros. So go grab your own copy right now. See details below: Introducing the first Ubuntu smartphone: the BQ Aquaris E45 Ubuntu Edition. Available to purchase for a limited time from 09:00-18:00 CET on Wednesday 11th February.
Microsoft recently announced on its official blog page the removal of the “preview” label from their Office suit for Android apps. As of today, Word for Android tablet, Excel for Android tablet and PowerPoint for Android tablet will be available in the Google Play store as free downloads. These apps join the highly rated OneNote for Android, as well. We are also committed to supporting the Intel chipsets via a native implementation that will be available within a quarter.
Following the recent release of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS, Canonical had been busy preparing the launching of Ubuntu Touch Operating System which is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for both mobile phones and tablets. With the introduction of Ubuntu Touch into the Ubuntu 14.04 family, this is clear indication of how passionate Canonical are in ensuring that every Ubuntu enthusiasts and developers have great experience with this products.
Canonical has unveiled its next big baby into the mobile OS world – I call it Smartphone as a PC (SAAP). The Unbuntu smartphone which was showcased at CES2013 looks to be quite a promising start for Canonical boss, Mark Shuttleworth. During his “virtual keynote” on 2 January 2012, Shuttleworth described this as a convergence product that brings the Ubuntu desktop experience onto Android devices. I must say after watching some of the videos posted, I am tempted to stop upgrade on my phone to either iPhone, Samsung or Google Nexus and wait for the first release of the Ubuntu powered smartphone.