Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Microsoft has announced new ways to launch applications for the platform Windows 10. This was at the opening of the conference for developers of Build 2015, said vice president of Microsoft operating systems, Terry Myerson.
«With Windows 10 you can with small modifications to use the code of your web applications, .NET code and Win32, as well as codes of Java / C ++ (used for creating Android-applications – note. “Heathcliff!» ) and Objective C (used for creating iOS-applications – note. “Heathcliff!» ) », – said Myerson.
Simply move the application code to the Windows platform will allow the four respective block of tools for developers (SDK). Software developers will be able to download the existing code in Visual Studio, to integrate it with the capabilities of Windows and modify the platform to meet the requirements, and then distribute the application through the Windows Store.
For developers, this means that the source code for Android or iOS- applications do not have to rewrite “from scratch”, the logic of the program will be almost entirely carried on Windows. The interface, however, the need to create separately.
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Microsoft will allow to adapt the application for Android and iOS Windows 10, reports Reuters. Thus it can be solved the problem of lack of applications on smartphones and tablets with the operating system Windows.
The decision was a radical shift in the strategy of the world’s largest software maker, which dominates the market for personal computers, but is practically an outsider on the market tablets and smartphones.
At the developer conference in San Francisco, executive vice president Terry Myerson, Microsoft promised that application developers can use the bulk of the code for Android applications transforming them into Windows.
Application developers for iOS will also receive tools for easy transformation code in Windows-format.
Applications will be available for Windows users through the online store.
The company will allow Microsoft to convert applications developed for Android and iOS, in its Windows Store. This was stated by vice-president of Microsoft operating systems, Terry Myerson during a conference for developers Windows Build 2015 .
It can be reached thanks to four new units SDK- tools for developers.
A new way to build applications for Windows 10 should solve one of the biggest problems of mobile Windows – a small number of applications.
As noted, the developers will be able to use the code Java / C ++ (created earlier for Android), and iOS-application developers also get a tool for easy carrying Objective C code to the platform Windows.
Earlier reports , the new browser with Microsoft, codenamed Project Spartan, called Microsoft Edge.
The company Microsoft is going to build in support for Android-applications in the upcoming operating system Windows. The fact that on Windows-based devices, including PCs, smartphones and tablets, you can run programs written for the platform Google, said the blog’s author and analyst Paul Thurrot.com Tarrott.
According to Tarrott, referring to informed sources within the company to support the Android-apps in the “top ten” will be announced at the conference BUILD 2015, which will be held this week in San Francisco. How exactly will this function is unknown. It is possible that Microsoft will have to create a separate store Android-applications within Windows.
Last week, the company has released a test build Windows 10. A test version of the “axis” introduces two new applications: “Mail” (Mail) and “Calendar” (Calendar), corrects errors and makes the user interface more convenient.
It is expected that in the BUILD conference for developers Microsoft will reveal more details about Windows 10 and, quite possibly, has announced the official release date.
Earlier in the company said that the new OS will be released “this summer” once in 190 countries and 111 languages. The exact date of the debut “Ten” was not called. Previously, AMD CEO Lisa Su accidentally let slip that Windows 10 will be released in late July.
Huawei unveiled Tuesday a new Android-tablet Honor Pad Note and Honor Pad.
Honor Pad Note tablet is equipped with a 9.6-inch touch screen with IPS-800 × 1280 pixels. The device is based on a 64-bit processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with a clock frequency of 1.2 GHz. The memory volume of the tablet is 1 GB. The capacity of flash memory is 16 GB, it can be expanded to 64 GB with support for memory cards microSD. The tablet has a 5-megapixel rear camera, there is also a front-facing 2-megapixel resolution.
The battery capacity of 4800 mAh provides up to 12 hours of battery life with the standard use of the tablet. Communication capabilities Honor Pad Note include only support networks Wi-Fi, the tablet version with 3G or 4G / LTE will not. Case thickness Honor Pad Note equal to 8.3 mm, weight – 430 g.
The tablet will come with pre-installed Android 4.4 KitKat and interface EM UI 3.0. Price of the device is 999 yuan ($ 160).
Second Honor Pad tablet has a 7-inch IPS-screen with a resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels, back and front camera with 2-megapixel matrix, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB flash memory, a slot for memory cards SD, modules Wi-Fi, 3G, support voice calls.
The device uses Spreadtrum SC7731G processor with four core Cortex-A7 with a frequency of 1.2 GHz. Battery capacity is 4100 mAh. Honor Pad also runs on Android 4.4 KitKat from the shell Emotion UI 3.0. The cost of the tablet is 599 yuan ($ 96).
Both the tablet will go on sale in China on May 7. Will the new items the operating system upgrade to version Android 5.0 Lollipop, it is not yet known.
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The obvious progress in improving the functionality of the operating system Android Wear does not solve the main problems of the platform: it requires a fairly productive processors, limiting hours of battery life from the battery, and the majority of wrist devices with Android Wear still need to complete the work conjugate wirelessly interface smartphone. In addition, devices with Android Wear turn out quite expensive, as manufacturers try, so they are not inferior in design and basic capabilities of smartphones are not below average.
According to the website, the producers of “smart” watches are increasingly pay attention to the need for alternative platforms. If Samsung and LG in this matter rely on Tizen and webOS, respectively, the Asustek Computer has been developing its own software platform for “smart” watches series VivoWatch, which will become more affordable alternative to the Android Wear ZenWatch in the eyes of those who are waiting for the availability of a wrist device mainly functions to track health. VivoWatch prices will be more attractive, and therefore increase the demand. According to some estimates, in 2014 around the world have been sold less than 800,000 devices running Android Wear, and while it can not be called very popular.
The apparent progress in improving the functionality of the operating system Android Wear does not solve the main problems of the platform: it requires sufficient CPU performance limiting hours of battery life from the battery, and the majority of wrist devices with Android Wear still need to complete the work conjugate wirelessly smartphone interface. In addition, devices with Android Wear turn out quite expensive as manufacturers try that they are not inferior in design and basic capabilities of smartphones are not below average.
As the site, the producers of “smart” watches more often pay attention to the need for alternative platforms. If Samsung and LG in this regard rely on Tizen and webOS, respectively, the Asustek Computer is developing its own software platform for “smart” watches series VivoWatch, which will become more affordable alternative ZenWatch on Android Wear in the eyes of those who are waiting for the presence of wrist devices mainly functions to track health. Prices VivoWatch will be more attractive, and therefore increase the demand. According to some estimates, in 2014 around the world it has been sold less than 800,000 devices running Android Wear, and while it can not be called very popular.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Officially unveiled Android-smartphone LG G4 with six-core Snapdragon processor 808 – Overclockers.ru
exhausting hunt for a complete characterization of the smartphone LG G4 ended tonight, as the Korean company officiallyyour new Android-flagship. As already mentioned, one of the main features of the device was slightly curved body – the radius of curvature reaches 3000 mm. According to the manufacturer, this form allows more convenient to keep the smartphone in hand at the time of the call. Furthermore, when the fall down display its ability to bend by 20% increases the likelihood of maintaining the structural integrity of the screen.
A lot of attention in the press release given to the quality of manufacture and cover to the rear panel of genuine leather. In the process of tanning and dyeing leather used vegetable ingredients, and after the disposal of such a “skin” does not pollute the environment with harmful substances. In case of damage or wear leather cover can be replaced. Incidentally, the battery capacity of 3000 mA • h at this smartphone also shift – a rarity in our time.
special pride LG is also a rear camera smartphone G4, which is based on the Sony IMX234 sensor with a resolution of 16 megapixels and a characteristic aperture F / 1.8, increasing the aperture ratio of 80% as compared to the LG G3. Advanced optical image stabilization system uses a three-axis gyroscope now instead of a twin. Next to the rear camera is located spectrographic special sensor that detects even infrared light, allowing optimal way to select the white balance and zoom range of colors in the image to the natural. The front camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels sensor is based on Toshiba and able to understand commands gestures for self-portraits.
The rear panel of the smartphone may have “ceramic” texture if the leather surface due to some reason do not like the user. Display smartphone LG G4 is made by technology IPS, has a diagonal size of 5.5 “and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Compared to its predecessors, it offers an improved color reproduction by 20%, increased by 25% brightness and 50% – the contrast. Advanced In Technology -Cell Touch allows you to combine the touch panel display, making it more responsive and thinner.
On the CPU smartphone LG G4 should tell apart. Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with support for X10 LTE has a specific layout: two core architecture Cortex-A57, operating at a frequency of 1.82 GHz, next door to the four core architecture Cortex-A53, which operate at a frequency of 1.44 GHz. Adreno graphics subsystem 418 is clocked at 600 MHz. From fashionable and more expensive memory LPDDR4 manufacturer refused in favor LPDDR3, way aboard LG G4 has three gigabytes. The volume of solid-state memory is limited to 32 GB, the proposed connector for memory cards microSD. Smartphone LG G4 is equipped with SIM-card form factor nanoSIM and supports NFC. Baseline characteristics of the device are listed in the press release of the producer:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 808 with X10 LTE;
- Display: 5.5 inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 pixels, 538 ppi);
- Memory: 32GB eMMC ROM, RAM 3GB LPDDR3 / slot microSD;
- Camera: 16 megapixel back with an aperture F1.8 / OIS 2.0 / 8 MP front;
- Battery: 3000 mAh (replacement);
- Operating System Google Android 5.1 interface LGUX 4.0;
- Dimensions 148,9 x 76,1 x 6,3-9,8 mm;
- Weight 155 g;
- Support for networks 4G / LTE / HSPA + 21 Mbit / s (3G)
- Interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1LE / NFC / USB 2.0.
Drivers will support standard smartphone MirrorLink, allowing duplicate smartphone interface on the display of the car entertainment system. On sale in Korea LG G4 arrive this month, the availability of other markets will be announced separately. It is expected that the new flagship LG will be quite expensive, not yielding to the price closest competitor.
Recently started selling Watch. Smart watch from Cupertino – not the first of its kind: the market smart timepieces have long been present and numerous Pebble Soup running “wearable” version of Android – Android Wear. What to choose? Strengths and weaknesses of each solution are discussed below.
Watch. Prices for Apple smart watches start at $ 349 (a collection of Sport). Conventional Apple Watch with stainless steel and sapphire-coated display – perfect protection against scratches – are already at $ 549. The cost of a luxury collection Edition range from $ 10 000 to $ 17 000. Note – outside The price depends on the “filling” is identical everywhere.
Android Wear. Smart hours on this platform usually cost from $ 200 (ASUS ZenWatch) to $ 300 (metal Moto 360 / LG G Watch R).
Pebble. The previous generation hours Pebble (Original) estimated total of $ 100. More premium version of Pebble Steel costs $ 199.99. Almost as much – $ 199 – and asked for new Pebble Time. Steel model of the next generation will be available for $ 299.
Watch. The first smart watch Apple is working on Watch OS – system with a bright, simple design and a new font. Operating system is able (and even obliged) to work together with iOS – display the hours notice, text messages and phone calls. In order to use most functions require Watch iPhone.
Android Wear. «Wrist” version of the operating system Google Android. Particular attention is paid to work with voice assistant Google Now and displays the information in the right place at the right time.
Pebble. In view of increased competition, the company has redesigned its software for hours. For the first time it appears in the new Pebble Time (their sales have not started yet). However, by the opportunities this watch is still modest than competitors Watch OS and Android Wear. However, Pebble has one big advantage – from the “big three” smart-hours work with your smartphone and on Android, iOS and they are only able to.
Watch . Apple offers the greatest potential for customization of a single device “for themselves.” “Apple” clock presented in three versions (Sport, Watch, Edition), each version – in two sizes, for any Watch you can buy one of the many and varied straps and thus radically change their design.
Android Wear. Due to the large number of Android-OS vendors on this there are a number of “smart” watches to suit every taste and color. The problem may occur only with accessories – find a new strap will be difficult. This does not apply unless the Motorola 360.
Pebble. Pebble Time thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and the black-and-white display replaced by color. Existing models can hardly be called beautiful – nelyubiteli Pebble and did call them “children.” But the basic functions of smart hours they cope.
Watch. Screen Smart hours Apple does not work when you’re at it, do not look . As a result, Watch «survive” overnight. But if you do not want to disappoint you watch the next day, have a mandatory charge them before going to bed.
Android Wear. The same is true for the majority of smart hours Android Wear. On a single charge, they have worked for a day or as Moto 360 after updating the software even more. LG G Watch R «live» the whole day with permanently active screen. But, again, they need to be recharged every day.
Pebble. The key advantage of Pebble – «LP» battery. Enough to charge them once a week! In this case, the clock screen is active 24 hours a day. The company promises that the working hours of the new Time will not affect even the appearance of a color screen.
Watch. Apple made a healthy lifestyle and exercise one of the major advantages of his watch. The gadget is able to monitor heart rate, daily activity and even send reminders when you sat up and could use a little walk. Fitness data collected in the application Activity, all the statistics available in the iPhone (after pairing and connection to the Watch).
Android Wear . Many existing clock count the number of steps you’ve walked, calories burned and heart rate. The data is sent to a special program hub Google Fit.
Pebble. Physical Activity paid little attention. All that will find hours lovers healthy lifestyle – the usual pedometer. Of course, from the app store, you can download third-party applications fitness, but overall Pebble – not the best choice for someone who is concerned about his physical form.
Watch. The clock can show any notice to which you are used to on the iPhone. If desired, developers can add a notification that you can accept / reject directly on the screen Watch.
Android Wear. similarly.
Pebble. where possible modest – developers do not have such a deep access to smartphone operating system. But nothing major, you will not miss.
Watch. In order to run a third-party (ie, almost any) application, the clock must be connected to the iPhone. Look in the list of installed programs is easier than to Android Wear – just click on the scroll wheel Digital Crown. At the end of April 2015 in the App Store contains more than 3500 applications compatible with Apple Watch.
Android Wear. Many developers have added to their applications support Android Wear. Smart clock on “Android” has much can be done – by introducing new tasks to Wunderlist purchase on Amazon.
Pebble. The company offers to download a lot of third-party applications. True, Apple Watch and Android Wear already appeared or appear significant programs, which at the Pebble is not so far.
Watch. Users can adjust the dial at its sole discretion to change the theme, add and delete blocks (for example, information about meetings, weather, moon phases, etc.). However, new dials to download until you can not.
Android Wear. There is, of course, no problem – the owner of the watch can download new dial directly from the app store Google Play. Thus, the possibilities for personalization are truly limitless.
Pebble. The same as in the Android Wear – new themes for the dial easily downloaded from Pebble Store.
Watch. Yes, full support swipe gestures. Screen determines the strength of pressing (technology Force Touch)
Android Wear. There.
Pebble. No, management is carried out by means of physical buttons.
In fact, the choice of a lot depends on your smartphone. If you – the owner of the iPhone, you should think about buying any Apple Watch, or Pebble, because the clock on Android with iOS are not yet compatible (although everything can change). The opposite is true – the owners of Android-smartphone should forget about Watch.
It outlined the phone? Next answer yourself the question: “What kind of smart I want to watch?” Complete with touch screen, powered by batteries one day – or simple, but with a battery that will last for a week? Pebble – for those who like to “long-lasting” digital clock and indifferent to the design refinements. Everyone else, we are sure, will make the right choice.
Bank “Opening” has released a new version of the mobile application for Symbian operating system Android. This was reported in the credit institution.
In particular, the balance is now on the map and any templates created online banking, are displayed in a widget. “No need to go into the app and enter a password, for example, to pay for mobile communication. This can be done in two clicks through the widget “, – explained in the bank.
In addition, users can see the information in the application of the minimum payments on your credit card, and control the size and the date of payment.
Also finalized geolocation service: map with offices and ATMs are now updated online and contains only actual addresses.
In the financial institution recalled that the mobile bank “Opening” allows you to view detailed information on the cards, deposits and loans, pay mobile communications, television, utility services and other services. To register for the mobile application only bank card number. By means of internal transfers, customers can repay loans, replenish deposits and currency conversions. In the mobile bank displays general history of payments made through mobile and internet banking, with the possibility of repeat operations. Also available lock and unlock cards.Bank “Opening” – the main brand of the Khanty-Mansiysk Bank “Opening”, also working under the brand name of the Bank of Khanty-Mansiysk in the regions where it is better known.
The company Tronsmart prepared to release the computer-stick Draco H3, using the hardware platform and operating system Allwinner Android.
The device applied Allwinner H3 processor with four core Cortex-A7 and graphics accelerator Mali-400MP2. This product enables hardware decoding 4K video format H.265 / HEVC with frequency playback up to 30 frames per second; In addition, work with encoder H.264 format at a resolution of 1080p and 60 frames per second.
PC Keychain endowed with 1GB of RAM, a flash unit with a capacity of 8 GB, wireless adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0, as well as a slot for cards microSD. There is a full-size USB 2.0 port and two-port Micro-USB, one of which is used to supply power. To connect to a monitor or TV use interface HDMI.
At the mini-computer installed platform Android 4.4 KitKat. The device can be purchased at an estimated cost of US $ 30-40.
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Monday, April 27, 2015
The specialists of “Doctor Web” informed about new versions of Android-Trojan family Android.BankBot, which are also known under the name Svpeng. They are dangerous because they kidnapped money from the bank accounts of users of mobile Android-devices and are able to shut down a number of antivirus programs. The family Android.BankBot has been known for several years, but only in the beginning of April to the fore particularly active – then the Russian Interior Ministry reported the arrest of cyber criminals who used these Trojans to attack by as much as a number of Russian and foreign credit institutions. The problem is that even after his arrest, malicious dissemination Trojans continued. In particular, the recently discovered Android.BankBot.43 and Android.BankBot.45, which are distributed under the guise of legal software that is installed on your device users themselves. We are talking about different games, media players or updates. Once the Trojan is in the system, it begins to take root, primarily by blocking the possibility of their own removal, as well as trying to root the device. The Trojan then communicates with the management server and waits for further instructions. Android.BankBot feature list is quite extensive, it may call to the specified number, execute USSD-request, send to the server, all incoming and outgoing SMS messages, reset the device to remove all user data, send SMS message with the settings and send the server detailed information about the affected device to search for the file in accordance with a received command name. However, the main title Android.BankBot – theft of money and valuable information. To do this, set the Trojans attack on mobile devices such as the program “Client-Bank”, as well as the application Google Play. Displaying a false form the input of personal data, the Trojan causes the user to independently confirm the transfer of funds to the account of intruders.
The specialists of “Doctor Web” informed about new versions of Android-Trojan family Android.BankBot, which are also known under the name Svpeng. They are dangerous because they kidnapped money from the bank accounts of users of mobile Android-devices and are able to shut down a number of antivirus programs.
The family Android.BankBot has been known for several years, but only in the beginning of April to the fore particularly active – then the Russian Interior Ministry reported the arrest of cyber criminals who used these Trojans to attack by as much as a number of Russian and foreign credit institutions. The problem is that even after his arrest, malicious dissemination Trojans continued. In particular, the recently discovered Android.BankBot.43 and Android.BankBot.45, which are distributed under the guise of legal software that is installed on your device users themselves. We are talking about different games, media players or updates.
Once the Trojan is in the system, it begins to take root, primarily by blocking the possibility of their own removal, as well as trying to root the device. The Trojan then communicates with the management server and waits for further instructions. Android.BankBot feature list is quite extensive, it may call to the specified number, execute USSD-request, send to the server, all incoming and outgoing SMS messages, reset the device to remove all user data, send SMS message with the settings and send the server detailed information about the affected device to search for the file in accordance with a received command name.
However, the main title Android.BankBot – theft of money and valuable information. To do this, set the Trojans attack on mobile devices such as the program “Client-Bank”, as well as the application Google Play. Displaying a false form the input of personal data, the Trojan causes the user to independently confirm the transfer of funds to the account of intruders.
Source: “Doctor Web»
The specialists of “Doctor Web” found new versions of Android-Trojan family Android.BankBot, attacking the banks’ customers many countries. Some modifications of these Trojans, also known under the name Svpeng, are dangerous because they kidnapped money from the bank accounts of users of mobile Android-devices and are able to shut down a number of antivirus programs.
The Trojans family Android.BankBot familiar Specialist security for several years. However, they received wide popularity only in the beginning of April 2015, when the Russian Interior Ministry reported the arrest cybercriminals use multiple versions of these malicious applications in implementing attacks on customers of a number of Russian and foreign credit institutions. Despite the fact that the activities of these intruders was foiled, dissemination Trojans other virus writers continued, as evidenced by the appearance of another modification of Bunker.
For example, recently virus analysts of “Doctor Web” found several similar Trojan, among which – Android.BankBot.43 and Android.BankBot.45. They are distributed under the guise of legitimate software, such as games, media players, or upgrade your operating system, and through the use of various methods cybercriminals social engineering hastily installed on Android-smartphones and tablets by the same users.
The main purpose of the Trojan family of Android. BankBot – theft of confidential banking information of users and the theft of their funds. For this attack malicious applications installed on users’ mobile devices programs such as “Client-Bank” a number of credit institutions, as well as program Play Store. However, this is – is not the only danger from Trojan family Android.BankBot. So, many of them are able to interfere with the operation of several popular antivirus applications at a time when those attempts are made to remove Bunker from infected mobile devices.
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* PRO version comes with SoC MediaTek MT6595 with a maximum operating frequency of the nuclei Cortex-A17 up to 2200 MHz.
** PRO version supports data transfer standard Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
As you can see, the characteristics look very good. Particularly pleased with the amount of RAM – three gigabytes, and this is not the slowest memory standard LPDDR3, running in dual channel mode at a frequency of 933 MHz.
Yes, the architecture of the productive unit cores Cortex-A17 is not the most advanced and productive, but the high frequency of these nuclei is increased considerably comfortable work with browsers and other single-threaded applications. Especially compared with MediaTek MT6592.
Packaging equipment Zopo ZP999
Zopo ZP999 is supplied unpainted in a cardboard box, which hinders the opening of the paper clamp. Not the most reliable solution.
The design of ordinary strength raises no objections. No frills and design refinements are not provided.
As we face the Chinese smartphone, then on the box traditionally mention must be present on the specifications.
Inside, we are waiting for the next set of delivery:
- The protective film on the screen (the second, the first is already pasted);
- Power MicroUSB;
- Battery charger;
Quite a good kit has everything you need plus a small bonus.
The charger is small, it will fit into most home extensions and “pilots”.
The Power of the output current of 1 A full charge cycle with memory data is more than three hours, during which time it stored even when using more powerful unit.