Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Infographics from HTC explains why your Android-based smartphone is unlikely upgraded next year - Computerra-line

Author: Nikolai Masluhin December 31, 2013

One of the main problems as Android system – the impossibility for most phones get upgraded to the latest version of the OS. Yes there until the last! If you believe Google, then Android 4.1 running 37.4% of users, and it is, think, minus two versions of the actual. Why does it happen? The company HTC, once letting out on a couple dozen models per year, presented the great infographic that explains the situation.

at the big picture – the three types of phones are: operator (for our country, it is irrelevant), enabled the so-called model Google Edition, that is as close to “naked» Android.

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As seen, even in the case of models with Google Edition, when intervention products in the minimum code system, the firmware runs at least 8 stages of work. Well, in case of sale of operating units (namely operators in the U.S. and Europe are the main sales channels) work on iOS grows up to 12 steps.

If we multiply the volume

get work done on the number of issued manufacturer phones, it becomes clear that none of the companies will not spend so much effort to support older devices. This is simply not profitable. Wiser to throw programmers to develop firmware for a couple of fashion flagships, and a dozen new models. That is why many phones even eminent manufacturers stop getting significant updates in the first year of his life.

interesting that, contrary to popular opinion, completion branded skins like Sense (in this case, Samsung TouchWiz) not greatly complicates the work on the firmware. Just one more step.

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Tools month. Review of applications Android-December - BBC News

In the last month of the year Vesti.Haytek continued to monitor the news and updates Android-applications that appear on the virtual store shelves Google Play. For monthly collections we tested the best of them, including not only useful tools, but also a couple of games to play.

to Western Christmas AllCast app came out of beta and stable version appeared in Google Play. This program, created by one of the developers Kushik Dutta, allows you to broadcast images and video with the Android-phone or tablet to the TV screen. AllCast application works with a huge number of devices that support DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), as well as Apple TV, Google TV (Logitech Revue), consoles Roku, console Microsoft Xbox (360 and One), Samsung TV and Panasonic Smart TV, etc. etc. Say Dutta sure one day AllCast will be compatible with its own “Googley” “telebrelkom” Chromecast.

But music streaming will only appear in a later release of this application for OS Android, which, as now, must be version 4.0 or later. Note that AllCast able to work with technology that supports “apple” standard AirPlay, which uses a network of Wi-Fi. This fact can be especially glad “apostates” exchanged iOS to Android, which remained on the farm now seemingly unnecessary “iron”, for example, AirPlay-dynamics.

After starting AllCast determines whether you have compatible equipment. In application settings, you simply select the device where you will be “Stream”, and, of course, the content itself (image or video) that you want to display on the TV screen. How it works is easy to understand from the video, he commented that the program developer.

The free version AllCast while watching less than one minute, and to lift this restriction and also get rid of the annoying ads, you should purchase a key – AllCast Premium for $ 4.99 (164.57 rubles) .

From Google Play AllSast trial version can be downloaded here and AllCast Premium – here.

Android Device Manager
Web Service Remote Control Android-devices (Android Device Manager) Company Google announced in late summer, and here in December for a mobile client appeared. Now virtually any gadget (the main thing that the Android version does not fall below 2.3) can determine where the lost device remotely lock it or wipe the data on it. But in order to activate this feature on a potential “poteryashke” we must first run the application “Settings Google” and by section Remote Android “, tick the option” Remote Device Search “and” Remote lock and reset. “In Android 4.1 and more later versions require pre allow access to their geospatial data (if it was not provided earlier).

After launching Android Device Manager on Google will show the approximate location devaysa, if included, of course. A tapa after the title lost smartphone or tablet can be seen and time it was last used.

If the device was lost at home, it’s easy to “ping”. In this case, the device will emit a nasty beep at full volume for five minutes, even if up to that was in the vibration mode or the sound was off. By the way, turn off this “siren” Only the power button.

If the device is left somewhere outside the home, enough to start to do a lock, but if it is clear that the device is stolen, immediately recommended to resort to drastic measures. Cleaning function removes applications, photos, music and other information on the device and restore the factory settings. Note that the data from the SD-card is not removed. But all these bailouts will help only “poteryashke” working with the mobile Internet or Wi-Fi.

Android Device Manager can free download in Google Play

Angry Birds Go!
company Rovio has released another game about evil birds. However, the gameplay in it is another – in Angry Birds Go! invited to participate in go-kart racing style Crash Nitro Cart. In short, it is necessary to drive on the maps of the island pigs. By the way, you can play not only for the aggressive birds, but also for their pretty green opponents.

Gamers will battle each other on the set of racetracks, fly in the air, use special abilities to fight with competitors. Also available are various modifications for cars that have to buy for the points earned or for real money (in-game purchases worth up to 100 dollars).

I race very easy control, the game system is simple, understandable and fascinating, and the gameplay balanced. The player starts with one card and one “classic” red bird as a driver. Later, he discovers how the new machines, and new characters.

Angry Birds Go! you can free download in Google Play.

Adventure horizontal platformer Badland – this is a game about the harsh world where survival of the fittest, and ten deaths per minute – a common occurrence (detailed review at this link). Events unfold in a forest full of various creatures, trees, flowers and other items where the hero await lots of obstacles and traps. Have to flee, for example, from a variety of mechanisms, giant fans and other mysterious machines.

Cute furry creature similar to blot with small wings, by any means necessary to bring to the finish. “Mohnatik” is able to reproduce, and clones appeared specifically want to sacrifice them.

Now Badland 80 levels, thus supporting the multiplayer mode when the same device is available for four players level 21. Good manners are not welcome here. Better, for example, to push an opponent on a rotating disk of a circular saw. In general, nothing personal.

Badland can be downloaded for free on Google Play.

Quip combines convenient document editor with the messaging system, similar to the chat. Application is impressive not only for its multiplatform and free, but also simplicity and modernity. This program allows you to communicate with other users, create documents and edit them together, more about its features can be found in our review.

important that Quip allows simultaneous work on the same document from virtually any device. On the “desktop” displays your documents and folders, and in the “Inbox” – those to whom you have granted access, and since they are all stored in the cloud, “forget” them somewhere impossible.

Quip are free to use for personal use (up to 5 people in the group), but the business will have to pay $ 12 a month per person (can be up to 250).

Quip to download from Google Play require device-based operating system Android 4.0.3 or later.

VSCO Cam – is both an application for recording and photo editor with the largest set of filters (presets). The program has a minimalistic design and a simple, intuitive interface.

in VSCO Cam Pictures appear as squares on the tab Library (“Library”). Allowed to add photos and other sources, for example, from the usual Android-gallery.

In the “Library” as you manage photos – here they are easy to edit, delete, send by e-mail, share them on social networks (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), spread in VSCO Grid to create your own portfolio in the public gallery of photos.

Double tapnuv on a picture, you can see where and when it was made, and what was with the shooting mode. Details about the tool application, you can read in our review. Available free of charge only 10 filters, and to purchase them on the tab Store. Each set is 99 cents.

VSCO Cam you can free download from Google Play for gadgets with the version of OS Android 4.0 and above.

idea “Vkarmane” (yfi read a detailed review at this link) is very simple – the program provides templates of various documents in which you can drive all the necessary information, then to quickly access it. There are templates for passports, bank cards, TIN, SNILS, passport, CTC, CTP / CASCO, driver’s license, medical insurance and a military ID card.

Unfortunately, fill in the fields, recognizing text from photographs document the program can not, so that will have to enter their data manually. Feature “Vkarmane” can be considered encryption technology AES-256. In addition, the entrance to this application is password-protected.

Each document “Vkarmane” can be sent with a message, or e-mail. Unfortunately, the program itself is not possible to print anything.

paid version “Vkarmane” (33 rubles) can be downloaded from Google Play.

With applications from the App Store migrirovshimi in Google Play, problems usually arise. They usually are not only functional, but simply beautiful. So, compared to Cal from start Any.DO stock Android-calendar looks like a relative in the village kirzachah and hat. That’s just called “migrant” is not lucky – painfully dissonant it to the Russian ear.

Settings at Cal calendar quite a bit. In particular, it is proposed to import from Facebook friends’ birthdays (also loaded with photographs of their profiles), assign visible calendars (associated with your account and Holidays Russia), and set the default notification time (time for 10 or 30 minutes per hour or two a day or two, any time), photo theme (for background calendar), etc.

Moving on days in the calendar provided swipe left or right. Furthermore, swipe down calendar you can deploy and move already by month. Will be displayed under the calendar events and affairs of the selected day. Unfortunately, there is no option is often necessary to see all the events in one month.

Using the “+” in the upper right corner of the screen to easily add future events specified place (displayed on the map Google) and time of the meeting, noting the necessary person (of Facebook friends and contacts Google) and putting notification procedures, including notification to the specified email address. Conveniently, all the editable parameters are collected together on the screen, and when you add new events, you can use voice control.

Among chip program worth noting synchronization scheduler Any.DO, and excellent ergonomics – Intuitive interface with large buttons and comfortable (not miss), as well as additional screens for editing (not entangled). In Android, unlike iOS, possible and landscape orientation calendar. Furthermore, Cal synchronized with most services which previously could calendars are used, including Google Calendar and Outlook. By the way, the calendar of Any.DO has a very pretty widget.


Monday, December 30, 2013

[The competition] How to set up 4G from Beeline on Android. Use ShowServiceMode - Ferra

  • Developer : Jaken’s laboratory
  • Price : 58,32 rubles
  • Tested on : Samsung Galaxy S4 active
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Recently, the market has a lot of smartphones with support for 4G. But despite the fact that the big three labored comprehensive LTE, take full advantage of this type of communication may just not all. You can certainly talk about politics in small companies, the boundless love Beeline with Apple, the boundless zeal and MegaFon about trying to sublimate this jealousy with Samsung, but sometimes it happens much touchdowns.

So, at Samsung (and other Android) has a problem. Due to lack of proper firmware pampered high-speed Internet could, until recently, only the owners of contracts from Megafon. But we can, and Beeline subscribers.

Not so long ago in my hands was a cute” baby »- Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Great, like, model – and underwater shoots, and dust / dirt and everything else is protected – but connect on this devayse 4G from Beeline proved quite difficult. The fact that the phone settings simply no choice cherished network.

 The absence ; consequence 4G on Samsung Galaxy

to dance with a tambourine, I still managed to undoubtedly find one useful application – ShowServiceMode. Frankly, for me and for the Support of Beeline, and even the “experts” from Samsung, it was a revelation. A cheap small utility allows you to quickly get into the “secret” phone settings and activate the same 4G, which just does not want to run with bilaynovskoy Simcoe.

utility called

When you start the application you will see here this screen:

first screen

Then you need to press «Run with above settings choosed». She even let you run the basic settings. The first step here is a screen will appear.

It is necessary to sequentially select« LTE Band Prefences »

and then «Band Pref: LTE ALL»

Thereafter device miraculously begins to catch 4G …

If you are out of coverage 4G, it is necessary to find a place where it will catch and wait smartphone registers in the network.

Rest easily fixable. Again we go into the program and click successively «Automatic» and «Automatic» (see screenshots below)

Everything after that our device itself will choose the correct network depending what kind of signal is available.

I must say, since the phone just flies, despite assurances from the “producer” that works for 4G, we have to wait another month or two until our “Korean friends” did not give birth to the new firmware. Now I use and incredibly pleased with it. I hope that will help you. The case for small – go out and buy mobilku with 4G …

Google installs on cars Android - Slon.ru - Editorial Business News

Google install on cars Android

Google is going to integrate Android into cars. According to Wall Street Journal, the joint work on the development of “infotainment systems” being with the company Audi, and this will be officially announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

In addition, participation in collaboration manufacturer Nvidia graphics cards should be to “consolidate the Android as an important technology for future vehicles,” the source said WSJ. The main goal – to give the passengers and the driver of car access to applications that are currently available on Android-smartphones.

This summer it became aware of the initiative to integrate the Apple iOS in the dashboard of cars. Competitor Google already has the support concerns Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, Honda Motor and BMW AG. So, Honda launched new models that allow the driver to use Siri via the car radio: read e-mail or text messages, check the weather, use the navigation system, without being distracted by your smartphone.

Thus, if an integrated system of Honda and Apple smartphone requires a connection to the car, Google is another concept – operating system should be completely autonomous.

Read also – from refrigerators to car: how Android helps turn the whole world into a computer ?

– Steve Jobs did not have time to finish iCar ?

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

11 best applications according to the development team Android - 3DNews

development team responsible for a Google operating system Android, spoke about the best, in their opinion, the applications. It comes to ranking Beautiful Design Winter 2013 Collection, which is published twice a year, in winter and summer. The main criterion that guided developers in the rating, was the design of the application interface. Despite the fact that it is quite a subjective element, you can always call beautiful and ugly applications.

the first place in the rankings comes from Timely Service Bitspin .

The second

– Circa, news reader.

In third place

application Etsy, which gives the user the opportunity to meet and purchase handmade goods.

fourth place Airbnb, an application that is a social network for people who rent their homes to travelers. Accordingly, by using this service, people can look for a removable housing at the time of travel.

In fifth place

The Whole Pantry – an unusual application for people who prefer to only healthy foods without sugar and gluten.


list looks like this:

6. Runtastic Heart Rate Pro

7. Tumblr

8. Umano

9. Yahoo! Weather

10. Grand St.

11. Pinterest

All applications can be downloaded from Google Play and myself to check whether they are so good.

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Android - a real spy in your pocket - GIGAmir

Android – a real spy in your pocket. FotoKompaniya Google knows the passwords to all the wireless networks in the world.

most popular applications for Android, iOS and Windows Phone

Google, Inc. from its inception, has denied all the axioms of business, managed to build a thriving business on free products. The best search, mail, many other services are available to users free of charge, but at the same time, bring us a good income. So Google, instead of money, takes us something else?

Exactly. We pay for the use of products of their attention and their private information. I once wrote an article about how Google collects data about us in the network. And today we will focus on another aspect of this issue, as mobile devices with Android on board spying on their hosts.

your travels History

Android default tracks the location of your phone. It uses this information to make your life easier, for example, Google Now will show you the weather, attractions and routes from your location. He may also use this data to allow you to track a lost phone on the Internet using the Android Device Manager.

same time it means that Google knows where and when you were with your phone. And be sure that these data are accumulated and stored neatly. And even if you turn off the GPS, your location will still be fairly accurately determined using nearby Wi-Fi networks and cell phone towers.
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way, you do come up with a rather complicated password to his mantle? Tried in vain. Only one tick in the settings of your backup data sent superslozhnyh your password in Google. This company knows the passwords to all the wireless networks in the world, not bad, right?

letters, contacts and events

Android provides a really convenient service to synchronize your email, calendar and notes Address Book between different devices. However, this by itself means that all the data is stored on company servers. Whether they are destroyed after the steel you do not need, or being reserved indefinitely, forming a digital print of your life? Obviously, the latter.
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passwords, history sites, search queries

Mobile Chrome is a good browser, who gladly use very many. And if you use even a desktop version of the program, you get the opportunity to virtually seamless transition between different devices, because all your data is automatically pulled up and synchronized. Yes, the servers Google, of course. This means that you, out of kindness, sharing all their passwords, interests and hobbies with one very curious now.
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company makes extremely great efforts to promote its social service Google+. Gradually, more and more products and services integrated into Google+, and not far off when you will no longer get out of the setting of the respective client. This means that all your fotochki will automatically be loaded on servers Google, linked with your name and saved.
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What about SMS and calls?

That this until everything is in order. When using standard programs, no data about your conversations and correspondence will not be sent. However, in the latest version of Android 4.4 Kit Kat, in place of the usual messages came Google Hangouts, so that the option backup history of your communication is, I think, is not far off. Solely for the convenience and safety of users, by itself.

Should we fear and what to do?

If you look objectively and call a spade a spade, it must be admitted that Google has successfully built the perfect global tracking system for its users. And if using an ordinary computer, we can somehow control the flow of data collected about us, then with a mobile gadget that is always with us, much more difficult to handle. While most people are familiar mantra calms himself: “I’m a little man, to me nobody cares” and “I have nothing to hide”, no one knows when and who will use your data. And for what purpose.

So it is better to keep this process under control and follow a few simple rules.

1. Clearly realize that no privacy of any network, nor in life. Every step you take can be fixed, figured out and sent to storage until a suitable opportunity.

What to expect from Android 4.4.2?

2. Try not to use the products of one company. If there is a choice, then give preference to third-party solutions.

AirDroid. How to connect your computer and mobile device - Ferra

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Modern technical devices are able to function well individually, but their full potential they reveal the interaction – showing the best features of technological gadgets. Here, for example, many people today want to connect your smartphone or tablet to your computer for different purposes – data files or monitoring. This can be done in several ways: use a long and uncomfortable … wire cable or Wi-Fi connection, working fairly quickly and at a great distance. But here’s the problem – very few people know how to tie the air database both devices. For owners of the devices on the Android platform is a way out – the application «AirDroid».

Thanks to the program« AirDroid »collection process into a single channel of the computer and the mobile device has become as simple as adding one and two – just run the application on your phone or tablet, to drive into your browser on your computer specified IP-address, confirm the connection, and voila! – The connection is established. Sitting with a computer can operate on all available data on a mobile device in any format – even view the download though, even remove, though copy and paste … user capabilities are virtually unlimited. However, this double-edged sword: you can not just work with are already on Android-devayse information, but also to add new there – the file link, clipboard or file format application APK.

addition to the files themselves, window «AirDroid» on the computer gives us some information about the device to which it is connected: the full name, version of Android, the amount of free and used internal and external memory by categories – music, video , or other images. In addition, we have the opportunity to know the number of installed applications, existing contacts, messages, music, image and video files. And, accordingly, look at the list of items for each of the categories that can be done in the computer version of «Air Droid», and mobile. Here there is also some sort of remote control – wirelessly from your computer or you can do a picture with the camera, or (if Root-rights) screenshot.

But« AirDroid »rich and not only the possibility of connection of the mobile device and the PC – this app has in its arsenal a couple more, other useful features. For example, the right of «AirDroid» You can view a list of installed applications and delete them there, use the app as a full file manager or task manager with the ability to stop unwanted processes and become familiar with them, as well as view the degree of filling of internal and external memory, the charge battery voltage and temperature, CPU utilization with the number of running tasks, as well as information about RAM. Indeed, «AirDroid» you can replace a lot of third-party software.

« AirDroid »- quite a handy program for those who want the presence of a stable and fast Internet connection link together computers and mobile devices for handling data of different nature. What good is such an opportunity – you can in case you lose your smartphone or tablet to find it on a map, remotely lock and wipe all data. Naturally, if you specify the desired item in the settings. And what’s right with a computer monitor and can make calls and send messages – it’s all just a fairy tale. Thus, the task of combining the functions of two devices with proper use of the program «AirDroid» can be quite simple. Of course, in the right hands.

Android extends the range of devices that can be controlled - MegaObzor.com

29.12.2013 , Author – Idar Ibragimov [* 395 | * 0]

Android extends the range of devices that can be controlled It is not a secret that the mobile operating system from Google Android has become one of the most popular solutions. As it became known, this operating system is composed of gaming devices can make a good decision gaming competition Sony PSP. Sony PSP was first released in 2004 and over the next eight years, has sold more than seventy-five million devices. The most popular game for the Sony PSP appeared Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. And now the product is running Android Exeq Run wants to compete for market share with the Sony PSP.

Currently new device copies the entire appearance of the popular Sony PSP. Any games for android free run on it. Controlled gaming device standard – left and right is the joystick and buttons, that is similar to all Sony PSP. Naturally, the familiar comfort control combined with the availability of games and applications for Android devices. Screen resolution of 800×480 pixels at the product and it works under the control of dual-core processor with an operating frequency of 1.2 GHz. Soldered on board 1 GB of RAM, and all of this is controlled by the operating system Android 4.2.

nice feature of the product is a 3G module for organizations to connect to mobile networks and data. Open access to the SIM card allows you to enjoy the facilities of any operator.

nice feature is the presence of two cameras with two megapixels and 0.3 respectively. Organized support for Wi-Fi. Striking feature of the product is its price – 5690 rubles, which is available for the majority of our compatriots.

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 Comfortable customer service and availability they have relevant information about the status of the account – one of the important service of a modern company. More than five years ago, experts AIST developed a unique program “AIST On-line”, which allowed our customers quickly and easily manage the company’s services: activate and deactivate various options to control the balance, make payments.

With “AIST-line” You can also monitor the status of the account on the services of mobile operators MTS, Beeline and Megafon, digital television NTV Plus and payment system NCC.

program is constantly being improved and updated with new features. Recently released a mobile version of the application for devices running Android. It displays used tariff plan and the funds for each service.

Download “AIST On-line” for Android, you can absolutely free in the app store Google PlayMarket.

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