Android – indscoop http://www.indscoop.com Technology News, Entertaiment Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 114420553 Waze is finally available on Android Auto http://www.indscoop.com/waze-is-finally-available-on-android-auto/ http://www.indscoop.com/waze-is-finally-available-on-android-auto/#respond Sat, 05 Aug 2017 03:16:56 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=16181 […]]]> After a couple of months of beta testing, the popular, Google-owned navigation service Waze has finally made its way to Android Auto.

The Android Auto app retains the functionality of its mobile counterpart, including the familiar police, traffic, and crash reporting features, but adapts everything for the much larger screen of your car’s center console. Everything is pretty straightforward, especially if you have experience with the mobile app, and initiating routes is easier than ever. All it takes is an “Ok Google” and the name your final stop. Of course, your “Home” and “Work” locations, as well as all other places that you may have starred on the mobile app, will translate to Waze on Android Auto when you sync it up.

Google Maps has been a go-to service for many Android Auto users for quite some time now, and although it still has its place on the platform, Waze brings so much more to the table when it comes to GPS navigation. Many of you are probably already using the app on your smartphones, but if you own a car that supports Android Auto, there’s no good reason to keep mounting your phone on the dashboard and squint at the small screen!

Further, Waze’s interface has been re-tailored to work on much larger displays and to be useful and efficient while driving, which means that the map is now much larger and so are the various icons on it, denoting alerts, hazards, points of interest, and others. You’ll also get the familiar visual and audio alerts to keep you informed of what’s ahead and to help you find the quickest routes to your destination.

Setting up Waze on your car is easy. All you have to do is install the latest versions of the Android Auto and Waze apps on you smartphone, connect your phone to one of the USB ports on your center console, select “Waze” from the navigational menu, and you’re pretty much set! For more detailed instructions, refer to the official Waze blog, linked below.

source: Waze via Google

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Xiaomi launches MIUI 9 with improved features and performance http://www.indscoop.com/xiaomi-launches-miui-9-with-improved-features-and-performance/ http://www.indscoop.com/xiaomi-launches-miui-9-with-improved-features-and-performance/#respond Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:47:06 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15865 […]]]> The MIUI 9 has a faster app loading time due to its ability to boost performance

Chinese tech-giant Xiaomi has launched the MIUI 9, the highly anticipated upgraded version of its MI user interface.

The MIUI 9 will be based on Android Nougat. Over and above the basic features of Android Nougat the newer version has a faster app loading time. It also provides the user with a much more improvised and fluid experience due to its improved resource allocation.

Its main highlight is the “image search” feature by which the user can distinguish between images by simply typing in keywords. The smart assistant feature is another speciality that will aid the user in searching anything in the device.

Important options like ‘search’, ‘app suggestions’ and ‘news’ alongside other customised pages are similar to Apple’s spotlight feature in the iOS and are easily accessible by simply swiping the home screen.

The new version also brings three new themes and a default theme with new features including a redesigned lock screen and a new shortcut by which the torch can be activated directly by swiping on the lockscreen.

Xiaomi says that currently some features will only be available in China but the global version will not be very far off.

The Xiaomi Mi 5X will be the first phone to use the new user interface which will be launched on August 11 followed by Mi 6 and Redmi Note 4X.

The company aims to use the beta version on other models like Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5c, Mi Max, Mi 4S, Mi 4c, Mi Note Pro and Redmi 4X once the second phase is rolled out on 25 August.

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Google’s upcoming smartphone, the Pixel 2 http://www.indscoop.com/googles-upcoming-smartphone-the-pixel-2/ http://www.indscoop.com/googles-upcoming-smartphone-the-pixel-2/#respond Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:57:28 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15310 […]]]> Everything we know about Google’s upcoming smartphone, the Pixel 2

They’ll probably be released in October, and details about pricing is still too inconsistent to be useful.

They'll probably be released in October, and details about pricing is still too inconsistent to be useful.

Google announced the original Pixel in October 2016, so we’d expect the new models to be announced around October this year.

Google’s original Pixel smartphone is so good that it could be easy to forget to check the latest rumors surrounding its successor, which we’ll call the “Pixel 2” for now.

While the rumor mill doesn’t focus as much on Google’s Pixel phones as much as it does on popular devices like the next iPhone or Galaxy phone, there still are a few rumored details worth sharing.

Overall, it looks like we can expect some decent improvements over the original Pixel, including its camera and design. We’re also expecting Google to fill some gaps in features, like water resistance, in the upcoming Pixel 2, too.

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What you need to know about Android ‘Nougat’ http://www.indscoop.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-android-nougat/ http://www.indscoop.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-android-nougat/#respond Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:31:44 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=8218 […]]]> It’s official: Android Nougat – also known as Android 7.0 – is slated to be released later this summer.

Given the fact Android enjoys a whopping 84 percent market share worldwide, according to Statistica, we thought we’d take a look at this new OS version with features that range from saving battery and memory to extending your app experience with a multi-window user-interface, direct reply notifications, and more.

Here’s a few things you need to know about the Android Nougat for smartphones and tablets, including additions and improvements that can save you time and improve productivity.

 

Yep, it’s called ‘Nougat’

As you likely know by now, Google chooses confectionary names for its OS versions, such as “Gingerbread” (Android 2.3 to 2.3.7), “Ice Cream Sandwich” (Android 4.0), “Jelly Bean” (Android 4.1 to 4.3.1), “KitKat” (Android 4.4), “Lollipop” (Android 5.0 to 5.1.1), and “Marshmallow” (Android 6.0 to 6.0.1).

You may have noticed the sweet names go through the alphabet, too – hence “Nougat” for Android 7.0, which was suggested by fans for the first time – but there were other contenders, too, such as “Nibs,” “Nerds,” and “Nutella.”

 

Overview apps

Android Nougat has revamped its Recent apps feature to speed up app switching.

With the new OS, simply double-tap the Overview button on the Android device – usually next to the Home button — to immediately jump to the last app you were using. You no longer have to sift through a stack of screengrabs to find and open the last app you were in.

Instead of flicking each app to close it one by one, Android Nougat will let you clear all of your open apps with one tap of the Clear All button — just like clearing notifications with one tap. Anything that hasn’t been used in a long while won’t show up in your stacks either, which reduces clutter.

 

Multi-Window

Android Nougat will usher in a multi-window mode, which could be a boon for productivity-seeking users, as it lets you access and run two apps, side by side, on the same screen.

When you’re running an app, press the “Overview” button and you’ll launch into “Multi-window” mode. You’ll see recent apps to select from for your second window. You can move the divider to see more of one screen and less of another. Android Nougat will support a free-form mode on any device, if enabled by the device manufacturer, allowing you to resize your app window to suit your needs.

 

Direct Reply

I love how Android Nougat could help you get more done in less time. Case in point: the Direct Reply feature lets you respond to incoming messages directly from your notifications tab. In other words, you won’t have to open your messaging app to reply.

 

Google says this will work with any messaging app that adds support using the notifications APIs (“application programming interface”) software tools.

Better battery life

There’s nothing worse when you’re on the go and your smartphone is running out of juice.

Thankfully, Google says it has optimized battery life for Android Nougat-powered devices.

In particular, it’s handling it in three ways: reducing background activity for open apps and services; enhancing the “Doze” low-power mode to be used even when you’re on the go; and optimizing performance to make background memory processes less taxing on the phone’s processor.

In a word: Yay.

 

Sweeter Settings

Jelly Bean introduced a Quick Settings section – small icons that give you direct access to frequently used phone or tablet options – but Nougat will also let you customize which of those quick settings appear.

For the first time, third-party apps running on Nougat will be able to offer their own Quick Settings tiles, which you can add using this interface. For instance, tap on your battery to see how much battery is left before it needs recharging, while a tap and hold may show you what apps are eating up your battery.

The Settings app has also been updated to show you more relevant info in fewer taps.

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Android N is now officially Android Nougat http://www.indscoop.com/android-n-now-officially-android-nougat/ Fri, 01 Jul 2016 03:37:26 +0000 http://www.technewstimes.com/?p=3438 […]]]> Google has officially N-ounced that Android N is no longer Android N: it’s Android Nougat! Nougat was a medium-strength contender for the name of the upcoming OS, and while we still don’t have a version number, everyone knows it’s the dessert part that’s more exciting anyway.

Here’s a picture of the statue, which, frankly, seems like a pretty big pile of nougaty disappointment. It’s just a bugdroid… standing on some nougat. Google really seems to be downplaying the importance of the nicknames lately, with this easily being the least prominently dessert-y Android statue I’ve ever seen

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Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016) launching in India soon? http://www.indscoop.com/samsung-galaxy-on5-2016-launching-india-soon/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:57:59 +0000 http://www.technewstimes.com/?p=3372 […]]]> The alleged Galaxy On5 (2016) smartphone may have a price tag of Rs 10,310.

A Samsung smartphone with model number SM-G5700 has been found listed on Indian export import website Zauba, which as per reports could be the successor of last year’s Galaxy On5, which is dubbed asSamsung Galaxy On5 (2016).

As per Zauba, the alleged Galaxy On5 (2016) smartphone has a price tag of Rs 10,310 and will feature a 5-inch display. Recently, alleged Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) with model no SM-G600 was also found listed on Zauba and on GFX Benchmark as well. As per listings, the On7 (2016) with feature a Full HD display, an octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, and 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Galaxy On5 (2016)

To recall, the last year’s Samsung Galaxy On5 has a 5 inch HD touchscreen, 1.3 GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor, Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and a 128 GB micro SD card slot.

This dual SIM phone has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture, a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2600 mAh battery. It offers Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with GLONASS and Beidou, WiFi (b/g/n) and WiFi Direct. It measures 142.3×72.1×8.5 mm and weighs 149 grams.

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DU Battery Saver – Best Battery Life Saver for your Android Phone http://www.indscoop.com/du-battery-saver-best-battery-life-saver-android-phone/ Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:01:58 +0000 http://www.technewstimes.com/?p=2960 […]]]> People always covet for dazzling ultra HD screens and impressive graphics grows. Unfortunately, these stunning HD screens on your Android device ultimately diminishes the battery life of your device. If you use your smartphone vigorously, the device will definitely run out of battery within less time. If you are highly concerned about the battery life of your device, then you need to use DU Battery Saver. Literally, it is a saver of your smartphones that saves the device from diminishing of the battery. Here is the complete review of DU Battery Saver that saves your battery life giving you more time to use your smartphone.

DU Battery Saver

DU Battery Saver is a free battery saving app that makes your battery last longer, and can help you boost up to 50% more battery life for your Android phone or tablet running Android Operating system. Once you download this app on your smartphone, it loads within 30 seconds and automatically identifies the battery life that you can save on your device.

DU Battery Saver provides pre-set battery power management modes, amazing healthy battery charger stage features, and one-touch controls through which you can easily resolve issues regarding battery life and helps you in extending your device’s battery life.

Features of DU Battery Saver

Du Battery Saver can help you maximize your battery life by assisting in eliminating several factors that may cause unnecessary drain. The first screen you’re greeted with is a handy summary of how much charge time your device has left, along with an “Optimize” button. Once you press that button, it causes the app to scan for ways to increase the battery life of your device.

1. Phone Cooler

The cool down feature in DU Battery Saver works by systematically monitoring, managing, and disabling CPU-intensive apps so that you can reduce the phone temperature to a safe level and protect your hardware.

DU Battery Saver - Features

2. Accurate Status

You can see exactly how much battery charge you have left with a detailed analysis of your Android apps and hardware. It shows the phone’s battery power level by percentage or by time remaining. The smart technology used in this app helps you to get a detailed analysis of your device’s hardware.

3. Simple Battery Saver

You can choose or customize a mode that suits your energy usage.

4. One-Click Optimization

Instantly find and fix battery power consumption problems and unlock detailed settings to fine-tune your energy savings. Manage background apps and phone hardware easily with the smart home screen widget.

Features of DU Battery Saver

5. Healthy Charge Stage Manager

Track and implement healthy charging practices in different stages to keep your battery working its best.

DU Battery Saver – User Interface

In the Music folder, it lists out all your music files and the memory consumed by these files. It has other folder, User Apps where you can view the history of your apps, system apps. Moreover, it displays the apps by differentiating them as installed on Phone and Installed in sd card, etc. You can also clear the history that you don’t want them on your phone thereby it increases the battery life of your device.

DU Battery Saver has a Network menu wherein it has a list of options like LAN, Cloud, FTP,  Bluetooth, Remote Manager and many more.

Under the Network option, it displays LAN, FTP, Android TV and the space utilized from the Cloud storage. Remote Manager is another best option that shows the network status of your device. You can either Turn on or off the Remote Manager on your device.

Pros

  • Easy “Optimize” button extends battery power.
  • Preset power modes help to optimize the device in the best way.
  • Numerous monitors and stats about the battery life of the device
Download DU Battery Saver

DU Battery Saver can be downloaded easily from the Google Play Store. It is an absolutely free app that can be installed on your Android device.

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Exciting Features of the Android Smart Phone http://www.indscoop.com/exciting-features-of-the-android-smart-phone/ http://www.indscoop.com/exciting-features-of-the-android-smart-phone/#respond Sat, 08 Feb 2014 11:45:07 +0000 http://www.techinfolabz.com/?p=1243 […]]]> Google revealed Android operating system 2007 based on Linux primarily reflected for tablets and smart phone initially developed by Android Inc and Google purchased it in 2005. This OS also allows to be used in other electronic devices such as eBook Reader, Smart TV, Smart Books, Net books etc

Google also founded an Open Handset Alliance which is a consortium of 86 telecommunications,
hardware and software companies dedicated to enhance open standard for mobile devices under
Apache License. Companies such as HTC and Samsung, wireless carriers like Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and chipset maker such Qualcomm and Texas Instruments are associated with Android.

Android Applications:

All applications are coded in java using Android Software Development Kit and are available for
download with Google Play, Amazon Appstore and other web site as you search with any search engine.
In the first quarter of 2012, Android had smart phone market share of 68% worldwide. Android offers more than 600000 applications and it exceeds total download from just Google Play is around 20 billion installed on more than 400 million devices around the world.

Android Security:

Android is total Linux based and consists of kernel. Kernel is a software component bridged between
application layer and hardware layer. As it is developed in java it uses just in time compilation which
translates java codes into byte code. Android hardware platform is ARM architecture.

Android has a Sandbox concept, applications runs in Sandbox and restrict access to rest of the system resources. Access to the system resources depend on what permission user provide while installing a particular app. You don’t need an antivirus in such case as Sandbox will be ineffective and it will not allow an antivirus for deeper scan.

User Interface:

Tapping and swiping is really easy with the latest version of Android, the respond to the user input is
immediate and quick. Additional user action performance improved with the internal hardware such as accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor. The home screen of an Android phone can be found very similar to the desktop including widgets and app. App are app icons and widgets point to live or auto update content such as weather forecast, emails notification, news and many such stuff.
Status bar is important as displays the device information and its connectivity. Status bat can be moved across the screen and fit anywhere. Calling back is very easy to the missed calls by following missed call notification. All notifications are persistent until you read or dismiss them.

Latest Featured update:

  • The latest version of Android 4.1 can be found with awesome features as below.
  • Easy User Interface
  • Improved accessibility and multi-tasking
  • Bi-directional text and language support
  • Keyboard maps user installable
  • Flexibility to manage app notification
  • Flexibility to manage widgets and shortcuts
  • New interface for tablet
  • Improved camera app and voice search
  • USB audio and audio chaining
  • Google+ contact photos with high resolution
  • One-finger movements to expand and collapse notifications
  • Google provides an update on air for Android user every six to nine months. Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” is the latest update by Google Android.
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