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17
May

Huawei Nexus smartphone will be based on the Ascend Mate 8, report alleges






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A common trend among Nexus smartphones is that the device will generally be based on one of the devices the manufacturer has made earlier that year – this was definitely true for the Nexus 4, based on the LG Optimus G, and the Nexus 5, based loosely on the LG G2. We’ve been hearing quite a lot of chatter that suggests Huawei will be the manufacturer of this year’s Nexus smartphone, and if true, this Huawei Nexus smartphone will be based on the Ascend Mate 8.

The Ascend Mate 8 isn’t expected to be released until northern Fall this year, but you can sort of see how this would be a good fit for what we’ve heard of the device so far. What we think we know so far is that the Huawei Nexus would be packing a Snapdragon 810, 5.7-inch 2K display, which does appear to fit the form factor that the Ascend Mate 8 would fall into. We’ve still got a while yet before we know who the potential manufacturer might be, but who ever it is, it looks like it’s going to be a pretty stellar device.


What do you think about the Huawei Nexus smartphone being based on the Ascend Mate 8? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: MyDrivers via Phone Arena

The post Huawei Nexus smartphone will be based on the Ascend Mate 8, report alleges appeared first on AndroidSPIN.

17
May

Huawei produced Nexus smartphone based on Mate 8


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Sources in China claim that the forthcoming Huawei-produced Google Nexus smartphone will be based on a prototype of the manufacturer’s Mate 8 smartphone. Previous leaks have suggested the next Nexus smartphone will have a 5.7-inch 2K display which would be consistent with the Mate 8 from Huawei.

However, the Mate 8 is slated to be powered by Huawei’s in-house produced Kirin 930 processor. The next Nexus is believed to be equipped with a Snapdragon 810 processor despite the controversy swirling around that chip. This newest source indicates the Nexus device could be powered by a Kirin 950 chip, which is likely Huawei’s next generation following the Kirin 930.

Other hardware details are still unclear, especially the construction of the device. If based on the Mate 8, the new Nexus device should give the impression of a high quality smartphone, possibly employing a metal chassis and lots of glass.

source: MyDrivers.net
via: GizmoChina

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15
May

Microsoft’s new Hyperlapse Beta app lets you create beautiful time-lapse videos on Android


Microsoft has just released its Hyperlapse Mobile application to Android, but only as a beta version. The app, which is now available on Android, Windows Phone and on the desktop, allows you to create super smooth time-lapse videos with ease.

Normally, speeding up videos seems like an easy way to make your content much more exciting, but that only accentuates each and every shake and stumble your smartphone camera happens to capture. But with Hyperlapse Mobile, you can capture video and convert it into a sped up, smooth piece of footage at speeds ranging from normal time up to a 32x speed up.

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Rather than stitching together various pieces of frames, (Neel Joshi, a researcher in Microsoft Research’s Graphics group) created technology that looks for entire frames that have the most overlap with each other. Instead of just arbitrarily choosing every 10th frame, for example, the system might pick out the first, 12th, 18th and 29th frame.

The application lets you record footage and upload previous videos you’ve taken with your smartphone’s camera. If you’d like to upload additional footage that’s not kept on your smartphone, you can download the Hyperlapse Pro preview app for the desktop.

Since the Android app is only in beta for now, you can only use Hyperlapse on the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge and Note 4
  • Nexus 5, 6 and 9
  • HTC One M8 and M9
  • Sony Xperia Z3

Want to try it out for yourself? First you’ll need to join the Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile for Android preview Google+ community. After that, head to this site to become a tester. Lastly, head on over to the Google Play Store to download the application. Be sure to let us know how you like the app!



13
May

LG reportedly confirms arrival of its 2015 Nexus handset


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Earlier this year, it was said that Huawei was in the running to make the next Nexus smartphone. This device was said to be sporting a 5.7 inch display. Subsequent reports mentioned that this was only one of the two Nexus devices that Google was looking to launch with the second one made by LG.

Today, a new report from a tech site seems to have confirmed through sources within LG that this is indeed true. This basically means that LG’s third Nexus smartphone could be launching this year, making them Google’s favorite OEM.

Of course none of this is set in stone at the moment, but launching two Nexus phones makes sense for Google considering the way the market is reacting lately.

We’re still some distance away from the launch of this handset, so it’s too early to comment on the hardware of the device yet. But since this is supposed to be a smaller alternative to the 5.7 inch Nexus handset, we expect the display to be at least 5 or 5.2 inches in size.

What do you think?

Source: Android Pit
Via: Android Headlines

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12
May

Nexus 9 Android 5.1.1 factory image arrives, OTA file captured too!


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Last week was a big one for the Nexus 9, after the neglected tablet finally saw an update first to Android 5.0.2 and then later in the week began receiving an OTA to 5.1.1.

If you have yet to get your hands on 5.1.1 for the Nexus 9 tablet, you have three options. Option 1, you can keep waiting until the OTA hits. Option 2, you can now download the official factory image and do a clean wipe and installation of Android 5.1.1. For those that don’t want to wait for the OTA but don’t want to have to do a full factory wipe either, you also have a third option: You can down the OTA link, as it has now been captured and made available for your sideloading pleasure!

  • Nexus 9 factory image
  • Nexus 9 OTA capture 

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For those unfamiliar with flashing a Nexus image, you’ll want to check out our guide. While the guide was written with Android 5.0 in mind, the same basic steps still apply. Of course it is important to note that while flashing is rather safe if you follow instructions properly, things can go wrong if you don’t — and so you should proceed at your risk.

For those on Android 5.1.1 already, what do you think of the update so far?



9
May

Bring some classic flair to your new Nexus with these dbrand skins


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Google struck gold with its very first Nexus logo, featuring an awesome blue, red, green and yellow ‘x’ that made the design really stick out. While the company doesn’t use that logo anymore, there’s still a way to bring the classic look to your current Nexus device. Popular smartphone skin maker dbrand is currently offering limited edition Nexus skins that bring the traditional Nexus logo to your smartphone.

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The Google X Edition skins are only available for current Nexus devices – Nexus 5, 6 and 9. And just recently, the company added the ability to cover up all of the letters in the logo aside from the ‘x’, giving the devices a much more sleek look.

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This deal has been going so well, dbrand decided to extend this limited time promotion for a little while longer. With that said, you might want to hurry before these skins become unavailable! dbrand is known for offering its skins for cheap, and these are no exception. The company will make your Nexus into a Google X Edition free of charge. If you’re interested in adding a bit of flair to your device, head to the link below.

Buy now from dbrand



7
May

At £199, Google’s Nexus 9 finally makes sense


Ever since Google launched the Nexus 10, I’ve craved a decent full-size Android tablet. Sony’s Xperia slates are nice enough, but I’ve always missed the purified software experience that comes with Nexus devices. When the Nexus 9 was announced, I thought a worthy upgrade had arrived, but it quickly became clear that the hardware wasn’t up to HTC’s usual standards. The plastic back creaked and the display suffered from light leaks, while the price, which originally started at $399/£319, felt a little on the high side.

It’s been roughly six months, and now we’re starting to see some price movement for the Nexus 9 in the UK. John Lewis and Currys/PC World, for instance, currently have the 16GB model listed for £199.99. Both deals are only temporary, but they’re still significant given how long the Nexus 9 has been on the market. There’s no word on whether the price drop will ever be made permanent, but I feel like it definitely should.

You see, I like many of the ideas underpinning the Nexus 9. The brand has never been a huge seller for Google (arguably by design) but there’s a substantial group of people that want a large, premium Android tablet at an affordable price point. With its One smartphone line-up, HTC has shown that it can design beautiful hardware, and the Nexus 9 was an opportunity to marry that expertise with the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. (The device still hasn’t been updated to Android 5.1, incidentally.) The 9-inch display’s 4:3 aspect ratio, while not to everyone’s tastes, is great for reading digital comics, magazines and browsing the web, and the front-facing speakers are well-positioned for blasting out music.

However, the Nexus 9 does have its flaws. As we’ve said before, the device can be a little awkward to hold, and the display is good enough, but not spectacular. It’s a similar story with the speakers and performance. Both are solid, but nothing exceptional. All of this is a problem when you’re being asked to shell out £319. But £199? Personally, that makes the tablet’s drawbacks less of an issue — although of course, you could argue that a flawed product will always be flawed, whether it’s being sold for £319 or £199. Google should make this price drop official, only then does the Nexus 9 start to make sense.

Filed under: Tablets, Google

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Source: John Lewis, PC World

5
May

BT’s new home phone is as smart as your Android mobile


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Now that smartphones have become personal companions, landline usage has understandably dropped. BT launched an Android-powered home phone, complete with smart call-blocking features and apps, in an attempt to lure people back, but because it only offered downloads via Opera’s app store, choice was severely limited. With the BT Home SmartPhone S II, it appears the company has learned from its mistakes. It’s partnered with Google to offer access to the Play Store, while Facebook, Twitter and BT Sport apps are already bundled. It means that you’ll be able to watch Premier League football if the main TV is out of action, but also download your favourite apps and games — as long as you’re connected to WiFi. At £169.99, BT’s Home SmartPhone S II is a little more expensive than Motorola’s current-generation Moto G, meaning you really must be intent on making the most of your landline for this handset to make any fiscal sense.

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Via: BT Media Centre

Source: BT Shop

29
Apr

Android applications will be able to run on Windows 10


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During the company’s Build 2015 developer conference, Microsoft announced that both Android and iOS applications will be able to run on the upcoming Windows 10 platform. Using the new Project Islandwood (iOS) and Project Astoria (Android) development kits, developers will be able to port their applications and games to Windows universal apps. Microsoft is letting Android developers use Java and C++ code on Windows 10, allowing applications to be quickly and easily compiled for the platform. Since the majority of the code being used by Android devs is being recycled, this will save app makers a ton of time and money in the long run.

Microsoft is urging developers to bring their code to Windows 10 with only minor changes at the start. Once the bulk of the app is built, the devs are encouraged to take advantage of some key integration points to build in Windows-specific features like Cortana, Live Tiles, Xbox Live, Holograms and more, which are all included in the Project Astoria dev kit. Microsoft has been testing its new APIs out for the past few months, specifically on the popular puzzle game Candy Crush. In fact, the Candy Crush version that’s currently on Windows is converted from iOS code using Microsoft’s new Windows APIs.

To clarify, this doesn’t mean you’ll be able to install any APK on Windows 10. This is simply just Microsoft making it much easier for Android devs to convert their applications. Microsoft has struggled over the years to keep up with the number of apps available for both Android and iOS, so for the end user, this is certainly great news. The Google Play Store will never come pre-loaded on any Windows 10 devices, but rest assured many more applications will soon make their way to the platform.

We’ll be sure to update you as we learn more.

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25
Apr

Google pulls the Nexus 7 tablet from its online store


In case you were on the fence about grabbing one of Google’s affordable Nexus tablets, you’d better jump off it pretty soon. The Nexus 7’s been pulled from the Google Store, as spotted by TalkAndroid, and it almost assuredly isn’t coming back — especially since the Nexus 9 exists. That means if you still want one of the consistently updated 7-inch slates you’ll have to hit places like Amazon while supplies last or wallow in regret for all that could’ve been. Namely, owning a tablet that (to me at least) is more comfortable to hold than the IPad Mini 2 and is essentially just as capable.

Unless you go for the most expensive configuration — 32GB with LTE — most models will run you less than half what one of Google’s newer, bigger tablets will, too. That sound you hear? It’s opportunity knocking. We’ve reached out to Google for additional info and will update this post should we hear back.

Filed under: Tablets, Mobile, Google

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Via: TalkAndroid

Source: Google Store

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