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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Release of Blackberry DTEK50 powered by android, survival effort

In 2010 Blackberry lost top spot to iPhone and since then only downfall of blackberry continues. There was a time when thumb injury cause by blackberry phone was named blackberry injury.
No hardware can match blackberry in the field of security. Now blackberry has decide to launch their feature combine with android o.s. being a fan of android and blackberry I am very happy to see this news. Blackberry is launching BlackBerry DTEK50.
Blackberry will possibly be lauded will latest android version Nougat.

DTEK50, The World’s Most Secure Android™ Smartphone Keeps the private details of your life safe.


Fully Android
Access to over a million apps from Google Play
5.2” scratch resistant display
Intelligent Keyboard
Convenience Key
8MP front camera with flash and 13MP auto-focus rear camera
2TB microSD card support
BlackBerry Security that protects the private details of your life from being hacked

Extra Features - BlackBerry MP-12600 Mobile Power Charger, a high capacity portable charger that powers all your mobile devices to maximize your productivity and play time.
Release date
The bundle is expected to start shipping the week of August 8th 2016

Price Estimated Total Incl. VAT: £294.58

Monday, 18 July 2016

Evolving android, points where Google android sucks because of OEM

 I was thinking a lot lately that Google is working hard to provide user a great android experience. Google is launching new fixes on monthly basis, launching a new version almost every year with ton of new features. But if we see distribution of android version over the phone market, we will be stunned by statistics. Many android customer have outdated version of android.

Some OEM believes in concept of loading hardware and software once in a lifetime like Micromax, Chinese mobile maker while most OEM only providing update to their premium phones or say flagships.

This approach is killing Google Android. I admit providing software update to existing hardware takes lot of money which OEMs don’t want to do for cheap phones. Only flagship which meant to bind with their reputation is their priority. Unlike iPhone its very hard to bring OEM and Google at same level while providing update

Look at current android distribution. Almost 70% percent of market is occupied by Kitkat and lower version of android while Google announced a new android nougat to be launch soon. I presume only some phone with Lollipop have possibility to get update of android nougat. So again the gap will only increase over the time

Who is suffering?

Obliviously android and its user are the one who suffer most by this. Android’s team hard work and latest update are not reaching to millions of users, on the hand people are willing to move but they bound by limitations of their OEM. Eventually android suffers in the whole process


For current market strategies, competition is so high to sell devices for android manufacture that they are not going to pay attention on hardware which can support some level upgrade for new android version. Their only purpose is to sell android phone. So one solution is customer will have to buy new android phone every year.
Second possible solution is OEM should do minimum changes in android source so that they will prepare new upgrade for their existing customers at minimum cost. But this will wipe out the creativity and diversity in android market


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