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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Android Oreo 8.0 officially : Android oreo launched, roll out will start soon

After more than a year of development and months of testing by developers and early adopters (thank you!), google android oreo now ready to officially launched. Android 8.0 Oreo will be available to the world soon. Android 8.0 brings a ton of great features such as picture-in-picture, autofill, integrated Instant Apps, Google Play Protect, faster boot time, and much more.

The features of Android O were first showed off at the Google I/O developer conference held in May 2017. 

Google hasn’t made any major changes in the design and layout. The focus in Oreo, like in Nougat, is more on fine-tuning the OS and adding features that would improve the overall experience of using an Android smartphone or tablet.

I will be posting a detail article of new feature for developer very soon. Finger crossed !!!

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Revival of Nokia : Nokia 6 launch is perfect fly way, Nokia should thanks Android


Nokia a Finnish company was of demolish when Microsoft purchased it. Nokia was terribly failed in the race of speedy innovation and competition. There used to be a only Nokia group which were in great number, slowly turn towards Samsung.
In 1998 alone, the company had sales revenue of $20 billion making $2.6 billion profit. By 2000 Nokia employed over 55,000 people.[34]The Nokia 3600/3650 was the first camera phone to hit the North American market in 2003. The company would go on to become a successful and innovative camera phone maker.
But after 2010, in front of competition from Google and Apple, Nokia become outdated and a lethargic market player. 

Nokia stays away from Android since android was launched. First, they try to sale their phone loaded with Symbian O.S, then Microsoft bought Nokia and run their luck with windows O.S. to shun android and iOS. None of the strategy worked for Nokia. Now Nokia have adopted world most popular mobile O.S android to turn their future. Nokia 6, the first Nokia phone with android is already a big hit in India. Nokia 6 is selling by Amazon on bases of pre-booking  

Full specifications

In the box
Your Nokia 6
Charging/data cable
Quick guide
SIM door key
Colors Arte Black (limited edition), Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper
Size 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm (8.4 with camera bump)
Network and connectivity
Network speed LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
Networks GSM: 850/900/1800/1900; WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 5, 8; LTE: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
Operating system Android™ 7.1.1 Nougat
RAM Arte Black, 4 GB; all other colors, 3 GB
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform
Internal memory Arte Black, 64 GB2; all other colors, 32 GB2
MicroSD card slot Support for up to 128 GB
Services Google Drive
Connector 3.5 mm headphone jack
Speakers Dual speakers
Amplifier Smart amplifier (TFA9891) with Dolby Atmos®
Size and type 5.5” IPS LCD
Resolution Full-HD (1920 x 1080, 16:9)
Material Sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Pixel density 403 ppi
Brightness 450 nits, laminated
Features Sunlight readability
Primary camera 16MP PDAF, 1.0um, f/2, dual tone flash
Front-facing camera 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, FOV 84 degrees
Connectivity and sensors
Connectivity Micro USB (USB 2.0), USB OTG, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
Sensors Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, Hall sensor, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC (sharing)
Battery life
Battery type Integrated 3000 mAh battery4

Monday 19 June 2017

Android Kotlin – 7 reason why using Kotlin is better idea over Java

While Java is most popular language for android development. But android application can be written in any language that can compile and run on Java Virtual Machine (JVM).  End user even can’t see the difference.
Kotlin is officially introduced in recent Google IO session. Switching to Kotlin programming language is a nice idea as Kotlin is much stronger language compare to Java in many areas.
There are 10 reason to use kotlin in android development over java –

   Java isn’t a modern language

Even though launching Java 8 was the great effort to make it a modern language but at the time of writing android only support a subset of Java 9 features. Java as a whole also has some pretty well-documented language issues, including endless try-catch blocks, a lack of extend ability, null-unsafety (and that infamous NullPointerException), not to mention a lack of support for functional programming features.

     Interchangeability with Java

Kotlin strength is, it can work all alone and along with java as well. Open source content which are already written in Java can work with Kotlin with any problem

         Kotlin is easy to learn

Being a modern object oriented programming language, Kotlin is very easy to learn. Java developer will find most syntax of Kotlin similar to Java.

   Combination of Best functional and Procedural

So why should you have to choose between functional and procedural? Like many modern programming languages, Kotlin aims to bring you the best of both worlds by combining concepts and elements from both procedural and functional programming.

          Nice Android Studio Support

Kotlin is developed by JetBrains, the company behind IntelliJ—the IDE that Android Studio is based on. It’s obvious that Android Studio has excellent support for Kotlin. If you've installed the Kotlin plugin, Android Studio makes configuring Kotlin in your project simple.

Concise code

Class written in Kotlin is more concise compare to code written in Java for same work. Kotlin is particularly good at reducing the amount of boilerplate code you need to write, which should make coding in Kotlin a much more enjoyable experience

 Extra runtime size

 The Kotlin Standard Library and runtime will increase the size of your .apk. While this only equates to around 800KB. But it will put extra 800KB on your apk current size.

Even though Kotlin seems much better than Java but lack of official support from Google can pile up your pain. On internet there is less help available on Kotlin. I would recommend to use Kotlin along with Java. There is no need of immediate transformation of your application to Kotlin as Google didn’t make it compulsory.

Keep learning and Keep commenting …….. Wish you Good luck

Friday 19 May 2017

Another milestone for android – Reach 2 Billion monthly active android devices

When Google started android in early 2007, it was before Android, before iOS. Mobile was still niche. And while many of us had a sense that mobile was going to be big, we were not sure we really realized just how big it was going to get. Fast forward to today, and there be now 2 billion monthly active Android devices globally. 

This is an extraordinarily humbling milestone—and it’s the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind. Today at Google I/O, Google celebrated that milestone and showcased a number of ways Google working to make Android even more useful, including a beta release of Android O and a new initiative to help bring Android to the next billion users.

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 the best innovative phone in near future

Samsung is the standout performer for android O.S over the years. It’s not wrong to say that Samsung is carrying responsibility of making high end phone for android. Samsung is the only android OEM which compete with Apple on every front.

This time Samsung has again proven itself that why android is nothing without Samsung. Here are some exceptional feature which make Samsung S8, S8+ as best phone in near future

Stunning Infinity Display                              10/10

The Infinity Display sets a new standard for uninterrupted, immersive experiences. It enables an expanded screen size without necessitating a larger phone. So while the view is grander, Galaxy S8 and S8+ feel small in your hand, making them easy to hold and use.
Immerse yourself in a larger than ever screen that still fits comfortably in your hand. Galaxy S8 and S8+ break free from the confines of bezels, offering a smooth, uninterrupted surface that flows seamlessly over the edges. We achieved this by completely redesigning the phone from the inside out. And we have reinvented the home button, by placing it on the screen, where it stays hidden until you need it. So you get a bigger, unobstructed view without making the phone larger

Camera                                                        8/10

Camera comes with lots of great feature like focus on what matters, filtered moment, selfie moment. Night vision of camera is very nice. It have two mode pro and auto mode. In pro mode shutter speed, Exposure and White Balance can be customised to enhance photography experience.

Wireless Charging 

Wireless charging is another exciting feature. Even though it seems that you have to pay extra for this

Rest feature  

I don’t go into the race of upgrading Hardware (i.e. RAM, Internal Memory and processor) until software is not optimised to utilise all its resources. There are lots of phone which hung and turn slow even after having 3 GB or more RAM. Samsung has heating issue with all its previous phone. Heating issue is generally common in all phone because of steal body and compact design.

Samsung S8 is dust and water proof for 30 min which is quite long time.

I would suggest to go for it.
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