Top 10 Best Features in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Operating System

The latest Android update has brought some major changes. Check the top 10 best features of Android 4.3 out from here.
Google has introduced the next version of its well popular Android mobile operating system along with the mega launch of its brand new 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet. The new version of the operating system is dubbed as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and it is undoubtedly one of the finest (if not the best) mobile operating systems of recent times for sure.

Google unveiled the Android 4.2 around nine months ago, and since then almost every leading global smartphone making company has been adopting this version into their latest phones. As now the Android 4.3 has finally arrived, it is highly expected that most of the companies will be upgraded their upcoming devices with this cool OS for sure. It has to be mentioned here that Google’s new Nexus 7 will be running on the new Android 4.3.

Today we’ll talk about some major changes that the new Android version has brought with it. However, it is quite true that it doesn't bring a huge makeover as suggested by a series of leaks on the last few months. So let’s dig into top 10 best features in Android 4.3.

1. Restricted Profiles for Multiple users

Google introduced multi-user profiles in the last Android version, but this time the search engine king has moved one step further by adding a new feature called restricted profiles. It will surely enhance the user experiences in a positive way. With the help of this new feature users can easily restrict content consumption and app usage on a device that runs on Android. This simply means if a device is used by multiple users, then each user will be able to set profiles of their own. For instance, parents will be able to easily restrict their kids from accessing some of the apps or games on their tablets.

However, we should add it here that this feature is available on Android tablets only.

2. Dial-pad Autocomplete

Android 4.3 is coming up with the severely useful autocomplete feature in the dial-pad, which basically suggests phone numbers or contact names when users start type-in something over the dial pad. Now you must be wandering what is new in it as several OEMs such as Samsung and HTC had already added this feature on to their dedicated UI skins that run on top of Android, but the fact is devices running stock Android were missing this feature until the launch of new version of the Android.

If you want to activate this feature, then all you have to do is to go to the app settings and enable 'Dial Pad autocomplete'.

3. Bluetooth Smart Ready

It looks like the big G is preparing the way for wearable technology as it proudly introduced the advanced Bluetooth Smart Ready feature in Android 4.3. This feature will help the devices to support various low-energy Bluetooth Smart accessories such as pedometers, thermometers, heart rate monitors and a few others too. The best part, it won’t affect the battery usage of the device. Previously it was missing on Google's Android mobile operating system, but now the deed is done.

According to the experts, Google is only making ways for Android friendly wearable tech gadgets such as Google glasses.

4. Advanced Notification Bar

We all know that the Notification bar is one of the most popular and user-friendly features on Android, and now with the help of Android 4.3 users can control ad even easily interact with the important notifications of the status bar. This cool feature will help to decide how notifications are pushed to the primary and connected devices. By connected devices we are implying smart watches, fitness bands etc. From now on users will be able to check out all the notifications at one place with super ease.

5. Simplified Setup Wizard

Google has also simplified the main Setup Wizard for the well beings of the users. The new operating system supports corrections to the inputs provided by the users while signing-in to the device for the very first time. Now a user will be able to change/modify the information that was given during the first boot while accessing the device. The company has also unveiled ultra fast user switching feature from the dedicated lock screen in case of multiple users.

6. OpenGL ES 3.0

Are you gaming freak? If the answer is yes, then trust me this cool feature is dedicated to you only. With the help of OpenGL ES 3.0 the Android devices will be able to render high quality graphics in games and several apps to provide great gaming experiences to the coveted users. According to the claim of the Google, the Android 4.3 supports the updated version of the industry standard for all the for high performance graphics. In order to clarify this Google even came up with a demo of a certain game featuring lens flare, reflections and detailed textures.

It’s surely worth mentioning that this cool feature was not present in the Android 4.2.

7. Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 Version

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has brought support of syncing with Bluetooth-enabled car stereos in order to provide additional functionality. The modified Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 version helps stereos to showcase information like song names whenever the music is being played from a device that supports Android 4.3.

8. Location Scanning via Wi-Fi

With Android 4.3 version Google has given utmost priority to the location scanning feature. The company has urged to increase the accuracy of this feature of several high performing Android devices by enabling location scanning via Wi-Fi. This eventually allows the installed apps to get most accurate location data through Wi-Fi even when the actual Wi-Fi setting is turned off by the users and not being used for normal data access.

9. Upgraded Keyboard & Input

The search engine giant has added an advanced algorithm for tap-typing recognition in Android 4.3 operating system. This helps to make the text input much easier with respect to the previous versions while chatting or composing important mails. The new OS also sports a great emoji keyboard, which is one of the best elements of iOS. The new algorithm supports much lower latency input for joy sticks and gamepad buttons.

10. Additional Local Language Support (Hindi)

Since the inception of Android mobile operating system Google has been adding native local language support to it. This time the company has added some precious language support for Africans, Amharic, Hindi, Swahili and Zulu. The highlighting factor is that Hindi has finally made it to the stock Android operating platform, which is a great thing for sure. This also proves that the IT major has started to consider India as one of its major markets to promote Android devices.

With this Android update additional support for Hebrew and Arabic has also been added in main Home screen, Phone, People, Settings and apps.

Final Words

We have tried our level best to prepare this list of 10 best features of Android 4.3. Do you have anything to add up here to enhance this list even better? Feel free to share them with us. What are your expectations of this latest update?

No doubt Android is still the best mobile operating system of the world, and with this update it is likely to strengthen its grip on the mobile market for sure.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Price and Full Specifications in India

Latest HD waterproof smartphone Sony Xperia Z Ultra price and full specifications in India.
Sony is going to officially launch its new smartphone Sony Xperia Z Ultra in India along with some other countries very soon. The device has already listed in the website of popular online retailer Saholic, and it will come up with the price tag of Rs. 44,990.

According to the listing details, the smartphone features a delivery time of 7 days for the PIN codes of Delhi region. This simply means that the company will surely make an official announcement of the mega launch of this upcoming gadget within this week only. Users will also be provided with a free 16GB memory card on every successful purchase.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is having a 6.4-inch full-HD display screen that offers resolution of 1080*1920 pixels. It carries a sleek look while having a thickness of only 6.5mm, and this light smartphone weighs only 212 grams. It also sports Sony’s very own BRAVIA Engine 2.

The smartphone is proudly powered by a balanced 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It also features 2GB of RAM, and internal memory of 16GB which can be further expanded up to 64GB with the help of a microSD card.

It features an 8-megapixel Exmor RS back camera and a 2-megapixel front camera for video call support. For connectivity purposes it offers ultra advanced options like Wi-Fi, 3G, NFC, LTE, Bluetooth, and DLNA. It is backed up by a powerful 3000mAh battery that can easily deliver talk time up to 14 hours and stand by time of 768 hours.

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The Xperia Z Ultra is one of the best HD water and dustproof smartphones that comes with IP55 and IP58 certification. It offers advanced features like handwriting recognition and several others. The screen is very much compatible with a pencil or a stylus that has a tip of more than 1mm (in diameter). That’s not all the smartphone also offers the most advanced Sony Media Applications that include various trending applications such as Walkman, Movies and Album.

Last month Sony introduced this device while announcing that it would available in a few selective markets only. We think the company will roll out the Xperia Z Ultra globally in the third quarter of 2013.

However, we should add it here that Sony has not yet officially confirmed the price details of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. It not even disclosed any information whatsoever on the availability of this latest smartphone.

Key Specifications of Sony Xperia Z Ultra

1) 6.4-inch TFT Triluminos display screen

2) Display resolution of 1080x1920 pixels

3) Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass

4) 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory (can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card)

5) 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor

6) 8-megapixel rear camera (Exmor RS sensor) and 2-megapixel front camera

7) Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating System

8) Wi-Fi, 3G, NFC, LTE, Bluetooth, and DLNA

9) 3000mAh battery

10) 6.5mm thick and 212 grams of weight

Final Words

Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a latest HD waterproof smartphone that offers some great features and functionalities. Its price properly justifies the impeccable specifications, and the best part, it is coming under the roof of a powerful brand name of Sony.

What are your thoughts on this phone? What is your favorite waterproof phone of current days? Feel free to share your opinions on this topic with us via commenting below.

Google Finally Unveils New Nexus 7 Android 4.3 Tablet, Price and Specifications

Google unveils the much-awaited 2nd gen nexus 7 tablets. Check the price and full specifications and more updates on this device.
It’s time for 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet, as the search engine giant Google has finally unveiled this much-awaited tablet to the world. Basically it’s a sleeker, smoother and more advanced version of Nexus 7 tablet, and it will compete against the devices of Apple and Amazon in worldwide tablet market.

The company has chosen this Wednesday only to launch the device in San Francisco, and it will be available in the high potential US market from 30th July in Google's very own online store along with several others leading online retailers.

Google has modified the new device a lot by adding some cool features into it, and for that it will cost much higher than the previous version. In fact the 16GB version of 2nd gen Nexus 7 Tablet will cost $229, which is a clear hike of $30 from its predecessor, which was launched around 1 year back.

But the good part is it’s much cheaper (almost 30%) than Apple’s iPad Mini. It has to be added here that Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tablet is currently available for $199 in the worldwide market.

The 32GB variant of the Nexus 7 tablet will cost $269, which is a price increase of $20 from the previous version, and the 32GB LTE version will be available for a cost of $349. However, the gadgets are looking very promising; it has managed to create all sorts of buzzing in the market and the web. But we need to study the sales report of first month or so in order to get a clear picture of it.

Google Inc. that the new set of Nexus 7 tablets features 7-inch full HD display screen and a hi-fi processor that claims to provide really fast experiences to the users. It also sports dual stereo speakers, which will surely enhance its overall sound system, and the best part is its battery power too has been extended by an hour.

Google is also launching the Android 4.3 along with this tablet. Eventually the new Nexus 7 Tablet will be the very first device to be powered by the 4.3 version of its Android (Jelly Bean) mobile OS software.

The revamped second-generation Nexus 7 tablets are basically developed by Taiwan-based Asus along with the technical support of the Google itself. The new tablets are very much slimmer compared to other tablets that are currently running in the world. This simply means it can be easily put into the pockets or carry bag to use it whenever wherever.

The tablet is around 2mm thinner and little bit narrower too than its previous avatar.

Mr. Hugo Barra, who is the current vice president of Google’s Android division, mentioned, "It actually makes a huge difference when holding it in one hand; it fits more easily in a purse or jacket." At the launch event he actually pulled out a new 2nd gen Nexus 7 from the back pocket of his own pant.

The tablets will be available in three different variants across the whole world. Two of the models will have the Wi-Fi support in order to connect with the internet while the third one will be properly synched to the carrier networks of US high speed telecom.

This has to be added here that the only Wi-Fi version tablets will go on sale on July 30 in the United States, and the company representative assured that the tablets will be released in other countries like Australia, Britain, France, and South Korea in the upcoming weeks for sure.

Sundar Pichai, who is the head of Google’s Android and Chrome teams, said, "We from the Android team are investing a lot in tablets. By our count, almost one in two tablets sold worldwide is based on Android."

Google 2nd Generation Nexus 7 Tablet Specifications

1) 7.0-inch HD display screen

2) Screen resolution of 1920*1200 pixels

3) 2GB RAM

4) 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front facing camera

5) 16GB/32GB internal memory

6) Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Operating System (most updated version)

7) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

8) 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 processor

Final Words

Here in this article we have mentioned about the launch of Google’s new Nexus 7 Tablets along with its detailed specifications and price details. In coming it will be competing with Apple’s iPad Mini and Amazon’s 2nd gen Kindle Fire HD in worldwide markets. Mark my word friends it will be fun to watch.

What are your thoughts on this particular device of Google? Are you looking forward to own it mate? Feel free to share your instant thoughts with us via comments section.

Top 5 Positive and Negative Points About HTC Desire 600

Check out the detailed and best review of HTC Desire 600 with top five positive and negative points about the device.
A fresh mid-range device from the stable of HTC recently made it to the stores. The device is labeled as HTC Desire 600, and it is a quad core device which is a decent alternative to the high end quad core devices available in the stores. It packs in a quad core QUALCOMM processor running at a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. The phone has got a 4.5 inch display which has a qHD resolution. We tell you why or why not you should pick this device.

The Positive bits-

1-The hardware is powerful enough to handle your everyday needs and it runs on a decent Qualcomm based system. Even there is a plenty of RAM to assist the quad core processor. You can also do some mild gaming on the device if you want and it won’t disappoint you.

2-The size of device is great. It doesn’t feel tiny like a 4 inch display or huge like a 5 inch or above device. You get a 4.5 inch display having a resolution of 540 x 960 which is just right for a mobile device. This makes the device handy while keeping the display big enough for you normal usage.

3-The device looks simple & elegant and resembles many high end HTC devices. Also the device is very slim at just 9.3 mm and the weight is just 130 gms so it would be pretty handy. The device looks well build and worth the price you pay for it. You won’t have anything to complaint against the design.

4-The camera on the device is a decent 8 megapixel and while that might not sound like much to Sony device owners, it is enough for an average user. In fact many high end devices boast a similar sort of camera. The camera can record semi HD videos at 30 frames per second.

5-It is an HTC device so it comes with the reliability and premium build quality they offer. If you buy this device, you won’t have any complaints about the device quality or components. And as the device looks promising, it might catch up well with developers which would mean that you can find a lot of custom ROMs and mods for your device very soon.

The Negative Bits

1-No matter what HTC say and how much they promise that the device is meant to be a mid-range device, it is still overpriced. Yes it is a quad core device and most quad core devices from other brands lie in the same price bracket as this phone. But there is a huge difference. Buying this one would be like buying a compromise even when you pay the full price. You can get a Galaxy S3 or a Google Nexus 4 for similar money and they boast much better hardware than this device. They have got processors running at higher clock speeds and have got semi HD displays against the qHD on this one. Even the previous HTC flagship device, One X is priced pretty close to this phone which is still a better device than this one.

2- The GPU on the device is not good at all. The Adreno 203 has been here for ages literally and isn’t a good performer. You get low end 2D and 3D performance and the frame rates are affected badly due to it. It cripples the otherwise promising hardware of its capabilities and limits the possibilities. It could have been a decent gaming device but due to this GPU, some games don’t show their full potential on the device and still lag at points. Also the benchmark scores of the device suffer badly due to the low end GPU. The competition we mentioned offers way better GPUs for the price.

3-The video recording on the device is only semi HD despite the device being a quad core. It was hard to fathom why they decided to keep it at 720p only while most other devices running even lower clock speeds and less number of cores offer 1080p video recording for lesser price. If we are paying an amount that big and have got a decent camera, we expect it to be able to record high definition videos.

4-The display is decent and is sized well but it could have been better. You get semi HD displays on devices priced less or close to this one while this one sticks to a qHD resolution. Not that the display is any bad but a few more pixels per inch don’t hurt anyone. Right?

5-The battery on the device is small to keep the weight and thickness down. This might be okay for some who don’t use their phones to do much and their devices spend most of the time on standby. But for a heavy user, every mAh of battery does matter. The device has got a powerful hardware which would juice to keep going. Cutting down on battery capacity is the worst you can do on a quad core device. If you are the sort of guy who just can’t let his phone go to sleep, this is not the device for you. The only reason being the low capacity battery.

Final Words

Now we provided you with enough pros and cons about the device HTC Desire 600 and we are very sure it will help you decide. The phone is available via various online stores for around 26 K. if you are interested you can go ahead and pick this device. Else you can also take a look at the alternatives we mentioned like the Galaxy S3, Google nexus 4 and few others. Also if you want to save a few more bucks, you can go for brands like Xolo and Micromax. Even they have moved up the quality and reliability bar.


The Guest Author of this article is Julia. She wrote several tech posts for Her passion for upgrading her knowledge puts her to research on topics relevant to her industry. Besides, she also likes to share her findings by writing about them in her free time.

Huawei Likely to Develop 5G Technology by 2020

Huawei is working on developing 5G technology, which is expected to be available for use by 2020.
Chinese company Huawei Technologies has announced that it is going through the development process of fifth generation (5G) technology, which is expected to be available for the use of common people by the end of 2020 only.

The company added that currently a team of 200 people is handling the project, and the company is actively sponsoring the whole process. However, it declined to reveal the details about the expected funding amount that is likely to be spent for the development of 5G technology.

The team is adopting various research and development procedures in order to come up with the success, and provide the world an ultra-fast connectivity option. Huawei is already known for its technical brilliance, and it wants to establish the term more significantly this time.

Mr. Wen Tong, the official representative of Huawei Technologies, said that according to their calculations there will be more than a billion connections around the whole world by 2020, and 5G technology may provide massive connectivity to speed it up.

Every sector of this world is moving fast, especially the technology section. Every other day some companies or some special guys are coming up with exceptionally advanced features. A Chinese institution has developed a 100-megapixel camera, where a Finnish firm developed face-recognition payment system.  

It has to be added here that the 5G technology will surely provide a fibre network like user experience for the common people on a mere wireless network connection. This will be great indeed, especially for the youths who love speed and hustle free internet activity.

The cool fact is that it can deliver speed of 10 Gbps, which is more than 100 times faster than the current mobile technologies that are used in present days. With the help of this technology you may download a whole movie in few seconds only. Just imagine friends how cool will it be?

Earlier we have seen that South Korean giant Samsung has tested 5G technology successfully, which will be fully ready to use for commercial roll-out by 2020. Now Huawei has joined the list too by announcing its own plan of action towards this advanced connectivity technology.

We should mention here that the current trend of various leading Mobile operators across the globe is to adopt the high-speed long term evolution (LTE) or 4G networks completely. Huawei delivers equipment and tech support to 85 such networks.

A reputed web publication house reported that the Taiwan based company is also developing a trial test run in order to check out the speed on its own 4G technology on high speed MagLev train in Shanghai.

Huawei has provided a LTE network to deliver all the needed wireless connectivity support on the train. The train generally runs between the centres of the Shanghai district to the International Airport. The railway track is around 31km long, and the train can clock 431 km per hour speed with success.

The company claimed that with that much of speed its dedicated 4G technology can easily deliver a download speed of up to 50 Mbps.

Your Thoughts

Now tell us about your thoughts on Huawei’s plan to develop 5G technology by 2020. How excited you’re and how well will you optimize it in your daily activities? Please let us know, as like always we would like to know about the thoughts of our beloved readers.

Facebook For Every Phone Crosses 100 Million Downloads

Facebook for Every Phone now has been downloaded for more than 100 million times by the users.
The social networking giant Facebook has declared that its very own invention Facebook For Every Phone has now been downloaded more than 100 million times altogether, which is quite understandably a huge milestone for the company.

‘Facebook For Every Phone’ is basically an app that helps feature phone users to connect with their Facebook accounts. It runs on auto update method, which means users need not to upgrade it with times. It gives a great mobile Facebook experiences (arguably the best).

This app is powered and maintained by Snaptu, which is a popular mobile platform that Facebook bought in the year of 2011. It is a very important part of the worldwide strategy of the company and loads of key factors are connected with the success or failure of this app. You should know that users of emerging markets like Indonesia, India and the Philippines use their respected feature phones in order to stay connected with their social accounts. In fact, many of them use their phones as the primary or only source of access to internet.

Facebook presently started to sell ads on its dedicated feature phone platform, and currently it is making little money by this way. The company mentioned that it will continue to provide best possible experience to the users of this native app in the days to come. Facebook added hashtagging feature to its main site in June 2013, and we may expect it in the app too in coming days.

Facebook’s overall traffic has declined in past few months in the developed countries like the United States and U.K. The social media king needs overcome it right away, and to do that this feature phone platform is contributing quite a lot, as it is well-accepted by the mobile consumers of such countries which are technologically rapidly developing. Few days back we published here that Facebook unveiled apps for upcoming Goggle Glasses.

As of March 31, 2013, Facebook had more than 751 million monthly active users on mobile only. It is an increase of huge 54% from previous year’s number, and it is expected to continue it in the next year too.

The current technological trends have been changed, and now people are more likely to access their social profiles via feature or smartphones than PC or Laptop. Facebook has targeted this huge market, and till now it has been able to successfully hold it with this great ‘Facebook For Every Phone’ app.

This popular app delivers most of the popular features of the main website like News Feed, Images and Messenger. It is purely optimized for using less data than other running Java apps and mobile sites. This helps a user to taste full benefits of Facebook even if he is using a limited data plan.

Facebook has taken a few good decisions over the years to help the app to get more exposures. It has partnered with almost all leading mobile operators worldwide to giveaway free or discounted data access via Facebook For Every Phone app. Mobile users have taken this with open hands in all over the world.

Karbonn Launches Android Smartphone A29 Online at Rs. 8990

Karbonn A29 android smartphone is now listed online for  Rs. 8,990. Check the full specifications from here.
Local smartphone maker Karbonn listed yet another android phone online for Indian consumers. The smartphone is labeled as Karbonn A29, and it will be available for Rs. 8,990 in the Indian market via several leading online retailers like Saholic.

However, the company has not yet launched the Karbonn A29 smartphone officially, so currently it is not available in local stores. Interested users can purchase it only through online retailers, but the company is expected to launch it very soon indeed.

The Karbonn A29 sports a huge 4.7-inch display (qHD) screen, which supports screen resolution of 540*960 pixels. It is fully powered by an ultra-strong 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It is having a total 4GB of internal memory which can easily be expanded further up to 32GB. The device features an 8-megapixel rear camera which supports LED flash and auto focus. That’s not all it also sports a 2-megapixel front facing camera for video calling and other activities.

This smartphone runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which is one of the best mobile OS of recent times for sure. It is backed up by a decent 2,000mAh battery to provide enough solidity to the device.

It is basically such a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) android smartphone that supports dual standby feature too. For connectivity purposes it offers advanced options such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, EDGE and GPRS. It also supports a cool FM Radio system to give a user extra boost of enjoyment.

The interesting part is that recently we are noticing that Karbonn is on the mood of launching series of budgeted android smartphones in India. It unveiled several smartphones of different price variants in last couple of month for the Indian mobile users. Some of these phones are Karbonn Titanium S9, Karbonn A50 and Karbonn Smart A27+.

It has to be added here that the Karbonn Titanium S9 is the current flagship smartphone of the company, and it is available in India for a price of Rs. 19,990. On the other hand the Karbonn A50 is a budget android phone as it carries a price tag of Rs. 3,890 only.

Karbonn has done some decent businesses over the last two years or so, and currently it is one of the leading local smartphone making companies of India. It has successfully build a strong user base of its own, and determined to hold it in the days to come for sure.

Several Key Specifications of Karbonn A29 Android Smartphone

1) 4.7-inch IPS display (qHD)

2) Screen resolution of 540*960 pixels

3) Dual SIM (GSM+GSM), dual stand-by

4) 1.2GHz dual-core processors

5) Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System

6) 8-megapixel rear camera (LED flash) and 2-megapixel front camera.

7) 4GB internal memory (can be expanded up to 32GB)

8) 2000 mAh battery power

Final Words

In this article I mentioned detailed price and specifications of Karbonn’s latest offering A29, which is basically an android smartphone. I think the device may come handy if you are looking for a dual camera dual SIM android phone under Rs. 10,000 in India.

Let us know what do you think about Karbonn A29? I would like to hear more about it from our readers. So please feel free to access the comments section below.

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