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Monday, September 17, 2012

All About AndroidsNew Intro?

Hey folks! Just a small update on our YouTube Channel. Should we make this our official Video Intro? I would like to get some feedback :)

All About Androids INTRO


Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Blog! And some previews!

Hey Everyone! Gradually I've been editing and tweaking the design of the blog and after having spent 3hours in a row on Thursday night with 2hours on Friday, I present to you the new allaboutandroids.com :D

I will be sorting out the content shortly by creating a n00b proof FAQ and I will also set up simple, easy guides to Rooting, to flashing Custom Recoveries and ROMs etc

This should be done within the next week or so. Since school started I need to organize my time appropriately and then the ball will begin rolling!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Direction FTW

Hey everyone...I know, I broke my promise BUT I have been quite involved on the YouTube channel :)

If you haven't seen it yet, please do check it out at http://www.youtube.com/allboutandroids/

This post is to basically give a break down of some of the plans I have for the future.

  • Our Channel has been growing very steadily so that will be our main objective
  • This "News" website will be converted into a Question Answer core
    • What this means is that any questions you guys have, we will try our best to answer them be it about ROMs or apps etc
  • The website will also be more focused on Tutorials on How to do things, How to improve things, How to Customize your Android device
So the general direction that we are going in, is a community that helps each other out and teaching each other how to fully use their Android system.

Hope to see you guys soon! I will be gradually working starting September on the "Transfer"

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Google I/O Wrap Up!

Hey people! This post is COMPLETELY dedicated to the awesomeness that was Google's annual Input Output Convention... First off, What's new in Android!

So what is new?
To begin the awesomeness, Google announced their best OS to date which is Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. Yes, it is an incremental update but wow...my mind was blown.

To start off, Jelly Bean keeps the traditional ICS look, so the HOLO theme is still around. We do have a new Lockscreen as well as a redesigned Google Voice/Search bar and a new set of wallpapers. Now, we have a new "button" on the Lockscreen where the Upper portion contains Google NOW, which is an extremely quick and easy method to ask Google a question and get a dictated answer.

While watching this Live, it was spectacular and got results at amazing speeds. If you don't trust my words...then enjoy the videos down below showing how great this is. To me, it's a 100% Siri killer! Moving on, we have the same Speech to Text service in an Online mode that has Artificial intelligence. While dictating, it can make sense of the whole passage of text and correct itself if it made a blunder. There's another video for this, enjoy!

Google Now VS Siri
Google Now: Stress Test (47 Questions in a go!)

Tons left to go haha! Ok, so next up we have Automatic Re sizable Widgets. So if you go to the Widget drawer and drag the clock for example to a Home screen that is filled, the apps/widgets will move around creating the space needed for the Clock to be placed!

After that the AMAZING Notification system that we have has been upgraded to provide slightly more detail and it is more dynamic as well which helps you get an easy overall of what is going on in your Inbox, or if someone sent you a picture, you can actually view it in the Notification area.

Then the best part is...the CONSTANT 60FPS while using the UI. On the lockscreen to home screen to app drawer the UI is fluid...just like water. While browsing the web, the browser doesn't glitch and performs smoothly. This was simply referred to by Critiques, that Android got rid of the LAG. Yes, it is here! Now, Jelly Bean's SDK is already available while the Official OTA is coming soon in July however, if you seriously can't wait to meet epicness, XDA Developers have already ported it over to the GSM Galaxy Nexi.

The list is still long to go, so please take a look at the Developer page to read through all changes made :)


After that great news we had the Nexus 7 unboxing and we will definitely make a video unboxing and review once we get ours, which should be shipping in about 2-3 weeks.

Like the leaked specs indicated, everything is the same with the confirmation of no Micro SD as well as no mini HDMI out. Thinking about it, that's how they could cut the costs! $199 for the 8GB and $249 for the 16GB. Rumors have already begun for the Nexus 10 stating that it's in production already so hope that's true :D

You can go to the Play store and preorder the 7 right now! It is available in North America, UK, Australia and a few additional countries.


On the page, it will highlight all the perks of getting the Nexus 7 and I have to say, that it is quite tempting! By default it is running a hybrid like UI. With the navbar and dock but on XDA Developers there is an easy method of making it into a Full Tablet mode!

That's all for the IO that I found was interesting. There was also the Nexus Q but I seriously find no need to discuss it as it will serve no purpose for me. To summarize, it is an Android based device for $299 that can play content from the Google Cloud services such as Play Music, Movies etc. Anyway, that's a wrap ;)


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Confirmed: Google Nexus Tablet

Hey folks! This post is gonna talk about the newly leaked "Official" specs and photos of the upcoming Google Nexus 7 tablet. Coming from the rumored specs, it is pretty much else spot on so let's begin!
Image from Gizmodo Australia

It is indeed a 7" display but with a twist! It's an IPS panel with a resolution of 1280 by 800 (Pretty slick for a 7" Tablet!). After that we have the nVida Tegra 3 Quad core and this is where it surprises me. It actually will have the identical processor of the ASUS TF300 series, which is clocked at 1.3GHz. It will come with 1GB RAM just like the rumors said and the front facing camera is 1.2MP so slightly "less" than the rumor. A cool addition is the NFC Chip capability which still has much more time to improve and become awesome-r. The internal SD card memory is either 8GB for $199 and 16GB for $249. As of now, we're still not too sure about the MicroSD however, Google I/O starts tomorrow so, we can all wait patiently :D

That's all for today! I will keep you guys posted in the event tomorrow and I might also talk about the New Google TV, yay!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Google Nexus Tablet

Hey peoples! This post will be a summary of all news surrounding the Google Nexus tablet. Quick note, this isn't part of the "Big Five Nexus Devices" but a cheap Android tablet which will be carrying the latest Android system. Take a look at a "supposed" leaked picture and take a look at a Mock up. In my opinion, they both look good :)

Leaked Picture...Note: Turns out it's a fake!
Mock Up...Note: Not the ASUS Memo Pad!

Plenty of websites have already talked about the rumored specs and most probably it is true. The tablet will be co-manufactured by Google and ASUS. It will be 7" with the resolution of 1280 by 768. What this means is that you will be able to watch 720p videos and the remainder of the Res will be for the bottom Navbar, again just speculation! It will have an nVidia Tegra 3 quad core, most likely an even less clocked than the ASUS TF300, so I'm guessing 1GHz. Followed by 1GB RAM which is a pretty sweet addition. In terms of Camera, they removed the back one and I love that idea...I mean seriously? You want me to take pictures with a Tablet, cmon! However, it will include a 1.3MP front facing camera which would be meant for Video calling. Now, we all know that it will come with Ice Cream Sandwich BUT with the anticipated Jelly Bean release, it might actually come with it too. The rumored name is the Nexus 7 and this makes me believe that by some chance there might be a Nexus 10, fingers crossed :D

I wish for Chrome might become the Default browser for Android real soon and I hope that at the I/O, Google will announce the Full release of the app. I love it so far, the speed is amazing, the look is simple and clean but I would also like Flash support since most websites still use "Adobe technology."

That's all for this slight wrap up on the Nexus 7. Stay tuned for more news on the Google I/O!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Get your dose of: Weekly News Roundup!

I'm so sorry peoples! I have been caught up in work and couldn't find enough time to keep this updated. NOW, this will definitely change, I'll save some time for you peeps and provide my opinion on the latest news! So, without waiting for too long, let's get started :D

My Next Phone
So, it turns out that I will be "Upgrading" my phone soon and the device that stands out for me is the Samsung Galaxy SIII, Android's Top dog for 2012. Sadly though, I will be getting the North American version which is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Krait CPU...which is not bad at all, being clocked at 1.5GHz and kicking ass in the Benchmarks but I would have loved the awesome Quad core Exynos. GPU wise, it is slightly better than the average phone with the Adreno 225. Anywho, that's what I'll be getting soon so expect an UBOXING, a ROOTING video guide and Custom ROMs :D

Oh btw, it just got released in the US on June 20th and in Canada it's gonna show up on the 27th...hope I can get mine then!

Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean
 I hope you guys are not as surprised as I was when I saw Google's slight slip up on the Play Store. For a while now, you are able to buy an Unlocked "Pure" Galaxy Nexus from the Play Store in the US. Just today, the description when you went yo add one to your basket was, "The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean"

Well, that's quite a slip up so most probably this will be displayed at Google I/O 2012. In terms of Rumors go, the only one that was constantly floating around was the Dual Booting into Chrome OS but again, we have no 100% proof.

That's all that's going on at this moment BUT I will definitely bring you updates on the Google I/O which is gonna be up and running from the 27th to the 29th.