One of the hottest trend for almost all existing phone manufacturers is – a device based on the operating system Android. You have certainly heard of it, and looked at the device you want to select it with the OS. To make the right purchase, let’s first take a look at what are the advantages of Android and what are the relevant units in the price range.
Features Android OS
To start, let’s see what the pros do you get when buy the phone with the operating system as Android.” Of course, is important, and design, and the brand, and “iron”, but more on that later. Let’s try to calculate the main advantages of the OS:
For this you can use the phone with the Android OS? For almost anything. Mail, web, games, photos, watching videos, music, reading, working with documents, social networking, video on YouTube – an incredible amount of problems with the system as friendly even to the novice user. And we can not forget about the beauty and thoughtfulness, all of this here in abundance. Some manufacturers make so-called “add-in” for even greater ease of use. With the help of these high end Android devices you can apply for fast cash loans online and get benefit of instant approval. The most famous – is HTC Sense, in fact, virtually independent interface, where the user’s desktops are waiting for news, weather information, the necessary icons and so on.
It would seem that until recently we did not know anything about Android, and now that the operating system is one of the most promising. In addition to phones, recently there are more tablets at its base; some of them are able to replace netbooks.
Here are the phones:
Now let’s talk about something relevant and outstanding devices based on Android OS. Is set to a number of factors, here is one of the most important – is the version of Android OS. When it comes to simple, the higher – the better. Still some phones with OS version 1.6, but it is better to look for at least 2.1. The differences lie in the incompatibility with some applications, the lack of some basic features (for example, 1.6 can not be installed animated wallpaper). Now, let’s see what devices you should consider first.
– LG GT540 Optimus , One of the most popular in Russia phones based on Android OS, features include a low price, nice design and materials, there is Wi-Fi, 3-inch diagonal display, uses Android 1.6, has branded widgets. The first is to pay attention because of the look and the price is pretty good camera with video recording, small size and weight;
– Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 , The device has recently received an update to Android 2.1, for now here is set the best camera (8 MP) with the ability to shoot high definition video. Large display, TimeScape branded applications for social networking and MediaScape – past helps you to deal with multimedia content. Traditional Sony Ericsson tech design, the ability to select the phone in black or white, mechanical buttons below the display are very comfortable. The display is made using a capacitive technology, which makes use of more convenient;
– HTC Wildfire: Another hit from HTC, excellent inexpensive phone with Android 2.1, good sound quality, by all possible means of communication with the outside world. Display size 3.2-inch, 5 megapixel camera, looks like about Big Brother – HTC Desire, good materials and assembly. Price and company-designed interface for sure will please you;
Literally on the way is another very interesting device from HTC – Desire Z , it is equipped with QWERTY keyboard, capacitive display, proprietary interface Sense, 5 megapixel camera, and other interesting features. TO buy phone or something you need hard cash, If you can’t manage all the money then you can easily get cash advances online from peachy. Feel free to apply for it online.
Naturally, we have listed, not all devices based on Android, but only the most interesting, relevant and interesting. The choice is yours, and the general direction, we hope we have been able to explain. Speaking of hits, this is what we have in mind – for example, the HTC Wildfire is very popular, and with the Sony Ericsson X10, you can make wonderful pictures.
There really is no stopping Xiaomi. The Chinese OEM has been rolling out new smartphones left and right through its several sub-brands. After the flagship Mi 9, there is the Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, and the Mi Mix 3 5G variant. The Poco F2 was rumored over the weekend but it turned out to be fake. Not that we doubt a second-gen Pocophone will be available but it’s not ready yet. Today, and after a few speculations, we’re seeing the real Black Shark 2.
We said last month rollout will be in a couple of months but the official launch has already happened. Now we can tell you the sub-brand of Xiaomi has set a new definition in gaming.
Black Shark has introduced the next-gen gaming smartphone in China with the goal of besting the rivals. Thanks to the efforts of everyone in Black Shark where everyone is a passionate gamer, the Black Shark 2 is said to be the ‘best mobile gaming device‘ today in the market in terms of Gaming Control, Gaming Performance, Hearing, Vibration, and Vision.
The Black Shark 2 comes equipped with a max of 12GB RAM, 256GB onboard storage, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. A direct touch liquid cooling system 3.0 helps keep things cool especially when things get intense.
Black Shark 2 features a Ludicrous Mode that brings the phone into a “Sport Mode” which means CPU power will be all out. Other special features of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 include 27w fast charging, 4000mAh battery, X+2 Antenna for stronger connection anywhere, Shark Space-Immersive Gaming mode,
The Black Shark team describes the smartphone offers the lowest latency screen touch in the world, most advanced Master Touch, TrueClarity MEMC Technology, first DSP used on a smartphone, TrueView Multi-adaptive Display, and HDR Gaming View. As for the specs, check out the Black Shark 2 key specs below:
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640
• Display: 6.39-inch AMOLED, 19.5:9 Full screen display, 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution
• Dimensions: 163.61mm X 75.01mm x 8.77mm
• Weight: 205g
• Battery: 4000mAh
• RAM: 8GB or 12GB
• Storage: 128GB or 256GB
• Cam: 12MP + 20MP (rear)
• Cam: 12MP PDAF (front)
• Connectivity: WiFi, LTE, GPS
• Others: Gravity sensor, ambient light, gyroscope, proximity, fingerprint sensor, ForceTouch sensor
The Black Shark 2 is currently listed on Mi.com with a ¥3499 price tag which is around $520 in the US for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. Its 256GB model is ¥3799. The 6GB RAM with 128GB onboard storage and 12GB + 256GB cost ¥3199 and ¥4199. Choose between the Frozen Silver or Shadow Black color.
DigiLocker is a “digital locker” service operated by the Government of India that enables Indian citizens to store certain official documents on the cloud. The service is aimed towards reducing the need to carry physical documents, and is part of the government’s Digital India initiative.4 GB of storage space is offered to users to store identification card issued by government agencies, education certificates, PAN cards, driving license, vehicle ownership documents and some other documents.
Users need to possess an Aadhar card to use DigiLocker. For sign-up, the Aadhar card number and the one-time password sent to the Aadhar-associated mobile number, need to be entered. For later log-ins, the user can set their own password or link the account to Facebook or Google logins The beta version of the service was rolled out in February 2015, and launched by the Prime Minister on 1 July 2015. The storage space provided was 10 MB initially, and was later increased to 4 GB
From 2017, the facility was extended to allow students of ICSE board to store their class X and XII certificates in DigiLocker and share them with agencies as required. In February 2017, Kotak Mahindra Bank started providing access to documents in DigiLocker from within its net-banking application, allowing users to e-sign them and forward as needed. In May 2017, over 108 hospitals, including the Tata Memorial Hospital were planning to launch the use of DigiLocker for storing cancer patients’ medical documents and test reports. According to a UIDAI architect, patients would be provided a number key, which they can share with another hospital to allow them to access their test reports.
A requester, in the context of DigiLocker, is a government department that offers citizen services (the revenue department, a passport office or a municipality) or an organisation that requires documentation (banks, telcos, etc.). In order to provide a government service, a government agency needs to ascertain an individual’s identity, age or nationality, for which various standard and supporting documents issued by multiple government agencies may be required. In order to provide its services, the requester can request for digital versions of those documents and accept those online through the DigiLocker.
Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes the phone that beats the Galaxy S10, the hidden Galaxy Note 10, Huawei P30 Pro leaks, Nokia 9 PureView camera reviewed, OnePlus finding a winning UI, and a new camera for the Twitter app.
Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).
The Galaxy S10’s Speedy Successor
Samsung has a Galaxy S10 challenger that is going to be faster than the new flagships… it’s the Galaxy Note 10. Of course every smartphone is going to be ‘bettered’ six months after launch, but as Forbes’ Gordon Kelly reports, the S10 has been held back a touch:
Picked up last week, Samsung took a performance shortcut with the entire Galaxy S10 range which is hard to swallow. Every Galaxy S10 model is fitted with UFS 2.1 storage, despite Samsung announcing the commercial availability of UFS 3.0 which is twice as fast and more efficient, so it has less battery drain.
Samsung has already confirmed the Galaxy Fold will have UFS 3.0 when it launches next month and every Samsung flagship phone will feature this next-generation storage from now on. But the Galaxy S10 line-up has been left in the cold. This is a real shame given everywhere else the models are full of cutting-edge tech.
Note 10 Also Picks Up 5G Version
We all ‘know’ the Galaxy Note 10 is on its way, but what we weren’t sure about is if there was a 5G variant. Tucked into the kernel code of the Galaxy S10 is the phrase ‘davinci5g’… davinci being the Note 10 codename, and 5G being an obvious suffix, as I reported earlier this week:
While it will not come as a surprise to the geekerati that a 5G version of the Galaxy Note will be available, this is the first sign of confirmation from within Samsung that such a device is planned. The Note series typically carries Samsung’s biggest innovations, although a 5G Galaxy S10 has been noted, the first 5G handsets from many manufacturers are tied closer to network roll-out schedules rather than the reliable launch dates we see year in and year out.
New Huawei P30 Pro Specs Leak
In the week that Huawei noted ten million sales for the Mate 20, details of the upcoming P30 Pro have leaked. Although we’re still waiting on details of the lenses in the quad-lens camera, and confirmation the forward facing depth sensor will be replaced for a higher resolution camera (no doubt for facial recognition), details on the screen in use are coming out. James Rogerson reports:
…the Huawei P30 Pro will have a 6.47-inch 1080 x 2340 OLED screen, making it bigger but lower resolution than the 6.39-inch 1440 x 3120 screen on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
The screen might also have a trick up its sleeve, as according to this information the earpiece is built into it, meaning the screen would vibrate to produce sound and act as a loudspeaker. That sounds similar to a feature found on the LG G8.
Nokia 9 PureView Camera Thoughts
With five camera lenses, great things were expected from HMD Global’s Nokia 9 PureView. With the first handsets now reaching consumers and reviewers, the camera is getting tested extensively. Does it live up to the promises of the Finnish company? GSM Arena takes a closer look including comparisons to the iPhone XS.
We think the biggest leap forward might actually be in the quality of the scene depth mapping. You see, having five cameras with different vantage points aimed at the same scene gives the Nokia 9 PureView a highly accurate depth map of said scene. It’s not only the resolution of the depth map – there’s plenty of phones with high-res imagers. The key is in the levels of depth that can be recognized – Nokia says that while most phones can recognize up to around 10-15 focal planes, the Nokia 9 PureView captures up to 1,200 and through AI extrapolates those into infinite numbers of layers.
This leads to two advantages – the ability to create photos with a realistic defocus effect and the ability to snap a shot and choose a different focus point later (so if you’ve missed focusing on a person’s face it could be fixed, potentially).
You can see the comparisons pictures between the Nokia 9 PureView and the iPhone XS here. It’s also worth nothing the first batch of handsets are running early software so check for an update to address voltage drop-outs in the camera and the operation of the fingerprint scanner, as noted by Chief Product Office Juho Sarvikas..
OnePlus Finds A Winning UI
What happens when you ask your community for a new software feature, and you are handed a portfolio and website that rips up and reworks the entire user interface? If you’re OnePlus, you know you’ve found the winner of the #OnePlusPMChallenge.
It comes from Léandro Tijink (known as ‘Its.Leandroo’ in the community). Rather than pick up on one feature or an additional application, Tijink has taken a high-level look at the user interface of OxygenOS and proposed a cleaner approach to the UI emphasising both ease of use and a consistent design language for applications.
More here on Forbes, and watch for the new UI to work its way into OxygenOS during the year.
As well as testing a beta app on iOS (twitr), Twitter is rolling out an update to its main mobile app on iOS and Android. This will bypass the camera software on a handset in favour of Twitter’s in-app camera software. Holly Twitter reports:
The new in-app camera sounds exactly like the one Facebook and Instagram added to be more like Snapchat: you swipe left from the main screen to access it, and your photo or video can be made more annoying with overlaid text, hashtags etc.
Oddly, you’re not currently allowed to upload existing images to the new feature, so tough luck if you took a perfect sunset photo in your actual camera app and wanted to post it with #blessed. That used to be the case with Snapchat as well, and they eventually capitulated, so we expect Twitter will do the same before long.
Android Circuit rounds up the news from the Android world every weekend here on Forbes. Don’t forget to follow me so you don’t miss any coverage in the future, and of course read the sister column in Apple Loop! Last week’s Android Circuit can be found here, and if you have any news and links you’d like to see featured in Android Circuit, get in touch!
Xiaomi has announced it will be holding an event in New Delhi on March 19 to launch its ‘Go’ device, which is the Redmi Go, company’s first Android Go smartphone that debuted in January. The Chinese company has sent out media invites, besides the official announcement on Twitter by global VP, Manu Kumar Jain. Xiaomi Redmi Go is an entry-level smartphone that runs on the Android Go operating system for likewise specifications.
The Xiaomi Redmi Go India launch event starts at 12 pm on March 19. The live streams will be available via the Xiaomi website, as well as YouTube. Redmi Go is a trimmed down version with specifications such as a 5-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, and 1GB of RAM, which is also a prerequisite for Android Go. Android Go is available for Oreo and Pie versions but Redmi Go runs the former as of now.
Jain sounded off the teaser for Redmi Go launch in India with a tweet in Hindi. He said that the smartphone will bring people to begin using smartphones. Redmi Go will run apps such as Gmail Go, Google Go, YouTube Go, and Maps Go, all of which are memory-efficient versions of their full-scale counterparts.
Redmi Go has a 5-inch HD 16:9 display, 1GB of RAM, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. It has two storage options – 8GB and 16GB – expandable up to 128GB. There is an 8-megapixel 1080p camera on the rear that supports HDR photography while the front camera is a 5-megapixel shooter. The Xiaomi Redmi Go is backed by a 3000mAh battery under the hood.
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