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5 Main Threats For Android And iOS

What we are talking about is such operating systems as BlackBerry 10, Ubuntu phone, Sailfish OS, Tizen OS, and Firefox OS. Maybe it’s high time to change your Android and iOS for any of them?

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Many of us know two (well, maybe three) operating systems for mobile phones – Android, iOS, and Window Phone. However, at least 5 more mobile operating systems can be found today, and they can easily become Android and iOS's main competitors in 2013.

What we are talking about is such operating systems as BlackBerry 10, Ubuntu phone, Sailfish OS, Tizen OS, and Firefox OS. Maybe it's high time to change your Android and iOS for any of them?

BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10

A touch screen smartphone BlackBerry Z10 with a new BlackBerry 10 OS is available already. BB10 is based on a real time operating system QNX which looks very impressive in theory. Nuclear reactors and missile launchers work on it, so it would seem that a BB10 smartphone should work ultra stable and quickly. However, as the first tests of BlackBerry Z10 demonstrate, BB10 OS doesn't work very good yet. A Twitter client freezes, there is a problem with a calendar, and some other nasty stuff can be found. Certainly, these bugs will soon be eliminated, but today it's too early to speak about BB10 as a serious competitor of iOS and Android.

As for database applications, BB10 OS looks much more solid here in comparison with the rest of new OS: there are about 70 thousand applications in Appworld store right now.

Ubuntu Phone

Ubuntu Phone

If you are the owner of Nexus 4 or Galaxy Nexus smartphone, a new Ubuntu Phone OS is already available to you (since February, 21). Ubuntu Phone developer, Canonical, promises to release the original device with UP OS by the end of the year, or even most likely in 2014. “The older sister” of Ubuntu Phone, a desktop Ubuntu Linux OS, has many loyal fans around the world who have got rid of the status of marginality a long time ago. What is interesting, the largest computer manufacturer Dell has released a version of its flagship ultrabook XPS13 preloaded with Ubuntu. UP version for smartphones is not Ubuntu Linux rearranged to a smartphone: this is a separate assembly, and a standalone product. But the developer says, that a compatibility between these two systems will be the maximum.

Jolla Sailfish OS

Jolla Sailfish OS

And now let's turn to the project appeared in 2012 - Sailfish OS from the Jolla company. The company emerged from the project Maemo & MeeGo developed with Nokia in 2005 - 2011. Most of programmers, designers, and engineers who developed Maemo and MeeGo Harmattan mobile OS, come from Nokia to Jolla and announced their intention to create a new system Sailfish OS.

In November 2012 interface developments have been presented, and SDK for Sailfish OS will appear in the nearest future. We already know that a Chinese manufacturer will produce Zopo budget smartphones on Sailfish OS for the Indian market, and this production is scheduled for the third quarter of 2013. The main characteristics of the Sailfish OS have also been claimed: a full multitasking, no-buttons interface, and the support of many applications written for OS Android. This support will be implemented through Alien Dalvik virtual machine.

Tizen OS

Tizen OS

Another branch of the same MeeGo tree from Nokia is Tizen OS. After the Finnish concern came out of the project, the development was picked by Samsung, Acer and other manufacturers. The Intel corporation also stayed in this project. For several years, Samsung promises to release a smartphone, or even more than one, on the new Tizen OS. It has recently been another similar statement, but only 2.0 SDK for Tizen appeared instead of a new smartphone. Perhaps, Samsung plans to have its own operating system for all its clients in the future, and to forget about Android OS at all. On the other hand, Koreans are probably afraid of losing some of their customers in this case. Most likely, even if the change of mobile operating systems takes place, it will happen very slowly and incrementally.

Firefox OS

Firefox OS

The last project we would like to mention here is FireFox OS. The name of the system immediately indicates its connection with a famous browser Mozilla Firefox. The main feature of FireFox OS should be its budget. It is known that Firefox OS will be installed on the budget smartphones, and that the development of its applications will be simplified to the extreme. A notable feature of the project will be that only those applications will run on FireFox OS that have been written in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. The major Chinese gadgets manufacturer, ZTE, has already supported the project, and announced its intention to release at least one FireFox OS smartphone in 2013.

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7 Way to Get Rid of Android Battery Performance Issues

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Battery performance of smartphone devices has significantly improved with latest technological improvements. Today battery on your device run for a longer time than ever. Still, you may face certain battery related issues with your device due to prolonged use of it. Battery drain issue is a major problem with most smartphone devices today as we use our smartphone devices to perform numerous tasks throughout the day. These battery related issues may affect your device performance negatively. If you are facing such issues on your device, then we suggest you take some steps discussed in this article to avoid Android battery performance issues and increase battery life.

How to avoid battery related issues and increase battery life?

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This is one important reason behind battery drain on your Android device as lot of apps & services keep on running in the background consuming RAM and CPU. Many of these apps include those apps that keep on running even when you are not using them actively. Thus, you can find and stop all such apps & services running in the background to improve your Android battery life. To do this, go to device Settings > Application Manager > Running Apps and stop them instantly. Alternatively, you can use best battery saver apps on Android for improved device performance.

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If you are using Wi-Fi for a better network for the longer time on your device then it would definitely absorb a lot of battery. When you use Wi-Fi to send and receive data or you left it open idly then it would keep on sniffing out for networks around the device. It would drain your device battery unnecessarily.  To avoid this turn Wi-Fi toggle off when not in use. You can also create the widget for Wi-Fi for instant use.

Apart from Wi-fi, Bluetooth is also used to share data extensively. It is also used to access hands-free headset or with the wireless speaker or activity tracker which consume a lot of battery. Keep your device Bluetooth off when not in use to avoid battery drain.

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Use this simple step to save battery juice instantly on your device. Set screen timeout to the shortest period to avoid unnecessary battery drain. You can manage this time by heading to Settings of your device. Try it keep it to the shortest period for effective results. Alternatively, you can press power button to instantly turn off the screen.

Apart of screen timeout, you should also consider setting screen brightness to the minimum level to avoid battery drain. You can use higher brightness when in sunlight, else prefer low and soothing brightness on your device. You can also select auto-brightness feature on your device.

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If you are giving random access to lots of apps & services on your device to access location services and GPS settings on your device then it would cost lot of battery drain. Try to use these services only when needed to avoid battery drain.

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If you prefer to Keep your device on vibration mode all the time then it will consume more device resources and battery than a simple ringtone for call or message alert. When you keep your phone on ringtone mode it requires making a small membrane in device speaker enough to produce sound but in vibration, mode motors rotate a small weight to make your phone shake. Thus, it consumes lot of resources and battery. If you don’t get disturbed with ringtone, then prefer it to vibration mode.

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Use power-saving mode on your phone to effectively boost your Android battery life. This feature will stop all unnecessary and battery draining services on your phone. It is one effective setting that may help you increase your battery life instantly.

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Live wallpapers & special effects may look great on your device but these features consume lot of device resources and battery on your device. These features get activated every time you turn on your phone screen. Turn off all such features on your device to boost battery life.

You can try these simple yet powerful steps to instantly fix various battery related issues. It will also help you boost battery and device performance significantly. Following these steps, you can run your device much longer than ever.

Summary: Various reasons affect your device performance negatively. These reasons cause battery drain and other issues. Let’s discuss ways to get rid of Android battery performance issues instantly.

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MoveIt Review: A Simple and Quick Way to Transfer Your Media

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The most common problem faced by Android users is running on low storage. This issue does not let us use our android phone the way we want to by not letting us Download our favorite App or by not letting us take picture or videos.

Most of our phones are filled with a large number of Images, Videos, and Audios occupying a lot of space. A lot of our Media are important and cannot be deleted. So the only option left is to Transfer them to SD card to free up some space.

Transferring Medias to SD Card may be a hectic job as all the medias are not at one place, searching them and then moving or deleting.

Now transfer your Images, Videos, and Audios to SD Card and Vice Versa easily and efficiently without any hassle using MoveIt.

How is transferring process in MoveIt different from Other apps in Play Store?

MoveIt shows you all the Images, Videos and Audios separately where as other apps do not show all your Images, Videos, and Audios together.

Using MoveIt you can Transfer Your Images, Videos, and Audios from different folders at the small time where as using any other app you cannot.

You can also view/play your Media while selecting or before selecting your Media so that you know that what exactly is being selected.

Transferring is pretty easy. Simply select your Media and then select the path and Transfer them rather than the old File Browser way in which you have to select, then cut and then navigate to the folder to which Media has to be Transferred.

Also using MoveIt you can simply delete your Media. First, select the Media which has to be deleted and then simply press the Delete button and then confirm that you want to delete the selected Media and the Medias which were select will be deleted.

Key Features

  • Transfer your Media to SD Card – Transfer your Images, videos, and audios altogether SD Card easily and efficiently using movelt.
  • Transfer your Media to Internal Storage – Also you can Transfer your Images, Videos, and Audios altogether to Internal Storage.
  • Auto Transfer – Auto transfer is a Unique feature. It help’s to Transfer your Images, Videos, and Audios to SD Card automatically, even without opening the app.
  • Cleaner – Clean your Phone’s Junk Files such as Apk, Empty folders and Temp phones to Boost speed and also to Increase storage.
  • Media scanner – MoveIt also has a both an internal storage media scanner and external storage media scanner. That helps in finding all the hidden media in your phone, which is not being displayed.
  • Search – Search all your Images, videos, and audios in Internal storage and SD Card Easily without any hassle.
  • Media Player – MoveIt has an inbuilt Image, Audio and video player. The Player helps in viewing your media before transferring or deleting them.
  • Delete – Easily view and delete your Images, Videos, and Audis in internal storage or SD Card. As all the medias are Organised together date wise so you need not have to go to each and every folder to search and then delete them using MoveIt.
  • Easy UI – MoveIt has an easy and user-friendly UI. So that you can effortlessly and easily Transfer your Images, Videos, and Audios to SD Card and Vice Versa.
  • Media Manager – Moveit also serves as a Media File Manager as it shows, move and also delete your medias.

Conclusion

What sets MoveIt apart from other apps is the ease with which it transfers your Media to SD Card and Vice Versa. Also, all the medias are sorted out date wise and organised together so you don’t have to go to each and every folder searching for your Medias to Transfer or Delete them.

Additionally it also has a Inbuilt Cleaner, which helps clean junk files which increase storage and a Media Scanner, which helps to find hidden Media in your phone which are otherwise not displayed.

If your phone’s always running on low storage MoveIt is a must have App as it helps to manage your storage easily and serves as a Media Manager. All this in an App that is less than 5 MB.

Download from Play Store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=moveit.movetosdcard.cleaner

 

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Samsung Galaxy On Nxt: Unmatched Design, Performance and Experience

Galaxy On Nxt will be available at an attractive price of INR 18,490 exclusively on Flipkart from 00.00 hours on 24th October, 2016. Galaxy On Nxt is available in 2 colors – gold and black.

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New Delhi, October 21st, 2016: Samsung India Electronics today announced the expansion of the Galaxy On Series portfolio with the launch of Galaxy On Nxt. Owing to its consumer centric approach, the Galaxy On Series has received tremendous response in India. Taking the legacy forward, the all new Galaxy On Nxt showcases a perfect blend of great style, powerful performance and an ‘all-in-one’ application experience created through the new My Galaxy.

samsung-galaxy-on-nxtMr. Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobiles business, Samsung India Electronics said, “At Samsung, we are committed to continued innovation, inspired by the deep understanding and insights from our wide range of consumers. Galaxy On Nxt has a premium full metal compact design with a superior performance for an enriching consumer experience.”

Ajay Yadav, VP - Mobiles at Flipkart, said, "Flipkart’s partnership with Samsung is creating new milestones with every exclusive launch. After the overwhelming response to Samsung Galaxy On8 launched earlier this month, we are elated to bring Samsung Galaxy On Nxt to our customers. "He added, We are confident of repeating the success with the combination of a futuristic smartphone from Samsung and the seamless consumer finance options such as No Cost EMI and product exchange offered on Flipkart. This is a step forward in making the latest technology affordable and accessible, and setting new benchmarks in customer convenience."

Breath-taking Premium Design

Galaxy On Nxt is a full metal unibody smartphone, with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass and a compact design, giving the smartphone an impressive look. The smartphone sports a 5.5” full HD high resolution display ensuring an immersive viewing experience to the consumer.

Spectacular Performance

To enable an amazing performance for the consumers, Galaxy On Nxt comes equipped with a powerful octa-core processor and 3GB RAM. This ensures that the smartphone handles tasks with ease, for a faster and smoother multi-tasking experience. The device comes with a 32GB internal memory, dual SIM & Micro SD card support which is expandable up to 256GB. To ensure data security, Galaxy On Nxt comes with a fingerprint sensor that allows quick and secure access.

samsung-galaxy-on-nxt-design Brilliant Low Light Imaging

With a superior f1.9 aperture on both cameras, Galaxy On Nxt is a great device to shoot bright and clearer images in low light conditions. The device is equipped with a 13MP rear and 8MP front shooter for capturing perfect shots in high resolution. Enhanced modes such as palm and gesture selfie, wide angle selfie and beautifying effects are incorporated in the Galaxy On Nxt for a better consumer experience while shooting selfies.

All-in-one Application Experience

The device comes pre-installed with the new My Galaxy application. This all-in-one application packs in videos, music, gaming, utility services such as recharges, bill payments, movie ticketing, cab booking, flight & hotel bookings, live chat and much more. It also enables hyperlocal deals and offers across categories in top cities of the country. The application is powered by leading players across categories and promises to be a one stop destination for all your smartphone needs.

Make for India Innovations

Samsung has introduced a host of locally developed innovations as part of its ‘Make for India’ initiative. Galaxy On Nxt integrates innovative features such as S Power Planning™ and S Secure™, which address consumers’ power management and security related concerns. Additionally, a cost-effective 4G experience with the innovative Ultra Data Saving (UDS) Mode, allows users to save up to 50% mobile data through compression technology. Samsung India has also launched an industry first S bike mode, is a dedicated application enabling consumers to ‘ride tension free’ and encourages responsible riding.

Price and Availability

Galaxy On Nxt will be available at an attractive price of INR 18,490 exclusively on Flipkart from 00.00 hours on 24th October, 2016. Galaxy On Nxt is available in 2 colors – gold and black.

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Features Samsung Galaxy On Nxt
OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Network 4G: LTE
Sim 2 Nano SIM slots + Separate SD card slot
Dimension 151.7 x 75.0 x 8.0mm 167 g
Processor 1.6GHz Octa-Core Processor
Memory 3GB RAM+ 32GB Internal Memory + Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
Display 5.5" Full HD
Camera Rear: 13MP(f1.9) AF with LED Flash
Front: 8MP(f1.9) Wide Selfie, Beauty Face Feature
Battery 3,300 mAh
Sensors Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor

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