MWC 2017: What New Comes This Year

Mobile World Congress(MWC) is one of the biggest technology event globally will be held in Barcelona this year on 27th February to March 2 of this year. The smartphones companies like Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, Oppo have taken this opportunity to unveil their latest technology as the audience is large.

Samsung is expected to launch a new table device. The company also gave a teaser of the bottom of the new device to generate enthusiasm among the twitter followers. Reports suggest that we might have to wait longer for the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8.

Nokia will relaunch the Nokia 3310 which is known for it’s sturdy and solid build and for it’s long battery life which be available for $64

LG will step up the game by unveiling their next flagship device the LG G6 with 5.7inch QHD Full Vision Display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

ZTE the chinese smartphone manufacturer will reveal it’s “Gigabit” smartphone which will feature 1Gbps download speed, 360-degree panoramic VR video, instant Cloud storage.

Another reveal will be the “Axon 7” sporting Google’s Android Nougat and Daydream.

Oppo best known for it’s camera features will have something new in the camera section of it’s smartphone. The 5X zoom ability which will enable the user to click pictures which are beyond reach.

This year will be amazing thanks to the opportunity which the events like MWC provides.

Whatsapp’s New ‘Status’ Feature

One of the most popular app in the smartphone industry and the one which we all use on daily basis-Whatsapp just got updated with a new ‘status‘ feature. The update is available on iPhone, Android and Windows Phones worldwide. There was a chaos around people as they were filled with excitement to try out the feature.

The feaure lets the user share various images, GIFs, videos with some drawings on top, emojis and caption which will be disappearing after 24 hours visible only to selected friends. Users can check who have viewed their status by tapping on the eye icon at the bottom

The status updates have end to end encryption along with two step verification process for imrpvement of the security

It is a great additional feature to have to complete the app. You should definitely give it a try if you haven’t already. The app gives you the opportunity to stay connected with friends and family in a more fancy way

Moto G5 Will be Launching at MWC 2017

Moto G4 being one the best budget devices right now Lenovo is set to release the successor Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. The design is rumoured to be metallic body and will also feature a removable battery. The design is expected to be similar with home button below the display, a circular design for camera and LED flash in the back with the Moto’s ‘M’ logo.

The Moto G5 will be rocking a 5 inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 430 processor clocked @1.4ghz, 2 GB of RAM and Internal of 32 GB and microSD card support upto 32 GB. The rear camera will sport a 13 MP shooter and 5 MP front facing camera. The battery supplying power will be 2800 mAh battery.

Whereas the Moto G5 plus will be presenting a 5.2 inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 processor clocked @2.0 Ghz, 2 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal Storage and microSD card support upto 128 GB. There will be a 12 MP rear camera with “dual autofocus pixels”, 5 MP front facing shooter and 3000mAh battery.

Both successor of budget devices will have fingerprint scanner below the display and will run on latest Android 7.0 Nougat and will be priced less than their predecessor.

 

Good News!! Samsung Galaxy S8’s Release Date to be Announced

The release date of the upcoming flagship of Samsung-The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on 27th February in Barcelona. The news is confirmed by the chief executive of Samsung’s wireless business, Kim Dong-jin.

The next generation device will not be released but date of unveiling will be announced

I am very curious for the new device and the power it will hold

Rumours suggest that the device will have two display size variants- 5.2 inches and 6.2 inches curved display and the bigger display version will be called the Samsing Galaxy S8+

As per the aesthetics S8 will feature bezel less display. The fingerprint scanner will be found on the back. The camera specs will the same as the last flagship devices- 12MP  rear camera with dual pixel technology. The battery will be  3000 mAh and 3500 mAh for 6.2 inches variant to push the extra pixels. The brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor will be powering the device while some by the Samsung’s own Exynos processor. The flagship is expected to feature 6GB RAM with 64GB or 128GB  internal storage.

How to Install Lineage OS on Your Android Device

As we know that Cyanogenmod has ended, LineageOS has the throne to provide eveb better services to get the most out of the Android devices.

Not everyone of us can afford flagship devices like Google Pixel or Samsung S7. But the custom roms allow us to mess with various configuration options and customize as per the thought of the user. Android being open source allows us to take the devices to their maximum potential by rooting the device

It is necessary to root the device to install the custom rom  Here is a video made by xda developers for simple method to root your device. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aj2hkMtCTU. Please do check that your device is supported

Disclaimer: Do this at your own risk. I am not responsible for any damage caused.

Now lets proceed:

1. Make sure that your device is supported by going to the official LinegeOS site http://lineageos.org/ . Go to update and build prep then to download portal and you will get list of devices on your left hand side.

2.Select your device and download the latest build. If your device is not listed it means that the device is not yet officially supported. You can head out to xda developers thread and search for unofficial builds.

3.You will also need Gapps for google play, youtube and other improtant google services. Here is the link for that http://opengapps.org/

4.As i mentioned earlier your device must be rooted and custom recovery should be installed like TWRP, CWM recovery. You can find various tutorials about roting and installinh custom recovery online just search your device name and how to install custom recovery.

5.Once you are sure that you are rooted and have custom recovery installed, transfer the download Rom zip file and the Gapps zip to your SD card. To boot into recovery you can search online as it is different for every device.

6.Make sure you backup your current rom by the backup options provided in the custom rom so that if you like you make go back to earlier rom without losing any files and data.

7.Now you are all set to install the tom. First you will have to factory reset. Just go to wipe and swipe to factory reset. Once done head to the install and locate your rom zip file, select and swipe to install. It takes a bit of time so just be patient. Done? Now select the gapps zip file and flash.Now you are ready to boot into the new mobile life 😉

8.Exit out of your recovery, the device will restart and start booting into the new custom rom. This is the area where your patience is tested. It make take some time to boot or even bootloop if you have done something wrong. If it doesn’t boot into the welcome screen after a long patience just search for your query on the xda thread you will definitely find something.

9.If you are successfully booted which most of you wil if you follow steps correctly. You will see a welcome screen just follow instructions and you will land on the homescreen. Now you are free to enjoy the rom and the different features for which the rom is known for.

The main reason for flashing Lineage OS is the close to stock android experience and no bloatware which makes the device less laggy. There are tons of customization options available for which the rom is famous. I personally have it installed on my device and it has never let me down. The experience is Amazing and Mind blowing!!!!

 

You should definitely try it. You wont regret it. Do share your experience in the comments below

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will It Restore the Note lineup ?

As we have witnessed the difficulties faced by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in 2016 mainly because of it’s battery issues. The Smartphone leading company is set to restore the glory of it’s Note lineup.

Rumors have suggested that the company is set to release the flagship on 29th March, 2017. The company is tensed due to the failure of success of the preceding flagship.

Now let’s talk about the Note 8 it’s specs and design as suggested by rumors.

1.DISPLAY

As we are aware that the note lineup is about it’s size  i.e the display. The Note 8 is rumored to be featuring a 5.7 inches Super AMOLED Screen with a 4K resolution(3840×2160). We all are aware how beautiful the Samsung’s smartphone displays are!!! Well this Flagship is not an exception with a 4k screen and the pixel density of whooping 773ppi it is sure the eyes are going to pop out to witness the accurate colors and crispy videos and images. The Super AMOLED screeen requires less battery life as compared to IPS panels. The display is protected by the corning gorilla glass 5.

2.PLATFORM

The Samsung will be running on the Samsung’s Custom UI Toucwiz on top of the latest Android Version 7.1 (Nougat).This will make the device snappier and fluid with less lag and crashes. The presence of Touchwiz will make the user available with more customization options such as themes, icons and much more. The most used  feature of Note devices is the split screen, this enables the user to take full advantage of the screen size for multitasking.

3.PROCESSOR

The Note 8 will be powered by the all new Snapdragon 830 processor which has not yet been announced. The Snapdragon 830 is the Qualcomm’s new top end processor with a highly efficient 10nm process which will make the device battery friendly and more powerful. Samsung also uses their own manufactured Exynos chips so we are not sure which one will be used or two variants will be released.

4.CAMERA

Now coming to the camera, Note 8 will be featuring 12MP rear camera with f/1.6, optical image stabilization (OIS), dual tone LED flash and 4K recording . Whereas the secondary or the selfie camera has 8MP shooter same f/1.6 and auto HDR. Rumors are made that the Samasung Galaxy will sport dual cameras. Hopefully we may see it in the Note 8.

5.DESIGN AND BODY

It will have a full glass body design  with Gorilla Glass 5 back panel which will make sure that it is a finger print magnet ;). Handling will be a problem as the glass is not as durable as aluminium or plastic panels. The device will be water resistent with IP68 certification with water resistant over 1.5 metres and 30 minutes limit. The Flasgship will be dust proff also.

6.MEMORY

The users will have the option to choose among 64 gb and 128 gb of internal storage along with an additional micro SD storage upto 256 gb. The 64 gb variant will have 6 gb of RAM and the 128 gb will have a monstrous 8 gb RAM.

7.FEATURES

The Note Lineup is famous for it’s unique features which are amazing and elegant. It will be featuring IRIS Scanner which was a very unique feature found only in the Note 7. IRIS scanner also increases the security a bit further. Talking about security the latest Note will also comprise of fingerprint scanner which will be front mounted along with other already known Note features.

8.BATTERY

No information is available about the battery. But it is sure to large as it have to take care of the great 5.7 inches 4k dispaly for thos crisp & clear, brighter media usage. We are specualting it to be more than 3200 mAh.

This is it folks. We all hope that the Note 8 will be a huge success as the Note 7 has depressed a lot of people only because of it’s battery problems otherwise the device was overall great. With this type of specs the Note 8 is sure to bang the market and regain the glory of the NOTE Lineup.