Nexus 4 gain Android Marshmallow 6.0 with CyanogenMod 13 Nightly

Nexus 4 left behind as all its successor Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9 and 10 begin to gaining Android 6.0 Marshmallow support, But here is a good news for Nexus 4 mako owners the first CyanogenMod 13 nightly brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow for this android devices. As in our earlier post we have already shared to you that CyanogenMod 13 nightly is now available for few android devices. The CyanogenMod’s nightly build for Nexus 4 went live today and it comes with all features of Android Marshmallow plus CyanogenMod tweaks. But if you are looking to use CyanogenMod"s 13 Marshmallow for daily use it will be better to wait a bit longer until the ROM become more stable as this is first nightly build and may have few bugs, but if you are on cm-12.1 NIGHTLY you can dirty flash your device with CM 13 (means flash without using the option "Wipe Data / Factory Reset").


So if you want to try this on your nexus 4 you can grab it from CyanogenMod official site the size is approx 277.01 MB.


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CyanogenMod 13 nightly build now bringing Marshmallow for few phones

CyanogenMod 13 or CM13 first nightly builds based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been announced by CyanogenMod for few selected phones and are available for download. As it is a nightly build so it is not stable as Snapshot releases and not good enough for a daily driver so if you want to update for daily driver so wait for Snapshot release channel as Nightly build are generated every day with newest features but can be unstable in most cases. CyanogenMod recommends that anyone on CM 12.1 YOG4P or CM 12.1 YOG7D releases wait for Snapshot release channel and not to go with nightlies as quality approved SNAPSHOT for CM13 my release sometime Jan according to CyanogenMod. But if you are willing to try CyanogenMod 13 downloads are available for following smart phones.
List of smart phones:
  • OnePlus One (bacon)
  • Nexus 7 (deb & flo)
  • LG G4 (h815)
  • Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (mondrianwifi)
  • LG GPad 7.0 (v400 & v410)
  • LG G3 Verizon (vs985)
  • Moto X 2014 (victara)
  • Galaxy S III (Intl) Samsung - i9300
According to CyanogenMod if you are planning to checking out the nightly build of 
CM13 releases you must be aware of few limitation.

If your phone is on a 12.1 nightly build, it's recommended you can dirty flash your device with CM13 (means flash without using the option"Wipe Data/Factory Reset") you must also update your third party addons in the same pass. But if you are currently running an unofficial, third-party distribution with CM13 source code, then you must do a full wipe before switching to CyanogenMod official nightly build.

If your device is not yet listed above just wait as the list of supported will be soon expanded.

Source: CyanogenMod

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What's your great expectations for Android 4.4 KitKat

The Android users are now expecting a lot from the most hyped and newly talked operating system called Android 4.4 KitKat. As per experts, this upcoming Android version is supposed to be better and smarter than the older ones like Honeycomb, Gingerbread, Ice cream sandwich, etc. and hence better features are certainly going to be expected out this time from Google. As per experts this new OS will be seen with a new look and feel somewhere close to Vanilla UI. It will come with new animations, new notification widgets, visual tweaks and several color options to alter the Android blue color. Let’s check some of the greater expectations of users from Android 4.1 KitKat version as under:

What's your great expectations for Android 4.4 KitKat
Better Hardware Support
If you are keen to use this upcoming Android OS version, you would require RAM minimum as 512 MB, which fortunately is found in every smartphone including the low budget ones. However, there is no official confirmation from Google about the same. People are expecting to use this OS over a wide range of smartphones with certainly is a good hardware support.

The Android Cloud Storage
Till date the Android users are still relying over the third part applications including Google Drive or Dropbox in order to store a number of files. Unlike iCloud of Apple and SkyDrive of Windows, this time you can expect Google to bring out its own personal cloud storage feature. Hence the Android Cloud Storage feature is expected to come with the newer version, which is going to help you in storing and syncing your data with the help of your device.

Smoother Screen Orientation
The upcoming KitKat version of Android is expected to come up with a much better and responsive kind of screen orientation and of course a smoother kind of transition, which will help in reducing the jerks that were experienced in the previous versions. This time hopefully you can see a smooth slick and faster kind of screen orientation that would appear without any kind of screen distortion.

Global Network Coverage
Another vital updates, which is expected from the KItKat version is the Global Network Coverage feature. You will therefore find this version coming with LTE network coverage system, which include a much wider kind of global network coverage. You can see several network carriers turning out compatible with this operating system, which will certainly going to reduce the network issue in different nations and territories.

Improved Security and Bug Fixes
You still can see Android being condemned for having poor kind of security feature pertaining to a couple of malicious applications found over Google Play Store. Though you may find Google rendering the user with the reporting system for such dreadful downloads, however, it still seem to lag behind while comparing with the other operating systems. It’s high time that Google should offer you a good kind of security system in its upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat version so that the users can go safe against the number of external bugs and malicious programs.

Final word 
With all these much required kind of features, the Android 4.4 KitKat can rule the hearts of countless users all across the world. Though these features are expected by the Android users but till this OS finally hits the market nothing can be claimed for it.

About author:
Brianne Walter is a freelance journalist who has been writing about mobile technology, customer relationship management and women’s health for more than a decade. These days she is busy to contributes on luxury home design. 
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Rumors for Microsoft Windows 8.1

The upcoming OS from Microsoft called Windows 8.1 was previously called Windows Blue, which is about to hit the market. It comes with several new features, which according to the company will change the important aspects of the operating system for computers, laptops and mobile devices. This upcoming operating system will certainly going to give the users a good time with some of the most incredible features and functionality, which you can enjoy the best with better touch screen experience and with some of the best computing potentials. Well, let’s check some of the rumors for Microsoft Windows 8.1 in the following paragraphs:

Microsoft Windows 8.1

What is Windows 8.1 or Windows Blue?
Windows Blue can be called as a new version of OS - Windows 8, which Microsoft is about to bring in the market. Instead of releasing the same in service packs, the company is all set to embark with this OS unlike the Apple did with its OS X. As per the Windows officials, the company promises a number of innovative features and wide range of elements like better display, good battery life, and good performances for different set of devices. Thus the Windows 8.1 is likely to give a number of options and features for business class users while the other users also enjoy a number of cool options for work and play.

The release date of Windows 8.1
Officially the Windows 8.1 was launched by the company at the Microsoft Build developer conference in San Francisco on June 26. However, the users still have to wait to get its final glimpse. Its free version is likely to be available by the end of 2013 along with certain new hardware for the Windows Blue during the eve of Christmas. As per the company, Windows 8.1 would be released on 17th October 2013 in United Kingdom and Europe, while you will soon see Windows 8 celebrating its first anniversary.

The newly introduced features of Windows 8.1
There are several interesting and new features, which the upcoming OS – 8.1 is about to embark with. As per the rumors, Windows 8.1 will promise personalization and better apps, which means you can personalize this OS in a more effective way. The lock screen will show you a slideshow of pictures, while you can even use the camera of your device running on this OS without actually logging inside it. You will find a number of backgrounds and colors for the start screen. The new Start screen will offer smaller and larger title sizes along with choosing the multiple apps instantly along with resizing and uninstalling them. All your newly installed applications will not be able to add over the Start screen automatically rather it can be shown over the new section of the apps menu.

The Windows Store and Search
In Windows 8.1, you can see an updated version of Windows Store wherein you would be able to see its redesign which will display additional amount of information over the search bar shown at the top. The listing can be seen in a more descriptive manner and can have the related application section, which will help in finding out new apps. As far as the search section is concerned, you can use it via Charms bar wherein you can find global search results, which would be powered by Bing for getting good results. You can work with it for a number of things over the web, files, SkyDrive, applications, and for other actions.

Final word
These are some of the rumors of the upcoming Windows 8.1 operating system, which have been appearing over different forms of media. However, when you will see this OS finally embarking in the market, the real charm or gleam would be unleashed. 

This Post is written by Brianne. She is a writer/blogger. She writes articles on Technology, social media, WordPress, Gamification, luxury interior design, website development and online development etc. These days she contributes on punchh

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Sony Honami VS Nokia Lumia 1020, which is best in camera quality

Both Nokia and Sony to impress the consumers are now focusing on the development of their device’s camera. Nokia Lumia 1020 and Sony Honami will be fighting with each other in the market with their exception camera sensor.

Nokia Lumia 1020:
Nokia is trying its best to reach the same pinnacle of its glory days. With the introduction of 41 megapixel camera Nokia Lumia 1020, it brings a very nice chance to bring down Sony Honami to its knee. The Nokia Company for the first time through the Lumia 1020 is the first windows phone to put the camera above all other features. It is anticipated that Nokia Lumia 1020 will offer 41 megapixel cameras with a resolution of 7152 x 5368 p, auto focus and a Xenon flash.  With 41 megapixels one will never miss the opportunity to have a beautiful shot. Some more features of the camera include optical zoom, face detection, digital zoom, image stabilization, ISO control, ND filter and geo-tagging.
Sony Honami VS Nokia Lumia 1020, which is best in camera quality
Sony Honami:
On the other hand Sony will be giving a stiff competition to Nokia. There is a lot of say that Sony will be unveiling the Honami as the Xperia i1. This time the manufacturing department has paid a lot of attention to the camera of the handset. It is expected the handset will have 20 megapixel rear camera. Though the phone is to be released by 4th September but there are many leaked photos of it already which confirms that it will have a 20 MP camera. With the release of this phone Sony is hoping to gain complete domination in the camera arena of the smart phones. Another feature which is associated with this Smartphone is that it will facilitate live video streaming to Facebook. The Info-Eye feature of it will enable the user to have a look of their surrounding by using the camera of the device.

Other features:

  • Lumia 1020 is available in white, black and yellow. The coating finish of the phone makes it a finger resistant one. The camera sensor size is 1/1.5’’ and the aperture size is F2.2. The camcorder screen size is 1920 x 1080 p HD. It features auto focus, video light and video calling. Unlike Sony Honami Lumia 1020 has a front facing camera of 1.2 megapixels. The phone offers 32 GB internal memory, AMOLFED panel and 1280 x 768 resolutions.
  • Sony Homani will run on a 2.2 GHz quad core 800 processor and will have a 5 inch full HD 1080 display. Other feature of the handset which is reported includes 2 MP front cameras, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The phone is both water and dust proof.

Conclusion:
Both Nokia and Sony have not yet released officially the two camera device but it is scheduled to launch by July 2013 officially. The competition would be very tough. Let’s see in the coming future which phone will dominate and win the race of having better camera quality. It will be a battle of smart phones for Nokia and Sony.
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