Category: Android Smartphone News

Top 10 Android 4.4 KitKat Features!

For those of you wondering what’s “new” with Android 4.4 KitKat, here’s a quick overview of Top 10 features on KitKat:

10. KitKat Android 4.4 has been designed to run fast and smooth on older devices even ones with only 512MB of RAM.  This means KitKat is going to improve performance on your older Android devices such as Galaxy Nexus, Nexus One, HTC Evo, etc…etc… While those older devices might not get official updates, you can get KitKat by rooting and installing a ported custom ROM.  This is great news for those of you still with an older Android device, Google is simply offering more optimized OS that can work on any Android device regardless of its raw CPU power.  And this will be great for future smartwatches and smart glasses.

What is an Android Custom ROM?

What is a custom ROM and Why install it?

Custom ROM is a modified Android Operating System so you can get extra features from your phone otherwise not possible on stock.  Think of it as upgrading your tiny wheels on your rice beater to 21” rims, or maybe even putting a Corvette engine in it.

So, what features can custom ROM bring you?

Monday Android News – Android Plane Hi-Jacking, Ugly Galaxy Camera, Note 2 Wifi Fix, and Galaxy S4 or HTC One?

It seems like a lot of big news sites are cropping up false headlines like, “Android hi-jacks plane” or “Android remotely attacks planes”.  Well, that’s somewhat true but let me just point out that researchers were just using Android as the platform to develop their hi-jacking apps because Android is “open source” and you can develop highly-sophisticated apps custom to any project while you cannot do that on iOS or most other mobile platforms.   This proves the versatility and flexibility of an open source platform and Android will keep becoming better for researchers and students to learn/develop real-world applications.

Best Android Smartphone of the Year 2012?

Best Android smartphone of the year 2012?

LG Optimus G was just announced earlier this week with a Qualcomm S4 Pro Quad-core 1.5Ghz processor, 8.45mm thick, 2100mAh battery, and 13-megapixel camera. Too bad LG is rarely seen on U.S. carriers much and I doubt they will make it to more than one U.S. carrier. This could be a great phone but LG still needs to step up in the areas of customer support, marketing, etc…etc… I will not buy an LG phone until they make their international support centers better.