What to Expect From Android in 2014? by B

We all witnessed how great the year 2013 was for Google’s Android. Many high-end Android smartphones got launched and acknowledged well by the users in the market. The demand for Android smartphones has been so high that unsurprisingly Android captured 80% share of the smartphone market by November 2013.

Not just the smartphone manufactures came up with various high-end devices, but even Google introduced many updated versions of Android. The most prominent being the launch of KitKat Version 4.4 on October 31, 2013 and the incremental update of Jelly Bean from version 4.2 to 4.3.

Now, as the year 2013 is closing down so it’s time to make some predictions regarding what we, the end users, can expect from Android on 2014.

Google I/O Releases

As you probably know, Google organizes an annual developer-focused conference known as Google I/O, where it makes announcements of updates for Chrome OS, Android, Google Chrome and its other services.

In the conference for 2013 that happened during May, Google did make some announcements regarding its 2014 plan. It is interesting that this year Google seemed less focused on Android as compared to the previous year. It is likely to gaze more on its other properties. So in the initial months of 2014, there will not be as such major advances happening to Android.

Android Update

Jelly Bean had the largest number of incremental updates as compared to other versions of Android. So, if this same trend is likely to continue in the year 2014 as well then we can expect some incremental updates of KitKat. As far as the launch of a complete new version of Android sporting a new desert name is conserved then most likely we have to wait for a longer time as KitKat got launched towards the end of 2013.

Better Apps

Updates of the Android and Google Apps are highly expected in 2014. As there are all possibilities that Google will definitely bring some innovation and newness to its apps in order to keep its customer base delighted. In this competitive market, customers are continuously looking for something better and latest. Also, the expected app updates are likely to be independent of Android OS updates. It simply means that we don’t have to wait for the new version of KitKat to get launched to get some new feature in our Gmail or You Tube app.

Taking up New Territories

Android is likely to focus more on new territories like watches, mobile gaming consoles and others. Now, this depends on the manufacturing brands like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony and others that how they are going to utilize or improvise the Android platform to come up with more appealing products or new features in the existing products. However, there is no denial that the market for smartphones, tablets and notebooks is getting very competitive and manufacturing brands are doing their best to become more innovative.

Another interesting aspect is that KitKat got launched in 2013 but we had just one smartphone i.e. Nexus 5 running on this OS. In 2014 as new phones with Android 4.4 version will be coming up so it will be interesting to see that how different brands will explore KitKat 4.4.


Essential Tips for Creating Excellent Android Apps

Android comes up as one of the most advanced operating systems and it is certainly not without reason that it has become extremely popular and preferred all over. Android poses a huge challenge to the other competitors in the market by virtue of several of its features. The operating system supports a sheer range of mobile applications, which is why, the developers working with any Android app developmentcompany, are on the lookout for developing better applications.

The benefits of developing applications that are useful and functional are many. However, developing successful Android mobile application requires a lot of time and effort. Here is a list of tips that would likely help developers emerge successful in their task:

Having Basic Knowledge and Skills

Developing an Android application is not easy. To begin with, one must have a thorough knowledge of the SQL basics apart from a proper idea of XML and Android XML schema. A developer should also be well aware of the advanced trends and technologies that pave the way for the most interactive applications.

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How You Can Cheer a Girl Up Through SMS

When a girl is upset, whether she is your girlfriend or a platonic friend, you can make use of loving SMS messages to make her more cheerful. However, you must be careful with the way you go about it so that you do not complicate issues.

You can send a message of love to the girl to show that you care for her deeply. Knowing that someone cares can make someone happier and letting her know how you feel about her will go a long way in reassuring her of your love and care.

If she is willing to talk about it, you can try to discover the source of the problem. You should not press for an answer if she is unwilling to discuss the issue with you because pressing for an answer in a situation like this can actually worsen the matter. It is important to take note that texting can take place at a slow, convenient pace in order not to bore her with the messages. If it is possible, you can resolve the conflict and you can send SMS messages that will assist her to overcome the problems.

Furthermore, you can look for good pictures that will be sent to her. Pictures can be very effective and at times, more effective than words. You should look for images that can brighten her up. You can send cute photos, like puppies and kittens, or silly pictures of yourself. The pictures should be uploaded to your phone and you should be aware that standard messaging rates may apply. It is also important to be sure that her phone has the capacity of receiving picture messages so that your goal will be accomplished. The pictures should be sent to her with the hope of making her happier and you can include some motivational or inspiring words to complement the photos.

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Tips When Switching to 4G Mobile Plans

The Australian mobile network has seen significant growth in its 4G mobile users over the past 2 years. Telstra was the first to launch its 4G network and has taken a significant lead in customers using it. Optus followed over 12 months ago with its own 4G LTE network and has also enjoyed significant growth. Earlier this year, Vodafone also launched its 4G network promising the fastest 4G speeds in select CBD locations.

During this time, every new mobile phone that has entered the market has also launched with a 4G version. This has not been limited to the major mobile phone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung, we have also seen HTC and smaller players like Huawei join the 4G race.

The result for the consumer has been greater choice and improved pricing atleast in terms of handset options.

For those looking to try any of the three 4G networks, options include any mobile plan with a 24 month contract. Telstra, Vodafone and Optus all provide you with access to the 4G network if the plan runs for at least 24 months.

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Security Features of the Upcoming iOS 7

WWDC 2013 was the most searched keyword on Google in the past few weeks and not only over the Internet, in real world everyone was seen talking about it. This is obvious as Apple events are a trendsetter and hence, everyone waits for them quite eagerly. As expected, Apple officials announced its much-awaited iOS 7. Everything sounded very common until they started narrating about visual changes and new security features installed in the iOS. This made me realize that this iOS has something different as it is completely overhauled by Apple’s designing team led by Sir Jonathan Paul “Jony” Ive. They have given main importance to the security and this; I feel is the impact of warning given by the federal government to raise security standards of devices made by them. Here are few security features in the new iOS 7 that pulled my attention.

1. Activation Lock – Theft or lost devices were the biggest concern for Apple and the source of inspiration behind devising a completely altered “Activation Lock”. With the new activation lock, if a thief tries to deactivate “Find my Phone” or wipe the device, it will become inoperable until the proper username and iCloud password is fed.

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Moto X Android Phone to Increase Google Ad Dollars

Back in 2011 when Google first announced they were in the process of purchasing Motorola many people raised their eye browse as to why a Digital Advertising Company was even considering buying such a Business.

Firstly many believed Motorola’s days where over with the extinction of the once popular Razor handsets (wow remember those), plus to say they was losing market share to the new players in town, with the likes of Apple, HTC, Samsung, LG and Blackberry devices was an understatement.

However they eventually did purchase Motorola and at a whopping 12.5Billion price tag that was eventually finalised in May 2012.

Like most acquisitions Google, sold off the units and areas of the business that they never had any real interest in such as the set top box, and manufacturing business.

Though once the dust had settled they had a great company with an arsenal of mobile technology and history of popping out winning handsets, all they needed was the Google boffins and some really cool smart phone ideas to bring to market.

Now before you start saying, what does this have to do with the price of bread, listen up as it has everything to do with the bread you can eventually make as the Android team would like us believe.

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Mondelez Strikes Global ‘Mobile-Only’ Media Deal with Google

Posted By:    Published: May 30, 2013

Mondelez International has struck a significant mobile media deal with Google covering 16 countries as the marketer looks to drive more impulse purchases of brands such as Oreo and Trident across the globe.

The pact, which Mondelez describes as its first “mobile-only media deal,” will cover mobile search, display and websites. Mondelez executives did not disclose financial terms. But the company characterized the deal as a “global strategic agreement” that goes “beyond a traditional media impressions deal,” including “creation of branded mobile websites, training and mobile-capability building, analytics and an opportunity to opt in to Google’s mobile beta programs.”

The arrangement, which will begin immediately and last one year, was brokered byStarcom MediaVest.

The deal lends more proof that consumer-packaged-goods companies, which have been slow to adopt mobile advertising, are finally starting to get serious. “We’ve been urging mobile readiness at Google for three-plus plus years, and this year has been the year where it seems like the light has gone off over most marketers’ heads,” Eileen Naughton, VP of global sales at Google, said in an interview.

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