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FingerSense - Software Only Touch Technology Beats Apple's 3D Touch !!!

3D Touch has been the iPhone 6S feature one can call a truly new addition to the Apple smartphone platform since generations. While android phones should soon start getting 3D touch enabled screens thanks to the Synaptics ClearForce touchscreens, new "software only" innovations like FingerSense and FingerAngle are also already here promising a very interesting and useful touch-screen interaction technology which has enabled new ways of interactions out of the existing 3D-Touch-less screens.

FingerSense’s patented technology is the first to know whether you are using your finger pad, knuckle, nail, or passive stylus to touch the screen. FingerSense moves beyond just counting the number of fingers by giving mobile devices the intelligence needed to identify what is touching the screen, revolutionizing the way we interact with touch-enabled devices. Don't miss the awesome demonstration videos of both technologies in action posted below.


[Video] Pressure-sensitive 3D Touch Screens Soon Coming To Android Devices

Without a doubt 3D Touch has been "the" new feature everybody is excited about on Apple’s new iPhone 6s phones, and as one could easily expect demand for same with Android users. The pressure-sensitive 3D Touch Screens should be soon coming to Android phones and tablets as Synaptics announced and demonstrated their new ClearForce touchscreen displays controller for smartphones. Now the hardware is announced users can expect to see Android flagships start incorporating the new displays as early as 2016. Do watch the demonstration video shared at the end of this post.

3D Touch Screens Soon Coming To Android Devices

Solution for YU Yureka Blank Screen During Calls And After Wakeup From Lock Screen

Yu is the brand-name given to a new line of products by Micromax aimed to counter the competition from likes of Xiaomi (Mi Vs Yu!!), the first smartphone of the series Yu Yureka offered a great combination of hardware and software (CyanogenMod) at an very affordable price. The handset recently got an update to Google Android 5 Lolipop (CyanogenMod 12), everything worked ok but it seems it introduced a bug which would result in blank screen when waked-up from lock-screen or after a reboot and also during calls. Here is how you can fix both issues - the black screen during the call and the blank screen after reboot or wake-up.

Yu Yureka Blank Screen Problem

Swalekh : A Multilingual Keypad In 11 Indian Languages

Swalekh LogoIn earlier days of Google Android OS, one has to root and hack their way into the core operating-system files just to install additional fonts like Hindi as demonstrated in an earlier post. Nowadays, we have quite a lot of options to install additional keyboards in multiple languages like the free Hindi keyboard provided by Google.

To make things easier for Indian users we now have an excellent free app - Swalekh, the app brings power of local language expression through an easy-to-use app. Users of Swalekh can express themselves in their own language - be it while sending a text message, a Facebook update, a tweet, writing a blog, or sending an email. Supporting English, हिन्दी (Hindi), বাংলা (Bengali), తెలుగు (Telugu), मराठी (Marathi), தமிழ் (Tamil), ગુજરાતી (Gujarati), ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada), മലയാളം (Malayalam), ଓଡ଼ିଆ (Odia), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi) and অসমীয়া (Assamese). Swalekh comes with word predictions (English and Native), auto-correct, a native language keyboard as well as an PHONETIC option to which will transliterate text to your native language using the familiar QWERTY Keypad.

Swalekh Hindi Keyboard

[Video] Dell Venue 8 7000 - World's Thinnest Tablet, Feature's Intel Real Sense Technology

The world’s thinnest tablet "Dell Venue 8 7000" won the 2015 CES “Best of Innovation” award. Featuring an Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz Quad Core and the usual bells and whistle, the tablet also features an impressive 8.4" 2560 x 1600 OLED infinity display and an Intel® RealSense™ Snapshot Depth Camera. Do check-out the in-depth features walk-through video shared below.

Dell Venue 8 7000

Linshof i8 Smartphone : A Cut Above Other's ?

A German company has sent out an press-release revealing their upcoming smartphone which is described as "high-end hardware for a mid-ranged price". Linshof i8 Smartphone is not only unconventionally designed as evident from the pictures posted below, but also packs a punch with awesome hardware and software combination coupled with affordable price.

Based on Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop) at core and a topping of hardware accelerated Linshof user-interface, the phone will have no added trialware, or in-phone advertisements for the fastest possible tweaked performance. The smartphone will be featuring a 5inch Full-HD (1920x1080) Super AMOLED touch display, Octa-core 2.1GHz CPU, 3GB RAM, 80GB of built-in flash storage, a 13 MP HD rear camera (28mm Wide-angle, fast low-light F1.8, Sony CMOS sensor) and 8 MP front camera, 3100mAh battery and the standard GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, electronic compass, gyroscope, HDMI 1.4 with 3D support, USB port, NFC and WiFi/ LTE (4G) wireless. The phone is scheduled for Q2 2015 release and will retail for US$380.

Linshof i8 Smartphone

New Google Nexus Family With Android 5.0 Lollipop Announced

Google has officially unveiled the Android 5.0 Lollipop with a new range of Nexus family devices. The newly announced devices are a 6-inch smartphone named Nexus 6, a media streamer called the Nexus Player, and a 8.9-inch tablet built by HTC Nexus 9 - all powered by the next Google Android OS, the Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google New Nexus Family With Android 5.0

Run Android Applications in Chrome On Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

Developing applications on web-browsers as platform offers the advantage of cross-platform compatibility and what else can be better if we can run Android applications on a web-browser like Google Chrome, which in-turns results in cross-platform functionality of Android app on Windows, Linux and Mac bridging the gap between mobile and desktop app Eco-system. Google has been officially working to achieve this and has already made available an run-time which only supports a few applications at the moment, the same has now been unlocked/hacked by developer Vlad Filippov making it run other android apk's. Do watch the video demonstration shared below and follow installation link to start using.

Android On Computer

Towelroot : The One-Click Android Rooting Solution By Geohot

George Hotz a.k.a GeoHot is a name which needs no introduction when it comes to hacking devices, after working his way out pwning Apple and Sony devices he has now released an Android rooting tool named Towelroot.

Towelroot allows most Android smartphones users to root their Android devices with a single-click and that too without connecting to a computer, one simply needs to download the Towelroot apk file and install it on their devices. Towelroot exploits recently discovered vulnerability CVE-2014-3153 in Linux kernel version 3.14.5 and most versions of other Android devices to get the job done.


Ubuntu Dual Boot Installer Allow Users To Easily Create Android-Ubuntu Dual Boot System On Their Mobile Phone

The beauty of Android is that it allows users the flexibility to tweak things to the extent that their devices can run other operating-systems. Ubuntu Dual Boot Installer takes advantage of this and has now released an app allowing users to run Ubuntu and Android on a single device as a dual-boot system. A user can install and use fully functional Android and Ubuntu images and switch between them easily, on each-side, an app with a simple user interface enables them to boot back and forth at the tap of a button.

Android-Ubuntu Dual Boot
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