Get Your Free Subscription By Email:

Google Android

Installing And Configuring Google Android 4.3 x86 On VirtualBox For Better Performance

The quick and dirty Google Android 4.3 installation instructions for Windows shared earlier were not perfect and resulted in slow performance. Free virtualization utility Virtualbox offers an superior alternative to QEMU based virtualization used in the previous approach offering much superior working experience and performance benefits. Here's a complete picture-guide to get Google Android 4.3 x86 working in Windows using Oracle VirtualBox.

Google Android 4.3 inside virtualbox

Google Android 4.3 Ported to x86 Architecture : Simple No Installation Trick To Run Under Windows On Any Desktop or Laptop

Using Android on a Desktop PC can have multiple usage scenarios, for example testing of android applications, mobile-websites or using Android applications and games like WhatsApp from PC. While using a virtual machine is an easy way to get what's needed, it results in performance degradation, being an open-source project there are now native x86 architecture ports available for PC users like SocketQ and Project Android-x86.

When Google released Android 4.3 last week, the Android-x86 team got to the work and ported the brand new OS upgrade for x86 hardware, and we now have an ready to download test build of Android 4.3 for x86 platform.

Google Android 4.3 On Windows 7 Using QEMU

With Android 4.3 Jelly Bean source, new 3.10.2 linux kernel and support for hardware-accelerated graphics on devices with AMD Radeon and Intel graphics chipsets the test build has almost all features enabled from the upgrade except Superuser (root) access and non-functional Suspend and resume support. Watch the demonstration video running Android 4.3 natively on an Acer Aspire 522 mini-laptop posted below, also shared is a simple "novice friendly trick" to test-run this new Android build under Windows with a few clicks and no additional software installation.

Get Paid Every Time You Unlock Your Phone !

With tagline - "Swipe in. Cash out", Locket is a brand new way for users to earn money while they unlock there smartphones. Sounds unbelievable. Well for $0.01 every time you unlock your phone (maximum 3 an hour) the company will show you highly targeted advertisements. With every swipe, a user has option to either open the ad or unlock the phone as always. No matter what you opt for, you get paid.

Available for Google Android now, the app is a big no for "privacy" concerned users as it tracks and records users location and their shopping pattern data to offer personalized, targeted advertisements. While this can be a killer for battery backup, it also can be an advantage to get highly targeted, location specific discounts/offers which might save user some money while shopping. Do watch the demonstration video posted below.


Locket

Leaked Moto X Tech Demo Video Shows Amazing Hands Free Voice Recognition Capability Of This Future Google Device

A leaked technical video demonstration showing the upcoming high-end Motorola's Moto X smartphone is now posted on YouTube. The Moto X model, which is scheduled to get launched exclusively with Rogers in Canada this August, will be featuring some impressive hardware punch, the most amazing feature and the highlight of the demo video (posted below) is not the hardware but the completely hands-free voice activated features using Google Now.

In the demo, a woman is shown interacting with the handset while she types away on a computer, never having to reach down to tap the handset. Youtube and Vimeo have already taken down the original video citing claim by Motorola, but as it is impossible to censor things on internet we managed to get it for you - do enjoy the video by clicking the image below before it gets pulled down again.


Motorola Moto X Demo Video

Speaktoit Adds Unique Usability Features to Virtual Assistant App

Speaktoit, the popular virtual assistant for Android, announced Friday that it has introduced several new features that will expand the app's range of functions and make it easier to use. Users can now ask the app to read emails aloud, and Speaktoit will also allow for easy hands-free navigation while driving. Speaktoit also added a feature that enables premium users to wake the device up with a voice command when the display is off, making it the first virtual assistant capable of doing so. More information is below.

Speaktoit 3D

No hands, ma!: Speaktoit Premium now allows users to do something that no other app does: wake their device up without using their hands. A simple command of "Hey Assistant" is all that's needed to bring the sleeping display to life, thanks to integration with new technology by Sensory (see a video demonstration here).

ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 - The Windows 8 And Android Combo With PC, Tablet And TV Transformability

Microsoft Windows 8 allows users to enjoy both tablet and laptop computing using a single device, but imagine the joy of using a single computing device which can work as a Desktop PC, Tablet and a TV and that too offering two operating system flavours the Microsoft Windows 8 as well as Google Android. The hybrid All-in-One device Asus Transformer AiO P1801 does exactly the same and is out now for users to purchase (from next month in USA).

Asus AiO

Free Hindi Keyboard For Android Devices

We have already learned how to install Hindi font support on your Google Android device, which takes care of Hindi font display. Here is an excellent offering from Google to take care of the writing, allowing typing of messages, updates on social networks or emails in Hindi on your Android device.

Free Android App, Google Hindi Input allows users to take advantage of a Hindi keyboard to type with support for "Hindi transliteration". The transliteration mode enables users to type in Hindi's Devanagari script by using English words; for example if you type "Hindi" in English it gets converted to "हिंदी" automatically.

Hindi keyboard for android

[Video] Sailfish Mobile OS

Sailfish Mobile OS is something many are looking forward as an alternative to current ones, here is a sneak preview video of the OS on a testing device.

Installing WhatsApp On Windows Computer

The super popular free messaging service WhatsApp recently updated their application on Apple iOS platform seizing support for all iOS version older then v 4.3; Users on older Apple hardware are stuck with no option, but to leave the WhatsApp community as the application simply refuses to work on old iOS version.

A possible trick to be a part of WhatsApp community is to use the application on your Windows computer with comfort of your keyboard and mouse. Here is how you can install and use WhatsApp on a Windows computer.

WhatsApp Applications

SocketQ Goes Beyond BlueStacks, Lets Android 4.0 Run Natively On PC

BlueStacks would be the most widely known emulator for running Android on Windows PC, and now there is a new entry to this niche named SocketQ's WindowsAndroid. However, there is a HUGE difference between the two - unlike BlueStacks which uses a virtual environment to host Android in Windows environment, SocketQ's WindowsAndroid is a full native port of Android to MS Windows architecture.

Running Android as an native Windows application allow Android to make use of full hardware and
graphics acceleration with high performance media codecs available to Windows PC. This not only offers higher performance but also integration with Windows’ applications like Flash, Windows Media Player, etc. Do checkout the demonstration video below.

Windows Android

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Google Android
This is just one of the many helpful tips we have posted, You can find more stories here,
Do subscribe to updates using your favorite RSS feed reader or using the secure FeedBurner email update form on top of this post.