Saturday, March 24, 2018

[Download] ‘Come And Play’ Wallpapers Which Google Made For Pixel 2

3/24/2018 04:02:00 PM

When Google released the Pixel lineup, they added some exclusive features to the lineup which includes a number of customizations both big and small that express Google’s take on Android. One of the more minor design flourishes are wallpapers, with Google Design today making available the bold “Come and play” series of wallpapers for anyone to download which is exclusive to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

A series of “Come and play” wallpapers that feature “a set of physical shapes inspired by Google.” These colorful and visually “eye-popping” images were surprisingly created by photographing actual, physical shapes and were not composed digitally.

Google has a neat behind-the-scenes gallery of this process. Designers Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree noted how they “love the idea of working physically to create something digital.” Hand-painted with foam shapes, these wallpapers are arranged with wire against colorful backgrounds and then photographed.

On the Made by Google phones, there are nine images in total. Today, Google Design made available five of them in high-resolution phone (2880 x 2560) and desktop (2880 x 1600) crops.

For Desktop

For Phones

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New JioFi 4G Wireless Hotspot Is Now Available For Rs. 999

3/20/2018 09:32:00 PM

Back in 2016, Reliance Jio released the JioFi 3 and last year the company seems to have silently introduced JioFi 4 (JMR1140) and JioFi 5 (JMR814). The company now started selling JioFi JMR815, which should be JioFi 6. This measures 74 x 74 x 20mm and weighs just 95g with a 3000mAh, which is bigger than the previous JioFi models.

It has indicators for battery, signal and WiFi and has power and WPS buttons. There is a micro USB port for charging. It has a Altair ALT3800 processor, supports band 3 (1800 MHz), 5 (850 MHz) and 40 (TD 2300 MHz) for Jio.

It has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n support, similar to other models and lets you connect up to 31 WiFi-enabled devices and a device through USB cable. It also has a microSD card slot that accepts cards up to 64GB. You can make voice and video calls even on a 2G/3G phone by installing Jio4GVoice (JioJoin previously) app and connecting it to the hotspot over WiFi.

The JioFi 6 is priced at Rs. 999 (MOP), but the MRP mentioned is Rs. 2,499.  It is currently available from Flipkart.

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Google Play Instant Apps Now Lets You Try Out Games Immediately

3/20/2018 03:26:00 PM

Today, Google announced its Instant Apps initiative way back in 2016, and now the effort is getting a bit of a rebrand and a broader focus.

Since its introduction, Google’s Instant Apps feature has introduced more than 500 million apps, all of which will let an Android user instantly try them out before downloading and installing the full experience onto their phone. It’s a quick and easy way to try out an app before you commit to installing the entirety of it on your phone. And now that idea is extending to mobile games.

Today, at the start of the Game Developers Conference, Google has officially announced that it is rebranding its instant efforts to Google Play Instant, and now the idea encompasses games, too. There are just a handful to start, including titles like Clash Royale, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, and Words With Friends 2. You can see a full list here.

Now that these games support the Instant feature, it means that Android users will see a “Try Now” button next to the “Install” option on their phones. Tapping Try Now will gain instant access to a game, where there will be an “Install” button persistently present in the game, reminding the user to install the full game if they want the full experience.

Google Play Instant is in a closed beta right now, but Google says it plans on expanding to a wider audience soon.
What do you think of the Google Instant app idea, especially now that it includes games?

Source : Google

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

[Download] Official Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+ Sounds And Ringtones

3/11/2018 11:22:00 PM

Recently, Samsung announced their latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ which are officially available for pre-order with devices shipping on the March 16. But some users can't wait that long and grabbed the ringtones with notification sounds from the phone. If you want to use the audio files on your phone, you can download them here.

These sounds are extracted from the system dump of Galaxy S9. So now, if you’ve already downloaded the Galaxy S9/S9+’s official wallpapers, you can make your handset sound like Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone.

Download all of the different notification sounds and ringtones below:

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ notification sounds
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ ringtones

Once you’ve downloaded the .zip files onto your phone, download a file manager like Astro from the Play Store. Using the app, navigate to your Downloads folder and uncompress the .zip files.

Next, move the audio files from the uncompressed folders to the proper notifications and ringtones folders on your phone. With the Google Pixel, there are separate folders for notifications and ringtones, but some handsets might combine the two.

Now that everything has been moved to the proper location, head into the Sound section of your phone’s Settings. As long as the audio files were transferred correctly, you should see them as options when you choose a new phone ringtone or default notification sound.

Let us know in the comments whether you liked the sounds or not.

Source : XDA Developers

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale Coming To Android And iOS Devices

3/09/2018 01:47:00 PM

If you are a gamer or just a normal person, you might have heard about Fornite somewhere which a game by Epic Games. The popular console game just announced that Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile! If you’re unaware, Battle Royale is a game mode for the Fortnite title that has solo players going up against 99 other players on an island littered with guns, traps, and materials to build forts. 

While you’re busy trying to eliminate other players, you must also watch out for a deadly storm that makes its way onto the island. If you’re trapped in the storm for too long, you’re eliminated. I could go on and on about Battle Royale because I love it so much, but anyway, back to this epic announcement.

The sad news is, the first mobile to get this game will be iOS devices, but Android device support will come, “in the next few months.”

Here’s the full announcement from Epic Games:

Hey Fortnite Community,
Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices! On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates. Starting Monday, you can sign-up for the Invite Event on iOS. Support for Android will be coming in the next few months.
In partnership with our friends at Sony, Fortnite Battle Royale will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android. This means players across devices can squad up with friends and play together.
We believe this is the future of games. The same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want.
According to Epic, anyone with an iOS device can sign up for an invite starting March 12 through the Fortnite website. Following that, email invites will begin rolling out. If you’re lucky enough to get an invite, you will also be given codes for friends, allowing you and your squad to get down on some Battle Royale action.

Will you try out Fortnite Battle Royale when it’s released for Android? Let us know down in the comments!

Source : Epic Games

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Google Duo Gets Video Messaging Feature

3/08/2018 04:19:00 PM

Google is on a roll, after releasing the first Android P Developer Preview today, Google just announced Duo is getting a brand new feature as well.

Starting today, if you're lucky, you'll be able to create video messages in Google Duo on Android and iOS. The new features will be rolled out beginning today, and, according to Google, it will be live worldwide over the next several days.

So, how does video messaging works in Google Duo? Actually, it's pretty simple. If you're calling someone and that person declines the call or misses, you'll be able to leave him/her a video message.

Basically, you can record up to 30 seconds of a video or voice message and send it to your friend or family member, who will receive in the Duo application on Android or iOS. After watching the video message, your friend can decide to call you by tapping the “Call now” button.

Keep in mind though that these video messages will disappear one day after you watch them, but if you find them funny enough, you can save them on your phone's memory.

Source: Google

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Android P Developer Preview 1 Released and Now Available

3/08/2018 12:08:00 PM

Google just announced the Android P first Developer Preview! It’s currently available to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.

This is the first Android P build and is labeled as an “alpha” release. It’s for developers here, rather than you and I with our daily phones. In other words, you probably shouldn’t flash this as there could be plenty of stuff that is broken.

This is not a beta, so this isn’t available in the Android Beta Program.

Date: March 2018
Build: PPP1.180208.014 (Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL)
Emulator support: x86 & ARM (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: March 2018
Google Play services: 12.4.46
API diff: API 27 → DP1
The current schedule for Android P Developer Preview shows a preview 2 arrival in May (at Google I/O), followed by preview 3 in June, preview 4 in July, preview 5 shortly after, and then a stable release in Q3.

You can download the Preview 1 images right here.

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