Google is bringing a really accessible underline to Chrome for Android: auto-suggested answers in a hunt bar. Right now, however, you’ll need to capacitate an initial dwindle to make it happen.

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Auto-suggested answers seem while you’re typing a Google hunt query with a clear answer. You can use this underline to get discerning answers for questions about simple math problems, weather, and dates for chronological events from right within your hunt bar.

On Android, a auto-suggest answers uncover adult in a dump down menu subsequent what you’re typing, along with other auto-suggestions. The series of queries with auto-suggested answers aren’t as expanded as a formula we get on a desktop when Google auto-loads a hunt formula page before we finish typing. Still, a new underline comes in accessible for really specific searches when you’re on a smartphone or tablet.

Getting started

Anyone with a complicated Android device should already have Chrome installed. If we don’t, we can grab Chrome on Google Play.

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Google for Android’s chrome://flags page.

Next, form chrome://flags in a residence bar. This will open Chrome’s flags page with a warning that says “Careful, these experiments might bite.” Now, corkscrew down until we see a streamer Answers in suggest towards a bottom of a page.

Tap a symbol that says Default and name Enabled.

After that you’ll be stirred to relaunch Chrome by drumming a symbol during a bottom of a shade that says Relaunch Now. Do so, and you’re prepared to go.

Auto answers

In my tests, we found a underline worked best on Android to find a continue with searches like weather [city], and for math problems like a one see in a picture during a tip of this post. You can also use this underline to find a country’s collateral city. 

Other queries that get discerning answers embody when did [historical event] and How aged is [famous person], according to OMG! Chrome, a site that initial reported a new feature.

It’s a singular underline during this point, though is still fun to play around with and to have during a prepared a subsequent time we wish to know what a weather’s like in Los Angeles. 

The default browser in Android versions comparison than 4.4 has a disadvantage that allows antagonistic websites to bypass a vicious confidence resource and take control of a user’s real sessions on other sites.

The emanate is a concept cross-site scripting smirch that stems from how a browser handles javascript: strings preceded by a nothing byte character. When encountering such a string, a browser fails to make a same-origin policy, a confidence control that prevents scripts using in a context of one site from interacting with a calm of other websites.

“What this means is, any capricious website (say, one tranquil by a spammer or a spy) can look into a essence of any other webpage,” pronounced Tod Beardsley, technical lead for a Metasploit Framework project, in a blog post Monday. “Imagine we went to an attacker’s site while we had your webmail open in another window—the assailant could scratch your email information and see what your browser sees. Worse, he could obstacle a duplicate of your event cookie and take your event completely, and review and write webmail on your behalf.”

The confidence smirch was detected by eccentric confidence researcher Rafay Baloch, who published a proof-of-concept feat on his blog Aug. 31. However, a bug’s avowal remained mostly neglected until a Metasploit group developed a module that can be used to take authentication cookies from users who open a antagonistic page.

“Research and contrast is still ongoing to rectilinear a inlet of this issue,” Beardsley said. “We’d like to pin down accurately when a bug was fixed, and to establish only how widespread this matrix unequivocally is. After all, pre-4.4 builds of Android comment for about 75% of a sum Android ecosystem today.”

Users who trust they competence be influenced are suggested to implement and use one of a other browsers accessible for Android such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Dolphin Browser or Opera, that are not influenced by this issue.

Boxer

I’ve tested a lot of email clients for Android. Each one of them offers facilities that might or might not lift me from a default Android email tool. Usually, however, we go right behind to tried-and-true default.

That is, until we attempted Boxer. This full-featured email customer offers usually adequate additional goodness, but a distractingly ambiguous pattern shift, to make it a estimable contender to take over as my favorite mobile email client.

Some of Boxer facilities include:

  • Quick replies
  • Swipe to delete
  • Cloud attachments
  • Evernote integration
  • Gmail labels
  • To-do lists
  • Email “likes”

Boxer is all about being discerning and efficient. Let’s implement it and take a closer look.

Installation

There are 4 opposite versions of Boxer:

  • Free: Limits we to one account
  • Boxer Pro: Unlimited accounts, Custom Quick Replies and signatures — $9.99 (or giveaway if you’re peaceful to content 5 friends about Boxer)
  • Boxer for Exchange: Adds support for Exchange — $9.99
  • Boxer Pro + Exchange: All of a Pro facilities and Exchange support — $14.00

You’ll usually find one chronicle in a Google Play Store. The ascent is an in-app routine (more in a bit).

To implement Boxer, do a following:

  1. Open a Google Play Store on your device
  2. Search for Boxer
  3. Locate and daub a entrance by Boxer
  4. Tap Install
  5. Read a permissions listing
  6. If a permissions inventory is acceptable, daub Accept
  7. Allow a designation to finish

Once it’s installed, we should find a launcher for a app on your home shade or in your app drawer (or both). Tap that, and you’ll be stirred to start a routine of environment adult your email account.

Initial comment setup

The routine of environment adult your email comment is simple. Enter your email residence and daub a GET STARTED symbol (Figure A).

Figure A

Figure A

Setting adult Boxer on a Verizon-branded LG G3.

Depending on a form of email comment you’re environment up, you’ll be asked for a comment credentials. If this is a Gmail account, you’ll be stirred for a customary Google authentication (Figure B). You’ll also be asked to give Boxer accede to entrance your Gmail account.

Figure B

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Setting adult a Gmail comment on Boxer.

For any other account, it will prompt we for a cue and afterwards ask we to name from a inventory of comment forms (Figure C).

Figure C

Figure C

Selecting a comment form for Boxer.

If we name an IMAP or POP account, you’ll have to enter a common information (username, password, server address, port, confidence type, and IMAP trail prefix).

Once it’s set up, you’re prepared to rock.

Usage

Using Boxer is identical to regulating other email clients. You have a one inbox (you can also name particular inboxes if we prefer) where we can hoop all a customary tasks (reply, forward, delete, etc). If, however, we daub a little dot in a bottom distant left of an email inventory (it’s comparison when a tag changes to a grey box with a check mark), we can afterwards daub a dotted block symbol (top right corner) and act on that email regulating one of a discerning actions (Figure D).

Figure D

Figure D

Boxer discerning actions.

The discerning actions underline is a prominence of Boxer. Using this, we can then:

  • Like a email: Automatically respond to a strange sender, indicating that we “liked” a email
  • To-do: Create a to-do entrance for a email (you can supplement assignees, due dates, etc.)
  • Quick: Send a discerning reply
  • Label: Label a email
  • Archive: Archive a email
  • Delete: Delete a email
  • Spam: Mark a email as spam
  • Evernote: Add a email to Evernote (must be installed)
  • Unread: Mark a email as unread
  • Star: Star a email

It’s those discerning actions that unequivocally set Boxer detached from all other Android email clients.

You can also customize a left and right appropriate actions. You have 4 opposite swipes that can be customized:

  • Right brief swipe
  • Right prolonged swipe
  • Left brief swipe
  • Left prolonged swipe

When we configure an action, we can name from any of a accessible discerning actions. For example, we can set adult a prolonged right appropriate to automatically Like an email or save it to Evernote. To configure a appropriate actions, do a following:

  1. Make certain no emails are checked in a inbox
  2. Tap a menu symbol (three straight dots in a top right corner)
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap General settings
  5. Tap Swipe actions
  6. Select a appropriate movement to configure
  7. Select a movement to associate with a appropriate (Figure E)

Figure E

Figure E

Associating an movement to a swipe.

If you’ve upgraded to a Pro version, you’ll be means to customize a Quick responses. This is, in my opinion, a contingency have (as a canned Quick responses are singular and we can’t emanate new Quick responses with a giveaway version). To emanate a new Quick response, do a following:

  1. Go into Boxer settings
  2. Tap a comment we wish to configure
  3. Tap Quick responses
  4. Tap CREATE NEW (Figure F)
  5. Enter a content for a Quick response
  6. Tap Save

Figure F

Figure F

Creating a new Quick response.

You can emanate as many Quick responses as we need. You can also revise one of a canned responses by drumming it, modifying a text, and selecting Save.

The further of a discerning actions creates Boxer one of a some-more fit Android email clients. And if we ascent to a Pro version, you’ll have even some-more energy during your fingertips.

Boxer is an email customer that should find a approach onto your Android device. If it does, don’t be astounded when it becomes your default client.

What about you? What facilities does your mobile email customer miss — or have we found mobile email Nirvana? If so, what app are we using? Share your knowledge in a contention thread below.

NEW DELHI: Google has denounced a initial set of Android One low-cost smartphones in a Indian market, partnering with Indian hardware vendors Spice, Micromax and Karbonn. The 3 phones will be accessible online on Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal and around Reliance Digital, Croma and The Mobile Store, offline.

The phones will be accessible for squeeze online starting Sep 15, 3:30pm IST.

Under a Android One programme Google partners with inner phone makers to emanate and sell affordable nonetheless feature-packed Android phones. Google radically provides hardware anxiety play and program support to partner vendors underneath a programme.

READ ALSO: Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal conflict intensifies with Android One

Google will also have Wi-Fi-equipped mobile demo trucks called ‘Showroom on Wheels’ in 600 locations opposite 20 cities to concede intensity consumers to knowledge a Android One phones. Google has also allocated 30,000 Android One ambassadors who will widespread a word about a phones.

Airtel will offer 200MB giveaway information per month for app downloads and updates around Play Store. However, Google simplified that it is not profitable Airtel for a funding and other telecom operators will also join a programme in a nearby future.

Google is also rising support for Google Play News Stand in India with 30 Indian publications on board.

Sundar Pichai, a Google executive who heads Chrome and Android groups during a company, pronounced a Android Devices will get approach program updates from Google and will get early entrance to Android updates only like Nexus devices.

However, Pichai pronounced that Google will not siphon in any selling income and will not support OEMs to marketplace a phone.

He sensitive that Acer, Alcatel, Asus, HTC, Intex, Lava, Panasonic, Lenovo, Xolo and Qualcomm are also fasten a Android One programme.

The initial 3 Android One phones embody Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 phone, labelled during Rs 6,299.

Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 sports a 4.5-inch IPS FWVGA (480x854p) display. The hardware specifications don’t seem to belligerent violation though Google’s subsidy could certainly make a disproportion when it comes to program experience.

The phone is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, Mali-400MP graphics and 1GB RAM. The phone has 4GB inner storage and a microSD label container that supports cards of adult to 32GB capacity. The phone will also come with 10GB Spice Cloud cloud storage space and 35GB Google Drive space.

READ ALSO: Android One to assistance Facebook in India

Spice Android One Dream UNO runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a latest iteration of a OS and comes preloaded with Flipkart, Flipkart eBook and Facebook apps in further to Reverie Smartpad for Indian denunciation submit support.

It sports a 5MP back camera with LED peep and support for full-HD video capture, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The phone has a 1700mAh battery.

In terms of connectivity, a dual-sim Spice Android One phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.

The other Android One phone, Karbonn Sparkle V has been labelled during Rs 6,399. It will be accessible in blue, red, white, and grey colours.

The phone sports a 4.5-inch IPS FWVGA (480x854p) display. The hardware specifications don’t seem to belligerent violation though Google’s subsidy could certainly make a disproportion when it comes to program experience.

READ ALSO: Google’s Android One adds to Samsung’s worries in India

The phone is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, Mali-400MP graphics and 1GB RAM. The phone has 4GB inner storage and a microSD label container that supports cards of adult to 32GB capacity. The phone will also come with 35GB Google Drive space.

Karbonn Sparkle V runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a latest iteration of a OS.

It sports a 5MP back camera with LED peep and support for full-HD video capture, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The phone has a 1700mAh battery.

In terms of connectivity, a dual-sim Karbonn Android One phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.

Micromax is a third Android One partner, with a Canvas A1 smartphonepriced during Rs 6,499. It will be accessible in white and lead black colours.

The phone sports a 4.5-inch IPS FWVGA (480x854p) display. The hardware specifications don’t seem really considerable though Google’s subsidy could certainly make a disproportion when it comes to program experience.

The phone is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, Mali-400MP graphics and 1GB RAM. The phone has 4GB inner storage and a microSD label container that supports cards of adult to 32GB capacity. The phone will also come with 35GB Google Drive space.

Micromax Canvas A1 runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a latest iteration of a OS.

It sports a 5MP back camera with LED peep and support for full-HD video capture, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The phone has a 1700mAh battery.

In terms of connectivity, a dual-sim Micromax Android One phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.

Android 5.0 L update

The recover of a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 is nonetheless a mystery. Even yet Google didn’t strictly exhibit when a Android 5.0 L will be done accessible for a masses, a latest reports and leaks are hinting that a new recover is closer than expected.

Before articulate about a recover date of a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10, let’s have a demeanour during a categorical facilities of a new Android iteration. There’s no doubt that Android 5.0 L is a biggest refurbish Google’s mobile handling complement perceived given a entrance in 2008. It’s even bigger than a transition from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich.

The many important change introduced by Android 5.0 L is a new Material Design philosophy. Material Design creates a interface some-more colorful and some-more animated, while a 3D effects and shadows are there make it some-more intuitive. It also arrives with support for 64-bit processors and introduces ART instead of Dalvik runtime. Besides opening improvements, a users who tested Android L Developer Preview reported increases in battery life.

The Android 5.0 L notifications bar and close shade have also received notable improvements compared to prior versions. The close shade is now means of displaying notifications and it even allows users to interact with them. Furthermore, a close shade notifications are sorted formed on a magnitude we correlate with them. On a other hand, a notifications bar has perceived a new tone intrigue and softened functionality. The Quick Settings symbol introduced in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is left and now we will have appropriate down once to go to notifications, afterwards appropriate once some-more to entrance a Quick Settings menu. In Quick Settings we will find toggles for WiFi, Mobile Network, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, Sound, Location, Rotation Lock, and Do Not Disturb Mode. There’s also a slider that allows we to control a shade liughtness and a Auto Brightness has been transposed by Adaptive brightness. In a categorical Settings menu we will now be means to find certain options some-more easily, pleasantness of a new hunt bar.

The Android 5.0 L also brings modifications to the status bar. The Android L dynamic standing bar is pure in a close and home screens, it’s also capable of changing a tone to compare a movement bar of a app using on a screen. Google has already shown us they altered a a Android L local apps to work this approach and now it’s adult to developers to change their apps for us to be means to suffer a one visible experience.

The Android L recents shade also perceived a makeover. You should be means to notice that a final non-stop apps are now displayed as cards built one over another. Furthermore, certain apps (Chrome is one of them) can arrangement some-more than one label in a recents, one for any non-stop tab.

It’s no longer a poser that any Android iteration had a name desirous by a dessert and a unique chronicle number. Google has introduced a latest Android recover as Android L, yet that will really change by a time it’s done accessible for a public. Given a vast series of changes it brings, a chronicle series will really be 5.0. Even yet early rumors have indicated that Android 5.0 will be named Lollipop or Licorice, the latest reports are indicating that Lemon Meringue Pie competence be a dessert-inspired name of a new Android version. Therefore, we trust that a final name of a latest Android iteration is Android 5.0 Lemon Meringue Pie (or Android 5.0 LMP).

Over a past few years, Google used to recover dual vital Android updates a year, any debuting along with new Nexus hardware (one expelled in a summer, a other one in October, customarily around Halloween). Google’s plan for 2014 (and substantially for a entrance years, too) has changed, being a suggestive of Apple’s iOS launches.

Apple done a robe out of presenting new iOS versions during their WWDC eventuality (in a summer) afterwards releasing them for a open in a fall, when a new iPhone is customarily announced. Between a impulse a new iOS chronicle is announced and a impulse it’s expelled for a public, Apple offers a new OS to developers for beta testing. How is Google’s plan identical to Apple’s? I’m blissful you’ve asked. Google introduced Android L behind in Jun during Google I/O discussion and done it accessible for contrast functions as Developer Preview (there’s an refurbish accessible for Android L Developer Preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013, we can check it out here), afterwards they will make it accessible for a masses this fall, when new Nexus hardware will also be released. Even yet it was formerly reported that a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will go live late October, a new news is hinting towards a late Sep release.

As we might know, it was rumored a integrate of months ago that a Nexus inclination will be transposed by a new Google module called Android Silver. Anyway, new Nexus inclination are definitely on Google’s work table. Soon after a Google worker discharged a rumors that pronounced a Nexus family will be ditched, new sum of a Nexus inscription flush online. Early reports have suggested that a inscription unofficially dubbed Nexus 9 is manufactured by HTC and that it’s famous internally as Flounder. The leaks also suggested that it has an 8.9-inch shade with 4:3 aspect ratio, 64-bit enabled Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 4 GB RAM, 8 MP categorical camera, and “aluminium zero-gap construction.” The other new Nexus device is a smartphone. The Nexus 6 is allegedly made by Motorola and is famous as Shamu. The pronounced smartphone packs a 5.2-inch shade with 1440 x 2560 resolution, Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3 GB RAM, and 13 MP primary shooter with OIS. Either way, both devices will run Android 5.0 L out of a box.

Just like it happened over a past few years, a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will be a initial one to see a open hurl out. The Nexus inclination will be followed shortly by a Google Play Experience smartphones and tablets and by Motorola’s upheld devices. HTC also betrothed to move Android 5.0 L on their One M7 and One M8. According to the Taiwan-based phone maker, a new refurbish will be released within 90 days after Google creates a final formula available. Samsung, LG, Sony, and other large OEMs will many expected recover a new refurbish late 2014 or early 2015.

What are we favorite Android L features? Did we have a possibility to exam Android L Developer Preview? Please let us know in a comments territory below.

The Boston mechanism confidence association Rapid7 warned Monday that millions of smartphones and inscription computers regulating Google Inc.’s
Android
handling complement are receptive to a confidence smirch that a Rapid7 central called “a remoteness disaster.”

Engineering executive Tod Beardsley pronounced a smirch would capacitate hackers to take information regulating a browsers on many Android phones. This could concede a rapist to “access supportive information from other Web pages a user has visited, such as cookies, saved passwords, internal storage, or any information entered into a website,” Beardsley said.

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The bug affects all versions of Android solely a many recent, nicknamed “KitKat” and expelled final fall.

Android is a world’s many renouned handling complement for smartphones, with about 85 percent of tellurian marketplace share. Beardsley estimated that 75 percent of Android inclination use comparison versions of a program and are therefore receptive to a bug. Some Android users might be means to refurbish their phones to KitKat.

The smirch was initial publicized in late Aug by an eccentric program confidence consultant, Rafay Baloch. Rapid7 pronounced that one of a researchers, Joe Vennix, has now grown a operative feat of a bug, proof that it could be used to take data.

“We trust enemy are expected regulating it in a wild,” Beardsley said, “so we wanted to give confidence professionals an easy approach to exam it so they can scrupulously urge themselves and their organizations.”

Many smartphone and inscription users open mixed Web pages during a same time. The Android bug would let criminals set adult a antagonistic Web page that could constraint information stored on other open pages.

“Imagine we went to an attacker’s site while we had your webmail open in another window,” Beardsley wrote on the Rapid7 blog. “The assailant could scratch your e-mail information and see what your browser sees. Worse, he could obstacle a duplicate of your event cookie and take your event completely, and review and write webmail on your behalf.”

Beardsley after combined that there is no justification criminals have indeed used a bug to take data, though it would be formidable to know if they had.

A Rapid7 mouthpiece pronounced a association has not contacted Google directly about a bug. Google did not respond to requests for comment.

iPhone 6, flat

Apple has announced that a iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have damaged all sorts of sales records, offered a total 4 million units in their initial 24 hours of pre-order availability. Both phones are now out of stock, with a re-stock time of adult to a month, and it isn’t transparent if a supply sequence will have some-more units prepared for Sep 19, when a stupidity unequivocally starts. This simply beats out any prior pre-order annals set by a iPhone 5 (2 million), 5S, 5C, or Galaxy S5. Is this a many belated explanation that Apple was wrong about large-screen inclination all along? Are 5.5-inch phablets like a iPhone 6 Plus now a destiny of mobile computing?

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on pre-order on Friday morning in a US, UK, and many other pivotal markets. The iPhone 6 Plus appears to have sole out first, with a Apple website and many vital carriers now quoting a wait time of 3-4 weeks. The iPhone 6 has also sole out in many territories, yet is display a shorter wait time of 7-10 days. In a matter on Friday, Apple said “Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been implausible with a record series of preorders overnight.” In some cases, some conduit websites couldn’t understanding with a large bucket brought on by impending iPhone buyers, crashing underneath a onslaught.

Just as this story was being published, Apple announced an central pre-order figure of 4 million units of a iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus combined. Apple didn’t recover total for a 5S and 5C pre-orders, yet a iPhone 5 in 2012 usually had 2 million pre-orders. At a impulse it really sounds like a iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are on lane to apropos a fastest offered smartphones in history. ATT also says it’s saying some-more direct for a iPhone 6 and 6 Plus than a iPhone 5, 5S, or 5C. When a new iPhones go on ubiquitous sale on Sep 19, we strongly consider that we’ll see first-weekend sales in a 10 million operation — as prolonged as Apple and a Chinese supply sequence can furnish adequate hardware, anyway.

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Large screens über alles

There are dual ways to appreciate a pre-order success of a iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. First, it’s probable that some people will simply buy a latest iPhone, irrespective of shade size. “Apple designed it, so it contingency be good.” The second choice is that, lo and behold, Apple was wrong about a series of people who wish a large-screen smartphone. In reality, it’s substantially a brew of both. The critical thing, though, is that both of Apple’s flagship smartphones are now large-screen devices. That is, irrespective of how a marketplace feels about a whole divinely desirous thumb-versus-screen-size thing, Apple itself has motionless that incomparable screens are a future. From now on, each new iPhone will have a 4.7-inch shade or larger.

Now, unless you’re a revolutionary Apple fanboy, we don’t consider anyone here will be massively astounded by a success of a larger-screen iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. For those of us who have been regulating Android or Windows Phone for a final few years, we know from first-hand knowledge that incomparable screens are simply aloft to a trifling screens of a iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. In an ideal world, Apple substantially would’ve expelled a large-screen iPhone final year, when large-screen Android phones were capturing a lion’s share of a marketplace — yet a longer-screen iPhone 5 in 2012 meant that it was doubtful to burst true to a large-screen iPhone 6 in 2013.

In any case, Apple has finally held adult with a rest of a smartphone market. From here on out, it’s large-screen smartphones all a way. We’ll still see a occasional “mini” device for people with tiny hands, and cheaper inclination that hang around a 4.5-inch symbol rather than 5 inches, yet it’s transparent that a “thumbable” shade dies with a iPhone 5S and 5C.

iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8 vs. iPhone 6 Plus

Read: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. HTC One M8: Which one should we buy?

There was one other facet about a iPhone 6/6 Plus pre-order story that we found interesting: The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus sole out faster, and has a longer restocking time, than a 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Yes, this could simply be a matter of Apple not producing adequate iPhone 6 Plus batch — yet even that implies that direct for a iPhone 6 Plus was aloft than Apple expected. Let’s not forget that even for Android phones, a 5.5-inch shade is right on a corner of being called a phablet. While a 4.7-inch space is rarely contested, a usually genuine foe during 5.5 inches is Samsung’s Galaxy Note (which has also sole really well, incidentally).

The iPhone 6 Plus pushes during a range of how we now conclude smartphones. If a iPhone 6 Plus becomes a biggest-selling smartphone of all time, what does that meant for smaller tablets, such as a iPad Mini or Kindle Fire? If a iPhone 6 Plus is a outrageous success, will it drag other smartphone makers with it? In a integrate of years, will 5.5 inches be a normal for smartphones?

Now read: There can usually be one: Smartphones are a PCs of a future

New Delhi: Google on Monday launched in India 3 Android One phones able of Internet entrance during prices starting during Rs 6,299, as it looks to win business in a world’s fastest flourishing smartphone marketplace with low prices and improved peculiarity software.

Powered by Google’s Android handling system, a handsets, done by Micromax, Karbonn Mobiles India and Spice Mobility will be accessible online on Amazon’s India website and during Flipkart and Snapdeal. The smartphone facilities a MediaTek quad-core processor and a 4.5-inch screen.

ALSO SEE 2 million Android One smartphones to be sole in India in 2014: Chip builder MediaTek

The Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 is labelled during Rs 6299 on Flipkart, a Karbonn Android One Sparkle V is accessible for Rs 6399 on Snapdeal and a Micromax Canvas A1 is listed on Amazon.in during Rs 6,499.

Why Google's Android One can change a smartphone market

With Android One, Google aims to urge a peculiarity of hardware and program by giving handset makers a support of reference.

With Android One, Google aims to urge a peculiarity of hardware and program by giving handset makers a support of reference. Currently, many affordable smartphones in India already offer customised versions of a Android handling system. In box of Android One, a contingent program upgrades on a Android One phones would come directly from Google. This would give Google improved control of a handling complement and safeguard users get a unchanging service.

ALSO SEE Meet a initial of a Google Android One phones: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno

Gartner Principal Research Analyst Vishal Tripathi pronounced Android One inclination will be underneath Google’s control thereby ensuring a customary hardware and program specs, that in spin will lead to a improved knowledge for a consumers.

“Besides, it will also assistance to connect a rarely fragmented smartphone marketplace in India. No doubt foe will underline due to this launch,” he added.

ALSO SEE Google’s Android One phones come to India during Rs 6,299: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno

Chip builder MediaTek pronounced it expects as many as dual million handsets to be sole this year in India.

Greyhound Research CEO Sanchit Vir Gogia feels Android One is going to be a diversion changer in India.

Google’s idea is to strech a subsequent 5 billion people in rising markets and a billion in India. This gives them an corner as compared Microsoft, Apple and Blackberry, he added.

“Android One gives Google tighter control over a Google OS that means stereotyped UX. Support for 7 informal languages is going to be a plain and over competitors – this will not usually assistance consumers use vernacular, it is also approaching to assistance foster apps in informal language,” Gogia said.

The launch is also critical for a e-commerce partners as wiring – generally mobile phones – are one of a top offered equipment on e-commerce sites.

Motorola and Xiaomi have successfully launched their smartphones on Flipkart, while players like Spice and Micromax have sole inclination on Snapdeal.

e-Commerce sites see about 4 million queries per day in India for smartphones and in dual years, one in 4 phones are approaching to be bought online.

Google also pronounced that Newstand, that provides digital chronicle of newspapers and magazines, will come to India from tomorrow.

According to investigate organisation IDC, smartphone sales in a nation grew roughly three-fold to over 44 million in 2013, buoyed by affordable inclination done by internal firms such as Micromax and Karbonn.

In a second entertain of 2014, 18.42 million smartphones were shipped in India. Though Samsung is a personality with a 29 per cent marketplace share, Micromax (18 per cent), Karbonn (8 per cent) and LAVA (6 per cent) are tighten competitors.

While Android is a widespread handling complement globally, other OS’ like Windows and iOS (Apple) are also gaining traction. Also, newer platforms like Firefox and Tizen might emerge as clever challengers to Google’s platform.

Google’s attempts are also critical as it aims to constraint a incomparable share of a entry-level segment.

Last week, Firefox (in partnership with Spice and Intex) launched dual new smartphones, labelled next Rs 2,300, directed during those looking to ascent from underline phones to smartphones.

On a foe to Android One, Gogia pronounced Greyhound Research believes that Google can design foe though nothing has a wherewithal like Google to be as assertive and deposit heavily in a ecosystem.

“Both, Microsoft and Apple are not eyeing this marketplace during all, so we can safely design Google to flattering most possess this market. Eventually, Android One will hold Tablets as well,” he said.

India is a initial nation where Google’s Android One inclination are being launched. Roll out opposite other markets like Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka will follow in a entrance months. Google is also expanding Android One programme with Acer, Alcatal OneTouch, Xolo, HTC, Lava, Intex, Asus and Lenovo. It has also roped in Qualcomm for a chipsets.

(With inputs from PTI)

Panasonic gave adult perplexing to make a name for itself offered smartphones in grown markets a while back, after a disaster of a Eluga-branded devices. But now a association seems to wish behind in.

Today during Photokina 2014 it introduced a Lumix Smart Camera CM1. This is, depending on how we wish to demeanour during things, possibly a smartphone with a good camera strapped to it, or a other approach round. Certainly though, it will be a one genuine aspirant for Samsung’s Galaxy K Zoom.

Like that device, a Lumix Smart Camera runs Android. It even comes with some really decent hardware innards, nonetheless positively a categorical captivate will be a camera.

Panasonic has managed to squeeze a 1-inch sensor into it, that is intensely large for a smartphone, nonetheless on standard with high-end compress standalone cameras. In a Lumix Smart Camera CM1, a sensor comes with 20 MP resolution, and an f/2.8 Leica lens. It can record 4K video, nonetheless usually during 15fps. 1080p videos are accessible during 30fps.

As we might have imagined, a high-spec camera does take a fee on a device’s dimensions. The CM1 is 21.1mm thick, and it weighs 204g.

It’s also got a 4.7-inch 1080p touchscreen, 16GB of built-in storage, a microSD label slot, 2GB of RAM, LTE (Cat.4, adult to 150Mbps fanciful rise download speed), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a 2,600 mAh battery.

The Smart Camera is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, with a 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

This device will really not interest to a mass-market. It’s due to be out in Nov in France and Germany, and it will sell for €899 (that’s around $1,163 during a stream sell rates). Plans to make it accessible in other markets haven’t been announced yet, as Panasonic might wish to see how good a Smart Camera CM1 is perceived in a aforementioned dual countries before holding it elsewhere.

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Good news for Pinoy techies on a parsimonious budget: Google’s Android One is entrance to a Philippines in time for a holidays.

Sundar Pichai, Android comparison clamp boss for Chrome and Apps, pronounced a phones – directed during creation smartphones permitted to a masses – will run on a latest chronicle of Android.

“The program on Android One inclination automatically updates to a latest chronicle of Android and will be some of a initial to get a Android L recover after this fall. The idea is to yield a unchanging and formidable smartphone experience, for everyone,” he said.

Pichai pronounced Google sees a Android One attack Philippine shores by “the finish of a year.”

He remarkable that during present, even entry-level smartphones are out of strech for many, while many do not have entrance to a latest Android program and apps.

“(E)ven where 3G and 4G networks are available, not adequate people have phones that can support information and a skeleton can be expensive,” he added.

Android One phones will have expandable storage and facilities such as twin SIM cards, a replaceable battery and built-in FM radio.

On a other hand, Pichai pronounced Android One is removing a far-reaching operation of phone manufacturers as partners.

These embody Acer, Alcatel Onetouch, ASUS, HTC, Intex, Lava, Lenovo, Panasonic, Xolo, and chipmaker Qualcomm.

“We design to see even some-more high-quality, affordable inclination with opposite shade sizes, colors, hardware configurations and customized program experiences,” he said. — Joel Locsin/TJD, GMA News