12/12/2018

Amazon Echo vs Google Home

 Amazon Echo vs Google Home

Here is the quick comparison between the Amazon Echo and the Google Home. Five points highlight below will make you decide which is better:

As you know that Google uses 'Google Assistance' in its Google Home while Amazon uses 'Alexa' in its Echo for voice assistance.

Speaker:

By default, the speakers by the Google sound better. But the 3.5mm output jack on Amazon's Echo sounds better after little configuration. Alexa is also available on more third-party speakers than Google Assistant.

Sound Quality:

The 'Home' delivers much better and richer sound quality than the Amazon's Echo. However, both the Echo and the Google Home can be used as Bluetooth speakers for your phone, and both support multi-room audio.

Compatible:

Both devices support iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify, and TuneIn. The Echo also supports Amazon Music, while the Home supports Google Play Music and YouTube Red.

Wake Up Options:

The Echo has many wake up option like-  "Alexa" "Amazon" "Echo", but has only female voice whereas Google Home only has one wake up option, "Hey Google," but it now has both male and female voices. Google has superior multi-user functions.

More helpful:

Alexa heavily depends on Wikipedia for general knowledge queries, while Google's home search is more comprehensive. Both can do things like spell words, set timers, and read the news.

Which one to buy?

If I have to choose between the duo, I will prefer the Amazon Echo for the two reasons- First, it has impressive sound surrounding in the 3.5mm jack and secondly, its female voice is more pleasant than Google's Home.

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11/21/2018

Android Versions


Android's Journey from 1 to 9 😊


"Here is the journey of Google's Android version starting from Android 1.0 and going all the way to Android 9 Pie with some important features."

Android 1.0:

Android made its debut in 2008 with Android 1.0 without having deserts as a codename. Things were very basic then and the software did not include Google apps as bloatware. 


Android


Android 1.5: 'Cupcake'

With basic refinement in early 2009, Android 1.5 Cupcake released and the tradition of naming Android versions was born.
It includes the first on-screen keyboard. It had the first-ever option for video recording.




Android 1.6: 'Donut'

Android 1.6-Donut, rolled out in late 2009. It filled the loopholes of the Cupcake. It also added support for CDMA networks.




Android 2.0: 'Eclair'

Android 2.0 Eclair, rolled out in a couple months after Donut.
The release's very transformative element was the addition of voice-guided navigation and real-time traffic information which is something previously unheard in the smartphone world. It also brought live wallpapers, speech-to-text function, and pinch-to-zoom in and out capability.


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Android 2.2: 'Froyo'

Four months later, Android 2.2-Froyo arrived. It includes some important front-facing features and Voice Actions, which allowed you to perform basic functions by tapping an icon and then speaking a command.




Android 2.3: 'Gingerbread'

Gingerbread Released in 2010 and just the upgrade of 'Froyo'.



[Also read: Rooting in Android ]

Android 3.0: 'Honeycomb'

Released in 2011. I was truly a tablet-centric version of Android. The software was the first to use on-screen buttons for Android's navigation commands.



Android 4.0: 'Ice Cream Sandwich'

It also released in 2011. It was a little inspired from the previous version. It is not wrong to say that it was the core of the android's modern design.




Android 4.1 to 4.3: Jelly Bean

It gave us expandable and interactive notifications, an expanded voice search system and a more advanced system for displaying search results in general, with a focus on card-based results that attempted to answer questions directly. Its feature of keeping the widget on lockscreen attracted many people.




Android 4.4: 'KitKat'

Released in late 2013. It was the first version having integration of "Ok Google" support but worked only when your screen was on and you were either at your home screen or inside the Google app.




Android 5.0: 'Lollipop'

Released in late 2014. The Recent Apps adopted the card style. It included truly hands-free voice control via the "OK, Google" command




Android 6.0: 'Marshmallow'

It was the minor update of the lollipop. It was popular because it supports fingerprint readers and USB-C.




[ Also Read: Android's Project Treble ]

Android 7.0: 'Nougat'

Google's Android Nougat released in 2016. It offered native split-screen mode and picture-in-picture (PiP) mode.




Android 8.0: 'Oreo'

Android Oreo added a variety of niceties to the platform, including a native picture-in-picture mode, a notification snoozing option and notification channels that offer fine control over how apps can alert you.


Android


Android 9.0: 'Pie'

Android 9 entered the world in early August 2018. Primarily focused on AI (Artificial Intelligence), gesture commands and Android's battery saver mode.


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11/18/2018

Android's Project Treble

What is Project Treble on Android upgrade?

Android Project Treble

Project Treble is started by Google. The project is all about providing the latest Android version updates to the users. 
Every time when a new Android version came, phone makers had to wait for the chipset vendors like Qualcomm and MediaTek to update the areas of the code of internal hardware. 

Making it possible to provide android updates to the users is really a hot mess for the smartphone companies. Because of the Project Treble, all the hardware specific component now exists as a crust, whenever a new Android releases, the phone maker can now only focus on the process to roll out. 

Android 8.O Oreo released with the integrated Project Treble in 2017. However, the Android 9 Pie software is complete and operational with chipset vendors ready to support a number of treble ready devices.

Android Project Treble

[ Read: Rooting in Android ]

What is the necessity of Project Treble?

Since the very beginning, Android updates have been a major headache for the phone-makers. Apart from the pixel line of Google, no other Android device maker provides consistently and reliably software updates.

It's the user who devoid not only from the latest feature and interface of Google but also from the latest privacy, security and enhancements feature.

We can see the condition of android updates from a survey conducted by Digital Trends- "only 19 percent of active Android devices have android 8.0 Oreo operating system." And that's why Project Treble came-to cut some of the time and cost associated with the process of OS update so that user can get the latest software more quickly.

Project's impact:

As the project came out with android oreo, there are some handsets which got the android P beta update before the official release-Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6, and Essential PH‑1, Google Pixel, and Google Pixel 2.

Conclusion:

For instance, On one side a company like Samsung which makes major modification to the Android software with its own custom interface and add-on features and on the other hand , a company like Motorola which sticks to stock android or apply minor tweaks- so as practical, it should take less effort and time for Motorola to process and deliver each new update. To make project treble a successful move for Google, companies should try to stick to the stock android utmost, for user reliability.

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11/16/2018

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung's next flagship phone: Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung has a bunch of flagship smartphone from Galaxy S8 to Galaxy S9 plus, including Note 8 and Note 9. Once again a most awaiting package of Samsung is soon entering in the flagship as Samsung Galaxy S10. This will be the absolute update of Samsung Galaxy S9.

Launching of Samsung Galaxy S10:

The launch of Samsung Galaxy S10 is not far off. We can expect the hint in 'Mobile World Congress (MWC)' 2019 which is going to be held from 25th to 28th in the month of February in Barcelona. As Samsung announced Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018, so we expect the clue in MWC 2019. Samsung may launch its flagship smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S10, in early 2019.

The flagship will be very expensive but obviously cheaper than iPhone XS max😁. Samsung may price S10 somewhere between $900 and $1000. But when it goes on sale, you will not able to buy it straight away.  Samsung may launch three models of Samsung Galaxy S10 as S10, S10 mini and S10 plus.

Design and Display:

Samsung announced three notch display in 'Samsung Developer Conference' held from 6th to 7th November, namely, infinity u, infinity v and infinity o. There is higher chance of Galaxy S10 to come with infinity o display where the camera is placed. It may be in 19:9 aspect ratio whereas Samsung Galaxy S9 is in 18:5:9 ratio configuration.

Samsung teased another phone name as Galaxy A8s which is bezel and notch free, hinted that S10 will have a hole for the camera.
Samsung Galaxy A8s

This time too Samsung will not remove the Bixby button or higher chance of not changing the configuration. Samsung Galaxy S10 may have triple camera setup, previously seen on Galaxy A7 (2018) and double front facing camera. 

It will be Samsung's first phone with in-display fingerprint sensor which is based on ultrasonic where the whole screen will work as a fingerprint sensor which also works under the water. Samsung is not the first company to use in-display fingerprint sensor, 'vivo' and 'one plus' already used it in their smartphones.

Software and UI:

Samsung Galaxy S10 will come with 'Android Pie' with the skin of Samsung's forthcoming user interface(UI) that is 'One UI'. This is not the first time Samsung switched to new UI previously it shift to Samsung Experience UI from Touchwiz.

Samsung unveiled its first foldable phone name as Samsung Galaxy F with One UI in 'Samsung Developer Conference'. UI. The foldable is absolutely a big move from Samsung but it has thick bezels. Will you buy a phone with thick bezels? 

What's inside Galaxy S10?

High probably Samsung will launch its Galaxy S10 with its new flagship chipset, Exynos 9810, or may launch with Snapdragon 855. It may come with 6GB and 8GB RAM variant. What about storage? S10 may launch with a minimum of 128GB of storage option which goes up to 512 GB. This time Samsung focuses on battery too. You will see an improved battery in the new flagship. 

Conclusion:

Samsung will beat all its competitor in the premium segment. Soon after launching it will become flagship king. What makes it interesting?
  • A whole new design which always refresh your mood and make you feel special. Truly bezel-less design. 
  • A new and user-friendly UI which is based on artificial intelligence (AI) which will ease your work. 
  • You will also an improvement in biometrics. Fastest fingerprint scanner with improved 3D face recognition. Samsung will remove iris scanner to make it larger than Samsung Galaxy S9.

Is it worth to wait till launch?

Yes, of course, it is worth to wait till launch. Probably Samsung will tease Samsung Galaxy S10 in MWC 2019. If it is then Samsung will launch it in early 2019. So wait to experience new 'One UI'.

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11/13/2018

Why Windows Phones Failed?

Windows Phone in 2018?

Windows is PC market leader but in the smartphones market, it is unable to keep that position. Windows failed in smartphones due to its own mistakes and late acquisition. 
windows phone

Once the windows OS (operating system) in phones was the global leader followed by Blackberry and Symbian OS. But the condition got changed in 2007 after the launch of Apple's first iPhone. 

iPhone came with multi-touch capacitive touchscreen and the ios software was feature-loaded and finely tuned according to that time. On the other hand, Android was open source. It was compatible with numerous devices and was available in every price segment whereas Windows was not open source. Companies had to give some royalty to the windows to use their OS. Also, it ran on the keypad when android and ios adopted touchscreen. The software was boring whereas android and ios look enough modern at that time. They also attracted the attention of developers. One of the reasons for the failure of windows was not getting the good response from third-party apps developers. Because of the less active user, developers were less interested in working with Windows operating system. In this way, the huge market of windows phones went into the hand of ios and Android. 

Windows realized its mistake too late when the majority of the market was captured by android and ios. Last windows phone was Microsoft Lumia 950, launched in 2015 but failed to leave its mark and in providing stability to windows in the smartphone market.

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