Google teases modular phone with Project Ara

Heard about the Google’s Project Ara, where you build your own phone like we used to build our own computers a decade ago?

The video is very promising. Now only hoping, this is as cool as it shows in the video, comes to market soon and also affordable!

Also it will be very interesting to see how the Android OEM’s react to this, especially knowing that Google will allow many small players to make compatible modules, biting into the already very tight android manufacturers market.

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Pointly – Location Sharing via SMS

My first app, under my personal banner is available in Google Play Store. iOS version is coming soon (as soon as Apple approves it).

Pointly is a location sharing app, where the device sharing location don’t need any data. The device receiving the location, also don’t need data, as long as the Google Maps is cached! All transactions happen through SMS. Completely private. More Android integrated features coming soon.

The app is FREE with no Ads or in-app purchases! Give it a try and give your feedback!

iPhone review by an Android fan

I was planning to get an iPhone myself to give it a fair chance. To find out what all this hype is about. Is a mere breakable, bendable, less powerful, expensive piece of electronic worth waiting in line?

This review is too good, that I can now save my $650 + tax.

Wrap-up (From the below Source)
My experience with the iPhone 6 ends like I expected it to. The phone was impressive in battery life, camera, display, and performance categories, but I was ultimately left frustrated by the intricacies of iOS 8 that differ from Android. From Settings and Notifications handling to the silos that still exist while developers get their apps ready for Extensions to that damn physical home button. It’s obvious that Apple has created an experience that they feel is the best for everyone, except they forgot about the tinkerers of the world and those of us who want ultimate control, who want to customize a phone’s experience, and who don’t want to be told that their phone should be used a certain way.
The iPhone 6 and iOS are consistent – they just aren’t consistently what I want.

Samsung Galaxy S5: What is good and what is fluff?

Great. This year’s first flagship device is announced. Samsung Galaxy S5. Is it really a Galaxy S4s or is it worth an upgrade? Read on.

What is really new and good in Galaxy S5?

Selective Focus

DSLR cameras produces awesome ‘bokeh’ effects with blurring the background and highlighting the subject. This background defocussing will definitely make the S5 camera apart from others.

Finger print scanner

Well, this is not new. iPhone 5S has it. But Samsung adds a twist and its gimmicks as usual. Now you can use your finger print to make payments, at store and online. Also assign different fingers for opening different apps or simply lock the screen.

Water proof

Water resistant, rather. Nice to have this. You still cannot take underwater photography with this. But spills are alright.

Ultra power saving mode

When battery is low and set in ultra power saving mode, your phone turns Black and White and can last in stand by for 24 hours in just 10% remaining  juice. That got to be handy.

Heart rate sensor

Galaxy S5 has dedicated heart rate monitor near the phone flash. This feature is a game changer, but surely a nice to have.

Multi LTE and Wifi

Now to improve the download and data speeds in general, the LTE and Wifi can work in conjunction. This also improves the data reliability heavily especially if you have fluctuating data and wifi signals. How does this impact battery? We have to wait and watch. Actually, this is a dream come true feature for me. I have always wondered why this is not done so far.

What is not so new or great:

  • Better Processor: Usual stuff. Everyone does it.
  • Kids mode: Android natively has it for tablets for users. LG G2 has this already.
  • Bigger better screen: Expected from Samsung.
  • Fitness: The new marketing keyword for cell phones.

Should you get one? If you love these features, sure go ahead. But I would wait till few more phones get announced this year like next HTC One or bigger iPhone 6.

A quick video to learn about all these features:

If you have appetite for more, go ahead with this video also: