Popular Phones With MP3 Players

Over the years of continuous improvement, the simple cellular phone can now do other functions. It is not just limited to its original role like sending a SMS message or calling someone. Some of the additional features to this device are MP3 players that can play music and video files, Camera that can take pictures or capture videos, a built in radio and some even have a built in TV. These are just some of the things that these new phones can do. The craze of mobilizing music allowing anyone to enjoy music even if she or he is on the move has also caught cellular phones.

Most of the cell phone companies now make it a point to have their new release models the capability to play MP3 ringtones. The Sony Ericson Walkman series is one proof to this. One of the best Sony Ericson Walkman models is the W890i, which aside from the ability to play WMA, WAV and MP3 files it is also just 10 mm thick and weighs about 78 grams. The phone maybe slim and slick but it can still pack a 4 Megabytes worth of music files. The advantage of the Walkman series over other Sony Ericson phones is that it can play music files with high quality audio output making it one of the best music phones out in the market. The cellular phone company Nokia also ensures that most of their new release phones can play MP3 files ringtones as well. According to some reports, the 6300 is one of the Nokia phones that can give high quality audio output making the phone the Nokia’s answer to the Walkman series. Another similar phone to a Walkman phone of Sony Ericson is the Nokia’s 5300, which main feature is playing MP3 and other media files. It also comes with an easy access play, pause and next button allowing the user to play an MP3 file with ease.

The Motorola cellular phone company did the same too. In almost all of its recent cell phones comes the feature allow it to play MP3 ringtones. A popular phone from Motorola is the RAZR V3, which is super slim but has a MP3 ring tone player other unique feature as well. This allows the Motorola phone users to enjoy high quality music even if he or she is on the move. The iPhone is one of the most advanced phones that can play MP3 files. It even has an interactive music player, which is what most users like.

This MP3 player feature is now a standard addition to the new phones that are released in the market today, no matter which company the phone came from. This is for the reason that cell phone users have already enjoyed the sound of a MP3 ringtone and they would not settle for anything that cannot play music.

Micromax Canvas HD


The Micromax Canvas HD isn’t exactly the strongest of phones. It’s way stronger than it’s Non-HD counterpart, but not as powerful as the flagships of the big manufacturers. Still, for the mere price of 200 euros that this phone has, I sincerely doubt you will find a better deal. It provides with quite a lot of strength, in both hardware and software. The phone comes with Android OS v4.1 Jelly Bean ( and it is upgrade-able to 4.2 ) and it also has a Quad-Core processor ( not as strong as the Quad-Core processors of certain other flagships, but still better than your average phone and capable of handling most tasks, apps and games ). You will come to see exactly the kind of features that this phone has when it is their turn. Until then, trust that this is a really smart purchase and that it’s reliable enough as to solve most of your problems.


First off, not only is this a really great phone, but it also supports 2 SIM cards ( that’s right, it’s a Dual-SIM phone ). The SIM networks however, are standard ones. There are no CDMA ones and no LTE ones. This is a regular phone on the networking department. The 2G networks are GSM 900 and GSM 1800 on both SIM cards and the 3G network is only HSDPA 2100. The Micromax Canvas HD was announced in January 2013 and it is set to come out next month, in February.


First off, this isn’t a small phone. The Micromax Canvas HD is quite a sturdy piece of work, even for a 5.0 inch screen device. If you’re looking for something thin and easy to maneuver around as you please, this may not be the wisest of answers. The device is around 147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm big ( or 5.79 x 3.01 x 0.38 in, if you can’t use the regular system that EVERYBODY understands ). As for the weight, I’m afraid I can’t say anything about that.


The screen type of the Micromax Canvas HD is an IPCS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. The screen size is the same as the regular Canvas – 5.0 inches. The resoltuion and pixel density, that’s where the improvements have been made. The resolution of this device is 720 x 1280 pixels ( or 720p HD, if you prefer ) and the pixel density of the Micromax Canvas HD’s screen is approximately 294 pixels per inch. This device also has Multitouch on it and a Screen Protection method. While it isn’t mentioned what kind of screen protection this device has, it is good to know that there is one there. As I have learned from my long history of playing video games – even Cloth Armor is better than no armor at all.


The audio output of this phone is pretty standard. It doesn’t really have any sort of aspect that would set it apart on the audio side of things. The Alert Types are the standard ones you could find on any phone and so are the Loudspeaker and Audio Jack.


The memory of this device is pretty decent. It isn’t anything revolutionary or ground breaking, but it’s more than strong enough as to handle even the more complex tasks you might have for it. Plus, putting it into the same pot as the hardware of this device will show you that it can pack more than a little punch. The internal storage space of this phone is 4 GB, If that’s not enough, know that the Micromax Canvas HD also has a Micro SD card slot that allows it to upgrade its memory via Micro SD card, which can be up to 32 GB. Now the RAM of the Micromax Canvas HD may be the only aspect that disappoints a bit. This device only has 1 GB of RAM, and while that would have been GREAT in 2011 and decent in 2012, now it is sort of slow when you try and compare it with the many devices out there that have 2 GB. However, for this low price, I doubt you will find anything much better than the Micromax Canvas HD.


This phone has both GPRS and EDGE on it, however, it is failed to mention how fast each one goes or what Class they each are. The Speed per say of the phone is: HSDPA at 21 MB/s and HSUPA at 5.76 MB/s. This device also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot on it. The Bluetooth of this phone is one of the fastest out there – Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP. The phone also has a Micro-USB v2.0 port on it, however, this one has no MHL. Also, due to the lack of an HDMI port on this phone, I guess you can safely assume that you cannot really connect it to your TV – not through the traditional means, anyway.


The camera of the Micromax Canvas HD is a pretty fine one. This phone has an 8 MP main camera that can photograph at resolutions of approximately 3264 x 2448 and record video in full HD 1080p at 30 frames per second ( while it’s not really mentioned, all 8 MP cameras are known to do that ). The features of this camera are: autofocus, LED flash, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus and Face Detection. Also, this phone has a Secondary VGA camera on the front, however, that one has no true features that are worth discussing.


Not much is truly known about the battery of the Micromax Canvas HD. All that is known for sure about this phone’s battery is that it is a Standard Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. It may be safe to assume that it can grant a battery life of approximately 180 hours of stand-by time and 5 hours of talk-time.


The hardware of this device is pretty impressive and improved over the previous Micromax Canvas. The Micromax Canvas HD has a Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor on it which is accompanied by an MTK MT6589 chipset and a PowerVR Series5XT GPU. All taken into consideration, this hardware may just be strong enough to run even the most demanding of apps. Don’t take my name for it, however. Get the phone and try it out for yourself to see what I’m talking about.


While this device does come with a relatively older version of Android ( that being Android OS v4.1 Jelly Bean ), there is a planned upgrade to Android OS v4.2 Jelly Bean in the near future, when this phone comes out. Therefore, there’s no need to worry about the software becoming obsolete anytime soon.


The Micromax Canvas HD is literally packed with all sorts of features. First off, the sensors of this device are: Accelerometer and Proximity. The Messaging on this phone can be done via: SMS ( with Threaded View ), MMS, E-Mail, Push E-Mail and IM. The browser of this phone uses HTML5 but sadly has no integrated support for Adobe Flash, fact which may prove rather problematic at some point. The Radio of this device is an FM one. Also, the Micromax Canvas HD has an integrated GPS with built-in A-GPS support. This phone also has Java through Java MIDP emulation. This phone is available in 2 colors: Black and White.

Here is a list of what the Micromax Canvas HD is capable of:

SNS integration

MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player

MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player


Document viewer

Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk

Voice memo/dial

Predictive text input

This concludes our little review of the Micromax Canvas HD. Thank you for reading this review. I hope it has been as helpful as possible. If you feel that anything is lacking from this review feel free to leave your suggestions in the comment section below for things which should be added and I will be sure to take them into consideration when writing my future projects. In the meantime, I sincerely hope you had as much fun reading my little review as I had writing it.

What Was Life Like Before Smartphones?

Take your time and think about what was life like, when the  smartphones  weren’t this much accessible and Internet and social networks were not that much popular. The funny thing is that even some of us may not remember how it was! While most people believe that, a decade ago without these devices and services life was simpler and easier, some believe it might be simpler but not easier. However, almost everybody agrees that they changed our social life. There were days which people use their phones just when they did want to make a call, and nowadays they’re using it nonstop. Almost all of our real life social activities have been replaced by the virtual ones. Instead of going out and hanging with each other, we interact on social networks such as Facebook; instead of talking face to face, we use instant messengers; instead of talk about our daily life we post our photos on Instagram and so on. Not that smart phones steal our real life communications, but also they steal our old friendly gadgets such as Cameras and MP3 players. To be honest, who’s going to buy a small camera with 5 megapixel resolutions when his  smartphone  already provides far better camera?

So a question arises here that although  smartphones  took our real social life, did they create a bigger virtual life? Did they make it easier? With all those applications and fast connections, which could connect you to anyone around the world, did they do in favor of us or not?

Although you may think that they did, but actually they didn’t. They just took us apart.  Smartphones  just force us to our lonely world. Normally we start the day with putting the headphones on and listening to music on the way to work, and during this course, we don’t talk with anyone. We just stare at our phones, play games or read news or books. During the work we may use our phones to chat with our friends or find a place to eat, then after the work again we will use it until home. Finally at home, we’re going to check our emails time by time and may do a video chat with friends and relatives and finally reading some books and going to sleep. We even don’t let them unattended when we are out to a gathering or party. Once again, the buzz of notifications makes us pull them out of our pockets and check them for maybe a new email or other interactions from social networks. Actually we are addicted to our  smartphones , and we are losing our real life to the virtual life of theirs. They separated us from each other, and they replaced real life with virtual ones. If you think deeply, it may be a little scary. Our life becomes too much mechanized and too much virtual. The old ways of communication and socializing are endanger of extinction.  Smartphones  may bring many advantages to our life but instead they took our traditional life styles which once, we and our ancestors lived by them and enjoyed the life.

The HTC One X And Samsung Galaxy S2 – Comparing Their Key Features

The HTC One X is the manufacturer’s latest flagship, sporting key features such as the new Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ operating system, HTC’s most advanced camera and screen to date, a new version of HTC Sense, and wealth of other impressive features. In this article I will compare the HTC One X with the Samsung Galaxy S2, which is Samsung’s most popular   Android   smartphone  to date, so you can decide which phone best suits your needs.

The HTC One X showcases HTC’s latest advancements in just about every part of its spec list. The screen measures up at 4.7 inches, so it is rather large. Despite this size, the resolution stands at 720x 1280, so the combination of high resolution and large dimensions ensures great multimedia usage such as watching HD videos or viewing photo slideshows. The screen technology utilised is super IPS LCD2 capacitive, meaning that on screen content is bright, with great detail and colour rendering. The Samsung Galaxy S2 on the other hand has a Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen. This screen is well known for its brightness, display quality and wide viewing angles. The resolution and size are below those of the HTC One X. This is largely due to the fact that the phone was released over a year ago, whereas the HTC One X has much more up to date technology, having only been unveiled last month. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a 4.3 inch screen, so it is only slightly smaller. The resolution of this is 480x 800, which at the time of the phone’s release was considered cutting edge which goes to show how quickly  smartphone  technology evolves.

The HTC One X comes with the new version of Android, called ‘Ice Cream Sandwich. This sports features like Face Unlock, along with a massive overhaul to the aesthetics and functionality of the user interface. The Samsung Galaxy S2 on the other hand, ships with the previous version of Android which is dubbed ‘Gingerbread’. The handset supports an update to the new version though, with most UK networks rolling out an over the air update shortly.

When it comes to processing power, the HTC One X reigns supreme, with a quad-core processor on hand to provide outstanding performance, with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. This makes it one of the most powerful  smartphones  out there, matched by only a couple of other handsets. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has slightly less processing power, with a 1.2 GHz dual-core chip. This is still capable of providing a great user experience, and unless you are well versed in this technology, you are unlikely to notice the difference during day to day use.

As you can see, the HTC One X is a very impressive  smartphone . However, the Samsung Galaxy S2, despite being a year old is still an excellent choice. If you want the latest and greatest  smartphone  technology, the HTC One X may be the phone for you. If you want a reliable, high performance which is the choice of some 40 million users then look no further than the Samsung Galaxy S2.

Smartphone Baby Monitors – Common Misunderstandings

What exactly are smartphone baby monitors, and how do they work? There are several popular misconceptions and misunderstandings about smartphone monitors, and so in this article I’ll be taking a look at some of them, and making it easier for parents to know what to look out for.

First of all, what exactly is a smartphone baby monitor? Years ago the traditional baby monitor included two parts. One part was the sensor unit which was placed in your child’s nursery, and which transmitted the audio from the nursery, a video feed from the built in camera, and possibly other information such as the temperature of the room.

The second part was the receiving unit which was carried by the parent. This unit received the data from the one in the nursery, broadcasting the sound, displaying the temperature and providing live footage from the nursery camera.

Today however smartphone technology has allowed for this second unit to be replaced with a smartphone instead. This makes a lot of sense, because if you have a unit in the nursery which is transmitting audio, video and data, what better way of receiving and viewing that data than with a modern mobile phone?

Not only this, but it’s a lot more convenient for the parent. Most of us carry our smartphones with us wherever we go anyway, and they’re usually small, slim and lightweight enough to be extremely portable. Many of the receiving units for baby monitors were a good deal larger, bulkier and heavier, and there seems little point carrying two devices around when one of them can do the job of both anyway.

One of the common misconceptions people have is that you have to use an iPhone. Certainly an Apple iPhone will work extremely well as part of this sort of monitoring system, and in fact iPads can also be used. But there’s absolutely no reason to assume that such technology is limited to Apple devices. Android phones will also be able to use baby monitoring devices too, and almost every type of smartphone today will be able to take advantage of this technology.

Another popular myth is that such a system is hard to set up, especially compared to most other types of baby monitor systems. In fact this couldn’t be more wrong, and many people have found that smartphone baby monitors are easier to set up than anything.

The manufacturer of these devices will also have made and published a free app which you can download to your phone, and which will then connect to your sensor monitor in your child’s nursery. It will do this by using your existing wireless network. If you can download and install Angry Birds, you can set up and install a smartphone monitoring system!

A third assumption often made is that you have to be connected to your home wireless network in order to be able to view your baby, hear them, or even talk to them through the device in their nursery. In fact one of the great advantages with these devices is that you can be anywhere in the world, and still be able to see your little one, hear their little gurgles, and talk to them so that they can hear your voice whilst resting in their cot.

All you need is an internet connection. The app installed on your phone will provide you with a completely secure and completely private connection to the monitor in your child’s nursery, so that if you need to be away on a business trip, you’ll still be able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from seeing and hearing your child is safe, well and happy.

LG G3 Smartphone Software Review

We have looked at the impressive hardware of the G3 in earlier reviews, namely its 5.5 inch QHD resolution screen, 4K video camera and quad-core processor. Here we take a look at the all important software features.

As is the deal with all three rival  smartphones  (the Xperia Z2, Galaxy S5 and HTC M8), the LG G3 comes with  Android  4.4 KitKat which, in this case, has been overlaid with the firm’s latest Optimus user interface.

Overall the interface is simpler and cleaner than what has gone before. As with Samsungs new TouchWiz software, LG has removed all unnecessary visual elements, whilst the bespoke apps have been given their own colours. The new interface offers a sleek and modern feel to it with some of the round icons in the notification area looking very similar to those on the Galaxy range.

New features include Knock Code which lets you tap the screen in a particular sequence to unlock the phone (apparently 80,000 combinations are possible). The idea takes gesture unlocking a step further as it is considered potentially insecure because there is often a visible outline left on the phone offering a clue as to how to unlock it. Simply tapping the screen using Knock Code does not leave such a clue.

The KnockOn feature lets you turn the screen on or off by double tapping it, thus introducing another way in which to maximise battery life.

Smart Notice is another notable app which is similar to Google Now on the Nexus 5. In summary it allows the G3 to make suggestions and offer tips based around the current status of the device including location, use and behaviour.

The Smart Tips feature has some useful attributes. It will ask if you want to uninstall apps that haven’t been used for a long time, if you want to call back after a missed call and if you wanted to switch on Wi-Fi when you arrive at work.

One further feature that we love is Smart Keyboard which tries to learn from your mistakes. The software will remember which keys you hit by mistake and what you actually meant to type with the aim of improving accuracy by as much as 75 per cent. We are told it can take a while for the phone to fully learn your habits and show consistent improvements. Smart Keyboard also allows you to swipe across the space key to move the cursor along rather than try to pinpoint an exact place on the screen with your finger in order to correct mistakes or add text, a superb idea.

As with its three main  smartphone  rivals, the software now includes a health and fitness app called LG Health. It can track your activity without the need for an additional plug in device.

Another feature now popular on rival handsets, mainly due to the ever increasing screen sizes, is dual-window. This allows the user to run two apps side-by-side thus allowing scenarios such as watching a movie whist trying and email.

Software seen on previous LG handsets including QMemo, QRemote, QSlide and QVoice are all included on the G3.


The predecessor to this handset was the first  smartphone  to come with integrated 24bit/192kHz audio playback. This feature is retained and to help make use of it the G3 includes a 1 watt speaker with a ‘boost amp’ that aims to improve sound quality. Considering it’s a  smartphone , the volume that can be achieved is impressive, although due to the need to keep the handset as small as possible the speaker is rear facing and mono and therefore lags well behind the sound quality seen on the rival HTC and its front firing system.


The LG G3 is the company’s best phone yet, even beating the impressive G2. The screen is a massive highlight as is the impressive packaging, whilst battery life has been kept at more than respectable levels.

Android Development Surges Ahead With New Features

Android is one of the best mobile software platforms for mobile app development. Android App Development actually offers a plethora of benefits for mobile application developers. It is actually good for imaginative upcoming developers who can churn out innovative apps for different smartphone devices and also push the hardware quality further. Those who have previous experience in working with programming languages can look for great features and enhance them further. The Software Development Kit offered by Android is fantastic to get one a head start to create an app and get it implemented swiftly.

Mobile phones work nowadays as pocket fit PCs because mobile phones have now been integrated with different features and tools. Apps for smartphones are created without having to pass through complex procedures and are a great source of entertainment and ROI. There are many mobile application development companies which now offer extremely lucrative app development services for those who want to create apps for their own firms.

Are you one of those who incessantly try to search for the best apps on the planet even though you know they are the paid ones mostly! Are you also wary of credit card transactions?

One of the many things very good which is good about Android is that many apps are free, but you need to shell a dollar or two to get better ones or even the full versions.

The process of Android application development includes Java programming and you can create apps that make use of smartphone features such as the GPS, accelerometer, and video camera. The apps can be made to highlight different marketing campaigns, movies, and game launches even something based on public interest and sports.

The application development teams should be talented enough for developing innovative applications and should be aware of the public interest in a certain domain, including business and games. Social apps are in great demand and there are many unique things that one can create with the latest 2.3 update from Android.

Coming to the point whether Android is a real killer of iPhone, there are many analysts who say that it isn’t while some say that it is. One needs to keep in perspective that Android does not have a great smartphone to boast of, other than Samsung Galaxy SII, even though when the platform has great scope and ability. iPhone UI is one to watch out for, even now because it is difficult even today for an iPhone user to adjust to a new Android device because of its seamless touch and multi-tasking abilities.

Android Tips for Ice Cream Sandwich and Above

Android is an open source that has a responsive UI any Android user will agree to this fact. But it seems like there is more than what meets the eye. There are some hidden handy features and shortcuts that you can apply on your Android device. Learning to better use your Android will enable in making things simpler and getting most out of it.

You will be amazed that how a few simple tricks will leave you with a better knowledge and enhance experience with your Android.

Keyboard shortcuts

Often while constructing a message or replying to one you may need to switch between the alphabet and numeric keyboard. This almost seems tiring, an easy way to do so is holding down the (.) key to make an easy and quick switch. The punctuation marks and numeric will appear instantly. Additionally to get rid of constant tapping on your virtual keyboard tap without lifting your finger. There is a pre-loaded functionality in Android that enables swiping through the keys, the moment you lift your finger the word ends. If you want to check how the swipe functionality works then type without lifting fingers then tap and hold space bar that will reveal the Input Method Screen from there you can choose Swipe.

Enabling Face Unlock

Unlocking the Android screen means having to trace a specific pattern to access the menu. The new mode of unlocking your phone is holding the phone in front of your face and staring into the front mounted camera. This will unlock your phone. This functionality can be enabled by applying the steps Settings>Security> Screen Lock>Choose Face Unlock. But just for precaution, it is better to create a PIN for backup or a specific tracing pattern for times when this feature is not able to respond.

Taking Screen Shots

You can easily capture a screen that you are currently viewing. This can be done by pressing the power and volume button simultaneously. This way the screen is captured and the screen shot is saved in the gallery or in the notifications that can be accessed via pull down menu located on the screen top.

Organize Screens

The screen presentation of consists of various widgets and app icons and widgets that are neatly displayed on more than one Home screens. If you want to access a specific app then you need to swipe through each home screen then tap to rearrange the order. But there is a less time consuming way of doing it, hold down the Home Button and jump directly.


If you are wondering that the only way to access contacts is to launch the contact list then you need to find out more. The easy way of doing it is to pin the faces of your contacts to home Screen. All apps>Widgets>Contact Widget> Choose the name from contact list. Now the chosen contact is pinned to your Home Screen, you can call, text or chat with the contact instantly. Additionally creating a favorite contacts widget will help include more than one person in the list to be pinned on Home Screen.

Creating Auto-Update

Receiving notifications is good but being distracted with update notices is annoying. Additionally manual update is not possible, so it is better to create an auto-update when the updates are available. You can also create a specified update, for example, create update for Wi-Fi only. Google Play Store>Settings>Auto-Update Apps by Default> Wi-Fi option


If you have an account on Google+ then it is relatively easier to synchronize and upload your pictures. Additionally storing captured images and videos on your Google+ account folder is an added advantage that you get along with it. Log into Google+ account>Settings>Instant Upload.

Web Browsing made easy

With your Android device you can easily browse web via Chrome, this can be done by Menu>Other Devices>Tap on website. Another smart trick is to browse Chrome via Incognito Mode to avoid accumulating history, Menu>Incognito Tab. Now whatever you surf through this window will not store the content or the URL history in the history folder.

Taking backup

Upgrading from one Android device to another means taking a data backup of your old device on your new phone. But by following some simple steps you will be able to take a backup, Settings>Privacy Settings (Android 2 version) or Settings> Backup and Reset (Android 4- 5)> Check the option of Backup My Data, the backup will initiate.

All the above tips are easy and simple to apply that are applicable to Android users who own Ice Cream Sandwich and above versions.

Best Cloud Storage Apps In Android

A majority of the activities that we perform today are driven by data. Most of us feel the need to have a large data storage that can be accessed anywhere. The cloud technology delivers that need by providing users with portable storage. Most cloud applications offer a decent storage amount where you can store your documents, books, and other important files. Since these files are stored securely in the Internet using the cloud technology, they can be accessed anywhere. Most of the cloud service providers also offer their services through smartphone and tablet apps. Android cloud apps can be used to connect to your personal drive, and access the files on the go, provided you have an Internet connection. While there are several players in the cloud domain, one must choose the best service providers in order to ensure that their data is securely stored. We take a look at the best cloud storage options available in Android smartphones and tablets.

a. Google Drive: The best thing about Google Drive is that it provides a smooth integration with other Google applications. Files stored in the Drive app can be mailed to recipients using the Gmail app. Moreover, all documents can be viewed and edited using the Google Docs service. The best thing about storing documents and spreadsheets on Google Drive is that they can be created or edited simultaneously by multiple collaborators. Currently, Google Drive provides a storage capacity of 5 GB, which can be expanded to about 15 GB.

b. Dropbox: Dropbox is one of the oldest and most prominent cloud storage apps for android tablets and phones. It provides an initial storage of 2 GB, and adds more space as and when you complete a few actions. The best feature of a Dropbox account is that it automatically takes a backup of all photos clicked from your Android device. Moreover, it is very easy to share documents with your personal and professional contacts.

c. SkyDrive: A product from the stable of Microsoft, SkyDrive is instantly likeable due to its simple yet feature-rich design. Its Android app is as good as the web or the desktop version, and lets you manage documents, photos, videos and other files. With a storage space of 7 GB, it is very easy to upload and download files using SkyDrive. The thing that sets it apart from its competitors is its smooth user interface, which is extremely easy to use.

What’s New in the Android 4.4 Kit Kat?

As is the norm with smartphone operating system developers lately, Google released its periodic major update in the form of Android Kit Kat. This new version is unique in a lot of ways: firstly, it ties up with Nestle’s Kit Kat brand to share the name, and secondly, it brings a lot of new features that makes it a way lot different from its predecessor, Jelly Bean 4.2. Apart from introducing certain features that smartphone users have been wanting for years, the new operating system version has been optimized for budget phones and tablets. Here are some of the striking new features in the latest Android version:

a. Revamped user interface: The new version offers an intuitive user interface with impressive transition effects added when you open the app launcher. Moreover, display would work on the full-screen mode when you are reading a book or browsing through web pages – thereby letting to take full advantage of the large screen tablets. The default keyboard has been upgraded to meet the needs to people who are inclined towards internet messaging.

b. Enhanced Dialer app: The default dialer screen now uses contextual information from your call history to sort your caller list. This means that the app would show contacts that you are most likely to call during the particular time of the day. Kit Kat also integrates Google search services to help you locate nearby addresses and contact numbers.

c. Embedded Chrome: There are several apps that use an embedded browser to display their content. With Android 4.4, Google officially moves to Chrome to provide HTML-5 supported embedded browsing experience. This service is being called as the Chromium WebView, and supports CSS3 and JavaScript as well.

d. Deeper cloud integration: Google has been recently merging a few of its services with the Cloud service, Google Drive. With this new version, it is easier to identify printers that are connected with Google’s Cloud Print and HP’s ePrint technologies. A new interface has been added to Kit Kat for managing cloud printers and handling printing properties.

e. Better Hangouts: Google Hangouts have transformed massively over the last few months, and is now currently Google’s unified messaging app. With Android 4.4, Hangouts would be getting SMS and MMS integration, and can be used as the device’s default messaging app. Apart from that, Hangouts now support location sharing and animated GIFs along with high-resolution video conferencing.