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  • Harshad Joshi 3:07 pm on September 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, , Lenovo, Lenovo K4 note, ,   

    Hello Lenovo  

    Hello lenovo 
    This is my first ever Lenovo handset and it is all set to replace combination of an old nokia and oneplus one that I am using since last 11 months or so.
    Plus points of this handset 
    1. Almost stock android ui and runs on marshmellow (after update) 
    2. Dual Sim device. Can accommodate my personal and office sim card. No need to carry 2 handsets like I am doing right now. 
    3. Has radio 📻 – an fm radio is quite good esp when I visit places having less or no 3g coverage. And my audio collection is quite small…cant hear same songs for long time. Oneplus one sadely misses out on  fm radio! 
    4. Gorilla glass protection – must have feature for all phones released and to be released in India. 
    5. 3 GB ram – now its bare minimum to have 2 GB ram so 3 is quite sufficient for an year now. 
    Minus points (few but yes, kinda annoying factors) 
    1. No back light on capacitive buttons or onscreen buttons – why!?!?  Even my first Android from 2013 –  micromax had back-lit buttons. Oneplus one has bot features of having onscreen and dimly lit capacitive touch keys..
    2. mediatek processor and soc –  after using snapdragon 8 series on opo, everything rest seems slow. Personally I have prejudiced views for mediatek brand. 
    3. Price –  I purchased it for 11k. At this processors features, the price should have been max 9k.  
    4. Fast charging –  not sure if it has these features. 
    5. Bugs – my sisters phone used to crash randomly during phone calls after updating to marshmallow. Hope I don’t get these bugs. 

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:32 pm on September 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, , , iPhone 7, OnePlus 3,   

    The 7th edition of iPhone  

    People spending ₹70000 for iPhone shows 

    1. People have got lot of money to spend

    2. People have got tremendous low iq 

    3. Both 1 and 2 points are correct. 

    IPhone is quite good phone but no matter what fanboys say or believe, spending so much on one fragile piece of hardware that gets obsolete in 1.5 years is totally unwarranted for. 

    For less then half the price we get an awesome oneplus 3 and for 1/10th of price we get xiaomi android phones that provide quite usable functionality –  and a fm radio too that iPhone still does not have, a dual Sim facility that iPhone users can dream of, expandable memory that iPhone will probably never have. 

    Whatever. Burn your money the way you want to 😉

     
  • Harshad Joshi 11:00 am on July 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, augmented reality, , pokémon, Pokémon go,   

    Pokémon go  

    And thus it begins…pokémon go is the new craze and I have joined the bandwagon… 😉 

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:51 am on November 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, android4desktop, , , , ,   

    Android4desktop first look 

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  • Harshad Joshi 6:29 am on August 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, , SwiftKey   

    Try SwiftKey! 

    SwiftKey has saved me 10,000 keystrokes! Check it out at http://swiftkey.com

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:15 pm on May 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, design, , , , ui   

    Today’s theme 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:44 pm on April 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, cyanogenmod, , lollipop, ,   

    Android lollipop for oneplus one 

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  • Harshad Joshi 11:03 am on April 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, , ,   

    Building android 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:29 pm on March 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, , , , need, ,   

    Coding nights 

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  • Harshad Joshi 1:19 pm on February 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, Android one, , , , ,   

    One plus One and Android one 

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    Writing this blog post from OnePlus One..

    Q.  Why buy OnePlus One when affordable Android One with regular updates from Google is available?

    A.  There are plenty of points and I will summarize them in short.

    1. The best screen –  this handset  comes with full HD display and importantly, it has tough gorilla glass preventing scratches from getting on your phone.  The Android One currently does  not have any kind of tough glass but manufacturers pack in screen guard to create an impression of providing some kind of protection. I hate that. IMHO it is kind of sin to sell handsets without gorilla glass in India. 

    2. Plenty  of RAM –  yeah,  it is 3 GB RAM,  much like current flagships. The more,  the merrier.

    3. The OS – OnePlus one comes with Cyanogenmod 11S, which is android kitkat 4.4.4 running with Cyanogenmod add-ons like themes,  privacy guard,  and sends updates more frequently then Google. It is a geek joy to use this os and try out customizations and tweaks. Android One too comes with stock android with guaranteed updates for 2 years,  but after using nexus devices for 2 years,  I must say,  there are plenty of things missing,  like –  rooting phone nullifies your device warranty etc

    4. Storage –  64 GB storage..  Yeah one cannot ask for more.  🙂

    5. Camera and processor –   compared to Android one 5 mp Camera, OnePlus one packs in high quality 13 mp Sony sensor powered camera delivering razor sharp details and ability to capture 4K videos.  The qualcomm 801 chipset  has more capability then
    Mediatek chipsets powering the Android one.

    6. Sensors –  the Android one devices come with plenty of sensors for handset that is supposed to be very entry level,  and this is very good.  More then 90% handsets in India,  barring the flagship,  don’t have ecompass aka magneto meter sensor.  Android one provided it thus making user experience very good, esp when using applications like Google maps etc.

    So, what should be the best android device an average customer should buy?

    1. For 6.5k, Android one is the best handset you can get and if google/oem provides some goodies like gorilla glass, somewhat better camera, then there is no looking back (ps –  I have used spice dream uno ie android one phone)

    2. If you have money (and invite) then buy the flagship killer as soon as you can 😀

    (note – typing this from SwiftKey keyboard and many spellings and Grammer is selected automatically)

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:15 pm on October 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, bbm, , , messaging, ,   

    BBM for android 

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    If someone had said of having an android version of blackberry’s legendary bbm, I would have laughed at him.

    Not today.

    Posted from WordPress for Android

     
  • Harshad Joshi 8:20 am on May 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: android, , , , , self,   

    random musings 

    i have got nothing to say, but felt i should break the series of photographs i am posting from past few weeks. I am not a professional or amateur photographer, nor i know any details of what magic these people add to photos, but i can press a button and capture a moment..and outcome is an unsteady image..unless the camera is really good and has high stability features..

    Actually, it is my observation that image editing apps are very popular on android tablets..i have used some of them, and dumbstruck to find how these apps manage to churn awesome looking photos within seconds..suddenly you start feeling like almost a pro..check the photos posted on this blog..previous to this post..

    So a question comes..do apps define a success of mobile platform? How long will this trend of mobile applification continue? Can we ever see a dumb client and smart cloud (push, sync, scale)? How many features and utilities of conventional desktops can be applified to fit for mobile usage?

     

    Think..the race is on – Android v/s Iphone v/s rest of other mobile OS

     

     

     
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