Know Android M in 5 minutes

In today’s Google I/O,Google disclosed the next Android version- Android M. No major changes on design, it’s more on improving from the fundamentals.

  • Permissions:

In Android M, users are allowed to decide whether to grant permissions for some app. Currently some security apps have provided the same functions like this,but Google wants to build it into system level to enable users controlling it.

  • App links:

Android allows apps to link with URLs for long time. Now on Android M, it allows apps to link with other apps so that the experience on multitasking could be much more smooth than before.

  • Battery:

“Doze” is introduced in Android M. It uses motion detectors to know whether the device has been unattended for a while and manages to back off some background activities,refreshing less than normal for longer battery hours. Continue reading Know Android M in 5 minutes

Mi 4i – The very first international smartphone from XIAOMI

Yesterday afternoon, XIAOMI held an event in India to release several products and the most major product amongst all is Mi 4i – the first Mi phone dedicated to international market.

Mi 4i

Although it’s named as 4i, it’s actually not so similar to Mi 4 which is an old flagship product before Mi Note. Mi 4i has 2nd Gen Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor (up to 1.7 Ghz) with Adreno 405 CPU,2GB LPDDR3 RAM,16GB Flash ROM and a bigger 3120 mAh battery. So from the CPU specifications,we could know that this phone is not a flagship product, it focuses on mid range.Thus,the performance should be lower than the elder bro – Mi 4.

No more metal cover, Mi 4i has a polycarbonate unibody design with a layer of coating for grease and fingerprint resistant. It’s only 7.8mm thickness & 130g in weight which is 12% thinner and 13% lighter than Mi 4. Continue reading Mi 4i – The very first international smartphone from XIAOMI

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

Every year in MWC, there are lots of new mobile devices being introduced. Samsung is one of them that like to take advantage of this popular platform to present their latest products.

This year, Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge went to the stage.Let’s see what’s new in these new devices:

Do you think they are wonderful? Sorry, frankly speaking, I didn’t hit. Not so many real surprises there,maybe only the fast charging technology is attractive. So if you don’t wanna spend one hour,you could just get the rough idea in 60 seconds. Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

TuneTalk 4G LTE is around the corner

One of the most successful MVNO in Malaysia,TuneTalk, is just about to start their 4G LTE service. As I’m so lucky to be the first few to try it, I decide to share some speedtest results out to let your guys feel envy !

TuneTalk rides on Celcom’s network that the 4G LTE network is working on Band 3(1800MHz) and Band 7(2600MHz) currently. However,my current device could only work on Band 3,thus the speedtest results may not reach the best performance it could be. Continue reading TuneTalk 4G LTE is around the corner

Mi Note is coming

Xiaomi,the 4-year-old startup company which started the business from Android-based Mi smartphones,just announced a new flagship product to the public-Mi Note.

Mi Note

The stunning 5.7 inch 1080P (95% NTSC) display just blows me away. Working with 1300 Mega-pixel f/2.0 rear camera with OIS/400 Mega-pixel f/2.0 2um front camera,you won’t miss any details that you should see.

Although it has a huge screen,the size actually is controlled very well. It’s only 6.95mm thickness with around 165g weight. It’s light as feather compared to some other smartphones with the similar screen.The front and back are all covered by glass. The front one is 2.5D where the back one is 3D. So the phone will be very smooth to hold,of course,it looks wonderful too.However,please hold it tight always because they are still glass. Continue reading Mi Note is coming