Thursday, July 18, 2013

HTC One Mini announced.

Glacial Silver HTC One Mini
The long rumored HTC one mini has been officially announced today. The device is 13% smaller and 17% lighter than its big brother, the HTC One. It even shares some specs with the HTC 8X notably with a 4.3 inch, 720p display (341 PPI), 16gb of storage, 1gb of RAM, 1800 math battery. But the comparisons stop here.
HTC One and HTC One Mini

The HTC One Mini runs Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5. Like its big brother, the One Mini also sports the HTC UltraPixel, BoomSound, Zones, Highlight Videos, dual-frontal speakers.
Stealth Black HTC One Mini

-4.3 inch, 720p display (341ppi)

-HTC UltraPixel camera (4mp), f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens

-Front-facing 1.6 megapixel camera, BSI sensor

-Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core CPU at 1.4 Ghz

-Android 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5

-16 GB of storage, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM

-1800 mAH embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery

-2G Network Coverage: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network Coverage EMEA: 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps
3G Network Coverage Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps
4G LTE Network Coverage EMEA: 800/1800/2600 MHz
4G LTE Network Coverage Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

-Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled / Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

-Size: 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm / Weight: 122g

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Skype adds signout to all screens and fixes some bugs.

Since the last update to Skype for Android last week that saw the popular app get a redesign that brought it closer to its Windows Phone counterpart, there has been a lot of complaints or feedback if you prefer, about the way user sign out of the app. Again like the Windows Phone version, users who wanted to log out of Skype had to go to their profile to do so. Skype has issued an update today that fixes this issue and let users log out from any of the home screens, including the profile screen.

Skype also included some bug fixes "including one that might have prevented you from making any calls or changing your status to online."

We can only salute Skype promptness.

Download: Google Play Store

Friday, July 5, 2013

Opera Browser beta updated.

The Chromium based browser for Android got a slew of updates and fixes today. Check out the change log:

- Based on Chromium 28.
- Improved startup-time.
- Improved tab-UI animations.
- New "open in private tab" context menu.
- New video control to download the video.
- Improvements and bugfixes to fullscreen web pages.
- Fix for bug causing Opera to crash after system language was changed.
- Fix for bug causing Opera to randomly display a black screen.
- Memory leaks plugged and general stability improvements

Source: Google Play Store

BBC News app for Android gets push notifications and landscape support.

The official BBC News app for Android has been updated today. Users will now get breaking news pushed to their devices on the go. As with other news app, notifications will show up in the notification center for quick and easy access to the breaking news. The update also adds landscape support to all Android devices. 

New in this build:
• Push notifications for big breaking news stories
• Landscape support for all devices
• Various bug fixes including an issue that occasionally caused duplicate push notifications.
Account permission is required to determine if your device is capable of receiving push notifications.

BBC is free for download in Google Play Store.