Face unlock – a nice way to unlock your Android lock screen. And a nice security feature in Android but not 100% reliable. You don’t need to type in your password or PIN or pattern to unlock your Android until the face recognition fails. Face unlock was released with Galaxy Nexus, a nice and exclusive combination. Since that time Android got updated, newer devices arrived. Now a day almost all of them are coming with a front facing camera. This is the new standard you can say.
Yesterday Google announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Android devices with a press event titled “Breakfast with Sundar Pichai”. Android users have been waiting for this update for a long time, before the Google I/O 2013. A lot of us expected to hear about it in in IO13 but Google didn’t announce it. So, 24 July 2013 mark the day of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS update. This is an incremental update from Android 4.2 but with a lot of improvement, bug fixes and amazing graphics experience for gamers. The new Nexus 7 will be the first to run Android 4.3 and it will be shipped with this update installed.
Ubuntu Touch 13.04 is a completely different Operating System like Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Mozilla’s B2G (Boot to Gecko), WebOS, Samsung Bada or Symbian which will support a large variety of devices and will give a complete Ubuntu experience. We can expect a stable version of Ubuntu Touch by the last quarter of this year with (might) a release of their Ubuntu Touch OS 14.xx for Tablets.
Canonical has updated their Mobile version of the famous Linux distro. Ubuntu Touch 13.04 mobile OS codenamed Raring Ringtail preview is now open for developers and beta testers who has Nexus series handsets including Galaxy Nexus (maguro). [Read more…]
Samsung Galaxy nexus is an Android based mobile phone. It was released by Google November 2011 and manufactured by Samsung. This is the third Nexus phone. Comes with dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 4.65″ HD display 720 x 1280 pixels and 16 GB of internal storage where around 13 GB is for the user and lacking of a Micro SD card slot to expand the memory. All of the Google phones are bootloader unlock capable. If you unlock the bootloader you can do further development. Installing custom ROM, using custom themes, the interface and moreover you can get the root permissions. Android is using Linux kernel to do it’s things, where we can take the advantage and run Ubuntu or Debian based Linux operating system (for advanced users). [Read more…]