Maniha Barry

The Techie Girl

Android Nougat 7.0

Oct-15-2016 By Maniha

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Android 7.0 is the 7th version of the Android operating system. Nexus devices were the first ones to actually get this version, I own a Nexus 6p, so I got the update already. Nougat introduces notable changes to the operating system and its development platform, including the ability to display multiple apps on-screen at once in a split-screen view, support for inline replies to notifications, as well as an openJDK-based JAVA environment and support for the Vulkan graphics rendering API, and “seamless” system updates on supported devices.

It introduces a split-screen display mode for phones, in which 2 apps can be snapped to occupy halves of the screen.  An experimental multi-window mode is also available as a hidden feature, where multiple apps can appear simultaneously on the screen in overlapping windows. The notification shade was redesigned, featuring a smaller row of icons for settings, replacing notification cards with a new “sheet” design, and allowing inline replies to notifications.  Multiple notifications from a single app can also be “bundled”. There is a great per-app control over notifications. 

The “Doze” power saving mechanism introduced in Android Marshmallow was expanded to include a state activated when the device is running on battery and the screen has been off for a period of time, but is not stationary. A new “Data Saver” mode restricts background mobile data usage, and can trigger internal functions in apps that are designed to reduce bandwidth usage, such as capping the quality of streaming media. Nougat introduces a system for enabling “seamless”, automatic system updates, based upon and sharing some code with the implementation of similar functionality on Chrome OS. Overall, I am having a great experience with it, enjoy the update once you get it. 🙂

Allo Assistant

Oct-14-2016 By Maniha

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Hello everyone, I am here again. Sorry I was away. It’s because my website had some problem. Anyways, I am here to tell you about my new best friend aka. “Allo.” This is google’s new assistant and is super fun. As you can see in the picture, I asked it “Do you wanna build a snowman?” It sent me the answers and it’s also singing the song with me. The only thing, it lacks is the voice. Allo can do everything an assistant does for you like siri and cortana. Siri is sorta the annoying one, I am not fan of siri. I do like cortana, though :p. Allo can entertain you when you are bored., you can start a group chat with it or send a simple message to someone. It works over internet connection. Allo can google stuff for you. I had a test and I asked every single thing from Allo, it helped me a lot. It can set reminders for you. 

“Whisper Shout” allows the user to increase or decrease the size of a message to represent volume. Allo also lets users draw on photos before sending them. Incognito mode is an optional mode that includes expiring chats, private notifications, and end to end encryption. For encryption, the app uses the Signal Protocol.

Incognito mode does not include any Smart Reply or Google Assistant features. When the user receives a sticker from a sticker pack that they do not already have installed on their device, the app will retrieve the sticker from Google’s servers using client-to-server encryption. You can delete single messages or entire conversations in Allo. Google also provide the option to chat in Incognito mode, where messages are end-to-end encrypted and you can set a timer to automatically delete messages for your device and the person you’re chatting with’s device at a set time. The messenger is a competitor of whatsapp, so I recommend you try it too. 🙂

Pokemon Go

Aug-4-2016 By Maniha

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Hey, guys, I am writing this post all over again, because umm the previous post got messed up somehow, so I thought to delete that one and write it all over again. As you can all see, being a pokemon trainer has been a dream of everyone. Well it has been my dream. This game has been on such a huge hit. Everything is about pokemon. It is the number one game these days.

In Pokemon go, you actually travel in the real world in search of a pokemon. When you download this game, you get to make your own avatar and give it any nickname you like. I gave my avatar the nick name “I am a cake.” funny right?.  Next thing you do, is that it brings you to the real world. You have to open the app, it works with internet using your gps. You are given 3 pokemons from which have to catch one. The basic starter pokemons are Bulbasor,Charmander and Squirtle. I did not realize that earlier but if you want a Pikachu, you gotta ignore those Pokemons and walk away to other locations and you might find a pikachu.

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Catching pokemons and information about things

To catch the Pokemon you gotta throw pokeballs at it, you gotta make sure you aim properly because in the game you can go out of pokeballs which is bad. You might need to go to a Pokestop nearby to get  pokeballs, or you can buy some pokecoins with real world money to shop for them and other products. You might need to go to a park or something to find a grass pokemon or go to a lake or pond or sea to find a water pokemon. Whenever you get a level up, you get items or pokeballs. Sometimes you get eggs and you need to walk 2km,5km or 10km to hatch the eggs. Each pokemon come with its own candy, that you need to use to evolve them. You can transfer a pokemon to professor to get pokemon candy. Once you are in level 5, you can join a gym for gym battles. I haven’t joined any team yet. The game is simple. Be careful while playing pokemon go though, don’t go to strange places. The game is officially released in some countries now, but not in mine, so I just used a US gmail account to play it. Some people use apk to play it on Android but I don’t trust. On iPhone, you will need to make a US iTunes accounts. Enjoy the game. I love it  because I wanna be the very best like no one ever was. 😀

 

 

Nexus 6P

Apr-23-2016 By Maniha

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Hi guys, I hope ya all are doing well. I was out of blogging since I lost my paternal grandfather on 7th April which was a big loss, so yeah it takes time, anyways few days back my daddy gifted me this Nexus 6P, it’s the first time I used a Huawei phone and it is super awesome.

The phone is too big, it’s even bigger than my tiny hands lol. Huawei is at the helm of creating what might feel like the most premium Nexus device yet, with the device featuring a full metal unibody design with flat sides, which helps with the handling of this large smartphone. The buttons are all on the right side, and offer a solid tactile feedback when pressed, while the power button is textured, making it very easy to find. The headphone jack is up top, and at the bottom is the USB Type-C port. It has a 5.7 inch display. Below it is the dual-front facing speaker setup. Above the logo is a finger print scanner. It has a 560 x 1440 resolution. The Nexus 6P comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, clocked at 2 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 430 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. Battery gets a huge boost, not only because of the large 3,450 mAh unit that the device packs, but also courtesy of a new power saving feature introduced with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, called Doze. Doze relies on all of the different sensors to put applications in a deeper state of sleep than usual. A 12.3 MP rear shooter tries to allow for more light to enter than before. 

Overall, the Nexus is a really amazing phone, i am quite satisfied with it, but you all should try it and go buy it.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Feb-4-2016 By Maniha

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Hi guys, what’s up? How are you all? I hope you all are doing great right. Oooo another version of Android is here which has a even yummy name called “Marshmallow.” OMG marshmallow is my favorite, all these are going to give me a sugar rush, hahaha. Now coming to the topic, this is Android 6.0. 

Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P were the first to get Android Marshmallow. It has a battery that works smarter, not harder. It saves your battery for what matters most. When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it to sleep so your phone can actually go off your alarm even if you forget to charge it. Battery doesn’t drain from seldom apps anymore. There is no need to give apps access all the time. It lets you define what to share and when. You can simply use finger print scan to unlock your phone rather than having to type security passwords. It’s going to be great once people get it. I really hope to try it. 

Well, not many phones have gotten it yet, but might after some time. Have a good day. See ya. 

Galaxy S7

Jan-24-2016 By Maniha

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Hey guys, how is going? How is life? This is like my first post in the new year, hope that is going good for you, anyways let’s go back to topic.  The Galaxy 7 seems like such a beauty. 

S7 is going to be a bigger, better and smarter smartphone ever. It will have the most advance features and specifications. It has a 5.1 inch 4k display (Super AMOLED with Force TouchWiz UI). It has a Octa Core Snapdragon 820, 64 bit Chipset. It’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It’s OS is Android v6.0 ( Marshmallow). It has a 32/64/128 GB with  Mirco SD Card Support. It has a 12.2 MP primary camera with BRITECELL Sensors and 5MP front facing camera with Dual Video Call. 

It has a 2G, 3G,4G LTE, HSPA, GSM support, v4.2 Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi, A-GPS, GlONASS. It has a fingerprint scan, Retina Sensor which is expected, Gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity, Heart rate etc. Battery life is 4000 mAh battery with fast charging. 

It’s gonna be a great phone with great features and powerful hardware. I actually can’t wait to check out this phone. 

 

Note 5

Sep-26-2015 By Maniha

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The Galaxy Note 5 is one beauty. The Galaxy Note 5 is still bigger but now slimmer which is framed by a sleek metal and glass. It comes with a S pen, it’s amazing to use it on a gorgeous surface. It’s more like an actual pen that writes just as well, you will never want to put it down. Battery life has been a bit improved now with fast charging. It’s awesome while listening to music, watching videos and making videos with it. You can snap photos without worrying about the light. It comes with all accessories so you can keep it charged, fully covered and fully entertained. It’s very simple to connect your phone with your laptop and sync stuff. Invite your family and friends to enjoy the photos and videos you took on your Galaxy Note 5. With one tap, it will all be on your TV. Samsung Pay is a hasstle -free and safest way to pay with fingerprint authentication and extra layers of security. The Galaxy Gifts is one of the best way to get free apps. There is 100GB of OneDrive Cloud which gives immediate access to your files.  Overall, am actually a very huge android fan, in my opinion, this seems like a great phone, I would love to try it out.

Windows 10

Sep-26-2015 By Maniha

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Hey everyone, guess what whose back? It’s me your old friend, sorry I was quite distracted and busy from the blogging business but am back. So  I decided I should tell you about windows 10. I have finally upgraded to windows 10. The windows 10 looks great and it is actually very fast. It feels like as if you are using windows phone. lol One great feature it has is “Cortana.’ Cortana is an assistant like siri, but it’s way better, friendlier and intelligent than siri. Cortana sometimes  has a little bit of microphone issues, but she is great and fun, even sings songs and tells jokes. The start menu is back, so you can get quick access to your favorite things. Windows 10 comes with more security issues than ever. It is designed to work with the hardware and software you already use. Explore a continuously expanding selection of apps, games and now movies, TV shows and the latest music which is all certified by Microsoft. The Microsoft Answer Desk is here for you. If you have questions during or after the upgrade process, the friendly Answers Desks are there to help. Oh yeah, one  more thing, if you are in another region and “Cortana” doesn’t work for you, change your region settings to ‘United States” so you’ll get Cortana. So what ya all waiting for? GO GET WINDOWS 10!                                                                     

Android 5.0 lollipop

Dec-30-2014 By Maniha

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It’s been a while, since the great version of the Android 5.0 lollipop released. I just recently got it in my LG G3, it’s going pretty good. Lollipop version offers a lot of things and it is much faster now. It has new features, thousands of APIs for the users. It brings material design to Android and gives you an expanded UI tool kit for integrating the new design patterns easily in your apps. New 3D views let you set a z-level to raise elements off. Built-in activity transitions take the user from one state to another with beautiful animated motion. Ripple animations are available for buttons, check boxes and another touch controls in your app. 

RenderThread keeps animations smooth even when there are delays in the main UI thread. It provides a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience. It now runs exclusively on the new ART runtime built from the group up to support a mix ahead -of-time, just-in-time and interpreted code. ART improves apps performance and responsiveness. It introduces platform support for 64-bit architectures. Optimization provides larger address space and improved performance compute workloads. It also offers improved  A/V sync. Notifications are more visible,accessible and configurable. Varying notifications may appear on the lockscreen if desired by the user. Key notifications such as incoming calls appear in head-up-notification.

Android 5.0 introduces  a redesigned overview space that is more versatile and useful for multitasking. New APIs allow to separate activities in your apps.Android 5.0 adds new APIs that allow apps to perform concurrent operations with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), allowing both scanning (central mode) and advertising (peripheral mode). New multi-networking features allow apps to query available networks for available features such as whether they are Wi-Fi, cellular, metered, or provide certain network features. NFC APIs now allow apps to register an NFC application ID (AID) dynamically. A new audio-capture design offers low-latency audio input. The new design includes: a fast capture thread that never blocks except during a read; fast track capture clients at native sample rate, channel count, and bit depth; and normal capture clients offer resampling, up/down channel mix, and up/down bit depth.  It creates a secure work profile on the device. In the launcher, apps are shown with a Work badge to indicate that the app and its data are administered inside of the work profile by an IT administrator. It allows you to add screen capturing and screen sharing capabilities to your app. In Android 5.0, a new tilt detector sensor helps improve activity recognition on supported devices, and a heart rate sensor reports the heart rate of the person touching the device. That’s all about it. 

LG G4 Releasing Soon

Dec-30-2014 By Maniha

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Hi, guys. I am back and yeah I know am blogging after a long time. I am kinda addictive to anime, so yea deal with it. Soon new the LG G4 will be released around 2015. We can still get excited about it. The G4 is supposed to come with a 5.3-inch 2560 x 1440QHD display rather than  the previous one which was 3840 x 2160UHD screen.

It is also said that LG has launched a trademark filling for a new stylus known as the G Pen. LG could be making a G Pen stylus accessory for its existing or future handsets. If it is reducing the number of handsets it produces, it might focus on this as an alternative revenue stream. It could signal a re-brand of the LG series, with the LG G4 which is a serious competitor of the Galaxy Note 5. The LG G4 may have the aluminium body like the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Alpha. The LG G4 is currently available at Amazon for $599.99 . Well, get ready Android lovers for a new phone like this.