Thursday, December 31, 2015

Google refuses to Java on a new version of Android –

Disclaimer Java

Starting with the next version of Android, Google Inc. refuses to use Java libraries and the library will move to a fully open source project OpenJDK, VentureBeat reports citing the representative of the company.

At Google hopes that developers will be happy to take this step, as it will lead to a simplification of the code they develop applications for Android. However, if the cause is the only one to do this step the company could even many years ago, highlights VentureBeat.

Why Java on Android

The Java language is used Android application development – it is written their code. This code is then executed in the Dalvik virtual machine, or starting with Android 5.0 Lollipop, – in a more productive environment, ART. In order to run applications that have been written in Java, the operating system needs the appropriate libraries.

What libraries used Google

So far, Google to use Java libraries taken from the project Harmony. Harmony project was founded by the Apache Software Foundation in 2005 and is an alternative free implementation of Java. Work on the project was discontinued in 2011 after the community for several years failed to reach an agreement with Sun Microsystems on the free provision of components for compatibility Harmony with Java.

Google goes on in the OpenJDK Android

The lawsuit by Oracle

In 2010, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems – developer and copyright owner of Java – and immediately filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing it of illegally using patented components of the platform. Given the popularity of Android-devices Oracle requested from Google billions of dollars in compensation. Although the amount was later reduced by several times.

Position Google

Google Inc. believes that the claims brought against Oracle untenable. The Java language is open (it did open another Sun Microsystems), and Google claims that the fragments which they used are not covered by patents Oracle and subject to free distribution. Android also is an open platform, so Google, according to her lawyers, in full compliance with legislation in this area.

Results litigation

In 2012, the Court took the side of Google, but in 2014 decided in favor of the search giant was partially canceled. In June 2015 the US Supreme Court has refused to hold a hearing on the case and sent it to the lower court. If the final decision is made in favor of Oracle, Google’s will have to pay compensation based on the number of items sold in the world of Android-devices. According to observers, the event will have a historical significance for the software industry.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Smart Watch K8 supports 3G-connection and use the operating system Android 4.4 Kittkat – 3DNews

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Android TV ™: test “smart” TV from Sony – RIA Novosti


TV Sony

© RIA Novosti. Eugene Novozhenina

 TV Sony

© RIA Novosti. Eugene Novozhenina

 TV Sony

© RIA Novosti. Eugene Novozhenina

Today’s TVs are not only a “show and tell” now of these devices cover a wide range of user requests. In addition to the demonstration of sound and picture quality, “smart” TVs tend to have the functions of a computer, providing, including the familiar online services to the big screen.

“Smart” TV not only provides an easy and convenient access to a variety of video game and Internet resources, but also able to share multimedia data with paired devices: smartphones, tablets, laptops and others.

From the point of view of the user, access to the big screen to the familiar and beloved mobile content gives a lot opportunities, and television itself into a complete multimedia center.

The idea of ​​interactive TV, which allows the user to plunge into the world of movies, music, games and entertainment, is fully implemented in the new Sony BRAVIA TV platform Android TV TM *, available in 2015, the Russian users.

Along with Android TV TM the user can broadcast your favorite content from mobile devices to the big screen with high resolution, install games and applications directly to the TV, use the voice search, access to the services of Google TM , and much more.

Meet Android TV TM , we decided to Example 55-inch Sony TV Series X8 (KD-55X8505C) with support for 4K Ultra HD.

© RIA Novosti. Eugene Novozhenina

TV Sony

The subtleties of design

It should be noted that the TV looks very solid, he thin 2.1-inch chassis **, and large screen suitable for the living room.

The gadget is equipped with a fine elegant stand that can be removed in the case of the wall bracket.

Included with the TV go Two remote: the traditional buttons and remote control with a touch panel, working on the principle of the touchpad.

“Chips,” pleasing to the eye

The TV screen has an LED backlight (LED), which gives the image high definition and true color.

It is also worth noting the 4K Ultra HD screen resolution (3840 × 2160 pixels) format, which allows to transfer four times more detail than Full HD.

The TV is equipped 4K-powerful processor X1, able to analyze and optimize images from any source: a video standard and high definition (on Blu-ray *** to online content) is carefully processed to improve quality, comparable to the 4K format, that is, to the most high standards.

Another “chip”, which helps to get high quality images on the screen Sony BRAVIA, is a technology Triluminos TM Display.

OS Android TM : entertainment on the big screen

One of the main purposes of our testing has been the operating system Android TM (current version 5.1) that allows you to expand the capabilities of conventional TVs to multimedia center.

Turn the TV to the increased analogue own smartphone with access to a wealth of content – an experiment interesting in all respects.

Advanced “viewer” is now available to applications Google TM on the big screen, internet browser, entertainment services, games and more.

In order to, for example, download a game from Google Play TM *, you just need to enter the familiar Google ID. To TV can be connected to different joysticks and fully enjoy the game.

It is necessary to think that the number of customized applications for Android TV TM will grow, and with them the interactive features of the TV.

In addition to the applications Google TM , the user gets access to Internet content and applications cinemas Russian TV channels such as Okko,, Megogo, Tvigle, STS and many others.

So, support service Google TM Cast TM allows you to broadcast on a big screen video from a mobile Android device or iOS one click – for example, you can view videos from YouTube, the selected on the smartphone. At the same time that you can continue to use the mobile device.

How to “talk” with TV

Interactive TV adds the ability to search by voice, provided all Sony TVs on the base Android TV TM .

© RIA Novosti. Eugene Novozhenina

TV Sony

The system will find desired video or give an answer to a question in the form of information “cards” Google.

The microphone by from which you can specify search queries and give the team a TV embedded in the touch control panel.
“talk” to the TV can also be through a smartphone or tablet, to establish a special free application – from the TV guide Sony TV SideView ****.

In conclusion, I would like to mention a simple and intuitive interface of the TV, user-friendly device.
Home Interface is a set of sections schematically depicted as icons.

It is easy to navigate: handy as applications and games and content online cinema.

Well, tested the Sony TV with Android TV TM , is to recognize that we are dealing with a new stage in the development of television: In addition to the high image quality modern TV gives users a lot of opportunities, leaving the viewer the freedom to choose the content and demonstrate the usual services on a large screen.

* Android, Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. The list of available applications and services may vary by region

** at the thinnest point

*** Blu Ray

**** Tee Wee Side View

As advertising


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Android-malware blocking the work of antivirus software – securitylab

The malware blocking the work of antivirus software using a firewall DroidWall.

 Researchers from Symantec have discovered a new sample of malware for Android, which uses a firewall DroidWall to avoid detection by antivirus software. The malware, called Android.Spywaller collects personal information of the victims and sends the information to servers controlled by the attackers.

 When infected system Android.Spywaller embedded in the device memory and is shown under the guise applications «Google Service». The malware tries to get root access and success begins to collect personal data in the background.

 A distinctive feature of this malware is to use a mobile firewall DroidWall to avoid detection by antivirus software. Android.Spywaller scans your system for the presence of the popular Chinese antivirus Qihoo 360, and then blocks a unique ID program with DroidWall.

 The malware is aimed at Chinese users. In China, most of the devices have root privileges, simplifying the installation of malicious software. In addition, due to Internet censorship, users can not access the official service Google, while Android.Spywaller mimics one of the company’s application.

 Android.Spywaller intercepts and sends cybercriminals information about the call log, SMS-messages, location and browsing history, emails, images and contacts the victim. In addition, information is gathered from popular instant messengers, including BlackBerry Messenger, Oovoo, Coco, QQ, SinaWeibo, Skype, Talkbox, TencentWeibo, Voxer, Wechat, WhatsApp and Zello.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Android 6.0.1 promises a major upgrade to the Edge of the Samsung – (press release) (Register)

Video leak shows a model of a new universal application for enhanced functionality flagship Samsung S6 Edge .

«zephyr” upgrade is definitely the newest in Android-sphere, but is lucky few enjoy its possibilities. The majority of users are still eagerly await the case to upgrade their devices to Android 6.0.1.

In Samsung, so great responsibility as a leading technology company, which is expected to New benefits for the millions of users of the first. And, apparently, the Korean giant is going to do everything right and be the first to present its customers with the updates after the most Google .

Recently, the Internet found a real video that demonstrates the functionality of Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge , since Android 6.0.1 . According to him, the curved panel devices are now being used more often for this form factor.

applications themselves are divided into two categories: the front to get information at a glance and border panels for added functionality. During a quick review, we notice a lot of new applications running on the edges. Presumably they are set by default. They include the “My Applications” to recently used applications, tasks for frequently used applications, the panel “Tools», S Planner, weather, Twitter, Yahoo, and sports. However, references to the Galaxy-shop, of course, suggest that the new type of extension applications will still be upgraded.

Author: Stepan Mazur

Original photos: gsmarena


Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5 accidentally got Android Marshmallow – RSUTE

Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5 accidentally got Android Marshmallow. Told known in the vast virtual network blogger. According to the author of the information, no one expected that the South Korean gadget suddenly become the proud owner of a brand new beta development operatsionschikov.

A few days ago the world of technological innovations amused news about Samsung Galaxy S5. It turned out that in some unknown way the owners of this generation devices were able to get to your gadget upgrade to the latest operating system for the area. This is the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. According to experts from among devices, the update was done in error, and is a beta version for future devices of the company.

According to official information from the South Korean manufacturer, was originally a new thing for the operating system designed exclusively for the needs of the latest devices known brand. This beta version of a brand-new operating system was launched only for the owners of such devices in the UK and Korea.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 accidentally got Android Marshmallow – BBC

28.12.2015, 14:27

Videobloger MixTech posted a video on YouTube, on which demonstrates the Samsung Galaxy S5, running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, has not yet been announced officially for even flagship Galaxy S6. It is reported portal Sammobile .

Sam blogger argues that the update was “in the air”. The video shows that when you try to update the software smartphone argues that the latest updates have been installed. At the moment, Samsung is not even planning to run for Marshmallow Galaxy S5.

In South Korea, and the United Kingdom, however, there is a program beta Android 6.0 for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Global update the current flagship of the company to the new OS is expected in January 2016.

Earlier, before the Android 6.0 also inadvertently updated one of the devices Galaxy Note 4.

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Beta Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow accidentally hit on the Samsung Galaxy S5 – Ferra

Videobloger under the name MixTech published on YouTube a small movie, which shows the firmware version with a fresh Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on the smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5. According to author, update it to him “in the air” may here use the same method to gain access to the beta, as for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

It should be noted that at the moment Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are the only two models for which Samsung has officially launched the beta program Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to experts, most likely, the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) received a beta version of Android 6.0.1 by mistake. Although we can not exclude the possibility that it simply ported.


HTC One A9 updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow – Ferra

As expected, after the update for HTC One M9 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, began to spread update a new smartphone midrange HTC One A9 to fresh Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Note , HTC One A9 was introduced in the fall and already out of the box runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Update Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow compared to Android 6.0 Marshmallow offers support for more than two hundred new Emoji included in the specification of Unicode 8.0, including a unicorn, tacos and so on. A similar update received Apple mobile devices with the release of iOS 9.1 a few months ago.

In addition to the new Emoji in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow provides more security updates and minor changes to the interface, including the navigation pane tablets. Google has released images of the firmware update for the following range of smartphones and tablets Nexus: Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, Nexus 7.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

The best budget Android smartphone in 2015 – (press release) (Register)

The year ends, it is possible to sum up. And if you have a need for a new mobile device, we have prepared a selection of the best and most affordable smartphones in 2015 with the price up to $ 250. It is not necessary to expect from them a high level of performance, but they can not be called bad. After all, the main requirement for the budget sector – practicality. And android phones firmly settled in this segment.

But dozens of proposals necessary to choose only the best. Because we bring you five of the most prominent and affordable Android-smartphone passing year.

Moto E (second-generation) – $ 119,99

budget Android smartphone in 2015

The cheapest of the lot , 2015 Moto E offers a great entry-level smartphone for those looking for a serviceable mobile device on a very limited budget. Not reaching a value of $ 120, the gadget offers a fine line between low- and middle-smartphones.

• Display: 4.5-inch, QHD (960 × 540);

• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 or 200 (4G or 3G);

• Memory: 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage;

• Camera: 5-megapixel main camera, VGA – front.


• cheapest Android-smartphone from the prestigious brand;

• receive Android 6.0 in some markets;

• pure Android without additional skins, and almost no second-rate programs.


• lowest data;

• toy with the appearance of the brand Motorola.

BLU Life One X – $ 149,99

 budget Android smartphone in 2015 2

The youngest group of smart phone running on the market just last week. Gadget just trying to push myself to the Motorola Moto G 3rd generation. And to some extent it can really be a formidable opponent, with a strong combination of performance and low price.

• Display: 5.2-inch, Full HD (1920 × 1080);

• Processor: MediaTek MT6753 with an eight 1.3GHz;

• Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage;

• Camera: 13 megapixel main camera, 5 – front.


• the most affordable smartphone with a display Full HD of the five;

• If the tests do not lie, then the nominal value exceeds 2015 Moto G;

• aluminum body gives it a premium look.


• design looks vaguely familiar.

Moto G (third generation) – $ 179,99

 budget Android smartphone in 2015 3

With this smartphone in the first generation Motorola for the first time included in the budget the smart phone market. The device there for 2 years, and during that time had three generations, still offering a tradition of quality and the best balance of features and price.

• Display: 5-inch, HD (1280 × 720);

• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410;

• Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage;

• Camera: 13-megapixel main camera, 5 front.


• a good balance of price and feature set;

• Moto Maker makes the smartphone to order in some markets by offering to choose the color and type of cover;

• pure Android;

• get Android 6.0.

Cons :

• plastic construction.

OnePlus X – $ 249

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Although the price difference at the OnePlus X in comparison with other palpable, it also offers a great leap forward in terms of specifications and design. Almost update and correct all that was in the OnePlus One .

• Display: 5-inch, FHD (1920 × 1080);

• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801;

• Memory: 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage;

• Camera: 13-megapixel main camera, 8 front .


• high density of pixels per inch;

• High Availability configuration memory;

• the high level of the front camera.


• It is difficult to get it.

Nexus 5X – $ 379 Christmas with a discount of $ 50

budget Android smartphone in 2015 5

Of course, this gadget has passed certain price limits, but it’s worth it. In particular, because Google has arranged Christmas and New Year sales. Maybe the phone slightly tinted its more expensive cousin and best Nexus 6P, but also the Nexus 5X is a powerful smartphone has the middle class. Very affordable compared to all Chinese phones do not.

• Display: 5.2-inch, FHD (1920 × 1080);

• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 64-bit;

• Memory: 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage;

• Camera: 13 megapixel primary, 5 front.


• the most powerful processor in the group;

• pure Android;

• guaranteed regular updates especially the monthly security updates for at least 2 years.


• the most expensive option;

• felt half-hearted compared with the Nexus 6P;

• limited availability, but not so bad as OnePlus X.

Summing up

Even after the submission of only five devices to choose the best for you, the decision taken is not so easy. Basically it is all about the purse. If you have some money, but I want to splurge, Nexus 5X appears to powerful goal. Version of Motorola very low cost, but good time-tested and proven to be reliable gadgets. OnePlus X actually stayed in the middle of the list, as the golden mean. And about BLU Life One X is a little that is known. Newbie. But on the list of characteristics looks good.

Author: Stepan Mazur

The original photo: slashgear


Choosing a video editor for android-devices: PowerDirector Video Editor App, WeVideo and creative studio YouTube –

Score in Google Play (free / paid version)

Application Compatibility with other versions of OS Android
4.3 or higher

27 MB

Application Version

Shopping in the annex
337.17 rubles

Main functions:

  • Video editor with professional interface;

  • Many audio and video effects;

  • Record voice;

  • Ability to trim videos;

  • Variable speed video;

  • Work from YouTube, Facebook and others;

  • Export to 720p and 1080p.


Purchases through application identification data:

  • Search accounts on the device;

  • Add / Remove accounts.


  • Search accounts on the device.

Photo / multimedia / files:

  • View your data on USB-drive;

  • Change / delete data on the USB-drive.


  • View your data on USB-drive;

  • Change / delete data on the USB-drive.


The data on Wi-Fi-connected:

  • View Connection Wi-Fi.


  • Get the data from the Internet;

  • Unlimited Internet access;

  • View network connections;

  • Prevent switching device to sleep mode;

  • The use accounts on the device.

The first impression

Tapnuli on the icon on the desktop, and here it is – PowerDirector. But somehow it is only in landscape view, indirectly alluding to the use of the program with the camera device.

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Yes, it is, because I immediately offered create a project, a pre-inventing his name. Only then open the main application screen. The design of the program recognizable of all, there are three tabs: video editing, working with images and music.

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It should be noted that the application immediately found the media, which was on the device, and laid it on the shelves, so the search for files, no problem.

Thus if to brush away the screen to the right to open a convenient tool tips to action buttons. It is a pity that all this is in English only, but everything is clear and without translation.

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In the left corner there is a panel overlays and filters. In the right – the abolition of the tool change, full screen mode and playback. Yes, here it does not start automatically each time you open the roller as it was at the applications described in the previous article. In my opinion, so much more convenient. Not without the storyboard at the bottom.

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a button for quick save and a button that sends the project social networks and YouTube. As for the settings, they are hiding in the upper right corner under “cog”.

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You can also upgrade to the full version for 337.17 rubles, which at least removes PowerDirector logo with edited clips, and provides access to work with high-resolution video.

Do not forget about the version for the PC, which syncs with a mobile analogue through a personal account. But the settings themselves confined to an increase in the volume of the background music for your creations.

Yes, especially not run away, even though it compensates toolbar that for video, audio and images own. One sorry, you can not compress the video, and select codecs.

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What is the first impression? PowerDirector – it PowerDirector, but very clipped, but with all basic functions are sufficient for posting video on the Web. Now check the program in operation, and at the same time look at her appetites.