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In an interesting turn of reveal-events, Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s Exynos 5433 proves to be making its bearer the first 64-bit Android flagship. It is still uncertain why would Samsung not cash on such a high-trend detail in the unveiling of its mass loved phablet, latest source code confirms that the SoC is actually a 64-bit A57/A53. While Exynos 5433 continued with the naming scheme of previous chipsets of the family, it is not a Cortex A15/A7.

64-bit Exynos 5433 of Note 4:

Unlike previously assumed, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features the powerful 5433 taking advantage of the 64-bit architecture. The device comes out of the box with Android 4.4 KitKat, hence there was no need as yet to take advantage of the said architecture. That is the reason why it has neither been advertised nor is it actually using the 64-bit architecture. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will run on the regular 32-bit mode, however, the capability of Exynos puts the device ahead of other high-end smartphones as it will lead the game once Android L is released. 64-bit exynos 5433

Update Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE to XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 Jelly BeanUpdate Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE to XXUEMJ8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Official Firmware
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Samsung recently released a new KitKat update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 model I9500. The latest XXUGNH4 Android 4.4.2 brings in system stability to the device and is recommended to be flashed. If you have updated your smartphone to the latest firmware, here is how to root I9500XXUGNH4 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy S5 to get the super access.

Install XXUGNH4 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy S4 i9500

root I9500XXUGNH4

Prerequisites to root I9500XXUGNH4 Galaxy S4 i9500 official firmware:

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Samsung released XXUGNH4 Android 4.4.2 for Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500. Based on the previous Android KitKat, the update brings new drivers and system enhancements. The latest update is deemed essential for system reliability but is currently only available in Russia as an OTA update. Here is how to flash XXUGNH4 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy S4 i9500 manuallyflash XXUGNH4 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy S4 i9500

XXUGNH4 Android 4.4.2 details:

Model: GT-I9500
Model name: GALAXY S4
Country: Russia
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 2548731
Build date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:06:19 +0000
Product Code: SER
PDA: I9500XXUGNH4
CSC: I9500SERGNH4
MODEM: I9500XXUGNF6

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There are still aren’t many options when it comes to stable custom firmwares for Samsung Galaxy S5. However, the list is being updated with new additions every now and then. The latest Samsung Galaxy S5 custom ROM comes in the shape of XtreStoLite Android 4.4.2. The custom firmware is based on XXU1ANE2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat and gives a very stock experience on the S5. Galaxy S5 custom ROM is the best for those who are looking for stock look and feel on their flagship smartphones. Here is how to download and install this Galaxy S5 custom ROM.Galaxy S5 custom ROM

XtreStoLite Android 4.4.2 details:

  • Stock XXU1ANE2 firmware
  • Stock Kernel
  • De-bloated
  • Unique separate Aroma Add-on Package
  • Latest Google Keyboard
  • SuperSu rooted & BusyBoxed
  • KNOX fully removed
  • Odexed
  • Multi-CSC
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Being termed as privacy disaster, the latest Android bug can affect anyone not on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. The bug infects your Android device when you direct the browser to a specially designed website that injects infected javascript into your device. This bypasses SOP protection used by most of the browsers to protect such an infection from happening. According to Alan Woodward, security expert University of Surrey, the exploit allows access to all of your private date potentially creating more problems for the victim using that data.

Considering the vulnerability is open to anyone not on the Android 4.4, the equation would make every 3 out of 4 Android users vulnerable to possible targets. However, the actual number is a lot lower considering the privacy disaster bug only affects those using the Android Open Source Platform (AOSP) browser.android Privacy Disaster bug

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If any larger tech corporation could be considered adventurous, it has to be Sammy. Now interested in tapping into the very niche market of selfie-centric consumers, Samsung is reportedly working on a new Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone. The latest leaks suggest that the new edition in the series will have a primary focus to please those who want to have a strong front shooterGalaxy Grand Prime

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime will be the conventional Galaxy phone with a 5-inch QHD 960 x 540p screen and carries almost all the specs of the Galaxy Grand 2 except of course a downgraded display. The leak around

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For the last few weeks, this year’s first Nexus has been in a plenty of news. In a dramatic way of leaking a device, Nvidia last week hinted at the presence of a Nexus 9 powered by the performance beast Tegra K1. Latest leak suggests that HTC Nexus 9 is indeed real and is going to be unveiled on 8th of next month, unlike Nvidia’s claim of third quarter release. Nexus 9 Tegra K1

HTC Nexus 9 Tegra K1 tablet:

Rumored as HTC Volantis, the 9-inch tablet is suggested to be powered by the extremely powerful Tegra K1. Tegra K1 is a 2.5 GHz 64-bit SoC which will see itself crazily loved by the consumers once it’s out. Nexus line itself is quite popular among the Android fans. A Portuguese source has revealed some details about this first

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In a latest jab at Apple, smartphone manufacturer Samsung claimed in a video that the iPhone 6 Plus simply copies it’s popular Galaxy Note range. This jab is the latest in a constant tug of war between the two manufacturers which has resulted in court room battles more than once. While Samsung was quick to release devices with large screen size, Apple took it’s time to upgrade and it looks like the Taiwanese manufacturer is here to capitalize on it.

The latest video sees Samsung giving us all a history lesson and taking things back to 2011 which saw the launch of the original Galaxy Note. Highlighting all the criticism the Galaxy Note received at the time for having a screen size too big, Samsung now hints towards a subtle ‘we told you so’ when mentioning the iPhone 6 Plus launch which sees Apple’s first attempt at a larger screened device.

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SlimKat is one of the few first custom firmwares that were available on Android 4.4 KitKat. Rich with features, SlimKat gives stock experience of KitKat while offering a stable and speedy performance. Here is how you can update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4.4 based SlimKat custom ROM.

update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4.4

SlimKat Android 4.4.4 KitKat features:

  • All SlimKat Features
  • Built in Kangaroo Kernel
  • Full USB-DAC Support (Hot Plug, on Boot, Volume Control)
  • Wake-Lock Blocker
  • Volume and Media Keys available to put in the Navbar
  • Support for all file systems (ALL-F2FS, DATA-F2FS, ALL-EXT4)
  • Easycap Support

Prerequisites before you update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4.4 SlimKat:

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Top 5 file managers for Android

You have frequently browsed through the file system of your Android device to manage or locate some files. At the end you’ve come to the verdict that the native file explorer is lacking in its capabilities and in most cases you will not find the File Manager though like on my HTC One mini.

Happily, if you ever look into Google Play Store, you’d find plenty of file manager apps designed to make the finding, editing, syncing, and managing easier on you Android Device. Finally, to save your time and hassle, I’ve tested personally following file managers for Android.

Note: They are ordered on which I liked the most.

1. X-Plore

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X-Plore has taken a unique split-screen approach to file management, giving you two interfaces to swipe between. You wonder to see that its dual explorer setup make it quite easy to switch between copy/paste files and directories.

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Update Galaxy S3 to ZNEMB1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware
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SlimKat is one of the few first custom firmwares that were available on Android 4.4 KitKat. Rich with features, SlimKat gives stock experience of KitKat while offering a stable and speedy performance. Here is how you can update Galaxy S3 I747 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat based SlimKat custom ROM.

Before you read on to update Galaxy S3 I747 to Android 4.4.4 based SlimKat, here are some of the features and details of this ROM.update Galaxy S3 I747 to Android 4.4.4

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SlimKat Android 4.4.4 KitKat features:

SlimKat custom firmware comes with a plenty of new features based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The few primary highlights include:

  • The Real Dark Slim
  • Custom Shortcuts
  • System-Wide Keyboard Controls
  • SlimCenter
  • Camera Features
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Updated your Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F with the latest official XXU1ANH4 Android 4.4.2 firmware? Here is how to root XXU1ANH4 on Galaxy S5 to get the super access of your beautiful flagship smartphone.

Update guide: Download and Update Official G900FXXU1ANH4 Firmware for Galaxy S5

root XXU1ANH4 on Galaxy S5

– Relevant tutorial: Flash Shohat Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom Firmware for Galaxy S5 – How to

Prerequisites to root XXU1ANH4 on Galaxy S5:

Please check these prerequisites before going forward to the root steps.

  • Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5 in your computer.
  • Make sure to take backup of any important files on your smartphone.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S5 carries more than 70% of charge.
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In a completely unexpected move, Samsung has rolled out the very latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware for Galaxy S3 Neo but has kept its flagship at the 4.4.2 stage. It may be due to the unpolished state of the latest firmware or some other behind-the-scenes reasons that is seeing Galaxy S5 getting delayed update. However, Korean tech leader has surely sent a new G900FXXU1ANH4 Android 4.4.2 firmware for Samsung Galaxy S5. This update brings some performance improvements and stability features along with some other noticeable changes.

Considering it is a branded firmware, you will get extra apps and perhaps a carrier boot animation too. You can update your Samsung Galaxy S5 to G900FXXU1ANH4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat via OTA of Samsung KIES. If it’s unavailable in your region or you want to manually update G900FXXU1ANH4 on Galaxy S5, here is the guide to help you out.

– Once updates, here is how to Root XXU1ANH4 Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F

G900FXXU1ANH4 android 4.4.2

– Root guide: Root XXU1ANH4 Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F – How to

G900FXXU1ANH4 Android 4.4.2 details:

Model: SM-G900F
Model name: GALAXY S5
Country: Greece (Vodafone)
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 2089850
Build date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:49:29 +0000
Product Code: VGR
PDA: G900FXXU1ANH4
CSC: G900FVFG1ANH3
MODEM: G900FXXU1ANG8

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Tired of limited storage?

Google Drive is a handy Cloud Storage and Synchronization service which is linked with all of your Google’s online services including Gmail, Android, the Chrome and Google’s online applications like Google Docs but is now also called Google Drive. Amazingly the most common form is a file synchronization tool, it has many added extras which are perfect for helping you work in the Cloud.

Google’s free offering is the best pricing option available with the most generous of its rivals. You can get 15 GB for totally free just by having a Google account. Though paid storage options are incredibly cheap, 100 GB of storage will cost you $2 a month, which is a surely small price, even the most impressive part is that for $10 per month you can get 1 TB of storage, may be more than that your physical hard drive space. The limit of a single file size you can upload is 1 TB.

The one annoying part is that it’s shared between your Gmail and Google+ social networking accounts as well, although only large photos uploaded to Google+ will count towards your limits. YouTube, Google’s video sharing service doesn’t count towards this total.

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Google’s Nexus line of Android devices has seen quite good reviews and attention since it’s inception. There have been quite a lot of rumors and reports suggesting that HTC might be manufacturing the next Nexus tablet. HTC’s 9 inch Volantis saw it’s renders and specifications leaked a couple of months back.

HTC Volantis is rumored to come with Nvidia’s Tegra K1, which itself is a performance beast. The Tegra K1 is a 2.5 Ghz 64-bit SoC which is yet to see mass market adoption. Well, that might soon change with the Nexus 9 being launched soon, and that too this month.

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Nvidia Confirms Nexus 9 In Court – Also Claims That The Tegra K1 Will Be On Board

In court proceedings against Qualcomm today, Nvidia let slip a couple of details crucial to the existence of the Nexus 9 and the Tegra K1. Nvidia and Qualcomm have been at odds for quite a while over GPU technology. Nvidia claims that Qualcomm has been or is using technology for which it has not acquired a license.

In the court proceedings against Qualcomm today, Nvidia admitted to the existence of the Nexus 9. It also confirmed both the Tegra K1 and it’s existence on the Nexus 9. However, the most interesting aspect of the entire deal is the launch date of Nexus 9.



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