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CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly – Now Available for Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Note 2 [Download]

So yeah, I’m too lazy right now to write a full review and all that catchy photos and stuff. Just go and get your hands on Cyanogen Mod 10.1 Nightly! and let us know how was it…

Nightly stuff is not stable and things may go wrong. Proceed at your own risk.

The official CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds for Verizon and Sprint Galaxy Note 2 has been finally announced and is available for download. If you were waiting for this update, then this is a news which will make you happy. Please be aware that these updates are less stable as it is nightly build and may have many bugs.

Don’t forget to backup all the stuffs before flashing. You can download this updates from below link:
Download CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly for Verizon Note 2
Nightly Build for Sprint Note 2

Google Chrome launches new Beta Channel for Android

Google’s announced a new Chrome Beta channel for its phone and tablet iteration. Google’s desktop browser (on Mac Windows, Linux and Chrome OS) already has early access channels to new (and sometimes unstable) builds and now it’s going mobile. Google promises updates, likely just as regular as the big screen version, and it’ll be compatible with any Android device running version 4.0 or higher. Point your browser to the second source to sign up to the new dev channel.

Google Sound Search Song Recognition Widget Comes To Play Store

The official mobile clients of various cross-platform online music recognition services like Shazam and SoundHound are hugely popular for the level of ease they offer to identify and track information regarding any music you come across, be it anywhere. Inspired by the success of these tools, Google decided to incorporate one of its own within Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the form of a neat little home screen widget. Call it a Christmas gift or Google’s decision to spread the feature to masses, the sameSound Search widget is now available in the Play Store for any device running Android 4.0 or higher. As with Shazam and SoundHound, the idea behind this widget is the same – to help users easily recognize any playing song. In addition, you can also purchase the detected songs from Google Play’s gigantic online music repository.

After you’ve installed the Sound Search widget, you may place it on your device’s home screen by navigating to the ‘Widgets’ tab within the app drawer, and then dragging the Sound Search widget to a vacant spot on your home screen. If you’re an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or higher user, you can also place the widget on your device’s lockscreen by swiping rightwards all the way to the ‘Add Widget’ screen and then tapping the Sound Search option.

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Once the widget is installed, all you need to do is tap the ‘What’s this song’ button, move your device closer to the audio source (for quicker and better recognition), and wait for the magic to work. The widget will try to recognize the track, find a relevant match in Play Music, and eventually provide you with the result. Identified tracks can then be purchased from Google Play by tapping the result displayed on the widget. Another good thing about Sound Search is its capability to maintain a log of your recently identified tracks. To launch the history list, just tap the clock button on the widget.

Sound-Search-Widget-Android-Lockscreen Sound-Search-Widget-Android-List

When put to test with almost half a dozen different tracks, the widget impressed us by quickly and correctly identifying all of them without any trouble. Alongside each track, we were presented with the relevant title, artist, album art and scan time. In case the track is available in Google Play for sale, the widget also displays its price.

Please be informed that Sound Search requires Android 4.0 or higher to run. The widget is available at Google Play Store for free, and can be downloaded via the link provided below.

Download Sound Search For Google Play For Android

Top 10 Smartphone Manufacturers Declared For The Year 2012

Done with the third quarter of the current year and we have seen a huge entries of various smartphones in the techno world. And with this after completing the third quarter all the research agencies have published the list of the Top 10 smartphone manufacturers for the current year. Keep reading!

There is a huge competition in the field of smartphones nowadays. And we all are aware of all the new smartphones which are being released day by day. And this time surprisingly the results of this field is changed totally. Here this time some of the Asian giants are also took their place in the Top 10 smartphone manufacturers. Isn’t it great?

10. Nokia:

Yes, this time Nokia has dropped down itself to number 10. The competition in the technology world is quite tough and one should have to step in with something innovative and new. Although Nokia has released its many ranges of Smartphones, it couldn’t enough to settle it down to top of the list.

9. Lenovo:

Many of us weren’t heard of Lenovo’s smartphones but you can find many users of Lenovo’s smartphones in the US. And this is the reason why it is quite popular in the US. However, Lenovo has launched many healthy phones in the Asian market, and it grabs a little attention from Asia. Lenovo is the very first manufacturer to introduced Intel chips in the phones. It’s a great and all new achievement itself.

8. LG :

LG says Life’s Good and it proved. Although LG is not so popular in the Smartphone before a year ago, but now after launching many amazing smartphones like Nexus and all, research agencies found this here.

7. RIM :

Yes, RIM is down just because of some loss in the share market. No matter what happens RIM is still capable to stay here in the top with the others.

6. HTC :

I think the name is quite healthy in the range of Smartphones, everyone wants to have a HTC device in their pocket. It provides all new user interfaces. a marvellous touch and many other features that it’s been providing in all the models. But this time HTC is also falls two step, and it makes me more surprised. However, ups and downs is the part of life, it has to be stuck with this position.

5. ZTE :

ZTE is the latest entry in this field and it directly enters with the 5th position. ZTE is one of the biggest smartphones manufacture from China and it provides a huge range of smartphones. Popularity of its smartphones increases day by day. So, possibly it can make the whole list disturb in the future.

4. Sony :

The most shocking news is here. There isn’t any big announcements from the house of Sony, though it makes its place on to the 4th position. Sony jumped 3 places from 7th and it is the most shocking for all the geeks who were waiting for this list to be appeared.

3. Huawei :

Huawei has nothing done good in the US, however it gains many more users in the Asian market. And it makes its position to number 3rd in this list. Its not so surprising.

2. Apple :

I think the name is enough. But this time it has to be rests here on the 2nd. This time Apple is no longer top in this range, and it seems the worst thing happened to Apple. But this list is only for the 3rd quarter and Apple has just launched iPhone 5 which has already named as best selling iPhone ever. So, chances are high to achieve the top position with this amazing iPhone 5. Good luck for Apple.

1. Samsung :

Is there any doubt folks? Obviously NO. Samsung hasn’t achieved this spot but has earned it with the very tremendous and massive announcements. The korean giant has done a super job that it has launched the same phone on all 4 major US Carriers. And surprisingly it has been doing good even in the present time. Samsung Galaxy S3. Yes, this is the phone which leads the Samsung to the very top spot in the range of the top 10 smartphone manufacturers.

I’m sure some of you are in shock after seeing such a huge different in the list of top 10 smartphone manufacturers. With this here we have some facts with figure which can easily describes why one is 1st and the other is 2nd and so on? Let’s crack it!

Samsung – 56.2 Millions.

Apple – 26.9 Millions.

Huawei – 16.0 Millions.

Sony – 8.8 Millions.

ZTE – 8.0 Millions.

HTC – 7.8 Millions.

RIM – 7.4 Millions.

LG – 7.2 Millions.

Lenovo – 7.0 Millions.

Nokia – 6.3 Millions.

How to Root the Kindle Fire HD 7″ inches on Android 4.0 ICS

The Kindle Fire HD 7” Tablet gets rooted amidst all those fresh claims by Amazon to keep a tight lid on all that can be exploited on the tablet to gain root access. The device was dubbed as invulnerable and uncrackable over at XDA-Developers given that Amazon was giving it all it had to keep the device as tightly locked as possible. The device was supposedly very well protected at the bootloader level, but that now, is something that belongs in the past. Thanks to the efforts of recognized XDA-Developersparkym3 who was responsible for finding a universal exploit for Android 4.0 ICS, the Kindle Fire HD has given in to the same exploit but with a re-written code. More on the root method, after the break.

One Click Root - Kindle Fire HD 7Why root it? You may want to see our guide on the top 10 reasons to root your Android device. It is likely that Amazon will jump to patching up the hole that sparkym3’s code is exploiting, as soon as they hear about it, and push out a firmware update fixing it up. For now, however the Kindle Fire HD owners can root their device in a manner that is as easy as a breeze. We show you how, but before that, you need to set up the tablet’s drivers on the computer.

Download Kindle Fire HD ADB Drivers and install them by simply extracting the contents to find an exefile. Run that to install the ADB drivers for the tablet and consequently be one step closer to rooting the device with no hassle involved. Go ahead and connect the device to the PC.

Awesome! I’m assuming you now have the drivers installed, so go ahead and download the Kindle Fire HD root tool. Extract the contents and you will find multiple files. The best part about this root tool, is that it does not require a separate ADB and Android SDK installed, as these are included as a part of the tool that your downloaded. So go ahead and run the file named RootQemu.bat and a command prompt will pop up, awaiting your command.

Kindle Fire HD Root

Pretty straight forward from here on, just press 1 to get the root process started. To be on the safe side, just make sure you have USB Debugging enabled on the device before proceeding with rooting it. Once done rooting, the device may reboot so don’t get a panic attack.

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Want Google Now, now? – Tutorial

You are here if you have got a new Galaxy S III but did not like the S Voice assistant. Google Now which is a new client may fulfill your needs then! Stuff that is in today’s tutorial is how you can install Google Now on your rooted Galaxy S3 running ICS. This does not affect your cell phone behavior rather than the assistant’s. Since Android 2.2 – Google was going smoothly with their voice assistant but as Apple came with their Siri inside the iPhone 4S, Siri became virally popular… Even Google’s S Voice received the love of many Android lovers with an open heart, they are now with something even wonderful. But as every dog has their days – Google is now here with a new voice assistant called “Now”. Google Now can perform almost any activity you want on a mobile. Check the weather, get updates on your favorite Basketball team or text your friends and family – no matter how you talk, casually or formally – they have it covered.

Google-Now-On-SGS3

You might use third party applications but never can get that 100% genuine and powerful performance you can get in a built in application. That’s why when Google released the almost surprisingly efficient voice assistant “Google Now” with Jelly Bean, all of us who heard about it or saw its demo started craving to have it on our devices, without having to wait for the official Jelly Bean update on how to install it on ICS, with full voice support. Still, installing it on the Galaxy S III didn’t disable S Voice or fully replace its OS integration but today, we are taking care of that as well.

Ready to fully replace S Voice on your rooted SGSIII on ICS with Google Now? Here are the instructions.


Perform this at your own risk. We will not be held responsible for any harm caused.

Requirements:

What to do:

  1. Download the Google Now flashable zip and transfer it to your phone’s internal SD card.
  2. Reboot your phone into recovery.
  3. To be on the safe side, take a backup.
  4. Install the zip file from recovery.
  5. Reboot your device and confirm that you have an app named ‘Google’ in your app drawer.
  6. If you haven’t done so already, launch the Latitude app that comes with Google Maps, and confirm any prompts required to sign in to Latutide.
  7. Launch Google Now and follow the initial setup steps, till you can see your cards.
  8. Launch S-Voice and from its settings, disable ‘Launch S-Voice’.
  9. Install Home2 Shortcut on your phone using the link given above, and launch it.
  10. Select the double tap home (Home > Home) option and from the application list, select ‘Voice Search’. Complete any further instructions you get in Home2 Shortcut.
  11. Launch Google Now again and tap Menu > Refresh.
  12. Reboot your device, and you’re done!

Now Enjoy your Samsung Galaxy S3 that’s on ICS running Google NOW.

iPhone 5 Live Video + Real Time Blog

Heard rumours about iPhone 5 yet? Bet you did. But here is a guy with the live event of Apple streaming. iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and now is iPhone 5.

Enjoy. Some rumours are here including that iPhone 5 will include Sergeant – instead of Siri that is similar to Siri. A voice assistant. There have been many concept videos telling that it will contain a concept keyboard and a really large screen. Anyways, the revolution is here. Also, if you don’t feel comfortable with the video of this YouTuber 😐 – You can watch realtime blog! It’s cool and not from any unknown source but from engadget.