Hardware Specs of Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0

Announced and released in the market for sale in January 2016, Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 is also available in T375 (Wi-Fi only), T377 (4G/Wi-Fi), T377P (Sprint) and T377R US Cellular versions. Its dimensions are 8.35″ x 4.96″ x 0.35″, weight of 360g and are available in Pearl, White, Metallic and Black colors.

Its hardware specs are as under:

Hardware Specs
  • Screen Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen size: 8.0 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 x 1280 pixels
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Card Slot: microSD extendable to 128 GB
  • Internal Memory: 16 GB
  • RAM: 1.5 GB
  • Primary Camera: 5 MP
  • Video Recording: 720p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery with Talk Time: Up to 13 h

 

Windows 10 – the Fastest Growing OS of Microsoft in Its 40 Years History

As announced by the Redmond – based electronic giant, Microsoft – in January 2016, more than 200 million personal computers, tablets and mobile phones have downloaded, installed and are using Windows 10 the newer flagship OS of Microsoft for the PCs. The Microsoft claims it to be the fastest ever growing version of Windows OS in its history.Windows LogoThis growth rate for the Windows 10 is 140% faster than that of Windows 7 (during the 2009 – 2011 period) and still 400% higher than Windows 8 ( during 2012 – 14 period). This faster trend is a proof of the success of the Windows 10.

As per history of Microsoft OS for PCs, this trend has been the shortest one since 1975.

See the historical trend:

1 1975 – 1981 The dawn of MS‑DOS
2 1982 – 1985 Introducing Windows 1.0
3 1987 – 1990 Windows 2.0–2.11
4 1990 – 1994 Windows 3.0–Windows NT
5 1995 – 1998 Windows 95
6 1998 – 2000 Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me
7 2001 – 2005 Windows XP
8 2006 – 2008 Windows Vista
9 2009 – 2011 Windows Vista
10 2012 – 2013 Windows 8
11 2113 – 2014 Windows 8.1
12 2015 Windows 10

Now, we have to look into the success trend of the Windows 10.

Source: Windows Microsoft, Blogs Windows

Android Looks to be Dominating OS Market While iOS Retreating Slowly

As per reports on June 2015 of global market share of phone operating system, Android looks to be leading the market with 51.04% market share while iOS is immediately behind with 40.83% global market share. Windows phone is next with 2.29% global market share.

 Android

51.04%

 iOS

40.83%

 Java ME

3.20%

 Windows Phone

2.29%

 Symbian

1.42%

 BlackBerry

1.11%

 Kindle

0.05%

 Samsung

0.02%

 Bada

0.01%

 Windows Mobile

0.01%

 LG

0.01%

 HUAWEI

0.00%

 ZTE

0.00%

Global-Market-Share

As per statistics for the last 11 months, published in NetMarketShare reports, Android market share is slowly moving ahead though with many ups and downs while iOS looks to be retreating a little.

As per report ingredients, Android, which is currently occupying 51.04% of the total global phone OS market, has gained the 11.81% ground from 45.01% market share in August 2014 and 51.04% in June 2015. While on the other hand, iOS has lost the market share by 8.59% when it dropped its market share from 44.34% in August 2014 to 40.83% in June 2015.

Android

iOS

August, 2014

45.01%

44.34%

September, 2014

47.06%

43.86%

October, 2014

46.38%

44.23%

November, 2014

45.78%

44.61%

December, 2014

45.86%

43.15%

January, 2015

47.45%

42.59%

February, 2015

46.87%

42.61%

March, 2015

47.51%

41.97%

April, 2015

52.47%

38.81%

May, 2015

51.59%

38.98%

June, 2015

51.04%

40.83%

Even in United States, the Android is increasing its phone OS market share where it has strengthened its market position by 11.81% from 45.01% market share in August 2014 to 51.04% in June 2015.

Android-Global-Market-ShareOn the other hand, iOS OS has dropped its share by 8.59% from 44.34% in August 2014 to 40.83% in June 2015 right in US market, i.e. in its home ground where it still looks to be most popular operating system.

iOS-Global-Market-ShareSituation is alarming for the Apple as it has to look immediately to the affairs and must try to improve iOS, its flagship operating system, which was once hugely popular, not only in US but in global market as well.

Source: NetMarketShare

How to Shutdown Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 by Different Methods?

With the launch of Release Preview of Windows 10, the upcoming flagship of Microsoft, Microsoft has introduced many changes in this new operating system. Many features of previous OS (operating system) have been adopted but with slight change.

One such change is there in feature of shutting down. A very basic change has been made in the mechanism to shut down Windows 10 which is totally changed from that of Windows 8.1. As compared to Windows 8.1, where there were 2 different methods of shutting down, Windows 10 has just one method to shut down Windows.

Learning lessons from Windows 8.1 where at start, it was very difficult for the new users to shut down Windows, Microsoft introduced just one method to shut down Windows 8.1. Now, in Windows 10, method to shut down Windows 10 has been made significantly easier. It reminds me of the shut down method of previous Windows editions.

Below, I will tell you one method to shut down Windows 10 and then I will tell you two methods to shut down Windows 8.1.

Instructions

How to Shutdown Windows 10?

1: Tap the ‘Start’ button, placed at the bottom left corner of the open Windows 10. It will open up ‘Start Menu’. See a button ‘Power’ will also appear, a little above the ‘Start’ button.Windows8.1ShutDown12: Tap the ‘Power’ button and a popup menu will appear depicting 3 following buttons in it:

  • Sleep
  • Shut down
  • Restart

Windows10ShutDown23: Move the cursor on the ‘Shut down’ button and see a tool tip will tell you, ‘Close all apps and turns of this PC’.Windows10ShutDown34: Tap the ‘Shut down’ button and process to shut down your PC will start.Windows10ShutDown4

How to Shutdown Windows 8.1 – Method 1?

Note: This method was introduced, initially, for the New Users of Windows 8.1

1: Move the cursor to the top right corner of the Windows screen, touch the corner and move the cursor downward. It will open up charms bar. Windows8.1ShutDown52: In this charms bar, tap the ‘Settings’. It will further expand the charms bar, depicting the many features including ‘Power’ button.Windows8.1ShutDown6Windows8.1ShutDown73: Tap the ‘Power’ button. It will open up a popup menu with 4 following buttons in it:

  1. Shut down
  2. Hibernate
  3. Sleep
  4. Restart

Windows8.1ShutDown84: Tap the ‘Shut down’ and the process to shut down Windows will start.

How to Shutdown Windows 8.1 – Method 2?

1: Tap the ‘Start’ button, placed at the bottom left corner of the Windows 8.1. It will open up the ‘Start Menu’.Windows8.1ShutDown12: At the top right corner, see the shut down button. Take the cursor on it and see it will be highlighted with change of color according to the color of the theme.Windows8.1ShutDown2Windows8.1ShutDown33: Tap it and it will open up a popup menu, depicting 4 following buttons in it:

  1. Sleep
  2. Hibernate
  3. Shut down
  4. Restart

Windows8.1ShutDown44: Tap the ‘Shut down’ and the process to shut down the Windows 8.1 will start, instantly.

That’s all!

Microsoft Free OS Upgradation Looks to Be Brilliant & Win-Win Idea!

As per new scheme by Microsoft, the users of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 may get their operating systems converted to the Windows 10 for free but just during the very first year of availability of OS. Though some gurus may not agree with the proposed feasibility of the Redmond giant but still others see it as the wonderful idea, floated under the captaincy of the Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO.MSFT-Feb-13The first question is; what Microsoft may lose during the first year of the release of new OS, Windows 10. No doubt, Microsoft may lose revenue of billions of dollars by losing the benefits of skimming. But we must remember that ordinary individual PC users do not purchase new PC just to enjoy the new operating system but to get the new machine to get better service. The new OS may not reach to the majority of the users, till late in life span of the OS, who tends to save dollars as they cannot purchase new expensive Windows OS. This scheme seems to be obstructive for the PC industry but the individual consumer of the Windows may be the end beneficiary at the end but it may also pay to the hardware industry.

This is also seen as the scheme to get back the users from the Mac OS by Apple which is gaining the market merely by the bad reputation of the Windows 8 and 8.1 among the PC consumers.

By offering the free upgrade to the PCs, Microsoft may sell the idea to purchase PC and mobile machines with Windows 10 in it. Microsoft must also enhance its scheme by offering the free conversion of Windows Phone OS to the new Windows 10.

Inducing to upgrade the current OS to the new one may induce the users to acclaim the newer and better features and may work as the ambassador to the Microsoft products.

Microsoft may also earn handsome revenue, for not only PC based Windows OS by also for Windows Phone devices, by selling the apps to the Windows 10 users.

Certainly, Microsoft not only has the current scenario but also the future in view. It now holds the Lumia devices, previously held by Nokia, i.e. not only software but also hardware sale is sought.

This scheme may also induce the users to purchase the current Windows Phone devices with options to convert them to the Windows 10 within the first half of year 2015.

Source: Motley Fool

Image: MSN Money

How to Inter-Change b/t Front and Back Camera of Android KitKat Phone?

Sometimes quick inter-change between front and back end camera becomes necessary whenever you feel need to take your own photo and no friend is there to help you, when you are engaged into the video chat on your mobile or vice versa. It is a simple one step process in Android KitKat 4.4.2.

Just follow the instructions:

Command Line: Camera App Icon > Camera Settings > Front Camera / Front Camera 

1: Tap Camera App icon at the Home screen of your Android KitKat 4.4.2 phone.KitKatFrontBackCamera12: Tap the ‘Settings’, available at the right bottom corner of the Camera screen. It will open up a semi-circle floating menu, depicting buttons to many camera related actions and options.

3: Tap the first button of semi-circle floating menu from right and the see the existing state of the camera is FRONT CAMERA.KitKatFrontBackCamera24 &5: See after tapping the button, the BACK CAMERA will be operable and active or vice versa.KitKatFrontBackCamera3

KitKatFrontBackCamera4That’s all!

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Samsung I9506 GALAXY S4 and HTC One – Comparison of Hardware Specs

Samsung I9506 GALAXY S4 and HTC One are the two leading and wide selling smartphones, competing each other in the market. Both have excellent specs and features and are Android family members.

Release in the Market

Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 was announced and released in the third quarter of year 2013. It is also known as Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE+. For the SK Telecom, it is known as Samsung SHV-E330S Galaxy S4 LTE-A. HTC One was announced in February 2013 and released in March 2013. HTC One is powered by Android Jelly Bean and can be upgraded to Android KitKat.

The hardware specs of both the Samsung I9506 GALAXY S4 and HTC One are compared as under:

OPERATING SYSTEM
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 HTC One
OS Android OS, v4.2.2 – Jelly Bean Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Can be upgraded KitKat Android v4.3 Jelly Bean
Android v4.4 KitKat
SIZE, DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 HTC One
Height – mm 136.6 137.4
Height – in 5.38 5.41
Width – mm 69.8 68.2
Width – in 2.75 2.69
Thickness – mm 7.9 4.7
Thickness – in 0.31 0.37
Weight ‘g’ 130 143
Weight – ‘oz’ 4.59 5.04
SCREEN DISPLAY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 HTC One
Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen Super LCD3 Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M 16M
Size 5.0 in 4.7in
Resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920
Pixel Density ~441 ppi Pixel Density ~469 ppi Pixel Density
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 2
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MEMORY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 HTC One
Card Slot MicroSD – Max. 64 GB 32/64 GB
Internal  Memory 16/32 GB
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
HARDWARE
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 HTC One
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 320
HARDWARE RELATED SOFT SPECS (SENSORS)
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 HTC One
Sensors Accelerometer Accelerometer
Gyro Gyro
Proximity Proximity
Compass Compass
Barometer
RADIO
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 HTC One
Radio FM Radio Stereo FM Radio with RDS
BATTERY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 HTC One
Type Li-Ion 2600 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po 2300 mAh
Stand-by – Max 2G / 370 h – 3G 500 h at 2G / 480 h at 3G
Talk time – Max 2G / 17 h – 3G 27 h at 2G / 18 h at 3G

21 Prominent Features of KitKat, the New OS by Android

KitKat, the new OS of Android, Android 4.4 aka KitKat, is launched with a lot of prominent features. Google’s latest chocolate flavored, like the previous versions of Android, has many new prominent features, only some of which are as under:

KitKat

  1. Touching screen is not necessary to:
    • Launching voice search
    • Sending a text
    • Getting directions
    • Playing the songs
  2. Beautiful full-screen album and movie art can be seen even when the device is locked.
  3. Only one task can be seen at a time.
  4. Faster multitasking is available.
  5. Automatically prioritize your contacts, based on the talk to the most.
  6. Search for nearby places, business, contacts or people is easier.
  7. With smarter caller ID, KitKat device will look for matches from businesses, based on the local listing on Google Maps.
  8. All the messages including SMS and MMS messages are together in the same app.
  9. Emoji, the colorful Japanese characters like the Emoticons, are now available on Google Keyboard.
  10. Printing is easier at:
    • Any printer connected to Google Cloud Print
    • HP ePrint printers
    • OR ones with due apps installed.
  11. With the help of Quickoffice at your KitKat device, you may create and/or edit:
    • Documents
    • Spreadsheets
    • Presentations

27 Hard Specs of LG Optimus L9 II

LG Optimus L9 II was announced in August 2013 and was released in the market for sale in the month of October this year. It is also known as LG Optimus L9 II D605. Its 27 hard specs are as under:

OPERATING SYSTEM

OS Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean

HARDWARE

CPU Dual-Core 1.4 GHz Krait
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 305

SIZE, DIMENSION AND WEIGHT

Height 128.4mm – 5.06in
Width 66.5mm – 2.62in
Thickness 9mm – 0.35in
Weight ‘g’ 120
‘oz’ 4.23

SCREEN DISPLAY

Type True HD-IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M
Size 4.7in
Resolution (pixels) 720 x 1280
~312 ppi Pixel Density

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MEMORY

Card slot MicroSD – Max32 GB
Internal 8 GB
RAM 1 GB

FRONT & REAR CAMERA

Primary 8 MP
Resolution – Pixels 3264×2448
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 1.3 MP

COLORS

Colors White
Black

RADIO

Radio Stereo FM Radio with RDS

BATTERY

Type Li-Ion 2150 mAh
Stand-by – Maximum 480 h 2G / 480 h 3G
Talk time – Maximum 7 h 40 min 2G / 10 h 50 min 3G

25 Hard Specs of Samsung Galaxy Star Pro S7260

Announced and released in the month of October 2013, Samsung Galaxy Star Pro S7260 is also available as Samsung Galaxy Star S7262 with Dual SIM Card Slot. Its 25 hard specs are as under:

OPERATING SYSTEM

OS Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean

HARDWARE

CPU 1 GHz Cortex-A5

SIZE, DIMENSION AND WEIGHT

Height 121.2mm – 4.77in
Width 62.7mm – 2.47in
Thickness 10.6mm – 0.42in
Weight ‘g’ 121
‘oz’ 4.27

SCREEN DISPLAY

Type Super LCD3 Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M
Size 4.0in
Resolution (pixels) 480 x 800
~233 ppi Pixel Density

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MEMORY

Card slot MicroSD -MaxGB
Internal 4 GB
RAM 512 MB

FRONT & REAR CAMERA

Primary 2 MP
Resolution – Pixels 1600×1200
Video Available

COLORS

Colors Black
White

RADIO

Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
FM recording

BATTERY

Type Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by – Maximum 70 h
Talk time – Maximum 15 h