Monday, 21 July 2014

#25. Samsung's Tizen OS - Could It Be Better Than Android?



Samsung Z , the first ever smartphone to run Tizen OS has been launched and there's been a chatter of mixed reviews.For those who don't know yet, Tizen is an open source and flexible OS, developed jointly by Samsung & Intel. Tizen has been termed as 'OS for everything' as it offers multiple profiles for developers to build Tizen IVI, TV's, Wearables, Smartphones and much more.

Features of Tizen OS:

1. Open-Source 

Tizen is an open-source OS built over Linux-based platform originally transformed from the unfinished MeeGo project. 

2. HTML5 support 

A major difference from Android OS, Tizen is a HTML5 based platform that supports in-stock apps as well as web-apps written in HTML5. Thus, users won't be needing to download plugins for flash content or other apps. Support to HTML5 increases the possibility of smoother web interface, faster apps and less memory requirements.

3. An OS for everything 

4. Simplified UI like Android OS thus no learning curve required to operate Tizen OS.


Samsung's Tizen OS is second attempt to become a leading mobile OS manufacturer after Bada OS for lower end smartphones. To know better, here's a video of Samsung Z being run on Tizen OS from thehandheldblog.com


Leave your comments to tell us about your reviews of Tizen OS.


Monday, 7 July 2014

#24. Motorola Brings Android Kitkat 4.4.4 Update for Moto E,G & X in India

Motorola Moto E,G,X , Android Kitkat 4.4.4 Update


For Motorola users, this is the time to celebrate as Motorola has started rolling out Android Kitkat 4.4.4 Update for it's Moto E, G & X users in India.The buzz whether Moto E will receive further updates or not was finally put an end to, after an official tweet from Motorola India last week. 


moto g,e,x , android kitkat 4.4.4 update in India


Since Motorola skipped the Android 4.4.3 update for Indian users, this update is expected to bring all features present within stock Android 4.4.3. But, don't get your expectations too high as it still is a minor update considering. 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

#23. Using Custom Templates(XML) for Blogging - Pro's N Con's

Every blog is based on a unique template design that makes it different from others. In Blogging 101, templates are a key concept to your blog. While providing the elegant format & stylish layout to your webpages, templates also allows the webmasters to include codes of widgets/plugins written in HTML/CSS/JS and other languages to provide perfection to your content. 

custom xml templates, blogging widgets, blogger templates


While some Google Bloggers opt for default template designs, most of the growing population of bloggers use custom designed templates. So, what advantages does using custom templates have over default Google Templates??? Let's find out: 

Pro's:

1. Custom Templates are designed to provide stylish, elegant and responsive webpages as required.

2. A little or no knowledge of coding is required to implement custom templates on your blog.

3. A blogger can select from more than million custom templates available over the net.

4. Most custom templates includes pre-designed widgets and plugins, thereby making a good presentation to the readers.

5. Provides flexibility and fluidity in managing webpage design than default Google Blogger templates.

6. Custom Template designing is an open market for skilled programmers & webmasters to earn their living. 

Con's:

1. Sometimes having no knowledge of programming makes it very difficult to implement custom template on your blog. 

2. Any irresponsible change in template might increase the vulnerability to errors & warnings. 

3. At times, it increases the page load time if a number of CSS/JS widgets are present in template code.

4. It provides no enhancement to mobile view of your blog. Thus, custom templates are not suited for mobile sites.
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