Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
HTC One M8 Eye
Zotac ZBOX OI520 Plus
AMD Kabini 5350 APU
Chris Solarski on the art of game design
DSKIC students bag BAFTA nomination
Video games in India: The journey so far
Analysis: Sony Xperia Z3 battery life and comparison
HTC One M8 Eye vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs iPhone 6: Camera comparison
How tech is taking football to the next level
Classic FPS games are a dying breed
Slowly gathering steam...
The obsession within
Carmick Shift: Can John Carmack and Oculus Rift change the world?
Harley-Davidson launches three new bikes, most expensive priced at Rs. 49 lakhs
Lava launches Iris Fuel 50 smartphone for Rs. 7,799
ISRO's Mars 2 mission to launch in 2018
Google Hangouts now lets you make 1 min free international calls
LG challenges Sharp Aquos Crystal with Full-HD bezel-less smartphone
Celkon Colt A401
iBall Slide 3G 6095-Q700
Lava QPAD R704
Case Study: Developing an augmented reality app for Intel based devices
Use Spotify, Netflix in India on your PC, Android smartphone
Overview: Implementing fast real-time GPU-based image blur algorithms
How to use Intel Perceptual Computing SDK for human-robot interface
How to use touch gestures to Influence Physics Parameters using TouchScript
Digit News Update [28 OCT 2014]
Digit News Update [27 Oct 2014]
Digit News Update [21 Oct 2014]
Digit News Update [20 OCT 2014]
Pentax K-500 Camera Review
Top 5 CyanogenMod features on the OnePlus One
The 10 most memorable villains in gaming
Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Samsung's take on the metal body
The 10 scariest horror games on Android
Hands On: Apple iPhone 6
Intel Developer Zone
Intel Windows Developer Zone
Dsk International Campus Zone
Google has finally unveiled the latest iteration of the Android OS, and the Nexus devices - the 4, 7 and 10 will start getting OTA updates from today.
After following the routine of being subjected to the usual rigmarole of rumours and speculations, Google finally blessed us with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. By blessed, we mean the company officially announced the new OS for smartphones and tablets. The update brings in a host of new features to Android, without looking much different from the predecessor. Google also announced that the existing Nexus devices - the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets will start getting Android 4.3 from today, via an Over the Air (OTA) update. This update retains the Jelly Bean family name.
With Android 4.2, Google had added support for multiple users on tablets. The feature has now been updated with Restricted Profiles, which allows for configuring per-user access to apps and games, as well as content on the device.
Google’s own suite of stock apps has been updated - Hangout replaces Talk, Drive, Chrome and Maps have been given a refresh and Google Keep is now available on the device straightaway.
Android 4.3 adds the Notification history feature, just in case you need to go back and check the details of a notification from a few days back. The new notification system will also sync notifications better across devices - meaning if you have already read a message on one device, you will not be prompted to do the same on another Android device as well. Third party apps get access to notifications, which is an indicator that devices like smart watches will now work better with Android.
Gaming experience also gets an improvement, with Android 4.3 supporting OpenGL ES 3.0, bringing Android up to date with the industry standards for accelerated 3D graphics. Google also unveiled the Google Play Games app, which is the hub for accessing the game’s leader-boards, and see how your friends are doing in the same game. If you have used iOS’s Game Centre application, Play Games app is pretty much on the lines of that.
Bluetooth 4.0 with the power saving modes is now supported by the OS, something which relied on manufacturer provided drivers’ till now. The ACRCP1.3 support for metadata streaming is also added, meaning your phone can now send the track’s data to the music system it may be connected to, by Bluetooth.
Google has added the Dial pad autocomplete, which suggests phone numbers and contacts as you are punching in the numbers on the dial pad. With Android 4.3, you can use Wi-Fi to detect location all the time, without actually having to switch it on.
If you are using a Nexus device, you won’t have to wait too long to get these new features, because Google has announced that it is already seeding the update to the Nexus series of devices - the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets.