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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to install the Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat launcher

How to install the Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat launcher
Google Play Edition smartphones are great but they are limited to certain models and typically sold in the US. However, you can make your own by installing the Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat launcher so here's how to do it. Read: The 28 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.

Either you want to make your own Google Play Edition smartphone or you don't particularly like the software provided on your handset. Whatever your reasons, you can get the vanilla Android experience offered on the Nexus 5 by following our guide. For this article we've used the Huawei Ascend P7 so certain screens may look different on your phone.

How to install the Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat launcher

Step One
In order to install the Nexus 5 launcher, you'll need to tweak a setting on your phone. In the Security section of the settings menu, tick the box which says 'Unknown sources'. This allows the installation of apps not from the Google Play store.

How to install the Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat launcher
Step Two

Before you download and install the Nexus 5 launcher, check you have the latest version of Google Search via the Play store. If there's an available update, download and install it.
Step Three

Now you're ready to download the Nexus 5 launcher so head to http://j.mp/1btMZku on your smartphone and select ok on the warning.

How to install the Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat launcher

Step Four

Once the apk (application package file) has downloaded open/run it by clicking on the download notification in the drop down bar. Select 'Install' to, er, install the Nexus 5 launcher.

How to install the Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat launcher

Step Five

You've now got the Nexus 5 launcher and, in a way, your own Google Play Edition smartphone. Hit the home button and select the Google launch from the list and click 'always'. Click through the welcome screens showing you the new interface and you're done.
How to install the Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat launcher

If you don't like the Nexus 5 launcher, for whatever reason, you can get things back to normal by performing a factory reset.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

5 Ways to Improve Battery Life on Android KitKat

There I was, showing off my new HTC One to a friend when “plink!” the low battery alert sounded. Considering it wasn’t yet lunchtime, this was potentially embarrassing. With under 20% charge left, I had to act fast.

Charging An Android KitKat Phone

Getting the phone charged up was my priority – but what could I use?
Looking around, I saw a wall outlet, and my USB adaptor just happened to be in my bag (not a surprise, as I also carry a Surface Pro in there). Fortunately, throughout the demo I was able to keep the phone plugged in and charging as I showed off photos, videos, games, and the slick HTC Sense 5.5.

Heading back home, I decided to keep the phone charging in the car. Using my cigarette lighter-powered charger, I found that rather than charging the phone at the usual rate, the charger was giving a current akin to the trickle charge that you get from USB connectors on your desktop computer.

That is, a charge that wasn’t going to make any considerable impact on the low battery.
It was then that it struck me. A couple of weeks into life with my new phone – and new to KitKat – it was time to start managing its battery use more effectively.

Using A Battery Saver Mode

Although unavailable on stock Android 4.4 KitKat devices (rather limited to OEMs like HTC and Samsung, such as the HTC One and the Galaxy S5, which has Ultra Power Saving Mode), using the built-in battery saver tool was my first port of call.

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You can open Settings > Battery Settings > Power on some devices (labelling can differ from manufacturer to manufacturer) to check your battery level and to activate Battery Saver mode. The HTC Battery Saver mode is configurable, enabling you to enable or disable further elements such as your data connection, vibration feedback, screen brightness, and CPU usage.

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Meanwhile, use the App Usage list (or equivalent) to find out which apps are using resources. These can be tapped to open their app details screen, and the app can be disabled if required.
If your Android 4.4 KitKat device isn’t a Samsung or HTC, you’ll need to find a battery saver app in the Play Store.
DU Battery Saver and Battery Doctor should be the first apps you try, both of which have been updated and optimised for KitKat.

Managing Connectivity: Location Mode

You should probably be aware that one of the key causes of low battery on your Android device is connectivity.

GPS, for instance, is used widely these days with many apps taking advantage of localization data to serve information based on your current whereabouts. This can prove hugely convenient or terribly inconvenient, depending on when you need to use your phone.

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Introduced in Android 4.4 KitKat is the Location mode screen, a feature that enables you to select the accuracy of your localized data, with the least accurate method using only GPS and less battery than the most precise option, which employs Wi-Fi and mobile networks. The Location feature can also be disabled.
Other battery savings can be made by using Wi-Fi over mobile Internet. Although a good option, even in 4G areas, be aware that open wireless networks are almost always non-secure, so don’t use these connections for any sensitive tasks such as online banking or shopping.
Using a tool like Trigger to switch to favourite Wi-Fi networks instead of your mobile Internet automatically as soon as they are in range can help here.

Deal With Always-On Wi-Fi Scanning

As well as switching off Wi-Fi when no connectivity was needed, I also discovered that there is an additional wireless networking setting that can also contribute to battery drain. Hidden away in the Settings > Wi-Fi > Advanced menu is a feature that helps your phone’s location be pinpointed by apps, games, and Google Play.

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Disabling the Scanning always available feature will help reduce the speed with which your battery runs down, but it will also reduce the effectiveness of Google Now.

Google Now Launcher: Killing Batteries?

The “OK Google” voice control feature of Google Now is probably its most popular and visible element, but the app is constantly busy working away in the background to find information that it deems relevant to you based on your profile.
So if you’ve already disabled its ability to accurately determine your whereabouts, why not go further and reduce its impact on your battery further?

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You should probably know already that the “OK Google” hotword can be disabled. If not, head to Google
Now, scroll down to the bottom and tap the menu button to open Settings. From here, tap Hotword Detection and switch to Off.

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What you may not know is that the whole Google Now service can also be disabled. Via the same Settings menu, toggle the Google Now switch to disable the service, then Turn off to confirm your choice. You might also check the box to delete location history.

Note that if this seems too extreme, you can skip this and leave Google Now activated but with limited battery impact (and relevance from the information it finds for you) from the disabled location services.

Don’t Use ART To Reduce Battery Use

Introduced with Android 4.4 KitKat is ART, the Android Runtime that is included as an alternative to the default Dalvik runtime. We previously explained how to enable ART, and the potential speed improvements of doing so, but if you’ve followed that guide or any similar steps to switching your KitKat’s runtime to ART, you may have unwittingly made your battery run down quicker.

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At this point, the jury is still out on ART, but that shouldn’t matter at this stage as it is a beta runtime, not yet intended for full production use. Although many apps may launch and run quicker, impact on battery drain overall is unclear, based largely on what apps and services you use.

If you’re looking for a “hacker’s option” for reducing battery use in Android KitKat, why not install a custom ROM with built-in tweaks? There are guides here on MakeUseOf for installing custom ROMs, and once you’re familiar with the basics you will find further help – and custom ROMs to download and flash – at the XDA-Developers forum.

You Shouldn’t Be Recharging Twice A Day!

The tips listed here are specifically for Android 4.4 KitKat devices. Battery saving tips for earlier Android versions may also work.

Ultimately, you shouldn’t be charging your phone more than once a day; you could even squeeze two days out of some phones with moderate use. Since disabling Google Now alone, my HTC One runs for an additional 2-3 hours on average – not a bad result.
How often do you recharge your Android 4.4 KitKat handset? Let us know your thoughts below

Sunday, April 20, 2014

android Ember CM11 AOKP Theme

Ember CM11 AOKP Theme
Apply the system theme and reboot. Now select my theme & apply.
You may get an error: 'Sorry, this theme is missing assets for your device's screen size'.
Ignore that and apply it anyway and REBOOT.CM9 CM10 CM10.2 CM11 & AOKP THEME
ROOT and a custom ROM like CyanogenMOD needed.
For HDPI,XHDPI and XXHDPI phones only.
This a minimalistic matte grey colored theme.
This theme has xxhdpi(1080p) assets and will look sharp on newer 1080p resolution phones such as Galaxy S4, HTC One, LG G2 and Nexus 5 etc.
The battery icon cannot be themed in Kitkat 4.4.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat

Like all the previous launches of Android versions, Android 4.4 KitKat is also creating great excitement in the market. The version has been breathlessly awaited due to inclusion of several new useful features. Users of the previous versions of the platform can easily notice the differences in the layout, appearance and feel of the operating system. The size of the icons has been increased, the design of the tray has been enhanced and above all Google seems to be more influential than all the other versions released so far.
Presently KitKat is available on Nexus devices only but we will definitely see almost all the top mobile giants using it down the line. Let's see what features in Android 4.4 KitKat are making the whole world crazy about it.
Enhanced Visuals
This latest version of Android allows you to enjoy your apps and games with the entire display allotted to it. It means no battery icons and no notification bars. Imagine the fun of playing games or using apps on full screen. The user interface remains hidden throughout the time you are interacting with content of the phone. But it doesn't mean at all that you have to close all the apps and games to access the UI. You can access it through full screen immersive mode.
This time, the Android is keener to know about your interaction with the phone. That's why KitKat is equipped with hardware sensor batching which makes sensors to consume low power. It has been done by making the coprocessor work with the hardware to obtain and forward sensor events in batches, instead of individual delivery on every detection instance. Thus the processor stays in low power state as long as the batches are not delivered.
One of the best things about this version is that it will run smoothly on mobiles with as low as 512 MB RAM. It makes it good for even those phones which were launched years ago. All small and big components are compelled to use less memory. Moreover, KitKat is offering new tools and APIs which make it possible for developers to create energy-efficient apps.
Multitasking at Good Speed
Google's Android has played a significant role in popularity of multitasking. This time KitKat is all set to take it to further levels. The touchscreen response has also been enhanced to a great extent. All it comes down to just one thing, excellent user experience. And of course, it matters most.
Android KitKat is having some other fascinating features like Smart Caller ID, "OK Google" command, Screen Recording and much more. Simply put, it's really an amazing version which has some exceptional features.
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