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The most advance open source smartphone Operating System Android will be releasing its 6.0 Marshmallow starting 5 Oct 2015 and it'll be rolling out first to Google Nexus devices (Nexus 5,6,7,9 and Player).

Although i learnt some great features are coming with this new update and i'll be listing three of the most obvious and well creative features we perhaps never knew would be coming this soon. But before then you need to understand that if you don't get any push notification to download the update this year, sources says we can chill till early 2016 but i'm most certain there's going to be a way to get the update this year without waiting till it gets pushed to our devices (Just like How We Got Windows 10 Without Waiting *wink* ). We'll bring that tip one's it's available.

Some HTC phones that might get this Android 6.0 Marshmallow swiftly are HTC One M9, HTC One M8 and HTC One M9+ because they are high end smartphones with default Lollipop OS however, Sony and Samsung high end smartphones might also get this ASAP.

If your Android is Kitkat and lower, unfortunately your device might never see the daylight of Marshmallow, haven said that let's get back to the three hot features we can't wait to explore.



FINGERPRINT SUPPORT
Fingerprint sensors have already popped up here and there on Android phones, but soon, they're probably going to be everywhere. That's because Google is building dedicated support for fingerprint sensors into Android, so that phone makers don't have to code it all in on their own. That means your next Android phone will likely let you use a fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone, make payments, and log into various apps and services. Basically, it's going to be a huge convenience for both the people making Android phones and the people using them.

GOOGLE NOW ON TAP
Google Now on Tap is easily Marshmallow's standout feature. It takes Google Now — the predictive assistant that's been beside your home screen for a couple years — and lets it crawl through your apps so that you can get extra info on basically anything almost instantly.
Here's how it works: your press and hold the home button while inside of any app, and Google Now will read the screen, look for anything interesting — like the name of a celebrity, an event, or a location — and then return information on what it sees in a little popup box on the bottom of the screen.
If someone texts you the name of a restaurant, for instance, Now on Tap might see its name and present you with its location on a map. Or if you're on a news story about a celebrity, Now on Tap might pull up their information from Wikipedia or give you the chance to jump to their page in the IMDb app.
It's an incredibly cool feature, and our initial tests showed it working quite well (albeit under a controlled environment). This is going to be a big deal in Marshmallow and — more than likely — future versions of Android as well.

App Backup and Restore 

Switching to a new phone or restoring an existing phone that you wipe is a huge pain with Android devices. Beginning with Marshmallow, however, that’s going to change.
When an Android 6.0 device is idle and connected to Wi-Fi, it will automatically backup app data and settings to Google Drive behind the scenes. If you ever wipe your phone or switch to a new one, you’ll finally be able to quickly and easily restore all of your apps as they were previously.

Sources: BGR, Android, TheVerge



The official full android blackberry is finally out! BlackBerry revelaed the images of the Priv  two days ago and quite a number of people are loving it already although some hateful comment about the fact that the device is Slide.

The release date and price will be out but apparently not soon. According to blackberry official blog, this device is a privacy-enabled Android smartphone meaning with PRIV’s software enhancements, physical keyboard and oversized screen, all enabled by the slider form factor, we’re bringing privacy, productivity, and, oh yes, some sexy, back. 

Because it’s Powered By Android, PRIV will also deliver the largest choice in apps and the most secure experience possible to the widest audience. PRIV users will enjoy choice, innovation, security, privacy AND productivity. In other words, no compromises. To satisfy the curiosity out there, here are the first official images of PRIV. 

Indeed it's eye-catching and unique but the cons about this device is that the Slide is like a major seat back for it coz really nobody wants to go back to the early years of BlackBerry Torch where you're going to have to battle flex problems, i believe all this must have been worked on by BlakBerry engineers and we look forward to it.

Another thing that might make this more unique is variety in colors, not just just the formal White or Black.

Keep watching this blog and our social channels for more images, videos and details about PRIV’s specs. We’ll also soon post how you can register to receive the latest information about PRIV, including when and how to buy it.




Source Blackberry



Here's an exciting new development from Co Creation Hub Nigeria, Geeks Club. It is an after school computing club for secondary school students in Nigeria, with over 200+ students and 7 institutions, Geeks Club is set to raise a new generation of digital makers and users. 


Find out more about what it is and why in this video...




Apple's newest smartphone iPhone 6S and 6S Plus has just hit the market and expectations are very high on whether the new babies are going to surpass the 10 Million units sold in first week of the latter smartphone iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

However, reports on Monday states that there has been a robust preorders for the latest iPhones and that online demand for the 6S Plus was "exceptionally strong" - Trudy Muller an Apple spokesperson told press.

Based on the number of preorders, Muller said  Apple is "on pace" to surpass last year's initial sales when it moved 10 million units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus during their first weekend of availability (including more than 4 million preorders during the first 24 hours). That was double the initial weekend sales for the iPhone 5.

Last wednesday when the smartphone was launched, we learnt Apple's official website was down for over an hour due to massive traffic and online orders but the actual number of preorders received have so far not been disclosed, only an estimate has been revealed by Wall Street Journal.

Apple will start shipping the iPhone 6S & 6S Plus that's been pre-ordered via their website from September 25, the iPhone 6S comes in minimum 16GB and the highest is still 128GB which is selling for $649 and $849 respectively.

Did you pre-order and what's your expectation ?



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