Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at rajesh@techie-buzz.com.

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In the Android ecosystem, 2011 has been all about dual-core processors, bigger displays, thinner phones and oodles of RAM. Now, while dual-core processors may lead to an increase in performance, they can also drain your phone’s battery life like anything, when put under heavy load. Even at idle, or when running at lower-frequencies, a dual-core [...]

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Before the advent of the iPhones and Android phones, dumb phones used to rule the market. Back then, Nokia used to be the market leader thanks to their Symbian S60 running handsets, while other manufacturers were selling handsets running either a Java based OS or some variant of Symbian. Sony Ericsson used to sell their [...]

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Once you gain root access to your Android phone, you can customize nearly every aspect of your phone to your liking with various apps. The Boot animation of your phone might not be that important, since people hardly switch off or restart their phone. However, some people might like to change the boot animation to [...]

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Officially, Samsung has not started rolling out the Android 2.3.5 update for the Galaxy S II. Unofficially though, quite a few Android 2.3.5 firmware have leaked for the handset. The Android 2.3.5 firmware for the Galaxy S II brings quite a few changes including a looped home screen, blue over scroll glow, smoother performance and [...]

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One of the main advantages of owning an Android phone is the brilliant Google apps experience, including Google Maps. With Google Maps, users get free access to rich and detailed maps, along with free voice-guided navigation. Sadly, like many other good things in life like Spotify, Netflix and Hulu etc., even Google Maps navigation is available only [...]

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Quite a few Android users out there have trouble with the poor GPS performance on their phone. In fact, one of the most popular Android phones of 2010, the Galaxy S and its U.S variants, had a terrible GPS performance. While on some phones, the GPS used to work with very poor accuracy, on some [...]

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One major shortcoming of Android OS till Android 2.3 Gingerbread was the inability to take screenshots, natively. However, small this feature may seem to some people, it is without a doubt a handy and much needed feature. Thankfully, Google listened to Android users out there, and has added native screenshot taking capability in Android 4.0 [...]

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Officially, Android does not have any desktop management software like iTunes for iOS devices, and Zune for WP7 handsets etc. This is where Android Sync Manager steps in. Remember Nokia Suite or MyPhoneExplorer for Sony Ericsson dumb phones? Android Sync Manager has the same functionality as these apps, except it supports your Android phone. It [...]

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iOS device users can use iTunes to backup the applications and games installed on their phone or tablet. Windows Phone users can do the same using the Zune app. However, Android users don’t have a tool or an app via which they can backup their applications, unless they have rooted their phone. If rooted, users [...]

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All Android phones, except for the ones that run on stock Android, have pretty good integration with Facebook. By just entering their Facebook ID, all the user’s data including their friend’s birthday and events are imported into the phone’s calendar. While it may not seem like a big thing, users who have their Facebook calendar [...]

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