Thursday, December 28, 2017

Cara Hard Reset Hp Smart Tablet Dengan Mode Recovery Bahasa Cina

Tablet Allwinner 10 Recovery Bahasa Cina kadang susah untuk kita lakukan hard reset, karena menu recovery-nya berbahasa Cina, jadi agak sedikit mumet karena bahasa tidak bisa kita mengerti.

Bagi sobat tehnisi yang ingin melakukan hard reset, kebetulan saya sediakan tutorial cara hard reset tablet ala Malaysia disini, tentunya dengan gambar yang lengkap supaya sukses.

Hard Reset Smart tablet with Android 4.0
Kasus yang saya alami kondisi hapenya bootloop, muncul android kemudian restart sendiri tanpa bisa masuk menu awal.

Jadi jika kondisi demikian, silakan lakukan hard reset saja dan berlaku untuk beberapa model seperti berikut ini :

SMART TABLET
FREECEL F-704
LENOXX TB 52 ,
WOO
WOO PAD 703
IMO TAB Z5 E Z6
CONCORD TABLET ( MENU CHINES)
LENOXX TB-52
ALLWINNER A10
CHIHA TABLET (CHINESE TABLET)
CONCORD TABLET

Cara Hard Resetnya :
  1. Posisikan Off terlebih dahulu
  2. Tekan tombol power dan volume (+)
  3. Tunggu beberapa saat muncul gambar seperti dibawah
  4. Lanjut tekan kolom yang saya tandai merah
  5. Lanjut lagi dengan yang saya tandai merah juga, tekan dengan tangan atau sentuh aja seperti biasa, jadi dalam menu ini tidak berfungsi tombol (tapi gak tau untuk type lainnya)
  6. Tested untuk merek Smart Tablet
Hard reset SMART TABLET, FREECEL F-704, LENOXX TB 52, WOO, WOO PAD 703, IMO TAB Z5 E Z6, CONCORD TABLET ( MENU CHINES), LENOXX TB-52 , ALLWINNER A10, CHIHA TABLET (CHINESE TABLET), CONCORD TABLET
Tekan power dan volume plus
Setelah menekan menu reset pada kolom merah (kiri bawah) maka otomatis hp akan melakukan restart, jadi ditunggu saja beberapa saat, dan hapenya siap digunakan.

Terima kasih atas kunjungannya, salam tehnisi.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

10 Most Popular Free Android Apps In The World

This list of the most popular free Android apps run the whole gamut, showing the range and the power of free Android apps in general. These apps can really turn your Android phone into a stronger and more helpful device. Surely, you wouldn't want to miss that opportunity? Here are ten of the most popular free Android apps available:

great apps for android

Compass
In a way, it would be very surprising if a run-of-the-mill compass app was on this list. Well, it's not and this Android app is far more than a mere tool to tell you which way is north. To name a few of the features this app brings to the table will be enough to sell most on the idea that it's a practical.

Handy app to have on their Android phone. Essentially this is a half compass, half GPS Android app. It tells you the direction, but it also tells you the speed at which you're traveling, the exact coordinates of your location and more things that can be used for fun or to potentially save your life if you're trapped somewhere.

Handcent SMS
Do you want to send SMS and MMS messages through your Android phone? Don't get what I'm asking? More simply: do you text? If you do, you need to get Handcent SMS for Android. Basically, it takes your phone to entirely new level and texting dimension. Trust me, when you've used this app for a while, you'll wonder how you lived without it for so long!

Facebook
I really shouldn't have to say a single word about this app. I do feel it's necessary to say that it's the *Official Facebook App for Android*. Enough said!

Ringdroid
Perhaps one of the most hands-on free Android apps, Ringdroid allows you to edit various audio files so you can create your own ringtones and alarms. Tired of editing songs to create your own ringtone? Well, they've thought of that too! You can create ringtones for your Android phone from scratch as well (using the Ringdroid app on your phone).

Places Directory
This Android app does exactly what it sounds like. It allows you to find the nearest gas station, shopping mall, shoe store, movie theater, or even a great place for a burger. It is simple to use yet very efficient and effective: a must-have Android application!

Backgrounds
Do you want to keep your phone looking new and fresh every so often? Get Backgrounds, one of the most popular free Android apps that has more than 10,000 wallpapers for free. With this app, your phone will never look drab again.

Google Sky Map
Probably not the most useful on this list, but it's definitely one of the most interesting. The Google Sky Map is exactly that: a planetarium right inside your Android phone. What's more? No need to say more than it's a Google program!

Astro File Manager
You wouldn't know it from this app's name, but Astro File Manager is among the top most popular free Android apps. It is a task manager and among Android's best one at that. You will be able to manage files, read and open.zip files, send files, backup applications and much more with this amazing app.

Barcode Scanner
Perhaps one of the most ingenious free Android apps on this list, this kafe code scanner app lets you access prices, reviews, and other related files by scanning the barcodes on various items in stores and elsewhere. Most importantly for Android phone users, it will easily decode the QR Codes attached to Android apps that you find all over many of the Android websites online. Just unduh this free app, click the icon and take a quick snapshot of an app's QR Code. Next thing you know, you'll be at the Android Market again, but this time at that app's gosip and page download !

Shazam
Everyone loves music, well most of us love it. I'm guessing if you haven't heard of Shazam and what it does by now, you're probably part of the minority. If that's the case, this app will nearly instantly identify songs playing, even in noisy environments. That's the core of Shazam, but luckily for all of us, it's spawned into much more than that! You'll just have to download it (for free) to see all of the possibilities!

Android Phones Challenge Apple iPhone For Smartphone Market Share

At a media lembaga on Thursday July 8, 2010 at the Allen & Co's Sun Valley conference, Google executives Larry Page and Sergey Brin informed Journalists that Steve Jobs was re-writing Android's history to align with Apple's interests. They argued that contrary to Steve Jobs claims Google had been working on Android long before the iPhone was launched in 2007.


According to Mr. Page: "We had been working on Android for a very long time, with the notion of producing phones that are internet enabled and have good browsers and all that because that did not exist in the market place. I think that the characterization of us as entering after the iPhone was introduced is not really reasonable. " Google co-founder Larry Page opined that that Mr. Jobs claim that Google went into the phone business in order to challenge Apple iPhone was false.

However, a review of smartphone history will show that Google acquired Android in 2005 and began making phone prototypes soon afterward. Informed sources say the model of the Android phones that Mr. Jobs saw at that time looked more like the Blackberry. This suggests that Google's initial idea may not have been to make phones that look like the iPhone.
Now the question most industry watchers are asking is if Google had been working on an Android powered phone why they did wait until September 2008 a year after the iPhone was launched to introduce the G1 phone? In addition, the facts suggest that it was because of tensions over Google's entry into the phone business that may contributed to the exit of Mr. Eric Schmidt from the Apple board. Analysts believe that Google may have been working on an android powered phone before the iPhone was introduced but the iPhone seemed to have given them better insights as to how to perfect their own smartphone. This is especially true given the resemblance of the Nexus one to the iPhone.

A further confirmation of Google's motive for launching the Android phones could be gleaned from comments they made at the Google I/O conference held last May. At the event, Google explained that they introduced Android to consumers so that Apple would not acquire enormous influence that could become draconian.

In addition, the facts seem to suggest that Google went into the phone business following the realization that future of computing would be in portable devices like phones and tablet computers. As a result, they went into the phone business with the goal of dominating web search on that platform just like they had done on the desktop. This notion is supported by Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google in published comments he made in an interview with the UK Guardian newspaper on June 25th 2010. In that interview Mr. Schmidt suggested that he wants Android to be the Windows of Mobile.

Also in that same interview Mr. Schmidt made critical comments about Microsoft Windows and said: "You have to ask how on earth Windows Phone - which will have a paid-for licence - is ever going to attract any handset makers, but it must be loudest for developers considering whether the shrinking, forwards-incompatible pool of Windows Mobile phones is really worth bothering with".

In contrast, Apple appears to have gone into the phone business as a re-positioning strategy and with a goal to make huge revenue from the sale of the smart phone hardware itself. Also with the advent of the smart phones, Apple realized that there was a huge potential in the area of mobile Advertising. This was why they sought to acquire Admob. While Apple was negotiating to buy Admob which is a mobile Advertising company Google quickly stepped in and acquired Admob. As a result Apple went ahead to acquire Quatro wireless which is Admob's biggest competitor. In reaction to Google's acquisition of Admob Apple has re-written the rules of its mobile Advertising platform called the iAd therefore shutting out Admob, which had been acquired by Google.

As the smart phone war rages on Bloomberg, news reports that Apple has sold more than 50 million iPhones since its introduction. According to Apple CEO, Steve Jobs the latest version, iPhone 4 has sold more than 3 million units since its June 24, 2010 debut. Analysts believe iPhones account for nearly 35 percent of Apples $42. 9 billion revenue. Also, the iPhone has over 200, 000 applications with over 5 billion downloads till date.

The rapid growth of applications on Apple's ecosystem could be traced to the initial incentive the company offered to developers. For example at the beginning, in order to encourage Applications that will run on the iPhone, Apple made an indirect investment by virtue of a $100 million venture-capital fund set up by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Today Apple has paid over one billion dollars to developers since inception.

Apple's success has spurred other players in the smartphone market like HP, LG, RIM, Google, Palm, Nokia, and Microsoft to develop mobile stores where customers with mobile platforms can pay and unduh applications.

Just like Apple, Google has been, achieving success with its Android powered smartphones as sales have continued to rise dramatically. A confirmation of Android's growth could be gleaned from the positive comments made by Google's Senior VP of Product Management, Jonathan Rosenberg in July 2010. According to Mr. Rosenberg there are 160, 000 Android-based devices being activated daily. He stated that Android search grew by 300 percent in the first half of 2010, with strong growth expected to continue in the second half.

Mr. Rosenberg added that overall revenue jumped by 24 percent year-on-year and profit increased by 19 percent, as well. Informed reports show that as at May 2010, there were 50, 000 Android Apps but today they are over 70, 000 and by the end of the year they should reach 100, 000. In addition, Google has tried to encourage developers of applications for the Android operating system through a contest. Also according to data made available by Andro Lib, Android users have downloaded more than one billion application till date.

Interestingly, another measure of the success of Google Android phone could be seen from positive figures posted by HTC the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer in the second quarter of 2010. The company in July 2010 announced that its net income rose by 33 percent for the second quarter, and total revenue was 58 percent more than last years figures. According to the Wall Street Journal for the second quarter of 2010, HTC made a profit of $268 million.

The rise in the profit of HTC is a reflection of the success of Google because analysts believe that it is Android phones that are driving the company's growth. The wide acceptance HTC's Google Android powered phones like Evo 4G, the Droid Incredible, the Google Nexus One, and T-Mobile-My Touch 3 are helping to position HTC as a leading smartphone manufacturer.

A pointer to the rapid growth of Google's Android could be discerned from the fact that Comscore reported on July 8 2010 that Google's Android platform grew by 44 percent from February to May. According Comscore in the three three-month time frame from December to February, Android had a mean market share of about 9 percent of smartphone's in the United States. However, in the following three-month time frame, from March to May, Android market share grew to about 13 percent.

Remarkably inspite of the increase in Android's market share Comscore report showed that as at July, 2010 that RIM was number one with 41. 7 percent share of U. S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple with 24.4 percent share. Microsoft was 3rd with a 13.2 percent share; Google's Android was 4th with 13 percent and Palm was 5th with 4.8 percent market share. Market analysts say a review of the totality of the Market will tend to suggest that Android is growing at a rate that will see it outpace all its competitors.

The Google -Apple face off in the smart phone market is turning out to be like Apple -Microsoft war of the 80's and 90's. In the Apple-Microsoft war of the 90's Microsoft gained competitive advantage over Apple because while Microsoft was forming partnerships with PC vendors, Apple kept its operating system closed for use in only its own computer systems. In that kind of arrangement Microsoft Windows soared in market share while Apple stagnated.

In the present case Google's Android platform is growing rapidly because it is free so many handset manufacturers are showing a preference for it. Also and is available on multiple-carriers like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. However, the Apple iPhone Os runs only on a single device -the Apple iPhone and on one carrier ATT. Experts believe if this animo continues it that may lead to slow growth for the iPhone in future.

Industry sources say, it may only be fair to make comparisons between Apple iPhone and other smartphones running on Android on an individual basis to determine how well each one stacks up against the iPhone. Experts believe that collectively the smartphones running on Android may eventually have more market share than the Apple iPhone smartphone which is a single device, but individually none of the Android phones would likely outsell the iPhone which is regarded as the fastest selling smart phone in history.

A pointer to what the future of the smartphone market will look like is contained in recent report published by IDC, a Market intelligence company. According to IDC's analysis by 2013 Symbian will be number one mobile OS worldwide, while Android will be the No. 2. IDC predicts that Android may likely achieve the fastest growth of any mobile operating system ever.

Got a Penchant For Cutting Edge Design? Consider a Timepiece By Android

If you want a quality, stylish watch that has a cutting-edge design, you will love what Android has to offer. Android timepieces are stunning, precise and beautifully designed. They are perfect for both the office and special occasions, plus all the times in between. Android watches are available in a wide variety of gorgeous styles and they will not disappoint you. Check out these Android watches if you want to look magnificent when you hit the streets. These elegant timepieces are sure to impress and they boast unique designs.



Android Men's Silverjet-2 Chronograph Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
Android Men's Silverjet-2 is a quality timepiece that features a round silver-tone, ST case and a round dial, which is available in your choice of blue, charcoal, lime green or purple. The ST bracelet finishes the look of this elegant timepiece. This Android showstopper is sleek and it can keep up with your busy lifestyle. It will make an exciting addition to your watch collection.

Android Men's Hydraumatic Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch
The Android Men's Hydraumatic Chronograph Watch is unbelievable. This water-resistant Android creation boasts a round, silver-tone, ST case, ST cuff-style bracelet, and a round dial in purple, blue or black. This watch is shiny and simply stunning. It will look fabulous on your wrist day after day.

Android Men's Euxine-2 Swiss Quartz Chronograph Rubber Strap Watch
This eye-catching Android watch for him is unforgettable. The Euxine-2 Swiss Quartz Chronograph watch features a round ST, ionic plated case and a round dial in black, blue or red. Plus, this fine watch comes with a comfortable, black rubber strap, so it's perfect for wearing every day. This watch is a little casual, but it has an attractive upscale look.

Android Men's Time Engine Swiss GMT Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
If you want your watch to stand out in public, you will love this Android creation.
This exciting watch is elegant, bold and beautiful. It is available with a black, blue, green or red dial, and it features a round ST, silver-tone case and a ST bracelet. This impressive Android piece is trendy and it will look great with your weekend attire.

Android Men's Silverjet-2 Limited Edition Automatic Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
The Android Men's Silverjet-2 timepiece is luxurious and it will look perfect with your classiest suits. This modern timepiece features a round ST case, which is available in black-ionic plating, gold-tone ionic plating or with a silver-tone finish. The matching ST bracelet finishes the look of this stylish timepiece. This quality Android piece is sleek and sparkly and it has a chic design. It will look stunning with your best outfit.

Android Men's Hydraumatic Quartz Chronograph Bracelet Watch
This exciting Android watch features a black round ST case, a cuff-style bracelet and a round dial, which comes in green or yellow and a ST bracelet. This durable Android creation is perfect for the summer and is decidedly contemporary. It offers elegance and quality for a fabulous price.

Android Men's Stealth Chronograph Black Ionic-Plated Case Strap Watch
The Android Men's Stealth Chronograph watch features a round dial, which comes in black, green, purple or yellow, with a black leather strap. This eye-catching watch is very masculine and it is perfect for casual occasions. It's also very comfortable and durable.

Android Men's Exotic Swiss Quartz Ceramic Bracelet Watch
The Android Swiss Quartz Ceramic Bracelet Watch is classy, masculine, and exotic. It's perfect for the weekends. It features a round ceramic case, and your choice of a beige, black or white dial. The beige dial comes with a burgundy case, the black dial comes with a black case, and the white dial has a white case. This lovely watch also features a stunning, ceramic bracelet, and it will look wonderful with your entire jewelry collection.

Android Men's Hydraumatic Chronograph Black Ionic Plated Stainless Steel Watch
This modern Android showstopper offers a round, black ionic plated case, a ST cuff-style bracelet and a ST bracelet. This eye-catching watch is masculine and rugged. It will look fabulous with your stylish outfits.

Android Men's Hydraumatic Piston Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Bracelet
This fine Android timepiece for him is bold and one-of-a-kind. It features a round, silver-tone case and a ST piston designed cuff, which extends to a multi-link bracelet. This vibrant Android creation is available with a black, blue, burgundy or purple dial. This item is perfect for the boardroom and hitting the lounge.

These fine Android creations have cutting-edge designs and they will satisfy any kind of man. These timepieces are also city-chic, fashionable and ultra-hot. They are fabulous choices for fashion-conscious gentlemen.

Top 5 Best Android Apps of All the Time

Android is an operating system for smartphones, tablets, and net books. But the actual meaning of the Android is a robot that is developed to look and act like humans.

Presently Android Operating system is the most used mobile operating system with over 33% of its share in the smart phone market in 2010. These statistics explains us the entire story of how important role the Android phones are playing in human day-to-day life. With over 12 million lines code, android operating system is the integration of Java, XML, C, C++ languages. Being such an important and crazy product, Android's have crossed the Symbian, Blackberry OS in 2010 statistics, as a result the concentration was now shifted to Android phone and many official as well as private developers were deeply involved in developing the best Android apps for Android phone. Here are the must have best Android apps for your Android phone.



Top 5 Best Android Apps
Below is the list of top 5 best Android apps of all the time. There is no way that we can include all the apps in our best android apps post. This is mainly focused on utility and price they offer.

Phone Halo Protect
Phone Halo Protect is our first choice in best Android apps section that keeps the track of mobile, protects it, and helps us to recover the lost data.
It consists of Bluetooth device as it works on it when Mobile is lost. It uses the GPS system to recover the stuff.

The 3 main basic works of this application is Protect, Locate and Recover.
This is a paid application, you can buy this application from official website

Titanium Backup
The Titanium Backup is ultimate backup tool, that can backup and restore all applications, data, market links, what not it just gives another life for your Android phone.
Titanium Backup is available in both Paid as well as Free version. Paid version will provide you faster experience and most reliable restore options.
It costs around 5.99$ which is really a cheaper option for your Mobile backup. You can view the official page for more information.
One of the best Android apps that you must download.

Nimbuzz for Android phone
Nimbuzz is a free IM client, that enables the Chat with our Online friends from Google Talk, Yahoo, Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Facebook, AIM, Myspace and many more.
Its helps us to view friends who is online, status messages, avatars, notifications and many more when your background is running.
Its a free application, that always gives you the feel that you are having mini computer in your hand. This is really a recommended tool for web freaks. You can download it here.

WordPress For Android phone
WordPress for Android phone is an Open Source Application that which lets you to experience the power of WordPress in your android mobile.
This enables you to write new posts, edit content, and manage comments with built-in notifications. What not, you can have maximum experience of your WordPress blogging platform on your Android mobile.
Its a free application and you can download it from official website.
It is a must have apps that comes in our top 5 best Android apps

Ultimate FavsPro Application
Ultimate FavsPro is a best Android apps under utility section lets you to organize many things in a graphical manner on your Android phone. With this application organizing becomes really easy and you will have a great experience.

10 Free Android Apps That Will Actually Make You Money While Shopping!

Shopping is either pure bliss or torture depending on who you ask. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you are on, Android apps will help you save money and allow you to become a more efficient shopper (which I'm sure appeals to most of you). So what does that entail? It'll give the shopaholics more bang for their buck, which is never a bad thing. Perhaps even more importantly, these Android apps will provide shopaphobes what they really crave- less time in the stores!

Actually Make You Money

The pure power and functionality of these Android apps can really make shopping virtually an all new experience. No matter if these apps function as a shopping list, database, storefront or a supplemental knowledge source, they're all squarely aimed at one thing: if you use them, they will save you money!

You're getting a feeling like Android shopping apps, in general, might just help you, right? Well here are 10 Android apps that will save you money while they help you fulfill all your shopping needs and desires. Oh and did I mention that all these ten are completely FREE to download?

SnapTell
Want to know more about an item you saw on the rack? Just use SnapTell to scan the barcode of any CD, DVD, book or video game and you will be able to get all the information you could possibly need. What type of information? Well, if you just want some more cursory information, that'll work. Most notably, if you want to see how the price stacks up to other distributors, it can do that for you in seconds. This app could be a big time money-saver for you if you take the time to use it before you make that next media purchase!

Key Ring Reward Cards
This is a very handy app to consolidate all your clutter in your purse/wallet while ensuring that you don't lose valuable reward/loyalty cards. How does it work? All you do is take a snapshot of the barcode of your reward card (just about any decent sized company with a rewards acara is in the database- over 650 programs) and enter some basic information about the store. That's it; you're now ready to use your phone as your reward card at that store in the future by pulling up your reward information from that store on this Android app. It's probably not for non-techies or those who crave extreme simplicity. It is, however, a great idea and technology that will no doubt get crisper in the future.

If you don't mind carrying all your reward cards and potentially losing one or two along the way (and having to suffer through the wait to replace the card), this free Android app sounds like a waste of time. But, if the extra inch of not-so-soft plastic padding for your rump (or the misuse of perfectly good purse space- not to mention the potential inability to use your chic tiny purse out shopping) isn't idyllic, this app is worth the few minutes to download and get everything set up properly.

OurGroceries
This is the perfect app for the happy, busy family of Android phone users. It allows the kids to endlessly add all their necessary foods. When the items are purchased, they can be removed from the list (on all the Android phones it's registered to) and then, 4 hours later, they can easily be added back onto the list! Joking aside, this is a great app to have for the new-age hyper busy, hyper tech families that want to become more efficient.

Hey, it costs a lot of money to keep purchasing that extra loaf of bread that your husband/wife (or even you- thanks to that undecided hmmm, don't we need bread moment even though you just bought two loaves yesterday- yes you're not alone!) just picked up and will end up turning green before anyone has a chance to make a sandwich with it.

OI Shopping list
To me, this app, fully named the OpenIntents Shopping list, is like the OurGroceries for the single folks out there. Not to say a family wouldn't benefit from this app, it just has more features and it's not a perfect fit like the other app is for families that need a simple solution to keep up on their latest shopping needs. That being said, this app is a powerful workhorse and can really end up saving you countless hours and some decent cash at year's end.

US Yellow Pages Search
This is one of the more useful free Android apps available and I'll be honest, it doesn't 100% fit with the theme of helping you save money while shopping. I could argue that it does, but for simplicity, I'll just use an old clich: Time is Money! Saving some time is just as good as saving cash on those busy days out and about. Having this app on your Android phone is like having 300 super-thick Yellowbooks from all over the US crammed into your back pocket. Not a bad thing if you travel a decent amount or enjoy living outside of your house. It's just a great resource to have on hand for those times when you need to find a business's number fast.

eBay
This official app brings eBay to your Android phone. It's kind of crazy, but I think I like this UI better than the actual website on my computer. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad. Nonetheless, it gives you an idea that this Android app was developed correctly and really hits the mark. That is, if you're an eBay fan; if you're not, sorry!

Amazon.com
Similar to eBay's Android app, this beauty from Amazon brings all the functionality from the full-sized website to your Android phone. It's amazing how seamless this transition appears for these giant resellers. This is a great thing for us though!

Craigslist
The last of the GIANT resellers' Android apps on this list, I promise. Well, kind of: if you don't include Groupon in your list of "resellers", I haven't lied to you. So, if you've ever used Craigslist, you know how utterly important it is to check out a potential "killer item" within 5 minutes of it being posted and subsequently be the first handful of people to contact the seller to have any hopes of actually ending up with it in your possession.

That being said, if you use Craigslist and you have an Android phone, YOU NEED THIS APP NOW! Haha, sorry to scream, but if you're going to use this portal of goodness with the hopes of eventually buying something you want/need, you have to have instant access to newly posted items. The only way to do that (I'm taking liberties assuming you aren't a recluse and on your home computer 24/7) is to have access "on-the-go" to instant notifications for your set of items that interest you and also a way to view them. This app performs both of these necessary actions and does them well.

*Please, for your sake, if you want to be the guy (gal) bragging about the awesome deal you got on the "coolest thing in the world" instead of the not-so-happy version of you regrettably telling the story about "the one that got away" to anyone who will listen, download this app!*

Groupon
This is the official app from the immensely popular and rapidly growing Groupon website. This site has a "cult-like" following (not in a bad way!) which actually benefits its users. Essentially, the more people that use their services, the more offers are presented to the users and that helps all of us save a good amount of money! This free Android app ensures that you're never out of the "Groupon loop" and you'll have the opportunity to take advantage of the appealing offers wherever you may be.

The Coupons App
Another money-saving coupon app? Yes! That's all I can say- the prospects of saving a buck in this economy is a powerful force it seems. I'm almost a bit surprised at myself that I didn't completely inundate this "shopping list" with coupon apps (patting myself on the shoulder for spreading out the love). If only I could go back in time to 1989 and use this app instead of clipping 500-plus coupons from the Sunday paper (for my mom). Well those were good times- minus the paper cuts.

What's this Android app going to do for you? Anything and everything coupon related; it brings the coupons with you on your phone and allows you to find new ones even while you're at the store! That's pretty awesome for those of us not commanding "Top CEO" salaries...

Honorable Mention
There's only one free Android app that I would consider putting on this list. The reason is because it's probably the most important app for everyone to download today. I consider it more of a "mandatory app" than an Android shopping app and that's why it's here.

The app I'm speaking of is the Barcode Scanner. Among other things, it allows you to browse the web on your computer and take a photo of the QR Code of an app you're interested in downloading. Once the code is processed (which takes very little time- talking seconds), the corresponding Android app's download page appears in the Google Marketplace! It's that simple and works like a charm once you get past the short "operator error" stage that plagues most of us.

Know What Is The Real Potential Of Your Business With Android Apps Development

Do you wish to identify the real potential of your business? WHY NOT go for Android App Development, as from the beginning, android application development has encountered a deluge of apps submitted to the Google Play Store. In the recent years, Android apps became one of the most trusted and widely used apps across the globe as multitudes incorporate these applications for their distinctive business needs. The most recent studies and analysis have demonstrated that the interest of the business professionals in Android apps has expanded tremendously for fulfilling their various business needs, thus opening up a new business market.

Business With Android

So, aside from the rise in the demand for Android phones, Android app development services has too gained importance. Stats show that today Android applications have covered around 75% of the total market share, thus causing an increase in the demand of android app developer and Android App development company as well to satisfy the growing business needs. IDC predicted an increase of 5% in an Android market share in its report submitted in the year 2013-14.

But, even with an iOS applications advancement in the today's marketplace, the prediction seems to be true. Besides, the business now appears to be great, as it has officially settled its roots in tablets and PDA applications. Android, which is an open source mobile operating system has no or very fewer limitations, which is why developers now switch over the android apps development.

The growing market of Android mobile apps offers an Android App development Company to focus on the native applications development and games in the cellular dimension. Further, Android is an open source platform that allows a dedicated Android app developer to develop his app and market it in the market.

For Entrepreneurship Android application development service is a Boon.
Hundreds of application programmers and designers all over the globe have acknowledged Android as a preferable platform due to its open source development environment and free of cost accessibility. Thus, applications created on this platform are too available at low cost for the business professionals.

The application developers take up the help of various advertisers to design and develop the Android apps as well as use the tactical marketing strategy to enhance its outreach and promote the app to reach the maximum number of users. Aside from this, entrepreneurs also play a vital role in making it a platform that offers a number of business & gaming applications to its users, as they are the one who demand various applications from Android app developers for diverse business purposes.

Reasons for using Android App development environment.
Each person who sets up a business goes for creating the maximum profits and income with the assistance of a successful marketing strategy that is detailed to draw the maximum audience towards their services. The business visionaries who work consistently round the clock to get positive results can attain them through their business android application. Further, they can run on any platform whether Blackberry, Symbian or even iPhone. Howbeit, there are some other significant reasons for its preference and is mentioned underneath:


  1. The principal reason behind the android applications success is their presence on Google play store, which is contemplated as the largest mobile app market in the technology world. Furthermore, Google Play store too faces a large volume of visitors for downloading various apps for different purposes. Thus, is a key reason for Android apps to have noteworthy reach than the other apps.
  2. The trouble free environment that Android offers is another reason that makes the custom apps development simple. Consequently, it too offers the quality check functionality before submitting it to the App store for business downloads.
  3. The regular updates is an another facility that Google Play Store offers to the downloaders of the app, thus a reason why they are accredited in the marketplace by analysts, marketing professionals, and business owners.
  4. The aforementioned points are some reasons why Android has established itself as the most well-known application development platform. With the help of the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), the dedicated Android app developers can design their apps and even submit them to the Google Play Store. The vast assortment of libraries on Android is the reason these developers can easily develop whatever they feel.

If you are searching for a platform that offers secure, independent and custom applications for your business then Android app development is the best choice to make. Additionally, the business visionaries who have never felt a need to have an application for their business advancement then they should need to reevaluate their choice.

Why Should You Invest in Android Apps?

To be honest, a mobile application is an icing on the cake for the user experience, while calls and text messages are the foremost functions of a mobile device. Nevertheless, an app can become the topmost priority for a person, if it is engaging enough. A mobile application can create merk loyalty and help you from falling behind in the competitive market. As a matter of fact, the users want their favorite brands and companies to develop their own mobile applications for a customized user experience. The Mobile application development in India has become a serious business as there is a growing urge to develop and design mobile applications.

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A mobile application is the best marketing and communication tool for any business/company in an inexpensive way. Keeping in mind, the importance of mobile application and its usability, you can either choose Android or iOS. Before you develop your app, it is advisable to do a market research on the Android and iPhone app development companies in town to find the right developer for you. All most every entrepreneur might come across this question: Android or iOS? Both the platforms have its own pros and cons. Based on your requirements, choose the right platform for your app.

The green robotic human is known for its lucrative features, affordability and smartphone fragmentation. Unlike Apple, Android has a wide range of devices which makes it the topmost priority in app development. Wait! This isn't the only reason to choose Android. There are more advantages in developing an Android app. Here's why:
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Android dominates the Indian smartphone market
According to a recent survey, the Android operating system has captured 97 percent of the Indian smartphone market. Currently, India stands as the world's third largest smartphone market after China and the USA.

Android is only the market which can offer high-quality features at an affordable price for an extensive range of mobile devices. To put it simply, any average Indian consumer can buy an Android smartphone within his/her preferred budget. Due to the market segmentation and affordability, Android still continues to dominate the Indian smartphone market share.

Android offers low barriers to entry
The iOS app development companies must require a Mac desktop to develop the iOS apps. On the other hand, Android app development can be done on a Windows, Linux or Mac. Moreover, Google charges a one-time payment of $25 to register as a developer while Apple charges $99 annually. For an Android app development, all you need is a system and a fee of $25 to start your development process.

Android apps are developed using JAVA
Java is proven to be the most powerful programming language and used for developing a wide range of devices. It is an open source which provides free source code from its Java Development Kit (JDK) to the developers and the added advantage is that it can run on any system regardless of the hardware and software dependency. This powerful programming language is used for developing the native Android apps.

As Android apps are written using the Java programming language, it can be easily ported to other platforms like Symbian, Blackberry, Ubuntu and Chrome OS.

Android is great at customization
Are you tired of the same old widgets? Chill! Unduh a widget from a third party app and replace it with your stock one. Bored of the same layout? You can unduh and replace it too. Android allows you to customize your app the way you like it - that's the foremost reason why developers love developing apps on Android than any other platforms.

Android provides the perfect platform
In the fast-growing app market, the ability to adapt quickly does matter a lot. Android's Google Play Store allows you to update the app within an hour, in response to the user's feedback while the App Store follows the same lengthy process to submit your app. You can submit the same app for multiple times on the Play Store while you'll need at least a week to launch your updated app on the App Store.

Beside the multiple uploads, it also offers Alpha and Beta releases which can be accessed by a set of members to test your app. Based on the feedbacks from the testers, you can rectify the errors and/or incorporate some features before it reaches the actual users. Thus, Android provides the perfect platform to test your app.

Android is profitable
Yes! You heard it right. The general assumption is that the iPhone users are rich to make in-app purchases, and thereby it generates more revenue than Android. But this isn't true anymore. Android developers can generate revenue through initial app purchases, in-app purchases and from the most profitable way-app ads.

According to a survey by DAU-UP, the average revenue per user for Android games was just 20% by January 2010. Surprisingly, it has reached to 65% by the year end. Moreover, the advertising cost are 20-50% lower on Android apps, which can eventually be more profitable than the iPhone apps.

Now that you are aware of the benefits of investing in the Android app, you can develop your app on this most promising platform to stay ahead in this competitive market. Due to its usability and affordability, Android still remains unbeatable and continues to rule the smartphone market. Remember, developing an Android app isn't an expense. It's an investment!

The Future of Android Phones

The age of the Android phone is fast dawning... and most of the applications are freely available, finally some decent ammo to wipe the smug smile on the face of his iFriends. Android phones have feature-rich applications that are not included in other mobile phones, and are ready to take on the market. The best part of Android is that you have a number of options with you, and not only some of them. An interesting feature of the Android phones that offer multiple levels of volume for the various functions of the phone.

Future Android

The system, developed by Google Android, is a manufacturer of mobile phones to help compete with Apple's iPhone. The Android is seen as strong competition from Apple and so many cell phone companies are able to offer smart phones like the people in the market to your current phone. Upgrade

something more intelligent and competent. What do you need from your phone. It's a good question to consider when it comes to mobile phone users is for an update. Originally, the sole purpose of owning a mobile phone was. Since the cell phone tour, people began to want to take Photos, text messages, listen to music and Internet access. You can do all this and much more if you choose a smartphone. Now you can play Games on their mobile phone, weather and a series of activities, and make calls. Before selecting one of the Android phones it should be considered what basically you are looking out in a phone.

If you are considering buying a new phone, here are some of the best options to Android phones. Best Android phones are as good as the other Smartphones on the market. The reason is that several mobile phone manufacturers have adopted the Android operating system on their phones. It is possible not noticed, but the fact is that Google's Android phones are all over the cell phone market. As one of the best phones available with Android, the HTC Hero has made a lot of hype.

This entry is made for the price conscious buyer who wants all mobile the perks an Android phone do not pay dollars more. Another option for mobile phones running the Android software is BETouch Acer E400. The company Acer install its own user interface connected to the system and also installed GPS Android, 600 MHz processor and Wi-Fi. A Android phones on the market first is the LG MaxGW620 InTouch. This phone is powererd from Android 2.

It is a business, while Android kicks WIN mobile in the teeth, &, a division of the open mobile advertising if a viable business because it can not expect Google stores Gettig in a search application in all places and from any phone. One of them is the Google marketplace where thousands of applications for mobile running the operating system Android than T-Mobile G1 and the myTouch T-Mobile with Google. Android users are waiting months after the first announcement to receive Pandora Mobile App for Android. In fact, many people complain that there is absolutely no competition for Android phones in the mobile Market.

 An important aspect of owning a mobile phone is Android Marketplace mobile applications, with thousands of requests to choose. If you are a parent, and are concerned and monitor the activities of your children, to protect cell phones and other sexting Mobi dangers stealth, then parental control software is for you. The launch of Android, the Google mobile operating system in virtually all areas of the market as "beginner is published up to and including the super-power Smartphones. Since Android has increased, has the Google mobile operating system used in virtually all market segments appear, including high beginners and the end Phones.

Look at it, the Android phones can now be purchased almost everywhere. As Android, the mobile operating system designed by Google appeared in almost every conceivable niche, from "Rookie" to and including the super-smart phones. The Rough Guide Slick bag Phone reveals the secrets of this operating system back and forth, including models from Motorola, HTC, Samsung and many others. It is only by tradition, Android phone makes Skype instant messaging, voice and video calls worldwide via Skype. I love all the functions of Android, but UMA only tops, especially when I get home, I get off the frequency with which T-Mobile does not penetrate the walls of the building may have.

In addition to technical issues, Google has many areas that prior to any serious threat to address, as a substitute for a weight providing music Android iTunes smartphone battle. However, since the reach of Google Android as a free open-source operating system that reduces the value of acquisitions Palm Goal. I've never used an Android phone, and I have heard bad things about it, like Google uses the data for advertising, but I think it's a step towards a universal platform for open-source smartphone. The idea that Google will experience the same phenomenon in the store request U.S. dollars ridiculous.

The iPhone uses a lot of Google applications and search in Google there is no difference in their pursuit of your surfing habits. The only way to compete with Apple continues to reinvent the phone... to come rather than an incorrect version of the iPhone is slightly up in the same family (the Android and it is in essence), Google, that should come with a feature that everyone that enough to leave their iPhone for. Apple basically skimming the high-margin customers with valuable, Blackberry is still very popular in the society (and blackberry sell more servers, the real interest) and Android, will take over the rest of the smartphone market at $49 - remember that Google gets nothing for all sold Android now and Apple earns $200 - $300 for each iPhone sold without iTunes... that's the difference.

Their phones are feature-rich applications that are not included in other mobile phones with Android, but also applications, the Android to take mobile phones market.

Challenges Faced By Android App Developers

While developing mobile apps, businesses sasaran Android due to its massive worldwide mobile operating system market share. Alphabet has made Android available as an open source mobile platform. Also, it updates the mobile operating system at regular intervals with new features and enhancements. But the penetration rate of individual versions of the mobile operating system differs.

Mobile apps development

Alphabet does not regulate the Android smartphones, tablets, and phablets manufactured by various companies. Hence, the devices manufactured by different companies come with varying hardware features despite being powered by the same version of Android. That is why; it becomes essential for developers build mobile apps by targeting a wide range of devices powered by different versions of Android.

While planning, developing, and testing the mobile app, they need to focus extensively on its accessibility, functionality, performance, usability, and security of the mobile app to keep the users engaged regardless of their choice of Android device. Also, they need to explore ways to make the app deliver personalized user experience across varying devices and operating system version. They further need to address a number of common challenges to develop a robust Android app.

Understanding 7 Common Challenges Faced by Android App Developers

1) Software Fragmentation
As mentioned earlier, the market share of individual versions of Android differs. According to the latest data released by Google, the most recent version of its mobile operating system - Nougat - has a market share lower than its predecessors - Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat. Each new version of Android comes with several new features and enhancements. The developers have to include specific features in the app to make it deliver optimal user experience by taking advantage of these new features. At the same time, they also need to ensure that the app delivers rich and personalized user experience on devices powered by older versions of Android. The developers have to sasaran multiple versions of Android to make the application popular and profitable in the short run.

2) Varying Hardware Features
Unlike other mobile operating systems, Android is open source. Alphabet allows device manufacturers to customize its operating system according to their specific needs. Also, it does not regulate the Android devices launched by various manufacturers. Hence, the devices come with varying hardware features despite being powered by the same version of Android. For instance, two devices powered by Android Nougat may differ from each other in the category of display screen size, resolution, camera and other hardware features. While developing an Android app, the developers need to ensure that it delivers personalized experience to each user by accessing all hardware features of his device.

3) No Uniform User Interface Designing Process or Rules
Google has not released any common user interface (UI) designing process or rules for the mobile app developers. Hence, most developers build Android apps without following any standard UI development process or rules. When the developers create custom UI interfaces in their own way, the apps do not look or function consistently across different devices. The incompatibility and diversity of the UI affects the user experience delivered by the Android app directly. The smart developers opt for responsive layout to keep the UI consistent across many devices. Also, the developers have to test the UI of their mobile app comprehensively by combining both real devices and emulators. But often developers find it daunting to design a UI that make the app look consistent across various Android devices.

4) API Incompatibility
Most developers use third-party APIs to enhance the mobile app's functionality and interoperability. But the quality of third-party APIs available for Android app developers differs. Some APIs are designed for a particular version of Android. Hence, these APIs do not work on devices powered by different versions of the mobile operating system. The developers have to explore ways to make a single API work on different versions of Android. But they often find it challenging to make the app work smoothly on different Android devices with the same set of APIs.

5) Security Flaws
Its open source nature makes it easier for device manufacturers to customize Android according to their specific needs. But the openness and its massive market share made Android vulnerable to frequent security attacks. There are many instances when security of millions of Android devices has been impacted by security flaws or bugs like Stagefright, 'Certifi-gate' mRST, FakeID, Installer Hijacking and TowelRoot. The developers have to include robust security features in the application and use latest encryption mechanism to keep the user information secure despite targeted security attacks and security flaws in Android.

6) Android Search Engine Visibility
The latest data posted on various website depict that Google Play Store has a much higher number of mobile apps than Apple App Store. Also, a large percentage of Android device users prefer free apps to paid apps. Hence, the developers have to promote their mobile apps aggressively to accomplish higher unduh numbers and implement app monetization options. They also need to implement a comprehensive digital marketing strategy to promote the app by targeting the most relevant users. Many developers have to avail the services of digital marketing professionals to promote their apps aggressively.

7) Patent Issues
The users have option to choose from several Android apps offering identical features and functionalities. But developers often find it daunting to build apps with unique features and functionality. They often include features and functionalities in the app that make it similar to a number of apps available in the same category in the Play store. Unlike Apple, Google does not implement stringent guidelines to evaluate the quality of new apps being submitted to its app store. Lack of standardized quality assessment guidelines often make developers address issues related to patent. Some developers have to design and modify their apps in future to avoid patent issues.

Smartphones And Android Development Go Hand In Hand

Why Android development?
Android is a very powerful mobile operating technique, created by Google and carters especially to smartphone mobile handsets. It is a great OS for all developers as it makes the work simple, easy and uncomplicated. Therefore, android apps developers gets to design and manufacture mobile applications at cheap prices. You will also find an Android Software Development Kit (SDK), which is the basic kit to help every Android app developer get started.

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What are the services offered in Android development?
There are many companies online that offer you a plethora of Android development services. All you need to do is search for them on the web to see what their rates are and what their services are. Some of them are given below -
  1.  Android Application Development
  2. Android Game Development
  3.  Android Software Development
  4. Android Website Development
  5. Android Tablet Application Development and many more

There are several advantages of using Google android applications such as it offers a wide selection for sound, video, documents, photos, GPS navigation, video camera, touch screen, high clarity display screen and many more.

Android offers you simple methods for designing, production, testing, format changing, and coding, all this makes it easy for an Android developer to attain new heights in the field of Android Development. Making efficiency and quality their key goals.

There are a plethora of options in the Android field. If you want to be an android application developer, there are plenty of options for you. There are already many android applications in the market, and the field is on the rise. If you want a career in Android Application Development or Android Eclipse Development, you can easily get it. Android apps development is a set of core applications, and all these applications are written with Java. In a nutshell Android can be explained as follows - A free, open source mobile platform, which is not just limited to phones. It can be used in a DVR, or even in an mp3 player.

Some of the features of Android Application development include:


  1. Application framework
  2. GSM Telephony


  • Camera
  • Accelerometer
  • Rich development environment
  • Optimized graphics
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G
  • WiFi
  • Integrated browser


The use of Smartphone on android applications has increase greatly over the years. Mobile companies such as HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and other handsets make full use of Android. These mobile companies are developing new applications using Droid Eclipse Development which are most suitable to its users. There are several companies that will help you develop your android application. They will give you customized solutions that will provide you with the best applications. All you need to do is contact them and tell them your idea behind the mobile application. Android games are also extremely popular, everyone with an android phone will know exactly how interesting and addictive android phones are, especially the games.

This is a big reason why Android Game Developers are also very much in demand in the Android application development field. There are openings in all segments designing, testing, debugging, developing tools for the applications, publishing and distribution. All these are segments of the android development platform where it is easy to get placements.

The reason for the increase in android phones and development phase is because it has all features that a Smartphone needs. Be it a student, businessman or a housewife, there is something to keep everyone entertained.

Openwave Computing - An inestimable experienced company providing mobile application development services to the worldwide and we are also well growth Company for Android Application development from several years. We have proficient Developers which have inordinate Experience in mobile application development our developers use android framework and java language to develop mobile application development. Android are just unlimited, even the core components which can be used to modified.

An Introduction to Forensics Data Acquisition From Android Mobile Devices

The role that a Digital Forensics Investigator (DFI) is rife with continuous learning opportunities, especially as technology expands and proliferates into every corner of communications, entertainment and business. As a DFI, we deal with a daily onslaught of new devices. Many of these devices, like the cell phone or tablet, use common operating systems that we need to be familiar with. Certainly, the Android OS is predominant in the tablet and cell phone industry. Given the predominance of the Android OS in the mobile device market, DFIs will run into Android devices in the course of many investigations. While there are several models that suggest approaches to acquiring data from Android devices, this article introduces four viable methods that the DFI should consider when evidence gathering from Android devices.

Forensics Data Acquisition

A Bit of History of the Android OS
Android's first commercial release was in September, 2008 with version 1.0. Android is the open source and 'free to use' operating system for mobile devices developed by Google. Importantly, early on, Google and other hardware companies formed the "Open Handset Alliance" (OHA) in 2007 to foster and support the growth of the Android in the marketplace. The OHA now consists of 84 hardware companies including giants like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola (to name a few). This alliance was established to compete with companies who had their own market offerings, such as competitive devices offered by Apple, Microsoft (Windows Phone 10 - which is now reportedly dead to the market), and Blackberry (which has ceased making hardware). Regardless if an OS is defunct or not, the DFI must know about the various versions of multiple operating system platforms, especially if their forensics focus is in a particular realm, such as mobile devices.

Linux and Android
The current iteration of the Android OS is based on Linux. Keep in mind that "based on Linux" does not mean the usual Linux apps will always run on an Android and, conversely, the Android apps that you might enjoy (or are familiar with) will not necessarily run on your Linux desktop. But Linux is not Android. To clarify the point, please note that Google selected the Linux kernel, the essential part of the Linux operating system, to manage the hardware chipset processing so that Google's developers wouldn't have to be concerned with the specifics of how processing occurs on a given set of hardware. This allows their developers to focus on the broader operating system layer and the user interface features of the Android OS.

A Large Market Share
The Android OS has a substantial market share of the mobile device market, primarily due to its open-source nature. An excess of 328 million Android devices were shipped as of the third quarter in 2016. And, according to netwmarketshare.com, the Android operating system had the bulk of installations in 2017 -- nearly 67% -- as of this writing.

As a DFI, we can expect to encounter Android-based hardware in the course of a typical investigation. Due to the open source nature of the Android OS in conjunction with the varied hardware platforms from Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc., the variety of combinations between hardware type and OS implementation presents an additional challenge. Consider that Android is currently at version 7.1.1, yet each phone manufacturer and mobile device supplier will typically modify the OS for the specific hardware and service offerings, giving an additional layer of complexity for the DFI, since the approach to data acquisition may vary.

Before we dig deeper into additional attributes of the Android OS that complicate the approach to data acquisition, let's look at the concept of a ROM version that will be applied to an Android device. As an overview, a ROM (Read Only Memory) acara is low-level programming that is close to the kernel level, and the unique ROM acara is often called firmware. If you think in terms of a tablet in contrast to a cell phone, the tablet will have different ROM programming as contrasted to a cell phone, since hardware features between the tablet and cell phone will be different, even if both hardware devices are from the same hardware manufacturer. Complicating the need for more specifics in the ROM program, add in the specific requirements of cell service carriers (Verizon, AT&T, etc.).

While there are commonalities of acquiring data from a cell phone, not all Android devices are equal, especially in light that there are fourteen major Android OS releases on the market (from versions 1.0 to 7.1.1), multiple carriers with model-specific ROMs, and additional countless custom user-complied editions (customer ROMs). The 'customer compiled editions' are also model-specific ROMs. In general, the ROM-level updates applied to each wireless device will contain operating and system basic applications that works for a particular hardware device, for a given vendor (for example your Samsung S7 from Verizon), and for a particular implementation.

Even though there is no 'silver bullet' solution to investigating any Android device, the forensics investigation of an Android device should follow the same general process for the collection of evidence, requiring a structured process and approach that address the investigation, seizure, isolation, acquisition, examination and analysis, and reporting for any digital evidence. When a request to examine a device is received, the DFI starts with rencana and preparation to include the requisite method of acquiring devices, the necessary paperwork to support and document the chain of custody, the development of a purpose statement for the examination, the detailing of the device model (and other specific attributes of the acquired hardware), and a list or description of the information the requestor is seeking to acquire.

Unique Challenges of Acquisition
Mobile devices, including cell phones, tablets, etc., face unique challenges during evidence seizure. Since battery life is limited on mobile devices and it is not typically recommended that a charger be inserted into a device, the isolation stage of evidence gathering can be a critical state in acquiring the device. Confounding proper acquisition, the cellular data, WiFi connectivity, and Bluetooth connectivity should also be included in the investigator's focus during acquisition. Android has many security features built into the phone. The lock-screen feature can be set as PIN, password, drawing a pattern, facial recognition, location recognition, trusted-device recognition, and biometrics such as finger prints. An estimated 70% of users do use some type of security protection on their phone. Critically, there is available software that the user may have downloaded, which can give them the ability to wipe the phone remotely, complicating acquisition.

It is unlikely during the seizure of the mobile device that the screen will be unlocked. If the device is not locked, the DFI's examination will be easier because the DFI can change the settings in the phone promptly. If access is allowed to the cell phone, disable the lock-screen and change the screen timeout to its maximum value (which can be up to 30 minutes for some devices). Keep in mind that of key importance is to isolate the phone from any Internet connections to prevent remote wiping of the device. Place the phone in Airplane mode. Attach an external power supply to the phone after it has been placed in a static-free bag designed to block radiofrequency signals. Once secure, you should later be able to enable USB debugging, which will allow the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) that can provide good data capture. While it may be important to examine the artifacts of RAM on a mobile device, this is unlikely to happen.

Acquiring the Android Data
Copying a hard-drive from a desktop or laptop computer in a forensically-sound manner is trivial as compared to the data extraction methods needed for mobile device data acquisition. Generally, DFIs have ready physical access to a hard-drive with no barriers, allowing for a hardware copy or software bit stream image to be created. Mobile devices have their data stored inside of the phone in difficult-to-reach places. Extraction of data through the USB port can be a challenge, but can be accomplished with care and luck on Android devices.

After the Android device has been seized and is secure, it is time to examine the phone. There are several data acquisition methods available for Android and they differ drastically. This article introduces and discusses four of the primary ways to approach data acquisition. These five methods are noted and summarized below:


  1. Send the device to the manufacturer: You can send the device to the manufacturer for data extraction, which will cost extra time and money, but may be necessary if you do not have the particular skill set for a given device nor the time to learn. In particular, as noted earlier, Android has a plethora of OS versions based on the manufacturer and ROM version, adding to the complexity of acquisition. Manufacturer's generally make this service available to government agencies and law enforcement for most domestic devices, so if you're an independent contractor, you will need to check with the manufacturer or gain support from the organization that you are working with. Also, the manufacturer investigation option may not be available for several international models (like the many no-name Chinese phones that proliferate the market - think of the 'disposable phone').
  2. Direct physical acquisition of the data. One of rules of a DFI investigation is to never to alter the data. The physical acquisition of data from a cell phone must take into account the same strict processes of verifying and documenting that the physical method used will not alter any data on the device. Further, once the device is connected, the running of hash totals is necessary. Physical acquisition allows the DFI to obtain a full image of the device using a USB cord and forensic software (at this point, you should be thinking of write blocks to prevent any altering of the data). Connecting to a cell phone and grabbing an image just isn't as clean and clear as pulling data from a hard drive on a desktop computer. The duduk perkara is that depending on your selected forensic acquisition tool, the particular make and model of the phone, the carrier, the Android OS version, the user's settings on the phone, the root status of the device, the lock status, if the PIN code is known, and if the USB debugging option is enabled on the device, you may not be able to acquire the data from the device under investigation. Simply put, physical acquisition ends up in the realm of 'just trying it' to see what you get and may appear to the court (or opposing side) as an unstructured way to gather data, which can place the data acquisition at risk.
  3. JTAG forensics (a variation of physical acquisition noted above). As a definition, JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) forensics is a more advanced way of data acquisition. It is essentially a physical method that involves cabling and connecting to Test Access Ports (TAPs) on the device and using processing instructions to invoke a transfer of the raw data stored in memory. Raw data is pulled directly from the connected device using a special JTAG cable. This is considered to be low-level data acquisition since there is no conversion or interpretation and is similar to a bit-copy that is done when acquiring evidence from a desktop or laptop computer hard drive. JTAG acquisition can often be done for locked, damaged and inaccessible (locked) devices. Since it is a low-level copy, if the device was encrypted (whether by the user or by the particular manufacturer, such as Samsung and some Nexus devices), the acquired data will still need to be decrypted. But since Google decided to do away with whole-device encryption with the Android OS 5.0 release, the whole-device encryption limitation is a bit narrowed, unless the user has determined to encrypt their device. After JTAG data is acquired from an Android device, the acquired data can be further inspected and analyzed with tools such as 3zx (link: http://z3x-team.com/ ) or Belkasoft (link: https://belkasoft.com/ ). Using JTAG tools will automatically extract key digital forensic artifacts including call logs, contacts, location data, browsing history and a lot more.
  4. Chip-off acquisition. This acquisition technique requires the removal of memory chips from the device. Produces raw binary dumps. Again, this is considered an advanced, low-level acquisition and will require de-soldering of memory chips using highly specialized tools to remove the chips and other specialized devices to read the chips. Like the JTAG forensics noted above, the DFI risks that the chip contents are encrypted. But if the information is not encrypted, a bit copy can be extracted as a raw image. The DFI will need to contend with block address remapping, fragmentation and, if present, encryption. Also, several Android device manufacturers, like Samsung, enforce encryption which cannot be bypassed during or after chip-off acquisition has been completed, even if the correct passcode is known. Due to the access issues with encrypted devices, chip off is limited to unencrypted devices.
  5. Over-the-air Data Acquisition. We are each aware that Google has mastered data collection. Google is known for maintaining massive amounts from cell phones, tablets, laptops, computers and other devices from various operating system types. If the user has a Google account, the DFI can access, download, and analyze all information for the given user under their Google user account, with proper permission from Google. This involves downloading information from the user's Google Account. Currently, there are no full cloud backups available to Android users. Data that can be examined include Gmail, contact information, Google Drive data (which can be very revealing), synced Chrome tabs, browser bookmarks, passwords, a list of registered Android devices, (where location history for each device can be reviewed), and much more.

The five methods noted above is not a comprehensive list. An often-repeated note surfaces about data acquisition - when working on a mobile device, proper and accurate documentation is essential. Further, documentation of the processes and procedures used as well as adhering to the chain of custody processes that you've established will ensure that evidence collected will be 'forensically sound.'

Conclusion
As discussed in this article, mobile device forensics, and in particular the Android OS, is different from the traditional digital forensic processes used for laptop and desktop computers. While the personal computer is easily secured, storage can be readily copied, and the device can be stored, safe acquisition of mobile devices and data can be and often is problematic. A structured approach to acquiring the mobile device and a planned approach for data acquisition is necessary. As noted above, the five methods introduced will allow the DFI to gain access to the device. However, there are several additional methods not discussed in this.

Purchasing a Top Android Phone is a Good Decision

How do you make a decision on the best phone for you? With such a huge variety of cell phones to choose from it is really hard to make a decision. The Google phones have recently become incredibly popular, thanks to Google's Android operating system. Several cell phone producers are incorporating the Android operating system into their cell phones. Here are some of the top Android phones on the market today.These days, most people have a cell phone. Even people who swore that they would never ever find a cell phone useful have acquiesced to the convenience of mobile phones and technology. What other way would you explain the demam isu of the pay as you go cell phone? One of the most popular cell phones models available on the market is Google's Android phone.

Top Android Phone

By having smart phone technology, its competition has a lot to contend with. With such a huge selection of Android Phones, how do you know which phones are the leading Android Phones? Here are some of the phones that got the best reviews.What are your wants from your cell phone? When it comes time to upgrade their cell phone this is something every purchaser should ask him or herself. Making phone calls was the original purpose of a cell phone. As the cell phone revolved, people began wanting to take pictures, send text messages, listen to their music and access the Internet. You can do all that and some by choosing a smart phone. Playing games, checking the weather report and making phone calls are only a few of the countless things you will be able to do on this phone. Before choosing one of the top Android phones, you should consider what you want the phone to be able to do for you. Here are some of the top Android phones available right now.

Among the top Android phones is the Acer BeTouch E110. This is only one of the Acer BeTouch phones out on the market. The E110 is a smart phone running with the Android 1.5 software set. It is not the latest edition from Acer's technology, but the BeTouch E110 is capable of almost everything the other smart phones are. Acer has their own interface that assists users in operating their phones. This phone has a little touch screen that is powered by a 416 MHz processor. The touch screen is less than three inches in size! The touch screen is not even three inches large!The Motorola Quench is one of the top Android phones. The Quench, a later model of Motorola has been enhanced with the Android operating system. This phone is one of eight Motorola models that uses the Android system. The phone has a screen that is only slightly larger than three inches, however the screen has high definition (320 x 480). This phone uses Motoblur technology, which will allow social networking users a better experience. It uses the Android 1.5 operating system and offers Wi-Fi capability, GPS, a camera that is five megapixels and several apps the user will absolutely adore.The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is one of the most highly respected Android phones on the market. This phone is built on a slightly different model with no name change. The mini is basically the more compact version of the phone that it is modeled after. This phone works with Google's Android 1.6 operating system and is paired with the UX interface by Ericsson.

The touch screen is only two and a half inches large and the phone doesn't even weigh 100 grams. Even though it is small, it packs quite a punch. The phones comes with a camera that is five megapixels, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack that makes it possible to listen to music already on your phone.The HTC Legend is very popular. Its rating on the website Know Your Mobile dot com was number one. The HTC Legend is not the first Android phone but is rather high in demand. This might have to do with the conjunction between the HTC user interface and the Android 2.1 operating system. The screen is a touch screen and is a hair larger than three inches in size. One of its most popular features is the control it offers. It is likened to a track pad or joystick style of control. Also, it has Wi-Fi capability and GPS.

On the market today, the LG InTouch Max GW620 is among the top rated Android phones. Many consumers who purchase this phone tell everyone they know. They insist that the phone is almost perfect. It features a great five megapixel digital camera and purchasers rave about how simple the interface is to use. You can talk for eight hours before you need to start thinking about the battery. This is the phone for someone who enjoys making phone calls and is appreciative of being able to access things are only available on smart phones. Our only complaint is the cost. It is fairly expensive. One Motorola phone that functions with the Android operating system is the Motorola Cliq. This phone is for sale thought T-Mobile. It has a keyboard that slides out. One of the things that makes this phone so popular is that it allows the user to keep long logs of e-mails, text messages and social networking updates. You can utilize this phone for keeping your Twitter and Facebook pages up-to-date. You are able to remotely access the data on the phone.

An Android phone that is very popular is the T-Mobile Pulse Mini. This phone is designed for the money conscious consumer who wants all the bells and whistles of an Android phone but does not want to pay an astronomical price. The size of the touch screen on this phone is less than three inches. It comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera that has an LED Flash that helps the photographer snap even better photos. The phone runs Android 2.1 software. The difference between this is and the regular Pulse phone is it had a jack for a headphone.

Top Android Phone

Another popular phone is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro. It is one of the cell phones on the Xperia X10 line. This phone adds on to the X10 Mini phone by adding a keyboard, which slides out from the screen.

This phone uses the Android 1.6 operating system and has a display that is less than three inches in size. Even so the phone is still easy to use and does everything that its larger counterparts can do.

One highly favored Android phone is the HTC Desire. The Nexus One handset, produced by Google, is available with this Android phone. In fact, the HTC Desire is pretty much an enhancement of its original model. It has a display screen that is nearly four inches big and uses an Amoled WVGA display. It utilizes a snapdragon processor that functions on the Android 2.1 operating system. Also, this phone manipulates the use of Adobe Flash (v. 10.1). The screen is a touch screen and utilizes joystick and track pad technology to aid the user in operating the system.Being one of the top Android phones available, the HTC Hero has gotten a lot of hype. Using the user interface is simple. It has a smooth exterior and is able to do just about everything the other smart phones can do With an ability to access the Internet, make phone calls, and snap photos, this phone is the bomb. A major duduk perkara with this phone is the size, as it is quite difficult to put the phone in your pocket without a major bulge showing in your pants pocket. Also, it does not run the latest version of the android Operation system. Still, it is a good phone and well worth the asking price.

T-Mobiles G2 Touch is the next phone after the G1, which was the first Android phone with Google. This model is better than the former model, which featured a slide out keyboard and was rather cumbersome to carry. There is no longer a keyboard, as the favored touch screen is now an opponent to the iPhone. The camera possesses five megapixel capabilities and you can chat for eight hours before it comes time to recharge a dead battery. It is a good idea to take note of the model being based just as much on the HTC Hero as it is on the G1, so if T-Mobile is not your cell phone provider of choice, you can find an equivalent cell phone with a different service provider.

A popular choice among cell phones that runs the Android software is the Acer BeTouch E400. This phone utilizes the 2.1 Android software platforms. If you want to get technical, it is essentially a smart phone. Users benefit from a touch screen that is more than three inches (3.2 to be precise). The width is no less than twelve millimeters. In addition to GPS, a 600MHz processor and Wi-Fi capabilities, the Acer Company has also installed their own user interface to parlay the Android system. This phone is still fairly new so not many users have contributed their reviews.With countless cell phones to choose from, the Acer Liquid e cell phone is often times overlooked. Little is known about Acer phones, compared to the computers and monitors they offer. The Android 2.1 operating system powers this phone.

It has a Snapdragon processor. The screen is three and a half inches big and uses touch screen technology. This phone is multi-faceted with Wi-Fi capability, GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, standard 3.5mm headphone jack for listening to music, as well as plugging in an earpiece and microphone to give you the freedom of making hand free cell phone calls.An Android phone receiving rave reviews is the Samsung Beam i8520. The phone uses Android technology for its operating system and it features a pico projector. This means that the phone user can use his phone to project pretty much anything in his phone onto a wall. It makes bringing a portable projector a simple convenience. Furthermore, it has smart phone technology inside - the previously mentioned Android operating system and the Touch Wiz skin, which was designed by Samsung.

This phone comes with an 8-megapixel camera, which makes it even better than other handheld digital cameras!An Android phone designed specifically for the budget conscious consumer is the Samsung Galaxy portal. The camera is a minimal three megapixel digital camera, but other than that it is a great phone - especially for the price. The capabilities of this phone include video, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The phone has about seven hours worth of talk time. It has a rather bulky build, but if you want a smart phone at an excellent price, this one is for you. When upgrading time rolls around, some cell phone companies offer the phone for free to their customers. Google came up with the Android system and it is making it possible for cell phone manufactures to compete the iPhone from Apple. Noticeably, the Android is a big time competitor with Apple and has now allowed other cell phone companies an opportunity to provide comparable smart phones to people who want to upgrade from their current phone to something more wise and cultivated. In actuality, cell phones are no longer used solely for making calls. Now they allow you to snap photos, play your tunes and connect to the Internet. If you desire an upgrade for you're cell phone but are uncertain if the iPhone is suited for you, the Android powered phone is a viable alternative.

When it comes time to make a decision about one of the top Android phones, it is smart to consider what you'll be using your cell phone for. If your main goal is being able to make phone calls, you probably don't need a phone with so many bells and whistles. If, however, your goal is to utilize your phone for mobile entertainment and contacts, you'll need smart phone technology to stay in the know with your family, friends and hobbies. Think about your choice!

Cell phones have certainly evolved from the days when they were built like giant breaks and could barely fit in briefcases.

Now they are able to help you check your e-mail, do video conferencing and even play complicated games all while you are away from home (or are too lazy to move off of your couch). If you have made the decision to go with a smart phone, the top rated Android phones are all worth taking a look at.

Making a decision about which cell phone to purchase can be a trying effort. There are tons of options out there! When cell phones first became mainstream, most people took advantage of the free upgrade offers from their cell phone providers. Though, that was back when cell phones were only meant for making phone calls. Nowadays cell phones are tiny computers that allow users to access the Internet, make phone calls, snaps photos, take videos and tons of other stuff. The top Android phones are some of the best phones on the market.Finding the right cell phone can take many long hours of researching. You need to ask yourself what you want your phone to be capable of. When figuring out which top android phone is worth your money, it is beneficial for you do already know what you want from your phone.

New Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Features That Make Your Phone a Joy to Use

A complete and harmonious combination of two substances can create a complete and beautiful result. In like manner, the natural sweetness of Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the crispy layers of Android 2.3 Gingerbread have resulted in a new, tastier treat for Android smartphones and Android tablets--Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Ice Cream Sandwich Features

Google has been aiming to unite the multiple Android versions into just one version so that one and only one Android runs on whatever device--be it an Android smartphone, Android tablet, Android portable media player, Android TV, Android watch, or wherever else the little green robot can make waves.

What glad tidings does Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) bring to its users? What better experiences can we expect from it? Read on to know more about how Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is being true to Google's description of it: "the best Android we've ever made yet."

Multi-tasking Button
Android 4.0 includes a virtual button that allows you to browse and instantly switch to apps you recently used. The list displays thumbnail images of apps--instead of just icons--so you can see which part of the apps are currently working in the background.

And, if you want to throw away or discard an item on the list, simply flick the thumbnail in order to remove it from the list.

Instant Screenshots with Button Press
There are many instances in which you'd like to share to others what is currently displayed on your screen. There are also times when you just need to save a screenshot for later use. In previous versions of Android, you could take screenshots by installing apps for that purpose. In Android 4.0, it's a built-in feature.

By holding the Power and Volume Down buttons together, your Android smartphone lets you capture screen images instantly.

Improved Notification Bar
There are several improvements that Google has done to the Notification Bar in Android 4.0. For instance, it can now be pulled down from the Lock Screen. Another is that you can discard items from the list of notifications by simply flicking an item to the right. This means that you can remove items on the Notification Bar one by one.

In previous versions of Android, it's either you clear all notifications with one tap or you leave all of them untouched.

The Notification Bar no longer shows a grid layout of recently used apps. Instead, in Ice Cream Sandwich, those apps are shown as a vertical-scrolling strip of app thumbnails. You can also directly control music playback right on the Notification Bar.

Improved Text and Voice Input
The stock keyboard in Android 4.0 has been given more love. It is now faster and more responsive compared to previous versions of Android. The suggestion strip is more accurate now and also includes an in-line spell checker. With one tap, you can select suggested words or add new words to the dictionary.

Copy-and-paste functionality has also been made easier. Just tap and hold down on the selected word, and drag the handles to highlight the selected words. Then you can select "Copy and Paste" from the popup menu, or simply drag the highlighted chunk of text to wherever you wish to insert it.

Google has also incorporated voice-to-text input in Ice Cream Sandwich. Just speak, and the phone converts your spoken words into text. It's a great way to easily and effortlessly "type" text. With Ice Cream Sandwich, voice input is more accurate and can also translate expressions into symbols.

It also accounts for pauses, so you don't have to press anything while thinking of an appropriate response.

Face Unlock
Say goodbye to passwords, PIN codes, and patterns. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has personalized phone unlocking much further. With the new Face Unlock feature, an Android smartphone or Android tablet can now recognize the face of its owner.

Just by focusing your face clearly on the secondary front-facing camera of your device, you can unlock your phone instantly. No typing needed. No need to remember passwords. Just look into the camera and let the device recognize you.

Data Usage Monitoring
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich also includes a new graphical display of the data your Android phone is using. You can set warnings for exceeding data usage limits, as well as set how much background data each app can use. Users can have more control over their Android device with this neat option in ICS.

Android 4.0 also comes with improved apps, which can be categorized into three: the core apps (i.e., Google mobile apps such as Android Browser, Gmail, and Calendar), Photos, and People.

Android Beam
Support for Near Field Communication (NFC) is baked into Android 4.0, and Google has made sure that Ice Cream Sandwich has a ready app to leverage the technology.

Called Android Beam, the app revolutionizes the way that people share files and data among one another. With NFC and Android Beam, one can send a file to another user simply by bringing two Android phones close to each other and tapping the phones against each other. Any file can be shared in this manner--photos, documents, maps, apps, bookmarks, and so on.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich surely packs a fresh new look and exciting new features that will truly make your device perform better as a smartphone. With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon replacing the older versions of Android on recent Android smartphones, these new features will eventually start a new wave of more convenient and more efficient use of Android smartphones and Android tablets.