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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Samsung won me with VR but is losing me with updates

By Steve Dent, Engadget

I want to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, I really do. I like my Galaxy S6 Edge, with its striking curved screen, and the new model improves on it in nearly every way. Most importantly, I like to dabble in virtual reality -- I'm not ready to commit $700+ to a PC-based headset yet -- and I can still get a new Gear VR headset free with the S7 Edge. Shamefully, though, my S6 Edge hasn't received an update to Android 6.01 Marshmallow, leaving me high and dry with Lollipop. I certainly didn't expect that with a $800 flagship phone, and I refuse to let it happen again.
Marshmallow first came out on Nexus devices in October 2015, and "Nougat," aka Android 7.0, will probably arrive around the same time later this year. The new release is full of interesting features, including a multi-window mode, improved settings and, most importantly to me, a new VR mode. For those reasons, and also the fact that I like having the latest software, I would like to get it as soon as it arrives.
The S6 Edge came out in early 2015 (I have the international, unlocked version), and some folks have indeed received an Android 6.0 update. To find out if there was a problem with my phone or carrier, I contacted the company's support line in France, and was told that the release had not rolled out to me yet. So what's the delay? Some users have reported problems with the fingerprint scanner and passwords after updating, along with slowness and battery issues. If that's accurate, then Samsung may have decided to work on Marshmallow before releasing it widely.
Does my phone still work with Lollipop? Of course, but that's not the point. Marshmallow brings a more stylish UI, a memory manager that my phone desperately needs, an improved "do not disturb" function (which I desperately need), per-app battery optimization and more. Also, as someone who likes to have the latest software (and, since I write about it, I kind of need it), I'd really rather not wait for it.
To reiterate, I really like the Galaxy S6 Edge and Gear VR. Samsung wisely partnered with Oculus, and the Gear VR is easily the best mobile virtual reality headset out there. As I mentioned in my mini-review of the original Gear VR Innovator Edition, I love the potential of VR filmmaking (even if creators haven't quite cracked it yet), and the headset-and-phone combo gives me a way to view content. That includes games like Land's End and interactive VR films including The Martian VR Experience. In addition, Samsung has created a VR version of its web browser that allows you to see 360-degree videos and other content.
I don't want to sacrifice VR for the latest updates, but what if I can have both? The best way to make sure you've always got the latest Android release is to get a Nexus phone. Unfortunately, there hasn't been a VR option for Nexus that's even close to as good as what Samsung has -- at least, until Android Nougat came along.
For Nougat, Google has created a whole new VR platform called Daydream, and a VR mode with improved performance. It also created a reference headset that looks a lot like the Gear VR, but includes a motion-sensitive remote that resembles the controllers for the Vive and Oculus Rift. Its VR tech will only work on "Daydream-approved" smartphones, which will presumably include the company's own upcoming Nexus models.
If things go as planned, Google's VR should be on par with Samsung's Galaxy S7/Note and Gear VR combination. There is a risk it'll take Google a while to get to the same level as Samsung, which has a big head start and Oculus behind it. However, Google says that HTC, ZTE, Huawei, LG and, yes, Samsung have Daydream-ready phones in the works, and it's partnering with HBO, Ubisoft, the NBA and others for content.
Until a few months ago, I was ready to get a Galaxy S7 Edge and the latest Gear VR headset.
This new information has created quite a conundrum for me. Until a few months ago, I was ready to get a Galaxy S7 Edge and the latest Gear VR headset. Now I've decided to wait until the fall, when the first Daydream-compliant smartphones and headsets arrive. I'll continue to use my S6 Edge and Gear VR, and hopefully it'll get the Marshmallow update before Nougat arrives.
I doubt my own experience is unique. Anyone who drops nearly a grand on a smartphone will want to wring the maximum utility out of it. Samsung delivered a great design, great screen and lots of power with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and the Gear VR gave users another good reason to consider it. With the discouraging delays to Marshmallow on my S6 Edge, however, I've lost confidence in Samsung's ability to keep its latest model up to date. And once Daydream comes along, it'll have lost one of the best advantages it had in the Android market.

Monday, June 27, 2016



The recently launched Honda BRV seems to have caught the attention of many small SUV buyers out there. The Honda BRV India launch took place on 5th May, 2016 and the ‘Bold Runabout Vehicle’ (BRV) from Honda Cars India has received more than 10,000 bookings since its launch on May-5. It is being said that the BRV commands a waiting period of more than months in some cities. The Honda BRV has been on sale for a starting price of INR 8.75 Lakhs. The top-end model is priced at INR 12.90 Lakhs and the new Honda SUV in India is available in both Petrol and Diesel engine variants. The new BRV rivals the Maruti S-Cross, Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta. You can book a BR-V for an amount of INR 21,000. You may read on to find out more about the Honda BRV

Honda BRV Dimension

The Honda BRV has following dimensions –
  • Length – 4,456mm
  • Width – 1,735mm
  • Height – 1,666mm
  • Wheelbase – 2,660mm
  • Ground clearance – 201mm

Honda BRV Price in India

This Brio-based Compact SUV has been priced in the range of INR 8.7-12.90 lakhs. This means that the BRV costs more than the Mobilio and almost as much as the City. Honda isn’t exactly known for aggressive pricing, as evident from the prices mentioned below. Here’s the full Honda BR-V price list
Variants Mileage (ARAI-tested) Price in India (ex-showroom)
New Delhi Mumbai
Honda BRV E iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol 16 kpl INR 8.75 Lakhs INR 8.76 lacs
Honda BRV S iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol 16 kpl INR 9.90 Lakhs INR 9.91 lacs
Honda BRV V iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol 16 kpl INR 10.90 Lakhs INR 10.91 lacs
Honda BRV VX iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol 16 kpl INR 11.84 Lakhs INR 11.86 lacs
Honda BRV V iVTEC CVT Automatic Petrol 15.4 kpl INR 11.99 Lakhs INR 12.00 lacs
Honda BRV E iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel 21.9 kpl INR 9.90 Lakhs INR 9.91 lacs
Honda BRV S iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel 21.9 kpl INR 10.99 Lakhs INR 11.00 lacs
Honda BRV V iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel 21.9 kpl INR 11.85 Lakhs INR 11.86 lacs
Honda BRV VX iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel 21.9 kpl INR 12.90 Lakhs INR 12.91 lacs

Honda BR-V Mileage

As we have been saying, the new Honda BR-V Diesel shares its engine with the Amaze, City. For the BR-V, this 1.5-litre iDTEC engine offers a fuel mileage of 21.9 kpl. However, this is an ARAI-rated figure and real-world mileage could be around 16-17 kpl for the Diesel model. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine offers an ARAI-tested fuel mileage of 16 kpl for the manual transmission model and 15.4 kpl for the automatic CVT. Here’s a comparison of the Honda BR-V mileage with that of the Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta.

Petrol Diesel
Honda BR-V 16 kpl (MT), 15.4 kpl (AT) 21.9 kpl
Hyundai Creta 15.29 kpl (MT/AT), 21.38 kpl (1.4 MT), 19.67 kpl (1.6 MT), 17.07 kpl (1.6 AT)
Renault Duster 13.6 kpl (MT) 17.89 kpl (MT)), 19.6 kpl (AT)

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Birthday Party on 14th July 2012

Birthday- 26th June

Drinking will Start from 8:00pm onwards
Dancing starts from 11:00pm by Somya & special dance by mitra also followed by all of us

Chicken Biryani by Srikanth
Chicken Masala by Soumya
Special Chicken Chakna by Nitin
*Condition apply

No one will go out side society after drinking.
Please help to make this party "Smoke free".

Core Committee Member-
Soumya & Nitin & Srikanth will handle kitchen
Sandeep serves Drink
Sharma & sandeep take care for Chakhna
Akash & prateek& kshtij responsible for drink arrangement before party starts
After party starts Somya & prateek will responsible
Dinner will arrange by Nandu & Soumya

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Note review

Remember the display on your first mobile phone? If you've been chatting on the go for as long as we have, it was probably barely big enough to fit a complete telephone number -- let alone a contact name or text message. And your first smartphone?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spotify comes to MeeGo to help keep your N9 company

Looking to bring the gift of song to your new, somewhat limited edition Nokia N9? Good news, Spotify is offering itself up to the MeeGo gods, bringing its music streaming services to the slick handset by way of the Nokia Store. The app is free, but requires the customary Spotify Premium account for you to get any actual enjoyment out of the thing.

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