Android 8.0 Oreo whats inside

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What’s Inside Android 8.0 Oreo?

Today Google has released there new Android OS version 8.0. (Code Name Oreo) If you are interesting in watching the live stream announcement from Google then watch the video here.

The Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware has been released and you will find it here, with this link to access all of the new firmware images from Google. You will need to know the code name IE (sailfish Marlin) of your nexus or pixel device to make sure you download the right version. If you need help installing this firmware then check out my tutorial HERE.

Lets take a look.

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Lineage OS is taking CyanogenMod place

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Lineage OS Android Distribution

As many of you know CyanogenMod has officially shut down as of December 25 2016. Lineage OS is looking to continue CM work under this new distribution. A company pulling their support out of an open source project does not mean it has to die. Lineage OS is just getting started and needs all the help it can get to really create some momentum. Lineage is looking for Build Slaves and Build Mirrors to help them out if you have something available to share please contact them HERE. They have already lunched there Gerrit, IRC, Github, and Reddit with a Wiki to follow soon. I am glad that someone has stepped in to fill the huge shoes of CyanogenMod in the Android community and I am really looking forward to see what Lineage has to offer and doing some reviews on it. I hope to see some new players with some amazing new customization in this new Android custom OS.  LINEAGE OS NEW DOWNLOAD PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE

If you are wanting to stay up to date on any developments with Lineage OS, I would recommend following them on Twitter. I know I will be. What are your thoughts on this new Lineage OS?  Please comment below.

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Moto Z Wallpapers and Goodies

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Moto Z Wallpapers and Goodies

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Moto Z Wallpapers download 

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So we finally have some official info on the new Motorola Moto Z coming to Verizon. Model is XT1650 and the code name is Griffin. I got my hands on some of the wallpapers and bootanimation if you would like to take a look at them along with a fully system dump if you want it, new apps maybe. 🙂 I am really liking the idea of moto Mods on this device and can’t wait to go pick one up and try it out. The downside to Moto Mods is that you will either have to keep the mod on your device all the time or carry them around with you which will be a pain so some, time will tell. Found out that the release date for Verizon is July 14th for preorder and the 19th to be in stores. cant wait to check this bad boy out its a big bummer that it is Verizon only right now.

 

Click HERE to check out any of these files 🙂

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If you really want it all check HERE

Android 7.0 Nougat

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Android 7.0 Nougat

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Today Google Official unveiled the new Android 7.0 Nougat statue above. This is exciting news because it normally means that the official release of Android 7.0 firmware is just around the corner and Nexus device will be out of the preview stage on Android N. There also looks to be 2 new Nexus device coming from HTC this year code named MARLIN and SAILFISH. I havent seen anything official on them but look forward to there announcement as well. From what i have read looks like these device will be very similar with slightly different price points and specs. I really hope that HTC hits a home run with this years Nexus device. I think that it is going to be hard to top the Nexus 6p which is one solid device. Remember to check RootJunkysdl.com as soon as the new Nexus 7.0 official firmware gets released as I will be creating flash all files with wipe and no wipe options and repackaging the firmware to make it easy to install Nougat on your Nexus devices. I am sure i will also have a video on the process as well 🙂

Android 7.0 Nougat Statue video 

 

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Google is now a MVNO Carrier with Project Fi

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Google is now a MVNO Carrier with Project Fi

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Google Just announced that they will be entering the mobile carrier game with a new network called Project Fi or just Fi for short. This is a MVNO network (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) and will be using T-mobile and Sprint towers and coverage. So if you already use these networks in your area then Project Fi might be a good fit for you. Lets take a look at some of the features that will come with this new MVNO Project Fi

Features

1. Your data is secured through encryption when we connect you to open Wi-Fi hotspots. It’s like your data has a private tunnel to drive through.

2. Never pay for unused data. At the end of each month, you’ll get your unused data credited in dollars and cents, so you only pay for what you use.

3. Wifi Calling and Text just like many of the carriers are doing. also if you move away from that wifi your call will transfer to cell service without dropping the call.

4. Using Google Hangouts your number can be used to make and receive calls from youe computer, tablet, or phone of course.

there are c couple other small features that you can read more about here 

 Data Plans

  • Unlimited domestic talk and text
  • Unlimited international texts
  • Low-cost international calls
  • Wi-Fi tethering
  • Coverage in 120+ countries

Above is the basic features of every plan for $20. but you have to at least add a 1GB $10 data plan as well so lowest cost at this time is $30 a month which isn’t that bad if you don’t use much data.

Data rate work this way $10 for 1GB of data tahts it pretty simple. Example if you want 10GB of date it will cost you $100 plus $20 for the basic call and text giving you a $120 total.

NOTE Project Fi is only available on the Nexus 6 at this time. And is set up as a invite only program. I am sure that Google will be rolling it out to more device as time passes. And yes you can port your current number over to Project Fi. 

 

MY THOUGHTS

Is Google’s New Project Fi the right package for me? Well the short answer is a BIG NO. Let me explain, I am what you might call a power user and go through a ton of data each month well over 10GB to say the least. This kind of data usage would make my bill over $120 so it is much cheaper for me to get T-mobile’s $80 a month unlimited plan which is what i am on right now. Speaking of unlimited, Google really should have offered an unlimited package at a low price too. If Google really wants to be a player in the cell phone carrier arena then they are really going to have to step up there game. Now if you are a 1GB a month kind of person and are always on wifi at home and work then you could get a plan for as low as $30 a month, thats a deal.  So is Project Fi right for you? It all boils down to how you use your phone and it could be a great cheap package for your kids or something along those lines. It will be interesting to watch and see  the direction Google will take with Project Fi.

US Cell Phone Carrier Unlocking Policies

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US Cell Phone Carrier Unlocking Policies

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Policies: Verizon | AT&T | Sprint | T-Mobile | US Cellular

First what is carrier unlocking and why might I want this for my device? If your device is carrier unlocked then you can put any carriers sim card in your phone and it will work as long as the device you are using supports that carriers network frequencies. On the other hand if your cell phone is carrier locked then it is stuck on whatever carrier you have and will not work on any other network.

Note: Most people confuse bootloader unlocking with carrier unlocking. These are to very different things carrier unlocking has to do with the Network and bootloader unlocking has to do with freedom to flash custom firmware / OS to your device.

Above you will find linked all the policies for these major carriers. Check to see if you meet the requirements and can get your device carrier unlocked for free through there programs. If you aren’t eligible then start Googling carrier unlock and you will find that there are many free and paid for services out there that can accomplish this task of unlocking your phones networks for you. Most cost 25 dollars or less some are even free.

As of today Feb 11th 2015 the FCC and CTIA is forcing all carriers to allow customers to unlock there phones if they meet the requirements listed. So go check out your carriers policy and see if you are eligible.  Now you will be able to bring your device to any carrier and not have to buy a new one if you don’t want to. As a customer you bought the device and you should fully own it and have full control not the OEM or the carrier.

Other Important Links:  FCC device unlocking FAQ | CTIA Consumer Code for Wireless Service

 

T-Mobile’s Latest Uncarrier Move: Data Stash!

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Uncarrier 8.0 is the latest in a line of T-Mobile’s brand of trying to fix the wireless industry for all consumers, not just their own. CEO John Legere spoke with David Progue of Yahoo Tech today for this latest event, which you can find here.

Keeping in mind, that on T-Mobile’s tiered post-paid data if you run out of data you are never charged an overage; instead, you’d be slowed to lower speeds for the rest of the month.

This latest move, is rollover data! “Data Stash.” It seems as if you’re on a 2 GB for example, and use 1 GB in a month, the rest would rollover to your “data stash” of extra high-speed data so next month you’d essentially be on a 3GB plan, and so on and so on.

When you pay extra for data you should keep it! All Lines 3GB and above get Data Stash, only from @tmobile. Also 10GB free data to start.

T-Mobile will be giving 10 GB free for new customers in their “data stash.”

Source: T-Mobile Newsroom