Posts From Martin Sweeney

Martin Sweeney
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Android enthusiast and Developer. I like to write code and not restrict myself to one specific area. You can find me in Web Development, Android, Database and security. I am just curious about all things computers and gadgets. Lately I have been fascinated with IOT.

Samsung Announces Android 7.0 Nougat Rollout Schedule for several Galaxy Models

Samsung has officially stated that the Android Nougat 7.0 rollout has begun for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge devices, confirming earlier reports. The press release states that the rollout began 2 days ago and will be making its way to devices via an OTA update and will be available to owners of the devices...

Google Enhances Searches for Spotty Data Connections

Making Google searches while on poor data connections can be a frustrating experience. Sometimes you really, really want to find an answer to some question or you are looking up, but because you're barely out of network range, your search never goes through. Thankfully, Google is looking to alleviate some of those headaches. In an official...

Google Maps Starts Showing Parking Availability

According to Android Police, Google Maps seems to be rolling out a new feature that allows users to show parking information at a location. The extra feature seems to be part of the latest Google Maps v9.44 beta update to the application. The parking information shows up as small round "P" icon next to your destination,...

Android One Phones to Come to U.S. Mid-2017

Google is rumored to finally be bringing the Android One line of smartphones to the US. An exclusive report from The Information states that the first phone bearing the brand could launch as early as mid 2017. It is believed that the phone will be priced somewhere between $200 and $300. The report doesn't disclose which OEM the phone...

XDA Spotlight: Abusive Gym Reminder, an Open-Source App that Yells at you if you don’t Workout

Do you like being yelled at? Are army training boot camps your idea of a good time? Does being screamed at make you more motivated? Then we have have just the app for you. Say hello to the open-source Abusive Gym Reminder. This is an an application whose sole purpose is to send you abusive notifications everyday...

HTC Will Only Release 6 or 7 Phones in 2017

At the recent launch event of the HTC U Ultra and U Play in Taipei, Engadget's Richard Lai interviewed Chialin Chang, HTC's President of Smartphone and Connected Devices business. During the interview, Mr. Chang confirmed that HTC is only planning to release 6 or 7 smartphones during 2017. The move will be a significant drop in the number of...

Galaxy S8 Reportedly Shipping with IP68 Rating for Dust and Water Resistance

The Korean news outlet The Investor has reported from multiple sources that the much-awaited successors of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are both going to have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. Applying an IP68-level of dust and water resistance to the presumed Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 means that both smartphones will be fully dust...

Samsung Likely to Unveil Foldable Smartphones in Q3 2017

Tech giants LG and Samsung are racing each other to be the first to release folding displays to the market, although the two companies have very different approaches. Samsung is going to keep a hold on the technology which is said to be technically complete in house, and release it through their own products only whereas LG...