Samsung: Galaxy S5 versus Galaxy Note 3 Neo - With Specs & Price In Nigeria

Posted by Edi Dominic Ifediri On Saturday 1 comments
The Brand new mobile devices recently released by Samsung's flagship, the Galaxy S5 and The Galaxy Note 3 Neo which are currently selling Online/Offline stores, and are highly anticipated all over the web right now have been brought together for Comparison.
Here now, We'll be having a closer look at their Specifications, I mean what they are really made of.
Secondly, I, (Your Host) now attend Gadgets Live-Previews, with that I'll be telling you my Honest experiences with these phones.
Thirdly, you'll get their Best prices.
Finally we'll round-up, through your comments, we'll be getting to find out, how it had so far suited you, the End-users of these two appraised devices after you bought them

We are straight, let's Compare both :

 Galaxy S5 versus Galaxy Note 3 Neo

 

Their Similarities

They both run Android OS,
They both have same Display properties to be Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
They both use Micro-SIM
Also they share few same Data Properties, as they both are 4G LTE, 3G (HSPDA), Bluetooth and Infrared enabled.

 Their Differences

Apart from Weight, Dimension and Data, there are very noticeable differences between these two devices
  • The Galaxy S5 is of the Galaxy S-series as we've previously had Galaxy S2, S3 and S4
    while Note 3 Neo, belongs to the Note Family as we've had Note 1 and 2.
  • Galaxy S5 is water-resistant and comes with Fingerprint sensor/scanner, which you'll be using to Lock/Unlock the phone, Paypal login verification etc, Note 3 Neo doesn't come with such feature.
  • Galaxy Note 3 Neo comes with a suitable S-pen, Galaxy S5 does not come with a pen

  • Memory: Galaxy S5 is in-built with 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
                     Note 3 Neo comes with 16 GB (11 GB user available), 2 GB RAM
  • Processors : (i) Galaxy Note 3 Neo has a
                             CPU Speed - 1.7GHz, 1.3GHz    
                             CPU Type - Hexa (6) -Core

                         (ii) Galaxy S5 has CPU Speed - 2.5GHz    
                              CPU Type - Octa (8) -Core
                   
  • Camera: Galaxy S5 has a 16 MP back camera, 5312 x 2988 pixels screen,
                    Note 3 Neo has 8 MP back camera, 3264 x 2448 pixels screen.
  • Features: Galaxy S5 runs on the latest Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
                     The Neo3 runs on Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

My Personal Experience

With Galaxy S5:
I personally got my hands on the New Galaxy S5, touched it, felt it, navigated the Menu, and even had a one-on-one experience with a Samsung Galaxy Official, where he threw the phone into a bowl of water, just to prove to us the audience, that it was truly WATER-RESISTANT! I capture that part very well.

With Galaxy Note 3 Neo:
Although I have No personal experiences with this device yet, (I will surely get my hands-on soon), The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is an excellent Option that's cheaper if you've always wanted a Galaxy Note 3,
Neo is ALMOST SAME, yet lower type of Note 3.
Unless you pay attention to detail, you won't notice any difference in the size and weight between a Galaxy Note 3 and a Neo.

CONCLUSION

We have seen the differences up there, the processor in our New Galaxy S5 is higher, enabling it to be faster at multitasking than Note 3 Neo.
Talk-back Comments from Note 3 experience-users still say the new Galaxy S5 still doesn't beat their Note 3 devices, despite the water-proof and higher camera pixels features, (most still believe Note 3will run faster than Galaxy S5, since Note 3 has 3GB RAM, and new S5 came with only 2GB RAM).
For this reason, fans who were held back from buying Note 3 because of the Price may now go ahead and get a Galaxy Note 3 Neo.
We would like to know what you think about these smart devices, meanwhile if you'd like to own them,
  • The Samsung Galaxy S5 is sold in Nigeria at the rate of N110,000
  •  Note 3 Neo sold for just N86,500 by KONGA, Nigeria's biggest online Store as at the time this post was published.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S5 now or the Galaxy Note 3 Neo while this Offer lasts, The devices are available nationwide and delivery takes just 3 – 8 days.

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Mobile Phone Signal Booster for Home

Posted by Edi Dominic Ifediri On Friday 0 comments
It is going to be a nightmare if you suddenly stop using your mobile phone. You are used to having it any time of the day and any minute either to take a catching and breath-taking view with its camera, or to make a sudden life-death business phone call, or to surf the Internet looking for the closest supermarket.
We use our cell phones for various purposes and in different places. We are really happy to play with our “beloved” gadget at home after work, feeling tired and exhausted after a hectic working day. Can you imagine the disappointment and frustration when we realize the signal is too poor, and we cannot chat with a friend as much as we want?




Ways to conquer bad mobile signals

Becoming aware of the bad connection we usually try to approach the window or go upstairs where the signal is likely to be better, or even leave the house hoping to find the antenna with full amount of bars on the phone.
There are especially keen people who invent not very traditional ways to boost a signal by creating their own antennas using a paperclip or recharging the battery etc.

An effective device has been already designed

All these methods take time and bring temporary results. At the same time, most people do not understand that all these troubles can be easily solved by purchasing a mobile phone signal booster at myamplifiers.com

A cell phone signal booster is a rather small device which has been specially designed to enhance the mobile phones signals where it is necessary. The main principle of the gadget’s work is pick up a weak signal from the base station and to boost it to the level making the conversation or data transfer easy and pleasant.


Producers offer a diverse range of cell phone boosters: for your house, a car, a large building etc. It means that by just installing such a gadget somewhere in the house and making it even invisible, you can forget about any bad mobile connection for ever.


We can waste time and nerves trying to invent the wheel again wishing to make the cell phone signal better, but is it really worth it? Having installed a mobile phone signal booster in the house, you make your life less troublesome. This small device becomes your home assistant in mobile service issues.

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Following so many talks about Nokia's upcoming Android phones, The Nokia X series with variants
Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL
which already have been launched at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona had been remarkable, if we may know, this is the first Android powered Smartphone the Nokia corporation is producing.
The world, and so many Nigerian Nokia fans who had always wished Nokia run Android OS can't wait to get their hands on this Smartphone.
If you are one of those that's gonna get a Nokia X-series, whether it's Nokia X, X+ or XL you're interested in, Here is what you should know about these phones.

Specs for the Nokia X-series

Generally, all the three devices are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core processor and are dual SIM.
Popular apps like BBM, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Viber, Vine and Twitter come pre-installed.

Specs for Nokia X
nokia X

The Nokia X comes with 4-inch IPS LCD screen,
- 512MB RAM, 4GB Memory card,
- 4 GB SD Card
- 3-Megapixel rear camera.
- WiF, HotSpot and HSPDA (3.75G) enabled,
and it runs Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)



Specs for Nokia X+

 
Nokia X plus

The Nokia X+ has same feel and colors but is a bit more upgraded version of Nokia X, with increase of RAM to 768MB Which will enable you Open and Switch between more Apps
- 4 GB SD Card
WiF, HotSpot and HSPDA enabled
and Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Specs for Nokia XL

 

The Nokia XL was some how given a unique touch, different from its companions X and X+ , with more color option like orange color and a fine plastic finish similar to the Nokia Asha 501 and Lumia 1320.
- Camera of 5 MP and LED flash
- Secondary (Front) camera 2MP. (which makes it the only one having a front camera among the 3,  Perfect for Video calls)
 - 4 GB sd Card, 768 MB RAM
- Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
It's even said that  XL users will get 10GB of free OneDrive storage as well as 1 month free of Skype Premium. Nokia also put it some of their Lumia apps on the XL including its Store, Camera, Mix Radio and HERE Maps
So much emphasis laid on this one right?

The Display and User Interface on all the whole New Nokia X series is in fact, very simple

Prices for The Nokia X series

 Right at the moment this post was published for your reading, the Prices have been released but can't be determined here in Nigeria, but from what we already have, we can Estimate

  • Nokia X will cost 89 euros = #21,000
  • X+  99 euros= #23,000
  • and the larger LX will go for 109 euro = #25,000
Please note that we are NOT responsible for these Prices. They are only rough estimates of how much the Nokia X-series will be sold from reliable sources.

Best Places To Buy From
Though the phones will be available in 2 week from now, you may Go to Konga.com ,
ORDER your Nokia X Here, and it will be Delivered right at your door-step.

or Visit Local stores near you like SHOPRITE, Park'n'Shop etc to get the device.

Go with the New NOKIA X - Your FastLane to Android Apps
Enjoy ;)

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How To Use/Display only ONE Name on your Facebook Profile

Posted by Edi Dominic Ifediri On Sunday 0 comments
During the period this post was published, I discovered and started using ONLY ONE Name on my Facebook, I didn't see much reason why I should put all of it for the whole world to see, as my name was a bit complex, by the way, I really enjoyed being referred to as a simple guy, with a simple name.
Immediately I began using just One name displaying on my Profile, many friends found it cool, and was like
 "Wow Bro, How did you do that?"
 " I want only one of my Names displayed like yours"

Well, I really don't do much explaining via Conversations on Facebook, so I compiled a Brief Post On How You all can Display Only one name on your Facebook Profile.

Hence, this post should be useful to you
  • If you have complex name like me,
  • You don't wanna tell the whole world your Full names.
  • You like to keep things simple with your Facebook profile.


one name facebook profile

Fact is, Facebook don't Allow English Users option to choose and use One name, the tweak is we're gonna get this done via Proxy.

1. Go to HideMyAss
On the website you'll find IP:Port Proxies, click it

2. Now hover you mouse to Proxy Country >  Untick All countries
In the box below All Countries, scroll down and Tick Bangladesh




HideMyAss Facebook

3. Click UPDATE RESULTS
You should see a List of Bangladesh Proxies, Pick a strong one.
Copy its Proxy and Port, now go to your Browser settings, Firefox Precisely

4. Menu >> Advanced, Network >> Settings >> Pick Manual Proxy Configuration
Paste the Bangladesh Proxy and Port you earlier Copied, and Save.

5. Login to your Facebook Account,
General Settings >> Language >> Select Bangledesh
 After changing the Language, this will now make it possible for you to use One name on your Profile.

6. Again, Open Account Settings >> General >> Type Only A Name In "First Name"
OR Edit existing Name, Clear Midde and Last Name , scroll down >> Input your Current Password and Hit Save.
That's All

Possible Side Effects

New People searching for you using your Real full names might not easily find you, since you're using one name but hey, I don't have a problem with that, I already had old friends on my list, and new ones can still find me using my real name coz Facebook have a record of my full names which I was previously using before I switched to use ONLY One name

By the way, after taking the steps to use Only One name on your Facebook profile, did you Find it Nice? Do you have any friends already using this? What do you think about it, Let us know
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A Complete Guide To Install HD Games with CACHE, APK & OBB files on all Android Devices

Posted by Edi Dominic Ifediri On Friday 1 comments
Both geeks and game lovers do agree that HD games are really amazing on Android devices, merely staring at the size of one which could be as large as 350 to 400MB, it takes a whole lot of patience downloading a game that size, after the long wait, frustration starts when you get stuck at the process of Installing and Playing that awesome game on your Droid device, well, this should give us easiest tips on how we can solve this.

After reading this Post,
  • You should be able to get the Best HD games for your Android.
  • You should be able to know the right folders to Unpack or Paste Game files so you can Install and Play it successfully.

Android games with cache usually come in two files, mainly
- APK
- and OBB files

The APK is first installed, (you may launch it if required), this will create folder(s), where the OBB files will be placed.

I prepared A real good example;

How I installed CONTRACT KILLER 2, On My Android 4.0.4 (Ice cream Sandwich) device

1. Download the game cache -
i. CK2v2.0.0.apk
ii. CK2v2.0.0.zip

Now use a File Explorer, There are so many File Explorers to use for this, like ES Explorer, but I make use of WinZip, get WinZip for Android here
Which ever one that is easy for you, just use it to find the game CK2v2.0.0.zip

2.  When you open the CK2v2.0.0.zip with your WinZip, you should find the content inside like the screenshot below

install HD Android games


3. Extract/Unzip the contents which is inside the CK2v2.0.0.zip  into the same folder in your Memory card, after extracting, the content should be a folder with name "CK2.0.0data"

 i.e >>> /mnt.sdcard/.Winzip/files/CK2v20.zip/CK2v2.0.0data


 4. Go back to your CK2v2.0.0.apk, Launch it,
It will prompt to connect to internet, Accept, once it downloads upto 3MB, Cancel it.
A Folder is Automatically created for you to place your game data.

5. Now, go to where you extracted CK2.0.0data, open the folder, you should see another Folder in it named "com.glu.contractkiller2"  Copy the folder

Again, go to : sdCard >> Android >> obb >> Paste the game data folder here
Your items should look like the screenshot below

install HD games on Android

And we are done!

Go to your Menu, and Launch the Game, it will Load and play successfully
To get more HD Games visit Android Mob

CONCLUSION:

Large Android games can install, depending on your device-type, the game file extension (and) or website from which you downloaded the game from. Some Android Games come in Full, zipped in one folder, others come in parts, which you'll have to download each part and merge them into one folder, then you'll still have to come here and follow the steps to Install and Play it.

Did the steps above work for you? Or you still go through problems installing any Game on your Android device, let us know by dropping a comment.
Peace!
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#Blogging: The Best Option to Make Money Online

Posted by Edi Dominic Ifediri On Thursday 2 comments
If you have the passion of anything for which you feel sharing about it, consider starting a blog. Yes, that's right.
Blogs can be the best way to share your views and ideas about your passion along with making tangible money at the end. Unlike the other means of making money online, blogging too gives you a good opportunity to make good money out of it. These include trying out the programs like
  •  AdSense,
  • Promoting products
  • and services via affiliate marketing
  • or simply jotting down certain reviews about a number of products over your blog.
You can only make your blogging platform as an important source of income provided it is consistently interesting, nicely written and encompass the quality, which readers and search engines expect from the bloggers. Adhering to the set standards can only give you the opportunity to make money via blogging.


http://www.pixelsmithstudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/5-Ways-to-Make-Money-Writing-Online_Pixelsmithstudios.jpg


Blogging gives Too many options to make money

Blogging not only is a good way of making money but it also gives you a number of reasons to earn. The fact is there is no one method to make money through blogging but you can find several of it. For example, if you keep your blog fresh and updated, it can attract people and marketers who are looking out to get a space for advertising for your chosen niche area. For this you would require good amount of traffic, but don’t worry there are other ways too, which help you in making money via blogging, which include affiliate marketing, Good AdSense, writing reviews, online consultation, etc.


Cost effective option of making money

One of the most important reason why blogging is the best way of making money online is it is very much cost effective. If you look at the other options of making money online, it demands a substantial investment in the initial stage, which is not the case with blogging. Plus you do not have any assurance of getting your investment back through getting profits through these options. The beauty of blogging is that the overheads associated with it is extremely low, you can start your blog without even investing a single buck. All you need is consistent efforts and not money to sustain in the journey of blogging and start making money out of it.

Blogging is an interesting experience

One of the best parts of blogging is that it is an exciting venture to carry out, which you would always like to do. Though it is recommended to choose any area, which people search a lot and at the same time you are passionate about the same but at the same time you can writing about anything within the chosen topic. You have the option of starting with a single income stream followed by adding a couple as the time passes. So starting with one way of earning over your blog and gradually adding a couple could give you enough opportunities to make tangible amount of income.

Final word

If you are really very much passionate about earning online, then think of starting a blog on any demanding topics. Going consistently over this path with adding quality and passion, you can end up making a tangible amount of money through blogging

Author Bio: I am Allie Branda designer, speaker, educator, blogger and writer. I love to write on technology, social media, marketing etc. These days she is busy to contributes on getamplify

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Facebook Tags: How to Take Total Control of What Appears on Your Facebook Wall

Posted by Edi Dominic Ifediri On Monday 0 comments
I had shared quite a few helpful tips concerning Social Media, with us here On EdiTweaks, this is just another one, depending on the matters arising and Frequent questions been asked by our fans or other people across the web, especially Facebook.

As a Facebook Power user, as much as I grew over a thousand friends within my 2 years of joining the Social Network, I had to learn to keep my Facebook wall clean, nobody like seeing irrelevant stuffs all over a friend's profile or Facebook Wall these days, this is because
1. I am personally, a neat guy ;)
2. I am a Blogger/Webmaster who had linked most of his works to his Facebook profile, it won't seem professional if the new friends/clients who would probably check me or You out, start finding our walls messed up with unnecessary Tags, especially those Photo Tags, and unwanted/malicious Links, coming along with its notifications.
You find some of that really annoying right? Well, I do too.

That's the aim of this post, here, I will be sharing with us, how to take Complete and Total control of what  appears on your Facebook Wall, you can't control your friends from tagging you, but you definitely can control what they tag you in, and choose if such can be allowed to appear on you wall.

Let's Follow the steps Below:

1. Click on the Settings Engine -You should find the Engine Sign at the top right, if you are not using Facebook Graph Search, as we have in the Screenshot below



In other words, simply use this Link to go to your >> Profile Account Settings

2. Click on Timeline and Tagging-

3. Hover your mouse to - "How can I manage tags people add and tagging suggestions?"
 click Edit and Enable it.




Wait few seconds for the settings to save, then go back to Facebook Home and we are done.

Now you are rest assured that Photo, status, links  or whatever you're tagged in won't show on your Wall, Facebook will Notify you that you have been tagged as usual, but you'll have to review the post first (photo, Link or status) that you were tagged in, and Accept or Decline whether it should appear on your Facebook wall.

Hope this was useful and helped you improve your Facebook Experience.

Do take a Second to Click the SHARE and LIKE button, or drop a comment if you have any questions or additions.

Happy Facebooking :)



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Blogumus - Flash Animated Tag Cloud For Blogger

Posted by Edi Dominic Ifediri On Friday 0 comments
Okay, I know right now you must be wondering what is this dude talking about? Such a strange name for a Widget, well, that's probably because you may have not heard of it before.
Following my previous post concerning tag cloud widgets.
The benefits of having this widget is the positive SEO results it attracts, otherwise, its contents which are the big and small letters scattered over the place makes a blog look untidy.
This problem is what Blogumus in this post have come to solve.


Blogumus is a very beautiful flash animated tag cloud widget for your blog, your tags smoothly moves around when your visitors hover their mouse around them, it was originally meant for WordPress, where it  was called Roy Tanck's WP Cumulus plugin for Wordpress.
Roy Tank created the plugin and discussed its first appearance in 2008, then Amanda of Bloggerbuster tweaked it and later figured out ports that made it work on Blogger platform, so you can have it on your blogger blogs.
The widget is a combination of Flash and Javascript, and had been tweaked in a way that would be very easy for you.
Since it contains Flash content, since it contains Flash,
you'll be needing Flash Player plugin for your browser to view it (get Flash Player from Adobe)

DEMO 

  • A DEMO of this widget is shown here at the footer of  my demo blog here, it comes alive as you hover your mouse over it right?. 

HOW TO INSTALL BLOGUMUS TAG CLOUD WIDGET ON YOUR BLOGGER BLOG

Go to Design > Layout > Edit HTML
Back up your template. 
Now use CTRL + F to find

<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebar' preferred='yes'>

 Right under the code, Copy & Paste the ones below


<b:widget id='Label99' locked='false' title='Labels' type='Label'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<b:if cond='data:title'>
<h2><data:title/></h2>
</b:if>
<div class='widget-content'>
<script src='http://sites.google.com/site/bloggerustemplatus/code/swfobject.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<div id='flashcontent'>Blogumulus by <a href='http://www.editweaks.com/'>EdiTweaks</a></div>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var so = new SWFObject(&quot;http://sites.google.com/site/bloggerustemplatus/code/tagcloud.swf&quot;, &quot;tagcloud&quot;, &quot;240&quot;, &quot;300&quot;, &quot;7&quot;, &quot;#ffffff&quot;);
// uncomment next line to enable transparency
//so.addParam(&quot;wmode&quot;, &quot;transparent&quot;);
so.addVariable(&quot;tcolor&quot;, &quot;0x333333&quot;);
so.addVariable(&quot;mode&quot;, &quot;tags&quot;);
so.addVariable(&quot;distr&quot;, &quot;true&quot;);
so.addVariable(&quot;tspeed&quot;, &quot;100&quot;);
so.addVariable(&quot;tagcloud&quot;, &quot;<tags><b:loop values='data:labels' var='label'><a expr:href='data:label.url' style='12'><data:label.name/></a></b:loop></tags>&quot;);
so.addParam(&quot;allowScriptAccess&quot;, &quot;always&quot;);
so.write(&quot;flashcontent&quot;);
</script>
<b:include name='quickedit'/>
</div>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>

We are done!, Now Preview the blog, if it comes out well, it will display on your sidebar, or any where you placed it, you may even change its location from your Page Elements. Real simple huh?


CUSTOMISING THE WIDGET

Customising is also possible
You only have to do few changes in the Variables
In this default installation, Blogumus includes the following preset variables:
  • Width is set to 240px
  • Height is set to 300px;
  • Background color is white
  • Test color is grey
  • Font size is "12"

 So from here, if there's some adjustments you want to make, so it could fit in perfectly for you, then simply edit and do your changes on the variables coloured in Red at the codes above.
When done, you can Preview it, once you're satisfied with your customisations, hit SAVE.

Hope you found this helpful as it makes your blog look more beautiful for your visitors.
Please take a second to share. ;)
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FIX: BBM & other Android Apps to display in Portrait/Landscape mode on Tecno Q1

Posted by Edi Dominic Ifediri On Wednesday 1 comments
The excitement which came from BBM coming to Android (running Android OS version 4 and up), went viral, about 7 million users signed up via mail to get the app on BBM.com website and later got over One million users running the app after just 7 hours of its release on the Google Play store website.
It was like a dream come true for so many android users since they could now join the world of BBM and chat with both Blackberry and Android smartphone users alike.
Now, to the main purpose of this post, many Android phones, like mine which is built on Landscape type of screen were having issues with the view of the BBM App, it was bent and frustrating, BBM is not the only App behaving this way on Android phone screen built with Landscape view, other amazing apps having same problem include:
  • Instagram,
  • WeChat,
  • Skype, etc
Games like Temple Run and Subway Surfers were affected too.

So if your BBM or any other app is built to display on portrait mode, here is a QUICK FIX,
you'll need to Rotate and lock the rotated display on Landscape mode, just so that you won't have to keep bending your phone or tilt your head to understand what your phone is showing.
There are many apps that have been created to do this but the below are what I recommend, from my own experience.
Install and use it to Rotate your BBM app or any other apps.
Once the app is activated, it should correct your BBM to be displayed like the screenshot of my own below.


BBM App screen shot


Since some Android phones like Tecno Q1 are built in Landscape mode screens, after rotating an an App or Game that is originally meant to run on Portrait mode, this might affect the view, hence making some of the features, objects or tools hide away from the main screen, a good example of this is what happens when I use the app on Instagram, or on Games like Temple Run and Subway surf.

Aside the games, this Rotate app is meant to help your phone support display on any mode for easy use apps which are mainly Messengers, or Utility apps.

Hope the post was helpful. Don't forget to share. #Enjoy

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What Smartphone users Like To Do : #Infographic

Posted by Edi Dominic Ifediri On 0 comments
The world today is dominated by Smartphone users, Like you and me, but most of us that own a smartphone don't just own them because of it's fancy-slick designs, we actually have various reasons why we got the Smartphone we are using right?
This Infographic here, gives us the general statistics that answers the Question asked,  What Smartphone users really like to do with their various smart mobile devices and their Operating Systems consisting of the most popular ones such as : Android, iOS and Blackberry OS.

Have a Look:

What Smartphone users Like To Do
This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit and EdiTweaks

Would you like to own this Infographic?

Want to Have it placed on your blog or somewhere else? Sure, you can Freely do so, simply Copy the HTML Codes below and paste it anywhere on your Pages or Blog posts.




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