Wednesday

List Of Smartphones That Will Get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update



The latest Android OS, Marshmallow 6.0 has been launched yesterday at the Google I/O 15 in San Francisco, 29th September 2015.
Here are some of the smartphones that will get the update via OTA (Over the Air) as culled from AndroidPit.  This is a first List so Start feeling Lucky if you fall under any of the categories below.


Android M -  Google

Google Nexus Android Marshmallow update

As we may know, Nexus is a priority as it's one of Google's big project on smartphones and gadgets.
Google has revealed that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will delivered OTA to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player on the week.
This will begin from October 5, 2015.


Samsung Android Marshmallow update

Samsung has not yet commented on its update schedule, but that hasn't stopped some websites from claiming they have an 'official' list of Samsung devices due to be updated to Android Marshmallow by the end of the year. YouMobile recently added the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ to its list, and while we don't put much stock in the information, most of the devices listed are pretty safe bets.

Check out the list below:

Galaxy S6
Galaxy S6 Edge
Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy S6 Edge+
Galaxy S6 Duos
Galaxy Note 4
Galaxy Note 4 Duos
Galaxy Note Edge
Galaxy Alpha
Galaxy Tab A

The Samsung flagships released this year will almost certainly get Android Marshmallow, either before the end of the year or in early 2016. We've reached out for more details on the Android Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy devices and will fill you in on anything we hear.


HTC Android Marshmallow update

HTC has already announced that the HTC One models M9 and M9+ will get the Android Marshmallow update. It isn't clear yet when other devices, such as the HTC One (M8), will get it too. Stay tuned for more on the HTC Android Marshmallow update schedule.


LG Android Marshmallow update

Although there is no official word on the LG Android Marshmallow update, the LG G4 and the LG G3 will certainly receive Android Marshmallow. We've sent LG a request for comment regarding its update plans. We will give you details when we get a response.


Sony Android Marshmallow update

On a side note, a Greek website uncovered a comment on LG's Greek Facebook page stating there are no plans for Android 5.1 for the G3, which possibly indicates that the device will jump straight to Android Marshmallow instead.

Motorola Android Marshmallow update

Motorola's smartphones usually get updates quickly, so the Moto X (Pure Edition), Moto X Play and Moto X (2014) should be some of the first smartphones getting the Motorola Android Marshmallow update. But models such as the Moto G (2015), Moto G (2014) and the new Moto E are also likely to get it relatively quickly.

Huawei Android Marshmallow update

Huawei might see Android Marshmallow as something sinister – that's because it must first roll out Android Lollipop to its latest smartphones. 
Only after that can we consider the Huawei Android Marshmallow update as something to look forward to. Huawei has said that the P8 will be the first device to get the Android M update, but has not given us a date for when this will occur.

In the African market, people do hope that soon their smartphone manufacturers , like TECNO, INFINIX, INNJOO and others would be preparing this OS update for its users especially new models as Infinix Hot 2 (Android One) as it's been said that the device's OS is handled by Google themselves.
Also, the new Tecno Phantom 5 which claims to be Premium, a device at that level is not expected to be left be behind at times of updates.

Which phone do you have?
When do you think you'll get the Android Marshmallow update?

Tuesday

Instagram To Start Showing Ads in few coming weeks

This was the post made by the Instagram Official account right inside the App, we saw the post just 5mins after it was posted and took a screenshot of it as seen in this post.
We are yet to understand how the Instagram Ads tool will be used, or whether it will be open to all of us who use Instagram for us to also advertise, we definitely hope so.

Right now We are only certain that according to the caption of the post, ads will be shown based on your (Instagram users) Interest and you can hide the ad if it's not displaying the type you want to see.
We also noticed at the time the "announcement" was made by Instagram, the post was carrying the "sponsored" tag on the top right of the photo, it was a post yet we could not find the photo on their Timeline.

This is already giving us a glimpse of how the ads will run and we'll surely know more about it very soon.

Friday

INFINIX LOLLIPOP UPGRADE For Hot Note and Others - The Complete Guide

Hi there! Today we'll show you how to Upgrade your Infinix HOT NOTE and NOTE PRO from KitKat to Android Lollipop 5.1 OS.

We'll also talk about How you can perform the upgrades on your other various Infinix Models, like INFINIX HOT X507 and INFINIX ZERO 2, more on that later in this post.
However, we should know that each of these Lollipop roms are uniquely different for each model.

We already announced the Updates since August that Infinix Lollipop upgrades had been rolled out and already been on use but Beta versions were having few bugs which have been fixed in the recent ROM updates that we want to give you here now.


Let's Begin:

INFINIX LOLLIPOP UPGRADE


HOW TO UPGRADE INFINIX HOT NOTE TO LOLLIPOP

STAGE ONE

REQUIREMENTS:
i.) Your PC (running Windows 7 or 8)

ii.) A working USB cable

iii.) Infinix Hot Note X551 Lollipop ROM File >> Download Infinix Hot Note X551 Lollipop Here.
OR Lollipop ROM file >> For Infinix Hot Note Pro (2GB+32GB version)

Extract the file to a folder on your computer after downloading.

iv.) VCOM Drivers, which you can DOWNLOAD HERE


v.) SP Flashtool >> DOWNLOAD THAT HERE


Install the softwares - ( iv.) and ( v.) above
Once you have all those 5 tools ready, you can proceed.

Hollup! just hollup, before we Continue...

N.B:
* Enable USB Debugging mode by going to settings > Developer Options > Enable USB debugging **Upgrade/Flashing will Wipe your phone memory.

Please Ensure you remove your SDcard or Back Up the files your saved in your device's Internal memory, especially Media files (Videos, Music) or whatever's important, like your Contacts, you use this App to Backup your Contact , back them up by moving the Files to your PC or memory card and remove the Memory SD card if you use one in your Infinix Hot Note.

STAGE TWO

1. Be Sure your phone (Hot Note) is Still On and very well charged. Also "Unroot your phone" if it's rooted, you can easily unroot with King Root App.

2. Go to where you Extracted your SP Flash Tool v5.1352.01, inside it, you'll find the file name flash_tool.exe , right click and Run it as Administrator.

For the first time, it will bring a Window saying - The Scatter file cannot found, please make sure the file is exist before download.
Just ignore that by clicking OK.

3. Click SCATTER LOADING, this opens your folder. Navigate into the folder where you had extracted the Lollipop ROM file for Infinix Hot Note X551.
According to my screenshot, I saved my Rom in my Desktop.

Select the scatter file with name - MT6592_Android_scatter.txt

Wait till it completely loads up on the flash programs.

4. On the SP Flashtool, where you see Download only, click and change it to FIRMWARE UPGRADE

Use our Screenshot below for reference:

SPFlashtool for Infinix Lollipop


5. This is the tricky part, you'll pass if you follow carefully.

*** Pick up the phone, it should be still ON at this stage >> Now plug the USB
On your Flashtool, Click DOWNLOAD icon, wait for some seconds... no worries, nothing happens here.
While it is still plugged in, Now Power OFF your Hot Note Device.

Seconds later, some readings will display on the SP flash tool.

6. Give it some time, Do NOT interrupt the process (well, unless you want to brick your device)

7. When the Process is Complete and successful, You'll get a Green Check Mark saying Download OK in the Flashtool on your PC, now you can unplug your phone.

Power ON the device, Keep calm as this will take a while since it's the first time.

When it's finally On, Follow the Instructions on the Welcome message and we're done!

Congrats! Your Infinix Hot Note now runs Android Lollipop 5.1


Lollipop upgrade for INFINIX HOT X507 and INFINIX ZERO 2 X509

This Detailed guide also works for upgrading INFINIX HOT X507 and INFINIX ZERO 2.
All you Need to do is get the "Correct" Lollipop ROM for your Model, then come back here and follow this Complete guide On how to Apply the upgrade.

More updates will be rolled out via OTA as you use the Lollipop OS fix bugs or improve user experience.

  • **Updated 2016** DOWNLOAD << Latest  Infinix Zero 2 Android 5.1 Lollipop XUI OS Update

DOWNLOAD LOLLIPOP 5.1 ROM >> FOR INFINIX INFINIX ZERO 2 X509


As a  matter of Fact, this Procedure is Quite Easy after all, and very similar to the One we used to Fix a Samsung Galaxy A3.

Thumbs up to members of the Infinix BBS forum and one of our good friends, Samuel of TechsNG for their initial efforts in discussing this upgrade and fixing other issues on Infinix smartphones, you also can visit those guys if you have any issues with your Infinix device.

Meanwhile, pls Drop your Comments Or Questions below, we'll be willing to help with Answers anyway we can.

Thursday

For The Konga Mobile App Users! Konga launches Great Discounts in the Happy Appy Sales

Something big is about to happen in the “Appmosphere”. It’s something you do not want to miss. Get ready for the Konga Happy Appy Sales.
Yes, we are rolling out discounts of up to 60% on Fashion and General Merchandise in the Happy Appy Sales from 25th to 27th of September 2015. If you have been looking to change your wardrobe, revamp your home, get the latest gadgets and more, take advantage of the Happy Appy Sales.



How can you be part of all the excitement? All you have to do is download the Konga Mobile App if you haven’t and update your existing version to the latest one if you haven’t because this sales is available to only users with the latest version of the Konga Mobile App. With the latest version, you’ll enjoy is faster processing, ease of use, less data consumption, weekly pushes of unbelievable deals exclusive to app users, real time notifications of Konga offers, 1st access to deals, N2,000 cash back when the user has shopped over N20,000 products via the App.

The Konga.com mobile App is a convenient way to shop. Products on the app are arranged according to categories which makes for easy surfing of desired products. It also has a search bar to help locate your desired product even faster.

Customers who shop with the mobile app experience the same excellent quality and service delivery as the desktop website. Download the Konga Mobile App from Google Play Store for Android; Blackberry World for BlackBerry OS 10; and the App Store for iOS to be part of the Happy Appy Sale.

Read more on the Happy appy sale here!

Tuesday

KMASHI Brand Sale - Affordable Premium Power Banks at Electrifyingly Low Prices

KAMISHI is a leading brand specializing in power banks and smart technology. Their products boast creative designs that optimize functionality while also enhancing performance.

This September 16th-23rd KMASHI products are featured at Gearbest.com through a flash sale where products are more than 70% off. The first buyers will enjoy a super discounted price so don’t delay and check it out right away!

Exclusive Premium Bargains


KMASHI Force K2 Car Jump Starter Mobile Power Bank
• Massive 8000mAh capacity battery
• Supports 12V emergency jump start
• Supports mobile device and laptop charging
• High luminance and multi-mode LED light

Regular Price: Amazon WAS ($79.29)
Promotion Price: $41.88
FLASH SALE PRICE: $21.99 (35pcs only)


Flash Sale Coupon Code: KMASHI


KMASHI Arma K1
KMASHI Arma K1 3 in 1 - Mobile Power Bank, Bluetooth Speaker and LED Flashlight
• Versatile electronic device
• Latest Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 connectivity
• 4800mAh battery capacity
• Unique Outdoor Hook Design

Regular Price: Amazon WAS ($36.99)
Promotion Price: $22.33
FLASH SALE PRICE: $18.99(20pcs only)


ALSO READ - Top 10 Android Smartphones with the Strongest & Best Battery Life Above 3000mAh


KMASHI Arma K2 2 in 1 Bluetooth Speaker
 
KMASHI Arma K2 2 in 1 Bluetooth Speaker Power Bank Charger
*Perfect for listening to your music.
*Built-in 2600mAh Li-ion battery, a standard USB port
*With built-in microphone for hands-free calling.
*Unique touch screen switch design, easy to use.

Regular Price: Amazon Was $39.99
Nomal Sale Price: $21.71
FLASH SALE PRICE: $20.99 (20pcs only)

For More Other KMASHI HOT PRODUCTS You can Go to KMASHI on GearBest

The promotion is LIVE so get going and grab these deals before it’s too late!

Sunday

Fix & Prevent Your Facebook Account From HootSuite & Sociota Spam on your Wall

At the moment some people's Facebook accounts are getting hacked and Spammed via Hootsuite and Sociota, all without their Consent, I don't know How, but you too may have noticed how suddenly your Wall or a Facebook friend's Timeline becomes messed up due to too much spam, this happens fast overnight, posting Spammy Links of blog posts which the account owners are not even aware of.

We recall posting about controlling Facebook tags and How to Keep your Facebook wall clean But this case is a bit different.

It was hacked accounts with 2 of my Friends, Hootsuite was on the First, then HootSuite and Sociota was on that of my other Friend, spamming their Walls with over 20 malicious Links everyday.

How did Hootsuite and/or Sociota get access to post links on their Facebook Timeline?

Trying to find the source of How their Facebook accounts were hacked and those Spammy links came in, I asked several Questions but they still couldn't be able to say where the issue may have sprung from.

I could only tell that the unwanted Links on their Facebook wall/Timeline were coming from HOOTSUITE and SOCIOTA.

I have fixed all of these Facebook Hack/Spam issues with Hootsuite, so just incase you experience a similar case, here's how to Go about removing those spammy links and Keep your Facebook Accounts safe.



** LOGIN TO YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, Facebook Web on PC precisely.

** Hover to the Right where your see your SETTINGS.

** Hover to the left Menu, click Apps.


** When your click Apps, you'll see a List of all Apps you've used, granted permissions and Linked your Facebook Account with.

** There you'll see HOOTSUITE OR SOCIOTA (depending on the one that's been Spamming your Wall).

** Click the X button near the App to Remove it.
A pop up will ask to confirm deletion

** Make sure you tick >> DELETE ALL YOUR ACTIVITIES, including posts, photos and videos on Facebook. This may take few minutes.

With that, you Don't have to worry about going through stress of Deleting all those Links on your Wall


Keeping your Facebook Account Safe:

To avoid these from happening again, you're expected to change your Password and be careful about the Links you Follow especially links posted by friends you barely know.

Be also more careful with the 3rd party Apps that requests your Permission on Facebook, you'll find some of these Apps while using your Facebook account to Sign up or Login at another website, please be sure you read and understand the Terms of using the App before granting it Permission to access your Facebook account.

 

ON THE CONTRARY

HOOTSUITE AND SOCIOTA are not Harmful.
Hootsuite and Sociota are merely Social Media tools for publishers, which helps people publish and manage their posts, photos and blog Feeds to different social media websites simultaneously.

Even if your Accounts may have been Hacked and used to publish Feeds from those strange blogs, then it might be the blog's owner doing something fishy to get Traffic when those Links are posted on your FB profile or it might be you clicking a malicious link without knowing it.

Thursday

Tecno Phantom 5 - Photos, Specs and Price

The latest flagship, Tecno Phantom 5 has been Officially Launched at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos Nigeria today 16th September 2015.
What makes this smartphone stand out is the Fact that it's Actually high-end along with so many amazing Specs.
It actually comes with a finger Print Sensor, a rare feature only few Android smartphones have been opportuned to posses, the Memory too is quite impressive, a 3GB RAM + 32 GB ROM, and some Pretty Powerful Camera features, an 8MP Front camera with Flash and 13MP at the Back and of course, a type of Battery capacity most people would go for, 3000mAh.
This is the Highest model they have Produced if we're not wrong. Below are more information about the Specs of the Phantom 5 with Photos.

Tecno Phantom 5 Pictures
Tecno Phantom 5

Pictures of Tecno Phantom 5

PHANTOM 5 - SPECIFICATION AND FEATURES

· Network: 2G/3G and 4G

· Dimension: 151 X 75.8 X 6.8mm

· SIM: Dual standby SIM

· Display: 5.5inches FHD screen with 1080 X 1920 pixel screen resolution

· Camera: 13MP back camera with LED flash and a 8MP front facing camera also with flash

· Video: 1080p@30fps

· OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop

· Processor: 1.5GHz Octa-core cortex – A53 CPU, MediaTek MT6753 chipset with Mali-T720 GPU

· Storage and Memory: 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM

· WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth: WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct and version 4.0 Bluetooth

· Loud Speaker and Audio Port: Yes with 3.5mm jack

· GPS: A-GPS

· USB: Micro USB V 2.0

· Battery: 3000mAh Li-Ion battery

· Others: HTML 5 browser, Accelerometer and proximity sensors, SNS integration, document viewer, image viewer and editor, FM radio etc

THE PRICE:

The TECNO PHANTOM 5 may be Sold for around N69,900

WHERE TO BUY - It will be Available first on both JUMIA AND KONGA ONLINE MALL,
we'll update this post with the Links once they're Available.

Despite you may feel this is yet another Chinese OEM smartphone that is not supposed to be that expensive but looking at the superb Specs that Graces this Phantom 5 smartphone, some people still feel it is worth the price.

Tuesday

Eye of the tiger – Your own mobile phone spy software, XNSPY

Honestly speaking, it is just not right to put un-necessary restrictions on someone and try and put them in a shell. Even the rage and aggression of a tiger is no more the same once he’s taken from the wild and put in a circus.

ALSO READ: How Visual Hackers Can Invade You & Best Method To Protect Yourself

Similarly it is not in the best interest of growing kids to put them under too many restrictions all the time. Parents should let children do what they want and keep a close eye on them simultaneously to avoid any mishaps. In the era of mobile phones nowadays, parents can keep an eye on their child’s mobile phone easily with the help of a mobile phone spy software such as Xnspy.


How can Xnspy help parents?

Xnspy helps provide parents complete control of their child’s cell phone at anytime, anywhere in the world. This mobile phone spy software is absolutely un-detectable,thus it does not let your child know that it is installed in their mobile phone. Once Xnspy is installed in your child’s mobile phone, you can view their entire cell phone data as and when you want by just logging-in with your Xnspy username and password.

Compatible phones:

Xnspy is compatible with a few giant cell phone companies including:
• Samsung, Motorola, Sony, HTC, LG, Huawei, Acer and Dell amongst others. This includes all the Android phones having an operating system of 2.3 and above
• All iPhone models having an operating system of iOS 6 or above. This includes iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, IPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and even iPhone 6 Plus.


Good features:

Xnspy has some really good features linked to it. With this amazing mobile phone spy software, you get access to:
• All the incoming and outgoing call records of your child’s mobile phone.
• All the SMS records of your child’s mobile phone including the messages saved in drafts and even the messages deleted by your child from his phone.
• The GPS Location of your child at any time you want
• All the Pictures, Audio and Video files in your child’s mobile phone
• The entire web browsing history of your child’s cell phone
• All the Contact numbers in your child’s mobile Phonebook


Record Surroundings:

This is my favorite feature of Xnspy. It helps you record all the sounds in the surroundings of your child’s mobile phone.

Live life freely:

Not letting your children go out with their friends, not letting them use the internet, not letting them do this and not letting them do that. This sort of an attitude can turn out to be quite depressing for growing up kids. Now this mobile phone spy software, Xnspy lets children live life the way they want to live and helps parents correct their children before they are about to make a mistake.

Sunday

No USB Cable Needed! Transfer Files & Folders From Your Android / iOS To PC Wirelessly with Xender

This complete guide will show you how to Transfer Files & Folders From your Android / iOS to PC Wirelessly with Xender.

The trick behind this is that our Smart devices, both Android, iOS and Computers all have WiFi technology with MAC addresses, and MAC comes with a remote I.P, this doesn't only enable you receive data to surf the web but also help us send out Data (Files) via Hotspot.

If You want to Transfer Files but you do not have a USB Cable, or Bluetooth to connect your Android /iOS to your PC, No worries, Follow the Easy Steps below to do it Quickly.

It's nice and fast enough and happens wirelessly with your computer & Android smartphone...
After Reading this, you should be Able to Move any Type of Files
From your Android to your PC
From your PC to your Android,
Ditch your Cable **No USB Cable needed**

REQUIREMENTS

  • Your Android/iOS device 
  • Your PC (WiFi Enabled)
  • Your PC Browser (Chrome, Firefox, or any good browser would do).

 

INITIATING THE TRANSFER BETWEEN XENDER APP AND YOUR PC

1. Launch Xender >> Download XENDER HERE on your Android Here




2. On the App where you see "Connect Phone", Change or Toggle it to "Connect PC"

3. Tap "WiFi Hotspot"



4. Turn on your PC WiFi, it will detect your Android's hotspot (with name e.g: Xender-ABCXYZ)




5. Click Connect, no need for Password, it connects automatically with your PC.

6. In your PC browser, Make sure your PC Browser settings connections is set to Auto-detect proxy settings for this network.

7. Look at your Xender, an address with "http and IP and port" is shown



8. Type in the Address shown in Xender App in your PC browser
Example >> http://192.168.43.1:33455/
Make sure the Address on the App is exactly same you enter in your PC address bar.

Once you Enter the Address, your phone will Prompt you for Permission, Click "Accept" and there you have it, CONNECTED!

MOVING FILES FROM YOUR PHONE TO PC -

In your PC browser, Just open the Gallery, Files, from the Home Menu displayed and Mark the one(s) you want to move to your PC and Download them with your PC browser. It will be saved on your PC.
You can even Search for files and folder you want to move to your PC.



MOVING FILES FROM PC TO PHONE -

A bit more longer steps to follow but is still easy.
Moving files from PC to your mobile device (Android/iOS) depends on the format of the file you want to move to your device.
Looking at the Menu on your PC browser, you'll find icons and you'll surely know what they mean, if you'd like to move a Video that is in your PC to your Android.




*To move a video file, Click the Video Icon in the Menu found by the Left side.
*For Mp3 songs, click the MP3 icon there, etc.

*For Unknown files, click the folder icon displayed below. You can also move any type of file by using the Folder icon.

*Another amazing idea about this is that you can Install on App directly from your PC into your Phone by clicking the Apps icon.

Here's how I moved a movie using the Folder icon:

a. After clicking the folder icon on PC, select the destination folder in your device, precisely where you want to move the file to.

b. Click the Upload, find the file you want to move



c. Use All Files(*.*) option  in your PC upload options to view all file types,
When you find the file, double click the file you want to upload to your Phone.




UPDATE: 
If you can't find the file you want to move from your PC to phone, take note of the File name, copy it, when you reach step (c) , paste the file name with file extension (e.g - Myimportantfile.txt ) and hit open.

Check your Android device; You'll notice a Red download icon when you tap it, you'll see something like the screenshot below which shows the file is moving to the phone.




Once you're done, you can click "Disconnect" on the Xender app on your Android device.

This technology would have been the death of USB cables, if not for the Fact that we'll still be needing them to charge Our Devices right? Found it useful? Please Share the Post with your Community!

Thursday

INFINIX HOT2 X510 - Unboxing Photos of the First Android One Smartphone

Since 18th August 2015 when the first Android One smartphone, Infinix Hot 2 was launched, it's available in the market now both Online and Offline stores and since then have created some remarkable speculations.
And Well, if you are yet or about to Get this device, this Post is for you, received the review copy about 2 weeks after the Launch so we are here to show what is in the Box.

BUY NOW | FROM KONGA

BUY NOW | FROM JUMIA

A Quick Look at The Specs of Infinix Hot 2

  • MEMORY - ROM - 16GB , RAM: 2GB Variant and 1GBVariant
  • Display: 5″ inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280
  • Micro SD: up to 64GB
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Camera: 8MP primary, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2200mAh
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU (MediaTek MT6580)

Unboxing The Pack

Opening the Pack We Found:
  • The Smartphone
  • Earphones
  • The Battery (2200mAh)
  • White colored USB Cable
  • The Charger (3-toothed)
  • And The manual


Upon unboxing the pack and seeing the phone it got me to remember Infinix Zero, yeah, the first Zero smartphone, there's some resemblance with it.
The smartphone's Display being 5 inches was looking quite Simpler than it's Predecessor Infinix Hot X507 which rather looked Bold at hand.
The Feel upon Holding it is not as Premium as the Infinix Zero 2 but it still gives very much accepted impression considering the affordable Price.

Check out more photos Below of the Android One Device:


Infinix Hot Back Top view
 

Infinix Hot 2 : Back View,  with 8MP Camera with flash located at the Top Left
Infinix Hot 2 : Opened Back cover, displaying 2 Micro-Sim slots
Infinix Hot 2 : First time Welcome message and Intro
Infinix Hot 2: The Charger, (3 Toothed)
Infinix Hot 2: Bottom of the device
Infinix Hot 2: with all Accessories.

So, What is making thousands of people Talk about the Android One smartphone?
What's so Unique or Special about it?
Why should you or someone else choose this device when there are others?
All these and more details we'll be sharing with us in the detailed Hands On review about the new  Infinix Hot 2 coming right up our next Post.

THE PRICE

The Price goes for
17,500 for the 1GB Variant
19,500 for the 2GB Variant.

BUY HOT 2 FROM JUMIA HERE

BUY NOW | FROM KONGA

Monday

A QUICK FIX: Samsung Galaxy A3 Bootloops & Refuses To Power On Due To Soft Brick

Brick Issues normally arise while trying to perform different operations on our Samsung Galaxy A3, i.e : after Rooting, Flashing Firmware, Stock ROMs, Custom ROMs etc.
This is usually the Soft bricking where by the Samsung Galaxy A3 went on Bootloop, being unable to Boot, like in my case, after rooting successfully, upon restart it shows the Samsung Galaxy A3 Logo with Powered by Android beneath, seconds later it Freezes and turns White with colors and dots....and that was the End. It goes Blank again.

I tried Downloading and ReFlashing with another Firmware but where the firmware was almost Installed, I got Errors "Volume size too big ODIN: Invalid ext4 image"

According to my understanding after research, this Firmware flashing error occurred because my Galaxy A3 Device was Region Locked.

Yet the case remains that the device can't boot up, I needed to Wake up the Bricked Galaxy A3 device.
Unbricking it was later successful with a simple patch I used.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 after fixing brick issues



If you Face similar Problem read below,

NOTE :
My Model number - GALAXY A3 (SM-A300FU)BUILD Number -  A300FUXXU1BOF4
Android OS - 5.0.2

It should work for you if your device has anything similar to the above.

Here's How to Fix Your Soft Bricked Galaxy A3 when It Refuses to Boot On.

REQUIREMENTS:

a. - Odin3 version 3.10.7 >> DOWNLOAD HERE

b. - The correct PIT File for Galaxy A3.
Mine was A300FU so I used this PIT File >> DOWNLOAD HERE

You can find More Pits and OPS files for your Samsung Here

c. - A Good USB Cable

STEPS
1. Open Odin3 (Run as Administrator)

2. Enter Download Mode on your Samsung Galaxy:
PRESS AND HOLD for some seconds - VOLUME DOWN + HOME KEY + POWER BUTTON

3. Press Volume-Up Key to Enter Download Mode.

4. I believe your Odin is already Opened right? Now Connect the USB Cable to the phone and PC

5. Odin Should Detect the COM Port number to which your device is Plugged in. If it doesn't close and reopen the Odin.
You should see ID:COM Displayed underneath




Click the PIT Box and click Ok when a confirmation Prompt Pops up.

Locate where you  Unzipped the Pit File you downloaded earlier.

File name should be something Like >> A3ULTE_EUR_OPEN.pit
Select the pit file.

N.B:
When you go to Options ensure that these 3 options are ticked:
> Auto reboot is ticked
>Re-Partition is Ticked (this comes Unticked but since we are dealing with PIT File, the PIT file is meant to handle your phone memory partition correctly, this is why you have to Tick this too)
>F.Reset time is ticked

Now move down and click START.
This is a very small file so it should take just a second to install.

You Immediately Get "PASSED" shown on Odin3.




Your Samsung Galaxy A3 will reboot and Brick will be Fixed.

Hope this Works for you, any Questions or Additions, Our comment form is Open for you.

Friday

[Press Release] How Infinix Mobility became Africa's No.1 smartphone Brand in just 3 years - The Complete Story

18th of August in Lagos, Infinix Mobility has marked a significant turning point in the telecommunication ecosystem. In collaboration with Google, the No.1 Internet giant, Infinix Mobility released Infinix Hot 2 as the 1st official Android One product with lollipop 5.1 in Africa.
In only three years, Infinix Mobility has built a strong reputation in the Nigerian market and more globally from the East to the West of this world; including Middle East, Europe and South East Asia region.

ALSO READ: Infinix Zero 2 - Unboxing and Hands On Review

A successful brand is built by people who know the industry; otherwise brand comes and disappears as fast as it comes.

No High-tech companies are reaching their goals without any strong overview of market. Infinix Mobility has settled its benchmark and here is how.
Infinix Mobility is a Hong Kong based company with head quarter in Shanghai for its research and development center (R&D) and Paris as design center. Shenzhen the electronic hub of the world is Infinix production center.

To have a better understanding of Infinix Mobility there is no doubt that its success definitely comes from experienced executives of this industry.
Benjamin Jiang, CEO of Infinix mobile, is an art bachelor graduated of Hefei Technology. It may answers questions around why Infinix smartphones designs are so trendy, catchy and unique (i.e. Infinix zero 2 made of Kevlar).

2003, Benjamin Jiang joined Bird Co., Ltd. Chinese mobile phone pioneer as Head of project Management. The following year, the company was listed in Shanghai Stock exchange. In 2009 the company received a government subsidy of 14 million Yuan.
By 2007, Infinix Mobility CEO joined Longcheer holdings a leading Chinese mobile handset design house as GM of International Business Unit. Since 2012 Benjamin Jiang is now CEO of Infinix Mobility.



Infinix Mobility: the No.1 online smartphone brand in Africa and Emerging Market’s
Finding the right partners at the right time and on the right place is also part of the smartphone manufacturer success.
When Infinix launched the Infinix Zero with Konga.com last year, it made Infinix Zero the No. 1 and best selling online smartphone in Africa.
Nigerian consumers loved the Infinix Zero and bought 150,000 units. Made with superior materials—gorilla glass and sporting an octa-core processor from Mediatek, a HD screen and a 13MP camera with flash LED. The device brings innovation to Nigerian market. The success in Nigeria was later extended to East-Africa and Middle East.

In November 2014, the smartphone manufacturer set Christmas mood with Infinix HOT.
The device seems to match Nigerians taste of 5.0 inches screen, pocket friendly and colorful smartphone—yellow, red, white, black and pink—that reach 100 000 hands. The worldwide German statistics institute Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung showed that Infinix HOT raised the bar and surpassed brands like Samsung and Nokia in Q1 2015.

From left to right: Infinix ZERO, HOT, HOT NOTE, ZERO2, and HOT 2 Android One


Bringing technology and innovation straight at your fingertips

By April, a technology storm hits Nigeria. African market is a special market—facing energy issues. Bruno Li, country manager for Nigeria, stated “As a High-tech company, it is our duty to deliver product that brings concrete solutions to the market.” Infinix HOT NOTE a 2 days battery life smartphone and super fast charging technology (30 min charge 7 hours use) was released by manufacturer.

June 2015, the honorable successor of Infinix Zero series, Zero 2 delivered high specs and premium design, first of its kind on the continent. With its 5 inches HD Super Amoled and an ultra efficient 13 MP camera, Zero 2 brings to Africa bright and sharp vision of the High tech industry. Talking about design, the device weighs only 118g. The biggest surprise is the unique material selected by Infinix R&D. In fact Zero 2 comes with a Kevlar battery back cover that is used in aeronautic equipments, safety and military industry. Kevlar is highly resistive against shock and five times lighter than steel.
This time, Infinix decided to launch the device in the most prestigious university of Nigeria, Unilag University. Bruno Li, Infinix Nigeria Country Manager said “Being closer to our fans and end-users is what makes us understanding the market. We like to interact with our users either online or offline. “
Infinix Mobility partnered with Google, Jumia and MTN, three pillars of the High-tech ecosystem. Infinix launched Infinix HOT 2, the 1st official Android One product with lollipop 5.1 in Africa. Moreover the device comes with a 2GB RAM which will be a standard for the market. The operating system will be getting an update to the latest Android version up to two years. With the Hot 2, the largest African operator MTN is offering 1GB data for 500 Naira to fit consumers need in data connection. Finally HOT 2 has break new records with 30 000 units sold online in seconds.

Infinix Mobility willing to focus on Africa: Yes we care!


Customer care is the No.1 concern of Infinix Mobility. The company is controlling the space with more than 100 service centers across Africa with bringing support to its end users.
From East to West of Africa, users are able to find professional support through service centers. Most products are providing a 365 days warranty which allow consumers to get customer service from 400 engineers and technicians. With more than 10,000 distribution channels, Infinix Mobility ensures the supply of its devices to billions of Africans.
Infinix and its service centers are bringing to African smartphone users what other brands don’t.

Wednesday

Infinix Hot Note 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM is Now Available!

No doubt, The Infinix Hot Note is one of the Best models to Hit the smartphone market in Nigeria and other key countries in Africa.
We did a Detailed Review of the Infinix Hot Note Here months back. According to feedbacks, Some good reasons why people loved it were its display size and very reliable battery with Fast charge Support, this support remains one of the coolest selling point... but Funny enough The Infinix Team is not yet tired, they are still adding more Sugar to sweetness just to make sure smartphone consumers get what they desire, which is "MORE RAM" and of course Reliable Battery, and maybe latest OS (For those that fancy that) in this new Infinix Hot Note 16+2 Version.



The Infinix Hot Note 16+2 version will sport improvements on Speed with a 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, we all want faster Speed and Bigger space so the new next version of the Infinix Hot Note is here to accomplish that.

QUICK SPECS OF THE INFINIX HOT NOTE 16+2 version

MEMORY: 2GB Ram + 16GB Rom,
Rumors say Infinix Team had fully decided that the minimum ROM in all of their gadgets will be 16GB and up. Cool if true.

CAMERA: 8MP Back, 2MP  front cam

PROCESSOR: 1.4GHz

BATTERY: 4000mAh , Supports Fast charge

OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 4.4 Kitkat (upgradeable to Lollipop)

We still recommend you check out the detailed review of the first Hot Note, it will give you a good insight of what the New version is coming with, knowing fully well that it's definitely coming with a difference of 2GB RAM.

Bruno Li, Infinix Mobility Country Manager said:

“We are proud to unveil the 16+2 version of Infinix Hot Note which is the perfect complement to individuals who value a hip and trendy lifestyle. We see this phone as a perfect reward for those special breed of people who identify with trendiness and we know that the general market will appreciate this new phone.”

If you'd like to own this phone:
INFINIX HOT NOTE 16+2

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