Android Nougat for OnePlus 3

Nowadays only new Google Pixel and some Nexus devive owners have got Android Nougat in their phones. What about another vendor phones? Today it’s been confirmed that Android Nougat will come to OnePlus 3 devices by the end of 2016. Beta Testers will be able to test it even this month, at November. Engadget reports that this information was confirmed by Oneplus Head of Software.

It is really great news, as we know that OnePlus 3 uses customized Android called Oxygen OS which need more time to be updated than pure Androids.(to be true, there are too few non-Google smartphones with pure Android, but they exist. f.e. Motorola Moto series). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); What about OnePlus 2? It is also very highend smartphone even for 2017, so it also should get Nougat update, and it will.


Do you see fullscreen Android ads in your home screen? Android app system logic is much more easier than Windows, and that’s why to fight with adware, trojans etc. in Android is easier than in Windows. But adware authors do their best to make preventing theirs ads as much as difficult. That’s why usually to detect which app causes fullscreen ad is very difficult for non-geek average Android users.

So, what to do if you meet annoying fullscreen ads in your Android? Continue reading →


Annoying ads in your Android lockscreen? The reason might be ES File Explorer.

ES File Explorer is one of the most popular file manager apps in Android ecosystem. But unfortunatelly they have decided to add spammy malware ads to our Android system. Yes, to our system, not to their app inside. Continue reading →


Most of us love listening audibooks during walking. Listening audiobooks is great, yeah. But sometimes their narrators read the text too slowly, and we lose valuable time. With increasing playback speed we can finish slow-read audibooks 30-50% quicker than normal. For example i increased playback speed 1.5 times in my last finished audibook, and instead of 12 hours i spent 8 hours to finish it. 4 hours was saved by me. How to do it? Let’s see quick sample app and short howto video. Continue reading →

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Several monthes ago Sony started to push Android Lollipop 5.0.2 to their Xperia Z line phones. After upgrade some customers started to complain about battery and system performance in their phones.

For example if Xperia Z2 or Z1 compact could work up to 2 days with single charge, after lollipop they hardly can work 1 days.

Or in kitkat versions Xperia Z line phones work too fast and smooth, but with Lollipop versions they work slow as low-end smartphones.

So for both cases i tried 2 experiments(i am using z1 compact) and both gave great effect.

1. For battery. Go to settings-power management-stamina mode, and use exactly this configuration: Continue reading →


Technology gives us a lot of tools to remind us in its time about something. Calendars, Alarms, Notebook apps etc. can do this.

Now we speak about reminder by locations. It is very useful tool which can remind us f.e. to buy something from gift shop when we are near. Or when we pasted half way, automatically send sms to our friend that i am arriving, half way pasted. So in such cases time is not important, but location is. I use two services for this purpose.

1. Google Keep – All Android and IOS phones can install this app. When we create any note in Google keep we can set reminder by location.  Continue reading →

I would like to share some screenshots from my smartphone, which i have used with Smart Launcher since i bought Nexus 4. In previous Android smartphones i used traditional launchers such as Trebuchet, Touchwiz, Sense, Nova, Go Launcher etc. Each of them has its own unique features, but all of them are traditional, home screens with horizontal slides, and menu with same slide. To be open i got bored with same effects and i hadn’t been able to optimize my home screen to satisfy me. I did experiments every day, reorganizing screens, folders etc. Then i heard about Launcher 7 and Launcher 8 which is copy of Windows Phone 7-8 Metro UI solution. And i used both of them. First days i liked them, but then i felt that it is too primitive solution for smartphone, and with using it you can not feel your device is smartphone. I realized that i need space in homescreen, space+icons. Metro could not give it. When i switched to Nexus 4, in play store i discovered smart launcher, and from that day i have been using it with great pleasure.(>3 monthes)  It has nearly everything what i need. No horizontal slides in home screen and menu screen, smart categories to access apps easily, widgets screen. But it also had some limitations in some features. But coming updates solved it soon.

I am sharing some screenshots from my Nexus 4 with Smart Launcher Pro.

1. This is home screen. Only one screen, and flower circle for apps.

2. This is apps menu. With fully customizable smart categories 

Continue reading →