Saturday, July 4, 2015

How To Measure Internet Speed On Android Without Any App

Measuring the internet speed of your android phone would give you an idea about how fast the internet works on your android phone and what would be the download speeds and upload speeds on any network. Measuring the internet speed of your android will also let you compare internet speeds of different networks on the same android phone, whether it is 3G, 4G/LTE or Wi-Fi. You could be thinking of the 'speedtest.net' android app for this purpose, but I should tell you that we're not going to use this app, and we have a much better internet speed measuring tool that doesn't require you to download any app.

android internet speed meter

The speedtest app doesn't provide right internet bandwidth test results because most of the data is consumed by the app, so you may not get correct speed results always. If you are not using the app then you would be using the speedtest.net website on your phone in desktop mode. This website will work on your android phone but it will require flash player to be installed on your smartphone.

Few years ago when I first owned a smartphone then I thought about how fast is my internet. At that time there were no accurate tools for internet speed test. But today if you have an android smartphone with a compatible HTML5 browser like Chrome or Mozilla Firefox then you can test the android internet speed within seconds.

How To Measure Internet Speed On Android Without Any App

  • First of all make sure that you are connected to any sort of data network. It should be mobile data network like 3G, 4G/LTE or Wi-Fi. If you live in USA then you may be using either Verizon 4G, AT&T LTE or Wi-Fi network.
  • For android speed test open the Chrome browser in your phone and type this address in the address bar 'www.speedof.me'.
  • When the page open tap 'Start Test'. 
  • Wait for few seconds till the wifi speed test or network speed test completes.
wifi speed test on android

  • When the test is completed, you will be shown the results of android internet speed test.
  • Now you know how fast is my internet.
  • You can share the results with your friends.

Advantages Of This Method

  • You don't need to download and install any app like speedtest.net.
  • The test works for any type of network including Wi-Fi.
  • Works on all mobiles having a HTML5 compatible browser.
  • The bandwidth test results are accurate.
  • No flash player plugin is required.
  • No Java plugin is required.
  • It has a separate mobile website for android smartphones.

Download Avast Grime Fighter For Android

Avast Grime Fighter is an android cleaner app that cleans up junk, unwanted files, gallery thumbnails and cache from your android phone, thereby freeing up space and enable the phone to run faster. Android phones generate a lot of junk files from various apps and the OS itself. These cache and junk files need to be cleaned for optimal device performance. These unwanted files can slow down your phone. For cleaning your android phone you can use Avast Grime Fighter because it is a light weight app and works faster. If you are already using any other cleaner app on your android then give Avast CleanUp a try.


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How To Use Avast CleanUp/Grime Fighter

  • Download and install the app.
  • Open it and tap the menu button on top right corner. Tap ‘Settings’.
  • Check ‘Thumbnails’. You can also check ‘APKs’ if you want to clean residual APK files.
  • Scroll down and check ‘Advanced Cleaning Review’ and ‘Safe Clean Review’.
  • When ‘Safe Clean Review’ is enabled then Avast CleanUp will show you the list of items that are queued for cleaning when you tap the ‘Safe Clean’ button.
  • By looking at the list you can spot any important data and prevent it from deleting accidently.

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Advanced Cleaning
In Advanced Cleaning you can totally remove unwanted or unused ‘Applications’, ‘Media Files’, ‘Files’ and ‘App Data’. Advanced cleaning should be handled carefully to avoid any personal data loss.

Cloud Storage
You can upload your files to ‘Dropbox’ for cloud storage, if you ever want to.

Why To Install

  • If you want a light weight android cleaner app.
  • The app scans the entire smartphone for junk, cache and unwanted files.
  • It quickly removes the junk files.
  • Have a safety clean feature to save your important files from deleting accidently.
  • Advanced cleaning is somewhat better than other cleaners.

Why Not To Install

  • If you are already using any other android junk cleaner app.
  • If you want an android cleaner with ram booster.
  • Cleaning gallery thumbnails is of no use.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Review : EA Sports UFC Android Game

EA Sports UFC is an android game with 3D graphics which is beat em up genre game for android. It is also available for the playstation 4 and Xbox One, but we are reviewing the UFC for android.


Review : EA Sports UFC Android Game

1. Game Size : The game is large in size and you have to download additional 400 MB data to play the game.

2. Gameplay : When you first start to play the game, the inbuilt game tutorial teaches you various fighting moves which are hard to grasp. The tutorial keeps running for a quiet long time. There is no on-screen D-Pad for gaming, touchscreen is the only controller.

3. UFC Player : Only Alexander Gustafsson is available to play with. You need to unlock other players by playing for a long time.

4. UFC Fights : The fights end up quickly by throwing some boxing moves and special punches on other player.

5. Fighting Moves : The fighting moves are very hard to remember. The moves that require you to put the opponent to the ground requires correct timing and is very tricky to execute.

6. Live Events : When connected to internet you will receive daily and weekly fighting events.

7. Graphics : The games 3D graphics are just fine, but the game lags on android phones with low internal storage. The game is tested on adreno 305 and lags sometimes, but gameplay is fine.

ea sports ufc android game

8. Buy Fighter : You can buy famous UFC fighters like Ronda Rousey, Alistair Overeem, Shane Carwin, Antonio Silva etc. But for that you have to play for longer times or buy some gold to unlock the fighters.

9. UFC Store : In the store you can buy health packs, Gold and Boost.

10. Fighter Upgrades : You can upgrade the fighting moves of the player by beating your opponents. There are different moves for standup and ground. Tap the ‘Thunder’ icon to increase player’s level of fighting moves.


Cons 

  • The game requires internet connection to play.
  • We have to play longer to unlock UFC fighters.
  • Only one player to play, and rest are to unlocked or need to be bought.
  • Expensive Gold Coins costs $50 to buy.
  • Ronda Rousey can't be unlocked. You need to buy this fighter.

Verdict
The EA Sports UFC Mobile android game is totally a big disappointment and totally money oriented game. EA Sports created this game just to earn money, because there is no other way to unlock the fighter except buying them. The game is not recommended unless you are a die hard fan of UFC.

Update AT&T Moto X (2nd Gen) To Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

AT&T has released the official android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the Moto X (2nd Gen) XT1097 which is currently going through a soak test. The new software build is 23.16.2 and sized in at around 507MB in size. AT&T says that you will need a WiFi connection in order to grab it. This new update comes with a lots of usability changes, bug fixes and improved and new features. The update is being supplied as OTA in the US and it has starting hitting the Moto X 2015 devices.

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Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Features


  • Heads-up Notifications : In addition to dismissing a heads-up notification, you can now swipe it up to remove it from your screen. It will remain in your notifications tray and you can dismiss it later.

  • Quick Settings : You can quickly select different Wi-Fi access points or different paired Bluetooth devices with a new pull-down menu on each tile. Conditional settings tiles that only show if you use the feature - like “Invert Colors” or “Hotspot” - can now be hidden via a long-press on the tile.

  • Chop Twice for Flashlight : Moto Actions let you turn the flashlight on or off with two chopping motions - without waking or unlocking your phone.

  • Device Protection : Lost or stolen devices will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if reset to factory settings. Note that you must have a Google account on the device to automatically enable this feature and set a PIN, password or pattern screen lock.


  • Before You Begin
    • Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
    • The phone's battery should be charged to at least 50% or above.

    Update AT&T Moto X (2nd Gen) To Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


    If you have received the OTA notification on your Moto X (2nd Gen).

    • Select "Yes, I’m in".
    • After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
    • After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
    • Your phone is now updated with 23.16.2.

    If you have not received the OTA notification, follow the steps below to manually update your AT&T Moto X (2nd Gen) To Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

    • Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
    • Select "About phone".
    • Select "System updates".
    • Select "Yes, I’m in". After the software is downloaded, select "Install now"
    • After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
    • Your phone is now updated to 23.16.2.

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    Manually Update Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE To Android 5.1.1 Lollipop T335XXU1BOF8 Firmware

    Samsung has released the official android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE. Samsung left the android 5.0.2 update and updated the tablet directly to android 5.1.1. The OTA update is being released in phases and every Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE user will not get the update at the same time. To receive the OTA update Samsung has put you in the queue. And nobody can tell when you will receive the update notification on your tablet. But if you don't want to wait then you can break the queue and update your Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE manually to android 5.1.1 Lollipop T335XXU1BOF8 firmware by using ODIN v3.10.6.

    android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for galaxy tab 4 8.0 lte

    The new update brings several bug fixes, improved device stability and of-course material design and android 5.1.1 Lollipop features. After updating to this latest update you may not be able to downgrade your tablet for security reasons, but don't worry ODIN will do the job.

    Firmware Details

    Model : SM-T335
    Model name : GALAXY Tab4 8.0 LTE
    Country : Switzerland
    Version : Android 5.1.1
    Changelist : 90673209
    Build date : Sat, 20 Jun 2015 06:37:21 +0000
    Product code : AUT
    PDA : T335XXU1BOF8
    CSC : T335OXA1BOF8
    Update Size : 925 MB

    Important Instructions

    • This tutorial is meant to be applied only on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE model no. SM-T335. Do not try to flash this firmware on other variants.
    • Backup every bit of your precious data stored on your tablet to your computer's hard drive, because after the updating process we may need to reset the device which will wipe out tablet completely.
    • If your tablet is rooted then, the root access will be revoked.
    • Enable 'USB Debugging' in developer options.
    • If 'Developer options' is not visible then go to 'Settings>About device'. Here tap the 'Build number' 10 times to unlock the 'Developer options'.
    • As I said that this is an official update guide so you won't loose any data, but still you have to backup data, in case if something goes wrong then you have the data backup.
    • The tablet's battery should be charged to 60% or above.

    Downloads


    Manually Update Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE To Android 5.1.1 Lollipop T335XXU1BOF8 Firmware


    • Download and install Samsung USB drivers from above link.
    • Download odin and Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE ROM and extract them in separate folders on desktop.
    • Now switch off your Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE and reboot it in download mode by pressing 'Home+Power+Volume Down' key at the same time.
    • Release the buttons when the phone vibrates.
    • Press volume up button when you see a warning page. Now you have entered in odin mode.
    • Now launch odin.exe on your pc.
    • Connect the phone to computer via USB cable.
    • Let odin recognize the phone.
    • When it is identified by odin the field under <ID:COM> in odin will turn blue and you will see a message "<ID:0/016> Added".
    • Make sure that only "Auto Reboot", and "F.Reset Time" options should be checked. Do not change other settings of ODIN.
    • Now check 'AP' and click it and select the firmware file T335XXU1BOF8 tar.md5 Android 5.1.1 file from the folder where you saved it.
    • Wait for few seconds till ODIN finishes some checks.  
    • Click 'Start' to initiate the flashing process. When the process is completed odin will return a message 'PASS'.  
    • When your phone first boots to home screen (may take longer, 15 minutes or more) then disconnect it from PC.  Now check the android version in 'Settings>About device>Android version'.

    Troubleshooting

    • If ODIN fails in between, then repeat the procedure. However it hardly happens.
    • If after updating to T335XXU1BOF8 android 5.1.1 you see that your Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE has become slow or doesn't booting to home screen even after 20 minutes, then do a factory reset in recovery mode.
    • Before doing factory reset, make sure you have backed up your personal data.

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