Pixel 2 XL March 2019 security update Build PQ2A.190305.002 rolling

Google has started rolling March 2019 security update (OTA) for Pixel devices. Factory images for March 2019 security update have also been posted for manual flashing/sideloading by Google. This update fixes critical bugs and improves the performance and stability of your device.

We have received the March 2019 security update on our Google Pixel 2 XL, Build – PQ2A.190305.002 (Previous Build – PQ2A.190205.002), Android 9.0.0 version via OTA. Update size is 60.6 MB.

Google Pixel 2 XL March security update

Go to Settings > Systems > System Update for updating your Pixel 2 XL.

As we have updated our device just now, we will post back with update on performance of the device.

Have you updated your Pixel device? Let us know in comments if any major changes are spotted? Drop your comments below.

Google 5.0 Calendar available for download – Material Design UI

Google has now officially rolled Gmail 5.0 and Calendar 5.0 version which goes in sync with Android 5.0 Material Design UI. We have already shared Gmail 5.0 apk for manual download and now today we are sharing Google 5.0 Calendar apk for all android devices running android 4.0.3+ ( non rooted and rooted also ).

Now you can add events from your Gmail app into the Calendar app as a reminder ( just like seen in Google Inbox app ). Calendar widget has also been updated which now shows a list of all events in the month on your device’s home screen.

Google 5.0 Calendar

Download Google 5.0 Calendar from below. It works on all non rooted android 4.0.3+ Xperia devices.

Download  com.google.android.calendar-5.0-1554015-2014102731-minAPI15.apk
Version – 5.0-1554015
MD5 – 065ceb8875b19f1f1b5e0e36e5bb3dbb

Download Google Android 5.0 apk

Google Android 5.0 apk

Google  Calendar 5.0 UI review

Google 5.0 Calendar

Google has introduced a new wallpaper for each month in this Calendar 5.0 app, if you are looking to download them, check the below link.

Download Monthly Google Calendar Wallpapers from Android 5.0 Lollipop

Like the new Google 5.0 Calendar app, let us know. Drop your comments below.

via – Android Police

Download Gmail 5.0 with Exchange Support for all android devices from Play Store

Google recently started sending Google Inbox invites to users which created a lot hype among android users and now they have started rolling officially Gmail 5.0 update which brings Exchange Support with material design in sync with android 5.0 Lollipop Material Design system UI. New Gmail 5.0 UI is much similar to Google Inbox UI.

Gmail 5.0 is rolling out to android devices ( still in seeding stage ) on Play Store. You may have to wait a bit to get Gmail 5.0 update notification on your device.

Gmail 5.0 update – Material Design UI

Check on Play Store from below link whether your device have notification for Gmail 5.0 update or not, if not download the apk attached at the end of post.

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Gmail 5.0 apk

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Download Gmail 5.0 apk
Gmail 5.0 UI Review

Download Gmail 5.0 apk

If you haven’t got the Gmail 5.0 update yet, download the apk from below which works on all non rooted supported android devices.

Download com.google.android.gm-5.0_(1520254)-5000600-minAPI14.apk
Version: 5.0 (1520254)

If you also want to use Exchange service then download the below apk also.

Download com.google.android.gm.exchange-6.5-1520254-500064-minAPI14.apk
Version: 6.5-1520254

Like the new Gmail 5.0 UI, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – Android Police

Chromecast Screen Casting comes to Xperia Z2, Z3v, Z2 Tablet officially

Google’s Chromecast Screen Casting feature is already available for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact and now it officially supports 3 more Xperia devices viz. Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet as spotted on Chromecast Screen App support page. Google’s Chromecast Screen Casting allows you to play the content of your mobile’s on your TV.

Chromecast Screen Casting is still in beta phase, requires Android 4.4.2+ ( Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet are still on android 4.4.2 ) for functioning. This feature is not available for iOS devices for the time being.

Chromecast Screen Casting for Xperia

Below you can see the screenshot of newly supported Xperia devices : Xperia Z3v ( Verizon for US ), Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet.

Chromecast Screen Casting for Xperia Z2

To use the feature, download Chromecast app from Play Store, open the app, connect to Wi-Fi, tap on cast screen option to set up.

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Xperia Z2 Chromecast app

Xperia z2 Chromecast Screen casting support

How to set up Chromecast screen casting feature

Google Chomecast is available for $32.49 from Amazon International, in case you are looking to buy it.

We are expecting more Xperia devices to join the list in future. Will you be using the Google’s Chromecast, let us know. Drop your comments below.

via – Android Police

Google Play Store 4.9.13 version brings Material Design UI

Google made the announcement on Twitter today that Play Store to newer version 4.9.13 which brings material design UI to app, books, music, games, news section. Material Design UI was spotted on Play Store at Google I/O 2014 event and now it seems getting a update on Google Nexus devices. We have got new Google Play Store 4.9.13 version on our Xperia Z1 also.

Play Store 4.9.13 version although is not a major update but brings Material design touch in app listing pages. Description of apps are available in new window now with more flat UI. Games listing shows video trailer at top of screen rather in image gallery section.

Google Play Store 4.9.13 version

Below you can see the preview of Material Design UI in new Google Play Store layout.

Google Play Store 4.9.13 version

Play Store 4.9.13 version apk

Download Play Store 4.9.13 version apk

Play Store 4.9.13 version changelog

Download Play Store 4.9.13 version apk

If Play Store 4.9.13 version has not been pushed on your device, you can download the apk now (signed by Google ) and install it normally on your device. You must be running android 2.2+ version.

Download Play Store 4.9.13 version apk

Let us know if you have already got Play Store 4.9.13 version update on your device. Do you like it, drop your comments below.

Watch Google I/O 2014 live stream from Moscone center, San Francisco

Google I/O 2014 event will soon start at Moscone center, San Francisco and live stream feed will be available on YouTube at 9.30 PM IST | 9 AM PST | 4 PM GMT | 12 PM ET, 25 June 2014. It is rumored that Google will be unveiling newer Android version 5.0 (  possibly naming it as “Lollipop” ).

Google’s Android head Sundar Pichai will be presenting a keynote to Google developers around the world. Newer android version, successor to Nexus 7 Tablet 2013, android wear devices and a lot have been speculated for the Google I/O 2014 event. Seeing a successor for Nexus 5 will be a surprise for us if it comes anyhow. Improvements in Google Play Services and Android UI is definitely promised.

Watch Google I/O 2014 live stream

All viewers who are not present at Moscone center can now watch Watch Google I/O 2014 live stream feed on YouTube exclusively from Google Developers channel.

Google I/O 2014 schedule : Live Stream at 9.30 PM IST | 9 AM PST | 4 PM GMT | 12 PM ET, 25 June 2014

Only a few hours left now to go Google I/O 2014 live, what are you expecting guys from Google this time ?

We are mainly interested in newer android version, let’s hope Google don’t mess it up. Android 4.4 KitKat is doing a very good job. Let us know, drop your comments below.

Nexus 8 Tablet Coming at end of April from Google-Asus Rumors

New rumors have started coming for Google Nexus 8 Tablet now as Google is working on it now due to low Nexus 7 2013 tablet sales world wide. Google Nexus 8 Tablet manufactured by ASUS due to launch at end of April 2014, as per latest article on DigiTimes quotes. As per sources Google is planning to ship initially 2 Million Nexus 8 Tablet units from launch.

As per reports sales of Nexus 7 2013 tablets were a bit low as 3 Million units sold till Dec 2013 due to increasing competition in 7 inch display devices. Many 5-6 inch display devices from Sony, Samsung, LG have come up recently and 6.4″ Xperia Z Ultra Tablet and Samsung’s Note devices generation are competitive devices in the same range.

To avoid price and screen size competition, Google is planning to launch Nexus 8 Tablet with 8 inch screen display, as there are not much devices in same range except Apple’s iPad Mini which has around 7.9 inch screen size.

If rumors come true we may see soon a new GoogleNexus 8 Tablet manufactured again by ASUS and hope so with calling facility this time and a higher Snapdragon SoC. Neither the existence of Nexus 8 Tablet nor its release date is confirmed for the time being, take the news with a pinch of salt.

Are you excited about Nexus 8 Tablet ? Well we are, drop your comments below.

[ Source – Digi-Times ]

Google Nexus 5 Screen Cracked after falling on hard surface

Nexus 5 the latest flagship device from Google, well no doubt it is undoubtedly the best device running stock android ROM till now but many users are complaining now their Nexus 5 screen has cracked after falling from a low height on a hard surface. Nexus 5 features 4.95″ screen Corning Gorilla Glass 3 but is it tough enough to resist daily falls and avoid cracks.

Well a user claims his Google Nexus 5 fell from his coat pocket on a hard surface and his Nexus 5 screen cracked from top side. On side bumpers not much cracks or marks were spotted but on screen it has got a lot cracks. Check below images.

Google Nexus 5 Screen Cracked

Well Nexus 5 Screen Cracked after falling on a “hard surface”, concerned accepts that but does that much damage on screen should have been happened, that’s an question here.

Check the cracks on top corner of screen.

Google Nexus 5 Screen Cracked

Some cracks on screen also appeared at bottom.

Google Nexus 5 Screen Cracked after falling on hard surface

Another user “Shiva” has got in touch with the pics of his Nexus 5 cracked screen just after a minor fall. Look below.

Nexus 5 Cracked Screen

Cracks are developed in whole Nexus 5 screen.

Nexus 5 Fragile Screen

If you Nexus 5 screen has also cracked after falling on some solid surface, then do let us know in comments what you did after that ? Did you try any replacement LCD panel with frame, drop your comments below.

[ via – XDA , Thanks Shiva ]

Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi / LTE Model listed on Flipkart – Asus and Google Launching Nexus 7 2013 in Retail Stores in India Officially

Google Nexus 7 2013 ( 2nd Generation ) tablet was first launched on Google Play Store in India a month back but now news have comes that Google and Asus are together launching the Nexus 7 2013 tablet in retail stores also and as soon the news came we spotted the Nexus 7 2013 LTE model listing on Flipkart, popular Indian online shopping portal.

Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi 16 GB model is listed as Rs 20990 and Nexus 7 2013 LTE 32 GB is listed at Rs 27999 on Google Play Store India and at same base price it will be available on other retail stores like Croma, Relaince Digital etc. At present on only Flipkart has its listing online.

Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi 16 GB and Nexus 7 2013 LTE 32 GB models are listed on Flipkat and in stock too right now, so all Indian users who want to buy it can do that right now because soon it will be out of stock possibly.

We have already placed our order of Nexus 7 2013 LTE 32 GB model from Flipkart. At present Flipkart is running an offer where you can avail 10% cashback on all orders placed using SBI credit cards.

Buy Nexus 7 2013 LTE 32 GB at Rs 27999 from Flipkart

Buy Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi 16 GB at Rs 20990 from Flipkart

Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi  LTE Model listed on Flipkart

Ordering Nexus 7 2013 tablet from Google Play Store India, takes 4 days to confirm the order and after four days product is dispatched, then amount is deducted and it takes to 2 days atleast to ship the product from Singapore. If you are looking to buy it from Play Store in India, then check out our guide on how to buy Nexus 7 2013 tablet from Google Play Store in India.

If you have bought it, review the Nexus 7 2013 in a very brief manner. Drop your comments below.