Marshmallow, the next iteration to Android lollipop is now out for all nexuses and running successfully without any bug reports so far from users but unfortunately the 2012 Google flagship phone Nexus 4 couldn’t make in the list, not that it doesn’t support the new version but Google denied to extent its support to a 3 year old device. No matter whatever might be the reason the NEXUS 4 does support the new version both in terms of hardware and software. The unofficial Android 6.0 rom which we going to install today on Nexus 4 is a fully functional and stable AOSP (Android Open Source Project) v6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM for our Nexus 4.
Right after jump you get to know how to download and install the rom.
As said Google today rolled out the factory images of their latest release Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Google developer website for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Don’t be over excited about the release as it is just an optimized version of Android Lollipop unless you own a device with fingerprint support (Nexus 6p and Nexus 5X). Otherwise there is no point in updating to the latest version before the official OTA update.
What’s New in Android 6.0 Marshmallow?
- Fine-Tuned App Permissions: This feature is available on Paranoid Android, MIUI and other custom roms since 2014. So, people do aware of this new feature in Marshmallow.
- Google Now on Tap: This is Google’s TM feature. This feature now breaks the the hassle in finding the answer for the text on the screen by long pressing the home button. Now there is no need to copy the text and search for the same on Google. This new Google Now Assistant lets you find answers as well as places if they are listed on Google maps and also can directly go to their official website without switching between apps.
- Battery Backup: Google says devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow would last 30% more on battery than those running on Android 5.0 lollipop. If you remember, they said the same during their Android 5.0 launch event 😀 So we can say about battery consumption only after using it.
- Fingerprint Support: As I said one would make use of this only if they own Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X.
- New Appdrawer: What’s new??? All the features which Google showcased about their new App drawer during the September event are available in ‘Nova Launcher‘ since past one year.
So, finally what I say is stick with lollipop until the official release of Marshmallow. If you own a device with no fingerprint support than I recommend switching to Cyanogenmod 12.1 based on Android 5.1 lollipop. Anywayz I can’t stop most of the guys from trying out the new update. For them here is a quick guide.
Cast Screen or Screen Mirroring is a unique feature we found in Android. The feature is now widely in use with the debut of Chrome Cast and Miracst Dongles. Playing games and viewing your android content on a 55 inch wide LED TV is an experience we cannot express in words. We just love to show the magic to whom ever visit our house just to make them ask HOW? and one could turn their living room into a media station with just a $35 (Rs. 2,999/-) dongle. Though it is widely in use but coming to PC’s it is still a beta because the miracast dongles which are available in the market are for HD LED TV‘s only.
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But for PC’s you don’t need a chromecast to cast your android screen. Yes, there are apps which can serve the purpose but for your information they are still in beta. So, you may notice lag while switching between screens and other device compatibility issues. Right after jump you can get to know about the two apps which features castscreen option and the how-to guide.
In android for every minor thing there is an app which inturn makes the end user end up with no.of app installations and thus a no.of pattern/pin locks to remember for each and every thing. But there are ways to hide the things without using any apps. That’s what makes android stand atop of all Operating systems. So lets get started.
The latest and probably the last version of windows is finally out. This upgrade is making so much news online because it is free. Devices running on genuine Windows 7 or windows 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Yes, it is absolutely free. Microsoft has to give it for free to be in race with the other technos out their leading the mobile world. Eg. Android. What so ever might be but coming to PC’s Microsoft is the only solution forever and ever. Microsoft recently claimed that the latest version ‘Windows 10’ is running on about 10 million computers and counting. Upgrading to Windows 10 is a cake walk. Really, it hardly took about one hour for me to upgrade to the latest version and that to without waiting for official notification, which you should receive through windows 10 app.
After reserving your copy of windows 10, the app says the upgrade process is in waves and may take days or weeks, “Notify me when I am ready“. Cool, but it’s not a way for guys like me who are eager to see that START button back again. But how? Right after jump you see the How to Guide on “How to upgrade to windows 10 right away without waiting…”
This guide is for those custom rom fans like me who want to try something new everyday. But one heck thing that happens whenever we flash a custom rom is, the Recovery mode gets replaced with the rom specific. For example, if your current recovery mode is TWRP after installation of a specific rom like MIUI 6, the TWRP gets replaced with CWM. And also if you enable the “update recovery” in CM 12.1 developer options then you would see a completely new custom recovery. Which is cyanogenmod’s official stock recovery and you see only options to update that specific rom. You don’t find “Install zip from SD Card” now and this issue raised number of quires in forums and blogs. Right after jump you find a step by step guide, which is common for almost all android devices including Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, OnePlus One and others.