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Meet Vsenn : A Finnish smartphone startup co-founded by former Nokia Android X Program Manager

Vsenn is a Finnish smartphone startup co-founded by a yet-unnamed former Nokia Android X Program Manager. According to its website, Vsenn is dedicated to create the world's best mobile user experience through the most secure and regularly updated Android OS platform using modular hardware. It says a smartphone evolution is coming and promises to evolve with you. Similar to the Google's Project Ara, Vsenn wants to give its users the power to customize their phone to their preference by offering modular and upgradable hardware.



Some of the key announcements from Vsenn are :

1. Modular Hardware
You can upgrade or replace three modules of your smartphone; Camera, Battery, Processor/RAM

2. Strong security features
Triple layer protection for all the data on the phone. Free access to a VPN Network and secure Cloud.

3. Fast and regular updates

Vanilla Android (stock Android) with guaranteed updates for the next 4 years.

4. 4.7 inch screen with 1080p resolution = 468.7 ppi



5. Customizable L…

Top 10 Android Apps for Nepal

These apps are in no particular order. Out of all the apps for Nepal I tried, these made the cut, so here you go.

AutoLife Nepal

AutoLife Nepal is just the app you need, to know all about Automobiles in Nepal. It features latest news and events about Automobile and the new vehicles in Nepal. You can search for any models of Bikes, Cars, Cycles available in Nepal. It features information about different manufacturers and dealers of Automobiles in Nepal along with the price of the Automobile.



You can also find information about parts and accessories and their dealers. You want to buy a car? Need to take an Auto Loan? AutoLife Nepal has you covered. It shows detailed information about Auto Loans from different Banks of Nepal. It also features insurance information from various insurance companies.



Download AutoLife Nepal from Google Play


English To Nepali Dictionary

It has the largest database among all the English To Nepali Dictionaries available in Google Play. Simplistic UI, 28000+ words…

How to Unlock Bootloader, Flash Factory Images and Custom Recovery in Google Nexus Devices in Linux

Step 1 : Enable USB debugging

On your Nexus device, go to Settings> About Phone. Then tap on "Build Number" repeatedly until a dialog says "You're now a Developer".

Now go back to Settings and you will see a new "Developer Options" near the bottom of the menu. Go to "Developer Options". Then scroll down and select on "USB debugging".


Step 2 : Download Factory Image for your Nexus Device

Open the link below and download the correct the correct build for your device.

https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images


Step 3 : Download Custom Recovery for your Nexus Device

Open the link below and download the newest recovery image for your device.

http://teamw.in/twrp_view_all_devices


Step 4 : Connect your device to the computer via micro-USB cable.


Step 5 : Install Android Developer Tools

To install Android Developer Tool adb and fastboot on your computer, open the Terminal and enter the commands below.

sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb

How to enable Google Now in Android 5.0 Lollipop in Nepal and every other countries (location reporting not available problem) [ROOT Needed]

[This method works only on Rooted Devices]


I had posted a guide earlier this year on How to Enable Google Now in Nepal and other countries. That method works flawlessly on both Rooted and Non-Rooted devices running Android 4.0 to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat. Android has now gone into major overhaul in both design and software functions like ART being now default in Android 5.0 Lollipop. But with the new version of Android, same old problem arrived for the people living in Nepal and many other countries - "Location reporting is not available in your country".

Tried every available method to enable Google Now? Still no luck??  Keep calm guys, I have a solution. Remember that this method works only on Rooted devices.

Here's a video showing Google Now running on my Phone.

(ignore Ariana Grande news there. I googled her only when I was shocked to hear Big Sean is dating her :D )





Here are the steps to be followed:

Step 1 :

Install any custom launcher. I installed Nova Launcher. Open t…

Tomahawk : the Swiss Army Knife of Music Players

After a quiet year, Tomahawk, the Swiss Army knife of music players, is back with a brand new release to sing about. The latest release of Tomahawk, version 0.8 is available for Linux, OS X, Windows and a beta app for Android. I have to say, Tomahawk is hands down the most beautiful music player I have used. 

"A new kind of music player that invites all your streams, downloads, cloud music storage, playlists, radio stations and friends to the same party. It's about time they all mingle."


You can add your favourite music subscription services, music promotion platforms, networked libraries, cloud storage, music data providers, social networks and more.

Some of it's features are :

Connect to Music sources and services : Beats Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, Last.fm, Rdio, Billboard, iTunes, Jamendo and many more.Get Social : Connect to friends to browse and play their libraries, playlists, stations, or just listen along what they are playing. See and hear th…