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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: A Couple of Great Android Apps And Bonus Coverage?

By Tim

Today I cover a couple of free Apps for android that will make your life a bit easier! I also cover what the whole “Bonus Coverage deal is. To put the Bonus Coverage in a nutshell, it simply means I found out further info AFTER doing a video and did not want to clutter up the channel here or have to do an update which would of course screw up any links/shares to the last video!

All links mentioned in the video are listed below below:
The tabletserver.com link I spoke of in the video: http://tabletserver.com/wordpress/?p=7311

Obviously today, if you went to the channel on YouTube has zero bonus coverage so hence no link to the specific page.

So that is all we have for today’s first video.

That video of course is listed below!

That is all for now, except please subscribe to our channel or click those big donation buttons on the website here!

Tim

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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: Planet Gemini PDA/Android Device, Very Different.

By Tim

This one comes to us from Ben over at Ben’s gadget reviews and is quite interesting. The concept itself isn’t new, but the way it is put together is certainly very slick.

I have used an Android device for several years with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, but this device makes it an integrated mini notebook!

There are some downsides to the product but for some small group of folks, this might be something to consider. The keyboard is good, but rather small and that is where Ben has issues with it. It wouldn’t bother me, because although I type everyday, I an still a 2-3 finger typist, not a touch typist and have no need to learn that skill.

I won’t bother with all the specs, but suffice to say this product can also be used as a phone and is a nice travel, media consumption device.

So let us proceed directly to the video and you be the judge, is this something you could take with you for travel?

That is all I have at this time,

Tim

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Alexa’s Calling and Messaging Features Now Available on Tablets

By Radu Iorga

Alexa is not just your one stop place for vocal commands, reminders, recipes and so forth. It also has a voice and video calling functionality, which was recently unlocked on tablets. It was already available on the Echo and now it reached slates.

Amazon announced over the past 24 hours that it’s activating the support for calling and messaging features on iPads, Android tablets and Fire OS tablets. On Amazon Fire HD 10 for example, Alexa calling and voice messaging works via hands free, so you basically just ask Alexa to take some action. Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 or older generation slates will let you press the Home button to place a call or send a message.

It’s that easy, it seems. They also support Drop In, which is a feature that lets you use Alexa devices as intercoms. Basically you can connect with other devices around the home or in friends and families homes, if you enable that dedicated feature. In order to use the calling and messaging features, you need the latest version of the Alexa app and also to verify the phone number, then import contacts.

The expanded support for voice calls and messaging shows that Alexa is more than just a regular virtual assistant and hub for smart home features. Voice integration has been promised since January, so in the future you’ll speak to Alexa in a dedicated app, not just through Alexa devices. We see this as a way to matter more in the world of mobiles, where Amazon already failed with Fire Phone.

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Lenovo Gets 30% Android Tablet Market Share in India, According to IDC

By Radu Iorga

Lenovo has been doing fine in the Indian tablet segment for a while now, but it seems they’re evolving to new heights. For example we learn from IDC that the company grabbed over 30% of the Android tablet market in India for the last 3 months of 2017.

They actually have 30.8% of the market share and kept the top spot for the third consecutive quarter, in India. International Data Corporation (IDC) is reporting those figures, also showing that Samsung and iBall had 19.9% and 17.7% market share (Android) in Q3 2017-2018. The growth shows the support from customers and increasing market potential.

The aim right now for Lenovo India is to keep the steady growth and also keep the top spot on the market, at least according to Rahul Agarwal, managing director and CEO Lenovo India. I should mention that Lenovo had a share of 28.4% in the Android tablet market in India in Q3 2017 and in Q2 they were at 24.2%. The government and education segments were the ones boosting the company’s increase, together with commercial deals with large enterprises.

The Lenovo Tab 4 and Tab 7 were some of the best selling units on the market. IDC reported for Q3 2017 that Lenovo was first, followed by Acer second with 18.6% market share, but things have shifted since then, with Samsung growing. Expect new slates to be announced at MWC 2018, maybe some Lenovo Tab 5 models for further boosts.

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Wine Compatibility Layer for Windows Hits Android

By Radu Iorga

I’m sure there are many of you who wanted to run full Windows apps on Android devices. We’ve been doing the reverse for a long while now, with Android apps on Windows and now it’s time for the Wine compatibility layer for Windows to hit Android.

Wine is a compatibility layer for Unix-style environments and it has been updated to version 3.0, which lets it be installed on Android devices. Wine 3.0 comes with full graphics and audio drivers for Android and it can be built as an APK package, which acts like a typical Android app, or so say the release notes. It comes with OpenGL support, but it’s limited to the OpenGL ES API available on Android.

It doesn’t run the standard Windows apps on any Android device, since it doesn’t emulate. It needs an x86 Android tablet, or smartphone or Chromebook even. Not many such devices exist, so the list is rather limited. Luckily there’s also Wine for ARM, but it supports only Windows apps that have been ported to Windows RT, the ill fated 32 bit OS for ARM architectures.

The future will bring us QEMU support on Wine, an open source hypervisor that will virtualize CPUs via dynamic binary translation and emulate x86 on ARM. There’s still a lot of work to do for that to happen. If you’re still interested, you can find the the APK here, in both x86 and ARM form. Be advised that there are some bugs, like the fact that the graphics driver only supports full screen desktop mode.

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