Category Archives: Android

Top Car Sprite Tutorial

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For creating games you need if not good graphics at least some decent graphics. If you are not an artist by your own you have 3 options:

  • hire/collaborate with a good artist
  • buy existing assets from sites selling them
  • make your own graphics

Looking for different resources, I discovered that sometimes is not so hard to create your own sprites. Here is an old tutorial from an old forum for creating a top view car sprite:

Top Car Sprite - Step By Step How To Create a Top Car Sprite, Step by Step

  1. Start with basic layout… Seats, front and rear.
  2. Add wheels. Make sure all wheels are the same size.
  3. Start covering.
  4. Remove the underline.
  5. Add color and some shading.

Top Car Samples Top Car Samples

Found here, created by Krysis.

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Micromax Canvas 4 finally launched

So the long awaited phone finally launched. Record numbers of user saw the lauching of this phone via streaming. It shows that how much they trust Micromax brand.

Micromax Canvas 4 A210 specifications:

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*5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD capacitive touch screen
*IPS display with corning gorilla glass protection
*1.2 GHz quad-core processor
*Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
*Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
*13MP rear camera with LED Flash,1080p video recording
*5MP front-facing camera
*3.5mm audio jack
*1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory
*upto  32GB with MicroSD
*3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS
*2000 mAh battery

The Micromax Canvas 4 is priced at Rs. 17,999 and
comes with a free touch cover worth Rs. 3000 that
would let you use the phone even when the cover is on.

Wallpaper Wizardrii – A perfect Application for setting wallpapers on your Android phone

When I bought my first Android phone, The first thing I got dissappointed with was Wallpapers, we couldn’t use Portrait Wallpaper. I have lots of beautiful wallpaper that couldn’t be set. It was a huge dissappointment.It was due to the Landscape resolution of the phone. I searched forums and blogs for a solution but came back with empty hands. And after a year finally, “A Developer – Twisted Apps ” listened to us and provided a great app.

Wallpaper Wizardrii

Set your own images, Portrait,Landscape, and Crop; all with No Scroll or Scroll. Check out set Exact or Crop Exact! Set images from WW, file browser, or Android’s Gallery (Share as). Check Home App compatibility with No Scroll option (only). Invert, flip, rotate, greyscale, share, and resize images too.

So why waiting? download and try it by yourself.

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Micromax Canvas 4 is coming soon

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The Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2 was a hit. that started a new range of big screened smartphones from Micromax, and after the success of the Canvas HD , Micromax seems ready for yet another device, called the “Canvas 4″.
Micromax teased the side-facing image of the upcoming phone and the ever important pre-booking date of June 28. The side facing image of the phone suggests a metallic finish, with a large volume rocker and a plastic band, supposedly for boosting the antenna performance. The camera hump on the backs seems slightly visible and the back cover might be glassy considering what we can see from the picture. The long nature of the device also suggests the screen size might be even larger than the 5 inch Canvas HD. But we are now left wanting for more.

Will it be a 1080p screen? Will it be actually of better build than the Canvas HD? Is this going to be another device aimed at courting budget minded users wanting a Galaxy S4?

What do you think?

Install new Play Store 4.3 on your Android phone manually

If you are one of those Unlucky Man whose Android phone is not updating its Google Play Store. Then Dont worry we have a solution.

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Steps:-

1) Download or Get the new version of Google play store.

2) Root Your device by this method if it is a mtk device.

3) Install root explorer from here.

4) Copy the New playstore.apk to vendor/app/

5) Change its permissions

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and reboot.

P.S:- Remove the older version of Playstore first

Facebook Home for All Android phones (for low resolution Android phones)

Today We have come up with the latest Facebook Home that was created specially for High resolution Devices. But a developer have compiled it for the people who carry a low cost Android phone with lower resolution.

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Application is tested on:-
-Spice Mi-495
-Lava Xolo A800
-Micromax Canvas 2

It will work flawlessly on majority of the devices. So here is the download links.

1) Facebook Home (13mb)
2)  Facebook messenger (10mb)

Download both and install.

P.S :- Dont forget to remove the older of version of facebook before installing.

Root your Spice steller virtuoso MI -495

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Root your Sexy Spice steller Mi 495 in simple steps:

1) Turn on USB debugging from developer options in setting options.

2) Install drivers from usb driver folder present in its internel memory.

3) Connect the cable and click on “Connect as a media device”

4) Download This and open runme.bat

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5) Press 1 select Normal mode

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Follow the instruction to “Restore my
data”. The process is non-destructive, wait and voila:) You can see superuser app in your app drawer.

Sample Pics by Spice MI – 495

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I hope you guys will like it…

Spice MI – 495 Steller Virtuoso Review

Choosing Spice MI-495 is a tough decision When there are same phones wth more popularity like Micromax A110 Canvas 2. My first priority was Micromax A110 only. But when I went to the shops in Gurgaon they were selling Canvas 2 at a price of 12000. Because it was selling like hot cake. So I really got disappointed. I can arrange more 2k bucks but throwing extra 2k for a phone that has the same features of other cellphones setting at 10000Rs. I knew that in a few weeks Micromax A116 will be availbale but I couldn’t control my urge to buy new phone. I went to a shop to buy Micromax A110 but their I saw the little Beast of Spice standing elegantly at one corner. I asked the shopkeeper and he handed me the box. I stared at the Box. The phone pics was looking good like Iphone but there were many doubts like

*What If it is a wrong decision?

*Should i trust Spice?

*What about the Service quality?

*What if the phone display sucks?

*It dont have even a review on google?

*There will be no support like Micromax A110

and blah blah. My thoughts was overtaking my mind. But then i decided I will buy whatever the situation is. We should not fear of bad decisions because sometimes you judge your decisions bad decision,s are best for you. And I handed 10300Rs to the shopkeeper. And it was a correct decison. So here is my Review:

P.S :- Dont think me as a new Android User who just surpized by the awesomeness of Android. I have experience with Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy 3, LG optimus one, hTC droid and even Iphone 4S. I am using Fonearena Pics because I dont have another good camera with me now.

Accessories:

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Cellphone

USB cable

Charger

Handset

Screenguard

and a free leather cover

Design and Build Quality:

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Trust me when I was coming back home two people asked me,” Is that iphone 5 bro?” and I was like No Dude its Android\m/. Its well build and give a sexy feel and the best thing about it That it is Slim. About 9.4mm. Its is in black colour with Grey strip at the sides. there is a Spice logo at the backside and the another good thing is that its camera is not coming outwards like Micromax A110 which I seriously hated. Its flat and gives a Premium look. I will give it 9/10 for its Look and Slimness.

Display:

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My greatest concern was the Display because I was seriously worried that what if its display will be bad like some if the cheap Android phones Blurred or distord or Pixelate. But when i looked at the it my respone was Wow. Its crystal clear. Its display resolution is qhd(960*540px). Its a 4.5 inch IPS LCD capative touch screen. Touch is smooth and responsive. and it feels good to type on a clear and huge screen. I will rate it 8.5/10 because of my habbit of using Super Amoled Screen.

Hardware:

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Its packed with 1ghz Dual core Mediatek processor same as Micromax A110 canvas 2 and a GPU PowerVR SGX 531 which is good to fullfil the wishes of Gamers. But a slighly disappoint is that its ram is just 512mb, which is not a problem but HD games needs a little ram. But you can easily play HD games on it. I will give it 8/10 because of 512mb ram.

Camera:

Its packed with 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls. I wasnt expectating a Good camera but its above average means you cant compare it with galaxy S2 8MP camera but still it click pretty nice pictures dont considered it a bad camera and it lack a dedicated camera button. I tried skype and it works perfectly. I will rate it 7/10 in this area.

Audio:

Audio quality in the earphones is very nice, crystal clear and decently loud too. I will rate it 8/10 in this field.

Video:

It can easily play HD videos too. i tried 720p and even 1080p too and it worked nicely with No problems except some of the 1080p videos but thats not a big problem so its not a cons. I will rate it 9/10 in Video playing.

Gaming:

I tried some games like Temple run, Angry bird and few others and all worked perfectly. its GPU serves nice. But i could test big games like NFS, Shadwgun because of low speed data connection. But i can surely say it can play any game that works on Micromax A110.

Benchmarks:

Quadrant score: 2914

Autuntu: 5714

Battery:

Its packed with 1700mah where Micromax A110 have 2000mah but that doesnt make a huge difference. As all Android sucks at the battery side, This one too. Battery stands from morning to night more that 12hours on heavy usage like Samsung Galaxy s2. Buts its the problem with every Android phone. So dont worry. But still I have to rate i.

Overall Pros and Cons:

Pros:

* Bigger and crystal clear Display and Good in sulight Visibility

* Smooth and resposive

* Better resolution

* Powerful Dual core with PowerVR GPU

Cons:

* No dedicated buttons for camera or even Menu (it have oncreen buttons)

* Only 512mb ram ( but it doesnt means it lags)

* No Community support or Roms.

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