Google Launches Motion Stills App On Android

Google last year launched an app on its iOS platform last year called Motion Stills which could capture short videos as GIFs with its superior stabilisation technology. While the Android users were miffed then since they were left out, Google has now finally produced an Android version of the app for its smartphone users. Rush to the Play Store now to download the latest version!

Whats is Motion Stills:

Motion Stills is actually just a GIF camera with some very fancy software tricks. During its default mode, users can capture a 3 second looping clip. The app has got a powerful stabilisation capability, so the final result looks almost like as if you had your phone on a tripod.

This is considered to be an alternative to Live Photos- which even records videos of same length. The Motion Still app even comes with a second kind of shot, known as ‘fast-forward mode’, a reminiscent of Microsoft’s Hyperlapse.Motion Stills

Just like Hyperlapse, this fast forward mode allows you to record a video which can speed up from twice to eight times the original speed. With this super-stabilisation capability, you can even capture videos up to one minute in length. What’s more, you can keep changing the fast forward speed even after the video is captured and saved.

According to Google, it has revamped the Motion Stills app for Android, which includes a new streaming pipeline. This means the app processes each video frame while it’s being recorded.

Once you are done shooting, you can swipe up to see the finished product. The videos you capture in your device can be exported either as an original video or as a GIF.

The Motion Stills app is still live in the Play Store for all tablets and smartphones which run Android 5.1 or higher versions. Time to test it for yourselves!


News and Rumours about Android O: Name, Release Date, and Features

After releasing its latest version Android Nougat, Google has done it again. We are now looking for the next latest version, that is, Android O this year. Read on to get more information on what you know about Android O by far:

What will be the name of the next Android OS?

Google has always named the updates of its Android OS after sweet treats and definitely in alphabetical order. So, after getting Android A to N, now we are looking for a sweet treat start with O in 2017. However, there are many suggestions like Orange, Oreo, Oatcake etc. Even it could surprise us with something like OMG.

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Recently, as per Hiroshi Lockheimer’s tweet, Android Oreo is considered as the most preferred.

What is the release date of Android O?

Google has surprised us with the Developer Preview in March 2017. So, we are expecting this OS to be launched in May 2017 in next Google I/O conference.

What are new features expected to be seen in Android O?

With the launch of the Android O Developer Preview, some new features have been confirmed.


We will see user-customisable notification channels in Android O. Users can snooze notifications, can adjust the background colours of notifications and the style of messaging.

Background limits:

In this Android O, Google enhances the capacity of restricting some app activities in the background by placing the priority on maximising battery life with no user-input.

Enhanced Autofill system:

Users will require choosing this service and then they will find it simpler to fill in log-in as well as credit-card data forms with little mistakes and much less repetition.

Enhanced keyboard control:

Android O will not be restricted to smartphones, thus there will be enhanced tab and arrow key navigation for while utilised with a physical keyboard.


Picture-in-picture mode:

This feature is mostly utilised for video playback.

Connectivity improvements:

WiFi Aware will enable apps and all nearby devices to discover as well as communicate over WiFi with no internet access point. You will also find enhanced Bluetooth assistance for high-quality audio via Sony LDAC codec and new ways for third-party calling applications for working with one another and with the special features of your network operator.

Adaptive icons:

Icons will assist visual effects and can be displayed in different shapes on various devices.

Better handling of cached data:

All apps will have the storage space quota for cached data and the system can free up disk space by deleting data from apps whenever it needs.

Other features:

  •  Multi-display support
  •  New enterprise features
  •  Copy less
  •  Opening addresses in Google Maps
  •  Enhanced gestures
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Apple is coming up with Second generation device: iPhone 5SE

Apple is coming up with its new device known As Apple iPhone 5se. the device has the best features among all. The device most probably will be named as iPhone 5Se which means the device of second generation.

According to the rumors the new device will be available in affordable price and will be close in size and shape with iPhone 5s. The device will be having A9 processor. The device will be having 12 megapixels camera which will bring out smart pictures like iPhone 6. The device will be having Live photos feature at the same it will not be having 3d touch as it is a feature of 6 series. The device may have metal casing which make the device attractive and durable as well.

iPhone 5SeApple iPhone 5Se may have 4 inches of display accompanied with Touch ID. It will really make the device easy to use as we have seen in 5 series. The device may have apple pay as well which make the user to enjoy wallet free shopping.

Vivo X6S Plus gets TENAA Certification

Vivo launched its latest handsets, X6 and X6 Plus, back in the month of November last year and now it seems that the manufacturer is already working on a successor to the later. The information came out via the Chinese certification agency TENAA, which has just certified Vivo X6S Plus phone in China. This certification agency is almost equivalent to the FCC certification authority of the country.

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However, this S model is not so different from the original Vivo X6 and X6 Plus phone on the inside. Basically there are only two differences between these models, as revealed by the Chinese Certification authority. First, the new phone Vivo X6S Plus will be powered by an octa-core processor with 1.8 GHz clock speed, while on the other hand the X6Plus gets 100MHz lesser speed. Though, it is still not clear that what chipset will be employed on this new upcoming model of the manufacturer.

Also, the Vivo X6S Plus phone will carry a 16MP rear snapper which is up from the 13MP count available with its predecessor. When it comes to the internals of this handset, everything else remains the same. So, the upcoming X6S Plus model will get a 5.7 inch AMOLED Touchscreen display with 1080 pixels resolution. There is an internal storage of 64GB along with 4GB RAM for better processing speed. There is an 8MP front facing camera which can be used to click high quality selfie images. Vivo’s new phone runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.

For the outer shell, it seems that this phone has got an identical design to the non-S iteration. However, the dimensions are said to have changed slightly. This new phone will measure 158.16 x 79.94 x 7.7 mm dimensionally and weighs 190 grams. These measurements make this handset slightly shorter and narrower than the X6 Plus phone, but is thicker and heavier. On the basis of this, we assume that Vivo has a 3,000 mAh battery cell in last year’s model but there is nothing specific for the new upcoming model yet.