Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Google Code In 2015

Google Code-in is a contest for pre-university students. This year i am taking part in GCI! 14 open source organizations take part providing several tasks that are being completed by the students. Among these organizations is Wikimedia, for which i submit tasks.
Personally, i really enjoyed the constest. It was a really nice experience from many aspects. Through the contest i have learned a bunch of things:
1) How open source organizations work and how to contribute to them. Contribution can be achieved with different ways. For example, you can fix bugs in code, make the documentation better or make a research about a topic.
2) How to use an IRC channel in order to communicate with people that are also interested in making the open source organization better and help them or be helped. :)
3) How to use Phabricator, GitHubGIT and submit patches on Gerrit (where patches are uploaded).
What is more i have completed a lot of interesting tasks. What i liked most was the internationalisation (i18n) and localisation (l10n) tasks. At first i though they were a little bit difficult but along the way i have figured out how to solve such problems.
I think that documentation pages on Mediawiki generally provide sufficient information (e.g. Gerrit Tutorial) that in conjuction with getting a little help from other users through IRC can lead to a good understanding of what you have to do in order to setup the development environment.
I really recommend other students to take part in this contest for the days that are remaining or in the GCI 2016.
I also intend to continue contributing to Wikimedia after the end of the contest either by helping to make documentation better or by uploading code patches.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Android KitKat 4.4.4

Not a month has past after Google released Android KitKat 4.4.3 and now we see another minor update - Android KitKat 4.4.4 for Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10). The update is about some minor security issues that are now fixed... Nexus users can download the 4.4.4 update from the website Nexus Factory Image of Google Developers...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


LG has already announced the LG G3 in May and it is going to come out in June.
G3 will feature a 5.5 inch screen with the resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (QHD) and the pixel density of 534ppi! The display will also have a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
This beast will have a Snapdragon 801 chipset and a Quad-Core 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU and an Andreno 330 GPU.
About the camera, it will feature a 13 megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and dual-LED flash and a secondary 2.1 megapixel camera. It will be capable of recording 2160p video (30fps) or 1080p (30fps).
There will be 2 models. The first one will have 16GB of internal memory and 2GB of RAM while the second will have 32GB of internal memory and 3GB of RAM.
G3 will run Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and will have a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.
It will be available in Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon
Violet, Burgundy Red.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Korean Version

Samsung unveils the new Galaxy S5 Korean Version with LTE-A capability.
The Korean Galaxy S5 features a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen with extremely high-resolution QHD display (576ppi - super high). It will also have the Snapdragon 805 processor which is the latest Qualcomm's processor and it will support LTE-A speeds (225Mbps in Korea - the current LTE speeds are 75Mbps).
The new Galaxy S5 will feature 3GB of RAM while the worldwide version has 2GB. As for the camera, it will have a 16 megapixel rear camera.
The new beast will run Android 4.4 Kitkat.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Acer Liquid E700

Acer Liquid E700, which will be released very soon(probably in August), is the Triple SIM smartphone. It will also have a 5.0 inch IPS display with the pixel density of ~294ppi (pretty low) with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Expandable storage will also be available (up to 32Gb microSd) while the internal storage will be 16Gb and it will have 2Gb of RAM.
About the camera..It will feature a rear 8mp camera with autofocus and LED flash and a front 2mp camera with LED flash.
The chipset of the Acer Liquid E700 will be Mediatek MT6582 featuring a Quadcore 1.2GHz CPU and a Mali-400 GPU. Another really interenting feature of Acer Liquid E700 is the Li-ion 3.500 mAh battery.
As for the OS part, Liquid E700 will come out with Android Kitkat 4.4.2.
We could say that Liquid E700 is really light and thin too and its price will be around 199!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Android 4.4.3 OTA update

The latest Google's Android Kitkat 4.4.3 OTA (Over-The-Air) update has started. The first devices to receive the update will be the nexus devices: Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013) as well as the Google Play Edition Smartphones and the Motorolla Moto G, Moto X and Moto E. The update will roll out in a few days and it is going to fix some bugs of Kitkat 4.4.2...

Thursday, May 29, 2014