Friday, 28 November 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop: More Features KitKat Is Missing Says Nex-G

Android Lollipop Review
Android Lollipop Review
Android 5.0 Lollipop is here, and that means a mad scramble is about to occur, as manufacturers all rush to update their existing phones to the new version of Google’s operating system. The time finally arrived when our Android OS would get a quick makeover and offer us with either some simple; or extravagant changes.

Android chief Sundar Pichai had earlier said that, this is the largest and most ambitious release on Android to date. Here are the best features announced in the latest Android OS:

1. Multiple Device Compatibility: Lollipop will support devices with different screen sizes including wearables such as smartwatches, TVs and cars. According to Google, it is designed to be flexible, so that it can work on all your devices and customised for your needs.

2. Material Design: In order to maintain a consistent design experience across all Android devices, Lollipop uses the Material Design interface across devices it runs on.With Material Design, elements can dynamically shrink and expand, there’s more white space between elements, and gives a 3D appearance overall.

3. Inbuilt Flashlight: Without installing any third-party apps, users can simply use the flashlight by pulling down the notification panel. Make sure your smartphone has an LED flash.

4. Updated Camera: Lollipop makes it easier to support features like burst mode and fine settings tuning. You’ll be able to capture full resolution frames around 30fps, and shoot in raw formats like YUV and Bayer RAW. There’s also support for UHD 4K video playback, tunneled video for high quality video playback on Android TV and improved streaming. Lollipop adds professional features to control settings for the sensor, lens and flash per individual frame.

5. Improved Security: Share your device securely with guest user mode, create multiple user accounts to enable friends to log in on your device. In either case, no one will be able to access your private files. There’s Android Smart Lock to secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or even your car. Google has enforced the SELinux security module for all apps to give better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.

6. Battery Settings: There’s a new battery-saver feature that extends the life of your device by up to 90 minutes—helpful if you’re far from a power outlet. It’s also easier to manage your power usage. The OS adds a feature which gives the estimated time left before you need to charge and, when it’s charging, it tells you approximately how much time it will need to charge before it’s ready to go.

7. Guest User: We all have people around us who lay their hands on our phones. Thankfully, Android Lollipop helps us with this issue. Just like different Users in Windows, Lollipop gives you the liberty to add guest users or even create a profile for a friend/relative. This way, you can limit the amount of information that others can view. You can add a guest by simply going to Settings – Users – Add Guest.

8. Updated Notifications Screen: You can now view and respond to messages directly from your lock screen, or hide notifications for sensitive content. Turning on Priority mode through your device’s volume button will allow only certain people and notifications get through.You can also choose to avoid calls from interrupting the game you are playing or the movie you are watching.

9. New Quick Settings: The updated Quick Settings on the notification screen has new handy controls such as flashlight, hotspot, screen rotation and cast screen controls. While these settings were not on older stock-Android devices, they may already be present on other customised Android devices. Similarly, you can manually adjust the brightness for certain conditions, while adaptive brightness will kick in based on ambient lighting.

10. Tap and Go: Tap and Go for NFC devices lets you set up your new Android phone or tablet instantly by simply tapping it to your old one. Whenever you get a new Android phone or tablet, you can sync your apps from Google Play automatically from any of your old Android devices.

As with these updates, there are more other updates like soft key redesign, prioritize apps, quick access to Chromecast, pin apps, and more says Nex-G Skills. Overall, Lollipop will provide a smoother user experience, more usable apps and services and help you manage bloatware.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

NFV/SDN Training: Taking a Center Stage on Virtual Networks

NFV Training
NFV/SDN Training
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is currently picking up momentum within the wireless ecosystem. Mobile operators can take advantage of NFV as new services are introduced. Evolved Packet Core (EPC), Voice over LTE (VoLTE), IP Multimedia System (IMS) and enhanced messaging services, among others, are examples of opportunities to use virtualized solutions.

Big wireless and telecom providers and networking manufacturers, like Cisco, Brocade, IBM, Nex-G Mobility and more have joined together to help and develop a standardized open-source framework for network functions virtualization (NFV). Partners HP and Nokia Networks are now collaborating on a telco cloud solution that aligns with the principles laid out by ETSI. It run Nokia’s Cloud Application on HP Helion OpenStack technology, which includes the vendor’s data center hardware, hypervisor, and virtual infrastructure management, and Manager.

The NFV and SDN Openflow push is also  attracting both traditional and nontraditional telecom vendors. HP announced OpenNFV to help get service providers on board with virtualization. Likewise, Juniper Networks announced a number of offerings that expand on its open, standards-based, SDN (Software defined Network) portfolio, including its Contrail technology. The company claims its new SDN solutions will enable service providers to quickly implement NFV and provision new services.

S.S. Bhowmick, Chief Innovation Officer at Nex-G, announced that company is working on a 5G standard with the goal of making it available for deployment in near future. Experts at Nex-G say NFV technology would hit new heights at the 2015 Mobile World. And it's no surprise that these technologies are generating interest as operators look to ease pressures on their margins by reducing their expenses while concurrently accomplishing more with their existing networks.

Indeed, both SDN and NFV compatible security solutions are expected to shake up the entire landscape when it comes to growth in the sector Network Virtualization. Enterprises and service providers are upgrading data centers to support huge increases in traffic and handle the massive waves of attacks they face every day. As a result, we envision a growth spike in virtual appliance revenue starting in 2016 due to the deployment of the next generation of network infrastructure using SDN and NFV over the next year and a half.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Big Data Hadoop Training Would No Longer Optional for Enterprises Says Nex-G Skills

Big Data Training
Big Data Hadoop Training
CIOs and marketers predict that combining Hadoop with diverse other big data frameworks can create powerful data processing platforms. Since Enterprises turning to Hadoop, "Hadooponomics" will make Apache's open-source big data platform a "must have for large enterprises."

A recent study released by IBM was that, the end user has created over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Furthermore , the most important point out of that is more than 90% of data in the world has been created within last couple of years. Any growing organization must look at data center hosting options as a viable solution to an ever-evolving business and IT environment. Whether Big Data Training is a solid solution or a manage services option, the modern data center is the spot that can support changed business needs and evolving IT solutions.

SQL, Cloud, Apache HBase, MongoDB are some upcoming predictions about Hadoop:-

SQL has become Hadoop's killer app:

SQL-on-Hadoop could play a tremendous role for industry, this can "create immediate opportunities for Hadoop to become a useful data platform for enterprises" because they will be familiar to data-management professionals and accessible to existing systems.

Cloud Deployment:

Storage, compute, and networking capacity needs are rarely in sync, so cloud elasticity will be a key to cost efficiency, the report argues. Thus, adopters will increasingly use Hadoop in the cloud to meet demand for ad-hoc analytics.

Apache HBase:

This distributed Bigdata management platform was built around Google’s very powerful BigTable management engine. It was designed to run on top of the already widely used Hadoop environment. As a powerful tool to manage large amounts of data, Apache HBase was adopted by Facebook to help them with their messaging platform needs.


This another solid platform has been growing in popularity among many organizations looking to gain control over their big data needs. Several big companies are adopting MongoDB training to trained their people for analyzing and managing BigData sets.

Our new “data-on-demand” society has resulted in vast amounts of information being collected by major IT systems. Whether these are social media photos or international store transactions, the amount of good, quantifiable, data is increasing. The only way to control this growth is to quickly deploy an efficient management solution. Remember, aside from just being able to sort and organize the data, IT managers must be able to mine the information and make it work for the organization.

Experts at Nex-G Skills believe that the wave of big data and analytics will become so overwhelming that Hadoop will become the dominate platform in the market. As more Enterprises both in the public and private sectors collect data for the purpose of making more informed decisions to service customers better, this can be next big shift in the technology.