Android Power – Now a Smartphone for less than 8$ or Rs 300

Noida based Ringing Bells will launch the ‘Freedom 251′ Smartphone today in Delhi.

The Smartphone is expected to cost only Rs 251. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar will launch the Smartphone.

The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 runs Android 5.1

The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor.

The smartphone with a 4-inch WVGA resolution display, features a 1.3 Ghz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB total storage space and a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back. It will have 0.3 megapixel camera on the front and has a 1450 mAh battery.

Bookings for the Freedom 251 will start from Thursday 18 February from 6.00 am in the morning and will close on 21 February at 8.00 pm. This is dual-SIM 3G capable phone.

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Google might deliver Packages using Self Driven Trucks

A new Patent awarded to Google outlines what it calls an “autonomous delivery platform” for delivery trucks.

The trucks would be fitted with a series of lockers that could potentially be unlocked with a PIN code sent to the person waiting for the delivery before the truck arrives at their location.

The patent also suggests the locker could be unlocked by a customer’s credit card, or an NFC reader. After the package is dropped off, the truck will continue on to its next delivery point, or return to the depot to pick up more packages.

Read More here

Learn about the new Portlet Specification 3.0 or JSR 362

Learn about the new Portlet Specification 3.0 or JSR 362 #Java

I write about Portlet Development and Liferay in another Blog. But will try to Post new updates to this Blog.

If you are into Portlet Development work you will be happy to learn about the new Portlet Spec Version 3.0, expected to release sometime in 2016.

You might be wondering why this new Specification ?

Well the primary reasons are the last version 2.0 or JSR 286 was released in 2008 and it enhanced the Portlet 1.0 version or JSR 168 significantly.

Since then there have been major enhancements to Java EE. Also a need was felt to address the rise of Mobile devices.

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Parse announces Guides for setting up a Parse Server on Heroku and AWS

Last week saw the release of Parse Server. And now Parse has release guides to help you migrate your existing Parse App or setup your own Backend Parse Servers.

The guides are available at:



Looks like with Heroku the process is a fair bit more straightforward.



Parse stops accepting new User Sign Ups

Recently Parse announced that it will retire its services by January 28, 2017 And now it seems they have stopped accepting new Sign Ups.

It was sad to hear that since Parse offered a really great Platform, especially for App Developers like me.

What this means is that going forward you need to host the platform to use its services.


Solar-powered remote teacher training in Ghana

I recently came across this Article which talks about how Solar Power is being used for teacher training purpose. If the Program is successful then plan is to scale it further.

The cost of training each teacher would be as low as $150 per year.

Train for Tomorrow, a program run by the non-profit Varkey Foundation with $2 million funding from Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organization, might have a high-tech, low-cost answer: interactive distance learning that can reach schools all over the country thanks to satellite connection, and solar-powered computers which don’t fear power cuts.

Google tests 5G Internet Drones

Google is testing solar-powered drones at Spaceport America in New Mexico to explore ways to deliver high-speed internet from the air, the Guardian has learned.

In a secretive project codenamed SkyBender, the technology giant built several prototype transceivers at the isolated spaceport last summer, and is testing them with multiple drones, according to documents obtained under public records laws.


Source :  The Guardian

Image : “Google 2015 logo” by Google (vectorisé par Madeck, originellement par Fugitron) – Google. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons