Sunday, February 1, 2015

Google has admitted its responsibility over the shortage in supply of its well-received smartphone, the Nexus 6. (Photo : Getty Images)
Though Google's Nexus 6 smartphone has been receiving a lot of positive feedback because of its unparalleled specs and features, one main issue is getting in the way for it to become the best-selling smartphone this year and that is supply shortage.
According to Greenbot, Google's Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette has already admitted that the tech giant has somehow miscalculated its projected supply of the device in the market.
"While the Nexus 6 was well received as a new phone, we had real issues and were unable to secure sufficient inventory to meet the demand that we had forecasted," Pichette said during Google's earnings call on Thursday.
Since the high-end smartphone was launched in November, it has been mostly sold out the entire time and even when the supply was replenished, it wasn't enough to sell for days since it ran out just after a couple of hours.
The thing with Pichette's statement though is that it didn't really explain whether the demand for the Nexus 6 exceeded the demand for its predecessors or that Motorola just can't build enough and keep up to the current demand for the smartphone, reports Techno Buffalo.
Meanwhile, analysts claim that the possible reason why there's an undeniable shortage in the supply of Google's Nexus 6 in the market is that carriers have hoarded too many of the handsets so they can lure more customers into choosing their services.
Of course the news about the supply shortage of the Nexus 6 doesn't come as a surprise to many since the handset packs a lot of good stuff in its large build.

The device flaunts a 6-inch Quad HD  display with 493 pixel density. It runs on the latest Android software update, Android v5.0 Lollipop and has two internal storage variants: the 32GB and the 64GB. 
It sports a 3,220 mAh battery and supports wireless charging. The Nexus 6 houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 and an Adreno 420 GPU.
Finally, what's best about the Nexus 6 is the fact that it is lighting fast almost all the time, PC Advisor claims.  

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Screenshots from a Reddit user reveal that messaging app WhatsApp is ready to introduce the long awaited calling feature to its Android app. Based on the images posted by pradnesh07, WhatsApp plans on using an invitation system where one user with the feature places a voice call to another WhatsApp user, and the latter is then able to make voice calls using the app. In addition to adding support for voice calls, the update brings the Material Design look to WhatsApp.
The update is not available from the Google Play Store, which means that you must get the apk from WhatsApp. You can find it at the sourcelink. The 18.52MB file requires Android 2.1 or higher. However, to get the calling feature, you need to be running Android 4.4 or higher.
Another Reddit user, Tropiux, has revealed how to use the feature without getting an invite. "Go to terminal...insert this command with root start -n com.whatsapp/com.whatsapp.HomeActivity." You will have to do this every time you want to make a call. Once you are enabled, call someone with the latest version of the app. That will enable his WhatsApp calling feature, and once he calls you, your app will be permanently enabled.
Eventually, the Google Play Store should have the version of WhatsApp "in stock" with the voice call capability.
Screenshots showing the new WhatsApp UI with voice call feature

calling feature in place Screenshots from new WhatsApp UI show calling feature in place

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