Modern-day-mobile devices have become an essential part of our everyday lives. Apart from making calls or sending text messages, today's smartphones present their owners with countless more possibilities. Considering that the latest generation of smartphones is better than some older generation of desktop computers and that they have integrated lenses that can rival some of the modern-day cameras, you could go as far as to call them tiny computers that fit into our pocket.
However, despite how fast and powerful our smartphones are, sometimes, we are simply out of ideas about how to use them. Our website has everything about mobile phones and, if you're looking for new and exciting things you can do with your smartphone, here are our top picks on how to put your new gadget to good use.
If you ask someone what you should do on your smartphone to kill some time, most of the time they're just going to tell you to play a game or two. After all, it is one of the favourite leisure activities for a lot of people. However, when deciding on which game to play, why not go for some pokies and potentially win some along the way?
If you have never played it before, it will take you mere seconds before you learn the ropes. What's more, if you are looking for a place where you can play, you can check out this casino review and learn everything about this online casino in particular. Before you know it, you'll be spinning reels, and landing jackpots left, right, and centre, if you're lucky enough.
Learn a New Language
Another handy thing that you can do on your phone is to pick up a new language or two. There is a ton of different apps suitable for both Android and iOS phones that can help you learn a new language, such as Duolingo, Memrise, Anki, Lingvist, FluentU, MindSnacks, and a lot more.
You will get to learn the language from the ground up, learn new phrases, hear and see people pronounce words or sentences. Simply put, the whole shebang. A lot of the language learning apps also come with a custom-tailored experience and will notify you when is the time to go back and revisit some of the older lessons to make sure that you've memorized them. All in all, they're a fantastic time to pass the time and do something productive.
Explore Your Creative Side
If you wish to explore your creativity, there are already tons of different tools at your disposal integrated into your mobile device. As we've mentioned previously, today's mobile phone cameras have cutting-edge lenses that you can use to make fantastic photos, which you can then share with your fellow photographers all over the world via websites like Flickr, Instagram, Unsplash, Exposure, and so many others.
In addition, you can also use your camera to make videos, which you then learn how to edit by using some of the many free video editing apps out there.
Finally, you don't have to limit yourself to the pre-installed features that your smartphone has, as there are thousands and thousands of different apps out there. You can get the reading apps, ones that can help you pick up a new hobby or improve your health, you name it.
We here at YouMobile are always looking for bringing you the latest confirmed News and reports. Samsung has previously confirmed the official Lollipop update for the Galaxy S4 mini before, but this looks like is about to change... We reached our to our sources and samsung officials and we received a reply.
Sadly, the final decision of Samsung that the Galaxy S4 mini will NOT get the Official Android 5.0 Lollipop update, this is bad news for S4 mini users which were waiting for the update to hit the In-development status.
According to Samsung the Update was "Canceled" because the device didn't pass the Testing process as it has to be done before a major update released for any device. Here's the Email we got from Samsung regarding this matter (we can't disclose some information mentioned on the email due to legal issues/disclosure agreement).
"...the Galaxy S4 mini will not be getting the update to the latest Android version (lollipop). We decided that the update will not deliver the optimal user experience for our users, after comprehensive testing process..." - Samsung Mobile UK
Samsung's official regional branches and Three carrier also announced that the S4 mini update is canceled and won't be released. Here's some of the official posts by samsung denying the update release.
@AsimDemir_ Hi Asim, according to our latest information the S4 mini will not be receiving the Lollipop update. ^LS— Samsung Nederland (@Samsung_NL) May 11, 2015
@sanayp We can confirm the S4 mini will not be receiving Lollipop, Sanay— Samsung Mobile UK (@SamsungMobileUK) May 18, 2015
@LegendFlameMC I'm afraid the Galaxy S4 Mini will not be getting the Lollipop update.— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) May 18, 2015
@debbiebabes Sorry to say, Debbie but we have it from Samsung that the S4 Mini won't be updated to Lollipop :-( Are you due an upgrade...— ThreeUKSupport (@ThreeUKSupport) May 8, 2015
@MooSilvano2014 Hi Moon. Apologies for previous tweet. S4 will have lollipop update not the S4 mini. Thanks, Steve— Three Ireland Online (@ThreeCare) May 18, 2015
We apologize for all S4 mini users for this confusion but Samsung cares more the user experience of its devices and the update will affect your experience with the device, However, Samsung may change its decision again after hearing your demands.
As a reminder, the Galaxy S5 mini variant is getting its official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is the next couple of weeks.