Renault formally announces entry into Pakistan

Pakistan is set to see the entry of another major auto player with the announcement of Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim that they have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.

Renault, which was earlier also involved in talks with Ghandhara Nissan, will now be in partnership with the UAE-based conglomerate, stated a press release issued on Monday.

“By partnering with Al-Futtaim, Groupe Renault aims to become a major player in Pakistan. We aim to bring our latest products and cutting-edge technology and set new benchmarks of safety and quality in the market.

The parties expect that the plant will be built starting the first quarter of 2018 in Karachi as per Groupe Renault standards, and car sales are planned to start in 2019, ramping up in 2020.

Meanwhile, the president of Al-Futtaim Automotive, Len Hunt said that Pakistan’s 200 million population, growing economy and “vibrant” middle class will make it an important strategic growth market.

Al-Futtaim’s global automotive operations extend to 11 markets across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and Pakistan represents one of the most dynamic opportunities in these regions, in particular due to the new Automotive Development Policy.

The finalisation of the transaction remains subject to a number of conditions, mainly relating to relevant regulatory approvals from Pakistani authorities.The announcements and plans of global carmakers come after years of Japanese domination in Pakistan’s auto sector that has resulted in capacity constraint issues for Suzuki, Indus Motor and Honda Atlas. Delivery times for new vehicles stretch as much as six months, and called for new entrants in the domestic market.

[APP][N][XPOSED][ALPHA] GravityBox v7.0.0 tweak box Android 7

There is currently no official Xposed Framework for Nougat available. This module has been developed and tested on an unofficial version of Xposed Framework which still contains many bugs itself.

Feature highlight— Lockscreen tweaks— QuickSettings tile management with additional tiles— Statusbar tweaks— Navigation bar tweaks— Pie controls— Power tweaks— Display tweaks— Phone tweaks— Media tweaks— Hardware/navigation key actions— GravityBox Actions – interface for 3rd party apps— Notification control (per-app notification LED/sounds/vibrations)

GravityBox [N] has been designed for and tested on– Nexus 5 running AOSP 7.0- Nexus 5 running AOSP 7.1- Nexus 5 running AOSPA 7.2- OnePlus 3T running OxygenOS 4.1.6

Source codeGravityBox is opensource. Sources are available in my gihub: https://github.com/GravityBox/GravityBox/tree/nougat

Changeloghttps://github.com/GravityBox/Gravit…/CHANGELOG.txt

Android Flashable Zip Creator v4.1

Android Flashable Zip Creator is a tool for those who oftenly flash new roms and want an easy way to install apps, change fonts or bootanimation. This tool allows them to create a flashable zip with aroma installer that they can flash anytime in their rooted android device. 

This tool

  • Lets you import the apks, fonts files, bootanimation zips, ringtones, etc
  • Creates a zip file at your desired location
  • Allows you to import the already created file so that you could just make the required modifications and create a new zip
  • Comes with drag and drop functionality to save your time in manually setting up the structure
  • Supports latest aroma binary version available
  • Supports all the Android versions till Nougat
  • Supports all the devices by reading update-binary from root directory if device is not present in supported devices list (this step will get eliminated soon in next big release)
  • Can be used by noobs too

DOWNLOAD NOW

Source Code: http://github.com/nikhilmenghani/FlashableZipCreator

What is MetaMorph and How to MetaMorph/Theme?

MetaMorph is a project designed to allow us to patch files within .jar and .apk files on the phone.

Initially MetaMorph was designed for themers but it was discovered through use that we could also use it for applying customer dex files, resource files, images, and xml files. 

MAKE A NANDROID BACK BEFORE USING.

Heres the link to videos showing metamorph in use:Part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaTVRul-juYPart2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqLuyeiM-Qo

Heres a quick video showing a metamorph theme being made from scratch using the old .thm control file! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9y3ooUZZrg

Huawei Increases sales revenue by 36.2% in First Half 2017

Things are getting good for Huawei as they reported increase sales revenue by 36.2% compared to the same time period last year. The company says its smartphone shipments have increased over 20% when compared to last year, coming in at 73.01 million units. Some reports claim Huawei took up about 9% of the global smartphone market, but the company says they had 22.1% market share in Greater China alone.

 Overall revenue for Huawei during the first half of the year, the company was able to bring in $42.04 billion, at an operating margin of 11%.Indeed Huawei is doing better than other big giants in many aspects, 36.2% increase in revenue is a big success for them. As per reports Huawei is looking forward to invest in artificial intelligence programs and machine learning projects. Things are getting good for them indeed.

Microsoft Announces Windows Bug Bounty Program Again

Ms Announces Windows Bug Resources Program and Extension of Hyper-V Bounty Program

Microsoft Security Response Center Staff (MSRC) announced today that they may be launching a new targeted Windows Bug Resources program (aptly named the “Windows Bounty Program”), in the hopes of finding vulnerabilities before they can reach the black market. The addition of a Windows Bug Bounty program provides part of a comprehensive effort by Microsoft company to improve their responsiveness and defences against security vulnerabilities.

This new Glass windows Bug Bounty program is going a long way towards helping identify and spot vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s products, with a give attention to remote code setup, privilege escalation, and natural design flaws.

While users will be limited in their ability to send patches for the issues found in the Glass windows bug bounty program as Windows is closed source (which can bring natural security issues), just getting the bug reports themselves will benefit Microsoft substantially with bettering the security of their products, as Microsoft company will be able to make use of the reports to research and patch the issues themselves once they are notified of the issues’ existence.the latest information about Microsoft’s bug bounty programs can be found at https://aka.ms/BugBounty.

Paranoid Android 7.2.1 – AOSPA – Google Nexus 5

Major features:– Reworked Pie

– Color engine

– Immersive mode

Minor features:– SafetyNet Compatibility- Battery/Notification LED control- Recent tasks locking- Battery icon customization- Google now page in default launcher- Substratum (OMS) support (Color engine will be deactivated if you use Substratum)- Quick pulldown

DownloadGet  latest Google Nexus 5 build here.

ROM OS Version: 7.x NougatROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.xBased On: CAFVersion InformationStatus: StableCurrent Stable Version: 7.2.1Stable Release Date: 2017-07-20

Ministry Approves Rs 14 Bn for Telecom & Internet Facilities

The budget approved for the year 2017-18 is 14b PKR. This budget predominately goes for Broadband of SDPs

Anusha Rahman Chairperson, Board of Directors, USF Co and Minister of State for IT & Telecom chaired 53rd Board meeting today to review the efforts and developments of telecommunication services and unserved and distant areas across Pakistan.

The monetary allowance affirmed for the year 2017-18 is 14b PKR. This financial plan predominately goes for Broadband of SDPs (Sustainable Development Projects) serving lion’s share of unserved/underserved ranges like FATA, territories of Balochistan and assignment for fiber optic availability in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Board members including the Secretary IT; Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member Telecom; Mr. Mudassar Hussain, Chairman PTA; Dr. Ismail Shah, VP ISPs; Mr. Azfar Manzoor, President and CEO PTCL.