Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Motorola launches Moto E in india



After the grand success of Moto G , motorola has decided to launch an even more ridiculously priced phone in India.The new entry level phone,the Moto E  is priced at a dirt cheap price of INR 6999 and can be purchased exclusively through flipkart

Here are some of the key specifications of the handset :

Display
The Moto E flaunts a 4.3 inch display that has a resolution of 540 x 960 qHD resolution and a pixel density of 256 ppi which ensures that the visuals presented on the screen are sharp and crisp - the detailing on everything from photos to text are crystal clear. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to lend sturdiness and a splash guard to ensure resistance from water. It also has an anti-smudge coating that makes it perfect for everyday use.

Operating System
Running on the Android KitKat 4.4, the Moto E brings all the perfection of the world's favorite operating system right to your palm - enjoy faster multitasking, more immersive visuals and smart calling and messaging. Then there is the Google Voice Search that allows you to perform so many useful functions handfree - just speak to the phone to make a call or open maps for directions. Moto E also comes with access to Google Play that brings a world of apps for music, movies, TV shows, games and such right to you

Processor
With a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 A7 processor that clocks at 1.2 GHz and is supported by 1 GB of RAM, the Moto E comes with more than enough power to handle your everyday needs, multitasking and gives you smooth scrolling through apps and pages. Additionally, the device has an Adreno 302 400 MHz single core graphics card that ensures that gaming is efficient and graphics are detailed.

Camera
The device sports a 5 MP primary camera at the back which is capable of capturing FVWGA video as well. Clicking pictures is made easy - you can touch the screen anywhere to capture an image and you can click panorama images as well. The phone is also capable of playing 720p videos.

Battery
Equipped with a 1980 mAh Li-Ion battery that is built-in, the Moto E gives you up to 24 hours of mixed media usage, ensuring that you can go long and far without having to look for a charging port.

Storage
An internal storage memory of 4 GB can be supplemented by an external microSD card up 32 GB to make space for all your photos, documents, music and such - there is the option of saving media directly to the card.

Other Features
  • Dual sim support
  • Wifi , 3g , Bluetooth 4.0
  • FM Radio
  • GPS,A-GPS,GLONASS
Judging from the features and good build Quality of Motorola,This may be the new entry level King
What are your views on the phone ? Feel free to comment !!

Monday, 7 April 2014

HTC One (M8) key specifications


HTC has released their new flagship for the year 2014, the HTC One "M8" also known as HTC One 2014.However,apart from the same name its leaps ahead of its predecessor.

here are some of the key specifications of the phone-

Hardware
The phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 backed up with 2GB of RAM. Storage wise there’s 16GB of space, Unlike the HTC One, the handset supports microSD up to 128GB. Meanwhile, power comes from a 2600mAh battery to keep you going.

Operating System
The HTC One M8 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box. That’s topped with the brand new Sense 6, HTC’s exclusive operating system. It now allows you to pick your own fonts and colours as well as a fully customisable updated version of BlinkFeed included. BlinkFeed is a home screen, which packs all your social networking, news and photo notifications into one handy screen.Google play edition of the phone will also be available soon,which will provide a Stock Android "experience".

Camera
HTC M8 features a dual 4MP UltraPixel rear camera with autofocus  and two tone flash.
the sensor size is 1/3" and each pixel is sized at 2┬Ám.The rear camera supports 1080p video recording at 60fps  with automatic stabilization.
The front camera is a 5MP unit which is perfect for selfies and 1080p(30 fps) recording.

Design
The phone still features its unique aluminum unibody, which look quite similar to the original HTC One. HTC has refined the design somewhat, with more curved surfaces and a more comfortable grip.The hardware buttons, previously located on the bottom lip of the One, are no longer there; instead the device uses Android’s on-screen touch controls. There are stereo front-facing BoomSound speakers, which have new amplifiers to make the audio quality even better. 

Display
HTC’s One M8 has a 5-inch display with 1080p full HD resolution at 440ppi. It’s a Super LCD 3 screen and HTC insists the display has improved upon the technology in the first handset. Apparently,it looks better than HTC One's display.

HTC one will face tough competition from the likes of Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, and only time will tell which one of them will be the winner.
What do you think about the phone?? feel free to comment. 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Add MicroSD card to your Android device





Android manufacturers are now following the footsteps of Apple and removing expandable storage option from their devices.Popular devices like the Nexus series (Nexus 4,5,7) and the recently launched Motorola Moto G all lack the MicroSD card slot.
Heavy users tend to run out of fixed memory within a few days and need more storage for their Android smartphones/tablets.Well,now you can have it !!
Thanks to a kickstarter project,a company called meenova has launched an external card reader which lets you use MicroSD card on your Android tablets and smartphones.
The concept is simple,its like an SD/MicroSD card reader that you often use on your PC, except this one comes with a MicroUSB connector to plug into smartphones & tablets with MicroUSB port. Use it to play video/music on a MicroSD card. View photos/documents, copy and backup any and all of your files. Just like what you can do on a PC.
The card reader is available in 4 different colors,you will get a key chain connector and a MicroUSB to USB converter which will help you to use it with a PC.Attach this coin-size card reader to your keyring and take it anywhere you go. Never run out of storage space again.
the device is compatible with a majority of popular devices.However,root access and third party apps are required for Nexus 5.After the recent 174.44.1 build and 176.44.1 build of Android 4.4 (which re-enable USB-OTG) update,Moto G can use this reader without root access.
For a complete list of compatible devices check here.

The card reader supports  MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC up to 64GB  and costs $12 with $3 international shipping. Meenova is offering a 1 year limited warranty with the device.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

How to Convert PDFs on Android for Free


PDF converters have always been very popular tools in the office. Converting PDFs into more editable formats like Microsoft Word or Excel is a must for many people who regularly receive information in the form of a PDF that needs to be edited further and analyzed.
And since PDFs can’t be edited, the best thing to do in such a situation is to convert them into a more editable format in order to free the trapped data. One of the most popular names in professional PDF conversion solutions is Investintech.com. The company’s Able2Extract software is among the most powerful and popular on the market when it comes to professional PDF conversion tools.
The Able2Extract name has recently expanded its services to the mobile market, and now offers free PDF conversion tools for Android mobile device users.
Here are some of the key features of these great new apps-

Completely free
There are no strings attached. The Able2Extract PDF converter mobile app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. You can also get them from Investintech’s own site.

Very user-friendly
The app’s interface is very easy to understand and navigate, so even if you’ve never used a PDF conversion tool online or on mobile, you won’t have much of an issue using this application. It’s also designed to work on any Android or iOS device you own, whether it’s a phone or a tablet.


Popular conversion options
While Able2Extract Mobile might not give you all of the conversion options you get from the desktop software, all of the most popular ones are supported. You can use the app to convert PDFs into editable Excel, PowerPoint, Word and text files. Furthermore, you can reverse the process and turn those file types into PDFs with the app as well. It’s safe to say that it will probably be the only file conversion app you will ever need to install on your mobile device.

Accurate results
Since the mobile app operates with the same high-end technology used by the Able2Extract desktop software, you can expect accurate conversions every time that perfectly mirror the formatting of the original content.

Resource efficient
These conversions are not being performed by the app itself. The app sends the files to the Investintech online servers, where the conversion is completed. This means that the conversion process will not slow down your mobile device or drain your battery drastically.

Integrated sharing options
With one quick tap, you can share and send your converted files to friends and colleagues.

Guaranteed security
Both your original and converted files are deleted from the servers after a period of 24 hours. Furthermore, you’ll never have to give your email address or any other personal information in order to use the app.

2-Tap Conversion process

The conversion process couldn’t be any simpler. All it takes is two taps. Simply long-tap any file you want to have converted and then send it to the Able2Extract Mobile app. Once it appears in the file list, tap the conversion option you desire. And that’s all there is to it. The newly converted file will appear on your file list once the process is completed. 

Guest post by - Ana Stanojevic

Monday, 24 February 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5,everything you need to know













[update] buy galaxy s5 at cheapest price[in india] from Flipkart


Samsung Galaxy S5 has finally been launched at MWC Barcelona and mind you, Samsung fanboys are in for some disappointment!!

DISPLAY
Galaxy S5 features a 5.1 inch full HD 1080p super AMOLED screen,contrary to the rumored 2k QHD display.The QHD screen would have been an impractical choice as it would drain the battery faster and cause performance issues.

PROCESSOR
Galaxy S5 is powered by a  snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at
 2.5 GHz and features Adreno 330 GPU. No word on the exynos(octa core) version  yet.

CAMERA
The camera has been upgraded significantly ,the rear shooter is a 16MP unit with selective focus and and supports 4K video recording.

FINGERPRINT SCANNER
Surprise!!surprise!! Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint scanner in the home button.You need to swipe your finger 8 times to record it and after that you will be able to unlock the S5 with your fingerprint. You can also authorize PayPal payments with just a single swipe of your registered finger. 

WATERPROOF
On a positive note,the standard version of galaxy s5 is waterproof and dustproof with IP67 certification ,this means no separate "active" version of the phone.

SENSORS
Galaxy s5 features Heart rate monitor,humidity and temperature sensors apart from the usual set of sensors.

OPERATING SYSTEM
Galaxy S5 runs on android 4.4 KitKat,with a new version of TouchWiz UI with flat and round icons.Galaxy S5 supports "OK, Google" command to launch Google Now anywhere,just like the Moto X.


STORAGE
Galaxy S5 features 2GB RAM,16/32 GB internal storage and an SD card slot.

DESIGN
Most disappointing part of Galaxy S5 is the design,The front looks similar to that of Galaxy S4,back of the device features a matte plastic with dotted texture.Galaxy S5 will be available in Gold, black,blue and white colors.

MISCELLANEOUS
Galaxy S5 features microUSB 3.0 ports ,MHL ,LTE connectivity with download booster mode where you can use both Wi-Fi and LTE for super-fast downloads.WiFi a/b/g/n ,NFC and bluetooth 4.0 is also supported.Battery capacity is of 2800 mAH.

Galaxy S5 will be available in early APRIL along with the new galaxy gear series,stay tuned for more updates.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Run android apps on your PC

Candy Crush on BlueStacks app player
There are multiple ways to emulate Android on a PC and you don't need to be a geek to do so.
We are Going to demonstrate one of the simplest ways to run Android apps and games on a windows based PC or a Mac using the BlueStacks app player.

The app player provided by BlueStacks is basically a virtual machine running on Android Jellybean with several optimizations,which allows you to run apps smoothly(to some extent!) and in a full screen mode.

STEP 1
download the BlueStacks installer for Windows(XP,VISTA,Win 7/8) or MAC OS X from the 
official website

STEP 2
Update your Graphic card drivers -
This step is very important as the player won't run unless you have the latest drivers.

STEP 3
Install the App player. BlueStacks can be installed on any location on your hard drive,however in Windows based systems all the application data will be stored on the C drive so you need to have sufficient empty space in the C drive.5 GB space should be enough for casual use.

STEP 4
Open BlueStacks,boot up of the app player might take some time.Log in to your google account just as you do with a new phone or Tablet.
you are now ready to run mobile apps on your PC or Mac.

APP INSTALLATION

ONLINE

  • You can use Google PLAY store,AMAZON app store or any other market for app installations.
  • PLAY store is not visible on the home screen,use the search button to search for any app in the play store.
  • Apps installed from PLAY store are encrypted and are not visible from Windows explorer.
OFFLINE
  • After finishing the installation all the APK files on your system will show the BlueStacks icon, just click on the APK file to install it on the app player.
  • Apps installed from Non Market sources are stored in the following directory-C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\UserData\SharedFolder
APP SYNC
Click on the App sync icon and enter the password of your google account.All your previous apps will be downloaded into BlueStacks.

That's it,Enjoy your Android apps and games!!!
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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Micromax releases teaser for Canvas Knight A350


Micromax has released a teaser for their upcoming smartphone the canvas knight A350 on their official youtube channel.The teaser indicates the imminent launch of the device in india as micromax is known to release teasers just before a month of actual relaease.
Just to remind you,canvas knight comes with a 1.7 GHz octa core processor,2GB RAM,Full HD 1080p display and a 16MP rear camera.

RELATED
Micromax Canvas Knight A350 specifications

Gionee Elife S5.5 slim launched,the slimmest smartphone in the world


Chinese manufacturer Gionee is pushing the boundaries of engineering yet again,their latest device the Elife S5.5 or the "Gionee Slim" is now the Slimmest smartphone in the World!!
At just 5.55mm thick the device is packing quite impressive specs.
Elife slim is based upon the Mediatek Mt 6592 Octa-core chipset clocked at 1.7GHz , features 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM.The rear camera is a 13MP unit with LED Flash,at front we have a 5MP Shooter .
The device has a 5inch Full HD 1080p Super AMOLED screen,both the front and the back are covered by 3rd Generation Gorilla Glass adding a premium look.
The most common issue with slim phones is their battery life but Gionee has made no compromises in this department ,Gionee slim has 2300 mAH battery which should be enough for a day's use.
The phone runs on Android Jellybean based Amigo OS 2.0 which is known for its unique interface.
The Elife S5.5 will cost around $370 in China and Gionee expects to release the device in 40 other countries including india.
Developing story, stay tuned for more updates!

Monday, 10 February 2014

India's cheapest octa core phone to be launched by Spice mobiles


Acccording to an exclusive tip recieved by extremedroid,Spice mobiles is planning to launch a new device in the Coolpad series with an octa core processor  in India.The device may end up being called Coolpad 3 and is to be announced within a month. Due to the current price wars in india,The phone will be priced within INR15000.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS-
1.7GHz Mediatek MT6592 octa core processor,Mali 450 GPU clocked at 700MHz
5 inch 1280 x 720 HD IPS display with laminated finish
2GB RAM,8GB internal storage,SD card slot
13MP primary camera with LED flash,5MP front shooter
2500 mAH battery
Android 4.2.2 jelly bean

The device is not just good on paper,high benchmark scores prove its real world performance
AnTuTu - 26667
3D Mark Ice Storm - 6341
Vellamo HTML 5 - 1969
Vellamo Metal - 640
If spice manages to price the device below INR 15000,they have a winner in their Hands.
Stay tuned for more updates!!  

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Two versions of galaxy s5 confirmed via leaked benchmarks


We recently reported the existence of two versions of Galaxy S5 in our Rumor Roundup. Screenshots of Antutu benchmarks of both the versions are released by the Antutu china,confirming our expectations.
The "Premium" version internally known as SM-G900R4 is powered by a  a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800(MSM 8974AC) CPU Same as the one found in Gionee Elife E7, 3GB RAM, Andreno 330 GPU, 32GB internal storage, 16MP primary camera, 2.1MP front-facing unit, a 1440p QHD display, and will have Kit Kit 4.4.2 Skinned with a new version of TouchWiz.
The snapdragon version scores 31843 points on the benchmark,which is actually lower that the scores of Note 3 due to the presence of  a QHD display.
The "standard" version SM-G900H is powered by Samsung's own Exynos 5422 clocked at 1.5 GHz and features 2GB RAM, ARM Mali-T628 GPU, 16GB internal storage, 16MP camera and a 1080p FHD Display.
The exynos version scores 35445 on the benchmarks and beats both the Note 3 and the Snapdragon version.Judging from the low clock speed of exynos 5422 we suspect the chipset is capable of a true octa-core configuration similar to Mediatek MT6592.
AnTuTu benchmark is known to be overly generous to octa core chipsets ,despite low scores the snapdragon version is much more faster than the one powered by exynos.
Both versions of Galaxy S5 will be revealed on 24th Feb at Barcelona,stay tuned for more updates on the device.
SOURCE | VIA

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Moto G sold out within 15 minutes of launch on flipkart


Just after 15 minutes of its launch the 16 GB version of Moto G was sold out.Apparently Motorola launched 15000 pieces of the 8GB version and only 5000 pieces of the 16 GB version.
As expected the sale was swift,the entire lot of 16 GB version was emptied in 14 minutes.
The 8 GB version was still available at the time of writing this article, but its expected to vanish soon.If you are among the lucky few who were able to book ,please share your experience.

BUY NOW - flipkart

UPDATE - The 8 GB version is also out of stock,just an hour after the launch!!
                   New stocks are expected to arrive in second week of february.
UPDATE-2(17 feb 2014)- new stock of Moto G 16 GB has arrived on flipkart

RELATED
Moto G details
Moto G India Launch

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Moto G launched in India


[Update] after initial selling out, new stocks for the 16gb version have arrived at flipkart. however,the page is still showing the reserve now sign but the phone is expected to start shipping soon.

Motorola has finally launched its most anticipated device,the Moto G in India. Motorola has launched the dual-sim version of Moto Gin 8GB and 16GB variants on flipkart

Moto G price -
8GB-->  INR12499
16GB-->INR13999

For now,there are only 5600 units of the 8GB and 5000 units of the 16GB model.The bookings will open at 12AM on 6th february ,so you better Hurry!!
Flipkart is also offering a 70% discount on customizable back covers and some other discounts on ebooks and clothing to sweeten the deal.
Earlier today,the device went on preorder on snapdeal.The entire lot of 1000 devices was sold out within 2 hours.Some experts believe that the  phone would have sold out even faster if the actual pricing would have been revealed.

Learn everything about the Moto G - HERE
BUY Moto G NOW from  flipkart
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RELATED - Moto G sold out within 15 minutes !!




Friday, 31 January 2014

Galaxy S5 rumor roundup

Samsung's latest flagship is the hottest buzz on the Internet right now,with the device's imminent launch on February 23,we have compiled the list of expected specs and features.Of course, some of them are too good to be true and we will have to wait for the actual launch for confirmation.

METALLIC BODY
as we reported a year earlier samsung has finally decided to use premium materials in its smartphone.Samsung will apparently launch 2 versions of Galaxy S5 one with regular plastic and a premium model with metallic body.Magnesium and Aluminium are the likely materials

PROCESSOR
The smartphone will come with 2 different processors.However,unlike its predecessors there will be no US and International versions as both the processors will be capable of handling 4G LTE.The premium version will get Samsung's own eight-core Exynos 6 CPU,capable of running all 8 cores simultaneously.and the regular version will feature a Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.5 GHz.Contrary to popular belief,The Exynos 6 probably will NOT have a 64 bit architecture

MEMORY
Both the versions are expected to come with 3GB  LPDDR3 RAM.Internal memory could be 16GB

DISPLAY
Its almost confirmed that the phone will come with a 5.25 inch QHD 2560 x 1440 display,with an eye popping pixel density of 560ppi.The human eye maxes out at 300 ppi,but this display will certainly give you bragging rights.The display is supposed to be of AMOLED variety but some rumors suggest an LCD display

CAMERA
Several sources claim that the Galaxy S5 will come with a 16MP camera with  hardware-based optical image stabilisation.With alleged image samples released by @evleaks already confirming the resolution of thr camera

RETINA SCANNER
The feature seems to be impractical and gimmicky, but having the phone scan your eyes to unlock it is as cool as it can get. Recent rumors suggest that a retina scanner is highly unlikely,instead we might see a good old fingerprint scanner.

SOFTWARE AND UI
The image on the right is a screenshot of the Galaxy S5 homescreen which is very different than the usual TouchWiz UI(Finally something new!!)
The S5 will launch with a heavily skinned Android 4.4 KitKat with a Crapload of Bloatware,but there surely will be a Google Play edition with stock android in the near future.

AVAILABILITY
After its big reveal just a day before Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, the device is expected to hit the shelves in  April.

This is all we have on the device right now,stay tuned for more updates.
Have we missed anything?? or if you want to add your wishlist of features,please feel free to comment.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Oppo N1 finally launched in india,but with a hefty price tag of 40k!!!


Oppo announced its entry in the Indian market today with the launch of its flagship Oppo N1 smartphone. Priced at INR 40,000, the smartphone will go on sale in a few weeks.

OPPO N1 key specifications-

  • 5.9 inch FullHD 1080p display
  • 1.7 GHz quad core snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 3610 mAH battery
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 13MP rotating capera with dual LED flash,that can act as both rear and front camera
Apart from the unique swivel camera,the main selling point of the phone is the partenership of oppo with cyanogenmod team ,which gives you access stock cyanogenmod ROM for the device.
But has OPPO made a big mistake by pricing its phone too high??
we'll find out soon enough!!

Motorola mobility acquired by lenovo for $3 billion!!!


Google has  just signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. According to google it is an important move for the android ecosystem.Here's the explanation given by larry page on the deal-

"  We acquired Motorola in 2012 to help supercharge the Android ecosystem by creating a stronger patent portfolio for Google and great smartphones for users. Over the past 19 months, Dennis Woodside and the Motorola team have done a tremendous job reinventing the company. They’ve focused on building a smaller number of great (and great value) smartphones that consumers love. Both the Moto G and the Moto X are doing really well, and I’m very excited about the smartphone lineup for 2014. And on the intellectual property side, Motorola’s patents have helped create a level playing field, which is good news for all Android’s users and partners.
But the smartphone market is super competitive, and to thrive it helps to be all-in when it comes to making mobile devices. It’s why we believe that Motorola will be better served by Lenovo—which has a rapidly growing smartphone business and is the largest (and fastest-growing) PC manufacturer in the world. This move will enable Google to devote our energy to driving innovation across the Android ecosystem, for the benefit of smartphone users everywhere. As a side note, this does not signal a larger shift for our other hardware efforts. The dynamics and maturity of the wearable and home markets, for example, are very different from that of the mobile industry. We’re excited by the opportunities to build amazing new products for users within these emerging ecosystems.
Lenovo has the expertise and track record to scale Motorola into a major player within the Android ecosystem. They have a lot of experience in hardware, and they have global reach. In addition, Lenovo intends to keep Motorola’s distinct brand identity—just as they did when they acquired ThinkPad from IBM in 2005. Google will retain the vast majority of Motorola’s patents, which we will continue to use to defend the entire Android ecosystem. 
The deal has yet to be approved in the U.S. or China, and this usually takes time. So until then, it’s business as usual. I’m phenomenally impressed with everything the Motorola team has achieved and confident that with Lenovo as a partner, Motorola will build more and more great products for people everywhere. "
      Posted by Larry Page, CEO Google 

The sale comes in a surprise move by google ,which acquired motorola over a year ago for $12.5 billion and is incurring a huge loss.Some experts believe that motorola deal was just a scheme by google to get its hands upon Motorola's large  patent portfolio.
what do you think about the deal??
feel free to comment

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

LG G pro 2 leaked in images


Images depicting the rumored phone from LG have hit the web.The device in question is the LG G pro 2 , which is already confirmed to be launching in MWC next month . the images reveal that LG G Pro 2 will be sporting the rear power and volume buttons like LG G2. The placement is almost same as G2.
The phone features a Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB RAM.The display of the device is a 6 inch FULL HD 1080p unit.The phone will launch with Android 4.4 onboard.
There is no info on the rest of the specs,stay tuned for more updates

Motorola Moto G,the phone made for India [Update]


Motorola has finally decided to launch its much awaited device the Moto G in India.It is one of the most powerful device to arrive with a mid range price tag. Moto G is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SoC with Adreno 305 GPU running at 300MHz.The Graphics processor has a computing power of around 19GFLOPS which is 50% faster than the tegra 3 chipset found in Nexus 7.The phone has 1GB of ram out of which 882MB is user available.
Due to the powerful hardware the phone can run HD games with ease and supports 1080p playback.
the phone features a brilliant 4.5 inch 720p HD display with 326ppi pixel density.the display has vibrant color reproduction,which can be compared to high end phones.the juice is provided by a 2070 mAH Non-removable battery which provides 24 hours of backup or upto 7 hours of continuous video playback.
The back cover of the phone is user removable,customers can buy colorful covers or "Shells" from motorola and customize the look and feel of their device to some extent. Moto G will launch with Stock Android 4.4.2 in India.Motorola is now owned by Google so we can expect frequent android updates like the nexus series.The snapdragon chipset is open sourced,unlike the mediatek chipset found in indian brands like micromax,xolo etc,there will be custom ROMs and better developer support than Indo-Chinese brands

Moto G benchmarks-
AnTuTu -17214
Quadrant -8508
Linpack -259
Browsermark 2 -2562
nenamark 2 -58fps
Every thing in the tech world has its disadvantages and Moto G is no exception.The phone has no hardware buttons on the front,which can be annoying if you don't like on screen buttons and can cause difficulty while gaming.
the phone features NO SD Card slot,so the storage capacity is limited to 8GB or 16GB internal memory depending upon the model,this can be a deal breaker for many,however, it supports USB-OTG so pen drives can be used to expand the storage.  
Camera enthusiasts may also stay away from the device as the 5MP camera produces average photos at best,video recording is limited to 720p at 30fps.
Motorola has folded its operations from india,customer support and warranty replacements will prove to be difficult

Moto G has already been launched around the world and available at dirt cheap price of 179$ (8GB model)  in the  US. According to our exclusive sources motorola will launch a dual sim version of the moto G in india on 5th feb with availability within 1 or 2 weeks.The phone will be exclusively available on online retailers like flipkart.Despite high taxes in india the the prices will be at par with the US.the 8GB version will be priced around INR13000 and the 16GB version will cost INR15000.
Stay tuned for more updates.

UPDATE-  flipkart has started teasing moto G confirming 5th february release
                    MOTO G Flipkart teaser 

related- motorola acquired by lenovo,how does it impact Moto G

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 revealed,sports 2Ghz octa-core processor


Micromax leakster MMXnewscaster has revealed the latest flagship of the indian manufacturer and mind you, its a beast !!
The device is powered by a 2Ghz octa-core Mediatek Mt6592 processor,which makes it the first handset to be powered by the faster version of the chipset in the world.Other specifications mentioned by include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board ROM, and a 5 inch full HD CGS(Continuous Grain Silicon) display making it a true flagship.Gaming fans will rejoice to know to that the phone is powered by a 700 MHz Mali 450 Gpu which can handle all the HD games with ease.On the imaging front, the A350 carries a 16MP rear camera along with a 5MP front shooter. Battery capacity is expected to be 2350mAH.
Apart from the impressive hardware the device looks amazing,Its just 7.3mm thick.Back panel of the device reminds us of the Xperia Series (which we believe,is a good thing).The phone is enclosed in metallic rim which adds a premium look to the device.
the device is expected to be officially launched in February and might be priced above INR20,000.
Stay tuned for more info on the octa-core Micromax Canvas Knight A350!!!

UPDATE-
The device has already been launched in Russia,with 1.7GHz variant of the Mt6592 chipset.
thanks to Hitesh for the update.


Thursday, 23 January 2014

Xperia Z1 compact,miniature flagship of Sony

Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014. Unlike most mini flagship variants, it features a specs sheet that doesn't compromise, and has almost identical hardware to the Xperia Z1 flagship.
KEY SPECIFICATIONS-
Dimensions: 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm, 137g
Display:         4.3" Triluminous IPS display of 720p resolution, 341ppi
Chipset:         Qualcomm Snapdragon 800;                         quad-core Krait 400 at 2.2GHz,                                   Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM
OS:                 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (planned upgrade to 4.4 KitKat shortly after launch)
Camera:        20.7 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus,                         
                        LED flash,2MP front-facing
Video:            1080p @ 30fps video capture with both cameras
Storage:         16GB built-in, microSD card slot with support of up to 64GB
Connectivity:  NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n/ac, microUSB 2.0 (MHL),                             BlueTooth 4.0 LE
Battery:           2,300 mAh
Misc:               FM Radio, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor
Colors:            Black, White, Pink, Lime, Yellow
After looking at the specs we can clearly see that Xperia Z1 Compact is a dream phone for the customers who believe 5 inch phones are too big. in fact, its Xperia Z1 with a better battery life(due to its 720p display).The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is expected to hit markets next month. Its pricing wasn't specified, but its believed to be in between Xperia Z1 and its predecessor Xperia Z.

Micromax debuts in Russia,launches 5 smartphones


Leading Indian manufacturer Micromax  announced its foray into the Russian market with 5 devices, namely the Micromax Canvas Beat A114R, Canvas Social A94, Bolt A61, Bolt A36 and Bolt A28. A Russian version of their website is up and running already, on which device listings can be found. Noteworthy is the fact that both Canvas devices launched are seen as variants of handsets already existing in the Indian market, while the Bolt series phones are launched as-is.
The Canvas Beat A114R  can be considered as a variant of the Canvas 2.2 A114 that goes in India. It comes with a 1.2GHz Broadcom quad-core (mediatek mt6582 would have been better)processor, 1GB RAM and a 5-inch qHD screen. On the other hand, the Canvas Social A94 is more or less a Canvas MAd A94 with a new identity and same internals. However, Micromax aren’t offering Russian users the chance to earn with their device. The Bolt series of smartphones is mainly targeted at first-time smartphone buyers, with display sizes measuring 4-inch or lower across all three devices.
Russia is one of the largest consumers of Chinese electronics, which is perhaps why Micromax eye the market as a big fish — after all, Micromax’s devices are direct competitors to low-cost Chinese phones. It will be interesting to see how welcoming Russians will be to a brand that’s well-recognized in the Indian sub-continent.
link -  Micromax Russia