Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Jelly Bean will be the next Android OS

Jelly Bean will be the successor to Ice-Cream Sandwich. This rumored OS has been disclosed during Google’s I/O conference in Moscone Center in San Francisco. However, there is confusion as to whether it will be Android 4.1 or Android 5.0 as Google has not given any official statement about Jelly Bean yet. 

If rumors are to be believed, the new angle of Android, Jelly Bean will focus on enhancement of voice assistant app. 

Apart from glimpse of new Android OS, new android tablet from Google called as Google Nexus 7 came into limelight. 

As per leaked specification, Google Nexus 7 features:
7 inch display
The Google Nexus is planned to run on 1.3 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor and will be powered by GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM. It is planned to launch the device in two variants 8GB and 16GB. It will also feature NFC and Android Beam. 
At the conference, Google cleared to introduce “Plus share button” on its social networking website, Google +, which was launched in completion with Facebook last year.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

RIM launched BlackBerry Porche P'9981 for RS. 1.39 lakh

RIM, a leading mobile device provider and Porche Designl, launched BlackBerry Porsche P'9981 smartphone in India for at a price of Rs. 1.39 lakh, one of the costliest phone.

Customzed BlackBerry Porche P'9981 has exclusive Porche  Design UI and and a bespoke Wikitude World Browser augmented reality app experience. It comes with a premium PIN to easily identify that the smart user is a holder of BlackBerry Porche P'9981. 

To perform smooth, BlackBerry Porche P'9981 comes with 1.2 GHz processor and Liquid Graphics technology.  Liquid Graphics technology enables a highly responsive touch experience with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.

HTC entered dual-SIM smartphone market

Finally, HTC has entered the fiercely competitive market of dual-SIM smartphone. As of now, almost all big players of smartphone have find space in dual-SIM smartphone market including, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Sony. Let's wait if BlackBerrry and Apple would consider rolling dual-SIM phone or not? 

HTC dual-SIM phones:

HTC Wind T328w 

HTC Desire V is a dual-SIM smartphone running on Android ICS v4.0 OS. It has Beats Audio for enhanced music experince. It sports a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display and HTC Sense UI v4.0. Its 5MP camera comes with LED flash and is capable of recording videos. HTC Desire V has 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB. 

HTC Wind T328w also runs on Android ICS v4.0 and has 4 inch display. It has almost similar features as HTC Desire V but is designed for Chinese marke only.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Lava Xolo X900 - the first Android smartphone powered by an Intel processor

Xolo X 900 is the first Android smartphone powered by an Intel processor. The phone has a single architecture but the device promises a better performance than many dual core smartphones. Based on an Intel reference design, Xolo X900 has elegant design. 

The Good:
Xolo X 900 sports a 4 inch light responsive display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution.
It has an 8MP camera, which is capable of recording 1080p videos. 

Why you should buy this phone?
Its look is killing! It has a smart and elegant finish as well as it give good grip while holding.  Rubberized back finish makes it appear different in the crowd. 

Ultimate performance! It has 1.6GHz Atom processor with Hyper Threading technology for ultimate performance. 

Large display for nice experience! With 4 inch display, user will have better viewing experience for videos, web browsing and more!

Smart camera for better picture! Xolo X900 has 8MP camera with flash. It captures better images and is also capable of recording HD videos. 

The Bad:
It has non-removable back panel but it pops off easily.
Its display has very average viewing angle and contrast. 

Price: INR 22,000

Chipset - Intel Atom Processor Z2460
CPU – 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor with Hyper Threading
GPU – 400 MHz
Battery – 1460 mAh battery

Android Gingerbread OS, Upgradable to Android ICS

Design: Weight – 120 gram, Size – 123X63X10.99mm

Display: 4inch, resolution 1024X600, 16M colors

Memory: 16GB internal memory, 1GB RAM

8MP camera with LED flash – main camera
8x digital zoom
1080p video recording
Burst mode
1.3MP – front camera

Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Music player, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS

Read Review

Xolo X900: Review

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Sony dual SIM phone to hit the market soon

No more, Sony is away from dual-SIM smartphone market. Very soon, users will find dual-SIM phone from Sony - Xperia tipu dual

Xperia tipu dual will be an Android phone with the goodies of Google services. Xperia tipu dual will be GSM device. 

Sony Xperia tipu dual specifications
 3.2 inch touchscreen scratch-resistant TFT display, 262 K colors, 320 x 480 pixels

3.2MP camera, 4x digital zoom, video recording

Software & Hardware
Google Android 4.0 (ICS)
800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

TrackID music recognition, Google Voice Search, Google services

2.9 GB MB (up to 2.5 GB user-accessible memory)
32GB expandable memory
512 MB RAM

WiFi (Hotspot functionality)
USB (USB tethering)

Music Player & FM radio with RDS, xLOUD Experience
3D and Motion gaming

Weight – 99.4g
Colors – Black, White
Handwriting recognition

Visit to get the best deal on Sony phones. 

Monday, 11 June 2012

Apple iOS 6 - coming soon!

Predicting something for Apple is always fraught with danger. The fruits of Apple can rotten anytime unless they are available to users. However, it is rumored that Apple is set to launch its iPhone and iPad with all new iOS 6. A few days ago iOS 6 banner was spotted at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) venue and it is a safe to assume that Apple's new mobile OS is coming! 

So, we can expect a new OS for Apple devices. It is predicted that iOS 6 will have a deeper integration with Facebook and may feature an improved notification system.

iOS will feature a new 3D map app. Apple developed its own map app to replace Google maps on iOS devices. However, it is sad to learn that the app may not be available for iPhone and iPad users in India.

It is also being talked that Apple is ready with new OS for its Mac, OS X Mountain Lion. As of now, the OS is currently available to developers only. Prediction is also going about incorporation of new features in iCloud.

Let’s wait and watch the move of Apple for its OS and new products. Apple is looking fuller figured and may proclaim new iPhone (iPhone5) or iPad.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Latest dual-SIM Android phones in India

Indians love affordable dual-SIM phones and they become extra happy if the phones have “extra toppings” of Android flavor: Dual-SIM Android Phones. 

If you are also looking for dual-SIM Android smartphones, you are at right platform. You can find dual-SIM phones running on Android OS from most of the brands, be it Samsung,Spice, LG, Micromax or Karbonn. The extra feel good factor is that most of such phones are prices below 10,000. You can find dual SIM phone with both GSM+GSM and GSM+CDMA options, the choice is up to you. 

Latest Android smartphones with Dual-SIM functionality, presently retailing in India are:
Spice Mi-425, (GSM + GSM) - trending now!!!
Karbonn A9, (GSM + GSM) is in competition...

Some popular dual-SIM Android phones available in India are:
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, (GSM + GSM)
Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos, (GSM + GSM)
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos, (GSM + CDMA)

Spice, the India smartphone maker understands the need of consumers and offers plethora of dual-SIM phone in differnt budgets. List of Spice dual-SIM Android phones are:
Spice Mi-270, (GSM + GSM)
Spice Mi-280, (GSM + GSM)
Spice Mi-350, (GSM + GSM)
Spice Mi-350n, (GSM + GSM)
Spice Mi-410, (GSM + GSM)

LG Optimus Net Dual, (GSM + GSM)

Motorola Milestone XT800, (GSM + CDMA)

Micromax A78, (GSM + GSM)
Micromax A50 Ninja, (GSM + GSM)
Micromax A73, (GSM + GSM)
Micromax A75, (GSM + GSM)

Karbonn A7, (GSM + GSM)
Karbonn A9, (GSM + GSM)

You can browse around for Dual-SIM Android phones

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Compare: Spice Mi-425 vs Karbonn A9

Are you planning to buy a dual SIM smartphone powered by Android OS? You may select Spice Mi-425 or Karbonn A9. Both the phones are running on Android Gingerbread OS and have dual-SIM support. Between these, Spice Mi-425 is the better option with larger screen size and powerful battery. Below is the comparison of Spice Mi-425 and Karbonn A9:

Spice Stellar/Spice Mi-425
Karbonn A9
4inch TFT display
3.8inch display

800x480 resolution
800x480 resolution

262K colors
262 colors
1GHz processor
1GHz processor
Memory & Storage

140MB inbuilt
512MB inbuilt

32GB expandable
32GB expandable
5MP main with LED flash, VGA front
5MP main with LED flash, VGA front
Android Gingerbread, ICS ready
Android Gingerbread
FM radio, music player, SRS sound
FM radio, music player
GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, USB, Video chat

Free one year data plan (Aircel customers)

Loaded with NetQin antivirus

SIM support

Among these Dual-SIM Android phones, Spice Stellar Mi-425 is the winner with larger screen, upgradable OS, and powerful battery. Also, Spice Mi-425 supports Skype video chat, voice calling, IM, and file sharing.
NetQin antivirus and free data plan are extra toppings with Spice Mi-425 by expending little more. Spice Mi-425 is priced at Rs.9999 and Karbonn A9 is available for Rs. 9100.

Check Spice Mi-425