Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo with 5.5-inch HD display, Hexa-Core processor now available in India for Rs. 38,990

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 3 Neo in India couple of weeks ago for Rs. 40,900. The Korean company after the launch started taking pre-orders of the smartphone at reduced price. Now, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is officially available from Samsung India eStore for Rs. 38,990. The smartphone comes in black, white and mint green colours, but only the black colour Note 3 Neo is available for purchase.

The All New HTC One leaks in live images and HTC releases a teaser for it too, AT&T bound New HTC One press image leaked

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HTC is working pretty hard on the successor of the HTC One which is due for a launch next year and the smartphone has just been leaked in live images. The leaked images suggest that the smartphone is in some sort of a bumper case but they do confirm the previously leaked images and its design is now all but confirmed.

New HTC One

Sundar Pichai talks about Galaxy S6, next Nexus smartphone, Android security and more

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Sundar Pichai, Vice President of Android and Chrome at Google answered a few questions at the MWC regarding the recent developments in the technology world. He spoke about the Nokia X, Samsung, Security of Android, the next Nexus smartphone and the acquisition of WhatsApp by the social networking giant Facebook.

Sundar Pichai

Sony to launch the next Xperia flagship smartphone in the second half of 2014

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Sony Mobile's Creative Director Kurozumi Yoshiro has been addressing the Japanese media after the launch of the new Xperia lead Z2 and Z2 Tablet. He uncovered some intriguing data which we thought we'd impart. The point when Mr. Kurozumi was tested on the brisk progression of flagship launches he answered that it was a capacity of how quick the industry was moving.

Sony Xperia Z2

Samsung Galaxy S5 to come with a lower price tag, metal body Galaxy S5 to arrive in May

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Samsung intends on upping the ante in the smartphone arena by launching a metal-clad premium version of the Galaxy S5 in May. Before Samsung launched the Galaxy S5, the rumour mill was churning out that there will two versions of the S5 but only one got announced. Samsung will launch a luxury series of smartphones in May and the first recipient of the luxury treatment will be the Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Google announces Project Ara Developers' Conference for 15th and 16th April, to arrive in Q1 2015 for around $50

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Google has announced that it will be holding the first ever developer conference for the Project ARA on 15th and 16th of April. The concept was first showcased by Motorola last year in October. Project ARA is basically the concept of a modular phone which will help the customers customise their smartphone depending upon their requirements.

Project ARA

Google Now Launcher now available on Google Play Store, but only for Google Play Edition and Nexus devices

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Google launched the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed, which brought the Google Experience launcher, which was exclusive to Nexus 5. Google then later-on renamed the launcher from Google Experience to Google Now. Now after four months of release, Google has finally made the launcher available on Google Play Store for Google Play Edition and Nexus devices.

The launcher is no more exclusive to Nexus 5.

Google Now

Motorola to launch Moto X in India in the next few weeks

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Motorola announced the Moto G in India earlier this month, which no doubt is the best mid-range smartphone money can buy today. Seeing the fact that Motorola has been welcomed well in India, Moto X will also touch down on Indian shores. Motorola has announced at its MWC 2014 press conference that, the company will be launching the Moto X in India and Australia in the next few weeks.

Moto X

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 now rolling out in India

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Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 in India. The update is rolling out to the Exynos-version of the device, it's the same as Russia update, which rolled out last week. The update is available for download via over-the-air and via Kies PC software. India is the second country to get KitKat update for Galaxy S4, after Russia.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Moto G becomes the best selling Motorola smartphone, Moto X successor and smartwatch coming soon

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Motorola Moto G has been off to a flying start in India and the same can be said about the smartphone’s global launch as well. It has been well received in every market that it has gone to and the company has confirmed that the Moto G is the “most successful, highest-selling smartphone” ever in its line-up.

Moto G

Early prototype images of Google smartwatch made by Motorola leaked

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Google is working on a smartwatch these days for an I/O event launch and we brought to you the news regarding the same a few days ago. It was believed that LG will be manufacturing the smartwatch for Google but recently a Motorola made prototype for a smartwatch has leaked on to the interweb which would give an insight about what exactly is Google cooking up.

Motorola smartwatch

Samsung Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa processor officially announced

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Samsung has always had a things for its Exynos family of chipsets. It started the trend by launching the Galaxy S4 with an Exynos and a Snapdragon variant and the same was carried on to the Galaxy Note 3 as well. It also has plans to launch the Galaxy S5 with an Exynos chipset. The company has finally announced two new versions of the Exynos chipsets, a Hexa-Core unit and a Octa-Core unit.

Samsung Exynos 5422 Octa

Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 and Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processors with 64-bit architecture announced

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Qualcomm, the leading chipset manufacturer has introduced three new chipsets at the MWC 2014. It has launched Snapdragon 801 which will fit in between the Snapdragon 800 and 805, Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615 which are 64-bit chipsets from the company.


WhatsApp soon to add voice-call function, probably in Q2 2014

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WhatsApp which was recently acquired by Facebook is planning to take the battle on to the likes of Viber and other free calling applications. At the MWC 2014, it has just announced that it now has a user base of 465 million and it will finally jump on to the calling wagon in the second quarter of 2014.


Samsung Galaxy S5 with 2.1GHz octa-core processor coming soon, to go on sale on April 11 in 150 countries

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Samsung announced the next-generation Galaxy S series smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, yesterday at the Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona. The press release issued by the company revealed that the device is powered by 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor. However, Samsung failed to mention the existence of an octa-core version of the Galaxy S5 at its announcement.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Gear Fit with 1.84-inch curved display, Heart rate monitor officially announced, stay fit with Gear Fit

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Samsung has just launched the Galaxy S5 at the MWC 2014 which might would have disappointed a few folks but what has created the maximum waves is the Samsung Gear Fit which is a fitness band like something you have not seen before. It looks pretty amazing to say the least and instead of other monochromatic fitness bands.

Samsung Gear Fit

Samsung Galaxy S5 with 5.1-inch Full HD display, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, Fingerprint scanner, 16MP camera official

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After so many leaks and rumours, Samsung has announced the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 at the Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona. The Galaxy S5 is the flagship smartphone for this year from Samsung. The smartphone comes in an array of vivid colors, including charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold, to complement the style of the individual consumer. 

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 live images and specifications leaked: 5-inch Full HD display, fingerprint scanner, 16MP camera, water & dust proof and more

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Samsung is going to announce the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 in few minutes, and before the event goes live, a lot of details about the Galaxy S5 has been leaked online. The details was leaked by premature publication of a hands on post by Pocket-Lint, UK tech news website (the page doesn't exist anymore, neither Google web cache works). But we have luckily saved all the text of the page and images, which you can find below.

HTC Desire 610 with 4.7-inch qHD display, quad-core processor, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean officially announced

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Along with HTC Desire 816, HTC has also announced a new mid-range Android smartphone with LTE connectivity. Dubbed as HTC Desire 610, the smartphone will be available across Europe beginning May 2014. Similar to Desire 816, the Desire 601 also comes in range of colours like White, Black, Gray, Green, Orange and Dark Blue. No word on pricing details yet.

HTC Desire 610

HTC Desire 816 with 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 13MP camera, 1.5GB RAM officially announced

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HTC has officially took the wraps off the HTC Desire 816 at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona today. The Desire 816 is the Desire 8 with a new name and comes with a 5.5-inch display. The phablet is the company's flagship mid-range smartphone. According to HTC, the Desire 816 will be available starting next month in China, with April availability to other countries. 

HTC Desire 816

Micromax Canvas Knight with 5-inch Full HD display, Octa-Core processor, 16MP camera coming soon in India

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Micromax is once again all set to make the headlines in the budget smartphone arena and has started teasing the Micromax Canvas Knight. It will take the torch from the Canvas Turbo and will be flagship device henceforth in the company's line-up. The smartphone will be the company's first octa-core offering and will be launched soon to rival the Intex Aqua Octa.

Micromax Canvas Knight

Sony Xperia M2 and M2 dual with 4.8-inch display, quad-core processor, 8MP camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean officially announced

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Along with Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet, Sony has also launched a mid range smartphone in the form of Xperia M2 which will come in single as well as dual SIM guise. It has a 4.8-inch qHD capacitive touch screen display which has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. We think that Sony should have made it atleast a 720p unit as the qHD resolution looks a bit stretched on a 4.8-inch screen. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and might get the KitKat treatment as well in near future.

Sony Xperia M2

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet with 10.1-inch display, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, 6,000 mAh battery officially announced

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Sony has also launched the Xperia Z2 Tablet at the MWC 2014 along with Xperia Z2, and the tablet will be going up against the likes of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The tablet is just 6.4mm in terms of thickness and comes with a 10.1-inch Full HD WUXGA Live Color LED display. The tablet is water and dust proof like its smartphone siblings and is the world’s thinnest waterproof tablet.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2 with 5.2-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 20.7MP camera officially announced

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Sony has started its product offensive for the year 2014 by announcing the Xperia Z2 smartphone, the successor to the very popular Xperia Z1. The same has been given a minor overhaul which makes it a good buy but not worth enough for an upgrade. It gets a 5.2-inch TRILUMINOUS display unit with a Full HD resolution and it now gets Live Colour LED functionality. The Live Colour LED functionality allows one to boost the colours of the display while it avoids over saturation at the same point of time.

Sony Xperia Z2

Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL officially announced, Nokia's first ever Android phones

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Nokia has officially announced the much awaited and leaked Nokia X smartphone at MWC in Barcelona today. The company has not only announced the Nokia X, but has also announced two more Android smartphones under Nokia X series, yeah two more. All the three smartphones from Nokia are priced decently and will be available across the globe from Q2 2014, where the Nokia X will go on sale immediately.

Nokia X

Water and dust resistant Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo powered by Tizen OS officially announced

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Samsung has officially announced two new smartwatches earlier today, which are very different from the original Galaxy Gear, not in terms of look, but in terms of software and features. Dubbed as Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, the devices runs on Samsung's own open-source OS Tizen, rather than Android, as rumoured. This is the reason why Samsung has ditched the Galaxy moniker, as it's no longer an Android device.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

Sony D5103 mid-range smartphone specs leaked, to come with a 5.2-inch display, Android 4.4 KitKat and quad-core processor

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sony is working on giving its mid-range smartphone segment a boost these days and is preparing quite a few devices to do the talking for it. Sony's D5103 device that had leaked last week has now given a look at its specs. It will get a 5.2-inch display which will be a 720p (HD) unit and the smartphone will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 chipset which will feature a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 305 GPU.


Google to launch a LG-made Nexus smartwatch this year at the I/O event

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Google is planning to venture into as many as areas of technology as it can. The internet giant has announced its I/O event for June 25 and 26 and the event will play host to a Google smartwatch (will be probably called Nexus smartwatch). It will be manufactured by LG like the Nexus smartphones are.

Oppo Find 7 leaks in certification pictures before March 19th launch

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Oppo mobiles which is popularly known as the Apple of China has earned itself a reputation for launching devices that can take on the global OEMs. It is readying itself up to launch the Oppo Find 7, which will be the next flagship offering from the company and the same has leaked in pictures after its showed up at the Chinese certification authority TENAA.

Oppo Find 7

Nokia to launch 2 more Android smartphones this year

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Nokia is keen on making it to the top 5 companies in terms of smartphone sales and restore the position it once enjoyed. It has the Lumia series running on Windows Phone 8 taking on the big guns and come MWC, it will launch its first ever Android smartphone, Nokia X/Normandy. But just when we thought that this would be the only Android smartphone ever from the company, it has decided to pull a bunny out of the hat.

Nokia X teaser

Report: Google to launch a Nexus 8 tablet and Android 4.5 in July

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Google has just announced the dates for the I/O developer conference and it will surely be making headlines with the same. The internet giant is believed to launch a slew of Google's services at the event but its next version of Android and tablet won't be announced then. It will skip their announcement later for July.

Google Nexus 8

Google announces Project Tango smartphone with 3D cameras that can 3D map the world around you

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Google has assembled a model Android cell phone that can take in and map its general surroundings. The mechanism originates from a new activity called Project Tango, and its prepared to get the smartphone into developers' hands to see what the innovation is able to do. Google says that the smartphone will take in the measurement of rooms and spaces simply by being moved around within them.

Project Tango

HTC to launch 3 wearable devices at the MWC 2014, smartwatches and a music bracelet

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

HTC has been pretty busy working on wearable technology and it has said to be working on 3 wearable technology devices. It is struggling a lot in the smartphone sales department so it is now exploring other areas such as wearable technology. So it will take the MWC as an opportunity to showcase its wearable technology devices it has been working on and tell the world that it has not yet run out of steam.


Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo press image leaked ahead of MWC showcase

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The picture which you see below shows the successor of Galaxy Gear smartwatch. No, we haven't missed the "Galaxy" keyword from the title. @evleaks who leaked the images reveals that these new watches from Samsung "are not Galaxy-branded". So it might be called Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, or the watches might be running Tizen and might adopt a new branding.

Samsung Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo

Nokia X with Android KitKat leaks in live pictures, shows off its tile based UI

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Nokia has been shying away from Android devices for a long time but could not do the same for long. It is all set to launch its first and probably the last (can't say) Android device ever in the form of Nokia X and the smartphone has just been leaked in pictures and has showed off its tile based UI. It has been leaked from China and the smartphone will join the Asha lineup as the flagship Asha device.

Nokia X

Samsung to showcase Exynos Infinity processor with 64-bit architecture at MWC in Barcelona

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Samsung has always had a thing for its home-grown Exynos processors which it has given its flagship devices to run. The Exynos family of processors has always offered top notch performance and now it is ready to take on the 64 bit unit of the iPhone 5S. Samsung has teased an Exynos Infinity processor to be showcased at the MWC in Barcelona and the processor will be a 64-bit unit in all likelihood.

Exynos Infinity

Google I/O 2014 Developer Conference dates announced: June 25-26

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Google has announced that its flagship event, the I/O event will take place on June 25 and 26 this year. The developer conference comes about a month late from the last year but at a time similar to 2012. It will be held at the company's usual Moscone West conference hall in San Francisco. It was announced by Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps on his Google+ profile.

Google I/O

HTC Desire 8 specifications leaked along with new press images, to come with a 5.5-inch HD display, 13MP camera and Android 4.4 KitKat

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HTC is all set to announce its first mid-range Android phablet dubbed as HTC Desire 8 at the MWC 2014 next week. The smartphone has already been teased once by HTC on Chinese social networking website Weibo, and now again HTC has revealed another press image of the upcoming phone confirming the looks. In addition to the images, prolific leaker @evleaks has revealed the specifications of Desire 8 (codenamed HTC A5).

HTC Desire 8

Samsung Galaxy S3 might not get Android 4.4 KitKat update

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Samsung had recently released a list of its devices that will be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update in the United States but there was no information about the international models. Now a blogger from Poland who got in touch with a local representative of the Korean manufacturer has released a list of the same.

Android 4.4 KitKat

WhatsApp for Android update brings new privacy settings to hide last seen, profile photo and status, save profile photo and more

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WhatsApp has finally released a new update for Android which brings the much awaited privacy settings. The new update brings new Privacy options under Account section in Settings. Now, you can finally hide your "Last Seen", "Profile Photo" and "Status" from anyone. This feature was already available for iPhone users, and now that the Android users have it too.


HTC One 2014 (The All New One) press render leaked again, shows the device in Gray and Silver color

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Couple of days ago @evleaks, the biggest leakster, leaked the first official press image of HTC One 2014 or say “The All New One” wrapped in Gold colour, along with an image of the phone wearing a rugged protective case. Now, to accompany those images, @evleaks has leaked two more press images of the phone, one showing the device in Gray while the other in Silver. 

HTC One 2014 in Gray

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra with 6-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 13MP camera now available in India for Rs. 32,000

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Sony has silently started selling its mid-range 6-inch Android phablet in India starting today. Dubbed as Sony Xperia T2 Ultra, the phablet was originally announced in January 2014 and is now available from online retailer Saholic for Rs. 32,000. The Xperia T2 Ultra comes in three colours black, white and purple. Official launch expected to happen soon.

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S4

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 starting today. The update is currently rolling out for the Exynos-based Galaxy S4 in Russia, Snapdragon 600 running Galaxy S4 is expected to get the update shortly. The update is available for download via over-the-air (OTA) and also via Kies PC software.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact with 4.3-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 20.7MP camera officially launched in India for Rs. 36,990

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Sony has officially launched the compact version of flagship Xperia Z1 in India today. Dubbed as Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the smartphone comes with similar specs as Xperia Z1, but with small screen size, downgraded battery and HD display. The Xperia Z1 Compact comes in four colours black, white, lime and pink and is priced at Rs. 36,990.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Facebook acquires WhatsApp for $19 Billion

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In a sudden announcement that has shocked the technology world, Facebook has announced that it will acquire the popular instant messenger WhatsApp for $19 billion. The news has come up all of a sudden and this is by far the biggest acquisition of Facebook after Instagram which was acquired by the social networking giant for $1 billion.


Specifications of Oppo Find 7 with Full HD and Quad-HD display leaked

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Oppo has teased a while ago that it will be launching the Find 7 phablet in two variants. But we didn't really know as to what will differentiate the two of them. AnTuTu's team has dug up the information regarding both the devices and has come up with their possible specs. The two variants have their model numbers as X9007 and X9077 and they are separated by their screen resolution.

Oppo Find 7 leaked

BlackBerry Messenger for Android Gingerbread launched

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Back in January, Blackberry had shared the news of the company developing a version of its popular instant messenger, BBM for Android Gingerbread which in technology terms is ancient. But guess what, 21 percent of the Android devices which are in use still run on it so it makes a lot of sense to capture that share as well with the messenger.

BBM for Android Gingerbread

Samsung announces Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule for 16 Galaxy devices in US

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Samsung has just released its Android 4.4 KitKat roll out plans for US which includes the list of all the devices that will be getting the latest Android update in future. The roll out has started today in US. According to Samsung, the updates will continue over the coming months. The company has not revealed which devices will be the first to receive the KitKat update.

Android KitKat

Samsung mid-range smartphone running Android 4.4.2 KitKat leaked

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Samsung is struggling in the mid-range smartphone department courtesy of the budget handsets from various Chinese and Indian vendors. It is due to launch the next flagship, the Galaxy S5 on February 24 but it is quietly working on strengthening its mid-range as well. The details of an upcoming mid-ranger, SM-G310 have just leaked on to the interweb and it looks promising for a mid-ranger.


Samsung to launch multiple Galaxy Gear 2 variants at the MWC 2014, one running Android while other with Tizen

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Samsung is making progress in the field of smartphones and tablets and is slowly working on promoting related gadgets as well. The Galaxy camera and Galaxy Gear smartwatch are two such examples. Though they've not been very successful, yet Samsung is resilient enough to make them an important part of the Android ecosystem.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

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