XOLO to launch Play 8X-1000 with HIVE UI in the first week of August

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

India based vendor XOLO has started coming up with teasers regarding their HIVE UI since last month. This week, the firm has taken it on their Facebook page (now removed) to claim that their next smartphone dubbed XOLO Play 8X-1000 will be launched with the HIVE UI in the first week of August. It is claimed that this device will be the first smartphone that will arrive with its UI and the same will be ported to the other XOLO devices that will be launched in future.

XOLO alleged smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Alpha pegged to go official on August 4th

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Everyone is hearing about Samsung's plan to launch a metal clad smartphone sometime this year. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha that has been circulating in gossips lately appears to be an enigma. This situation is about to change as the time for all the mysterious knots to untie has arrived. In a recent development, SamMobile has revealed that the Galaxy Alpha will be officially unveiled on August 4th.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact live images hit the web, to feature a 4.6-inch display, Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We have already seen numerous rumors regarding the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact which have been circulating across the web for quite sometime. Adding more fuel to this fire is a set of leaked images and specifications that have come from China. Well, the leaked images and specs of the yet to be announced Sony phone has been spotted on Sina Weibo.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

LG Tab Book with 11.6-inch display, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean officially announced

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LG has come up with a new iteration of its Windows based Tab Book tablet and this latest variant runs on Android. This variant of the Tab Book is almost similar to its Windows counterpart that was announced at the CES 2014. The major difference is that this version uses a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 2.6GHz and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

LG Tab Book

Google and Motorola reportedly working on a Nexus phone with a 5.9-inch display codenamed Shamu

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The destiny of Google Nexus lineup of devices is clinging up in the air since the announcement of the Android Silver program. These rumors were taken to the next level with the speculations regarding the cancellation of the planned LG Nexus device that was denied later. However, there came a clear picture when Dave Burke stated in an interview at the Google I/O that the search engine giant will continue to invest in the Nexus program.

Google Nexus

Samsung Galaxy TabQ aka Galaxy W with 7-inch display, quad-core processor, LTE-A support officially announced in China

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

After getting spotted on TENAA couple of months back, Samsung earlier this week made the Samsung SM-T2558 official in China with the moniker Samsung Galaxy TabQ. The Galaxy TabQ is the Galaxy W which was officially announced in South Korea last month. The smartphone is also listed on Samsung's official China website which confirms the specifications.

Samsung Galaxy TabQ

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update now rolling out for Gionee Elife E7 Mini in India

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Gionee has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Gionee Elife E7 Mini in the Indian market. The same 4.4.2 KitKat update was first rolled out to the Elife S5.5 in India earlier this month. The update will upgrade the version of E7 Mini from Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The update is not rolling out over-the-air.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini

Xiaomi rolling out major update for Mi3 in India [MIUI-KXDMIBE18.0]

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Xiaomi Mi3 went on sale in India earlier this week via Flipkart for just Rs. 13,999. The smartphone comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat with MIUI v5 ROM on top. Now, the Chinese smartphone vendor has started rolling out a major update for the Mi3 in India, which upgrades the MIUI version to MIUI-KXDMIBE18.0. The update is available in other countries as well which include Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.

Xiaomi Mi3

First live images of Motorola Moto X+1 leaked online alongside its specifications, to come with front facing speakers

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Last year, the Moto X went official after high anticipation. Now, rumors regarding its successor called Moto X+1 are pouring in heavily tipping that the handset will be going official sometime soon to give a tough competition to the existing smartphones. Android Police has leaked some high-res images of an unknown upcoming Motorola smartphone.

Moto X+1 leaked

Sony Xperia Z3 specifications and new images leaked, to come with a 5.15-inch display, Snapdragon 801 SoC and 3GB RAM

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Sony has shortened the flagship lifecycle to 6 months and the rumour mill has already started churning out what the next Sony flagship will come with. Details about the Xperia Z3 have been leaked by the popular leakster @evleaks after its images started doing the rounds over the internet. The details appear to be true judging by the credibility of the leakster.

@evleaks has also leaked two new images of the Xperia Z3, which shows the back and right side of the device, confirming that the device will have more curved sides rather than edged. 

Sony Xperia Z3

First live images of Samsung Galaxy Alpha hit the web along with more details

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Lately, Samsung has been rumored to be working on a new lineup of flagship devices with the first one speculated to be the Galaxy Alpha. The alleged smartphone is said to arrive with a partial metallic build. Now, the latest media reports have come up with more information regarding this smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Spice to launch its Android One smartphone costing around Rs. 6,000 before Diwali

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Recently, Indian smartphone vendor Celkon partnered with Google to launch Android One smartphones in India. Now on Wednesday, indigenous smartphone manufacturer Spice has claimed that it will bring the highly anticipated Android One smartphones in India before Diwali. The handset is much awaited owing to its low price tag of about Rs. 6,000.

Android One

OnePlus could officially launch the One in India soon

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The newly announced smartphone from the company OnePlus called the OnePlus One has managed to seek a lot of attention of consumers as it is a high-end flagship device that is priced pretty low. Launched officially in April, it appears like the handset will be heading to India pretty soon. The official forums of OnePlus reveal the level of interest the handset has generated in India.

OnePlus One

NVIDIA Shield Tablet with 8-inch display, Tegra K1 processor officially announced along with Shield Controller

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, NVIDIA officially took the wraps off the tablet focussed on gamers with the moniker of NVIDIA Shield Tablet. The highlight of the package is the Tegra K1 processor that blows the competition out of the water. The tablet comes with an 8-inch display with a Full HD resolution. It will come with support for Ultra HD games with 4K resolution.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet

LG G3 Cat.6 with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805 processor officially announced in South Korea

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

After Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 LTE-A in South Korea last month, LG has now came up with the prime variant of G3 called LG G3 Cat.6. Similar to Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the LG G3 Cat.6 comes with upgraded processor and faster connectivity. The G3 Cat.6 comes in three colours including Metallic Black, Silk White and Gold Shine and will go on sale in the country starting July 25th. No word on pricing details yet. The smartphone is exclusive to South Korea.

LG G3 Cat.6

List of Xiaomi service centres in India

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Xiaomi Mi3 entered sale starting from Tuesday and being the latest entrant to the market, the Chinese vendor has a solution to wipe out all the consumer concerns regarding after sales service support. Well, the firm has revealed the details of its service centre networks pan India.

Xiaomi Mi3

Xiaomi Mi3 sold out in less than 40 minutes in India on Flipkart, to go on sale again on July 29th

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Xiaomi entered India on July 15th by launching its last year's flagship Android smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi3. The smartphone went on sale in the country on July 22nd at 12PM and was sold out in just 38 minutes and 40 seconds. According to Xiaomi, more than 100,000 have registered on Flipkart to buy the Mi3 in the country. Though the company has not revealed the exact units sold in India, it is said to be around 10,000-20,000 units.

Xiaomi Mi3

Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out for Sony Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1 and M2 to follow soon

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sony has officially announced that it has started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual. The update would be rolling out across the world in the coming weeks over-the-air (OTA). As always, the timing and availability of the update will vary by market & carrier. Sony has also revealed that the KitKat update for Xperia M2, M2 Dual and Xperia E1 would be rolled out soon.

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

Sony Xperia T3 with 5.3-inch display, Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.4 KitKat launched in India for Rs. 27,990

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As expected, Sony has officially launched the world's slimmest 5.3-inch smartphone in the Indian market earlier today. Dubbed as Sony Xperia T3, the smartphone was originally announced last month and is just 7mm thick. The Xperia T3 uses a stainless steel frame and comes in Black, White and Purple colour options. Sony has priced the T3 at Rs. 27,990 and will be available across the country starting 28th July.

Sony Xperia T3

HTC's first smartwatch with square design gets leaked through official design studio video (update)

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Few days back, there were rumors regarding a HTC smartwatch that was leaked via a render. Now, the same wearable device has been spotted in an official video in YouTube. In the short clip, the smartwatch’s square face is shown off and it appears to be akin to the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live as opposed to the radial face of the Moto 360.

HTC Smartwatch

Xiaomi Mi4 with 5-inch display, Snapdragon 801 processor officially announced along with Xiaomi Mi Band fitness tracker

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As expected, Xiaomi also referred as Apple of China on Tuesday has officially took the wraps off the much awaited successor of last year announced Mi3, called the Xiaomi Mi4. The smartphone comes with upgraded design, build quality and hardware. The Mi4 comes in black and white colours and is priced at 1,999 Chinese Yuan ($322/Rs. 19,400) for the 16GB variant and 2,499 Chinese Yuan ($403/Rs. 24,220) for the 32GB variant.

Xiaomi Mi4

Motorola Moto G successor live image and specifications leaked online, to come with front facing speakers similar to Moto E

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Motorola did garner great success with the launch of its latest offerings including Moto G, Moto E and Moto X. In order to take this success to an all new level, it appears like the Lenovo acquired firm is planning to launch the successor of Moto G. It's not only the successor of Moto G on its way, but the company is also working on the successor of Moto X, alleged called the Moto X+1.

Moto G2

Gionee GN9005 is the upcoming world's slimmest smartphone with just 5.0mm thickness, images leaked

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee made all the heads turn towards it with the launch of the Gionee Elife S5.5 with a thin 5.5mm profile. Now, it appears like the vendor is planning to break its own record as TENAA has certified a mid-ranger codenamed Gionee GN9005 that is even thinner measuring only 5mm thick.

Gionee GN9005

NVIDIA Shield Tablet with 8-inch display, Tegra K1 processor reported to launch on July 22nd with Shield Controller

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Recently, serial leakster @evleaks leaked the first official press image of NVIDIA's upcoming offering the Shield Tablet. Now a website VideoCardz has leaked a pile of slides revealing all the details regarding the upcoming device. According to the promotional images leaked by the website, the Shield Tablet will be available for sale starting from July 29th.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet & Controller

LG G3 with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 801 processor launched in India starting at Rs. 47,990

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As reported, LG earlier today at an event in Mumbai has officially announced the launch of its flagship smartphone the LG G3 in the Indian market. LG G3 was originally announced back in May and comes with top-tier specifications and features. The key feature of G3 is its 2K Quad HD display having resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and 13MP rear camera with laser auto-focus.


Samsung Galaxy Star Advance with 4.3-inch display, dual-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat available in India for Rs 7,299

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Samsung India has started selling a new budget Android smartphone in the Indian market recently. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Star Advance, the smartphone comes with entry-level specs and will be competing with Moto E and Micromax Unite 2 smartphones. The Galaxy Star Advance comes in black and white colours and is now available from Mumbai based retailer Mahesh Telecom. According to him, the smartphone has been priced at Rs 9,400, but will sell for Rs 7,299.

Samsung Galaxy Star Advance

Micromax Canvas Fire A104 with 4.5-inch display, quad-core processor, 1GB RAM launched in India for Rs 6,999

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Micromax has silently launched a new budget Android smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas Fire A104, the smartphone is the successor of already available Canvas Fire A093. The Canvas Fire A104 comes in three colours including Black & Gold, White & Gold and White & Silver. Micromax has priced the Fire A104 at Rs 6,999.

Micromax Canvas Fire A104

HTC's first Android Wear smartwatch reproduction press image leaked

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The Android Wear platform has triggered many tech manufacturers to come up with smartwatches. While two such Android Wear based smartwatches are available for sale already, it appears like HTC is also planning to enter this wearable device market. There are only three smartwatches based on Android Wear official, which include LG's G Watch, Samsung's Gear Live and Motorola's Moto 360.

HTC Android Wear smartwatch

OBI Mobiles launches Octopus S520 smartphone with 5-inch display, octa-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat for Rs. 11,990

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Obi Mobiles has officially launched its first smartphone in the Indian market on Thursday. The company is headed by former Apple CEO John Sculley. Dubbed as Obi Octopus S520, the smartphone comes with mid-range specs and is now available from online retailer Snapdeal. The Octopus S520 comes in white colour and is priced at Rs. 11,990.

Obi Octopus S520

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 with 4.5-inch display, quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat officially launched in India for Rs. 11,900

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Samsung has officially launched a new mid-range Android smartphone in the Indian market recently. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Core 2, the smartphone was originally announced earlier this month along with Galaxy Ace 4, Young 2 and Star 2 smartphones. The Galaxy Core 2 comes in black and white colours and is priced at Rs. 11,900.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2

Samsung Galaxy S5 4G with 5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 processor officially launched in India for Rs. 53,500

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Samsung has officially launched the 4G LTE enabled variant of the Galaxy S5 in the Indian market earlier today. Unlike the regular Galaxy S5 which comes with Exynos processor, the Galaxy S5 4G comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 processor which supports 4G networks. Similar to Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 4G comes in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White and Copper Gold colours and is priced at Rs. 53,500.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Microsoft kills Nokia X Android Phones lineup in favor of Windows Phone

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has sent an email announcement to all the employees of the company that it is planning to layoff 18,000 people within 2015. Unsurprisingly, of the 18,000 planned job cuts, 12,500 will be from Nokia Devices and Services. In addition to this, Stephen Elop, the Chief of Microsoft devices has announced that the Nokia X Android project will be discontinued.

Nokia X

LG G3 Beat aka G3 s with 5-inch display, Snapdragon 400 processor, G3-like design officially announced

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

LG has officially announced the launch of the mini version of the current flagship device LG G3 earlier today. As gossiped, the handset comes in two monikers namely LG G3 Beat and LG G3 s for the Asian and European regions respectively. The handset features a sophisticated Floating Arc metallic design and comes in a slew of color options which include Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold.

LG G3 Beat

Amitabh Bachchan to launch LG G3 in India on July 21st, The Big B Edition LG G3 incoming

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Last week, we reported that LG will be unveiling the G3 in the Indian market on July 21st. Now, the company has reportedly roped in superstar Amitabh Bachchan to endorse its flagship phone in the nation. It appears like the South Korea based tech titan will also release The Big B Edition of the LG G3 on that day that will feature the star’s autograph.

The Big B Edition LG G3

Android L, the next major release of Android might be called Lamington

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Soon after Google released the Android 4.4 KitKat everyone was thinking of the L version of Android. At the Google I/O 2014, the search engine giant showed a demo of the next key iteration of Android that will be going official this fall. While it is referred to as Android L for now, the final moniker of the same will be revealed at the time of its announcement.

Australian Sweet Lamington

Android 4.4.4 KitKat Release 2 now rolling out for Nexus 5 in India, Australia and New Zealand

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Google has started rolling out a new updated version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat for Nexus 5 today. Called as Android 4.4.4 KitKat Release 2, the update is limited to a few countries of the world, which include India, New Zealand and Australia. The update is rolling out over-the-air and brings minor changes. In Australia the update is released on Telsta and in New Zealand on 2Degrees only.

Android 4.4 KitKat

Celkon ties up with Google for Android One smartphones; Google to spend Rs 100 Crore on advertising Android One in India

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Android One initiative was announced at the Google I/O conference held last month and Google partnered with few India based vendors to launch low-cost smartphones under this program. After Micromax, Spice and Karbonn, two other domestic players – Celkon and Intex are all set to join the Android One program.

Android One

Xiaomi Redmi 1S with Snapdragon 400 & Redmi Note with Octa-core processor launched in India for Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectivey

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Along with Xiaomi Mi3, the Apple of China has also launched two more smartphone in the Indian market today, which comes with great specs and aggressive price tag. As reported, Xiaomi has officially launched the Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Redmi Note in India today. Similar to Mi3, both the Redmi series smartphones will be available in India exclusively via Flipkart.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Xiaomi Mi3 with Snapdragon 800 processor up for pre-order in India, to be available starting July 22nd for Rs. 13,999

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Xiaomi earlier today at an press event in New Delhi has officially announced its arrival in the country. The Chinese manufacturer also referred as Apple of China has launched its first smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi3 in India. The smartphone was originally launched in India few days ago, but Xiaomi has today again launched the smartphone in the country with revised price.

Xiaomi Mi3

Samsung SM-G850 with 4.7-inch display, Exynos 5 Octa processor, Android 4.4.4 KitKat spotted on GFXBench

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Samsung is readying up a mid-range octa core device for a launch which has shown up on GFXBench website. The model number of the device is SM-G850 and it shares its majority of the specifications barring the processor and storage with the recently leaked SM-G8508S which has a Snapdragon 800 SoC under the hood and 16GB internal storage.


Oppo partners with Amazon to sell its smartphones in India

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Oppo, a premium manufacturer of smartphones with its origins in China has been launching smartphones in India with the aim of capturing a decent share of the pie. It recently launched the Find 7 and Find 7a in India for Rs 37,990 and Rs 31,990 respectively. Oppo has officially announced that it has tied up with Amazon to sell its smartphones in the country.

Oppo Find 7

Android 4.4.2 KitKat now rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 in India

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Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy Grand 2 in India. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 was launched in India earlier this year in January running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This is the first major update for the smartphone. The update is rolling out only over-the-air (OTA), it should reach Samsung PC software Kies soon.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Flipkart confirmed to exclusively sell the Xiaomi Mi3 in India

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Xiaomi, the Apple of China entered India last week with the launch of Xiaomi Mi3. The smartphone comes with top-tier specifications and is priced insanely aggressive, at just Rs. 14,999. The company was reported to partner with India's biggest online retailer Flipkart to sell its smartphones in the country, and earlier today Flipkart has officially confirmed the same via its Twitter handle.

Xiaomi Mi3

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored to arrive with retina scanner

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The upcoming flagship phablet from Samsung – the Galaxy Note 4 has been subject to many rumors and we have heard and seen many aspects that could be included in the device including UV sensor to flexible YOUM display. Over the weekend, the official Samsung Exynos Twitter account has tipped something interesting that could be integrated in the device.

Samsung Exynos Unlock the future

Samsung Galaxy Alpha with 4.7-inch display, metallic build pegged to launch in August

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We have been hearing plethora of rumors about the Samsung Galaxy F aka Galaxy S5 Prime for many months and now it appears like the high-end device will be launched next month with the moniker Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Well, the device is speculated to arrive with a metal casing instead of the plastic one as in the Galaxy S5.

Alleged Samsung Galaxy F/Alpha

Google Play Store reported to receive Material Design update soon, screenshots leaked

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Back at the Google I/O, the search engine giant introduced the Android L and its new Material Design UI that is believed to penetrate to most of the services and applications. For this, we obviously will have to wait until the Android L is released commercially this fall. Now, we have a report that hints that the Google Play Store will be getting an update to feature a Material Design.

Google Play

Micromax Canvas Fire with 4-inch display, Android 4.4 KitKat, dual front-facing speakers now available in India for Rs. 6,999

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Indian smartphone vendor Micromax has quietly released a new entry-level smartphone in the country recently. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas Fire, the smartphone is found listed on company's official website and comes with dual front-facing speakers. The Canvas Fire comes in black colour and is now available in India from online retailer Infibeam for Rs. 6,999, which is way too much considering the hardware.

Micromax Canvas Fire

Micromax Canvas HD Plus with 5-inch display, hexa-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat now available in India for Rs. 13,500

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Micromax has silently released its first hexa-core powered smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas HD Plus, the smartphone comes with model number A190 and is now available online in India from Infibeam. The smartphone comes in two colours black gold and white gold and is priced at Rs. 13,500.

Micromax Canvas HD Plus

Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT with 4-inch display, 1.2GHz processor, Android 4.4 KitKat now available in India for Rs. 7,399

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Samsung has silently released a new budget Android smartphone in the Indian market recently. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT, the smartphone comes with model number SM-G313H and packs entry-level specifications. The Galaxy Ace NXT comes in white and black colours and is now available from Mumbai based retailer Mahesh Telecom for Rs. 7,399.

Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT

Android 4.4.2 KitKat beta update for XOLO Q700s now available for download

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XOLO released the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Q1000 Opus back in May which was followed by Q1010 and Q1010i earlier this month. Now, the Indian smartphone vendor has released the beta version of KitKat update for XOLO Q700s online. Since it's a beta release not everyone should install it, as the update might contain bugs and errors. 

Android KitKat

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