XOLO Play 8X-1200 with 5-inch display, 2GHz processor launched for Rs. 19,999; Q700s getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

Friday, August 15, 2014

/ by Aman Banka
After getting spotted on company's official website last week, XOLO on Monday has officially launched the XOLO Play 8X-1200 in the Indian market. The smartphone comes with mid-range specs and will be available in black colour in the coming days. XOLO has launched the Play 8X-1200 in the country for Rs. 19,999. There is no word on XOLO A1000s, which was also spotted on the website last week.

XOLO Play 8X-1200

Talking about the specifications, XOLO Play 8X-1200 comes with a 5.0-inch Full HD IPS OGS display, 2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592T processor, 700MHz Mali-450 GPU, 2GB RAM and Android 4.4.2 KitKat (No HIVE UI). The smartphone measures 143 x 68.5 x 9.7mm.

Other specifications include an 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash, 5MP front facing camera, 32GB internal storage and 2,300 mAh battery. Other specifications include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG and A-GPS.

In another news, XOLO has started rolling out the stable version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for XOLO Q700s. The update is rolling out over-the-air (OTA) and can also be flashed manually by downloading the update file from here.

Talking about the changes, the 4.4.2 KitKat update for Q700s brings loads of changes along which include:
  • Immersive Mode
  • Integration With Cloud Storage
  • Emojis on Google Keyboard
  • Download app redesign
  • Easy home screen switching
  • New Email app
  • saving location modes.
  • Secure app sandboxes
  • Screen recording
  • Lock screen art: album art will get displayed on the locks screen
  • Upgraded Hangout Application: Google Hangouts now supports SMS and MMS
  • Android device manager: find or wipe the lost device with the Android Device Manager.
  • Location modes and monitoring: go to Settings > Location to switch between high accuracy and battery-
  • Camera Features: New burst shot feature, Panorama + multi view, Live photo mode
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