Archive for the ‘Smartphones’ Category
Once again the famous tipster @evleaks is back leaving us with a cryptic note “A real Asha. Or Lumia?” . The posting immediately follows a separate Asha leak from the tipster, and the presence of that back button there is clearly Asha.
Following latest rumours we were really expecting a WP8/Windows 8 RT Cross-breed but seems that this is not the case. We could be wrong here but with a thin chance . If this is the Asha we expect then there is very less to be excited about.
You basically get the same phone, including the 4.7-inch Full HD screen, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, as well as 32 gigabytes of internal storage, in addition to the four-megapixel “UltraPixel” camera.
Pricing & Availability would totally define if going for this option is worth it. As of now, the HTC One is a great smartphone that is ageing very gracefully.
Today, as we speak, 11 Months later Samsung has unveiled the successor to the original Galaxy Grand which brings an even larger, 5.25-inch display, with an HD resolution of 1280 by 720. The processor still clocks at 1.2GHz, but, this time, it has four cores, and RAM has been bumped to 1.5GB, while internal storage has been kept at 8GB, though expandable via microSD card.
Deals on Apple products are definitely the ones to look for while there are many other tablets, laptops and accessories up for sale.
Although quite weird considering it’s current positioning in the Android Market, we accepted it with reasoning of a temporary shift of focus for better profits. LG says blames the rumor on “non-credible sources and uninformed speculation.” A spokesperson asserted, “we are more committed than ever in making the LG brand a major player in the mobile space,” continuing, “and we think our products this year speak for themselves.”
We really would like to see what LG brings in 2014 considering it’s on an innovative front with it’s latest LG G Flex.
The realistic part of this concept is that, O2 predicts a 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery, a 16-megapixel rear camera capable of shooting 4K video, and a 2K HD 2560 x 1440-pixel display. The imaginary device also runs Android 4.4 KitKat with a redesigned TouchWiz UI on top.
While there is a very high chance of some specs to make it to the final device considering the bytes that come from Samsung every now and then, we still have to keep our fingers crossed for many things.
After PhoneBloks went viral, Google and Motorola came out with Project Ara to make the PhoneBloks concept a reality by tying up with different hardware partners. It also showed how much Google was dead serious about customization.
This Project today saw itself achieve a radical manufacturing partner – 3D Systems. Today, the two companies have announced a multi-year deal that’ll see 3D Systems building what Motorola calls “the factory of the future,” and providing a complete end-to-end fabrication process for ‘Project Ara.’ This would mean that 3D Systems is responsible creating new “multi-material printing capabilities including conductive and functional materials” to build these modules (e.g., chassis, battery, etc.)
2014 could just see a Prototype of Project Ara, would you not buy yourself a future proof phone?
Eagerly waiting for the latest Android update to arrive on your smartphone? We could help you out here by stating some numbers that suggest when we can expect the latest updates for some phones that made it big this year.
Google has made some huge changes and improvements under the hood with 4.4 KitKat with a smoother OS capable for running even on devices with 512MB of RAM. This means more work for OEMs rebuilding new ROMs for their devices. Here below is a timeline as stated by Manufacturers stating when they intend to roll-out updates.
- HTC One (including carrier models) – By end-January
- HTC One mini – Within 90 days
- HTC One max – Within 90 days
- HTC One Google Play Edition – Within 15 days
- HTC Droid DNA – by end of Q1
Motorola (no timeframes yet)
- DROID Ultra
- DROID Maxx
- DROID Mini
- DROID RAZR M (including Dev Edition)
- DROID RAZR HD (including Dev Edition)
- DROID RAZR MAXX HD
- Atrix HD
- Electrify M
- Moto X – “weeks” after Nov 13th announcement (*Verizon Moto X – Update is now available)
- Moto G - will launch in the U.S. with Android 4.4 on board
- Nexus 4 – *Update is now available
- Nexus 7 – “Coming weeks”
- Nexus 10 – “Coming weeks”
- Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition – “Coming weeks”Sony
- Sony Xperia Z1 / Z Ultra – end of January / early February (*rumor)
The Nexus 5 has been taking the media abuzz ever since early rumours of it’s release surfaced. This time once again, Nexus 5 makes news and with good reason. unlike previous releases, the device is not only already available in India so soon after launch, but is also officially available from the Indian Google Play Store!
The 16 GB variant is available for a price of Rs.28,999 while the 32 GB variant is available for a price of Rs.32,999. In-store pickup is also available via LG’s retail outlets but sadly you have to pay 1000 Bucks extra for that. Are you planning to get a Nexus 5 for yourself?
BlackBerry just refuses to die and is now hunting a new CEO to fix things for them. The company still continues to manufacture hardware and had recently announced the new Z30 and there are rumours of a possible 2014 lineup with hardware upgrades too!
First up is the Z50 and as you may have guessed it is the bigger brother to the Z30 which would feature a Quad-Core SoC – an upgrade from the previous Dual-Core chip. There are also news of BlackBerry Pushing Display sizes up to 1080p Displays from 720p ones.
There would be some upgrades to their QWERTY models as well and we might just get a Q30 as early as First Quarter 2014. However making new hardware should be far from Blackberry’s concern right now as they should be coming up with new ways to gain new user base as of now.