26 Jun

HTC Desire C launched in India for Rs. 14,999

HTC Desire C

HTC has officially launched their new Android smartphone – Desire C in India yesterday. HTC Desire C is packed with Android 4.0 OS ( Ice Cream Sandwich), HTC Sense 4.0 and Beats Audio. The smartphone also features metal-framed body, powerful battery and is available for Rs. 14,999. Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer HTC also announced that an NFC-enabled variant of the smartphone would be available, but its pricing was not revealed.

HTC Desire C

HTC Desire C

Features and Specifications of HTC Desire C:

– Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense 4.0 UI
– 12.25 mm thick Metal Framed Body
– 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display (480 x 320 resolution)
– 600 MHz processor and 512MB RAM
– 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi
– 4 GB Internal Memory with support up to 32 GB via External microSD
– Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0
– GPS with A-GPS support for Google Maps
– 5MP camera
– Flash Enabled Browser
– Music Player and FM radio
– 1230 mAh battery
– Comes with 25GB free storage of Dropbox with validity for 2 years
– Available in red, white and black colors
– Priced at Rs. 14,999(Approx. $263) in India

14 Jun

UNIQLO WAKE UP – Singing Alarm Clock For iPhone And Android

uniqlo-alarm app for iphone and android

 

UNIQLO WAKE UP is an amazing and very innovative alarm app for iPhone and Android users to make your waking up experience very enjoyable.
The alarm music changes according to the time, weather, and day of the week and is co-written by 51st Annual Grammy nominee Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada) and Yoko Kanno, who is quite active in songwriting across a wide range of areas including video games and anime (COWBOY BEBOP, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Macross).
The music is very soothing and will definitely put a smile on your face in the morning. Th vocals are available in English and Mandarin Chinese.

uniqlo-alarm app for iphone and android

The app also allows you to share a recording of your awakening details such as the weather, time, and the temperature at the time when you stopped the alarm clock on all the major social networking websites. In addition, you can also check out the wake up records of the users from around the world in the section “World Wake Up”.

Now, no more listening to the boring music in the morning as UNIQLO Wake up app will always surprise you with beautiful vocals.

Though the app takes lot of your battery power in the morning as it never allows the phone screen light to dim or turn off. But nevertheless its worth a try and I am pretty sure you will not be disappointed.

Download:
UNIQLO Wake Up iPhone App
UNIQLO Wake Up Android App

09 May

iPhone or Android – Which Came First? [ Infographic ]

iPhone or Android - Which Came First

 

Everyone believes that the Apple iPhone really came before the first Android phone, but is it really true?
Check out this Infographic by Infographic Labs which shows the history of both iPhone and Android in a timeline and draw your own conclusions about which came first – iPhone or Android?

iPhone or Android - Which Came First

05 May

Samsung announces new smartphone Galaxy S3

smasung galaxy s3

 

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, announced the 3rd generation GALAXY smartphone – the GALAXY S-III in London this week. The new smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III is packed with the S Voice feature which recognizes your voice just like Siri on Apple, understands your intention, & lets you share your precious moment instantly & easily.
It comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, which is bigger than its highly successful predecessor Galaxy S2.

 

smasung galaxy s3

 

Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy S3:

– Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
– 4.8-inch(720×1280) HD Super AMOLED display
– Quadcore Samsung-made Exynos 1.4GHz processor
– 1 GB RAM
– HSPA+21 & LTE versions
– 8 MP Rear Camera(720p Video Recording) and 1.9 MP Front Camera
– Bluetooth, WI-Fi and 1080p video playback
– Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, Gyro, Notification light, Proximity sensor, Barometer
– 2100mAh battery
– Dimensions: 136.6*70.6*8.6mm
– Weight: 133 grams
– Available in pebble blue & white colors.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 model would be available in the European market by the end of May & subsequently in the remaining parts of the world from June onwards. The price of the new smartphone is not yet revealed.

 

26 Apr

DataWind Launches Ubislate7+ And Ubislate7C Android Tablets, Starts at Rs. 2,999

ubislate 7+

 

DataWind, the makers of World’s cheapest Aakash tablet, has announced the launch of two new tablets – Ubislate7+ & Ubislate7C. Both the new tablets come with almost similar specifications except the difference in internal storage capacity & display quality. The best feature that has been added to the tablet is Phone functionality, which means users can make or receive calls through the tablet.
DataWind also partnered with Yahoo India, GetJar, InMobi, The Indian Express Group, and Poketalk to provide content for these tablets.

ubislate 7+

Specifications, Features and Price of Datawind Ubislate7+(which is is an upgraded version of the Aakash tablet):

– Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
– 7-inch(800×480 pixels) Resistive touchscreen display
– 256 MB RAM
– Cortex A8 700 MHz Processor with HD Video Co Processor
– 2 GB Internal Memory, Expandable up to 32 GB with micro SD card
– 2 USB Ports
– 3.5 mm Jack for Audio Out
– WiFI and GPRS
– Phone functionality (Support for SIM)
– Support for all document formats
– HD Video Playback and Streaming
– 3200mah battery which provides support of Up to 3 Hours after full charge
– Priced at Rs. 2,999

The Ubislate7C, also features the same specifications but the main difference lies in the fact that it has a Capacitive Touchscreen Display and 4GB of internal memory. Ubislate7C is priced at Rs 3,999.

The UbiSlate7+ can be booked online from DataWind’s official website while UbiSlate7C will be available by the end of May this year.

So, what do you think of these new tablets?
DataWind faced lot of criticism in the past for Aakash Tablet(Ubislate7) for its poor quality. Let’s hope these tablets will not face the same fate.

 

05 Apr

Google’s Awesome Sci-Fi Glasses Revealed [ Video ]

google glasses

 

As we have earlier reported about the Google’s plans to reveal Sci-Fi Glasses but there was no official confirmation at that point of time. But now Google has launched a Google+ page dedicated for Project Glass, its augmented reality glasses project.

google glasses

The Google Glasses will have an Android-run heads-up display, 3G/4G connectivity, GPS & a full array of movement sensors to collect information about surroundings & a forward-facing camera to take pictures.

The glasses will be available by the end of this year almost at the same cost of a regular smartphone.

See Also: Future Unveiled: A Day Made of Touchscreen Glass [ Awesome Video ]

Watch this video to know what this technology could look like:

It’a a great concept and with this product, we would finally be entering the Sci-Fi world which we’ve always dreamt about.

 

 

03 Apr

Much-Awaited App Instagram For Android is Available Now

android instagram

Instagram, the most popular photography app for the iPhone, is finally available for Android users on Google Play Store.
The app boasts over 27 million iPhone users and now surely gonna add million of Android users too.

android instagram

The app supports Android 2.2 Froyo or above. The app also carries all the filters & features which were there in the iPhone version.

Just snap a photo, add a filter effect, & then share it to Instagram’s social network as well as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, & Foursquare.

See Also:
Top 10 Photography Apps for iPhone
Top 6 Web Based Photography App Like Instagram

The app surely going play a big role in the popularity for Android platform as it did for iPhone users.

You can download Instagram for Android for free from the Google Play Store here.

03 Apr

Micromax launches Android 4.0 tablet in India for Rs. 6,499

Micromax-Funbook

 

Micromax has launched their first Android tablet, Funbook, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Micromax-Funbook

Price & Specs of Micromax Funbook:

– Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
– 7-inch (800 x 480 pixels Resolution) capacitive touch screen display
– 512 MB RAM
– 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor with Dual Mali 2D/3D Graphics processor
– VGA Front Facing Camera
– 3G and Wi-fi
– 4GB Internal Memory(Expandable up to 32 GB with MicroSD)
– HD Video Playback and USB 2.0.
– Adobe Flash, PDF and Document Editor
– Educational material for K-12 students.
– 2800 mAh Battery
– Available in Midnight Black & Slate Grey colors.
– Priced at Rs. 6,499 with one year warranty

Micromax Funbook tablet is also packed with entertainment apps powered by Bollwood Hungama & Big Flix. Yesterday, HTC also launched three budgeted Android Tablets.
So what do you think about these budgeted tablets? Would you buy these or rather go for Samsung, Apple or Blackberry?

02 Apr

HCL launches Android tablets in India, starting from Rs 7,999

hcl my edu tablet

 

HCL has launched three new android tablets in India, My Edu Tab U1, My Edu Tab K12 and My Edu Tab HE, with price starting from Rs 7,999. All the tablets are packed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

The 1st tablet is named as ‘My Edu Tab U1‘, & is targeted towards general masses.

hcl my edu tablet

Price & Specs of HCL My Edu Tab U1:

– Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich
– 7-inch Capacitive (800×480 pixels Resolution) Display
– 1 GHz Processor
– 512 MB RAM, 4 GB Internal Memory with SD Memory Card Slot
– 0.3 megapixel front camera
– 3G Connectivity via USB Modem
– Preloaded ME App Store which have access to more than 10,000 Apps
– 3600 mAh battery
– Free goodies worth Rs 3,000 from Cleartrip.com, Hungama.com, and many more
– Priced at Rs. 7,990

On the other hand, the other two tablets – My Edu Tab K12 and My Edu Tab HE – are for students. While My Edu Tab K12 is targeted for students up to class 12th, My Edu Tab HE is for college going students.
The specs of K12 and HE are same as of U1.
But the K12 model provides a lot of educational content in form of apps free and priced at Rs. Rs 11,499.

While “HE Model” provides free educational content for technical and professional skills in the form of apps and priced at Rs. Rs 9,999.

Buy HCL Edu Tablets on Flipkart.

27 Mar

Google’s App Store Play Now on Toolbar

google play on toolbar

Google Play, until recently known as Android Market, is your one stop shop to buy from over 4,50,000 mobile apps, music, movies and books. It is accessible from the Web or any Android device.

google play on toolbar

Today, Google Play Store has been added to the Google Toolbar from where you access your GMail to YouTube to Google News.

To access the store, just visit Google.com and find ‘Google Play’ on the toolbar right between Maps and YouTube.

So the question comes: How this strategy will help Google?

It’s a free promotion for Android and its apps and users who used to visit Android App store occasionally will visit it more now to find new apps and content.
Now chances are that even Non- Android users would check the Android Store more often to see what kind of apps are there in the store.

So, it’s a great decision by Google to give massive boost to Google Play as millions of people from around the world visit Google everyday and considering the fact that the future of computing lies in Apps.

23 Mar

News RoundUp: New iPad WiFi Issue, Facebook & Free Android Apps Are Not Safe

android

Apple’s New iPad WiFi Issue

According to a report on Daily Mail, many users are facing the weak WiFi reception in the new iPad. There are 144 posts on Apple’s official forum from angry users complaining about the WiFi reception issue in the new iPad. The thread has been read by more than 5,000 people till now.

“This is a problem Apple, you need to fix it,” says one of the angry user.

Facebook buys 750 patents from IBM

To strenthen its Intellectual Property Portfolio against the lawsuit filed by Yahoo, Facebook has acquired 750 patents from IBM Corp.

The 750 new patents from IBM cover a range of search to technology to semiconductors, according to a report.

Free Android Apps With Ads Are Not Safe

android

According to a report published by researches at North Carolina State University, free android apps with display in advertisements are not safe as they can be used by cyber attackers to get past Android security.

27 Feb

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet ( Specs & Features )

samsung galaxy note 10.1

 

Samsung announced Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet on Monday at MWC, 2012. This is the second entry in the samsung’s pen & touch capable Galaxy Note product line.

samsung galaxy note 10.1

Specs & Features:

– Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
– 10.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 Resolution) Display
– 1.4 GHz Dual-core CPU
– 1 GB RAM
– HSPA+21 Mbps – 3G Connectivity
– Redesigned S-Pen
– Multi-screen functionality which enables you to watch videos or browse the internet, along with sketching out notes with the S Pen.
– It features S Note, a unique & efficient tool with which you can combine notes and sketches together with web content, images & digital media into your own personalized storyboards
– Pre-loaded with Adobe’s Photoshop Touch App & Ideas App.
– Better Wi-fi Connectivity
– Full HD video playback
– 3 MP Rear Facing camera
– 2 MP Front Camera for Video Calling
– GPS & Glonass
– Available in 16, 32 & 64GB variations and memory is expandable with another 32GB microSD
– Exchange ActiveSync, Juniper Junos Pulse, Cisco VPNs & on-device encryption.
– 7,000 mAh Battery

Update: According to SammyHub, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is priced at 479 Euros(US$592) for the WiFi and 599 Euros (US$741) the 3G version in Netherlands.

Also Check Out: Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 [ 7-inch Tablet with Android 4.0 ]