31 Ekim 2014 Cuma

Samsung announces its Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5

Just a day back we spotted some leaked out specs for the Samsung Galaxy A5 and now the Korean giant has officially went out announcing its duo of smartphones the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3. This two device come with some entry and mid-range level specs, with a premium metal unibody finish and a variety of color options.

Looking to the specs straight away, the Galaxy A5 sports a 5” HD Super AMOLED 720p display. At its heart lies a 1.2GHz clocked quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM support. The memory option for the device includes 16GB of internal expandable storage. The back side of the device sports a 13MP primary camera while the front side offers a 5MP snapper along with the complete connectivity suite including LTE. Taking a look at its dimensions, the device is very slim with just 6.7mm of thickness and weighs around just 123 grams. The battery capacity of the device is fairly good with 2300mAh.

The smaller brother Galaxy A3 comes with a 4.5” qHD Super AMOLED display. The device has the same quad-core CPU with 1.2GHz of clocking while the RAM memory is half with 1GB on-board. The storage is 8GB internal with expansion provision through microSD card. This too comes with a full connectivity suite along with Cat 4 LTE. Both the handsets run the latest Android 4.4. KitKat with TouchWiz UI. The dimensions of the device include a 6.9mm thickness and just 110.3 grams of weight. The battery capacity for the device is 1900mAh. Both these device would be released in selected countries in November.

Take a look at the promo video of the Galaxy A family released by the company.


Samsung announces its Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5

Xiaomi becomes world’s third largest Smartphone manufacturer

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has become the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world according to the latest data released by IDC for the third quarter of 2014. Preliminary data released for the last quarter (July-September) throws up some interesting information. Xiaomi has overtaken LG and Lenovo and jumped to third position even though the company focused only on China and adjacent markets.

Xiaomi’s market share in Q3 of 2013 was just 2.1% which surged to 5.3% in Q3 of 2014 registering a growth of 211.3%, taking it to third spot, trailing behind only Apple and Samsung. Xiaomi shipped 17.3 million smartphone units in the third quarter of this year compared to just 5.6 million units during the same period last year.

Top Smartphone Vendors Q3 2014

Samsung retains its top ranking in Q3 2014 with shipments of 78.1 million smartphones and a market share of 23.8%. Against this, Apple which is at second position, shipped 39.3 million smartphones during the period and had a market share of 12.0%, almost half that of Samsung. However, if we compare Samsung’s this year’s figures with those of last year, its market share has declined quite a bit from 32.5% in Q3 of 2013 to 23.8% in Q3 of 2014, while the share of Apple has dropped only marginally and the company has actually shipped 5.5 million more units this last quarter.

Shipments and market shares of Lenovo and LG have also increased but they couldn’t compete with the Xiaomi Juggernaut and their rankings fell. If we see overall, there were 65.9 million more smartphones shipped in this year’s Q3 as compared to that of last year.

Xiaomi, which is called the Apple of China, entered the smartphone market only about four years back but has progressed quite rapidly even though it sells its products in China and a few nearby countries such as Singapore, India, Taiwan, Malaysia and Hong Kong only .

In February this year, Xiaomi entered the list of top ten best selling smartphones. Then news came that it had surpassed Apple in China to become the second largest smartphone company in the country only behind Samsung. Then according to Canalys, Xiaomi even overtook Samsung in China in Q2 of 2014 becoming the topmost smartphone vendor in the country.

Xiaomi becomes world’s third largest Smartphone manufacturer

ARM Released New Mali-T800 GPU Family

It has been a year since ARM unveiled two new members to the Mali family, Mali-T720 and Mail-T760. This year, the company unveiled their successors along with a third GPU design plus two other media related processors. The five new media processors are: the Mail-T820 GPU, the Mali-T830 GPU, the Mail-T860 GPU, the Mali-V550 video recorder and the Mali DP-550 display processor.

ARM’s Media Processing Division works with over 60 partners who most of them have 100 Mali licenses to integrate Mali-GPUs and other Mali processors into System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design along with ARM based CPUs. Currently, Mali is the number one GPU used on Android devices and ARM’s partner shipped over 400 million chips with Mali GPUs during 2013.

Mali-T860 is built on top of the previous generation of Mali-GPUs and consists the same number as Mali-T760. The difference is that T860 includes bandwidth reduction technologies which in fact this feature also found in T820 and T830 too. T820 and T830 is very similar. The only difference is that T830 has two ALU(Arithmetic Logic Unit) cores per shader whereas T820 only has one. The difference T820/T830 with T860 is that T820/T830 supports DirectX 11 FL9_3 and not DirectX 11.1 which is hardly an issue for Android users.

Mali-V550 is the first ARM video decoder which includes HEVC hardware encoding and decoding in single code which can handle full HD (1080p) at 60fps. Mali DP550 is the new display driver which can bring energy efficiency processing all the way to the glass.

ARM Released New Mali-T800 GPU Family

30 Ekim 2014 Perşembe

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 spotted in a back panel image

Well, after being recently declared as the third largest smartphone giant, Chinese handset maker doesn’t seem to stop here and certainly has more device to be tapped in the market in coming days. The rumors for the second iteration of its famous phablet Redmi Note has already started floating in the market. Ealier, we already have heard about few specs of the Redmi Note 2 showing it to be having a 5.5-inch 1080p display powered with a probable MediaTek MT6595 octa-core chipset or the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset. Additionally, the device is likely to offer a 2GB of RAM, 13MP of primary shooter to its back and a 3500mAh of battery life.

The above is the recently leaked image of the back cover of the device. However, there is no strong proof to as this is only the back cover of Redmi Note 2 but still the speculation stands in place. However, the camera module placement  seems to be quite contradictory to the previous images of the device that have leaked. Well, before getting more judgmental on this, we would keep our lips zipped and welcome new leaks and rumors for the device as we would surely be excited to see this excellent device from Xiaomi getting official soon!

source: MyDrivers (translated)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 spotted in a back panel image

New Unreleased Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet Leaks on Samsung Website

Looks like Samsung is going to release yet a new tablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Its features and specifications have already uploaded in the company’s website. The device is going to have 10.1-inch screen size with high WQXGA resolution boasting a crystal clear viewing quality. It is running on 1.9GHz Quad and 1.3GHz Quad processor with 3GB RAM and internal storage of 16GB or 32GB or 64GB which can be expanded with microSD up to 64GB.

It offers a multi-tasking multi window capability which lets you do two things at the same time. For example, with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, now you can watch movie and scribble grocery list at the same time. The Smart S Note is also improved so that you can easily compose and manage notes. For example, you only need to quickly scribble notes and sketch shapes then the app will edit them to be a perfect shape instantly without having you to redraw or rewrite them again.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is also come with more useful S Pen. The new S Pen will have capability to access 5 useful S Pen feature by a click of the button. When you click on the button which is placed at the side of the device, 5 hidden menus will appear. The hidden menus are for example Action Memo, Scrapbooker, Screen Writer, S Finder and Pen Window.

Well, for the complete specification of the device can be found in the company’s website. We are looking forward for it to be available in the market.

New Unreleased Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet Leaks on Samsung Website

MediaTek to come up with two octa-core 64-bit chipsets in 2015

Earlier this year, there were rumors that chip making giant MediaTek is likely to come up with 4G enabled chipsets. Well, the company seems to be all set to compete with its rival Qualcomm that is standing at the top of the chipset industry with most flagship smartphones having its Snapdragon processing chipsets. The company is also set and geared up for its roadmap of 2015 and is most likely to come up with its two new powerful octa-core SoCs.

One of these chipsets would be MediaTek’s new 64-bit MT6753 and this is likely to arrive in the H2 of 2015. This is probably a successor to the current company top-end octa-core MT6752 Soc. This new offering is likely to sport eight Cortex A53 cores however their clock rate would be little lower as compared to the existing MT6572’s 1.7GHz, where four of its cores would be running at 1.5GHz and the remaining four at 1.3GHz. This new chipset is believed to be having an similar Mali T760 GPU aboard with the same earlier Image signal processor along with a 16MP camera support.


This new MT6753 octa-core chipset is said to have an added support for more 3G/4G bands along with a CDMA2000 1x and EVDO Rev A. this chipset would also arrive with its own toned-down version the MT6753M that would support qHD displays with 540×960 pixel resolution and up to 8MP of camera. Both these chipsets are believed to come up at the mid-range levels where MediaTek holds a strong dominance currently in the market. Well, is currently not clear whether these new chipset would be running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop or not, but that can be quite very well expected.

Mediatek, octa-core chipsets

MediaTek to come up with two octa-core 64-bit chipsets in 2015

Meet Oppo R5, the world’s thinnest smartphone at 4.85mm

After sending out teasers and hinting at two new devices to be launched on October 29 in Singapore, the Chinese mobile maker Oppo unveiled its camera-centric Oppo N3 smartphone that has a motorized swiveling camera, a multi-purpose fingerprint scanner and ultra-fast battery charging technology. Along with it, the company also introduced Oppo R5, its first 64-bit smartphone.


Oppo R5 has a thickness of only 4.85mm and has become the “world’s thinnest smartphone” ever made. Companies these days seem to be vying with each other for producing thin sleek handsets. Earlier this year, Gionee had turned heads with its 5.5mm thin Elfie S5.5 smartphone.  After that, Gionee came out with a mere 5.15mm thin Elfie S5.1 which became the world’s slimmest smartphone.  That record has now been broken by the Oppo R5.


Let us see what the world’s thinnest phone has to offer. Well, it has a frame made of hand polished 3D-welded aluminum alloy having the dimensions of 148.9 x 74.5 x 4.85mm and weighing 155g. The Oppo R5 features a 5.2-inch AMOLED FHD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution (423 ppi), making the phone “brimming with clarity”.

Under the metal body, it has a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 Qualcomm octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and Adreno 330 GPU to take care of the graphics. The device has  2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Oppo has used a Cool Element Phase Shifting Cooling technology that uses special material which absorbs heat and improves thermal efficiency.


The device has a 13 MP f/2.0 Sony EXMOR IMX214 BSI main camera and 5 MP f/2.0 front-facing camera with 83 degree wide angle lens. Oppo R5 packs a 2000 mAh Li-Po battery with rapid charge and the device runs Android 4.4. based Color OS 2.0. Connectivity options include GSM, WCDMA, FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, 5G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a and Bluetooth 4.0. In the box apart from the smartpone are In-ear type Earphones, USB-to-3.5mm Audio Adapter, micro USB cable and VOOC mini Rapid Charger.

The Oppo R5 will be available in Silver and Gold colors and is priced at $499. It is supposed to go up for sale in December this year.


Meet Oppo R5, the world’s thinnest smartphone at 4.85mm

Fitbit Introduces 3 New Smartwatches FitBit Charge, Charge HR and Surge

Fitness band manufacturer has unveiled three new activity and sleep-tracking products: Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge. Shall we take a closer look for the three products?

Fitbit Charge is a high performance wristband that delivers all-day activity tracking, real-time fitness stats and Caller ID. It is suitable for people who want to take their everyday activities to the next level and improve their overall health. Fitbit Charge features accurate tracking of steps taken, distance travelled, and floor climbed completed with calories burned.  OLED display showing time of the day and real-time stats, automatic sleep detection which understands the sleep and wake times, caller ID to allow the users to always be connected and a water resistant wristband design. It claims to have a 7 days of battery life.

Fitbit Charge HR is an advanced tracker which includes additional automatic wrist-based heart rate, caller ID and all-day activity tracking. It is designed for users who are dedicated to be always fit and want a full picture of their health, in and out gym. Fitbit Charge HR includes the entire feature that Fitbit Charge has with additional of continous 24/7 heart rate to get more accurate all-day calorie burn, reach target workout intensity and maximizes training. The battery life is up to 5 days.

Fitbit Surge is Fitbit most advanced tracker suitable for user who is looking for peak performance. It has all-day fitness tracking with GPS, heart rate monitoring and smartwatch functionality. Surge includes all the feature that Charge HR has including a built-in GPS that delivers stats like pace, distance, elevation, split times, route history and  workout summaries. Keep track of multi-sport activities like running, cross-training, calories burned, caller ID, eight sensors – 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor, GPS and hear rate. The battery life is up to 7 days.

Fitbit Introduces 3 New Smartwatches FitBit Charge, Charge HR and Surge

New BlackBerry Porsche Design on the Works

With BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 released just last month and went on sale this month, BlackBerry and Porsche Design are going to redesign one generation before this model, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P9982. The new design will be based on Z10 and similar to P9981, the design will be with all-black configuration.

The Black on black will be supposedly released by the beginning of November while other colours like Black on cognac/red/aquagreen will be available from mid-November onwards. Beside the new colour design, the rework model will run on BlackBerry 10.3 which includes BlackBerry Assistant. BlackBerry Assistant is the virtual personal assistant similar to Siri (Apple), Cortana(Microsoft) and Google Now (Google).

BlackBerry P9982comes with 9 hours of talk time, 64GB of internal storage, 4.2-inch display screen and 8MP Rear Camera. The body is made of the finest quality of stainless steel, with a satin finish complemented by hand-wrapped Italian leather back door. It lets you access all your messages with a single swipe. A new feature, BlackBerry Priority Hub will organize your message with the most important message at the top so that you can focus on more important matters. You can also see all the attachments you have sent and received in one place.

There is no change on the pricing, the device will still priced at around $2000 mark.

New BlackBerry Porsche Design on the Works

Samsung launches the Galaxy Mega 2 in India

Samsung finally launched the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 in India. The phablet has already started selling in Malaysia and also listed in Samsung Thailand website.

The phone is now available on Samsung own e-store. Currently, the phablet is available for INR 20, 9000, which equates to $341 or €269.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is currently available in two versions, both black and white, with sufficient stocks to ward off initial demand successfully(as claimed by the store).

Mega 2 offers a big 6 inch touch screen display which supports 720p resolution. The phablet also sports quad-core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 401 processor coupled with a 1.5GB RAM.

Camera quality is one of the features of the phablet; it features 8MP rear camera and 2.1MP primary camera. Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 also sports Andreno 306 GPU.

The phone OS is Android 4.4 Kitkat which is no surprise for most of us. Though it would have been nice, if it used the latest Android Lollipop.

The phone carries an 8 GB ROM which can further be upgraded to a 64 GB variant through microSD card. The device is powered by a 2800mAh module.

The connectivity of the device is worth noting; it supports WiFI b/G/n/ GLP with Glonass coupled with Bluetooth. The device also supports NFC radios.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 also features propriety software such as Story Album, S Health 3.0, Ultra Power Saving Mode, S Voice, S Browser and Group Play.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is targeted at mid-range phablet market and from initial impression it party succeeded in doing so.


Samsung launches the Galaxy Mega 2 in India

29 Ekim 2014 Çarşamba

Samsung Galaxy A7 spotted at GFXBench showing 64-bit Snapdragon chipset

Well, we already have the specs of the Samsung Galaxy A7 which has made news since past few days and now we have found the device appearing at the GFXBench that shows slightly off-the-mark specs. Just as a reminder, the Galaxy A7 is the eldest brother from the new Alpha line of devices (A3,A5 and A7).

The specs listed on the GFXBench shows the device to be having a 5.2” fullHD 1080p display against the previous rumor of 5.5 inch. The device would have a powerful chipset baked to its heart with a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset clocked at 1.5GHz and having 2GB of RAM. The built-in storage of the device is 16GB of which 12GB would be user available and we can expect a microSD card slot for some expandable memory as well.

The Galaxy A7 would also be getting a 12MP powerful primary camera to its back and a secondary camera which would be capable of shooting 1080p videos. We would get more rumors and leaks coming our way. The device is tipped to make its appearance next month in November.


source: GXBench

Samsung Galaxy A7 spotted at GFXBench showing 64-bit Snapdragon chipset

Oppo N3 goes official with some very unique features: Specs, Official Images and Promo Video

We have been monitoring this device since days with its rumors and now the company has finally made it official as per the scheduled date. Today in Singapore, Chinese handset maker Oppo has finally declared its much awaited Oppo N3 that comes with some very unique features like a motorized swiveling camera, a multi-purpose fingerprint sensor and ultra-fast charging technology.

Looking to its specs, the device has a 5.5” touch screen display having 1080p pixel resolution and a 400ppi density. At its heart, Oppo has pumped a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.5GHz. The camera has also received a significant bump with 16MP primary camera having 1.34 micrometer pixels. The camera is the major USP of the device and is a swiveling camera having a motorized mechanism and this camera tech is made in collaboration with German giant Schneider Electric. This rotating camera is capable to produce a 206 degrees turn that allows panorama images to be captured easily without moving the handset manually with hand. The camera also has a Tracking Focus feature that would allow users to keep moving object in focus.

Oppo N3 1 Oppo N3 2 Oppo N3 Camera 2 Oppo N3 camera

There is also an O-Click remote control which serves as a companion device and would remotely allow to turn the camera around, take a picture and even control music from distance. Another unique feature of the device includes an fingerprint scanner that can be used as a touch pad and would allows different fingerprints to be assigned to different functions and apps giving quicker functionality to users.

Compared to the Oppo N1 the battery capacity has been reduced from 3610mAh to 3000mAh in Oppo N3. However, the company has used its own VOOC technology that allows to charge the handset to 75% in just 30 minute time span. With a smaller screen and bit lower battery, the Oppo N3 has gone to much lighter and thinner compared to its predecessor Oppo N1.

The handset would be powered with the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat version skinned with Oppo’s own Color OS v2.0i that offers some enhanced user experience, floating notifications, gesture based controls and much more. The device would be launched by 2014 end having a price tag of $649. Take a look at the promo video of the device released by the company.

Oppo N3 goes official with some very unique features: Specs, Official Images and Promo Video

Motorola DROID Turbo goes official with jaw-dropping specs and heavy duty battery

Well, after all the hush-hush, press renders and many other rumors, the Motorola DROID Turbo is finally official and needless to say the device comes with some very promising and heavily loaded specs. This is the second premier smartphone from the Motorola camp within a month, after Google announced its flagship Motorola designed Nexus 6 a fortnight ago. Let us discuss every aspect of the premium handset in detail.

Design and Display

The Motorola DROID Turbo stays to the 5inch segment unlike the phablet segment which Google has recently ventured into! Design wise, the Motorola DROID Turbo has very similar design pattern to its earlier DROID handsets and seems to have a hair-line difference from the DROID MAXX.

The Motorola DROID Turbo offers a metalized rear cover with a Kevlar build, as found in most of the DROID line of handsets. Moreover, the device has also got an metal frame clad in the Metallized Glass Fiber which offers more sturdiness to the device simultaneously making it more durable and light-weight. The device also features an water-repelling nanocoating that protects the internal hardware of the device from liquid spillage or 20 minutes of protection at heavy rains. Coming to its front. You would get to see a Gorilla Glass 3.0 protection with a front-facing speaker on the device.


Note that the device would be available in two different versions one having a metalized back cover and the other with a Kevlar-reinforced one. The Kevlar version would be a bit heavier and thicker weighing 176grams and 8.3-11.2 mm curve, while the metalized version would weigh 169grams with 7.8-10.6mm thickness.

Coming to its display, the front offers a 5.2inch touch screen Quad HD AMOLED panel having a pixel resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and a measures pixel density of 565ppi. This makes the display of Motorola DROID Turbo to be the sharpest compared to any other existing smartphone in the industry.

Machine Power and Software

Just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the DROID Turbo too has the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chipset to its heart clocked at a whopping 2.7GHz and supported by a Adreno 420 GPU clocked at 600MHz. The device also comprises of an NLP (Natural Luggage Processor) on board.

Along with the powerful chipset, the device also has a 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM support with 64-bit access, ensuring to unleash the most of 64-bit big.LITTLE architecture of Android 5.0 Lollipop with Material Design and at the same time promising us of a seamless multi-tasking. The storage options for the device include a 32GB version as basic and a 64GB version would be launched ahead in future.

The connectivity options include LTE Cat 4 support for 2,4,7 and 13. The device would also support Verizon’s own XLTE network.  The handset is likely to receive Advance Calling 1.0 feature in just 90 days after which the device would be eligible for high-def Voice Over LTE. The basic conventional connectivity options of Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC on-board are also offered  by the device.

The Motorola DROID Turbo comes with a big software suite. This includes the Motorola Smart app suite that includes Moto Voice, Moto Assist, Moto Actions, Highlight Reel, Moto Display and Best Shot.  There are also some exclusive apps like Zap with Voice, Zap Zone and Zap to TV. Motorola Migrate would make it very easy for users to easily transfer their contacts from old Android devices directly to the DROID Turbo. Currently, the Motorola DROID Turbo runs the Android 4.4.4 KitKat and would very soon get the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade.

Powerful 21MP Camera Snapper


This is another department where the Motorola DROID Turbo makes you spread your eyes wide! The back of the device hosts a whopping 21MP camera sensor having f/2.0 aperture supported with a dual-LED flash. Of the two, each LED light is placed on the either side to the left and right . the primary camera to its back allows users to capture 4K videos at 24fps and the 1080p videos at 30fps. Yes, you also get many software tweaked features like slow motion video recording at 720p, digital zoom, auto HDR, burst mode, panorama and many more. The front-facing video chatting camera is 2MP allowing to capture 1080p videos.

Battery beyond bars

Falling just short of the 4000mAh battery capacity, the device hosts a whopping 3900mAh of battery capacity and Motorola claims it to be easily for two long days. This is certainly a part of achievement from Motorola to pump this huge a battery in 5.2 inch device. Just like Nexus 6, the handset is also equipped with quick charging feature that facilitates 8 hours of usage with just 15 minutes of charging. There is off-course the Turbo charger that would play a considerable role and can be found inside the box. The device also supports wireless charging however it is not shipped along with the package.

Pricing, Color options and release date

The Motorola DROID Turbo would be available from tomorrow i.e. October 30th from Verizon and Motorola. The 32GB variant of the device would be available in different color options of Metallic Red, Black Ballistic Nylon and Metallic Black. This would have a $199 price-tag on 2 year contract with Verizon or another $25 per month with Verizon Edge. On the other hand, the 64GB version would be available for $249.99 on 2year contract or $27 per month with Verizon Edge.

Motorola DROID Turbo goes official with jaw-dropping specs and heavy duty battery

Samsung Galaxy A5 Price and Specs leaked by a Retailer ahead of launch

After the launch of Samsung Galaxy Alpha, there have been several rumors and leaks about the next three upcoming Samsung Galaxy ‘A’ series phones featuring a metallic frame– Galaxy A3, A5 and A7. Now a retailer from Kazakhstan ‘Technodom’ has listed the Samsung Galaxy A5 in its catalog before its official unveiling, revealing its price and specifications.

The listing was spotted by a Russian site hi-tech.mail. As per the catalog, the dual-SIM version will be dubbed as Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos LTE (SM-A500) and it appears to be a pricey handset costing KZT 99,990 in Kazakhstan, which translates to about $552 or €435. According to earlier reports the Galaxy A5 was supposed to cost between $400 and $450.

Specs include a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 720p resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot for memory expansion. There will be a 13MP main camera with LED flash, a 5MP front-facing camera and a 2,330 mAh battery on board. The phone supports NFC and 4G LTE and will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.

Of course, the handset has a metal frame and a great appearance and feel, so it may justify the high price. It measures 139.9 x 69.7 x 6.7mm and weighs 123 grams. Official-looking renders of the Galaxy A5 have appeared earlier and we have also spotted the Galaxy A3 and A5 duo on a video.

Samsung has not yet announced the date when it will be unveiling the trio of Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 smartphones. The catalog is valid up to November 11 so we can expect the company make an announcement before then.

Source hi-tech.mail.ru (translated)

Samsung Galaxy A5 Price and Specs leaked by a Retailer ahead of launch

Apple Wants To Take NFC Beyond Apple Pay

Google tried to implement NFC through Android but it seems that they were not particularly successful with its implementation. Now, rumor has it that Apple is preparing to use Apple Pay for more than just NFC payments. They are scouting for partnerships to increase the span of NFC payments via the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The payment API is not available to third-parties so Apple Pay can only be used through designated locations right now.

Apple has plans for NFC that go beyond Apple Pay - 2 - DoiToshin

Apple is trying to implement the NFC chip for security, and even things like public transit tickets. They have been in talks with HID Global and Cubic who make secure building access systems that are activated using keycards.

The Apple representatives have talked to technology providers like HID Global and Cubic, which enable secure access to buildings and transit fare systems, respectively, said people briefed on the discussions. Spokespeople for the companies declined to comment about any discussions with Apple, but executives there discussed how they could integrate their systems with the iPhone.

A partnership with Starwood Hotels has already been announced as well. Hotel users can replace their keycards with the Apple Watch which uses bluetooth rather than NFC.

Cook said mobile payments had failed so far because they were built to serve the business models of their creators, rather than to provide a useful experience for customers. (source: Bloomberg)

There has been some backlash from merchants but Apple is going forward with Apple Pay. It is clear that they want this to be a big part of everyday life.


Apple Wants To Take NFC Beyond Apple Pay

Sony"s underwater Xperia Aquatech Store will be the first of its kind to sell smartphones and tablets

Sony has been the forerunner when it comes to water-resistant tech in the smartphone and tablet market. Sony was the first company to launch these products with the highest water-resistant ratings. The Xperia Z and the Xperia Tablet Z were released in 2013 with water resistance capabilities. Later released Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet have offered even better water-proofing, up to IP 68. This is the best in the industry right now.

Since so many Xperia phones are water resistant, people know them for this feature. Now sony is getting ready to make the first underwater smartphone store.


Sony’s new store will be located off the cost of Dubai in the UAE. The Xperia Aquatech Store is expected to open on December 3. Only a few customers and members of the press will be escorted to the store which is four meters below sea level.


Not Much is known about this store except that trained divers will escort guests underwater. The store is at the sea bed where guests will be able to stand and breathe normally.

“We have taken the bold step of creating The World’s First Xperia Aquatech Store, which will offer a number of our customers and guests an exhilarating and unforgettable experience, once again highlighting Xperia’s passion for innovation in the smartphone market,” said Rüediger Odenbach, Vice President of Sony Mobile Middle East and Africa.

We will definitely find out more about this store in the near future.

Sony"s underwater Xperia Aquatech Store will be the first of its kind to sell smartphones and tablets

28 Ekim 2014 Salı

LG announces its Isai VL device with 3GB of RAM

Earlier this year, there were quite a bit amount of rumors regarding the LG Isai FL device. Yes, this is the very same design having its design very similar to the LG G3. The handset was exclusively made for one of the Japanese carriers KDDI and had very thin bezels of just 1.15mm thickness. The LG Isai Fl was the first handset to have a Quad-HD display with a 500ppi pixel density. The device was announced just few months back and now LG and KDDI have come out with a refreshed version of the device namely the LG Isai VL.

Looking to its specs, the device comes with a 5.5inch Quad HD display having an excellent pixel density of 534 pii. Well, there are even few areas wherein the VL Isai model surpasses the FL model such as the RAM and the call making capabilities. The Isai FL model offers 2GB of RAM whereas this VL model offers 3GB of RAM. The LG Iasi VL model is considered as the first VoLTE enabled devices in Japan and is even water and dust proof.

With the LG G3 being this hit in the market, everyone’s eyes would be now on its successor LG G4 which could possibly have some similar specs as that compared to the recently launched LG Isai VL. This device is said to be exclusively available in Japan only.

source: KDDI

LG announces its Isai VL device with 3GB of RAM

HTC Sense 7 screenshots with Material Design leaked

Back in June at the Google I/O Conference when Google declared its Android 5.0 with Material Design, Taiwan based handset maker HTC promised an update for its flagships HTC One M8 and One M7 within 90 days of Google offering them the source code. With the latest Android OS Lollipop that would be started rolling-out from next week, we can expect this update to hit HTC device at the start of next year. There is no doubt to it that this 64-bit Os architecture would arrive with HTC Sense. With all this, we have received the first screenshots from one of the test HTC One M8 running the Android Lollipop that is topped up the HTC Sense 7 interface.

The new Android Lollipop offers a very clean and flat look for its apps and menus which can be compared with Optimus UI from LG with minimal flatter looks and is very user-friendly. Well, there is quite a large amount of possibility of HTC making efforts to match up its Sense UI looks that are in accordance to the Material Design. Well, for the time being we have the below two screenshots for the same.



source: YouMobile


HTC Sense 7 screenshots with Material Design leaked

ASUS Releases Affordable 10 Inch Tablet MeMO Pad 10

ASUS launched its new tablet, the MeMO Pad 10. This tablet is targeted toward the market for affordable Android devices. At 10.1 inches, this tablet has nice specs, great price, and a long battery life to boot. Lets take a look at the specs of this new tablet that is priced at a modest $199/€199.

The 10.1 inch MeMO Pad 10 has been made official and its specs are here. It has a resolution of 1280x800px and sports an IPS display having a resolution of 149 ppi. It comes with a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor. It has 1 GB of RAM and expandable storage via the MicroSD slot.

You also get 5GB ASUS Life Time webstorage to use as you see fit. Perhaps you could use this storage to store backups of your tablet. Another novelty that comes with this tablet are the SonicMaster tech stereo speakers.

MeMO Pad 10 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat onboard. Its 0.3 MegaPixel front facing camera is definitely for video calls only. It also has a 2MP back camera but some models are said to have a 5 MegaPixel back-mounted camera.

The biggest selling point of this tablet is probably its battery timing. The MeMO Pad 10 is said to have 9.5 hours of battery life. The tablet weighs at 525 grams. You have a choice between black or shile when choosing the colors.

ASUS Releases Affordable 10 Inch Tablet MeMO Pad 10

Apple’s iPhone 6 Topped Presales Figure in South Korea

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been opened for pre-order since Friday, 24 October 2014, by three mobile carriers in South Korea. In less than an hour, the carriers reported that the figure has topped the reported pre-sales figure of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which launched in September.

The first telecom company, KT Corp, claims that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus models together sold up to 10,000 orders in one minute and 50,000 orders in thirty minutes while LG Uplus received 20,000 orders for the new iPhones within 20 minutes. It is the first time that LG Uplus selling iPhone in the local market. South Korea’s largest telecom company, SK Telecom, on the other hand, declined to comment on the detail. However, the company confirmed that the first and second batch of presale orders for iPhones have been fully booked. The iPhones will be made available on the store shelves and for customers starting on 31 October 2014.

Analysts estimated that about 100,000 units have been ordered by now.  it beats Galaxy Note 4 as it had only 30,000 units sold within the first 3 days after it has been launched. However, it seems like it is a little bit unfair to compare these two figures since Samsung has only given 10,000 units to the same three network operators for pre-order purposes whereas Apple seems to give the companies quite a bit of its unit to pre-sell.

Apple’s iPhone 6 Topped Presales Figure in South Korea

Samsung Knox is Rumored to be lacked behind iOS in Enterprise Security.

About 85% of the smartphone nowadays are running on Android.  The latest version of Android, Android 5.0 Lollipop is a big release for Google’s mobile OS. It comes with UI overhaul, a number of reworked features and a few of additional new features. Among these new apps is Knox.

Knox is known to be installed in Samsung Galaxy. One of the examples of Samsung model which is using Knox is the Samsung Galaxy S4. As in the advertisement for Samsung, explaining about Knox is that it is a container which improves the user experience, providing security for enterprise data by creating secure zone in the employee’s device for corporate applications.  The enterprise data is encrypted either at rest or in motion. KNOX workspace container provides users with an isolated secure environment within mobile device, complete with its own home screen, launcher, applications and widgets for easier, more intuitive and safe operation. Application and data inside the container are separated.

Knox is approved by the US Department of Defence and by NSA recently. However, an “unnamed researcher” claims to have found where KNOX keeps its security PIN in an insecure place. It is stored in the plain text file named pin.xml.

Responding to this finding, Samsung has responded with a blog post, denying that it is easy to access the PIN. It is only a trusted system processes which is able to retrieve the PIN and in the event of any system compromise, KNOX Trusted Boot will lock down the container key store.

Some says that Android Security lacks behind iOS security. Which one should we trust? Only extensive testing will answer that.

Samsung Knox is Rumored to be lacked behind iOS in Enterprise Security.

FireTube Could Be Your New YouTube Music Player

We heard rumors back in August that there will be a new music subscription service from Youtube. The rumored name of this service was “YouTube Music Key”. It was supposed to be an ad-free subscription based service costing $9.99 a month. But that was just a rumor.

Since then, nothing has been officially revealed by Google about this product. The closest thing that we could find was the third-party-app in the Google Play app store. It is a YouTube music player for Android and its name is FireTube. This app is made to allow you to “listen to any song, any time, any where.”. Its UI design is easy to navigate and it looks like a typical music player.

Its feature list includes “the largest database of music available.”as proclaimed by the makers of the FireTube app. This app can play music in the background, allowing you to do other things while it plays the songs from YouTube. “Hot Tracks” lets you lets you play the latest tunes. “Automatic Queue” does what it says, it builds a queue of music videos for you to listen to. The playlist that you make in this app can be synced with the same app running on other Android devices and even the Mozilla browser. The playlists can be imported to other devices. And, to top it all off you can watch music videos instead of just listening to them as well.

This app should be available on the Google Play Store right now.

FireTube Could Be Your New YouTube Music Player

Sundar Pichai appointed as Google’s new Products Business Head

In a significant move, Internet Giant Google’s CEO Larry Page has made Indian-born Sundar Pichai the head of the company’s products business. Although no official press release has been issued yet, an internal memo has been sent by Google to its staff informing about the change, according to Re/code.

Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President at Google looking after Android, Chrome and Google apps, has now been made in-charge of all the products except one at the company. He will now oversee search, Google+, maps, commerce, ad products, research and infrastructure in addition to his existing portfolio.  Only YouTube will remain with its CEO Susan Wojcicki who is a top executive with Google and it was in her garage that Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google. She will be reporting directly to Page. All the other executive heads will now report to Sundar Pichai.

This move came because Larry Page was concerned that in the coming years Google may not be as innovative as before and he wanted to make certain changes so that bottlenecks are removed and he will get more time to focus on the “Bigger Picture”. Page will now focus his attention on other existing and new products. He will continue to keep with him access and energy, corporate development, Google X, Nest, Calico, finance, legal and business (including ad sales).

Sundar Pichai, 42, joined Google in 2004 and has risen rapidly in the company over the years. He was managing Chrome and was given Google apps in 2012 when Dave Girouard left. Then Andy Rubin stepped down as Android head in 2013 and that too went to Pichai. Sundar Pichai came in limelight at the Google’s I/O 2014 conference. With this new responsibility, he is practically at number two position in the company and considered by many as a potential CEO. However, according to sources, Pichai’s elevation is not aimed at grooming him to take over the reins from Page in future.

Sundar Pichai appointed as Google’s new Products Business Head

27 Ekim 2014 Pazartesi

Interesting Hidden Menu Option on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

There are pieces of code which have been embedded as part of computer software since long time ago without us as users know about it. Normally the pieces of code will surface when a specific set command was given. In this blog, we are going to show a piece of code which hidden in Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The secret screen is used to check whether the device is in good working condition.

So, how to access this secret menu?  Well, you can access the screen by opening the Phone app and entering the code *#0*# and when you enter the last symbol, the secret screen will automatically appear.

Most of the option in the secret menu is not really interesting. It seems like this menu is developed for testing purposes. There are 21 menu options altogether. For example, there is “Red”, “Green”, “Blue” and “Black” which allows you to check the screen’s output for flaws like the stuck pixels or color irregularities.

When you click on “Sensor”, it will display a cool-looking screen where raw data from your phone’s sensors will be displayed. On top of that there are graphs showing readings from your accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. If you click on “Image Test”, a Chihuahua picture will be shown, which is quite funny in a way.

Therefore, those are some examples of what you can find in the hidden menu on Galaxy handsets. Please try the rest if you have time and at your own risk obviously. If you want to share your findings, please leave us a comment!

Interesting Hidden Menu Option on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

The Biggest Issue of Smartwatch is About to Solve, Thanks to Samsung’s New Flexible Battery

Situation of smartwatches

Smartwatches is a product that most people do not find interesting at the moment. People write about them a lot though the device is not popular. It is still believed that the development of smartwatches is moving in the right direction, and they will become as important as a smartphone in future.

The “flexibility” factor

Currently there are different issues with smartphones and smartwatches. Something that really needs to be understood is the flexibility. It is something that can really change the design of smart products for a certain period of time. The idea of flexible smart products was considered to be possible when people came to know about graphene. It is an exceptional product that has everything to fix what is wrong with the smart products. It can be used to make a very thin, flexible and long-lasting battery. Before this scientists also started working on flexible screens. Now when there is a hope that both flexible screens and flexible batteries will be possible to manufacture, it will enable companies to make flexible smartphones in the future. Those flexible mobile phones could be folded or rolled up.

flexible battery

The present level of flexibility

So far people have not seen anything like a flexible smartphone though engineers are working to get there. Products like Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex have flexible screens, but they are slightly flexible.  The flexibility level of Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex is limited. The objective of their flexibility is to give user a better grip or a better viewing angle. Both of them cannot be bended to any desired level.

Flexible battery

It is impossible to make a flexible smartphone without having a flexible battery. Samsung made an announcement that they have achieved this. It is claimed that this battery remains fully functional even if it is rolled up. However, it does not mean that there will be flexible smartphones in the market soon. The main use of flexible batteries is going to be in a less important gadget that is smartwatches. At the moment smartwatches have a very short battery life, and the situation will be totally different after the addition of flexible batteries.

Present smartwatch

Not long ago, there was a discussion on the advantages of the Pebble Smartwatch. Despite the fact that it has the least features among all the smartwatches available, there is one thing that makes it unique from all others. Its battery will last for at least seven days. Majority of smartwatches usually last for 3 days, and sometimes for 4 days. Sometimes they last for even more than 4 days if the user does not use any of its features for which he has paid a good amount of money. Now Samsung is going to put this flexible battery in the wristband of the smartwatch which will extend the battery life for significant amount of time.

New smartwatch

It can be said that the coming changes in smartwatches will benefit Samsung. Due to longer battery life, companies especially Samsung will sell smartwatches for more than $250. As a result, users will be able to enjoy all features for a longer time.

Future prospects

There are people who like their smartwatches the way they are; however, most people do not buy the device due to short battery life.  Time will decide if longer battery life will convince more people to buy a smartwatch.


The Biggest Issue of Smartwatch is About to Solve, Thanks to Samsung’s New Flexible Battery

Nokia’s Conference Call on Q3 2014 Results and Future Plans

Nokia has reported the company’s Q3 2014 earnings report during a conference call on Thursday.  The conference call was started by Matt Shimao, Head of Nokia Investor Relations then continued by Rajeev Suri, President and CEO. Timo Ihamuotila, EVP and Group CFO was also present during the conference call.

The conference call started with a reminder for investors who are planning to attend Capital Markets Day on November 2014 to register as soon as possible so that the venue logistics can be optimized. Any question can be sent to cmd2014@nokia.com.

It is continued by releasing the company’s planning regarding the future business and financial performance of Nokia and its industry. Shimao also explained further that this planning is going to involve risks and uncertainties and the actual result can be differ because of internal and external factor. The complete interim report can be found in the company’s website which includes the detailed explanation of the contents of non-IFRS information and reconciliation between the non-IFRS and the reported information.

The conference calls then continued by Rajeev Suri who explained that Nokia has delivered both growth and strong profitability in this quarter. On top of that, he further explained that the three businesses have grown on a year on year basis with overall performance of 13% year-on-year net sales growth.

With the recent launch of “HERE” maps for Android which boost the growth up to 12% and other technologies with 9% growth.  Whether Nokia wants to go back to the businesses of smartphones in the future, it is still not confirm yet. After all, the branding itself is an important asset to own.

Nokia’s Conference Call on Q3 2014 Results and Future Plans

Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 fitness tracker quietly listed on company’s website

Lenovo is poised to enter the emerging wearables market with its first wearable device, the Smartband SW-B100. The Smartband has been listed on the product page of the company’s official website. Smartband SW-B100 targets young people who are interested in new technological fitness tracking devices.

Early this month, Android Police spotted this device in an FCC filing along with many photos and a copy of its user manual.  Based on the photos, it looks like Lenovo is giving Android Wear a skip and the Smartband SW-B100 will have a basic operating system. The bracelet design and clasp of the device looks similar to Samsung Gear Fit.

Lenovo Smartband - 2

The Smartband has features similar to other fitness wearables. It helps you to track your daily exercise, heart rate and sleep. It also sends notifications which you can customize to improve the efficiency of your personal life and work. It can log in automatically  to a PC without you having to enter a password.

Various features of Smartband SW-B100 include:

  • Exercise Tracking: The Smartband can keep track of Steps, Distance, Calories and Heart rate. You can get its daily, weekly and monthly data graph in APP.

  • Sleeping Tracking: It can track sleep and provide daily, weekly and monthly data graph in APP.

  • Smart Device Interaction: The device can call or message alerts and reminders with number or name.

  • Alert Reminder: It has a smart clock and gives appointment alerts and exercise reminders.

  • SNS sharing: enables sharing of track information to main SNS

The device works with Windows PCs as well as Android and iOS phones. Requirements are Win8 and above, Android 4.3 and above, and iOS 7.1 and above.

According to the website, the Smartband will be available in blue and orange colors. Details about its display, battery etc. are not available. It is also not mentioned when the device will become available and what will be its pricing.

Lenovo Smartband - 4

Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 fitness tracker quietly listed on company’s website

26 Ekim 2014 Pazar

Three Android Apps Made By Microsoft Came To The Play Store

It seems like Microsoft employees like making apps for android in their free time. A group of Microsofties at Microsoft Garage developed three neat apps for the Android platform. These apps are called Next Lock ScreenJourneys and Notes, and Torque. For those of you who don’t know, Microsoft lets their employees projects in their spare time. This is called Microsoft Garage.

Next Lock Screen by Microsoft Garage

Next Lock Screen is an application that replaces your default lock-screen with a more business friendly version. It displays information like reminders, tasks, phone calls, and meetings on the screen. Some items can be swiped to see more information about them. Even conference calls can be joined through this lock screen application.

Three Android Apps Made By Microsoft Came To The Play Store - 1 - DoiToshin

This app also lets you see the most frequently used apps in the docked area below, and multiple dynamic wallpapers change in the background as well.

Journeys and Notes

The Journeys and Notes app allows you to share information about your journeys. Its a social app that tries to help people share information about certain routes and commutes. If you enter the relevant information, you will find input by other users of the same app about that route.

Three Android Apps Made By Microsoft Came To The Play Store - 2 - DoiToshin

You can also write some of your own comments. Its a fun way to kill some time and maybe help share interesting facts about places in the route.

Torque (Android Wear)

The smartwatch application Torque was also developed by the Microsoft Garage group. It helps you perform a quick voice-activated search by a flick of the wrist. It uses the Bing search engine for every query.

Three Android Apps Made By Microsoft Came To The Play Store - 3 - DoiToshin

Three Android Apps Made By Microsoft Came To The Play Store

Sony may launch a new 12-inch Tablet in Q1 of 2015

Sony Mobile is rumored to be working on a large 12-inch tablet, which it is planning to launch in the first quarter (Jan-March) of 2015. This hint has come from supply chain makers in Taiwan. According to sources, this will be a high-end tablet with a stylus and will be primarily meant for graphics. This means that the tablet will cater to a niche market.

Unfortunately, no other details about the tablet are known as yet but since it will be high-end, it will have a high resolution screen and a great processor. If it is made a part of the Xperia family, it will have a thin water proof body.

Apparently several other mobile manufacturers are also planning to come out with big size tablets next year. Although the demand for larger sized tablets is expected to be moderate, the vendors are keen to enter this market segment.

Sony had recently unveiled the small sized Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact at the IFA. Currently, Sony’s largest Tablet is the Xperia Z2 Tablet having a 10.1-inch touch screen. Other large-sized tablets available in the market are Samsung Galaxy Note Pro with a 12.2-inch display and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 having a display of 12 inches. Apple is reportedly working on a new huge 12.9-inch tablet that will be powered by A8X chipset.

Sony is expected to unveil its new 12-inch tablet at either the CES or the MWC in 2015 possibly along with its next flagship, the Xperia Z4.

Source DigiTimes

Sony may launch a new 12-inch Tablet in Q1 of 2015

Google Keeps Options Open for Android Wear to be Cross-Platform

Android Wear is normally referring to a wearable device which provides you with information when you are on the move.  One of the trending wearable devices currently is the smartwatches. Smartwatches sometimes are platform specific device and it is limited. For example, Tizen smartwatches is only working with Samsung Android devices.  One of the common usages for Android Wear is for the fitness tracker segment. Some smartwatches even allows the users to receive or reply notifications or messages by using voice command.

Since there is news recently that Google has made Google Glass compatible with iOS, many wondered whether Google could bring Android Wear compatible with iOS also in the near future. Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang is not ruling out it either.

“We always want as many users as possible to enjoy our experience, so in terms of enabling more people to use Android Wear we’re very interested in making that happen” Said Jeff Chang.

Well, that statement itself hinted a possibility of it happen but we are also not sure when it is going to happen. It sounds like the Android Wear team will seriously thinking about how to make that happen. Well, let us just hope so!

Google Keeps Options Open for Android Wear to be Cross-Platform

Reports show that some retailers are not very keen on supporting Apple Pay

There is a lot hype created with the Apple’s recently launched Pay system Apple Pay these days. However, it seems that its certainly not going to be cake walk for Apple to establish this method in mobile. This is because recently a number of very high profile retailers like BestBuy, Rite Aid and Walmart have announced that they would not support this latest creation from the Cupertino giant.

Some merchants have even disabled or modified the NFC readers in their stores to shut out the Apple Pay. The reason behind all these is said to be the Current C which is a payment system backed by some of the retail heavy-weights that aims to cut off credit or debit card processing fees by directly taking the money from user’s bank. The CurrentC is all set to be launched next year and would have a dedicated app for iOS and Android. Apart from just being a payment platform, this app would also serve as a platform for retailers in order to offer promotions to consumers.

There is a big list of CurrentC backers that includes Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Bad and Beyond and other US gas station chains. We don’t know how far would CurrentC be a success but for the time being it has certainly raised worries for Apple and pitched in a new competition ahead.

Source 1 | Source 2

Reports show that some retailers are not very keen on supporting Apple Pay

Apple to Rebuild Beats and Integrate It Inside iTunes

Since Apple has acquired Beats by Dr Dre earlier this year, the tech giant company is planning to rebuild Beats Music and integrate it into iTunes by next year. This movement is done in the hope to bring up Apple’s iTunes service sales which is currently declining. The revenue from the service is down 13 to 14 percent this year until the moment when this article was posted. It is a big jump compared with the 2.1 percent decline in the previous year.

It is not confirmed whether there will be a free streaming option offered when it is re-launches. Beats Music is priced at $10 monthly, with no ad-supported business model like Spotify. Beats has also recently launched an Apple TV channel and released a “Listen Now” integration with Shazam.

Before the acquisition by Apple, Beats is making headphones, therefore, that was one area whereby we expect this movement would help Apple. However, while integration with iTunes would makes sense, Steve Job’s biographer Walter Isaacson mentioned that Beats will be exploring possibility to be video content providers.

The official announcement could come as soon as in the first half of 2015. We are excited but we only can wait and see.

Apple to Rebuild Beats and Integrate It Inside iTunes

The New Samsung Galaxy A7 Has A 1080p Screen And 64 Bit Processor

Puzzlement about the screen resolution of impending Samsung Galaxy A7  for a last few day. We get the information from reliable sources they said that the secreen resolution will be 720p but from the other side they tell the screen resolution is 1080p.for conformation about this leak information the Agent Profile confirms rhar the screen resolution will be 1080p number for the SM-A700FD. this device have a dual-SIM feature with this  feature now user can use multi SIM at one time. Now we will talk about the screen that will be diagonal 5.5″, generous 400ppi pixel density, up from Galaxy Alpha’s 312ppi.


The summary they also disclose that the Galaxy A7 will have a 64-bit processor (ARMv8-A instruction set) and will be clocked at 1.5GHz.The Galaxy A3 is a Level A series of phone has a 64-bit processor, Snapdragon 410, having 1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex A53 processor. According to the rumors and User Agent profile processor will be 1.4 GHZ. its looks like Galaxy A5 will use the same chipset.Galaxy A7 will go up to Snapdragon 61x or simply go for an over clocked 410 it’s not conform.The Samsung Galaxy A7 installed the Android 4.4.4 KitKat Operating system. There cost will be round about 450$ to 500$.



The New Samsung Galaxy A7 Has A 1080p Screen And 64 Bit Processor

Huawei Honor 4X Will Sell For $146 Now

Huawei Honor 4X acquire certified for sale in Chinese market we saw this news disclose a few days ago.

We get few pictures of that handset of disclose news. We also get price from rumored. They told the price will be CNY 800 that will be roundabout 130$, 103€ at present exchange rates.


We get news from other source also. The new information may conflict from the old one. According to the new source the price of 4X will be 1000 CNY1, by passing time the price will almost go to 899 CNY. if we convert that rate into dollars that will become 146$ and if we convert that price in euro it’s 115 €.

If we compare the news at what rumors said. There is not a huge difference. However we get conformed on 28 October, Since that’s Huawei will release and make official their brand new device.

The Honor of 4x giving sport on 5.5-inch with 720p touch screen, having a 13 MP with LED flash Back camera, and 5 MP front-facing camera, having 2GB of RAM and built-in 8GB of storage, you can increase the storage using microSD card slot, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor having 64-bit Qualcomm chipset. This phone support 4G LTE networks. People are interest to know about operating system that is running on this phone now this phone run Android 4.4 KitKat.


Huawei Honor 4X Will Sell For $146 Now

25 Ekim 2014 Cumartesi

Two New Devices of Oppo Launch in October 29

Finally, we have got some news on Oppo’s N3, the new Smartphone of the mobile brand. The teasers are observing and writing many things about the upcoming Smartphone. The grand event of Oppo will be held on October 29.

We have already seen the leaked pictures and features of the Oppo’s N3 that have been published by the teasers. At last, Oppo confirms that the new N3 will be come with lithium-aluminum alloy body while other versions of N3 will be available of stainless steel.

Two New Devices of Oppo Launch in October 29

The lithium-aluminum Oppo N3 with 16 Mega pixels ½.3-inch sensor along with smart camera rotation will be a good device. However, the latest Snapdragon 805 chipset is powering the 5.9-inch device with 1080p display. The fingerprint scanner feature is present with 3GB RAM at only $700, however, the price is not specified yet by the officials.

Two new devices of Oppo will launch on the grand event in October 29. Therefore, just wait for the newly Smartphone that comes with two variants for the users

Two New Devices of Oppo Launch in October 29

Lollipop in Samsung Galaxy S5 by December

Just few days ago, LG G3 has reported that the Smartphone will get the latest android 5.0 Lollipop update at the end of the year. Now, Samsung has also join the group of providing update of Lollipop in Samsung Galaxy S5 by December.

According to the rumor, Samsung is interested to launch the new update before LG’s latest Smartphone G3. That shows LG’s new rival will be South Korean country for the new approach in the field of upgraded operating system in December.

Lollipop in Samsung Galaxy S5 by December

The development of the new operating system has not final touchup and report from Google yet. Moreover, the Lollipop variant will going to be launched soon and LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available for the update to the worldwide smart phones. This new update of the new software is the fastest outcome than any other past flagships of Android version.

The newly research on the lollipop in Samsung Galaxy S5 for test has started and Samsung agreed to work on this new version of operating system. However, there is no timeline from the mobile brand yet to announce. Therefore, the timeline by December can be rumored but we can only wait for the official announcement right now.

Lollipop in Samsung Galaxy S5 by December

Motorola Droid Turbo once again leaks out in retail packaging

Motorola Droid Turbo that is expected to be exclusively released this week on October 28 as a Verizon exclusive has once again made ts appearance on a live set of images leaked on Twitter showing the device to be wrapped in a retail package.

The good looking retail boxing of the device shows it to be shipped along with some very basic hardware along with. This superior Android powerhouse would come with a charger, a pre-loaded SIM for Verizon along with the manual guide and other array of booklets.

We have spotted the Motorola Droid Turbo in quite a number of occasions. For now, the rumored soecs for the device include a 5.2inch QHD display having 2560×1440 pixel resolution, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset under the hood, 3GB of built-in RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a 3900mAh of battery capacity and a superior 21MP camera to the back of the handset. Well, just with two days left for the official announcements, we would bring you with all the details for the handset as things go official.


Motorola Droid Turbo once again leaks out in retail packaging

Nokia Lumia now re-branded as Microsoft Lumia

Well, if this title is very surprising for you, we give you a bit recap that few months back, Microsoft acquired Nokia and is now the parent company for all the Lumia phones. However, now the company has went out officially declaring that the Nokia Lumia brand would be replaced with Microsoft Lumia. But this is not the complete end of Nokia brand as the company would still continue to sell the Nokia Lumia along with the support for these device. Senior Vice President of Marketing, Tuula Rytilä, said in an interview about the future course of Lumia brands and said that the Nokia-branded apps would now come under the Microsoft umbrella.

However, it is still not clear as to when we would get to see the first Microsoft Lumia device in the market. Probably, if Microsoft doesn’t surprise us before this Christmas, we can expect Microsoft to make announcements at the CES in January or either the MWC in February next year.


Nokia Lumia now re-branded as Microsoft Lumia

Samsung announces its Galaxy Core Max with dual SIM and SUPER AMOLED display

Korean tech giant Samsung has recently announced its new Galaxy Core smartphone that is probably the eight handset in the Core series. This handset is called as the Samsung Galaxy Core Max having model number SM-G5108 and is said to be the largest handset from the Galaxy Core family. However, this not a flagship device from the Samsung Camp but falls in the mid-range segment of devices.

The handset has been officially introduced in China where the Galaxy Core Max sports a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display having 540×960 pixel resolution and runs the Android 4.4 KitKat topped up with TouchWiz UI. At its heart lies a quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM support and 8GB of expandable internal memory. The connectivity options even include LTE and also has a dual SIM support. The primary camera for the device is 8MP with wide-angle sensors and the secondary front-facing camera is 5MP. The device measures just 8mm in thickness weighing 132 grams and offers a battery capacity 2200mAh with availability in only one color option of white.

The company has yet not disclosed the pricing for the device and is likely to be announced in a short time soon.

Galaxy Core Max 2 Galaxy Core Max 3 Galaxy Core Max 4 Galaxy Core Max 5

Samsung announces its Galaxy Core Max with dual SIM and SUPER AMOLED display

Project Ara from Google to have its dedicated store for modular bits

Well, it seems that Google is gearing up with modular concept smartphone Project Ara and as the expected 2015 release of the Project is getting closer with every passing day, we are getting more and more insight into the Project. Recently at the Prude University, team leader Paul Eremenko said that Ara components would have its special store that would be dedicated modular hardware for the Project.

Paul also said that the Ara MDK would be free and open and would easily be available to all. This means that anyone would be able to create a module. Just like various developers across the globe can easily put their apps on Play Store for Android, module developers for Ara would be able to easily put their hardware on the dedicated marketplace for this project. This would allow various module makers across the globe to directly sell their products to consumers as Google desires.

Well this would certainly prove to be very fruitful platform both for developers and consumers and it would be interesting to see different hardware modules during launch of the marketplace. Just for your information, the Project Ara was initiated by Motorola however, after sold to Lenovo Google has still managed to keep to themselves. The basic price for the modular handset is said to be $50.

Source | Via

Project Ara from Google to have its dedicated store for modular bits