Sony launches the world’s first pen drives compatible with smartphones and tablets.

Sony flash drives for smartphones and tablets

Sony flash drives for smartphones and tablets

Sony launches the world’s first pen drives compatible with smartphones and tablets. The new flash drives are “2-in-1” devices with USB 2.0 and microUSB connectors, allowing to be used in laptops, desktops also.

The new flash drives are compatible with Android Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean OS and offers USB on-the-go(OTG) functionality. They will be available for Android 4.4 KitKat soon.

Apart from copying data between devices, these flash drives can be used to as additional or temporary storage for smartphones and tablets.

Their locking caps (available in three colours) will protect the connectors from damage, dust and debris, says Sony. The metal body of the flash drives is durable enough to withstand everyday mobile use, it claims.

The flash drives are available in 8, 16 & 32GB capacities priced at $19.99, $29.99 and $62.99 respectively. The India launch is not known yet, but flash drives will hit global market in January next year.

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Lava International launches the new Lava IRIS 506Q in India

Lava International announces the launch of yet another smartphone, the Lava IRIS 506Q in India for price of Rs. 11,700 approx.

Lava IRIS 506Q

Lava IRIS 506Q Front

Powered by 1.2Ghz Quad core processor and latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS provides the user with exceptional performance for enhanced multitasking and connectivity.

The handset is 3G enabled, also has Bluetooth v 3.0 & WiFi connectivity and also features Light, Proximity, Magnification and G sensor. It also supports localized services including Navigation powered by GPS/A-GPS.

It sports a 5MP rear camera with Autofocus & built in flash that provides multiple camera options including panorama mode, smile detection to capture stunning photographs and a 0.3 MP front camera for 3G video calling.

The IRIS 506Q offers a great viewing experience with its 5 inch QHD IPS screen with OGS display technology. The smartphone supports expandable memory of up to 32 GB and it has a battery life of 2000 mAh.

The IRIS 506Q  is FOTA upgradable which helps to update the handset’s software ‘over the air’, without connection to a PC or any other device.

Lava IRIS 506Q Back

Lava IRIS 506Q Back

Key specifications

  1. Display – 5” QHD Screen with OGS technology with 16M ‘True’ Colors
  2. Processor – 1.2Ghz Quad core processor & 512 MB RAM
  3. OS – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  4. Camera – 5MP rear camera with Autofocus & 0.3MP front camera for video calls
  5. Battery – 2000mAh
  6. Connectivity – 3g, WiFi, Bluetooth v 3.0, GPS/ A-GPS
  7. Memory – 4GB internal and expandable upto 32GB
  8. Network – GSM 900/1800 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 2100 with Downlink Speeds upto 21 Mbps
  9. Gesture Control enabled

Overall good features for the price, it is available online on Snapdeal, Flipkart.

Samsung announces the Galaxy Mega, a 6.3″ or 5.8″ monster Android smartphone

Samsung Electronics unveiled its largest Android smartphone till date, the Samsung Galaxy MEGA with 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch touchscreen display phones due to launch in May.

Both the models run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and powered by Dual Core processors.

Features to look forward to –

Galaxy Mega 5.8

GALAXY Mega with 5.8 inch Display

GALAXY Mega with 5.8 inch Display

  1. Processor -1.4GHz Dual Core AP & 1.5 GB RAM
  2. Camera – 8 megapixel (rear) & 1.9 megapixel (front) camera
  3. Display – 5.8-inch (147mm) QHD TFT
  4. Memory – 8 GB Internal & external via MicroSD upto 64GB
  5. Connectivity – Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S , GPS+GLONASS
  6. Battery – Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh
  7. OS – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

 

Galaxy Mega 6.3

Galaxy Mega with 6.3 inch display

Galaxy Mega with 6.3 inch display

  1. Processor -1.7 GHz Dual Core AP & 1.5 GB RAM
  2. Camera – 8 megapixel (rear) & 1.9 megapixel (front) camera
  3. Display – 6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD TFT
  4. Memory – 8/16 GB Internal & external via MicroSD upto 64GB
  5. Connectivity – Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S , GPS+GLONASS, NFC, MHL
  6. Battery –  Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh
  7. OS – Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Common Features –

  • Google Mobile Services include –
    Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google LatitudeGoogle Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search
  • Camera Features – Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range), Sound & Shot, Sports

In all, plenty of really good features, Dual core processors and 1.5 GB RAM ensure faster processing, 1.9 megapixel camera for high quality video calls.Big screen display bigger than Galaxy Note 2 which 5 inches almost close to Galaxy Tab 2 7 inches, better connectivity.

Definitely a must buy, it will give a good competition to the likes of Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 too.

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Facebook Home Android app, now available for download on Google Play Store

Facebook Home launched initially for HTC’s new smartphone, the HTC First and its Android app is now available on Google Play Store.

Facebook Home is the mobile experience that puts your friends at the heart of your phone. And when you download Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting with friends when you’re using other apps.

Features:

  1. Glance at your phone for the latest photos and posts from your friends
  2. With chat heads and Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting when you’re using other apps
  3. See news as it happens with bigger, bolder notifications
  4. Get right to Facebook, Instagram and other essentials

 

Install the latest Messenger and Facebook apps for the full Home experience.

  1. Facebook Messenger: http://bit.ly/fbandroidmessenger
  2. Facebook for Android: http://bit.ly/fbandroidapp 

Cover Feed

Facebook Home Cover Feed

Facebook Home Cover Feed


You can see posts from your News Feed as soon as switch your phone on.
Swipe through to see more, double tap to like a post, and comment right from cover feed.

Chat Heads and Messenger

Facebook Home Chat Heads

Facebook Home Chat Heads

Install Messenger to send and receive texts and Facebook messages from the same spot. Jump in and out
of conversations while you do other things, like watch videos and browse the web. Reply
right from chat heads, or move them around if you’re not ready to respond.

http://bit.ly/fbandroidmessenger

 

Notifications

Facebook Home Notifications

Facebook Home Notifications


Notifications from Facebook appear right on your home screen and stick around
until you need them. Open a notification with a tap or clear them away to see your cover feed.

App Launcher

Facebook Home App Launcher

Facebook Home App Launcher


Launch your favorite apps and post to Facebook from the same spot.You choose
what’s on your app launcher—press and hold an app then drag it where you want it.

You can download the Facebook app from here – http://goo.gl/nF8fY

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Samsung Galaxy S4 launched finally & specifications revealed!!

Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs finally revealed on the Samsung Website.

galaxy-s4

galaxy-s4

Network

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)

Display

5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi

AP 

1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor

The selection of AP will be differed by markets. 

OS

Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main(Rear): 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

Sub (Front): 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p) 

Audio

Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X

Camera

Features

Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call

Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face

Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports

Additional 

Features

Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games 

Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader

Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View, 

Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling)

Samsung WatchON 

S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice™ Drive, S Health

Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound

Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)

Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring

Samsung KNOX (B2B only)

Google Mobile Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search

Connectivity

 

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)

GPS / GLONASS 

NFC,  Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)

IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0

 

Sensor

Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer

Temperature & Humidity, Gesture

Memory

16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB), 2GB RAM

Dimension

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g

Battery

2,600 mAh