Micromax first Dual OS Windows-Android Tablet, the LapTab pricing revealed

Micromax had unveiled a dual-operating system tablet, The LapTab at CES 2014 held at Las Vegas earlier, now reveals the price.

Micromax Dual OS tablet LapTab

Micromax Dual OS tablet LapTab

The price is said to be under $500 approx Rs. 30,000. The tablet comes with Dual OS – Windows 8 & Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Intel-powered LapTab is the first dual-boot Windows – Android tablet and is designed for multitasking across operating platforms. You need to reboot device to switch to either of two OS.

Micromax is not only company to manufacture Dual OS Tablet, ASUS also unveiled the Transformer Book Duet TD300, which runs on Windows 8 & Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at CES 2014.

LapTab comes with bright 10.1” IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It automatically adjusts the screen content by continuously monitoring the environment.

The tablet packs in a 2MP front camera allowing users to capture images, record videos and chat online.

The LapTab comes with a transleeve which can be combined as a cover and stand for the wireless keyboard packed with a 230 mAh battery promising a continuous usage of 20+ hours.

Micromax Dual OS tablet LapTab back view

Micromax Dual OS tablet LapTab back view

Specifications

  1. Processor – 1.46 GHz Intel® Celeron® N2805 processor & 2 GB RAM
  2. Display – 10.1-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels
  3. OS – Windows OS & Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  4. Battery – 7,400 mAh
  5. Camera – 2MP front camera with light sensor & wireless keyboard.
  6. Memory – 32GB internal and expandable upto 64GB
  7. Connectivity – Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi

LapTab will be available across e-commerce portals and retail stores starting early February, 2014. Consumers will also have an option to buy a customized keyboard for LapTab when it hits the stands.

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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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Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids, a tablet built specifically for kids

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids, a tablet built specifically for kids with the educational tools and safety features parents want.

It comes pre-installed with top kid’s apps and also Kid’s store aimed at driving the educational possibilities of technology for kids. Preloaded content includes educational, games, entertainment and e-book apps.It also gives parents a chance to select apps for kids via the Application Manager.

It also includes Time Management tool that lets parents set the specific time for use. After a time period is over, a password lock screen appears, requiring a password to unlock the device. This tool helps parents to ensure the time spent by their children on tablet is balanced.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with Kids Case

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with Kids Case

Specifications are almost as Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, they are as follows –

  1. Display – 7.0 inch WSVGA (1024×600, 170ppi) TFT
  2. Processor – 1.2 Ghz Dual core processor with 1GB RAM
  3. OS – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  4. Camera – 3 megapixel rear and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  5. Memory – 8GB internal and 32GB expandable upto 32GB via MicroSD
  6. Battery – Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh
  7. Connectivity – WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct , Bluetooth® 3.0, USB 2.0
  8. Video – record and playback videos in 1080p Full HD @30fps

Its Wifi only device, no voice calling. It comes with standard Google Apps like Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navigation), Google Now. Also includes Samsung Apps/Kids Store.

A Kids Case featuring a kids-friendly grip and multiple stand options will also be available for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids. The case also comes equipped with an easy-to-grip C Pen, providing fun drawing capabilities without the possibility of leaving marks on other objects.

So to conclude, its a good move by Samsung to grab attention of young kids and it works well as handy tool for kids learning purposes. It will be out by September and available across China, Europe, U.S., Africa, South America and South East Asia. Price is not yet revealed.

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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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Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet now available for sale in India on Google Play store

Nexus 7 tablet

Nexus 7 tablet

Google‘s Nexus 7 Tablet now available for sale in India, you can purchase from Google Play store at price of Rs. 15,999.

The Nexus 7 has amazing features to look for –

Portability – It is very portable and lightweight as compared to Apple iPad Mini or Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

Made for Entertainment – With over 70,000 apps, games available for download from Google Play store. With Quad core performance and sensors like gyroscope and acceleration, enjoy great gaming experiences.

Best of Google – Nexus 7 comes with built in apps from Google  like Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube and Free Cloud Storage.

Google Now

Google Now brings you just the right information, at just the right time.
It tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, or if your flight is delayed.

Google Now – Brings you just the right information, at just the right time.
It tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, or if your flight is delayed.

Specifications of Google’s Nexus 7 – 

Screen – 

  1. 7″ 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
  2. Back-lit IPS display
  3. Scratch-resistant Corning® glass

Processor – NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor
Camera – 1.2MP front-facing camera for video calls via Skype, no rear camera
Memory – 16GB Internal storage and 1GB RAM, no MicroSD slot.
Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam), Micro USB
Battery – 4325 mAh which gives up to 8 hours usage.
OS – Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Sensors – Microphone, NFC (Android Beam), Accelerometer, GPS, Magnetometer, Gyroscope

Starts shipping on 5th April 2013, amazing tablet with really blazing performance!!

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Google launches Google Keep, note making app for Desktop & Mobile

 

Google Keep

Google Keep

Quickly capture what’s on your mind and recall it easily wherever you are. Create a checklist, enter a voice note or snap a photo and annotate it. Everything you add is instantly available on all your devices – desktop and mobile.

With Google Keep you can:

  1. Keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos
  2. Have voice notes transcribed automatically
  3. Use homescreen widgets to capture thoughts quickly
  4. Color-code your notes to help find them later
  5. Swipe to archive things you no longer need
  6. Turn a note into a checklist by adding checkboxes
  7. Use your notes from anywhere – they are safely stored in the cloud and available on the web at http://drive.google.com/keep

to download, visit here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.keep

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Sony adds Two new models added to the Xperia™ range of premium smartphones with Xperia™ SP and Xperia™ L

Xperia SP offers a high quality HD experience, LTE 4G and easy connectivity with One-touch function in a beautiful cutting-edge design.

Xperia L provides a stylish design with best in class Sony camera experience for perfect pictures and videos every time.

Sony Xperia SP smartphone

Sony Xperia SP smartphone

Key features for Xperia SP

  1. Precision crafted co-moulded aluminium frame
  2. Super-bright 4.6″ 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  3. One-touch functions with NFC to display content on your TV or to share music and photos between devices
  4. 4G LTE for superfast entertainment and browsing
  5. Unique ‘transparent element’ can be personalized to change colour when notifying you of all your incoming messages and calls. Or simply set it to pulse to the beat of your music to stand out from the crowd.
  6. 8MP fast-capture camera with “Exmor RS for mobile”, HDR and Superior Auto for the best photos, even at night or against a strong backlight
  7. Battery STAMINA Mode for optimum battery life
  8. Available in white, red and black colour variations
  9. Xperia L – the perfect smartphone camera experience
Sony Xperia L smartphone

Sony Xperia L smartphone

Key features for Xperia L

  1. 8 megapixel fast-capture camera takes sharp pictures in any light
  2. Enjoy all your content on the generous 4.3″ FWVGA display
  3. One-touch functions with NFC to display content on your TV or to share music and photos between devices
  4. Fast performance with dual-core processor
  5. Battery STAMINA Mode for optimum battery life
  6. Available in white, red and black colour variations
  7. Sony entertainment on the go

Xperia SP – High Definition brilliance in a premium design

The Xperia SP utilizes expertise from Sony’s BRAVIA® TV engineers to create its stunning 4.6″ HD Reality Display for razor sharp pictures and superior brightness. The latest Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 delivers an even better viewing experience by analysing your content type and adjusting the image automatically, making it one of the most intelligent smartphone screens around. The engine will make the adjustment by adding new real-time contrast optimization to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality color management and noise reduction.

Both Xperia SP and Xperia L benefit from Sony’s media applications offering a consistent entertainment experience across the range. The “WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies” apps, provide online and offline content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content.

The “WALKMAN” application provides access to all your downloaded music, plus Music Unlimted* with over 18 million songs to explore from, and Facebook social integration. The “Movies” application gives consumers access to over 100,000 movies and TV series from Video Unlimited* while the “Album” application enables easy access to Facebook friends’ photos as well as browsing photos by location.

 

One-touch functions for easy content sharing

Also featured on both models are Sony’s One-touch functions, allowing you to easily and instantly enjoy music and photos across an array of devices, such as Sony’s SRS-BTV5 speaker and latest range of NFC-enabled BRAVIA TVs, with just a single touch. It’s sharing made easy with no wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary.