Google cuts down prices of storage plans on Google Drive

What exactly is Google Drive all about? Its a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google, which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

Google Drive

Google Drive

It has been 2 years since Google launched Google Drive & its available for free upto 15GB and syncs all your content from Google services like Gmail, Google+ Photos.

Nowadays storage devices like hard disks, pen drives cannot guarantee your data’s security, so online cloud storage is next best thing to rely on.

Google Drive is available for your desktop, mobile and tablet, all you need to do is, download and install the app and start backing up your data. It automatically syncs your data from Gmail and Google+ photos also.

Google Drive online cloud storage service

Google Drive online cloud storage services

Google provides 15 GB of free space, additionally it charges $1.99 approx INR 122 per month for 100 GB (previously $4.99) and up to 30 TB priced at $299.99 approx INR 18,000 per month. you can choose from various plans.

Google Drive online storage plans

Google Drive online storage plans

You can sign for any of storage plans here, https://www.google.com/settings/storage or you can stick to the 15GB free plan.

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OPPO N1 smartphone launched in India for Rs. 39,999

OPPO N1 smartphone

OPPO N1 smartphone

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO, launched in the Indian market, its latest sensation OPPO N1, the world’s first smartphone with revolving camera for price tag of INR 39,999.

OPPO N1 comes with swivel camera and comes with support for running CyanogenMod OS, which is an open operating system based on Android 4.3 and developed by Cyanogen Inc.

This is OPPO first smartphone in India and will be available in 12 cities across India including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

OPPO N1 world first smartphone with rotating camera

OPPO N1 world first smartphone with rotating camera

Features to look forward to –

  1. Display – 5.9 inch IPS display with resolution 1920 x 1080 Full HD with pixel density of 377 ppi
  2. Camera – 13-megapixel sensor with dedicated ISP, rotating camera that move to 206 degree angle, Dual mode LED
  3. Processor – 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core & 2GB RAM
  4. Graphics card – Adreno 320
  5. Memory – 16/32 GB internal storage, not expandable
  6. OS – Android 4.2
  7. Battery – capacity 3610 mAh
  8. Connectivity – USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display,
  9. GPS, NFC
  10. O-Touch – Slide up or down, left or right, tap, double tap and long press for different functionality

Plenty of features, considering it having a rotating camera sounds amazing, but for the price tag a little too much.

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Nokia unveils 6 new devices at the Nokia World event: Abu Dhabi

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At the Nokia World Event held in Abu Dhabi today, Nokia unveiled six new devices from Lumia & Asha series & a wide range of products and accessories to go with it.

  1. The Nokia Lumia 2520, 10 inch tablet with combined LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  2. Two 6 inch screen smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1320 & Nokia Lumia 1520.
  3. The new Asha series phones with 3G connectivity, the Asha 500, 502, 503 with smarter camera and better user interface.
  4. New accessories that range from power keyboards to wireless charging
  5. Nokia App innovation continues with Nokia Storyteller, Beamer & Video Director
  6. New Third party apps like Whatsapp, Instagram, Vine and lots more.

Do you think with the launch of these products can Nokia make a comeback after being taken over by Microsoft? Stay tuned for our articles on the new devices.

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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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Samsung recently launched Galaxy S4 to come with Exynos 5 Octa-Core processor in India

Samsung Galaxy S4  processor

Samsung Galaxy S4 will be it be octa or quad core processor

It was said earlier, that  Samsung Galaxy S4  will be be equipped with 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor in some regions, and 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in others.As per a new report by SamMobile, India is likely to get the 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor version.

The same report states that most European countries will also get the 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor, while US and Australia will be getting their hands on the 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor.Some countries such as Malaysia, Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, France, Germany etc. are expected to get both the versions of Samsung Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch full-HD screen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, and pixel density of 441 ppi. It has 2GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX544MP3 triple-core GPU.
It will be available  in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants but will also feature a microSD card slot for expanding the memory.

For detailed review on Samsung Galaxy S4 visit here.

Looking forward to its launch in India, it will be only phone in India with octa-core processor

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.