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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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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Samsung unveils four new tablets, Galaxy NotePRO & Galaxy TabPRO at CES 2014

Samsung unveiled new Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO

Samsung unveiled new Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO

Samsung Electronics unveiled  four  new tablets, the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO in 12.2, 10.1, 8.4 inch models and NotePRO 12.2 inch model at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO combine a crystal-clear, WQXGA display for a world-class viewing experience, powerful productivity tools, and unique features with preloaded and free downloadable content, producing a superior mobile solution.

Features to look for in both the NotePRO and TabPRO are –

  1. They both have the world’s first 12.2-inch WQXGA Widescreen (16:10) display, offering crystal clear resolution of 2560 x 1600 with more than 4 million pixels. This screen allows you to “flip” through digital magazines, review detailed work documents or enjoy your favorite movies with dual speakers.

  2. Both the tablets features latest Android OS KitKat 4.4 with all latest updated features.

  3. A personalized Magazine UX that helps you personalized your home screen tailed made to your requirements. The UX enables them to organize your  favorite content in an easy-to-use dashboard with automatic feed or news updates and then quickly access the most frequently used apps for a more comfortable reading experience.

  4. Enhanced Multi Window that supports upto 4 different windows at a time and an innovative Virtual Keyboard that provides you with enough space to type comfortably, to produce a more realistic typing experience. So you could be playing game while typing an email or watching a movie and listening to music all at same time.

  5. Productivity made easy with Cisco WebEX, multi-point video conferencing over wireless networks is as easy as making a phone call or sending an email. Host a group chat with up to eight people, and even share screens between devices. Each GALAXY PRO comes loaded with a 6-month free trial of Cisco WebEX.

  6. e-Meeting – a personal organizer with impressive sharing capabilities. With a simple mobile AP or WiFi connection, you can link meeting participants by sharing data simultaneously and even take notes on the same whiteboard.

  7. Air Command similar feature as in Galaxy Note3, Galaxy NotePRO comes with S Pen, while Galaxy TabPRO doesn’t have a S Pen.
    ActionMemo – Write down anything for now or later. By linking memos to actions, you can perform various tasks like calling the number or searching the address you just wrote down.
    Scrapbooker – Easily scrap, categorize, then track down images, videos and other content. Just circle the information or image that you want to save and move it into the Scrapbooker.
    Screen Write – Quickly grab screenshot and make annotations on it before saving it to your gallery or sharing it via SMS, email or other apps
    S Finder – Search your entire device by keywords and apply date, location or content filters to locate your favorite photos, important documents or even old chats.
    Pen Window – using the S Pen, clicking on this command pops up a window with apps for multitasking.

Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 inch worlds largest WQXGA display

Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 inch worlds largest WQXGA display

Specifications for Galaxy NotePRO 12.2  –

  • Display – 12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera with LED flash and Zero Shutter Lag, 2MP front camera
  • Battery – 9,500 mAh
  • OS – Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Processor – WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
  • Memory – 3GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal memory, expandable upto 64GB
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB3.0
  • Comes with S Pen, Air Command : Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window
Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 inch worlds largest WQXGA display

Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 inch worlds largest WQXGA display

Specifications for Galaxy TabPRO 12.2

  • Display – 12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera with LED flash and Zero Shutter Lag, 2MP front camera
  • Battery – 9,500 mAh
  • OS – Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Processor – WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
  • Memory – 3GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal memory, expandable upto 64GB
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB3.0
  • No S Pen, so no features of Air Command.
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 inch

Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 inch

Specifications for Galaxy TabPRO 10.1

  • Display – 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera with LED flash and Zero Shutter Lag, 2MP front camera
  • Battery – 8,220 mAh
  • OS – Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Processor – WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
  • Memory – 2GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory, expandable upto 64GB
  • Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac CH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0
  • No S Pen, so no features of Air Command.
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 inch

Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 inch

Specifications for Galaxy TabPRO 8.4

  • Display – 8.4-inch WQXGA (1600×2560) Super clear LCD
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera with LED flash and Zero Shutter Lag, 2MP front camera
  • Battery – 9,500 mAh
  • OS – Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Processor – Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz QuadCore
  • Memory – 2GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory, expandable upto 64GB
  • Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acCH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0
  • No S Pen, so no features of Air Command.

Plenty of amazing tablets from Samsung, faster processing, high quality display and good battery life, price not yet revealed.

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Gmail now allows images to be displayed in your messages

Gmail now allows images to be displayed in your messages

Gmail now allows images to be displayed in your messages

Wondered why images never displayed on Gmail or you had to add senders to safe list before allowing images to display, that was security features by Gmail.

Gmail now allows images to be displayed in your messages across desktop, laptop, iOS and Android. Earlier images would be loaded from external servers, now Gmail hosts images on its own proxy servers.

Which means your images are safe and secure and are checked for viruses and malware and you don’t need to press “display images below” link. With this, your email is safer, faster and more beautiful.

Display images in your messages

Display images in your messages

Those who prefer to authorize image display on a per message basis can choose the option “Ask before displaying external images” under the General tab in Settings. Option will also be default for users who previously selected “Ask before displaying external content”

The new improvement will be rolled out today for desktop and for Gmail mobile apps in early 2014.

 

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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Google+ Hangouts app for Android now comes with SMS and Location sharing

The Google+ Hangouts app for Android gets new updates with new features of location sharing and SMS features. So you don’t need to leave hangouts either to share your location and visit the message app to type SMS.

  1. Hangouts app now supports location sharing and SMS features. This way you can send a map of your current location (see image 1), and you can send and receive SMS (see image 2). Animated GIFs also play inline.
  2. Broadcasters can now schedule Hangouts On Air, then promote them with a dedicated watch page. Once you’re live, Control Room lets you moderate the conversation with eject and remote mute.
  3. The video call experience is significantly improved. It’s now full screen across mobile and desktop, and it fixes and enhances webcam lighting automatically.

    Hangouts on Air with better lighting

    Hangouts on Air with better lighting

So do you like the new features, Google makes things easier and convenient.

Google launches the new Nexus 5 with latest Android OS 4.4 KitKat

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Hey Friends, the new LG Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat are finally launched by Google. The Nexus 5 starts selling at price of $349 for 16GB model.

Good news Indian fans, the Nexus 5 shows up on Google Play Store India with 16 GB model priced at Rs. 28,999 and 32GB priced at Rs. 32,999.

Also the New Android 4.4 KitKat is out and comes with the Nexus 5 device. It will also be  soon be available on Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.

Nexus 5

For Android KitKat, Google partnered with LG to develop Nexus 5 that is the slimmest and fastest Nexus phone ever made . Nexus 5 comes with 5 inch Full HD display & 8MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization.

Nexus 5 also keeps you connected at blazing speeds with 4G/LTE and ultra fast wifi. The advanced new lens on Nexus 5 captures more light for brighter night and sharper action shots.

Features

  1. Display – 5 inch Full HD IPS display, resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 445 ppi
  2. Processor – Qualcomm SnapDragon 800, 2.3 Ghz & 2GB RAM
  3. GPU – Adreno 330, 450 Mhz
  4. OS –  Android OS 4.4 KitKat
  5. Camera – 1.3MP front facing & 8MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization(OIS)
  6. Battery – 2,300 mAh, talktime upto 17 hours, Standby time up to 300 hours, 8.5 hours internet on WiFi
  7. Weight – 130g
  8. Connectivity – NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Dual- band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  9. Audio – Built in Speaker, 3.5 mm stereo audio connector
  10. Memory – 32 GB & 16GB models, not expandable
  11. Ports – Micro USb, SlimPort enabled, 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack,  Dual Microphones
  12. Sensors – Accelerometer, Compass, GPS, Proximity/Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Pressure, Hall Effect
  13. Network – 2G/3G/4G LTE

Nexus 5 is available today, unlocked and without a contract, on Google Play in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea (and coming soon to India), starting at $349. Just in the time for the holidays, Nexus 5 will be available soon at the following retailers: Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack

Nexus 5 is available in two colors – Black  & White.