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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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 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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Google announces specifications for new launched Google Glass

 

Google has announced the specifications for Google Glass, its upcoming heads-up display.

Here they are:

  1. A display that’s comparable to a “25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.”

  2. 5 megapixel camera

  3. 720 video recording

  4. Bone conduction audio

  5. Connectivity – 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro USB port

  6. Memory – 16GB flash memory storage; 12 GB usable and synced with Google’s cloud storage

  7. Battery –  standby time of a day, less if you’re doing video recording or Google+ Hangouts.

  8. Adjustable nose pads, with two sizes of extra pads.

The site says Glass will be compatible with “any Bluetooth-capable phone” but a companion app, called MyGlass, will require Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher, in order to enable GPS and SMS message delivery.

 Google has already dispatched  first 2000 units of Google Glass, It is priced at $1500 approx Rs. 80,000. It is available for sale on official website Google Glass, currently it shows stock over, more coming soon, you can signup and you will be informed when more pieces are available.

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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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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