Monthly Archives: February 2014

Asus announces KitKat update plans for PadFone devices

Asus has announced that it will be releasing Android 4.4 KitKat update for the select PadFone devices in the coming months. The company will also be bundling the new Zen UI as a part of the KitKat update. The PadFone devices, which will be getting KitKat update include all ASUS PadFone 2, ASUS PadFone Infinity (Asia & Russia)/ ASUS PadFone ...

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First Project Ara smartphone could see commercial release in Q1, 2015: Report

Remember Project Ara, the open-source modular smartphone hardware platform, looks like, we might see the first commercial device from the project in Q1 of 2015.  According to a report in Time, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group ((ATAP), was earlier with Motorola) is just a few weeks away from a functioning prototype and is aiming for early 2015 release of ...

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Google Releases the Google Now Launcher to the Play Store – Details, Download Link

Google has released a new app called the Google Now Launcher on to the Play Store that includes Chrome Beta browser and SoundSearch.  This app is available available only on the Google’s own Nexus devices and Google Play Edition devices that will be running on Android 4.4 KitKat or above.  The devices running on customs ROM’s that is based on ...

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Motorola-made alleged Google smartwatch prototype leaked

We recently heard that Google’s smartwatch project is real and we could be seeing the company’s first smartwatch as early as Google I/O 2014, which is happening in June. There were another report, which suggested that it was LG that was manufacturing the smartwatch. Now, Android Police has published images of a Motorola-made prototype smartwatch, which it claims was supposed ...

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Google Now launcher now available in Google Play

Google has finally released the Google Now Launcher (previously known as Google Experience Launcher) in Google Play. The launcher, which was earlier only available to Nexus 5, can now be installed on all KitKat-running Nexus and Google Play edition devices. To remind you, Google Now Launcher comes with a dedicated home-screen for Google Now on the left and users can ...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 could get a lower price-tag than predecessors

Samsung is planning to price its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S5 lower than how it priced the predecessor at launch, report ZDnet Korea. This is not the first time we are hearing about these plans, even Bloomberg reported last week that Samsung was in talks with telecom operators to get the Galaxy S5 price-down. Given the not-so-earthshattering specifications of S5, ...

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Micromax begins sales of two new Android tablets in India

Micromax has silently released two new Android tablets in the Indian market. Available now at various e-retailers, the new Funbook Ultra HD P580 and Canvas Tab P650E are entry-level devices and come with basic specifications. Let us talk about Funbook Ultra HD P580 first, the tablet packs 7.8-inch 720p HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2.2 and 5MP rear camera. ...

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HTC Desire 700 gets a huge price-cut, still not worth it

HTC has reduced the price of its Desire 700 smartphone in the Indian market recently. The phone is now retailing for INR 22,199 at various e-retailers and brick and mortar stores. It was originally launched at INR 33,050 just over two months ago. This is a huge price-cut but we still think that even at the reduced price, the phone ...

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Live images of the new HTC One leaked online

We have seen several renders of the HTC One successor in the last fortnight and now, the first live images of the phone are here. Leaked on a forum earlier today, these image show the smartphone in some kind of a bumper case, most probably official. This leak confirms that the renders were indeed accurate and the new HTC One ...

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