Sony Xperia M2 Launched in India at Rs 21,990

Apr 23, 2014

Sony Xperia M2 Launched in India at Rs 21,990

Sony launched its latest smartphone with Dual-SIM Xperia M2 and it's priced at Rs 21,990. The phone is accessible in three colours; White, Black and Purple. Sony Xperia M2 are available from Friday, April 25 2014.

The smartphone Xperia M2 comes with a 4.8-inch qHD screen with 540×960p resolution. we would have ideally like able to check a 720p screen at this worth purpose. underneath its hood lies a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm snapdragon 400 processor that has been teamed up with 1GB RAM. The Xperia M2 is coming with Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean), however there’s no word of KitKat upgrade.

The primary camera has 8MP resolution and comes with Sony’s Exmor device and options like Autoscene Recognition and HDR mode. Sony has loaded the phone with camera apps such as Social apps, Timeshift burst and photo effects. The phone contains a VGA front camera, that should be as regards to enough for your selfies.

Connectivity options of the Xperia M2 include Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, NFC, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS, Micro USB, USB tethering, GLONASS. Sony has given internal of 4GB. The space for storing is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card for which a slot has been separately provided within the phone. Powering the phone could be a 2300 mAh battery with a talk time of up to fourteen hours and standby time of roughly 693 hours.
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Micromax Canvas Doodle 3 launched for Rs 8,500

Apr 23, 2014

Micromax Canvas Doodle 3, 6-inch phablet launched for Rs 8,500:

Just recently Micromax excited us with its future Doodle 3 phablet, and here it comes. The company has launched the Canvas Doodle 3 at a market operative price of Rs 8,500. It will be available via stores from Apr 25. With not-so-impressive specs sheet, the device is perhaps trying to offer large screen experience to budget users.

While the Doodle 2 was fitted with a 5.7-inch display, the Doodle 3 sports a larger 6-inch Full Wide Video Graphics Array display. The device runs on rather older android four.2.2 jelly bean. Underneath the hood, it comes supercharged by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor in addition to 512MB RAM.

The device is fuelled by a 2500mAh battery that guarantees time up to 9 hours of talk time. On the front camera, one can expect a 5-megapixel(5-Mp) rear camera with flash and a 0.3-megapixel front camera. The connectivity choices embody Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, but there is no word on 3G. The 4GB in-built storage is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.

The Micromax!Doodle application allows users to animate, scribble smileys, doodle chats, and write text over clicked photos just like photo memes. The in-box contents also inlcude a magnetic flip cover to shield the screen from dust and scratches. The company has packed interactive options and applications like Kingsoft office to make and edit documents, pre-loaded games, Opera mini Browser, M!live to transfer unlimited content and Getit that helps search restaurants, ATMs, theatres etc.

On the launch, Shubhodip-Pal, CMO Micromax said, “The Canvas Doodle 3 further enlarge our commitment to authorize our consumers with larger display screen to help them express their thougts in a more creative way. This is complemented by an entire eco-system of applications. With our attempt in Russia and SAARC countries, we have gone a successful journey to become the first Indian brand to go global.”

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Google Launches Lens Blur Tool in New Camera App

Apr 17, 2014
Google released its new camera app known as Google Camera and if you’re on android 4.4 KitKat, you will be able to test this out at once. one in all the peachy options in the new camera app is Lens Blur. This is often very kind of like what Nokia did with their Refocus app.

Since we tend to had both options at hand, we tend to figured why not test this out and see that platform does it higher. we tend to tested Lens Blur on the Motorola Moto X and also the Refocus on the Lumia 920. The idea here is not to examine that one captures a clearer image however that app does a stronger job at manipulating the focus.

The Google app scores well only because we manually focused on the subject. Without that, it’s tough to get a clear picture with multiple subjects.

Google’s Lens Blur has one neat feature that’s missing from the Nokia’s Refocus app and that’s the flexibility to manipulate with the blur intensity for the background or foreground. The photographs shot with Google’s Lens Blur appearance a lot additional placing as a result of this fact. However, in terms of the quantity of focus points that are accessible to play with, Nokia’s Refocus app does a much higher job here. Google’s Lens Blur is unable to get the full scene focused accurately, as a result of that just some areas are sharp whereas others stay muzzy despite shifting focus to them in post.

In the end, both apps perform fairly although we feel Nokia has a slight edge when it comes to the capturing multiple focus points. It is good to see Google learning a thing from Nokia and hopefully they can add more functionality to this first effort.

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Lava Iris 504Q+ with quad core processor and 10MP camera launched for Rs 13,999

Apr 17, 2014
Lava has further to its quad-core smartphone line-up with the launch of the lava iris 504Q+. The trendy wanting phone is the successor to the Iris 504Q. The phone is priced at Rs 13,990.

Lava is talking up the camera of the Iris 504Q and has used a 10-megapixel Sony Exmor RS sensing element on the primary camera. Lava’s camera app coming with gesture and voice management and users will capture images just by speech communication “Cheese” or “Capture” which is turning into a popular addition in Indian-brand smartphones. Lava’s gesture motion functionality first started with the 504Q last year and is back again. It is used for clicking photos, changing tracks and or videos, switch between screens, standardization FM channels and browsing the gallery.

The 10MP rear optical device camera incorporates a sensing element size of 1/3.2 inch and a pel size of one.4 microns. lava is packing in High Dynamic range (HDR), Geo-tagging, bit focus, vertical and horizontal panorama capture and face detection in the camera firmware. The Iris 504Q+ conjointly incorporates a 2MP front camera for video-calling and of course selfies.

The body of the phone is just 7.9mm thin, and all over again lava has talked at great lengths concerning the look of the phone, which appearance rather plain to USA. There’s a 5-inch 720p IPS show built with OGS technology and a scratch-resistant Asahi Dragontrail glass protection.

The smartphone runs golem four.2.2 candy and is powered  by a one.3 Gc quad-core processor along-with African country four hundred MP2 @500MHz GPU. this is doubtless the Mediatek MT6582 chipset.

It is a dual SIM phone and offers dual standby capability. The Iris 504Q+ packs in 1GB RAM and an internal memory of 8GB, which is expandable upto 32GB via SD card. The battery could be dissatisfactory because the phone solely incorporates a 2000 mAh battery. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Assisted-GPS, and 3G cellular knowledge are the primary connectivity choices.

Lava is throwing in what it calls associate intelligent flip cover which puts the phone mechanically in sleep mode purportedly making certain reduced power consumption.
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Amazon Fire TV: Internet Based TV Launched

Apr 3, 2014
Amazon FireTV
 Analyst Gene Munster, UN agency has long control out hope for a a lot of absolutely useful Apple TV and even a full receiver from the corporate, believes that Wednesday\'s launch of the Amazon fireTV ought to function any motivation for Apple to create major moves within the tv area.

In a note to investors provided to AppleInsider, the Piper Jaffray analyst said he believes it is time for the Apple TV become a "focus product line" for the Cupertino, Calif. company. In his eyes, this want is barely highlighted by the launch of the new fireTV, undraped by Amazon on Wednesday, that offers a lot of content choices than Apple\'s giving, and additionally adds diversion into the combination.

To compare platforms, Munster more up the entire range of dedicated content partners and games offered for streaming set-top boxes. during this comparison, Roku has far and away the foremost content partners at one,300, followed by fireTV with forty one, and Apple TV with thirty one.

In terms of games offered for every platform, fireTV is already the leader with 133 titles offered. There area unit seventy seven games offered on Roku, and nil on the Apple TV.

In addition, Munster noted that Amazon's fireTV additionally goes on the far side Apple TV by giving voice management, one thing that he expects can arrive on Apple's platform, together with diversion, at some purpose within the close to future. Specifically, Munster continues to be expecting AN updated Apple TV to hit some purpose within the half of 2014.

However, Munster continues to carry out hope that Apple will launch a full-fledged connected receiver this year, one thing he has been prediction for several years. In his note Wednesday, Munster said he views AN Apple tv as "likely" to launch in 2014, tho' he cautioned that "each month that passes while not credible feedback from the provision chain reduces our confidence."

Munster cited comments from Apple regarding getting into new product classes in 2014, further as rumors that the corporate has been trying to barter deals with cable suppliers as signs that such a product continues to be within the works. The analyst did admit that almost all investors don't believe Apple can launch a full receiver this year, with their "skepticism" driven by a scarcity of feedback from part manufacturers in Apple's provide chain.

"In our opinion, it's still premature to rule a TV out this year, as we have a tendency to still have till this summer to start out to listen to a lot of feedback from part suppliers to create a stronger invoke the precise temporal arrangement of the TV," Munster said.

The current Apple TV set-top box has continued  to envision robust sales despite the very fact that Apple has not updated the hardware in 2 years. There are rumors that Apple is wanting to introduce a brand new model within the coming back months, with expectations that the platform can be swollen to permit a full-fledged App Store with downloadable channels and even games.

Amazon Fire Tv Apple Set-top Box

As for a full-fledged Apple tv, rumors around such a product have quieted down as speculation has typically instructed it is a market the corporate wouldn't have an interest. With sales of HDTVs plummeting ten p.c last year, and a recent report attributing comments to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs career the telecasting market a "terrible business," trade watchers have typically cooled off on the prospect of AN Apple receiver.
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