Category Archives: Android

Nokia Normandy leaks online, reported to be the first Android device by Nokia

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There were rumours, a long time ago, that Nokia is making an Android phone. It seems that the rumour is true.
The Verge cites sources familiar with Nokia’s plans as saying that the Finnish handset maker has been working on its first Android phone, codenamed Normandy, and that it is expected to be launched in 2014. Interestingly, the report reveals that Nokia, following the lead of Amazon, is working on a fully-tailored or forked version of Android, like the software on the online retail giant’s Kindle Fire tablet range.
The rumoured Nokia Normandy smartphone is said to be targeted at the low-cost segment as an Asha-equivalent smartphone, but with access to more traditional smartphone apps – a benefit that the report suggests has been missing in Nokia’s dated Series 40-based Asha phones. Further, the report describes the Nokia Normandy efforts as ‘full steam ahead’.
Unfortunately, there is no word on the innards of the alleged Nokia Normandy. Earlier, the serial phone tipster, @evleaks revealed the rumoured Nokia Normandy in a render, saying, “A real Asha. Or Lumia? The Nokia Normandy.”
Contradicting the rumours about a Nokia Android phone, Stephen Elop, the former CEO of Nokia had said in July that the company made the right decision by choosing Windows Phone over Android. As of now, there is no clarity whether the alleged Nokia Normandy Android phone is true or just a rumour.
It would be interesting to see if Nokia can release its rumoured Android phone ahead of the completion of the Microsoft deal.

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Asus Transformer Book Trio now available in India for Rs 98,099

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Asus had unveiled a Windows cum Android hybrid tablet named Transformer Book Trio at Computex, earlier this year. Today, the company has officially launched the new tablet in India which carries a price tag of Rs 98,099.

Transformer Book Trio is a hybrid device, which can either be used as a laptop running on Windows 8 or a detachable tablet running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The dock can also be connected to an external monitor to use it as a Windows PC.

When using it as an Android tablet, you get an 11.6-inch full HD display powered by a 2GHz Intel Z2580 SoC and paired with 2GB or RAM. Additionally, it also features a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 1090p video recording, 720p HD front camera, up to 64GB of flash internal memory and a 19Wh battery.

When running on Windows 8, the 11.6-inch laptop/PC is powered by an Intel fourth generation Haswell CPU supplemented with 4GB of RAM. Other features at one’s disposal are a 720pHD front webcam, up to 1TB HDD and a 33Wh battery.

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Google rolling out 4.4.2 KitKat update, currently only available to download for Nexus devices

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Google is rolling out the Android 4.4.2 update for the Nexus devices. Interestingly, the update comes just days after the search giant came up with the Android 4.4.1 update for the operating system. According to reports, Google started rolling out the updates from today only. The updates will reportedly be available over the air and will reach users within the next few days.

Further, if your tablet or smartphone hasn’t received the Android 4.4.1 update, then don’t worry as it will be updated directly to the 4.4.2 version. It will be bigger in size than what others get though. For those who have the 4.4.1 update, the new version will be small.

As noted by AndroidOS, US-based telecom service provider Sprint, the following changes are being made by Google in the OS.

– Fix for clearing the VM Indicator
– Fix for delivery of the VM Indicator
– Various additional software fixes
– Security enhancements

The updates are currently available only to the Nexus devices, but should come to others soon. The devices currently getting the update include the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones, both the WiFi and 3G versions of the Nexus 7 (2012) and the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 10 tablets.

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Karbonn Titanium S5+ now available online for Rs 10,636

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Karbonn today launched its new budget smartphone namely the Titanium S5+ which is the successor to Titanium S5. The smartphone has been priced at Rs 10,636 and was first spotted by FoneArena online.

Talking of the specifications, just like its predecessor, the Karbonn Titanium S5+ too is dual-SIM phone with a 5-inch IPS display offering 540×960 pixels of resolution. The software in the smartphone has been upgraded to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, than the 4.1 Jelly Bean version running on the previous model. Also, the Titanium S5 smartphone housed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon quad-core chipset clocked at 1.2GHz, however this new variant is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor from an unnamed chipmaker. The processor will be coupled with 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. Other features included are an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and the front comes with a VGA camera, microSD card slot, connectivity through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, and 3G and a 1,800mAh battery.

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iBall Andi 5 E7 launched for Rs 6,999 with 5-inch display

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iBall today has launched a new smartphone called the Andi 5 E7. First spotted by Gizbot, it is available online for Rs 6,999

Specs wise, the device sports a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and is powered by 1.3GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. Other features included are a 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card, and a 1,850mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, but it misses out on 3G support. On the software front, the Andi 5 E7 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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