Category Archives: Android News

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in India

Samsung-Galaxy-S5The much awaited Galaxy S5 is set to hit stores starting from April 11 in 150 countries including India. For the past many years, the Samsung Galaxy has been the most foreseen smartphone launches along with the iPhone and the Nexus devices. Galaxy S5 is expected to be priced between Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000., though the special pricing has not been shared by the company yet.

Samsung also announced three wearable devices. Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. These devices will be available across the country through Samsung’s retail stores and e-commerce sites from April 11 onwards. Galaxy Gear 2 is priced at Rs.21,900 and both Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Gear Fit are priced at Rs.15,900. Continue reading

Motorola Moto X Launched

MotoXA few weeks after the successful launch of Moto G, now Motorola launched Moto X Android Smartphone, the much-awaited in India. Motorola has once again chosen to partner with online retailer.

Flipkart, who will be selling the Moto X solely in India. Moto X comes with 16GB capacity and is priced at INR 23,999 ($393). The wooden back versions planned for future in teak and walnut pattern will be priced at INR 25,999 ($425) for the same 16GB capacity.

The woven white and black options are currently available in market, Flipkart would be selling the Moto X in 3 more different colours in India, with including red, royal blue and turquoise, which will be arriving later but providing an option for pre-order. Continue reading

Nokia X Android Platform the Newest Weapon in low-cost Phone battle

Nokia XNokia, soon to be acquired by Microsoft Corp, is turning to software created by arch-rival Google for a new line of phones it hopes will make it a late contender in the dynamic low-cost smartphone market.

Its first models, Nokia X, X+ and XL, rely upon an open version of the Android mobile software system created by Google that has become the world’s most popular software used in smartphones.

The release of the phones just days before Nokia sells its handset business to Microsoft in a $7.2 billion deal, is an attempt to stay relevant in emerging markets, where low-cost Android phones are being snapped up by hundreds of millions of buyers. Continue reading

Samsung launches Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S5 Android smartphone aims to ditch gimmicky features for a fingerprint sensor and heart rate and fitness tracking.

The slightly larger and more powerful smartphone has a fingerprint reader directly under the home button, which will unlock the smartphone and authenticate PayPal payments, taking the fingerprint-reading battle to Apple, its chief rival in the smartphone market.

“People don’t want a load of complex features, they just features have an impact during everyday life, like a personal fitness tracker and a super fast camera, so we’ve made the new device based on those principles,” said James White, head of strategy and product marketing for Samsung UK talking to the Guardian. Continue reading

Nokia to launch Google Android phone

Nokia AndroidNokia will launch its latest handset using Google’s Android operating system, after rejecting the platform for Microsoft Windows only three years ago, as it seeks to compete on an equal footing for customers in emerging markets.

The £80 Nokia X will be the first of a range Android-based smartphones soon to be acquired by Microsoft, in an acknowledgment of the strength of Google’s platform to produce cheaper smartphones.

However, Microsoft services such as Onedrive, Bing, Skype and Outlook will be put at the heart of Continue reading

Apple and Google remove Plastic Surgery app aimed at Children

plastic-surgery-appA game aimed at Children has been taken down by The App Store ad and Google Play which was labeled suitable for Children over nine years of age. The game allowed users to perform plastic surgery with a scalpel and liposuction.

After performing a range of procedures on the girl, she is revealed as a much more thinner version of her former self, thereafter users can compare before and after pictures.

In a statement, former British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) president Nigel Mercer described the Plastic Surgery for Barbie app as “sexist and disturbing”. Continue reading