Sony has announced that Xperia M2, Xperia M2 Dual SIM Smartphones will get Android KitKat updates, the Japanese company said in a statement on Monday. Meanwhile, Sony has launched Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual SIM devices with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean earlier this year in MWC. The Android 4.4 KitKat update for Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual SIM Smartphones will kick off a tweaked Status Bar, Quick Settings, apart from a new PlayStation 4-inspired user interface with a sleeker launch animation including live wallpaper across the lock and home screens. Sony Xperia M2 is a single SIM device, while the Xperia M2 Dual is the dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) variant, where the two Smartphones come with identical specifications. Sony Xperia M2 features with a 4.8-inch HD display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels, powered a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of inbuilt storage with expandable storage support up to 32GB, 8-megapixel rear camera; 0.3-megapixel front facing camera and a 2300mAh battery. The latest upgrade will provide compatibility of Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual with fitness tracker SmartBand SWR10 and health app Lifelog including the native app portfolio including Messaging, Smart Connect, TrackID, Sony Select, Battery Stamina Mode, Walkman, and many more.
Micromax has been dominating Smartphone business in India beating Samsung in the top OEM in India in Q2 2014. Micromax has introduced the octa-core Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Smartphone in Indian market for price of Rs 11490. The Dual-SIM Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box, which it features 4.7-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display, powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M processor including 1GB RAM. Canvas Knight Cameo A290 features a 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and full-HD (1080p) video recording support with a 5-megapixel fixed-focus front-facing camera and 8GB of inbuilt storage with expandable memory up to 32GB (via microSD card).Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 includes 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. It is also providing accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and magnetometer, which it also includes 2000mAh battery to deliver approximately 7 hours of talk time or approximately 180 hours of standby. Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 specs:Platform: Android 4.4.2 KitKat OSProcessor: 1.4GHz octa core MT6592M chipMemory: 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 32GB expandabilityDisplay: 4.7-inch 1280 x 720p IPS touchscreenCameras: 8MP main snapper, 5MP front lensPower house: 2000mAh battery, 7 hours talk timeConnectivity: HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPSColors: Black, white and gold or black and gold
HTC Zoe is likely to launch this week for non-HTC Android Smartphones announced by the HTC and it will be the first product from this new venture to be launch later this week. HTC Zoe is a short video app called Zoe and it looks promising and competing in an already crowded video app market.Taiwanese handset maker HTC is set ready to release HTC exclusive video highlights software Zoe, which it will be available to third-party Android devices, following the creation of a new unit dedicated to software. Zoe App included exclusively on HTC Smartphones as a kind of storytelling app and it allows users to add a track to stills and video captured with a HTC devices similar to BlackBerry's Story Maker. According to sources, a beta version of the application is expecting to hit the Google play store soon this week with limited number of video-editing tools. Zoe application will allows users to compile up to 16 video clips and they can still add images, themes and music to create highlight reel video of up to 30 seconds.
Microsoft has launched new Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM in India, which it was notably launched on 23rd July with its single SIM variant and it has identical specifications to support for two SIM cards.The Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM features a 4-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) LCD display that offers a pixel density of 246ppi, powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 alongside 512MB of RAM. It has sports a 5-megapixel fixed focus rear camera and also comes preloaded with digital camera add-ons such as Bing vision, Nokia Camera, and Nokia Glam Me.The Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM holds 4GB of inbuilt storage including expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. Nokia Lumia 530 and Lumia 530 Dual SIM are looks much like other Lumia devices come in 15GB free OneDrive cloud storage space. The Lumia 530 Dual SIM will start-up price 7199 and it will available in Bright Orange, Bright Green, Dark Grey, and White colour variants. Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM fitted with a 1430mAh battery, which it is deliver up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 528 hours of standby time including GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth (4.0), GPS and Micro-USB connectivity options. It will run Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan update and supports firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the forthcoming Smartphone launched at a yachting event in Russia, where it was much awaited metal-clad handset by Samsung and it looks in several banners during a yachting event in Moscow over the last weekend.Samsung Galaxy Alpha features 4.7-inch (720x1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display, 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with "super-fast autofocus" and LED flash including a 2.1MP front-facing camera, 32GB of built-in storage, a fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE, USB3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0. Meanwhile, the fingerprint sensor has been debuted on the Galaxy S5, which it is also seen as one of the listed features in the image. According to sources the FCC have tested the radios of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, but there is no surprises. It will be in sport LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, and NFC. SamMobile has launched a Samsung Alpha event held in Russia, where the phone is being mostly targeted for international markets. Samsung has not released any official announcement so far.
Nokia has launched Green Lumia 1520, now available at AT&T pricing for$199.99 with a two-year contract, $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $24.38 with AT&T Next, while 18, $0 down and 20 monthly payments of $29.25 with AT&T Next 12 or $584.99 without commitment. Nokia Lumia 1520 is a Windows Phone 8.1 phablet with a 6-inch 1920x1080 display, 20-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter. It is also featuring polycarbonate frame is a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 16GB of storage, microSD slot with support for cards up to 64GB, 2GB of RAM, a 3400mAh battery and 4G LTE connectivity.Green variation of the device comes in a Seductive Green Color Option with Lumia Cyan Pre-Installed. The Windows Phone phablet Is now available in green color in a addition of red, yellow, black and white hues that previously launch.
Asus has announced the Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) tablet on Thursday in India for pricing Rs. 8,999, where the mobile was introduced in April, 2014 in Thailand. The Aus Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) features a 7-inch WSVGA (1024x600 pixel) resolution display, translating to a pixel density of 169ppi. Asus Fonepad 7 tablet runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box including ZenUI skin, powered by a dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 'Clover Trail+' processor clocked at 1.2GHz with Hyper-Threading technology (implying 4 threads) and 1GB of RAM.The new Asus tablet brings out in two editions 8GB and 4GB with expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB). It is also providing 5GB on Asus Web storage cloud space for lifetime and an extra 11GB for the first year. The Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) tablet sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, GPS/ A-GPS, and 3G HSPA+.
HTC Desire 601 will come out in a new Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a 4.5 inches screen (TFT) with a resolution of 540x960pixels and 245ppi. The HTC Desire Smartphone is 9.9mm thick, 134.5 mm tall, 66.7mm wide and weighs 130 grams.HTC Desire 601 mobile device has 5-inch screen with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution with a 220 pixel density including color tone and contrast ratio for good viewing. the HTC Desire 601 is powered by a dual core 1.4GHz processor, based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, while uses an Adreno 305 GPU. It also has 1GB of Ram and 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 64GB with runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS and upgradable to 4.4.2 (KitKat). It also features HTC Sense UI 5.0 on top, an accelerometer, gyro and proximity sensors.the HTC Desire has a Li-Po 2100mAh battery to increase talk time up to 440 hours in standby mode and it allows users to talk around 13 hours on 3G. The Apple iPhone 5C comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1510mAh battery, which allows users to talk only 10 hours on 3G and in standby mode it lasts 250 hours. It include other features LED flash, 1/3.2” sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, HDR panorama and photo, HD video and image recording at 1080p@30fps etc), plus there’s a 1.2MP camera on the front.
A report says Google and Motorola has been working together after the Lenovo deal was announced. Google and Nexus phablet with a code name of Shamu, which it is going to be a large 5.9-inch Smartphone mobile. According to sources Motorola codenamed ‘Shamu’ will feature a 5.9-inch display with a unspecified resolution including a fingerprint sensor similar to phones like the Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5. However, it is unclear that Shamu is an independent project by Motorola or the next iteration project of Google's Nexus lineup. Motorola’s vice president of product management Punit Soni said Google+ thread about whether the Moto X will get the Android L update, while HTC has confirmed to supporting the Android L. Report says HTC has been working with Google to produced the Nexus 8/9/Volantis and it could major fact why they are supporting the Android L. The Android L is expecting to be launched from October to November, but the officials details have not announced so far yet. Google is going to release Android L, which it is the latest version of Android and it is likely to come out with a new Nexus device.
HTC has been planning to release a Windows Phone edition of the HTC M8 Smartphone this month. HTC was schedule to release the Windows Phone 8.1 version of the One M8 edition on 19th August in New York in an event. HTC the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 will look different in operating system and it features a 5 inches Full HD screen, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and an Adreno 330 GPU. HTC Windows Phone 8.1 version is also having Duo Camera, 5Mp front camera, an IR blaster, NFC, 11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and support for 4G LTE networks. According to sources one of the lures of the HTC M8 is in premium brushed aluminium design and it is available in different colors. Meanwhile, the HTC One M8 has an optional DotView cover and it is able to display information through tiny holes and conveniently. Microsoft has announced Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 includes support for smart covers.
Lenovo announces is likely to announce the Android 4.4 KitKat update for latest launched mid-range Smartphone 5 of its S series Smartphone including S930, S650, S820, S920, S660 and the P780. Lenovo the Chinese electronics giant has been updating Android 4.4. KitKat for the six recently announced mid-range Smartphone S930, S650, S820, S920, S660 and the P780, which will be available in the market starting from this week ending and roll-out of the S660's update in September. Lenovo has released a statement that users need to back up their data before updating their Smartphone from Android 4.4 KitKat. Lenovo said latest update for the six Smartphone’s will bring the UI available in its Vibe series of Smartphone’s with the Lenovo 'Premium DOit' apps. Meanwhile, the Lenovo company is going to bring out a 'simple clutter-free look' and a 'user-friendly incoming call interface' including updated theme centre, an automatic profile changer, expanded accessibility APIs, the face orientation rotation feature, the smart call feature, the smart swipe feature, the new pocket and parental mod and the smart dialer. Lenovo Smartphone Director Sudhin Mathur insists that after recent updates for Vibe Z, Vibe X and S860 previous month, we are coming out with latest Android 4.4 to six of our mid-range Smartphone’s at different price points.
Samsung is likely to launch Note 4 on September 3 at a pre-IFA 2014 event in Berlin, ahead of the rumored unveiling of the anticipated Apple iPhone 6 on 14th October. Samsung is going to announce the Note 4 on 3rd September, just few days before this year's IFA trade fair in Berlin, which it is considered as Europe's biggest technology exhibition. Meanwhile, The earlier three Galaxy Note Smartphone’s are also announced in the first week of September at the IFA show in Berlin and Note 4 is expecting to come out on 3rd September, 2014. According to sources Sam mobile will be launching the Galaxy Note 4 Smartphone earlier than expected in September to gain more profits in the second quarter of this year, where it is likely to give tough completion to anticipated Apple iphone 6. The rumors hit the market that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will powered by an Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, in-built 16-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX240 sensor and optical image stabilization including an ultraviolet sensor and Android 4.4.3 KitKat. Samsung Note 4 is going to be the first Smartphone to incorporate an ultraviolet sensor.