In a shift of strategies Blackberry has announced that they will be launching the BBM app on Android and iOS for free this summer. Available to users running iOS 6 and Android 4.0 ICS or higher, the free BBM app will bring the magic of BBm messaging to every handset.
On the outset, however, only the messaging and group features will be accessible for outside users, but by the end of the year, the company plans to bring about the coveted BBM voice, BBM channels, screen sharing and video capabilities.
Rumors of Blackberry (Previously Research In Motion) following this path have been [...]
The Samsung Galaxy M Pro was Samsung’s answer to a possible end of time for Blackberry, for those who were shifting over to Android anyway. The Galaxy M Pro II sequel to the original should expect a bunch of changes. As apparent from the image, the phone will have a completely new trackpad and keyboard design. The Samsung Galaxy M Pro II will also feature a new shell, or mostly an upgraded color with a metal-effect design.
Rumors are pegging the display back to the original version with a 4×3 grid and a 480 x 360 capacitive touchscreen. It is also know that the phone will now be running Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, juiced from a 1,200mAh battery, HSPA 3G and has [...]
LG has now officially launched their new quad core beast the Optimus G, touting the highest industry specs available today. The LG Optimus G has the following specs:Qualcomm’s Fusion 3 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC (APQ8064) 2G / 3G / LTE radio (MDM9615) 2GB of DDR RAM 4.7-inch 1280×768 (320ppi) True HD IPS PLUS display Zerogap Touch (in-cell touch) Sealed 2100mAh Li-polymer battery Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 13-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor with 1.1µm pixels f/2.4 autofocus lens and a single LED flash 1.3MP front Camera 32GB of built-in flash storage/no microSD card [...]
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Looks like sony finally changed the Xperia S to SL, the company has launched a similar device with dedicated ICS style buttons and a paster processor, overclocked perhaps. The Xperia SL is a slight refresh of the S, it has an additional duo of color choices (silver and pink), a faster dual-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S3 CPU and Android Ice Cream Sandwich (up from a 1.5Ghz processor and Gingerbread).
Apart from the above changes you have the same HD 720p display, 12.1 MP camera and 1080p video with anti shake. No details on pricing or availability in India. You can look at our Xperia S Review or the Xperia S ICS update for an idea.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a larger version of the Galaxy Note smartphone launched in Nov 2011. The Note 10.1 smart tablet was announced at the Mobile World Congress 2012 and has some exciting features that should intrigue a lot of potential customers.
The device runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, and It also comes packed with a 7,000mAh Li-ion battery. But that is not what makes the Note 10.1 special. The tablet features a 6.5mm S Pen, similar to the one on the original Galaxy Note, which is [...]
While Android fragmentation continues with Jelly Bean being announced just 6 months away from the ICS update. Android owners have started to shift to ICs with most companies now offering ICS updates for the devices.
While Gingerbread still remains at the top with 64 % of the Android base. GFroyo follows by 17.3 %, and Google’s recently announced Jelly Bean update was not included in this stat.
Huawei has come out with a 2600 mAh XL variant for their Ascend P1, dubbed Ascend P1 2600 mAh XL, which like the name suggests has a larger 2600 mAh battery. That’s almost a 56 % increase over the original version which is also the Razor Maxx.
Also in the might package, expect a E5151 3G Mobile Hotspot that also allows tethering via WiFi but what’s new is that it also allows it via a LAN port on the device. As far as the news is concerned the device will only be launched in China, and has a honest chance of heading down to India.
Sony is really depending on its new strategy to kick off in China and other Asian Countries including India. The new Xperia Neo L is an unannounced, ICS packing, China bound variant of the Sony lineup. Specs include 1GHz Snapdragon S2 CPU, 512MB of RAM along with a MBE in a 4-inch 854 x 480 resolution.
There is no indication on pricing, but a confirmed, launch in China is happening this month.
They are at it again. Apple and Samsung are in legal hot waters yet again, only when things couldn’t get worse. Apple has called for early ban on Samsung’s new flagship device the Galaxy SIII. According to Apple the Galaxy S III violates at least two patents, one is the data tapping patent, the exact on in their suitagainst HTC and the other a unified search patent that covers Siri.
Apple is also arguing that a Million Pre-orders are evidence of the potential damage if the US court lets the dispute slide. Samsung has confirmed that the injunction will not affect the US [...]
Looks like Google is planning to release a series of Nexus devices this year, including some tablets, on Google Android 5.0. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is planning to partner with a variety of OEMs (in order to have up to five Pure Google Nexus devices available at once. All of these devices will ship with Android 5.0 Jelly bean
This move is likely to be announced at the next Google I/O conference.
Samsung has been smart to include India in the list of countries getting the ICS update for their Galaxy Note smartphone. Owners received a surprise notification alert yesterday and were able to download the 318.89MB software update over wifi to enjoy the new Touchwiz on Android 4.0.3.
So if you have a Galaxy S2 or a Galaxy Note hit the updates section to enjoy the new official update.