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“India to be a tough market for Google’s Android One” : IDC

14 Oct , 2014  

Sundar Pichai announcing Android one in Google I/O 2014
Sundar Pichai announcing Android one in Google I/O 2014

Sundar Pichai announcing Android one in Google I/O 2014

If the US based research firm, IDC is to be believed, The Tech Giant, Google’s one of the most recent and probably the most passionate project, to connect to one billion first time smartphone users by refining the small-budget android devices, via “Android One”, will be facing a real tough time while surving the Indian Market.

Sundar Panchai, who announced the Android One project in the latest Google I/O, in June 2014, expressed the desire to connect to the next one billion smartphone users via this project, targetting the smartphone user base from mainly India, and then a few other countries accross Asia. had came up with first three devices of same technical specs, with Indian manufacturers like Micromaxx, Karbon and Spice last month in India.

A recent report from research firm IDC says:

Despite significant marketing spend already in evidence on Android One, IDC believes India will be a tough crucible for Google. Blocked out of China, Google has no choice but to make a large downstream investment in the next billion consumer segment in India.

 

The report even says about the same:

IDC believes that Android One is crucial for Google to execute on its strategy to leverage the fast-growing Android user base to drive engagement for its increasing portfolio of essential Google services, including search, Maps, Google Now and others

 

 

The Android One devices, which are now out in the Indian Market, will soon be availaible in market of a few more countries like Indonesia, Phillipines, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the coming months.

However, the report even believes,

Android One will go further and effectively create a bipolar pear shaped environment where the high end will be dominated by the likes of Apple and Samsung with their iPhone and Galaxy flagship devices and the low end will increasingly converge around $100 Average Selling Price (ASP) benchmark.

 

SO, this is it for now, for more latest updates from the Android Universe, stay tuned to AndroidNova.org.  

Latest News,Upcoming Phones

Xiaomi to introduce Redmi 1S in Indian market on 26th August

26 Aug , 2014  

The second Hurricane after mi3

 

Xiaomi which debuted in Indian Market with mi3 is gearing up for its second killer for Indian Market termed as Redmi 1S . Xiaomi which is also known as Apple of China got a huge round of applause for its debut handset Mi3 in India. The handset provides high end features for a low price that it whys it sold like a hot cake the moment it was launched through it retailer in India FLIPKART. Now, with its success in Mi3 Xioami has sent his invitation for its second round of adventure launch of Redmi 1S.

The Redmi S1 has been made targeting the below 10,000 segment users while its sibling Mi3 was made targeting higher segment users which is why it made such a buzz in India. Compared to Mi3 the Redmi S1 too have some market dominating features which will be very much liked by the Indian people.

Redmi S1 is a dual sim handset with a 4.7-inch IPS display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. It will house a 1GB of RAM which is powered by a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core mobile chipset with an internal storage of 8 GB which can be expanded upto 64 GB. The wierd part about this phone is that it will not come with latest version of Android KitKat out of the box instead it will be coming with Android 4.3 JellyBean version.

When the talk comes about its looks this phone looks much better or can say cool as compared to its sibling Mi3 which had too many chinese engraving on its back cover. The Redmi S1 looks are stunning well its sibling Mi3 also looks beautiful, the Redmi S1 back cover has it’s Logo mi and  doesn’t have too much chinese engraving which will probably impress the Indian users  while buying.

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The Redmi 1S comes with a 8 Mega Pixel camera with LED flash and a wide f/2.2 aperture.  Other features includes burst-mode, auto-focus, Zero Shutter Lag, HDR and real-time filters. The secondary camera provided with this device is of 1.6 Mega Pixel. The other features also includes a Bluetooth 4.0 low energy, WiFi, and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support. For smooth functioning of all this features it has been loaded with 2000 mAh battery.

The Redmi S1 has been priced at Rs.6,999 and will be available through its retailer Flipkart and it is expected to go on sale from next week as it will be officially introduced by Xiaomi’S  Vice-President International, Hugo Barra on 26th August.  With this launch Xiaomi is ready to give tough time for Indian brands like Micrmax, Lava and Karbonn in future.

For more updates stay tuned with Androidnova.org Thank You !

 

 

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Latest News,Mid Ranged Devices,Smart Phones

Samsung Galaxy Mega2 leaked, shows a different set of specs.

21 Aug , 2014  

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Androidcommunity is reporting news that Samsung is preparing yet another one of its gigantic devices the Galaxy Mega 2 , which now based on TENAA certification it will have a 6-inch with a 720p resolution screen . It will be powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor and it will include 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage will be 8 GB . It will have 2 cameras one 5 megapixels and one 13 megapixels on the front and rear respectively.

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These were the old information which it was known until now based on new ones the CPU is swapped with an unknown Pega Pro quad core chip , supposed to be running at 1.5GHz, with the memory to take down at 1.5GHz . The cameras in Galaxy Mega2 had been changed to 8 megapixels for the back and 2.1 megapixels for the front one the internal storage is increased at 16GB. These differences in specs can be explained by the fact that Samsung usually produces at least two variants with slightly differences in specs depending on the region.

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
SIM Micro-SIM
Announced Exp. announcement 2014, Q3
Status Rumored. Exp. release 2014, Q3
Body Dimensions -
Weight -
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 6.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA, 11 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes
USB microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 2.1 MP
Features OS Android OS, v4.4.3 (KitKat)
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors White, Black
- SNS integration
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
Battery Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery
Stand-by

Sources: AndroidCommunity

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Future Next,Latest News,Smart Phones,Smart Tablets

[REVIEW] Inateck Bluetooth Speakers BP-1001

16 Aug , 2014  

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Inateck, a German company specializing in providing accessories to mobile devices and tablets has been making the quite the news regarding their quality products. Today, we will talk about their amazing product, the Inateck Bluetooth Speakers BP-1001.

A shout-out to Vivian, their marketing head who was kind enough to provide us with a test unit for review.

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Latest News,Smart Tablets

LG G Pad 10.1 hits US market via Best Buy

5 Aug , 2014  

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Android and me is information about the appearance of LG G Pad 10.1 tablet on Best Buy . The device is available in stores and online through Best Buy for 249.99$. The LG G Pad 8.3 is aimed at the higher end of the market, the G Pad 10.1 features more mid-range specs to keep it at a very [...] Continue Reading…

Apps,Apps

Google Play Store 4.8.22 is here for download [APK]

17 Jul , 2014  

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Androidguys reported changes on the Google Play Store, let’s see what is new now.

New headers.
Kirill Grouchnikov from google published a preview of the changes made in the head which now it will be more transparent and a nice fading effect when you slide down the action bar on video and book sections.

New Additional information section
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Firmwares,Latest News,Smart Phones

CyanogenMod adds HTC One Max, Find 7 to roster

2 Jul , 2014  

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CyanogenMod has once again increased the list of supported devices with two new additions. The One Max , and the OPPO Find 7. Even if it’s late for One Max to be added also the device will not be getting a unified build but various ones like t6 for T-Mobile, AT&T , and unlocked variants and t6vzw for Verizon. [...] Continue Reading…