Lava Iris Selfie 50 With 5MP Autofocus Front Camera Launched For Rs. 7699

Lava Mobile has officially launched its Iris Selfie 50 smartphone in the company’s latest Iris series at a price of Rs. 7,699 in India. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and comes with 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash on board.

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Lava International is however going aggressive on selfie-focused phone as the company’s latest Iris Selfie 50 would be the second selfie smartphone. It is a dual-SIM handset flaunt with a 5-inch IPS full lamination LCM screen with FWVGA display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution screen. Paired with 1GB of RAM, also includes an 8GB storage and 32GB external card support.

The Lava Iris Selfie 50 With a 5MP autofocus front-facing camera with LED flash, also integrated with an 8MP auto-focus BSI II back camera with HD recording and dual Flash. It is backed up by a 2400 mAh Li-Polymer battery that gives a talk time of up to 10 hours on 3G networks.

Lava Iris Selfie 50 specifications

  • 5 inch IPS HD Capacitive touch screen display
  • 16M colors, ~294 ppi pixel density
  • 8 MP rear camera with Dual LED flash, BSI-II pixel architecture & 1.4 ?m Pixel Size
  • 5 MP front camera with LED flash
  • 2,400 mAh battery
  • 1.2 GHz quad core CPU
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • microSD cards up to 32 GB
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS
  • 2G, 3G network bands
  • 144.5 X 71.2 X 9.2mm dimensions
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS with A-GPS and microUSB v2.0, USB OTG
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor and Ambient Light Sensor

The Lava Iris Selfie 50 priced at Rs. 7699, available to buy in Black and White color options in India.

Download Google Play Store 5.0.38 APK With Material Design

You can now download the latest updated version 5.0.38 of Google Play Store APK, which brings with it a plethora of changes and bunch of bug fixes that users have been facing for quite some time. The all new Google Play Store 5 carries more elements of Material Design which has already been accustomed earlier in the Android L Developer Preview releases.

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Google Play Store APK version 5.0.38 is now available to download. Updated with a complete Material Design overhaul, Google Play Newsstand also gets updated with it, and a day after, Google+ was been updated with additional Material Design elements.

The new Google Play app icon carrier the new, flatter look, keeping itself in line with Material design’s new aesthetics. That’s what you will notice the first. Apparently, from the design language, things have also been changed under the hood.

Fire up the app and you’ll instantly recognize the subtle changes in animations when speak, accessing the slide-out drawer menu, along with changes in the iconography. The What’s New section has been moved to the top and is now visibly highlighted in green allowing for it to be prominently visible in each application listing.

The Widget Section icons for the home screen have also been changed either, maintaining the flat, paper-like design. Google moved forward in changing the notification icon for the status bar too, after all, it is this attention to detail that ultimately counts.

This version of Play Store should start rolling out to users over a course of the next few days and if you think you can wait that longer. Want the update to hit your device right now, you can download the APK of Google Play Store 5 from the embedded link at the foot of this post, side-load it, and give it a tail run.

Caution: This APK is not quite ready for Android L Preview or ROM ports based on the Preview images. If you did not pay heed to this warning, and your Play Store is crashing. Revert back to the older version to get things up and running again.

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Download Google Play APK version 5.0.38 from here.

Obi Falcon S451 And Fox S453 Android Smartphones Listed On Ocompany’s Site

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Obi has officially launched two new Android smartphones, the Flacon S451 and Fox S453, which are now listed on company’s website for sale. No word regarding the price nor the availability have been mentioned though. However, we can expect the company will reveal their new handsets in the coming days, officially.

The Obi Falcon S451 is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device that supports one regular SIM and one Micro-SIM. Running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, it comes with a 4.5-inch (540×960 pixels) qHD IPS display, powered by a dual-core 1.3GHz MediaTek (MT6572) SoC paired with 1GB of RAM, includes a 4GB ROM on board.

With an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera, the smartphone has got the ability to rotate up to 206 degrees, and could lock at any angle. Offers 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth connectivity options and packs a 2200mAh battery, measuring at 131×66.3×8.9mm. Listed in just White color.

The dual-SIM (regular SIM + Micro-SIM), the Obi Fox S453 runs the more recent Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. It comes with a 4.5-inch (480×854 pixels) FWVGA TFT IPS display. Packs a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek (MT6572) processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).

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Features a 5-megapixel rear fixed-focus camera with LED flash, while there is a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard. Supports 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth connectivity options.

It’s bacjed up by a 1600mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 180 hours of standby time. It measures 131.7x64x9mm and is also listed in just White colour.

Google Earth For Android App Gets Updated With Improved 3D Experience, Faster Mapping and More

 

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Here comes Google with a new updated version of Google Earth for Android, now offering 3D rendering technology and also giving map-making user easy access to their MKL files either. Noticed that, Google Maps is constantly upgraded with new features, but it’s been 10 years since their has been a major overhaul. Apart this, Google has released a primary update to its Google Earth on Android and the best feature of this newer one would be that it now highlights mountains, cities, rivers in the map. Full details after this fold!

Google Earth is one of the top maping solution till date for “faster, smoother, crisper” experience, that’s promised and now, Google is giving us when it comes to transitions and browsing through the Google Earth app. New 3D rendering is that, makes you feel like you’re actually skydiving into the places you’re looking at, could be a New York City downtown or the Eiffel Tower or any you desire.

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Google in a company blog post.

Starting today, you’ll see faster, smoother, and crisper transitions as you’re zooming into your dream destination in Google Earth. Thanks to a new 3D rendering technology—the first major 3D overhaul since Earth launched more than 10 years ago—sharper views of mountains and cities are just a virtual skydive away.

Additionally, the Google Earth will now receives basemap updates at the same time as the GMaps. So, that mobile device users will be updated with information like place names, roads, and business much exploring than ever before through the Android app.

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Finally, the latest update for Android introduces support for opening KML files for custom maps directly from Google Drive. You don’t need to open your desktop and laptop just to be able to view the maps now.

With the 3D views comes with a Tour Guide to spotlight different must-see places as you travel, and optional layers are also integrated from sources like Wikipedia to add more context, which are apparently available for the Earth app for Android. Google Earth with more 3D updates will be added in the next few months, so we can expect a bunch of updates over the next few weeks, then.

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Users can now download Google Earth for Android with 3D tech free from the Play Store.

Google Releases New Inbox App For iPhone And Android, Download It Now [Video]

Talking about the latest standalone email app which Google has announced, called ‘Inbox’, developed by Gmail Team. Technically, it servers as your Gmail client, but on the other hand offers an experience nothing close to contemorary ones. Inbox is a service available on the Web (Chrome only), and its supposedly a morer inherently-clever service that handles your emails and launched as an app for iOS 7+ and Android 4.1+.

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Inbox, unlike Gmail, sort out on its own intelligence to give you information in a manner that will not need you to open an email – well! Not all of them at least. User interface is similar to Google Now design language, where, the Google Now-style cards are used in the Inbox, appearing in line with your message list. Cards that offer details of things like flight timings, package tracking, and even photos.

Inbox bundled with similar email like purchase receipts, bank statements, bills et al and not only that, rather depennding on how you treat different kinds of emails, the app will learn from the choices you makes as well. Bundles, that groups emails by category, which in fact means that all the Gmail related to one topic are neately grouped altogether so that you can easily and quickly review and then delete by swiping.

Eventually, Inbox focuses on key information in your emails as well, such as flight itineraries, event information, photos, documents etc. Tracks information and highlight it for you, and even further offer to fill in more info to the original emails. For instance, it can include the real-time status of your flight, or even package deliveries.

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Inbox app also got “Assists”, that integrates real-time updates from the Internet Web directly into the email and makes a restaurant reservation online, with maps to your confirmation email and if you book a flight online, it also gives you a link to check-in. Reminders on the other hand, integrated in Inbox – so that users can focus on prioritized taslks as well, or for that matter you can keep a better track of things from one centralized place.

Google will provide you with handy assists. Adding a reminder to call a shop will yield in a phone number for that particular location and when it will be open. Assists will work for your emails as well and Snooze will let you dismiss both messages and Reminders temporarily.

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Inbox by Gmail is an invite only service at the moment and its touted as a mixup between Mailbox and Google Now. You can also email at inbox@google.com to sign up for an invitation.

(Download: Inbox for Android / iPhone)

Intex Aqua Amaze With 5″ HD Display, Octa-Core, 13MP Camera Launched At Rs. 10690

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Intex Mobiles has launched Aqua Amaze, yet another smartphone in its Aqua series. It comes with a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS Display based on OGS solution, powered by a 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor and sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5MP camera on front. Almost all the specs are similar to the newly launched Aqua Star HD with 1.3GHz quad-core processor.

It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, and comes with pre-loaded with Opera mini, Zapak, OLX, WeChat, Saavn, Newshunt, Flipkart, Clean Master, Getit and more apps.

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Commenting on the launch, Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Mobile Business Head, Intex Technologies said,

The Aqua Amaze is truly a win-win for the smartphone savvy customers of today with the 5 inch OGS HD display with full lamination, Octa Core processor and 13 MP camera, all packed in an attractive price offering. With the realm of smartphones that exist today, it is essential to create something that not only stands out in terms of price but compelling features too. We would like to believe that our endeavor to be a part of such a realm has been achieved with the launch of the Aqua Amaze today. We hope to sustain this momentum as we continue to aspire for technological excellence.

Intex Aqua Amaze Features

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS OGS display
  • 1.4 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592M processor
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with MicroSD
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 7.6mm thick
  • 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 2000 mAh battery

The Intex Aqua Amaze wil be available to buy in Light Blue and Back colors. Priced at Rs. 10690 in India, offering it with stylish gift box design for this festival season. Happy Diwali!

LG F60 With LTE and L45 Dual Android 4.4 KitKat Phones Launched In India

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LG Electronics seems to be launching spree in India with affordable smartphones range, after making LG Stylus, L Bello and L Fino available in the market, now launched F60 and L45 Dual smartphones.

Both the dual-SIM smartphones now listed on company’s official site with pricing, but no mention about the availability details. The LG Fino F60 was initially announced early this month and was expected to go on sale in Europe followed by Asia and the Americas.

The LG L60 comes with a new 4G LTE support and being a dual SIM it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. It features a UX derived from LG G3, gets UX skin include the Touch and Shoot capability, which eventually clicks images by just tapping anywhere on the display to focus and capture in one single step, and Gesture Shot in the camera allows users to open and close hand in front of the lens to start a three-second countdown for the shutter.

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Next the Kock Code, which was first introduced on the LG G2 and allows users to unlock the phone by tapping a personlaized “knock” pattern on the display.

With 4.5-inch WVGA WVGA (480×800 pixels) True IPS LCD display, the LG F60 (D392)  offers a pixel density of 207ppi. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor paired with 1GB of RAM and includes a 4GB on built-i storage which can be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. Camera on the smartphones packs a 5-megapixel rear with LED flash and a 0.3MP VGA on front.

It is backed up by a 2100mAh battery, measures 127.5×67.9×10.6mm, and weighs around 130 grams. With LTE, the smartphone supports 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB. The smartphone will be available to buy in Black and White colors and priced at Rs. 15,000 in India.

The LG L45 Dual is a budget smartphone, based on Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with a dual-SIM support. Specifications include a 3.5-inch TFT display with 320×480 pixels resolution screen; 1GHz dual-core processor; 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM and expandable via microSD card; sports a 5MP fixed-foxus camera and o front with a VGA shooter and packs a 1540mAh battery.

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The LG L45 Dual (X132) supports 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, and Micro-USB connectivity options. It also comes with the Knock Code feature. Listed for availability on the company’s India website. Priced at Rs. 6,500.

Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK Now Available For Download With Nexus Preview Images

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Google has finally rolling out official Software Developer Kit for the recently launched Android 5.0 Lollipop. In addition to SDK, the company has also updated preview images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) smartphones.

Originally, the Android L SDK preview released back this year at Google I/O. Lollipop version comes with 5,000 new APIs and to get the latest SDK, Android users need to navigate to the SDK Manager and select the Tools > SDK Tools > SDK Platform Tools > SDK Built-tools. Select everything under Android 5.0 category, and then click “Install” packages. Finally, by accepting the lisencing agreement, click Install button.

Notably, this is the release of the final APIs level 21, which infact means that developers can start to create new apps based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, as well as updating existing Android apps which can support the OS’s Material Design and etc.

“The Android 5.0 SDK includes updated tools and new developer system images for testing. You can develop against the latest Android platform using API level 21 and take advantage of the updated support library to implement Material Design as well as the leanback user interface for TV apps.”

posted Google on a company blog post.

Google although confirmed that the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be the first smartphone and Tablet to run the new mobile operating system and also planning to roll out to other supprted Nexus devices around the timebeing, which apparently includes Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2012 / 2013), and Nexus 10.

You can now download Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK from here

Google Announces HTC-Made Nexus 9: Specs, Price And Availability [India]

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Google alongside Nexus 6 smartphone also made Nexus 9 tablet by HTC official. This is the Taiwanese manufacturer’s first Nexus gadget since the Nexus One started things in January 2010, and it will be the foremost HTCs’ tablet since the Flyer 7-inch launched in 2011.

It comes with a 4:3 aspect ratio screen, and will be among the first devices to run production builds of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which has been in developer preview status since this summer. Powered by a NVIDIA Tegra chipset, with a the powerful K1 on the inside. Available to buy in 16GB or 32GB vrainats, but only Wi-Fi model and the LTE model comes with a fixed 32GB storage.

Designed in collaboration with HTC, the Nexus 9 features a soft touch back and a metallic frame, with 8.9-inch 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution screen, the 64-bit Tegra K1 Processor paired with the gigantic Kelper GPU.

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Although, Google is placing the Nexus 9 in its Productivity listing, with an optional keyboard folio case that magnetically attaches to the tablet. More than enough, are the key hardware capabilities of its specs, includes a dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound, LTE connectivity, 64bit SoC and comes with the great additions of Android L with Material Design, which is flexible across all the previous Android devices.

Pre-orders already started with a price stating at $399 for the base 16GB Wi-Fi only variant. The Nexus 9 will go on sale in the US starting November 3rd.

Update X1: Google Nexus 9 now shows up in Google Play Store in India, pricing and release date confirmed as well.

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The 16GB WiFi version of the tablet comes with a Rs. 28,900 (almost $470), while the 32GB LTE version of the tablet costs Rs. 44,900 (almost $730). The price of the WiFi version is almost in line with the US pricing where the tablet costs $399, so it isn’t too far off. However ,the LTE version of the tablet is more pricier when compared with its price in the US.

Google’s Nexus 6 Phablet Designed For Android 5.0 Lollipop Announced

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The Mountain View giant has officially introduced the world with Motorola-made Nexus 6, an mammoth screened smartphone that could easily be mistaken for a tablet-cum-smarthone.

The Google Nexus 6 is all set to go on sale as to be among the first devices to get the new version of Android, named it the 5.0 Lollipop. It’s the biggest of all those Nexus devices released and available to buy in the market, with a whopping 5.96-inch screen and Quad-HD (2560×1440) resolution. On the inside it’s running the latest Snapdragon 805 processor, while the storage comes in 32GB and 64 gigs configurations, and also packs a 13-megapixel camera with OIS technology.

Paired with 3GB of RAM, clocked at 2.65GHz quad-core processor it also houses a 2MP front0facing camera and the battery is a 3,200mAh unit and it is non-removable just the ones from the previous model.

Usually, the Nexus 6 physical aspect looks like the Moto X (Gen 2), with a front-facing speaker and mic, a metal trim and soft-touch plastic rear. The Nexus 6 will come in Midnight Blue and Cloud White, and the pricing starts at $649 off-contract.

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The Nexus 6 will be available to pre-order starting late October, with general availability to come in November. Available on contract through AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular. The Nexus 6 with the 32GB SIM-free version priced at $649. In Europe, the 32GB and the 64GB variants are expected to cost you €569 and €649 respectively.

The latest Nexus flagship is going to be available for purchase in 28 countries across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, including India. The Nexus 6 will make its debut outside the US by the end of 2014.