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Prakash

This Thanksgiving, Amazon Fire Phone is available at a special price of $199. For that price it looks like a great phone.

  • Unlocked
  • 2.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Bright 4.7″ HD display
  • 13 MP camera with optical image stabilization, HDR, and LED flash
  • 4 G LTE
  • NFC support
  • Free Headphones
  • Free Amazon Prime for 1 year.

The only reasons why I wouldn’t buy this is..

  • Tied to Amazon app store, no Google Play,
  • 4.7″ Screen, if you are in the market for a bigger display
  • No expandable memory slot
  • GSM Only


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Prakash

I was watching the iPhone 6 launch last night and was wonder what the fuss is all about? Well it’s from Apple and people may be drooling.

Lets find out how the iPhone 6 compares with the Leading Android phones. I am only comparing the specifications and features and not the actually quality which is very subjective.

Here is Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Xiaomi MI3. Galaxy S5 and One M8 are the premium Android phones while the MI3 is the poor man’s option or the rich mans budget phone which ever way you look at it.

Features iPhone 6 Galaxy S5 One M8 MI3
 FingerPrint Sensor  Yes  Yes No No
 Dust Resistant  No  Yes  No  No
 Water Resistant   No  Yes  No  No
 Screen Size  4.7″  5.1″  5.0″  5.0″
 Resolution  750 x 1334  1080 x 1920  1080 x 1920  1080 x 1920
 Full HD  No  Yes  Yes  Yes
 RAM  1 GB  2 GB  2 GB  2 GB
 Memory Card Slot No  Yes Yes No
Primary Camera 8 MP  16 MP  Dual 4MP  13 MP
Selfie Camera 1.2 MP  2 MP   5MP  2MP
CPU Dual-core
1.4 GHz
Quad-core
2.5 GHz
 Quad-core
2.3/2.5 GHz
 Quad-core
2.3 GHz
 FM Radio No No Yes Yes
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes No

As you can see the Android variants are leading in almost all the specifications which does matter. This includes the inexpensive Xiaomi Rather than innovating, Apple seems to only playing catch-up. Apply skillfully hides the finer specifications. Its your choice to stand in the queue for iPhone 6 or go with an Android at a cheaper price.

 

 







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Prakash

Ubuntu Phone and Tablet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the Ubuntu phone has been announced, many people are getting eager to give it a try. The Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview, which allows you to get a peak into Ubuntu phone and tablet is available for download. Images are available for the following:

Phones: Google Nexus, Nexus 4

Tablets: Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

 

Please read the disclaimer before you begin:

It is an experimental development snapshot that can potentially brick your device. It does not provide all of the features and services of a retail phone and cannot replace your current handset. This preview is the first release of a very new and unfinished version of Ubuntu and it will evolve quickly.

This process will delete all data from the device. Restoring Android will not restore this data.

Grab your bits here.

 

   

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Prakash

There is new patch for the X, which can improve the FPS (Frames Per Second) by upto 60 percent

This will benefit applications that use indirect rendering only which means it only affects applications which don’t directly write to the frame buffer. Which most of the high end games do, to get optimal performance.

It still a big improvement, read more.

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Prakash

Motorola has finally launched the Defy in India. This is 3 months after it was launched in US by T-Mobile. Motorola is improving, some of their other phones, took 4-5 months to be launched in India. Lets hope they launch the Atrix sooner in India.

Motorla Defy

Here is whats cool:

  • Waterproof, scratchproof, dust proof. Should I say child proof ;-) ?
  • 3.7″ touchscreen  display
  • 5 Megapixel Camera with Video recording
  • MicroSD Card slot for additional Memory
  • 3G with HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • WiFi
  • MicroUSB for charging (This is soon becoming a standard)
  • 3.5mm standard headphones jack
  • AGPS and Digital Compass
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
  • Android 2.1 with Flash player, this will get upgraded to 2.2
  • FM Radio

What would be nicer:

  • Device should have shipped with 2.3 or atleast 2.2, no word yet on when it will receive 2.3 update
  • Gyroscope for the gaming enthusiast
  • Xenon flash for indoor night photography for the party animals
  • HSDPA+ with 14.4Mbps
  • AMOLED display.

Nevertheless its a nice phone for its price. Its available for Rs 18,900 at Croma.

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Prakash

A cool looking phone from Google. Bbuilt by Samsung, hence the similarity to Samsung Galsxy S.

Here is what I like:

  • Android 2.3 (first and currently the only phone to have this)
  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • 4″ Display
  • 1 GHZ Processor

Here is what I don’t like:

No expandable memory slot, Whith 16 GB built in, you may not need it..but why not have it?

Only HSDPA 7.2Mbps, No HSDPA+ which offers 14.4 Mbps

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Prakash

Motorola has managed to come up with a very good concept. Its essentially a very powerful phone, which can be converted into a PC or a netbook. This will provide a serious competition to the iPhone4 and also provide a single device which can double up as a PC or a netbook.

It has two docks which are optional accessories

  • The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock has three USB ports and an HDMI port enabling connections to a keyboard, mouse, speakers and HDMI-compatible monitor for working at your desk/office, or connecting to an HDMI-compatible television and home theater audio system for interacting with content and enjoying video, music, games and more in your living room.
  • The Motorola Laptop Dock has an incredibly thin design with an 11.6-inch screen, full keyboard, stereo speakers, 36Wh three-cell battery that delivers up to eight hours of battery life and weighs just 2.4 pounds. Users simply dock their Motorola ATRIX 4G into the back of the Laptop Dock to turn it into an active, connected machine to experience true mobility at work, home and playing on-the-go in a form factor that’s lighter and smaller than most laptops on the market.

Comparison between Motorola Atrix 4G and Apple iPhone 4

Comparison Motorola’s Atrix 4G iPhone 4
Availability Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, Q2 Available. Released 2010, June
Size 117.8 x 63.5 x 10.1 mm 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight 135 g 137 g
Display TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,
worlds first qHD (Quarter High Definition) display
LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels, 4.0 inches 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches
Input Sensors Gorilla Glass display
Multi-touch input method
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Fingerprint reader for security
Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
Multi-touch input method
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Three-axis gyro sensor
Audio jack 3.5 mm audio jack 3.5 mm headset jack
Memory 16 GB storage 16/32 GB storage
RAM 1 GB RAM 512 MB RAM
Expandable memory microSD, up to 32GB No
3G HSDPA+ 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
USB Charger Standard microUSB v2.0 Apple proprietary
Camera 5 Megapixel, Geo-tagging, image stabilization 5 Megapixel, Touch focus, geo-tagging
Video Recording Yes, 720p@30fps, will be upgraded to 1080p Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, videocalling over 3G and Wi-Fi Yes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only
Operating System Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) iOS 4
CPU 1GHz Dual Core processor NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H 1 GHz Apple A4 processor
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Java Yes No
HDMI Port Yes On, TV-out via Apple cable
Compass Digital Compass Digital Compass
Adobe Flash player Adobe Flash 10.1 player No
Battery Lithium 1930 mAh Li-Po 1420mAh

Image curtesy: Motorola.com

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Prakash

What do you get when you marry a Tata Nano Engine with a Merc ? You get a Nokia N8 :)  Nokia has been struggling to maintain market share, and this looks like a desperate attempt.

As always Nokia has added so many hardware features which others can’t matchup, read till the end before you decide.

Whats good:

  • 12MP Camera! Yes that 12!
  • HD Video recording
  • 3.5″ Touch Screen
  • Bright AMOLED display with ???640 x 360 pixels resolution
  • Accelerometer/Compass/Proximity Sensor
  • Choice of 5 Colours
  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • GPS and A-GPS
  • Radio
  • Flash support
  • USB-on-the-go (so you can connect to other USB devices without a PC)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • HDMI Port
  • 3.5 mm Audio jack
  • 3G
  • DivX/H.264 Playback
  • 680 MHz processor (slow compared to 1GHz getting common today)

What not so good is the Symbian operating system. Which is now started showings its age, its time Nokia offers Android as an option.  While they can continue experimenting with their Linux  variants (Meego/Maemo) and extend the life of Symbian.

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Prakash

Motorla Defy
Motorola has announced Motorola Defy which is Water Resistant, Dust Resistant and Scratch Resistant. Which is excellent if you had kids around who like to throw phones into the water!


Here are some interesting features:

  • 3.7″ touchscreen  display
  • 480X864 resolution screen
  • 5 Megapixel Camera with Video recording
  • LED Flash
  • 2 GB Internal Memory
  • MicroSD Card slot for additional Memory
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Dual Band 3G and Quad Band 2G
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5mm standard headphones jack
  • AGPS and Digital Compass
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
  • Android 2.1 with Flash player

What would be nicer:

If It has Android 2.2 update available which Motorola hasn’t announced yet, but is likely to come.

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Prakash

From a Newsweek article:

What began as a trickle now has turned into a tidal wave. In August Google announced it was activating 200,000 Android phones each day. On at least one day since then, that number surged to more than 250,000, Rubin says. Android now has leapt past Apple to become the biggest smart-phone platform in the United States, the third-biggest worldwide, and by far the fastest growing.

Microsoft last week sued Motorola, alleging its Android phones violate Microsoft patents. Similarly, Apple has sued HTC over its Android phones, and Oracle has sued Google, alleging Android itself violates Oracle patents. If nothing else, the lawsuits demonstrate that rivals recognize Android has become a serious threat.


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Prakash

“In terms of sales, smartphones powered by Android are expected to surpass these of Symbian as early as 2012,” he said, reports the Telegraph.

Its time Nokia considers offering Android based phone.

“If Nokia joins the Android party, the support of this eco-system by all key players could help the mobile smartphone industry to potentially commoditise its software business much like what Microsoft did in the PC world,” he said.

If Nokia continues in its current strategy, it would be addressing “niche markets,” Kamal-Saadi added.

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Prakash

After  the HTC Desire, HTC has announced the HTC Desire HD. Here are the specs:

  • 4.3 inch LCD screen: Thats big!
  • 8 Megapixel Camera
  • 1 GHz Processor (same as HTC Desire)
  • 720p High Definition Video Capture
  • HD Video Playback
  • DivX playback
  • Surround sound.
  • 4 GB Internal Memory: Nice but more the better.
  • Android 2.2.: Will also be available on HTC Desire, Wildfire and Legend.

If you are looking for a Qwerty phone, wait for the HTC Desire Z, which has a qwerty or look at Motorola Backflip.

These phones are expected to hit the market by the end of the year/Early Next year.

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Prakash

Best Buy is firing its employee who made this funny video comparing iPhone 4 with HTC Evo. Perhaps Apple didn’t find the video funny and is pressurising Best Buy to take action.

Here is the scoop. The video has already had 2.3 Million views and growing rapidly. Its funny :)

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