Apple is all set to announce its next iPhone – iPhone 5S and its cheaper version of iPhone – iPhone 5C next week on September 10th. We have had various leaks and rumors suggesting that Apple was indeed testing a bigger iPhone and a larger iPad and today we have more information from The Wall Street Journal that Apple is testing iPhones ranging from 4.8inch – 6inch.
For the first time, Apple is hosting two events for the launch of their premium iPhone. The first event is scheduled on September 10th at Apple’s HQ in Cupertino and the second event is planned for Sept 11 in China. According to the rumor-mill, it is believed that Apple will be launching two iPhones this time – iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Today we have the new Google Nexus 7 (2013) against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 311. The new Nexus 7 was launched in July and is yet to be available in India while the Galaxy Tab 3 was launched in July and has been available since then in India.
The Nexus 7 comes with an upgraded processor, much better display and a rear camera which was absent in its predecessor while the Galaxy Tab 3 has Samsung’s Exynos SoC.
Lets check out how the devices perform.
Samsung’s dominance in the smartphone market is well-known, but the South Korean electronics giant is yet to stamp its authority on the Tablet market. Apple was the company that brought back tablets to life with their original iPad.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 311 was launched in July while the iPad Mini was launched way back last year. The iPad Mini is almost at the end of its product cycle while the Tab 3 is quite fresh.
Both the tablets are worlds apart in terms of build quality, the software they run and the internals they feature. Lets check out how they perform.
Among the many products that Sony unveiled at IFA 2013, SRS-BTS50 wireless speaker was one. The SRS-BTS50 is an external speaker system capable of producing outstanding surround sound.
Sony announced a lot of products at the IFA 2013 and the Smart Bluetooth Handset SBH52 is one of the them. The SBH52 functions as a handheld for calling as well as a handsfree for calling and listening to music.
Sony has been busy at the IFA launching a wide variety of products ranging from 4K Bravia TVs to Xperia Z1 that sports a 20.7MP camera. Along with major launches, it launched various accessories too. The Sony MDR-10 series of headphones falls under the premium category that brings lifelike detail. Sony’s main aim with this premium series of headphones is to deliver music to the listeners the way the creators created it.
Along with a few Android handsets, Alcatel has also unveiled a new Aluminum tablet – Evo 8HD. The Alcatel Evo 8HD is a sleek and stylish tablet with aluminum build and reasonably slim waistline.
Back in July, at Google I/O, Sundar Pichai announced that the total number of Android activations had surpasses 900 million. Ever since that announcement, the whole of Tech industry has been expecting when the Android activations will hit the magical billion. Yesterday, Sundar Pichai, via his post in Google+ announced that Android has surpassed 1 billion activations so far.
Last year, in September, Google announced that the total number of Android activations had surpassed 500 million with 1.3 million activations per day. This year, the number has doubled and the number of activations per day has rose from 1.3 million to 1.5 million.
Essentially, there are a billion Android devices out there in the world and the rate is increasing rapidly at 1.5 million activations per day. Last month’s Android distribution break down revealed that more than 40% of Android devices are on Jelly Bean, 2.6% increase from 37.9% in July. Google is yet to release the distribution chart for last month.
Alcatel is a name usually less related with the smartphone industry and the French company are now trying to change that fact. Alcatel has just announced their One Touch Hero phablet which competes with most other 6 inch+ devices.
Asus had introduced the original Fonepad at MWC 2013 earlier this year and the Fonepad saw a slight bump in the specifications sometime during summer. Asus just posted and removed a video ad for the yet another refresh of the Fonepad.
The Sony SRS-BTV5 is a very unique gadget with a spherical build and flat base that is capable of acting as an external speaker. Sony SRS-BTV5 connects via Bluetooth or NFC. We unboxed the device recently. Let’s check out how it performs in the complete review.
Google launched their new $35 dongle at the July 24th event where they also unveiled their new Nexus 7 along with Android 4.3. Among the major announcements, the tiny little dongle that goes by the name of “Chromecast” was the talk of the tech industry for a while. Google’s Chromecast lets you stream content from your smartphone/computer to your TV. Lets check out what this tiny device is capable of. Continue reading “Google Chromecast Review”
iBall has launched a lot of Android smartphones in India for a while now and it is yet to make the mark that others like Micromax or Karbonn have been able to make. Things could change very soon for Mumbai based iBall with the launch of their recent iBall Andi 4.7G Cobalt.
The iBall Andi 4.7G Cobalt has the right mixture of specifications and pricing to make it a successful, but only if people knew of its existence. It is a typical mid-range phablet that has the specifications and pricing resembling other devices, but is different in its own way. It was launched at a hefty price tag of Rs. 19,995, but now it is available for around Rs. 15,500 in the market. Continue reading “iBall Andi 4.7G Cobalt Review”