Pankaj Kedia of Dolby on Importance of Audio for Indian Smartphone users

Thanks to the rapid development in technology, mobile phones are evolving at a faster rate than ever before, and smartphone manufacturers have come a long way in terms of innovation. There are a plethora of smartphones at every price segment and users now have a wide range of options to choose from. Among the key pillars of the smartphone, audio quality also plays a vital role in a purchase decision and with now people working remotely and staying indoors, there is a significant rise in online video consumption. This, in turn, has given rise to the demand for richer smartphone audio quality that consumers do not want to compromise on. 

To better understand consumer behaviour, a survey was conducted on what audio means for Indian consumers by CMR (CyberMedia Research) across six cities, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. The focus of this survey was to understand how Indians are consuming content, the importance given to sound quality and what they seek going forward while purchasing their next smartphone.

We had a chance to interact with Pankaj Kedia, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories to know more about these findings,  how Dolby is working with OEMs and Content Creators, and more. Continue reading “Pankaj Kedia of Dolby on Importance of Audio for Indian Smartphone users”

Dolby and OPPO form strategic intellectual property partnership for High-Efficiency AAC, JPEG-HDR and more

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Dolby Laboratories today announced a strategic intellectual property partnership with OPPO. The partnership will result in OPPO collaborating with Dolby on High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HE-AAC), JPEG-HDR and other audio and video technologies. Continue reading “Dolby and OPPO form strategic intellectual property partnership for High-Efficiency AAC, JPEG-HDR and more”

Xbox One now receiving Dolby Atmos support via an update

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Microsoft has apparently started rolling out Dolby Atmos support to the Xbox One console via updates just as it promised during the month of October.

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Dolby to introduce Dolby Atmos sound in smartphones and tablets

Everybody who has seen the movie – ‘Gravity’ in a Dolby Atmos enabled theater, will know how true and amazing the surround sound effect is. Dolby Atmos has been around in the market since 2012 and until now, it has been there in a few theater screens and will become mainstream in the coming days. Dolby is not satisfied with Dolby Atmos taking up just the big screen and they want to bring to your smartphones and tablets.

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Nokia 808 PureView at Dolby Lounge – FICCI Frames 2012


We recently got invitation from Dolby Laboratories for their Dolby Lounge experience at FICCI Frames in Mumbai. This year’s special demonstration was Dolby Mobile and Dolby Headphone-enabled Nokia Symbian smartphones. Dolby Mobile is specifically designed for handheld and portable media devices so consumers can enjoy HD Multi Channel Surround Sound with no compromise. Continue reading “Nokia 808 PureView at Dolby Lounge — FICCI Frames 2012”

Dolby Mobile Experience – MWC 2012

We had the opportunity to visit the Dolby booth at the MWC 2012. We have two videos – An interview with Simon Arnold and another video demonstrating the Dolby mobile experience.

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Nokia N8 is the World’s First Dolby Digital Plus phone

As we were told in the Nokia N8 QnA , this upcoming Symbian^3 phone does Video playback with 5.1 surround sound and it does have something special to offer as Dolby and Nokia have joined hands to make the Nokia N8 the World’s first Dolby Digital Plus phone. We have tried the Dolby Effects on the LG Arena and it was quite impressive . Nokia has been quite late to get Dolby on its phones but seems like we’ll see it quite a number of Nokia handsets starting with the N8

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LG Arena Preview – Music Playback

LG Arena KM900 is the latest touchscreen multimedia device from LG Mobiles and we have a review coming up soon. It’s a full touchscreen device with a 5 Mega Pixel Camera, Dolby Mobile Music, USB Charging,Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

We just preview the music playback on this phone in the video below. The speaker in action below but Its really impressive with the in-ear earphones.

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In the meanwhile you can also checkout the LG Arena pics and launch details

Dolby and Symbian promise entertainment

Mobile Entertainment like movies and music has become an important part of a person’s life having a mobile phone. Companies like Nokia and Sony Ericsson are doing the best to enhance the experience of every individual who has a mobile phone. Continue reading “Dolby and Symbian promise entertainment”