Intel introduces Atom Z2420 for emerging markets, Lava announced as the partner

Intel just unveiled its new SoC platform for value smartphones in emerging markets. It is codenamed the Atom Z2420, and it directly aimed at the ever burgeoning mid range smartphone market that craves for powerful hardware. And it looks like Intel might have just the solution for value smartphones, yes, that’s what they call mid range devices now. The platform was unveiled today along with a reference device with a 3.5 inch screen, 5 megapixel camera that can shoot 7 frames per second and 1080p full HD video.

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Lava XOLO A700 Review

Entry level Android smartphones are a hot category and Lava has introduced its own entry in the field to cash in on the craze. With good build quality, competitive specifications and a near stock build of Android, the Xolo A700 has a lot going for it but is it the device to get ? Read on the complete review to find out. Continue reading “Lava XOLO A700 Review”

Lava XOLO A800 Dual SIM Android Smartphone now available for Rs. 11999

Lava XOLO A800, new phone in the XOLO series is now available from online retailers Flipkart and Snapdeal. Most features are similar to the A700 that went on sale last month including Dual SIM support, 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) 16M color capacitive touch screen IPS display and 1GHz dual-core  processor. Unlike the 5MP auto focus camera in the A700, the XOLO A800 has a 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash, BSI Sensor for better low-light imaging and a VGA front-facing camera. Continue reading “Lava XOLO A800 Dual SIM Android Smartphone now available for Rs. 11999”

Lava Iris N400 Dual SIM phone with 4-inch display, Android 4.0 now available for Rs. 6,399

Lava Iris N400, Lava’s new Dual SIM Android smartphone in the Iris range is now available from online retailers Flipkart and Snapdeal. Unlike the Iris N320 and N350 that was launched recently, the N400 comes with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and has 3G support. It has a 4.0-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display and is powered by a 1 GHz processor. It has a 5MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 0.3MP front-facing camera for video calling.  It has Dual SIM support similar to the Iris smartphones. Continue reading “Lava Iris N400 Dual SIM phone with 4-inch display, Android 4.0 now available for Rs. 6,399”

Lava XOLO A700 Dual SIM Android Smartphone now available for Rs. 9999

Lava XOLO A700 that surfaced earlier this week is now available from online retailer Flipkart. It has a 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) 16M color capacitive touch screen IPS display and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor. It has Dual SIM support and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It comes with a 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash at the back with 720p HD video recording and a VGA front-facing camera. Continue reading “Lava XOLO A700 Dual SIM Android Smartphone now available for Rs. 9999”

Lava XOLO A700 Dual SIM phone with 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 coming soon

Lava has started teasing their upcoming XOLO A700 on their Facebook page. Looks like the X series is for Intel phones and the A series is for Android phones that are powered by ARM processors.It has a 4.5inch (960 x 540 pixels) 16M color capacitive touch screen IPS display and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It has a 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash at the back and a VGA front-facing camera. Continue reading “Lava XOLO A700 Dual SIM phone with 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 coming soon”

Lava IRIS N320 Dual SIM Android Smartphone launched for Rs. 3999

Lava Mobiles has launched IRIS N320, their new Dual SIM Android phone in the IRIS series, followed by the IRIS N350. Features of the IRIS N320 are similar to the N350 including a 3.5 inch (320 x 480 pixels) Capacitive multi-touch display, 1GHz processor and Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). It has a 2 Megapixel camera with LED flash at the back, but lacks a front-facing camera that was present in the N350. This doesn’t have 3G support similar to the IRIS N350. Continue reading “Lava IRIS N320 Dual SIM Android Smartphone launched for Rs. 3999”

Lava IRIS N350 Dual SIM Android Smartphone launched for Rs. 5499

Lava has launched IRIS N350, their new Dual SIM Android Smartphone powered by a 1GHz processor. It has a 3.5 inch (320 x 480 pixels) Capacitive multi-touch display and runs on Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). It has a 2 Megapixel camera at the back and a 0.3 MP front-facing camera. Continue reading “Lava IRIS N350 Dual SIM Android Smartphone launched for Rs. 5499”

Lava XOLO X900 Android 4.0 update starts rolling out

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update is now available for Lava XOLO X900. The first Intel Medfield-powered phone was launched in August for Rs. 22,000, but it got a price cut to Rs.17500 last week. We reviewed the device in May when it was running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbead), now the ICS update brings several features including a new UI, faster browser, new lockscreen with face unlock, new camera UI, better compatibility for apps and games and more. Continue reading “Lava XOLO X900 Android 4.0 update starts rolling out”

Lava XOLO X900 price drops to Rs.17500

If you were considering purchasing the Lava XOLO X900 –  1st Android phone powered by an Intel processor,  the price of the handset has been cut to Rs.17500 on the official store just minutes ago. The handset was launched for Rs.22000 few months back.

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Android Jelly Bean port ready for Intel smartphones, No word on roll out

Waiting for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to hit your Lava X900 ? You’re in luck as Intel has just finished off porting the latest version of Android to its Medfield chips. The Android 4.1 build is complete and is being used as a daily driver by Intel employees said Mike Bell, Mobile group General Manager, in an interview with PC World.

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Lava XOLO X900 Review

Intel had been one of the earliest players in the mobile chip sphere with its Xscale line of processors for PDAs. Having sold the division to Marvell in 2006 , the company had for all practical purposes ditched mobile computing.

Then came their effort with Moorestown , based on the Lincroft system-on-a-chip with an Atom processor core, Langwell input / output Platform Controller Hub(I/O PCH), and a Briertown Power Management IC. However due to the lack of proper power management , video encoding and decoding among others meant that the SoC was not feasible for deployment in a phone. What it did lead to is the Medfield processor. This is a true x86 processor chip which will shipping in a number of devices by the end of 2012. Read on for our review on the first phone running Intel’s Medfield processor. Continue reading “Lava XOLO X900 Review”

LAVA XOLO X900 First Unboxing


Here is the world’s first unboxing of the world’s first Intel powered phone the Lava XOLO X900 first only on FoneArena. This Android smartphone went on sale on April 23rd in India for Rs.21990 available only online. Intel and Lava showcased this device at MWC 2012 in February this year and it’s hit the market this month. Actually India is the first country in which the XOLO X900 is being launched. The phone is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel ATOM processor and packs 1GB of RAM. It has a 8MP Camera along with a dedicated camera key. It packs a 4inch screen with a 1024×600 pixels resolution. It’s running on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and an update to ICS has been promised. Continue reading “LAVA XOLO X900 First Unboxing”

Lava XOLO X900 now available from Tradus.in

Lava and Intel launched the XOLO X900 smartphone powered by Intel’s 1.6Ghz Atom Z2460 processor along with a 400 MHz Graphics Processing Unit. It was available from the Croma online store starting earlier this week, now the phone is available from online retailer Tradus.in. Continue reading “Lava XOLO X900 now available from Tradus.in”