Celkon has launched yet another budget KitKat smartphone in the country. Dubbed Signature Two A500, the smartphone has a 5 inch FWVGA display at 480×854. It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat on a 1.3GHz MT6572M dual core processor, Mali 400 GPU and 1GB RAM. Signature Two A500 has got 8GB of internal storage expandable upto 32GB via micro SD slot.
Celkon Signature Two A500 packs a 5MP rear camera w/ LED flash, VGA front facing and a 2000mAh battery. It supports dual SIM, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth. The handset weighs 147 grams and is 9.9mm thick.
Mr. Murali Retineni, Executive Director Celkon Mobiles said, “At Celkon, our endeavor is to bring out the best each time we launch an offering. We look forward to the success of this latest model in Signature series. We always strive to combine the best in quality with the latest features to create a wow experience for our customers. The Signature A500 will certainly be a unique and engaging device for all. We are pleased to have this partnership with Flipkart to enable reaching out to the entire country with this exciting new model.”
Celkon Signature Two A500 is available exclusively on Flipkart.com. Celkon is giving a free flip cover with the phone.
Spice Mobiles has announced the launch of two new Android KitKat powered smartphones in the country, Smart Flo Mi-359 and Stellar Mi-451. Both the smartphones come with quad core processors.
Spice Smart Flo Mi-359 is a dual SIM smartphone with a 3.2 inch HVGA display. It has a 1.3GHz quad core processor, 256MB RAM along with 512MB internal storage expandable via micro SD slot.
Mi-359 packs a 2MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera and a 1400mAh battery. This quad core KitKat smartphone Mi-359 has been aptly priced at INR 3,599 and is available INR 2,899 on Spice online store, Saholic.com
Spice Stellar Mi-451 is a 3G enabled dual SIM smartphone with a 4.5 inch FWVGA display. It also comes with a 1.3GHz quad core processor. Mi-451 has got 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage with micro SD slot.
Spice Mi-451 packs a 3.2MP rear camera, 2MP fron camera and a 1450mAh battery. Spice Mi-451 has been priced at INR 6,299 and is available for INR 5,499 on Saholic.com.
CyanogenMod team has released the M9 build of CM11 for supported devices. CyanogenMod has announced that this release is the first stable release for Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 tablets and HTC One M8. You can download the build M9 from CyanogenMod or update to M9 from the built-in updater in your CM ROM on your supported device.
The M9 build brings various bug fixes along with new features. Below is the complete changelog from the :
*Themes support for additional UI elements
* Heads Up Notifications – Bug Fixes
* Lockscreen – Allow doubletap to sleep when using secure keyguard
* Torch – Improve performance
* Safe Headset Volume – prompt when interfering with 3rd party device (Jawbone, Square, etc)
* Center clock support
* Quick Settings – respect locale changes on additional tiles
* Proximity Wake-Up support – prevent accidental wake-up of device by checking to see if proximity sensor is blocked (eg. Device is in a bag or pocket).
* Spam notification filtering – Set notifications to auto-ignore based on content (perfect for those pesky games that want you to ‘Save 20% on our new game’). Long-press offending notification to set as ignored; manage in Privacy settings.
* Settings Search – Additional improvements and highlighting
* Data Usage Info – Add support for CDMA devices without sim cards
* Bluetooth – Add additional A2DP profiles
* Bluetooth – Disable AVRCP 1.5 by default (fixes various car unit compatibility)
* Email – Fix saving attachments to storage for POP3 accounts
* Translations (Thanks CM Crowdin Team!)
* Account for Play Services induced wake-locks
* Fix encryption on some LG Devices
* Dialer – add support for Korean and Chinese to smart-dialer
Acer has launched a budget voice calling tablet in India, Acer Iconia Tab 7 A1-713. The 7 inch tablet has got a resolution of 1024×600, 1.3GHz MediaTek MT8382 quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage.
Iconia Tab 7 A1-713 runs Android 4.2 Jelly bean (KitKat promised by Acer). It packs a 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front facing and a 2400mAh battery. The tablet supports micro SD, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and is voice calling enabled.
Acer has priced Iconia Tab 7 A1-713 at Rs.12,999 in India and is available at online and offline stores.
Google has made available its Google Now Launcher to all devices running Android 4.1 and above. Google Now launcher was first made available with Nexus 5. Google later made the launcher available in the Play Store but was limited to Nexus and Google Play Edition devices running KitKat. Now you can download the launcher if you have Android 4.1 or above running on your device. The launcher is available in the Google Play Store (Link below).
Google Now launcher Key features:
• Google Now on your home screen – its easier than ever to get just the right information at just the right time.
• Just say “OK Google” – when you’re on your home screen, just say OK Google to trigger voice input. Then say your search query. Or tell your phone what to do, like send a text message, get directions or play a song (available in the US, UK and Canada).
• Faster search – tap the search box and you can enter your query immediately.
• Easy access to your favourite Google products and services, like Gmail, YouTube and Maps.
• Larger viewing area – the status and navigation bars are now translucent, so your wallpaper pops from every pixel, and is even visible when you expand your apps drawer (when supported by device).
• Intuitive wallpaper picker – select any image that’s stored on your device or in the cloud. Position and preview your wallpaper before you set it.
[pb-app-box pname=’com.google.android.launcher’ name=’Google Now Launcher’ theme=’discover’ lang=’en’]
Micromax Canvas L, company’s latest budget phablet is now available online. Priced at INR 10,499 Canvas L can be grabbed from Infibeam.com. The phablet is available in Black and White colour variants. Micromax Canvas L is a dual SIM 3G smartphone
Micromax Canvas L has got a 5.5 inch qHD display. The device is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. It runs Android 4.4.2 on 1GB RAM. Canvas L packs an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 8GB internal storage expandable via micro SD slot and a 2350mAh battery.
Micromax Canvas L will come pre-loaded with apps like Bounce Ball, Bubble X Slice, BMS, Clean Master, Games club, Getit, Hike, Miskin, Mi Games, Mi Insurance, Milive, Mi security, MAD, Opera Mini, Swift key, True Caller and Zombie Smasher.