HP Pavilion 15-au003tx – 15.6″ HD, Intel Core i5 (6th Gen), WiFi ac, Windows 10

HP Pavilion 15-au003tx laptop key specs: 15.6-inch HD LED Backlit Widescreen display 6th Gen Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor i5-6200U Windows 10 Home OS 8 GB DDR4 RAM / 1 TB HDD Island-style Backlit Keyboard with Numeric keypad NVIDIA 2GB GeForce 940MX Fast Charge, Charges 90% battery in 90 minutes Digital threaded Design for premium […] The post HP Pavilion 15-au003tx – 15.6″ HD, Intel Core i5 (6th Gen), WiFi ac, Windows 10 appeared first on Technology News India – Latest Gadgets Price , Reviews .

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Dropbox Brings Mailbox To Android And Launches Carousel

Dropbox has finally launched its popular email app Mailbox on Android. Mailbox which debuted on iOS last year was widely praised for improving our current state of email overload and getting users to reach the previously mythical state of Inbox Zero. Dropbox has told users that an Android app was in the works and today’s launch shows how committed Dropbox is towards building digital products instead of just being a cloud storage platform. Dropbox acquired Mailbox last year in March for the reported by price of $100 million  just a month after the app was in private beta. The app has been popular for its unique focus on minimising email interactions by swiping. If you short swipe to the right, the app will archive your mail and if you long swipe in the same direction, it will delete that particular mail. If you short swipe on the left side, it will snooze your mails to a preferred date or time. If you long swipe to the left, it will add your mail to a series of lists which you can access later. These swipe based interactions make it really very easy to deal with an out of control inbox situation. I was at Inbox Zero within a few minutes of using the app. Another useful feature is Auto-Swipe which can learn from your swiping actions and automatically decide how to deal with your mails. It takes some time to figure this out based on your actions and hence I did not have a chance to see how good it is.  The app currently works only with Gmail and iCloud accounts. Outlook.com support might be coming soon according to its website. Besides this, the company also announced today that it is launching a limited preview of Mailbox for Mac. I hope that it comes to Windows and Linux soon enough. Additionally, Dropbox has also launched a photo gallery for Android and iOS devices which are meant to work with Dropbox’s mobile image sync feature. It is called Carousel and it combines your Dropbox hosted photos/videos with those on your phone. Dropbox is making a major play for other digital services which have been either Google’s or Microsoft’s forte. It recently hired Dennis Woodside (Ex-Motorola Mobility) as its COO and promoted Sujay Jaswa to the CFO position. Furthermore, the company has also invited Condoleeza Rice to its Board of Directors. Links | Mailbox | Carousel Source | Dropbox Blog Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

Dropbox has finally launched its popular email app Mailbox on Android. Mailbox which debuted on iOS last year was widely praised for improving our current state of email overload and getting users to reach the previously mythical state of Inbox Zero. Dropbox has told users that an Android app was in the works and today’s launch shows how committed Dropbox is towards building digital products instead of just being a cloud storage platform. Dropbox acquired Mailbox last year in March for the reported by price of $100 million  just a month after the app was in private beta. The app has been popular for its unique focus on minimising email interactions by swiping. If you short swipe to the right, the app will archive your mail and if you long swipe in the same direction, it will delete that particular mail. If you short swipe on the left side, it will snooze your mails to a preferred date or time. If you long swipe to the left, it will add your mail to a series of lists which you can access later. These swipe based interactions make it really very easy to deal with an out of control inbox situation. I was at Inbox Zero within a few minutes of using the app. Another useful feature is Auto-Swipe which can learn from your swiping actions and automatically decide how to deal with your mails. It takes some time to figure this out based on your actions and hence I did not have a chance to see how good it is.  The app currently works only with Gmail and iCloud accounts. Outlook.com support might be coming soon according to its website. Besides this, the company also announced today that it is launching a limited preview of Mailbox for Mac. I hope that it comes to Windows and Linux soon enough. Additionally, Dropbox has also launched a photo gallery for Android and iOS devices which are meant to work with Dropbox’s mobile image sync feature. It is called Carousel and it combines your Dropbox hosted photos/videos with those on your phone. Dropbox is making a major play for other digital services which have been either Google’s or Microsoft’s forte. It recently hired Dennis Woodside (Ex-Motorola Mobility) as its COO and promoted Sujay Jaswa to the CFO position. Furthermore, the company has also invited Condoleeza Rice to its Board of Directors. Links | Mailbox | Carousel Source | Dropbox Blog Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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Google’s Project Ara Has Made Significant Progress On Modular Smartphones

Google’s Project Ara aims to build the world’s first modular smartphone. By baking in modularity right into the design of their new phone, the company hopes to give users the ultimate choice when it comes to deciding what hardware specs they would want on their phones. When Google sold off Motorola to Lenovo, it did keep its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) out of the deal. ATAP is now working on Ara at Google and there has been significant amount of  progress made. Google has released a video update on the project which shows how far the concept has come since its inception as an idea. Phonebloks was the first such attempt at imagining a phone which was modular and didn’t need to be discarded in order to upgrade phone hardware. Motorola then teamed up with Phonebloks to launch Project Ara to bring this concept to reality. After the Motorola sale to Lenovo, Google now has the project under its belt. Here’s the video update that the company has released, As you can see in the video, the Ara team is working on many difficult challenges when it comes to making this concept a consumer product. Firstly, they have to solve the challenge of modularity which seems to be easier said than done. Getting different hardware parts to interface with the main board and allowing them to be replaceable is a difficult nut to crack. So far the team has made use of electromagnetism to keep the various modules in place. With this, the final phone won’t need covers to hold all the parts in place. There is a part in the video which shows that individual hardware modules could be personalized by 3d printing technology. The rather interesting bit is that the team is building the phone to account for users who have not used a smartphone before. The Ara phone should thus end up being extremely simple to use and understand. Google hopes that it can put these phones into production and make them available before the end of 2015. Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

Google’s Project Ara aims to build the world’s first modular smartphone. By baking in modularity right into the design of their new phone, the company hopes to give users the ultimate choice when it comes to deciding what hardware specs they would want on their phones. When Google sold off Motorola to Lenovo, it did keep its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) out of the deal. ATAP is now working on Ara at Google and there has been significant amount of  progress made. Google has released a video update on the project which shows how far the concept has come since its inception as an idea. Phonebloks was the first such attempt at imagining a phone which was modular and didn’t need to be discarded in order to upgrade phone hardware. Motorola then teamed up with Phonebloks to launch Project Ara to bring this concept to reality. After the Motorola sale to Lenovo, Google now has the project under its belt. Here’s the video update that the company has released, As you can see in the video, the Ara team is working on many difficult challenges when it comes to making this concept a consumer product. Firstly, they have to solve the challenge of modularity which seems to be easier said than done. Getting different hardware parts to interface with the main board and allowing them to be replaceable is a difficult nut to crack. So far the team has made use of electromagnetism to keep the various modules in place. With this, the final phone won’t need covers to hold all the parts in place. There is a part in the video which shows that individual hardware modules could be personalized by 3d printing technology. The rather interesting bit is that the team is building the phone to account for users who have not used a smartphone before. The Ara phone should thus end up being extremely simple to use and understand. Google hopes that it can put these phones into production and make them available before the end of 2015. Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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Apple And Samsung Return To Court For The Second Time Over Longstanding Patent Dispute

Apple and Samsung have been going at each other over the alleged misuse of Apple’s patents by Samsung. Two years ago, the US court granted Apple victory but now both the companies are back again in court arguing over a fresh round of patents and the phones that Samsung has sold in the mean time. Here’s is the look at the stands that both companies are taking for this legal battle. 1. Apple: Apple believes that it changed the consumer mobile landscape single handedly by coming up and perfecting the iPhone. The company is letting the court know that it was a difficult thing to break into a market with a revolutionary product and it did face some major risks while doing that. It argues that after its success with the iPhone, Samsung merely copied the successful aspects of the iPhone to coast along and make a huge amount of sales. Samsung grew over these years to become the largest phone manufacturer in the world. According to Apple, Samsung’s copying was expansive and they did take a lot of inspiration from the iPhone. The company estimates that it infringed on as much as 50 patents but it is not reasonable to fight legally with the Samsung based on that number. Instead, it is choosing to contend over 5 major patents for which Apple wants $2 billion in damages for the violations and the 37 million phones that Samsung has managed to sell since 2011. 2. Samsung: Samsung on the other hand is claiming that it did not infringe on these patents. It is making a narrative to show that Apple is making a case based on rivalry. For example, Steve Jobs was thoroughly angry with the emergence of Android and wanted to go against it all costs. However, at the same time Android was getting successful because of its open nature. Steve Jobs and Apple perceived Android as a direct threat and wanted to put it down. Samsung feels that this alleged patent infringement is coming from this and not actual copying of features. Samsung also had a successful marketing run where it poked fun of Apple and its products, which apparently drove tempers high at Apple. Samsung has also strategically passed the buck onto Google. Even though Google and Android are not being explicitly mentioned in this lawsuit, Samsung is making the case that Apple is going after Samsung, to indirectly take on Google and Android. Samsung is also keen on showing that the similarities between its smartphones and those of Apple’s diverged significantly over the years to become completely different types of products. Both parties currently have some valid points and it is still not clear about which narrative will the California court favor. Source | The Verge Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

Apple and Samsung have been going at each other over the alleged misuse of Apple’s patents by Samsung. Two years ago, the US court granted Apple victory but now both the companies are back again in court arguing over a fresh round of patents and the phones that Samsung has sold in the mean time. Here’s is the look at the stands that both companies are taking for this legal battle. 1. Apple: Apple believes that it changed the consumer mobile landscape single handedly by coming up and perfecting the iPhone. The company is letting the court know that it was a difficult thing to break into a market with a revolutionary product and it did face some major risks while doing that. It argues that after its success with the iPhone, Samsung merely copied the successful aspects of the iPhone to coast along and make a huge amount of sales. Samsung grew over these years to become the largest phone manufacturer in the world. According to Apple, Samsung’s copying was expansive and they did take a lot of inspiration from the iPhone. The company estimates that it infringed on as much as 50 patents but it is not reasonable to fight legally with the Samsung based on that number. Instead, it is choosing to contend over 5 major patents for which Apple wants $2 billion in damages for the violations and the 37 million phones that Samsung has managed to sell since 2011. 2. Samsung: Samsung on the other hand is claiming that it did not infringe on these patents. It is making a narrative to show that Apple is making a case based on rivalry. For example, Steve Jobs was thoroughly angry with the emergence of Android and wanted to go against it all costs. However, at the same time Android was getting successful because of its open nature. Steve Jobs and Apple perceived Android as a direct threat and wanted to put it down. Samsung feels that this alleged patent infringement is coming from this and not actual copying of features. Samsung also had a successful marketing run where it poked fun of Apple and its products, which apparently drove tempers high at Apple. Samsung has also strategically passed the buck onto Google. Even though Google and Android are not being explicitly mentioned in this lawsuit, Samsung is making the case that Apple is going after Samsung, to indirectly take on Google and Android. Samsung is also keen on showing that the similarities between its smartphones and those of Apple’s diverged significantly over the years to become completely different types of products. Both parties currently have some valid points and it is still not clear about which narrative will the California court favor. Source | The Verge Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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Online Visits To Mobile Phone Websites Grew By 247% On Yearly Basis: IAMAI Report

According to the latest Internet Economy Watch report,  published  jointly by the Internet & Mobile Association of India ( IAMAI ) and “Indian Market Research Bureau ( IMRB ), the online user visit to various websites to look for mobile phones has gone up from 5.41 Million in February 2013 to 18.77 Million in February 2014 registering a YoY growth of 247%. The most benefited segment during this period was the branded apparel which witnessed 12.09 Million online user visits in December 2013 as compared to 7.45 Million user visits in December 2012. Whereas the Footwear segment was second, having registered 113% YoY growth in December 2013 when compared with user visits in December 2012. However, leaving all these segments far behind, the monthly report showed that people who visited websites, frequently headed to the mobile section. The Mobile segment alone, witnessed the highest ascension having registered more than 18 Million hits in February 2014. Last year, this segment struggled to get 6 Million. Speaking of the two most actively engaged in activities, Job Search and Matrimony, the trends have shifted remarkably. The report reveals that while the number of resumes uploaded during February 2013 was almost same as the number of matrimonial profiles put on the net at a little over 1 Million each, the growth in job hunting was much quicker in the same time–frame, this year. As many as 2.25 Million resumes were uploaded in the month against 1.94 Million matrimonial profiles in the same period. Railways, as always appear to be the biggest beneficiary of the internet revolution. Owing to Mobile and Web platforms of IRCTC, the platform managed to book 12.47 Million tickets in February. The same healthy growth is also visible on various eCommerce platforms , with a total of 52.5 Million people shopping on various e-tailing sites. India’s internet accesing demographic appears to increasingly shift essential duties online. Though financial inclusion still remains sketchy, hopefully newer policies will amend the same. What do you think? Source | IAMAI Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

According to the latest Internet Economy Watch report,  published  jointly by the Internet & Mobile Association of India ( IAMAI ) and “Indian Market Research Bureau ( IMRB ), the online user visit to various websites to look for mobile phones has gone up from 5.41 Million in February 2013 to 18.77 Million in February 2014 registering a YoY growth of 247%. The most benefited segment during this period was the branded apparel which witnessed 12.09 Million online user visits in December 2013 as compared to 7.45 Million user visits in December 2012. Whereas the Footwear segment was second, having registered 113% YoY growth in December 2013 when compared with user visits in December 2012. However, leaving all these segments far behind, the monthly report showed that people who visited websites, frequently headed to the mobile section. The Mobile segment alone, witnessed the highest ascension having registered more than 18 Million hits in February 2014. Last year, this segment struggled to get 6 Million. Speaking of the two most actively engaged in activities, Job Search and Matrimony, the trends have shifted remarkably. The report reveals that while the number of resumes uploaded during February 2013 was almost same as the number of matrimonial profiles put on the net at a little over 1 Million each, the growth in job hunting was much quicker in the same time–frame, this year. As many as 2.25 Million resumes were uploaded in the month against 1.94 Million matrimonial profiles in the same period. Railways, as always appear to be the biggest beneficiary of the internet revolution. Owing to Mobile and Web platforms of IRCTC, the platform managed to book 12.47 Million tickets in February. The same healthy growth is also visible on various eCommerce platforms , with a total of 52.5 Million people shopping on various e-tailing sites. India’s internet accesing demographic appears to increasingly shift essential duties online. Though financial inclusion still remains sketchy, hopefully newer policies will amend the same. What do you think? Source | IAMAI Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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IAN Invests in Language Speech Recognition Firm Uniphore

Uniphore Software Systems has secured undisclosed amount of funding from the Indian Angel Network. This round of investment was led by the IAN members, Nagaraja Prakasam and M V Subramanian along with Ray Stata and YourNest Angel Fund. Nagaraja Prakasam will join the company board as a result of the investment. The funding will be primarily used to expand Uniphore’s global presence, by foraying into other non-English speaking regions such as South East Asia and the Middle East.  It will also look to strengthen its speech-based products, creating more context-aware, personalised applications. “ Customers today demand personalised service delivery in a language of their choice and Uniphore’s speech-based solutions are the most intuitive and scalable way to make this happen”, said Umesh Sachdev, co-founder and CEO of the company. Chennai based Uniphore is a provider of Indian language speech recognition solutions.Founded in 2008 by  Umesh Sachdev and Ravi Saraogi, Uniphore builds applications around its patented speech recognition and biometrics software. These applications are used in mobile banking, agriculture and education in India. Prior to this, the company had received $100,000 seed investment from IIT Madras’ Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI), Villgro Innovations Foundation, and the National Research Development Corporation. “In a country of 1.2 billion people where only 250 million speaks English vernacular speech recognition can enable financial inclusion to information dissemination to farmers. Uniphore is also a great example of solving problems of billion people, which opens opportunity for another 4 billion in emerging nations “,  said Prakasam. Indian Angel Network made its first UK investment last week by funding t he UK-based workforce management startup SwiftShift Uniphore claims to have nearly 2 million registered users every month including 60 enterprise clients. The software currently recognizes 14 Indian languages and five international languages.  The global speech analytics market is projected to be worth $1.33 billion by 2019. Source: Live Mint Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

Uniphore Software Systems has secured undisclosed amount of funding from the Indian Angel Network. This round of investment was led by the IAN members, Nagaraja Prakasam and M V Subramanian along with Ray Stata and YourNest Angel Fund. Nagaraja Prakasam will join the company board as a result of the investment. The funding will be primarily used to expand Uniphore’s global presence, by foraying into other non-English speaking regions such as South East Asia and the Middle East.  It will also look to strengthen its speech-based products, creating more context-aware, personalised applications. “ Customers today demand personalised service delivery in a language of their choice and Uniphore’s speech-based solutions are the most intuitive and scalable way to make this happen”, said Umesh Sachdev, co-founder and CEO of the company. Chennai based Uniphore is a provider of Indian language speech recognition solutions.Founded in 2008 by  Umesh Sachdev and Ravi Saraogi, Uniphore builds applications around its patented speech recognition and biometrics software. These applications are used in mobile banking, agriculture and education in India. Prior to this, the company had received $100,000 seed investment from IIT Madras’ Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI), Villgro Innovations Foundation, and the National Research Development Corporation. “In a country of 1.2 billion people where only 250 million speaks English vernacular speech recognition can enable financial inclusion to information dissemination to farmers. Uniphore is also a great example of solving problems of billion people, which opens opportunity for another 4 billion in emerging nations “,  said Prakasam. Indian Angel Network made its first UK investment last week by funding t he UK-based workforce management startup SwiftShift Uniphore claims to have nearly 2 million registered users every month including 60 enterprise clients. The software currently recognizes 14 Indian languages and five international languages.  The global speech analytics market is projected to be worth $1.33 billion by 2019. Source: Live Mint Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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Facebook Will Roll Out 15 Second Video Ads in Your News Feed Soon

Facebook has been planning the launch of mobile ads for a long time now. The social network announced last year in October that it will introduce video ads on mobile apps. Then in December, a Wall Street Journal  report  stated that Facebook will launch the video ad feature on December 19th, but the ads were not launched at that time. Today, Facebook has announced in its blog post that video ads will come to the web and mobile News Feed  in next few months. Video ads which will start playing without sound as they appear on screen and stop if you scroll past. If you tap the video, it will expand into a full-screen view with sound. According to a  Bloomberg report  video ads will not be shown more than three times a day per user. “ With Premium Video Ads, brands now have another way of engaging people on Facebook with compelling video experiences. We’ll roll out Premium Video Ads slowly and monitor how people interact with them. This limited introduction allows us to concentrate our efforts on a smaller number of advertisers with high-quality campaigns to create the best possible experience on Facebook “, Facebook said in a company blog . Facebook is working with Ace Metrix to help advertisers review the quality and engagement level for each ad before it runs on Facebook.  The price that marketers pay to run a video ad on Facebook will be determined by the size of the audience as measured by measurement firm Nielsen, Facebook added. Marketers will be able to choose specific times of day for their spots and will be able to target ads according to age and gender. Facebook owned Instagram also started rolling out photo and video ads to US users in October last year. Also, the popular photo sharing app inked $100M ad deal with Omnicon group last week. Source: The Next Web Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

Facebook has been planning the launch of mobile ads for a long time now. The social network announced last year in October that it will introduce video ads on mobile apps. Then in December, a Wall Street Journal  report  stated that Facebook will launch the video ad feature on December 19th, but the ads were not launched at that time. Today, Facebook has announced in its blog post that video ads will come to the web and mobile News Feed  in next few months. Video ads which will start playing without sound as they appear on screen and stop if you scroll past. If you tap the video, it will expand into a full-screen view with sound. According to a  Bloomberg report  video ads will not be shown more than three times a day per user. “ With Premium Video Ads, brands now have another way of engaging people on Facebook with compelling video experiences. We’ll roll out Premium Video Ads slowly and monitor how people interact with them. This limited introduction allows us to concentrate our efforts on a smaller number of advertisers with high-quality campaigns to create the best possible experience on Facebook “, Facebook said in a company blog . Facebook is working with Ace Metrix to help advertisers review the quality and engagement level for each ad before it runs on Facebook.  The price that marketers pay to run a video ad on Facebook will be determined by the size of the audience as measured by measurement firm Nielsen, Facebook added. Marketers will be able to choose specific times of day for their spots and will be able to target ads according to age and gender. Facebook owned Instagram also started rolling out photo and video ads to US users in October last year. Also, the popular photo sharing app inked $100M ad deal with Omnicon group last week. Source: The Next Web Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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Flipkart Teases Moto X Launch in India

After the success of Moto G’s launch in India last month, Flipkart is all set to launch Motorola’s flagship phone Moto X in the country. The phone will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart  and a number of launch day offers are in store too in order to leverage exclusivity and increase sales. Flipkart had sold out 20,000 Moto G units on the launch day in India. Motorola Mobility had tweeted during the the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month that Moto X will be launched in India and Australia in the next few weeks. Moto X which is being projected as  ‘self-driven ‘ was first launched in August last year but it was available for sale only in UK. US and Canada. Flipkart announced the launch news via an official tweet that read, “T he Moto X is coming soon… stay tuned for exclusive launch day offers” Unlike Moto G, the new Moto X is a high end phone Android phone and is likely to cost around anything between Rs 20,000- 25,000. The single sim device sports a 4.7-inch HD Amoled screen, 1,280×720 display with 316 pixels per inch.  The phone launched with Android 4.2 last year but now has been upgraded to Android 4.4, which is the latest version of the OS. It has Motorola’s X8 Mobile Computing System, is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon processor and has 2 GB RAM with 16GB or 32 Gb storage. The Moto X boasts a 10MP camera, 2MP rear camera and a 2,220 mAh battery.One of the unique features of the Moto X is the Moto Maker Tool that allows users to customise their Moto X devices with over 2,000 possible combinations. Unfortunately, this feature will not be available for customers in India. Flipkart confirmed in response to a query that users in India will not get a chance to customise their phone, and said the phone “will come with a fixed set of five colours options such as black, white, royal blue, cherry, and turquoise & two wood variants.” Flipkart hasn’t yet announced the launch date or the price yet but we expect it to happen sometime soon. Moto X was available for $579 in the US, but the price was recently slashed to $399. Source: Times of India  Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

After the success of Moto G’s launch in India last month, Flipkart is all set to launch Motorola’s flagship phone Moto X in the country. The phone will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart  and a number of launch day offers are in store too in order to leverage exclusivity and increase sales. Flipkart had sold out 20,000 Moto G units on the launch day in India. Motorola Mobility had tweeted during the the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month that Moto X will be launched in India and Australia in the next few weeks. Moto X which is being projected as  ‘self-driven ‘ was first launched in August last year but it was available for sale only in UK. US and Canada. Flipkart announced the launch news via an official tweet that read, “T he Moto X is coming soon… stay tuned for exclusive launch day offers” Unlike Moto G, the new Moto X is a high end phone Android phone and is likely to cost around anything between Rs 20,000- 25,000. The single sim device sports a 4.7-inch HD Amoled screen, 1,280×720 display with 316 pixels per inch.  The phone launched with Android 4.2 last year but now has been upgraded to Android 4.4, which is the latest version of the OS. It has Motorola’s X8 Mobile Computing System, is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon processor and has 2 GB RAM with 16GB or 32 Gb storage. The Moto X boasts a 10MP camera, 2MP rear camera and a 2,220 mAh battery.One of the unique features of the Moto X is the Moto Maker Tool that allows users to customise their Moto X devices with over 2,000 possible combinations. Unfortunately, this feature will not be available for customers in India. Flipkart confirmed in response to a query that users in India will not get a chance to customise their phone, and said the phone “will come with a fixed set of five colours options such as black, white, royal blue, cherry, and turquoise & two wood variants.” Flipkart hasn’t yet announced the launch date or the price yet but we expect it to happen sometime soon. Moto X was available for $579 in the US, but the price was recently slashed to $399. Source: Times of India  Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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Opera Mini 8 for Blackberry & Java Updated With UI, Night Mode & More

Opera Software has beefed up Opera Mini browser for Java and Blackberry phones with an array of features. For starters, the browser features a flat, minimalistic design, as well as an improved Speed Dial start page. “ Roughly half of our 250 million Opera Mini users are on basic phones, also called feature phones, and, today, their browser got even better,” said Christian Uribe, Product Manager, Opera Mini, Opera Software in a company blog post . The latest update adds Private Mode and Night Mode to access the browser where the former supports private tabs that don’t save information once the open tab is closed while the uses dark colour at night to make browsing easy. This feature is really helpful for those phones that do not support automatic light dimming.Users can enable this feature via the Settings menu. Opera Mini is known for compressing the data usage on your mobile and the update adds more improvements to this feature. The data usage page now appears as a new menu item not only lets users monitor their data usage, but also allows them to adjust settings such as the quality of images without having to even exit the page. Opera  Mini for basic phones was updated in June last year with download manager and improved privacy setting. Meanwhile, last month Opera Software had launched  Sponsored Webpass for new mobile data users Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

Opera Software has beefed up Opera Mini browser for Java and Blackberry phones with an array of features. For starters, the browser features a flat, minimalistic design, as well as an improved Speed Dial start page. “ Roughly half of our 250 million Opera Mini users are on basic phones, also called feature phones, and, today, their browser got even better,” said Christian Uribe, Product Manager, Opera Mini, Opera Software in a company blog post . The latest update adds Private Mode and Night Mode to access the browser where the former supports private tabs that don’t save information once the open tab is closed while the uses dark colour at night to make browsing easy. This feature is really helpful for those phones that do not support automatic light dimming.Users can enable this feature via the Settings menu. Opera Mini is known for compressing the data usage on your mobile and the update adds more improvements to this feature. The data usage page now appears as a new menu item not only lets users monitor their data usage, but also allows them to adjust settings such as the quality of images without having to even exit the page. Opera  Mini for basic phones was updated in June last year with download manager and improved privacy setting. Meanwhile, last month Opera Software had launched  Sponsored Webpass for new mobile data users Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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Pinterest Gives Its Mobile Website A Makeover

Pinterest had a great start for 2014. The social scrapbooking network  acquired image recognition and visual search startup VisualGraph, launched a recipe search engine, added GIF support  and rolled out personalized ‘Interests’ Pages. Today, Pinterest has announced that it has revamped its mobile website similar to that of its iOS and Android apps. “As we launch in new countries around world, we want to make it easy for everyone to access Pinterest—no matter where you are or what device you’re using. That’s why we recently updated our mobile website” , posted the company on its blog . The updated version of Pinterest.com on mobile phones has a cleaner look and feel, while offering the same features, such as more useful pins and related pins, found on the desktop site and app.  Users on tablets, smartphones, desktop devices, and other gadgets will now feel as if they are sharing a familiar ecosystem at all times. Pinterest also revealed that 75 percent of the platform’s traffic comes from native mobile apps on iOS and Android. This is up from 50 percent in 2013. According to Pinterest the new design offers a a “cleaner, more modular code” that makes future development easier. Last year in October, when Pinterest closed a $225 million round of funding, the company noted that it needed to do something in order to make its service more accessible to international users.  Over the past year, the company has added a number of different languages to the platform (22 in total) which includes Finnish, Korean and Russian.  The company’s mobile website was popular in the regions where users don’t have access to these native apps. Although, Pinterest’s native apps still remains the fastest way for its access, the mobile site is also gradually growing. Source: Pinterest Blog Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

Pinterest had a great start for 2014. The social scrapbooking network  acquired image recognition and visual search startup VisualGraph, launched a recipe search engine, added GIF support  and rolled out personalized ‘Interests’ Pages. Today, Pinterest has announced that it has revamped its mobile website similar to that of its iOS and Android apps. “As we launch in new countries around world, we want to make it easy for everyone to access Pinterest—no matter where you are or what device you’re using. That’s why we recently updated our mobile website” , posted the company on its blog . The updated version of Pinterest.com on mobile phones has a cleaner look and feel, while offering the same features, such as more useful pins and related pins, found on the desktop site and app.  Users on tablets, smartphones, desktop devices, and other gadgets will now feel as if they are sharing a familiar ecosystem at all times. Pinterest also revealed that 75 percent of the platform’s traffic comes from native mobile apps on iOS and Android. This is up from 50 percent in 2013. According to Pinterest the new design offers a a “cleaner, more modular code” that makes future development easier. Last year in October, when Pinterest closed a $225 million round of funding, the company noted that it needed to do something in order to make its service more accessible to international users.  Over the past year, the company has added a number of different languages to the platform (22 in total) which includes Finnish, Korean and Russian.  The company’s mobile website was popular in the regions where users don’t have access to these native apps. Although, Pinterest’s native apps still remains the fastest way for its access, the mobile site is also gradually growing. Source: Pinterest Blog Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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