Everyday news breaks left right and center in the world of technology. It is pretty much impossible to capture all these stories and bring a detailed report. And not bring this news to our readers feels unfair.
Just as a disclaimer, we would not be divulging into details of the story and just give a brief outline of what the story was all about. So without any further adieu lets begin on what caught our attention on what has been a rather peaceful and slow news day on February 26th, 2014.
Apple Rolls out OSX 10.9.2 Update for Macs
Looks like Apple is on a mission to sort out all the security flaws in the system. First it was for the iOS devices via the iOS 7.0.6 update and now for the Macs with the OSX 10.9.2 update. This update amongst several other improvements fixes a severe SSL bug that allowed the interception of HTTPS traffic. Apart from this, there were noticeable improvements in the number of unread emails in Mail app as well as the ability to block unwanted people on iMessage. If you have not updated your Mac to OSX 10.9.2, we urge you to quit the post and do the same immediately given the severity of the security flaw.
Sony Xperia Z2 Prices Revealed, goes on Pre-Booking in Europe
Sony Xperia Z2 was the most popular device at MWC 2014. The device stole the show thanks to a wonderful design as well as up to date specs. The device has already gone on pre booking in parts of Europe, most notably, in Holland, UK, Germany etc for about 600 Euros. There are several sites which are offering the device around a similar price point including the official Sony store in Germany. If you do the maths, this means the device could well be available for about Rs. 48,000 but since these things don’t really work with simple conversions its a case of wait and watch for India. But, with the Pre bookings already on in Europe, we might see the device in India sooner than we might have expected.
Samsung announces Exynos 5422 SoC at MWC
Everyone expected Samsung to announce two versions of the Galaxy S V at MWC 2014 so it was a bit of a surprise that officially only the Snapdragon 801 version of the device was announced. However, today Samsung has announced two new SoCs at MWC which are the Exynos 5422, a Quad Core chip and Exynos 5260 chip which is a hexa Core chip. The 5422 chip is nothing more than an upgrade on the core speeds of the A7 and A15 chips as seen on the Exynos 5 SoC previously while the 5260 chip is a true Hexacore chip with dual core A15 Cores and four A7 Cores. The Exynos 5 Hexacore chip has already featured in the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note III Neo. The 5422 chip though, is expected to power the Samsung Galaxy S V when it releases in markets like Asia similar to what we had in case of Galaxy S IV. This is rather a dissapointing news for those who expected a true Octa Core Exynos Chip called the Exynos Infinity, and we might as well have to wait a little longer for it.(image: phonearena)
Motorola Moto X is coming to India
Q: When will see Moto X in Aisa A: In next few weeks Moto X will launch in India and Australia #MotoMWC
— Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) February 25, 2014
If custom designed phones are your thing, this is a news that will make you very happy. After grand success of the Motorola Moto G, Motorola announced yesterday at MWC that it plans to bring the Moto G to the Indian and Australian market soon. And this soon translates to next few weeks. Moto maker has been hugely successful in the US where people have been able to customize their Android powered Moto X based on their taste, and if Motorola can price the phone right, it could be yet another hit for now the Lenovo owned company. The Moto X currently sells for about $399 unlocked in the US which roughly comes to about Rs 24,000.
HTC One Wins the Smartphone of the year 2013 at MWC, LG wins the award for Most Innovative Device Manufacturer
At the Annual MWC 2014 awards, HTC chief Peter Chou had plenty to smile about. HTC One was named as the best smartphone of 2014 at the Gala event while LG Electronics was named as the Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the year. Among other awards handed out, the iPad Air predictably won the Best Mobile Tablet while the Nokia Lumia 520 was the Best Low Cost Smartphone. Nokia also walked away with an award for the best Entry Level Phone thanks to the Nokia 105.