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 no show Thursday, March 6th, 2014.
Nokia X said to be launching on March 10th in India
The highly anticipated, Android powered Nokia device, Nokia X is set to arrive in India on March 10th, according to the invites received by few tech blogs. The device was unveiled at MWC 2014 in Barcelona and since then has seen Google Services, Google Play Apps being ported on top of it, thanks to the Android development community. The device is set to cost somewhere in the region of Rs. 8000 to Rs. 8500 given it’s 79 Euro original price tag. Our claims are justified by a recent listing of the device by one of the premier sellers of smartphones in India, Saholic, which has listed the device for Rs. 8,499 with the delivery date of March 25th, 2014.
Gmail 3.0 for iPhone keeps your inbox updated thanks to Background Sync
Although, Sparrow or Mailbox are my personal choice when it comes to handling mails on an iPhone, the default Gmail app does a reasonable job. The app received a major update today morning where it has added the ability to sync the inbox and keeping it updated, even when the app is not active. Background sync is one of the new features of iOS 7 and apps such as G+ or even Foursquare have been taking advantage of it. If you feel you get too many E-Mails and background sync will only drain the battery of your iPhone faster, then you turn background sync off by simply going to Settings->General->Background App Refresh and turn Gmail off.
All New HTC One Beats all competition in the recently leaked image of Benchmark tests
The All new HTC One, the successor to the HTC One is set to be announced on March 25th in New York and London. The device would be the flagship of the Taiwanese giants and no prizes for guessing that it would come with the specs right from top of the shelf. There have been more leaks about the all new HTC One than perhaps any other smartphone in the recent times, and that is testament to the excitement among the audience. According to the latest leak, the device will beat any competition at least when it comes to benchmarking. A shot leaked shows the phone score an unprecedented 36,000 in a benchmark test, beating the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note III.
Latest IDC report predicts 2014 would be a flat year for tablet market
IDC has predicted that despite 2013 seeing as much as 56% YoY growth in the CY 2013, year 2014 is not going to be a great one for tablet market in India. In an independent report published, IDC goes on to clarify that it is due to the high adaption rate of the phablets in a price sensitive market like India, tablets are likely to be seen as a more niche devices than an absolute necessity. In terms of market players, Samsung remains the market leader in terms of market percentages in shipments, with over 18% to it’s name while Apple came third behind Micromax with market share of 7.5%.
Flipboard has acquired Zite: Get ready for all the CNN content on it now!
The new mantra for the survival seems to be, buy the next big thing that aims to threaten you. This is exactly what Flipboard has done by acquiring Zite, a news reading app that was doing very well for itself in the market. The deal is reported to cost Flipboard $60 Million and is the first major acquisition for the famous magazine UI like news reading app. Zite, previously owned by CNN would help Flipboard deliver a more personalized content to it’s ever growing userbase worldwide.