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 the first working of the week, i.e. Monday, March 10th, 2014.
Nokia announces the Nokia X in India, available immediately and will cost Rs. 8,599
It was a very important day for Nokia, as it announced the Nokia X, first Nokia device running Android in India. The device, launched at MWC in Barcelona is aimed at emerging economies and India was a big destination for Nokia. The smartphone will be available in four colors and goes on sale starting today. Nokia also announced that the Nokia XL and X+, the bigger variants of the Nokia X will be coming within the next 60 days in India. The Nokia X will cost about Rs. 8,599 and will come with operator billing like Nokia devices which ran the famous Symbian OS.
Learn how to port Samsung’s Milk Music to all Android devices
Samsung announced the Milk Music services recently which is Samsung’s initiative of bringing Internet Radio Streaming service to select Galaxy devices. However, the best thing about Android is, very few things are able to stay proprietary thanks to the able developer community which always finds a way around things. It is now possible for you to run the service on any Android smartphone as long as it is rooted and has Android 4.1 or above on it. Although the service is US only, thanks to VPNs this can be worked around easily.
Samsung has posted an in-depth video of hands on time with Samsung Galaxy S V, Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Fit
Samsung announced three devices at MWC, the Galaxy S V which is next flagship of the company followed by the Galaxy Gear 2 and a pretty nifty Galaxy Fit device which is basically a fitness tracker. Not everyone of us has had the opportunity to play with the device and therefore Samsung has posted an in-depth video of hands on time with these devices. The hands on video of the Galaxy S V talks about some of the newest features on the device such as the heart rate monitor, finger print sensor and the new design features of the device.
The hands on video of Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Fit talks about how the two devices function and can be used to measure the fitness key points of your body. The video goes on in deep detail to explain how the design of the two devices is a thing to marvel at and how the devices would help you to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Google says Chromecast is coming to several countries soon
Sundar Pichai, speaking at SXSW said that the popular HDMI dongle, Chromecast would be coming to several countries very soon. Pichai did not tell exactly which countries he was alluding to when he said “many more countries” in terms of the availability of Chromecast, but an educated guess would be countries such as Australia and England. Chromecast is available for $35 in the US currently and with the SDK now open to the dev community, the dongle is finally realizing it’s true potential.
Gionee Elife S5.5 to release in India on March 30th
Gionee launched the Elife S5.5 in Barcelona at MWC 2014. The OEM has been one of the elite Chinese players that are trying to carve a niche for themselves in the Indian market alongside the likes of Lenovo and Oppo. The USP of the device is that it is the slimmest smartphone ever. So, after claiming the best Android smartphone in the world that the Elife E7 was, the S5.5 continues to extend the curve for innovation for the company. The device has a Magnesium body and is only 5.5 mm in thickness. There is a full HD display on the device which measures 5 inches diagonally. According to the invites received, the launch event will be held on March 30th and 31st.