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 Thursday of March 13th, 2014.
Apple plans retail stores in India to help sale of budget phones
According to a report in ET, Apple is planning small retail stores in the Tier I and Tier II cities of India with it’s distribution partners Redington to help with the sale of budget devices such as the iPhone 4, iPad Mini and iPad 2. These devices are extremely popular in India as they give the consumers and entry into the Apple ecosystem without costing a bomb like the flagships. There is no clear indication of dates as to when these stores will go up, but when they do, they promise to bring Apple store like experience to India where stores have been so far built on a franchisee model.
Is the Moto X set to Arrive in India on March 19th?
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) March 13, 2014
Motorola announced at the MWC that Moto X, the elder brother to the vastly popular Moto G is set to roll out in India very soon. However, no exact dates were set for this, but looks like we finally may have a date to look forward to. Both the Moto G and Moto X have caused a spur in the market by affirming the theory that hardware specs are only half the story told and it’s all about how well the user experience is on the devices. Both the phones are not gifted with the highest specs, but have been incredible in performance. The Moto X has been the iPhone equivalent in the US when it comes to Android and it may well be arriving in India on March 19th, according to NDTV Gadgets. There is no word on the pricing of the phone nor whether there would be Moto Maker available, but Flipkart did promise some really interesting offers.
LG G3 leaks begin to surface; May bring a Quad HD Display
One may argue that we all know just about everything there is to know about the All New HTC One which launches on March 25th. Naturally, now that news is done and dusted, the focus will shift towards the next Android flagship which happens to be the LG G3. The device in several ways, will be the defining piece in LG’s quest towards global mobile domination as it looks to consolidate it’s foothold. Trusted Twitter account @Evleaks tweeted an image of bunch of codes that are attributed the the G3. The only real decipherable fact was that the device will have a screen resolution of 1440×2560 which is the Quad HD display we most likely had expected from the Samsung Galaxy S V.
Sounds like a G3 to me… pic.twitter.com/zbgex3xKr0
— @evleaks (@evleaks) March 13, 2014
Microsoft waves licensing fee off Windows Phone as it aims for higher adoption rates
Windows Phone has been a steady third place holder in the volume game in the smartphone world. However, Microsoft is aiming to change this feat as it has reportedly made Windows Phone 8 available for free, without any licensing cost to several Indian OEMs. The may may smack of desperation, but like they say desperate times call for desperate measures. Karbonn and Xolo have already been announced as partners to the WP roster, and with this news, there is a high chance a few other OEMs would want to jump at the chance to developing their own WP devices. (Via: ET) (Image: WP Central)
Windows Phone 8.1 New camera App Caught on the Camera
Windows Phone 8.1 leaks are just about everywhere. virtually every new feature from Cortana, to the new action center, to Wi-Fi Active has been already caught on the video and leaked out before the spring launch. Story does not stop here as the video of another new enhancement i.e the Camera App has now been leaked out. You can see the video here to know the improvements: