Everyday news breaks left right and centre 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 20th, 2014.
Oppo Announces Find 7
Oppo has announced the Find 7 in China. The device is the first smartphone to bring a Quad HD display to table. Oppo Find 7 has a 13 MP rear camera that is capable of taking ten images and stitching them together to form a 50 MP image. While the device has a Snapdragon 801 SoC, there is another version of the phone with 1080 P display with Snapdragon 800 at the heart of it. Both the devices have a very cool breathing LED at the bottom for your notifications making it one of the coolest looking phones out there.
Google Search gets the ability to launch Camera
With Motorola Moto X or the Google Now launcher, you could simply say “Ok Google” and activate Google Search to look for whatever you need. With Normal Google search though, you could launch apps and if that was not fancy enough for everyone, now you can go ahead and activate camera on your device using Google Voice Search. Click on the Microphone in Google Search and simply say “Record Video” or “take a photo” and Camera app will be launched accordingly.
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit Get Priced
Samsung Galaxy Gear 1 was a failure, no matter from which angle you look at. The device was extremely expensive too when it was announced for Rs. 22,500 in India. For the Gear 2, Samsung has already said the device will be more reasonably priced. The device has officially been priced at NT$8,990 which is almost Rs 18,000. The Gear Fit, a fitness band launched at MWC alongside the Galaxy Gear 2 has been priced at NT$5,990 which is almost Rs 12,000. The devices have been dated for a worldwide launch on April 11th.
Samsung Galaxy S V will Cost less than Galaxy S IV at launch
There have been a few rumors flying around that the Samsung Galaxy S V will cost lesser than what the S IV did at launch. According to a report in Korean Media, the S V will cost about 800,000 won while the S IV at launch was 890,000 won. This is almost a difference of $93 or Rs 5580. Although Samsung has been notorious for dropping prices of its devices faster than the Sensex falls in India, the lower launch price of S V will only help boost the sales traction at least to start of with. There is obviously no official word yet on the pricing of the device.