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4May/17Off

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: When Can We Expect it to be launched?

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All eyes are struck on Samsung since when they announced that they have started working on their next Galaxy 8 earlier this year.So we are quite sure that the Galaxy Note series is not yet dead after the fiasco with Note 7. The expectations of all the Samsung lovers are already high on Galaxy Note 8, since they believe this time the phone will definitely be superior and most importantly safer from its previous version. There are many rumors already in the market which say this Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is going to be the best phone that Samsung has ever produced till now.

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Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco

We all know the battery disaster incident of the previous version of the phone i.e. Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The battery of the phones was getting caught by the fire and eventually burst. Samsung needed to call off all the Note 7 smartphones from the market due to this incident. Even Airports had banned these phones in aircrafts. Samsung had lost billions of rupees due to this debacle. Sales plunged like hell for Samsung, and the company was down and out for a brief period of time.

Also Read: LG V30 may not launch on time-know why here

Samsung, later, mainly blamed the structural integrity of the phone for the mishap. But a lot of others analysts mention that this was not the complete story. Putting a bigger battery in Galaxy Note 7 and try to launch it before the Apple iPhone 7 series were the two main reasons of the disaster.

Galaxy Note 8: Probable Launch Date-IFA 2017

Most of the experts are expecting that the Galaxy Note 8 Release Date is scheduled for IFA-2017 which is all set to take place on 1-6 September 2017. Even IFA Executive Director, Jens Heithecker, himself said in a press conference that he would want to see Galaxy Note 8 in IFA 2017 in Berlin. He said ““My personal perspective is that IFA would be the better place (to unveil the new Note smartphone).”

There is a reason why everybody is expecting the Note 8 in IFA, as Note 1 was first introduced in IFA 2011 followed by the launch Note 2, 3, 4 in the years followed. Only for Note 5 and Note 7, Samsung had a standalone launch between which Note 7 was a disaster. Hence it’s pretty easy to expect that the next Note 8 is going to be introduced in IFA-2017.

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Regarding the launch, The Korea Times also said “The big advantage is that we have a lot of media and journalists from all around the world in Berlin. It is not possible to bring them all together in other cities wherever it is, in August. That’s our offer.”

Last Word: iPhone 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

It is almost certain that Apple is going to launch their next dream phone iPhone 8 in the middle of September 2017. So once Samsung launches their next big project Galaxy Note 8 in the first week of September 2017, it would be a great thing to see who wins the customer trust at last. It will be an interesting battle to see who wins the last laugh-Samsung or Apple.

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10Apr/17Off

LG V30 may not launch on time-know why here

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The Korean giant LG will look to continue its triumphant run with the V series of flagship smartphones. With the V20 being lauded in all quarters, the next-generation V30 will consolidate it market to an even greater extent. Reports have now emerged that the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, known in tech jargon as a SoC, will power the new LG V30. The new chip is several times more powerful than its previous iterations. The 835 Soc was first displayed in full public view at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas only a few weeks ago.

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The new LG V30 also has one unique feature which will continue to wow audio buffs and even common users. It will feature an ESS-designed 32-bit quad-DAC system which will improve the audio system exponentially. This new feature, in conjunction with the Bang and Olufsen headphones. will make the new LG V30 one to watch out for. The new LG V30 is expected to arrive soon. The Korean giant has sought to change its perception from being a white goods manufacturer to one which manufactures a specialised device like a smartphone. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor is ample testimony to the fact that LG is dead serious in creating a splash in the high-end smartphone market with the LG V30.

The other features of the new LG V30 are also very interesting.  Unlike the preceding LG V20, the LG V30 will ditch the secondary display which had endeared the V20 to many users. The reason for the decision is not known, also it must be mentioned here that this snippet of news is more rumour than verifiable fact. The new LG V30 is also a competent phone with a  6GB RAM which is coupled with decent, if not overly impressive, internal storage options.The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, although an excellent choice, may prove to be the chink in the armour for the new smartphone as Samsung, the other Korean giant, has exclusive rights over the entire SoC supply until the month of March. This means that only the new Samsung Galaxy S8 devices will come equipped with the new SD 835 processors, although LG too may look to power some of its own V-series devices with underclocked variants of the same chipset.

This is precisely the reason why we believe that the new LG V30 may be delayed. Considering the fact that the average lifecycle of the V-series smartphone is one year, we were well within our rights in estimating a September or October 2017 release. However, with the fate of the new chipset hanging in the balance, this might well get delayed by some time. Interestingly, yesterday Samsung announced that it would soon launch the Exynos 9 series processors. Whether or not it will power the new Galaxy S8 is something only time will tell. The new LG V30 would do good if it followed the example set by Xiaomi, with its indigenous Pinecone processor or even Apple with its own Fusion Chip or the A10. The LG v30 is compatible with all the best selfie sticks.

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21Jan/17Off

LG G6 Smartphone Slated To Amalgamate Impeccable design with Killer Specs.

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The upcoming year is already on the verge of seeing the best possible smartphones rolled out by the big tech companies sporting the latest specifications and a state-of the-art design. Consumer electronics manufacturer LG has been in the news consistently owing to their much hyped about flagship device, the LG G6 which is due to surface sometime later this year.

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Pegged to be a forerunner alongside the Galaxies and iPhones post its launch, LG is striving to incorporate the best possible specs within the device offering the newest and most advanced technology inside the smartphone. Concrete details pertaining to the LG G6 have been limited with people merely speculating about what the upcoming smartphone is poised to feature. And there is little chance that LG would disappoint. iPhone 8 will give a tough fight to LG G6.

LG’s long term plans surrounding OLED is finally poised to materialized as the LG G6 is expected to be rolled out with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display sporting a mammoth 4K resolution, the best in the market today. The premium smartphone’s display will be protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 technology protecting it from all sorts of external damage. LG has already labeled their device revolutionary and it might just be on so many levels. Rumours were also strife earlier that the secondary display on LG’s V smartphone line-up will be incorporated in the G6. However, owing to the negative responses regarding the specification, the speculations died out quite fast.

Apart from the OLED technology, the upcoming LG G6 smartphone is expected to feature 100% screen-to-body ratio completely eliminating bezels on the front panel of the device. The home-button embedded fingerprint scanner is slated to be replaced by one on the multi-touch screen. Also, a second fingerprint scanner will be present on the rear panel of the device. LG’s attention to detail and design for the LG G6 goes further in depth as the new device is touted to feature a glass and metal body making it slightly slimmer though all the more delicate.

The upcoming smartphone is also expected to feature Qualcomm’s latest 10nm technology incorporating the Snapdragon 835 processor inside the smartphone. The new processor from the chipset manufacturer guarantees a 20 percent ramp up in speed and performance at the minimum also offering Qualcomm’s Quickcharge 4.0 battery retaining capacity which is twice as efficient and optimum as Quickcharge 3.0 making the new processor miles more powerful than its earlier variant.

Much information pertaining to the G6 has been withheld by the company and we can only be sure once LG decides to make further information regarding the device public. The LG G6 is expected to surface at least for once in the forthcoming MWC event in February later this year. There have been certain reports pointing at a an August 2017 release for the LG G6 post the WWDC conference in June. Pegged to be one of the major contenders for the number flagship olf 2017, this revolutionary upcoming device from LG is expected to do wonders.

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9Jun/16Off

iOS 10: A sneak peak!

The coming Monday might bring for us iOS 10, full of new features and add on ranging from Siri smart features, to a new HomeKit, Apple Pay, etc. Next week, at WWDC, we are expecting a major milestone from Apple in the form of the iOS 10. As of now, the beta download for iOS 10 shall be available from June 13 and the official release 3 months after.

From what we have been reported about, Apple's iOS 10 is in the testing phase right on which means that after its release in June, it is up for another release date, the one which shall be the final software update. At the WWDC,  Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president for software engineering shall formally introduce iOS10 to all the people.

The iOS 10 beta version shall be made available for the developers right after the release, while a public beta is likely to be launched in July, same as it did with iOS 9. Last year, the public beta got huge success to Apple for iOS 9 and even now, with the latest updates, features come up as wuite a surprise for the users.

For those who plan to ait up for tje final iOS 10 version, you will have to wait for quite some time as it is only after bug testing is done by the developers that the stable and accurate version of iOS 10 shall be made availablre. It is likely that both iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 will have their launch together in the month of September.

The iOs 10 beta is expected to bring huge success just like last year and one can expect the three ways to download the same until as a system update.

As saiid above, it will be the Apple Developer Program members who shall receive the beta versions at first, mid june that is. This means that they will have to enroll in the developer program by paying the required fee.

For people who want to have the public beta and of course test the iOS 10 for free, you must wait up until July when the public testing shall be done. All you will have to is go to Apple's website and do the registration which shall not take more than a couple of minutes.

And that was all about the iOS 10 to be launched next week followed by the public beta versions in July and the final release in September. iOS 10 shall surely bring some real changes for the users and of course the one that shall enhance the entire user experience and look and feel of Apple devices.

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2Apr/16Off

Google is Killing Picasa

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Google is officially killing Picasa as Google Photos has grown better. So Picasa is gonna to retire on 15th March. Picasa has been the first choice for web photo editing. From mid March Picasa support for desktop is gonna be stopped by the Google.

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Now a day’s people look for something which is flexible to use and easy to manage. Google photo has come up in the place of Picasa and users now prefer Google photo as it’s easy to access and much user friendly. Moreover syncing photos in Google drive is easier than Picasa. User interface is also awesome while same in the Picasa is little bit clumsy.

How Google photos has killed Picasa and compelled Google to shut Picasa down. New features of have checked met Picasa in many ways. You can make some files in Google Photos in order to save the data in a perfect manner while in Picasa you can’t do it. Picasa shows only those images you have in your desktop and that also haphazard manner. Syncing in web or getting all the data in back up is also a problem. You can find any photo of your online library using google photo while searching the photo is picasa was a mess. In parallel Google Photo offers unlimited photo or video storage options. This is let your smartphone and laptop free of junk. Just getting logged into your account you can see and share your photos directly with the people you want. (Note: Recipient must have a Google Account).

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All these reasons have led Google to shut its popular software down. Before a year, Google ditched its social networking sites Orkut and now it’s turn for Picasa. Google has found the substitute for it also. Before a year Google launched Google photo and developed that in such a manner so that you don’t need to get into picasa further to play with your photos.

“After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos,” Google officially hanged the notice on Picasa’s official Blogspot today.

Though Picasa is closing down, you will be able to access your data backed up for a few months at least. For web Picasa you will get an easy option to transfer all your photos and videos to Google photos in a cinch.

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2Apr/16Off

Panasonic P66 Mega launched for Rs 7,990

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Panasonic has come up with something new experience. We are talking about P66 Mega, its newest P-Series smartphone, which has 21 Indian native languages built in. The mobile phone is priced at Rs 7,990. Apart from the other features the P66 Mega features all the modern connectivity options such as Bluetooth, GPS and also double SIM 3G as well as 2G. It seems they have left nothing behind to pour into the P66 Mega.

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Let’s come into the inner discussion of this device. Powered by a 3200mAh battery, it looks like a power giant and we can bet if it works as it said then it will join the elite club of smartphone with long lasting batteries. the device works on Android Lollipop 5.1 and a 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor clubbed with 2GB RAM and 16GB flash memory which can be expanded to 32GB, Panasonic said in a declaration.

Features of the camera are just ok at this price band but resolution will be better because of the screen quality it has on it. The 8MP back camera equipped with flash works good even in low light due to its wide angled aperture and 5MP front camera are accompanied instant capture option which helps to take selfie while in motion, all of these features are accompanied by a 12.7 cm HD IPS display screen. Panasonic did not go for OLED display this time and settled down for best HD experience. On the software application front we get Android 5.1 Lollipop with Panasonic Icon UI on the top. It is confirmed that this smartphone will be upgraded to Android Marshmallow after few months.

"Digital India has to do with all about bridging the digital divide through modern technology and connecting individuals to the electronic world in their own language. The having numbers of mobile internet users in India is evidence of the electronic ambitions of Indians today" Pankaj Rana, business head of mobility department, Panasonic India, stated while announcing the launch of the device.

By setting up a multi-language profile in their latest device, Panasonic seeks to attach Indians via mobile phone modern technology to the world of opportunities in mobile financial, online purchasing, social networking and online entertainment as well.

There will be some color options available for you to choose from. The Panasonic P66 Mega will be available in Electric Blue, Rose Gold, as well as Russet Brown colour variations. Panasonic had recently launched the security oriented smartphone, the Eluga Mark, with a tag price of Rs 11,990.

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