Tuesday, 31 March 2015

WhatsApp calling feature now open for everyone

Today I opened my WhatsApp and noticed the change in UI. I then realised that my voice calling functionality enabled which i tried to activate several times before. I wondered how this functionality got enabled without any invite and i read the news in Android Community that WhatsApp calling feature is now open for everyone who has an updated version.Coming to the voice calling feature the sound quality is better but there is a noticeable timelag in voice transmitted which feels bit annoying.Hike also released its voice calling feature which i think a bit good in terms of lag in voice transmission.But the voice quality in both whatsapp and hike are pretty good.So update the WhatsApp and enjoy the officialy released calling feature.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Meizu Enters Indian Market

Xiaomi's chinese rival Meizu enters Indian market by launching its first phablet model named Meizu M1 Note.This features a 1080p display and powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 64 bit processor and 2GB RAM, the phone is available in 16GB and 32GB storage variants. It doesn't feature a microSD card and has a massive 3140mAh battery. This phone features a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera.It runs Flyme OS based on Android 4.4 kitkat.The design of the M1 note looks like a blown up iPhone 5c.This phone will be approximately be sold around 10,000 Rs,while the specification and price range looks exactly like Micromax Yu Yureka this will be a huge competition to Xiaomi Mi 3,and Yu Yureka.India being one of the biggest growing market for mobiles especially low-budget Android phones,several companies (apart from chinese manufacturer) are interested in selling their low budget mobile in India.Meizu also sensed this and it wont be easy for Meizu to gain the market because its rival Xiaomi is doing well in India and also it has to compete with local manufacturers such as Micromax,Karbonn,Lava and chinese manufacturers such as Oppo,Xolo etc.Lets see whether Meizu creates a impact like Xiaomi or not.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

What is USB Type-C and how it makes impact in Macbook and Chromebook.

USB Type-C,the latest USB standard came to the spotlight after been introduced in latest Macbook with retina display and Chromebook pixel,so what is USB Type-C. It is an another standard like USB 3.0,USB 2.0 so what makes this USB Special. Lets see.

  • It is Reversible:Yes. You can plug the dongles even upside down.It is reversible like Apple lightning charger(thanks to its circular design).So there will be no frustration in plugging the dongles in to the ports.
  • It may be also be used as a charging port:Yes.It is like the Micro USB port we use in the mobiles.It can be used as a primary USB port and also as a charging port.It can charge faster upto 100 watts.
  • It may also Used as a Display Port:This type of ports support Outputs such as VGA,HDMI even 4K displays such as Monitor,Tv's and many things.
  • Backward Compatible:Like all USB standards this is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and below.
  • Its Fast:The new standard USB can transfer data upto a speed of 10gbps which is two times faster than USB 3.0
Even though USB-C ports have several advantages,the major disadvantage of Macbook is that they have only one USB-C port on its left side. While the Chromebook pixel have two USB-C port on either sides which makes it easier to charge and transfer data simultaneously.Apart from that they also have two USB 3.0 ports and a sd card port which makes life more easier without dongles.So more than one USB-C port is always advantageous.I don't know why Apple settled with just one port and thought of providing dongles which we need to carry with us every time to connect more than one devices. Macbook and Chromebook are the  two devices currently to employ USB Type-C soon we may able to see many laptops powered by USB-C standard.Google in their Chromebook Promo video said that it may also could be employed in Android phones in near future. So we could also expect mobile phones powered by USB Type-C which provides faster charging and data transfer speeds. 

Monday, 2 March 2015

HTC One M9 released

Taiwanese phone maufacturer HTC took the wraps off their next phone in their flagship series and named it as the M9 in sequel.In the event named Utopia in progress HTC unveiled One M9 along with HTC fitness band named HTC Grip and a Virtual Reality Headset partnered with valve named HTC Vibe. HTC One M9 is powered by the latest Quallcomm Snapdragon 810 Octacore 64 bit Chipset supported by 3 GB of RAM and sports a HD 1080P display. HTC replaced ultrapixel rear camera in One M9 with a Ordinary 20MP rear camera but the front is a 5MP ultrapixel camera.HTC brings out the most customisable HTC sense to the HTC One M9. Since there is major significant changes under the hood of HTC One M9 the design of the HTC One M9 looks similar to HTC one M8(which is similar to M7) except an Ultrapixel camera at the back.HTC says there is an significant update to the HTC Boom sound speakers and the sound quality will be more precise than its predecessor. The Overall design and specification of One M9 looks pleasing but in order to gain market it should compete with Galaxy S6 which is going to be released a week after M9. Lets wait to get the hands on this new phone and see how well it performs.

Samsung unveiled Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung the south korean phone maker unveiled the new phones in the galaxy series named Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 sports a 5.1 inch AMOLED Quad HD display while the Galaxy S6 sports a 5 inch Quad HD display.Both are similar in specifications but the Galaxy Edge has an extra edge screen on both of its sides. Both are powered by Samsung Exynos Octa Core processor(Quad 2.1gHz+Quad 1.7gHz) supported by 3GB of RAM.Unlike the previous generations Samsung shedded MicroSD card slot and removable batteries which many users felt as a positive point.Samsung  says the battery life of S6 will last longer so that the users need not to carry an additional removable batteries.It also has a 16 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera which Samsung claims to produce more quality pictures in low light than iPhone 6 and also has optical image stabilisation.Samsung also sheds its rear facing speakers with the ones facing down similar to that of iPhone. Apart from this there are several Apple inspirations such as Aluminium finish and curved body.Overall Samsung Galazy S6 seems to be like a beast with heavy performance specs on paper.Hope Samsung will regain its lost market in Smartphone area.