December 19, 2014

Micromax Yu: Expectations.

The most bragged home bred Cyanogen device being now fully booked over Amazon. So being a geek,  what are my expectations from it? What basically is it meant to be?

1. Security and Privacy.
After watching the live Launch event over YouTube yesterday, all the speakers had a  positive bend towards the security and privacy concerns of the device.

As we all know, in the nerdy techie world, or talk about a simple sophisticated guy. Who would love their data to be captured by a long horn company's server?  Whatever they make of it, but nothing is safe in this world.

Yureka, which comes exclusive with Cyanogenmod, it will be focusing over the security issues like a treat. Users will be allowed to grant the permission they want on their app. This would be very helpful in terms of unusual data transmission in background and other several-not-major issues.

2. More personal.

The guy's at Yu promised to give out 2 free custom themes in the beginning,  which would be (I guess)  community submitted artwork and will be launching more themes later on with further updates.

We all use launchers,  Nova Prime being my personal favorite. But Cyanogen themes gives you option to have full control over the visible screen area. Which includes buttons, layouts, fonts, and general things.

3. Performance and Performance..!
Being housed on by a 64 bit Octa core Snapdragon 615 SoC and 2GB DDR3 RAM,  who won't have a tempt to taste some more muscular energy?

Well, I have been using an Asus Zenfone 5 a month after it launched in India. It has some good features too. If it can be a beast in terms of performance, why can't Yu be?

Also, DDR3 memory tends to suck lesser juice from the 2500mAh power it boasts of.

4. Say Cheese!

Well, this is the first thing I look after the processor and looks in a phone. Yureka boasts of 13MP front and 5 MP rear lenses. While, the rear one being a Sony Exmor R unit with f/2.2 aperture to tuck in the light.

This sounds great, but hey..! Did anyone shout SloMo?

Yes, the device is capable to shoot 60fps videos and maybe jump to 120fps in the upcoming updates.

Bottom Line.

Well it's not the end of my expectations. Maybe I'll be writing one more keynote for the remaining ones. Still, a hope to get a better Mobile phone from a home brand like Micromax can do many good deeds.

Have Yu any more stuffs to share?  Do write up over G+.

December 18, 2014

Micromax YU to be unveiled today. Rumored to be priced below 12K INR.

Cyanogenmod being the most favorite ROM's of all time is now setting trends to be 'officially' used with new devices. Oppo and OnePlus being the trendsetters, Micromax is now the new one to join the race.

As it was teased to be officially announced today (18/12/2014), I hope for it's good market and as Yu sub-brand is targeted for youngsters, Cyanogen may play a hit role as it's famous for it's time to time updates and latest builds with tonnes of customization options and tweaks.

For who don't know what a ROM is, please click here to get the facts and for CyanogenMod, uhh click here.

Talking about the sales platform, Amazon is taking care of it.

It is also rumored to be featuring 4G and 64bit processor.

Specs will be covered next.

Stay tuned.

November 20, 2014

This new freak from LG has 'eyes' on you!

Smartphones these days getting extra smarter with the personal assistants .(Hello Siri, Google Now and Cortana!).
Now that LG doesn't remain 'practically' behind the race, it announced the LG A.K.A(meant to be pronunced as Aw-kuh). These phones are availabe in 4 colors with very catchy names. viz, Eggy(yellow one), Wooky(the white bully), Soul(black and the charm), and YoYo(pink). Names are given in such a way to make users realize that smartphones these days have a brain, than their no-brainers!
Eyes don't Lie
The phone is a new member of the G series by LG. Specs are mid-range.The device itself sports a 5" 720p screen and 4.4 Kitkat being horsed up by a 1.2GHz Quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM.
The back shooter is 8 MegaPixels and the selfie department has been taken care by a 2MP sensor.
Coming to the storage part, it has 16GB of onboard memory and SD expandibility.

As said, being a member of the G-series, these 4 tangy pieces sport a Laser Assisted focus just like the G3 had, plus the similar button-ey design on the back.

The eyes react while having any sort of notification and shake/get drizzy while one shakes the device.

There is a good news. The phone has a 4G LTE connectivity onboard and everything cooks up with the total powerhouse of 2610 mAh battery.

Source: GSMArena

November 19, 2014

Weekly Bash | Top 3 apps worth a shot

As I use an Android device, the apps shown below are basically for Android. Some of them maybe Android-only and some may be cross platform too. So I'll be showcasing on the Best free apps this week I used and loved so far. Applications I reviewed below, can be downloaded for free on Google Play Store, or particular App stores according to your mobile OS.

To start with, I would love to declare All the contents below are my part of personal opinion. None of the contents are advertised or monetize my webpage.

1. Shuttle Music Player.

To start with, I am a music guy. Even if I forget my bike keys, my earphones stills stay in my pockets.
Talking about Third Party apps, I use musiXmatch. But this app is not less than it. Yea, musiXmatch is a cherry when it comes to design, flawless-ness, ability to derive lyrics and floating lyrics.
Shuttle, is based on the Material design, the new reboot in Google's working area. It has a nice and effective Equalizer too.
Shuttle provides nice swiping and new layout like the recently updated Gmail and Play Music.

Download it here.
Nova with Shuffle widget

2. Nova Launcher Free/ Prime.
Another Google fan? Hate your customized ROM or UI? Love Stock theme like Nexus? Any other reasons?
Then yay! Nova is for you. Download the latest version to get the Lollipop Goodness inside it.
Prime has its own benefits.There are more of the Lollipop material 'circle' for example, sort of anymations and transition effects.

Download it here.

3.SwiftKey Keyboard.
I am using this keyboard since my Asus Zenfone 5 upgraded to Kitkat and removed the Google Keyboard. There are plenty of themes to choose from. Some flawless perks and nice UI. The integrated user dictionary works well.

Download it here.

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November 14, 2014

Another Lumia sans Nokia | The Microsoft Lumia 940 gets teased.

After the grand 11/11/14 #MoreLumia day by Microsoft's stunning release of the Lumia 535, here's another great news for the Lumia fans (me too!).

Was checking out something on Twitter for some news on new Lumia's (#MoreLumia) and got this right now.

Here is some news about the Lumia 940!

Specs say-
- 24MP Pureview Camera with 4K Slow-mo recording.
- 5MP Front Camera.
- Snapdragon 805 SoC.
- 3GB RAM (I am a monster!)
- Storage options- 32gigs, 64gigs and 128gigs
- 5 inch FHD display with Gorilla Glass 4.
- Confusion about OS: Windows Phone 10 or will be running on 8.1 build
   (but hey, every device is gonna updated.)

Lets see if more devices from Lumia coming in our pockets soon.

Take care readers.

November 12, 2014

Lumia 535 is the first non-Nokia Lumia. Bang on Microsoft

News was flooded with 'non-Nokia Lumia to arrive'. And here's the first Microsoft branded Lumia, the Lumia 535.
Spec-wise, this looks a pretty decent device, being a sub-$140 device(approx Rs. 8500).
- 5" qHD IPS LCD display
- Quad core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 200 SoC
- 5MP Camera with Flash
- 1 GB RAM, that's what one sees! High Five Lumia!
- Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia denim.
Get the full specs here

Microsoft Branding

The device looks pretty awesome as the the price bracket. Let's wait for the finaal pricing and when it comes to e-Stores or an Exclusive Launch.

Asus Zenfone 5 gets another stability update (4.4.2+)

Asus launched its seamless series of Zenfone series months back and I have been using the pretty version of Asus Zenfone 5. I have been a fan of it's regular updates, even being a non-nexus device. Asus released its Kitkat as promised and 5.0 Lollipop is also on the way.*fingers crossed*

So, here are the release notes from Asus: -

Asus has a very good backgroud in terms of providing the updates. And as far as I have used to, this device tends to be a n outperformer. Link for the official release notes, click here

To update your device-
1- Hover into the menu, and open Settings.
2- Scroll down and click System Update(or About> System Update).
3- Let your system check the update, and click Install Update.
P.S Check your WiFi or Data connection before

November 11, 2014

'Snapdeal Savings Day', on the same route as competitors.

Remember 6th October? If not, then scratch your heads and think of the 'Big Billion Day', got it right? High Five Flipkart! News blogs were flooded with criticism they had in the hearts of audience they had against the 'out of stock' matters.

Well, the story doesn't end here. "What's the date today?",  
err,"Sarkar 11/11".Oh! Thats the Snapdeal Savings day..!
Well this is the first hour slot, I am writing my views in,
and maybe wrong too (well, you readers are there to 
correct me out XD ).

Who hates shopping? Well for something at lesser price? I don't either! But where shall I shop or find a product on a site hogged up with the HTTP Error! Overload! Heard it right fellas.

Everone cursed and blamed Flipkart for this, remember? Shopping giants like these should take care of their server traffic issues and make them clear ASAP!

Well, the day is still on the way, *fingers crossed*. Maybe will get to know the offers on the official site instead of the advertisements and promises made so far.
Good Luck Snappy!

P.S: All the points I discuss in my blog are my personal opinion and do not tend to hurt/discriminate.humiliate any individual feeling.

September 12, 2014

Moto G(2013) V. Moto G(2014) : Worth an update?

Hello readers. How have you all been doing?

Its the burst of mid-year with many iPhone 6-y blabbering rumors out there, and there peeks in the new, fresh Moto G with size increment and a micro-sd slot plus some new features, would it be wise for 'Throw old and get newer' jingles?
Let's be clever.

Orginal Moto G(2013)

Moto G(2014) IC:

What's newer?

1. Bigger Camera Pixels.
Bigger here doesn't need to be confused with the ultra-pixels by HTC stuffs. The original G had a 5mp shooter behind it, and this newer toddler comes with an 8mp sensor. All I know is, mega-pixels don't do the job, the sensor, quality of the sensor, the light/aperture it takes in should be better. Pixel counts have nothing to with the final image quality. The image should be clear, but not exceeding the pixel interlacing and quality losses. Still, the bigger, the better!

2. Stereo Front Speaker grills, Hello Moto (big) E!
Looks like a bring over stuff from the Moto E. The front looks gorgeous. Something fresh!

3. EXPANDABLE! I missed my loyal SD card!
With the release of The Expendables 3 (lol), it seems, everyone is getting to the mainstream-but-useful expandable memories. The most awaited upgrade here! It was being missed by the Moto fans. But there's something good to say too. You get expandable memory with an inbuilt 16gb device for a price which falls around the non-microSD models of the 16gb Moto G(2013).
This would be a cherry on the cake, I hope!

4. Screen size and Less Bezel-ish design.
The reason why I love Nexus devices is because of it's thin bezel(say Nexus 5). Moto G(2) comes with this stuff too. Less bezels, more style, lesser overall size.

5. Updates, I love'em.
Google releases updates, and it strikes the bang-on moment on the moto/Nexus devices at the same time.

Final Verdict: -
Spending 12k for a phone like this, won't be bad either if one doesn't love the 'discontinuation' by Xiaomi.

Do write me up for your feedbacks.

Take care!