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Micromax Launches The Android Powered Bling 2 For Rs.8,999

Micromax recently launched the Android powered Bling 2 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the popular Micromax Bling smartphone. The Micromax Bling 2 runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it comes with a 2.8 inch touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and more.

This handset is specially targeted at the fashion-savvy women mobile users. Micromax Bling 2 is decorated with Swarovski Zirconia in the front and back panels. Check out the complete specs below.

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Micromax Bling 2 Specifications:

  • 2.8 inch multi-touch capacitive display
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS
  • 600 MHz processor
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • GPS enabled
  • Micromax App Store
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth
  • 150 MB internal memory
  • Micro SD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 1000 mAh Li-ion battery

Micromax Bling 2 comes pre-loaded with some useful apps such as MiRoamer, Saavn, Mosho, Mundu Live, Whatsapp and much more. You will also get a white leather carry case enclosed with a compact mirror and special pouch. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.8,999.

Motorola Droid X2 Announced; Runs On Android 2.2 Froyo!

After numerous leaks and mysterious appearances, Motorola and Verizon have finally gone ahead and announced the Motorola Droid X2.

The Droid X2 is the successor to the popular Motorola Droid X. Like its predecessor, the X2 will sport a 4.3-inch anti-reflective and scratch resistant screen, with qHD (960×540) resolution.

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The handset will be powered by a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, and pack 512MB of RAM along with 8GB of internal memory. The back of the phone sports an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash, which is capable of recording videos in 1080p HD resolution. Sadly, there is no front-facing camera for video calls.

Other key features of the Droid X2 include mini-HDMI port, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, eCompass and a 3.5mm audio jack. Shockingly, the X2 runs on the now outdated Android 2.2 (Froyo) with MotoBLUR UI on top of it. Motorola states that they will release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the device soon.

Announcing a high-end device with Froyo right now is simply unacceptable, especially when it has been six months since Gingerbread’s code went public.

The Droid X2 will be available online at VerizonWireless.com beginning from May 19, and will hit the retail stores on May 26. The handset will set users back by $199.9, on a two-year contract.

T-Mobile G2X Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Leaks!

On the first day of this month, Chris Ziegler over at This Is My Next gave us a small preview of the upcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile G2X. He managed to get the Gingerbread update on his handset, via PaulOBrien.

Sadly, at that time the Gingerbread leak was not made public by Paul or by Chris.

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Today, it’s a different story though. Paul has gone ahead and released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread leaked update for the T-Mobile G2X in an update.zip format. The leak has no major bugs and issues, and there is a high possibility of it becoming an official release.

Early reports suggest that the overall phone performance and responsiveness have improved, considerably. The scrolling performance, and touch sensitivity of the screen have been improved as well. The custom Camera interface by LG as seen in Android 2.2 FroYo, has been replaced with stock Gingerbread camera UI.

Sadly, the Gingerbread version is 2.3.3, which means video call via Google talk is a no go!

Interested G2X owners can head over to this thread over at MoDaCo forums to download the Gingerbread leak for their handset. The update.zip is pre-rooted as well!

Samsung And AT&T Announce The Infuse 4G

Samsung and AT&T have gone ahead and finally announced the Samsung Infuse 4G.

The Samsung Infuse 4G was first shown at CES, and since then both the companies have been mum about it. The Infuse 4G sports a mammoth 4.5-inch Super-AMOLED+ screen, with WVGA (800×480) resolution.

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The handset will also be the thinnest ‘4G’ branded handset available on the AT&T network, measuring only 8.99mm thick. The Infuse 4G sports a 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor, along with 512MB of RAM and a microSD card slot (2GB card pre-installed).

The back of the handset sports an 8MP camera with an LED flash, which is capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution. There is also a 1.3MP camera in the front.   The usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Proximity Sensor, and a 3.5mm audio jack are also present.

Sadly, the Infuse 4G runs on Android 2.2 FroYo, with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI on top of it.   The handset will also come with a special version of Angry Birds pre-installed with some hidden levels.

The Samsung Infuse 4G will be available at all AT&T stores from May 15, for $199.99 on a two-year contract.

(Press Release)

Sprint Unveils The Motorola XPRT For Business Users

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Sprint recently announced the Android powered Motorola XPRT smartphone. This handset is specially designed for business users. Motorola XPRT runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it comes with a 3.1 inch touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and more. The Motorola XPRT is the Sprint’s version of the popular Motorola Droid Pro smartphone. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium blend feature-packed consumer experiences with an optimal set of productivity and security tools,said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president of sales, Motorola Mobility. We are pleased to partner with Sprint to deliver each of these unique business-ready devices to their continuously growing enterprise customer base.

Motorola XPRT features a 3.1 inch HVGA touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 5 megapixel camera with camcorder and dual LED flash, 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, Quickoffice and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 2GB ROM, 512MB RAM, Adobe Flash 10 Player, microSD card slot, 2 GB memory card included, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market, Integrated GPS, Device encryption, multi-headed VPN, EAS security policy support, including device and SD card wipe, up to 9 hours talk-time and a 1860 mAh Lithium-ion battery. This handset measures 60.9mm x 120.4mm x 12.95mm and weighs 145 grams.

Motorola XPRT is the first Android smartphone from Sprint to deliver enterprise-class security, personal productivity enhancements and international roaming. This handset comes with a price tag of $129.99 with a new two-year service agreement. Motorola XPRT will be available for purchase from Sunday, June 5th.

Motorola Atrix Now Available At Orange UK

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Earlier this year, Motorola announced the powerful Motorola Atrix smartphone at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. This handset currently runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System, but it will be later updated to the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. Motorola Atrix was expected to launch before the end of Q1 2011 in the UK, but it got delayed due to some unknown reasons.

The powerful Motorola Atrix is finally available in the UK, exclusively on the airwaves of Orange UK. This handset will also be available on the T-Mobile UK’s network, but it will take at least a month. If you can’t wait for a month, then you can go ahead and purchase this amazing smartphone from Orange UK for free on contract.

Motorola Atrix features a 4 inch touchscreen display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, Gorilla Glass display, MOTOBLUR UI, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, VGA front-facing camera for video calls and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, Biometric fingerprint reader, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, HDMI port, up to 400 hours stand-by time, up to 8 hours 50 mins talk-time and a 1930 mAh battery.

You can get the powerful Motorola Atrix smartphone for free with a 24 months contract and a £35 per month plan, which includes 600 minutes, 750 MB data allowance, unlimited texts, 50 MMS and unlimited Wi-Fi per month. To learn more, just head over to this page.

Samsung Launches Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 And 5.0 Media Players

Samsung recently launched the new Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 media players. These devices are based on the Samsung’s popular Galaxy S smartphone. Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 comes with a 4 inch touchscreen display, while the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 features a large 5.0 inch touchscreen display. These devices runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, but it will be later updated to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. Samsung Galaxy S WiFi is a worthy competitor to the Apple iPod Touch.

With the GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 we’re delivering a rich, immersive experience for multimedia enthusiasts. A large, high-quality screen, a world of fun and useful applications and great communications services make this a powerhouse device at an affordable price”, said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi Specifications:

  • 4 inch touchscreen display (Galaxy S WiFi 4.0)
  • 5 inch touchscreen display (Galaxy S WiFi 5.0)
  • 1GHz application processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS
  • WiFi Connectiivty
  • 3.2 megapixel rear camera
  • VGA front camera
  • Android Market
  • Google Mobile Services
  • Samsung Social Hub
  • VoIP Voice & Video Calls
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • 8/16 GB memory
  • mircoSD slot

The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 support DivX HD, allowing high-definition video playback. It also supports various codec standards including MPEG4, H264, DivX, XviD, WMV and more. The Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 will be first available in Russia, while the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 will be first available in Switzerland. Both the devices will be gradually rolled out in other countries. The price of these devices have not been announced yet.

LG Launches The Android Powered Optimus Me In India For Rs.8999

After the huge success of the LG Optimus One, LG announced the Android powered Optimus Me smartphone in March. This handset is the cheaper version of the LG Optimus One. The LG Optimus Me runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system and it comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor, 3G Connectivity, 32 GB expandable storage and so on. This handset have been finally launched in India. Check out the complete specs below.

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LG Optimus Me Specifications:

  • 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display
  • 320 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 600 MHz processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • Video recording
  • Audio and video player
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 140 MB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Up to 510 hours of stand-by time
  • Up to 7 hours of talktime
  • 1250 mAh battery

LG Optimus Me comes with a price tag of Rs.8,999. This handset will be updated from Android 2.2 to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS later this year. This handset is available in 5 different colors Black, Silver, Blue, Red and Pink. This handset will compete with other budget Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy Pop and LG Optimus One in India. To learn more, head over to this page.

Motorola Atrix 4G And HTC Inspire 4G Software Updates To Enable HSUPA Rolling Out Now!

AT&T has started rolling out two new software updates for the HTC Inspire 4G and the Motorola Atrix 4G. The software updates for both the handsets mainly aim at removing the cap from the upload speeds.

The Inspire 4G software update brings with some bug fixes, and some email enhancements including automatic configuration for Hotmail, Live and MSN email accounts. The software updates also enables higher upload speeds on the Inspire 4G, for which AT&T has been criticized.

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The software update for the Atrix 4G enables higher upload speeds for the handset, and also bumps up the Android version to 2.2.2. Apparently, Motorola is also rolling out another software update for the Atrix 4G. The update in question is this one, which Motorola did not release to the consumers for some reason.

The updates for both the handsets are OTA one, and will be automatically pushed to all Atrix 4G and Inspire 4G handsets. Users can manually check for the update as well, by going to the Settings-> About Phone menu and selecting the Check for update option.

Via AndroidCentral

TouchWIZ 4.0 Ported To Samsung Galaxy S

Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S with Android 2.1 on-board and TouchWIZ 3.0. Samsung spiced up TouchWIZ with some colorful icons, with the Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S.

At MWC 2011, Samsung announced the Galaxy S successor the Galaxy S II, which runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a new version of TouchWIZ (v4.0) running on top of it. TouchWIZ in its latest version features some new icons, and some new nifty features.

Now, one developer over the Galaxy S modding scene fear2142 – has managed to port TouchWIZ 4.0 to the Galaxy S, thanks to a Galaxy S II system dump.

Below is a video of TouchWIZ 4.0 in action on the Galaxy S –

The mod will work on the Galaxy S XXJVB ROM de-odexed ROM. The mod also works on Galaxy S Custom ROMs based on the XXJVB firmware. The TouchWIZ 4.0 launcher does have some stability issues though.

Interested Galaxy S users should head over to this thread, for more information on how to install TouchWIZ 4.0.

Verizon Announces The HTC Droid Incredible 2 Smartphone

Verizon Wireless recently announced the HTC Droid Incredible 2 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the the popular HTC Droid Incredible smartphone. It runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and comes with a 4 inch Super LCD display, Wi-Fi mobile hotspot, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and more. This handset will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Verizon Wireless in the US. Check out the specs below.

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HTC Droid Incredible 2 features a 4 inch Super LCD touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, HTC Sense UI, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, 1.1 GB ROM, 768 MB RAM, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, A-GPS, Wi-Fi mobile hotspot, integrated noise cancellation technology and SRS WOWHD surround sound.

HTC Droid Incredible 2 is a global ready Android smartphone, which means that, it has both CDMA radio for operation on Verizon’s network in the US and GSM/HSPA radio for operation in more than 200 countries. This handset will be available for purchase from April 28th. HTC Droid Incredible 2 comes with a price tag of $199.99 with a two years service agreement.

Acer Liquid Mini Launched In India For Rs.11,990

Earlier this year, Acer announced the Android powered Acer Liquid Mini smartphone at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Acer finally launched this budget smartphone in India. Acer Liquid Mini is the cheaper version of the popular Acer Liquid smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it comes with a 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera, 3G connectivity and more. Acer Liquid Mini will compete with budget Android phones such as LG Optimus One and Samsung Galaxy Pop in the Indian market.

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Acer Liquid Mini features a 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen display, 480 x 320 pixels resolution, 600 MHz Qualcomm 7227 processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with 480p video recording, Bluetooth, GPS, stereo FM radio, DLNA connectivity, Wi-Fi, 512MB RAM, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card included, up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 20 hours of stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

This handset measures 110.4 x 57.5 x 13 mm and weighs just 109g. Acer Liquid Mini is available in 3 different colors – Jet Silver, Royal Blue and Piano Black. It allows you to view and edit popular office files (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF) and send them through your work email with support for Microsoft Exchange.

Acer Liquid Mini comes with a price tag of Rs.11,990. Sadly, this handset does not have a front-facing camera for video calling. Are you planning to buy this budget smartphone? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Motorola Defy Android 2.2 FroYo Update Rolling Out Now

It was around a week ago that Motorola and AT&T started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the Bravo.

Now, T-Mobile has also started rolling out the Froyo update for the Motorola Defy the carrier’s version of the Motorola Bravo. The update is a manual one, and is available via OTA (Over-The-Air).

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Defy owners are recommended to use Wi-Fi to download the OTA, since it weighs in at a whopping 122MB. The new software update (v34.4.9) will bring it support for Flash Player 10.1, performance improvements, an improved web browser, ability to install apps on the memory card and better voice-to-text input.

Along with this, Motorola has also added Profiles feature, a Task Manager, Wi-Fi hotspot support, smart dialing and a new Gallery app, with an updated UI.

The full change-log of the software update can be found here. Motorola will also soon start rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Defy owners, in Europe.

In all probability, the Android 2.2 FroYo update for the Defy will be its last major software update.

Motorola Droid Pro Software Update Rolling Out Now

Motorola and Verizon have started rolling out a new software update for their business oriented Droid the Droid Pro.

The new software update (v2.26.60) is brings with it hosts of enhancements and bug fixes. The software update will improve the Bluetooth performance, voice call quality and the general performance and stability of the handset.

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Here is the official change-log from Motorola :

Enhancements:

  • Improved audio on voice calls.
  • Improved stability and performance.
  • User interface display now refreshes when user switches from GSM/UMTS communication to Global Mode.
  • Device now prepends 011 to Country Code to send SMS messages.
  • Global Mode no longer resets when connecting to a USB charger.
  • Visual Voice Mail now detects airplane mode while Wi-Fi is active.
  • Prompt return to full screen brightness after wake-up.
  • Upgraded Bluetooth firmware.
  • Improved interoperability with Microsoft Internet Application Gateway (IAG) configurations.
  • Device string format for Exchange changed to include device name and version number.
  • Upgrade to Google applications Release 7.

Other Improvements:

  • Improved audio during voice calls.
  • Reduced user interface lock-ups.

Droid Pro users can manually check for the update, by going to Menu->Settings->About Phone and selecting the System Updates option.

Hopefully, Motorola will also release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Droid Pro sometime in the future.

Samsung Fascinate Android 2.2 Froyo Update To Roll Out From Tomorrow!

There has already been a huge controversy surrounding the Galaxy S series of handsets Android 2.2 update in the United States.

Samsung started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S back in September (2010). However, it was only in the 2nd month of 2011 that the company started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for some of the Galaxy S handsets in the United States.

These handsets included the Sprint’s Epic 4G, AT&T’s Captivate and the T-Mobile’s Vibrant. Now, Verizon has also decided to release the Android 2.2 update for its Galaxy S handset the Fascinate.

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The update to Android 2.2 will bring with it some welcome features including support for Flash 10.2. The general system performance and the web browser performance have also been improved significantly.

Samsung and Verizon have also taken this opportunity to load more bloat ware on the handset, in the form of V Cast Apps and the Samsung Media Hub. The update also aims at fixing tons of bugs. The whole change-log can be found here.

For Fascinate owners, who are cursing Samsung for the delay in the update Please blame Verizon! Samsung has already started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Galaxy S in Europe. Whereas, it is still unconfirmed whether the Galaxy S handsets in the United States will get the Gingerbread love or not.