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Sprint Photon Q Gets The Android 4.1 Update

Last year Motorola launched the Photon Q smartphone exclusively for the Sprint subscribers in the US. It was the first 4G LTE device to feature a touchscreen display along with a five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Motorola Photon Q was originally shipped with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

Back in December, Motorola promised to roll out the Android 4.1 update for the Photon Q and 5 other smartphones. After waiting for nearly 5 months, the manufacturer has finally rolled out the much-awaited Jelly Bean update. The latest update brings the usual Jelly Bean goodies along with a number of fixes and patches. Check out the complete changelog below.

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Changelog:

  • Google Now
  • Voice search enhancements
  • Camera includes improved image quality and more intuitive panorama mode
  • Ability to zoom out to filmstrip mode in the Gallery
  • Keyboard includes improved dictionary and text to speech capabilities
  • Notification enhancements
  • Resolved Quick Office closing when reviewing a document
  • Improved GSM roaming connectivity for global use
  • Improved streaming of Sprint TV when location services are turned off
  • Enhanced security and ease of use on the face unlock feature
  • Removed Quick Views, Speed Dial, and MOTOPRINT applications
  • Improved accuracy and response of voice to text for texting, emailing, and web search

This update is numbered 9.8.2Q-122_XT897_FFW-5 and it can be downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA). If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Phone > System updates and select Update Motorola Software. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 510 (Note 8.0) Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.30,900

The Samsung Galaxy Note 510 is finally up for pre-order in India. This device is nothing but the same Galaxy Note 8.0 which was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 in Barcelona. Samsung is already known for changing the name of its tablets before selling it in India. Previously, the South Korean tech giant released the Galaxy Note 10.1 in India as the Galaxy Note 800.

The Samsung Galaxy Note comes with an 8 inch display, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and the innovative S-Pen. This device runs on the Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Samsung has also pre-loaded the upgraded ChatOn, Awesome Note, Flipboard and Smart Remote on this device. Galaxy Note 510 is currently available for pre-booking at Samsung India’s eStore.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 510 (Note 8.0) features a 7 inch WXGA display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, Samsung TouchWiz UI, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Music player with SoundAlive, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 801.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Samsung Apps, Games Hub, Readers Hub, Samsung Kies, A-GPS + GLONASS, 2 GB RAM and a 4600 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note 510 comes with a price tag of Rs.30,900 (approx.$570) in India. On the other hand, this device is available in the US for just $399. Samsung also offers a free book cover of worth Rs.2,699 for the customer who pre-order this device from their eStore. To get this tablet, head over to this page.

Acer Liquid E2 Announced For €229; Comes With Quad-Core CPU, 8 MP Camera

Acer is back with the new mid-range Liquid E2 smartphone. It is the company’s first quad-core smartphone with dual SIM capabilities. This handset is the successor of the Acer Liquid E1 Android smartphone. This device packs a 4.5 inch display and 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. Acer Liquid E2 runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. This handset comes with dual-speaker system and DTS Sound for enhanced audio with volume maximization.

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Acer Liquid E2 features a 4.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, Dual-SIM capabilities, Acer Breeze UI, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 1 GB RAM, Google Play Store, Accelerometer, up to 9 hours of talk-time, up to 450 hours of stand-by time and a 2000 mAh battery.

Acer Liquid E2 comes with a price-tag of €229 (approx. Rs.16,300). This handset will be available in rock black and classic white colors. Acer Liquid E2 will go on sale from mid-May in Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine and France, followed by Spain, UK, Italy, Germany and Russia.

Asus Fonepad Launched In India For Rs.15,999

Asus recently launched the Fonepad tablet in India. It comes with 3G Connectivity and voice calling features of a smartphone on a 7 inch tablet. Asus Fonepad packs a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor and it runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. According to the manufacturer, this device offers up to nine hours of battery life. The Asus Fonepad comes with SuperNote lite app for drawing as well as for creating handwritten notes and Office Online app for Microsoft Office-compatible document editing.

Mr. Peter Chang, Regional Director – South Asia & Country Manager, Asus India, said,
“Users now want a better screen with entertainment, social media and other online activities and this is playing an increasingly important part in our mobile lifestyles. By incorporating 3G mobile data connectivity with full telephony support, we have made the Asus Fonepad the perfect combination of a tablet and phone in one single device at an affordable price.”

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Asus Fonepad features a 7 inch WXGA LED Backlight IPS display with 10 finger multi-touch, 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, 3 megapixel rear-facing camera with HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.2 megapixel front facing camera for video chats and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Micro SIM, voice and video calling capabilities, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, Micro USB 2.0, Google Play Store, A-GPS, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 9 hours of usage time and a 4270 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery.

Asus Fonepad comes with a price-tag of Rs.15,999 in India. This device will be available at Croma stores and select Asus authorized retail outlets from April 30, 2013. Asus Fonepad will compete with Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 2 and other mid-range Android tablets in India.

Huawei A199 Announced In China; Comes With 5 Inch HD Display, Android 4.1 OS

Huawei recently announced the mid-range Huawei A199 smartphone in its home country. This handset was previously leaked by @evleaks as the Huawei Ascend G710. However, the manufacturer decided to launch this device with a brand new name in China. The Huawei A199 packs a 5 inch HD display and a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor.

This handset runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top of it. Huawei A199 also comes with dual-mode dual-SIM support, which works perfectly on a CDMA network as well as on a GSM network at the same time. Check out the complete specs below.

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Huawei Ascend A199 features a 5 inch HD touch screen display, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, 1.5 GHz Huawei K3V2 quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, Huawei Emotion UI, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with the usual 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth, DLNA, 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Google Play Store and a 2150 mAh battery.

The China Telecom logo is placed right below the camera. It clearly indicates that the Huawei A199 will be available for China Telecom subscribers at launch. This handset is also expected to be available for China Unicom subscribers in the coming days. The price of this device will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

LG Optimus L5 II Dual Now Available In India For Rs.11,499

Earlier this year, LG announced three new Android powered smartphones, the Optimus L7 II, Optimus L5 II and Optimus L3 II. The South Korean mobile phone manufacturer has already launched the dual-SIM variant of Optimus L7 II and Optimus L3 II in India. Infibeam, a popular online retailer has already started selling the Optimus L5 II Dual smartphone. This indicates that the company will soon launch the Optimus L5 II Dual in India.

The mid-range Optimus L5 II Dual is the successor of the not-so-popular Optimus L5 Dual. This handset runs on the Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

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LG Optimus L5 II Dual features a 4 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz single-core processor, Dual SIM capabilities, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and much more.

Other features include a FM Radio with RDS, A-GPS, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 512 MB RAM, Accelerometer, microUSB 2.0 and a 1700 mAh battery. This handset measures 118.4 x 62.2 x 9.2 mm and weighs just 100 grams.

Sadly, the much needed front-facing camera is missing from the device. Currently, you can get this handset in two colors – Black and White. LG Optimus L5 II Dual is expected to come with a price tag of Rs.14,999, however Infibeam is currently selling this device for Rs.11,499 (approx. $210). To get this handset. head over to this page.

HTC Desire L Launched In Taiwan

Earlier this month, HTC launched the Desire P smartphone in Taiwan, Now, the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer has launched yet another mid-range smartphone in its home country. The HTC Desire L packs a 4.3 inch touchscreen display with 1 GHz dual-core processor. This handset is expected to be shipped with the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. HTC Desire L is basically a larger version of the HTC Desire X smartphone.

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HTC Desire L features a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, HTC Sense 4.1 UI, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, F2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, Beats Audio and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB 2.0, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS with GLONASS and a 1800 mAh battery.

Apart from Taiwan, the HTC Desire L is expected to go on sale in other Asian countries including China. However, HTC might not launch this device in Europe and North America. The price and availability of the Desire L will be announced soon.

Alcatel One Touch Idol And Idol Ultra Launched In India

Earlier this year, Alcatel unveiled the One Touch Idol and One Touch Idol Ultra at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas. These mid-range smartphones are powered by the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra is touted to be the world’s thinnest smartphone with just 6.45 millimeters thickness. Today, Alcatel finally launched the One Touch Idol and One Touch Idol Ultra smartphones in India.

Mr. Albert Wong, Head – APAC, Alcatel One Touch, said,
“India is a key strategic market for Alcatel One Touch, poised towards high growth trajectory. In line with Alcatel philosophy of enhancing the mobile entertainment experience and offering pioneering technology firsts to the consumer, today we are launching the slimmest and lightest smartphones in India. Being the exclusive mobile phone partner for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is a good example of the increased popularity of the brand’s premiere Android devices, including the One Touch Idol and Idol Ultra”.

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra features a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Dragon Trail Glass, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, up to 400 hours of stand-by time, up to 7 hours of talk-time and a 1800 mAh battery. This handset is available in vibrant color options of Black and Red.

Alcatel One Touch Idol packs a 4.7 inch IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel front facing camera, 3G Connectivity, 4 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Stereo FM radio with RDS, A-GPS, up to 415 hours of stand-by time, up to 7 hours of talk-time and a 1800 mAh battery. This handset is available in Silver, Slate, Cranberry Pink and Red colors with brushed aluminum finish.

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra comes with a price tag of Rs.21,000 (approx. $390), while the Alcatel One Touch Idol is available for Rs.15,800 (approx. $290).

Sony Xperia SP Launched In India For Rs.27,490

Last month, Sony unveiled the Xperia SP smartphone. This entry-level smartphone runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Today, Sony finally launched the amazing Xperia SP smartphone in India. Sony Xperia SP comes with an unique Battery Stamina Mode that improves the standby time by four times by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off. The latest Mobile Bravia Engine 2 on this handset delivers a better viewing experience by analyzing your content type and adjusting the image automatically.

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Sony Xperia SP features a 4.6 inch HD TFT Reality display, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass, 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 8 GB internal memory, 5.8 GB user memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 1 GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA Certified, USB 2.0 and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), Google Play Store, up to 39 hrs of music playback time, up to 734 hrs of stand-by time, up to 10 hrs of talk-time and a 2370 mAh battery.

Sony has pre-loaded Sony Music and Sony Liv apps on this device. Sony Music offers free unlimited streaming and music download for 6 month. On the other hand, Sony Liv is a unique video streaming app which allows the consumers to catch-up show of SAB, Sony Entertainment and Max. Sony Xperia SP will be available in black and white colors. This handset will go on sale from mid-April for Rs.27,490 (approx. $500). Sony Xperia SP customers will get a free premium case worth Rs. 1,990.

Lava Iris 455 Launched In India; Comes With 4.5 Inch Display, Android 4.1 OS

Lava recently launched the entry-level Iris 455 smartphone in India. This handset is the successor of the Lava Iris 454 smartphone. Similar to its predecessor, Lava Iris 455 comes with a large 4.5 inch display and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. However, it will be shipped with the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, instead of the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.

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Lava Iris 455 features a 4.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, Dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) capabilities, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 4 GB internal memory, 2 GB user memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, 512 MB RAM, Google Play Store and a 1500 mAh battery. This handset measures 9.92 mm and weighs just 120 grams.

The manufacturer has not yet revealed the price of this device. However, Lava Iris 455 is expected to be available for less than Rs.10,000. This handset will compete with Xolo A800, Micromax A101, Intex Aqua Wonder and other entry-level Android smartphones.