Top Best IPL 6 2013 Apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone Devices

The Indian Premier League is back, and it’s that time of the year again, where cricket fans across the world simply go out of control with excitement. IPL 2013 season 6 kicked off yesterday with a grand opening ceremony in Kolkata, India.

With over 76 matches to be played for nearly two months, cricket fans across the world are excited to catch the action live on televisions as the first IPL cricket match begins today. Android, iOS and Windows Phone users have yet another reason to celebrate and talk about cricket as we have compiled a short list of the top best apps for IPL 6 2013, which will keep track of all the latest news, scores, and schedule.

Top Best IPL 6 2013 Apps:


#1 BCCI Official App [Recommended] [Android/iOS]

BCCI Official Cricket App
The official Board of Control for Cricket in India app for Android and iOS will provide you with the latest score updates, news, upcoming matches, live play-by-play, stats, standings, and other relevant information for IPL 6 2013. Along with that the app also features live commentary, scoreboards and live score of all matches.

#2 Yahoo Cricket [Android/iOS/Windows Phone]

Yahoo! Cricket

Yahoo! Cricket is yet another awesome iOS and Android app that provides you with instant real time notification updates of a live match, be it a wicket, 4, 6 or an important milestone. With Yahoo! Cricket you’re sure not to miss anything important for you. The app also has a widget that can be placed on the home screen for Android users.

#3 IPL 2013 Schedule & Live score [Android]

IPL 2013 Live Score

As the name of the apps says you can now get IPL 6 schedule, live score, team records, team details, players records, and several other information right on your smartphone.

#4 ESPN Cricinfo [Android/iOS/Windows Phone]

ESPN Cricinfo

The ESPN Cricinfo app offers live score updates Indian Premier League 2013 providing with ball-by-ball commentary, latest news updates, match results, upcoming matches and more. The app now supports video and audio podcasts. Watch and listen to the latest ESPN Cricinfo video and audio podcasts and stay updated with the latest news of IPL 2013.

#5 Cricket LIVE Scores Cricitch [Android/iOS]

Cricket Live Scores

Stay updated with this app as the latest version offers the following features:

  • Event quick filter for match list view
  • LIVE match view fine tuning
  • Reducing the video ad view request only during wicket falls (to fewer times in a match)

Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi-Only And 3G Launched In India

Last week, Google officially started selling the Nexus 7 tablet in India. However, the 32 GB Wi-Fi variant as well as the 3G variant of this tablet were missing from the Play Store. Within a week, Asus went ahead and launched these variants in India. Nexus 7 will be shipped with the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi and 3G will not be available via Play Store. These devices will be sold through Asus retail partners.

Mr. Peter Chang, Country Manager, System Business Group, Asus India, said,
“We are elated to announce the most awaited Asus Nexus 7 to the Indian consumers. We have received an assenting reception for this tablet from the users globally and we are happy to cater to the growing demand in India by making it easily available in the country. We believe that Asus Nexus 7 will bring us further closer to the persistent perfection that we set to achieve and offer to our consumers.”

google nexus 7

Nexus 7 features a 7 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 12-core GPU, 1.2 megapixel camera for video calls, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Accelerometer, GPS, 1GB RAM and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 32 GB internal memory, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, NFC (Near Field Connectivity), 3G Connectivity and a 4325 mAh battery, which offers up to 300 hours of stand-by time and allows you to watch videos for up to 9 hours. This device measures 198.5 mm x 120 mm x 10.45 mm and weighs just 340g.

Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi comes with a price tag of just Rs.18,999 (approx. $350), while Nexus 7 32GB 3G will be available for Rs.21,999 (approx. $400).

AT&T And Sprint Getting The HTC One On April 19th From $199.99

Today, HTC has finally announced the pre-order, release date and the pricing of the its latest flagship — the One — on two major U.S carriers, Sprint and AT&T.

Both the carriers will start selling the One from April 19th via their retail stores or website with the 32GB variant coming in at $199.99 with a two-year contract. As rumored earlier, AT&T has managed to snag an exclusive on the 64GB variant of the One, and will sell it for $249.99 on a two-year contract.


AT&T will start taking pre-orders for the HTC One from April 4th, while Sprint will start taking them from 5th April. T-Mobile is now the only carrier left in the United States that is yet to announce its pricing and release date of the One. Verizon will not be selling the HTC One under its network, but it is widely expected that the HTC will release a modified variant of the One under Verizon’s sometime soon.

With a hard release date of April 19th, HTC has managed to beat the Galaxy S4 to the market in the United States. The pre-orders for the Galaxy S4 start from April 16th, with the handset being available only by the end of the month.

HTC Desire P Launched In Taiwan

We have already posted the leaked pics and specs of the Android powered HTC Desire P. Today, the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer finally launched this handset in its home country. HTC Desire P runs on the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System with HTC Sense 4.1 on top of it. HTC has promised to roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in the coming months.


HTC Desire P 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 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4.1 UI, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS and a 1620 mAh battery.

This handset measures 129.74 x 67.9 x 10.7 mm and weighs 136 grams. HTC Desire P will be exclusively available at Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom. This handset is expected to come with a price tag of $360.

Huawei Ascend G510 And Ascend Y300 Up For Pre-Order In India

Earlier this year, Huawei introduced two new entry-level smartphone, the Ascend G510 and Ascend Y300. Both of these smartphones runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Flipkart, a popular online retailer have already started taking the pre-orders of these handsets in India.

Huawei Ascend G510


Huawei Ascend G510 features a 4.5 inch display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, VGA front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Google Play Store, up to 340 hours of stand-by time, up to 6 hours of talk-time and a 1700 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend Y300


Huawei Ascend Y300 comes with a 4 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, up to 320 hours of stand-by time, up to 5 hours of talk-time and a 1730 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend G510 comes with a price tag of Rs.10,990 (approx. $200). On the other hand, Huawei Ascend Y300 will be available for just Rs.7,980 (approx. $150). These smartphones will go on sale from the first week of April. You can pre-order these devices from the links posted below.

[ Pre-order Huawei Ascend G510 from Flipkart ]

[ Pre-order Huawei Ascend Y300 from Flipkart ]

XOLO B700 Launched In India For Rs.8,999; Comes With 3450 mAh Battery

XOLO is an Indian mobile phone manufacturer which is popularly known for making Intel powered smartphones. The company recently launched an entry-level Android smartphone, the XOLO B700. This dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) smartphone runs on the old Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

The XOLO B700 is one those smartphone which instantly caught our attention, thanks to the ultra-cheap price tag and a powerful 3450 mAh battery. This handset offers music playback for up to 38 hours via internal speakers and up to 86 hours via wired headset. Check out the complete specs below.


XOLO B700 features a 4.3 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixel, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Dual-SIM capabilities, 5 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB RAM, GPS, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Google Play Store, up to 380 hrs of stand-by time, up to 23 hrs of talk-time, up to 9 hrs of web browsing time, and a 3450 mAh battery.

XOLO B700 comes with a price-tag of just Rs.8,999 (approx. $165) in India. This handset will compete with Salora’s PowerMaxx Z1 smartphone which comes with a 3200 mAh battery at Rs.9,999. To buy the XOLO B700 smartphone, head over to Flipkart.

Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Available Now

Sprint and Samsung have started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for their variant of the Galaxy S2 – the Epic 4G Touch. The update will bring with it quite a bunch of new features as seen on the international Galaxy S2, including Smart Stay, Direct Call and more.

The usual Android 4.1 Jelly Bean enhancements are also present including Google Now, Project Butter for buttery-smooth UI, enhanced speech-to-text with offline mode support, and expandable notifications among other things.


Samsung is not rolling out the update via OTA, and Sprint SGS2 owners need to use KIES on a Windows XP or Windows 7 based PC to get the update. The update needs to be manually downloaded from here, and weighs in a whopping 520MB+. Your data will be left untouched, but it is highly recommended that you make a backup before proceeding with the update. While KIES does not officially support Windows 8, the application and the update process works flawlessly on the latest OS from Microsoft.

Hopefully, AT&T and other U.S operators will soon release the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for their variant of the Galaxy S2 as well.

US Cellular Galaxy S4 Pre-Sales Begins From April 16

Earlier this week, Three UK has started accepting the pre-orders of the Galaxy S4. After some days, it was announced that AT&T will start the pre-sales from April 16 in the US. Now, US Cellular is the country’s second wireless carrier to join the bandwagon. Samsung has already announced that the Galaxy S4 will not be released before April-end.

Samsung has sold more than 50 million units of the Galaxy S III. This handset is expected to even break the record of its predecessor. If you are still unaware of the complete features, then check out the complete specs after the break.


Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5 inch Super-AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz Nature UX, 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE Connectivity, Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, 2 GB RAM, Wi-Fi Direct and a 2600 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

US Cellular subscribers can pre-order the Galaxy S4 from April 16. The price and release date has not been announced yet. You can sign-up at the US Cellular’s website to receive an email reminder about the online pre-order offer.

AT&T Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Begins From April 16th

Today, AT&T announced that it will start taking pre-orders for the latest and greatest Samsung flagship – the Galaxy S4 – beginning from April 16th. The handset will cost users back by $249.99 with a two-year contract. This makes AT&T the first U.S carrier to announce the pre-order of the handset.


The Galaxy S4 is the successor to the massively popular Galaxy S3, and sports a 5-inch Full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED screen inside a body that is actually thinner and smaller than the Galaxy S3. While Samsung and AT&T have not confirmed yet, the AT&T version of the Galaxy S4 will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC clocked at 1.9GHz, along with 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal memory.

Other specs of the Galaxy S4 include a 13MP camera in the back, a 2MP snapper in the front, an IR blaster, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE and the usual bunch of sensors. The Galaxy S4 is the first handset to pack in some new sensors including a thermometer, hygroscope and a barometer. It also runs on Android 4.2.2 with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UX 2.0 on top of it that contains a truck load of software gimmicks including Air View, Multi Window, Group Play, Smart Scrolling and much more.

Google Translate Update Brings Offline Language Packs; Play Movies App Updated To Support Info Cards

Last night, Google released an update for its Google Translate app introducing the ability to translate text even in offline mode. The new feature supports more than 50 different languages including Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, French and Spanish.

Users will need to manually download and install the offline language pack for each individual language. The size of each language pack varies between 150-200MB. Keep in mind that these offline language packs won’t be as accurate as the online version, but still should be enough to get the job done. This new feature will work on all Android devices running Android 2.3 or higher.


Apart from this, Google also updated the Play Movies and TV app to add support for info cards. Info cards automatically show relevant information about the characters on-screen, their age, recent work etc. whenever a user pauses a movie while watching it. As of now, this feature will work with hundreds of movies, but Google is working on adding support for thousands of them and on Android 4.0+ devices only.

Both the app updates are already live in the Play Store, and can be downloaded right away!

Via – Google