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Micromax A116 Canvas HD Goes On Sale In India For Rs.13,990

Last month, Micromax unveiled the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered Canvas HD smartphone in India. This handset packs some powerful specs including a 5 inch HD display as well as a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. However, the Indian mobile phone manufacturer surprised everyone with its ultra cheap price tag. Today, Micromax finally launched this smartphone in India. Micromax has partnered with Snapdeal, the popular online retailer to fulfill the orders of this smartphone. Planning to buy one? Check out the complete specs after the break.

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The Micromax A116 Canvas HD features a 5 inch HD IPS display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720p pixels, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, dual-SIM capabilities, 8 megapixel rear camera with flash, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 1 GB RAM, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Google Play Store, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth technology, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, Micro USB, USB 2.0, up to 6 hrs of talk-time, up to 207 hrs of stand-by time and a 2100 mAh battery. This handset measures 144mm x 74mm x10.7mm.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD was previously announced with a price-tag of Rs.14,999, however the company is currently selling this device for just Rs.13,990 (approx. $260). This handset will compete with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Grand in the Indian market. However, Micromax Canvas HD is likely to sell more than its competitor, thanks to the HD display, quad-core processor and entry-level price. To get this smartphone, head over to this page.

Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100G Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolling Out

Samsung has silently started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the I9100G variant of the Galaxy S2. Visibly, the I9100G and I9100 variant of the Galaxy S2 may look the same, but internally, the I9100G sports a slightly weaker OMAP4430 SoC (CPU+GPU).

The Jelly Bean update for the I9100G brings all the goodies that Samsung introduced on the I9100 including Smart Stay, a new version of TouchWIZ as seen on the Galaxy S3 and Note 2, updated Gallery app, Project Butter for silky-smooth UI interactions, and Google Now. Other changes include slight UI changes, a new lockscreen, Samsung’s Suite of Cloud services, gesture based features as seen on the Galaxy S3/Note 2 like Direct Call, Pop-Up Play and two new homescreen modes.

The update is available via OTA as well as via Samsung’s KIES application in several regions of the world.

The Jelly Bean update literally breathes a new life in the Galaxy S2, which is nearly two-years old now. Android OEMs rarely release such a huge software update for an aging handset so late in its lifetime. Kudos to Samsung for the update!

Via – SamMobile

Sony Xperia T Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolling Out

Sony has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia T in certain regions of the world. The company had promised to roll out the Jelly Bean update for the Xperia T sometime in early-2013, and has been somewhat successful in keeping its word by releasing the update as soon as February started.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia T brings with it some UI modifications, improved performance and stability thanks to Project Butter, a new baseband/modem, and the other Jelly Bean goodness like enhanced notification bar, improved speech-to-text recognition with the ability to work without a data connection and more.

Besides some UI changes, Sony has also updated its media suite of applications, a new launcher, some new audio related features, enhanced camera app with more features such as Burst mode and a totally revamped lock screen among other things.

The update is available via OTA as well as via Sony’s PC Companion software in certain regions of the world. The FTF file of the update is also available for download, so that advance users can manually flash the update on their phone.

Via – Xperia Blog

Sprint Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean Update Now Available

Sprint has started rolling out the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update to the CDMA Galaxy Nexus in the United States. The update comes nearly two-and-half months after Google rolled out the Android 4.2. update for the carrier-free variant of the Galaxy Nexus.

The Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update will bring with it minor usability enhancements including a new camera app, the ability to click a Photosphere, lock screen widgets, Daydream and more.

On the bright side, Sprint managed to roll out the Android 4.2.1 update to the Galaxy Nexus before Verizon. The Big Red is yet to update its variant of the Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.1.2, forget Android 4.2.

Along with the update, Samsung also released the updated kernel source code for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus, for custom ROM/kernels developers to tweak around with.

Via – AP

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Premium Suite Update Available In India

Samsung India has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 in India. While the jump from Android 4.1.1 to Android 4.1.2 does not bring any new major features, Samsung has taken this opportunity to bring a truck loads of features to the Galaxy S3.

Galaxy S3 users can now enjoy Multi-Windows multitasking as originally seen on the Galaxy Note 2. This feature will allow Galaxy S3 owners to simultaneously use two apps on their screen. Other new features that have been ported from the Galaxy Note 2 include an enhanced camera app with a new Night mode, a new Gallery app, Group Cast, Paper Artist, Smart Rotation, Page Buddy, the ability to customize the notification toggles, and much more.

The OTA update is being rolled out in stages, and a notification about the update should pop-up when you connect your Galaxy S3 to a Wi-Fi network.

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Xcover 2 Rugged Smartphone

Last year, Samsung launched the Android powered Galaxy Xcover smartphone. This year, the Korean Mobile phone manufacturer is back with its successor, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2. This handset is specially designed for active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is an IP67 certified device. It is not only dust proof and sand proof, but it is also a water resistant smartphone. This handset also allows you to take pictures under water with the help of its dedicated camera key. It also packs a pre-downloaded Google map data, an enhanced GPS + GLONASS which shortens the satellite signal detection by up to 20% to tracks your location more accurately.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 features a 4 inch WVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 5 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Cardio Trainer Pro, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct and a 1,700 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 comes pre-loaded with the Cardio Trainer Pro workout app which will help you achieve your fitness goals by creating a training program, checking your progress and recording your track and speed. The price and release date of this handset has not been announced yet.

Sony Releases An Alpha Jelly Bean ROM For Xperia T

The Sony Xperia T is slated to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update sometime in the first quarter of this year. For the impatient and advanced developers, Sony has released an alpha Jelly Bean custom ROM for the Xperia T. Sony had earlier released an alpha Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for its 2011 line-up of Xperia devices.

The Japanese company is also releasing the open source archive along with the Jelly Bean ROM for the Xperia T. Since this ROM is in alpha, it only has limited functionality, and is squarely aimed at advanced developers to taste some of the new Jelly Bean features on the Xperia T.

The custom ROM from Sony does not include the new Jelly Bean UI look and feel, along with all the usual Google apps including Play Store. Wi-Fi, FM Radio, NFC, Bluetooth and even the modem is also turned off. This means that there is no way for users to make any phone calls via their T after they flash this custom ROM on their handset.

To flash the custom ROM, you are required to unlock the bootloader of Xperia T and then use Sony’s official flash tool. Head over to Sony’s developer website for the announcement, steps and the download links.

If you are tired of waiting for the Jelly Bean update for the Xperia T, fret not. Sony says that the update is coming really soon, and there is no need for normal users to unlock their handset and install this Jelly Bean custom ROM.

Samsung Galaxy Grand With 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor Announced In South Korea

Samsung has already announced the international variant of the Galaxy Grand smartphone. Earlier this week, the South Korean manufacturer has even launched this device in India. Today, Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy Grand for its home market. However, this variant is slightly different from the international variant. The Samsung Galaxy Grand will comes with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and VoLTE connectivity, instead of 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 3G connectivity. Sadly, there is no change to the disappointing screen resolution.

The South Korean variant of Galaxy Grand features a 5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, VoLTE Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct and a 2100 mAh battery.

Samsung has not yet announced the price of this device. However, the price is expected to be slightly higher than the international variant. This device will be available across all three major carriers – SKT, LG U+ and KT in Marble White color.

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolling Out

Galaxy S2 owners, here is some Jelly Bean goodness for you. After months of waiting, Samsung has now officially started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for your handset.

The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S2 barely brought any new features or UI experience. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is an altogether different story though. The update brings not only the latest TouchWIZ Nature UX as seen on the Galaxy S3 and Note 2, but some other new features as well like Smart Stay, Direct Call, improved camera features, Samsung’s Cloud services, new lockscreen customizations, two homescreen modes, and new widgets.

The usual Jelly Bean goodness like Project Butter for ultra-smooth UI browsing experience, enhanced notification bar, improved speech-to-text and Google Now are also present. Samsung has also taken this opportunity to load more bloatware on the Galaxy S II.

Samsung had initially stated that installing the Jelly Bean update will re-partition and format the internal SD card. However, the current Jelly Bean firmware rolling out does not wipe or re-partition the internal SD.

The Jelly Bean update is going to breathe a new lease of life on this nearly two-year old flagship phone from Samsung. Considering how other OEMs completely forget their flagship handsets a year after its release, it is refreshing to see Samsung releasing a major update to the Galaxy S2 nearly 2 years after its release.

Via – Sammobile

Samsung Galaxy Grand Launched In India For Rs.21,500

Samsung recently launched the mid-range Galaxy Grand in India. This handset runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. It comes with some decent specs including a 5 inch display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and so on. Samsung Galaxy Grand is one of the world’s top performing Dual-SIM smartphones. This handset also sports the Multi-Window, Smart Stay and Direct Call features, which was first seen in the Galaxy Note II.

Asim Warsi, Vice President, Samsung Mobile, said,
“Continuing with our legacy of launching innovative devices that redefine consumer experiences, I take great pride in announcing the launch of the Galaxy Grand in the Indian market .The Galaxy Grand is revolutionary not only in terms of the great smartphone experience that it provides but also in terms of its value proposition. I feel the Galaxy Grand will further fuel the growth of the Smartphone market in India and will especially delight consumers looking for a great Smart Dual SIM phone.”

Samsung Galaxy Grand features a 5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct and a 2100 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with a price tag of just Rs.21,500. For a limited time, Samsung will bundle a Flip Cover right in the box. You will also get the new ‘My Services’ worth Rs.8000 for free along with 50 GB of Dropbox space. Additionally, Vodafone users will get 2 GB data download per month for the first 2 months.