The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to launch a highly affordable smartphone boasting 4G LTE support. As per the reports this specific smartphone is going to cost just 399 Yuan which is roughly Rs. 4000 in Indian currency.
Features Speaks For Itself
Xiaomi’s latest smartphone is expected to feature a wonderful 720p screen display along with a robust 1GB RAM support. Xiaomi is actively investing a new company called Leadcore which is known to make ultra-affordable chipsets. This particular LC180 chipset will possess a 2GHz Cortex A7 cores with Mali T628 GPU which can support up to 2K display. Its camera can record up to 1080p videos and it provides the much needed 4G LTE connectivity.
Highly Affordable Smartphone
Many market analysts are predicting that the Xiaomi’s latest offering is again going to disrupt the smartphone as it has in the past with its i3 and Redmi 1S smartphones. No major players have come up with a 4G LTE capable handset I the sub 5K range but Xiaomi’s new phone is very much going to achieve pole position in the 4G segment with it.
Xiaomi has made inroads in the Indian market last year with the launch of it two highly successful smartphone namely Mi 3 and Redmi 1S. Xiaomi had effectively offered lucrative specification at such a price point which no other company dared to offer. Low price and higher specifications resulted in flash sales where these handsets were sold within a matter of seconds. Xiaomi has resorted to only online flash sales for limited number of handsets which was unique experience for the buyers as well.
Xiaomi is also getting ready to launch another highly affordable product named Redmi Note which is a superb phablet, most probably by the end of November or at the beginning of December.
Sony electronics is trying to grab a hold of global high-end gadget market for couple of years now. Though the company was able to impress the customers with their incredibly stylish and sleek smartphone range but the tablet category for the company has failed to create a stable customer base for it couple of lacklustre. Sony has made an announcement of attending the International CES conference of Innovation with some surprises. But in this time of paparazzi and news leaks, the rumours are coming about the specification and gadgets, Sony is going to reveal at CES 2015. Let’s look at the gadgets.
Sony Xperia Z4:
After the success of Xperia Z3, Sony is going to unveil Xperia Z4, which is speculated to sport a 5.2 inch QHD display and which runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset along with 4GB of RAM power. Sony is providing its flagship stereo speakers with Z4 and also 20.7MP Rear camera sensor. With IP68 certification and QI wireless charging option, Sony is hoping for a grand success of this gadget.
Sony Xperia Z4 Compact:
This will be like a mini version of Z4 gadget. It will have same technicalities like Xperia Z4. This compact model is likely to get a screen size similar like Z3, but the resolution will be upgraded to 1080p from 720p.
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet:
Xperia Z4 tablet is going to have a screen size of 10.1 inch. The tablet is rumoured to sport 2560X1440 pixels resultion. However the manufacturers are also testing a 3840X2160 pixel panel on this device as well. The hardware specification will be same like the Xperia Z4 smartphone.
Sony Xperia Z4 Ultra:
This is a smaller version of the Xperia tablet with 6.4 inch screen. While the specification will be just like Z4, the screen resolution is likely to be bumped to QHD from 1080p.
Social media network has become an essential part of human life and most of the people cannot stop themselves from sneaking into the works even while being at work. A new study had came to the conclusions that such uses of online networks for personal purposes during working hours could have negative effects on their performance as well as well being of their organizations. This study was conducted by Cecilie Schou Anderassen, who is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the prestigious University of Bergen in Norway. He even asserted the fact about more than one billion people worldwide use the social media each day.
Workplace Is In Danger
This habit has also made its way into the workplace and some reports suggests that four out of five employees are addicted to using social media for their personal pleasure and purposes in work hours. This type of distraction could easily harm their performance potential and in turn limit the productivity of the organization they represent.
Andreassen and its team had particularly assessed the use of social network for the personal purposes during working hours. Their study in unspecific and doesn’t show whether such use is related to self-reported work performance or some broad areas like controlling for basic demographic, personality as well as work related variables. However overall finding states that this kind of distraction can have negative effect on the self-reported work performance
Can’t Rule Out Stimulation of Creativity
It should also be noted that the effects are not completely permanent or severe in any way. Moreover, in some cases it is found to be irrelevant as well of no practical importance. On the brighter side, this result cannot certainly rule out the proved fact that the use of online social networks helps in stimulating the creativity and even inspire many workers.
Despite of the fact that U.S. based tech giant Microsoft has taken up Finnish phone manufacturing company Nokia, but Nokia is still functioning on its own to expand and upgrade the service. Some years ago, even Nokia had the monopoly over the world’s gadget market. But due to lacklustre of good quality smartphone have failed the company to beat rivals like Apple, Samsung. Though Nokia has tried its best with Lumia series, but the smartphone could not help Nokia to float again and as a result of it, Microsoft took over the firm. Recently Nokia has reportedly signed a deal with Bharti Airtel, which will expand their 3G network within India in three major circles such as Bihar, Mumbai and West Bengal, using Nokia’s latest Radio Access Network (RAN). In a joint press conference, the report was handed over to the media personnel, however, both of the firm refused to disclose the financial details of the contract.
How Airtel and Nokia will work in symbiosis?
According to Nokia spokesperson, the company will help Bharti Airtel to upgrade its 3G service by implementing India’s first dual-carrier, dual band 3G network and will also upgrade Mumbai’s existing 900MHz 3G network to powerful 2100 MHz network for better data connection. Airtel is looking forward to provide superior 3G connection to residents of Bihar, West Bengal and Mumbai.
According to the press release, Nokia Network will use its advanced RAN platform to help Airtel in 4G rollout and also in LTE service. Earlier Airtel launch 4G service is states like Kolkata, Chandigarh, Pune, Bangalore, Ludhiana and Mohali etc. The company recently own 1800 MHz spectrum in 15 circles, which includes Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. The company hopes to launch pan-India 4G connection using 1800 MHz spectrum very soon.
Android is all ready to set the tech market on fire with the new Android version 5.0 titled the Lollypop. The latest version of Google’s Mobile OS Android will first be enjoyed by the Nexus user as Nexus is the signature device for Android and receives direct updates from Google on every new release. Google has never let down the Android users with the new versions and there is now doubt that the Lollypop will be a big success and will be loaded with features.
How will it go for Nexus?
Users of Nexus 6 and 7 were the first to have this new version running on their handsets. The remaining series of Nexus are not given the privilege for a long time. There was initially a bug in the new Lollypop which made the mobile use up more power than usual when it’s using Wi-Fi. The power consumption due to this bug resulted in a drastic battery drain out for the Nexus 4,5,7 and 10.
OS for other mobiles will be available by the end of the year.
Google is now working to develop the adaptability features for the other mobiles on the line like for other android phones by Samsung, Motorola, LG and HTC.Google said that the OS for these phones will be ready by the end of the year and people with these mobiles can also enjoy the amazing features of this new OS. The new version is rumoured as the most promising and ambitious of all the mobile OS brought up by Google.
Cross medium transfer is coming up.
Google is aiming at covering the tracks for all those are looking for an all medium easy transfer medium. Android Lollypop is a big leap for serving this and this can enables easy file transfer and access from every were and almost all device. This is going towards cross medium transfer facility.