Battle of Two Smartphone Giants

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Apple Planning to beat Samsung in the field of the Tablets

The battle lines have once again been drawn between the two tech giants– Apple and Samsung. But, this time, it’s a tablet war. Let’s see how these tech giants measure up against each other.

A few years ago, tablets were unknown handheld devices for many people but today they are the preferred choice in the field of technology. What the iPhone has done for Apple in the Smartphone market, the iPad mini is doing in the tablet segment.

Apple is now planning to beat Samsung in the tablet space like it is doing in the premium Smartphone segment. Moreover, it is expected that Apple’s iPad mini is taking flight to Samsung’s door in the tablet market-space and striving to conquer the smart-tech world with smart-tablet technology.

iPad mini – The best mid-sized Tablet

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iPad mini – Beautifully integrated

The top features of iOS7 like control center, Airdrop, and smarter multitasking make the experience of using iPad Mini even better and much simpler than ever. These two were not just designed to work together, they were designed to enhance one another.

Without any doubt, if you are a big fan of Apple, the massive jump in features like screen resolution is the most welcome change on the Apple’s tablets. But, what’s more impressive and hard to truly appreciate at times, is that there is no drop-off in pixels in the smaller screen size.

Is Apple better than Samsung? Which has the edge on the specifications?

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Both tech giants are enormously popular, but both are incredibly different.

  1. Integrated vs. Licensed

  2. Small screen vs. big screens

  3. Design-centric vs. spec-centric, and the list goes on and on

Like the Galaxy S4, the Apple iPhone 5s takes smash hit to an incrementally new level. The Apple models are faster than Samsung models. The improvements in the display, screen, and the camera keep Apple ahead of competitors (Samsung, Nokia, etc.). If you are an avid fan of Apple models and you want multitasking features, then Apple is the best option to have.

For more information about Apple Vs Samsung. Read more http://mashable.com/2014/04/03/apple-v-samsung-trial/

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Nokia Lumia 930 – Simply the Best Smartphone

Though the acquisition is still pending, the giant technology firm, Nokia, went ahead and brought out a new handheld device – Nokia Lumia 930. This is a fantastic Windows phone that comes with a number of top features, which are not present in its predecessors. It appears that Nokia wants to stay ahead in Smartphone competition and strives to dominate the world of communication. That’s why they work to surprise you with new devices.

Nokia Lumia 930, the new international version of the Lumia Icon, features a 5-inch full HD display and a 20 Megapixel Pureview camera with a Zeiss lens. Among the other features that allows this camera to steal the show, not only does it have optical image stabilization, but the phone also ships with a creative studio app that’ll allow you to add Instagram-style filters to your snapshots.

The Lumia 930 comes with pentaband LTE, Quad band HSPA+ and Quad-band GSM, so you should be able to get fast speeds nearly anywhere you go. In addition to this, it will be available in four colors: white, black, bright orange, and bright green. “We have built this international version of the Icon for absolute speed and performance,” said Microsoft’s Stephen Elop. The handset will go on sale globally, beginning in Europe and will sell for about $599.

Finally, the Nokia 930 takes the Lumia Icon and resolves a lot of user’s concerns. It is now available for international users and is not limited to one specific carrier. For more information, visit http://mashable.com/2014/04/02/new-nokia-lumia-930/

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The HTC One Got a New Refresh – The HTC One M8

After months of speculation, HTC finally launched the HTC One M8. It has been one of the most awaited smartphones all across the world. Last year, the HTC One won the hearts of millions of HTC lovers with its unprecedented Android design, and everyone is expecting a similar magic from its successor. Meeting the expectations, this new HTC model has a similar design to last year’s model, but it also features a number of upgrades.

This new handheld device has a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor running Android 4.4 KitKat along with 2GB of RAM. The phone’s sleek body has been re-crafted to create an even more stunning yet handy look. The high-quality metal body flows right up to 5 inches and provides full HD (1080p) display with smooth curves.

The HTC One M8 brings a totally different dimension to mobile imaging by contributing to world’s first Smartphone with a Duo camera, a dual flash, and full 1080p HD video recording. Its 5 mega pixel wide-angle front facing camera also captures superior selfies with ease. The battery has been boosted as well to 2,600 mAh, and has some power-saving features that will give you extra time to play games, surf the internet, and listen to music.

A new feature has been added to this device – Sensor Hub – which tracks the user’s movements to count steps and also enables a variety of motions as well as tap and swipe gestures that can be performed while the phone’s display is off. For example, double-tapping on the screen will wake the HTC One from sleep, or swiping to the right on the sleeping display will unlock the phone directly to the BlinkFeed screen. For more information, visit http://mashable.com/2014/03/25/htc-one-m8/

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TOP 4 Upcoming Smartphones in 2014

It’s hard to imagine a world without smartphones these days. As we can see a rapid decline in the share of non-smartphones, the demand for smartphones is growing rapidly. With the pace of Smartphones evolution moving so fast, there is always something waiting in the wings. The lineup of upcoming Smartphones in 2014 is fabulous. Each has its own special features and functionalities. We’ve rounded up the best smartphones for 2014, those we consider to be the best across all platforms. Here we are looking at those phones that haven’t yet launched. Some will be rumor and some will be true, but here we will highlight those phones, everyone wants to see in their hands. Let’s start the countdown of top four upcoming smartphones in the year 2014.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Samsung has formally announced the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. This handheld device features faux leather back, neatly dressing the 5.5 inch 750p AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 8-megapixel camera.

LG G Pro 2: Along with the LG G3, it is rumored that LG is also going to launch a new Smartphone “LG G Pro 2”. This device features LTE connectivity, a fingerprint scanner, and 5.9 inch 1080×1920 resolution display.

HTC M8: The price of HTC M8 will be higher than other smartphones due to its innovative features that makes its experience above the standard. Its features include a live home screen for streaming your favorite content, 5 inch screen with 1080×1920 resolution display.

HCT Butterfly 2: Again, HTC will have a new model for their butterfly series and expected to be more famous than M8. Features that make HCT butterfly 2 one of the best Smartphones are: 5.2’’ Full HD panel, NFC capability, the whole device is waterproof, Snapdragon 800.

If you are planning to buy a new Smartphone, hold on and wait for a few days as many of the above smartphones will launch soon. For more information, read more http://alltoptens.com/top-10-upcoming-android-smartphones-in-2014/

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Samsung Galaxy S5 VS Google Nexus 5 – Android Competition

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is likely to go on to become one of the top-selling Android Smartphones of the year 2014. This Smartphone is the latest in Samsung’s flagship line and better in performance and design than ever. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will soon hit the market and compete with the best Android Smartphones, including the Nexus 5. While Samsung looks to add more features on top of Android with the Galaxy S5, Google uses the Nexus 5 as a great example of what an effective Android device can do without carrier add-ons and manufacture overlays. We’ll take a look at how they differ in terms of hardware, software and user-experience.

Display

Both these Android Smartphones offer a similar size display. The Nexus 5 features a 4.9 inch display with 1920×1080 screen resolution and the Galaxy S5 offers a 5.1 inch display with 1920×1080 screen resolution. The Nexus 5 display looks nice, but users do not get much control over its display other than brightness. The Galaxy S5’s display can perfectly adapt to the environment to deliver the better look.

Camera

Samsung packs a bigger 16 megapixel sensor in the Galaxy S5, which is better than the 8-megapixel version found on the Nexus 5. The Samsung Galaxy S5 also brings a new, improved camera interface that amazingly supports new shooting modes and adds HRD in videos. The Galaxy S5 also records 4K video at 30 fps, something that the Nexus 5 is not capable of achieving.

Hardware

The Galaxy S5 comes with 16GB of internal memory, but you have a provision to expand it, via MicroSD cards, up to 64 gigs. The Nexus 5 also comes with 16GB internal memory, but you have no provision to expand it via MicroSD cards.

Interface

The Galaxy S5 runs on the same Android 4.4 KitKat as the Nexus 5. Moreover, it comes with a new TouchWiz customer user interface. Samsung has gone for simpler, more modern icons, and it has tried to simplify it all with icons in the settings in lieu of a long lists.

It is clear that Samsung, with the new Galaxy S5, desires to make significant progress in the field of Wireless technology. For more information, read more at http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-nexus-5-quick-look-2-353160/

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Top Features of The New Apple OS – iOS7

According to Crimson Hexagon, a social media analysis firm, “If you feel that your entire twitter feed is tweeting about the new iPhone and iPad iOS7, you’re not alone. More than seven million tweets about this new operating system were sent in the 24 hours before and after the launch of the OS.”

The best things about the iOS7

Control Center: Apple’s new Control center makes the life of Apple users much easier. It serves as the hub for everything such as Wi-Fi on/Off, display brightness, Bluetooth, alarm clock, calculator, and music volume control.

Lock Screen: The lock screen is beautifully designed and significantly more faster-focused than in the past.

Wallpapers: The new operating system, iOS 7, has a slew of newbeautiful landscapes and wallpapers which fits the user’s preferences.

Weather App: The new weather App of Apple iOS7 comes with a lighter background and more interactive functionality. When it’s raining, small water drops appear on your screen and if it’s cloudy, you can see puffs of clouds.

Latest Ringtones: Apple has added new ringtones in iOS7 and some of them are actually good.

Open App Preview: By double clicking the home button, you will be able to view all applications and web pages.

For those devoted Apple-product consumers who are tired of being left behind technologically, the new iOS is a welcome sight. This new iOS 7 gives Apple users a more comfortable and attractive look for their smartphones.

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Meet FreedomPop’s new Privacy Phone “Snowden Phone”

Last year, many phone companies caught our attention by unveiling privacy smartphones to overcome the risk of data hacking. For those who are concerned about their calls and data privacy, FreedomPop, a company that sells free wireless and internet service is launching a phone, dubbed the “Snowden phone”. This ultra-secure phone secures your voice calls and data with 128-bit encryption. It also provides VPN for anonymous web browsing. The phone is actually a Samsung Galaxy S2 that FreedomPop experts rejiggered into a call and data-encrypting device. Its built-in virtual private network lets you surf the web anonymously.

Snowden phone packs a dual-core 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos processor, 16 GB of storage and an 8-mega pixel camera. The most important thing to remember is that it includes free calls and texts. Data is free too, but limited to 50 MB/month and lasts only three months. After that, it’s $10 – a month. It’s almost clear now that the so-called Snowden Phone is intended as a supplementary device for when a user wants to secure his/her data and voice calls in a trouble-free way.

According to FreedomPop CEO, Steven Stokols, the intention is to bring private options to people at affordable prices. He acknowledges that the phone could be used to help criminals since it’s not traceable, but their intentions are clear.

In case you use a privacy phone to call landlines, there’s no guarantee of protection. FreedomPop claims the phone prevents third parties from eavesdropping on your communications, protects from malware and bypass restrictions on websites.

For more information, visit http://mashable.com/2014/03/05/snowden-phone/

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The Next Big Thing! Nokia Unveils a Triad of Android Smartphones

For the past three years, Nokia primarily powered its devices with the Windows phone OS but, the limitations of that OS prevented the Nokia phone makers from building a low-priced smartphone. Nokia is now targeting emerging markets with its three low-priced Smartphones that use Google’s Android operating system rather than the Windows operating system.

This giant technology firm followed a new way by introducing three Android Smartphones, Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL. These new Android Smartphones are powered by Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon dual core processor and feature a Lumia-style design with a myriad of color choices. The operating system of these X series is a modified version of Android’s Jellybean, and the home screen looks similar to Windows Phone.

Nokia X: Nokia X Smartphones boast a 4-inch IPS capacitive display and a 3 megapixel rear camera. In addition to this, it also includes 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, which can be expanded through its MicroSD card slot.

Nokia X+: Nokia X+ is almost identical to Nokia X but is packed with more storage space and memory owing to the inclusion of a 4GB MicroSD card and 768MB RAM.

Nokia XL: Nokia XL Smartphones boasts a 5-inch display with a 2-megapixel front end camera and a 5 megapixel rear camera. Like the Nokia X+, it too comes with a 4GB MicroSD card. It also includes 768MB of RAM.

This X-series is not coming to countries where high-end Smartphones reign supreme. For instance, these Android Smartphones aren’t touching the US, Korean, and Japanese markets. Nokia will pump the X series into Asian countries like China, Thailand, India and Mexico.

For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/global/search/?action=siteSearch&qt=nokia&weight=products

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Expected To Steal the Spotlight

Unlike other downsized Smartphones such as the Galaxy S4 Mini or HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact retains the same specifications as its high-end predecessor, Sony Xperia Z1. It’s something Xperia fans have been waiting for for a long time – a portable device that’s small and beautifully crafted to fit in the palm of your hand, yet has the power of a full sized smartphone.

Along with small-display, users will find a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 4.3 Jelly bean operating system with an upgrade to Android 4.4 Kit Kat possible, and a 20.7 MP camera.

Open up new experiences

There is still some bloat to this Xperia Z1 Compact handset. Xperia Z1 users criticized the model for being just too big, but the Xperia Z1 Compact – although the design is the same with 14mm of space above and below the display, doesn’t allow any wasted space.

Camera

Sharper, clearer and brighter pictures that you want to shoot. The camera possesses the same quality that you’d expect from Sony’s compact digital camera.

Design

The design of Xperia Z1 Compact is elegant, slim and simple yet flexible. It fits in your hand perfectly as it comes with a handy 4.3’’ display, that’s just the right size for you.

Stunning Colors

This small and NFC enabled phone comes in a range of stunning colors that complements its whole design as well as the quality of each of its hardware and software.

Dust resistant and water proof

It has an impressive IP55/IP58 rating, which makes this small-sized sleek Smartphone both waterproof and dust-resistant

Most importantly, Sony has pleased users by taking the solid approach that many giant Smartphone makers (Apple, Samsung, LG) are unusually reluctant to do by launching a Smartphone in a handy size.

For more information, visit http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z1/

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Nokia To Launch Low-Cost Android Smartphone Later This Month

This week has seen a flurry of interesting information regarding Nokia’s Normandy phone, dubbed as Nokia X. Despite being in the final stages of sale to Microsoft Corp., it’s hard to believe that Nokia appears to be moving forward with its first-ever Android Smartphone later this month. The phone is rumored to be the replacement for the Asha series in the emerging markets. According to The Wall Street Journal reports, the Finnish company is preparing to unveil the low-cost Android Smartphone at the Mobile World Congress conference, which takes place in Barcelona in February. This much-discussed Android device will also target emerging markets, but won’t promote some key features that are typically seen on Google’s Android platform, including the Google Play app store.

The Nokia Normandy’s specifications to look out for include:

  1. Four inch touch screen with a 480×800 pixel resolution

  2. Powered by a dual-core, 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM.

  3. 4GB internal memory with a MicroSD card slot

  4. Operating system – Android 4.4 KitKat

  5. 5-megapixel rear camera

  6. A modest 1500mAh battery

  7. Expected to come in six different colors.

A few years ago, Nokia was dominating the whole cell phone market and generating raves. But now it has lost ground due to the growing popularity of Android worldwide. The instant decision to release the Android phone underscores how badly both Microsoft and Nokia miscalculated the mobile market. For more information, visit http://mashable.com/2014/02/10/nokia-android-smartphone-microsoft/

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