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French manufacturer Archos has taken the wraps of a new Android tablet for the casual gamers. Successor to the company’s original GamePad, the Archos GamePad 2 brings nifty new upgrades. According to Archos, the tablet will be available ...
French manufacturer Archos has taken the wraps of a new Android tablet for the casual gamers. Successor to the company’s original GamePad, the Archos GamePad 2 brings nifty new upgrades. According to Archos, the tablet will be available around the end-of-October for €179.99 ($245) in Europe and in Q4 stateside. Archos GamePad 2 features 7-inch 1280x800p IPS display, 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8/ 16GB of storage and Android 4.2.2. The tablet also comes with front camera, microSD card slot, and physical game controls, which can be mapped using the company’s own mapping software for almost all Android games. “Following the success of the GamePad 1, we knew that we could take the gaming-tablet concept further. With our GamePad 2 we have included an HD screen, better controls, a larger battery and a faster processor,” said Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. The post Archos announces GamePad 2 with quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM & 7-inch HD display appeared first on AndroidOS.in.
about 4 hours ago
Samsung’s last two Android flip phones Galaxy Golden and SCH-W789 might not have rocked on the specs front but that is going to change with SM-W2014 smartphone. According to a listing on Chinese regulator TENAA, Samsung is planning to la...
Samsung’s last two Android flip phones Galaxy Golden and SCH-W789 might not have rocked on the specs front but that is going to change with SM-W2014 smartphone. According to a listing on Chinese regulator TENAA, Samsung is planning to launch a new flip phone called “SM-W2014” and it will come with some impressive specifications. As per the TENAA listing, SM-W2014 will pack Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor (the best in the market right now), 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, Android 4.3 and 2MP front camera. The phone also comes with 3.67-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display and Wi-Fi connectivity.  The WVGA resolution might seem a little low but it is a respectable 254 PPI. There is no word on the release but it should be hitting Chinese market in the near future and will most probably be a China-only smartphone. via The post Samsung’s SM-W2014 flip phone packs some impressive specifications appeared first on AndroidOS.in.
about 6 hours ago
TweetArchos has just announced plans to launch an updated version of its Android gaming device, with the GamePad 2 set to arrive at the end of October. It’s a big step-up from the original in terms of power, combining a 1.6GHz quad...
TweetArchos has just announced plans to launch an updated version of its Android gaming device, with the GamePad 2 set to arrive at the end of October. It’s a big step-up from the original in terms of power, combining a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, which outputs Android 4.2 to a 7-inch IPS display running at 1280 x 800 resolution. Archos promises buyers can expect to find a “vastly improved battery life” over the original GamePad, plus “more precise” thumb sticks in this upgrade. Here’s a nice and dramatic Archos render of it: If you’re convinced, Archos says the GamePad 2 should arrive some time near the end of the month for a UK retail price of £179, with a couple of Gameloft titles pre-installed. Here’s the stuff: A hybrid tablet made for gamers; the GamePad 2 features a faster Quad-Core CPU, a 7” IPS HD screen and the proprietary ARCHOS Game Mapping Tool London, October 9th, 2013 – ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, is proud to announce its second generation tablet made for Gamers – the ARCHOS GamePad 2 available in Europe at the end of October at £179.99. “Following the success of the GamePad 1, we knew that we could take the gaming-tablet concept further. With our GamePad 2 we have included an HD screen, better controls, a larger battery and a faster processor,” said Loic Poirier ARCHOS CEO, “We’re excited to be working with a leading games company like Gameloft to pre-install two visually stunning titles for an amazing gaming experience.” The ARCHOS GamePad 2 includes complete versions of Asphalt 8: Airborne and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour by Gameloft both revisited for physical controls. “With a tablet that’s as innovative as the ARCHOS GamePad 2, it was an easy decision to optimise our games for the platform,” said Cyril Guilleminot, Gameloft Director for France & Benelux. “Users will be able to take part in a brand new gaming experience with its integrated physical control system.” Made for Gaming HD IPS Screen The ARCHOS GamePad 2 features a 7 inch HD screen perfect for gaming. The widescreen 1280 x 800 pixel resolution gives an amazing gaming and multimedia experience and IPS technology ensures amazing colours and brightness as well as perfect viewing angles Powerful Processor, Larger Battery Powered by an A9 generation quad-core processor running at 1.6GHz coupled with a fast Quad-Core graphics processor and 2GB of system RAM, the ARCHOS GamePad 2 has more than enough power to play the latest 3D games smoothly. Thanks to super energy-efficient 28 nanometer processor technology and a much larger battery than normally used on a 7 inch tablet, the ARCHOS GamePad 2 has vastly improved battery life whether in gaming or simply when browsing the web. Improved Thumb-Sticks, Buttons and Mapping Tool The ARCHOS GamePad 2 features more precise, incurved dual thumb-sticks, double buttons on each shoulder, a single part directional pad and a vastly improved button click-feeling for a better physical gaming experience. Combined with the updated version of the critically praised Game Mapping Tool, first featured on the GamePad 1, that lets users map any touch-screen button game to work with the physical controls, the ARCHOS GamePad 2 offers an improved android gaming experience for hundreds of thousands of free and paid games. The ARCHOS GameZone – find the best games To find great games faster, ARCHOS created the GamePad Game Zone application; curating over 1 million apps and games in the Google Play™ Store, the Game Zone shows off the best ARCHOS GamePad 2 compatible games. With downloads, purchases, ratings, comments and game updates all taking place through the Google Play™ Store, users can get the best from the huge games catalogue available for the ARCHOS GamePad 2. Storage for Games The ARCHOS GamePad 2 is available in two storage sizes – 8GB and 16GB. Both versions include a microSD slot (64GB comp
about 6 hours ago
Just a day after we first reported about XOLO’s Q700i smartphone, it has gone on sale in the country. Available now via online retailers like Flipkart, the smartphone has been priced at INR 11,999. The phone is an upgraded version of XOL...
Just a day after we first reported about XOLO’s Q700i smartphone, it has gone on sale in the country. Available now via online retailers like Flipkart, the smartphone has been priced at INR 11,999. The phone is an upgraded version of XOLO’s previously launched Q700 with imaging capabilities being the only difference between the two devices. XOLO Q700i comes with an upgraded 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera instead of 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera present on Q700. With the availability of Q700i, XOLO now has over 15 Android smartphones in its portfolio. The company also sells an Android tablet and plans to add another in the coming days. XOLO Q700i key features 4.5-inch IPS qHD display Android 4.2 Jelly Bean 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot 1GB of RAM 2400 mAh Lithium-Polymer Battery MicroUSB with USB OTG (On the go) Enabled, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 Dual SIM, GSM + GSM Dimensions: 67.5×135.8×10.2 mm, 151.3 grams The post XOLO Q700i goes on sale in India for INR 11,999 appeared first on AndroidOS.in.
about 8 hours ago
Expanding its retail presence, Spice today announced the launch of two Androidland stores in India. Now open in Noida and Bangalore, the new stores not only claims to offer latest Android devices and accessories but complete Android expe...
Expanding its retail presence, Spice today announced the launch of two Androidland stores in India. Now open in Noida and Bangalore, the new stores not only claims to offer latest Android devices and accessories but complete Android experience including guidance from trained Android Experience Specialists in setting up devices. “We are confident customers will love the fun and engaging store concept that we developed in collaboration with Google. We have created a destination for customers to experience Android technology and learn about what they can do with mobile Internet,” said Dilip Modi, Co-Founder and Group CEO, Spice Global. According to Spice, consumers will be able to purchase Android devices from its own brand, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Lenovo, Xolo, Micromax, Karbonn, LG and other major Android device manufacturers at AndroidLand stores. Androidland store features Google Play Zone showcasing the most popular apps and games from Google Play Live demo units, Expert advice, Free Wi-Fi and more Store locations: Koramangala, Bangalore The Great India Place Mall, Noida The post Spice opens two Androidland stores in India appeared first on AndroidOS.in.
about 9 hours ago
Days after we reported that HTC Desire 500 is available in India, HTC has finally decided to make it official. The company today sent out a press note confirming the arrival of its dual-SIM smartphone Desire 500 in the country for a pric...
Days after we reported that HTC Desire 500 is available in India, HTC has finally decided to make it official. The company today sent out a press note confirming the arrival of its dual-SIM smartphone Desire 500 in the country for a price-tag of INR 21,490 (the MRP is 22,290). “The Desire range has become renowned for bringing a premium mobile experience to the mass market. This particular model, the Desire 500, is no different. It is perfect for people who are always-on-the-go, it enables powerful multitasking and live-streaming of important and interesting information, and it boasts an excellent camera and that bring your important moments to life,” said Faisal Siddiqui Country Head HTC India. To remind you, HTC Desire 500 features a 4.3-inch WVGA display and is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor. It runs on Android 4.2 with Sense 5.0 and comes with 1GB of RAM, 1800 mAh battery, 8MP rear camera and 4GB of on-board storage with microSD card slot. The post HTC officially launches Desire 500 in India for INR 21,490 appeared first on AndroidOS.in.
about 14 hours ago
With almost every other Android manufacturer already churning out the so-called phablets, it is the turn of Google-owned Motorola now to make one. According to a Weibo user, Motorola is reportedly working on a smartphone with 6.3-inch di...
With almost every other Android manufacturer already churning out the so-called phablets, it is the turn of Google-owned Motorola now to make one. According to a Weibo user, Motorola is reportedly working on a smartphone with 6.3-inch display and it will be called Motorola XPlay. Other details about this upcoming smartphone are a mystery right now but the same user has also revealed that Motorola is working on the successor to the company’s Droid Ultra smartphone as well and it is code-named Quantum. No word on the Quantum specs too. Probably a competitor to Samsung’s Mega-series phones, do you think there is a future for devices like Motorola XPlay? Let us know in comments. In related news, the budget variant of Moto X is back and this time, we have some new details about the phone. The same Weibo user, who has revealed information about XPlay and Quantum, has stated that DVX will come with 4.5-inch display of unknown resolution. The phone will also come with X8 chip system from Motorola, which is used in all new Motorola smartphones, dual-SIM support, removable back cover and several colour options. Motorola DV X will sell for around $195-$245, the user added. The post Motorola reportedly working on 6.3-inch smartphone called “XPlay” appeared first on AndroidOS.in.
about 15 hours ago
TweetSamsung has joined the bizarre battle to produce the first curved smartphone, revealing the Galaxy Round today. And it’s not that round — the phone’s slightly curved along its length, like a giant technological Pri...
TweetSamsung has joined the bizarre battle to produce the first curved smartphone, revealing the Galaxy Round today. And it’s not that round — the phone’s slightly curved along its length, like a giant technological Pringle, giving it a weird scoop-like shape. Here it is, looking like it’s been warped on a radiator: In terms of hardware, the Galaxy Round has a 5.7-inch full HD display, although Samsung’s yet to reveal any internal processor specs. Only a Korean launch is planned at the moment, which we’re not overly sad about. Related PostsBEST DEALS: Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini down to £189Medion LIFETAB E10310, on sale for £167 at ASDASony Xperia Z1 — 5-inch display, 20.7megapixel cameraGO AND KILL YOURSELF (in Android game I Will Die)
about 15 hours ago
Amazon has released an updated version of its official shopping app in Google Play earlier today. The updated app brings support for shopping from Amazon.in, which means Indian users now have an official app to shop from Amazon. “We are ...
Amazon has released an updated version of its official shopping app in Google Play earlier today. The updated app brings support for shopping from Amazon.in, which means Indian users now have an official app to shop from Amazon. “We are excited to further enhance the customer shopping experience,” said Amit Agarwal, Vice President and Country Manager, Amazon India. “Customers in India can now use the Amazon App to conveniently shop with confidence from anywhere, all while enjoying the Amazon shopping experience, right from their Android Phones.” Other changes in the updated app include notification to stay informed of your Subscribe & Saved orders as well as the Gold Box Deal of the Day and performance improvements. Full change-log: Now available for Amazon.in. Customers in India can shop Amazon.in in addition to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other Amazon international stores from a single app. New notifications make it easier for you to stay informed of your Subscribe & Save orders as well as the Gold Box Deal of the Day. Bug fixes and performance improvements. Download Amazon app for smartphones from Google Play or Amazon Appstore. The post Amazon Android app updated with support for India appeared first on AndroidOS.in.
about 15 hours ago
S Mobility (Spice Mobiles) has announced the launch of a new Android smartphone in the Indian market. A successor to the company’s previously released Smart Flo Pace 2; the new smartphone is dubbed as Spice Smart Flo Pace 3. According to...
S Mobility (Spice Mobiles) has announced the launch of a new Android smartphone in the Indian market. A successor to the company’s previously released Smart Flo Pace 2; the new smartphone is dubbed as Spice Smart Flo Pace 3. According to the company, it will be available in the coming days for a price-tag of INR 7,499. “Smart Flo Pace 3 is a result of our continuous efforts in bettering our product offering. Following the hugely successful Smart Flo Pace 2 launched in June this year, this smartphone is loaded with advanced features that is sure to enhance user experience,” said T M Ramakrishnan, CEO – Devices, S Mobility Ltd. With the release of Spice Mart Flo Pace 3, S Mobility aims to take on devices like Micromax A72 Canvas Viva and Karbonn A25. Spice Smart Flo Pace 3 (MI-502n) key specs 5-inch WVGA capacitive display 1.3GHz dual-core processor Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Dual SIM (2G + 2G) support 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera 512MB of RAM, 4GB storage, microSD card slot 2100 mAh Battery GPS/AGPS, Wi-Fi, EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, 3.5 mm jack The post Spice launches 5-inch Smart Flo Pace 3 smartphone for INR 7,499 appeared first on AndroidOS.in.
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about 16 hours ago