Micromax Canvas 4 Launched At Rs.17,999

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SPECIFICATIONS

Company/Brand Micromax
Type Dual Sim Smartphone
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Price Rs. 17,999
Price Range Rs. 15,000 – 20,000
Announced June 2013
Released July 8th 2013
Hype 4/5
Chipset Mediatek 6589
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
GPU Power VR SGX
RAM 1 GB
Battery 2000 mAh
Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Weight 182 g
Main Display 5 inch, 1280×720, IPS
In-Built Storage 16 GB
Special Features Blow to Unlock

Although many websites were reporting that the Micromax Canvas 4 A210 will launch for upwards of 24 thousand Rupees, it’s been officially launched today at a price of Rs 17,999.

Micromax Canvas 4′s key feature is a blow to unlock software. That and a 5 MP camera in the front ensure that the users have nothing to complain about lack of basic features. The main camera is a 13 MP autofocus camera and the back panel is glazed just like on Samsung Galaxy phones.

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The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 has a HD 720p display on a 5-inch screen. The phone sports the MediaTek MT6589 SoC. There will be 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and a 2000 mAh battery. It will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone is 144 mm high (5.67 inches ) and 76 mm wide (2.87 inches).

Micromax presently moves out over 300,000 units of their canvas series on a monthly basis and a device like this priced around the 15,000 Rupee price mark could easily increase that by 50%.

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Micromax had managed to create a lot of buzz around the Micromax Canvas 4 launch with aggressive marketing on social media and Television. It also started pre-booking of the Micromax Canvas 4 at a price of Rs. 5,000.

Micromax has launched the Canvas 4 A210 in White and Black colors, with a graphic texture back panel. There will also be a flip cover included inside the box. You can expect iGyaan style videos to follow suit.

Bluebox Security Reveals That 99% Android Devices Have Major App Vulnerability

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The company Bluebox security, has found a security hole in Android’s operating system. What’s even more scary about this news is the report states that this security hole has been around since Android 1.6 Donut. Apparently what can happen is malicious developers can change the APK of a legitimate company, without any breaks to its cryptographic signature. This basically means that if an app is hacked on Android, the user would not know and could be entering their information and sending it to the malicious hackers unknowingly.

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Mozilla Announces First Firefox OS Phones

Mozilla Announces First Firefox OS Phones

Mozilla announced the first two smartphones based on its operating system, Firefox OS on Monday: the ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire.

The two devices will soon be available through Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom. Telefonica announced that the ZTE Open will be offered in Spain starting on July 2 for 69 euros ($90).

Individual partners will release the dates of availability for each market. Mozilla said that the first Firefox OS will launch in Central and Eastern Europe under the wing of Norway-based Telenor “this year.”

Mozilla’s Firefox OS, which was one of the main topics during this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is a HTML-based, open source mobile OS that should provide a user-friendly alternative to Android, especially on entry-level handsets. Mozilla hopes to conquer much of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America with Firefox OS — most of which are currently dominated by cheap Android devices.

ZTE Open is a 3.5-inch smartphone with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 256MB of RAM, a 3.2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, A-GPS and Wi-Fi.

Alcatel One Touch Fire boasts nearly identical specs, but is powered by a Qualcomm processor.

RIP: Every Product Ever Axed By Google

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On Monday, Google will pull the plug on Google Reader, despite much general online despair about the death of the most popular RSS reader.

While this is definitely the most popular tool Google has put on ice, it’s certainly not the first. The company is known for dabbling in all sorts of products, and dropping the ones it didn’t feel were well-supported.

So if you were ever a fan of Google Wave, Google Labs or maybe even Google Buzz, you’re probably a little nostalgic for the services of Google’s past.

If you want to take the trip down memory lane, check out the infographic below, courtesy of Wordstream.

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Apple Applies For iWatch Trademark In Japan

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As reported by Bloomberg, Apple recently applied for iWatch name ownership in Japan, a country where devices arrive in stream — and the filing reveals that Apple’s iWatch is categorized as “handheld computer or watch device.

The maker of iPhones is seeking protection for the name which is categorized as being for products including a handheld computer or watch device, according to a June 3 filing with the Japan Patent Office that was made public last week.

Apple has a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad, two people familiar with the company’s plans said in February.

You may call it a “defensive move” against copycat manufacturers, but it also shows that Apple is looking to introduce its own wearable device to compete with the other big guns.

In May, speaking at an All Things Digital conference, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said the market for wearable computing is ripe for innovation, noting that the wrist was a natural place for such a device.

The Apple iWatch will likely include biometric sensors and applications such as mapping tools and ways to view information that comes via an iPhone or iPad.

As The Verge reports, the company has been known to trademark plausible names for future products, like 2009’s iSlate application, as well as ideas it’s more loosely tied to, such as 1988′s Knowledge Navigator.

Apple’s rivals are already offering their own version of smartwatch, including Sony, a maker of the Android-based devices.