Category Archives: Android

OnLive Launches iOS and Android Gaming Apps

There’s good news for all you gamers out there as the online gaming world will soon witness a whale of revolution. As per reports, OnLive is all in readiness to launch its ultra-innovative online gaming platform to Android and iOS devices with the release various new apps for both the said platforms.

The OnLive service is highly popular for providing console titles and for making them playable on the internet by the means of renting or buying various fascinating titles. It was zestfully launched in September all over the United Kingdom.

The new apps may well be epochal as they carry complete editions of games such as L. A. Noire and Assassins Creed Revelations to the iPad and iPhone. In addition, it is reported that the apps will even be supported by the majority of smartphones and Android tablets.

Due the preliminary phase of launch, 25 games, counting the aforementioned versions, have been modified for use on a wide variety of touchscreen gadgets.

In the meantime, the entire portfolio of 200 games will be modified so as to make them playable by the means of a fresh Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, which will be most probably pegged at around £39.99

All of the modified games will be supporting 3G and Wi-Fi, based on the internet speed.

Though the apps are freebies and anyone can download them with ease, members can even think about paying a monthly subscription fee for a variety of titles. Also, they can even buy passes for unlimited play and can even rent games for a number of days.

While expressing his opinion in this regard, the Founder and CEO of OnLive, Steve Perlman said: “Today marks a major milestone: OnLive is now delivering the latest, console-class, top-tier games – literally to your fingertips – on tablets and phones for instant, on-demand play anywhere, anytime”.

New Ice Cream Sandwich to Hit Market Soon

You will now see a new and completely changed Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich to serve your needs. Yes, Android 4 has gone under complete overhaul of the interface.

Also, its users do not need to work on the hardware buttons because they have been now replaced by virtual Android buttons for menu, back and home as well.

Some more features that the new Android 4 will feature are: unlock using face recognition, improved camera, built-in photo editor, Android Beam NFC (near field communications), a new tabbed web browser and a new gallery layout. Moreover, users can also enjoy better copy/paste results, improved keyboard, widgets, launcher, efficient video recording, clear voice recognition, search and voicemail.

The confirmations about Android 4 have been released by Samsung, which has announced recently about updating its Galaxy SII to Android 4.0. But, the company has yet not cleared the date when the update will be available. So, users will have to wait for some more time to enjoy the services of the updated device.

People worldwide are waiting for Samsung to officially launch its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone in the United States. Sources have revealed some unusual reports about the CyanogenMod team, which according to reports, is serving up their take on the new mobile OS for certain phones right now.

CyanogenMod, the aftermarket firmware for Android phones is basically a ROM with the help of which, it becomes easier to get all kinds of new features and controls to Android, along with a slick interface. Reports have confirmed that the lead developers in the team are working hard since last few weeks to build a new CyanogenMod 9 (based off the open source code for Ice Cream Sandwich), which Google recently released.

Motorola Launches Flagship Model Razr in New Avatar

Motorola is back in business with the launch of the new version of its blockbuster smartphone, dubbed Razr. As per reports, the new Razr is more powerful and sleeker than its predecessor.

In addition, it will showcase Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), a 4.3-inch super AMOLED display, anti-scratch screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass, 1 GB of RAM and of course, a powerful dual-core 1.2GHz processor.

For the most demanding camera users, Motorola has armed Razr with a front-facing video camera supporting 720p HD video recording and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera is also there to entice users.

Pegged at a handsome price of Rs 35,990, Motorola Razr will certainly mark its dominance in the smartphone market. However, various online stores, such as the best buy, are offering Motorola for just Rs. Rs 33,990.

While expressing the company’s expectations regarding the latest version of Motorola Razr, the business country head for sales and operations (South West Asia and India), Rajan Chawla said: “One of the best-selling mobile phones of all time, the original Motorola Razr redefined what a mobile phone was as people worldwide proudly flaunted their fashion items”.

The handset is preloaded with the MotoCast app from Motorola, which will permit is users to download content directly from PC and will also provide seamless connectivity.

The new Razr smartphone from Motorola highlights an immensely sexy back in a ritzy and breathtakingly sleek body. The company is full of hopes and is expecting that technology-savvy and style-conscious users in India will get enthusiastic about getting their hands on this latest fashion symbol from Motorola.

The Razr series was first released in 2004 and it enticed fair amount of eyeballs and success all over the world. As per reports, Motorola sold in excess of 130 million units of Razr.

Flipkart Gives New Price to Micromax Superfone A85

Micromax is lacking no way behind than any other mobile company in the market to introduce a smartphone. The company’s newest launch is the dual-core Android smartphone, Superfone A85, which has been priced at INR 18,990 on Flipkart.

The newest model of the smartphone has been facilitated with 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with Android 2.2 (Froyo). Also, the A85 model stores an 8GB data card and 512MB for RAM. The 1500mAh Lithium-ion battery makes the smartphone a good choice.

The much awaited handset’s soft launch via online retailers is doping an average business. For shoppers, Micromax A85 Superfone is available on both LetsBuy and Flipkart for Rs. 18,990 (approximate figure).

The average pricing has listed the Micromax A85 Superfone officially as the cheapest dual-core smartphone on the planet.

The handset is powered by a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, a 3.8-inch capacitive touch screen, a 5-megapixel rear camera with HD video recording and 8GB of onboard storage which is expandable via microSD. It comes with pre-installed apps like the Times of India and BSE/NSE stock ticker.

Though the smartphone runs on the older Google Android v2.2 Froyo and not Android v2.3 Gingerbread, the company has highlighted possibilities of upgradation of the same in near future.

Shoppers can get to see many more details of the smartphone such as images, videos, specification and reviews on the company’s product page for the Micromax A85 Superfone.

“Micromax A85 will most likely feature an 8 megapixel camera and will be launched by year end at a price ranging between Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 in India”, sources familiar with the development revealed.