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Flipkart Sending Android Version Of Xolo Q900s Device For Those Who Ordered

Xolo-Win-Q900s-598x600_thumb.jpgLast week, we reported that Xolo Q900S Windows Phone 8.1 device is available for order from India’s largest online retailer Flipkart. The device was originally announced as a Snapdeal exclusive, but was made available from its competitor Flipkart. The bad news is that Flipkart is delivering Android version of Xolo Q900s to those who  ordered it. In case you experienced the same, you can mark it for free return on Flipkart website and wait for Windows Phone version.

Specs:

  • 4.7-inch Touchscreen
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8212 Quad Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)

Order it here from Flipkart. Find few images of the actual device after the break.

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Microsoft apparently wants Windows Phone to be “a better Android than Android”

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Peter Bright AKA Dr Pizza from Ars Technica has added some corroboration to Tom Warren’s claim that Microsoft is working on bringing Android apps to Windows Phone.

Posting on Twitter he said the combined OS he dubbed “Windows PhOS/2ne” after OS/2, an IBM OS which could run Windows apps, was “real and real stupid.”

I seems Windows Phone users should prepare for Android apps coming to Windows Phone as a real eventuality.

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Picturex – Exchanging pictures in high quality made easy.

Picturex Picturex is a free Windows Phone and Android (new) app, which allows you to exchange pictures easily with your friends, family and acquaintances in highest quality for free! Respective versions for iOS and the web are already in development!

What is Picturex?

Have you ever waited days or weeks for others’ pictures after a party, company event or city trip? Picturex is the solution! Picturex is the easiest way to exchange pictures with friends, family and acquaintances.

Create a new album (PicEx) with just a few clicks, invite others into the PicEx and upload a ton of pictures. Every invited person can also up- or download pictures. So, you can keep your best pictures and memories and easily enjoy them at any time.

Features

  • Use Picturex to exchange pictures with your friends, family or acquaintances in full quality.
  • Anyone invited to a private PicEx can contribute.
  • Exchange pictures for city trips, bike tours, barbecue parties, concerts, exhibitions, memories, business events, and all the other occasions you take pictures.
  • All the pictures you take during an event are automatically suggested to be uploaded! (optional)
  • Or you can manually upload pictures at any time to your PicEx or the ones you joined.
  • Save the pictures you want to keep.
  • You can still use your favorite camera and filter app.
  • Early-adopter bonus: benefit from very competitive features.
  • And a lot more!

What will come?

Most importantly, we will soon release the version for iOS and continue to improve the existing clients (for Windows Phone and Android). We also plan to add more languages, add new features and create a web version. Missing a language or feature? Please let us know! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or our website.

Eldar: Microsoft Working To Bring Android Apps To All Lumia Devices

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Yesterday we reported that Tom Warren from The Verge claiming that Android apps are coming to Windows Phone/Windows RT. Today, Eldar tweeted that the rumors about Android apps coming to Windows platforms are true and Microsoft has implemented this through Virtual Machine. In this case, all the Android apps will be running on a VM inside a Windows device. Eldar also claims that all Lumia devices will be able to run these Android apps.

What do you think of this move from Microsoft to reduce the app gap in Windows platform in the near future?

Source: Eldar

Tom Warren: Android apps heading to Windows Phone

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The issue of Android apps on Windows Phone has once again raised its rather ugly head, with Senior Verge Editor Tom Warren  claiming that Microsoft is currently working on the technology.

The Verge itself claimed in February 2014 that Microsoft is working on bringing Android apps to Windows Phone, but noted it was extremely controversial,  with some believing it could lead to “the death of the Windows platform.”

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Android Based Lumia Devices Coming With Nokia By Microsoft Branding

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This is a big news! Reliable @evleaks today reported that Microsoft is now looking to release a Lumia device based on  Android. These devices will also be branded as ‘Nokia by Microsoft’. More details on these are not yet available. And we are not sure why Microsoft would want to do this when they have established Lumia as a Windows Phone brand. Microsoft is already selling Android (AOSP) based devices with the brand name ‘Nokia X’. Releasing a Lumia device based on Android(AOSP) will dilute the Windows Phone brand and may create confusion among the consumers.

Alan Mendelevich from AdDuplex notes that these handsets may be more high end Android handsets, vs the the current low end offerings, saying:
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Microsoft’s new X2 Android phone looks even more like Windows Phone

imageMicrosoft has just announced their new Android handset, the Nokia X2.

The device seems to offer better value than Nokia’s new 630 Windows Phone, offering a 4.3 inch WVGA Clearblack screen, Snapdragon 200 processor, 1 GB RAM, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and also a front facing camera and dual-SIM support for 99 Euro.

As far as we know Nokia’s X series has not been a major hit. Do our readers feel Microsoft is once again short changing Windows Phone? Let us know below.

Purported dual-boot Huawei Windows Phone pops up

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Gforfames.com reports that Huawei’s supposedly cancelled dual boot Windows phone and Android handset may have been pictured on Weibo.

The picture, which was posted on the micro-blogging network, shows a handset with Windows Phone buttons clearly running Android.

Both Google and Microsoft of course took exception to dual-booting handsets, so if this is a real device is is likely to be a bit of a unicorn.

Do our readers think these type of devices have a future? Let us know below.

Report: Microsoft Mobile Division Is Developing Next Gen Nokia X Devices

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Nokia released AOSP based Nokia X series smartphones earlier this year. While Microsoft always maintained that these devices will take Microsoft services to millions of new customers. But there was always a doubt on whether Nokia X series will be further developed after Microsoft’s acquisition. Today, BGR India confirmed that Microsoft is indeed developing next generation Nokia X series devices. Also, Microsoft is looking to fix the glaring UX flaw in the devices. All the Nokia X devices only has back button in the front and most of the users who are used to having home screen button are finding it difficult to use the device. So, Microsoft Mobile division is expected to release new Nokia X series devices with home button on the front of the device.

Read more about it from the link below.

Source: BGR

Motorola Undercuts Nokia Lumia 630 Dual Sim Device With The New Moto E

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After the great success of MotoG mid-range smartphone, Motorola is now targeting the low-end smartphone segment with the launch of Moto E.

Moto E comes with impressive specs for its price point. Moto E comes with  qHD 4.3 inch display (960×540 pixels at 256 ppi), dual-core 1.2GHz processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 A7), 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage(expandable up to 32GB) Android KitKat 4.4, 1980mAh battery. It also has FM tuner and Dual Sim capability. The main highlight is the pricing, it costs just Rs,6999 ($117 USD).

I just came back from Nokia’s press briefing on Lumia 630, the first dual sim WP8.1 device. While Lumia 630 has almost same specs as Moto E, it has been priced at Rs.11,500 ($192 USD). The price difference between Lumia 630 and Moto E is almost Rs.4,500(75 USD) in India. I guess Microsoft need to be more aggressive about the pricing to better compete with cheap branded Android devices like Moto E.

What do you think?

 

Google’s new camera once again takes a page from Nokia’s camera book

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Google, which is rather famous for stealing the ideas of others, has cribbed another Windows Phone feature – Nokia’s Refocus app.

Built into the latest Google Camera app for Android, the feature works by:

… an upward sweep to capture multiple images, used to estimate the depth of objects for a 3D map that lets the software re-render the photo later and blur specific items based on where it thinks they are

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it.

The camera also includes Google’s photosphere, which can take 360 degree panoramas, and which is a take off of Photosynth.

I guess Google will have to wait for Nokia and Microsoft’s next release before discovering their next feature….

Via Engadget.com

Picturex – Exchanging pictures made easy.

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Picturex is a free Windows Phone app, which allows you to exchange pictures easily with your friends, family and acquaintances. Android, iOS and a web version will be released soon!

If you don’t want to read the text, you can now download Picturex here for free! ;)
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What is Picturex?
Have you ever waited days or weeks for others’ pictures after a party, company event or city trip? Picturex is the solution! Picturex is the easiest way to exchange pictures with friends, family and aquaintances.

Create a new album with just a few clicks, invite others into the album and upload a ton of pictures. Every invited person can also up- or download pictures. So, you can keep your best pictures and memories and easily enjoy them at any time.

Features
• Use Picturex to exchange pictures with your friends, family or acquaintances in full quality.
• Anyone invited to a private PicEx can contribute.
• Exchange pictures for city trips, bike tours, barbecue parties, concerts, exhibitions, memories, business events, and all the other occasions you take pictures.
• All the pictures you take during an event are automatically suggested to be uploaded! (optional)
• Or you can manually upload pictures at any time to your PicEx or the ones you joined.
• Save the pictures you want to keep.
• You can still use your favourite camera and filter app.
• Early-adopter bonus: benefit from very competitive features
• And a lot more!

The Update
In the past two months we have had a private and public beta of Picturex and tried to incorporate all the feedback you gave us. This is why the new version now offers a notification system that shows you when new you have new pictures, new participants in your PicEx, when it starts/ends/is upgraded, etc. You can now also send secure private messages to all the participants of your PicEx. You can also like pictures! :) Picturex is integrated even better in all the windows phone’s features. You can upload pictures from the native picture album (via sharing) and open Picturex in the camera lenses app. This is not all, the update offers a lot more…

What will come?
The most important thing for the next weeks will be to release an iOS and Android client. Picturex will also be offered in Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and French. Additionally, we will constantly add new features, based on your feedback!

We always love feedback and suggestions to improve Picturex! Please contact us via [email protected]. You may find more information on www.picturex.ch.

You can download Picturex here for free!

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Huawei Backtracks, Says No Plans To Release A Dual OS Smartphone

Just last week we reported that Huawei is planning to sell dual OS smartphones in the coming months. Today, they denied their plans saying that at this stage there are no plans to launch a dual-OS smartphone in the near future.

Last week, Shao Yang, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer said, “With Windows Phone, one direction for us – and one that we are now following – is dual OS. Dual OS as in Android and Windows together.”

“If it is Windows only, maybe people will not find it as easy a decision to buy the phone. If they have the Android and Windows together, you can change it as you wish and it is much easier for people to choose Windows Phone.  We think the dual OS can be a new choice for the consumer. It will be on sale in the US in Q2.”

A Huawei spokeswoman has now confirmed to Fierce Wireless that the company’s plans have changed since Yang made the above comments. However, Microsoft is still a key global partner of Huawei Consumer Business Group and Huawei plans to release new Windows Phones in 2014. They said that as long as the consumers continue to demand Windows, they will continue to supply them.

Source: FW