Nokia now officialy owned by Microsoft, Nokia’s logo moves to “Microsoft Mobile” and “Endless Possibilities”

We predicted it Right! in one of our posts of early 2013 we said that Nokia may sell its mobile division and it has come true.

Satya Nadella & Stephen Elop share a moment together
April 25, 2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (left) and executive vice president of Microsoft Devices Group Stephen Elop share a moment as the deal that brings together Microsoft and the Nokia Devices and Services business closes today.

Yes yesterday 25th April 2014 will be marked as the dates to remember in memories where once the world leader in mobile brands NOKIA was officially acquired by Microsoft and to that it was bad. In the sense of the context where people loved the brand than any once had actually fallen back in competition with many platforms but had taken a leap of them and moved ahead with microsoft’s Windows OS that had taken back it in the game but the faith had something different written for Nokia. 

From now on, Microsoft is not only a software company, but a hardware one too. At the very least, Nokia’s off the market for many years to come. Microsoft has for $7 Billion plus, purchased not just a smartphone company but an enigma in form of Nokia. The value is debatable, but what is tragic though is the void Nokia leaves behind –  I don’t think it will ever be filled. Sure, many new companies are coming up, but Nokia is Nokia.
Microsoft now controls 90 percent of the Windows Phone market. It has access to Nokia’s Lumia and Asha range of smartphones and almost any other hardware Nokia produced. . The first thing it has done is change the name to Microsoft Mobiles. As far as Nokia is concerned, you might see its name on software like Here Maps, but that is about it.


On 3rd september 2013, also one of the days to marked in history of killing of Nokia when Microsoft had announced the acquisition of Nokia’s hardware devices and services division for about $7.2 billion dollars. It was completed on 25th april and now its certainly an end of an era. 

Also seen was that the Nokia’s logo was being replaced at Nokia House in Finland. Well to say to that Microsoft does not want to leave any trace behind it of Nokia. Cranes were seen moving the big gaints logo replaced by Microsoft.

Microsoft bought the mobile devices division but they did not buy the name “Nokia.” They have a limited license to use it during the transition.
In a few years Nokia will be able to start selling new mobile products under the name “Nokia” again, though, so maybe all the old fans will be happy. (I’d be kind of surprised if they did, but stranger things have happened.)



Stephen Elop talks about the Microsoft-Nokia deal in open letter, says at “endless possibilities”


He says in Letter:

Six months ago, we announced our plans to bring the best of Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services business together. Today is an exciting day as we join the Microsoft family, and take the first, yet important, step in our long-term journey.
At our core, we are passionate about building technology that will change the world. From the early vision of Microsoft of placing a PC in every home and on every desk, to Nokia connecting billions of people through mobile devices, we have empowered generations. But we could not have achieved any of this without our fans around the world.
Your support has created strong momentum for Nokia Lumia smartphones and they continue to grow in popularity around the world. Last year alone, the awards, accolades and fan-generated rave reviews offered proof of the growing number of champions for our phones and tablets.
And we are committed to continuing our support for feature phones, the Asha family, and the Nokia X family of devices, announced at the Mobile World Congress in February.
Whether you want to read more, capture more, watch more, listen more or get more done, Nokia mobile devices have been and are your go-to choice.
As Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services come together as an expanded family, we will unify our passion, dedication and commitment to bringing you the best of what our joint technologies have to offer.
Together, we can connect and empower people with one experience for everything in their life in a world where it is mobile first and cloud first.
From today onwards, the possibilities are endless. As now, we’re one!
Stephen

Well now thats an End of an Era. Good Bye Nokia.

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OnePlus One Officially announced: FullHD display, Snapdragon 801 just at 299$


After creating a lot of hype around the OnePlus One smartphone which is made by a new company run by ex-VP of Oppo, the company has finally announced its first flagship handset.

The OnePlus One is designed with minimalistic bezels and is held by a durable magnesium chassis. The device has a 5.5 inch full HD 1080p LTPS display from JDI with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by the recently released quad core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz along with 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The handset is available in two variants of 16 GB and 64 GB.


The OnePlus One is available with only single SIM support with 4G LTE connectivity options. The device is equipped with a 13 MP rear facing camera with Sony IMX214 sensor with 6 lenses and a wide, f/2.0 aperture with dual LED flash. There is also a front facing 5 MP camera. The smartphone runs on a customized version of CyanogenMod 11S OS which is based on the Android KitKat version.
The OnePlus One is priced at just $299 for the 16 GB version and $349 for the 64 GB version. The phone will be available for purchase on the company’s international store from April 25. It will then be launched in 16 countries.

OnePlus One specs:

  • 5.5 inch display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • 2.5 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16/64 GB internal memory
  • 13 MP primary camera
  • 5 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.4 KitKat
  • 3100 mAh battery

National Train Enquiry System – A new Indian Railway App



National Rail Enquiries, UK’s no.1 travel website released the must have Windows 8 app for every train traveler.
It gives detailed access and real-time train information direct from your phone,tablet or desktop. It is much more than a timetable, which enables you to live track the stations. 
With unprecedented visibility and intuitive tools, the National Rail Enquiries Windows 8 app will transform your live train travel experience, empowering you to catch the right train and complete your journey.

Features

  • Live trains
  • Station information
  • Live journey tracking
  • Filter station departures and arrivals boards
  • View map of station – Integration with Bing maps
  • Search integration
  • Live tiles for stations and trains

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LG G3 screenshots leaked

The rumored LG G3 has leaked in some screenshots that shows us its user interface and confirms a 2560 x 1440 resolution. LG G3 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of this year and will be LG’s flagship  handset for 2014. We expect LG G3 with some top-end specifications and features, and the newly-leaked screenshots gives us a peek at the smartphone’s UI. 
In addition to the QHD resolution, the leaked screenshots also reveals that LG’s plan on introduce a completely redesigned user interface with LG G3
The new UI shows flatter icons compared to those of the LG G2 or the LG G Pro 2, which is cleaner, simpler, and easier to handle. While it is also rumored that LG G3 will launch in May or June we expect to see it soon.

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360 Security

The must have app for android. The name 360 itself says that it is an All rounder app which have all the necessity features in it. The feature of 360 Security are:-
* The app obviously have anti-virus in it which is extremely active and helpful.
* The app have an amazing feature that helps cleaning the Junk files, Privacy History, Useless Apps. By this it may clean a GB of memory but there’s a little disappointment that there is a Folder namely “thumbnails” is created by default which may 500MB+ or may be less, the 360 Security cleans that Thumbnails but it will create again n again so there is no need to clean thumbnails.
* It also have App locking feature. You may lock your apps which you want it private.
* 360 Security also contains Anti theft feature which will help you find your device.
Well there are more features in the app. Experience the app by downloading it from the given link:
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Sony Xperia M2 Dual now available for pre-order

Recently, Sony introduced Sony Xperia M2, a 4G LTE smartphone that offers blockbuster entertainment and flagship experiences at a mid-range price point.

Sony Xperia M2 was dated to go on sale on 25th April 2014 and now it is already listed for Pre-order on Flipkart. Their are three color options available for prebooking – White, Black and Purple.
You can book one here.
To know more about Sony Xperia M2 click here.

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LG’s Android Smartwatch Promises “Always on display”

LG has put up a teaser page for it’s Smartwatch – G Watch-operating on the Android system and it will have an “Always On” Display

That’s unlike Samsung’s range of Galaxy Gear watches, which keep the screen turned off until you flick your wrist upwards.

The first difficulty which the makers of the technology may have overcomes is the battery issue;as the battery has to be compact and if the display is used 24/7 the drain of battery is going to be humongous.

LG doesn’t explain what technology it’s using for its always-on screen, but a couple possibilities come to mind: It could be a “transflective” display .Another potential option would be Qualcomm’s Mirasol display technology, which can stay on for days in full color.

We’ll get some concrete answers in the next two or three months, when LG and Motorola are expected to launch their smartwatches.

LG also said the watch will be water and dust resistant, and will come in both black with a black wrist strap and “champagne gold” with a white strap.

Stay tuned for more information!