Friday, February 6, 2015

New report - Xiaomi phones to be made in India

Xiaomi largest market in india

India is one of the largest markets for Xiaomi outside of China.Xiaomi has said at several times it has given high priority to the Indian market. Xiaomi manufacturing phones in India are once again heating up .From the Recent reports said it is also contemplating to begin local production in the country. Now, another new report in Digitimes corroborates previous information about Xiaomi's local production.

New report - Xiaomi phones to be made in India

Digitimes says

" Chinese OEM Inventec is expected to set up production lines at a leased factory in Chennai which is likely to be the old Nokia plant. Inventec hasn't revealed more about its India production plans but Digitimes reports "the production lines are likely to roll out smartphones and other devices for China-based Xiaomi Technology initially, according to industry watchers." 

New report - Xiaomi phones to be made in India

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi also recently announced plans to set up a research and development unit in Bangalore, its first such facility outside of its home country.

The Chennai plant will begin production by the second or beginning of the third quarter of 2015. The production facilities in Chennai will meet Inventec's production demand for the next 1-2 years.
The latest set of information comes weeks after reports said that the company is planning to sell its devices in India through its web portal. Currently, Xiaomi has a tie up with Flipkart for online sales and Airtel for offline sales

 Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain said 

" We are currently looking for warehousing and logistics partners in India, as well as deciding on a payment mechanisms like cash on delivery. It may take anywhere between three to nine months. "

" We have always stated that India is one of our most important markets. We are in process of signing the lease on a facility in Bangalore, which will be our R&D unit. This is the first one outside China, "

" Work on the facility is expected to commence by the end of March and in the next few months, it will be operational, "

New report - Xiaomi phones to be made in India

Besides, Xiaomi is also looking at bringing in its own e-commerce website into the country to sell its products in india.

Though Inventenc refused to disclose the devices it will manufacture at the Chennai plant, the report said "the production lines are likely to roll out smartphones and other devices for China-based Xiaomi Technology initially, according to industry watchers."

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Friday, January 30, 2015

iPhone growth has continued,Android-to-iPhone switchers from us

New data published by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners on Thursday shows that 19 percent of U.S. iPhone customers reported switching from an Android phone last quarter. That's squarely in the 16-to-26-percent range of Android switchers tracked over the last 10 quarters in America.

iPhone growth has continued,Android-to-iPhone switchers from us

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said

" This week that the debut of the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus resulted in the highest Android switcher rate of any of the past three years. "

" In the last three ‘launch’ quarters, meaning the first full quarter after a new iPhone model launch, Android users have accounted for roughly the same share of new iPhone buyers,” said Mike Levin, Partner and Co-Founder of CIRP. “Apple CEO Tim Cook indicated the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ‘experienced the highest Android switcher rate in any of the last three launches.’ The US switch rate for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch did increase relative to the iPhone 5S/5C launch a year ago, and was about the same as the iPhone 5 launch in 2012. "

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Problems 

As CIRP highlights, every new iPhone launch of the past three years has attracted Android switchers on a relatively consistent basis

CIRP's data is based on quarterly surveys of U.S. Apple customers conducted since 2012. Each survey covers 500 customers that purchased an iPhone, iPad or Mac in the U.S.

As iPhone growth has continued at astonishing rates, international sales of Apple's handset have become the focal point of the company's continued success.

Given Apple's strong position in the smartphone market in the U.S., where there is a strong base of iPhone-to-iPhone upgrades and fewer from Android-to-iPhone, CIRP's report probably isn't too far off from fact. Apple's smaller presence in emerging markets like China, where it has been seeing very strong growth thanks to a few notable partnerships and store openings in the country has likely fueled some overseas brand switching among previously loyal Android users.
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Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Problems Frustrating Nexus Users

The end of last year, Google finally rolled out its Android L update, an update now known as Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google rolled out its Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update to fix problem?

Android 5.0 Lollipop delivered some massive changes to the Android operating system including the company’s new Material Design. It’s arguably the biggest Android update Google’s ever released and owners of Google’s Nexus smartphones and tablets eagerly downloaded the software when it arrived.

Google rolled out its Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update to fix Nexus Lollipop problems. And while it did fix some of the bigger issues, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop problems continue to frustrate Nexus users.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Problems Frustrating Nexus Users

In addition to new features, Android 5.0 Lollipop brought a number of problems to Nexus users. Owners of devices like the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 4 complained about a series of bugs and problems right off the bat and those problems continue to this day despite Google’s best efforts to enhance the operating system.

Google Nexus 7 owners claim?

Google Nexus 7 owners claim the new update has completely wrecked their device, rendering some mobile devices completely unusable. Most of these complaints come from those who own the 2012 model, and most issues range from poor performance issues to battery life problems. It’s pretty standard complaints, but they are issues that have been causing problems for months now. So, people are getting a little annoyed with Google at the present time.

Microsoft Outlook arrives for Android and iOS 

One user on the Nexus Help Forums has claimed the new update is bringing slow performance and abnormal lag to his Google Nexus 7. Another user is saying that Android 5.0.2 bricked his tablet completely. There are far more complaints, unfortunately.

"While our experiences on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop have been good for the most part, we’ve started to see a pickup in complaints about Google’s brand new firmware. Google’s Nexus forums and popular social media sites are filled with complaints about Android 5.0.2 Lollipop problems ranging from poor performance to issues with battery life and so on."

Nexus 7 users in particular continue to outline many of the issues plaguing their device and we’ve seen a number of issues pop up over the last week or so. Many complaints come from Nexus 7 2012 users who claim that Android 5.0.2 Lollipop wrecked their device. Some users even claim that the update has lead to a near unusable experience on the tablet.

Google does have another update in development?

It is unclear when Google intends to fix these issues. There are currently rumors surrounding an early release for Android 5.1, though that may not happen for another few months at least. Google does have another update in development, and it may be Android 5.0.3. It is unclear at this time.

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Now you can use microsoft outlook android,iOS

Outlook for Android iOS

In December, Microsoft announced  new version of Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android, Both apps will work in sync with Office 365,, Exchange, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and other major email services.

Now you can use microsoft outlook android,iOS

While most users access email on their smartphones, complicated tasks such as sorting through piles of email, sharing files, and organizing schedules are put aside until a PC is available. Microsoft's goal is to provide core email productivity tools in a format that is easily usable on smartphones so consumers can better manage their messages throughout the day.

New versions of Outlook Features

New versions of Outlook integrate the calendar within the app to facilitate scheduling and direct access to meeting details and attendees. The calendar lends itself to on-the-go planning with a "Send Availability" feature that helps find available meeting times within emails and create meeting invitations.

It's designed to work across phones and tablets on both platforms, larger devices will benefit from additional capabilities like a week-in-view calendar, access to file previews, and a two-paneled email list.

The apps are going live in the iOS App store and Google Play stores today and will provide a high quality email experience along with traditional Outlook features.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Problem

These apps, along with Android Office apps being finalized today too, are all about Microsoft making sure it has its products where customers are consuming content. With the company no longer saying that Windows will be first, as noted by the fact that both iOS and Android now have touch versions of Office available while the Windows version is still in development, it lets consumers choose the device that works best for them and still allows them access to Microsoft software.

The latest versions of Outlook arrive shortly after Microsoft's acquisition of Acompli, a cross-platform email startup with an app that provides new ways of organizing inboxes, handling attachments and files, and scheduling meetings.

The new app separates email into two tabs entitled "Focused" and "Other" to help users prioritize important emails and handle message overload. The app learns more about the user based on what goes into the Focused pile and tailors preferences accordingly. Swiping left or right can delete, flag, archive, or move emails. Its "Schedule Email" feature temporarily eliminates certain emails that can be scheduled to deliver later.

Outlook for iOS and Android is designed to be familiar to users of both platforms. iOS devices will display familiar icons and symbols for creating new messages; the Android display will include a Navigation Drawer for various tools within the app and settings available in the App Overflow menu.

Although the app can pull e-mail from Exchange, Google, iCloud, and Yahoo accounts, it lacks IMAP support (though it's "coming soon," according to Microsoft).

You can grab the Microsoft Outlook Preview app for Android or iOS here.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Will Samsung to make the Tizen Z1 in India !

Recently Samsung launched its first Tizen powered smartphone. The Samsung Z1 was announced in India and is currently only being sold in that country. This smartphone is targeted at first-time smartphone buyers in India. Samsung has not said if it has any plans of introducing the smartphone in Western countries, the Z1 seems to be limited to Asian countries for now. However the company has confirmed that it is going to manufacture the Samsung Z1 at its facility in India.

First Tizen powered smartphone in Samsung

Will Samsung to make the Tizen Z1 in India !
 Tizen Z1 

Will Samsung to make the Tizen Z1 in India !

Samsung India Vice President Marketing (Mobile and IT) Asim Warsi said

" Z1 is going to be manufactured at the company’s Noida plant based in UP. This facility has the capacity to produce four million units per month and can be used to manufacture both high-end and affordable devices"

Warsi has also revealed that Samsung is going to launch the Z1 in Bangladesh soon. Touching on recent reports about this smartphone not exciting the Indian market, Warsi said that Samsung Z1 sales have “surpassed all expectations.”

The $92 (Rs 5,700) Z1 phone is targeted at a huge population of 800 million people who have yet to upgrade to a smartphone, so capturing a chunk of this market could be pivotal for the company. The excitement is doubly so because Samsung, despite its blue-chip brand and superb high-end phones, has been losing out to homegrown rivals such as Micromax and Karbonn, which have dominated the lower end of the market. Consequently, Samsung's India share has dipped, according to research firm IDC, from 35 percent in Q1 '14 to 29 percent in Q2 '14. Its global profits have also taken a big hit.

Some reasons for this have been market saturation, lower average selling price as the company has shifted focus to lower-end devices, and fierce new competitors in important markets such as Xiaomi. Now, it is hoped that a low-end phone for the masses, a space that Samsung has never really played in, will bolster its position in a vital market such as India and boost its global fortunes.

The other big story is that success in manufacturing the Z1 in India for sale -- apart from saving big costs in supply chain and time to market -- will also be a huge boost to the fortunes of Tizen, Samsung's OS that was developed along with Huawei Technologies and Intel. According to Nomura's CW Chung, Android provides a major hit on the Korean major's margins. There is also the hard-to-ignore fact that out of the 60 million TVs being sold this year by Samsung, 30 million of them will be powered by Tizen, and the India Z1 plan will undoubtedly help the company in its efforts to spread the Tizen gospel and aid in the creation of a Tizen ecosystem.

But it's not going to be easy. One indisputable fact is that the Z1's launch has been aborted a number of times in other markets, according to The Economic Times -- specifically, in Japan, France, and Russia. Then, there are recent reviews that suggest the phone is not up to snuff, at least with regard to the competition it faces. IDC analyst Karan Thakkar said that the Z1 may be cheap when it comes to price, but for a few dollars extra, a shopper could get a whole lot more.

"It's not always about the cheapest; customers are looking for specs...

Special features

“We have customized the Samsung Z1 to meet these unique, entertainment-focused needs of local Indian consumers for a personal and reliable mobile experience."

Ultimate Entertainment Content

​Samsung sets a new standard in the mobile entertainment space by providing users with a wide range of free content spanning across categories such as music, movies, videos, mobile TV and radio. Samsung will launch a free package called ‘Joy Box’, giving users access to music, TV and movies. In addition, the Samsung Z1 will offer consumers free access to premium content available on Club Samsung. Users can stream and download from over 270,000 songs, and watch over 80 live TV channels.

​For music lovers, Samsung has partnered with to deliver a wider selection of music streaming and downloading. Over two million Bollywood and English songs can be accessed for free for a period of three months. Samsung has additionally partnered with mobile Live TV service nexGTv and Box TV, bundled for three month, allowing consumers to watch their favourite TV shows and enjoy over 7000 Bollywood and Hollywood movies. All this access to content and services is worth around INR 1,750/- a year.

​Send Help Message + Location Information

​The Samsung Z1 is not just a smartphone for entertainment. It is equipped with features that enable users to quickly reach out for assistance in any emergency situation. The SOS alert is quick and simple to use – with just a press of the power button four times, the Samsung Z1 will send out ‘Help’ message to the user’s primary contacts and track the user’s location to provide necessary assistance.


​Samsung strongly believes that security must be one step ahead in smartphones, and continues to address today’s increasingly complex security challenges. The built-in AntiVirus protection on Samsung Z1 automatically checks for any viruses when users install an app, check email or receive an SMS. Text messages will also be checked for any sort of virus, smishing, phishing, and even pharming. If something is detected, AntiVirus notifies users that virus has been detected and allows them to delete the message without opening it. For enhanced security measures, consumers can also utilize Samsung Z1’s private mode to create their own private space where pictures and files can be saved.

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​Price and Availability

​The Samsung Z1 is priced at INR 5,700/- and will be available in India from January 14th in White, Black and Wine Red.

​The Samsung Z1 customers can access the wonderful world of Internet, Apps and Social Networking on the 3G networks of Reliance Communications & Aircel. Users will get up to 500MB of 3G data free every month over a 6 month period allowing them to download & surf at will; thus make the fullest use of their Smartphone. With up to 3 GB of data over a 6 month period, Samsung has ensured tremendous & relevant value in the hands of the Samsung Z1 customer
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