Intex Aqua Twist , the company’s latest smartphone with a 5-megapixel rotating camera is now available from Homeshop18. The phones pack a 5-inch FWVGA screen, are powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core SoC, pack 1GB of RAM, run on Android 5.1 (Lollipop), have dual SIM support and 3G connectivity.
Intex Aqua Twist specifications
5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA display1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor with Mali-400MP2 GPU1GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory with MicroSD
Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
5MP rotating camera with OmniVision OV5648 sensor, LED flashDimensions: 144x72x8.4mm;
Weight: 175g3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS2200mAh battery
The Intex Aqua Twist comes in Black and White colors and is priced at Rs. 4999 (Rs. 5199 MRP)
As a surprise Google has released developer preview images for Android ‘N’, the next major Android release, ahead of Google I/O in May. This brings several new features such as Multi-window support, Notification enhancements, Data Saver, Background optimizations, Direct boot, TV Recording, partial support for more than 100 new languages and locales and more.
Android M Developer preview is now available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices on the Android developer website here . Stable release will be available in Q3 2016. Google has also released new Android Beta Program that lets you update your Android devices to the Android N developer preview and receive ongoing updates via OTA. Check out the new features below.
Android N adds Multi-Window support to run two apps side-by-side or one-above-the-other in split-screen mode.
You can drag the dividing line separating the two to make one app larger and the other smaller
On Android TV devices, apps can use picture-in-picture mode to continue video playback while users are interacting with another app.
Android N brings several new APIs that allow apps to post notifications that are highly visible and interactive.This allows users to quickly respond from the notification shade without visiting the app. It also allows to bundle similar notifications to appear as a single notification. Users can expand each of the notifications, and perform actions such as reply and dismiss on each of the notifications, individually from the notification shade.
Direct Reply in Android N lets users quickly respond to text messages or update task lists directly within the notification interface. The inline reply action appears as an additional button attached to the notification. When a user replies via keyboard, the system attaches the text response to the intent you had specified for the notification action and sends the intent to the app.
The bundled notifications is similar to the Notification Stacks feature in Android Wear. For example, if your app creates notifications for received messages, when more than one message is received, bundle the notifications together as a single group. Youcan progressively expand the notification group, and the system shows more information as you drill deeper. When the bundle in expanded, the system reveals more information for all its child notifications; when you expand one of those notifications, the system reveals its entire content.
The new Data Saver that can be enabled device-wide basis in order to use less data. When a user enables Data Saver in Settings and the device is on a metered network, the system blocks background data usage and signals apps to use less data in the foreground wherever possible. Users can whitelist specific apps to allow background metered data usage even when Data Saver is turned on.
Quick settings API
Android N adds additional Quick Settings tiles, which users can access across a paginated display area by swiping left or right. It also gives users more control over what Quick Settings tiles appear and where they are displayed — users can add or move tiles just by dragging and dropping them.
Other important new features in Android N are:
Call screening: Android N allows the default phone app to screen incoming calls.
Number-blocking: Android N now supports number-blocking. The default SMS app, the default phone app, and provider apps can read from and write to the blocked-number list. Multiple apps can use the same blocked numbers list and carriers can read the blocked numbers list on the device and perform service-side blocking for the user in order to stop unwanted calls and texts from reaching the user.
TV Recording: Android N lets you record and playback content from Android TV input services via new recording APIs. Users can schedule recordings in advance, or start a recording as they watch a program.
Locales and languages: Android N adds multi-locale support, more than 25 variants each for commonly used languages such as English, Spanish, French, and Arabic and partial support for more than 100 new languages.
Direct boot: This feature improves device startup times and lets registered apps have limited functionality even after an unexpected reboot.
Doze on the go: This makes the device go to Doze mode even when the screen is off for a period of time and the device is unplugged. Doze applies a subset of the familiar CPU and network restrictions to apps.
Project Svelte: It is a new background optimization to minimize RAM use by system and apps across the range of Android devices in the ecosystem.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with 5.5-inch FHD Display, Qualcomm Hexa-core 650 processor, 4,050mAh battery price starting at Rs 9,999
Xiaomi finally launched its much-awaited phablet, the Redmi Note 3 in India, today. The device has been priced at Rs. 9,999 onwards, and given it is set to compete with the Lenovo K4 Note, LeEco Le 1s, and Huawei Honor 5X. The device will be up for sale from Wednesday on Mi.com, and Amazon. It will also be listed on Flipkart and Snapdeal in coming weeks.
The Redmi Note 3 will be available in two variants: one with 16GB internal storage paired with 2GB of RAM (priced at Rs. 9,999), and the other with 32GB internal storage paired with 3GB of RAM (priced at Rs. 11,999). The device comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. The phone runs MIUI 7 based Android 5.0 Lollipop, and is powered by Qualcomm’s hexa-core Snapdragon 650 chipset. It sports a 16-megapixel primary camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and two-tone flash, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The smartphone supports connectivity options such as Hybrid dual-SIM (Micro+Nano), 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS, and Fingerprint sensor. Both the variants are backed by a 4,050mAh battery, which supports fast charging that can fuel up the device up to 50 percent in an hour. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will be available in Gold, Silver, and Dark Grey color options.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specifications
5.5-inch full-HD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels
Qualcomm’s hexa-core Snapdragon 650 chipset
2GB / 3GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB expandable internal storage via microSD card
MIUI 7 based Android 5.0 Lollipop
16MP primary camera with dual-tone LED Flash, and 5MP front-facing camerl dual-SIM, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS, and Fingerprint sensor
While looking for a job as a product manager, a student from IIT Kharagpur puts himself on sale for Rs 27 lakh on Flipkart.
When applying for a job, the CV is probably one of the most important aspects. It can be a boring task to create one, but at the end, it all boils down to how you present yourself. Trying to add a bit of creative flair, a student from IIT Kharagpur named Aakash Neeraj Mittal found a unique way to apply for a vacancy. Hoping to land a job in Flipkart as a product manager, he tried to sell himself on the e-commerce site itself for Rs 27 lakh.
Mittal listed himself as a product and added his skills as the description. Harsh Bajaj, who was a junior to Mittal at IIT Kharagpur wrote on Quora, “A senior of mine used this really interesting way to make his resume for Flipkart by putting himself for sale on the online e-commerce giant! Literally tried to “sell himself.”
According to Bajaj, this is what Mittal wrote “When you are a 6-pointer and competing with best of the best minds of the country, you know how hard it is to land a job. You start doing some crazy and random stuff to stand out from the crowd. This is my resume for Flipkart’s APM Profile.”
While it’s sad that Mittal didn’t get any interview call from Flipkart, he still hopes his creativity can definitely cheer someone.
Moto has brought its popular devices on Amazon.in. As a part of the inaugural offers, it is offering discounts and cashbacks on most of the Motorola smartphones and Moto 360 (2nd Gen) smartwatch. All these offers are available both on the web and Amazon app.
Discounts on Motorola smartphones on Amazon.in
Discounts on Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) on Amazon.in
Moto 360 2nd Gen (46 mm) (Black Metal) Bracelet – Rs. 21,999 (Rs. 2000 off)
Moto 360 2nd Gen (46 mm) Natural Metal with Silver Case and Cognac Leather Band – Rs. 18,999 (Rs. 2000 off)
Moto 360 2nd Gen (42 mm) (Black Leather Band) – Rs. 17,999 (Rs. 2000 off)
Amazon also offers extra 10% off (upto Rs. 1500) on purchase of these devices with SBI Debit or Credit Cards. This is a limited period offer that lasts till March 4th, 2016 or till stocks last.