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Nokia’s HERE Maps Beta are Available to Download

by Pankaj Gaikar - on Oct 9th 2014 - No Comments

As announced in last month, Nokia has developed a version of its Android navigation app and maps: Here Maps beta. It is in the form of a beta version that Android users can use it. At the beginning of September, Nokia made ​​it known that Here Maps would be exclusively available to users of Galaxy smartphones from Samsung....

Nokia Lumia 900 & Samsung Galaxy S3 Comparison

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 11th 2012 - No Comments

The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft has given birth to the new Lumia series and reestablished the Finnish manufacturer as a player in the smartphone market. The Lumia 900 is the latest offering from the company, and promises to be an attractive device for most consumers. It still remains to be seen, however, whether the Lumia can stand up to a well-established behemoth like the Samsung Galaxy S3.

The following is a detailed comparison of the two devices – Nokia Lumia 900 & Samsung Galaxy S3


Dimensions and Form

Some speculate the Galaxy S3 will make changes to the design of the S2, if nothing else than to satisfy Apple’s teeming throng of angry lawyers. However, there is only so much one can alter with regard to smartphone design, and it wouldn’t surprise us to see little divergence from the previous model. The Nokia Lumia 900 has dimensions of 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm and weighs in at 160 grams. The poly-carbonate design is balanced and lightweight, but yet maintains the durability consumers have come to expect from Nokia.

Winner: Draw


Display Screen

The Nokia Lumia 900 is endowed with a 4.3-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass touchscreen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. This amounts to a pixel density of 217 ppi. The Galaxy S3 is rumoured to offer a larger screen with 1280 x 720 resolution and 3D capability. Corning may also soon launch its next iteration of Gorilla Glass, and many experts believe it will be introduced with release of the Galaxy S3.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3


Processing Power and Storage

When compared to the Samsung Galaxy series, the Lumia 900 has little to offer in terms of raw power. Even the Galaxy S2 has the Nokia phone considerably beat. The Galaxy S3, meanwhile, only extends the gap between the two products, as rumours have it boasting a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Galaxy will be offered in 16GB or 32GB models with an upgradeable microSD slot.

Conversely, the Lumia 900 has a modest 1.4GHz Scorpion processor with 512MB RAM and an Adreno 205 GPU. It currently provides an adequate experience, but may quickly grow outdated as software begins to take advantage of higher end machines.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3


Operating System

Much was made between the marriage between Nokia and Microsoft, given the latter’s considerable hold on the OS market for traditional computers. The early returns were not promising, however, as Windows seemed ill-equipped for the demands of mobile devices. The new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, ameliorates many of the problems with the earlier version, and the app marketplace now offers over 60,000 products to customise your device.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be equipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and feature Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz overlay. The new software provides more efficient multi-tasking, better visuals, and new input methods such as speech to text.

Winner: Draw


Camera

The Nokia Lumia 900 has a primary 8MP camera with autofocus, a dual LED flash, and geo-tagging, and a 1.3MP secondary snapper. The camera is designed by acclaimed German manufacturer Carl Zeiss, and offers video stabilising features for 720p video recording. The Galaxy S3, on the other hand, will be equipped with an upgraded 12MP primary camera and 3MP secondary camera for video chat.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3


Conclusion :

The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be the one of the hottest devices of the coming year, and easily outperforms the Nokia Lumia 900. However, this is true of almost every smartphone currently on the market, and Nokia will likely find its niche by utilising the marketability of Windows Phone rather than raw specifications.

Author Byline : John Smith writes on behalf of www.broadbandspeedtest.org – a UK broadband website.

Google Creating Majel, Android’s Response to Siri

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Dec 15th 2011 - No Comments

The only real novelty of the iPhone 4S is undoubtedly Siri. This is one of the only business case for Apple in new ad campaign for this holiday season. Google is working on its own voice assistant for Android to compete with Siri, Codename: “Majel” .

A new unverified report claims that Google is working on a similar solution with its own voice recognition assistant for Android. This would be called Majel , according Androidandme as a tribute to actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry, she had lent her voice to the Starship Enterprise’s computer on Star Trek.

More than a voice service, Majel would be a real virtual assistant. It could analyze natural language as Siri. Other clues come to confirm this rumor, Google has to redeem CleverSense, the publisher of the mobile application Alfred. A year ago, it was the company Phonetic Arts, which was acquired by Google, they specialized in speech synthesis.

In short, Majel should arrive in a few weeks. Patience.

Source : Apple Insider

Get ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Live on your Nokia Mobile Phone for Free

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 24th 2011 - No Comments
If you are a cricket lover then you will not miss any of the excitement this ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Nokia, along with ESPN, has introduced the ESPN Widget for all Nokia N8 users exclusively on the Ovi Store, for free. With this widget cricket enthusiasts will be able to get latest news and updates – pushed directly on to the homescreen of their Nokia N8.

The Nokia N8 ESPN Widget is a dynamic, stand-alone mini web-based application that offer focused features and an optimized mobile web experience on the N8 device. The users also have the option of switching the widget off– when on, the widget keeps bringing updates on an ongoing basis. There is no subscription fee for downloading the ESPN Widget on the Ovi Store for N8. The users need to pay only for the data download charges as part of their operator bill. The Nokia N8 ESPN Widget on Ovi Store will bring in the following:

  • Live News feeds
  • Live Scores and ball-by-ball text commentary
  • Statistics & Expert Comments
  • Schedules & Standings
  • Points
  • Video Clips

Nokia Launches Indian version of OVI Store with Reliance Communictions

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 22nd 2011 - No Comments
The Ovi Store is a one-stop-shop for mobile content to help consumers personalize their Nokia devices. It allows downloading of different types of applications including games, videos, podcasts, productivity tools, web and location-based services and much more.
Launched in 2009, the Ovi Store has 4 million downloads per day globally, a milestone spurred by overall global demand and a recent update that gives users a friendlier look and feel as well as more popular apps and games. India currently sees more than 4.5 million downloads a week.


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Launched in 2009, the Ovi Store has 4 million downloads per day globally, a milestone spurred by overall global demand and a recent update that gives users a friendlier look and feel as well as more popular apps and games. India currently sees more than 4.5 million downloads a week