iPhone 6S and 6S Plus to release in India on October 16

Apple’s latest iPhones namely 6s and 6s Plus will start selling on October 16 in india. Per-Orders have already begun.

According to Times of India, Apple’s latest iPhones namely 6s and 6s Plus will be available  for sale on October 16 in india. Per-Orders have already begun.It is being said that the launch event will be held in approx 80 Cities.

iPhone sales are already in fire.

This is the fastest release of any apple Product in india since the release of any apple product. Older devices took several months to be made available for sale in india. Apple has modified the market plans for new devices beginning from this iPhone Release.

The company surprisingly made new iPhones available for sales in China from on the same day, when it was released in US and other countries.

Pre-orders have begun

After confirming the release date in india, retailers have started taking Pre-Orders on iPhones. Among the phones, the cheapest 16GB Version costs around 62K whereas the 128GB iPhone 6S plus costs 92K.

You can pre-order the new iPhones on all major mobile retailers.

Apple released iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on 25th September, it was announced with Apple iPad Pro, a new Apple TV and iPencil. Released date for other products is not yet confirmed.

Among all the products announced iPhone was most exciting due to several new features such as new 3D Touch Technology, a Better Cameras and improved camera.

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See Blackberry CEO’s Struggle Demonstrating BlackBerry Priv

All people are not good for demonstrating products, this happened to prove at an event when BlackBerry’s CEO was demonstrating company’s new phone BlackBerry Priv.

All people are not good for demonstrating products, This happened to prove at an event when BlackBerry’s CEO was demonstrating company’s new phone BlackBerry Priv.

BlackBerry Recently announced the name of the phone. Along with it CEO also talked about the availability of Blackberry Priv.

CEO John Chen was demonstrating the phone features and design at an event and it was just embarrassing for him. He tried to launch Google Chrome Browser, After tapping the icon on BlackBerry Priv for the first time, nothing happened. After tapping it twice more, The app finally opened and it was not yet configured.

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It was a good example that before giving demonstration of any product, everyone should make preparations. Chen was not ready for the demo (it seems because the phone was not configured with a Google account) however, not being able to speak the right name of Google’s Operating system is definitely embarrassing. John said that the phone “Runs Google”  all  time in demo.

Video: Youtube

Blackberry is Making an Android Phone called Blackberry Priv

RIM seems to have a plan to fight back with its first ever Android Powered Smartphone. BlackBerry is calling it BlackBerry Priv.

BlackBerry was always a pioneer in making mobile phones for Professionals. Although since the release of iPhone in 2007 and the rise of google’s Open Source Android, RIM has always found himself in Troubles. Most of the time people have criticised it for its app ecosystem and Operating System. Now RIM seems to have a plan to fight back with its first ever Android Powered Smartphone. BlackBerry is calling it BlackBerry Priv.

Current CEO of BlackBerry John Chen cleared out the name of the Phone and also stated that the phone will hit the market within this year.

Today, I am confirming our plans to launch Priv, an Android device named after BlackBerry’s heritage and core mission of protecting our customers’ privacy. Priv combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform.”

BlackBerry Priv has some unique things

Whatever anyone thinks about Priv when he sees the phone, but one thing can be seen for sure – Blackberry believes strongly in QWERTY keypads. Blackberry Priv – just like most of the blackberry phones – packs a full dedicated QWERTY keypad that is made via slider mechanism. Priv is using Android Lollipop OS version  5.1.1

In shooting departments Priv packs a 18MP rear shooter and a 5MP front facing camera.

Blackberry is Making an Android Phone called Blackberry Priv
Image Credit: BlackBerry on Twitter

Although Company is using Android in the Blackberry Priv, BlackBerry has clarified that they are not abandoning the Blackberry 10 OS.

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Apple iOS 9.0.1 Update is out; Fixing several bugs

Apple iOS 9.0.1 fixes several bugs that were present in the iOS 9.0.0 update. iOS 9.0.1 update also addresses several security related fixes.

Just after releasing the 9th version of its iOS, apple has released a minor update for its iPhones, iPods and iPads. After the iOS 8 update which was not a good experience for users Apple has been releasing several updates regularly. Apple iOS 9.0.1 fixes several bugs that were present in the iOS 9.0.0 update. Among the improvements the most notable fix is the Slide to Upgrade which caused several Apple devices to freeze on the screen. The update also fixes the bug that caused alarms and timers to fail. iOS 9.0.1 update also addresses several security related fixes.

Update is focused more on Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S+. The update is just after almost a week later the 9.0 update if iOS. Apple is trying it hard to keep the iOS as much as glitch free as possible. It sizes almost 35MB to download.

Updating to Apple iOS 9.0.1

Apple iOS 9.0.1 Update is out; Fixing several bugs
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iOS 9.0.1 is available as an OTA (Over the Air) Update and thus you do not need to use a PC or MAC to update. To update the iOS to this latest version open Settings app and then tap to General > Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions . If you want, you can use iTunes to connect and update to iOS 9.0.1.

Apple has said that iOS 9.0 adaptation was great and now almost 50% of all registered iOS devices are running  it. Apple is hopeful that most users will also update to iOS 9.0.1.

The Biggest Problems with Windows Phone

Starting from 2000s and later where Windows Mobile was the flagship Mobile OS for Smartphones and PDAs, It began with Windows Mobile 1.0 and kept going on till 6.5, suddenly after Microsoft realized  that it is losing the battle of mobile phone software market (thanks to Google’s android) there came the drastic change. The next version of flagship Mobile OS was now named Windows Phone and it was not the only change that Microsoft did.

Windows Phone sounds to be made perfect, and it is being advertised well. It does have something unique in itself and is a lot different than the competitors but still it is not doing well, we will take a look on the facts which are being a bottleneck and are the main reasons it is still 3rd ranked OS in mobile Phone industries.

The goodness of Windows Phone

There is a point worth noting, Windows Phone is stable, quick and unique. All the components are designed from such a noble idea. You power up your phone and you are greeted with a Start Screen, displaying all the information consistently, showing all your important notifications, just about everything you need to take care of is right there.

The Biggest Problems with Windows PhoneThen we jump to apps, all good apps (created especially for Windows Phone using Metro Design Language) have a kind of familiarity. It is so simple that you can  predict what this or that swipe will do.

The settings app is very simplified, even after offering many types  of customizations it does not look cluttered at all. Most of Microsoft app can be configured from here. You can make system wide changes etc.

Dear Cortana

I am not personally a fan of digital assistants. Still if I am asked to choose from Apple Siri or Microsoft Cortana, I will bet for Microsoft girl. It is fun to use, the sound seems more natural than Siri. In the virtual assistant field Goggle Now should not even be counted, or I should say Google Now is man of a few words. Cortana is sharp crisp responsive and gets the job done.

The Biggest Problems with Windows Phone
Cortana on Windows Phone

Not everything is good with Windows Phone

After looking at the positive points of windows phone, let’s just be honest and ask ourselves, how many of us do have a windows phone? Answer will definitely be a lot less than the question if how many Android users do we have. I tried to use Windows Phone for a few days and then gave up (due to reasons I will cover after some paragraphs)

For an instance my friend Shivam is a Windows Phone user (I sometimes wonder why) and I see him getting frustrated some times. He owns a Lumia phone running Windows Phone 8.1 and I use Android Kitkat phone. On android I can use download managers to download large files and on Windows phone you just can’t.

For a more illustrative example if you are using UC Browser (one of the best for Windows Phone) the download is paused if you jump to any other app and only resumes when you open UC browser again.

Not just that, native Facebook messenger lets you use chat heads on android phones, it means you can chat while using other apps, if you are a Windows Phone user there is no possible way you can get that.

Windows for desktop i.e. Windows 7, 8.1 are so much full featured and are so customizable. You can do almost everything you imagine in desktop OS, but that is not in the case of Windows Phone.

App Crisis is the biggest problem with Windows Phone

Android and iOS have the advantage here. Let us just see why is that, iOS was the solo hero upon its arrival so developers took it as an opportunity, in case of android, developers jumped on that because they knew that it is going to be famous. After these two monster OS there was very little space left. Developer who has a choice to create and sell an app would always go with a platform which is widely used so that he can maximize his earnings and because of that heroines of the show are always Android and iOS.

Basically and frankly speaking most experienced android user can’t switch to Windows due to its limitations and most importantly lack of apps. Take our example I use Slack –an team messengering service it is available for Android, iOS even as a native client for Windows but not for Windows Phone. Also taking about other apps you won’t find any great web browser (other than Internet Explorer). You will be left with most of the Microsoft made software. If you are a regular computer user and you see Start button 5 or more hours every day, an installation serene every other week and Registry editor once in a month, strong chances are that you may not find Windows Phone a pleasant experience. A windows 7 or 8 user will feel more like home on android not on windows Phone.

I personally think it is ironic that Microsoft Windows for Desktop is popular because of its huge software library and Windows Phone is suffering from lack of apps.

Is Microsoft doing anything about it?

The answer is not so clear, previously it was rumored that Microsoft may do something to run android apps on Windows Phone –if that happened that would change the fortune of Windows Phone. Microsoft is focusing on Mobile devices more than ever before. It has been releasing a lot of apps for android and even iOS. Recent Lumia Denim update also bought an android like swappable drop down notification menu in windows Phones.

Recently Microsoft was found making Flash ROMs to install Windows 10 on android powered Xiomi phones, however after some inquiry, Microsoft cleared that it was only for selected customers.

And at last Microsoft Is doing really hard work in making Windows as SaaS (Software as a service) and after the public release of windows 10 and Windows 10 phone some great things may happen.

What do you think about Windows Phone? Do you own one or you just stay away with it? Do tell us that in your comments.


 

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