Author Archives: Abhijeet Mishra

About Abhijeet Mishra

Abhijeet holds an avid interest in mobile technology, and uses Android as his OS of choice (though he indulges in an iPad when it comes to tablets). You can usually find him catching up on all the latest developments on smartphones (usually on Twitter), while singing along to folk and country songs from the ’60s and ’70s.

LG G Pro 2 will have 13-megapixel camera with ‘OIS Plus’, 4K video recording

LG G Pro 2 will have 13-megapixel camera with ‘OIS Plus’, 4K video recording

LG has been pretty forthcoming about the G Pro 2, recently confirming that the device would be unveiled at Mobile World Congress later this month. Now, the Korean manufacturer has divulged some details on the camera technology included on its upcoming phablet flagship, and for the shutterbugs out there, it looks like the G Pro 2 could be the next best thing to look out for.

HTC One receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in Europe

HTC One receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in Europe

HTC is continuing its streak of releasing frequent and quick updates to its 2013 flagship. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is beginning to roll out to the HTC One in some parts of Europe, carrying software version 4.19.401.8 in a 308.24 MB over-the-air package. The European rollout comes less than a week after HTC announced that the KitKat update was being tested by carriers in the US, and follows the update’s release to unlocked models stateside in November last year.

Red Nexus 5 boxes make an appearance in leaked photos

Red Nexus 5 boxes make an appearance in leaked photos

Well, things are looking up for those waiting for a red Nexus 5, as after the device was seen in leaked photos last week, its retail box has decided to strike a pose for the camera. Twitter user @artyomstar has posted a couple of pictures showing a red Nexus 5 box, and while you might be considering calling it a fake, it is anything but.

How much storage space does your 16GB smartphone actually have?

How much storage space does your 16GB smartphone actually have?

If you’ve bought and used a couple of smartphones, you’re probably aware that no device makes the full amount of advertised internal storage available for use, but have you ever wanted to compare how much usable storage space popular devices in the market offer? Which? magazine decided to do just that, and the results reveal that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is still the biggest offender when it comes to the ratio of total vs. available storage.

South Korea outlaws uninstallable Android bloatware

South Korea outlaws uninstallable Android bloatware

Carrier and manufacturer bloatware has long been a bane for Android users, often serving no purpose other than taking up valuable storage space and irritating you with their presence when you’re surfing through your app drawer. But for smartphone users in South Korea, bloatware will cease to be an issue very soon, as the country’s government has ruled that users must be offered an option to delete any preinstalled app from their device. 

Red Nexus 5 caught on camera, could launch in February

Red Nexus 5 caught on camera, could launch in February

Yesterday, a video hit the internet with a glimpse of new color options (red, orange, green, blue, yellow, and three others) for the Nexus 5 on Google’s website, but it seemed like a rather noticeable fake that wasn’t worth taking seriously. Well, turns out it might not have been a complete hoax, as today a photo of a red Nexus 5 has cropped up, lending a fair deal of credence to the possibility of the Nexus 5 appearing with new paint jobs soon.

More LG G Pro 2 hardware details leaked: 3GB RAM, Android KitKat, LTE-A connectivity

More LG G Pro 2 hardware details leaked: 3GB RAM, Android KitKat, LTE-A connectivity

The G Pro, LG’s first attempt at a high-end phablet, wasn’t even remotely what you’d call a successful smartphone. But as is the natural order of things, manufacturers never stop trying, and LG has been rumored to be working on the G Pro 2, a handset that will reportedly be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month and will feature a 5.9-inch display of 2K (2,560×1,440) resolution.

Motorola aiming for sub-$100 smartphones, more customization options on high-end devices

Motorola aiming for sub-$100 smartphones, more customization options on high-end devices

With the Moto G, Motorola proved that a low price doesn’t necessarily mean you have to suffer a poor user experience, managing to fit in mid-range specs while pricing it close to the low-end offerings of the competition. According to Motorola, that was just the tip of the iceberg – in a chat with the folks over at TrustedReviews, CEO Dennis Woodside revealed that the company is looking at achieving price points as low as £30 ($50).

Moto G’s India launch delayed to February

Moto G’s India launch delayed to February

The Moto G offers great value for its low price, and that made it a great candidate for Motorola’s reentry into India, one of the most important smartphone markets at the moment, where local and big-name manufacturers are fighting it out to strengthen their hold on the budget market. Motorola had said during the Moto G’s launch that the phone would be headed to India in January, but it seems the company’s run into obstacles that have pushed the device’s launch into the next month.