Friday, April 18, 2014

Samsung GALAXY S5 Launches In India

Samsung has finally launched its new Galaxy S5 flagship. The phone which sports a true octa-core processor made its debut at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, and was unveiled in India today at a price of Rs 51,000-53,000.

The phone features a

  • 5.1-inch Full HD Amoled screen 
  • is powered by an Octa-Core Exynos 5422 (A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz) processor with Heterogeneous Multi-Processing. 
  • The phone in India will not sport the Snapdragon 801 chip that was announced for the global model. 
  • The S5 runs the latest version of Android 4.4 (KitKat).
  •  There's 2 GB RAM,
  •  16/32 GB internal storage,
  •  microSD card slot, and
  •  2800 mAh battery. 
  • The camera module has been upgraded to 16 megapixels. Samsung claims that the handset has the world's fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds.
Samsung also launched its range of GALAXY Gear devices at the event. The Galaxy Gear 2 is priced at Rs 21,900, while both the GALAXY Gear 2 Neo and the GALAXY Fit are priced at Rs 15,900 each. All the devices launched will hit the shelves and go on sale online on the 11th of April 2014.

Microsoft Launches Office For iPad

Office for iOS has been in the rumour mill for quite some time, and with Nadella's appointment as CEO it became obvious that the app will be released soon. As General Manager of Microsoft Office, Julia White puts it, “This is definitely not the Windows app ported to the iPad,”. It is evident since everything seems to go well with Apple's OS. The only bit of the UI that does fall out of place with Apple’s design guidelines is the ribbon to navigate between tabs.

All three apps, Word, Excel, PowerPoint offer new features such as re-flowing and formatting. While Office for iPad is quite good, they still aren't functional as its Windows RT and Windows 8.1 counterparts. Yes, the free version will only allow users to view and present files on their iPad. For editing, you will be required to subscribe to Office 365 service that costs around Rs 420 a month or Rs 4200 a year. -