Tech Round-Up: Week 2, June 2014

Catch-up with this week's big stories from TechTree.

Tech Round-Up: Week 2, June 2014

These days, many companies are focusing on the affordable smartphone market. Nokia and Motorola have already proved that inexpensive smartphones need not compromise on the performance. To tackle these top-tier brands, small players such as Intex and Karbonn are prepping to launch unbelievably cheap smartphones. Such developments were the highlights of this week in India. Internationally, it was the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2014 that made the headlines.

Karbonn's New Android Phone To Cost Rs 2800
A smartphone under Rs 3000? Karbonn thinks it's possible. The domestic brand has announced its A50s smartphone for Rs 2800. The device runs Jelly Bean, and will be sold via Flipkart. For more details, visit this page.

Intex To Peg Its Firefox Smartphone Under Rs 2000
After failing to make a dent in the European market, Firefox is trying its luck in India. Mozilla has partnered with Intex to launch the Firefox OS-powered ultra-affordable smartphone Cloud FX in the country. The phone will be priced under Rs 2000. Head over to this link for specs.

Oppo Launches A Quad-HD Handset In India
Chinese manufacturer Oppo has beat biggies such as Samsung, Sony, and HTC by launching the first Quad HD smartphone in India. Dubbed Oppo Find 7, the phone's 5.5-inch screen packs in 2560X1440 pixels. In simple English, that's one hell of a sharp display.

XOLO Launches Windows 8.1 Tablet In India
Indian smartphone manufacturer, mostly known for its Android handsets, has launched its first Windows 8.1 tablet in India. The tablet is called XOLO Win, and you know the reason why. If you find it intriguing, don't forget to check the XOLO Win's specs.

Microsoft India To Launch Xbox One In September
PlayStation 4's rival, Xbox One is finally set to launch in India. According to Microsoft, the console will hit the Indian market in September. Just like the PS4, the Xbox One's base price will be Rs 40,000. Gamers will have to spend Rs 6000 more for the Kinect sensor.

Nokia Demonstrates 3.78gbps Transfer Rate On 4G Network
Using its network gear, Finnish telecom-giant Nokia, showcased transfer rates of 3.78 gigabits per second (gbps). In simple words, it's equivalent to downloading a 5 GB file in 11 seconds. That's around 400 times faster than the 4G connection speeds in India. For more details, go to this page.

Gamers need not lose their heart, as we have the biggest launches from the E3 covered. As usual, we also churned out a bunch or review, analysis, and tutorials.

Tags : Mobile Phones, Tablets, Android, Windows Phone