2017 Nokia-branded Smartphones might run near-stock Android

2017 Nokia-branded Smartphones might come with near-stock Android

2017 is going to be a great year for Nokia lovers, As the Finnish Company is finally going to make a comeback in Smartphone industry with two new Android Smartphones.
Rumors says that the Nokia-branded Android Smartphones could have 5-inch and 5.5-inch variants,The same will be named as Nokia D1C.

It's no secret that the 2017 Nokia-branded Smartphones will run Android, but we have no idea whether Nokia will cover the top with a Custom UI (like Samsung's Touchwiz, MIUI etc.) or not. 

In a recent interview, CEO Arto Nummela told Reuters that HMD (A Finnish company that develops mobile devices under the "Nokia" brand name) has done a partnership of some sort with Google. The same also says that-

"HMD is building its smartphone operating system in partnership with Google."

What does it mean? It can be possible that HMD has reached Google for input on the software front. 

In another interview, CEO Arto Nummela told Bloomberg-

"We will be extremely true to the Nokia brand, The Nokia brand is known for simplicity, ease of use, reliability and quality. These are the elements that we will deliver together with amazing industrial design."

Indirectly Nummela is saying that upcoming Nokia-branded smartphones will very likely run a largely bloat-free version of Android, just like Motorola Moto Phones.

Source: ReutersBloomberg | Via:- Phonearena

Will you be buying Nokia-branded Smartphones? Comment below!

These are the two upcoming Moto Mods

These are the two upcoming Moto Mods

Motorola has finally announced two new Moto Mods for Moto Z Smartphones. 
Mophie battery and Incipio car dock are the new addition to the Moto Mods family. 

The Incipio Smart Car Dock Moto Mod will cost $64.99. It can be plugged into the car's audio system. 

Features of Incipio's Vehicle Dock Moto Mod-

These are the two upcoming Moto Mods

  • Magnetic phone mount- Hands-free navigation and calling, audio integration, and charging in a single snap, secures to air vent and connects to your car audio system via Bluetooth or AUX cable.
  • Android Auto compatibility- Simple and intuitive interface and powerful voice controls.
  • 15W fast charging- Hours of power in a 10 minutes car ride 

Another Moto Mod i.e. Mophie's Power Pack which was already launched earlier adds an extra 3000mAh battery to your Moto Z Smartphone.

Motorola also says that it plans to launch more mods in 2017 than it did in 2016.

Via:- The Verge

OnePlus 3T is now Official in India with a Starting Price of ₹29,999

OnePlus 3T is now Official in India with a Starting Price of ₹ 29,999

OnePlus 3T Goes Official in India | Price, Specs and Availability! 

OnePlus has Officially launched the OnePlus 3T in India with a Starting Price of ₹29,999.

The OnePlus 3T is exactly same as the OnePlus 3, but with few updated Specs which includes a Snapdragon 821 processor, 16MP front-facing camera and a 3,400mAh battery. The 3T has also got new color options i.e. Gunmetal and Soft Gold.

Check out full specs of OnePlus 3T 

The Device is priced at ₹29,999, which is ₹2,000 more than OnePlus 3 orignal price. The 128GB model is priced at ₹34,999, which doesn’t seem bad at all.

The OnePlus 3T will be available exclusively on Amazon from December 14.

Moto Mod Could transform Moto Z to a 5G Phone

Moto Mod Could transform Moto Z to a 5G Phone

A day back, we heard that Motorola and Lenovo are working to bring Project Tango to Moto Z Devices via Moto Mod. 

Today, John Touvannas, senior director of Motorola product management has announced to bring new "mod" add-ons for the Moto Z in 2017, few of them includes e-ink displays, a baby monitor, and even a 5G modem.

 "Without having to wait for the next-gen phone that can bring the next technology or capability, we can get to that quicker through the mod" - John Touvannas

According to Motorola, half of the Moto Z owners are using Moto Mods, while about 20% of them is also using Insta-Share Projector and Hasselblad True Zoom camera.

2017 is surely going to be an innovative year for Moto Z owners!

Via:- PCMag

This is the 2017 Motorola Moto X

A month back we reported and published an Image (Render) of 2017 Moto Smartphone and it looks like that we were absolutely right.

As earlier leaked Roadmap suggests, Motorola and Lenovo has already started working on 2017 Moto Smartphones and we might see a Moto X Comeback and a new Moto C. 

Thanks to anonymous tipster for bringing some exclusive Images of the Moto X 2017. Looks similar to our previous render? Yes!

This is the 2017 Motorola Moto X

This is the 2017 Motorola Moto X

We already know it's an all-metal phone, with a similar camera set-up to the Moto Z series (even the flat tire). 

The device kind of reminds us of the original Droid Turbo/Moto Turbo/Moto Maxx from 2014, and it actually looks pretty good. We don't have much specs for the device, although we know it will have a front fingerprint scanner like Lenovo's ZUK has and will come in Silver and Gold color, from the size of the hands in the leaked picture it comes with a mid-ish screen, most likely a 5.5" screen or less. 

Thanks for tip ;)

Reliance Jio extends free 4G data service till March 2017, But There's a Catch

Reliance Jio extends free 4G data service till March 2017, But There's a Catch

Reliance has announced that it will be extending Jio free 4G data, voice and video service till March 2017.

Starting from 4th of December, 2016 every existing as well as new Reliance JIO customers will be eligible for free data till 31st March 2017.

But there’s a catch to the whole situation. For fair usage, Reliance has reduced the 4GB per day data limit to 1GB. After 1GB, the download speed will be capped to 128kbps.

With 52 million users, Reliance is planning to deploy JioMoney Merchant Solutions in the coming months to increase adoption of cashless payment system among customers and merchants.

Source:- Reliance Jio (twitter)

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