LG Lifeband Touch leak suggests fitness wearable could be imminent

We love it when a leak and a rumor come together. LG’s Lifeband Touch (as claimed by @evleaks), pictured above, is most likely the wearable that was hinted at just last week. The sports band is likely an evolution of that which we saw back at CES, … http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/lg-lifeband-touch-leak/?ncid=rss_truncated (Source)

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Lava Iris 405+ with 4-inch display, 1.3 GHz Dual Core Processor coming soon


Lava launched the Iris 405 back in May, now the Iris 405+ has been listed on Flipkart. The upgraded version of the phone packs a  4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera, similar to the Iris 405. It also has dual SIM support with dual standby similar to other Iris smartphones.
Even though the phone has a 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 1400 mAh battery, it has a faster 3G modem, and a thinner profile.
Lava Iris 405+ Specifications
4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
1.3 GHz dual-core processor
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with dual standby
5MP auto focus camera with LED flash,
0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera
Dimensions – 64x125x9 mm; Weight 127 grams.
512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory (2.25 GB user memory), expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
3G (HSDPA 21Mbps; HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps) , WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP, aGPS
3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
1400 mAh battery
The Lava Iris 405+ comes in White color. No word on pricing or availability yet.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite GT-I9060 Dual SIM Smartphone spotted at the FCC


We already know that Samsung is rumored to launch the Galaxy Grand Lite (GT-I9060) at the MWC 2014. Now the smartphone has passed through the FCC, which confirms the existence of the phone, but the name of the phones is not confirmed yet. The FCC filing confirms the Dual SIM support since it has DS next to the model number and also confirms the 2100 mAh battery.
According to earlier rumors, the Galaxy Grand Lite is expected to comes with a  5-inch (800 x 480 Pixels) capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and run Android 4.2 or 4.3 (Jelly Bean). It would comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) camera.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite (GT-I9060) rumored specifications
5-inch (800 x 480 Pixels) capacitive touch screen display
1.2 GHz quad-core processor
Android 4.2 or 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS
Dual SIM
5MP Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
0.3MP (VGA) secondary camera
3.5mm audio jack
1GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable with microSD
3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
2100 mAh battery
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite is rumored to come in Midnight Black, Lime Green, and Orange colors according to earlier rumors. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (SM-T320) was spotted at the FCC recently, which is also rumored to be …

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Intex Aqua i2 with 5-inch display, Android 4.2 spotted on official website


Intex had already launched a range of smartphones in the Aqua i Series, including the popular Aqua i7. The Intex Aqua I-4+ in the I series was launched last week, now the Intex Aqua i2 has been listed on the official Intex website as coming soon. It has a  5-inch  (854 x 480 pixels)  display, powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), similar to its predecessor. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Intex Aqua i2 specifications
5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
1.2 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor
Dual SIM (GSM + WCDMA) with Dual Standby
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
5MP Auto Focus rear Camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
Dimensions – 144.4 x 72.88 x 8.9mm
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
512MB RAM, 4GB Internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
3G HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS
1700mAh battery
The Intex Aqua i2 comes in Black, White and  Green colors, but no word on price or launch date yet. The Intex Cloud Y3, Cloud Y7 and the Cloud Y13 were spotted online recently.

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Archos to unveil SmartWatches at CES 2014 starting from 50 GBP


Archos, popular for its Android smartphones and tablets has announced that it would unveil a range of SmartWatches at the CES 2014. These SmartWatches would lets you connect to both Android and iOS smartphones and would start under 50 GBP (Rs. 5,100), said the company. We saw the pebble Smartwatch with E-Ink display. Samsung introduced the Galaxy Gear earlier this year and Sony came up with SmartWatch 2. But the Archos SmartWatch would be cheaper than all these.
We don’t have any specifications of these Archos SmartWatches yet, but the promo image of the watch hints that it might have an E-INK display. It would obviously have Bluetooth support to connect to your smartphones. It might come with changeable wrist straps. Will it be waterproof? Does it have apps? We are not sure about these yet,so we have to wait for a week to know more about it.
Archos would also unveil Connected Home that let you control your home from any iOS or Android platform using the Archos Smart Home App or 7” home gateway tablet. We will be there at the CES in Las Vegas later this week to cover all the launches. Keep an eye on our CES 2014 section on our main and Tech sites …

Google, Audi to announce Android-Based in-car infotainment system at CES 2014, says WSJ


Apple introduced iOS in the car back in June 2013 for iPhone screen mirroring on compatible in-car displays. Google would partner with Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on Android, reports WSJ. The partnership is expected to be announced at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week. Audi is also expected to demonstrate new technologies that allow cars to drive themselves in certain situations and for short periods, and is expected to announce the roadmap of new models that would arrive in the next four or five years, the report adds.
According Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), forecasts sales of factory-installed vehicle technologies will increase by nearly 20 percent in 2014 to $11 billion. Implementation of new technologies in cars with tech giants such as Google would make integration of smart devices in your cars easier. These companies are also expected to announce partnerships with other automotive and tech companies, such as Nvidia to establish the importance of Android in future vehicles.
9 automotive manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes and Toyota will showcase their latest technologies at the at the upcoming 2014 International Consumer Electronics show. Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of …

Watch free television on your Windows Phone 8 device with FilmOn TV, now available in beta

Want to catch some free television on your Windows Phone 8 handset? Now in beta at the Windows Phone Store is FilmOn TV. This app is alredy available for Android and Windows 8 and now makes its debut for Windows Phone 8. Choose from television networks in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia. And for a small additional charge, you can watch in HD and record your favorite shows… http://www.phonearena.com/news/Watch-free-television-on-your-Windows-Phone-8-device-with-FilmOn-TV-now-available-in-beta_id50826 (read more)