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Sony Xperia M2 Aqua adds IP68 certification to M2 formula

Sony has made water-resistance a sort of trademark for the Xperia line but that's a feature usually reserved for the upper class of phones. The new Sony Xperia M2 Aqua brings the highest dust and water resistance IP rating found on a smartphone, IP68.That means the Xperia M2 Aqua is completely dust tight and can survive submersion beyond 1m depth indefinitely. This usually means up to around 3m but an IP58-certified Xperia Z2 recently survived a month and a half 10m under the ocean.
That aside the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is virtually identical to the regular Xperia M2. It has a 4.8" qHD screen and is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset (quad Cortex-A7 at 1.2GHz, Adreno 305, 1GB RAM). The battery life is also very promising with a 2,300mAh battery and the available Stamina Mode.The Xperia M2 Aqua has an 8MP / 1080p camera with an Exmor RS sensor, HDR and SteadyShot video stabilization. It supports livestreaming to Facebook and downloadable in-app features like Vine and Motiongraph. The phone has 8GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot.The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua boast 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and ANT+ for sports accessories. There's only a single-SIM version for now.
The Xperia M2 Aqua will launch straight with Android 4.4 KitKat, the regular M2 is already receiving its KitKat update.
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua will be out this Autumn in Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. The only info on pricing is that it will be "mid-range" (the regular M2 goes for around €180).

Introducing the Newest Member of the HTC Butterfly Family

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Allow us to formally introduce you to the newest member in the HTC Butterfly family – the all new “HTC J butterfly HTL23,” available through KDDI in Japan. This beautiful device will also go by the name of “HTC Butterfly 2,” available through Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan, CSL in Hong Kong, and a number of other carriers throughout South Asia.
Packed with the latest HTC Sense 6 experience, HTC Duo Camera for advanced imaging, and an intuitive Motion Launch advanced sensor, the new HTC Butterfly 2 delivers an unparalleled smartphone experience.
“Our consumers always pursue perfection. Therefore, we chose the partner that we know will offer the best smartphones in the market,” said Takashi Tanaka, President, KDDI. “Since the HTC J series was released, it has become the most popular phone in our product portfolio.” Read more here:

Sharp Aquos Crystal and Crystal X go live in Japan

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Sharp unleashed two smartphones for Japan called Aquos Crystal and Crystal X tidat. The Crystal X is the better-equipped phone of the two with a 5.5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 chipset with a 2.3GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.
It has 32GB of storage and a 2,610mAh battery. Both Aquos Crystal smartphones sport incredibly thin bezels which means great screen to body size ratio with the 5.5" Aquos Crystal X measuring just 139 x 73 x 11mm, making it much smaller than the 5.5" LG G3 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm.
The Sharp Aquos Crystal opts for a 5" 720p panel, Snapdragon 400 with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8 gigs of storage and a 2,040mAh battery. It does pack a Harmon Kardon-branded sound package with Clari-Fi and LiveStage tech (the first allowing you to recover some information after compressing the music and the latter to stream to the Harman Kardon ONYX Bluetooth speaker). The phone is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
The Aquos Crystal has an even smaller frame - 131 x 67 x 10mm. Interestingly neither phone is water-resistant, a feature some Aquos smartphones have.
Both smartphones will launch in Japan but the Sharp Aquos Crystal will also be available for pre-order in the US on Sprint (owned by SoftBank) tomorrow with availability kicking-in on August 29.via gsmarena.com

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Alpha, the evolution of Galaxy Design

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled its new design approach with the Galaxy Alpha. The latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line, the Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design in a carefully constructed compact body with a metal frame and a solid finish, while still maintaining the flagship Galaxy experience. Elegant and practical, the Galaxy Alpha is the optimal convergence of style and cutting-edge technology.

“The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device.” Read more inside..

XOLO 8X 1000 with HIVE official, coming to India next week

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The XOLO 8X-1000 is now official with a 5" 720p display of 294ppi, 8MP Sony Exmor R camera with f/2.0 aperture, Mediatek MT6592M chipset with a true octa-core 1.4 GHz processor and a quad-core Mali-450MP4 graphics chip. There's also 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 32 additional gigs.The XOLO 8X-1000 packs a 1,920 mAh battery and glass on its front and back. The front glass panel is made out of ASAHI Dragontrail glass while the back is Corning's Gorilla Glass.XOLO also announced the official launch of its HIVE OS that's built around Android 4.4 KitKat. The company says the UI is "Made in India, Made for India" and has some unique aspects to it.First off HIVE allows customer access, letting users become a part of the developer team and share ideas. The best-voted ideas are going to be pushed as new features via over-the-air updates and the users that came up with the idea are going to secure themselves exclusive credits and win digital content or merchandise.HIVE has two exclusive apps for its users - Connect and Edge. Connect will allow users to report bugs while Edge will give them a selection of themes, ringtones and wallpapers from a number of Indian designers. Users will also be able to create content themselves. Read more here:

Xiaomi announces the Mi 4 in China

Xiaomi has announced the successor to their flagship Mi 3 smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 4. The key features of the Mi 4 smartphone include a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU, 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM, 16/64GB internal memory, 5.0-inch, 1080p display from Sharp or JDI with One Glass Solution, 13 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front camera with stacked Sony CMOS sensor, and a 3,080mAh battery. The phone runs the latest MIUI 6 on top of Android KitKat. The phone has a stainless steel machined frame around the sides although the back is made out of plastic that will seemingly be available in different finishes, such as wood, bamboo, marble, fabric, leather, etc. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is priced at approximately $320 for the 16GB model and $400 for the 64GB model. Xiaomi has also announced a fitness band called Mi Band that will sell for $13. via gsmarena.com

Sony outs Xperia C3 selfie phone with LED flash 5MP front snapper

"Sony Xperia C3 is now official, just as Sony promised yesterday. It comes with a 5.5 IPS display of 720p resolution, enhanced with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for better image quality. The Xperia C3 s powered by the Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The rest of the specs include 8GB of expandable storage, an 8MP rear cam with a LED flash, and a super thin body at 7.6mm. Sony Xperia C3 is 4G-enabled and supports LTE Cat4. There's also a dual-SIM model dubbed Sony Xperia C3 Dual, which supports not only dual-standby, but dual-call too. The highlight feature of the Sony Xperia C is its front-facing 5MP camera with wide 25mm lens. It comes with a front "soft" LED flash, something we definitely don't see every day. The front camera features Superior Auto mode just like the regular one, although it seems to lack autofocus.Sony Xperia C3 will be available in white, black and mint colors starting in August. The first market to get it is China, but it will spread worldwide shortly after. The pricing is yet to be announced." via gsmarena.com

ZTE unveils Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini

   

ZTE unveiled its Nubia Z7 flagships, app three of them. Meet the Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini. And before you get the wrong impression, the Z7 Max is actually a cut down version of the regular Z7 and the Z7 mini is taller than the regular Z7.The ZTE Nubia Z7 is aimed squarely at the LG G3 with a 5.5" QHD screen and a Snapdragon 801 chipset. The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat skinned with Nubia UI 2.0 with a roomy 3GB of RAM. The device also has something called Display RAM, which can render static screen content without bothering the chipset in order to reduce battery draw. LG introduced a similar feature with the G2.And if that doesn’t paint enough of a target on the LG G3's back, the Nubia Z7 also has a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization. The front camera has a 5MP sensor. Read more here:

Amazon unveils the Fire Phone with eye tracking tech

Building upon its wide expertise in the tablet space, Amazon has unveiled its first smartphone today. So yes, all those rumors were true after all. It's called the Amazon Fire Phone and its main selling points are bound to be Amazon's reach in terms of content services, as well as the unique 3D UI dubbed Dynamic Perspective. This much talked about feature changes what's depicted on the screen depending on where you are in relation to the phone. It accomplishes this by tracking your eyes with four specialized cameras that are located in the front corners of the handset. You can see it in action in this, rather quiet, video. Dynamic Perspective ties in nicely with tilt gestures that allow you to initiate actions by simply moving the phone. For example, you can tilt the device to scroll inside the browser, something eerily reminiscent of Samsung's Smart Scroll feature. And the same thing works inside ebooks, and even games. More here:

Samsung announces Tizen powered Samsung Z

After several delays, Samsung has finally launched its first Tizen-powered smartphone, the simply named Samsung Z.The Samsung Z comes with a 4.9-inch, 1280x720 Super AMOLED display, 2.3GHz quad-core processor (probably the Snapdragon 800), 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory with microSD card support, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front camera, LTE, NFC, IR sensor, 2600mAh battery and version 2.2.1 of Tizen. The Samsung Z also has a fingerprint sensor in the home button and a heart rate monitor on the back, which first debuted on the Galaxy S5. There doesn't seem anything particularly new or appealing about the Tizen OS as of now but Samsung does promise fast performance, quick multitasking and high quality web browsing experience. The UI is somewhat similar to the one on the new Galaxy S5. The phone will initially launch in Russia in the third quarter of this year, and will make its way to some of the other markets later. via gsmarena.com

ASUS outs a trio of 64 bit Android KitKat slates

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Apart from innovative tablet/laptop hybrids, Asus had three good old-fashioned Android slates to unveil today at the Computex 2014 expo. These belong in the Asus Fonepad and MeMO Pad, and are all powered by Intel's new Atom line of mobile processors. This makes the Fonepad 8, and the MeMO Pad 7/8 all 64-bit Android 4.4 KitKat devices, so let's recap what each one offers.The Fonepad 8 seems to have the slowest, 1.8 GHz Atom Z3560 version of the quad-core processor, but it sports 3G connectivity, and Asus also managed to place an 8" 1280x800 IPS-LCD display inside, and surround it with just 5mm bezels. This makes the Fonepad 7 sport the best screen-to-body ratio amongst all 8" tablets out there, at 72.2% ratio. The tablet also flaunts dual stereo speakers, situated at the front.The MeMO Pad 7 also has two stereo speakers, but comes with a smaller display, and powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor. Asus put a 5 MP camera on the rear of the 7-incher, and an HD 720p display in this one. Read more here:

LG G3 with 5.5 inch QHD display, laser AF camera goes official

The LG G3 features a 5.5" True HD-IPS+ LCD display with a QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution. This results in the eye-watering (in a good sense) pixel density of 534 pixels per inch. The company states that there really is a difference when looking at the display this sharp and that the Retina display wasn't even close to the final frontier, as the Steve Jobs claimed. Inside the phone, there's a Snapdragon 801 (MSM8975AC) chipset with a 2.5GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor and Adreno 330 GPU. The version of the G3 with 16GB of internal memory sports 2GB of RAM, while the 32GB model has 3GB of RAM. Both versions will pack microSD card slots supporting up to 128GB cards. Read more here:

Xiaomi launches a 7.9 inch Wifi only Mi Pad, priced from $240

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There have been plenty of rumors that popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi would be branching out into manufacturing tablets, and now the company has delivered. Xiaomi CEO and co-founder Lei Jun took to the stage at an event in Beijing today to unveil the Mi Pad. The device is 7.9-inches, available in six colors, and it looks very much like an Apple iPad. The Mi Pad sports a 2048 x 1536 screen – from Sharp and Youda — and is powered by a 2.2 Ghz Tegra K1 processor, making it the first tablet to use the Nvidia processor. The device includes 2GB RAM, a 16GB ROM, and will support up to 128GB via a memory expansion card. It is equipped with an eight-megapixel camera on the back and a five-megapixel camera on the front. The Mi Pad will be retailing from 1499 yuan ($240) for a Wifi-only 16 GB version, while the 64GB is 1699 yuan (around $273). Xiaomi did not mention a cellular (or 4G) version of the tablet, and neither did the company confirm a hard launch date for the device. The company will begin ‘open testing’ of the device in June, as it has done with other hardware products. That essentially means that it will make a beta version of the device available for sale. Initial customer feedback will help shape a full launch for the product, although Lei Jun did not specify when that might be. Lei Jun told the audience of reporters that tablets are not easy to make, and that Xiaomi has spent as long as four years planning its first entry into the space. He claims that the Mi Pad has specs that will be equivalent to the best PC gaming experience, which gives an interesting insight into its design and development. Read more here:

BlackBerry officially unveils the BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta Edition

"BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, today introduced the new BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition at a launch event in Jakarta, Indonesia. The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition, will be available to customers from May 15, 2014. The device is expected to retail through authorized partners at a price of IDR 2,199,000. The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition is built exclusively for Indonesia and provides BlackBerry users more ways to connect and share, with an experience built on reliable, secure communications. BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition will keep Indonesian users better connected and more productive with a 5" display, long lasting battery and the best Bahasa typing experience on a touchscreen. A limited edition model featuring the inscription "Jakarta" on the back of the device will be available for a limited period, to commemorate the launch of the first BlackBerry smartphone built specifically for the Indonesia market." Read more inside..

Motorola Moto E goes official with a killer price

Motorola Moto E goes official with a killer price

Motorola has just taken the wraps off the Moto E, an entry-level smartphone that ups the ante with decent specs and a killer price. The Moto E continues on the design legacy of the Moto X and Moto G, with a similar slightly chubby, curvy form with a dimple on the back. It ships in black and white only, but you can add more color with Motorola’s interchangeable colorful shells, with 9 color options. In terms of pure dimensions, the E is 0.48-inch thick (12.3mm) and weighs in at 4.94oz (140g). The handset comes with a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (qHD). This might sound low on paper, but on this small screen, it works out to the very sharp pixel density of 256ppi.  Best of all, the Moto E runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, and Motorola (soon to be Lenovo) guarantees future updates, and that’s quite the rarity for such a low-priced device. The little new Moto features a Snapdragon 200 system chip with 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7-based processor and an Adreno 302 GPU running at the respectable 400MHz. There’s 1GB of RAM, and a scarce 4GB of internal storage (only 2.2GB available to end users!) that you can, luckily, expand via microSD cards. It’s clearly not a super powerful setup that one buys to play the heaviest games at maximum detail, but it is still above the average for the ultra-affordable class the phone belongs to. It’s also got a 5-megapixel camera (no flash in sight) capable of recording videos with 480 x 854-pixel resolution at 30 frames per second. Nope, there’s no 720p HD video recording capability, but that’s one little compromise that is expected for this kind of money. In terms of connectivity, the Moto E is well equipped with both a single and dual-SIM models. It also supports 3G with downlink speeds of up to 21Mbps, single-channel Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM Radio. Read more here:

Huawei Ascend P7 announced with focus on design and selfies

The Huawei Ascend P7 is now official and is ready to pick up the duties as the company's 2014 flagship. Compared to its predecessor, the Ascend P6, the new flagship brings a much better screen as well as major upgrades in the design and camera departments.
First up, the phone is slightly larger with a 5" 1080p display covered with protective Gorilla Glass 3. The phone's measurements are 139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5mm, which is slightly taller, but thinner and narrower than the Samsung Galaxy S4, for instance. The Ascend P7 weighs 124 grams and that's spot on for a phone of this nature.

The back of the phone is also covered with Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 underneath which lies a micro pattern that Huawei made with a seven-stage surface treatment. There's also a notification LED above the display.

Further down the specs list, there's a Huawei-made HiSilicon Krin 910T chipset sporting 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali 450 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat garnished with the company's Emotion 2.3 user interface. Read more here:

Nokia unleashes the new Lumia 635 in a new video promo

"Nokia’s forthcoming Lumia 635 is special. It is packing solid hardware along with LTE connectivity and an affordable price point. The new Nokia will be the first device packing Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box and it is the first Windows Phone to have on-screen navigation keys. This will also be the first Nokia Windows Phone without a dedicated shutter button for the camera. However, for devices to be affordable, and SIM-free below the $200 mark, some trimming around the hardware or feature set is unavoidable. Very often, high-speed data is one of the features sacrificed in favor of HSPA connectivity. CPUs get switched out for slower cousins. Cameras and system memory usually feel the pinch too. The Lumia 635 avoids the data pinch, and while it does have a slower processor than its flagship counterpart, the Lumia 930, it is still a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 tuned at 1.2GHz, more than enough horsepower to handle the Windows Phone OS. Plus, because it is a Nokia, it has all the popular and well-made Nokia experience apps like HERE Drive, HERE Maps, and Nokia Mix Radio baked in. The 5MP camera on the Lumia 635 is not a ZEISS optics, PureView unit, but we know Nokia, now Microsoft Mobile, knows how to make cameras. All that is left is for us now is to get our hands on one. The Nokia Lumia 635 will be available on AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS in the US, and in other markets around the world." via phonearena.com

4.5" Huawei Ascend P7 mini unveiled with Snapdragon 400

We already know a bit about the upcoming Huawei Ascend P7, which will be officially unveiled on May 7. However, Huawei is also working on a smaller variant of the phone, called the Ascend P7 mini, which has been revealed and will be officially launched with the bigger P7 next month.
The Ascend P7 mini has a 4.5-inch 960x540 resolution display, compared to the 5.0-inch, 1080p display on the P7. The P7 mini also runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, with the CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage space with microSD card support, 8 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front facing camera, LTE support, 2,000mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Huawei Ascend P7 mini is expected to cost between 250-300 euros. via gsmarena.com

OnePlus Launches "2014 Flagship Killer", the OnePlus One

Following months of anticipation, OnePlus today revealed their flagship device, the OnePlus One. Embodying the OnePlus motto of 'Never Settle', the OnePlus One boasts industry leading design, superior build quality and top of the line specs at a disruptive price point. "By paying attention to the smallest details, taking a holistic approach to product design, and working with the best partners such as Cyanogen Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, we have been able to create the greatest day to day user experience in a smartphone without compromise," said Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus. Steve Kondik, CTO of Cyanogen Inc. echoed Lau's sentiments. "I am incredibly proud of the effort our team has put in to the CyanogenMod build for the OnePlus One. We've brought out the full potential of the hardware and complemented it with innovative new features to give users a fresh new experience and the tools to tailor the One to their personal style," said Kondik. "We will continue to expand this effort to provide a genuinely enjoyable and powerful operating system for the user." Read more inside..

All CrazySoft Apps are now completely free on Google Play store.

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All CrazySoft's android Apps/Games are from now on completely free in Google Play with mandatory ads. At this time this is only valid for the Google play store.
There are still paid/trial versions in other stores for the ones who hate ads.

Check them here: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=crazysoft

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