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Launch of the Google Nexus 4 in India– A Review

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Google Nexus 4

The Google Nexus 4 which was launched globally last year around October-November period is set to launch in India around May 15th 2013. The Nexus 4 is the latest version on the original Google Android phones that are designed by Google itself. The Nexus 4 is designed and manufactured with LG Electronics, a global consumer electronics company. The following is the review of the Android based phone by Google:

Design and Look of the Nexus 4

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The Google Nexus 4 has the design of a regular high end touchscreen smartphone. The weight of the smartphone is around 139 gm and it is a pretty good looking smartphone. It has a multi touch capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and proximity sensors. The Nexus 4 has a vibrant display screen but the drawback is that the screen is only 4.7 inches which is lesser than the 5 inch display screen phones which have become very popular. The display has a Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The Google Nexus 4 is highly popular with people looking for a pure Android experience without any UI skins of other manufacturers on the operating system.

Camera

The Nexus 4 has both primary and secondary cameras. The primary camera is an 8 MP camera with LED flash and has most of the features that are found in high end smartphones today like auto focus, face detection etc. The customer can record videos of 1080 p @ 30 fps. The secondary camera is a basic 1.3 MP camera.

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Memory, Sound and Battery

The Google Nexus 4 comes in two variants. One variant has 16 MB storage space while the other has 32 MB storage space. The drawback of this device is that there is no external memory slot on the phone so there is no external expandable memory option for the phone. However the smartphone has a 2 GB RAM which is impressive. The sound system is pretty good. It has a loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack. One of the best features of the phone is that it has a strong battery life. It has a non removable battery LiPo 2100 mAh which last for quite some time and the response towards the battery life has been very positive.

Processor and Operating System

The LG Google Nexus 4 has a Quad Core 1.5 GHz Krait processor which is pretty competitive in the segment. It has an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version of the Android operating system which is its latest version. To enjoy this version of Android without an UI skins from other manufacturers, Google Nexus is the perfect phone.

Price Range

The Google Nexus 4 is being released in India around the Rs 25,990 price range and is available in stores as well as on online selling websites. This is a competitive price range as many high end phones are slightly more expensive than this phone and at this price range the phone will be quite competitive in the market.

The above was the review of the LG Google Nexus 4 phone that is launched in the Indian market.

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Vivo partners with China Mobile to drive 5G advancement

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Vivo announced its partnership with China Mobile on the “China Mobile 5G Device Forerunner Initiative” at the GTI Summit 2018 at Mobile World Congress. Combining the efforts of industry players including Vivo, the program will accelerate the development of next generation 5G devices. The program aims to launch the first batch of 5G pre-commercial devices for scale-up trial application showcase, plus establish support for the development of 5G devices, chipsets and component supply chains. Shi Yujian, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Vivo attended the summit and joined discussions on the latest R&D of 5G devices with industry leaders from other partner companies.

The “China Mobile 5G Device Forerunner Initiative” led by China Mobile brings together more than 20 of the industry’s most influential and capable chipset manufacturers, component manufacturers and end-solution providers, forming a strong industry ecosystem for 5G development.

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Vivo outlines 5G device commercialization

“The smartphone industry’s growth is increasingly driven by the user experience, which has significantly grown the influence of smartphone manufacturers on communication standards and regulations. For Vivo, 5G is both an opportunity and a challenge as technology changes emerge

more rapidly so the pace of market change is faster than ever. Continuous innovation is the only way to forge ahead in today’s dynamic era,” Mr. Shi said at the event.

5G networks will deliver higher speeds, lower latency and more bandwidth than ever. As applications of these key features in mobile communications broaden, 5G devices will take on different forms. While AR/VR and wearables continue to evolve, the 5G smartphone will continue to be the core platform for mobile users with its unmatched user base size.

Vivo believes the 5G smartphone will act as a hub for Smart Sensors, Smart Control and Smart Services. Smartphones will detect and analyze user behaviour, form a control centre for the Internet of things and deliver personalized AI-enabled services. Vivo also plans to launch its 5G pre-commercial devices by 2019 and officially release a commercial 5G smartphone by 2020.

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Long-term commitment to 5G development

Vivo began its research into 5G not long after the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) shared their vision of 5G. Vivo set up its 5G Research Institute in Beijing in 2016 and became one of the largest device providers at the 3GPP group to help develop 5G technologies. In the past year, Vivo has activated 5G antenna and frequency related development to further accelerate Vivo’s pace of 5G innovation. Vivo’s partnership with China Mobile on 5G started in 2016 with a joint solution that reduces power consumption of 5G devices. Vivo was also a key contributor to the China. Mobile led GTI 5G Device Whitepaper and China Mobile 5G Technical Requirements for Large Scale Field Trial.

To enable the unique consumer experience shifts that 5G will bring, Vivo has also been working closely with Qualcomm on a 5G demonstration to showcase the power of 5G applied across a range of end-to-end usage scenarios.

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Vivo Strengthens its V Series Portfolio with V7 Launch

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  • Pre-Booking starts exclusively on Flipkart from 20th November
  • FullView™ Forever offer is applicable on the all new Vivo V7


New Delhi, November 20th, 2017:
Vivo, the global premium smartphone brand, announced the addition of V7 to its successful V series at an event in New Delhi today. With the launch of V7, Vivo extends its strong focus on camera and music with the revolutionary 24MP selfie and 16MP rear camera.

Vivo V7 Specifications

·       24 MP Front Camera and 16 MP Rear Camera

·       5.7 HD FullViewTM display

·       4 GB RAM/32 GB ROM

·       3000mAh battery

·       Moonlight Glow and Face Access

Priced at INR 18,990, Vivo V7 will be available in two colours such as Champagne Gold and Matte Black across all retail stores from November 25th, 2017 and can be pre-booked on Flipkart exclusively from November 20th, 2017 onwards. An additional 5% cashback offer is available for customers using HDFC Credit & Debit cards to pre-book  V7. They can also avail Rs.2000 off on exchange of their old smartphone.

The V7 extends the lineage of exceptional photography and features with a 24MP selfie and 16 MP rear camera. Besides a powerful camera, V7 also features a sharp 5.7HD FullViewTM display

with minimalistic bezels to provide users with a more immersive smartphone experience.

Commenting on the launch, Mr Kent Cheng, CEO, Vivo India, said, “Vivo has always endeavoured to provide the best-in-class performance, especially when it comes to selfie camera capabilities. With the

launch of V7, we are offering consumers another compelling proposition featuring an excellent camera and powerful performance at a competitive price point.”

For more details, please visit: Flipkart.com/Vivo-v7 

About Vivo India:

Vivo, a premium global smartphone brand, entered India in late 2014. With a strong focus on "Camera and Music", Vivo has established itself as one of the top smartphone brands in India. Manufacturing in Greater Noida, the company has a robust distribution network across the country both online and offline, catering the best in class quality services to over 400 cities, in 22 states backed by 400 service centres in India. Dedicated to the youth, Vivo became the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 2016 & 2017 and recently bagged the title sponsorship for the next five years. Also have bagged the title sponsorship of Pro Kabaddi in 2017 for five years. Conquering the global stage, Vivo became the official sponsor of 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.

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7 Way to Get Rid of Android Battery Performance Issues

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Battery performance of smartphone devices has significantly improved with latest technological improvements. Today battery on your device run for a longer time than ever. Still, you may face certain battery related issues with your device due to prolonged use of it. Battery drain issue is a major problem with most smartphone devices today as we use our smartphone devices to perform numerous tasks throughout the day. These battery related issues may affect your device performance negatively. If you are facing such issues on your device, then we suggest you take some steps discussed in this article to avoid Android battery performance issues and increase battery life.

How to avoid battery related issues and increase battery life?

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This is one important reason behind battery drain on your Android device as lot of apps & services keep on running in the background consuming RAM and CPU. Many of these apps include those apps that keep on running even when you are not using them actively. Thus, you can find and stop all such apps & services running in the background to improve your Android battery life. To do this, go to device Settings > Application Manager > Running Apps and stop them instantly. Alternatively, you can use best battery saver apps on Android for improved device performance.

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If you are using Wi-Fi for a better network for the longer time on your device then it would definitely absorb a lot of battery. When you use Wi-Fi to send and receive data or you left it open idly then it would keep on sniffing out for networks around the device. It would drain your device battery unnecessarily.  To avoid this turn Wi-Fi toggle off when not in use. You can also create the widget for Wi-Fi for instant use.

Apart from Wi-fi, Bluetooth is also used to share data extensively. It is also used to access hands-free headset or with the wireless speaker or activity tracker which consume a lot of battery. Keep your device Bluetooth off when not in use to avoid battery drain.

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Use this simple step to save battery juice instantly on your device. Set screen timeout to the shortest period to avoid unnecessary battery drain. You can manage this time by heading to Settings of your device. Try it keep it to the shortest period for effective results. Alternatively, you can press power button to instantly turn off the screen.

Apart of screen timeout, you should also consider setting screen brightness to the minimum level to avoid battery drain. You can use higher brightness when in sunlight, else prefer low and soothing brightness on your device. You can also select auto-brightness feature on your device.

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If you are giving random access to lots of apps & services on your device to access location services and GPS settings on your device then it would cost lot of battery drain. Try to use these services only when needed to avoid battery drain.

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If you prefer to Keep your device on vibration mode all the time then it will consume more device resources and battery than a simple ringtone for call or message alert. When you keep your phone on ringtone mode it requires making a small membrane in device speaker enough to produce sound but in vibration, mode motors rotate a small weight to make your phone shake. Thus, it consumes lot of resources and battery. If you don’t get disturbed with ringtone, then prefer it to vibration mode.

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Use power-saving mode on your phone to effectively boost your Android battery life. This feature will stop all unnecessary and battery draining services on your phone. It is one effective setting that may help you increase your battery life instantly.

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Live wallpapers & special effects may look great on your device but these features consume lot of device resources and battery on your device. These features get activated every time you turn on your phone screen. Turn off all such features on your device to boost battery life.

You can try these simple yet powerful steps to instantly fix various battery related issues. It will also help you boost battery and device performance significantly. Following these steps, you can run your device much longer than ever.

Summary: Various reasons affect your device performance negatively. These reasons cause battery drain and other issues. Let’s discuss ways to get rid of Android battery performance issues instantly.

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