Cheapest Wearable devices announced by Xiaomi - Mi Band

Another Xiaomi device has got official announcement, but this time its wearable on the wrist – called the Mi Band. The company's first wearable gadget and comes with a set of nifty features that are pretty impressive.
This just has three LED notification lights and connects to your Android smartphones running Android via Bluetooth 4.0 low energy (BLE). Like every other fitness devices that we have seen off late, the Mi Band also comes with a set of sensors that monitors your fitness and tracks your sleep.
It also comes with a range of sensor for tracking your fitness, and the device can also be used as an alarm clock, it can also last up to 30 days on a full charge, and is designed to be waterproof and features the industry's most power-efficient Bluetooth chip.
The Mi Band will retail as the cheapest wearable devices for just 79RMB (which around $13, Php 550.00 or AU$13.5)
The Xiaomi Mi Band confirms to the IP67 standard for dust and water proofing, and it can be used to unlock your Xiaomi smartphone instead of having to out your passcode in.
The company also plans to develop the MI Band further to include other features, like possibly the ability to unlock your door, and other integration with electronic devices around your home.
The Xiaomi Mi Band will be available in a range of colors, which will include orange, pink, blue, green and it looks like it will also be available in stainless steel with a leather band.
As yet there are no details on exactly when the new Mi Band will be available, but the Mi4 is coming it possibly the gadget will bundle on it. Before that, we will keep our eyes and ears open to gather some sweet information to serve you soon once available.

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Xiaomi Mi4 specs, features, price and date release confirmed and world's fastest smartphone?

Finally, Xiaomi officially announced its successor phone of Mi3 – the Mi4 out of the box. Earlier today, the company conformed more about the handset including the price range of Mi4.
The company also confirmed the release date of the handset, the WCDMA model will go on sale on the 29th of July, the CDMA version of the Mi4 will launch in August, and the 4G LTE version of the Xiaomi Mi4 will go on sale in September.
Xiaomi has also given the Mi4 an extremely competitive price, and the handset is stylishly designed with a premium metal frame (plastic rear cover) as a further attraction for buyers. We have details of Xiaomi Mi4 specs and more, and interestingly the company claims this is the world’s fastest smartphone.
The Xiaomi also confirmed that Mi4 is flaunt a mammoth 5.0 inches qHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and 538 pixels per inch. It also packs with the latest OS of Google – Android 4.4.4 KitKat will rock inside the system complemented with MIUI V5 or the yet to be announced the V6 version.
The handset will also be powered by a quad core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and it will feature 3GB of RAM, plus an Adreno 420 GPU.
Other specifications on the Xiaomi Mi4 will include 32GB of storage, and front and rear facing cameras, the front camera is said to be a 5 megapixel model, and the rear camera will be a 16 megapixel version with Optical Image Stabilization.
The Xiaomi Mi4 will features a 3200 mAh battery, along with features a quick charging and less than an hour's charge can give you up to 60 percent battery life.
It’s also expected to feature a 13MP camera for photos and videos, as well as a 5MP front-facing camera.
The Xiaomi Mi4 price will be RMB 1999, which is around $320 for the 16GB model of the handset, the 64GB version will retail for RMB 2499 which is around $400. 

Apple's OS X Yosemite Public Beta will available later this month

Apple has just announced the new OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4, together with the iOS 8 Beta 4. the company is planning to release it publicly later this month based on the reliable source.
The OS X Yosemite introduced a major revision to the OS's user interface, modeled with inspiration from iOS7, while still maintaining the OS X look and feel that many have become accustomed to. The Interface incorporates a flatter visual appearance with blurred translucency effects.
Other notable design changes include new icons, light and dark color schemes, and the replacement of Lucida Grande with Helvetica Neue as the new default system font.
The latest OS X Yosemite developer preview 4 comes with some new features, which include a new version of iTunes, in the form of iTunes 12, this has a new design, with a more streamlined look and also family sharing.
The calculator app has also has a redesign in the latest developer preview of Yosemite, and there are also changes to the Dark mode settings.
OS X Yosemite will be available this fall, which will include significant user-interface changes that are akin to iOS’s refreshed look, improved Spotlight searching, enhanced Messages, Safari, and Mail applications, and new Continuity and Handoff features to more seamlessly integrate with iPhones and iPads. . The OS X Beta Program lets you take part in shaping it by testing-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think.
Apple is also planning to release the fourth preview for registered developers later today, the sources said. Of course, these plans are fluid and the release could be pushed back to a later date. It is possible that a new iOS 8 beta will also arrive today for developers.


Cortana service will automatically enabled on Windows Phone 8.1 mobile phone

Now Cortana is becoming generally available to the public, pre-installed on Microsoft’s newest Nokia phone that’s out in the U.S., the Lumia 635, plus those with older Nokia Lumias are getting updates that began last week but only available in U.S.A. At this moment.
Microsoft Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system available on an opt-in basis.
Now it looks like Microsoft Cortana will be enabled automatically on existing Windows Phone 8.1 devices, without the need for a software update.
The news comes from @ThatMicrosoftGuy, who is a Microsoft employee that is reported to be working on Cortana, you can see a tweet from him below.
@sM4llziE Cortana is all controlled from the cloud, you will almost never see an actual update to install for her. She'll start working!
He also said that there are new Cortana features in testing, and Cortana will get to know more about your local interests, as well as the UK, Microsoft will be launching it in China at around the same time.
We still do not have a definitive answer from Microsoft on when Cortana will be launched in the UK later this week, so the next in line is Eurozone that could experience and start using the voice assistant feature.

Huawei releases, Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition Smartphone as official partner of the team

Huawei has announced a new special edition of their flagship smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition, and the company has teamed up with Arsenal for his new smartphone.
The Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition comes with the same specifications as the existing handset, although it now features some new colors and Arsenal branding, plus wallpapers, and more. It comes with the club crest on the rear of the handset.
The phone innards also comes with Arsenal extras in the form of special menus and a selection of wallpapers and images from Highbury building, the Emirates stadium at day and night plus shots from the 2014 FA Cup win. The finishing touch comes with a working clock based on the famous Arsenal Clock End.
Huawei Ascend P7 stands out from the crowd with a sleek, black metallic finish using stunning Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for added protection. The exclusive Smartphone features Arsenal’s iconic club crest, subtly mounted on the rear cover under the tough Gorilla Glass 3.
The Huawei Ascend P7 comes with a 5 inch full high definition display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the device features a Kirin 910T 1.8GHz Quad-Core processor and a Mali 450 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
It also comes with 16GB of built in storage, and a microSD card slot that can take up to 64GB cards, the handset comes bundled with a 32GB microSD card.
The Huwei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition comes with Android 4.4 KitKat and Huawei’s Emotion UI, the device features an 8 megapixel front facing camera and a 13 megapixel rear camera.
We have a few surprises in the pipeline to make every Arsenal fan's season the best ever, so watch this space.” said, Richard Ren, president of Huawei consumers business group, western European region
No such official word on price range and date release, but the device is expect it before the premier League season kicks off on August 16th

Huawei increases revenues almost 20 percent in first half

A Chinese mobile manufacturer “ Huawei Technologies”, has reported increases its revenues by up to 19 percent for the first half of 2014 as a consumers across the world become aware of its smartphone and tablet offering, leading to higher sales.
The company also announced their new Huawei Honor 6 smartphone which comes with some impressive specifications, including a Huawei Kirin 920 8 core processor that the company developed in house.
The company added that it enjoyed "accelerated growth" in the enterprise business and "achieved quality and sustainable growth in our consumer business thanks to the increase of brand awareness and smart devices sales worldwide".
Huawei intends to ship 80 million smartphones worldwide, helped by its increasing emphasis on large-screen smartphone. The company has been expanding its smartphone to more countries around the world, which has helped them increase sales of their handsets.
"Rapid growth in software and services helped maintain steady growth in our carrier network business."
"Our flagship smartphone, the Ascend P7, is being sold in more than 70 countries and regions." said Cathy Meng, Huawei's Chief Financial Officer.
We are confident that in 2014 we will achieve sustainable growth, robust operations and healthy financial”, Meng added.
As of the end of the first quarter, the company has been the third biggest smartphone company in terms of shipment, representing a market share of 4.9 percent, according to research firm IDC. Looking ahead, the company said it will remain committed to innovation and cooperation, creating greater value for customers across the globe.
Huawei also has now new devices on the way, which are expected to help the company boost revenue, today they launched a new Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition smartphone in the UK.

source: IBTimes

Xiaomi Mi 4

Earlier today, we cleared up one question involving the Xiaomi Mi4. A company VP admitted that the back of the phone is not really metal, despite the fact that it looks very much like it is. But there were also some other questions involving the screen size of the device, and some other specs. Thanks to a website that lists the Xiaomi Mi4 as coming soon, we have what appears to be the most recently rumored specs for the flagship phone
The price on the site says $499, but we will write that off as a placeholder for now. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi4 is expected to offer a 5.5 inch screen with 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 538ppi. Driving the handset is allegedly a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU with the Adreno 420 GPU. Inside, 3GB of RAM is expected, with 32GB of native storage. The 16MP rear camera is said to be equipped with OIS, and a 3050mAh battery should allow for all day use before a charge is needed. Android 4.4 is supposedly pre-installed with MIUI volume 6 along for the ride.
There still remains some contradictions, with other rumors calling for 16GB of native storage, and a 13MP rear snapper with an aperture of f/2.2. All of this speculation will end tomorrow, so check in often on Tuesday as Xiaomi takes the wrapping off of the Mi4. Although we don't expect it to happen, wouldn't it be something if Xiaomi tried a Hunger Marketing online sale for the device, immediately after introducing the phone?
Technical Specification and Features
Model Xiaomi Mi 4
Type Android Smartphone
Processor Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 450
Memory 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (Kitkat)
Display IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches (~401 ppi pixel density)
Camera Rear: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Front : 8 MP, 1080p@30fps
Technology 2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 2100
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ca, dual-band, Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
Features SIM, FM radio, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
Dimension -
Weight -
Price -