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Worldwide Android News 10/07/15 – Nest, Nokia And More

July 9, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Discounted In Singapore, Enhanced Version Released

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 is a mid-range offering by this company. The device was announced back in January, and is currently one of the best entry-level handsets you can buy in various Asian countries and Brazil (it’s not available anywhere else, at least not officially). That being said, the device has been discounted in Singapore and now costs $149. The 2GB variant of this device has also been announced in that country, and is priced at $179.

Flipkart To Become An App-Only Service In September

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Flipkart is the biggest retailer in India, and interestingly enough, this company intends to sell their products via an official app only. This announcement has been shared via the company’s CEO, Punit Soni, during the staff meeting. Why are they doing this? Well, it seems like Flipkart gets 75% of traffic via mobile apps, so switching to mobile only seems logical to the company. This is an interesting move by Flipkart, we’ll see if it will impact their sales.

Samsung Galaxy V Plus To Be A Low-End Offering By The Company

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It is not exactly a secret that Samsung releases a ton of smartphones a year, though they did slim down their portfolio this year. The company has announced quite a few models this year, and yet another one arrived recently, the Galaxy V Plus. This handset actually sports 512MB of RAM, along with 2GB of internal storage and is powered by a dual-core SoC running at 1.2GHz, while it has a 4-inch 800 x 480 TFT display up front. The device is available in Malaysia att he moment and costs $82.

Zen Sonic 1 Is A New Mid-Range Phone For The Indian Market

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This handset actually sports really decent specs, it features a 5-inch 800 x 480 IPS display up front along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The device is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and a 2,000mAh battery is also a part of this package. This is a dual-SIM handset which ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed. The 5-megapixel shooter is located on its back, and a 2-megapixel camera is available up front. 4G LTE connectivity is not available, you’ll have to use 3G if you pick this thing up. The phone is exclusively available on eBay and it costs Rs. 5,999.

Nest Cam Now Available in A Number Of European Countries

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Nest has announced Nest (security) Cam last month, and it was available only in US and Canada at first. Well, that’s not the case anymore, Nest Cam is now available in France, UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland as well. This thing can record in 720p or 1080p, and it can capture 130-degree wide-angle shots. This is a security camera, and it can alert you if it detects motion at certain places and what not. The camera has a built-in microphone and a speaker, which can come in handy. If you’d like to read more about Nest’s new security camera, click here.

Users In Liechtenstein Can Now Download Paid Apps From Google Play

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Liechtenstein is a small European country, only 40,000 people live there. Well, a number of those people own Android devices, and they can now download paid apps from the Google Play Store. The Mountain View giant has expanded availability to Liechtenstein recently, and the users are already able to access paid content if they want to. Liechtenstein is certainly not a big country, but this news will make a number of people happy, that much is certain.

Nokia N1 Is Now Available Via Yatango Shopping In Australia

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The N1 is Nokia’s Android-powered tablet which was released last year. This thing is made out of metal, and it features really solid specs on the inside. The device’s availability is very limited at the moment, but it seems consumers in Australia can now purchase this thing via Yatango Shopping. The tablet will cost $339 for members (free shipping), and $394.95 for everyone else. The device features a 7.9-inch 1080p display, 64-bit Intel’s ATOM SoC, 2GB of RAM and is powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop.