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Customized Xperia Lollipop Boot animation for 720p, 1080p resolution devices

Sony recently rolled Android Lollipop 5.0.2 update on Xperia devices, but the boot animation remained same as it was on KitKat. If you are looking for a dedicated Xperia Lollipop boot animation for your device, then we are sharing one today.

You need rooted Xperia device (preferably with 720p or 1080p screen resolution) to install the below-posted boot animation. To root the latest Lollipop firmware on Xperia Z, follow this tutorial.

Xperia Lollipop Boot animation

Download the concerned boot animation file as per your device’s screen resolution.

For 720p resolution devices

Download Lollipop720p.zip

For 1080p resolution devices

Download Lollipop1080p.zip

How to Install?

  • Download above posted zip files. After downloading, rename them to “bootanimation.zip”.
  • Navigate to system/media folder.

NOTE: Take a backup of your old bootanimation.zip file.

  • Now set permissions rw- r– r– on downloaded bootanimation.zip file and replace it with the old bootanimation.zip file present in system/media folder. (In case you are new to this process, follow this tutorial on how to push apps in system/media folder and set correct permissions.)
  • Reboot your device.

Check out the full range of Xperia Boot Animations here.

Like the boot animation, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA ( by Deleunes254 )

Sony Lavender in White, Bezel-less display pics leaked

Sony Lavender which recently appeared in an alleged pic showing a bezel-less display has appeared again. In-production unit of Sony Lavender in white has appeared showing a full zero-bezel side display and a close shot of 5 MP selfie camera with LED flash.

In pics, you can see Sony Lavender is having a big top bezel though a slim one at bottom and speakers position like Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z4. Device display looks huge, not sure if it is 5.2″ or not.

White Sony Lavender pics leaked

Check out the fresh leaked pics of Sony Lavender below.

Sony Lavender 5MP front camer pic leaked

Sony Lavender front display pic leaked

White Sony Lavender Pic leaked

As per the already known details about Sony Lavender, it will have model number  E5503, Type Number PM-0861-BV and running 29.x firmware (hopefully Android Lollipop). It seems Sony is gearing up for another mid-range Xperia device powered by MediaTek SoC.

Sony Lavender E5503 is expected to feature Mediatek MT6752 64 bit Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz and 1080p resolution. It is expected to feature a 13 MP rear camera. It is expected to be released in the month of June this year.

We will keep you updated if more info comes on Sony Lavender.

Do you like the zero-bezels? Drop your comments below.

Source – NoWhereElse FR (@stagueve) | Thanks for the tip, XperiaViet & Ben DL!

How to root Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware on Xperia Z?

Sony has updated Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update 10.6.A.0.454 firmware but the update, still has not been released in many regions. As the Lollipop update is still seeding other regions of the world will get it very soon.

After updating to Lollipop update, if Xperia Z users are looking for rooting their device then pre-rooted flashable zips are now available. There is no one-click root method available for the time being. Do remember rooting your device voids the warranty.

Root Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware

Below posted method is for both locked as well as unlocked bootloader device.

Pre-requisites

  • Xperia Z (C6602/C6603)
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Sony firmware) installed on your device.
  • Rooted.
  • Recovery installed (CWM recovery preferred).
  • Take Backup of your KitKat ROM via recovery.

Download Pre-Rooted 10.6.A.0.454 firmware (flashable zips)

Below posted are pre-rooted 10.6.A.0.454 firmware ROM for Xperia Z.

For Xperia Z, C6602

Download C6602 Customized US 10.6.A.0.454.zip

For Xperia Z, C6603

Download C6603_10.6.A.0.454_Customized HK.zip

OR

Download C6603_10.6.A.0.454_Customized_HK_Prerooted.zip

root Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware

What is working?

  • Root with SuperSU working.
  • Recovery of Lollipop firmware is not working.

So in case if you want to go back to KitKat firmware then you have to flash the KitKat firmware ftf for Xperia Z > root your device > get recovery installed > flash the backup.

How to Flash?

Flash the above posted pre-rooted zips via CWM recovery (as TWRP recovery is giving boot loop error).

Do a full wipe (data, system, cache, davilk) > Flash zip file > Reboot.

If any Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z user has still not updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware, follow the links posted to update your device.

Xperia Z Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

Xperia ZL Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

Xperia ZR Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

Xperia Tablet Z Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

NOTE: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware is now available via XperiFirm too. So, if you want to download 10.6.A.0.454 firmware from XperiFirm and flash it on your device, use the below links (Below posted links have only tutorial, compatible with all Xperia handsets).

How to download 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Facing any issues, drop your comments below.

Source – XDA ( Pre-rooted zips by kassyan_123asakurato )

Xperia Z4 E6533 certified at China’s TENAA – Network License Passed

Earlier today we posted that Sony China is about to have a press conference on 26 May where they will be announcing Xperia Z4 exclusively and now Xperia Z4 E6533 has been certified at China’ TENNA (where its network license got passed).

Xperia Z4 E6533 which is spotted at TENNA will have TD-LTE band (along with GSM, LTE FDD, WCDMA) powered by Snapdragon 810 quad-core CPU, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 143 grams in weight, 146.3×71.9×6.9 mm as dimensions, 1080p FHD 5.2″ IPS display, Android Lollipop out of the box.

Xperia Z4 E6533 spotted at TENAA

Check out the images of Sony Xperia Z4 E6533 spotted at TENAA.

Xperia Z4 E6533 Image

Xperia Z4 E6533 China

Xperia Z4 E6533 TENNA China

Xperia Z4 E6533 Images China

For the time being Xperia Z4 is present in Japan on NTT DoCoMo, au by KDDI, and on SoftBank Mobile only.

Xperia Z4 weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin with 5.2″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, no 2K) packed in an aluminum frame with glass back. Xperia Z4 features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle). Xperia Z4 features 2930 mAh battery (which is less as compared to Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z2).

Sony has also scheduled a press conference in India also on 26 May.

Drop your comments below.

Source – TENNA, Thanks for the tip, Iril (via – Esato)

Install Xperia Home 8.0.A.1.2 app with Auto Rotation feature

Sony brought a new auto rotation feature in latest Xperia Home launcher version 8.0.A.1.2 which, spotted on the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware update on Xperia Z. Auto rotation feature will make Xperia homescreen auto rotate as soon the phone is held in landscape mode.

Xperia Home 8.0.A.1.2 version is now available for download but can only be installed on rooted Xperia devices running Android Lollipop firmware and should have superuser mod installed (on a deodexed ROM). It can’t be installed on non-rooted Xperia devices for the time being.

Xperia Home 8.0.A.1.2

Before installing this latest version of Sony Xperia Home, do backup your original home launcher.

To install SuperUser Mod by serajr, follow this thread.

After installing SuperUser Mod, download the deodexed Xperia Home 8.0.A.1.2 apk from here.

Xperia Home 8.0.A.1.2 apk

After downloading move the apk, move it in system/app folder, set permissions rw- r– r– and reboot.

Permissions rw- r-- r-- for moving apps to system/app folder

How to enable auto rotation?

Tap anywhere on homescreen’s empty space > Home settings > move the slider to enable auto rotation.

How to enable auto rotation in Xperia Home launcher

Xperia Home 8.0.A.1.2 Auto Rotation

Xperia Home 8.0.A.1.2

New Xperia Home launcher version 8.0.A.1.2 app is expected to roll out soon on other Xperia handsets running Lollipop.

Let us know, if it works on your device.

Source – XDA ( Apk by Igor Eisberg  & SU Mod by Serajr ) | Screenshots by ogunja

Sony will announce Xperia Z4 in China on 26 May

Sony recently launched Xperia Z4 in Japan and till now it was expected that we may not Xperia Z4 outside the Japan, but now it is confirmed that Xperia Z4 will come to China sure. Sony China has officially revealed a poster announcing the release date of Xperia Z4 in China on 26 May.

Sony will also be having another press conference in India on 26 May where a water resistance Xperia device is expected, it can either be Xperia M4 Aqua or Xperia Z4/Xperia Z3+ (and even both).

Xperia Z4 coming to China

Sony China released a poster showing a mint leaf falling in a bowl containing ice as a wallpaper on Xperia Z4 screen.

Sony China Xperia Z4 launch Press conference on 26 May

For the time being Xperia Z4 is present in Japan on NTT DoCoMo, au by KDDI, and on SoftBank Mobile.

Xperia Z4 weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin with 5.2″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, no 2K) packed in an aluminum frame with glass back. Xperia Z4 features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle). Xperia Z4 features 2930 mAh battery (which is less as compared to Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z2)

We will keep you updated with the Xperia Z4 launch in China and will bring live updates from the launch event in India (check out Sony India press conference media invite poster here) on 26 May.

Drop your comments below.

Source – Sony China Weibo, Thanks for the tip, Raul Al!

The Cleaner Android App Review – Removing junk from Android devices

We are living in a digital age where a transition is going on from PC to mobile and with that number of mobile apps keep on growing and smartphones come into the picture. Every smartphone user install number of apps on its device be it Android, iOS or Windows OS; some are worthy and some are not. Apps stores data, cache and other files on your device, say you are using an Android device and then this junk slows your Android device.

There are so many cleaner apps available on Play Store for boosting your Android device’s speed, removing junk but today we have chosen “The Cleaner App” for this purpose. We used this app for a while and found it a lot effective.

The Cleaner Android App Review

The Cleaner Android app is available for free on the Play Store. Download it, install it and let’s see how this app works.

Download Xperia FIFA theme from Play Store

App UI

The Cleaner Android app follows grey-while looking UI (default Winter free theme) with four tabs on the main screen of the app i.e. allowing you to analyze memory, storage, apps, and conversations.

The Cleaner Android App White UI

The Cleaner Android App UI

The Cleaner app allows you to add two widgets on the home screen of your Android device.

The Cleaner App Widgets

The Cleaner App Settings Menu

The settings menu of The Cleaner app is very simple (in listed form all options). You can manage the notifications (auto-scans).

The Cleaner App Settings Menu

The Default theme on The Cleaner app is “Winter”, you can choose other themes but they are paid (you have to buy them).

The Cleaner App Themes

The Cleaner app does offer an option to remove ads and get all theme at price $1.99.

The Cleaner App - Remove ads and get all themes

App Working

#1 Cleaning Memory

Tap on “Analyze” button. The Cleaner app will analyze the recoverable memory out of the total memory available. List of apps gets displayed showing the amount of memory consumed by them.

The Cleaner app Memory free usage

Tap on “Clear” button, the app will work and a certain amount of memory will be recovered for use again.

The Cleaner app Free memory function

#2 Cleaning Storage Cache

Just swipe from the right side of the screen and the next tabbed option will be displayed.

Tap on “Analyze” button. The Cleaner app will find the junk cache being stored on your Android device’s storage. Choose the required app for which you don’t want to clear the cache or the required files. Then tap on “Delete” button in blue and you storage will be cleaned from the junk cache stored.

The Cleaner app Cleaning Storage Cache

#3 Sorting out stored apps

One of the best feature of The Cleaner app is that it allows you to view all info like apps usage, install date, sorting apps alphabetically, storage usage, call permissions, SMS permissions, contacts permissions, location permissions and camera permissions.

The Cleaner app Sorting out stored apps

You can view every info in the detailed manner and then can uninstall any app from this section. It will help you to keep a check on which apps you use the most so that you can uninstall the not so required apps which are eating up storage as well as memory on your Android device.

The Cleaner App Smart App Control function

#4 Cleaning memory from Calls/Conversations

This section will help you to see all the calls/SMS records from one place and you can delete the desired ones. Piling up more number of call logs and SMS also eat up memory on your Android device.

Cleaning memory from Calls from The Cleaner App

Conclusion 

The Cleaner app gives a good fight to other similar popular apps in the same category like Clean Master & CCleaner but it surely has a light-responsive-fast UI than those apps. In-app ads can be irritating for many users. We are expecting more number of free themes from the app developers in the future.

Smart control over apps stored in the device is a big merit for the app. We were not able to test The Cleaner app on a rooted Android device to see the amount of time it stops an app from restarting while having root access.

If you are looking for a cleaning app for your Android device then The Cleaner app is a worth try. If you are using or have already used The Cleaner app, let us know you review of it. Drop your comments below.

Teewe 2 launched in India at price Rs 2399 – Media Streaming Stick from Mango Man

Teewe 2, an upgraded version of Teewe HDMI media streaming dongle is officially launched in India for Rs 2399  ($38) from Mango Man Consumer Electronics. Pre-Order for Teewe 2  starts from today (register here) and soon will be available for purchase from Amazon India from 25 May onwards this year.

Teewe 2.0 is 30% smaller than the older version along with upgraded Wi-Fi chip, improved power adapter with detachable USB cord and quad core GPU for better performance. You can stream media from your Android, iOS and, Windows Mobile OS platform along with Windows, Mac, and Linux OS for PC.

Teewe 2 launched in India

Teewe 2 is powered by Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 processor with a quad-core GPU, 1.6+ GHz and 1 GB DDR3 RAM. It will work with almost any TV with HDMI port and requires Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connection to stream content.

Teewe 2 Media Streaming Dongle launched in India

Teewe 2 Box Contents

Sai Srinivas, CEO, Teewe, said, “We are very excited to launch the next version of Teewe with upgraded hardware for a better overall experience. Through this device, the customer can take advantage of the largest screen in the house to display and share his/her personalized content, be it from the internet or from his/her device. We are also thrilled to partner with Eros to bring its wide selection of premium Indian content

Samir Kumar, Director Category Management, Amazon India, said “We are happy to be the partner of choice for ‘Teewe’ and offer our customers the opportunity to be the first to purchase the new Teewe 2. We are witnessing a significant demand for Streaming Media players on Amazon.in and we see this as a great opportunity to offer customers across India the ease, convenience & joy of shopping for a great product“.

Teewe 2 Price in India

Teewe 2 Launched from Mango Man in India

Teewe 2 Price Rs 2399 in India

Users will also get one year’s extended warranty if per-ordered today. Teewe 2 users will also get 2 months of free ErosNow premium subscription and Teewe 2 devices will be provided 20 GB per month of free data for 3 consecutive months, a combined data package of 60 GB from AirTel.

Teewe 1.0 Wireless HDMI Media Streaming Dongle is available for Rs 1999 from Amazon India.

Are you using any media streaming dongle, let us know? Drop your comments below.

LG Watch Urbane launched in India at price Rs 30000

LG has finally launched its much-awaited smartwatch URBANE in India at a hefty price tag or Rs 30000 ($471). LG Watch Urbane is launched in silver and gold color and is available for Rs 29990 from Aamzon India exclusively.

LG Watch Urbane is now powered with Android 5.1.1 Wear update exclusively so you can use Wi-Fi now on it along with other features. One can now use LG Call and LG Pulse features on the latest Android Wear update.

LG Watch Urbane available in India

At the launch event today, Mr. Amit Gujral, Marketing Head, LG Mobiles India said, “With LG Watch Urbane, LG once again brought an amalgamation of a beautiful design and high end technology for its consumers. It’s best termed as a ‘Genuine Smartpiece’. It carries the latest android OS and includes features that are available for the very first time on any Android wear device. LG has been consistently launching smartwatches and this demonstrates our commitment towards wearable devices in India.

LG Watch Urbane available in India

LG Watch Urbane Price in India Rs 30000

Check out the listing of LG Watch Urbane on Amazon India here.

LG still has not launched its latest flagship device LG G4 in India yet, but it is expected to be launched next month in India. LG has already launched LG G Flex2 in India at a hefty price tag of Rs 54990.

Though LG Watch Urabne looks the most stylish in Android smartwatch category but at a price tag of Rs 30000, it is really hard to tell how many units will LG be able to sell it in Indian market.

What do you say guys over the high pricing of LG Watch Urabne, let us know? Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z4 402SO launched in Japan for SoftBank Mobile

Sony Xperia Z4 is finally released for SoftBank Mobile in Japan, earlier it has been released for NTT DoCoMo and au by KDDI. Sony also launched a special revamped version of Xperia Z3 Compact in Japan as Xperia A4 for NTT DoCoMo. Xperia Z4 402SO is expected to hit the Japanese market in mid-June this year.

Xperia Z4 402SO weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin with 5.2″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, no 2K) packed in an aluminum frame with glass back. Xperia Z4 402SO features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle). Xperia Z4 402SO features 2930 mAh battery (which is less as compared to Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z2)

Xperia Z4 402SO

Check out the official photo gallery of Xperia Z4 402SO below. You will notice that there is no SoftBank Mobile branding at the back of handset.

Xperia Z4 402SO launched in Japan

White Xperia Z4 402SO

Xperia Z4 402SO in White for SoftBank Mobile

Xperia Z4 402SO in Black, Copper, Mint Color

Xperia Z4 402SO in Copper color

Xperia Z4 402SO in Mint color

Xperia Z4 SOV31 Specifications

Xperia Z4 402SP Official Video Promo

Xperia Z4 hands on pics here.

Xperia Z4 hands on videos here.

Xperia Z4 vs Xperia Z3 Design comparison here.

Will Xperia Z4 make an international appearance is not clear for the time being, meanwhile Sony is hosting a press conference on 26 May in India suggesting a launch of water resistance Xperia handset which either could be Xperia M4 Aqua or Xperia Z4 or altogether a new Xperia device.

Would you like to see a global variant of Xperia Z4, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – Sony Japan

HTC One ME9 (Hima Ace) Image & Specs leaked

The very first press render image of HTC One ME9 (code name Hime Ace) has been leaked online today from @upleaks. HTC One ME9 is expected to feature a MediaTek M6795 2.2 GHz octa core 64-but CPU powered by 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage (microSD slot upto 128 GB).

HTC One ME9 is supposed to feature a 5.2″ WQHD display, 20 GB rear camera (Toshiba sensor T4KA7), 4 MP ultra pixel selfie cam or 13 MP front cam (not known exactly yet).

HTC One ME9

Check out the leaked image of HTC One ME9 (Hima Ace) below.

You can see a single rear cam, dual LED flash and secondary microphone at back side (probably polycarbonate back cover) and a metal front frame. At the bottom bezel, you can see fingerprint scanner and BoomSound stereo speakers.

HTC One ME9 Hima_Ace Image Leaked

HTC One ME9 is expected to come with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, HTC Sense 7.0, Bluetooth 4.1 and 2900 mAh battery.

It is expected to be released in July in the regions like India, Hong Kong, Taiwan. The device will not be available in Middle East and USA.

HTC DotView case will be available when the HTC One ME9 will be launched. HTC One ME9 price is expected to be around $564 i.e. 3500 Chinese RMB and to be available in three colors classic rose gold, gold sepia, and meteor gray.

Like the specifications of HTC One ME9, let us know. We will keep you updated if more info comes in, drop your comments below.

Source – UpLeaks

AOSP recovery mode available on selected unlocked Xperia devices

A few days back we posted that Sony is about to release bootloaders allowing booting from the recovery partition on selected unlocked Xperia devices i.e. Xperia devices with cortex-A7 processors viz.Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia T3, Xperia E3 and Xperia M2 and now Sony has made an official statement regarding this.

In a fresh update Sony has made following Xperia devices compatible viz. Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra, and Xperia T3 devices. More devices will be added later with upcoming firmware updates.

AOSP recovery mode available on Xperia devices

Karl-Johan Dahlström, Head of Developer Relations, Sony said “Our overall goal with the open device program is to offer a development environment similar to the one for Nexus devices. Now, by making it much easier to debug, we hope this will further encourage innovation and kernel development on Xperia devices”.

Check out the official video posted by Sony below.

Above mentioned Xperia devices need to have unlocked bootloader.

How to enable recovery?

To install the required recovery on your Xperia devices, download the latest version of official Xperia Flash Tool from here.

  1. Install the latest updated firmware available for your Xperia devices.
  2. Switch off your device, hold volume down key and plug in USB cable into your PC. Green LED will display and your device will be recognized by FlashTool and bootloader upgrade with “Open Devices” name will be available

Xperia Z1 in Recovery Mode

After going through above mentioned two steps, new recovery is enabled on your device and you can flash custom recovery images on your device.

Check out more about this recovery on the below mentioned source link. Drop your comments below.

Source – Sony Mobile Developer World

9.7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Image Leaked

The very first image of 9.7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has been leaked online from leakster @OnLeaks which recently leaked full details of Sony Xperia Z4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is reported to be as thin as 5.8mm or 5.9mm though not confirmed yet. Image shows a silver white color Galaxy Tab S2.

From image, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 looks a big slate of metal with round edges, home button at the bottom bezel along with touch navigation keys, Samsung branding at the top bezel with front camera and light sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Image

On the right side of the tablet, you can see volume rocker keys, power button, microphone, SIM card and micro SD card slot (dual SIM seems out of option for the time being). Check out the leaked image below.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Image Leaked

Though the existence of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 looks solid but more details on its specifications have not arrived yet. Other rumors specs are AMOLED 9.7″ display, Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, 64-bit Exynos CPU, 32 GB internal storage.

We may see both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi cum LTE powered Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 devices in different regions.

Like the design of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – @OnLeaks

YU sending media invites for Yuphoria launch on 12 May in India

YU India team has finally started sending official media/press invites for the launch of their next device Yuphoria on 12 May in India. Annotation on the invite reads “Rise to a state of Yuphoria with the Rahul Sharma, Founder, YU“.

YU has been officially teasing Yuphoria on their Twitter page and so far we know that it might feature a 64-bit SoC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage with LTE connectivity and running Android Lollipop CM 12 OS.

Yuphoria launching in India on 12 May

Below you can see the official media invite for the event (event start time is 12 PM, 12 May).

Yu Yuphoria Launch Event on 12 May

YU Yuphoria will be exclusively available from Amazon India and Amazon has already listed it (listing will go live on 12 May).

Earlier YU asked fans to name their next smartphone (Project Caesar) and Yuphoria was named by fans.

It is also rumored that Yuphoria will feature 13 MP rear cam, 5 MP front cam and 5″ HD Display.

2 more days and Yuphoria will be finally unveiled officially. Stay tuned we will bring live updates from the event.

Drop your comments below.

OnePlus 10000 mAh Power Bank available for Rs 997 in India

OnePlus 10000 mAh Power Bank was supposed to be available for purchase in India on 11 May from Amazon India but unexpectedly it went live for sale today at an exclusive price of Rs 997 ($16) with 29% discount on MRP Rs 1399 ($22).

Either it was a mistake of Amazon India or it went for sale officially, though no official statement from OnePlus India team has been released on the same. Many users were successful to grab the power bank at this point itself.

OnePlus 10000 mAh Power Bank available in India

At the time of writing this post, OnePlus 10000 mAh Power Bank is available only in sandstone black color whereas silver white color was not available.  Check out the official listing at Amazon India here.

OnePlus 10000 mAh Power Bank Price in India Rs 997

[ UPDATE ] OnePlus 10000 mAh Power Bank is now back in stock and available for Rs 1399, Check out the listing on Amazon India.

OnePlus 10000 mAh Power Bank Specifications

Earlier today another good news came for OnePlus fans in India that now Cyanogen will continue to support OTA update for OnePlus One users in India.

Today the listing price was Rs 997, it may happen that at next sale price goes to MRP i.e. Rs 1399, so will you buy it? Let us know. Drop your comments below.

OnePlus One will get Cyanogen support in India – OTA updates to continue

A very good news for OnePlus One customers in India have come that OnePlus One users in Indian will continue to receive OTA update from Cyanogen now as confirmed by the official spokesperson today.

OnePlus One got into legal issues with Micromax in December 2014 and due to which rift started between Cyanogen and OnePlus One, where the future of OTA updates to Indian customers from Cyanogen was uncertain but now the case has been withdrawn through mutual consent.

OTA updates from Cyanogen to continue

Check out the official statement from OnePlus India Team member below:

Vikas Agarwal, General Manager – India, OnePlus said, “OnePlus remains vindicated of the recent trials and tribulations that have surrounded the company due to legal tussle with Micromax over exclusivity on CyanogenOS. We are happy to confirm that all ‘OnePlus One’ users in India will continue to receive OTA updates from Cyanogen in-line with our users in markets around of the world”.

OnePlus One will get Cyanogen support in India

Another good news for OnePlus fans is that OnePlus 2 might be arriving soon with Snapdragon 810 SoC at a price tag of $400 i.e. approx Rs 26000 but for the time being OnePlus 2 is a talk for rumor mill.

Are you happy OnePlus One Indian users to hear this news? Let us know.

Drop your comments below.

Source – OnePlus

Xiaomi Mi Band sold/out of stock in less than 1 second – Marketing Stunt?

Xiaomi unveiled Mi 4i in India recently and at the launch day they promised that a few units (almost 1000 units) of Mi Band will be available for Re 1 on 5th May at an exclusive sale. Actual selling price of Xiaomi Mi Band is Rs 999/$16.

Xiaomi asked users to pre-register to purchase Mi Band for Re 1 on 5th May at 2 PM but what happened today at 2 PM was that Mi Band was out of stock in less than 1 second.

Xiaomi Mi Band sold out in less than 1 second

Our Team logged into our Xiaomi account at 1.45 PM and at sharp 2 PM, when the time said “Buy”, it showed product sold out, not in stock anymore, within a fraction of second.

Xiaomi Mi Band sold within 1 second - Marketing stunt

What Happened?

Within a fraction of second (less than 1 second), Mi Band got out of stock which is practically impossible.

Xiaomi Mi Band Sold out within 7 seconds

Xiaomi Mi India team updated on Facebook saying that 1000 units of Xiaomi Mi Band sold within 7 seconds which is not at possible as seen from our experience and from other’s who tried buying it and within less than 1 second it was out of stock for them also. Some users are claiming that they have successfully booked the Mi Band in this sale, well only God knows how they did!

Check out the claim made by Xiaomi Mi India team on Facebook.

Xiaomi Mi Band out of stock in less than 1 second - Marketing Stunt

We are posting some of the comments made by users on this Xiaomi Mi Band flash sale, check them below.

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Check out users feedback on this here.

Were you able to buy Xiaomi Mi Band from this flash sale, if yes post comments below with screenshots and if you also found that Mi Band was out of stock in less than 1 second, do comment below.