Varun Raj(39 posts)

Varun loves to play with new technology as his bread and butter. He has been advising telecom, media and entertainment companies for more than over 4 years. He currently works at a large consulting organization in Silicon Valley amidst all the action. He has been following Android since it first launched and loves to play around with it in his free time.




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Android ICS update for LG Optimus 2X now available in Europe

by Varun RajDecember 7, 2012
LG has officially released the Android ICS update for its Optimus 2X smartphone in Europe. The update, which was delayed for many months, is now available for download to European users.
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Doorbot doorbell notifies you when someone rings your home bell on your smartphone

by Varun RajDecember 7, 2012
A new product that is currently seeking investors called Doorbot aims to bring futuristic doorbell to your home's door. It will be connected to Wi-Fi all the time and notify you of visitors whenever you have them on your smartphone. You can either reply with voice chat or see who's standing outside your door with one-way video call.
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Gmail promotes ‘send and archive,’ ‘quote selected text’ and ‘default reply to all’ features to main site

by Varun RajDecember 7, 2012
Google has announced that three new features that were available in Gmail Labs have graduated from the testing phase and are now available for general Gmail users, including "send and archive," "quote selected text" and "default reply to all."
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FTC sides with Apple on Google’s attempt to iPhone and iPad

by Varun RajDecember 7, 2012
FTC says that the ban the Google requested would be harmful to consumers, and it would also damage innovation and result in increased costs and uncertainty for other companies. In a statement, the Commission said that using SEP-based injunctions against competitors is equivalent to a 'patent hold up'.
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Free Droid Razr Maxx from Best Buy between 9-22 December

by Varun RajDecember 7, 2012
You can now own the Droid Razr Maxx, which is usually worth $149.99 on the Verizon network, for free. Best Buy has decided to bring back this Sunday its most popular Black Friday deal, which offers the Droid Razr Maxx for free to new Verizon customers.
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Sphero balls dance by Android-choreographed moves in NYC

by Varun RajDecember 6, 2012
28 Android-controlled Sphero robotic balls dance at the Union Square, NYC, on Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve / Sarajevo.
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Google announces stats for its Plus social network

by Varun RajDecember 6, 2012
Google launched its Plus social network in mid 2011. The launch was surrounded with a lot of hype and excitement partly due to the fact that the social site of one of the world's largest tech company was invite-based only in the beginning. Fast forward to today and you'll see Google revealing some numbers that show how the relatively new social network is doing in terms of daily usage.
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Sony Mobile releases flash tool for its Xperia devices

by Varun RajDecember 6, 2012
If you are a Xperia user and love to hack your device then you will be pleased to know that Sony has released a new flash tool that will allow users to easily install the latest software versions on a device that has an unlocked bootloader.
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25 app developers take home 50% revenue from total App Store and Play Store sales, study says

by Varun RajDecember 6, 2012
The mobile applications available for both Android and iOS alone make up a billion dollar market and provide a huge opportunity for big as well as small developers, because the possibilities of creating apps for such powerful and immensely popular platforms are limitless.
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Galaxy S4 should hit the stores in April 2013, might feature unbreakable display

by Varun RajDecember 6, 2012
Samsung is working to add flexible and unbreakable displays to its upcoming Galaxy S devices. According to analysts quoted by Reuters, the Galaxy S4 is due in April 2013, and might be the first device featuring the technology.
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