Aatif Sumar

An Android Junkie, former Reset Generation boss and DIY aficionado. Aatif Sumar chimes in with editorials, guides and the occasional review. You can follow him on Google Plus or on twitter below.

Number of Entries : 178

Motorola Sells A Million Smartphones In India In 5 Months,

When the Moto G launched worldwide, everyone appreciated the mix of Stock Android, great performance and a tempting price. When it was announced in India, it surpassed everyone's expectations with its pricing. It was extremely hard to get your hands on it due to it continually going out of stock. It sold a good number and so did the Moto E, their Rs. 7k wonder. Even their higher midrange entrant, the Moto X ...

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Ramadan Reruns: Finding The Best Quran App For Your Android Device

Its that time of the year, when a billion people, for an entire month, try to abstain from food, drink, and other distractions from sunrise to sunset, and try to get closer to their Creator. Many people try to finish one reading of the Holy Quran during Ramadan, which translates to one parah a day. We are attempting that this month too, and hence felt the need to settle down with the perfect Quran app on ou ...

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Spice’s launches its first KitKat Phablet: Stellar 600

After being perpetually stuck on Android 4.2.2, the tribe of Quad-Core-Mediateks seem to finally be making the move to Android 4.4 Kit Kat. In the last few weeks we have seen devices by Xolo, Micromax running KitKat. Instead of supporting their current devices and giving them the software update, manfuacturers decide that launching an entirely new device makes more sense. Now, Spice has became one of those ...

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Android L Changelog reveals interesting tidbits

Take a look at the screen grab from today's I/O 2014 Live Stream. That's pretty much a summary of the new features introduced in Google L Interesting features include: USB Audio (This is huge for audiophiles!) Bluetooth 4.1 Support H.265 video codec support Personal Unlocking Document Centric Multitasking Do Not Disturb (on stock Android!) Closed Caption support Time left to charge phone Hardware assisted h ...

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Chromecast Update to bring Screen Mirroring, Custom Screensavers, Easier Casting

We love Chromecast. A cheap gadget that makes us use our TV again. At Google I/O 2014 today, Google announced three new features to the Chromecast:   1) Cast without being connected to the Chromecast's WiFi network You go to a friend's house, and want to cast something on their TV. Now they don't have to share their WiFi password with you. With a little Google MoJo, your phone detects a Chromecast near ...

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LG G Pro 2 Review: A Phabulous Phablet

Love them or hate them, there's no denying that phablets are a legitimate and increasingly popular form factor. Started by the Galaxy Note, we are now on the third generation of these devices. LG's first foray into the phablet game with the Optimus G Pro was non spectacular. The market response was lukewarm and we didn't really see it in the hands of the average consumer. The G2 really turned things around ...

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Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro could be the new King of Phablets

At the China Mobile booth of the Mobile Asia Expo 2014 that is currently going on, sits Lenovo's next flagship device: the Lenovo K920 aka the Vibe Z2 Pro. Now the name sounds like a mashup of LG and Sony's naming systems, but the device sure packs a lot of muscle   2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM, 32GB Memory 6" QHD 2560x1440 Screen 16MP Rear Camera with OIS & 5MP FFC 7.7mm Thick 4000mAh Battery (!! ...

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Moto E Benchmark Rundown – It Can Perform

We've had the Moto E with us and are putting it through its paces. Here's what it packs- A Snapdragon 200 Processor equipped with: + Quad ARM® Cortex™–A5 CPU at up to 1.4GHz per core + Adreno 203 GPU + Hexagon QDSP5 for low-power operations  Benchmarks We benchmarked the Moto E with a smattering of the usual benchmarking tests. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mc7Wul7ZOI&feature=you ...

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Unboxing the LG G Pro 2 [VIDEO]

We have LG's G Pro 2 with us for review. The phone packs quite a mean bundle. If you don't count the just announced LG G3, this is LG's flagship and targeted at the Note 3 crowd. Last year's LG G Pro was strictly okay and didn't cause any waves. However, after the marvel that was the G2, LG has really stepped up its game.   The device has an interesting glittery front, not too different from the back o ...

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Original Galaxy Gear Changes OSes – From Android to Tizen

Now this is a new one. We've heard of devices getting upgraded to the next iteration of their software, but never a device being issued a software update that essentially changes the underlying OS to something else entirely. Tizen started out as a project with Intel. Similarly, Samsung had an OS called BADA and launched a couple of Wave series devices. These failed spectacularly and Samsung went back to the ...

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Managing Moto E’s MicroSD Memory

Last week UTP Editor Shibesh declared that he would rather recommend the Lumia 520 to people rather than the Moto E, since although both of them limited internal memories and microSD cards, its a lot easier to set up a Lumia 520 and give a parent/elder/newbie than it is on the Moto E. We came across a very enlightening thread over on Motorola Forums where they have clarified how to go about using your Moto ...

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LG Flagship Comparison [GALLERY]

Due to a series of happy coincidences, we have four LG Flagship devices with us at the UnleashThePhones Bombay office. So of course, the only logical thing to do was to do a photoshoot with them. Can you guess which four devices these are?   How about now?   Here you go: From the left, its the Nexus 4, the LG G2, the LG G Pro 2 and the LG G-Flex. Who knew we would live in a world where a 5.2" devi ...

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