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 : 157

Moto G Review – How Far We’ve Come

The Moto G has been touted as the killer low-end Android device ever since its global launch in November 2013. It was rumoured to come to India at the end of December, but due to great demand for it elsewhere, the word was that they postponed the launch. Then, the signs indicated it would launch here somewhere in the middle of January 2014. That didn't happen either. Then we finally got an indication from t ...

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Lenovo Vibe Z Launched In India For Rs. 35999

PC giant Lenovo has been taking the smartphone industry quite seriously for the past few years. Last month we got news of them purchasing Motorola from Google. Today, they launched their latest flagship device in India, the Vibe Z. CJ is the the Lenovo office in Bangalore and checking out the Vibe Z.                   The Vibe X has been in the Indian market for ...

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Panasonic Launches Two Entry Level Feature Phones In India

Back in September, Panasonic pulled out of the smartphone business in Japan after incurring losses of upto $15 Billion in two years. "It's not acceptable for the company to be bleeding red ink like this, so we have to think about ways to develop assets that we do have in a more effective direction," Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga said. We now know what this 'more effective direction' is, and it is featu ...

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Unboxing the Moto G [VIDEO]

It's here. The much-hyped, long awaited Moto G. While Motorola may be passed on from Google's hands to Lenovo's, the Moto G marks the re-entry of Motorola as a company into the Indian market, which they exited in November 2012. Here is our Unboxing Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbbYEBhd7g8 The box is actually quite small, about the size of a 5" smartphone Here is what you get out of the box: The devi ...

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Guide: Upgrade Moto G Indian Dual SIM To 4.4 KitKat

[UPDATE: 15/02/2014: The official Moto G 4.4.2 Update has begun being pushed to Indian Moto G's via OTA (Over The Air). Before following this guide, first navigate to 'Settings>About>System Updates' and see if you have any updates available. If you do, go ahead and update that way. If not, feel free to follow the guide below. Note that this is exact same update that we had included in the guide last w ...

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App Spotlight: Roundr for Android

In our continuing series of App Spotlight, where we highlight interesting apps we've been playing with, today we look at Roundr. Roundr is one of those apps that started out as an open source experimental app on a thread on XDA Developers. It then grew in popularity and the dev decided to take it to the Play Store. It has done quite well on the Play Store, with a Free version with limited functionality, and ...

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Greenify Rolls Out V2.00, Now Supports Non Root Android Devices

If you have an Android device and are reading this, chances are that you are Rooted. One of the most useful Root Only apps so far has been Oasis Feng's masterpiece: Greenify. It is an app that hibernates background applications and doesn't allow them to run until you explicitly open them. There are quite a few apps on the Android ecosystem that suck battery when in the background, like the official Facebook ...

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Gionee Elife E7 launched in India for Rs 26,999 (16GB version)

The Gionee E7 was launched in India today, at a price of Rs 26,999 for the 16GB version, and Rs 29,999 for the 32GB version. The Gionee E7 runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2 with their "Amigo" UI layer on top, and is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor (whereas in LTE markets, it uses a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974AC instead), 3GB of RAM with the version that has 32GB internal m ...

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Hands On With The Lenovo Vibe X

The Lenovo Vibe X was announced in India in New Delhi a couple of days ago. Yesterday, Lenovo India arranged for us to have a hands-on with the new flagship. As CJ just mentioned,  its a Quad Core Mediatek, 2GB RAM, 16GB non-expandable Memory, 1080p Display w/ Gorilla Glass 3, 2000mAh (non removable) battery, 13MP Back and 5MP Wide Angle FFC and runs 4.2. After a fair amount of hands on time with the device ...

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Notion Ink Adam II Review: Second Is The Best?

In late 2010, Bangalore-based Notion Ink launched the Adam, an Android tablet. It touted many attractive selling points like its Eden interface, a 185 degree rotatable and a one-if-its-kind LCD+eInk display by Pixel Qi. It hit the spotlight in CES 2011 and ran a Tegra 2 processor, top notch and one of the first at its time. While it seemed great on paper, the execution left a bitter taste in a lot of custom ...

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Notion Ink Brings 3G and WiFi Adam II to India

Its official. The Adam II has launched in India for sale immediately. The Bangalore-based company behind the product, Notion Ink, had initially launched the Adam in US and Europe in 2011. Now, its successor is out in Indian markets. While most of the specs had leaked in May '13, here's what the final product packs:   Some salient features of the Adam II include Front Facing speakers, a secondary side d ...

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Galaxy J aka the S800 running Galaxy S4 launched in Taiwan

The HTC One and Galaxy S4 launched with Snapdragon 600 Processors (and Exynos in markets like India), at a time where the Snapdragon 800 wasn't mainstream yet. After that, the XPERIA Z1, the LG G2 and even the Galaxy Note 3 launched on Snapdragon 800, making the S4 seem a bit out-specced for the high end pricing it touted. In October '13, the Galaxy J was announced for NTT Docomo in Japan. Now, the Samsung ...

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