Jagran Post brings you the highlight of the week that stunned the tech lovers and took the technology industry by storm.

Launches

Lava Iris 504Q+: It is a dual-SIM handset that supports GSM+GSM network connectivity. The device runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. It is powered by Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box operating system.

The phone is installed with a 5-inch HD IPS display that possesses a resolution of 720x1280 pixel and a pixel density of 294ppi. It contains 8GB of inbuilt storage capacity that can further be expanded up to 32GB through the usage of a microSD memory card.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1: It runs on a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The tablet is powered by Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

The device is installed with a 10.1-inch TFT display that possesses a resolution of 1280×800 pixel. It boasts a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera which enables self-portrait facility.

Leaks

Song ID on iOS: Apple reportedly working in partnership with Shazam to unveil a feature that will enable the users to identify songs. The new feature will likely allow users to recognize song as well as its artist with the help of an Apple device.

Though, there is no official word from the company over this upcoming service. But reports claim that Apple is planning to install this update into the operating system so that users don’t need to separately go along with this app.

Social Media

Twitter app-install ads: Twitter Inc took a significant step on Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to install apps on its social network as well as through MoPub, the mobile-advertising network it acquired last year.

Twitter said Thursday it could reach 1 billion unique mobile devices through its MoPub network, which places ads inside of hundreds of apps. Twitter, which acquired MoPub last year for roughly USD 350 million, reaches a more limited audience of 240 million users through its own Twitter.com Web site and mobile apps.

Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’: Facebook users in US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature launched by the company. The "Nearby Friends" feature launched must be turned on by the user, so people shouldn't expect to broadcast their location unknowingly.

It will use your smartphone's GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby provided they have the feature turned on as well. Rather than share your exact location, it will show only that you are nearby, say, within half a mile.

Apps

Google Camera app: Internet giant Google has finally rolled out Camera application for Android 4.4+ KitKat devices. The app is now available for download on Play Store.

The company also assured its users about the availability of this app to other devices in near future. Google camera contains creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.

Chrome Remote Desktop: Internet giant Google has now made its Chrome Remote Desktop service available to Android platform. The app will make Windows and Mac devices accessible to the Android OS in a secure manner.

This application allows Android users to connect and exchange data with other devices using smartphone.

ChatOn update: Samsung Electronics on Wednesday launched 'ChatON Version 3.5', a free messaging application, across all major mobile platforms-- Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry-- with largest file sharing capacity of 1 gigabyte.

Samsung did not disclose the number of users ChatON has in India, but said it has 200 million subscribers globally. The company has added a message translation feature that can facilitate people speaking different languages to chat with each other.

Gaming Arcade

Xbox One: Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.

The console went on sale on November 22 in 13 countries, including United States, United Kingdom and Australia, a week before rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 was released.

Play Station 4: Sony Corp said on Wednesday it sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 videogame consoles in just over four months to April 6, double the number of the older version, PlayStation 3, sold in about the same time frame after its launch.

Sales have outpaced those of PlayStation 3, which sold 3.5 million units between its launch in November 2006 and the end of March 2007, a Sony spokeswoman said.

(JPN/Agencies)