July 2015


OnePlus 2
After months of leaks and rumors, Chinese handset maker OnePlus recently announced the successor to its popular OnePlus One smartphone, describing the second generation device as another “flagship killer” launched on Tuesday. The handset certainly has a lot of impressive things to shout about. From 4GB RAM on the premium 64GB model to aSnapdragon 810 processor and 13MP camera equipped with f/2.0 aperture, 1.3µm pixel size, optical image stabilisation and laser autofocus, there’s a lot to like about the OnePlus 2. The company did a brilliant job with the original, offering virtually top-end specs for a low-end price, while also creating desirability by making it difficult to get your hands on.
Here’s the full specs sheet for the new handset.

  • Dimensions: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display with 401 pixel-per-inch density and Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3/4GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 16/64GB of eMMC 5.0 storage
  • 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n and 5GHz 802.11a/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • LTE
  • Dual-SIM support
  • Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1
  • Fingerprint button
  • Alert slider
  • USB Type-C connector
  • 3,300 mAh battery

The OnePlus 2 follows the same exclusivity path, available through invite only, and it also follows the same morals – high-end specs, low-end price. On August 11th, the OnePlus 2 will be available in two configurations: a 4GB of RAM / 64GB model priced at INR 24,99 and a 3GB of RAM / 16GB model priced at INR 22,999.
Let’s take a look at some of the flagship features that are potentially missing from the OnePlus 2.

  • NFC
  • Wireless Charging
  • Removable battery
  • Quad HD Resolution
  • Expandable Storage

There’s no denying that the OnePlus 2 is certainly an impressive smartphone but to say the OnePlus 2 will kill the other flagships would be a little dramatic.

July- The month of Julius Caesar. July month was first called Quintilis in Latin since it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar, It was changed around when January became the first month of the year. It was later changed to honor Julius Caesar, the founder of the Roman Empire, during the Julian calendar reform in 44 B.C.
New Horizons Pluto FlyBy: July 2015 surely belongs to Deep Space Science. We have witnessed history when NASA’s New Horizons gave us first real look at Pluto and it’s moons. New Horizons was the fastest object to leave Earth when it escaped our planet’s atmosphere at more than 36,000 miles per hour in 2006. Nine years later, it passed Pluto at a distance of just 7,800 miles, threading the needle through a target window less than 100 miles wide. And, somehow, all the science being done by the seven instruments onboard only consumes 28 watts of power.

Pluto- First Look
Pluto- First Look

Firefox Blocks Flash Automatically: On July 13, Facebook’s head of security publicly declared that it was time for the platform to die, and just a day later, Mozilla’s Mark Schmidt has joined in. In a tweet, Schmidt has announced that, as of the latest update, the Firefox browser will block Flash automatically. It looks as if the technology world has decided that if Adobe won’t do the decent thing and kill it, then everyone else will just tool up and beat it to death themselves.

Apple Music Rolled out in India starting at Rs 120: With the release of iOS 8.4, the new service is made accessible in 100 countries and India hasn’t been ignored.Apple-Music-India Before taking the plunge, the company allows a free trial period of three months. After that you will have to pay Rs 120 per month for individual accounts and Rs 190 per month for a group account of up to six people. Interestingly, it is much cheaper here considering the US pricing for $9.99 and $14.99 for individual and group of six, respectively.