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Google last month was reported to be dropping the Nexus-branding, and launch the Android 7.0 Nougat platform lead devices under its own brand. Gadgets 360 had also learnt that Google may release the new smartphones “in a handful of countries including India” in September. Now, a new report claims that the new Nexus smartphone successors will be re-branded as Pixel and Pixel XL. A separate report claims that Google is prepping for an event on October 4 where it will showcase the new hardware products.

Android Police reports, corroborating our earlier report, that the Pixel smartphone will be the 5-inch Sailfish device which was making rounds in rumours while the Pixel XL will be the 5.5-inch Marlin smartphone. The report adds that both the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will be touted as the “first phones built by Google.” An earlier report claimed that the upcoming Google smartphones will be priced higher than the current Nexus devices at launch, pegging the 5-inch ‘Sailfish’ smartphone to be priced at $449 (roughly Rs. 30,000), and the 5.5-inch ‘Marlin’ smartphone to be priced at $599 (roughly Rs. 40,100)

The anticipated Google-branded smartphones will also come with features over and above vanilla Android, which fits well with Sundar Pichai’s statement that Google is looking to be more opinionated with its own lineup. This may see a revamped launcher, and Google Assistant features.
Apart from the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google is expected to launch a brand new 4K Chromecast that can stream content in 4K and might be dubbed Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra. Another device rumoured to make its way at the October 4 event is the company’s in-house Daydream VR viewer device. It is rumoured to be called Daydream View. Android Police cites reliable sources confirming the October 4 Google launch event.

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Google last month was reported to be dropping the Nexus-branding, and launch the Android 7.0 Nougat platform lead devices under its own brand. Gadgets 360 had also learnt that Google may release the new smartphones “in a handful of countries including India” in September. Now, a new report claims that the new Nexus smartphone successors will be re-branded as Pixel and Pixel XL. A separate report claims that Google is prepping for an event on October 4 where it will showcase the new hardware products.

Android Police reports, corroborating our earlier report, that the Pixel smartphone will be the 5-inch Sailfish device which was making rounds in rumours while the Pixel XL will be the 5.5-inch Marlin smartphone. The report adds that both the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will be touted as the “first phones built by Google.” An earlier report claimed that the upcoming Google smartphones will be priced higher than the current Nexus devices at launch, pegging the 5-inch ‘Sailfish’ smartphone to be priced at $449 (roughly Rs. 30,000), and the 5.5-inch ‘Marlin’ smartphone to be priced at $599 (roughly Rs. 40,100)

The anticipated Google-branded smartphones will also come with features over and above vanilla Android, which fits well with Sundar Pichai’s statement that Google is looking to be more opinionated with its own lineup. This may see a revamped launcher, and Google Assistant features.
Apart from the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google is expected to launch a brand new 4K Chromecast that can stream content in 4K and might be dubbed Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra. Another device rumoured to make its way at the October 4 event is the company’s in-house Daydream VR viewer device. It is rumoured to be called Daydream View. Android Police cites reliable sources confirming the October 4 Google launch event.

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We drove the Volkswagen Tiguan earlier this year and were quite impressed by its capabilities. What we also learned on that drive was the fact that the Tiguan is just a small piece of a big puzzle and the latest spy shots emerged online, only add fuel to that fire. While the model has been in talks for sometime now, this is the first time the upcoming Tiguan XL was spotted in flesh sans any camouflage and will accommodate an extra of row of seats. What’s also interesting is that the SUV will also lock horns with the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq 7-seater SUV, also part of the VW Group.

The latest Tiguan is the first VW Group SUV to sit on the MQB chassis architecture – the same set of components that underpins everything from the Mk7 Golf to the Skoda Octavia. The extended wheelbase variant of VW’s SUV is likely to be called the Tiguan XL and will probably be built in China and Mexico. The Volkswagen Tiguan XL will sit on a longer version of the A2 platform, with precisely the same wheelbase as Skoda’s forthcoming seven-seat SUV, the Kodiaq. The car shares the front fascia with the smaller, 5-seater Tiguan SUV and the extension from the C-Pillar is very distinct. The engine options might be carried forward from the Tiguan SUV but as we said earlier, this is just the beginning for Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Tiguan 7-Seater

Expected Launch : Feb 2017

Besides the rather large SUV, Volkswagen has plans for a number of smaller SUVs, including a production version of the Golf-sized T-Roc and a Polo-based SUV which is likely to be called T-Cross. We expect the T-Cross to come to India and in fact, we think that the car manufacturer will bring it to India in 2018 with the Auto Expo forming a stage to propel the company’s newest member. The 5-seater Volkswagen Tiguan will hit showrooms in India next year and it’ll take the CBU route; so yes. it’ll compete with the likes of the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the BMW X1.

 
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US-based smartphone maker Blu has launched its new smartphone, the Blu Energy XL. It is now available exclusively via Amazon.com at $299 (approximately Rs. 20,000) for the unlocked version. The Blu Energy XL smartphone comes with support for 4G LTE and is compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T networks in the US. The company, as of now, has not revealed availability details for the Energy XL smartphone outside the US.

The biggest highlight of the Blu Energy XL is its huge 5000mAh battery which also supports quick charging. The company claims that a 10 minute charge offers Energy XL up to four hours of talk time. The new Blu smartphone can be expected to compete with the Asus ZenFone Max (2016)  which also boasts a 5000mAh battery.

The Blu Energy XL smartphone features a 6-inch full-HD Super Amoled display with pixel density of 367ppi. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Energy XL will receive an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow by end of this year, says the company. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor with Mali-T720 graphics GPU and 3GB of RAM. The Blue Energy XL also sports a fingerprint scanner at the back.

The latest Blu offering also features a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash module. It can record full-HD (1080p) videos at 30fps. It also houses a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone bears 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB).

The Blu Energy XL includes connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, USB Type-C 2.0, and A-GPS, apart from 4G LTE. The smartphone is available in Gold and Silver colours.

Announcing the new smartphone, Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO Blu Products said, “The Blu Energy XL offers everything someone can ask for in terms of specs and performance in a high-end smartphone. All while resolving the single biggest problem smartphone user’s face today, which is battery life.”

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US-based smartphone maker Blu has launched its new smartphone, the Blu Energy XL. It is now available exclusively via Amazon.com at $299 (approximately Rs. 20,000) for the unlocked version. The Blu Energy XL smartphone comes with support for 4G LTE and is compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T networks in the US. The company, as of now, has not revealed availability details for the Energy XL smartphone outside the US.

The biggest highlight of the Blu Energy XL is its huge 5000mAh battery which also supports quick charging. The company claims that a 10 minute charge offers Energy XL up to four hours of talk time. The new Blu smartphone can be expected to compete with the Asus ZenFone Max (2016)  which also boasts a 5000mAh battery.

The Blu Energy XL smartphone features a 6-inch full-HD Super Amoled display with pixel density of 367ppi. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Energy XL will receive an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow by end of this year, says the company. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor with Mali-T720 graphics GPU and 3GB of RAM. The Blue Energy XL also sports a fingerprint scanner at the back.

The latest Blu offering also features a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash module. It can record full-HD (1080p) videos at 30fps. It also houses a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone bears 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB).

The Blu Energy XL includes connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, USB Type-C 2.0, and A-GPS, apart from 4G LTE. The smartphone is available in Gold and Silver colours.

Announcing the new smartphone, Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO Blu Products said, “The Blu Energy XL offers everything someone can ask for in terms of specs and performance in a high-end smartphone. All while resolving the single biggest problem smartphone user’s face today, which is battery life.”