The revolution that the mobile operating system Android has made in the mobile phone industry is not small. Samsung was able to beat Nokia and surge forward with the help of the Android. Since it is an independent software, handset manufacturers was able to provide smart phones at a low price for the common man. The world has eagerly accepted the latest versions of the new Google-owned Android. Another interesting fact is that each version is named after sweet savouries. The latest in this series is the ‘KitKat’ (Android 4.4). Though multinational companies have previously launched models that use ‘KitKat’, Indian companies’ shift to this system was delayed a bit.
After a short wait, Mumbai-based Wicked-Leak became the first Indian company to use ‘KitKat’ and for this the company has not launched any new models. Their updation is available for the model Wammy Passion Z+ that was released in July. People using this model currently can change to KitKat from January 14. New buyers will get the updated model. Its sale began last Friday.
The phone with a 5-inch screen is priced at INR 15,990. The phone is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek Turbo processor and has a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The device has 1GB of RAM with 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded to up to 64GB using a microSD card. It sports a 13-megapixel main camera with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that supports full HD video recording. Battery is 2500 MaH. The phone also features dual-SIM card slots to support both 2G and 3G. The phone that weighs 150 grams is 141 mm long, 68.7 mm wide and 8.9 mm thick. Though rumours suggested that the leading Indian company Micromax would launch the Canvas 5 with Kitkat, it turned out to be false. Efforts are ongoing to bring KitKat on Karbonn and Lava.