Google Pixel Price in India. Features and release date

Google has released its most ambitious Android phone - PIXEL. There have been so many rumors and big leaks of the phone and they have created the needed hype.

Google has released Pixel in its Google Hardware Special event and Pixel comes in 2 variants and 3 different colors.

Google Pixel goes on sale initially in 6 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and India.

Price of Pixel in India starts at Rs.57,000 and the pre-sales will start from 13-October-2016. Pixel is available online at Flipkart and over 1000 stores including Reliance Digital, Croma and others where you can walk-in and buy your favourite model and color.

Google Pixel comes with a 5-INCH screen and Pixel-XL comes with a 5.5-INCH screen. Both of them come with Google Assistant, Photography, Storage, Communications and also Virtual reality.


The smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and starts at 32GB storage. Both the Pixel smartphones feature an all new 12.3MP rear camera with large 1.55 micron pixels and f/2.0 aperture.


Pav Bhaaji seller declared 50 crore Income Tax papers

Indian Govt. has been trying hard to bring everyone pay their taxes and be accountable to their incomes before the Income tax dept. Govt. says that this is to get the black money pockets and people with it out into open space. Under this IncomeTax Declaration Scheme (IDS) has been introduced. 



Under this scheme, IT dept has been raiding well known and famous eateries in Mumbai, New Mumbai and Thane and this has brought out good results. Few owners of these eateries have declared income on properties and cash in hand close to 50 crore Indian Rupees.

This is by means a biggest road to prove for our decades of belief that road side businesses make lot of money in savings and avoid income tax which many salaried people pay.

Also, note that middle class group is the biggest group in India and they are the people who pay largest section off the income tax share that the govt gets from individuals.

However, many personal tax advisors for these vadapaav, paav bhaaji sellers hear is that they might face a lot of harrasement in the future. Few of the tax analysts have advised their clients to throw big and grand parties and spend the cash reserves so that they end up paying normal income tax and avoid harrasment.

Disclaimer: Original news published in Economic Times. The content is self curated by me for this blog. Only facts are picked up from the paper article. Image from quora.

Beware:: Swiftkey might be leaking private information out to everyone

SwiftKey is most popular among many of us on almost all mobile devices. Be it Android or iOS or Windows, this app which was bought by Microsoft has been in there for giving personalized word suggestions based on our activity and SwiftKey's machine learning alogorithm. Swiftkey also allows you to sync your keyboard word suggestions to other devices when you migrate.

However, there seems to be a bug in the system and one of the Reddit user has reported having German word suggestions and email id's that he has never used in his entire life on his SwiftKey. All that SwiftKey installation that he had for his rooted Samsung S6 was English UK. See the images below of his SwiftKey settings.

So be cautious and see if there you are facing an issue. This same news was first reported on Telegraph.
Image credits to http://imgur.com/a/TVmes


PokemonGO : New Version : More realistic HoloLens view

PokemonGo has become the biggest hit ever in the mobile gaming world and has overtaken snapchat in downloads count. But few people like me have not played it and few have left it for its 2D views.

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A person called David Robustelli, a VirtualReality developer has developed a VR version of PokemonGo for Hololens. This version is super simple to use and play. A tap of a fingure places the pokemonGo.

Here is the video of that


Brexit? So what exactly is it?

We have recently witnessed Brits voting to get out of EU that they joined in 1973. There was no referendum when Britain along with Denmark and Iceland joined EU.

The recent referendum has made it clear that Brits want to get out of EU and they see that staying with EU is effecting their cost of living, their jobs etc.

Brexit, short for Britain + exit as coined by the guys following the situation, has shown a huge impact on Britain economy and world economy. Pound, the official money for UK before Euro, has plunged to 31 years low. Markets worldwide have tumbled by more than 10% and now are slowly recovering.

So, what exactly is Brexit? These awesome guys have summed it up in a simple video. Watch it here.


Mocha-Chai Unit testing Nodejs Applications : Part 2

Many out there believe that unit testing is time consuming and hilariously funny to talk about. When I started out my career as a software Engineer/ Systems Engineer, I disliked my manager when he asked me about the status of my unit test cases. I clearly had a disliking for that. However, 8 years into developing products for large clients ranging from Banking to automotive, I strongly believe that a developer's good healthy sleep lays in good and healthy unit test cases.


So over the coming days, I am making screencasts on writing unit test cases in Node.js using Mocha and Chai. Mocha and Chai are 2 wonderful unit test frameworks for Node.js. Mocha is a JavaScript library for organising our code for both serverside as well as client side JavaScript code. Chai.js is a rich with many assertions for validating our code. Both Mocha and Chai support TDD and BDD style of unit testing.

Here is the Part 2 of the our unit testing nodejs with Mocha and Chai


Android - Best Phones below 10000 Rupees [13MP, 2GB RAM]

Buying a phone for 10000 rupees was a costly affair in India a couple of years ago. Even if we wanted to buy one, there use to be very very few options.

Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL (Rs. 8,999)




Coolpad Note 3 Plus (Rs. 8,999)



LeEco Le 1s (Rs. 9,999)



Powered by an octa-core Helio X10 processor, the phone features 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal expandable storage. It comes with 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (Rs. 8,499)

Meizu m2 Note (Rs. 7,790)



Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Rs. 9,999)



Sailboat iPhone case review

While I was searching for a case for my new iPhone 6S, I was full of ideas and was looking for something that can make my iPhone look more cleaner and impressive. After searching for a while, I have found that Sailboat iPhone cases look so clean and impressive that they stole my heart.



Stole my heart? Not just that, I think they will even save my heart - my new iPhone 6S. This is an awesome one there in the market.  The product is available in India on www.shopclues.com

P.S: Currently am not endorsing any product of this kind, but If you are willing to get an endorsment, surely get in touch with me on Hyderabadrocker007@gmail.com or y.eshwarprasad@gmail.com

Photo credit Etsy.

$4 smartphone starts delivery in India. Amazing story

Freedom 251, the $4 smart phone that is the cheapest in the world is getting to deliver their phones. The Android running phone, Ringing Bells has committed to delivering a cheap phone under the MakeInIndia campaign. There were many rumours that this is going to be a money looting act from a corporate company at a corporate level.

However, the Goel, the CEO and founder of the company has confirmed the news that they are shipping Freedom251 starting June30-2016. In the 1st phase of delivery 2 lakh mobile devices will be delivered to the customers.

Freedom 251 delivery is starting. Be excited if you ordered one...!!!

Freedome 251, the Rs251 smart phone that is the cheapest in the world is getting to deliver their phones. The Android running phone, Ringing Bells has committed to delivering a cheap phone under the MakeInIndia campaign. There were many rumours that this is going to be a money looting act from a corporate company at a corporate level.

However, the Goel, the CEO and founder of the company has confirmed the news that they are shipping Freedom251 starting June30-2016. In the 1st phase of delivery 2 lakh mobile devices will be delivered to the customers.