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Update Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware


XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 is now available for download. You can get this latest Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus from Samsung KIES, or if you can’t get this update for your region, you can always follow our easy tutorial below for manually updating your tablet with this new firmware using Odin. P6200XXMC3 was just released earlier today so it will be rolled out to all the regions in a few days/weeks. This is an unbranded firmware and can be installed on any Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. You can install XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware on Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 now using the tutorial below.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 to XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 official firmware using ODIN. Make sure youbackup all your data from the given tools below as a precaution and don’t forget to read the important tips given below as you have to keep them in mind. You never know when something might go wrong. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 Firmware Details:

PDA: P6200XXMC3
CSC: P6200OXAMC3
Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2013 March
Regions:

If you plan on rooting this tablet or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 4.1.2 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

  • Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
  • Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
  • Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
  • Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
  • Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
  • Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup datamanually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmwareupdate or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and updateGalaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 to XXMC3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

Google Zeitgeist: Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, iPhone 5s most searched in 2013


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Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google’s search engine this year.

 

Three of the world’s four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths of famous men.

 

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this month, occupied the top spot, followed by “Fast & Furious” movie star Paul Walker, who died in a Nov. 30 car crash. “Glee” TV series cast member Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in July, ranked fourth in an annual retrospective released Tuesday.

 

The Boston Marathon bombings in April that killed three people ranked sixth.

 

The iPhone 5S, the latest upgrade in Apple’s most popular product line, finished third in Google’s rankings. A rival smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, took the eighth spot. PlayStation 4, Sony Corp.’s newest video game console, held the ninth position.

 

The Top 10 was rounded out by the “Harlem Shake,” a song that inspired a procession of amusing dance videos, at No. 5; “royal baby” Prince George, the heir to England’s throne, at No. 7; and North Korea, whose saber-rattling has become a source of international tension, at No. 10.

 

Google’s review follows annual round-ups compiled during the previous two weeks by its main search rivals – Microsoft Corp.‘s Bing, Yahoo Inc. and Ask.com. Although its list usually comes last each year, Google’s breakdown typically provides the greatest insight into the world’s collective mindset because the company’s technology processes about two out of every three search requests made on the Internet.

 

Bing ranks a distant second with 18 percent of the U.S. search market, and even less in most other countries. Yahoo, which relies on Bing’s technology, handles the third most search requests.

 

Because the same inquiries tend to crop up from one year to the next, Google tries to keep its list fresh by focusing on the queries that post the biggest annual gains – a measurement that the Mountain View, California, company calls “trending.”

 

Google also is slicing its vast database of search requests into a hodgepodge of other categories spanning 72 countries, up from 55 last year. In the U.S. alone, Google is compiling more than 90 different lists examining the hottest inquiries about everything from finances to pop culture.

 

A handful of the rankings are based on the total number of requests entered into Google’s search engine, instead of breaking them down by the variance from last year.

 

Google’s pecking order of the most-searched people in the U.S. consists exclusively of singers, with the exception of reality-TV show star Kim Kardashian, who is engaged to be married to one of her peers on the list, hip-hop artist Kanye West (she ranks No. 3, while he came in at No. 10). The top spot is held by Miley Cyrus, who also was No. 1 in Yahoo’s search rankings for this year (Kardashian ranked second on Yahoo’s list).

 

Cyrus, Kardashian and Justin Bieber were the only three people to appear in each of the most-searched lists from Google, Bing and Yahoo. The lists of most-searched people on Google and Bing shared the most in common, with six stars appearing in both categories. Beside Cyrus, Kardashian and Bieber, the other three to make the cut on both Google and Bing were Beyonce Knowles (No. 1 on Bing, No. 5 on Google); Rihanna (No. 3 on Bing, No. 6 on Google); and Taylor Swift (No. 4 on Bing, No. 7 on Google).

 

The Web surfers who use Bing evidently have quite different tastes in television from those who search on Google.

 

Only two series, “Big Bang Theory” and “Big Brother” appeared in each of the two rivals rankings’ of the year’s most-searched TV shows. “Big Bang Theory” ranked first on Bing’s list, a distinction held by “Breaking Bad” in Google’s rankings. The two search engines couldn’t agree on the most popular morning news show either, with NBC’s “Today Show” making it on Bing’s list of most frequent TV requests and ABC’s “Good Morning America” securing a spot on Google’s list.

 

Google was on its own list of trending stocks this year, ranking No. 4. That’s not a big surprise, given the company’s market value has surged by about 50 percent so far this year, its biggest gain on Wall Street since 2008. That was still not enough to surpass Google rival Facebook Inc. on the list of trendiest stocks. Facebook’s shares have more than doubled so far this year. After Facebook came electric car maker Tesla Motors, whose stock has more than quadrupled this year, and online messaging service Twitter Inc., whose stock has more than doubled since its Wall Street debut last month.

 

New iPhone 5S images leak, revealing several new details


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New photos of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S were published on Monday. The images were posted by MacRumors, and they appear to show the inside and back of Apple’s next-generation iPhone. A few new things can be gleaned compared to the iPhone 5S photos that leaked earlier: First, Apple’s processor is seated on the board in this latest leak, and it appears to confirm that the A7 will indeed power the iPhone 5S, as has been rumored for months now. In addition, one photo appears to show a dual-LED flash with two different colored LED bulbs. This might suggest that Apple’s new iPhone will include a flash that projects different colored light depending on the surrounding lighting, so that the highest-quality photos possible are captured. Apple’s next-generation iPhone includes an extensive internal overhaul, as revealed by BGR, and it may also feature a fingerprint scanner when it launches this fall. The leaked iPhone 5S photos can be seen below.ImageImage

 

Beautiful Design Concept Be the iPhone 5S


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It won’t be long until we’re likely to get our first look at Apple iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) starting June 10. But after that, Apple’s going to have to do something spectacular with its alleged iPhone 5S to keep up with smartphone juggernauts such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

iPhone speculators have lately been focusing on the possibility of a fingerprint scanner built into the next iPhone, and who better to visualize this than our favorite conceptual artist of all things iPhone, Federico Ciccarese?

In this gallery, see his latest renders of a possible design of the next iPhone, including that rumored fingerprint scanner taking the place of the Home button. Adding credibility to this fantasy is the familiar chamfered edge from the current iPhone 5.

 

iPhone 5S Production to Start in March, Launch in June/July?


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iPhone 5S Production to Start in March, Launch in June/July?

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says that Apple is slated to start production of the iPhone 5S in March for a June/July launch, reports MacRumors.

Our checks indicate that preliminary builds for the iPhone 5S will start in March for a launch in June/July. As word of the earlier production schedule starts to spread, we believe we could see a slight slowing of demand CQ1 in anticipation of the new product launch and Apple will likely start curtailing channel inventory.

Misek has seen signs of two iPhone 5S prototypes in testing although one may be the cheaper iPhone widely rumored of late. Misek says that the low-cost iPhone “looks close to being greenlit or may already have been.

Similar to the iPad mini, we expect a concentrated low-cost iPhone rather than a “cheap” one. Likely specs: polycarbonite case with 4″ non-Retina display and no LTE. We believe a new low-cost iPhone would increase Apple’s share, decrease [gross margins], but have little impact on [earnings per share].

Additionally, Misek said he is no longer seeing signs of a 4.8-inch iPhone but the larger form factor may be for the iPhone 6. Misek also reasons that recent reports of iPhone component order cuts are due to an assembly bottleneck that’s caused an oversupply of components and the ramping down of production ahead of the new iPhone 5S.

 

5 Smartphones Worth Buying Above 30,000


Bangalore: The Indian smartphone market is very saturated. With new smartphones entering the market every day the decision as to which on to buy keeps getting tougher and tougher.

To make the decision a bit simpler here are a list of 5 smartphones above 30,000 which are worth buying!

5. HTC One X
Price: 
34,695 as seen

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The flagship smartphone from HTC is definitely a winner in this category. The design and specifications do not fail to disappoint at all. It comes with a 4.7 inch HD Super LCD 2 touch screen display which boats of a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels. The screen comes with Gorilla Glass Strength which makes it strong and sturdy.  The screen specifications make the phone a favorite among gaming enthusiast.

One X is powered by a 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor and is backed by 1 GB of RAM. The hone comes with a 16 GB internal memory option. But unfortunately the phone is missing a slot for a microSD card. This means that there is nothing much one can do about the memory space. It functions on Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich operating system.

But if you willing to wait for the successor of One X then HTC has launched HTC One X + which comes with improved specifications.

4. Samsung Galaxy S III
Price:  33,900

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Yet another flagship smartphone to figure on the list is Galaxy S III from Samsung. From the day it was released till date S III is hitting jack pot after jack pot. In fact in many surveys S III has actually managed to dislodge Apple’s iPhone from the number 1 slot.

The smartphone comes with a gigantic 4.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Like HTC One X this smartphone also comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection.  Galaxy S III is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad core cortex Exynos processor.

The phone functions on Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, but recently Samsung has rolled out updates to Jelly Bean operating system. The phone comes with three memory variants; 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB with a slot for the microSD card that allow the user to expand the memory up to 64 GB.

3. iPhone 5 
Price: 45,500

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Each iPhone that makes its way into the market is lighter and faster. The iPhone 5 is no exception. Barring the few minor glitches the iPhone 5 is a smartphone that is worth buying. The smartphone comes with a 4 inch Retina display with a resolution of 640 X 1136 pixels. The screen boasts of 326 pixels per inch density. The screen also comes with an oleophobic coating which means that the screen will not feature finger print smudges.

iPhone5 functions on a super fast Apple A 6 quad core processor which makes sure that the applications are not slow.

When compared to its predecessor, the new iPhone is up to 18 per cent thinner and along with that it is 20 per cent lighter. It comes with an 8 mega pixel camera. The phone also boats of a Panorama picture capture mode.  The secondary front facing camera comes with specification of 1.2 mega pixels.

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Price: Rs 38,900

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The Samsung Note 2 comes with a 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen which automatically puts this gadget in the phablet section. The screen boasts of a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad core A-9 Cortex Exynos processor backed by 2 GB of RAM.

The phablet functions on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

When it was initially launched it faced a lot of criticism with its size but slowly with its specifications it won over the audience and in two months Samsung sold 5 million units of the gadget.  It features an 8 mega pixel camera which comes with features like auto focus and LED flash. It also comes with a 1.9 mega pixel front facing camera that allows the user to make video calls.

The Note 2 also comes with the Popup Note feature which allows the user to open the S Note instantly in the form of a pop up window on your screen.

1. LG Optimus Vu
Price: 30,500

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The flagship smartphone from LG; Optimus Vu comes with a 5 inch HD-IPS LCD capacitive touch screen  with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra which is backed by 1 GB of RAM. the phone boats of 32 GB of internal storage but it is missing a microSD slot.

The smartphone functions on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which will soon see an update to Jelly Bean operating system according to LG. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera with features like autofocus and LED flash. It also comes with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera which allows the users to make video calls.

LG has till now been launching devices at frequent intervals while keeping its fans happy. Now, with its new flagship device LG Optimus Vu, LG’s fans are certainly in for a treat.

 

iPhone 5 sold out in India, 15,000 gone in 24 hours


Acouple of days ago we had exclusively reported that the iPhone 5 was sold out across resellers in India. Now, The Wall Street Journal has also chimed in stating that a few days after Apple’s flagship smartphone landed on shelves in India, the stocks had run dry.

The WSJ contacted Himanshu Chakrawarti, chief executive of The MobileStore Ltd that runs 900 outlets across India. He states, “We were sold out within 24 hours of launch. It’s all gone.”Image

The report by the WSJ states that sources have informed it that 10,000 to 15,000 units made its way to India for the first round of sales. Analysts also informed it that Apple’s specialised distribution partners and mobile phone companies have together placed orders with the Cupertino-based company to ship 100,000 iPhone 5 units to India to be sold within the first month.

Those trying to get their hands on the handset can try their luck by buying it through the grey market at the same cost as the official channels, but potential buyers would also need to wait. The wait, however, is not as long, and they can get it within a day or two of placing the order.

Here is a quick look at some of the highlighted features of the iPhone 5:

  • 4-inch, 326ppi Retina display at 1136 x 640 pixels,
  • GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE and Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 720p front-facing camera
  • 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions

Apple has teamed up with a couple of distribution channels, namely Redington and Ingram Micro to sell the iPhone 5 in India. Redington, one of the distributors of the iPhone 5 in India, revealed the prices of the handset with the base model (16GB) being launched for Rs 45,500. The 32GB version of the iPhone 5 will be available for Rs 52,500, and the 64GB model for Rs 59,500. These prices are more or less on par with the iPhone 4S from the previous generation, when it was first launched in India. Apple has also tied up with Ingram Micro Inc, which is a large US-based distributor of technologies, as well as Redington India Ltd, a local distributor with 12,000 smaller partners across the country.

The iPhone 5 is made entirely out of aluminium and glass, weighs 112 grams and is 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S, and is the thinnest iPhone yet at 7.6mm. Apple has chosen to debut iOS 6 with the iPhone 5. The new OS includes Apple’s own Maps app, an updated version of Siri and lots more. Overall, the new iPhone has been upgraded in almost all respects.

Siri has also been updated and new features include support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings; Siri and Facebook-enabled apps such as Photos, Safari and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud. However, a majority of Siri’s new capabilities are not available in India just yet.

 

NEWS / SMARTPHONES iPhone 5 is here, 64GB version costs Rs 1 lakh


 

There’s a lot of buzz around Apple’s iPhone 5 around as most countries are still waiting to get their hands on the device. India is among the third wave of countries where the iPhone 5 will be available. This potentially points to a late October launch of the device. Fans of Apple in India have reason to rejoice though, as some stores have begun selling the iPhone 5.

Some stores in the grey market have announced their pricing for Apple’s latest smartphone, and the prices are as high as Apple’s other devices. The 16 GB version is available in the grey market for approximately Rs 76,000, the 32GB version for Rs 85,000, and the 64GB version of the iPhone 5 is available at Rs 1,00,000.

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According to an earlier report, the iPhone 5 is easier to repair than its older siblings – the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. As per a guide published by iFixit, the biggest issues with manually repairing an iPhone 5 are Apple’s proprietary screws used to keep the device together, and many intricate parts located near the dock that make fixing individual parts dicey. All things considered, the iPhone 5’s front-to-back construction makes accessing the insides of the device very easy, as the screen is the first thing to come out when disassembling the phone.

It was recently revealed that the iPhone 5 runs on a triple-core GPU. The device runs on a custom-made dual-core ARM processor that runs at a clock speed of 1GHz. The GPU uses a triple-core with a higher clock speed, so that the phone can achieve double the graphical capabilities of the A5 processor. The processor is most likely a PowerVR SGX 543MP3. The A5 processor that powers the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the fifth generation iPod Touch had a PowerVR SGX 543MP2 GPU.

On the software side of things, the iPhone 5 was recently jailbroken by developer Grant Paul, a.k.a., Chpwn. Paul had recently tweeted a screenshot of an iPhone 5 with the Cydia app installed. The Cydia app is its own app store that allows users to buy and download apps. These apps would otherwise not be hosted on Apple’s own App Store, as many of the apps require permission to use the root features of the device — permissions which aren’t possible to give with a device that hasn’t been jailbroken.

Here is a quick look at the highlighted features of the iPhone 5:

  • 4-inch, 326ppi Retina display at 1136 x 640 pixels
  • GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE and Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 720p front-facing camera
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions

Made entirely out of aluminium and glass, the iPhone 5 weighs merely 112 grams, is 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S, and is the thinnest iPhone yet at 7.6mm thick. Apple has chosen to debut iOS 6 with the iPhone 5 and the new OS includes Apple’s own Maps app, an updated version of Siri and lots more. Overall, the new iPhone has been upgraded in almost all respects.

 

Nokia Infographic Compares Lumia 920 to iPhone 5


Nokia Infographic Compares Lumia 920 to iPhone 5

Nokia Infographic Compares Lumia 920 to iPhone 5

Nokia has posted an infographic comparing the Lumia 920 with the new iPhone 5.

The devices are compared on Camera, Image, Map, Charging, Accessory, Screen, UI, Design, and Color.

While the comparison is clearly meant to promote the Lumia 920 it’s not as slanted as Samsung’s recent ad comparison of the Galaxy S III and iPhone 5.

Take a look below…

Nokia may price Lumia 920 at Rs 42,000 in India


 

At the Nokia World 2012 event held a few days ago, Nokia revealed everything about the new Lumia handsets except their launch dates and prices. Rumours indicated earlier that Nokia would launch the Lumia 920 in global markets by November. As per a recent report, this handset will be priced at Euro 600 ($758), which translates to approximately Rs 42,000.

The author of WMPowerUser, Surur states, “The Nokia Lumia 920 will be released in Germany in mid-October and will retail for 600 Euro ($758, £476). The Austrian art magazine ‘Future Zone‘ reported that Nokia wants to deliver the Lumia 920 from the middle of October in Germany. They expect the handset to initially launch only in a few countries, much like the roll-out of the Nokia Lumia 800, before being available everywhere. The handset will be introduced first in Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Russia, before becomes available in late October in Poland. The Scandinavian countries, Portugal and Spain will receive the handset a short time later.”

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The report adds that two weeks later, the 
Lumia 820, Nokia’s second Windows Phone 8 smartphone will be launched at a price of around Euro 450 ($568 or £357). This pricing would translate to roughly Rs 31,500 in India. 

This report would also push forward the time frame the handsets are expected to debut. If Nokia aims to reclaim its throne as a top mobile manufacturer, then it needs to get the timing of the handset’s launch right as Apple may probably launch the iPhone 5 in the second half of September.

The launch of the iPhone 5 is likely to create a major stir in the smartphone market as analysts are predicting the brand to sell 10 million units of the device within the first 10 days of its launch itself.

In an investors’ note released recently, analyst Gene Munster projects iPhone 5 sales of anywhere between 6 million and 10 million from September 21 to the end of the month. Last year, Apple sold 4 million iPhone 4S units during the phone’s first three-day weekend in October. Sales of 10 million units in one week or so seem attainable this year, as long as supply meets demand. Overall, the analyst is eyeing total iPhone sales of at least 26 million units for the full September quarter, higher than the average Wall Street estimate of 22 million to 23 million.

Past rumours indicated that Nokia would price the Lumia 920 to match the iPhone. It will be interesting to see how Nokia fares in the market especially since it has a lot backing on the Windows Phone 8 OS.

Apart from Apple, Nokia also faces competition from the likes of Samsung, which also has a Windows Phone 8, the ATIV S, in its artillery, which will go head to head with these handsets.