WhatsApp has become one of the most popular ways to connect with people over cellphones these days. While the app is free on Android for first year and comes with a $0.99 yearly subscription plan, the app needs $0.99 as one-time payment for iOS. According to a tweet on the WhatsApp Twitter account, the app is now free for iOS, this offer is valid for limited time in celebration of the holiday season.
“Happy Holidays! WhatsApp for iPhone is free for a limited time. Tell your friends!”
Though the company has given no indication of exactly how long the “limited time” is going to last, it could be safe to assume that it will last throughout the holiday season and will go back to its normal money-costing ways after December 25.
Apple has just released iOS 6.0.2 update for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini only, it is released to fix a bug that could affect the connections and speed of Wi-Fi connectivity. Apple has already tried to fix this once before with iOS 6.0.1 update.
The update is currently available in iTunes only, as the OTA software update tool on devices is returning an error. Users are having issues with both the iPhone 5 and iPad mini when connecting to WiFi networks, with limited range and speeds becoming fairly annoying. Hopefully this update fixes the issue.
You can plug your device into iTunes to install the update, or wait for the OTA system to come back online. iOS 6.0.2 update don’t list any other improvements.
Today, Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Grand running on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), apparently designed for mid-range customers. Samsung Galaxy Grand is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The phone comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, memory is expandable upto 64GB via microSD card. It has 5 inch, 800 x 480 WVGA TFT LCD display and a selection of built-in features including S Voice and Direct Call, which allows users to place calls by raising the handset to their ears.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand features a 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera which is capable of making 720p video calls. The device is only 9.6mm thick and weight is 162 grams. Connectivity options in this smartphone include Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Wi-Fi HT40, USB 2.0, A-GPS, Glonass and DLNA. It comes with the usual set of sensors like accelerometer, light and proximity sensors, gyro sensor and a digital compass. The Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with a 2100mAh battery.
Samsung plans to launch the phone in two versions: the single-SIM GT-I9080 and the dual-SIM GT-I9082. The dual-SIM variant is dual-active which will allow you to receive call on one number while talking on the other, perfect for emerging mobile markets. Price and release date is not announced yet.