Xolo has announced on it’s Facebook page that it will be launching first Xolo Hive based device in first week of August. The launch vehicle for the device will be Xolo Play 8X-1000 which will also be Xolo’s first Octa core smartphone.
The highlight of this device will of course be the new Android KitKat based Xolo Hive UI which will be ported to other Xolo smartphones in future. The Hive UI brings about several changes and new features include a new media console which includes album art update,youtube integration,recommendation engine from last fm and equaliser as well. Other features include a new launcher, Hive Connect
Xolo has also mentioned that it will be gathering User information and will constantly update the UI similar to approach which Xiaomi follows. Xolo also claims that they have validated all benchmarks which are similar to vanilla Android. You can read more about Xolo Hive on Xolo’s official webpage.
According to earlier leaks, this new phone will come with 5 Inch HD display layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The octa core CPU will be aided by 2 GB RAM for handling these customizations.
In an age where Google is taking more and more control of Android and also giving it a major makeover with Android L, do you think a new Custom UI will be a good idea? The new software will most likely be buggy and improve over time if Xolo provides good support. We do hope the Xolo Q1000 Opus fiasco doesn’t repeat itself.