Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 May 2016 9:00 pm
The Mark 1 is an ambitious effort, but the underwhelming hardware prevents it from being a great phone.
CREO's take on software with Fuel OS is certainly interesting, but the hardware it showcased it on — the Mark 1 — is decidedly sub-par. The vendor is promising monthly updates through which it will keep the Mark 1 running like new. While that sounds like an enticing option, the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 May 2016 2:37 am
HTC launched seven phones yesterday in India, and the vendor is now back for an encore. The latest HTC handset to make its way to the country is the One M9+ Prime Camera Edition, which retains the styling of the One M9 while paring down the hardware to compete in the mid-range space.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 26 May 2016 6:02 am
The LG G5 is currently up for pre-order in India, and we now have a confirmed launch date. The phone will be officially announced on June 1, which should be when availability kicks off. The retail pricing of the phone is ₹52,990, which is the same as that of the HTC 10.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 26 May 2016 4:19 am
HTC is on a roll today in India. The Taiwanese vendor has launched the HTC 10 for ₹52,990, with the HTC 10 Lifestyle also set to make its debut in the market. Then there's the One X9 for ₹25,990, which brings a metal unibody design and BoomSound speakers to the mid-range segment. The vendor has also launched four new phones in the Desire range: the Desire 628, Desire 630, Desire 825, and the...
In a press event in New Delhi, HTC announced the launch of the company's 2016 flagship, the HTC 10. After a disappointing couple of release cycles, the HTC 10 is a confident return to form, and maybe a good reason for high-end buyers to start paying attention to the company once again.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 May 2016 7:12 am
Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab Iris in India, a budget slate targeted for use by the government and businesses in the country. The highlight of the tablet is the iris scanner, which provides biometric authentication that's certified for use with the government's Aadhar, STQC, and UIDAI programs.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 May 2016 6:36 am
Indian carriers are making 4G widely available in the country, and it looks like they're starting to trial next-generation 5G services. Nokia Networks is in discussion with telecom vendors over the feasibility of 5G.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 May 2016 3:54 am
From localized versions of Android to offering free public Wi-Fi, Google is working hard to connect the next billion.
Indian media outlets are abuzz after Tim Cook's maiden voyage to the country as CEO of Apple. Cook launched a new iOS accelerator in Bengaluru, and a Maps facility in Hyderabad that will create 4,000 jobs. The executive certainly created a lot of headlines here, thanks to his...
India's leading handset maker, Micromax, has announced the launch of its two new smartphones — Bolt Selfie and Canvas Selfie 4. With a focus on front-facing camera, Micromax is bringing its highly successful Canvas Selfie range to the entry level Bolt series.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, said,
Our Bolt Selfie is designed to keep the new and young...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 May 2016 3:23 am
The latest Moto G4 Plus adverts show off key features of the phone, including the Snapdragon 617 SoC, the 16MP camera with PDAF, laser autofocus, and an f/2.0 lens. The phone's camera app lets you tap to focus on a subject, and you can quickly control the exposure with a slider.
Luis von Ahn is a Guatemalan entrepreneur and an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He founded reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009, and then co-founded Duolingo, world's largest language-learning online platform.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 May 2016 1:48 am
Google has tried — and failed — to get regulatory signoff to conduct trials of its Project Loon initiative in India, but it looks like that's about to change. The government's communications and IT ministry is said to be in talks with Google over a Loon pilot, which will last for four days.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 May 2016 9:46 am
LG commenced pre-orders of the LG G5 over the weekend, and now HTC is getting ready to launch the HTC 10 in India. The manufacturer has sent out invites to the media for an event on May 26, where it will introduce its 2016 flagship in the country.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 May 2016 5:58 am
Micromax's sub-brand Yu Televentures is finally about to roll out Marshmallow update to the Yureka, Yuphoria, and Yunique. With Cyanogen ending exclusivity with Yu earlier this month, the vendor has commenced work on a custom user interface dubbed Yu-Open-OS.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 May 2016 5:08 am
Lenovo unveiled the Moto G4 Plus in India last week, offering two variants: A base model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage for ₹13,499; and a version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage for ₹14,999. One of our readers purchased a 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant from Amazon India, only to receive a unit with 2GB of available RAM and 32GB internal storage.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 May 2016 11:58 pm
The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge launched in India over two months ago, and until now there hasn't been much in the way of when other flagship phones will be available in the country. That's changing today, as the LG G5 is up for pre-order in the country for ₹52,990 ($785). The South Korean vendor has mentioned that all customers pre-ordering the phone will receive the CAM Plus module for free.
In a press conference in New Delhi, Chinese handset maker Coolpad launched flagship smartphone for the Indian market — the Coolpad Max. This is the second phone to be made available from the vendor, following the launch of the Coolpad Note 3 in October.