Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Nov 2014 3:59 am
After finding success with the Mi 3 and the Redmi 1S, Xiaomi has launched its third device in the Indian market, the Redmi Note. The handset will be available starting December 2 on Flipkart, and will be offered in two variants: A 3G dual-SIM version which retails for Rs. 8,999 ($145), and a single-SIM 4G version with Indian-specific LTE bands that costs Rs. 9,999 ($160).
A recent report claims that many brick-and-mortar retailers in India have refused to sell the three current Android One smartphones, because Google and its hardware partners decided back in September to give online sales a head start.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 18 Nov 2014 3:41 am
Indian retailer Flipkart has started taking pre-orders for the Nexus 6, with orders set to ship from the second week of December. The pricing of the device is similar to what is being listed on the Indian Play Store, with the 32GB version priced at Rs. 43,999 ($715) and the 64GB variant at Rs. 49,999 ($793). The Cloud White and Midnight Blue color variants are on offer with the retailer.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Oct 2014 8:33 am
After announcing plans to launch the OnePlus One via an e-commerce partner in the country later this year, OnePlus is now stating that the device in India will be initially sold through the invite-only system followed by other launch countries. The silver lining is that the invites will be specific to India, and that they will be "neither scarce nor impossible to come by."
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Oct 2014 5:29 am
In a statement provided today, Xiaomi has outlined measures it is undertaking to allay user concerns after it was revealed that devices like the Redmi 1S were sending user data back to the vendor's servers in China.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Oct 2014 1:53 am
After achieving a considerable amount of success in the Indian market since making its debut earlier this year, Xiaomi is now looking into opening a manufacturing facility in the country. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, India head Manu Jain stated that Xiaomi's legal team were investigating the regulatory hurdles involved in setting up a manufacturing plant in the country.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 19 Oct 2014 2:48 am
After announcing the Desire Eye and RE camera in an event earlier this month, HTC has launched the devices in India. Also launched in the country is the One M8 Eye, which is essentially a One M8 with a 13 MP camera sensor.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 18 Oct 2014 1:07 am
After stating that the Nexus 6 will be available in the country before the end of the year, Google is set to launch the Nexus 9 in India. The device has been spotted on the Indian Play Store, with both Wi-Fi only and LTE configurations listed as coming soon. The 16 GB Wi-Fi only variant will be available in the country for Rs. 28,900 ($470), while the 32 GB LTE model is listed for Rs. 44,900 ($...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Oct 2014 6:48 am
Now that the Nexus 6 is official, Motorola is sharing more details on when the handset will be available in countries around the globe. In a blog post yesterday, the manufacturer stated that the device would be heading to 28 countries by the end of the year, with India included in the first wave. Although an official launch date has not been confirmed, it is expected that the device will be...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Oct 2014 6:25 am
After unveiling the tablets in the UK last week, Lenovo has launched the 8 and 10-inch versions of the Yoga Tablet 2 and the 13.3-inch Yoga Tablet 2 Pro in India. Set to be available exclusively on Flipkart, the 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 is set to go on sale starting October 17 for Rs. 20,999 ($340), followed by the launch of the 10-inch Yoga Tablet 2 mid-November for Rs. 28,990 ($470) and the Yoga...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Oct 2014 9:49 am
After launching the Honor 6 in the country last month, Huawei is now turning its attention to the budget segment with the launch of the Honor Holly. Set to go on sale starting October 16 for Rs. 6,999 ($118), the Honor Holly features a 5-inch 720p display and dual-SIM connectivity.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Oct 2014 5:58 am
OnePlus announced earlier this year that it would be bringing the OnePlus One to India, with no mention of a specific launch window. Economic Times has further details on the upcoming launch, stating that the handset will be making its way to the country by December.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 7 Oct 2014 9:07 am
Traditionally, devices powered by MediaTek processors have had little to no support when it comes to the availability of custom ROMs, but all that is changing as CyanogenMod 11 has been successfully ported over to the first wave of Android One devices.
People in India will soon not be able to use Microsoft's Skype service to make calls to local mobile phones and landlines. The company has quietly revealed, via an updated support website page, that all those kinds of calls will end on November 10 in that country.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 30 Sep 2014 9:19 am
It's no secret that users in the Indian subcontinent love large screens, and today Lenovo is catering to that segment with the launch of the Vibe Z2 Pro – a high-end phablet boasting a 6-inch QHD display.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 29 Sep 2014 7:31 am
It looks like Samsung is considering the launch of a selfie focused camera in the Galaxy Grand line, dubbed the Galaxy Grand Prime, in India later this week. A retailer based out of Mumbai revealed that the retail price of the handset in the country will be Rs. 16,000 ($260), with a street price of Rs. 15,250 ($248).
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 Sep 2014 8:03 am
At a media event in New Delhi, Sony launched the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact for the Indian market. The Xperia Z3 is priced at Rs. 51,990 ($850) in the country, while the Xperia Z3 Compact will set you back Rs. 44,990 ($735). Both handsets will be available from brick and mortar stores as well as online retailers starting today.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Sep 2014 9:12 am
After an official unveil at the IFA, we haven't heard much about the Lenovo Vibe X2 — a mid-range handset boasting a unique multi-layered design — until now. Lenovo has listed the device on its Indian website, signifying an imminent launch in the country.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Sep 2014 2:33 am
Motorola has officially launched the new Moto X in the Indian market today, with the handset set to be available exclusively on Flipkart starting later today for Rs. 31,999 ($524). Motorola is offering the black, bamboo and leather back options for Indian customers. The pricing of the handset is welcome news for customers in the country waiting to make the switch to the latest from Motorola.
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