Home automation hasn't taken off in India quite the same way it has in Western countries, but a local startup called Oakter is about to change that. The startup developed a smart home kit that lets you control your appliances — air conditioners, geysers, or coffee makers — through your phone.
Indian streaming music service Saavn has picked up rights to stream The Beatles, bringing 13 remastered studio albums and six collections to listeners on its platform. Music from The Beatles' debuted on streaming services in 2015.
The Lenovo Z1 runs Cyanogen OS 12.1 out of the box, but there's a stable CyanogenMod 13.0 build awaiting installation. Read on to find out how you can flash the latest version of CyanogenMod on your phone.
Xiaomi is launching a Mi Community for its Indian fans The manufacturer is taking registrations for 500 beta testers, and the forum is set to go live on June 20. Through the Mi Community, fans will be able to share feedback, suggest new ideas, take part in contests, and more.
Cellular networks in India offer reduced data rates for late night hours (usually between 3AM and 5AM), and you can now take advantage of the savings by scheduling YouTube videos for download during off-peak hours.
Reliance Jio's long-awaited 4G service is one step closer to a commercial launch. The carrier is now letting anyone register interest for its 4G network, and has commenced sales of Jio SIM cards at Reliance Digital stores.
Sony has launched the Xperia XA and Xperia X in India. The former is aimed at the mid-range segment, and will be available for ₹20,990; while the latter is squarely going after the Galaxy S7 with a ₹48,990 price tag. The Xperia X will be available starting June 7.
CREO's take on software with Fuel OS is certainly interesting, but the hardware on offer with the Mark 1 is a major letdown. The phone is undeserving of its price tag of ₹19,999, and there are far better alternatives available in the market.
HTC launched seven phones in India yesterday, 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.
HTC is on a roll today in India. The vendor has also launched four new phones in the Desire range: the Desire 628, Desire 630, Desire 825, and the Desire 830. That's in addition to the HTC 10, the HTC 10 Lifestyle, and the One X9.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab Iris in India, a budget slate aimed at government and businesses. The highlight of the tablet is the iris scanner, which provides biometric authentication that's certified for use with Aadhar, STQC, and UIDAI.
From localized versions of Android to offering free public Wi-Fi, Google is working hard to connect the next billion. The search giant is steadily rolling out new initiatives, all aimed at ensuring that people making their way online for the first time make a smooth transition.
Luis von Ahn is 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.
The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are now official. This year's offerings are Motorola's most robust to date in the budget segment, with the phones featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 617 SoC, 13MP camera (16MP on the G4 Plus) with 5MP shooter at the front along with a 3000mAh battery.
CREO has rolled out its first update to the Mark 1. The vendor unveiled the phone on April 13, promising to deliver monthly updates that ensure that the phone is "running like new" every month. This month's update is geared at making the camera more responsive, while introducing more functionality to the vendor's Sense and Echo software-based features.