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  • Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android 8 hours 56 minutes ago

    Seoul: Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path. But after years of development and a handful of Tizen-powered smartwatches and cameras,...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year 3 days ago

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • These 3 smartphones may outperform your stand-alone cameras 3 days ago

    New York: Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore. Of course, a phone is never going to replace a full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, otherwise known as an SLR. There's just no way to squeeze a powerful, SLR-type lens into the small...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with curved edge display launched at Rs 64,900 in India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung has announced the launch of the much-awaited Galaxy Note Edge smartphone in India. The phone that has a side display for quick access to the flashlight, Twitter, news and frequently used apps carries a price tag of Rs 64,900. The phone will be available in India from the...
  • Micromax Yureka vs OnePlus One: Cyanogen has not been fair to both the companies, observes Delhi HC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen OnePlus Technology told the Delhi high court that its version of the Cyanogen operating system (OS) is different from the one that Micromax has an exclusive licence to for use in India. Shenzhen was recently restrained by the High Court from selling its devices in India...
  • Motorola launches 32GB Moto X (2nd generation) in India at Rs 32,999 onwards 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Motorola has now launched the 32GB variant of its new Moto X (2nd generation) in India. The 32GB Moto X is priced at Rs 32,999 for the base variant and Rs 34,999 for the wood finish and the leather back panel versions. The new model is also exclusively...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing 5 days ago

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Motorola rolls out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto X (2nd Gen) phones in India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Motorola has announced that it has began rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto X (2nd Gen) phones in India. The company says it will also soon initiate Lollipop upgrade for other Motorola devices in India. Android Lollipop is the latest version of Google's popular smartphone operating system...
  • Micromax launches Cyanogen-based Yureka smartphone at Rs 8,999 in India December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Micromax has announced the launch of its first smartphone under the Yu brand. Named Yureka, the phone carries a price tag of Rs 8,999. The Micromax Yureka runs Cyanogen OS which is based on Android 4.4.4 operating system. According to Micromax, the Yureka will be one of the...
  • Lava Iris Fuel 60 with a 4,000mAh battery launched at Rs 8,888 in India December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Lava launched a new smartphone - Iris Fuel 60 - offering a greater battery life to help users work for longer hours without frequent charging. Priced at Rs 8,888, the handset is second in Lava's range of smartphones focussed on longer battery life. "With smartphones becoming part...
  • Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone comes to India at Rs 32,980 December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker has launched what is touted to be the world's slimmest phone in India. Named Vivo X5 Max, the phone carries a price tag of Rs 32,980. At 4.75mm, the Vivo X5 Max dethrones the recently launched Oppo R5 as the world's slimmest phone that measures...
  • Want someone to wake you up in the morning? Here's an app for you December 15, 2014

    New York: Wish to hear a stranger's voice instead of an alarm bell the first thing in the morning? Then the Wakie app is meant just for you. Already available for download on Android and Windows phone, the app is now also on iOS, a mobile operating system developed by Apple...
  • Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone coming to India today; could be priced around Rs 30,000 December 15, 2014

    Update: Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone comes to India at Rs 32,980 New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is all set to launch what is touted to be the world's slimmest phone in India on December 15, Monday. At 4.75mm, the Vivo X5 Max dethrones the recently launched Oppo...
  • Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone coming to India on December 15 December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is all set to launch what is touted to be the world's slimmest phone in India on December 15, Monday. At 4.75mm, the Vivo X5 Max dethrones the recently launched Oppo R5 as the world's slimmest phone that measures 4.85mm thick. The phone that...
  • Google updates Hangouts app for Android with 'last seen' timestamp, video filters December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has updated the Hangouts app for Android and has added a lot of new features in the upgraded version including new sticker packs, video filters and the 'last seen' timestamp. Hangouts users can now give video calls some extra flair with video filters including sepia, vignette, and black...
  • Xiaomi may face major setback in overseas market: Report December 13, 2014

    Beijing: An Indian court which restrained the online sale of Xiaomi smartphones in India till February following a patent infringement petition from Ericsson could be a major setback for the Chinese company's "most important overseas market" and its globalisation plans, reports said today. The sudden ban may weigh on Xiaomi's performance...
  • Nokia's Here map for Android now available on Google Play; not limited to Samsung Galaxy phones anymore December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia's Here map, which was earlier restricted to Samsung Galaxy phone Android users, is now available for other Android devices. The app, which is an alternative to Google Maps, is available to download for free from the Google Play store. The app you can download from Google Play brings...
  • Beware, Android users! A new virus steals passwords, sends SMSs without your permission December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyber security sleuths have alerted Android-based smartphone users against an infectious Trojan virus which steals vital information from the personal device and can even illegally send SMSes to those on the mobile contact list. The deadly virus has been identified as 'AndroidSmssend' and it can acquire as many as...
  • Acer Liquid E700, Acer Liquid Jade smartphones launched in India at Rs 11,999, Rs 16,999 December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Taiwanese IT company Acer restarted its smartphone business in India in partnership with e-commerce firm Snapdeal with the launch of two new handsets - the Acer Liquid E700 and Acer Liquid Jade - priced at Rs 11,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively. "We have strong presence in IT business. IT...
  • A Bluetooth-enabled vibrator that can be controlled with a smartphone December 8, 2014

    New York: A bluetooth-controlled wearable vibrator that allows couples to experience intimacy even from great distances has been launched in the US. Using the wearable OhMiBod blueMotion device, the users can control the vibrator through their smartphone, San Francisco Chronicle reported. This invention is a product of "out-of-the-box vibratory thinking", Carol Queen...
  • A new app that lets you make unlimited free calls to landlines, mobile phones December 8, 2014

    New York: A new app has made it possible to make calls on landline and cell phones for free in 85 countries. Call+ app lets you make free calls to landline and mobile phones alike without anyone needing the app at the other end, CNET reported. Available for Android and iOS devices,...
  • Google's new Device Assist app helps you fix smartphone issues, suggests better phone usage December 7, 2014

    New York: A new Google app, Device Assist, has been launched to detect problems with smartphones and help people use phone features properly. The app is designed to help first-time users get the best out of their phones and fix issues that it detects, for instance, with the battery, connectivity and...
  • Intex Aqua i5 Octa with a 5-inch display, octa-core processor launched at Rs 7,499 December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Intex Technologies has launched its new smartphone - Aqua i5 Octa - priced at Rs 7,499. The phone is exclusively available on e-commerce site Amazon.in. The dual-SIM smartphone sports a 5-inch display, 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM, Android KitKat operating system, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel...
  • Xolo launches new Omega 5.0, Omega 5.5 smartphones at Rs 8,999 onwards December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphone maker Xolo has launched two handsets under the Omega range, priced at Rs 8,999 onwards. The handsets - Omega 5.0 and Omega 5.5 - are powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM and Xolo's proprietary Hive platform. The 5-inch Omega 5.0 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with...
  • The 5.1mm thin Gionee Elife S5.1 now available in India at Rs 18,999 December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Gionee's slimmest smartphone - ElIfe S5.1 - is now available in India at a price of Rs 18,999. Available in White, Black, Blue and Pink colours, the phone comes in a thin 5.1 mm shell comprising both glass and metal. The handset has a 4.8-inch screen and runs...
  • Twitter introduces Instagram-style photo filters December 3, 2014

    New York: Micro-blogging site Twitter has now given its users more control of their photos. The Twitter app for iOS and Android devices has replaced its photo filter grid with an easier to use Instagram-style row of adjustable filters. Double tapping the filters shows an intensity slider that shows thumbnails of...
  • Google releases list of 68 best Android apps of 2014; 61 free, 7 paid December 2, 2014

    With the year-end approaching, Google has published a list of the best Android apps of 2014 available on the Play Store. The list includes total of 68 apps - with 61 of them free and 7 paid. Popular apps including Swiftkey Keyboard, IFTTT, Groupon, CNN, Bitmoji, and Google Fit feature...
  • OnePlus One (64GB) with a 5.5-inch 1080p display launched at Rs 21,999 in India December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: OnePlus, the startup founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has launched its OnePlus One smartphone (64GB) in India at a price of Rs 21,999. The OnePlus One, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, will be exclusively available in India on the...