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  • New Android One smartphones may hit the Indian market by December 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Enthused by the initial response to Google's Android One, handset makers Karbonn, Spice and Intex are gearing up for round two with a slew of smartphone launches beginning December this year. The first set of Android One devices were launched last week, priced Rs 6,299 onwards by Micromax,...
  • Google emulates Apple, says the new version of Android would also require users' approval to access devices Yesterday

    San Francisco: Google has announced that a new version of its operating system for mobile phones and Android tablets will prevent company access to devices without owner consent, similar to the measure taken by Apple for its new iOS system in iPhone and iPad. The Washington Post and The Wall Street...
  • Is the Android One best value for your money? 3 days ago

    The first Android One phones have arrived. Google has launched the first set of three phones under its Android One project in India at a price starting at Rs 6,299. The first Android One devices to be available in India are the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and the...
  • India to have half a billion internet user by 2020: Google India 4 days ago

    Google India feels the way internet users are increasing day by day, the number of internet users will cross half a billion mark by 2020. ...
  • India will have 500 million Internet users by 2017, says Google top official 5 days ago

    Google India chief Rajan Anandan is confident that India will have 500 million Internet users by 2017. Speaking at CNBC-TV 18's Young Turks Conclave, he said that the Internet market in India is waiting to explode. He is also betting big on the e-commerce story. ...
  • Digital afterlife: How to manage your (online) life after death 5 days ago

    New York: Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing...
  • Meet Sundar Pichai, the man behind Android One phones 5 days ago

    He is the most important man in the mobile industry, the man behind the launch of Android One phones. Sundar Pichai is a Chennai boy who made it big and is already being spoken of as a possible successor to Larry Page. ...
  • Why Google's Android One can change the smartphone market 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Google on Monday launched in India three Android One phones capable of Internet access at prices starting at Rs 6,299, as it looks to win customers in the world's fastest growing smartphone market with low prices and better quality software. Powered by Google's Android operating system, the handsets, made...
  • 2 million Android One smartphones to be sold in India in 2014: Chip maker MediaTek 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the initial response to Android One smartphones, chip maker MediaTek said it expects as many as two million handsets to be sold this year in India, the world's second largest market for mobile phones. The Taiwan-headquartered company has partnered with US-based tech giant Google on Android One,...
  • Another actor sues Google over 'Innocence of Muslims' movie trailer 5 days ago

    A second actor has sued Google over a movie trailer called Innocence of Muslims that mocked the Prophet Mohammad and led to riots in 2012, six months after a US appeals court ruled for another actor and ordered the film taken off YouTube. Gaylord Flynn said he has received death threats...
  • Google Transparency Report: Governments pressure Google for more user information 6 days ago

    Google said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs. The number of requests increased 15 per cent sequentially in the first half of this year and 150 percent in the last five years, the...
  • Viewing India as our trial country: Google's Android Vice President Sundar Pichai 6 days ago

    Hot on the heels of Apple launching the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Google has launched the first of its Android One phones in India. Speaking to Network18, Google's Android Vice President Sundar Pichai said that the company is now viewing India as a trial country for its products. ...
  • Google's Android One phones come to India at Rs 6,299: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The first Android One phones have arrived. Google has launched the first set of three phones under its Android One project in India at a price starting at Rs 6,299. The first Android One devices to be available in India are the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V...
  • Photos: Satellite images of the worst flood affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir through Google's 'Crisis Map' 6 days ago

    The rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir in flood affected areas are in full swing. To help rescue agencies in this operation, Google has come forward with a novel concept. Google launched a crisis map with updated satellite imagery to facilitate rescue operations in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.'Our hope is...
  • Google launches Android One phones in India, priced at Rs 6299 onwards 6 days ago

    Update: Google's Android One phones come to India at Rs 6,299: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno New Delhi: Google has launched the first smartphones under its Android One project in India, pricing them at around Rs 6,299 to capture the low-cost segment of the world's fastest growing...
  • 16-year-old from Panipat's breath-to-speech device takes him to Google Science Fair global finals 6 days ago

    New Delhi: 16-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi's invention is the only entry from Asia in the 15 global finalists at the Google Science Fair 2014. The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device that Dilbagi developed is called 'Talk' and can be used by people with developmental disabilities whose communication abilities are...
  • Google launches 'crisis map' to help people in flood-hit Kashmir September 14, 2014

    Internet giant Google has created a crisis map with updated satellite imagery to facilitate rescue operations in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir."Our hope is that this will help rescue agencies, volunteers and others involved in rescue operations respond to this crisis by identifying flood zones, evacuation routes and weather conditions," Google...
  • Self-driving cars are now also chatting with each other September 14, 2014

    Detroit: An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening faster than many...
  • The smarthome is heading fast towards a mass-market reality September 13, 2014

    It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smarthome", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality. The futuristic vision of wireless domestic bliss that puts people and their smartphones or tablets at the centre of an "Internet...
  • Facebook bolsters video content, challenges YouTube September 12, 2014

    Facebook has approached some of YouTube's biggest content producers to get them to distribute their videos on the social network, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Facebook seems to be taking on Google's video site by trying to lure its biggest content producers to...
  • Google Voice integrated into Hangouts messaging app; allows users to make free voice calls September 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Google began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or low-cost voice calls over the Internet. "Hangouts already makes it easy to send a quick message, or start a group video chat," Google product manager Amit Fulay said in a blog post. "But, sometimes...
  • Millions of Google passwords leaked online; check if yours is safe September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A database containing about 4.93 million usernames and passwords of Google accounts was posted on a Russian Bitcoin security forum. The user posting the data claimed that about 60% of the logins in the leak were active could be accessed successfully using the leaked credentials. The same Google account password...
  • Is the iPhone 6 actually a 2012 Google Nexus 4 in Apple clothing? September 10, 2014

    There was a time when Apple was the trend setter and Samsung earned for itself a reputation for being the fast follower. But then that was quite some time ago. The tech world has evolved fast and even a giant like Apple is struggling to find its feet. At Apple's...
  • J&K floods: Government deploys successful Google app to find people September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to boost search and surveillance capabilities of rescue teams in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, a successful Uttarakhand 'Google' application is being pressed into service by the government. The Google application called 'Person Finder' is a customised exclusive web application that allows individuals to post and search for the...
  • Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday: Google doodles the great Russian author's epic novels September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A collection of images set within an interactive doodle attempts to capture the grandeur of the works one of the world's greatest novelists - Leo Tolstoy. The white-bearded, prolific writer was a master of realistic fiction and is revered the world over for addressing war, love, God and...
  • Teacher's Day: Google posts a six-teacher doodle September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has posted a Teacher's Day doodle on its India home page that depicts six different teachers: The principal sitting behind a desk, maths teacher writing a formula on the board, a kindergarten teacher reading out a story to the kids, sports teacher all set for the game...
  • Why Samsung is afraid of Android One September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Google's partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up fast-growing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in emerging markets. Micromax Infomatics, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice Group are the first phone manufacturers to sign up for Google's...
  • Google expected to launch sub-Rs 6000 Android One smartphones in India on September 15 September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is expected to launch its much-awaited sub-$100 (around Rs 6,000) smartphones in India this month, which will further intensify competition in the booming multi-billion dollar smart devices market here. According to an invite sent by the company, Google will make "an exciting new announcement" on September 15. Sources...
  • Snapdeal launches Teewe, a Google Chromecast-like media streaming dongle, at Rs 1,999 September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: While Google's much-lauded Chromecast dongle shows no signs of being officially available in India (though it can still be brought from online shopping sites such as eBay.in at a premium), Snapdeal has unveiled a similar device called Teewe under its Launchpad initiative. Quite like the Google Chromecast, Teewe, priced...
  • A new Google Glass app that detects human emotions in real time September 1, 2014

    Berlin: German scientists have developed a software for Google Glass to measure human emotions by analysing their facial expressions, in addition to gauging a person's age and detecting gender. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits adapted its SHORE real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass,...