SMARTPHONE

  • Corning's new Gorilla Glass 4 for smartphones 'up to two times tougher than competitive glasses'; aims to prevent screen breakage from everyday drops 17 hours 35 minutes ago

    Washington: US manufacturer Corning said Thursday it was introducing a new, tougher version of its Gorilla Glass used by major smartphone makers in a bid to maintain dominance in the sector. The new material, called Gorilla Glass 4, is "up to two times tougher than any competitive cover glass design now...
  • Hackers turning Android smartphones, tablets into slave armies Yesterday

    San Francisco: Mobile security firm Lookout warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords. The persistence and sophistication of malware dubbed NotCompatible is another sign that cyber criminals are hitting smartphones and tablets with tactics and tenacity once...
  • Google Nexus 6 to be available at a discount of up to Rs 10,000 under Flipkart's exchange offer 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Handset maker Motorola has said its latest smartphone - Nexus 6 - priced Rs 43,999 onwards, can be pre-ordered in India on Flipkart. Developed by US-based Motorola, the Nexus 6 was launched globally by Google last month and will be made available in India through the online mega...
  • Micromax announces new Yu brand targeted at the youth; plans to launch the first Yu smartphone next month 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Country's second largest smartphone maker Micromax unveiled a new range of devices under Yu brand, focussed on the fast growing segment of tech enthusiasts. A subsidiary of Micromax, Yu Televentures, has partnered Cyanogen to offer customised user experience to end users. The first handset will be launched next month. Details...
  • Oxigen: Smartphone, the new banking device 1 week ago

    Smartphones are the new transaction tools in banking sector. Oxigen has been pioneering mobile payments for the last ten years. ...
  • Gionee V6L, P5L: Gionee launches 4G smartphones in India at Rs 10,000 onwards 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Gionee announced the launch of four new 4G LTE smartphones, priced Rs 10,000 onwards, as operators gear up for nationwide launch of next generation wireless services. From next year onwards, all Gionee devices priced above Rs 10,000 range will be LTE enabled. "Gionee has always kept itself...
  • Lava Iris Selfie 50: Lava launches a selfie-focused smartphone at Rs 7,699 November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Lava has launched a new selfie-focused smartphone in India. Named the Lava Iris Selfie 50, the phone comes with a 5-megapixel auto-focus front camera with LED Flash and an 8-megapixel auto-focus BSI II rear camera with HD recording and dual flash. According to Lava, the Real Night Flash...
  • Samsung to build $3 billion smartphone plant in Vietnam November 10, 2014

    Hanoi: South Korea's Samsung Electronics has applied for a license to invest $3 billion in building a second smartphone factory in northern Vietnam, a government official said on Monday. Samsung Electronics Vietnam plans to build the factory in Thai Nguyen province, where it opened a $2 billion smartphone plant in March,...
  • Lenovo Vibe X2: The 'world's first' layered smartphone launched at Rs 19,999 in India November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Lenovo has launched the Vibe X2, the world's first layered smartphone, in India. The Lenovo Vibe X2 comes with a tri-layered design, and is, therefore, claimed to be the world's first layered smartphone. It comes in four colors - white, red, gold, and dark grey. Priced at Rs...
  • A new mobile app that can analyse your speech, mental health November 2, 2014

    Washington: A new smartphone app can analyse your speech and use it to gain information about your mental health, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Maryland in US showed that certain vocal features change as patients' feelings of depression worsen. Rather than relying solely on patients' self-reports, the app could monitor...
  • A new app that helps people addicted to smartphones limit their phone usage November 2, 2014

    London: Getting distracted by your smartphone? An app called Offtime helps you get rid of apps and notifications at a time when you need to focus on important work. The app also prevents people from contacting you unless in an emergency. Offtime was developed by a Berlin-based psychologist Alexander Steinhart, who recently...
  • Lava Iris Fuel 50 with a 5-inch display, 3,000mAh battery launched at Rs 7,799 in India November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Handset maker Lava launched a new series of Iris smartphones under the 'Fuel' brand which will focus on offering longer battery life. The first device launched in the series is the Iris Fuel 50, priced at Rs 7,799. The Android Kitkat operating system-based smartphone features a 3,000mAh battery capable of...
  • Samsung unveils the full metal unibody Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, its slimmest smartphones October 31, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market. Samsung's smartphone woes began late last year and persisted through July-September, with its global...
  • Lenovo closes $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola unit from Google October 30, 2014

    Beijing: China's Lenovo Group said Thursday it has closed its $2.91 billion acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google, paving the way for a fresh assault on the US smartphone market. The purchase comes as Lenovo, the world's leading PC maker, ramps up its effort to diversify its business and...
  • Karbonn Sparkle V review: This Android One phone is like a Bollywood masala potboiler October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: One of the major differences between marrying a guy your parents picked out for you versus dating the college hottie is the thrill of chase and rebellion. Your 'susheel' husband might not sport 6-pack abs, or gel his hair with the precision of television commercials, but more likely...
  • Xiaomi is now the world's third-largest smartphone maker October 30, 2014

    Beijing: China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics and Apple, according to a new industry study. Strategy Analytics said Xiaomi accounted for 6 per cent of all 320 million smartphones shipped during July-September. Samsung made up...
  • BlackBerry teases Bold-like Classic smartphone; coming later this year October 30, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen penned an open letter to current and former BlackBerry users on Wednesday in a push to create some buzz for the company's new BlackBerry Classic device, which is set to debut later this year. The Classic, which bears striking similarities to the company's once wildly...
  • Oppo R5: At 4.85 mm, this new Oppo smartphone is the world's thinnest October 29, 2014

    Singapore: Leading global electronic gadgets maker Oppo launched the latest edition of its N series smartphone at a grand event here on Wednesday, featuring its unique rotating camera, as also another which it claimed was the world's thinnest yet. Besides featuring the much-loved swivel camera feature, the N3 also has the...
  • A new app that helps you water your lawn October 28, 2014

    Washington: If you find watering your lawn a bit troublesome, here is an app to make your task easier. The new app, Rachio Iro, aims to greatly simplify things by allowing you to set up and tweak complex lawn irrigation schemes. Rachio Iro simplifies the process of sprinkling your lawn, and it...
  • Microsoft drops Nokia name from Lumia smartphones, new devices will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' October 25, 2014

    Washington: US software giant Microsoft said it will now start selling Lumia smartphones as 'Microsoft Lumia' device instead of calling them Nokia Lumia. "Our global and local websites are going through a transition as we speak and in the coming days our social channels will get a new name too ?...
  • Intex Aqua Amaze with a 5-inch display, 13MP camera, octa-core processor launched at Rs 10,690 in India October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Handset maker Intex today launched a new smartphone, Aqua Amaze, priced at Rs 10,690. The dual-SIM Android KitKat powered device features 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB memory. With a five-inch screen, the smartphone sports a...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales surpass expectations but iPad volumes slide October 21, 2014

    Apple forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 per cent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when...
  • India has the highest number of smartwatch owners, second highest number of Google Glass owners October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The...
  • A dead smartphone battery can now be charged up to 70 per cent in 2 minutes October 20, 2014

    Singapore: Imagine a dead smartphone battery getting charged up to 70 per cent in flat two minutes? By using a common ingredient found in sunscreen, researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a smart battery that uses a gel-based material to speed up the charging process. To do so,...
  • Most Indians feel smartphones important part of life: Survey October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The findings...