Smartphones

  • Future smartphone screens could correct vision automatically 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    Washington: You may soon be able to ditch your glasses and contact lenses, thanks to a new display technology that automatically addresses vision problems. Researchers are developing computer algorithms to compensate for an individual's visual impairment, and creating vision-correcting displays that enable users to see text and images clearly without wearing...
  • Will defective units, poor service put the brakes on India's Xiaomi Mi 3 excitement? 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The flash sales that has earned Xiaomi fame and fortune in its home country China is also apparently working wonders for the four-year-old company in another of the world's largest mobile phone markets - India. But beneath the craze is a lingering rage - that of dissatisfied customers...
  • LG unveils L Fino, L Bello; aimed at first-time smartphone users 9 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled a pair of its new L Series smartphones - the L Fino and L Bello. According to LG, the smartphones are aimed at the first-time smartphone users in emerging 3G markets. Powered by quad-Core processors, the L Fino and L Bello will continue...
  • Karbonn Titanium S19 with a 5-inch HD display, Android 4.4 KitKat, 13MP camera launched in India at Rs 8,999 Yesterday

    Karbonn Titanium S19 New Delhi: Karbonn has launched what is claimed to be a selfie phone - the Titanium S19. The phone features a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. The camera features Voice Capture and Live Photo Mode, a built-in BSI Sensor to help users take...
  • Smartphone growth in India slips; Samsung still at top: Report 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India, the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific, is witnessing a weaker pace of growth at 84 per cent year-on-year compared to the triple digit expansion seen in the first quarter this year. During the April-June quarter, smartphone shipment in the world's second most populous market grew 84...
  • Xolo Q510s with 4-inch display, Android 4.4 KitKat launched in India at Rs 6,499 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Xolo has launched its new budget Android smartphone - the Xolo Q510s - in India at a price of Rs 6,499. There is no information yet on its availability. This dual-SIM smartphone features a 4-inch (480x800 pixels) WVGA IPS display and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The phone has an...
  • Hackers could use smartphone gyroscopes to eavesdrop on private conversations 3 days ago

    London: Your smartphone can be used to eavesdrop on private conversations using the device's internal gyroscopes, scientists warn. Hackers may not need access to phone microphones and cameras, they could use a smartphone's internal gyroscopes to decipher audio waves that hit the device, according to a study by Stanford University and...
  • iBerry Auxus Note 5.5 with a fingerprint sensor coming on August 21; to be priced at Rs 13,990 4 days ago

    Chennai: Technology firm iBerry has launched Auxus Note 5.5 smartphone with fingerprint scanner that will be sold exclusively on eBay India from August 21. Powered by Mediatek true octa-core processor, the Auxus Note 5.5 is equipped with an inbuilt fingerprint scanner on a 5.5" HD full lamination one-glass-solution (OGS) active matrix...
  • Low-cost smartphones boost Android: Survey 4 days ago

    Washington: A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up 33 per cent over the past year to 255 million units, and accounted...
  • IBM Simon: The world's first smartphone turns 20 5 days ago

    London: The first ever smartphone - a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone - has turned 20 on Saturday. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994. At around 23 cm long and weighing half...
  • Low-cost smartphones - the power behind the Android surge 6 days ago

    Washington: A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up 33 per cent over the past year to 255 million units, and...
  • Reliance launches the 4.7-inch Reconnect quad-core smartphone at Rs 12,999 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Reliance Digital has launched the Reconnect smartphone in India at a price of Rs 12,999. The phone is powered by a quad-core processor. This 3G smartphone supports two SIM cards. Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the phone has 1GB of RAM, an internal storage of 8GB expandable up...
  • Samsung unveils the metal-framed Galaxy Alpha, its thinnest Android phone 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Samsung is also embracing the metal frame, quite like its biggest competitors - Apple and China's Xiaomi. The latest in the line of its innumerable Galaxy devices is the 4.7-inch Galaxy Alpha that comes enclosed within a metal frame and its 6.7mm profile makes it the South Korean...
  • WTF! Smartphone company forced to take down sexist contest for 'ladies' brimming with smirking condescension after women protest August 13, 2014

    There have been instances in the past when brands have tried to talk to women like they were idiots. A recent advertisement for a telecom company a few days ago sparked off a snowballing debate on established gender roles. But a tech company's contest to give women a leg up...
  • Idea Fab, Ultra+ smartphones launched in India at Rs 4,999, Rs 8,300 August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Idea launched two new smartphones - the Fab and Ultra+ - at Rs 4,999 and Rs 8,300, respectively. The former is a 4-inch smartphone, while the latter comes with a 5-inch display. The phones, which come with Google's operating system Android, will be sourced from Alcatel (four inch)...
  • Nokia Lumia 530: The most affordable Lumia launched in India at Rs 7,349; features a 4-inch display, 5MP camera August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched what is believed to be the most affordable Lumia smartphone - Lumia 530 - in India. The phone (dual-SIM variant) is available on the Nokia India online store for Rs 7,349. The new Windows smartphone will be delivered in 4 working days, says the website. The...
  • iBerry Auxus Note 5.5 smartphone, Auxus AX04i tablet launched; to be available starting August 21 August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: iBerry has announced the launch of its new smartphone - Auxus Note 5.5 - in India. Priced at Rs 13,990, the Auxus Note 5.5 will be exclusively available on ebay.in starting August 21. The new Auxus Note 5.5 smartphone is powered by a Mediatek true octa-core processor running at...
  • We don't store private data without permission: Xiaomi August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Following reports of Xiaomi infringing user privacy by sending their details to a remote server, the Chinese handset maker has clarified that it does not store private information or data without permission. According to a report by security solutions provider F-Secure, Xiaomi phones silently sent out user details...
  • Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi apologises for unauthorised data access August 11, 2014

    Beijing: Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission. The privately held company said it had fixed a...
  • Oppo N1 Mini with a 13-megapixel rotating camera launched in India at Rs 26,990 August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Oppo has launched a pint-sized version of its high-end Oppo N1 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 26,990, the Oppo N1 comes with a 5-inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 1280x720 pixels. Weighing 151g, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor that...
  • LG seeks fresh smartphone start in China with G3 launch August 10, 2014

    Seoul: LG Electronics will on Monday begin selling its latest flagship smartphone in China, a market where it has struggled to make a dent and that has become increasingly tough for makers of high-end handsets other than Apple Inc. Eager to capitalise on strong early reception for its G3, the company...
  • Samsung still the leader in the US mobile phone market: Counterpoint Research August 8, 2014

    New York: Samsung still retains a 36 per cent share of the US smartphone market, latest data from Counterpoint Research shows. It also led the overall US mobile phone market with a 37 per cent share. This is good news for Samsung which has lost the top spot this quarter in both...