ANDROID

  • Tutorial: How to start using WhatsApp on your desktop in 5 easy steps 4 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has finally rolled out what most of you may have been waiting for a long time - the ability to use WhatsApp on your desktop. Wondering how to bring the app to your computer? Not anymore. Our step-by-step tutorial here will guide you through the process of...
  • Asus ZenFone 2 coming to India in second quarter of 2015; to be competitively priced 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Asus that launched the attractively-priced 11.6-inch EeeBook in India on Wednesday seems to be having a clear product roadmap for the Indian market. In an interview with IBNLive, Asus India country manager Peter Chang, on the sidelines of the EeeBook launch event in New Delhi, revealed about the company's...
  • Lava Iris Alfa with a 5-inch display, 5MP camera, quad-core processor launched at Rs 6,550 in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Lava has launched a new budget Android phone in India. Named Iris Alfa, the new phone is priced at Rs 6,550. The phone features a 5-inch FWGA screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Its memory is expandable up to 32GB. The...
  • Fonepad 8: Asus launches new voice-calling tablet at Rs 13,999 in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Asus has launched the Fonepad 8 voice-calling tablet in India at a price of Rs 13,999. The new tablet comes with dual-SIM support and has 3G phone functionality. The Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) is an 8-inch tablet with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality. It has a 5.06mm bezel, 1280x800...
  • Sony launches SmartBand Talk, Android Wear SmartWatch 3 in India at Rs 12,990, Rs 19,990 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Japanese electronics giant Sony said it has launched its latest range of smart wearables - SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk - in India. SmartWatch 3 is Sony's first smartwatch specifically designed for the latest Android Wear updates, while, SmartBand Talk allows users call handling and voice control functions...
  • Sony's new flagship Xperia Z4 likely to be unveiled at MWC 2015; could come in two variants 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Sony's new flagship smartphone, Xperia Z4, which was expected to be launched at Consumer Electronics Show 2015 (CES 2015) held earlier this month, could now be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015 scheduled to take place between March 2-5. If rumours are to be believed, Sony will launch two...
  • HTC One M9 'Hima' expected to launch its next One flagship smartphone on March 1 1 week ago

    New Delhi: HTC, which had launched its last flagship smartphone in March last year, seems to be all set to unveil the next flagship. The company has sent out media invites for its March 1 event, scheduled a day before this year's Mobile World Congress kicks off. The cryptic invite states...
  • Toshiba launches Android-powered LED TVs at Rs 38,990 onwards January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese electronics giant Toshiba has introduced a new range of smart LED TVs powered by Android that will allow viewers to access a wide range of apps, games and videos. The new range of Ultra HD 4K L9450 series and HD and Full HD L5400 series has features including...
  • Xolo One gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Xolo has rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Xolo One. The update has been rolled out via OTA (over-the-air). Users can also manually download the software update from the official Xolo support site. This latest Android Lollipop OS delivers a host of improvements including a new...
  • Google launches voice-guided lane guidance feature for its Maps on Android, iOS January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Tech giant Google launched a lane guidance feature for its Maps on Android and iOS devices in India offering users voice-guided instructions signalling the lane they should stay in or move while navigating. Google currently offers lane guidance in more than 10 countries globally, including the US, Canada and...
  • Why Samsung should buy BlackBerry January 16, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a $7.5 billion takeover offer for the struggling Canadian device maker. That, however, did not stop tech industry watchers from dissecting all the possibilities. Once strong in mobile devices, Blackberry is now an also ran,...
  • Micromax Yureka smartphone goes on sale in India at Rs 8,999 January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Micromax's Yureka smartphone that was announced in December last year is now available for purchase in India. The phone is exclusively available on Amazon.in for Rs 8,999. The company put 10,000 units on sale that Amazon claims "flew fast". The phone is currently (at the time of writing...
  • Samsung Galaxy A7: Samsung unveils a new 5.5-inch smartphone January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy A7, which is said to be one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones. The Galaxy A7 is equipped with a multicore processor combining two separate quad-core processors. The Galaxy A7 has 16GB of memory and 2GB of RAM and is supported by a...
  • Android spreads to a new generation of smart televisions January 9, 2015

    Las Vegas: Google-backed Android software that leads the smartphone market is spreading to a new generation of smart televisions. Along with unveilings of new ultra high-definition televisions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week came word that Android will be the Internet-linked brains of an array of models...
  • BlackBerry announces BBM for Android Wear; coming soon January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has announced at the 2015 International CES that BBM will be available on wearable technologies for a wide range of Android Wear smartwatches. Through Android Wear smartwatches, BBM users will be able to access their BBM messages directly on their smartwatch without the need to reach for their...
  • Samsung launches four new smartphones in India; priced between Rs 19,300 and Rs 25,500 January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Samsung India announced the launch of four new mid-segment smartphones - Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7. The Samsung Galaxy A3 is priced at Rs 20,500, A5 at Rs 25,500, Galaxy E5 at Rs 19,300 and E7 at Rs 23,000. Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are slimmest smartphones...
  • LG G Flex 2: LG unveils successor to the curved-screen G Flex smartphone January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: LG has announced the successor to the G Flex smartphone at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Named G Flex 2, the new curved-screen phone, says LG, improves upon its predecessor and comes with a more advanced design, faster performance, and greater convenience. LG's new G Flex 2...
  • Want to know if someone is spying on you? Here's an app January 4, 2015

    London: A new app called SnoopSnitch can detect International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers by keeping a tab if someone is spying on you. IMSI catchers are eavesdropping devices used for intercepting mobile phone traffic and tracking the movement of smartphone users, media reports said. Security experts recently revealed a massive security...
  • Redmi 2: Xiaomi unveils the successor to the Redmi 1S; features a 4.7-inch display, 8MP camera January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has unveiled the successor to its entry-level Redmi 1S smartphone. Named Redmi 2, the new smartphone is priced at 699 yuan (approximately Rs 7,100) and will go on sale in China on January 9. There is no information as to when this phone will...
  • A new app to help drivers start their cars remotely; to be launched at CES 2015 January 4, 2015

    New York: A new app will help car owners remotely start their cars with a simple tap of the screen. South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai will launch its new Blue Link app at the "Consumer Electronics Show 2015" that begins January 6 in Las Vegas. The app allows Hyundai owners to remote...
  • Broon F8: An Android-powered electric 'supercar' for kids under five January 4, 2015

    London: A South Korean company has designed an Android-equipped 'supercar' which can compete with Ferraris and Lamborghinis! The special car can be an ultimate toy for kids aged under five as it can reach a top speed of 14 km per hour! Broon F8, developed by a South Korean company, is an...
  • Alcatel unveils OneTouch Pixi 3 OS-agnostic smartphones that can run Android, Windows or Firefox January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Alcatel will be showcasing a new series of smartphones at the upcoming CES 2015, that begins in Las Vegas on January 6. Alcatel's Pixi 3 series includes four 'affordable' smartphones in four different screen sizes. The USP of the Pixi 3 phones is that they are compatible with...
  • Samsung unveils new Tizen smart TV platform in most visible effort to free itself of Google's Android January 2, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics said on Thursday that all its new smart television products launched in 2015 will be powered by the Tizen operating system, marking a fresh effort by the company to increase the usage of the software platform. Smart TVs offer additional software and connectivity functions, such as video streaming...
  • Samsung to unveil Tizen-based smart TVs in 2015; aims to reduce its reliance on Google's Android January 1, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that all its new smart television products launched in 2015 will be powered by the Tizen operating system, marking a fresh effort by the company to increase the usage of the software platform. Smart TVs offer additional software and connectivity functions, such as...
  • Google lists over a 100 'must-have' Android apps December 31, 2014

    After releasing a list of the best Android apps of 2014 early this month, Google has now published another list of apps that it thinks you must have on your Android devices. The list on the Google Play Store features 122 apps when accessed from India. It includes popular apps...
  • Affordability, user experience to rule smartphone market in 2015 December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: When it comes to a big market forcing a crash in the priceline, India showed its might in the smartphones arena during 2014 with companies launching a plethora of affordable devices, but it also embraced the pricey new models of iconic iPhone with equal enthusiasm. In the new year,...
  • You may soon be able to turn your skin into a smartphone display December 29, 2014

    New York: A wearable device that projects the image of a Android tablet on your skin will be a reality soon. Once worn on your wrist, a small light beam on the device, known as the Cicret Bracelet, would project your Android homepage right on your forearm. Basically, your arm essentially becomes...
  • These 3 apps can help you keep your New Year's resolutions December 28, 2014

    Washington: Do you find keeping New Year's resolutions a Herculean task? Download these apps. A trio of apps called Lift, Workflow and Hours will help you keep your resolutions, the Washington Post reported. The Lift app offers a menu of self-improvement, which helps to set priorities for each day. Lift will also...
  • Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android December 27, 2014

    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,...