ANDROID

  • OnePlus One coming to India on December 2; to be exclusively available on Amazon.in Yesterday

    New Delhi: OnePlus, the startup founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has announced its entry into the Indian market. Named OnePlus One, the phone will be available to purchase in India from December 2. The phone, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, will...
  • Xiaomi announces the India launch of the 5.5-inch Redmi Note at Rs 8,999; to be up for pre-order from November 25 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After introducing the Mi 3 and Redmi 1S, Xiaomi has now launched its third smartphone in India - the Redmi Note. The company, currently, has launched the 3G version of the Redmi Note smartphone in India at a price of Rs 8,999. The 4G version will be introduced...
  • Google to launch its app store in China: Report 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Google plans to launch Google Play app store in China, The Information news website said, citing several people familiar with the matter. The launch in China will give the company access to about half the users of its Android operating system, the report said. The search engine giant exited China in...
  • Google Nexus 6 to be available at a discount of up to Rs 10,000 under Flipkart's exchange offer November 19, 2014

    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...
  • Facebook Groups app: A new way for Facebook users to manage their existing groups, discover new ones November 19, 2014

    New York: Facebook has launched a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that let users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based on hobbies, geography or culture. Facebook has been working to expand its presence on people's mobile devices by creating - and buying...
  • Nokia N1: Nokia re-enters the mobile devices business with its first Android tablet November 18, 2014

    Helsinki: Nokia is back in the fray. Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new tablet. This time the device operates Android instead of the Windows software that Nokia adopted on its cellphones when it...
  • Google Nexus 6 up for pre-order in India at Rs 43,999 for 32GB, Rs 48,999 for 64GB November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Google-Motorola Nexus 6 smartphone is finally up for pre-order on the e-commerce site Flipkart.com. The Nexus 6, which is the first Nexus phone to have been made in partnership with Motorola, will be released in the second week of December, says Flipkart. The device will be...
  • Dell launches new Venue 7, Venue 8 voice-calling Android tablets in India at Rs 14,999 onwards November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Dell has launched its latest Android tablets - the Dell Venue 7 and Dell Venue 8 - in India. The new tablets are equipped with voice calling feature as well as 3G. The tablets come with a 4,550 mAh battery, the latest dual-core Intel Processor, and Android 4.4...
  • A new messaging app that lets your friends see what you're typing as you type it November 16, 2014

    Toronto: Imagine if you could read as your girlfriend types, deletes or rewrites a reply to your message. With this new app, there is no hiding the emotions that you pour into your messages. Known as Beam Messenger, "this is the closest you will get to having a verbal conversation in...
  • Google launches standalone Messenger app for Android November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has released its new standalone messaging app for Android. Messenger from Google is a communications app that helps users send/receive SMS and MMS messages to/from any phone. Users can also send group texts as well as pictures, videos and audio messages to contacts. Messenger is supported on devices...
  • Finally, Google starts rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Nexus devices November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has started to roll out the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, for Nexus devices including the Nexus 4,5,7 and 10. The company has confirmed the availability of Android Lollipop for Nexus devices in a tweet sent out from its Android handle that...
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop review: This worthy upgrade brings security improvements, easier ways to view and respond to notifications November 13, 2014

    New York: Android's sweet new "Lollipop" flavour brings security improvements and easier ways to view and respond to notifications. The new Google software for mobile devices even lets you lend out your phone without worrying about a friend circulating your naked selfies on Facebook. I tested Lollipop on Google's new Nexus...
  • 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...
  • WhatsApp updated with new 'blue check marks' feature; lets users know when their messages were read November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has added a new feature to its cross-platform instant messaging app that lets users know if their messages have been read by recipients, and if read, they can also see the exact time they were read. Once a message is read, the two check marks next to...
  • 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...
  • Google launches new Gmail app for Android; to be soon available for users in India November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has updated its Gmail app for Android with a new look and a few other handy improvements. The updated Gmail app has not yet made its way to the Google India Play Store. Google is rolling out the redesigned app in a phased manner, and is expected...
  • Google Nexus 9 review: The biggest advantage is its price November 4, 2014

    Google's new Nexus 9 offers as pure of an Android experience as you can get - which means driving you to Google services. Read on to know what's new in the Nexus 9 and how well it fares against the competition. What's new The Nexus offers you a taste of Lollipop,...
  • 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...
  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google October 31, 2014

    Bangalore: Google said on Thursday that Andy Rubin, co-founder of its Android mobile business and head of its nascent robotics effort is leaving the company. Rubin will start a company to support startups interested in building technology-hardware products, Google said in an emailed response for comment on a Wall Street Journal...
  • 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...
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 with a 6-inch display, 8MP camera launched at Rs 20,900 in India October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung has silently introduced its new phablet in India. Named the Galaxy Mega 2, the new phablet is priced at Rs 20,900 and is available on the company's online store. Samsung's new smartphone has a 6-inch HD TFT display, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front...
  • Indian Railways now launches NTES app for Android; lets you track train schedules October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a mobile app on Android platform for train enquiry. NTES (National Train Enquiry System) app is available as free download on the Google India Play Store. The new mobile app for Android devices has many features. "With this launch, it has...