Android

  • Google's 'Nexus 6' smartphone could be a 5.9-inch jumbo device from Motorola; likely to come in November Yesterday

    New York: It looks like global smartphone makers are betting on bigger screens in 2015 and Google cannot be far behind. Google's next flagship Nexus phone could be a huge 5.9-inch model called "Shamu". According to media reports, Motorola is currently collaborating on a new device with Google. The device is in...
  • PoochO users claim app to locate, hire autorickshaws in Delhi faulty 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An application to hire autorickshaws in Delhi which was launched this month with much fanfare has been downloaded on over 10,000 smartphones so far, but most users complain that the contact numbers of drivers provided were incorrect. "I downloaded this app ('Pooch-O') after I read about it in the...
  • Jolla to launch its first Sailfish smartphone in India next month 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Finnish smartphone maker Jolla has announced that it will enter the Indian market with its Sailfish OS smartphone next month. The company has entered into a partnership with Indian e-commerce web site Snapdeal to sell the device in India. The new Jolla smartphone with its distinct button-less design, Sailfish...
  • Swipe Slice tablet with voice calling launched in India at Rs 4,990 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pune-based Swipe Telecom has launched a new tablet in India at Rs 4,990. Named the Swipe Slice, the tablet is available to purchase exclusively on Amazon.in. The tablet has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. This dual-SIM tablet runs Android v4.2.2...
  • Celkon launches Millennium Vogue Q455 smartphone in India at Rs 7,999; features a 4.5-inch display, 8MP camera 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: City-based mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles unveiled 'Millennium Vogue Q455' priced at Rs 7,999, saying this is the slimmest smartphone in the country. The company also stated it is planning to come out with over half a dozen products in the 'Millennium' smartphone series in the next fortnight. Tennis star Sania Mirza...
  • An Android app that turns your phone into a mosquito repellent 4 days ago

    Washington: Tired of using mosquito repellents that appear ineffective nowadays? A new smartphone app can rescue you from that imminent bite. Called "Mosquito Repellent", it will repel mosquitoes by emitting high frequency sounds that mosquitoes hate. You can also track the amount of bugs in your area and view maps where they...
  • LG G Watch: First impressions review 4 days ago

    Mumbai: While LG's G Watch, the first Android Wear smartwatch, has been available to purchase (through Google Play Store) for Indian users for about a month now, it was early this week only when LG officially announced the launch of the smartwatch in India, alongside the LG G3 India launch....
  • Facetune image retouching app now available on Android 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Facetune, a popular image editing app on iOS is now available for Android users. Lightricks, the company behind the app, says that the app "allows users to achieve the most professional-looking results without complicated or expensive software." The Facetune app is available on Google Play for Rs 190. The app...
  • Android grabs 70 per cent of the tablet market, Apple's market share slips to 25 per cent: Survey 5 days ago

    Washington: Global sales of tablet computers edged higher in the second quarter, in the slowest growth since 2009, research firm Strategy Analytics said Wednesday. The research firm said global tablet shipments reached 52.9 million units, up just six per cent from the same period a year ago. Growth was led by devices...
  • Spice launches its first hexa-core smartphone Stellar 526 in India at Rs 11,499 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Spice launched two new Android smartphones - Stellar 520 and Stellar 526 - priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 11,499, respectively. The 3G dual SIM Stellar 526 features a 1.5 GHz True hexacore processor, the latest Android Kitkat operating system, five inch IPS HD display, 1GB RAM, 8GB memory...
  • Spice to soon launch Firefox, Android One phones in India; Firefox phones to cost Rs 1,500, Android One phones Rs 6,000 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Spice today said it will bring the much-awaited Rs 1,500-Firefox and Rs 6,000-Android One smartphones to India before Diwali. Earlier this year, Mozilla (developer of Firefox web browser) had tied up with Indian firms - Intex and Spice - to bring smartphones priced at USD...
  • Xperia T3: Sony launches 'the slimmest 5.3-inch phone' in India at Rs 27,990 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Consumer electronics giant Sony today introduced its ultra thin smartphone Xperia T3 for the India market priced at Rs 27,990. The handset, with a screen size of 5.3-inch, will be available in white, black and purple colours. It would be at retail outlets by the end of this month. "Xperia...
  • Amazon Fire Phone review: This new Android phone offers a fresh approach to smartphones 4 days ago

    New York What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work. The iPhone and its Android smartphone rivals...
  • Xiaomi Mi 3 stock sold out within first 30 minutes of sale; registration window now open for the next sale starting July 29 6 days ago

    New Delhi: E-commerce portal Flipkart slowed down after online shoppers logged on the site to check out Xiaomi's Mi 3 smartphone that went out of stock within first 30 minutes of sale at the homegrown online marketplace. The registration window is now open from 22nd July to 28th July midnight. The...
  • Nvidia Shield: An 8-inch tablet for on-the-go gamers launched; lets users stream games from a PC desktop, laptop 6 days ago

    San Francisco: US computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high-performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device. The Nvidia Shield, with an eight-inch high-definition display, "was built specifically for gamers," according to the California company. The $299 gadget has an optional $40 cover that can be...
  • LG G3: First impressions review 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Not even a year has passed since LG introduced the G2 smartphone in India back in September, and now the company has launched its successor named the G3 at an event in Mumbai. While the LG G3 is based on the same design principles as its predecessor, but technically...
  • Xiaomi Mi 3 goes on sale in India; available online for Rs 13,999 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Xiaomi Mi3 that made its India debut last week is now available to purchase online at Rs 13,999. The phone is exclusively available on ecommerce site Flipkart.com, and is currently available for only registered users. "The registration window is now closed and registrations for next sale will open...
  • Members of 'piracy groups' SnappzMarket, Appbucket, Applanet accused of pirating Android apps 1 week ago

    San Francisco: US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices. Criminal charges were levelled at leading members of "piracy groups" SnappzMarket, Appbucket, and Applanet, according to the US Department of Justice. "Copyright infringement discourages smart people from doing innovative...
  • LG launches G Watch Android Wear smartwatch in India at Rs 15,000 July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Along with the LG G3 India launch, LG also also unveiled its G Watch smartwatch, priced at Rs 15,000. The watch has a 1.65-inch display and features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 processor and has an internal memory of 4 GB with a 512MB RAM. The dust and water resistant watch sports...
  • LG G3: LG's new flagship smartphone coming to India today; features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display (2560x1440, 538ppi) July 21, 2014

    Update: LG G3: LG launches its flagship phone with 2560x1440 pixel display in India at Rs 47,990 New Delhi: LG is all set to launch the much-awaited G3 smartphone in India today at its event in Mumbai. The LG G3, which is the company's new flagship smartphone, however, has already made...
  • ZTE to launch Nubia Z7 Max smartphone in India by October; likely to cost around Rs 25,000 July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker ZTE is expected to launch its premium 'Nubia Z7 Max' handset in India ahead of the festive season to compete in the fiercely contested smartphone market. Nubia Z7 Max, priced at around Rs 26,000, will be the first device from ZTE's premium phone range to debut...
  • Why Microsoft is killing Nokia X July 19, 2014

    New York: The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. As a result, the devices didn't become a runaway hit as Nokia's low-cost answer to serving emerging markets. Nokia X phones were devised to be a gateway to the...
  • Octopus S520: Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley's Obi Mobiles launches octa-core smartphone in India at Rs 11,990 July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Obi Mobiles, a company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, today launched its flagship handset for Rs 11,990 in the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market. The 'Octopus S520', which will be sold exclusively through online marketplace Snapdeal in the country, sports a five-inch display, 1.7 GHz octa-core processor...
  • LG G3 Beat: LG announces a mid-tier variant of the G3 July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: As LG's flagship phone the G3 gets sets for its India launch on July 21, the Korean company has readied a mid-tier variant of the phone. The LG G3 Beat packs in more economical-specifications behind a smaller 5-inch display. The display in the G3 Beat is a fairly common...
  • Samsung Galaxy Core 2 with a 4.5-inch display, quad-core processor launched in India at Rs 11,900 July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung has launched its new smartphone - the Galaxy Core 2 - in India. The Galaxy Core, which is the successor to the Galaxy Core smartphone, comes with a faster processor and better display. It is priced in India at Rs 11,900. The Galaxy Core 2 has a...
  • InkCase Plus: A second screen that can extend your Android phone's battery life July 16, 2014

    Singapore: Know how to improve battery life of your smartphone? Attach a second screen. This low-power screen will stop you from turning on the smartphone's main display. Called InkCase Plus, the device by Singapore-based firm OAXIS is able to display incoming notifications and run certain special applications. The device comes with a...