TikTok’s case against India ban dismissed – Govt

The case filed by TikTok against its ban in India has been dismissed by the High Court of Telangana, the central government informed the Rajya Sabha today. “Tiktok had approached Honorable High Court of Telangana on 20.07.2020 challenging the ban imposed by the Government of India. The court after detailed hearing disposed the matter in […]

No security audit done on Chinese smartphones- IT ministry

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, today clarified that it has not conducted any sort of study to check if Chinese-made smartphones used in India are sending sensitive data to their country of origin. “Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has not conducted any such study,” said Minister of State Sanjay […]

As smartphones ‘lose weight’, Phablets go extinct

Over the past three years, smartphone displays in India and the world have undergone a major transformation: While two years ago, nearly all of them were based on the 16:9 aspect ratio, today the sweet spot has shifted to 20:9. This is the result of the race to remove the bezels to make the phone […]

Lava Z66: Pure Android, Made in India phone for Rs 7,777

With many Indian consumers looking for non-Chinese phones to buy, Indian mobile handset brand Lava has launched a new made-in-India Android smartphone priced at Rs 7,777. Interestingly, despite the ‘made in India’ branding, the Geekbench listing of the phone seems to suggest that it has built using a Chinese chipset made by Unisoc. Most phones […]

Full list of Chinese apps banned in India, with GoI statement

As the China’s People’s Liberation Army continues to amass weapons at the Indian border, Government of India has sought to secure the country’s IT infrastructure by banning all the major and popular Chinese apps available in India at present. The following is the full-text of the statement given by the government of India explaining the […]

Airtel, Reliance Jio release list of WiFi calling supported mobile handsets

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have released a list of supported mobile phone handsets that can be used with their newly launched ‘WiFi Calling’ feature. While Airtel supports only four brands — Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Samsung, Reliance Jio’s WiFi calling can be activated on phones from 12 brands. Besides three of the four companies […]

Airtel, Jio introduce WiFi calling to get over poor signal problem

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have started enabling WiFi calling — routing the call via the user’s WiFi network even if cellular network is available — across the country on selected handset models. Models for which WiFi calling is being enabled include those from Apple, OnePlus and Samsung. Other models are likely to be supported […]

Reliance to offer up to 25% discount on electronics

Reliance Retail, which runs chains such as Reliance Digital and Jio Store, said it will offer 15% cashback on its full range of electronic goods as a part of its Diwali sale. Electronic accessories, such as headphones, will also get an additional discount of 10%, taking the total benefit to 25%. The offers are available […]

Jio slashes JioPhone price to Rs 699 under Diwali Offer

Reliance Jio has upped the ante in its fight for domination of the Indian telecom market, reducing the price of its cheapest ‘semi-smartphone’ to just Rs 699 for the current Diwali season. Unlike its earlier offer of Rs 500 for the JioPhone, the Diwali offer comes without the need to exchange any old phone. Moreover, […]

TV to remain content king, despite growth in mobile apps: Survey

The number of smartphone users in India is expected to almost double by 2022 from 47 cr registered at the end of 2017, a joint study by ASSOCHAM and PwC said. Fueled by cheap data and the explosion of ‘over the top’ services, the total number of smartphones will hit 86 cr by 2022, which […]

Airtel TV incorporates Editor Ji for election coverage

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel updated its TV app by adding a new section for election coverage and incorporating content from the ‘Editor Ji’ platform founded by former NDTV CEO Vikram Chandra. Airtel TV app users will now have access to exclusive election news bulletins from the video news app, Editor Ji, which is funded by […]

Motorola joins the race: Upcoming mystery phone could feature four rear cameras

New reports indicate that Chinese smartphone maker Motorola is all set to pack triple cameras in one of their upcoming smartphones. But now, well-known tipsters, OnLeaks and CashKaro have released images of a mystery smartphone from Motorola that is equipped with four rear cameras.  The tipsters reveal that Motorola is apparently developing two surprise smartphones, […]

Xiaomi launches Mi Pay wallet in India with ICICI Bank

India’s largest smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched Mi Pay, its payment service, in India, marking the first time the service has been expanded beyond its home market of China. The company will use the National Payment Corporation of India’s UPI and Bharat Bill payment network for its core functionality. The company has tied up with […]

Airtel offers 100 GB data per month on Samsung Galaxy S10

Bharti Airtel said it has opened pre-booking for Samsung Galaxy S10+ and S10 on its online store. The S10 will be available for a total cost of Rs 81,000, including a downpayment of Rs 9,099, plus 24 equal monthly installments of Rs 2,999. In comparison, Amazon is selling it at Rs 77,850, divided into equal […]

Flipkart offers 3 days of discounts & offers on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, others

Flipkart and Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus will give discounts ranging from a minimum of Rs 1,000 to a maximum of Rs 8,000 on its Zenfone series from Wednesday through Friday. The discounts and zero-cost EMI offers are valid on Zenfone Max Pro M1, Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone Lite L1. The Zenfone Max M1 will only […]

Reliance Retail reveals how to install WhatsApp on Jiophone

Users of Jiophone, India’s highest selling mobile device, can install WhatsApp messenger starting from today, Reliance Retail said. The software can be installed by going to the phone’s appstore and downloading it. “WhatsApp will be available on the JioPhone AppStore starting 10th September, 2018 and will be rolled out on all JioPhones by 20th September, […]

Tired of losing market share, LG prices flagship G7+ at just Rs 39,999

After watching its marketshare nibbled away by online-focused rivals, Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics seems to have decided to borrow a leaf from the playbook of its competitors like OnePlus. Against the usual price of Rs 52,000-56,000 for its flagship devices, the company has priced its 128 GB G7+ ThinQ at just Rs 39,999 — […]