Google launches AndroidGo for 512 MB phones, Assistant for Jiophone

Google India today launched a lighter version of Android operating system that it said will work on devices with as little as 512 MB of RAM, and also unveiled a Google Assistant version that runs on Reliance Jio semi-smartphones. LOW END PHONES Google announced a new version of its Android operating system called AndroidGo, tailored […]

PREMIUM PHONES: OnePlus has 57% market share online, Samsung 4%

OnePlus, the sister company of Vivo and Oppo, totally dominates the online market for premium handsets with a 57% market share compared to just 4% for Samsung, the Chinese company said, quoting numbers from IDC. The numbers are only for online sales, and do not include data for traditional sales through shops. OnePlus, which was […]

Reliance Jio offers iPhone 8 at Rs 9,200 effective price, here’s how to book

Reliance Jio has opened pre-booking for the new Apple iPhone with an effective price of just Rs 9,200 under a dual cashback offer. The sticker price of iPhone 8 is Rs 64,000 in Jio stores. However, if you buy the device along with a 12 month contract of services from Jio, the company will return […]

Google will create an iPhone rival with Pixel – expert

Google was forced to enter the smartphone hardware business as makers of Android smartphones have largely failed to develop a product that can compete against the iPhone, an industry expert said, adding that the result of union could rival what Apple has to offer. “With tighter control on Pixel, Google will now focus on making […]

OnePlus beats Apple in customer satisfaction – CMR India survey

Even as Apple and its iPhone brand remains the most aspirational smartphone in India, it is OnePlus — owned by the same Chinese company that makes Vivo and Oppo — that has won the hearts of its Indian customers. OnePlus — which brings out only one phone at a time — emerged as brand with […]

Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi has emerged as the second biggest smartphone brand in India after Samsung as its smash hit Redmi Note 4 broke sales records, according to market share numbers for the first three months of the year. The numbers also revealed that for the first time in eight years, there could be no Indian brand in […]

Nokia files more patent infringement suits against Apple

Nokia has filed further complaints alleging that Apple products infringe a number of Nokia patents, expanding its litigation originally announced on December 21. Across actions in 11 countries, there are now 40 patents in suit, which cover technologies such as display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding, the company said. Cases have now […]

Reliance Jio offers free data, voice, SMS for Apple iPhone buyers for 1 year

Reliance Jio and Apple today announced a freebie deal for those who purchase any of the recent iPhone models including iPhone7. Under the offer, every customer purchasing a new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone SE at Reliance Digital and select Apple Premium Resellers and Apple Authorized Resellers will […]

Reliance Jio offers free data, voice, SMS for Apple iPhone buyers for 1 year

Reliance Jio and Apple today announced a freebie deal for those who purchase any of the recent iPhone models including iPhone7. Under the offer, every customer purchasing a new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone SE at Reliance Digital and select Apple Premium Resellers and Apple Authorized Resellers will […]

iPhone 7 to be available in 1000 locations in India on Oct 7 – Rashi Peripherals

Rashi Peripherals, one of India’s largest mobile phone distributors, has announced that the iPhone 7 will be available in the country starting from October 7. “The smart phones will be available at over 1000 retail locations across India,” it said. The device was launched in the US yesterday, at a starting price of $650, or […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 availability from Tuesday in India, release date 21

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will start selling and be available in stores in India on Tuesday, a week after its official release date. UPDATE: The phone is now available online. While e-stores like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon are yet to start selling the Note 4, a relatively unknown site called theelectronicstore.in has started making […]

As phones get bigger, tablets pay the price

The soaring popularity of big size phones, or phablets, is affecting sales of tablets in India, according to market tracker 6Wresearch. Phablets, or phones with displays of 5 to 6 inches, have increasingly gained consumer affection due to three factors. First, they come with built-in cellular and 3G connectivity, unlike low-cost tablets that typically offer […]