Google to subsidise Android One devices in India; but why?

Google, who recently announced the Android One program at its I/O conference, will be subsidizing the handsets to get them under $100, according to The Information (Paywalled, via GigaOm). Besides subsidizing, Google will also include $1B advertising budget and this new program will start in India to begin with. I have previously discussed that the ultimate goal of the Android One program is not to conquer the next billion users

Xiaomi Mi3: The best value for money smartphone in the market

Xiaomi Mi3 has just been launched in India for Rs 14,999 and its specifications list easily matches if not surpasses almost all the flagship smartphones from renowned brands. Nexus devices are a benchmark for providing flagship performance and prices lower than those of flagships. Xiaomi Mi3 is undercutting the Nexus 5 by half the cost, we think that it would give other manufacturers sleepless nights. But what it means for the

India gearing up for the next big spectrum auction, everything you need to know

Department of telecommunications is considering the sale of airwaves across most commercially used spectrum bands in the current fiscal year 2014-15. Spectrum in 900, 1800, 2100, 2300 and 2500MHz bands will be put up for sale across the 22 telecom circles in India. Dot expects a total of Rs 38,954cr proceeds from communication services this current fiscal including the revenues generated from auction. The exact dates of the auction have

2014: The Year of Tariff Hikes across Cellular, Landline, Broadband Services

No service or industry can survive without tariff revisions - most of the times upward. The tariff wars which was a part of telecom sector for past few years, thanks to new entrants, seems to be going away.  In the year 2014, we have seen a majority of telecom operators hike tariffs for their services. Today we make an attempt to enlist tariff hikes which caused major impact to consumers

Ambani brothers to join hands to provide Pan India 2G, 3G, 4G services ? How this will affect the current telecom market

With the commercial launch of services by Reliance Jio drawing closer day by day, the company has taken every measure possible to ensure a large scale smooth roll out of services on a Pan India level. Rjio has signed tower sharing deals with Tower vision, ACT India, Viom networks, Bharti AirTel and also with younger brother Anil Ambani’s company Reliance communications. Rjio has signed multiple deals with Rcom which includes

Would Nexus devices co-exist with Android One and Android Silver?

All those rumours about Nexus devices being axed in favour of Android One and Android Silver have been put to rest by Dave Burke who heads the engineering at Android and the Nexus program. During the Google I/O 2014, Burke stated "People just get excited by concepts and forget why we do things. We are still invested in Nexus. People have been commenting about Nexus because there is something else