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Jio preview offer now extends to Micromax and YU smartphones with free service for 90 days

In yet another move to make services more pervasive, Reliance Jio and Micromax have formed a partnership. With this collaboration, Micromax consumers and YU customers will be able to access an exclusive preview of the Reliance Jio 4G service for free for 90 days. As a pre-requisite for the offer, select Micromax, and all the YU smartphones will get a Reliance Jio 4G SIM with a complementary access to unlimited… Read More

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Google Daydream VR will launch in the “coming weeks”: Report

With the release of Android Nougat this week, Google’s virtual reality (VR) platform Daydream too seems to be arriving “in the coming weeks”, reports Bloomberg. According to the report, Google is building exclusive content for Daydream VR service by investing heavily in virtual-reality films and programs. “Google will help promote projects from Hulu LLC and fund the production of 360-degree videos with YouTube stars like the Dolan twins and Justine… Read More

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Intex launches Cloud Tread with 5-inch display, 5MP camera for Rs. 4,999 without 4G support

The array of budget smartphones in the market seems to be on the rise. After the launch of Samsung Tizen-powered smartphone Z2 for Rs. 4590, here comes another – Intex Cloud Tread priced at Rs. 4,999. Sadly, unlike the Z2, Intex Cloud Tread lacks 4G connectivity, which could emerge as its major drawback. Coming on to the specs, the Intex Cloud Tread comes with a 5-inch screen of 720 x… Read More

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Sony publishes list of Xperia devices for Android 7.0 Nougat update

With Nexus devices getting a taste of Nougat, Sony too gears up for rolling it on its select devices. The list of devices does not include Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3, which makes us wonder if the lineup will get the update at all. To recap, Sony is not the only one to unleash its device list for Nougat update; HTC was the first one to publish a list right… Read More

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Xiaomi Mi 5 gets a permanent price cut in India, now retailing at Rs. 22,999

Taking the competition to another tangent, Xiaomi has dropped the pricing of its flagship device, the Mi 5. The device was earlier retailing at Rs. 24,999, with the latest price drop, it will now be up for sale at Rs. 22,999. This price drop brings the Mi 5 in a head to head battle with LeEco’s Le Max 2. The company took to Twitter to share the Mi 5 price… Read More

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Samsung unveils Tizen-powered Z2 with Jio Preview offer in India at Rs. 4,590

In an event today at New Delhi, Samsung took the wraps off its Samsung Z2 smartphone. The device will be exclusively up for sale via PayTM online and offline stores in Gold, Black, and Wine Red colour options for Rs. 4,590. The device comes with Jio Preview offer packed with unrestricted access to voice, data, and Jio apps for 90 days. The Samsung Z2 features a 4-inch WVGA TFT display… Read More

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Samsung may launch refurbishment program for high-end smartphones by 2017: Sources

Samsung may begin to sell the refurbished versions of its high-end smartphones via a refurbishment program, according to Reuters. It is said to be a part of the company’s plan to sustain the momentum gained in the second quarter earnings. “Samsung wants to maximize its cost efficiency and keep operating margins above 10%,” said Reuters in the report. The rate of discount for the refurbished smartphones remains unclear. The refurbished… Read More

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Gionee S6s with ‘selfie flash’ and 5.5-inch 1080p display goes official in India at Rs. 17,999

As expected, Gionee has unveiled its selfie-centric smartphone, the Gionee S6s in India. The device is a successor to S6 Pro and has a lot more in common with it. Gionee has launched this new device at a price tag of Rs. 17,999 and it will be up for sale through online (Amazon.in) from today and via offline stores as well. At the event, the company also unleashed Alia Bhatt… Read More

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YU launches Yureka S in India with 3GB RAM, 4G LTE for Rs. 12,999; Yunique Plus gets listed

Micromax-backed YU is back with two new smartphones for the Indian smartphone market. The two devices are dubbed as the Yureka S and Yunique Plus. Both the devices are a successor to Yureka and Yunique, respectively. The company has launched the Yureka S and it will be up for sale through online and offline retailers. For the Yunique Plus, Yu has not revealed a set launch timeline, but the reports… Read More

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Huawei G9 Plus goes official with 5.5-inch full HD display and 16MP camera

After launching the P9 in India recently, Huawei has now announced a new smartphone in its G9 series in China. The new device is dubbed as the G9 Plus with a 5.5-inch 1080p display embodied in metal. The G9 Plus is launched at 2399 yuan (approx. Rs. 24,150/US$ 360). It is currently limited to China and Huawei has not revealed any info regarding its global launch, yet. The G9 Plus… Read More

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A seller on eBay is taking pre-order for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

While the rumors continue to fly around about iPhone 7, a seller on eBay is taking the pre-order of Apple iPhone 7 Plus/Pro 5.5-inch 128GB variant smartphone. The seller promises to ship it by mid-September. The phone is priced at US $1600. The seller has stated that it “may not be ship to India”. The color variant offered is Space Gray. The shipping cost can vary depending on the location of… Read More

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Apple sales decline, smartphone sales crumble at 344 million units: Gartner

Apple is witnessing a sluggishness in its sales demand for the past three consecutive Q2 earnings, reveals the data released by Gartner in its global smartphone sales report for Q2 2016. In Q2 2014, the smartphone vendor registered a market share of 12.2%. In Q2 2015, it grew to 14.6% and now has again declined to 12.9% in Q2 2016. Region-wise, Apple sales declined in its biggest market North America… Read More

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Android 7.0 Nougat could hit Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P on August 22, says Telus

At the time of announcing the Android 7.0 Nougat, Google confirmed that it would roll it out by Q3 2016. A Canadian carrier, Telus has now released its Nougat roll out schedule, which states that the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X would get the Nougat update on August 22. In 2015, Google published Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory pictures for Nexus devices on October 5. Going by that, Telus says… Read More

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Analysis crowns Motorola as the fastest to roll out updates; Sony as most stable

According to an analysis done by a data analysis company that goes by the name – Apteligent; Motorola is the fastest one to roll out the Marshmallow update to its phones in the US. The data says that Motorola started rolling out the OTA update in November, which was just after a month Google released the software version. The next in line is LG, who started the update roll out… Read More

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Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 to reportedly feature 256GB of storage

More leaks are surfacing on the internet as we get nearer to the potential September 7 launch of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7. Most of these new leaks are just confirming the previous leaks about the device. These new leaks coming from Taiwan are dubbed as ‘industry sources’, which are suggesting that NAND flash vendors (including Samsung and SK Hynix) are increasing their costs, indicating enhanced “demand for new smartphones especially… Read More

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