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Xiaomi to sell its smartphones offline through The Mobile Store

Xiaomi has been one of the prime examples of being successful in the smartphone arena through an online-only sales model. India is one of the most important markets for Xiaomi, and its partnership through Flipkart has been going quite smoothly till now. But Xiaomi wants a bigger share of the pie and in addition to online-only sales, it has now entered the offline arena. Xiaomi has now tied up with The [...]

Google Play Store in India now includes Nexus 6, Chromecast, and Nexus 9

Google has broaden the availability of many Nexus and Android Wear devices to India through its online store, the Google Play. Consumers in India can now buy Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Chromecast directly from the Google Play Store. Moreover, it has been marked that the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 devices, which were formerly listed as ‘coming soon’ on Google Play Store in India, are now available for purchase. Users [...]

Xolo Win Q1000 now available for pre-order at Rs. 6,999

A month ago Xolo had announced a Windows Phone 8.1 based smartphone, known as Win Q1000, for a price of Rs. 8,499. Now, the device is available for Rs. 6,999 on pre-order exclusively via HomeShop18. The phone comes with a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM8212) processor paired with Adreno 302 GPU and 1GB RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera [...]

Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop update

Google had announced last month that it has started rolling out Android Lollipop to Android One devices, and that the software update would hit selected number of devices each week in batches. Now, Micromax, Karbonn and Spice have announced that Android 5.1 Lollipop update has been rolled out to their respective Android One smartphones – Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno. All these devices were released [...]

HTC Desire 816 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop update next month

HTC has updated its high-end smartphones, the One M8 and the One M7, to Android Lollipop. It had also promised that it will update all its One series of smartphones to the latest version of Android, however there was no mention about Desire series of mid-range smartphones. Now, HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR has stated that the Desire 816 will receive Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in April. However, it is still not [...]

Lenovo A7000 might be launched in India on April 7

Lenovo has sent out media invites in India for a launch event on April 7. The image used for the invite shows Dolby Atmos logo, which points to the Lenovo A7000, the only smartphone to support this audio standard. The Lenovo A7000 was unveiled during MWC 2015, and is the beefed-up variant of the already hot-selling Lenovo A6000. It features a 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display, 1.5 GHz octa-core MediaTek [...]

LG G2 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop update in Q2 2015

LG was one of the first smartphone brands to offer Android 5.0 Lollipop update to an existing device. LG G3 started receiving the Lollipop update internationally in November, which was extended to India in December last year. However, there were no signs of its predecessor receiving the update. Now, LG India has officially announced that the G2 will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop in Q2 of this year. The company has [...]

Asus Zenfone 2 to be launched in India soon, will be available readily

Asus will be launching the successor to the immensely popular mid-range smartphone, the Zenfone, in India. The Asus Zenfone 2, which was announced during CES 2015 earlier this year, will be launched in India soon. The company has begun hyping up the product launch by stating the presence of 4GB RAM, something which isn't available in any smartphone available in the country. The company is also taking a dig at [...]

HTC One M9+ dummy and render leaked, expected to be unveiled on April 8th

In the past one year so much has been written about HTC’s One M9+ codenamed HTC Hima Ultra. Now, @OnLeaks has let out the unofficial render, photos and video of Hima’s dummy unit. In accordance with the leak, the device features a 5.2-inch display, which is a bit larger than the One M9 and it measures 150.9×72.5×10.15mm, making it somewhat thicker than the One M9. Provided that it has a [...]

Lava launches Iris 414 with Android 4.4 KitKat at Rs. 4,049

Lava unveiled yet another low-range pocket-friendly smartphone, known as Iris 414. The price of the phone has been listed on the company’s official site as Rs. 4,049. There is not much information regarding its availability, although we can expect Lava to announce the sale timeline soon. The Iris 414 is a Dual SIM smartphone, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and features 4-inch WVGA TFT display at a resolution of [...]

Xiaomi ‘Ferrari’ surfaces at GFXBench, features mid-range specs

Following the success of the Mi 4, the Chinese handset manufacturer, Xiaomi has been working on its next release, known as Xiaomi Ferrari. The image below depicts host of specifications expected in the device. Likely to be pitted against the Asus Zenfone line, the Xiaomi Ferrari appears to be a power packed mid-range device featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC which has an octa-core 1.65 GHz CPU. The device comes [...]

YU teased Project Caesar, takes a dig at Xiaomi

YU is now gearing up for the launch of the next device in the lineup. The upcoming device has been codenamed 'Project Caesar' by YU and the device will be launched in April. The device is already being teased across social media channels and now a new teaser has come up which mocks the Xiaomi Redmi 2. The teaser also reveals some of the specs of the upcoming smartphones. To [...]

Oneplus One Indian variant to get Cyanogen OS 12 as OTA update

Carl Pei, the co-founder and the global face of OnePlus has confirmed that the Indian users will also be getting the upcoming CM 12S OTA update much like their global counterparts. This news will come as a breath of fresh air for the Indian consumers who bought the phone from Amazon with the India-specific Invite. Earlier Oneplus had a falling out with Cyanogen Inc. who had signed a global deal to [...]

Lenovo K3 Note with 4G LTE and 5.5-inch display launched

Lenovo has launched a 4G LTE enabled budget phablet, named as the Lenovo K3 Note in China, for a price of CNY 899 (Rs. 9,000 approx.) Following the legacy of the recently launched Lenovo A7000, the Lenovo K3 Note also offers Dual SIM connectivity, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Lenovo’s in-house Vibe UI on top. The company is also offering a Teana variant of the K3 Note, which is [...]

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