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January 5th, 2015 4:19 PM 24 COMMENTS

Instant Messengers in 2014 and what to expect in 2015

2014 has been a tremendous year for Instant messengers. The category attracted more investment and innovation since Facebook acquired WhatsApp back in February for whooping $19B. What’s interesting about this category is that there’s no clear winner, as of yet. WhatsApp itself was slow to rule the US market, it first gained momentum in Spain and other asian countries. With time, many players entered the market like Viber, Hike, Facebook messenger and WeChat.... Read More

January 5th, 2015 1:55 PM 11 COMMENTS

Microsoft might allow Android apps on Windows & Windows Phone platform

Another sign of failure of Windows Phone platform by Microsoft! ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley's sources reports that Microsoft is considering to support Android apps on both, Windows Phone and Windows platforms. According to the report, the support for Android apps might be added in Windows 10. The Microsoft's Developer Experience (DX) team has chalked out two plans: Plan A includes getting apps on Windows and Windows Phone to Universal App... Read More

January 3rd, 2015 10:29 PM 3 COMMENTS

Samsung to launch the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 in India soon

The Samsung Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5, which were unveiled last year in October, are heading to India soon. The Mumbai based mobile retailer, Mahesh Telecom has tweeted a picture of the dummy devices, which were sent over by Samsung. This means that the official launch of the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 in India is not far off from now. While there’s not much information available on pricing of the device,... Read More

December 31st, 2014 2:45 PM 1 COMMENTS

HTC to launch a Desire smartphone at CES 2015. Will it be the Desire 850?

Now that CES 2015 is on the verge, we are treated with teasers and rumours about what manufacturers plan to unveil this season. This time HTC has confirmed that it will be launching the latest smartphone in its Desire range. The company had posted a teaser poster on its Weibo account. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised that HTC is launching a selfie device, considering that the selfie phenomenon is increasing... Read More

December 12th, 2014 5:02 PM 3 COMMENTS

Micromax to launch its Cyanogen powered ‘Yu’ smartphones on December 18

Micromax has started sending out invites for its upcoming event, which according to the invite will take place on December 18. Last month, Micromax had announced that it will launch a new mobile device brand called 'Yu', whose handsets will be sold online, following the latest trend of Chinese handset makers like Xiaomi and OnePlus. The reason Micromax wants to try out the online model is understandable. As a company, it can cut costs... Read More

December 10th, 2014 1:09 PM 3 COMMENTS

Samsung Galaxy S6 spotted on AnTuTu; might feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and a 20MP rear camera

The successor to the Samsung Galaxy S5, rumoured to be called Galaxy S6, has been spotted on AnTuTu, one of the most popular benchmarking apps on Android, according to a screenshot posted by a Chinese website CNMO. The Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G925F, seen on the screenshot, might be a European version of the device. As per the screenshot, the devices should come with a 5.5 inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, a 20-megapixel... Read More

December 6th, 2014 10:31 PM 7 COMMENTS

Chinese smartphone brand Vivo to enter India with the launch of the X5Max, a 4.75mm thick smartphone

Vivo, the Chinese handset maker, is entering the Indian smartphone market by launching Vivo X5Max on December 15. The device is touted to be the world's slimmest handset, with thickness of just 4.75mm near the camera and 3.75mm without the camera bulge. Interestingly, the Gionee Elife S5.1 was launched recently in India, which features a 5.1mm waistline. Apparently, the company managed to achieve the device's slim features by shifting 90%... Read More

December 4th, 2014 6:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

OnePlus might launch an India-specific device next year

OnePlus is already thinking of bringing an India-specific device in the country by next year, according to Carl Pei, Director of OnePlus Global. Speaking with BGR India, Pei said that, "We realize that India has its own specific needs, so we are setting up a team here to help localize our company and products. Next year we have one product planned specifically for India". And by next year, he meant by... Read More

November 28th, 2014 9:34 PM 12 COMMENTS

OnePlus One users in India won’t receive updates from Cyanogen; company plans to make its own software

OnePlus One is about to launch in India on December 2 via Amazon but it has been greeted with a bad news today. Cyanogen has announced on its blog that it has inked a deal with Micromax, in which, it will provide software Cyanogen OS to Micromax's YU brand of smartphones exclusively. This came as a shock to OnePlus and OnePlus One users in India, as the device won't receive... Read More

November 6th, 2014 2:11 PM 9 COMMENTS

Microsoft is internally testing Windows 10 for Smartphones

It appears that Microsoft is internally testing Windows 10 on smartphones, according to an ex-Microsoft employee. Although there's not much information available about what to expect from Windows 10 on Phones, it is rumoured that it might bring side-by-side multitasking on tablets and full Office Touch. Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for couple of weeks now. When Microsoft first announced the Windows 10 back in September 2014, it... Read More

November 5th, 2014 11:59 AM 0 COMMENTS

Following a partnership with Microsoft, Dropbox app coming to Windows Phone

Dropbox and Microsoft have announced a strategic partnership. Following the partnership, Dropbox app is said to be coming soon for Windows Phone. But this partnership is much bigger than just bringing the app to Microsoft's mobile platform. Dropbox's cloud storage service will be integrated in Microsoft Office for phones, tablets and the web.   This partnership will enable users to easily collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. These capabilities will first be... Read More

November 3rd, 2014 1:39 PM 5 COMMENTS

Our Experience with Airtel 3G Wingle in Mumbai

Airtel had launched its 3G Wi-Fi datacard in Delhi-NCR in July, and followed by a launch in Mumbai. We have already reviewed the device and the service in Delhi, and have been using the device in Mumbai for the last few weeks. We'll directly get into the speeds and its performance, as we have already discussed about the other aspects in the other review article. Speeds During our extended usage of the... Read More

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