January 16th, 2018 7:12 PM 2 COMMENTS

January 2018 Security Patch Update is Now Rolling Out to the Nokia 8

HMD Global is now pushing the January 2018 security update to its flagship Nokia 8 smartphone. The Nokia 8's January update weighs 97.3MB, and HMD has started rollout in the European countries. Our Nokia 8 Indian unit is yet to receive the update, so it may take a couple of days for the company to push the update to the Indian market. However, if you're using a Nokia 8 in... Read More

January 16th, 2018 5:35 PM 34 COMMENTS

BSNL Withdraws Unlimited Sunday Free Voice Calling from Landline and Broadband Plans Across India

State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has made yet another massive change, but this time for its broadband section. The company has now announced the withdrawal of unlimited Sunday free voice calling with its landline/combo/FTTH broadband plans. This new change will be effective from February 1, 2018, and is applicable to both new as well as existing customers. BSNL, a while back released a press statement on the... Read More

January 16th, 2018 3:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to Launch On February 26, But Will Be Up for Sale from March 16: Report

Samsung is now rumoured to release its next-generation flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ on February 26. The devices will be released at the MWC 2018 show floor and will be up for pre-order on March 1, with the sale commencing from March 16, 2018. This news is revealed by Evan Blass who previously revealed complete specifications of the Galaxy S9 duo. Also, he received this info... Read More

January 16th, 2018 1:18 PM 3 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Again Rumoured to Sport 6.99-inch 18:9 Display and Snapdragon 635 SoC

Xiaomi will launch its phablet smartphone, the Mi Max 3 in Q2 2018. Months ahead of its official launch, the Mi Max 3' specifications have leaked online. A new leak from Chinese portal Weibo today revealed that the Mi Max 3 would have a 6.99-inch Full HD+ display, dual rear cameras, and Snapdragon 635 SoC. The phone is also expected to come with a 5500mAh battery, in-line with Max tagline.... Read More

January 16th, 2018 12:36 PM 14 COMMENTS

Mandatory Aadhaar Linking Deadline May Extend Beyond March 31, 2018: Report

Aadhaar body, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will soon meet the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Telecom Regulator Trai to check whether there is any requirement for extending the deal of mandatory Aadhaar linking with essential services. UIDAI is exploring this option because of the implementation of new security protocols such as Virtual ID. UIDAI recently introduced two new security protocols to make the Aadhaar data secure. “In... Read More

January 16th, 2018 11:20 AM 18 COMMENTS

Apple iPhones to Receive Vodafone VoLTE Support by March-April 2018: Sources

Vodafone India is all set to introduce its Voice over LTE or VoLTE service this month. As per some of our readers across various states, Vodafone VoLTE service has already gone live, and they're using the service. We have now learnt from our sources about the Vodafone VoLTE compatibility and roll out structure. Firstly, all VoLTE devices do not support Vodafone VoLTE by default, same as Airtel VoLTE. Cupertino giant... Read More

January 16th, 2018 10:22 AM 15 COMMENTS

Honor 8 Will Not Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update Due to Hardware and Software Limitations

Well, Honor is following the footsteps of Lenovo it seems. The Chinese company now confirmed that one of its popular smartphones, the Honor 8 will not receive Android 8.0 Oreo update, which is underwhelming. The Honor 8 has been one of the best smartphones from Honor in 2016, and it's well received by both consumers and media alike. This news comes just a month after Honor's CEO confirming the Oreo... Read More

January 16th, 2018 9:08 AM 17 COMMENTS

BSNL Subscribers Can Now Reverify Their Mobile Number With Aadhaar by Calling 14546

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has finally implemented the IVRS-based Aadhaar verification mechanism which was rolled out by private telecom operators a couple of weeks ago. Now, BSNL customers who're looking to link their mobile number with Aadhaar or reverify their mobile number with Aadhaar can do that by just calling the IVRS toll-free number 14546. The service is currently available in only a few circles such as Andhra Pradesh... Read More

January 15th, 2018 7:34 PM 5 COMMENTS

Xiaomi MIUI 10 Maybe Called MIUI X as the Development Reportedly Started!

Xiaomi has reportedly started the development of its next-generation MIUI version, dubbed as MIUI 10. Going by the naming convention of Xiaomi, the forthcoming iteration which will be built on top of Android Oreo will be called as MIUI 10, however, as per MIUI vice-president, Huang Longzhong, the upcoming iteration may be named as MIUI X. He also confirmed that Xiaomi would release the MIUI X or MIUI 10 later... Read More

January 15th, 2018 6:29 PM 5 COMMENTS

Karbonn Titanium Frames S7 With Airtel Cashback Offer and 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs 6,999

Homegrown smartphone brand Karbonn has come up with a new smartphone dubbed as the Karbonn Titanium Frames S7. Priced at Rs 6,999, this smartphone from Karbonn offers features such as Full HD display, selfie flash, and Karbonn has put the device against the likes of Tenor E and Xiaomi Redmi 4. Also, telecom operator Bharti Airtel has added this smartphone to the Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative and offering up to... Read More

January 15th, 2018 4:39 PM 10 COMMENTS

UIDAI Adds Face Recognition as Another Layer of Security for Aadhaar Along With IRIS and Fingerprint Scanning

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced Face Recognition for Aadhaar to help citizens who're encountering issues with other modes of biometric verification such as fingerprint and iris scanning. Ajay Pandey, UIDAI's CEO tweeted this news, confirming the service' launch on July 1, 2018. UIDAI is also expecting that the new face recognition implementation will increase security by adding another layer of protection. This new feature will work... Read More

January 15th, 2018 3:04 PM 4 COMMENTS

HTC U11 EYEs With Dual Front-Facing Cameras, Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4GB of RAM Officially Announced

Taiwanese smartphone brand, HTC has launched a new EYE series smartphone in the market today. Dubbed as the HTC U11 EYEs, the USP of the smartphone is the dual front-facing cameras. The company has announced the smartphone in its homeland Taiwan today for NTD14,900 (approx. Rs 32,000). HTC is yet to reveal the international availability of the device though. The smartphone features excellent specifications, sans the two-year-old Snapdragon 652 chipset.... Read More

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