September 3rd, 2018 5:11 PM 0 COMMENTS

Microsoft Plans Revamp for Android, iOS and Web Versions of Skype

Redmond-based Microsoft is planning a revamped Skype interface for both mobile and desktop. The company is planning to remove the less used features and will simplify the app's core functions like voice calling, video chatting and messaging. Microsoft has confirmed this news in a blog post stating the company has overcomplicated some design changes in the past, but it's now looking to simplify the design though. "This past year, we... Read More

September 3rd, 2018 4:22 PM 0 COMMENTS

Huawei Mate 20 Devices to Launch With Android 9 Pie-Based EMUI 9.0

Huawei Mate 20 lineup of smartphones is already confirmed to be launched on October 16 in London. Ahead of the launch next month, Huawei confirmed that the devices would run EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie. The beta version of the Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 was introduced at the ongoing consumer electronics show IFA 2018 here. "With the launch of EMUI 9.0, Huawei becomes one of the first handset... Read More

September 3rd, 2018 3:07 PM 6 COMMENTS

MTNL Aiming to Roll Out 4G Services in 9-12 Months After the Hike of Borrowed Limit

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)  is planning to seek approval for raising its authorised share capital to Rs 10,000 crore. The government-owned entity also plans to borrow powers by almost 40%, which will aid the telco's 4G plans and provide it with the firepower to compete in the market. MTNL has been struggling a lot in recent times, especially after the entry of Reliance Jio to the Indian market. Also,... Read More

September 3rd, 2018 2:43 PM 37 COMMENTS

Number of 4G Smartphones Supporting Airtel VoLTE Surpasses 200

Airtel VoLTE is now supported by over 200 4G smartphones in India. Announced back in September 2017, Airtel VoLTE initially had less than 20 devices support, but exactly, a year later, the support has been extended to more than 200 smartphones. Popular brands such as Xiaomi, Samsung, Nokia and so on have added Airtel VoLTE software patches to its smartphones. Also, Motorola has added Airtel VoLTE support to its newly... Read More

September 3rd, 2018 2:20 PM 0 COMMENTS

Samsung X5 Solid State Drive Promising 40Gbps Transfer Rates is Now Official in India

Samsung has launched its new Solid State Drive (SSD) in India. The Samsung X5 is the South Korean company's first non-volatile memory (NVMe)-based SSD to launch in India. While launching the SSD, Samsung stated that the new drive is aimed at content creators and IT professionals. Samsung launched three storage variants of Samsung X5 in India at a starting price of Rs 27,999. This portable SSD comes as an upgrade... Read More

September 3rd, 2018 2:04 PM 3 COMMENTS

Huawei Kirin 980 vs Snapdragon 845: Performance, Efficiency, Graphics and AI

Huawei has announced its latest in-house manufacturer flagship SoC for its upcoming smartphones, the Kirin 980. The brand announced the newest chipset and the successor to the Kirin 970 at the IFA 2018. With this new piece of hardware inside its phone, Huawei will bring performance improvements thus putting it against Qualcomm’s top-end processor, the Snapdragon 845. Huawei has also made assertions that the Kirin 980 is a better performer... Read More

September 3rd, 2018 1:16 PM 1 COMMENTS

Nokia 6.1 Plus Receives New OTA Update With August Security Patches and Stability Improvements

HMD Global is seeding a new OTA update to the Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone which was launched very recently in India. The update, which weighs 381.1MB in size improves the overall system stability of the smartphone. The Nokia 6.1 Plus arrived with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with July 2018 security patches, but after the latest update, the device will be bumped to August 2018 patches. Besides these,... Read More

September 3rd, 2018 1:03 PM 1 COMMENTS

Government Lays Guidelines for Flying Drones in India: Here is All You Need to Know

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has compiled a 37-page long guideline for flying drones in India. Previously, the drone flying activities in the country were mostly unregulated, and no specific instructions existed which dictated dos and don’ts about flying a drone. Now with these new set of norms, Airports Authority of India and Indian Air Force will keep a check on all drone flying activities across the country. Further,... Read More

September 3rd, 2018 11:13 AM 0 COMMENTS

Huawei AI Cube Smart Speaker With 4G Internet Router Launched: Features, India Launch and More

Huawei has launched its first smart speaker, dubbed, Huawei AI Cube. It's an Amazon Alexa-powered smart speaker launched at the IFA 2018 event in Berlin. Same as the case with other smart speakers, the Huawei AI Cube can make Alexa to Alexa voice calls and the best part is it even comes with 4G mobile Internet router. So if local operators in a country give heads up for the voice... Read More

September 3rd, 2018 9:34 AM 0 COMMENTS

Two-Year-Old LG G5 is Now Receiving Android Oreo Update

LG is now rolling out Android Oreo update to its two-year-old LG G5 smartphone in South Korea. In recent times, a plethora of LG devices have received the Oreo update and the modular smartphone G5 is next on the line. Notably, the LG G5 was released with Android Marshmallow on board back in 2016. Later on, it was updated to Android 7.1.2 Nougat last year, and now, the South Korean electronics... Read More

September 2nd, 2018 8:24 PM 12 COMMENTS

5G Network End User Experience to be Influenced by Network Latency

With the whole world shrunken to mobile devices, every app is created with the sole intention of providing a better end-user experience. Improved network performance with the launch of 5G will benefit every business area and in turn, impacting the immersive experience for consumers. The demand for enhanced mobile broadband continues to increase with more human-centric use cases in various new application areas and enhanced requirements concerning performance and user... Read More

September 2nd, 2018 5:35 PM 14 COMMENTS

BSNL Overhauls Entire Broadband Tariff Portfolio to Compete With Airtel V-Fiber

Following its tradition of revising broadband plans, BSNL has made changes to entire broadband tariff portfolio. With this move, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is looking to compete with the likes of Airtel V-Fiber and Reliance Jio GigaFiber. BSNL has now made minor changes to its broadband plans priced between Rs 249 and Rs 2295. As we reported recently, the entry-level BB249 plan now offers three times more FUP. Some... Read More

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