March 29th, 2017 2:22 PM 36 COMMENTS

Micromax Dual 5 is the Company’s First Phone to Pack Dual Rear Camera; Priced at Rs. 24,999

The name- Micromax has faded away after the entrance of various Chinese brands in India. After a quiet 2016, Micromax is reentering the smartphone market with the Micromax Dual 5, the company's first take on the dual camera space. The homegrown brand has been teasing the phone for quite some time now and finally at an event in New Delhi; they announced the Dual 5. Diving into the specifications of... Read More

March 29th, 2017 1:24 PM 19 COMMENTS

Lenovo P2 Started Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update in India

Chinese smartphone vendor, Lenovo, after facing a lot of heat in Twitter starting pushing the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Lenovo P2 in India. The update weighs around 2GB and comes with build number P2a42_S232_170320_ROW. Various users across the country have confirmed that they have received the update. However, there's no information from Lenovo officially regarding the update roll out. So, we don't have a changelog nor the new... Read More

March 29th, 2017 1:04 PM 117 COMMENTS

Airtel is the Fastest LTE Network in Major Metro Cities Of India With Average Download Speeds of Over 10 Mbps Says OpenSignal Website

Yesterday, we reported the OpenSignal's report on India's fastest LTE connections chart and now, the company's website data shows that Airtel is the fastest network in the major metro cities of India with average download speeds of over 10 Mbps as of today. However, in some areas, Reliance Jio has the upper hand along with Idea Cellular. [caption id="attachment_161943" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] OpenSignal Report in Delhi[/caption] According to the OpenSignal's website,... Read More

March 29th, 2017 12:48 PM 1 COMMENTS

Aircel App is Downloaded by 20 Percent More People in Last Quarter

Aircel has announced that their standalone application, 'Aircel App Recharge & BillPay,' has been downloaded by 20 percent more people in the Q4 2016. Aircel claims that the massive growth is due to the scrapping of old notes (demonetization), which, in turn, has app downloads registering a tremendous growth in the same period. Aircel says that the uptake in the online transactions and app download was seen from states like... Read More

March 28th, 2017 9:54 PM 8 COMMENTS

Airtel and TrueCaller Strike Partnership To Provide Caller ID Service For Feature Phones

Airtel and TrueCaller have come together for TrueCaller Caller ID function to feature phones. With this collaboration, even the feature phones would get the TrueCaller service without the need of the internet. As per the company, the callers will be informed of the caller's identity with the help of TrueCaller's database. The caller information won't be flashed directly on the screen as we see on smartphones but sent via a... Read More

March 28th, 2017 5:09 PM 55 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular Launches 4G Services in Jammu & Kashmir; Aiming to Cover 20 Towns by June 2017

Idea Cellular has announced the launch of their 4G services in the regions of Jammu & Kashmir circle today. The company has rolled out the services to Jammu today, and will, later on, expand the 4G network to cover ten towns by the end of this month. Idea 4G services will cover 20 towns including the major cities of Jammu, Udhampur, Rajouri, Punch, Reasi, Kathua and Samba by June 2017.... Read More

March 28th, 2017 4:38 PM 9 COMMENTS

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update for OnePlus 2 Might Roll Out by the End of April

The long awaited news is finally here. OnePlus is testing the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in the OnePlus 2 as the phone running latest Android iteration is spotted on popular benchmarking site, Geekbench. OnePlus has been silent over the months on the Nougat update release date for OnePlus 2. However, it now looks like the company will roll out the update in coming weeks or maybe by the end of... Read More

March 28th, 2017 3:03 PM 9 COMMENTS

Sony Xperia XZs With Snapdragon 820 Chipset and 19MP Rear Camera to Launch in India on April 4

Sony India will be launching their flagship phone, the Sony Xperia XZs in India on April 4. The company has sent out media invites for an event, and the invite explicitly mentions the Xperia XZs name. The invite states as 'Dramatize Every Moment.' To recall, the Sony Xperia XZs was announced back at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona, Spain last month and it's the successor for last year's Sony... Read More

March 28th, 2017 2:14 PM 7 COMMENTS

ICICI Bank Collaborates With Truecaller and Announces ‘Truecaller Pay’ UPI Based Mobile Payment Service

ICICI Bank, one of the leading private sector bank in India, today announced its partnership with Truecaller. Under the collaboration, a new UPI-based mobile payment service, namely, Truecaller Pay has been announced. This feature will allow millions of users of the app in the country to create a UPI ID instantly, send money to any UPI ID or a mobile number registered with the BHIM app. It will also enable... Read More

March 28th, 2017 12:44 PM 5 COMMENTS

Airtel Sells 10.3 Percent Stake of Bharti Infratel for Rs. 6193.9 Cr

Bharti Airtel, today announced that they have successfully sold over 190 million shares of its subsidiary Bharti Infratel representing 10.3 percent, to a consortium of funds advised by KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”). The total value of this secondary deal is over Rs. 6193.9 crores (approx. Rs. 951.6 million), which also dubs to a price of Rs. 325 per share. Bharti Airtel will primarily use the proceeds... Read More

March 28th, 2017 12:22 PM 36 COMMENTS

India’s Fastest LTE Connections are in Mumbai with Average Speeds of 6.9 Mbps Says OpenSignal

OpenSignal, one of the pioneers in testing the mobile data speeds has been working on the report of India's fastest mobile network. And to show a sneak peak of what they are working on, the company has released a short report showing the fastest network area in the country and the most covered LTE area in the country. OpenSignal has conducted the tests over the previous three months in India's... Read More

March 28th, 2017 10:57 AM 68 COMMENTS

Indian GSM Telcos Say MediaTek Chipset Powered Smartphones Slow Down Network Quality

Indian GSM telecom operators through their industry body the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) have informed the telecom regulator that 4G smartphones running on Taiwan-based MediaTek chipsets slow down network quality. In a letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the COAI cited a recent test conducted by individual telecom operators to come to this conclusion about MediaTek chipsets. The industry body, which represents Bharti Airtel, Vodafone,... Read More

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