OnePlus One Gets an Alpha Build of Android 5.0 Lollipop; Company’s Own Non-Cyanogen ROM

OnePlus One Gets an Alpha Build of Android 5.0 Lollipop; Company’s Own Non-Cyanogen ROM

OnePlus started 2014 with a bang by releasing its first community-driven smartphone which was also the first ever phone to officially ship with CyanogenMod ROM out of the box. But the company ended 2014 on an unhappy note following soured relations with the Cyanogen Inc, thanks to the legal tangle with Micromax in India. OnePlus had promised that it will […]

     
 
 

[Leak] Xiaomi Redmi 2S Poses Next to the Redmi 1S

[Leak] Xiaomi Redmi 2S Poses Next to the Redmi 1S

There have been a lot of rumors floating around Xiaomi’s 2015 lineup, one of which is the Xiaomi Mi5 which is expected to launch later this month (probably at CES?). But there are as many as 4 other phones Xiaomi is expected to launch in the next few weeks, and one of them is the Redmi 2S. Yesterday, Xiaomi teased […]

     
 
 

The Slim & Sexy Oppo R5 is Priced at Rs. 29,990 (~$475) in India

The Slim & Sexy Oppo R5 is Priced at Rs. 29,990 (~$475) in India

The ultra-thin Oppo R5 has been launched in India for a price of Rs. 29,990 (~$475). Unlike other Chinese players, Oppo isn’t going the online exclusive route, and has announced that Oppo R5 will be available for pre-order from Jan 1st 2015. Announced a couple of months back in Singapore along with Oppo N3, the Oppo R5 forays into the […]

     
 
 

Five Smartphone Trends That Ruled in 2014

Five Smartphone Trends That Ruled in 2014

Every year smartphone manufacturers try to come out with the ‘next big thing’, with expectations to stand out from the rest. While some companies managed to get it right (Motorola), some also terribly failed (we’re looking at you Amazon Fire Phone). A few just follow in the footsteps of what the successful ones are doing in terms of product design […]

     
 
 

Airtel Details its New VoIP Exclusive Data Plans for Customers [Updated]

Airtel Details its New VoIP Exclusive Data Plans for Customers [Updated]

Couple of days after silently changing its mobile internet data policy, India’s largest telecom provider, Airtel, has detailed its new VoIP exclusive data plans which will be applicable to its prepaid customers to start with. The new VoIP exclusive pack will be priced at Rs. 75 for 75MB with a validity of 28 days. Airtel claims that the minuscule 75MB […]

     
 
 

OnePlus One Ban Lifted by High Court in India; Brands Cyanogen as ‘Villain’

OnePlus One Ban Lifted by High Court in India; Brands Cyanogen as ‘Villain’

OnePlus has been granted a breather by the Delhi High Court, which has lifted the ban imposed by the same court on December 16th. A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog set aside the single judge’s order restraining Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen OnePlus Technology Co Ltd from selling its mobiles on the plea of Micromax, which had alleged that OnePlus is […]

     
 
 

Net Neutrality at Stake in India; Airtel Starts Charging for VoIP Data [Updated]

Net Neutrality at Stake in India; Airtel Starts Charging for VoIP Data [Updated]

We are pretty sure not many would have even heard about Net Neutrality in India, but it’s high time that it becomes a hot discussion. Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom provider has silently started charging standard data rates for VoIP data usage on all Internet data packs and plans. This means Airtel subscribers who have subscribed for some 2G or […]

     
 
 

Samsung will Reportedly Launch Galaxy Note Edge in India for Rs.68,500 (~$1080)

Samsung will Reportedly Launch Galaxy Note Edge in India for Rs.68,500 (~$1080)

Samsung is expected to launch the unique Galaxy Note Edge in India early next year for a whopping price of Rs.68,500 (~$1080). As per this report from Economic Times, the Korean giant will launch the curved screen beauty in India in January 2015. The company had launched the Galaxy Note Edge along with the flagship Galaxy Note 4 in September […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G to go on Sale on December 30th, Gets a Head-start Over Yureka

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G to go on Sale on December 30th, Gets a Head-start Over Yureka

All might not be well with Xiaomi India, but that is not deterring them from launching the 4G version of Redmi Note starting next week, i.e Tuesday, December 30th on Flipkart. Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 3G earlier this month, but had to stop the sales after the Delhi High court ruling which prohibited them from importing and selling […]

     
 
 

Micromax Yureka with CyanogenMod Announced for Rs.8,999, Will be Amazon Exclusive

Micromax Yureka with CyanogenMod Announced for Rs.8,999, Will be Amazon Exclusive

The much awaited smartphone from YU is here. Named Yureka, this is the first ever smartphone from Micromax’s new subsidiary which is aimed towards youth and sold solely online. Micromax has priced Yureka at Rs.8,999 (~$147) and will sell the phone exclusively on Amazon.in. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS display, and powered by an Octa-Core 64-bit […]