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In Defence of Firefox OS: Seven Points to be Considered

In Defence of Firefox OS: Seven Points to be Considered

Firefox OS has arrived in India, in the form of the Intex Cloud Fx and the Spice Fire One handsets. However, initial impressions about the devices and the OS have tended to be less than kind with their performance and hardware attracting criticism. We at TechPP, however, feel that some of the criticism has been a bit unfairly harsh, and […]

 
     
 
 

Making ‘Value for Money’ Hot: the Xiaomi Way in India

Making ‘Value for Money’ Hot: the Xiaomi Way in India

“Sold out in 2.3 seconds.” “Servers crash due to excess demand.” “Next batch of products to be available on August xx. Register for you order. Limited units.” Earlier this year if you had told us that a smartphone would generate headlines of this sort, we would have shoved a breath analyzer in your face. Today, a month and a half […]

     
 
 

Is Samsung Really Losing?

Is Samsung Really Losing?

Over the past month or so, tech world is abuzz with news, diagnosis, and prescriptions about the decline of Samsung’s dominance in the mobile space. Poor Q2 earnings of Samsung, Micromax becoming the largest mobile vendor in India in Q2 2014 (according to Counterpoint Research), Xiaomi overtaking Samsung as the largest smartphone vendor in China during the same quarter (according […]

 
     
 
 

Missed the Xiaomi Mi 3? Try These Six Alternatives

Missed the Xiaomi Mi 3? Try These Six Alternatives

Missed the Xiaomi Mi 3 yet again and not in the mood to wait for the next batch to be made available? You could consider these alternatives that deliver decent performance in the same – and sometimes lower – price range. Asus ZenFone 5 Rs 9,999 Perhaps the most viable challenger to the Mi 3, the ZenFone 5 comes with […]

     
 
 

Why is Windows Phone Not Winning?

Why is Windows Phone Not Winning?

Guest Article by Criselle Lobo. Humans are known to be resistant towards change. More often than not, we are so used to the operating system on our phones that we are reluctant to change to another one. Personally, I have been an avid iPhone user since the past 4 years. There have been times when I did get bored of […]

     
 
 

The Tablet Has Not Lost, the Phone Has!

The Tablet Has Not Lost, the Phone Has!

“The days of the tablet are coming to an end” goes the word around tech corridors, in the face of declining sales of tablets – even the mighty iPad has not had the best of times. Many are already writing the obituary of the tablet, saying that like the netbook, it was a 4-5 year phenomenon that after making history […]

 
     
 
 

The Android Order Changeth? The Moto-Asus-Xiaomi Effect

The Android Order Changeth? The Moto-Asus-Xiaomi Effect

Time flies. But when it comes to technology, it pretty much wings along at warp speed. It was barely a few months ago that many people in India felt that Sony had pulled off a pricing coup of sorts when it launched the Xperia Z2 at Rs 49,990 but bundled its SmartBand worth Rs 5,999 along with it. That was […]

 
     
 
 

Best 7 Features in Amazon’s Fire Phone

Best 7 Features in Amazon’s Fire Phone

After a huge buzz, countless rumors and hearsay, Amazon has finally made official their very first smartphone, which comes under the Fire Phone name. The smartphone does come with many unique and quite interesting features that will appeal to potential buyers. Therefore, we’ve decided to have a look at them all and see what exactly makes it stand apart from […]

     
 
 

Tete-à-tete with TechPP – The Team Behind Table Tennis Touch

Tete-à-tete with TechPP – The Team Behind Table Tennis Touch

Few games have made the kind of waves this year that Table Tennis Touch has. The game is winning rave reviews around the world (well, we did call it The Best Mobile Sports Game…Ever in our own review) for its design, interface and incredibly realistic gameplay. And it was made by just two people – Jordan Kirk and James Gratton, […]