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Why 3G Networks Ended up as Fad in Emerging Countries?

Why 3G Networks Ended up as Fad in Emerging Countries?

3G networks have played a vital role in helping us make the most out of our smartphones. 3G standards such as HSPA and HSPA+ helped deliver speeds around 1-10 Mbps which finally made a 24×7 broadband like connection available for smartphones. While 3G networks gained adoption to quite some extent in western markets, their adoption in Asian countries hasn’t been […]

 
     
 
 

10 Cool Samsung Galaxy Note7 Features You Should Know About

10 Cool Samsung Galaxy Note7 Features You Should Know About

Samsung has finally laid the wraps of their most anticipated phone of 2016, the Galaxy Note7. Post the launch of the Galaxy S7, the market was abuzz with many rumors regarding this year’s Note phablet, so it quite pleasant to see the phone finally go official. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 isn’t a big leap over its predecessor and those who […]

     
 
 

Dropbox Paper vs Google Docs: an Antithetical Affair

Dropbox Paper vs Google Docs: an Antithetical Affair

Companies and users have been gradually transitioning over to online productivity suites thanks to their remote availability and collaboration abilities. Customers were mostly limited to two platforms until now – Google Docs and Microsoft’s immensely popular office apps. However, Dropbox Paper is finally out of beta and despite being in early development stages, it has managed to raise concerns for […]

     
 
 

“Chinese Brand….” – the Casual Racism in Parts of the Tech Media

“Chinese Brand….” – the Casual Racism in Parts of the Tech Media

“It’s unfair. It’s difficult. And honestly, we don’t know exactly what we can do about it…” Xiaomi’s vice president Hugo Barra, put down his cup of coffee to ponder the question I had asked him: why did some people treat the word “Chinese” as something negative rather than as a reflection of the nationality of a company? It is interesting […]

 
     
 
 

Why Instagram Stories is a Big Deal

Why Instagram Stories is a Big Deal

A few years back, Facebook attempted to acquire one of the biggest social networks which is there right now – Snapchat. Majorly because, images were a big deal at that time, Zuckerberg even came up with an entirely independent platform, however, it never took off but exactly a month after that, they bought Instagram. The rivalries were unambiguous and both […]

 
     
 
 

The Chinese Phone Brand that is Thinking Different in India

The Chinese Phone Brand that is Thinking Different in India

Love them or hate them, you cannot be indifferent to the impact Chinese phone brands have had on the Indian market. And if you are a media person, on phone launches. Once relatively formal events that stuck to a very rigid “PowerPoint slides followed by Q&A” template, phone launches have attained a totally new dimension after the rise to prominence […]

 
     
 
 

Samsung’s Secret Ingredient for Succeeding in the Smartphone Market

Samsung’s Secret Ingredient for Succeeding in the Smartphone Market

If you haven’t realized yet, Samsung makes a lot of phones and despite potential ups and downs, they still lead the smartphone rivalry by an immense percentage. Sales blasted off with affordable Android handsets and massive “phablets” customers started buying over feature phones as time passed by. Their smartphone line-up has encountered several iterations throughout the journey, the latest flagship […]

 
     
 
 

Why it No Longer Makes Sense to Enter the Smartphone Market

Why it No Longer Makes Sense to Enter the Smartphone Market

Over the past few weeks, a lot of reports have shown how the small players of the mobile ecosystem were struggling to make meaningful inroads in the competitive smartphone industry. This industry has enjoyed rapid growth over the last decade, but the fuel seems to be running out. Long gone are the days of explosive growth, if anything, we should […]

 
     
 
 

Best or Brightest – Just What is a “Flagship” Device?

Best or Brightest – Just What is a “Flagship” Device?

As with so many things these days, it started with a few tweets. With all the phones being released these days, the question went up if “in this day and age” a company could call a device with a MediaTek P10 processor a flagship device – Gionee had used the term to describe its M6 and M6 Plus devices? Within […]

 
     
 
 

The Battle for Supremacy in AR/VR

The Battle for Supremacy in AR/VR

Smartphones have become the biggest computing platform ever and it’s going to take quite some time before any other computing platform/device overtakes it. Smartphone manufacturers, telecom operators and app developers have all earned billions of dollars thanks to the smartphone boom. But that growth is now largely over. A handful of app developers, especially game developers dominate the vast majority […]