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The Spectrum Auction 2016 Analysis

The Spectrum Auction 2016 Analysis

The Spectrum auction in India that started on October 1, 2016, has finally come to an end. The auction ended well within a week of its start and there are many interesting things to draw from this auction. Many people are underestimating the significance but it’s an important auction considering that it is going to shape the 4G networks that […]

 
     
 
 

Samsung Acquires Viv, the AI Assistant: 6 Things You Need to Know

Samsung Acquires Viv, the AI Assistant: 6 Things You Need to Know

Reeling under the battery explosion episode of their Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has now made a strategic acquisition of an AI startup, Viv, in a bid to bolsters its mobile software. The Korean electronics giant aims to take on the like of voice assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant with the Viv. With this acquisition, Samsung aims to bolster […]

     
 
 

The Pixel’s Problem is Not its Price – it is Android!

The Pixel’s Problem is Not its Price – it is Android!

The hue and cry over the pricing of the new Google Pixel phones refuses to die down. And well, there’s a good reason for that. A lot of people identify the Google Phone (a title previously bestowed on the Nexus range) with that rare blend of seemingly contrasting qualities – cutting edge hardware and a relatively sane price tag. Yes, […]

 
     
 
 

Six Things You Might Not Know About the Google Pixel Phones

Six Things You Might Not Know About the Google Pixel Phones

Google’s 2016 smartphone lineup, after leaking aggressively over the last few weeks, is now official revealing the new Pixel and Pixel XL. As the names suggest, both the handsets sport identical specifications with variations in display and battery sizes. However, apart from raw hardware and software (and *cough* the prices *cough*), there are some things that you probably missed. Hence, […]

     
 
 

Google Pixel Phones : Yet Another Shot in the Dark?

Google Pixel Phones : Yet Another Shot in the Dark?

It’s hardly a secret anymore that Google is going to launch the Pixel smartphones later today at their annual event along with a host of other hardware products such as Google Home, an upgraded Chromecast and DayDream VR. There are two Pixel smartphones slated to launch today. The Pixel brand was something that Google used for its top of the […]

 
     
 
 

Smartwatches are Getting Better and Android Wear is Being Left out

Smartwatches are Getting Better and Android Wear is Being Left out

Two years back when every company was busy introducing smartwatches in their ever-growing product lineup, no one actually understood or perceived what they’re supposed to do. Aimed initially as a smartphone companion for mirroring notifications and reducing the burden of taking it out of your pocket every time a notification dings, smartwatches never really proved useful in that particular regard. […]

 
     
 
 

Analyzing the Rcom-Aircel Merger

Analyzing the Rcom-Aircel Merger

The long-awaited Rcom-Aircel merger is finally happening. The terms of the deal have been ironed out between ADAG (Rcom’s parent company) and Maxis (Aircel’s parent company) for the merger of their respective telecom operations in India. The deal just needs regulatory approval and approval from shareholders expected to conclude by the first half of 2017. The structure of this deal […]

 
     
 
 

Living the Chromebook Life

Living the Chromebook Life

It was already a long and tiring day at college but it was still far from reaching a conclusion, so I switch on my laptop, there wasn’t a loading screen, I typed in my password and the Chrome browser pops up. I quickly head over to Google Docs and start writing an overdue article I’ve been postponing for a week. […]

 
     
 
 

Lenovo Z2 Plus vs OnePlus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5: The Battle of Budget Flagships

Lenovo Z2 Plus vs OnePlus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5: The Battle of Budget Flagships

Lenovo owned sub brand’s ZUK Z2 series of smartphone have already made a name for its due to its impeccable price to performance ratio. Rather the Olympic edition of the ZUK Z2 is the cheapest Snapdragon 820 phone to ever retail. Now, the Chinese firm has introduced their ZUK Z2 in India, albeit with a slightly different name – the […]

 
     
 
 

The Only Way Google Allo can Succeed is if it’s Everywhere

The Only Way Google Allo can Succeed is if it’s Everywhere

The first thing I noticed after installing Allo is that how hard Google has tried to keep the application as minimal as possible. The home screen is merely a list of your chats with a button hovering on top of them. Also, the search engine giant finally realized that a messaging app should have a search option (I’m looking at […]