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Tech Events in India: Who Let the “Fans” In? And Should they Stay?

Tech Events in India: Who Let the “Fans” In? And Should they Stay?

Slightly more than a year ago, tech events in India used to be a relatively straightforward affair. The media were called, a few presentations were made, questions were asked and answers were given, and generally after a demonstration of the product or service that had been launched, everyone headed back to respective destinations – some to corporate offices, some to […]

 
     
 
 

Transition of Apple into a Services Company has Just Started

Transition of Apple into a Services Company has Just Started

In its previous earnings call earlier this year, Apple had put a lot of focus on its services. The company had for the first time stated its user base which was around 1 billion devices. Those one billion devices generated $5.5 billion in services revenue for Apple during the three months ending Dec. 26, an increase of 15% from the […]

 
     
 
 

Analyzing the Upcoming 700MHz Spectrum Auctions in India

Analyzing the Upcoming 700MHz Spectrum Auctions in India

The telecom industry is a serious cash cow for the Indian government. The auctions in past two years have seen the government raise record amounts of money as incumbent telecom operators tried to renew their license in service areas where it was expiring. Telecom operators also bid for extra spectrum in the 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands to bolster […]

 
     
 
 

All You Need to Know About Lenovo’s Phab 2 AR and Project Tango Enabled Smartphones

All You Need to Know About Lenovo’s Phab 2 AR and Project Tango Enabled Smartphones

As anticipated, Lenovo, at their event today,showcased its intuitive Phab 2 series smartphone lineup with additional hardware that underpins Google’s Project Tango and Augmented Reality. While the major focus here has been appointed towards the former, only one of the three models actually features specific sensors for that. The rest are limited to AR effects and gaming. Despite packing supplementary […]

 
     
 
 

The Death of CDMA in India

The Death of CDMA in India

CDMA, which stands for Code Divison Multiple Access, was a second generation telecommunications standard pioneered by chip maker Qualcomm. GSM, thanks to its wide adoption in all the European countries had gained critical mass much before CDMA and became the dominant standard for 2G telecommunications all over the globe. However, CDMA still managed to find a firm footing in America […]

 
     
 
 

How Google is Envisioning the Future of Smartphones and Beyond

How Google is Envisioning the Future of Smartphones and Beyond

Almost two decades ago, Google was just a search engine with a textbox and a promising algorithm that curated the ever growing internet into a list of blue links. As technology paced further, the Mountain View based company invested in a bunch of rising platforms and ideas that revolved around the future of the World Wide Web. Spreading across soon […]

 
     
 
 

Can XDA-Developers be the Answer for Android Update Woes?

Can XDA-Developers be the Answer for Android Update Woes?

Software updates are a vital part of a smartphone experience. They are one of the best ways a manufacturer can continue to add value to a device even after it’s sold. When it comes to smartphones, there are only two camps that matter in today’s world – Android and iOS. Apple has done a great job of handling software updates […]

 
     
 
 

Reliance Jio Apps: Everything You Want to Know

Reliance Jio Apps: Everything You Want to Know

Reliance Jio has stirred up a lot of hype in the Indian telecom sector. Despite numerous rumors claiming a launch during December 2015, the company only did what they termed as a “soft-launch” with SIM cards given to RIL employees. Reliance Jio has its network set up all over India but in order to optimize its network, the operator wants […]

 
     
 
 

Scoring on Basics: The Five Reasons for the Chromebook’s Success

Scoring on Basics: The Five Reasons for the Chromebook’s Success

The news that Chrome OS devices had outsold Mac OS devices in the US in the first quarter of 2016 lead to a lot of raised eyebrows. To be dreadfully honest, it is not fair to compare an OS whose devices are generally priced in the vicinity of about USD 200 with another whose devices cost about four times as […]

 
     
 
 

Five Exciting Features of the New Google Home

Five Exciting Features of the New Google Home

As most of us anticipated, Google unveiled a voice-activated Bluetooth speaker (seriously, this consumer tech needs a new name) called “Google Home”. It isn’t a big breakthrough as it does basically the same actions you get on already available products including Amazon’s Echo. However, with Google’s search capabilities and some tiny neat additions, it might just be the best. Hence, […]