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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 […]

     
 
 

Lenovo Readying Redmi Note 4G Challenger for CES?

Lenovo Readying Redmi Note 4G Challenger for CES?

The year is yet to run out, but rumor is rife that Lenovo is getting ready to release a new phone at CES. And nope, it is not a flagship or high-end device but from the sounds of it, something that will pretty much be a shot fired across the decks of Xiaomi’s bestselling Redmi Note 4G. We have not […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Yureka: Here’s looking at YU, Baby!

First Impressions: Yureka: Here’s looking at YU, Baby!

And we have YU. Pardon us, but the pun was just too hard to resist. Abandoning the word play, we have in our semi-frozen hands (it is two degrees in Delhi. Brrr…) the first fruit of the Micromax-Cyanogen union in India and of the YU brand that represents it, the Yureka. It was unveiled on December 18, and will go […]

 
     
 
 

Kodak Prepares First Android Smartphone, to Have a Focus on Camera Abilities

Kodak Prepares First Android Smartphone, to Have a Focus on Camera Abilities

Kodak is one of those few iconic technology companies that have been around for more than 100 years. Renowned for its imaging solutions and services, the company has barely managed to emerge from bankruptcy protection after it was forced to eliminate thousand of jobs and shrink down its operations. But now it seems that the company is ready to restart its business by joining […]

     
 
 

Asus Launches New 64-bit 5-inch Pegasus X002 Smartphone for $129

Asus Launches New 64-bit 5-inch Pegasus X002 Smartphone for $129    

Asus has taken a pause since releasing its ZenFone line of smartphones, but now the company seems ready to get back in the game by announcing a new affordable device. The Taiwanese company has launched a new smartphone for Chinese customers, dubbed Pegasus X002. The device is priced at CNY 799 ($129 approximately) and is said to compete with Xiaomi’s smartphones and other affordable products […]

     
 
 

Google is Working on a Version of Android Auto to be Built Directly into Cars

Google is Working on a Version of Android Auto to be Built Directly into Cars

Google has announced Android Auto in June this year at the Google I/O conference. To put it shortly, Android Auto allow Android smartphones and tablets to be operated in automobiles through the dashboard’s head unit, offeing drivers control over GPS navigation, music playback, SMS, telephony, and web search. Both touchscreen and button-controlled head unit displays are supported and hands-free operation through voice commands is also possible. But […]

     
 
 

Lenovo’s New ‘Fancy Maker’ Brand Could Allow Customers to Design their Own Smartphones Online

Lenovo’s New ‘Fancy Maker’ Brand Could Allow Customers to Design their Own Smartphones Online

A while back, we reported about Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola from Google, and now we’re seeing some first movements from the Chinese company pertaining to its smartphone strategy. Earlier this fall, Lenovo announced they would create a new subsidiary company under the lead of senior vice-president Chen Xudong. And Lenovo’s SVP has now made official the name of the new subsidiary – ‘Fancy […]

     
 
 

Over to YU – Micromax’s New Brand Woos the Geeks with Cyanogen!

Over to YU – Micromax’s New Brand Woos the Geeks with Cyanogen!

“You know, 2014 will go down as the year in which Micromax got into Obama mode,” a friend of mine quipped as we talked into the hall for the launch of the company’s new brand, YU, and its first device. “Heavens! Why?” I asked. “Because this is the year, the company has gone about saying ‘yes, we can,” my friend […]

 
     
 
 

Andromium is a Dock that Wants to Unleash Android onto Desktops

Andromium is a Dock that Wants to Unleash Android onto Desktops    

For the past few years, especially thanks to the increase in popularity of crowdfunding website, we’ve seen many bold projects trying to allow consumers to use their smartphones as notebook or desktop computers. Perhaps the most notorious such effort has been Ubuntu Edge, which has managed to gather an amazing amount on Kickstarter. But today we’re talking about Andromium, a […]