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This $50 Smartphone Runs Android 4.4 KitKat

This $50 Smartphone Runs Android 4.4 KitKat

Over the last few months, the smartphone market has seen several dirt cheap phones trickling up. Moto G, Moto E and Xiaomi’s Redmi range have a big hand behind it. Today, in the market you will find several dozens of Android powered smartphones costing at sub par $100 offering Android JellyBean and reasonably good enough hardware specification. But what if […]

     
 
 

After Microsoft, Apple Products Reportedly Banned from Chinese Government Purchases

After Microsoft, Apple Products Reportedly Banned from Chinese Government Purchases

China has continued its equivocal relationship with US technology companies. The country has now prohibited the purchase of Apple hardware products from its government agencies citing security reasons. The ban will affect all the central and local agencies in China. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the government is now not allowed to purchase ten Apple products including […]

     
 
 

XOLO Launches Hive OS-Powered Flagship XOLO 8X-1000 for Rs 13,999

XOLO Launches Hive OS-Powered Flagship XOLO 8X-1000 for Rs 13,999    

Last week smartphone vendor Lava announced Hive, a heavily customized Android-based operating system which it will implement on its premium XOLO smartphones. At an event in New Delhi today, the Indian company launched its new flagship Hive OS-powered handset XOLO 8X-1000. The XOLO 8X-1000 offers a 5-inch display with not so impressive hardware specifications. Clearly, the company is hoping that the new […]

     
 
 

LG is Reportedly Working on the G3 Stylus Phablet to Take on Galaxy Note 4

LG is Reportedly Working on the G3 Stylus Phablet to Take on Galaxy Note 4

A few days ago, we shared with you the unveiling of LG G3 Beat, a dumbed-down version of the LG G3. Now, new information coming from Cnet suggests that the LG G3 Stylus phablet is on the works, as the South Korean is looking to take on the Note 4 and other similarly sized smartphone from the market. LG has published yesterday a promotional video […]

     
 
 

Samsung Stumbles in India and China as Micromax and Xiaomi Take Top Spot

Samsung Stumbles in India and China as Micromax and Xiaomi Take Top Spot

All is not well for Samsung these days. The Korean giant has slipped up in two of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world. Micromax in India and Xiaomi in China have taken the top spots by pipping Samsung, who has had a golden run over the past few years with impressive sales of its Android based smartphones across […]

     
 
 

Leaked Images of Samsung Galaxy Alpha Show off Metallic Frame

Leaked Images of Samsung Galaxy Alpha Show off Metallic Frame

Yet another set of pictures of the long rumored Samsung Galaxy Alpha has surfaced on the Web. The smartphone which is rumored to be released alongside iPhone 6, shows off its brushed metal frame on the sides, and shiny chrome rig around the corners. The Korean technology giant last week reported its quarterly earnings. The giant has suffered three consecutive […]

     
 
 

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Developer Preview now Available to Download

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Developer Preview now Available to Download

Last week, Microsoft announced the features of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, the next iteration to its mobile operating system. As promised, the company has started rolling out the said update to developer preview users. The update brings along a plethora of features, chief among them are Live Folders, Cortana in new regions — including China, India and Australia, native support for […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi Mi4 Hands on & Comparison with Mi3 [Video]

Xiaomi Mi4 Hands on & Comparison with Mi3 [Video]    

The latest flagship from Xiaomi, the Mi 4 was announced on July 22nd in China, the same day as the Mi 3 went on sale in India. The phone isn’t expected to be released outside of China anytime soon, but we managed to get a brief hands on with the device, thanks to Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra, who was here in […]

     
 
 

Lava is Going Xiaomi Way, to Introduce Android-based Hive OS

Lava is Going Xiaomi Way, to Introduce Android-based Hive OS

There are plenty of handset makers that are producing Android-powered smartphones. In order to differentiate itself from the rest, and have its own little ecosystem running on top of Android – allowing them to push their own content – several companies heavily customize the stock Android operating system. We have seen this with Xiaomi, and now the Indian OEM Lava is prepping to […]