Samsung Launches Galaxy J5 and J7 2016 in India

Samsung Launches Galaxy J5 and J7 2016 in India

Samsung has finally brought the 2016 variants of their much acclaimed ‘J’ series smartphones in India. The Galaxy J5 and J7 offer improved hardware and flaunt metal builds at a budget price tag of Rs. 13,990 and Rs. 15,990 respectively. In terms of specifications, the Galaxy J7 features a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, an Exynos Octa-Core processor clocked at […]

     
 
 

IRCTC Website Hacked, Personal Information of Over 1 Crore Customers Feared Stolen

IRCTC Website Hacked, Personal Information of Over 1 Crore Customers Feared Stolen

IRCTC is one of the most frequently used e-ticketing portals in India and in a recent turn of events, the server has been hacked, eventually leading to leak of personal information of over 10 million customers. Unlike other hacks or leaks, the IRCTC compromise is a very serious thing as users would usually upload multitudes of information along with documents […]

     
 
 

Lenovo ZUK Z1 with Cyanogen OS 12.1 Launching in India on May 10

Lenovo ZUK Z1 with Cyanogen OS 12.1 Launching in India on May 10

Lenovo is finally bringing their online sub-brand ZUK’s Z1 smartphone to India on May 10th. The main spotlight this phone touts is the highly customizable Cyanogen OS, however, the company will be packing the 12.1 version based on Android 5.1 instead of the latest Cyanogen 13 that runs on Marshmallow. Thankfully, users who are familiar with the process can flash […]

     
 
 

iPhone Prices in India Get a 29% Surge [Update]

iPhone Prices in India Get a 29% Surge [Update]

Update: Apple India has squashed the report as being baseless. Any increase in online prices are due to the new government regulations for online eCommerce firms prohibiting them from offering predatory discounts/pricing. Earlier: In a surprising turn of events, Apple has drastically raised iPhone prices by up to 29% in India. Products including the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and the […]

     
 
 

Nextbit’s Cloud-Centric Robin Smartphone Coming to India Later this Month

Nextbit’s Cloud-Centric Robin Smartphone Coming to India Later this Month

Nextbit, the company known for launching a cloud-first Android phone has finally decided to enter the Indian market with their ‘Robin’ smartphone. They will launch the handset in the week of April 25th, however, an exact date is yet to be decided. Unveiled back in 2015, the Nextbit Robin focuses mainly on its cloud capabilities that can sync user data […]

     
 
 

Tesla Model 3 in India: Observations & Analysis

Tesla Model 3 in India: Observations & Analysis

Disclaimer: I’m in no way an auto expert, neither do I know a lot about Indian import system. Over the last couple of days I managed to read some stuff about Tesla’s plans for India and had some meaningful conversations about the same on Twitter. This is just a summary of things as I understand. Elon Musk and Tesla unveiled […]

     
 
 

Sony Xperia Z3+ Now Available for Rs 25,999

Sony Xperia Z3+ Now Available for Rs 25,999

Launched back in June 2015 at a hefty price of Rs 55,990, Sony’s Xperia Z3+ is now available for a reasonable amount of Rs 25,990 on Amazon, dropping half of its original price in just 9 months. Considered as a flagship upgrade, the Z3+ failed to gain popularity mostly because of its inconsistent heating issues and mediocre battery life. Despite […]

     
 
 

Ringing Bells Freedom 251: Cheapest Android Smartphone for Just Rs 251 ($3.65)

Ringing Bells Freedom 251: Cheapest Android Smartphone for Just Rs 251 ($3.65)

No, that’s not a typo in the title. An unknown Indian company by the name Ringing Bells has introduced what’s probably the cheapest Android smartphone for just Rs 251 which is less than USD 4 (actually $3.65 at present rates). What’s even more surprising is the looks and specs of Freedom 251. Take a deep breath and have a look […]

     
 
 

Facebook’s Free Basics Isn’t Free Anymore, Morphs into a Paid Platform [Update]

Facebook’s Free Basics Isn’t Free Anymore, Morphs into a Paid Platform [Update]

Free Basics is now Paid Basics. No, that’s not the official name change, but as per the fresh reports flowing in, Facebook’s pet project which hit a major roadblock in India earlier this week is being converted into a paid platform to make it compliant with the latest TRAI regulations. As per this report by TOI, Reliance Communications, the first […]

     
 
 

Micromax Maintains Second Position in India, but Fast Losing Ground

Micromax Maintains Second Position in India, but Fast Losing Ground

Guest Post by Sanjeev Kumar. Whenever one talks about the Indian smartphone market, especially the budget segment, the first brand that comes to the mind is Micromax. No matter wherever you go, you will spot every third person flaunting a Micromax smartphone. The Indian brand, which threatened the market leader Samsung in the year 2014, appeared to be losing its […]