Samsung Galaxy Alpha with Sleek New Looks Launched in India for Rs.39,990

Samsung Galaxy Alpha with Sleek New Looks Launched in India for Rs.39,990

Samsung has launched the metallic Galaxy Alpha in India, and has priced it at Rs.39,990. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with a unique metallic frame giving it a iPhone 5-like looks. At just 6.9mm, it’s the thinnest Galaxy smartphone ever, but rest of the specs aren’t top notch as such. The Galaxy Alpha comes with a 4.7-inch HD (720p) Super […]

     
 
 

Sony Xperia Z3 Launched in India at Rs 51,990; Z3 Compact Priced at Rs 44,990

Sony Xperia Z3 Launched in India at Rs 51,990; Z3 Compact Priced at Rs 44,990

Sony has launched their latest flagship smartphones, the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact in India at Rs.51,990 (~$850) and Rs.44,990 (~$735) respectively. Both the phones were announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin earlier this month. It’s impressive that Sony has managed to bring their flagship phones to India within a month of global launch. What’s not so interesting […]

     
 
 

Indian Android Users can Watch YouTube Videos Even When Offline

Indian Android Users can Watch YouTube Videos Even When Offline

In an interesting development, Google has announced that YouTube is going offline in India in the next few weeks, allowing users to save some videos to watch them even when they are not connected to the Internet. At the launch event of Android One in India, company’s executive, Ceaser Sengupta said: YouTube is popular here. You watch some videos again […]

     
 
 

First Set of Android One Smartphones Coming on Sep 15th; to be Sold Exclusively Online

First Set of Android One Smartphones Coming on Sep 15th; to be Sold Exclusively Online    

Come Monday, and Sundar Pichai will be in India to unveil the first set of Android One smartphones, one each from Micromax, Spice and Karbonn. Announced back at Google I/O in June this year, Android One is a Google reference hardware design with not just stock Android, but also automatic updates and Google Play auto-installs. Google has already sent out […]

     
 
 

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Get Big Price Cuts in India Ahead of iPhone 6 Launch

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Get Big Price Cuts in India Ahead of iPhone 6 Launch

Apple is all set to launch the new iPhone 6 in India on October 17th, and expectedly, they have slashed the official pricing of both the existing flagship phones, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. As first reported by BGR India, the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 5S variants now have a MRP of Rs.44,500 and Rs.49,500 respectively. The 8GB iPhone […]

     
 
 

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Launching in India on October 17th [Updated]

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Launching in India on October 17th [Updated]

Apple has just unveiled its latest generation smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus at a mega launch event in San Francisco. The phone goes on sale in the US and eight other countries on September 19th, but Indian fans need not fret as both the phones will go on sale in India, starting September 26th, just a […]

 
     
 
 

“I Have Never heard of Them!” What the Micromax CEO’s Go at Xiaomi Could Mean

“I Have Never heard of Them!”  What the Micromax CEO’s Go at Xiaomi Could Mean

“Thou shalt not name thy competitor at thine own event” is an unwritten principle of technology events. Yes, people do poke fun gently (and sometimes not so gently) at their opponents, but prefer to leave them unnamed, dropping mysterious hints instead about “some of our rivals” or “one of our worthy competitors,” or displaying excerpts of reports that show their […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi’s Secret Weapon: The Hugo Barra Mystique

Xiaomi’s Secret Weapon: The Hugo Barra Mystique

Last week, after Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 1S at a café in Delhi, the question and answer session duly got underway. A hand was raised for a question. In most conferences, this would be the signal for someone (generally a young lady) to walk to the person and hand him or her a microphone to ask their question. A mike […]

 
     
 
 

Asus Takes a Dig at Xiaomi, Promises Continued Availability of Zenfone Series

Asus Takes a Dig at Xiaomi, Promises Continued Availability of Zenfone Series

The game is on! Just a couple of days after Xiaomi announced suspension of sales of the Mi 3 smartphones in India, Taiwanese giant, Asus, has sent out a press release reiterating their commitment to support and sell all the phones in the Zenfone series in the Indian market. The statement to the press starts off like this With few […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi’s Manu Jain: We’re Discontinuing Mi 3 for now to Focus on Redmi 1S

Xiaomi’s Manu Jain: We’re Discontinuing Mi 3 for now to Focus on Redmi 1S

In a shocking move, Xiaomi has pulled the hugely popular Xiaomi Mi 3 off the (virtual) shelves in India for an indefinite time, as the focus shifts to the Redmi 1S which goes on sale on September 2. Hugo Barra, their global VP had confirmed yesterday that the company had sold over 95,000 units of Mi 3. Although that’s not […]