The Unlimited Mobile Data Era Cometh?

The Unlimited Mobile Data Era Cometh?

Smartphones have come a long way over the years. The smartphones we use today have much more internal storage capacities, better cameras, processors, etc., than the ones just a few years ago. Smartphone displays are much better now in terms of color accuracy and resolution, and processors in today’s smartphones pack more processing power and consume lesser power than their […]

 
     
 
 

Okay Google, Can You Stop Being Late at Everything?

Okay Google, Can You Stop Being Late at Everything?

Google has been the most eventful technology company in the past year. Autonomous cars, smartphones, home devices, you name it, chances are Google had a place there. While the majority of these products were received well by the industry, this haphazard need to ascend every field has led to a common feature which I think is now adversely impacting their […]

 
     
 
 

The Two “Comms” that Took Xiaomi to Numero Duo in India

The Two “Comms” that Took Xiaomi to Numero Duo in India

“We are not giving them more than a year in India. You cannot succeed here if you focus on an online-only strategy. The vast majority of users are in smaller towns and villages and buy from traditional retail. If you do not advertise heavily, they won’t even know you exist!” Thus spoke a very senior executive from one of India’s […]

 
     
 
 

Why Microsoft’s Windows 10 Cloud OS Makes Perfect Sense

Why Microsoft’s Windows 10 Cloud OS Makes Perfect Sense

PCs are in a difficult place right now. On one hand, they are being segregated in a wide range of form factors, and on the other, their revenue, as well as sales, have been drastically declining as advanced components continue to elongate their lives. The situation is even more befouled for Microsoft who is struggling to widespread Windows 10. The […]

     
 
 

VoLTE Feature Phone: The Final Piece in the Jio Puzzle

VoLTE Feature Phone: The Final Piece in the Jio Puzzle

In an earlier article, I had explained why a Jio VoLTE feature phone made very good strategic sense. I had written the article well before the Jio VoLTE feature phone’s images leaked on the Internet, although news of the phone had leaked by the time it was actually published. Now that the images of the Jio VoLTE feature phone have […]

 
     
 
 

Oh Mi Gawd! Did Xiaomi Just Lose its Secret Weapon?

Oh Mi Gawd! Did Xiaomi Just Lose its Secret Weapon?

“A crucial ingredient for the success of Xiaomi in India. It cannot be manufactured in a laboratory. It cannot be patented. It has nothing to do with logistics or supply chains. There are some who say it is artificial. But none doubt its efficacy. It is the charm of Hugo Barra.” Almost two and a half years ago, I wrote […]

 
     
 
 

Whatever Happened to Micromax?

Whatever Happened to Micromax?

We recently compiled our ‘Buying Guides’ under the Rs 10,000 (USD 150) and Rs 20,000 (USD 300) price brackets for the month of January and witnessed neck to neck competition in various categories. There were at least two contenders in each category which gave a very tough fight, with victory being decided by the slightest of edges. While there is […]

 
     
 
 

Present Perfect, Future Uncertain: What’s in Store for Mobile Gaming?

Present Perfect, Future Uncertain: What’s in Store for Mobile Gaming?

Tap, Swipe, Turn. That’s all is needed to control most smartphone games out there. There are no labyrinthine combinations of keys involved and neither does it demand a high skill level to succeed. And yet, it’s a multi-billion dollar empire. Last year, we witnessed how a bunch of companies reinvigorated the market with their viral titles and attained millions of […]

     
 
 

Four Months of Reliance Jio: Disruption Done, Time to Recalibrate?

Four Months of Reliance Jio: Disruption Done, Time to Recalibrate?

It has been over four months since Jio publicly launched its services in India on September 5, 2016. Initial expectations were that Jio would close its free offer by December 31, 2016, and start charging customers from January 1, 2017. However, in a surprise move, Jio extended its free offer all the way till March 31, 2017. Most of the […]

 
     
 
 

A Request to Nokia Fans: Take Off the Rose-Tinted Glasses Please!

A Request to Nokia Fans: Take Off the Rose-Tinted Glasses Please!

Sound the trumpets. Roll the drums. We have reason to celebrate. The first “real” Nokia smartphone, the Nokia 6, is now official. Indeed, from the moment the press release titled “HMD launches its first smartphone, the Nokia 6 in China” hit mailboxes, there has been an outpouring of sheer joy from a number of people. And that is hardly surprising. […]