Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 2:37 am
Nougat update is now live for most Galaxy S7 and S7 edge variants in Canada.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge made its way to Canadian carriers SaskTel, Bell, Virgin Mobile, Eastlink, Videotron and Freedom Mobile last week, and the 1.2GB OTA update is now rolling out to Rogers and Telus subscribers.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 17 Mar 2017 7:14 am
Paytm lets Canadian customers make bill payments.
After crossing 200 million customers in India, the country's leading mobile wallet Paytm is now making its way to Canada. The app allows customers to pay for utility, cable, and cell phone bills, with the platform supporting thousands of service providers. Customers will also receive a bill reminder option ten days before a bill is due,...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 17 Mar 2017 6:46 am
You no longer have to download video attachments to view them.
If you've ever received a video attachment in Gmail, the only option was to download the file to view it. That's changing today, as Google is now rolling out the option to stream video attachments from the Gmail desktop client.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Mar 2017 8:27 am
Snapdragon 835 shortages force Xiaomi to rethink its strategy with the Mi 6.
It looks like the Snapdragon 835 shortage will continue for at least two more months, as the latest rumor regarding Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 6 flagship suggests the phone will launch with a Snapdragon 821 initially. The Weibo leak says that Xiaomi will launch the model with the Snapdragon 821 first, with the Snapdragon...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Mar 2017 8:00 am
Find out how Honor's latest budget phone fares next to one of the best-selling devices in this segment.
Huawei has seen a meteoric rise in its smartphone business over the last two years. The company is now the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and is making inroads into European and North American markets, as well as India. Its online-only sub-brand Honor has been a major...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Mar 2017 7:53 am
Black is increasingly looking like the best color option for the Galaxy S8.
A leak from earlier this week showcased the various color options that the Galaxy S8 will be available in, and now we're getting a detailed look at the black color variant. As we've seen before, the black variant masks the various cutouts at the front of the phone, allowing them to blend into the background.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Mar 2017 4:16 am
You can now pay for your favorite beverages right from your phone.
Starbucks has rolled out its mobile app in India, allowing you to quickly see your rewards and pay using your linked Starbucks card. You have the option of managing all the cards linked to your account, adding funds to your card, and paying for coffee and other items with your phone by scanning a barcode.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 15 Mar 2017 3:48 am
Moto G5 Plus will be up for sale later today in India.
At a media event in New Delhi, Motorola launched the Moto G5 Plus in the Indian market. The Plus variant of the phone is making its debut today, and the standard version is set to launch at a later date in the country.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 15 Mar 2017 1:00 am
The Yeelight LED bulb is a great option if you're looking for an affordable smart lighting solution.
Xiaomi made its name by selling budget phones that offered great value for money, and the company is taking the same approach to connected devices. That's especially true of the $20 Yeelight LED bulbs, which offer a experience similar to that of Hue bulbs at a fraction of the cost.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Mar 2017 7:19 am
OnePlus wants you to come up with a new marketing campaign.
OnePlus' marketing efforts have had their ups and downs in recent years, and the company is now looking to raise its brand awareness in the UK by launching a new marketing campaign. To that effect, OnePlus is rolling out a challenge through which students will be able to pitch their ideas to OnePlus' marketing division, with the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Mar 2017 6:59 am
A Google-branded budget phone could be in the works.
Google is reportedly working with Jio — which recently crossed 100 million subscribers — to launch an affordable 4G-enabled phone that will work exclusively on Jio's network. The phone is likely to make its debut before the end of the year, according to The Hindu.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Mar 2017 5:28 am
Xiaomi sold a million units of the Redmi Note 4 in just 45 days in India.
Xiaomi has announced today that is sold over 1 million units of the Redmi Note 4 in India. Xiaomi achieved the milestone in just 45 days, making the Redmi Note 4 the fastest device to get to the million mark in the country. As noted by the company on Facebook, that equates to one sale every four seconds.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 13 Mar 2017 8:10 am
Vertu's Chinese owners sell the company for £50 million.
Luxury smartphone manufacturer Vertu is once again switching hands, with the erstwhile Nokia brand now owned by an exiled Turkish businessman. According to The Telegraph, Vertu's owners have sold the company to an investment fund headed up by Hakan Uzan for £50 million.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 13 Mar 2017 7:33 am
Latest Galaxy S8 Plus live leak shows off curved display and dialer.
The Galaxy S8 leaks are coming in thick and fast now, and the latest live photo shows off the gold color option of the Galaxy S8 Plus. We get a good look at the dialer, the on-screen navigation buttons, and the general curvature of the display.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 13 Mar 2017 7:00 am
Google Maps lets you easily create and share lists of your favorite places.
The ability to create lists is the newest feature addition to Google Maps, and it continues the platform's evolution from being just a navigation service to an all-in-one travel utility. Maps now shows nearby points of interest, real-time traffic information, and gives you quick access shortcuts to your home and work...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 10 Mar 2017 8:02 am
Samsung is looking to boost adoption of Samsung Pay by making it available on Galaxy J handsets.
Samsung Pay made its debut in India earlier this week, with the service becoming available for early access in the country. The digital payments service is limited to Samsung's premium devices, including the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy A7 (2016), and the Galaxy A5 (2016...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 10 Mar 2017 7:14 am
Honor's 2017 flagship could be heading to Europe on April 5.
Huawei sub-brand Honor sent out media invites to an event on April 5, with current rumors suggesting the launch event could turn out to be the European debut of the Honor V9. The phone was unveiled in China late last month, and offers exciting specs for the equivalent of $435 in the country.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 10 Mar 2017 3:28 am
Google Assistant is learning a new language.
Back when Google unveiled its AI-powered Assistant last year, the company said that it would roll out support for regional languages. Assistant picked up the ability to converse in Hindi, and Google is now training the voice assistant to understand Canadian French.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 10 Mar 2017 2:31 am
Pick up the OnePlus 3T and get a case for free.
After two years of exclusively offering its phones on Amazon India, OnePlus is now selling the OnePlus 3T on its own store. To incentivize the launch, OnePlus is giving away a free case with all orders.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 10 Mar 2017 1:21 am
Android 7.0 Nougat is hitting unlocked units of the Moto Z Play.
The Nougat update started hitting the Verizon edition of the Moto Z Play earlier this week, and now the unlocked models are also receiving the update. The update switches the firmware version to NPN25.137-24-1, which is similar to that of Verizon's NPN25.137-24-1-2.