Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 7 Feb 2017 7:26 am
Samsung's 360-degree camera is available for $125 off for Prime subscribers.
If you're looking to get into the world of 360-degree photography, Samsung's Gear 360 is a good place to start. The camera made its debut last year for $349, but you'll be able to pick one up on Amazon for $225 as long as you're a Prime subscriber. The Gear 360 features two 15MP wide-angle lenses that stitch images...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 7 Feb 2017 7:04 am
Get ready for a Full Vision display.
LG has been teasing the launch of the LG G6 by revealing details of the device ahead of its unveil at Mobile World Congress on February 26. In the press invite for the launch event, LG is touting the bezel-less nature of the 5.7-inch display with the tagline, "Big Screen That Fits."
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 7 Feb 2017 7:56 am
The ZenFone 3s Max doubles up as a power bank.
ASUS launched the ZenFone 3 Max in India last November, and is now rolling out an updated variant dubbed the ZenFone 3s Max (ZC521TL) with a larger 5000mAh battery and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The phone retails for ₹14,999 ($220), and will be available online and offline stores starting today in Black and Sand Gold color options.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 7 Feb 2017 6:43 am
3D renders of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus detail Samsung's design choices for its flagships.
We've seen the first live photo of the Galaxy S8 late last month, which pointed to a bezel-less display with an 83% screen-to-body ratio, along with a fingerprint sensor located next to the camera module at the back. Noted leaker OnLeaks has now published detailed 3D renders of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 7 Feb 2017 6:10 am
Action Launcher is getting a major update in the coming weeks.
Action Launcher is one of our favorite third-party launches, and the app is slated to pick up a major update shortly. Version 3.13 — which is now available as a beta — introduces the Pixel Launcher's styling for app shortcuts, ability to pin shortcuts to the home screen, redesigned icon indicators, and much more.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 6 Feb 2017 7:48 am
Tech companies unite to take on Trump's immigration ban.
97 tech companies — including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and Uber — have signed an amicus brief in opposition to Donald Trump's recent executive order on immigration. The legal brief highlights the role played by immigrants on America's economy, stating that the travel ban will negatively impact businesses in the country:
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 3 Feb 2017 2:00 am
Update, 03 February 2017: The Redmi Note 4 is now our top budget pick in India.
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The Redmi Note 4 is the phone to beat in the budget segment. It offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass, a premium design with an all-metal chassis and contoured edges, and class-leading battery life...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Feb 2017 8:07 am
The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is being sold as the Honor 8 Lite in Finland.
The Honor 8 Lite is now official in Finland. The phone is currently up for pre-order in the country for €269 ($290), with deliveries slated to kick off from February 17.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Feb 2017 7:30 am
Get 12 months of Netflix for free when you buy a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge from T-Mobile.
With the launch of the Galaxy S8 imminent, T-Mobile is rolling out new offers to incentivize the purchase of a Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. From now until February 7, customers that purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge from T-Mobile will receive one year's worth of Netflix for free.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Feb 2017 7:00 am
Samsung rolls out an online payments service that works on all Android phones.
Samsung's digital payments platform Samsung Pay is available on select Galaxy smartphones in 11 countries. In a bid to increase the reach of its services, Samsung has announced Samsung Pay Mini, an online payments solution that will be available on all Android phones. Samsung Pay Mini will be launching in South...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Feb 2017 1:00 am
Two of the best budget phones go head-to-head.
The Moto G series paved the way for affordable phones. The current-generation Moto G4 Plus offers significant upgrades from its predecessor in the form of a fingerprint sensor and a vastly improved camera, while sticking to the same pricing model.
The same holds true for the Redmi Note 4. Xiaomi's meteoric rise in recent years is because of the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 1 Feb 2017 7:05 am
The latest global smartphone shipment numbers highlight the increasing dominance of Chinese manufacturers.
Apple shipped 78.3 million iPhones in Q4 2016, surpassing Samsung to take the crown as the world's number one smartphone vendor. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung saw its shipments decline from 81.3 million in Q4 2015 to 77.5 million last quarter, largely due to the termination of...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 1 Feb 2017 7:30 am
First Redmi Pro 2 leak gives us a look at the alleged hardware.
Xiaomi rolled out the Redmi Pro last year in China, offering an OLED display and dual cameras at the back. It looks like a new model in the series is slated to make its debut, according to a leak originating out of China. The leak suggests that the Redmi Pro 2 will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, single camera at the back —...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 1 Feb 2017 12:01 am
Unable to decide between the OnePlus 3 and the newer OnePlus 3T? We're here to help.
OnePlus moved away from its usual summer release window last year by unveiling the OnePlus 3T in November — five months after the launch of the OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 3T is a mid-cycle refresh, offering a slightly faster SoC, 128GB storage option, larger battery, and a new front camera, accompanied by a minor...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 31 Jan 2017 8:16 am
The world's first Gigabit LTE network goes live in Australia.
Last October, Qualcomm announced that it is partnering with Netgear, Ericsson, and Telstra to roll out the world's first Gigabit LTE network in Australia. In an event in Sydney, Telstra has announced that the network is now operational. The carrier showed off demos of the network in action, with download speeds in excess of 930Mbps...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 31 Jan 2017 7:30 am
Wi-Fi hotspots will be installed in 1,050 villages over the course of 2017.
Internet connectivity has seen a meteoric rise in India in recent years thanks to the proliferation of low-cost 3G- and 4G-enabled phones and wide rollout of data services. India's internet users are in excess of 450 million, and while that number is second only to China's 750 million, a mere 34% of the population is...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 31 Jan 2017 2:00 am
The Redmi Note 3 was one of the best-selling phones of 2016 in India. Can the Redmi Note 4 carry on the momentum for Xiaomi?
Xiaomi saw a revival in its fortunes in 2016 on the back of the Redmi Note 3. The phone made its debut at the start of last year for a compelling ₹9,999 for the base variant and sold over 3.6 million units in just over 10 months.
For 2017, Xiaomi is betting on the Redmi...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 30 Jan 2017 6:21 am
This is our first clear look at LG's upcoming Android Wear 2.0 watch.
Google is slated to launch Android Wear 2.0 on February 9, with LG set to unveil two watches at the event. Ahead of the official launch, renders of the watches have leaked by way of Evan Blass.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 30 Jan 2017 2:24 am
Google creates its largest humanitarian fund yet to deal with Trump's immigration order.
Google has set up a $4 million "crisis fund" following President Trump's executive order on immigration. As reported by USA Today, the money will go toward four organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and UNHCR.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 30 Jan 2017 12:05 am
Sluggish Q4 performance leads to layoffs at Fitbit.
Wearable manufacturer Fitbit could lay off 5% to 10% of its workforce, with the decision impacting 80 to 160 workers. According to The Information, Fitbit will report disappointing fourth quarter earnings tomorrow, and undertake a reorganization to save up to $200 million in operating costs.