Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Jan 2017 7:49 am
Alphabet's Other Bets are starting to pay off.
Google's parent company Alphabet posted Q4 2016 earnings of $26 billion, an increase of 22% from the $21.3 billion it netted during the same period in 2015. Profits also saw a healthy increase to $5.3 billion, up $300 million from last quarter.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 26 Jan 2017 8:46 am
Don't hold out for new Xiaomi phones at MWC.
Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 5 at last year's Mobile World Congress, but the company won't be announcing a new device this time around. In a statement to TechCrunch, a Xiaomi spokesperson said that the company will skip this year's event.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 26 Jan 2017 7:34 am
Samsung is getting ready to bring Samsung Pay to India.
Samsung has started rolling out the Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in India. The update comes in at 1.2GB, and includes visual tweaks to the user interface, improvements to the always-on display mode, addition of Samsung Pass, and much more.
Along with the update, Samsung started teasing the launch of Samsung Pay in the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 26 Jan 2017 2:00 am
Get to know all about the Redmi Note 4.
The Redmi Note 4 is one of the best phones you can currently buy for under ₹15,000 ($225). The phone made its debut in China last year with a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, and Xiaomi introduced the handset in India earlier this month powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor.
Whether you're looking to see what's new with the phone or are interested in learning...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 26 Jan 2017 12:17 am
Hugo Barra will head up Facebook's VR initiatives.
Hugo Barra made an abrupt announcement that he was leaving Xiaomi earlier this week to return to Silicon Valley, and now we know where he's going next: Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg announced that Barra will be joining the social network to lead its virtual reality efforts, where he'll lead the Oculus team.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 Jan 2017 8:00 am
Facing issues with your Moto G4 or G4 Plus? Here are the most common problems, and how to fix them.
The Moto G series epitomizes the budget segment, and the Moto G4 and G4 Plus build on that tradition by offering great features at an affordable price. Both phones have been in the market for over six months, and have their share of problems — both hardware and software. Some have been addressed...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 Jan 2017 3:33 am
Bezel-less "infinity display," 3.5mm jack, iris scanner, and DeX.
Yesterday, we heard that the Galaxy S8 will be the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm's 10nm Snapdragon 835, with the handset expected to go on sale in the month of April. Citing anonymous sources, The Guardian has revealed additional details about Samsung's upcoming flagship, stating that the phone will feature a bezel-less...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 Jan 2017 2:15 am
Chinese manufacturers have all the momentum in the world's fastest-growing smartphone market.
Chinese brands now account for over 46% of the smartphone market in India, with the likes of Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and Lenovo pushing out local handset makers. According to data compiled by Canalys, 28.1 million smartphones were shipped in Q4 2016, with Samsung taking the number one spot. Samsung has...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Jan 2017 7:22 am
First flash sale crosses 250,000 sales, Nougat beta ROM based on MIUI 8 now available.
During the launch of the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi announced that it will roll out a MIUI build based on Nougat shortly. The company is now making the preview build available for those interested in getting an early look at Nougat.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Jan 2017 6:47 am
Honor 6X offers dual rear cameras on a budget.
At a media event in New Delhi, Honor launched the budget Honor 6X for the Indian market. The highlight of the phone is the dual camera setup, which sees a 12MP sensor joined by a 2MP secondary sensor that adds depth of field. The Honor 6X will be exclusively sold on Amazon India starting February 2, and will be available in two variants: a model...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Jan 2017 5:48 am
Nougat makes its way to European HTC 10 units.
HTC began rolling out the Nougat update to unlocked units of the HTC 10 in the U.S. last November, and the company is now doing the same for UK customers. According to HTC EMEA's Product and Service Director Graham Wheeler, the Nougat update is now available for HTC 10 users in the UK, and will make its way to other European regions shortly.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Jan 2017 4:00 am
You'll wait to wait a while longer to get your hands on a phone powered by the Snapdragon 835.
According to a report from Forbes, Samsung is getting the first batch of Qualcomm's 10nm Snapdragon 835 chips for its Galaxy S8, which according to the publication will make its debut on April 14. Qualcomm partnered with Samsung's foundry to build the 10nm chip, and while Samsung's chip division and...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Jan 2017 9:00 am
Uber's on-demand online food delivery service is coming to India.
Uber has announced that its standalone food delivery app UberEATS will be making its debut in India shortly. The service is currently available in 58 cities around the world, and will launch in at least six cities across India.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Jan 2017 8:15 am
Play Store access is coming to all Chromebooks launched in 2017.
Google introduced Play Store support for Chromebooks last year, opening up over 1 million Android apps to Chrome OS users. Currently, there are three Chromebooks that let you access Android apps in the stable channel — the Acer Chromebook R11, ASUS Chromebook Flip and the Chromebook Pixel (2015). That's set to change over the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Jan 2017 7:01 am
Saatchi Gallery upcoming exhibition will explore selfies as an art form.
Huawei has announced that it is teaming up with London's Saatchi Gallery to present an exhibition to explore the history of selfies. Called From Selfie to Self-Expression, the exhibition will run from March 31 to May 30, and will feature artwork from the old masters as well as contemporary artists:
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Jan 2017 1:30 am
Xiaomi's global head Hugo Barra is leaving the company.
In a Facebook post, Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra announced that he was leaving the company to return to Silicon Valley. Barra left Google in 2013 to head up Xiaomi's global unit, and in the three years since, he was instrumental in Xiaomi's growth overseas. The company is the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in India, crossing $1...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Jan 2017 1:36 am
Amazon India kicks off first major sale of 2017.
It's day two of Amazon's Great Indian Sale, and the retailer is discounting several Fitbit fitness trackers along with phones, accessories, and much more.
Before we get to the deals, if you're not a Prime member yet, you should consider signing up right away. Amazon is running a sale exclusive to Prime members later today that'll see an...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Jan 2017 7:25 am
Meitu details why it needs all those permissions.
Chinese photo editing app Meitu made landfall in the U.S. recently, with the free app shooting up the Play Store rankings over the course of the week. The app adds anime-style filters to photos, and the final results end up being equal parts wonderful and weird.
The app has been popular in China and Hong Kong for several years now, but its...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 19 Jan 2017 7:00 am
If you're facing battery life issues on the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, there are a few things you can try.
The Moto G4 and G4 Plus represent the biggest change to come to the Moto G series since its inception. The phones are the first to feature Full HD displays, with Motorola bumping the screen size to 5.5 inches. The G4 Plus is also the first to feature a fingerprint sensor.
There isn't a lot...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 19 Jan 2017 7:34 am
The LG G6 will make its debut next month in Barcelona.
LG has started teasing details about its upcoming LG G6, and now we have a launch date in the form of a media invite that has the tagline, "See More, Play More." The phone will make its debut on February 26, a day before Mobile World Congress kicks off.