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Huawei Reveals Android 7.0 Nougat Update Rollout Plans, Including List of Eligible Devices

Following HTC, Samsung and Sony, Huawei has also announced its plans for rollout of the latest Android 7.0 Nougat software. The update will arrive with the company’s EMUI 5.0 ROM sometime in the first quarter of next year only to a select few announced smartphones. Huawei has announced that the Huawei Mate 8, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei P9 ... Read More »

‘Gooligan’ Android Malware Stole Millions of Google Accounts, Say Researchers

A malicious software, called Gooligan, designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a million Google users, security researchers said Wednesday. The report by Check Point Software Technologies said the Gooligan malware targets devices running Android 4.0 and 5.0, which represent nearly 74 percent of Android devices. Gooligan attacks can steal email addresses and authentication data ... Read More »

FreeCharge Ties Up With Mumbai Police for Payment of Traffic Fines

Digital payment platform FreeCharge Wednesday said it has partnered with Mumbai Traffic Police for collection of traffic fines using its mobile wallet service. The move assumes importance in the wake of the government’s decision to cancel old Rs. 500 and 1,000 notes and the scarcity of physical cash that has followed. Close to 500 e-challan devices have been rolled out ... Read More »

LG V20 to Be Available in India From Thursday at Best Price of Rs. 54,999

LG V20 smartphone finally seems to be ready to be launched in India. A Mumbai-based retailer has claimed that the LG V20 will launch at a best buy price of Rs. 54,999, while will carry an MRP of Rs. 60,000. Additionally, the LG V20 will launch with buyback schemes as well as a complimentary Bang & Olufsen headset for early ... Read More »

Pegatron Reportedly Working on Trial Production of Microsoft Surface Phones

One of Apple’s major suppliers is reportedly getting ready with production trials of Microsoft’s much-anticipated Surface phone. A China-based daily claims that Taiwan-based Pegatron will start trial production of Surface smartphone. Microsoft is rumoured to launch its Surface Phone in early 2017. The report unfortunately doesn’t get into specifics of the trial production of the Surface Phone. For those unaware, ... Read More »

Some iPhone Users Complaining of Battery Life Issues After iOS 10.1.1 Update

Even though the battery capacity on Apple’s devices is not impressive when compared on paper with its Android competitors, the optimisation of hardware with iOS ensures that the battery life is never a concern for the users. However, the iOS 10.1.1 update has reportedly broken this perfect blend between hardware and the software for some users, resulting in certain devices ... Read More »

iPhone 4 Reportedly Survives Even After Spending a Year at the Bottom of a Lake

Photo Credit: Buzzfeed Apart from this year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, all the previous generation iPhones were not officially water resistant. However, in an interesting turn of events, a 2010-released iPhone 4 reportedly managed to survive underwater for about a year and even turned on after being dried. iPhone 4 owner Michael Guntrum went ice fishing in March ... Read More »

Zuk Edge Live Images Leak Ahead of Launch Next Week

After the smartphone was spotted in several leaks and benchmark listings, Zuk CEO Chang Cheng on Monday announced that Zuk Edge will be officially launched next week. Along with this announcement, Cheng also posted the renders of the smartphone for the very first time. Now, live images of the smartphone have surfaced on the Internet and give us a closer ... Read More »

Google Pixel Phones Capture 10 Percent of Premium Smartphone Share in India in October: Counterpoint

Last month, Google launched its first fully self-branded Pixel smartphones worldwide as well as in India. The unique and the distinguishing factor about these smartphones from the earlier Nexus series is that these smartphones are premium in terms of features as well as the price tag. Pixel phones have been pitched by the search giant as direct competitors to Apple’s ... Read More »

Demonetisation: Rs. 500, 1000 Notes Should Be Allowed for Purchase of Mobiles, Says ICA

Mobile phone industry body Indian Cellular Association has asked the government to allow use of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes for the purchase of handsets and claimed that their sales have come down by 50 percent due to cash crunch post demonetisation. In a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the association said, “The mobile handset sales have ... Read More »