Mobile

Android Creator Andy Rubin Said to Be Near Comeback With ‘Essential’ Phone

Just over two years after leaving Google, Andy Rubin is preparing to take on the smartphone industry he helped create. Rubin, creator of the Android operating system, is planning to marry his background in software with artificial intelligence in a risky business: consumer hardware. Armed with about a 40-person team, filled with recruits from Apple and Google, Rubin is preparing ... Read More »

Gionee Steel 2 Launched in China: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

The Gionee Steel 2 smartphone has been launched in the Chinese market at CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 13,000). The new Gionee Steel 2 is now available for pre-orders in China on the company’s online store. So far, there is no official word regarding whether the new Gionee Steel 2 will be available in international market. The new Gionee Steel 2 ... Read More »

HTC U Ultra, U Play With Sense Companion Launched: Release Date and Specifications

HTC U Ultra and U Play – the first smartphones in the Taiwanese company’s brand-new U series – have been launched. Both the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play smartphones come with the company’s new Sense Companion, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that learns the user’s daily patterns to provide usage recommendations and friendly advice. The HTC U Ultra ... Read More »

LG G6 With Waterproofing Abilities, Wireless Charging Teased for MWC 2017 Launch

LG is betting big on its 2017 flagship, the LG G6, to bring back its lost mojo. Last year’s LG G5 was heavily criticised for its modular design and wasn’t a popular choice among critics. Now, with the LG G6, the company claims to deliver a device that caters to all of users’ fancies. The company has been teasing features ... Read More »

Xiaomi Targets Sales of $14.5 Billion in 2017 After Business Overhaul

China’s Xiaomi targets 2017 sales of over CNY 100 billion ($14.47 billion or roughly Rs. 98,471 crores), Chief Executive Lei Jun said on Thursday, after a year that saw the firm fall down the smartphone vendor rankings while it overhauled its business. “The worst is over,” Lei said at an annual meeting in Beijing, describing 2016 as a “make-up year”. ... Read More »

iPhone Sales Grow in US, EU, Japan as Android Smartphone Sales Drop: Kantar

The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that iPhone’s market share in the US has climbed 6.4 percent year-on-year in the three months ended November last year. The data shows that early holiday sales boosted the already growing iOS market share to 43.5 percent in the US while Android’s share came down 5.1-percent on-year to 55.3-percent ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 6 Price and Specifications Tipped in New Leak

Xiaomi Mi 6, the successor to the company’s flagship Mi 5, has been rumoured to be unveiled in the first half of 2017 for few weeks now. A new set of details claim to reveal possible specifications alongside pricing of the handset ahead of the launch. According to a Chinese report, Xiaomi will launch two versions of the Mi 6 ... Read More »

HTC U Ultra, U Play Set to Launch Today: Watch Live Stream

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC is all set to unveil its new series of smartphones at the scheduled ‘For U’ event on Thursday. The program will begin at 1.30pm IST and will be live streamed for all its fans across the world to watch. The company is heavily expected to unveil two new smartphones flagging off its ‘U’ series. You can ... Read More »

Nokia 6 Price, Launch Date Revealed; More Android Smartphones Expected on February 26

The first of the much-anticipated Nokia Android phones, the Nokia 6, was unveiled earlier this month without much fanfare exclusively in China. The new Nokia 6 smartphone will be going on sale next week in the country, the company said in a Facebook post. “Get ready! The Nokia 6 is coming to China! More announcements to follow on February 26th… ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 Tipped to Receive Android Nougat Update Starting January 17

Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 may soon start receiving Android Nougat update, if a new leaked screenshot is to be believed. The Nougat update is expected to arrive on the European Samsung Galaxy S7 models from next week. According to a leaked screenshot shared by The Android Soul, the Samsung Galaxy S7 with model number SM-G935F will start receiving ... Read More »