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Synaptics Launches Biometric Fusion Engine for Mobiles, Combining Fingerprint and Facial Recognition

Biometric authentications methods like fingerprint scanners have slowly made it to majority of smartphones adding at least basic level of security for users. However, attackers have found ways to bypass fingerprint scanners on smartphones that gives them access to the device. Synaptics has come out with a new system that combines fingerprint authentication and facial recognition for enhanced security and ... Read More »

Nokia Android Phone Roadmap Now Tipped to Launch 7 Models in 2017

Nokia’s comeback under HMD Global is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and the company’s leaked roadmap earlier suggested that it would launch five Android smartphones in 2017. Now, a fresh leak hints that HMD Global looks to unveil as many as six to seven Nokia Android smartphones before the end of this year. Furthermore, the company ... Read More »

Fasetto Link Is a Wireless 2TB SSD That You Can Carry in Your Pocket

This year at CES, a US-based startup called Fasetto is showing off Link – an ultraportable SSD external drive that’s small enough to fit into a jeans pocket. Available in three sizes – 256GB, 512GB, and 2TB – the Link uses Wi-Fi to wirelessly connect with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other supported gadgets. Measuring 2 inch x 2 inch, the ... Read More »

Google Begins Rolling Out January Android Security Update for Nexus, Pixel Devices

Google has started rolling out its monthly security update for the month of January for its Nexus and Pixel devices. Alongside, Google has also published factory images and full OTA images for Nexus and Pixel devices. Google Pixel and Pixel XL users can download the Nougat-based builds NMF26U and NMF26V respectively. Other devices that have received the updated factory images ... Read More »

Chinese Manufacturers Capture Nearly 40 Percent of Indian Smartphone Market in 2016: IDC

Chinese smartphone vendors last year captured about 40 percent share in India, the second largest smartphone market in the world, the official media here reported. Among all, Lenovo saw its shipment volume rise to the second only after Samsung in the third quarter last year, state-run China Daily quoted global research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) survey as saying. Xiaomi ... Read More »

OnePlus Experience Store Opens This Saturday in Bengaluru

Chinese mobile startup OnePlus has announced the opening of its first offline ‘Experience Store’ in Bengaluru, India. Taking a cue from other Chinese mobile manufacturers like Xiaomi, OnePlus is entering the Indian offline market space, sort of. The new OnePlus store will allow buyers to touch and experience the OnePlus handsets before making a purchase there. OnePlus India is also ... Read More »

Flipkart iPhone 6 Exchange Offer Reduces Apple Smartphone’s Price to Rs. 9,990

In what can be considered as the biggest discount yet, an ongoing Flipkart iPhone 6 exchange offer that brings down the price of the smartphone’s 16GB Space Grey to as low as Rs. 9,990. The Flipkart iPhone 6 offer provides up to Rs. 22,000 discount on the 16GB Space Grey variant, making it possible to buy the device under Rs. ... Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset Launched at CES 2017 Alongside Audio, Connected Car Reference Platforms

Qualcomm finally took the wraps off its Snapdragon 835 processor on Tuesday as the company officially announced the specific details about its latest SoC. Alongside, Qualcomm announced the first product to run on the new Snapdragon 835 SoC – ODG’s AR/ VR smart glasses – apart from the latest edition of its connected car reference platform, as well as a ... Read More »

Panic Button: Mobile Manufacturers Get a 2-Month Extension for Mandatory Implementation

The government has extended the deadline by two months for mobile phone manufacturers to implement the panic button feature in new handsets. “On the request of mobile device manufacturers, we have extended the period for implementing panic button in new handsets by two months … the players had made a request saying they have unsold inventory of mobile phones without ... Read More »

Honor 6X Set to Launch in India at the End of January

Huawei brand Honor has revealed it’s set to launch its Honor 6X smartphone in India in late-January. For now, the exact Honor 6X India price and availability details are not known. The Honor 6X smartphone was launched in three variants in China back in October. To recall, the biggest highlight of the Honor 6X is its dual camera setup. The ... Read More »