Tag Archives: in

Google Pixel 2 to Feature Improved Camera, SoC; Budget Pixel Also in the Works: Report

Google is reportedly working on its next-generation Pixel devices expected to be announced later this year. According to a new report, Google is again focusing on the camera on the Pixel 2 device and this year we may finally see an affordable Pixel smartphone from the company. 9to5google cites an unnamed person familiar with the matter to report that Google ... Read More »

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Inc. has filed suit in China challenging Qualcomm Inc.’s fees for technology used in smartphones two years after Chinese regulators fined the chipmaker for its licensing practices. Two lawsuits filed by the iPhone maker accuse Qualcomm of abusing its control over essential technology to charge excessive licensing fees, a Beijing court said on its microblog. It said Apple reports ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5c Launch Pegged for February in New Leak; Won’t Support Fast Charging

Just when we were about to give up hope on the Xiaomi Mi 5c, it has cropped up online again. The device has reportedly been spotted on the website of China’s Quality Certification (3C) centre, revealing key details about the device, and also re-igniting hopes of a launch. GizmoChina reports that five different Xiaomi models went through certification on the ... Read More »

Apple Ready With Blueprint for Manufacturing iPhones in India

Apple Inc on Wednesday indicated to the government that it is ready with a blueprint to begin manufacturing iPhones in India, but wants fiscal concessions, including Customs duty waiver on import of components. Apple executives made a detailed presentation on its road map for setting up a manufacturing unit in India to an inter-ministerial group headed by Department of Industrial ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Launch on April 21, Will Come in 2 Sizes: Report

Looking at Samsung’s mishap with the Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S8 is expected to be the company’s comeback smartphone. The South Korean giant is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the flagship is one of a kind, and if the rumours are true, it surely looks like a head-turner. The latest leak gives a hoard of information about ... Read More »

LG Books First Quarterly Loss in 6 Years on Worst Mobile Result

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc on Wednesday reported its first quarterly operating loss in six years in October-December due to its worst mobile performance. Its fourth-quarter loss reached KRW 35 billion ($30.06 million or roughly Rs. 204 crores), in line with its guidance earlier this month, said LG Electronics, the world’s second-largest television maker behind Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. That ... Read More »

Google I/O 2017 to Be Held in Mountain View; Starts May 17

Google, after some delay, has finally revealed the dates and venue for the annual developer event this year. The company however this time around hasn’t actually announced the dates or venue but has instead dropped few hints on GitHub for people to figure out. Much like 2016, the Google I/O 2017 will be held in Mountain View, California on May ... Read More »

Lenovo K6 Power Variant With 4GB of RAM Launched in India: Price, Release Date, and More

Lenovo India on Tuesday announced the launch of a new variant of the K6 Power smartphone in India. Sporting 4GB of RAM, its price tag bears a Rs. 1,000 premium over the 3GB of RAM variant that was launched in India back in November. Lenovo has priced it at Rs. 10,999, and says it will be available alongside the 3GB ... Read More »

India’s Smartphone User Base Tops 300 Million in Q4 2016: Counterpoint

The smartphone user base in India – with Chinese brands dominating the market – crossed 300 million as shipments grew 18 percent annually in 2016 compared to the global smartphone market which grew only three percent, a new report said on Tuesday. In the fourth quarter of 2016, Chinese brands such as Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo and Xiaomi contributed 46 percent ... Read More »

Huawei Aims to Be Among Top 5 Smartphone Makers in India by Year-End

Mobile phone maker Huawei hopes to be among top five smartphone companies in the country with 10 percent market share in value terms by end of this year. “We expect to achieve 10 percent market share in terms of value by end of this year in the smartphone segment. The Indian smartphone market is very dynamic, we expect to be ... Read More »