Tag Archives: Mobile

Mobile Growth Shaping India’s Internet Usage: Google Survey

With over 200 million mobile Internet users in India, mobile phones captured 60 percent share of all shopping-related queries and over 50 percent share of all travel-related queries, a report released on Thursday said. Even for YouTube, over 60 percent of views were now coming from mobile phones. In the classifieds space, online job listings saw revival with over 41 ... Read More »

Microsoft to Release Windows 10 Mobile for OnePlus 2, Xiaomi Mi 5: Report

Microsoft this week released a Windows 10 Mobile build for Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL. The Redmond, Washington-based company announced that Alcatel’s handset has become the first handset after Xiaomi’s Mi 4 and select Lumia handsets to support Windows 10 Mobile builds. It appears, the company plans to make Windows 10 Mobile builds for a number of other handsets including OnePlus ... Read More »

HP Elite x3 With Snapdragon 820, Windows 10 Mobile Launched at MWC 2016

Ahead of the MWC 2016 trade show, HP unveiled the Elite x3, its flagship Windows 10 Mobile smartphone. The Elite x3, unlike the Lumia 650, supports Windows 10’s Continuum feature. The American company says it will be launching two docks, one will allow the Elite x3 to serve as a desktop, while the other would convert it into a laptop. ... Read More »

Gujarat Village Bans Single Women From Using Mobile Phones

A village in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat has banned single women from using mobile phones, with elders deeming the technology a “nuisance to society”. Members of the Suraj village council in Mehsana, the Prime Minister’s home district, passed a resolution in early February outlawing the use of mobile phones for teenage girls and young women. ... Read More »

Yahoo CEO Tries to Reassure Mobile Partners Amid Turmoil

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer found herself in an awkward situation Thursday at the struggling Internet company’s annual conference for the makers of mobile apps. She had to persuade an auditorium full of programmers and advertising partners that Yahoo will grow into an increasingly important player in the mobile market. This while the company is dramatically shrinking to appease restless shareholders ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Mobile Day One Online Bookings at Just 30,000 Units

For all the hype that has surrounded the launch of the “Rs. 251 smartphone,” as most people are calling the Freedom 251, the number of handsets that have actually been sold to customers from the freedom251.com website is a rather modest “30,000 plus,” Ringing Bell Director Mohit Goel told NDTV in an interview. The Ringing Bell Freedom 251 smartphone, officially ... Read More »

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL Now Receiving Bug-Fixing Windows 10 Mobile Update

Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile 10.0.10586.107 February cumulative update to its latest smartphones – the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. The update will be reaching open market variants initially, followed by other variants over the next week. The update includes improvements in reliability and stability; Bluetooth connectivity with car and other accessories; PDF rendering ... Read More »

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Mobile Game Debuts at No. 1

Move over, Kim Kardashian. Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s mobile game strutted to the top spot on Apple’s app store when the Glu Mobile title premiered Wednesday. The game starring the Kardashian half-sisters is a spin-off of the popular “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” game released in 2014. “There does seem to be a unique affinity for fans of the Kardashian-Jenners to like ... Read More »

Freedom 251: Mobile Industry Raises Concerns Over Rs. 251 Smartphone

Expressing concern over the launch of a smartphone at price as low as Rs. 251, mobile industry body ICA has written to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to get into depth of the issue, saying the rate could not be below Rs. 3,500 even after a subsidised sale. The Indian Cellular Association (ICA) also said that it is not appropriate ... Read More »

Myntra Completes U-Turn With Relaunch of Mobile Website

Online fashion retailer Myntra reopened its mobile website on Tuesday, enabling first-time users to complete their purchase on a mobile Web browser. Myntra had shut down the mobile and desktop versions of its website and gone app only in May 2015, forcing users to download the app to browse or make purchases on its platform. In December 2015, Myntra had ... Read More »