HERE Maps comes to Android but will be exclusive to Samsung smartphones

Technically, HERE Maps is already on Android courtesy Nokia X but it will be the first time the service will be available to regular non-forked Android devices. As part of the agreement, Samsung Galaxy devices will get the privilege to use the HERE Maps with free voice guided navigation on compatible handsets like Galaxy S5.… [Continue Reading]

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Gionee launches GPAD G5 in India

Gionee has expanded its smartphone range by launching the GPAD G5 in the Indian market. The latest offering is priced at Rs. 14,999 and features respectable hardware like a 5.5-inch HD (720p) display, 1.5GHz hexa-core processor and 1GB RAM that promises smooth performance of the Android 4.4-based Amigo OS. The 7.9mm thin device also features… [Continue Reading]

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Apple confirms Sep 9 event; new iPhones, smartwatch expected

Mark your calendars, everybody! Apple just sent out invites to the media about a special event on September 9. The date matches with the leaks that claimed Apple will schedule an event in September. Interestingly, unlike the invites in the past, this one does not hint on anything closes off saying “Wish we could say… [Continue Reading]

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LG G Watch R gets official with circular display

Barely couple of months after LG launched the G Watch, the Korean company has come out with the G Watch R – stylishly looking G Watch R with a circular display. LG claims it’s the first display to have a circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display that takes full advantage of the watch face. Specs-wise, the… [Continue Reading]

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Gear S: Samsung’s latest smartwatch with SIM card slot

Samsung has expanded its smartwatch lineup with the new Gear S. Unlike the existing Gear smartwatches, the Gear S does not require to be tethered to a smartphone to carry out a call since it comes with a dedicated SIM card slot. The Gear S supports only 3G, runs on Tizen-based platform and is powered… [Continue Reading]

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Gionee launches GPAD G5 in India

Gionee has expanded its smartphone range by launching the GPAD G5 in the Indian market. The latest offering is priced at Rs. 14,999 and features respectable hardware like a 5.5-inch HD (720p) display, 1.5GHz hexa-core processor and 1GB RAM that promises smooth performance of the Android 4.4-based Amigo OS. The 7.9mm thin device also features […]

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HTC Desire 510 is an affordable phone with 4G LTE

HTC has expanded its Desire family with the new Desire 510 smartphone. HTC aims to offer 4G LTE goodness to consumers who are a little on budget. Apart from that, the Desire 510 looks like a run-of-the-mill handset with a 4.7-inch FWVGA display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, microSD card […]

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LG announces G3 Stylus, will showcase at IFA 2014

LG has expanded the G3 family with yet another variant. After the unveiling of the G3 Beat, LG has announced the G3 Stylus, which as the name suggests, comes equipped with a stylus pen. Not a Galaxy Note competitor given the hardware it packs but the Stylus addresses the mid-range market, which Samsung has failed […]

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Xiaomi Redmi 1S goes on sale from Sep 2 for Rs. 5,999

Xiaomi has announced the availability of its Redmi 1S smartphone. The budget phone from China-based Xiaomi will go on sale in India exclusively through Flipkart from September 2 for Rs. 5,999. Interestingly, Xiaomi has discounted the price by Rs. 1,000 since they announced the device last month. The move can also be seen as a […]

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Gionee teases new Elife S phone slimmer than S5.5

Gionee’s Elife S5.5 currently holds the title to be the world’s slimmest smartphone but it seems the Chinese company is pushing the barrier further as they tease a phone slimmer than the Elife S5.5. Going by the image and the recent leak, it seems we’ll get a phone that’s just 5mm thick. The phone however, […]

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LG G Watch R gets official with circular display

Barely couple of months after LG launched the G Watch, the Korean company has come out with the G Watch R – stylishly looking G Watch R with a circular display. LG claims it’s the first display to have a circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display that takes full advantage of the watch face. Specs-wise, the […]

Samsung Gear S

Gear S: Samsung’s latest smartwatch with SIM card slot

Samsung has expanded its smartwatch lineup with the new Gear S. Unlike the existing Gear smartwatches, the Gear S does not require to be tethered to a smartphone to carry out a call since it comes with a dedicated SIM card slot. The Gear S supports only 3G, runs on Tizen-based platform and is powered […]

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Asus confirms ZenWatch, will reveal at IFA 2014

Brace yourselves with a barrage of smartwatches expected in the coming week. Asus has confirmed that they’ll announce the ZenWatch that will hopefully be powered by Google’s Android Wear platform. The teaser reveals the side profile of the watch and quite frankly, it looks flimsy to me. Let’s hope I’m wrong when we get an […]

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Report: Apple smartwatch unveiling tipped for Sep 9

Apple’s oft-rumoured smartwatch could be unveiled next month, claims Re/Code. The site claims that Apple’s wearable device will be announced alongside two variants of iPhones. There are no other details on the smartwatch yet but Apple’s device will expectedly take advantage of existing technologies like HealthKit for health and fitness and HomeKit for home automated […]

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Garmin vivofit now selling in India for Rs. 9,990

There has been a sudden rise in the choice of wearables and the latest one to announce is Garmin. The vivofit is a stylish fitness band that now sells in India on Flipkart exclusively for Rs. 9,990. This offering from Garmin is a bit different from the rest of the competition as the vivofit features […]

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    Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

    Amazon has confirmed to buy Twitch Interactive, Inc., a live video platform for gamers. Amazon will acquire outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash and expects to close the transaction by end of 2014. Twitch was launched in June 2011 and focuses exclusively on live video for gamers. In July, more than […]

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    Sony will release v2.00 software update for PS4 this fall

    Sony also announced a major firmware update that will hit the PS4 later this fall. The v2.00 will include Share Play, which Sony touts as a “virtual couch” that enables players to create an online local co-op by allowing to invite a friend to join a game. Sony says the feature is first of its […]

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    Sony sells 10 million PS4s globally

    Sony seems to have extended its lead against Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U as it crossed yet another milestone. The Japanese maker has announced that as of Aug 10, the company has sold in excess of 10 million PS4 gaming consoles. Sony has reached the milestone in just 9 months of its launch […]

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    PS4 firmware v1.75 now available

    Sony has released a new firmware for the PlayStation 4. The biggest addition to the v1.75 update is that it supports playback of Blu-ray 3D content, basically beating Microsoft who promised the Blu-ray 3D support for its Xbox One console. Another improvement is in the sound department that has been improved during 1.5x playback with […]

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    Nvidia launches Shield Tablet built for gamers

    Nvidia today expanded its Shield family of products with the Shield tablet and a Shield wireless controller. Powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor, the Shield tablet is said to be designed for gaming that can take advatange of Tegra K1’s 192 GPU cores. It boasts an 8-inch Full HD display for immersive gaming, optional LTE […]

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  • Software

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    HERE Maps comes to Android but will be exclusive to Samsung smartphones

    Technically, HERE Maps is already on Android courtesy Nokia X but it will be the first time the service will be available to regular non-forked Android devices. As part of the agreement, Samsung Galaxy devices will get the privilege to use the HERE Maps with free voice guided navigation on compatible handsets like Galaxy S5. […]

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    Opera Mini to become default web browser in Microsoft Asha phones

    Norway-based Opera has confirmed that Microsoft will replace their existing web browser – Xpress with the Opera Mini. The agreement covers devices running Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha software platforms and will replace the Xpress browser that previously came pre-loaded in Nokia branded feature and Asha phones. Opera Mini is a widely used browser […]

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    LG wants to standardise G3 UX across its low and mid-range mobile devices

    LG is taking a bold step to make its lower priced products at par with their latest flagship phone. LG has confirmed that some of the UX features introduced in the LG G3 will make its way to the entry-level and mid-range smartphones and tablets. However, there’s a caveat though – it applies only to […]

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    Gionee Pioneer P4 gets Android 4.4 update in India

    While Elife E7 users are still waiting for the elusive Android 4.4 KitKat update, Gionee has gone ahead and released the KitKat update for its Pioneer P4 smartphone. The Android 4.4 KitKat update is available as an OTA and in addition to the bump in software version, there’s improvement in overall performance and updates to […]

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    Android Device Manager adds ‘Call Owner’ feature in case of misplaced device

    Android Device Manager is a free nifty tool for Android devices and the Google service has now added a new function that greatly increases the chances of finding the misplaced smartphone. The app and the web service has added ‘call to owner’ feature that enables the person who is in possession of the device, directly […]

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