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270 Million Mobile Phones Expected to Be Shipped in India This Year: CMR

The Indian market is estimated to ship 270 million mobile phones in 2017, of which 130 million (48 percent) will be smartphones, Gurgaon-based market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Wednesday. Samsung continues to remain the leader and its immediate next ‘floating’ competitor is still half the size in market share by volume. “However, as we see most of ... 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 »

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 »

Android Pattern Locks Can Be Broken Into in Just Five Attempts, Claim Researchers

If you think that the popular Android pattern lock systems are the best option to safeguard your device, you are mistaken as security researchers have found that it takes just five attempts to break into Android devices. Android pattern lock is a security measure that protects mobile phones or tablets. However, users only have five attempts to get the pattern ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Confirmed, Will Be ‘Safer’ Says Mobile Chief

In a bold move, Samsung is not planning to discontinue its Note series, and will launch its Samsung Galaxy Note 8 later this year. The news comes from none other than Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh, killing all rumours of the death of the Note series. Koh told CNET that the Note series has a lot of loyalists, and the ... Read More »

Nokia P1 Flagship Android Phone’s Price Leaked; Rumoured to Be Launched at MWC 2017

After the Nokia 6 launch, the first Android phone with Nokia branding in three years, HMD Global has now been tipped to launch its Android-based Nokia P1 smartphone at MWC 2017; the smartphone’s price has been leaked as well. Further, it has been suggested that the smartphone will be based on the Sharp Aquos Xx3 (seen alongside) smartphone, which was ... Read More »

Apple’s Request for Investment Incentives Will Be Considered With ‘Open Mind’: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India will consider Apple’s request for incentives to invest in the country with an “open mind”, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on Wednesday. “We will very much like Apple to come and have a base in India,” Prasad said. Apple has sent a list of demands to the Indian government, seeking tax concessions and several other policy ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Phone May Be a Foldable Smartphone, Tips Patent

Samsung is largely expected to launch its foldable device in Q3 this year, LG in Q4, and even Nokia is now tipped to launch a flexible device soon. Iin tow, Microsoft has also been granted a patent that shows its possible plans to make a flexible display smartphone. The patent reveals Microsoft is envisioning a smartphone that opens up to ... Read More »

Nokia Foldable Smartphones May Be in Development, Recently Granted Patent Hints

Laptops have embraced the flexible design, and 360-degree hinges are now seen on most of the new launches out there. Smartphones are expected to see the same trend, and Samsung is heavily expected to launch a flexible display smartphone in Q3 this year – as is LG for Q4 2017. Expected to join the party is apparently Nokia, which has ... Read More »

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 »