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2 Days Ahead of January 19 Flash Sale, Nokia 6 Registrations Cross 1 Million

The nostalgia factor for the Nokia brand name seems to be working in favour of HMD Global as its new Nokia 6 smartphone has amassed over 1 million registrations for its first flash sale. The first Nokia 6 flash sale will be held on January 19 on JD.com; the smartphone will be available only in China. The smartphone had 250,000 ... Read More »

LG G6 to Sport New Heat Pipe Cooling System; Undergo Extra Safety Tests Ahead of Launch

Post the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, several smartphone vendors are running additional safety tests on smartphones ahead of launch. LG, another South Korea-based smartphone brand, is one of the handset vendors that’s leaving no stone unturned when it comes to the safety of the upcoming G6 flagship. A report claims that LG is running additional safety tests ahead of actual ... Read More »

Nokia 6 Registration Crosses 500,000 Ahead of January 19 Flash Sale

It can’t be said enough that the hype surrounding Nokia’s comeback was huge. And when HMD Global launched its first Nokia-branded Android smartphone, Nokia 6, one expected the phone would generate a lot of buzz. And it certainly has. It was reported on Friday that the Nokia 6 had garnered as many as 250,000 registrations ahead of its first sale ... Read More »

Xiaomi Targets Sales of $14.5 Billion in 2017 After Business Overhaul

China’s Xiaomi targets 2017 sales of over CNY 100 billion ($14.47 billion or roughly Rs. 98,471 crores), Chief Executive Lei Jun said on Thursday, after a year that saw the firm fall down the smartphone vendor rankings while it overhauled its business. “The worst is over,” Lei said at an annual meeting in Beijing, describing 2016 as a “make-up year”. ... Read More »

Android Nougat Running on 0.7 Percent of Active Devices and Froyo Is Dead, Says Google

Google has released its monthly Google Play distribution data and Android users will finally be able to bid adieu to Android 2.2 Froyo. The data shows, among other things, that Froyo has dropped to below the 0.1 percent mark, marking the end of what was the oldest active Android version until last month. The date was collected from Android devices ... Read More »

HTC U Ultra, U Play, X10 Leak Again Ahead of Thursday Launch; U Ultra Tipped to Sport Ticker Display

Even though HTC 10 was hailed as one of the best designed smartphones from last year by several mobile critics, the company might be changing few design elements with its upcoming phone. If the newly-leaked images are anything to go by, the upcoming HTC smartphone will borrow some of its design elements from companies like LG and Samsung. The leak ... Read More »

Import of Mobiles Without Panic Button Allowed Until February, Says DoT

The Department of Telecom on Tuesday allowed import of mobile phones without panic button or emergency calling feature till February 28, 2017. “…it has been decided by the competent authority that the import of mobile phone handsets without Panic Button/Emergency call button feature prescribed as per ‘Panic Button and Global Positioning System Facility in all mobile phone handsets Rules 2016…shall ... Read More »

Canada Competition Bureau Drops Probe of Apple

Canada’s competition watchdog announced Friday it is closing its two-year investigation into whether Apple’s contracts with local wireless carriers illegally stifled competition when it introduced the iPhone. The probe, opened in December 2014 by the Competition Bureau, failed to find sufficient evidence that the tech giant had engaged in anti-competitive behavior. “The Bureau did not find sufficient evidence to conclude ... Read More »

China Nibbles at Samsung’s Share to Take 50 Percent of India’s Smartphone Market: Counterpoint

Chinese brands took their largest ever slice of the $10-billion Indian smartphone market in late 2016, accounting for more than one in every two phones sold – a growing market share that ate into sales from top-selling Samsung Electronics. Samsung, the single most popular smartphone brand in India, commanded a roughly 30 percent market share just over a year ago. ... Read More »

Coolpad Conjr Smartphone With 3GB of RAM Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

Coolpad has launched a new budget smartphone – Conjr, priced at $180 (roughly Rs. 12,200) with some interesting mix of specifications. Initially said to be available only in the US, the smartphone features some really impressive specs in the camera as well as memory departments, but lets itself down with the display and the processor. There’s no launch date for ... Read More »