Tag Archives: Phones

iPhone Users More Dishonest Than Android Smartphone Users, See Their Phones as Status Objects: Study

  When opting for a smartphone, customers usually compare hardware specifications, the operating system, and even the visual aesthetics of the devices. However, a new study claims that the choice of your smartphone might reveal some of your personal characteristics as well. Interestingly, the study suggests that iPhone users tend to be more dishonest compared to Android users and also ... Read More »

Xiaomi Testing Phones on US Carriers, Readying for Launch

For Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi, the home market is looking increasingly saturated which is why it has been expanding in a number of ways – such as its foray into IoT devices, and Global VP Hugo Barra recently told reporters that Xiaomi is testing its phones with US carriers, and hinted that a US launch could be in the next year ... Read More »

Government Mandates Indian Language Support on All Phones Sold From July 2017

Government has mandated support for Indian languages in all mobile phones to be sold in the country from July 1, 2017 onward. “In exercise of the power conferred by clause 10(1) of Bureau of Indian Standard Act… the central government, hereby includes the Indian language support for mobile phone as per IS 16333 (Part-3) to the schedule of ‘Electronics and ... Read More »

Xiaomi Says No Relationship With Company ‘Caught’ Selling Rebranded Mi Phones

  On Wednesday, reports emerged that Spanish phone brand Zetta has been selling rebranded Xiaomi phones under its own name, marketing the devices as “iPhone killers”. According to The Next Web, this came to light when a user tore down the phone – and discovered a sticker under the battery of the phone. Peeling the sticker off, the user discovered ... Read More »

DGCA May Issue New Advisory on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Aviation regulator DGCA may issue a fresh advisory on the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones onboard aircraft after getting latest inputs from its US counterpart, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The DGCA is already in touch with the FAA on the issue and the fresh advisory is likely to be put in public domain by next week, a senior ... Read More »

Verizon to Manage Android System Updates of Google Pixel Phones

At its Made by Google event, the tech giant unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The smartphones are coming to India this month, and the pre-order begins from October 13. However, in the US, Google has already started taking pre-orders. The Pixel and Pixel XL are being sold unlocked on the Google Store, while the only carrier partnered for ... Read More »

Google Pixel Phones Feature a Quick Switch Adapter to Make iPhone Data Transfer Easy

Google has launched its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, and prices start at Rs. 57,000. The smartphones have Google Assistant inbuilt, a rear camera with 89 DxOMark score, unlimited cloud storage for full resolution photos and videos, and Android 7.1 Nougat running out-of-the-box. Even with the steep price tag, Google is betting big on these smartphones and expects many users ... Read More »

How to Watch Google Pixel Phones Event Live

The Google Pixel event is the company’s biggest launch of the year, where the software giant will unveil its new portfolio of hardware products, ranging from the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, to the Google Home smart speaker. Other products expected to be launched at the October 4 event are the Google Wi-Fi smart router and the Chromecast Ultra dongle. ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker to Start Selling Phones, Televisions, and More via Amazon India

Noida-based Ringing Bells, a company that came to the spotlight with the launch of the ‘world’s cheapest smartphone’ – the Freedom 251, on Friday announced its products will be available on Amazon India, starting Saturday. The day also happens to be the start of the Amazon Great Indian Sale. In an emailed statement, Ringing Bells detailed which products will be ... Read More »

Lenovo Unveils New ‘Hello Moto’ Boot Animation; Will Come on New Moto Phones

Lenovo acquired Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014 for $2.9 billion. Since then, Lenovo has almost killed the brand’s identity, retaining just the ‘Moto’ bit. However, the Chinese smartphone and PC manufacturer wants to run its loyal users through a nostalgia of ‘Hello Moto’ boot animation. If you remember, Motorola under Google used to ship firmware that had ‘Hello Moto’ ... Read More »