Tag Archives: Smartphones

Xiaomi India Claims It Sold Half a Million Smartphones in 3 Days

The October festive sales in the country have proven to be phenomenally successful for Xiaomi. The company’s Indian arm has reported that it has sold more than 500,000 smartphones in less than three days between October 1 and 3, which it claims is an industry first and milestone for the Chinese smartphone maker. The company sold Xiaomi and Redmi devices ... Read More »

These Moto Smartphones Are Set to Receive Android 7.0 Nougat

Lenovo in September announced that its Moto Z lineup and the Moto G4 would receive the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update beginning Q4. The company has now put up a full list of its smartphones that will soon receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The list now includes Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play along with Moto X Pure ... Read More »

Huawei Reportedly Refused to Build Google Pixel Smartphones Without Its Own Logo

A new report claims Google’s partnership with Huawei has been unsteady, adding that while the Chinese telecommunications giant was originally due to produce the Pixel smartphones, it backed out once Google said the OEM logo would not be placed on the smartphones. According to a report by Android Police, which cites a source familiar with Huawei’s operations, Google made the ... Read More »

BlackBerry to Stop Making Smartphones, Focus on Software Business

  BlackBerry Ltd. reported fiscal second-quarter sales that missed analyst estimates and said it will stop making its iconic smartphones and focus on its software business. The shares rose in premarket trading in New York. Key points Fiscal second-quarter earnings per share, excluding some items, was flat, compared with analysts’ average estimate of a loss of 5 cents. Revenue in ... Read More »

Sony Reveals Android 7.0 Nougat Rollout Timeline for Its Smartphones

As soon as Google started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat, Sony wasted no time in releasing the list of its smartphones that will be getting the firmware update. However, the company didn’t reveal the timeline for these updates at the time. The company has now reportedly revealed the timeline for the rollout at its Slovakia press conference. The software update ... Read More »

Chinese Billionaire’s Son Purchases Eight iPhone 7 Smartphones for His Dog

  In today’s weird news, a Chinese billionaire’s son purchased eight iPhone 7 smartphones. But that’s not the weird part. The iPhone 7 smartphones were purchased for the son’s dog. You may need a moment to digest what you just read, but the story is fantastically true. Wang Sicong is the son of Wang Jialin, a Chinese businessman whose net ... Read More »

Google Pixel Smartphones Appear in Multiple Leaks Ahead of October 4 Event

Google on Monday confirmed it is launching new smartphones at an October 4 event, expected to be the much-leaked Pixel smartphones. The company has also started sending invites for the event, to be held at 9am local time in San Francisco. Now, just like every other major smartphone launch, the rendered images of the alleged Pixel and Pixel XL phones ... Read More »

Google Pixel Smartphones Expected at October 4 Event

Google late Monday sent out invitations to an October 4 event, hinting that the Internet titan will show off a new smartphone powered by its Android mobile software. Emailed invitations revealed only the time and place for the gathering in San Francisco, the message topped by blue, red, yellow, and green dots of color. Google fired off a Twitter message ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Reportedly Catch Fire in China

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in the world’s largest smartphone market. Samsung Electronics said it was investigating one of the reported cases. The South Korean firm had earlier said Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in China were safe to use. A user of ... Read More »

Reliance Jio SIM Welcome Offer Now Extended to LeEco Smartphones

LeEco on Wednesday announced its partnership with Reliance Jio for the ‘Jio Welcome Offer’, under which the Reliance Jio SIM card will be available to owners of smartphones made by the Chinese Internet and technology conglomerate. Of course the announcement seems little more than a formality, given anyone can now get a Reliance Jio SIM, provided they can get their hands ... Read More »