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Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global VP, Is Leaving the Company in February; Senior VP Xiang Wang to Lead Global Expansion Now

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global Vice President, is leaving the Chinese smartphone brand to return to Silicon Valley after a three and a half year stint at the company. He had been the face of the company and played a crucial role in Xiaomi’s growth as a prominent name in the highly competitive smartphone market. Before joining Xiaomi, Hugo Barra was ... Read More »

iOS 11 Tipped to Bring Group FaceTime Video Calling

Apple’s iOS 10 roll out was grand, with big changes to Messages, Siri, Photos, Maps, and the Music app. With 2017 marking the tenth-year anniversary of the iPhone, we can expect the software update alongside to be a big one as well. In a new leak, iOS 11 is expected to bring group FaceTime calling – a much wanted feature ... Read More »

Asus Halts Android 7.0 Nougat Rollout for ZenFone 3 Due to Undisclosed Bugs: Report

Asus started rolling out Android Nougat earlier this month in Philippines but the company has now reportedly stopped the rollout due to undisclosed bug related issues. The company has further advised users to enable the ‘Auto Download System Update’ in settings so that they receive the update as soon as it is made available. The Nougat update for ZenFone 3 ... Read More »

Sony Sends Out MWC 2017 Invites, 2 Xperia Smartphones Expected to Launch

Not to be left out, Sony has also sent out press invites for its event at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. The tech giant will host an event on February 27 at 1.00pm IST (8.30am CET), where it is expected to announce its next Xperia smartphones. The company has been rumoured to launch the successor of the Xperia XA smartphone. A ... Read More »

Samsung India to Focus on Large Screen Smartphones

Samsung, the leading player in mobile phones in the country, will lay emphasis on large screen displays to accelerate adoption rate for such devices among consumers. “Samsung will now focus on large screen devices with display sizes of 5.5-inches and upwards. Samsung today has two devices with screen sizes of six inches,” Samsung India, VP (Mobile Business) Manu Sharma told ... 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 »

Google Planning to Launch Mid-Range Android One Smartphones in the US This Year

Google’s Android One initiative, which was launched back in 2014, is aimed at manufacturing affordable devices that meet a certain set of quality standards and are targeted at emerging markets. However, the search giant is now reportedly planning to launch mid-range Android One smartphones in the US later this year. The US-targeted Android One devices are expected to cost between ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 6 Rumours Point to 3 Variants; MWC 2017 Launch Likely

Xiaomi Mi 6, the Chinese company’s highly anticipated 2017 flagship, has featured in tech grapevine quite a lot of late. Now, fresh Xiaomi Mi 6 leaks indicate that the device could be unveiled in three variants. The cheapest variant of the three will be MediaTek powered, while the other two will sport Snapdragon’s latest processor. The Xiaomi smartphone is also ... Read More »

HTC One A9 Starts Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update; Rollout for HTC 10 Tipped to Resume in 3 Weeks

Android Nougat seems to be capturing the OS share in smartphone market at a snail’s pace but it might now gain some momentum as unlocked HTC One A9 smartphones have finally started receiving the much-awaited Nougat update. Further, leaks suggest that the Nougat update rollout for HTC 10, which was put on hold due to a bug, is now expected ... 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 »