T-Mobile introduces Scam ID and Scam Block to protect customers from scam calls

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T-Mobile has introduced Scam ID and Scam Block to its customers to safeguard them from scam calls. Scam ID automatically alerts when an incoming call is likely a scam. With Scam Block T-Mobile automatically stops scam calls before they ever reach them. Continue reading “T-Mobile introduces Scam ID and Scam Block to protect customers from scam calls”

Nextbit Robin Android 7.0 Nougat stable update starts rolling out

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Nextbit started rolling out Android 7.0 (Nougat) for its community beta testers back in November last year. Last month Nextbit released Nougat beta 3 update for the Robin. Now it has started rolling out the final version of the Android 7.0 update for the Robin users globally. The latest build 88 for the Robin also includes January 5, 2017 Android security update. Continue reading “Nextbit Robin Android 7.0 Nougat stable update starts rolling out”

Nokia phones will launch globally in Q2 2017 at an affordable price, says the company

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HMD Global introduced its latest Android smartphone – Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, introduced Nokia 6 for global markets and also introduced a redesigned Nokia 3310 at the MWC 2017 last month. When a Twitter user asked if the Nokia Android phones will be available in the US, it said that it is planning to release the phones globally at the same time. When another one asked if the 3310 will be available in India, it said the same. Continue reading “Nokia phones will launch globally in Q2 2017 at an affordable price, says the company”

Google to kill SMS support for Hangouts for Android on May 22

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Google added SMS support in Hangouts for Android back in 2013 to encourage use of Hangouts so they can read instant-messages sent them over SMS in case they don’t have an internet connection. After some reports in 2014 and 2015 that said that Google will kill support for carrier SMS and MMS, Google has decided to kill SMS support for Hangouts in May, 2017. Continue reading “Google to kill SMS support for Hangouts for Android on May 22”

Airtel to acquire Tikona’s 4G business for Rs. 1600 crore

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Bharti Airtel today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Tikona to acquire Tikona’s 4G Business including its Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for Rs. 1,600 crores. Continue reading “Airtel to acquire Tikona’s 4G business for Rs. 1600 crore”

Xiaomi sold over 250,000 units of Redmi 4A within 4 minutes in first sale in India

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4A budget smartphone in India at Rs. 5999 earlier this week. It went on sale for the first time in India today exclusively from Amazon.in and Mi.com. Xiaomi said that it sold more than 250,000 units within 4 minutes the sale started on Amazon.in and Mi.com today noon.
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Micromax Spark Vdeo with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4499

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Micromax just launched Spark Vdeo, its latest budget smartphone with 4G VoLTE support. Since it belongs to the Vdeo series, it comes pre-loaded with Google Duo. It supports text in 12 regional languages, including Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi, Kannada, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Marathi. Continue reading “Micromax Spark Vdeo with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4499”

LG Stylus 3 with 5.7-inch display, Android 7.0, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE launched in India for Rs. 18500

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LG has launched Stylus 3, the company’s latest smartphone with a stylus pen in India. It was introduced ahead of CES 2017 and packs a 5.7-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display and has a 1.8mm diameter fiber-tip stylus that promises feel and feedback of an actual pen when writing on the screen. It also has a fingerprint scanner and enhanced UX with Pen Pop 2.0 as well as the popular Pen Keeper and Screen-off Memo.

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Zen Admire Swadesh with 5-inch display, 22 regional languages, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4990

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Zen Mobile has launched Admire Swadesh, the company’s latest budget 4G smartphone with VoLTE and support for 22 region languages. It also has  twin WhatsApp feature that will enable users to set up two WhatsApp accounts and the Lefty feature lets you access Weather, Apps, Videos, Games, Cricket updates and more easily. It has a 5-inch display, but the company has not mentioned the resolution. Continue reading “Zen Admire Swadesh with 5-inch display, 22 regional languages, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs. 4990”

OPPO F3 Plus with 16MP + 8MP Dual front cameras, 6-inch 1080p display launched in India for Rs. 30990

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OPPO just launched F3 Plus, the company’s latest selfie-focused smartphone in the ‘F Series’ at an event in India, as it had promised. The main highlight of the smartphone is its 16-megapixel front-facing camera  with 1/3.1-inch sensor and f/2.0 aperture along with an 8-megapixel secondary front camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens for capturing better group selfies. It also has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX398 sensor and dual phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) technology.

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Aircel launches new data packs, including a pack with one year validity in Bihar

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Aircel has launched new affordable data packs, including Rs. 35 and Rs. 64 packs that offer 1GB of 3G data with a validity of 3 days and 7 days, respectively. Aircel has also launched Rs. 999 data offering 36GB of 3G data with one year long validity. “This is by far one of the most economical propositions in the market offering lowest tariff and longest validity,” says the company. Continue reading “Aircel launches new data packs, including a pack with one year validity in Bihar”

Xiaomi Redmi 4A will go on sale for the first time in India today

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Earlier this week Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4A budget smartphone in India at Rs. 5999. As promised at the launch, the smartphone will go on sale today exclusively from Amazon.in and Mi.com. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 4A will go on sale for the first time in India today”

Super Mario Run for Android starts rolling out, iOS version gets new features

Super Mario Run for Android

Nintendo has started rolling out Super Mario Run for Android devices, as it had promised. It is available in most countries and should be available in India as well later today. This is directly released as version 2.0, and iOS version has received an update to add these features that include different colored (Green, Red, Blue, Yellow and Purple) Yoshis as a new character. You can play Toad Rally with a Yoshi of a particular color to get more Toads of that color. Continue reading “Super Mario Run for Android starts rolling out, iOS version gets new features”

Ulefone Power 2 with 6050mAh battery, 4GB RAM, Android 7.0, fingerprint sensor announced

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Ulefone, one of the popular smartphone makers in China has introduced Ulefone Power 2, successor of the Ulefone Power that was introduced back in 2015. We even reviewed the phone last year. This has the same 6050mAh battery as the predecessor with support for 9V/2A fast charging that promises full charge in just 2 hours. The company says the phone will offer up to 4 days of battery life with normal use. Continue reading “Ulefone Power 2 with 6050mAh battery, 4GB RAM, Android 7.0, fingerprint sensor announced”