Microsoft Skype Lite with Aadhaar integration launched in India

Skype Lite

Microsoft has announced the launch of Skype Lite mobile app which is aimed at low end Android devices. The company CEO Satya Nadella introduced the app at Future Decoded event in Mumbai. The app which weighs just 13MB and works on phones with slower data connections. Furthermore, Skype Lite comes with Aadhaar integration. Continue reading “Microsoft Skype Lite with Aadhaar integration launched in India”

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 with 5.5-inch display, Android 7.0 surfaces in press images

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017

Samsung SM-J727V surfaced on Zauba import listing last year, back in December it got WiFi certification, an most recently it surfaced on GFXBench listing. Now @evleaks has posted images of the smartphone saying that the smartphone will release on Verizon as the Galaxy J7 V and Tracfone as the J7 Sky Pro. It is said to be introduced in other countries as Galaxy J7 (2017). Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 with 5.5-inch display, Android 7.0 surfaces in press images”

iPhone 8 might sport ‘revolutionary’ 3D sensing front camera

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A latest report from renowned KGI analyst Ming Chi-Kuo says that the iPhone 8 which is said to come with OLED display, will sport a ‘revolutionary’ front-facing camera that can sense 3D space as well as enable applications like facial recognition. Continue reading “iPhone 8 might sport ‘revolutionary’ 3D sensing front camera”

Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo now valued at $4.48 billion after price is reduced by $350 million

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Verizon Communications and Yahoo today back in July last announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash. Today both the companies have announced that they have agreed to reduce the price Verizon will pay to acquire Yahoo’s operating business by $350 million. Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo is now valued at approximately $4.48 billion in cash. Continue reading “Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo now valued at $4.48 billion after price is reduced by $350 million”

Honor 8 Lite with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Android 7.0, 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor announced in China

Honor 8 Lite

Huawei’s Honor brand introduced Honor 8 Lite, a cheaper version of its flagship Honor 8 smartphone in Finland earlier this month. Now it has introduced the smartphone in China along with the Honor V9. It has a 12-megapixel single rear camera instead of dual 12-megapixel rear cameras on the Honor 8, is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 655 processor and runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.0 out of the box. Continue reading “Honor 8 Lite with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Android 7.0, 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor announced in China”

Honor V9 with 5.7-inch Quad HD display, 6GB RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras announced

Honor V9

Huawei’s Honor brand has announced Honor V9, the company’s latest flagship smartphone in the honor series. It packs a 5.7-inch Quad HD 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 960 SoC and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5 on top. It has dual 12-megapixel rear cameras with laser auto focus and 1.76-micron pixel size promising brilliant image quality in low-light conditions. Continue reading “Honor V9 with 5.7-inch Quad HD display, 6GB RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras announced”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Black version will go on sale for the first time in India on March 1

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Black

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 smartphone in India last month starting Rs. 9999. Only the Gold and Dark Gray colors were available so far through flash sales on Flipkart and mi.com. Xiaomi has announced that the Black version will be available for sale for the first time on both the platform on March 1st at 12PM along with the other color variants, as it had promised. Expect a huge demand as usual since it is the first time the new color variant is going on sale in the country. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Black version will go on sale for the first time in India on March 1”

LG G6 receives praises for Minimalism, Solidity, Ergonomics says LG, new teaser videos released

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LG sought out to globally renowned industrial designer and CEO of David Lewis Designers Torsten Valeur to see his first impressions of the G6. LG said that he praised it as “the ideal fusion of… beautiful shape and clever solution and obviously great user experience… the essence of what a smartphone is.” Continue reading “LG G6 receives praises for Minimalism, Solidity, Ergonomics says LG, new teaser videos released”

Intel introduces its first Gigabit LTE modem XMM 7560, 3rd Gen Intel Mobile Trial Platform for testing 5G devices

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Intel today announced XMM 7560 modem, its fifth-generation LTE modem, and its first one offering gigabit speeds and also its first LTE modem to be manufactured on its 14nm process. It supports LTE Advanced Pro for downlink up to Category 16 with speeds exceeding 1 Gbps, and Category 13 for uplink with speeds of up to 225 Mbps. Continue reading “Intel introduces its first Gigabit LTE modem XMM 7560, 3rd Gen Intel Mobile Trial Platform for testing 5G devices”

Jio introduces Jio Prime membership, WhatsApp Status starts rolling out and more – FoneArena Daily

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem with download speeds up to 1.2Gbps announced

Qualcomm Snapdragon X20

Qualcomm today announced Snapdragon X20 LTE chipset, its seventh-generation LTE multimode modem and second generation Gigabit LTE solution built on 10nm FinFET process. It is the world’s first chipset to come with LTE Category 18 download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, a 20% improvement compared to Snapdragon X16 LTE. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem with download speeds up to 1.2Gbps announced”

Gionee India extends DOA policy from 7 to 30 days to return smartphones

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Gionee today revised its Dead on Arrival (DOA) policy, which allows customers to return any Gionee mobile phone, which has developed a functional Defect within 30 Days of purchase from 7 days. Continue reading “Gionee India extends DOA policy from 7 to 30 days to return smartphones”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC to add support for the Android Things IoT platform

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Qualcomm has announced that it will add support for the Android Things OS on its Snapdragon 210 processors with X5 LTE modems. Announced in December 2016, Android Things is an IoT platform. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC to add support for the Android Things IoT platform”

Wunder carpooling platform launched in Delhi

Wunder carpool

Wunder, the carpooling service platform is now live in New Delhi. Founded in 2013, the German based ride-sharing platform started carpooling service in Philippines last year and has now expanded to India with New Delhi. Available on Android and iOS, the app connects car owners and commuters. Continue reading “Wunder carpooling platform launched in Delhi”

Samsung to reportedly sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in India

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[Update] – Samsung India spokesperson has told Mashable India that, “The report on Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in India is incorrect“.

Samsung had to discontinue last year’s flagship Galaxy Note 7 over two separate battery issues that caused explosions. Now a report says the company is planning to sell refurbished phones with a lower capacity. Continue reading “Samsung to reportedly sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in India”