Chinese hardware vendor Xiaomi has launched a new Bluetooth game controller. Xiaomi has clearly put more thought into the functionality of the device than the name; it’s simply called Xiaomi Bluetooth game controller. As Xiaomi often does, there’s a special price for the first lot of buyers — 300 in number in this case — of just 1 Yuan, or US$0.16.
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It’s only been 20 days since the official unveiling of the Meizu MX4, but the smartphone from the Far East is getting more footage than the makers would’ve imagined. Not long back, Meizu said that they were successful in getting a massive 7.7 million pre-orders; given that the company is only starting to step out of its home country of China, these are big numbers. Continue reading “Meizu MX4 likely to get a smaller MX4 Mini sibling”
Elephone has turned out to be a Chinese OEM worth looking out for. The company dished out a handful original design phones, before taking the clone route. Continue reading “Elephone G5, a $120 OnePlus One clone now on sale”
If you thought Samsung had forgotten about the Galaxy S5 after the unveiling of the Note 4, well, you were wrong! Startling figures reveal that Samsung has managed to sell a massive one million units of its current flagship (until the Note 4 goes on sale, of course), the Galaxy S5, in Germany alone. Considering that Germany has lesser number of people than the Indian state of Maharashtra (source: Google), these numbers are pretty darn big.
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If for anything, Datawind is known for producing dirt cheap smart devices. The company’s claim to fame was the Aakash scheme, wherein the government of India teamed up with the company to provide extremely affordable tablets for every Indian student. Continue reading “Datawind to launch new Android smartphone this festive season at sub-Rs. 2000 price tag”
Samsung isn’t particularly known for being among the timeliest update providers, but it looks like the Korea-based maker is keen on improving its image in that regard. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4 will reportedly get Android L by 2014 end”
One of the most (impending) distinguishing features of the OnePlus One was the swappable rear covers. OnePlus called these ‘StyeSwap’ covers, and showed off some of those during the launch in April. Continue reading “OnePlus One StyleSwap covers scrapped”
Xiaomi’s Mi 4 might be the newest Android phone from the 4 year old Chinese company, but it’s still the Mi 3 that is grabbing a lot of eyeballs. One, because it’s fairly affordable after a year of its launch, and two, because there hasn’t been a lot of change under the hood from the Mi 3 to the Mi 4. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi 3, Mi 4 get AOSP Android builds courtesy 3rd party dev”
Unlike many top smartphone makers like Sony, HTC, etc., Samsung has a chipset line of its own; it is also something that the maker has been quite successful at, often powering devices from other brands with its chipsets. Continue reading “Samsung said to be working on homebrew GPUs”
A lot a manufacturers schedule their events around the IFA that happens during this time of the year, but often not during the event is happening. This is a ploy that they employ so that their devices get due exposure.
The Google Nexus 5
Speaking of exposure, HTC has an event for October 8th, titled ‘double exposure’. Now that could mean anything in the world, but thanks to HTC being a smart devices maker, we have a limited list to choose from. The event is believed to be coincident with the announcement of the HTC Eye smartphone, the one that’s expected to feature a 5.2-inch display and a Snapdragon 801 processor. Besides that, the event is now rumoured to be a placeholder of a couple other announcements. Continue reading “HTC could announce the Nexus 9 during the October 8th event”
It was about time that this happened. The Chinese are back to what they used to do best, which is making clones!
The smartphone industry in China thrived on such knock-offs for a good couple of decades before the internet stepped in. The last couple of years have seen some impressive devices originate from China, including the Xiaomi Mi 4, the OPPO Find 7 et al. Continue reading “SoPhone i6 is a clone of the iPhone 6”
HTC’s tryst with unique rear-camera tech (read: UltraPixel, Duo Camera) might soon come to end with the latest announcement that’s due in some days.
‘HTC Eye’ is what the new device shall call itself. Eye… hmmm, there’s certainly going to be emphasis on imaging tech on the device, something that the invitation flyer revealed too, a couple of days back. The event for which the invites were sent out earlier this week is scheduled to take place 8th October in New York City, which is where we expect the HTC Eye to finally see light of day. Continue reading “HTC Eye to reportedly feature a 5.2″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 SoC”
After releasing the public beta of the newest iteration of their MIUI ROM for the Mi 4 and the Mi 3, Xiaomi have now made it available for two of its older-gen phones, the Mi 2 and the Mi 2S. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi 2, Mi 2S get Android v4.4 KitKat updates via MIUI 6”
Oppo had announced previously that the Find 5 that came to the market early last year would not be getting an update to official Android v4.4 KitKat. This sparked off a lot of controversy on the very active OPPO community. Continue reading “Oppo Find 5 and N1 confirmed to get Android KitKat updates”