Microsoft is said to be working on a new Surface phone that will be ready for launch in second half of 2016. The Surface phone will be a premium device and will be different from the Lumia range of devices.
If you haven’t heard of Turing phone yet then let us explain. It is a new smartphone that the makers claim to be ‘unhackable’. The smartphone has been shown-off at a few trade shows so it is more than just vaporware now and the company has now started accepting reservations for the smartphone.
Swipe Technologies is looking forward to secure plans to raise $20 million this year in order to expand its research and development operations in India, said a latest report from Economic Times.
Nokia is planning to re-enter the consumer phone market in the year 2016. It also plans to invest in a number of other technological projects such as the virtual reality space.
Microsoft has offered a glimpse of Windows 10, its next version of Windows OS. The company showed off some features of the new OS like virtual assistant Cortana, new browser Spartan and more.
ASUS has taken wraps off another of its hybrid devices at the ongoing Computex in Taipei. The company has announced the Transformer Book V, a 5 in 1 device which can be used as a phone, tablet and laptop running on Android and Windows.
Facebook has crossed 100 million monthly active users in India which is the second largest country on the social network behind the US. Javier Olivan, VP, Growth & Analytics, Facebook stated in an interview with the Economic Times, that Facebook crossed the landmark on March 31. He also touted that the company is now eyeing for reaching over 1 billion active users in India.
The stupendous growth of India’s indigenous smartphone industry is proof of the demand for smart devices at ‘feature phone ‘ prices. We’ve finally reached a point when even the mid range devices can be considered as fast enough for a majority of the users and smartphone manufacturers are definitely capitalizing on this.
Another day and we spot yet another entrant in the increasingly packed Android phone market in India with hopes of carving a niche for itself. Gionee has launched its flagship device, the Dream D1, that hopes to hit all the checkpoints in terms of buzzwords and provide ‘high-end’ features to users on a moderate budget. Can it succeed in providing a flagship level experience at a fraction of the price ? We spent a week with the handset to gauge for ourself and here is our Gionee Dream D1 review. Continue reading “Gionee Dream D1 Review”
The Motorola X Phone is one of the most awaited phones of 2013. It will be the first major phone that Motorola releases after being taken over by Google.
Russian telecom company, Yota, showed off its new device here at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With a very different marketing USP employing a dual screen design unlike any before, the Yota phone definitely scores high on the uniqueness scale.
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Microsoft is pushing out an OTA update for the HTC Windows Phone 8X which will add some much needed features to the flagship device. Windows Phone users have always complained about the WiFi switching off as soon as you turn off the screen, this has been fixed or rather made optional after the update. Users can now now opt to keep the WiFi switched on even when the screen is off.
Called the “Portico” update, It also adds new SMS centric features. Users now have the ability to reject calls with an SMS, it is not possible to select all SMS messages to mass delete. A last feature is the ability to create SMS drafts so that you can compose a message and send it later. The build number for the update is 10211 and it also fixes the rebooting issues faced by a large number of users. Has your HTC 8X received the update ? Let us know in the comments below.
Microsoft just announced that the long awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update for existing handsets will roll out only in 2013. The most obvious part of the update is the new homescreen which will feature the same resizable live tiles as on Windows Phone 8 running smartphones.
Microsoft’s long awaited next generation mobile OS, Windows Phone 8 has finally been signed off for RTM. RTM here stands for Release to Manufacturing. This means that the OS is now code-complete and just needs to undergo testing on carriers and phones before being launched on devices.
Google has now made the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean available for Nexus S users via an over the air upgrade. The download weighs in at about 114MB and has been restricted to being a WiFi only download.
The ZTE Orbit is a Windows powered smartphone launched at the Mobile World Congress 2012.