Indus OS partners Celkon and Swipe to expand its market reach

Indus OS partners Celkon and Swipe to expand its market reach

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The first "made in India" operating system Indus OS has announced partnerships with two other home-grown Indian smartphone brands -- Celkon and Swipe -- to expand its reach in the country. The tie-ups are in addition to the existing partnership with Micromax which will continue, the company said. "We are excited to join hands with Celkon and Swipe. Both brands share our vision for connecting a billion people with technology and bridging India's digital divide," said Rakesh Deshmukh, CEO, Indus OS.

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NASA discovers mysterious disappearance of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres

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NASA discovers mysterious disappearance of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres

In an intriguing find, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has discovered a mysterious disappearance of a significant number of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres, which of course indicates that something has happened to them. The Dawn spacecraft arrived to orbit Ceres in March 2015 and mission scientists expected to find a heavily-cratered body generally resembling the protoplanet Vesta - Dawn's previous port of call. More →
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Gionee M6, M6 Plus: Hands on and first impressions

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Gionee M6, M6 Plus: Hands on and first impressions

Gionee, with its M-series, has focused on smartphones with massive batteries. Late last year, the company launched the M5 and the M5 Plus with massive batteries up to 6,020mAh. Now, at its event in China yesterday, Gionee launched two new smartphones – the M6 and the M6 Plus. Besides upgraded hardware and massive batteries, this time around, Gionee has also focused on making the data on your smartphone secure by using an on device data encryption chip. We were at the launch event in Beijing, China, and after spending some time with both the smartphones, here are our first impressions.  More →
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Foxconn plans to revive its Chennai units

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Foxconn plans to revive its Chennai units

Foxconn said it will consider reviving its Chennai units following a request made by Tamil Nadu Government, Industries Minister M C Sampath. A team of state industries department officials recently visited the headquarters of Foxconn in Taiwan and made a request to the management to revive its Chennai plant, saying government would extend support for it, the minister informed the state assembly. Foxconn welcomed the state government's initiative and said that they would consider the proposal to revive the Chennai plant. More →
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Vodafone, Huawei working together on new 4.5G mobile network

By on July 27, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Vodafone, Huawei working together on new 4.5G mobile network

Conducting technical trial of a new mobile technology of 4.5G (TDD+) spectrum with LTE TDD, Vodafone UK and Huawei have been working together. The 4.5G mobile technology is aimed at significantly increasing the capacity and efficiency of their 4G network in urban areas, as well as prepare for the rollout of 5G by 2020, a statement said. More →
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Google launches Emergency Location Service for Android, here’s everything you need to know

By on July 27, 2016 at 8:42 PM.

Google launches Emergency Location Service for Android, here’s everything you need to know

When emergency services receive a call, they ask for the caller’s location to send a help. Emergency solutions rely on cell tower location (which can have a radius of up to several kilometers) or assisted GPS (which is not believed to be very accurate indoors), thus making it difficult for services to locate and respond efficiently. Google is now fixing this problem with its new feature, Emergency Location Service. More →
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Telecom Minister hopes to see progress in fixing call drops issue in 3-4 months

By on July 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Telecom Minister hopes to see progress in fixing call drops issue in 3-4 months

There will be positive results in the next 3-4 months in addressing the problem of call drops, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha told the Lok Sabha Wednesday, while expressing commitment to get rid of the "black spot". Sinha said he had a meeting with telecom operators two days ago where several instructions have been given to improve the situation on call drops front. "We will resolve the problem of call drops. In next 3-4 months we will see some positive results. ...Ye kaala dhabba hum mita kar hi rahenge (We will certainly remove this black spot)," he said during Question Hour.

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Karbonn Fashion Eye, Fashion Eye 2.0 with AI-based fashion search feature launched: Price, specifications and features

By on July 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Karbonn Fashion Eye, Fashion Eye 2.0 with AI-based fashion search feature launched: Price, specifications and features

Karbonn has today launched two new smartphones, called Fashion Eye and Fashion Eye 2.0. The talking point of this new range of smartphones is the AI-enabled fashion search feature, which has been introduced in partnership with Staqu. The Karbonn Fashion Eye and Fashion Eye 2.0 smartphones are priced at Rs 5,490 and Rs 6,490 respectively. More →
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Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus rumor roundup: Leaked photos yet again confirm Force Touch home button

By on July 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus rumor roundup: Leaked photos yet again confirm Force Touch home button

If the recent reports are to be believed, Apple will be unveiling its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus during the week of September 12. With less than two months to go, the leaks and rumors around the upcoming iPhones are showing no signs slowing down. With iPhone sales dipping globally, Apple will have a lot riding on the iPhone 7 to bring about a change in fortunes. The latest leaks give us a closer look at the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we should say they look sexy. Another leak also reiterates that the home button on the upcoming iPhones won't be clickable. Hit the break for a closer look at the new leaks, and a roundup of everything that we know about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus so far. More →
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Government drops three proposed funds worth Rs 17,500 crore for telecom R&D, manufacturing

By on July 27, 2016 at 6:05 PM.

Government drops three proposed funds worth Rs 17,500 crore for telecom R&D, manufacturing

The government has shelved the proposal to create three funds worth Rs 17,500 crore for promoting production of telecom equipment in the country as it can be covered under the Electronic Development Fund, Parliament. "Since the EDF (Electronic Development Fund) would also take care of R&D and manufacturing of telecom products, the proposal to set up three separate funds was dropped," Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. More →
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