4 things Lava and Google got wrong with the Pixel V1 Android One smartphone

By on July 27, 2015 at 6:09 PM.

4 things Lava and Google got wrong with the Pixel V1 Android One smartphone

Earlier today, Google along with its partner Lava launched the second-generation Android One smartphone, called the Pixel V1. The smartphone is a big upgrade over the first-gen Android One smartphones, in terms of the specifications and features. Unsurprisingly at Rs 11,350, the price tag is much higher as well. While a definite improvement, here are four things Google and Lava have got wrong with the Pixel V1. More →
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Hands On

Lava Pixel V1 Android One hands-on: Some hits, many misses

By on July 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

Lava Pixel V1 Android One hands-on: Some hits, many misses

Last year Google launched its Android One initiative, which was meant to bring usable smartphones at affordable prices. The idea was to provide pure Google Android experience to mass market smartphones and ensuring the user experience isn't marred by bloatware and custom UI. However, the hardware wasn't exciting and the pricing wasn't competitive either. Today Google and Lava announced the second-generation Android One smartphone, the Pixel V1, which attempts to focus more on the user experience than just pricing and specifications. I spent some time with the smartphone and here are my first impressions. More →
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Lava Pixel V1 second-gen Android One smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 11,350: Specifications and features

By on July 27, 2015 at 2:02 PM.

Lava Pixel V1 second-gen Android One smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 11,350: Specifications and features

As expected, Lava today launched a new smartphone, which is the first among the next-generation Android One smartphones. In line with what we had reported earlier today, Lava’s Android One smartphone is called the Pixel V1, and is priced at Rs 11,350. More →
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Lava likely to launch second-generation Android One smartphone on July 27

By on July 24, 2015 at 12:10 PM.

Lava likely to launch second-generation Android One smartphone on July 27

Reports earlier this month claimed that Lava was planning on launching the next-generation Android One smartphones in India on July 14. The date came and went by without a launch, but the report wasn’t too far from the truth. The Indian smartphone vendor has sent out media invites for a launch event next week on July 27, where it is expected to launch the next-gen Android One smartphone. More →
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Google announces Android M Developer Preview 2 for Nexus holders: Here’s what’s new

By on July 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

Google announces Android M Developer Preview 2 for Nexus holders: Here’s what’s new

After unveiling the first developer preview at its annual I/O conference in May, Google has now released the second developer preview of Android M. The second developer preview can be downloaded for free, and is compatible only with Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player devices. More →
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Lava to launch next-generation Android One smartphone on July 14, will be priced around Rs 12,000: Report

By on July 3, 2015 at 12:32 PM.

Lava to launch next-generation Android One smartphone on July 14, will be priced around Rs 12,000: Report

After the cold response that Android One received last year, Google has gone back to the drawing board to completely rethink strategy to ensure that this time the initiative is a success and reaches masses. Economic Times reports that Google is launching the latest Android One smartphone in partnership with local vendor Lava on July 14 for the price of Rs 12,000 roughly, and this time the company has made significant changes in product development and sales strategy. More →
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Microsoft Office finally comes to Android smartphones

By on June 25, 2015 at 10:53 AM.

Microsoft Office finally comes to Android smartphones

Microsoft has finally launched Office for Android smartphones. After five weeks of public testing, the productivity services suite including Word, Excel and Powerpoint is now available to download for free from the Google Play Store.  More →
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Shocking! Narendra Modi Android app wants to access your Twitter Direct Messages

By on June 18, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

Shocking! Narendra Modi Android app wants to access your Twitter Direct Messages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday launched the official PMO app on Android named after him. While the app’s main focus is to improve communication between the PM and the people of the country, it has something hidden in the app that not everyone will appreciate. More →
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