Google and Samsung promise to release monthly Android security updates

By on August 6, 2015 at 7:43 PM.

Google and Samsung promise to release monthly Android security updates

Android has always been the victim of vulnerability attacks. In a bid to put security first, Google and Samsung have announced that they will be releasing monthly security patches that will be pushed over-the-air. More →
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Samsung, Huawei and HTC’s fingerprint sensors aren’t as secure as iPhone’s TouchID: Report

By on August 6, 2015 at 6:36 PM.

Samsung, Huawei and HTC’s fingerprint sensors aren’t as secure as iPhone’s TouchID: Report

Researchers have now unveiled a new vulnerability with Android fingerprint sensors that could potentially lead to a big security threat. Two researchers Tao Wei and Yulong Zhan outlined many threats to Android devices with fingerprint sensors, while claiming that the iPhone's fingerprint sensor was 'quite secure'. More →
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Intex Cloud 4G Star LTE-capable smartphone launched, priced at Rs 7,299: Specifications, features

By on August 5, 2015 at 6:21 PM.

Intex Cloud 4G Star LTE-capable smartphone launched, priced at Rs 7,299: Specifications, features

Intex today launched the Cloud 4G Star smartphone in India. The 4G LTE capable smartphone is priced at Rs 7,299 and will be sold exclusively via Flipkart. More →
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After Apple, Google lowers base price of apps on Android Play Store to Rs 10

By on July 31, 2015 at 11:09 AM.

After Apple, Google lowers base price of apps on Android Play Store to Rs 10

Earlier this month, Apple made a few changes to its App Store prices, bringing down the price of the cheapest app to just Rs 10. In what seems like a response to the move, Google too has followed suit.  More →
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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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