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  • Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro with Snapdragon 653 SoC, 6GB RAM launched in India, priced at Rs 36,900: Specifications, features

    By about 2 hours ago.

    Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro with Snapdragon 653 SoC, 6GB RAM launched in India, priced at Rs 36,900: Specifications, features

    Samsung has launched its Galaxy C9 Pro smartphone in India. The smartphone is available for pre-booking from January 27, and will start shipping next month. Priced at Rs 36,900, the Galaxy C9 Pro is the first Samsung smartphone to come with 6GB of RAM. It is available in two colors, black and gold. More →
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  • Reliance Jio has sold 7 million LYF smartphones in India: Report

    By about 4 hours ago.

    Reliance Jio has sold 7 million LYF smartphones in India: Report

    With ultra low-cost 4G data plans, free voice calls and a wide range of affordable VoLTE smartphones, Reliance Jio’s entry has provided the much-needed impetus to data revolution in the country. Even as Reliance Jio has raced past 72 million subscribers in just four months of launch, RIL’s retail arm now claims to have sold over 7 million LYF-branded smartphones since its launch in January 2016. More →

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  • Google Pixel 2 leaked renders hint at glass back panel sans two-tone design

    By about 6 hours ago.

    Google Pixel 2 leaked renders hint at glass back panel sans two-tone design

    First renders of what’s believed to be Google’s next generation Pixel smartphones have emerged online. According to the renders, Google Pixel 2 will come with smaller bezels on the top and bottom of the display. The smartphone has two speaker grilles at the bottom, hinting at possible inclusion of stereo speakers. The side has separate volume buttons instead of a rocker along with a power button. More →
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  • Google Pixel, Pixel XL smartphones now available on Snapdeal along with Rs 10,000 cashback, Yatra ecash and more

    By on January 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

    Google Pixel, Pixel XL smartphones now available on Snapdeal along with Rs 10,000 cashback, Yatra ecash and more

    Google had launched its Pixel smartphones in India in October last year. Google had tied up with a variety of stores like Reliance Digital, Croma and Vijay sales for selling the smartphones offline, and Flipkart for online sale. Now, Snapdeal has also announced the availability of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on its platform. The e-commerce company is also bundling a slew of schemes along with the Pixel phones. While the smartphones are already listed on Snapdeal, the offers will go live from midnight today. More →
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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to launch in India on January 19, Manu Kumar Jain confirms

    By on January 16, 2017 at 1:45 PM.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to launch in India on January 19, Manu Kumar Jain confirms

    Xiaomi has been teasing the launch of its next Redmi smartphone for quite some time on the social media. The company has already revealed that the smartphone will be exclusively available from Flipkart. Now, Xiaomi’s Manu Kumar Jain on Twitter has confirmed that the Redmi Note 4 will be launched in India on January 19. The Redmi Note 4 will be the first smartphone from Xiaomi in India in 2017. More →
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  • Pixel, Pixel XL audio issues are hardware-related: Google

    By on January 16, 2017 at 12:55 PM.

    Pixel, Pixel XL audio issues are hardware-related: Google

    Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are clearly among the best premium Android smartphones right now. While the Pixel series possesses best of the Android experience coupled with top-end specifications, the devices have been plagued with a number of software issues, ranging from distorted screenshots, lens flare to random freezes. For last few weeks, reports about the Google Pixel smartphones being affected by an audio-related problem have been doing the rounds. While Google initially said it was a software issue and was working on a fix, the company has now said it’s hardware-related problem. More →
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  • Opinion

    Digital detoxification: An elusive truth we’d like to believe in

    By on January 15, 2017 at 11:35 AM.

    Digital detoxification: An elusive truth we’d like to believe in

    Everyone hits a rough patch in their lives at a certain point. While these phases, just like the good times, are temporary, they do affect a person in some or the other way. One of the solutions widely recommended is taking a break from everything -- go on a short vacation, be with yourself and come back as a positive person. But that's easier said than done. Vacation is a luxury not everyone can afford, and most importantly, being cut off in this era of instant connectivity is next to impossible. The hunger of being active on social media, urge to know what everyone is up to, or just to check notifications make it difficult to achieve a ‘digital detoxification’. More →
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  • Google is ensuring OEMs keep Android Nougat’s notification features intact

    By on January 13, 2017 at 3:45 PM.

    Google is ensuring OEMs keep Android Nougat’s notification features intact

    Google has updated its Compatibility Definition Document for Android. The update document comes with several minor changes along with one major change that makes it compulsory for all OEMs not to obstruct Android Nougat’s native notification features that include notification actions, replies, settings access and grouped notifications. In simpler words, users with any Android Nougat-based smartphone will be able to directly reply to messages from there without requiring to open the app. More →
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  • Airtel payments bank launched in India; offers 7.25% interest rate, accidental insurance worth Rs 1 lakh on savings account, and more

    By on January 12, 2017 at 6:03 PM.

    Airtel payments bank launched in India; offers 7.25% interest rate, accidental insurance worth Rs 1 lakh on savings account, and more

    Airtel has become the first company in the country to launch its payments bank in India. Airtel is one of the 11 entities that had approval from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to open payments bank in India. M-commerce company Paytm is also going to launch its payments bank later this month. Airtel rolled out a pilot of its payments banking services in Rajasthan in November last year. Starting today, Airtel payments bank is now available in 29 states through 250,000 banking points across the country. Airtel says it has invested about Rs 3000 crore to develop pan India banking network and digital payments ecosystem. More →
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  • Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says ‘worst is over’; to focus on AI and internet finance in 2017

    By on January 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

    Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says ‘worst is over’; to focus on AI and internet finance in 2017

    Xiaomi had an interesting 2016, with successful phones like the Redmi Note 3 and then Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime. In India, the company broke its own record by selling 1.35 million smartphones in October, and surpassed $1 billion in revenue and even grabbed place among the top three smartphone brands. The company ended 2016 on a high note with impressive and unique device like the Mi Mix while it expanded its Mi Ecosystem. Now what lies ahead for Xiaomi? Company’s CEO Lei Jun took to Facebook to explain vision for 2017, here’s what he said.

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