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  • COAI responds to TRAI’s QoS amendment, says network performance is beyond the telco’s control

    By about 10 hours ago.

    COAI responds to TRAI’s QoS amendment, says network performance is beyond the telco’s control

    The Telecom Regularity Authority of India (TRAI) and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) have been engaged in a tussle over poor quality of service (QoS) and call drops by telecom operators. Owing to multiple complaints for poor connectivity and frequent call drops, TRAI recently announced strict rules for telecom operators amended under “Quality of Services”. COAI has now responded to TRAI’s amendment citing reasons as to why consumers face poor quality of service. More →
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  • BGR India Weekly Wrap: JioPhone pre-bookings, Game of Thrones leak, Nokia 8 launch, and more

    By about 10 hours ago.

    BGR India Weekly Wrap: JioPhone pre-bookings, Game of Thrones leak, Nokia 8 launch, and more

    JioPhone up for pre-booking This week started with the continued buzz around the JioPhone and its pre-booking. Reliance Jio’s ‘smart’ feature phone, the JioPhone offers features like voice search, streaming of music, movies, TV shows and more. While official bookings for the JioPhone will start on August 24, authorized retailers like Reliance Digital and RelianceMore →
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  • Nokia 9: HMD Global hints at a new smartphone with large display

    By about 11 hours ago.

    Nokia 9: HMD Global hints at a new smartphone with large display

    HMD Global will possibly launch another Nokia smartphone soon. The company hinted that it's working on a device with a screen larger than the Nokia 8. More →
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  • Hacker reveals decryption key for Touch ID on Apple iPhone 5S

    By about 12 hours ago.

    Hacker reveals decryption key for Touch ID on Apple iPhone 5S

    Apple introduced its revolutionary security feature, the Touch ID with the iPhone 5S in 2013. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor is embedded within the home button, and also authenticates payments and downloads on the App Store. The fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S and newer devices are within the 'Secure Enclave'. Despite being known for its security, a hacker has now revealed the decryption key for Apple’s Secure Enclave. More →
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  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 official concept design revealed, looks strikingly similar to the Galaxy S8 duo

    By on August 18, 2017 at 5:52 PM.

    Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 official concept design revealed, looks strikingly similar to the Galaxy S8 duo

    Xiaomi started the trend of bezel-less smartphones with the Mi MIX last year. Now, a successor to the Mi MIX is reportedly in tow with the expected launch date being September 12. The Mi MIX’s 6.4-inch display has a screen-to-body ratio of 91.3 percent. But with the Mi MIX 2, Xiaomi is aiming for a display of 18:9 aspect ratio ,and 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. The official concept design of the Mi MIX 2 has now been shared by Philippe Starck. More →
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  • Coolpad Cool M7 with Snapdragon 625 SoC launched in China: Price, specifications and features

    By on August 18, 2017 at 4:15 PM.

    Coolpad Cool M7 with Snapdragon 625 SoC launched in China: Price, specifications and features

    Coolpad has launched a new smartphone called Cool M7 in China, and it looks similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. Priced at RMB 2,699 (approximately Rs 25,900), it is available to purchase from retail site JD.com. The first sale for the Coolpad Cool M7 will take place on August 26 in China. However, there is no word on Indian availability. More →
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  • Essential PH-1 now available for pre-orders, shipping starts from September 1

    By on August 18, 2017 at 2:28 PM.

    Essential PH-1 now available for pre-orders, shipping starts from September 1

    The Essential PH-1 is finally available for purchase, well, only in the US though. Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android created quite a buzz with the launch of the Essential Phone. However, the buzz was short lived as the company failed to meet its earlier availability time for June. The smartphone is now available for users to purchase via Essential’s official website, Amazon, Best Buy and Sprint. The smartphone is priced at $699 which rounds off to approximately Rs 44,900. More →
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  • Facebook cracks down on clickbait videos by downranking them

    By on August 18, 2017 at 1:50 PM.

    Facebook cracks down on clickbait videos by downranking them

    Facebook’s News Feed has become a clutter of information. What started as a simple “Status Update” has evolved into a bank of information being fed by individuals, marketers, and brands alike, from all across the world. Sadly, it has also become a domain for clickbait news that flooding our News Feed, and making us miss what we really want to see or watch. To counter that, Facebook has now announced its latest effort to fight clickbait stories, and this time it’s for videos. More →
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  • Huawei Kirin 970 SoC specifications leaked, ahead of Mate 10 launch on October 16

    By on August 17, 2017 at 9:03 PM.

    Huawei Kirin 970 SoC specifications leaked, ahead of Mate 10 launch on October 16

    Huawei is all set to launch the Mate 10 smartphone on October 16 in Munich, Germany. The Huawei Mate 10 has been spotted quite frequently in the past few weeks, revealing its design and specifications as well. The smartphone is also expected to debut Huawei’s upcoming chipset, the Kirin 970 which is touted to be a direct competitor of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. A new leak now shows the possible innards of the Kirin 970 SoC. More →
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  • MediaTek Helio P23, Helio P30 mid-range chipsets to launch on August 29

    By on August 17, 2017 at 8:56 PM.

    MediaTek Helio P23, Helio P30 mid-range chipsets to launch on August 29

    MediaTek has started sending out media invites for an event scheduled to take place on August 29 in Beijing. MediaTek will launch two new processors for mid-range smartphones at the event – the Helio P23 and the Helio P30. Chinese smartphone majors like Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi are expected to use the chipsets and have them ready on devices latest by the end of this year. MediaTek also expects over 3 million shipments of the chipsets per month. More →
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