Apple was the biggest 4G LTE smartphone and tablet vendor in India: CMR

By on March 4, 2015 at 2:08 PM.

Apple was the biggest 4G LTE smartphone and tablet vendor in India: CMR

With 4G LTE networks slowly but steadily getting rolled out in India, consumers are already looking to future-proof their new purchases by buying compatible smartphones. And it looks like Apple already has a lead start in this segment of smartphones. During the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple had 45 percent market share of 4G LTE smartphones in India, followed by HTC at 19 percent and Samsung at 16 percent. Apple dominates the tablet space even more with a 70.6 percent market share of 4G LTE enabled tablets followed by Lenovo at 28.7, according to Cybermedia Research. More →
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Exclusive: YU “Project Caesar” with Cyanogen OS 12 on Android Lollipop to launch in India in April

By on March 3, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Exclusive: YU “Project Caesar” with Cyanogen OS 12 on Android Lollipop to launch in India in April

Not content with the success of the Yureka, YU is already working on its second smartphone, YU Televentures co-founder Rahul Sharma revealed during an exclusive interview with BGR India. Codenamed "Project Caesar", the smartphone will be launched in India in April. More →
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Leonard Nimoy, Mr Spock from Star Trek, dies at 83

By on February 27, 2015 at 11:35 PM.

Leonard Nimoy, Mr Spock from Star Trek, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, who played the character Mr Spock in Star Trek series, has died at the age of 83. He was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which he attributed to years of smoking. He was admitted to a hospital yesterday when he complained of severe chest pains. More →
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Is Apple Watch the reason the Pebble Time is pre-selling three months before its launch?

By on February 25, 2015 at 1:28 AM.

Is Apple Watch the reason the Pebble Time is pre-selling three months before its launch?

Pebble today launched its third-generation smartwatch, the Pebble Time, which would be available in May for $199. However, the company is already pre-selling it on Kickstarter for $179 after 10,000 early bird users pre-ordered it for $159. Pebble is no longer the scrappy startup from 2013 that also put Kickstarter on the map by being the most successful project. So it seems a little strange for the company to go back to Kickstarter mode and pre-sell the smartwatch three months before it would be actually available. Could the Apple Watch, which is expected to be launched in April be the reason behind Pebble's move? More →
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Samsung teases the Galaxy S6: “Metals will flow, borders will disappear”

By on February 21, 2015 at 10:26 PM.

Samsung teases the Galaxy S6: “Metals will flow, borders will disappear”

"Tomorrow. Metals will flow. Beauty will be powerful. Borders will disappear. Reflections will be freed. Colors bloom." That's how Samsung revealed the Galaxy S6 in its latest teaser ahead of its March 1 launch event on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress. More →
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Snowden documents reveal NSA, GCHQ have keys to everyone’s SIM cards

By on February 20, 2015 at 2:59 AM.

Snowden documents reveal NSA, GCHQ have keys to everyone’s SIM cards

A new trove of documents released by whistle blower Edward Snowden reveals details of an operation by American and British spy agencies that gave them the encryption keys to effortlessly snoop into anyone's communications done over a cellphone without leaving any tell-tale trace. The joint operation done by America's National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarter (GCHQ) managed to hack into the networks of the world's largest SIM card manufacturer among others to "harvest" encryption keys burnt on SIM cards that are used to authenticate them on cellular networks. More →
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Mashable partners with India.com to launch “Mashable India”

By on February 18, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

Mashable partners with India.com to launch “Mashable India”

Mashable, the leading media company for the Connected Generation, and India.com Web Portal Limited, India's fastest-growing and leading publisher of original content, today announced their partnership to launch Mashable India. India.com also publishes BGR India, the number one technology news site in India. More →
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HTC appoints Faisal Siddiqui as South Asia President after Jack Yang quits

By on February 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

HTC appoints Faisal Siddiqui as South Asia President after Jack Yang quits

HTC today announced it will elevate its India country head Faisal Siddiqui to the role of South Asia president. The role was held by Jack Yang, whom HTC had hired from Apple. Yang is quitting the company, citing personal reasons. Yang had joined HTC from Apple in 2013, marking a stint of less than two years. He was the head of sales for iPhones and iPads for Southeast Asia. More →
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Google to reportedly make Internet access free for select apps in India on Android One smartphones, another blow to net neutrality

By on February 14, 2015 at 9:41 PM.

Google to reportedly make Internet access free for select apps in India on Android One smartphones, another blow to net neutrality

Google is tying up with select app developers and carriers in India, which would allow users to use those apps for free. This is yet another attempt by Google to lower the cost of Internet access to users. Earlier Google had tied up with Airtel to provide a free Internet zone where users could access some services including Google Search for free. The news comes on the heels of RCom partnering with Facebook to provide free access to some websites as well as Facebook to all its subscribers. More →
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Qualcomm’s Dr Sandeep Sibal speaks on Dream 500 Million Smartphones in India, and challenges and solutions to achieve this dream

By on February 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Qualcomm’s Dr Sandeep Sibal speaks on Dream 500 Million Smartphones in India, and challenges and solutions to achieve this dream

Dream 500 Million Smartphones in India was the first thought leadership conclave organized by BGR India in December last year. The dream of 500 million smartphones in India is a vision where people are well informed and well connected. To achieve this dream, stakeholders like handset manufacturers, carriers, government, apps and service providers, need to align towards a common goal. More →
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