Amazon Kindle Voyage is a $199 ebook reader for people who love to read

By on September 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Amazon Kindle Voyage is a $199 ebook reader for people who love to read

While most of us would like to believe ebook readers are dead and multi-purpose devices like tablets and phablets are the way to go, the truth is there is still a market, albeit a tiny one, for dedicated ebook readers. That space is almost entirely owned by Amazon, which not only sells the ebook readers but also happens to be the world's largest seller of ebook readers. And with the Kindle Voyage announcement today, Amazon believes there are still people out there who would spend $199 on a dedicated ebook reader. More →
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iOS 8 requires over 5GB of free space to install, here’s what iPhone 5C 8GB users should do

By on September 17, 2014 at 11:13 PM.

iOS 8 requires over 5GB of free space to install, here’s what iPhone 5C 8GB users should do

As expected, Apple has released iOS 8 today at 10:30PM IST. While many iPhone and iPad users were eagerly waiting to download the update, most were in for a shock when the slightly under 1GB update file required almost 6GB of free space to install. This is a bummer, especially for iPhone 5C 8GB users and anyone else who has been using their iPhones for a while and doesn't have enough space on their device. Thankfully, there is a work around that doesn't involve you choosing what data to delete from your device. More →
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Google Android Silver project reportedly put on ice after Nikesh Arora’s departure

By on September 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM.

Google Android Silver project reportedly put on ice after Nikesh Arora’s departure

Google's plans to have multiple high-end 'pure Android' smartphones instead of Nexus smartphones have reportedly been put on hold. Called Android Silver, the project sought to have multiple high-end smartphones from LG and Motorola apart from a few Chinese smartphone vendors who had shown interest. These smartphones were supposed to have stock Android with additional hardware features like water proofing and software features like advanced voice control with Google's help. More →
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Exclusives

Apple rolls back iPhone 5S price drop in India

By on September 16, 2014 at 9:11 PM.

Apple rolls back iPhone 5S price drop in India

Apple India has rolled back the price drop it had announced on the iPhone 5S last week, multiple sources have told BGR India. Last week Apple India had announced significant price cuts on the iPhone 5S 16GB (from an MRP of Rs 53,500 to an MRP of Rs 44,500) and the iPhone 5S 32GB (from an MRP of Rs 62,500 to an MRP of Rs 49,500). More →
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Reviews

Android One review: Impressive but not ground breaking

By on September 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Android One review: Impressive but not ground breaking

Google yesterday unveiled its first Android One smartphones in India. The idea behind Android One project was a powerful one — 80 percent of smartphones sold in India are priced below Rs 10,000 but none of these smartphones provide a great user experience. If Google could spearhead a coalition of manufacturers, device vendors and carriers, it could provide a pure Android experience at a great price achieved by economies of scale. I have been using the Spice Dream Uno Android One smartphone for a few days now to see whether Google achieved its objectives. More →
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Android One’s first flaw: You need a microSD card to use camera, save media

By on September 15, 2014 at 4:28 PM.

Android One’s first flaw: You need a microSD card to use camera, save media

Android One smartphones have just been launched in India and they promise to bring a top-class smartphone experience at affordable prices. All the three smartphones from Spice, Karbonn and Micromax, have 4GB of internal storage out of which less than 2.3GB is available to users. That much storage should be enough to at least start using the smartphone but it turns out that users will have to buy a microSD card even if the available internal storage is unused. More →
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Android One hardware partners seek more control from Google

By on September 15, 2014 at 3:38 PM.

Android One hardware partners seek more control from Google

Google today launched its first set of Android One smartphones in India with Micromax, Karbonn and Spice as their hardware partners. However, all the three smartphones have very little differentiation since all of them are based on the same reference design mandated by Google. All the three smartphones have the same specifications and price with the only differentiation being the outer casing. Google's hardware partners are now seeking the ability to have more say in the hardware specifications, positioning and pricing of future Android One smartphones. More →
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Google is bringing YouTube in offline mode in India

By on September 15, 2014 at 1:36 PM.

Google is bringing YouTube in offline mode in India

Apart from launching Android One smartphones, Google today announced it will also bring the capability to download YouTube videos and play them back in offline mode when they don't have data connectivity. Without giving any timeline, Google announced that the service will be coming soon. More →
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LIVE

Android One launch live blog

By on September 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Android One launch live blog

Google is launching Android One in India today at an event in New Delhi. As a part of the initiative, Google has partnered domestic smartphones like Micromax, Spice and Karbonn to launch affordable smartphones running on stock Android. Unlike other entry-level smartphones, these smartphones run on the latest Android OS, and will also get regular software updates. At I/O earlier this year, Android chief Sundar Pichai announced that Android One was the company's vision of bringing a great Android experience to $100 smartphones. From what we know so far, these smartphones will retail on e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon India. You can find out everything we know about Android One here. Hit the break to enjoy BGR India's live coverage. More →
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Featured

Everything you should know about Android One

By on September 14, 2014 at 11:12 PM.

Everything you should know about Android One

In just about 13 hours from now, Google will unveil the first Android One smartphones at a press conference in New Delhi. Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president for Android, Chrome and Apps, will initiate the proceedings and will unveil his vision of bringing a great Android experience with timely software updates to $100 smartphones. More →
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