Google Maps now available in Hindi

By about 2 hours ago.

Google Maps now available in Hindi

Google today launched Maps in Hindi for users in India. Google Maps in Hindi will be available for desktop as well as Android smartphone users. On desktop, users will have to select Hindi as their preferred language from their Google account settings to access Maps in Hindi. On Android, the feature will be available when users select Hindi as the default language from Settings -> Language and Input. More →
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Reviews

Xiaomi Mi 3 Review: If Apple ever made an Android smartphone…

By about 4 hours ago.

Xiaomi Mi 3 Review: If Apple ever made an Android smartphone…

Four years ago Xiaomi didn't exist and until earlier this year, the brand did not sell outside of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. So it isn't surprising when people ask Xiaomi, who? Yet, the Chinese sensation that is often called the Apple of the East, has its fan base all over the world, including India where over 100,000 consumers pre-registered to buy the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone, which goes on sale today. More →
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Opinion

Samsung Galaxy S5 4G edition: Too little, too late

By on July 19, 2014 at 1:08 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S5 4G edition: Too little, too late

Samsung finally righted one of its wrongs by launching the Qualcomm Snapdragon version of the Galaxy S5 in India three months after introducing the Exynos version. At the time of the launch, Samsung executives had hinted that launching the Snapdragon variant would have made the smartphone even more expensive than the Rs 51,000 the Exynos version was priced at. More →
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Google CEO Larry Page frustrated with Samsung’s smartwatches: Report

By on July 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Google CEO Larry Page frustrated with Samsung’s smartwatches: Report

Samsung might be Google's most important partner for Android but the relationship between the two companies is anything but cordial. Things went downhill at this year's CES where Samsung showcased its latest Galaxy Tab with a Magazine UI that didn't prominently showcase Google services.  More →
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Opinion

Why killing Nokia’s feature phone and Android smartphones is the right move for Microsoft

By on July 18, 2014 at 2:38 PM.

Why killing Nokia’s feature phone and Android smartphones is the right move for Microsoft

Yesterday evening's news about mass layoffs at Microsoft was expected but no one realized the extent of layoffs and change of plans. The biggest shock came from the 12,500 layoffs from Nokia's Devices and Services business and the abandoning of Nokia's feature phone and Android smartphone product lines to focus only on Lumia smartphones. This is in contrast to what Microsoft and Nokia had maintained during the initial stages of the acquisition when it was announced. More →
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Here’s Stephen Elop’s memo to Nokia employees on new device strategy under Microsoft

By on July 17, 2014 at 6:19 PM.

Here’s Stephen Elop’s memo to Nokia employees on new device strategy under Microsoft

Microsoft's Device Business chief and former Nokia CEO too has sent a company wide email to announce the changes that will happen inside Microsoft under the program to integrate Nokia's Devices and Services business. Most of the brunt would be borne by Nokia employees with its feature phone and non-Lumia smartphones being canned.  More →
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Microsoft to abandon mobile phones, X-series Android smartphones: internal Jo Harlow memo

By on July 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM.

Microsoft to abandon mobile phones, X-series Android smartphones: internal Jo Harlow memo

This is the end of Nokia as we know it. Apart from slashing 12,500 jobs from Nokia's Devices and Services business that Microsoft acquired earlier this year, the company is also phasing out its feature phone and Nokia X Android smartphones. BGR India has access to an internal email sent by Jo Harlow to employees. More →
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Featured

Hugo Barra Interview: The secret sauce behind Xiaomi’s magic

By on July 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM.

Hugo Barra Interview: The secret sauce behind Xiaomi’s magic

It has been a long day for Hugo Barra, the former Google VP for Android who now heads the international expansion for Chinese smartphone sensation Xiaomi. We are in New Delhi's Lodhi Hotel for the brand's debut in India, its first major market outside China. Barra has been on his toes all day, first addressing the press conference, shuffling between media interactions and chatting with fans, followed by a two-hour long "deep dive" session with bloggers, fans and enthusiasts by the end of which everyone is enamoured. Fans are giving their ideas on what software tweaks they want to see and Barra's excitement is visible as he goes "done" every few minutes, signifying the feature will be added soon. More →
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Apple partners with IBM to make decisive enterprise push for iPhones and iPads

By on July 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Apple partners with IBM to make decisive enterprise push for iPhones and iPads

It doesn't get any more ironic than this. Apple today announced it forged a global partnership with IBM in what it claims will "transform enterprise mobility." Yes, IBM is no longer enemy number one as the Big Blue was considered during Apple's early days and this partnership could prove to be one of the most decisive moves for Apple. More →
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