Gmail for Android updated with Material Design UI and support for other email services

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Gmail for Android updated with Material Design UI and support for other email services

Google is slowly rolling out the Material Design language to all of its apps. Earlier this week it updated its Drive app, now the latest one to join the party is Gmail. In addition to the redesigned interface, the Gmail app now, as expected, supports IMAP/POP or Exchange emails. More →
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Google extends “Ok, Google” hotword to third-party apps with six lines of code

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Google extends “Ok, Google” hotword to third-party apps with six lines of code

Google is extending the “Ok, Google” hotword search functionality to third-party apps. In a blogpost, the company announced that any developer can opt-in for this feature by adding six lines of code into their app. Inclusion of this feature into other apps would mean that you will no longer have to open a third party app to perform in-app searches. More →
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100,000 units of Xiaomi Redmi 1S will go on sale on Flipkart on November 4

By on October 31, 2014 at 3:34 PM.

100,000 units of Xiaomi Redmi 1S will go on sale on Flipkart on November 4

Xiaomi has just announced that it is going to sell the Redmi 1S smartphone once again on Flipkart on November 4. The flash sale will begin at 2.00PM for the registered users, who will have the chance to grab almost 100,000 units of the Redmi 1S. The device is priced at Rs 5,999. More →
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Samsung Galaxy A5 vs Moto G (2014): Specifications compared

By on October 31, 2014 at 2:16 PM.

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs Moto G (2014): Specifications compared

Samsung today announced the Galaxy A5, its latest mid-range smartphone with full-metal body. The phone packs in an impressive set of hardware with several interesting software features. But is it any better than the recently launched new Moto G? We have put both phones head-to-head to see how they fare. More →
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Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 launched with full metal design, 5-megapixel selfie cameras

By on October 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM.

Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 launched with full metal design, 5-megapixel selfie cameras

Samsung today took the wraps off its long-rumored Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones. Both the smartphones come with a full-metal design and are noticeably thinner. The Galaxy A3 sports mid-range specification, whereas the Galaxy A5 packs relatively higher-end hardware. With both the smartphones, Samsung is trying to lure in the youth audience with 5-megapixel selfie camera and several features it first debuted with the Galaxy Note 4. More →

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India important market for Lenovo, will co-exist with Motorola

By on October 31, 2014 at 11:02 AM.

India important market for Lenovo, will co-exist with Motorola

After the closure of its USD 2.9 billion Motorola acquisition, world's fourth largest smartphone maker Lenovo today said it will continue to sell the US brand as a separate label in India, one of its "most important" markets. More →
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Samsung Galaxy A series to launch in November: Report

By on October 30, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

Samsung Galaxy A series to launch in November: Report

There have been numerous rumors regarding the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy A series, which will follow the Galaxy Alpha’s example and boast premium metallic materials. While the jury is still out on when the South Korean company is planning on launching the smartphones, reports from its home country claim that we won’t have to wait long. More →
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Lenovo completes $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola from Google

By on October 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM.

Lenovo completes $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola from Google

After ten months of official announcement, Lenovo has confirmed that it has finally completed its $2.91 billion acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google today. In an official statement, the company states that with the acquisition of the Motorola brand and it's smartphone portfolio like Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and the DROID series, as well as the future Motorola product roadmap, Lenovo is now positioned as the world’s third largest maker of smartphones. More →
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Watch BlackBerry Passport survive the drop test like a warrior

By on October 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM.

Watch BlackBerry Passport survive the drop test like a warrior

BlackBerry launched the odd-shaped Passport last month with much fanfare and like all the latest premium flagships, BlackBerry's beast also underwent the same drop test treatment to ascertain its durability. This time, Sherif and Anas from Axiom Saudi Arabia got their hands on a Passport and decided to put it through the drop test. More →
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Here’s how the latest Project Ara smartphone prototype looks like [video]

By on October 30, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Here’s how the latest Project Ara smartphone prototype looks like [video]

Google's ambitious Project Ara that aims to develop a free open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones held its first developer conference in early April this year. Now, Phonebloks has finally given us a look at the fully assembled smartphone that actually starts after being puzzled together.  More →
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