Intex today announced it will launch India’s first smartphone with MediaTek’s ¨true¨ octa-core processor. Earlier this year, MediaTek announced it would release an octa-core processor where all the eight cores would work simultaneously, unlike Samsung’s Exynos 5 octa processor where only a set of four cores work at any given time. The MT6592 features eight ARM Cortex A7 cores with Mali 450 GPU. (more…)Google+
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Google’s Android OS now runs on 80 percent of smartphones globally at the end of the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. During the third quarter of this year, the overall smartphone market witnessed 39.9 percent year-on-year growth with a total of 211.6 million smartphone unit shipments. Out of these, Android smartphone alone accounted for 81 percent of all shipments. Besides Android, Microsoft’s Wind...
Kindle-maker Amazon has entered the smartphone race and is said to be readying two new devices. According to TechCrunch (via The Verge) Amazon’s first smartphone— codenamed ‘Smith’— boasts a 3D user interface, while the other device will be a budget smartphone. (more…)Google+
Tomorrow Samsung is scheduled to launch the Galaxy Note III in India, which is expected to cost around Rs 47,990, but now PTI is reporting Samsung is also planning to launch two budget handsets below Rs 15,000 in India. (more…)Google+
Assuring Union home ministry of adequately addressing its security concerns, the National Information Board (NIB), the highest policy making body for cyber and telecom security, has cleared the National Telecom Security Policy (NTSP) for submission before the cabinet committee on security for approval. (more…)Google+
Micromax continues to expand its hold in the Indian smartphone market and has now acquired 22 percent of the Indian market share in the second quarter according to the latest IDC numbers. The domestic vendor shipped over 2 million smartphones and has witnessed a growth of more than 4 percent in Indian market, from 18.8 percent recorded in first quarter to 22 percent in the second. Samsung currently leads with 26 percent of the market share in India. Micromax is claiming it could topple Samsung to become India...
Celkon Mobile has been in the limelight of late. It has been all over the television with its ads appearing in the India, Sri-lanka and West Indies tri-series and the India’s tour of Zimbabwe. Now, the company has launched the A63 Campus in India which just costs Rs 4,499. (more…)Google+
Bing is the string that binds the experience on Windows Phones and the new Windows 8 PCs, at least that’s what Microsoft likes to think. Now, the company has announced a major update for its search engine on Windows Phone 8 smartphones that adds a new interface and a set of new features to the service. The update will first roll out to Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the US, and then they’ll land on international Windows Phones as well. (more…)Google+
Sony is one of the few brands that are offering water resistant smartphones in India. However, water damage is not covered under warranty. Essentially what it means is even if you are using a phone that is claimed to be water resistant and somehow manage to damage the phone by water, the device is out of warranty and the user will have to bear the cost of repair. (more…)Google+
Samsung has for the first time surpassed Apple on the basis of web-usage on smartphones across the globe. According to a StatCounter report, the Korean company recorded a substantial increase in growth in web-browsing over its devices in the last year, which has resulted in it being the most used smartphone brand for accessing web services in June this year. Samsung’s internet usage has been recorded at 25.47 percent, which is marginally more than Apple’s 25.09 percent. However, this hints at the increasi...
India among other emerging countries driving shipments of smart devices, more than 1 billion devices expected to ship by 2014: IDC
Emerging countries are driving the current boom in smart devices shipments with nearly 1 billion units out of 1.7 billion expected to be shipped in 2014 ending up in these countries, according to IDC. The report further mentions that countries like India, China, Brazil and Russia are especially responsible for this boom. (more…)Google+
After announcing the partnership between Reliance Communication (RCOM) and Lenovo to launch a range of smartphones yesterday, further details about the phones have been revealed according to a report by AndroidOS.in. The report states that the companies will be launching 4-5 smartphones in the next six months all priced below Rs 8,000. (more…)Google+