As expected, Asus today unveiled the Zenfone 2 at its ongoing event in CES. The smartphone is an impressive upgrade over the first-generation Zenfone smartphones that the company launched last year. The smartphone is priced at $199 (Rs 12,600 approximately), and will be available later this year in March.
In addition to the Zenfone 2, Asus also launched the Zenfone Zoom, a smartphone which is clearly aimed to take on Samsung s Galaxy Zoom line of smartphones. It is said to be the world s thinnest smartphone with a 3X optical zoom camera, and it will go on sale in Q2 this year, priced at $399 (Rs 25,290 approximately).
As expected, Xiaomi has today taken the wraps off the Redmi 2 in China. The successor to the Redmi 1S too is an affordable smartphone, priced at 699 Yuan (Rs 7,100 approximately) and will go on sale in China on January 9.
Microsoft has today launched its cheapest LTE-enabled Windows 8.1 smartphone in India called the Lumia 638. The smartphone will be available on the official Microsoft Store on Amazon India, priced at Rs 8,299. Pre-booking for the smartphone is set to start tomorrow.
In addition to launching the X5Max, Vivo today also launched four more smartphones namely the X3S, X Shot, Y22, and the Y15. Out of these four smartphones, the Vivo Y15 is priced at Rs 8,000 and the Y22 is priced at Rs 10,000 and will be available from today onwards. The Vivo X3S and the X Shot, on the other hand, will go on sale next week, and the company will reveal the prices of the smartphone at that time.
After launching the Q900s earlier this year, Xolo is close to launching another variant of the smartphone called the Q900s Plus. The smartphone is listed on the company s website with a price tag of Rs 8,299.
Nokia has finally made its iconic HERE Maps available on the Google Play Store. The release comes two months after the mapping service made installation file for the app available for Android, which users had to sideload on their device manually. The company also announced that it will be bringing the HERE on iOS early next year.
After launching the 8-inch and 10-inch variants of the Yoga Tablet 2, Lenovo has today launched the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro in India. The 13.3-inch tablet with an integrated projector will be one of the exclusive launches at Google s Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) kicking off at midnight. The tablet is priced at Rs 49,490, and will exclusively be available on Flipkart.
As expected, in addition to the Chromecast, Google is also launching the Nexus 6 which too will be one of the exclusive launches at its annual Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF), which starts from midnight tonight. The Nexus 6 is priced at Rs 44,000 for the 32GB variant, and Rs 49,000 for the 64GB variant, and will be available on Flipkart.
Google today announced it is launching the Chromecast in India, which will be one of the exclusive launches at its annual Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF), which starts from midnight tonight. Chromecast is essentially a dongle-like device, which brings universal streaming from any device to one s TV. It is priced at Rs 2,999, and Google has partnered Airtel, Eros Now, and the device will be exclusively available on Snapdeal.
As expected, Xolo today launched two new phones via Twitter. Called the Omega 5.0 and Omega 5.5, the smartphones are priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively. The Omega 5.0 will go on sale next week on December 10, while the Omega 5.5 will go on sale later this month on December 20.
Lava has today launched its first Windows Phone called the Iris Win1. The smartphone is priced at Rs 4,999 and will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart.
As expected, at an event in New Delhi today OnePlus revealed the price of the flagship One. The smartphone is priced at Rs 21,999 for the 64GB variant, and 20,000 units will be available in the first batch on Amazon India for select users who had applied for an invite.
ZTE has today launched the Grand S II in India. The smartphone, which was announced at CES earlier this year, is priced at Rs 13,999, and will be exclusively available on Amazon India.
Four months after unveiling the Redmi Note in India, Xiaomi has today launched the Android phablet at an event in New Delhi. The Redmi Note is priced at Rs 8,999, which is Rs 1,000 lower than what Xiaomi had announced in July. As expected, the phablet will go on sale on Flipkart on December 2, with pre-orders kicking off at 6.00PM tomorrow.
After months of rumors, Google today unveiled YouTube Music Key, its long-awaited music streaming service. It is currently in beta and you will need an invite to start using it. For now, it will cost users $7.99 per month, with the first six months free, and later it will be raised to $9.99 per month.
Lava today launched a new smartphone in its Iris lineup called the Iris Selfie 50. As the name suggests, the highlight of the phone is a 5-megapixel auto focus camera at the front for selfie enthusiasts. It is priced at Rs 7,699, and will hit retail shelves in the coming weeks.
After what has seemed like a long wait, Google has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update today. Five months after unveiling the latest Android version, it announced the roll out on its official blog.
There has been quite a bit of hype around the OnePlus One, and today the device has finally been launched at an event in China. The device, which is being called as the "flagship killer" for 2014, comes with some table topping specifications and has been priced at $299 (approximately Rs 18,300). It will be available in select countries later this quarter.
Samsung announced on Friday that it has officially entered the music streaming market with a brand new app on Google Play called Milk Music. Milk Music is a radio service much like Pandora, but will be exclusive to Galaxy devices. Best of all, Milk is completely ad-free without any subscription fee to speak of. You are still limited to six skips an hour on any given station, but according to Samsung, you'll never hear an ad on Milk Music.