Category Archives: Android

Online Platforms Capture 38 Percent of Smartphone Sales in India, Flipkart Leads: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi led online platforms with a share of 57 percent during Q1 2018 It was followed by Samsung (14 percent) and Huawei (8 percent) Smartphone brands have now adopted a multi-channel strategy: Counterpoint Driven by exclusive online launches and strong promotions, e-commerce platforms captured a record 38 percent share of the total smartphone channels in India in… Read More »

HTC U12+ Won’t Ship With a 3.5mm Headphone Jack to USB Type-C Adapter

HIGHLIGHTS HTC U12+ won’t come with a bundled headphone adapter It will instead include USB Type-C powered HTC USonic earbuds This new move makes HTC a distinct player HTC U12+ won’t include a headphone adapter to let you use traditional 3.5mm jack headphones with the given USB Type-C port. Thankfully, the flagship does include USB Type-C powered HTC USonic earbuds in… Read More »

Xiaomi Sued by Coolpad Subsidiary for Patent Infringement Ahead of Its Blockbuster IPO

HIGHLIGHTS Coolpad subsidiary sued three group firms of Xiaomi Coolpad asked Xiaomi companies to stop production and sale of some phones Xiaomi violated our patented multi-SIM card design: Coolpad Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad Group said its unit has sued three group firms of Xiaomi, which last week filed for a Hong Kong IPO that could be worth up to $10 billion… Read More »

Nokia X6 Name Spotted on Bluetooth Certification Site; Unnamed Nokia Phones Spotted in Russia

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia X might be called Nokia X6 The phone’s launch is set for May 16 in China Unnamed Nokia phones have been seen on Russian certification website Nokia X might just be called the Nokia X6. That’s what new developments suggest. According to a Bluetooth certification website, allegedly, Nokia X6 will be the moniker the HMD Global smartphone with model number… Read More »

Qualcomm Fights Apple’s Attempt to Move Battleground to Britain

The saga of Apple’s war with Qualcomm over its lucrative use of patents has spilled into a British court. But Qualcomm says their legal fight should stay firmly across the Atlantic. Qualcomm asked Judge Paul Morgan on Tuesday to declare the British court has no right to determine whether it breached competition laws because the matter will effectively be settled… Read More »

Amazon India’s Samsung Carnival Offers Up to Rs. 8,000 Cashback as Amazon Pay on Select Samsung Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Galaxy Note 8 gets the most cashback in the Samsung Carnival sale Select mid-range phones also get exchange discounts 5 percent SBI cashback is valid on Samsung home appliances and laptops Amazon India is hosting the Samsung Carnival sale from March 5-8 with up to Rs. 8,000 cashback on purchase of select Samsung devices in the form of Amazon Pay balance. The cashback offer is… Read More »

Android P May Bring Stricter Call Blocking, First Developer Preview Tipped for Mid-March Release

HIGHLIGHTS Native call blocking is expected to offer prevention against spam calls The feature was spotted in AOSP gerrits by a Sony engineer We can expect Developer Preview 1 to be released around March 14 Android P will be the next big upgrade to Google’s popular mobile operating system, with an official announcement expected at Google’s I/O event later this year.… Read More »

LG K8 (2018), K10 (2018) Launched Ahead of MWC 2018: Specifications, Features

HIGHLIGHTS LG has announced the 2018 edition of its K8 and K10 models The LG K8 (2018) has a 5-inch display Both new smartphones will be showcased at MWC 2018 next week LG on Thursday unveiled the 2018 editions of its K8 and K10 smartphones, saying they would be launched at MWC 2018. Both new smartphones will roll out globally… Read More »

Infinix Hot S3 With 20-Megapixel Selfie Camera, Full View Display Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS The Hot S3 is the first Infinix phone to sport a Full View display The selfie camera comes with dual soft light LED flash The phone is priced starting at Rs. 8,999, available via Flipkart Transsion Holdings-owned Infinix Mobile on Tuesday announced the launch of the Infinix Hot S3 in India. The all-new Infinix Hot S3 features a 20-megapixel selfie camera… Read More »

Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Foldable OLED Smartphones in 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung is planning to release focus on the Galaxy S9 in Q1 2018 The company posted revenues of KRW 65.98 trillion in Q4 2017 Samsung is expected to push for Bixby and 5G integration Samsung Electronics on Wednesday posted its fourth quarter and FY 2017 results in South Korea. In the announcement, Samsung revealed that it is planning to focus… Read More »