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Honor 9 Lite Gets Ride Mode Safety Feature; Honor 7X, Honor 9i to Follow

Honor 9 Lite smartphone is getting a new ‘Ride Mode’ feature. Huawei brand Honor on Friday rolled out the new safety feature via OTA (over-the-air) update exclusively for Honor 9 Lite smartphone in India. The feature is similar to the S Bike mode that Samsung had announced with the Samsung Galaxy J3 in 2016. With the Ride Mode feature, two-wheeler riders will be urged to follow safe… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Feature Apple Face ID-Like Tech: Report

Samsung’s Galaxy S flagship series is celebrating its tenth anniversary next year, and rumours suggest it is planning a grand upgrade much like what Apple did with the iPhone X late last year. According to reports, Samsung is pushing for a new 3D sensing camera algorithm that would reportedly be used to create a face recognition technology similar to Apple’s Face… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 to Feature 3D Emoji and Stereo Speakers: Report

Samsung Galaxy S9 could take yet another cue from Apple’s iPhone X if rumours are to be trusted. While earlier rumours had claimed that Samsung has been working on an enhanced iris scanner to take on the iPhone X’s Face ID feature, a new report has said that the Galaxy S9 may also come with a 3D emojis. An ETNews report claims the upcoming flagship… Read More »

WhatsApp Payments UPI-Based Feature Arrives in India on Android Phones, iPhone

WhatsApp Payments, based on UPI, is available to some users in the Attachments menu HIGHLIGHTS The WhatsApp feature is available to select users on v2.18.21 on iOS It is also available for select users on version 2.18.41 on Android WhatsApp Payments will based on Indian government’s UPI WhatsApp has reportedly started testing out its UPI-based payments feature in India. The… Read More »

Idea Offers Up to Rs. 2,000 Cashback on Karbonn Smartphones and Feature Phones

Idea Cellular on Tuesday partnered with Karbonn Mobiles to announce cashback of up to Rs. 2,000 on select Karbonn 4G smartphones and feature phones. The offer entitles buyers to avail a cashback of Rs. 1,500 on the Karbonn A41 Power and A9 Indian, a cashback of Rs. 2,000 on Karbonn Yuva 2, and a cashback of Rs. 1,000 on the Karbonn K310n, K24+, and… Read More »

One in Two Feature Phone Users in India Intend to Buy a 4G Feature Phone in Next 6 Months: IDC

One out of three feature phone users in India are willing to purchase a data-enabled phone in next one year, and more than half are ready to spend between $100 to $200 (roughly between Rs. 6,400 and Rs. 12,800) on a new smartphone, according to a research study by IDC. The study, titled India Smartphone Pulse, also reveals that… Read More »

Twitter’s Bookmarks Feature Spotted in Android Beta App

Twitter in October had announced that it is developing a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later. The social media giant appears to be finally testing the new feature on Android smartphones. While the feature was called Save For Later earlier, the name was changed to Bookmarks in the following month. In November, the company said that it had started testing the feature.… Read More »

Windows 10 to Group Apps Into Tabs With ‘Sets’, Timeline Feature Coming Soon: Microsoft

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft bringing tabs to Windows apps through ‘Sets’ The multitasking feature is inspired by Microsoft Edge Timeline is coming to next Windows Insider Preview build Microsoft is taking Windows 10 to new levels by adding a new multitasking feature called ‘Sets’, where apps are placed like tabs in a browser. The Redmond giant is also enhancing the latest Windows platform… Read More »

Jio Phone Production Being Stopped? Reliance Jio Says It Is Still ‘Committed’ to the Feature Phone

With some reports on Monday suggesting Reliance Jio is already looking to look away from its much-hyped Jio Phone, the company has said that it is still committed to the 4G feature phone that was announced at the Reliance AGM in July. Jio had earlier claimed to have received 6 million pre-bookings for the Jio Phone and the company insists it plans to… Read More »

Android Smartphone Makers Looking at iPhone X-Like Face ID Feature: KGI’s Kuo

Apple’s Face ID, the new biometric feature that Apple introduced with the iPhone X, could soon trickle down to Android smartphones. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Android smartphone makers are increasingly inquiring about 3D-sensing technologies. Without identifying any of these OEMs, Kuo said that before Apple officially unveiled the iPhone X, Android smartphone makers were looking at embedding fingerprint… Read More »