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Xiaomi Becomes Top Smartphone Brand Globally For 1st Time

"Ever since the decline of Huawei commenced, Xiaomi has been making consistent and aggressive efforts to fill the gap created by this decline."

1 Billion Smartphones To Have Wireless Charging Globally By 2021 End
1 Billion Smartphones To Have Wireless Charging Globally By 2021 End

Despite the higher cost that wireless charging adds to smartphones, sales of the devices are strongest in the Asia Pacific region where 49 per cent of the installed base of wireless charging enabled smartphones are.

Average Daily Time Spent On Smartphones Up 25% In India: Report

New Delhi: Amid the pandemic, the daily time spent on smartphones has increased by 25 per cent on average in India, a new study claimed on Monday. While 66 per cent of Indians believe smartphone improves their quality of life, nearly 70 per cent of Indians feel that if their smartphone usage continues to increase, […]

Smartphones may make your headaches worse: AIIMS

New Delhi: Smartphone users who suffer from regular headaches and migraines may be more likely to use painkillers and find less relief, say researchers at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). For the study, published in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice, researchers have identified 400 people in India with a primary headache condition, which […]

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These Smartphones Will Not Support Whatsapp From Jan 1

San Francisco: Starting next year, WhatsApp will stop working on millions of older mobile devices globally as the company has withdrawn support for such phones. The users on Windows Phones will be locked out forever after December 31, said Facebook. “WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in the next couple of months as […]

1 In 2 Smartphones In India Sold Through Online Channels

New Delhi: Thanks to new launches and aggressive sell-in ahead of annual online sales like Flipkart’s Big Billion and Amazon’s Great India festive season sale, every second phone in the country is now sold through online channels, said a new report on Thursday. With 55 per cent year-on-year growth, smartphone shipments in the online channel […]

Lenovo Launches 3 New Smartphones In India

New Delhi: Chinese technology major Lenovo on Thursday launched three new smartphones – Lenovo K10 Note, Z6 Pro and A6 Note – in India. A6 Note comes with a price tag of Rs 7,999 and is available in black and blue colour options. K10 Note comes with a price tag of Rs 13,999 for 4GB […]

Samsung Launches 'Made In India' Galaxy Note10 Smartphones

Bengaluru: Samsung on Tuesday brought much-awaited “made in India” Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ with enhanced S Pen and pro-grade camera to the country that would take the productivity and creativity to a new level. Running Android 9 (Pie) operating system, the slimmest and small 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note10 (8GB RAM+256GB memory with no […]

OnePlus 7 Pro: Best Android value flagship smartphone

New Delhi: Chinese premium smartphone maker OnePlus broke its two-phones-a-year strategy this year with the launch of the OnePlus 7 series. The company has been launching a “T” iteration roughly six months after unveiling a flagship device with additional upgrade, since the launch of OnePlus 3 in 2016. However, this year, it introduced a Pro […]

Phone use limit can reverse sleep problems in a week

London: Limiting evening exposure to blue-light emitting screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can reverse sleep problems and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood in teenagers, after just one week, says a study. The researchers found that those who had more than four hours per day of screen time had on […]

Samsung unveils world's highest-resolution image sensor

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co on Thursday introduced the world’s highest-resolution image sensor, with 64 megapixels for smartphones, to meet the growing demand for mobile devices with better image quality. Samsung unveiled two new 0.8-micrometer pixel image sensors — the 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 and the 48-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GM2, expanding its 0.8-micrometer pixel image sensor […]

5G-enabled smartphone shipments to exceed 140 mn in India by 2025

New Delhi: Shipments of 5G-enabled smartphones would exceed 140 million in India by 2025, a new report by technology market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday. According to CMR’s “4Ps of Mobile Handset Industry Report 2019” that focuses on the hyper-competitive mobile industry ecosystem in India, 5G-enabled smartphone shipments are expected to grow […]

IRCTC Introduces New Facility for Railway Passengers- know before you board train

New Delhi: In what could come as a good news for railway passengers, IRCTC, the catering arm of the Indian Railways, has partnered with Magzter to provide unmatched online reading to its passengers while on the go. In a statement, the Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which manages the online e-ticket booking portal […]

Samsung dials 'M' for millennials, set to disrupt Xiaomi's Redmi

New Delhi: The Indian smartphone market — currently undergoing great churning at both the hardware and software levels — is set to witness a game-changing moment this month in the Samsung Galaxy ‘M’ series devices that may redefine the affordable and mid-level price segments currently dominated by the Chinese players. The South Korean giant, which […]

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Smartphones, Online Teaching System Soon In Primary Schools!

Berhampur: An online teaching system with the help of smartphones for Odia medium schools in Ganjam district will be available soon, an official said. It will be rolled out on an experimental basis for the primary students of classes 5 and 6 in the first phase, Ganjam District Collector, Vijay Amruta Kulange, said. The online […]

Google brings eSIM to Pixel 3 in India with Jio, Airtel

New Delhi: Google on Tuesday announced eSIM wireless service on its Pixel 3 smartphone with Reliance Jio and Airtel telecom carriers in India. Google was the first smartphone vendor to support built-in eSIMs with its Project Fi — now called Google Fi — network last year. “Sprint in the US, EE in the UK, Airtel […]

Google starts rolling out 'Call Screen' feature for Pixel smartphones

San Francisco: Google has started rolling out a feature for its Pixel smartphones that lets users make use of the Google Assistant to see who is calling and why before they answer a call. The feature allows users to see a real-time transcript of how the caller responds so that they can then decide whether […]

Apple acquires AI startup Silk Labs

San Francisco: Apple has acquired a Startup called Silk Labs that works on Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based personal assistant technology for smartphones and smart home devices. According to a report in The Registrar, the quietly-done acquisition for an undisclosed sum is aimed at strengthening Apple’s AI capabilities towards smart home devices. Silk Labs had about a […]

HMD Global rolls out Android Pie 9.0 for Nokia 7 Plus

Helsinki: Finnish company HMD Global, that manufactures and sells Nokia smartphones, has rolled out the Android Pie 9.0 operating system (OS) for the Nokia 7 Plus smartphone. Notably, this is the first device from the HMD stable to get Android Pie which is the ninth major update and the 16th version of the Android OS. […]

Beware android users! Your text messages are showing up in Google search

San Francisco: Call it weird but typing “the1975..com” in the Google app on certain Android smartphones will show your personal text messages in Search. According to media reports, the bug in the Google app on Android devices – especially OnePlus, Samsung, LG, and Huawei — has left several users baffled. “A user on Reddit found […]

HMD Global gets $100 mn funding, to scale up operations

Helsinki: In a bid to scale up its business operations, Finnish company HMD Global — which sells the iconic Nokia brand of phones — has announced that it has raised an additional $100 million from investors. With the latest funding, HMD Global’s current market valuation exceeds $1 billion giving it a unicorn status. “We are […]

Xiaomi becomes India's Apple

New Delhi: Xiaomi has once again topped the Indian smartphone market, with two global market research firms on Tuesday reporting an over 31 per cent market share for the Chinese smartphone maker — a whopping 155 per cent annual shipment growth — in the first quarter of 2018. According to Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research, Xiaomi […]

Smartphone overuse akin to substance abuse, finds study

New York: Do you find it hard to ignore new emails, texts and images even while spending time with family and friends? If so, it is time to mend your manners as a new study says that overuse of smartphones is just like any other type of substance abuse. The findings published in the journal […]

Indians care more about phones than people they love: Study

New Delhi: Nearly 33 per cent of people, specially the younger generation that has grown up in a digital world, care more for their smartphones over engaging with individuals they love and India tops the list with 47 per cent, a report said on Saturday. The study by telecommunications company Motorola, which is developed in […]

BREAKING! Airtel's Rs 2000 cashback offer for prepaid customers

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel today said it will offer up to Rs 2,000 cashback over 36 months on purchase of Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 smartphones to its prepaid customers. “Bharti Airtel…and HMD Global today announced a partnership to offer affordable 4G smartphone options to customers as part of Airtel s Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative. […]