Tag: Smartphones

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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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. […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Android Oreo 'Go' to power low-end smartphones

New Delhi: To increase Internet adoption in the country, Google has unveiled its lightweight operating system (OS) as Android Oreo (Go Edition) for smartphones with lower specifications. Android Oreo (Go) is essentially made for entry-level Android smartphones with less than 1GB RAM and hence uses less storage space, less memory and still runs smoothly. Originally […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Y1 Lite launched in India

New Delhi: Xiaomi India released the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite selfie-centric smartphones and declared the release of the global version of MIUI 9 that is an upgrade to its customised Android-based operating system (OS) here on Thursday. Redmi Y1 has been launched at a price point of Rs 8,999 for 3GB RAM and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Smartphones affect ability of students to concentrate in class

Use of smartphones in class by students may affect their ability to concentrate and further hamper their academic performance, reveals a new research. In a misuse of the phones, students use them to communicate with friends instead of using it to follow the lectures. They also watch YouTube videos or just browse around the web […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
One in three smartphones to be AI-ready in 2020

New Delhi: One in three smartphones — roughly over half a billion — shipped in 2020 will have machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the chipset level, new research said on Monday. According to Counterpoint’s ‘Components Tracker Service’, Apple, with its Bionic system on chip (SoC), will drive native AI adoption in smartphones, making […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Now talk to Samsung digital assistant Bixby in India

New Delhi: Samsung on Friday announced that digital assistant Bixby will now be available with voice capabilities in India that will help consumers interact better with their smartphones. Bixby has been optimized to understand Indian accents. The newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users can now enable Bixby’s voice capabilities (US […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Flagship smartphones to compete over high-end cameras

Seoul: Global tech giants are set to release flagship smartphones equipped with high-end cameras later this year with the technological focus shifting to dual lenses instead of megapixels, industry watchers said on Monday. “While smartphones initially focused on improving megapixels, the focus is moving towards editing software such as the Optical Image Stabilisation and the dual-lens […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Vivo 'Y69' with 16MP selfie camera launched at Rs 14,990

New Delhi: Vivo on Friday added the “Y69” to its Y line-up of smartphones at Rs 14,990. In terms of camera specifications, “Y69” features a 13MP rear camera with “Live Photo” feature. The 16MP “moonlight” selfie camera comes with f/2.0 aperture and “group selfie” mode. “We are pleased to introduce the “Y69″ in the Y […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Nikon India aims for Rs 1,200 crore revenue in 2017-18

New Delhi: Smartphones with manual shooting modes, better sensors and more megapixels have already spelt doom for compact digital cameras (CDCs). Will smartphones replace digital single-reflex (DSLR) cameras too? No, says Nikon which is aiming to create a new sales record in India for the financial year 2017-18. The Japan-based camera giant witnessed a sales […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021