Indus OS Expands Speech-to-Text Feature, Now Supports 23 Indian Languages

August 18, 2017

Domestic Android-based mobile operating system Indus OS on Wednesday unveiled a new ‘speech-to-text’ feature in their keyboard that would allow users to enter text in their preferred language. Apart from English, the new version of Indus OS Keyboard will now support 23 Indian languages. “The latest version will introduce speech-to-text in Indian languages, allowing users to speak into the phone in their preferred language while the text will automatically be recognised and…

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HTC U11 Solar Red Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications

August 18, 2017

The HTC U11, which was launched in June in India at Rs. 51,990, is now available in Solar Red colour variant in the country. Interested customers can now order the handset’s new colour variant from the company’s official e-store. While initially the company launched the smartphone in just Silver and Black colours in India, it introduced the Sapphire Blue colour later in July. Notably, all colour variants are currently available at the same price in…

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Lyf C451 With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications

August 18, 2017

After the launch of the first smartphone in its new ‘Connect’ series last month, the Lyf C549, Reliance Retail has launched the Lyf C451 smartphone. The 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone will be available to buy Reliance Digital stores as well as the Jio online store, has been priced at Rs. 4,999 (best buy), and will be available only in a White colour variant. The smartphone is eligible for the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer,…

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Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications

August 18, 2017

Panasonic on Wednesday launched a new budget 4G VoLTE smartphone in India – the Eluga I2 Activ. The smartphone has been launched in two RAM variants, with the 1GB RAM variant priced at Rs. 7,190 and the 2GB RAM variant priced at Rs. 7,990. Both variants will be available in Gold, Rose Gold, and Grey. The dual-SIM Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS…

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Samsung, Foxconn, Intel Back New ‘Kiss’ Wireless Data Transfer Technology

August 18, 2017

A startup backed by Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the Apple iPod, plans to announce Wednesday it is working with Samsung Electronics, Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry and others on a new way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or Wi-Fi connections. Chief Executive Eric Almgren said his Campbell, California-based company called Keyssa has raised more than $100 million from Fadell…

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Nokia 8 Phone Targets Surging Demand for Live Video Streaming

August 18, 2017

HMD Global, the Finnish start-up looking to reinvigorate the Nokia phone brand, unveiled the Nokia 8 on Wednesday, hoping to cash in on rising consumer demand for high-quality audio and video features. The Android device, due out in September, will potentially beat rivals on price but will still face fierce competition, with Apple’s highly anticipated 10th anniversary iPhonealso expected next month and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8set to hit the market next week. With…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Becomes Best-Selling Android Smartphone in Q2 2017: Strategy Analytics

August 18, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been selling extremely well ever since it were released earlier this year but a new report from Strategy Analytics has claimed that the handset has managed to become the top shipping Android smartphone in Q2 2017. Interestingly, Xiaomi, with its Redmi 4A smartphone, managed to make it to the list of top 5 selling smartphones after being topped by Oppo in the previous quarter this year. Though referring to shipments, the report also called…

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Nokia 8 With Dual Zeiss ‘Bothie’ Camera Launched: Price, Specifications, India Release Plans, and More

August 18, 2017

Nokia 8 has finally been launched, marking an end to the countless leaks and giving us the first true flagship Nokia Android phone to take on the likes of iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8 (and the upcoming iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8). The Nokia 8 camera was at the front and centre of the London launch event; in fact, this is the first device developed by HMD Global after signing a partnership with Carl Zeiss last month. The 13-megapixel dual…

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launch Set for Monday, Specifications Revealed on Certification Site

August 18, 2017

Xiaomi’s next Redmi Note smartphone, the Redmi Note 5A, has been confirmed to launch on Monday. The company revealed that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will be announced at an event in China on Monday at 7:30pm China Time. The event will see Lin Bin, Co-Founder of Xiaomi, unveiling the smartphone. Separately, Lei Jun, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi, unveiled images of the Redmi 5A already, couple of which can be seen above and…

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Now Available in Open Sale in India via Flipkart, Mi.com

August 18, 2017

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 is now available online in India in open sale – meaning there will no longer be any flash sale dates or queuing up, instead consumers can head to Flipkart and Mi.com and buy the smartphone at any time, as long as stocks are available. The smartphone ever since its launch in January has been available on select dates with limited stocks. The open sale announcement for…

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