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  • Vic Gundotra announces departure from Google

    24 April 2014, 4:30 pm by: Dhruv Bhutani

    Vic Gundotra, the man behind Google's social network ie Google+ is all set to leave the company. Having been at Google for eight years, Gundotra has decided to move to a newer as of yet undisclosed venture. Vic had previously been at Microsoft for 15 years.…
  • Samsung denies slashing Galaxy S5 price in India

    24 April 2014, 10:40 am by: Dhruv Bhutani

    Ahead of the launch of the HTC M8, there have been whispers that Samsung has slashed the price of its flagship device ie the Samsung Galaxy S5. The phone was launched at a price point of Rs. 51,500 and has since been available at a price point well below that…
  • Opera Coast browser released for iPhone, iPad app gets new features

    24 April 2014, 9:32 am by: Srivatsan

    Opera launched its Coast browser for iPad with gesture-based user interface back in September and updated it to version 3.0 in December. It has finally released the app for iPhone. The Opera Coast update (version 3.0) also brings a lot of new features for…
  • Truecaller ties up with Tata Docomo to offer free data and premium features

    24 April 2014, 8:39 am by: Srivatsan

    Truecaller, popular for its caller ID application has partnered with Tata Docomo to offer free data for Truecaller usage and Premium Truecaller features to its customers. This will help propel the usage of Truecaller in India and enable users to stay…
  • Sony launches Background Defocus app on Google Play

    24 April 2014, 8:32 am by: Sneha Bokil-Paranjape

    Sony has launched its Background Defocus app in Google Play Store which can be downloaded for free by all Xperia smartphone users. Compatible on devices running on Android 4.2 and higher, the app enables users to take photo and add a background blur.…
  • Viber finally arrives for BlackBerry 10 smartphones

    24 April 2014, 7:31 am by: Srivatsan

    Viber, popular for its messaging and voice calling app has launched the BlackBerry 10 app finally. It updated the iPhone app to version 4.2 yesterday that brought a flat look to match the iOS 7 and added new features including share multiple images at the same…
  • Apple iPhone sales in India soar to 55%, more than doubled YoY

    24 April 2014, 7:15 am by: Sneha Bokil-Paranjape

    Apple revealed its Q2 financial report today by recording $45.6 billion in revenues. The company shipped 43.72 million iPhones in the last quarter in addition to 16.35 million iPads. Giving insights about its performance in India, Apple CEO Tim Cook said…
  • Intex smartphone with 3.5-inch touch screen, QWERTY keyboard coming soon

    24 April 2014, 7:02 am by: Srivatsan

    Intex started teasing their 'Touch and Type QWERTY' phone earlier this week on their Facebook page. Few hours back it has posted an image, but the image in the background could be a mock-up. It has revealed that the phone would have a 3.5-inch touch screen…
  • Wikipedia for Windows Phone 8.1 updated with Cortana support

    24 April 2014, 6:54 am by: Bharadwaj

    Windows Phone 8.1 has been out as a developer preview for just a little more than a week, but we are already seeing developers updating their apps to support the OS' new features. Among the many apps being updated is Wikipedia, developed by Rudy Huyn. This app…
  • Instagram personalizes Explore Tab

    24 April 2014, 6:01 am by: Sneha Bokil-Paranjape

    Instagram has tailored its Explore Tab in order to offer more personalized content to its users. Announced in 2012, the Explore tab shows you photos and videos of persons you don't know and the ones that are not in you friend list. It was a replacement to the…
  • Broadcom BCM23550 quad-core SoC powers the Lava QPAD e704 tablet

    24 April 2014, 5:49 am by: Srivatsan

    Lava partnered with Broadcom recently to launch the QPAD e704 tablet with a quad-core Broadcom SoC earlier this month for Rs. 9999. Broadcom has announced that it is powered by a quad-core Broadcom BCM23550 chip with HSPA+ support. It has a RF…
  • Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 projector phone with metal build goes official in China

    24 April 2014, 5:24 am by: Srivatsan

    Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Beam 2 (SM-G3858) in China. It got certified in China last month and has metallic build. The Galaxy Beam that was unveiled back in 2012 has plastic build. It has a 4.66-inch WVGA screen, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core…
  • Gionee to set up 750 service centers across India by March 2015

    24 April 2014, 4:51 am by: Sneha Bokil-Paranjape

    Gionee started its operations almost a year back in India. Today it has announced that it will open more than 750 service centers across India by March 2015. The Chinese company recently unveiled world's thinnest smartphone Elife S5.5  at Rs 22,999.…
  • Qualcomm’s quarterly report shows reducing revenue and hence shares tumble

    24 April 2014, 3:18 am by: Monish Kumar

    Qualcomm had posted its quarterly results on Wednesday and it wasn't something that the company would have been happy with. Qualcomm had posted its first drop in revenue since June 2010. The shift of the smartphone market from the developed countries to…
  • Facebook reports Q1 2014 earnings, records $2.5 billion in revenues

    24 April 2014, 3:12 am by: Sneha Bokil-Paranjape

    Facebook  released its earnings report for Q1 2014 posting revenue of $2.5 billion, which is an increase of 76 percent since 2013. The social network exceeded Wall Street expectations which were between $2.36 and $2.4 billion.  Facebook's mobile ads…
  • DGCA allows in-flight mobile phone, laptop use in flight mode

    24 April 2014, 2:59 am by: Srivatsan

    The Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) has allowed the use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) including cell phones in the non-transmitting mode called flight or airplane mode. Previously travellers were not allowed to use these electronic devices…
  • Facebook has over 1 billion mobile monthly active users

    24 April 2014, 1:56 am by: Sneha Bokil-Paranjape

    Facebook has revealed some important numbers in its latest Q1 earnings call of 2014. The social network reported that it has more than 1.28 billion monthly active users on mobile and desktop and over 1 billion monthly active mobile only users.…
  • Apple Q2 2014 Results: $10.2 billion in earnings off $45.6 billion in revenues, iPhone sales up 17%

    23 April 2014, 5:54 pm by: Dhruv Bhutani

    Apple today posted its financial results for Q2 2014 and the numbers shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. The company reported earnings of $10.2 billion in a quarter with no new hardware announcements and managed to better its year on year performance as…
  • Japan Display now shipping samples of 10.1 4K displays

    23 April 2014, 10:28 am by: Monish Kumar

    Japan Display is one of leading producers of smartphone displays and the Japanese company has now started shipping the samples of its 10.1inch 4K displays. The 10.1inch LCD display has a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels ( 3840 - horizontal and 2160 - vertical)…
  • Xiaomi confirms Indian entry along with 9 other countries

    23 April 2014, 10:09 am by: Bharadwaj

    Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturer known for its unique business model of selling its devices directly, announced its global expansion plans, starting with the hire of Hugo Barra, an Android executive from Google. Months after he joined, Xiaomi started its…
  • HTC denies intent to purchase Nokia’s Chennai plant

    23 April 2014, 7:43 am by: Dhruv Bhutani

    Rumors have been floating around that HTC plans to acquire Nokia's Chennai based plant to increase operations in India. The plant is considered the largest in the world and employs over 8000 people. In a statement to FoneArena, the company has categorically…
  • Google to offer mobile app install ads in Search and YouTube

    23 April 2014, 7:29 am by: Sneha Bokil-Paranjape

    In a bid to enhance its ad offerings, Google will soon start to roll out mobile app install ads in mobile search and YouTube. The company is following other tech giants like Facebook and Yahoo. Just last week Twitter also introduced app-install ads on its…
  • Sony Xperia E1 Dual Review: a loud whimper for your buck

    23 April 2014, 7:16 am by: Bharadwaj

    Sony has been making a comeback of sorts. A couple of years back, they were struggling to match the competition in price and were never on par in specifications but things started to change last year, when the company rebooted the brand and design with fresh…
  • Viber for iPhone gets iOS 7 redesign and new features

    23 April 2014, 7:15 am by: Srivatsan

    Viber has updated its app for iPhone app to version 4.2 that brings a flat design from the ground-up for the iOS 7. This update also lets users to share multiple images at the same time, record and share longer video messages and block specific phone numbers.…
  • Google now selling Nest Thermostat through Google Play Store in US and UK

    23 April 2014, 6:47 am by: Monish Kumar

    Google recently acquired Nest for $3.2 billion dollars and has hinted that Nest will be the core hardware team for Google. Google is now selling Nest Thermostat via its Google Play Store. Nest Thermostat is currently available via Amazon, Nest.com and Lowes.…
  • Uber offers free rides during polling hours on April 24th in Chennai and Mumbai

    23 April 2014, 6:24 am by: Srivatsan

    Earlier this month Uber announced that it would offer free riders to customers on polling days in Indian cities it operates, today the company has revealed promo codes for Chennai and Mumbai that would let the customers in these cities get a free Uber ride…
  • Samsung Galaxy K (S5 Zoom) appears in live shots again

    23 April 2014, 6:00 am by: Srivatsan

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom with a faux leather finish appeared online few weeks back and the specifications of the phone leaked earlier this year that revealed a 20.2-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 4.4-44mm lens with 10x optical zoom, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)…
  • Android outnumbers iOS in mobile ad traffic: Report

    23 April 2014, 5:50 am by: Sneha Bokil-Paranjape

    Android has surpassed iOS in terms of ad traffic according to a new report from Opera Mediaworks. Almost 43% of all mobile ad impressions came from an Android devices in the first quarter of 2014 as per the latest Mobile Advertising report.…
  • OnePlus One with 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 announced, starts at $299

    23 April 2014, 4:46 am by: Srivatsan

    OnePlus, a technology startup that started teasing the OnePlus One smartphone has finally revealed the design and complete features of the phone as it promised. It has a 5.5-inch (1920 ×1080 pixels) Full HD LTPS display from JDI with Corning gorilla glass 3…
  • Oppo R1S with 5-inch 720p display, 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor official

    23 April 2014, 4:10 am by: Srivatsan

    Oppo R1S that got certified in China last week is now official. It has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display, powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928) processor and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with Color 1.2 ROM on top, as rumored. It has a…

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