Mobile

Sony buys controlling stake of EMI in $2.3bn deal

Sony has struck a deal to obtain the 60% stake of EMI Music Publishing held by Mubadala Investment Company. The deal, worth $2.3bn, gives Sony a 90% controlling stake in EMI and makes it the biggest music publisher in the world. EMI’s catalog includes the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, the Arctic Monkeys, Tina Turner and countless others. ... Read More »

Three UK to stop selling 3G-only phones, looks forward to 4G future

Three UK launched on March 3 2003 as a 3G-only carrier. Now fifteen years later, the company has decided to stop selling 3G phones and only offer LTE-enabled devices. It’s the first carrier to make such a move. The 3G network isn’t going anywhere for now, this is just preparation for the future. The carrier needs to wait until most ... Read More »

Google says Duplex AI will explicitly tell callee they’re talking to a bot

Google’s demo of its Duplex technology looked straight out of a sci-fi movie and the crowd at this year’s I/O conference couldn’t control its excitement. It did look fascinating, but as the dust settled and excitement levels came down, other voices started getting louder. Voices that criticized the feature, saying it mimics human voice and effectively deceives the person who’s on the ... Read More »

New Assistant for Wear OS features start rolling out

Last week, Google announced some major new features that it said will soon be available on Assistant for Wear OS. The good news is the update has started rolling out. What’s more, the roll out isn’t limited to the US, as users in Europe as well as Australia have also confirmed the Google Assistant on their Wear OS device now features smart ... Read More »

Best Phones Under Rs. 10,000 You Can Buy in India Right Now

  Smartphones under Rs. 10,000 have taken giant strides in the past few years, with companies like Xiaomi and Motorola transforming the very definition of entry-level smartphones. This segment is rapidly evolving and changing – with decent Android smartphones getting cheaper and cheaper. Just a few months ago, it was hard to imagine a smartphone under Rs. 6,000 offering a reasonable user experience, but that’s no ... Read More »

China Smartphone Shipments Decline 21 Percent, Xiaomi Sees Growth: Canalys

HIGHLIGHTS While Huawei saw minor growth, shipments of Oppo and Vivo declined Xiaomi saw substantial growth of 37 percent year on year Q2 2018 expected to show growth for most OEMs Smartphone shipments in China have dropped by 21 percent in Q1 2018 compared to the same quarter in 2017, as per the latest data shared by market analyst firm Canalys. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 (dual SIM) going for $660 in US

If you are in the US, and are looking to purchase a dual SIM variant of Samsung’s Galaxy S9smartphone, here’s a deal for you: a Top Rated Plus eBay seller is offering the device for $660. Keep in mind the variant on offer is global one, meaning it comes with the Exynos chipset (US models, in case you aren’t aware, are powered by ... Read More »

Honor 10 Price Details Leak Ahead of Today’s Launch

HIGHLIGHTS Pricing is said to start at CNY 2,699 in China Availability will begin from 10:08am on April 27 China launch is set for April 19, international launch on May 15 Honor 10, Huawei-owned sub brand Honor’s flagship offering for 2018, is set to launch at an event in China today, April 19. Just ahead of its launch, pricing details of ... Read More »

OnePlus 6 will finally be waterproof

OnePlus manufactures top-notch smartphones, but all its devices lack a feature found in all the competitors – waterproofing. All phones until the OnePlus 5T do not have IP67/68 capabilities, but according to the company, the upcoming OnePlus 6 will finally be safe from the natural elements like water, especially rainwater. Other features and specs that the OnePlus 6 will have are a 3.5 mm ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 launched in India

It’s been a busy week at Samsung, as they have launched a successor to yet another budget smartphone. The new Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 smartphone is available on the Samsung India website at a price tag of INR 13990/-. It’s interesting to note that this phone currently stands “sold out” on the website and there is a “notify me” option for ... Read More »