University Student Pleads Guilty to Making Android Spy App

A Carnegie Mellon University student who hoped to sell enough malicious software to infect 450,000 Google Android smartphones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal law meant to prevent hacking of phones and computers. But how many phones were actually infected by Morgan Culbertson’s malicious creation remained a mystery after his court appearance before a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Infected phones ... Read More »

No Windows 10 Mobile for Phones With Less Than 8GB Internal Storage

If you own a Windows Phone-powered handset and it has less than 8GB of internal storage, don’t expect it to receive the forthcoming Windows 10 Mobile software update. Microsoft has quietly mentioned in one of Windows 10 information pages that Windows 10 Mobile won’t be compatible with handsets that have 4GB of internal storage (or officially ‘at least 8GB’), irrespective ... Read More »

Chinese Smartphone Market Expected to Cool This Year: IDC

The once-hot smartphone market in China is expected to cool this year, growing a meager 1.2 percent, according to a report released Tuesday. The China smartphone market grew 19.7 percent last year and accounted for nearly a third of all new handsets shipped, according to the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. “China clearly remains a very ... Read More »

Google Now’s Original Team Reportedly Much Diminished

While Google continues to make its digital assistant Google Now better and more feature-rich, the Mountain View-based company has reportedly has failed to keep the team that made it intact. A new report claims to shed light on the sudden departure of several Now team members after the then-head of Google core services Sundar Pichai refused to provide it the ... Read More »

Sony Teases Improved Focusing System for Xperia Z5

Sony has teased an upcoming Xperia handset on Twitter, saying all will be revealed on September 2 – the date of its IFA 2015 event where the company is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z5. Like the last one, the new teaser hints at a new camera focusing technology. The Twitter post by Sony Xperia UK ... Read More »

Vivo V1Max With 13-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 21,980

Vivo has announced the V1Max can be expected to go on sale in the first week of September, priced at Rs. 21,980. The smartphone was announced in July alongside the V1, which has been made available since then at Rs. 17,980. The dual-SIM supporting Vivo V1Max runs on the same Funtouch 2.1 UI on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop like ... Read More »

New Huawei Nexus Smartphone Leaked Images Tip Snapdragon 810, USB Type-C

New images claiming to show Google’s upcoming Nexus smartphone made by Huawei have surfaced on the Internet. The fresh images show the handset covered in a case hiding almost the entire rear panel and sides; though they show the charging port featuring USB Type-C. In another leaked image of the alleged Huawei Nexus smartphone, the bootloader of the handset showing ... Read More »

Oppo India Appoints Mike Wang as CEO

Chinese handset-maker Oppo on Tuesday said it had appointed branch CEO Mike Wang to head the India operations. Mike Wang will replace Tom Lu as India chief executive officer. Wang, who has nearly two decades of experience in mobile handset industry, joined Oppo in 2005 in its initial years and has held a wide range of leadership positions across South-East ... Read More »

Nokia 222 and Nokia 222 Dual SIM Feature Phones Launched

Microsoft has launched the Nokia 222 and Nokia 222 Dual SIM budget phones. Both the smartphones will be available in select markets starting September and will come at $37 (approximately Rs. 2,450) before local taxes and subsidies. The Nokia 222 is the successor to the Nokia 220, launched last year. Considering that Microsoft India now lists the Nokia 222 Dual ... Read More »

LG G Pad II 10.1 With Android 5.1 Lollipop, Snapdragon 800 Launched

LG has expanded its G Pad tablet-series with the launch of the G Pad II 10.1. The South Korean company has announced that the new LG G Pad II 10.1 will be showcased at the upcoming IFA event in Berlin next month. The tablet will be available in Wi-Fi only and LTE models and will go on sale in markets ... Read More »