Mobile

Facebook Said to Have Given Phone Makers, Including Apple and Samsung, Access to User Data

Raising fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies, a New York Times report has exposed how the social network allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends. Even before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, Facebook had data-sharing partnerships with the device makers, the report said citing company officials, adding that most of ... Read More »

Moto Z3 Play With 5G Moto Mod Leaked; Moto G6 Plus Variant With 6GB RAM Tipped

HIGHLIGHTS Moto Z3 Play might get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor A 5G Moto Mod is also expected to launch in the near future The Moto G6 Plus is also expected to sport a Snapdragon 660 SoC A first look at the Moto Z3 Play has been revealed. From what seems like internal Lenovo documentation, images of the Moto Z3 Play have allegedly ... Read More »

Mi 8 Confirmed to Have Snapdragon 845, Dual Cameras Tipped by Retail Box Leak

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi 8 is set to launch on May 31 The retail box tips a dual-GPS support The smartphone is said to support Quick Charge 4.0+ Xiaomi Mi 8 is just days away from an official unveil, and the company has now confirmed it will indeed be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, as expected. Separately, despite the impending ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Rumoured to Get 8GB RAM, 512GB Storage Variant

HIGHLIGHTS 8GB RAM variant might launch alongside a 6GB RAM model The 6GB RAM model was recently spotted on Geekbench Pricing and launch date have not been confirmed yet After the successful launch of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Samsung will be looking to upgrade its premium phablet series with the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 in the coming months. The latest round of leaks ... Read More »

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 »