Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ in pink now available in China

Samsung has a habit of launching exclusive paintjobs of its flagships in some markets. It did it already with the Note 3, which got some exclusive makeovers varying by markets, the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5’s market-limited pink versions, even the S6 series and the exclusive Green Emerald and Blue Topaz flavors. Now, Samsung is doing once of those regional-exclusivity ... Read More »

Xiaomi smartphone sales could hit 73 million mark this year, fall short of initial forecast

Correction: An earlier version of the article said that the new figure was announced by Xiaomi Chairman Lei Jun, which is not the case as the prediction is made by a Chinese analyst. The text has been corrected to reflect the change. Back in March this year, Xiaomi Chairman Lei Jun said that the company is aiming to sell somewhere ... Read More »

Sprint starts rolling out LG G4 Marshmallow update

Sprint has started rolling out the Marshmallow update to LG G4 devices on its network. The update, which bumps the software version to LS991ZV9, also includes the carrier’s Global Roaming feature. With the update, Sprint LG G4 owners will be able to access all the usual Android 6.0 features, including Doze, which promises improved battery life with lower standby power ... Read More »

Apple outs iOS 9.2.1 Public Beta 1

iOS 9.2 only started rolling out to supported devices less than ten days ago, and today Apple’s already pushing out a new software version. This time however we’re not talking about a final release, rather a new public beta. iOS 9.2.1 Public Beta 1 is now available for those who’ve signed up for Apple’s beta testing program. If you’re in ... Read More »

Huawei has shipped over 100 million smartphones this year

Huawei has announced that it has shipped more than 100 million smartphones this year. The announcement was made by the Chinese company through its official Weibo account today. With this, Huawei has joined companies like Samsung and Apple in the 100 million club. This comes nearly five months after the company, which is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the ... Read More »

New Android One Phone From Lava Coming Soon; Google Woos OEMs: Report

Google is reportedly looking to give its Android One affordable smartphone initiative a shot in the arm. Android One despite early traction never did as well as Google expected. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google wants to give Android One another chance in the Indian market, and that the company is already working with Indian OEM Lava on a ... Read More »

This Belt Makes Sure You’re Always Charged Up

Sometimes, the best ideas are the most obvious ones. We’ve all faced the problem of running out of power on our phones, and you don’t always remember to carry your power bank with you. So how can you get around this? The Ion Belt is one possible solution – it’s a belt with a power bank built right in. Most ... Read More »

Google Now Requires Android OEMs to Provide Secure Factory Reset Feature

With the latest version of its mobile operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google has taken several major steps to bring uniformity and consistency, apart from bolstering security across the millions of devices that run its software. We’re now learning about two more such additions. Google is making it mandatory for OEMs that are using – or intend to use – ... Read More »

Micromax’s Yu Sold More Smartphones Online Than Xiaomi in Q3: Counterpoint

A new market research report has claimed that one in three smartphones sold in India were through online channels. The report by Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service has also claimed that Samsung led the overall mobile phone market in India, as well as the smartphone segment, in Q3 2015. The report added that Micromax’s Yu Televentures subsidiary is selling more ... Read More »

Vertu Sold to Chinese Firm, May Start Making Secure Luxury Smartphones

Swedish private equity group EQT has announced that it has sold the luxury smartphone manufacturer Vertu to Hong Kong-based Godin Holdings and other private investors. Neither of the parties shared the financial details of the deal. The chief executive of Vertu, Massimiliano Pogliani, in the meanwhile has reportedly stepped down from his position. Vertu has grown to become a popular ... Read More »