US Pentagon Teams Up With Apple, Boeing to Develop Wearable Tech

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter awarded $75 million (roughly Rs. 496 crores) on Friday to help a consortium of high-tech firms and researchers develop electronic systems packed with sensors flexible enough to be worn by soldiers or moulded onto the skin of a plane. Carter said funding for the Obama administration’s newest manufacturing institute would go to the FlexTech Alliance, ... Read More »

Obi Worldphone SF1, SJ1.5 Affordable Android Smartphones Launched

Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley-backed Obi Mobiles has been rebranded as Obi Worldphone, and unveiled two new affordable smartphones – the SF1 and SJ1.5. The Obi Worldphone SF1 will be available in two variants – a 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage variant will be available at suggested retail price of $199 (approximately Rs. 13,000), and a 3GB RAM and 32GB ... Read More »

The Sensel Morph Brings Force Touch to All Your Devices

Apple’s Force Touch is an interesting evolution in touch-input, which essentially measures how hard your touch gesture is – whether you’re lightly touching the surface or pushing down on it. Based on this information, the software can let you do different things. For example, a light touch might open the image you are tapping but a heavy touch might show ... Read More »

LG Google Nexus 5 (2015) Specifications Tipped in New Leak

The rumoured Google Nexus 5 (2015) smartphone, expected to be made by LG, has again come under the spotlight as a new list of specifications have surfaced on the Web. The specifications come from China’s popular blogging website, Weibo. The post on the blogging website (viaPhonearena) shows an image mentioning the processor, display resolution, RAM, and camera details of the ... Read More »

Lenovo Begins Merging Mobile Business Group Into Motorola Mobility

Lenovo has started the process of integrating its Mobile Business Group (MBG) into Motorola Mobility, in line with earlier statements on the subject. “Effective immediately, Rick Osterloh, formerly president, Motorola, will be the leader of the combined global smartphone business unit, which will be under Motorola legal entities,” a Lenovo representative told NDTV Gadgets via an emailed statement on Wednesday. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy O7 Variant Reportedly Passes Bluetooth SIG Certification

As was tipped last week, Samsung might be preparing to launch the Galaxy O series VR-centric smartphones, tipped to be called the Galaxy O7 (SM-G600) and Galaxy O5 (SM-G550). Now, a new Samsung mobile device with with model name SM-G6000 has passed the Bluetooth SIG certification – adding some credibility to the rumour. While the Bluetooth SIG certification (spotted by ... Read More »

Lenovo Vibe P1 With 5000mAh Battery Listed by Online Retailer

Craving for a high-end smartphone with great battery life? Lenovo may have something for you. The Lenovo Vibe P1 has been listed on a third-party Chinese online retailer, hinting at an imminent launch. The phone, which could possibly launch at the IFA trade show event next month, has a mammoth 5000mAh battery. The same device was reportedly recently spotted on ... Read More »

Intex Aqua 3G Neo Android Smartphone Launched at Rs. 3,690

Intex has launched the Aqua 3G Neo smartphone, listing it on its site with a price of Rs. 3,690. So far, there is no announcement from Intex about the availability of the handset. The new Aqua-series Intex phone comes with dual-SIM (both regular SIMs) support and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. The Intex Aqua 3G Neo comes with a 4-inch ... Read More »

Panasonic Eluga Switch With 8-Megapixel Front Camera Launched at Rs. 19,990

Panasonic has launched the Eluga Switch smartphone in India priced at Rs. 19,990. The smartphone will be available via online and offline retail channels in a Gun Metal Grey colour variant. “The Eluga Switch does exactly what it was imagined to do, offer two vertical screen orientations in one handheld device,” Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India said ... Read More »

Test Identifies Fastest and Slowest Charging Smartphones

A recently concluded charging speed test claims that Asus ZenFone 2 and Samsung Galaxy S6 offer most power in the shortest amount of charging time. Tom’s Guide had put seven popular smartphones namely – Asus ZenFone 2, Apple iPhone 6, OnePlus 2, Motorola Google Nexus 6, Motorola Droid Turbo, LG G4, and Samsung Galaxy S6 – against each other in ... Read More »