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‘India to Have 1.4 Billion Mobile Subscriptions by 2020’

The number of mobile subscriptions in the country is expected to increase to 1.4 billion by 2020, against 970 million in 2014, driven by rise in affordable devices and services, according to a report by telecom equipment maker Ericsson.The India appendix of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released on Tuesday, shows key trends and forecasts on mobile traffic, subscriptions, consumer behaviour ... Read More »

Lenovo K3 Note India Launch Expected at June 25 Event

Lenovo India has started sending press invites for the launch of a new Note device at a June 25 event. The company is widely expected to launch the K3 Note smartphone in India.The press invite includes an image that says “Note the date,” with the word Note highlighted in bigger letters, and in a different colour. The Lenovo K3 Note, ... Read More »

Micromax to Invest Up to Rs. 500 Crore on Hyderabad Plant

Mobile phone manufacturer Micromax will set up its manufacturing plant in Hyderabad with an investment of Rs. 400 crores to Rs. 500 crores, a Telangana government official said on Monday.The unit will come up mobile manufacturing hub, proposed to be developed in Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Hyderabad. State Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that the ... Read More »

Microsoft Aims to Use Drones and Mosquitoes to Help Prevent Epidemics

Microsoft researchers are developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs that potentially harmful viruses are spreading, with the goal of preventing disease outbreaks in humans.Project Premonition, launched by American tech company Microsoft, is developing a system that aims to detect infectious disease outbreaks before they become widespread. Project Premonition could eventually allow health officials to get ... Read More »

Electronics Manufacturing Proposals Worth Rs. 65,000 Crores Received: Prasad

Government has received proposals worth Rs. 65,000 crores for electronics manufacturing in the country, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday.”In principal approval has been given to 21 electronics manufacturing clusters. Almost Rs. 65,000 crores worth proposals have been received under MSIPS and Rs. 9,000 crores of which have been approved,” Prasad said while speaking at an event here. ... Read More »

‘No Plans’ to Update LG G3 to Android 5.1 Lollipop

LG this year has launched a number of Android 5.0 Lollipop handsets in the market. The firm till recently had not mentioned anything about whether its handsets, including the flagship G4, would get the recently announced Android M. However, the company now indicates that last year’s flagship, the LG G3, will not receive Android 5.1 Lollipop at all. According to ... Read More »

BlackBerry, Samsung Working on Android Smartphone With BB Services: Report

BlackBerry has not been faring well in the smartphone market, and has been unable to gain traction with its devices. After several missteps, and following recent rumours about the Canadian firm making an Android smartphone, the most recent rumour indicates BlackBerry is partnering Samsung to create the Android device. According to Russian blogger, Eldar Murtazin, the unannounced BlackBerry Slider or ... Read More »

Google Play Prepaid Vouchers Now Available in India

Google has introduced Google Play prepaid vouchers for the Indian market. The Google Play prepaid vouchers, also known as Google Play Gift Cards elsewhere in the world, can be used to purchase digital content such as apps, games, in-app purchases, and ebooks, apart from rent or buy movies on the Google Play store. The Google Play prepaid vouchers will be ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab E With 9.6-Inch Display Launched

Samsung has launched a new Galaxy Tab-series tablet, the Galaxy Tab E, in Taiwan. The new tablet will be available starting end of June at TWD 6,990 (approximately Rs. 14,500) in Taiwan. So far, there has been no word on the global release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab E.The Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab E features a 9.6-inch (1280×800 pixels) WXGA ... Read More »

Software, Hardware Industries to Partner for ‘Digital India’

  Indian software and hardware industries are partnering to make the NDA government’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ initiatives a reality soon, their officials said. The partnership will create a major force in the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry and the IT landscape to position India among top five economies in the next decade, top officials of ... Read More »