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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 »

IRCTC software bug causes chaos among Vaishno Devi pilgrims

he Indian Railways was recently hit by a ‘software bug’ that caused confusion among pilgrims who tried to board a train to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir on November 27. Several passengers had to cancel their holy trip as they were not allowed to board the Jammu Rajdhani Express on November 27 despite having valid tickets. They ... 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 »

Windows 10 Mobile update for older Lumias not coming this year after all

If you have a Windows Phone 8.1 device, here’s some bad news for you. Microsoft has just announced that the updates to Windows 10 Mobile for older devices will only start rolling out “early next year”. Previously, the company had said that Lumias with Windows Phone 8.1 on board would start receiving the Windows 10 update in December. Yet now ... 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 »

India successfully test fires Agni-I missile

India on Friday successfully test-fired the indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile, capable of hitting targets up to 700 km away, was fired from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at 10.02 a.m. as part of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) training exercise. Defence ministry sources said the ... Read More »

For faster growth, PM Narendra Modi needs to show Indians more reasons to save

  On paper, households have more reason than ever to save. But convincing them that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cankeep inflation low is proving difficult, hindering the country’s ambitious growth plans. That raises the stakes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which wants to channel more savings into investments that can generate both growth and jobs, to boost ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to meet Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh today to discuss GST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet oppositionCongress party leader Sonia Gandhi on Friday evening to discuss goods and services tax (GST) and other bills to be debated in the winter session of parliament, his office said. The face-to-face meeting between the two political rivals would be the first since BJP won a landslide general election victory 18 months ago, and ... 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 »